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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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Samsung GT-i8800 pictures surface, could this be one of the first Samsung Tizen devices?

Samsung GT-i8800 pictures surface, could this be one of the first Samsung Tizen devices? With the release of the Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Edition, it’s clear that Samsung and Google are committed to working together, but that doesn’t mean the relationship is perfect. For Google, Samsung having too much power in the Android world could be potentially worrisome. For Samsung, it’s about not putting all your eggs in one basket.Right now Android is pretty much Samsung’s sole focus in the mobile world, though it als...

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Google Helps Microsoft on YouTube App for Windows Phone

Google Helps Microsoft on YouTube App for Windows Phone After the first controversy between the two tech giants regarding Microsoft's YouTube app for Windows Phone, when Google accused Microsoft of unfair practices and ripping them off,  things seem to have  cooled down and the sun shines again for the two companies. The issue in question was  Microsoft's  YouTube app for Windows Phone; after giving Microsoft an ultimatum which demanded that until 22 of  May to remove the YouTube app from all ...

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Google reportedly working to build wireless network, aimed at emerging markets in Africa and Southeast Asia

Google reportedly working to build wireless network, aimed at emerging markets in Africa and Southeast Asia The Internet is a powerful tool. Used in the right hands it can oust corrupt governments, allow better collaboration and communication, and inspire us in ways that were impossible just a few decades ago. Those of us that have easy access to the web often take this gift for granted. We forget that out of roughly 7 billion people, only around 2 ½ billion have the privilege of using the web.The good news is that net usage continues to increase at a...

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Android 4.3 spotted on a Nexus 4

Android 4.3 spotted on a Nexus 4 It seems that if you know what you're looking for, more often than not you'll find it. A visitor to the Thailand Mobile Expo seems to have uncovered something new: A Nexus 4 on a demonstration panel that was running Android 4.3. A good eye caught this little tid-bit at the Thailand Mobile Expo. / ...

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Android 4.3 Running on Nexus 4 Leaked at Mobile Show

Android 4.3 Running on Nexus 4 Leaked at Mobile Show The latest  Android 4.3 OS was spotted at a mobile show held in Thailand, the Thailand Mobile Expo 2013, by 2 XDA Developers forum members, namely challeen and innocent 36. Obviously these are their forum nicknames and these lucky bastards managed to be in the perfect spot in the nick of time. They were able to see the white whale, I mean Android 4.3, running on the screen of a Google Nexus 4 smartphone and they did the right thing, sharing ...

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Want a cheap Sprint HTC One? Get it for $79.99 or $99.99 through Amazon Wireless

Want a cheap Sprint HTC One? Get it for $79.99 or $99.99 through Amazon Wireless Amazon Wireless has Sprint’s HTC One available for a mere $99.99, or $79.99 if you’re registering a new account. The deal applies for both Glacial Silver and Stealth Black models of the device.In comparison. Sprint’s One normally costs $199.99 for an upgrade. If you’re coming from another carrier, you can take advantage of Sprint’s number porting promotion to get the famed device for $99.99. So by going through Amazo...

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Google Plus Failing To Catch On With Teens

Google Plus Failing To Catch On With Teens Teens love Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Google Plus, not so much. Most teens rarely sign on to the service and those that do rarely use it. This could spell trouble for the service as teens are highly social-media savvy. ...

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Electronic Arts Tetris Blitz finally makes its Way to Google Play

Electronic Arts Tetris Blitz finally makes its Way to Google Play Android gamers in certain parts of the world have been enjoying Tetris Blitz for a while, and today EA finally gave the game a wide release. It resembles the Tetris game we all know and love, but with a modern twist that speeds things up quite a bit. Tetris has been around for ages, and it’s still one of the best puzzle games you’ll play, and EA decided to update the classic by speeding things and throwing in power-ups just like they did in ...

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Total Recoil Explodes onto Google Play

Total Recoil Explodes onto Google Play Thumbstar Games has quickly become a fan favorite with popular recent releases like Talisman Prologue and Anthill. Total Recoil is their latest game, and it’s a dual-stick shooter that lets you shoot and destroy almost anything in your path. Ready to blow up some bad guys and beat down big bosses? Total Recoil takes places in a world consumed by war after a global fuel crisis puts the world’s oil reserves into the hands of a few greedy corpor...

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Put your Strategizing Skills to the Test with Kingdom Rush for Android

Put your Strategizing Skills to the Test with Kingdom Rush for Android You don’t have to look hard to find a tower defense game on Google Play, but you have to dig a little to find great ones. Well, we got a “great” one last week when Ironhide Game Studios released Kingdom Rush for Android, and if you’re looking for an epic tower defense game, look no further…Kingdom Rush takes a mythical approach to things as you’ll set up towers to stop orcs, trolls, bats, wolves, and dozens of other creatures. You onl...

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Google Play Music – brand-new look and feel

Google Play Music – brand-new look and feel One of the new aspects that the Google I/O brought to the table was the new Google Play Music with its renewed appearance and functionality, thanks the innovative All Access features. As of today you can listen to streamed music that is in the Google's catalog by paying a subscription fee. To find out all about this new service and how to use outside of the United States, take a look at today's app test review.(This is a preview - cl...

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Google Chrome 28: the new Android beta is here

Google Chrome 28: the new Android beta is here Well, we didn't have much time to play around with the updated Chrome 27 before Google announced another beta update to their browser. The new mobile beta for Chrome brings a new tab button and more integration with Google Translate to your smartphone. ...

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HTC One with stock Android in the works?

HTC One with stock Android in the works? Ever since the Google I / O it was rumored that a HTC Pure One was planned that would be running stock Android. Just as quickly as the rumors were dismissed, it seems like they're popping back up again like weeds. To even further the speculation, we've been provided with some further evidence towards the existence of a “Senseless Edition”. ...

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Potential bidding war looms with Google reportedly eyeing Waze

Potential bidding war looms with Google reportedly eyeing Waze This could get pretty interesting pretty quick. Google is reportedly considering throwing in a counter-offer to Waze and may be ready to engage Facebook in a bidding war. Waze is fielding expressions of interest from multiple parties and is seeking more than $1 billion, said one of the people, who asked not to be identified because the talks are private. First surfacing a few weeks ago, rumors had it that Facebook was in advance stages of dis...

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Huawei Ascend P6 leaked

Huawei Ascend P6 leaked Once again thanks to evleaks’ Twitter account, Huawei’s Ascend P6 has been leaked through various screen shots. With the thickness of just 6.2 mm’s, this should be the worlds thinnest smartphone upon release. The device will have a 4.7 inch 720p display. Not much else is known about the device, but it should be announced sometime next month during an event in London. source: evleaks...

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