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LG Optimus G Pro finally rolling out to rest of Asia this June

Did you know that LG‘s current flagship Android smartphone, the 5.5-inch Optimus G Pro, still hasn’t been made available in Asia outside of South Korea? Indeed it hasn’t, at least not officially, that is. But soon that will no longer be the case, as LG plans on releasing the said ...

Google Calendar app gets color labels in new update

The Google Calendar app for Android is the latest app from the Mountain View company to receive an update, after the last few weeks have brought us a flurry of news on this front.Just after the Google Play app has been updated, and to go with the news about the new Gmail update still ringing in ev...

Google Play Music receives update, allows you to share tracks from Now Playing screen

The Google Play Music app has been recently updated, adding a series of useful tweaks to the user experience.While it may not look like a huge update, what’s been improved can be very helpful in your everyday use of the app (and I’m sure you’ve started to use it even more if Google...

Samsung goes official with the Galaxy S4 Mini

The Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini has been the subject of rumors the past couple of days. Today, Samsung has put  an end to all these by officially announcing the Galaxy S4 Mini. And just like what we have all been speculating before, this Android smartphone is a toned-down version of the Samsung Galaxy ...

Galaxy S4 Mini official: specs, features, release date and pricing

Despite rumored to announce the Galaxy S4 Mini at its June 20 media event, Samsung on Thursday went ahead and quietly announced the handset.Is this a direct response to Motorola’s Moto X unexpected announcement? It doesn’t really matter, as by now we already knew a lot of details concerning this...

Moto X Phone launch set for late summer, but no actual release date given

X Phone conceptAfter unexpectedly confirming the Moto X Phone during a D11 interview, Motorola has issued a brief press release for the handset, mentioning a launch window for the device.During the interview, Motorola’s Dennis Woodside told the audience that the handset will be manufactured in the...

Acer Computex 2013 preview video teases mysterious new devices

Computex 2013 is just right around the corner now, and you can be sure that there will be plenty to talk about at the world famous annual trade show in Taipei. But in case you still haven’t found anything that you think is worth looking forward to in the lead-up to it, Taiwan-based Acer is he...

Do you manage Google Apps for your business? There’s an app for that

Google has changed the way enterprises run their IT resources. For one, Google Apps for Business lets organizations run their productivity and collaboration apps on the cloud, whether they’re small firms or big enterprises. This includes mobile devices, like smartphones and tablets, and this a...

Tim Cook not worried about Android’s market share, says Apple still makes the best devices

If you’ve ever wanted to hear Apple CEO Tim Cook’s thoughts on the fact that the combined effort of all the players in the Android market is practically showing the iPhone and iPad out the door, well, now’s your chance. Cook recently sat down with Walt Mossberg of The Wall Street ...

It’s Official: Moto X Phone Made In The Good Ol’ USA, Out This October

X marks the spot for the Moto X phone. With over 130 million smartphones being in existence in the USA even as you read this, has it ever occured to you that not a single one of those smartphones were assembled here? Of course, being “designed in California” does have a nice ring to i...

Alcatel One Touch Idol coming to U.S. with $299 price tag

Alcatel may not be the brand that you'd seriously consider when purchasing an Android phone but the price of its One Touch Idol may entice you to buy it. The Alcatel One Touch Idol is now up for pre-order from the Alcatel website for $299. Cheap, right? But don't even think that this smartphone is ...

Moto X (Google X Phone) confirmed at D11, will be “contextually aware”

X Phone conceptMotorola officials have unexpectedly confirmed the Google X Phone – apparently called Moto X – during a D11 interview.Moto’s Dennis Woodside and Regina Dugan were took the stage at D11 to talk about, well, Motorola-related things, and the Moto X came out.The phone has not actual...

New Nvidia Shield video shows off pre-loaded games and what to expect from the upcoming handheld

Boys and girls, the Nvidia Shield is almost here! The unique Android gaming handheld has been up for pre-order since the 17th of May and is expected to ship starting in June. With the console’s launch imminent, Nvidia took to its blog to talk about what was involved in getting the Shield ready...

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active and S4 Zoom Tech Specs Surface Prior to Official Launch

Samsung will hold a press conference on June 20'th in which they will show off their latest devices, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active and S4 Zoom; but already the tech specs surfaced online. If you are an Android fan, and you probably are since you're reading this article, stick around and have a loo...

Alcatel One Touch Idol coming to the U.S. for $299

Looking for a cheap, unlocked smartphone around the $300 mark? Alcatel is hoping you will consider its One Touch Idol ($299), which is now making its way over to the United States for sale directly via Alcatel’s website.The big question is whether you should care. In a pre-Nexus 4 world? Sure,...

Are We Facing a Perpetual Shortage in Smartphone Components?

We all know about HTC's recent technical troubles, when they were faced with a shortage in smartphone  components for their latest flagship , the HTC One. Even if they managed to get over it, the problem was very real and pressing, shipments were delayed, as contractors failed to produce enough a...

Twitter 4.1.0 rolls out to Google Play, includes new compose window and improved notifications

Are you a Tweet-a-holic? If you can’t get enough of Twitter on your Android device, you’ll be happy to know that version 4.1.0 has arrived to the Play Store. The latest version of Twitter includes several changes, including photo enhancements, a new compose window and improved notificat...

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active and Zoom specs leaked ahead of launch

If you weren’t already excited for Samsung’s upcoming smartphone launches, information leaked ahead of the company’s June 20 press conference might just pique your interest.High-Tech.Mail.Ru, a Russian technology website, reportedly obtained the specifications of both the highly anticipat...

Study shows Android users spend larger percentage of time browsing than their iOS counterparts

Are you reading this on your smartphone? If so, you’ve got about 14 minutes to finish up.A new study by Simmons Connect finds that smartphone users spend about 14 minutes a day looking at websites. They also compared Android to iOS users, and found some interesting statistics which may cast doubt ...

Geneva Model S Wireless Review: This Bluetooth Speaker Is Chic Décor Eyes Will Dig And Ears Will Love

I don't have high expectations when it comes to audio. I want something that sounds good enough not to make my friends cringe and doesn't take half a day for me to figure out how to set up. If the device producing the sound happens to look nice, that's an added perk. When I pulled the Geneva Model S...

Are smartphone component shortages here to stay?

We already know that the reason behind the Snapdragon 600 and Exynos Octa split in the Galaxy S4 came down to production issues, and how can anyone forget the HTC One’s component shortages. It’s obvious that there’s a growing trend with production difficulties in the smartphone market, and...

Newly revealed specs for Galaxy S4 Active and Zoom

While we continue to wait for the expected official announcement on June 20th, further information has been leaked in regards to the technical specifications of the Galaxy S4 Active and S4 Zoom. New information in regards to the latest and greatest S4 Active and Zoom / ...

ASUS Transformer AiO updated to Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean, support for multiple accounts in tow

ASUS’s Transformer AiO, the company’s all-in-one PC/tablet hybrid that dual-boots Windows 8 and Android, is a strange beast. To call the 18.4-inch device unwieldy is a massive understatement.Much to ASUS’s credit, though, the concept behind the AiO is interesting: instantaneous switching betwe...

Pebble ready to ship out more pre-ordered smartwatches soon

It’s been four months since Pebble first started shipping out smartwatches to its Kickstarter backers, and after some technical glitches and a few delays, Pebble is finally just about ready to start shipping watches to those who pre-ordered after the initial Kickstarter campaign.In a forum post, P...

Intel buys ST-Ericsson’s GPS chip division, first acquisition under Intel’s new CEO

With PC sales continuing to decline, the mobile market is becoming increasingly important for Intel. The company already has several Android and Windows-based mobile devices that run on its x86 chips, and could even soon be adding the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 to that list. All of this is certain...

Amazon announces its new “Login with Amazon” service for Android

Tired of remembering dozens of usernames and passwords for each e-commerce website and gaming service? I know that I certainly am, and so does Amazon, as the company has just announced its all new “Login with Amazon” service. The new functionality will be making its way to Android, iOS, and othe...

Chinese copies of the best smartphones.

HTC One, Samsung Galaxy S3 and S4, Galaxy Note 3, iPhone, ... all, or nearly all high-end devices have their own clone in the Chinese market, some even are released before the original reaches the hands of consumers. But ... To what extent are these replicas? Is it worth it to save some money and sw...

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