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Microsoft, Samsung keen on doing glasses, prices to range from $200 to $500

Microsoft, Samsung keen on doing glasses, prices to range from $200 to $500 Watch out, Google. Even with a headstart in developing wearable computing devices through Glass, there are two major competitors possibly on the horizon, waiting for the right opportunity to pounce.Reports indicate that Microsoft and Samsung are both keenly interested in competing against Google in its Glass efforts. Even as Google is already testing the waters with its initial batch of beta Glass units seeded out to 800 users, sources close to S...

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The Best New Android Apps of the Week – May 26, 2013

The Best New Android Apps of the Week – May 26, 2013 This week’s list of the Best New Android Apps of the week offers up apps that let you video chat, browse the web, and search for solid WiFi signals. There’s a little something for everyone and we hope you enjoy our picks for the best of the bunch from the past week… 1. Zoner Photo Studio If you’re looking for a new photo app, Zoner Photo Studio is a great way to go. It gives you all the tools you need to take, edit, and organize your...

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How Android Is Transforming Shopping

How Android Is Transforming Shopping A new report from Google reveals that Android users are savvy shoppers - using their smartphone to save both time and money. The report provides several detailed slides - which can be downloaded - and a infographic. (This is a preview - click here to read the entire entry.) ...read more Via: Android Pit...

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Finally, Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini Officially Appears on Samsung’s Apps

Finally, Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini Officially Appears on Samsung’s Apps There were quite a few rumors lately about the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini, now the smartphone's picture appeared on Samsung's Apps Website(don't mind the photo's specs, it's a concept folks). So, we may assume that it's a done deal, even if Samsung kept quiet until now. Actually, we have no official statement about the little Galaxy S4 from the Korean manufacturer, and this may seem strange. Anyway, we must wait and see things developing. Samsun...

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White Nexus 4 press images hit the web, release date still not available

White Nexus 4 press images hit the web, release date still not available The first press images for the white Nexus 4 have apparently hit the web, but a launch date is not yet in sight.A tipster sent Android Police these press images, revealing that the white Nexus 4 won’t arrive in a 32GB capacity. Instead the white handset will be available in either 8GB or 16GB versions. The white version apparently has model number E960W, while the current model has model number E960.All other specs “remain the same, includin...

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Which micro SD card should I buy? Android for Beginners

Which micro SD card should I buy? Android for Beginners What are we going to learn about today? ...

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TouchWiz Vs. Xperia UI: Cluttered or Minimalistic?

TouchWiz Vs. Xperia UI: Cluttered or Minimalistic? Many people are now mulling over the idea of purchasing a new smartphone and the three leading candidates are HTC One, Samsung Galaxy S4 and Sony Xperia Z. But which to choose? Next to design and hardware, one thing to take into consideration is the user interface which plays a big role when choosing a headset. For your reading enjoyment, I've put together a comparison of the Sony and Samsung interfaces to aid you in any future purchasing en...

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Google to cease Android developer payments in Argentina

Google to cease Android developer payments in Argentina “Don’t cry for me, Argentina!” President Cristina Kirchner’s tough foreign currency policies have resulted in difficulties for Android developers and users in the country (Photo credit: AP).Update: Corrected information regarding Google Play purchases from within the country.Even in a globalized world, not everything is perfect, and geography can still be a limiting factor when doing business. Case in point: Google is pull...

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Balling on a Budget? Try Hisense's New $99 and $149 Android tablets

Balling on a Budget? Try Hisense's New $99 and $149 Android tablets Hisense has just released two new affordable tablet computers with decent specs. The two tablets which will be priced at $99 and $149 will be sold at Walmart stores. The New Line of Cheap Android Tablets From Hisense / ...

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Google Drive App Gets A Makeover

Google Drive App Gets A Makeover Google Drive, the file storage service launched 13 months ago has got a new user interface and a bunch of new features in the mobile app version of the service Google Drive gets a new look on mobile devices / ...

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Gameloft's Epic Released to Google Play Store

Gameloft's Epic Released to Google Play Store With the animated film, Epic, having hit theaters yesterday, Gameloft has also released a Android game of the same name to go along with the release. The animated film Epic is now available on Google Play / ...

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Behind the Cube: Only 5 layers left on 22cans Curiosity Cube

Behind the Cube: Only 5 layers left on 22cans Curiosity Cube Curiosity is finally coming to a close. Last week when we covered the Curiosity Cube it had around 16 layers, and as of this afternoon we’re down to only 5. Someone should crack the cube in the next few days or possibly sooner depending on how curious people get...The countdown clock is gone although we’re not sure when it vanished. It’s been replaced with a simple scrolling message that says, “5 layers to go”. The Curiosity Cube is cur...

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Gmail reportedly receiving new tab-based user interface for web and mobile version

Gmail reportedly receiving new tab-based user interface for web and mobile version After seeing in a series of images potential changes for Google’s mobile email app, a new screenshot seem to reveal that the Gmail’s web user interface will also be overhauled.The Next Web has an image that indicates a tab-based UI is coming to Gmail at some point in the near future. As you can see in the screenshot below, we’re looking at four different tabs, with each one presumably storing certain types of emails.There are four tabs in ...

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Verizon’s Motorola X-Phone XT1060 Passes Through FCC

Verizon’s Motorola X-Phone XT1060 Passes Through FCC Another Motorola X-Phone variant, model XT1060 has pass through the FCC recently. The model XT1060 version sports CDMA frequencies, LTE Band 4, Band 13 and GSM capabilities. We know that the XT1060 is the Verizon Wireless variant because radio frequencies 850 MHz and  1900 MHz just happen to be used by Verizon Wireless for CDMA capabilities, LTE Band 13 is be used by Verizon, and they have future plans for Band 4. Like most current Verizon smar...

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Top News of the Week: Android 4.2.2, S4, Tab, Note & Everthing.Me

Top News of the Week: Android 4.2.2, S4, Tab, Note & Everthing.Me Every week at Android brings news of exciting innovations to the table for the enjoyment of our readers. This week, the main stars were the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean firmware Leak, a new Android launcher called Everything.Me, the Galaxy Note 8.0 and the Galaxy Tab 3. ...

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Android Authority On Air – Episode 65 – The HTC One Stock Android ‘Senseless’ Rumor Is True

Android Authority On Air – Episode 65 – The HTC One Stock Android ‘Senseless’ Rumor Is True This week on Android Authority On Air we covered the latest and great Android ecosystem rumors to hit the web since Google IO last week. Will we see Android 4.3 announced and a few new devices come June 10th? We’re not sure but, a white Nexus 4 has been spotted again and a new, Google branded media player pass through the FCC.During IO13, a few Google apps were updated with the new “Holo Card” user interface and the new 3-dash m...

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Some Galaxy S4 Zoom specs hit the web, as UAProf appears

Some Galaxy S4 Zoom specs hit the web, as UAProf appears The Samsung Galaxy S4 seems to be more than just a high-end product name, but a family of products designed to cater for your every need. We’ve already reported heavily on the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active and the Galaxy S4 Mini, and now it looks like its time for some more Galaxy S4 Zoom details.As the name hints, the Galaxy S4 Zoom is dedicated to providing better picture quality on smartphones and, as such, is said to contain a 16-megapixel camer...

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The Best New Android Games of the Week – May 25, 2013

The Best New Android Games of the Week – May 25, 2013 1. Combo Crew The Combo Crew is a new touch-based brawler from the fine folks known as The Gamebakers. You’ll have to beat down hundreds of bad guys as you attempt to climb to the top of the tower, and you can even get a little help from your friends in using the games asynchronous multiplayer mode. You can read a little more about Combo Crew here or pick it up for $1.99 on Google Play. 2. Tetris Blitz EA finally unleashed its new vers...

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Bigger HTC One Version Rumored, Featuring 5+ Inches Wide Screen

Bigger HTC One Version Rumored, Featuring 5+ Inches Wide Screen The Taiwanese company struck gold with the HTC One, just the day before yesterday announcing they sold over 5 million units, now there are rumors all around the place about a bigger, better version of the company flagship. HTC were plagued by various troubles lately, from a migration of its top executives to other companies to shortages in the supply of essential parts and technical difficulties. Yet, they managed to work them through and now ...

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Confirmed, Running on Android and with Intel Atom Chip

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Confirmed, Running on Android and with Intel Atom Chip According to an insider in the industry, Samsung  Galaxy Tab 3  will be released soon, running on Android OS. But what is very interesting is the CPU chosen by Samsung to power the tablet. Despite the fact that Samsung has a line of in-house made processors,  the Exynos,they have chosen Intel's Atom mobile processor to equip their latest gadget. The Atom chip based SoC produced by Intel goes under the name of Clover Trail and it won the com...

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Orange Pixel releases Free jumping game Sketchbook Squad

Orange Pixel releases Free jumping game Sketchbook Squad Everyone loves getting something for nothing, and if you’re one of those folks Orange Pixel has just the thing for you. Yesterday they released their free summer game, and it goes by the name of Sketchbook Squad. Sketchbook Squad is an endless jumping game in the vein of Doodle Jump, but with Orange Pixel’s quirky retro style. The goal of the game is to simply see how high you can jump without dying, and you’ll do this by tilting your de...

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Social Networking: Public image is more important than privacy

Social Networking: Public image is more important than privacy ''The times they are a changing'': while the guardians of privacy are crying their eyes out, a growing generation of ''public'' young people have other problems on their minds. Facebook and other social networks: thanks a bunch! Privacy? Don't need it! ...

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Homescreens – What type are you?

Homescreens – What type are you? Show me your Homescreen, and I'll tell you who you are. As unique as everyone's homescreen is, it's pretty interesting to see how every different type of person has a different way their homescreen is laid out and used. The hoarder, the nitpickers, the aesthetics, the nerd, the minimalists, just to name a few of the possibilities. But which type are you? / ...

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App: UberHype for The Hype Machine – Rock on!

App: UberHype for The Hype Machine – Rock on! What do you want to get out of a music app? Something that can provide free music to your streamed straight to you smartphone or tablet? How about something that allows you to create custom collections/playlists of relatively new and indie music? If you want any of these options and your current music collection is getting a little overplayed, I may have just the thing for you, in the shape of the uberHype app. ...

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Google introduces natural language search and machine recognition for photos

Google introduces natural language search and machine recognition for photos You know what photos we’re searching for, right? (Image credit: Photographer / Shutterstock)Search is increasingly becoming human. While users from my generation have been used to search operators like “and”, “or” and the plus and minus signs, search queries are becoming more and more natural language like. Take for instance Facebook’s Open Graph search, which launched earlier this year with mixed reception. Y...

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The Next Billion Android Users May Have Google WiFi

The Next Billion Android Users May Have Google WiFi In a surprising report from the Wall Street Journal, it appears that Google is aggressively moving toward bringing "the next billion" Internet users online - soon. If they succeed, expect the number of Android users around the world to skyrocket.(This is a preview - click here to read the entire entry.) ...read more Via: Android Pit...

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Google abandons industry standard for IM, which has SMS implications for Hangouts

Google abandons industry standard for IM, which has SMS implications for Hangouts The permissions Hangouts asks forLessons learnedFor mobile, the switch from Google Talk to Hangouts was little more than a facelift. The deeper issues reside in back-end utility, and inside desktop applications. Google Talk inside of GMail will allow for SMS or calls. Hangouts will not, currently.Many GMail users who utilize Google Talk are resisting the switch, as they make calls and send SMS messages from their GMail. The phone call function in...

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First Android 4.3 hands-on video shows camera updated UI

First Android 4.3 hands-on video shows camera updated UI After the first images showing Android 4.3 Jelly Bean running on a Nexus 4 at Thailand Mobile Expo surfaced, a first video showing the camera app updated UI has hit the web.As you can see in the following video, only the camera app is shown (unfortunately), with the person recording the video not revealing other Android 4.3 features, although he or she clearly had access to the device. Not to mention that the video is recorded in portrait mode ra...

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