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Samsung Galaxy S4 Active now on sale in the UK, prices start at £495 sim-free

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active now on sale in the UK, prices start at £495 sim-free If you’re in need of a more rugged smartphone to suit your lifestyle, but still want some top of the line hardware specs, then the Galaxy S4 Active might give you everything you need. The handset is now on sale in the UK, sim-free, with prices starting at £465 from Unlocked Mobiles, and the high-street retailer Carphone Warehouse is stocking the smartphone for £530 online. Amazon is by far the most expensive seller that I’ve seen so far, ...

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Press shots for the ZTE U988S leak, unveil the world’s first Tegra 4-powered smartphone

Press shots for the ZTE U988S leak, unveil the world’s first Tegra 4-powered smartphone It has been a little over six months since Nvidia unveiled its next-gen Tegra 4 processor. While we were genuinely impressed with its performance and especially its monster 72-core GPU, it seems smartphone OEMs were not as impressed, as most of them opted for Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 600 and 800 series. So while we’ve seen a few tablets featuring the Nvidia Tegra 4, we hadn’t seen a smartphone unveiled with the processor. That is until now, a...

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The Moto X’ Clear Pixel camera could feature a RGBW sensor

The Moto X’ Clear Pixel camera could feature a RGBW sensor According to Taylor Wimberley, the founder of Android and Me and a person that leaked stuff from Google’s kitchen before, the upcoming Moto X will feature a Clear Pixel camera. Wimberley revealed the info on Google Plus, and, when asked what Clear Pixel actually is, he said “It means ‘dark, blurry pics and lack of details’ will be things of the past…” That certainly sounds exciting. Low light photography has always been the Achil...

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Why can't leakers take decent quality pics?

Why can't leakers take decent quality pics? So we've just seen new leaked pictures of the upcoming Moto X front screen cover, which is hardly anything to get excited about, but at least the images are in focus. And they are Pulitzer winners compared to the appalling new picture of the LG G2 which looks like it was taken on the first phone camera ever released, and through a fishbowl at that. Is this the worst leak picture you've ever seen? / ...

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Google Edition Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One handsets are now shipping

Google Edition Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One handsets are now shipping Here’s some good news if you’ve been eagerly awaiting the arrival of your new smartphone, the Google Edition Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One handsets have begun shipping out from Google, right on schedule. If you pre-ordered one, then you should receive an email with a tracking number sometime today. As you probably already know, the Google Edition versions of the Galaxy S4 and HTC One are pretty much just stock Android versions of these flags...

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Motorola’s PRIP push-to-talk service launches in the US

Motorola’s PRIP push-to-talk service launches in the US Credit: Ubergizmo Motorola has now officially launched its PRIP service in the US in conjunction with NII Holdings, and it’s now available for downloaded from the Google Play Store. Motorola’s push-to-talk service was already available in Mexico, Brazil, and across Latin America, so now US users can connect to the 11 million subscribers already connected to the service. For those of you know don’t know about PRIP, Motorola Mobility’...

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8 distinct Galaxy Note 3 model numbers spotted online

8 distinct Galaxy Note 3 model numbers spotted online A wild rumor made the rounds through the blogosphere yesterday, sparked by a report in the Korean publication ETNews. According to the report, Samsung is preparing no fewer than four distinct variants of the Galaxy Note 3, including a “limited edition” premium variant with an unbreakable display, an AMOLED version, an LCD version, and an LCD version with an 8MP camera. Now, several model numbers have been spotted online, which may or may not...

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Moto X event denied by Motorola, apparently nothing scheduled for July 11

Moto X event denied by Motorola, apparently nothing scheduled for July 11 Rumored to be officially unveiled on July 11, the Moto X will not be the star of that particular event, as Motorola apparently denied the meeting with the press. A few days ago we heard that a Moto X announcement could arrive on July 10-11, which is when select media members will attend some sort of special gathering. Then, we heard that the Moto X will not attend the event, and that instead Motorola will announce something else – presumably t...

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Galaxy Tab 3 series released in the US

Galaxy Tab 3 series released in the US Samsung has just released the Galaxy Tab 3 series in the US. The range comes in standard 7.0'', 8.0'' and 10.1'' screen sizes and the new tabs are set for release from Samsung's web store on July 19th (Amazon and Best Buy have them ready to ship already). The 8.0'' and 10.1'' come rocking Android 4.2 straight out of the box, but for some reason the 7.0'' only boasts Jelly Bean 4.1. ...

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Jelly Bean overtakes Gingerbread to become most popular Android version in use today

Jelly Bean overtakes Gingerbread to become most popular Android version in use today Jelly Bean now used on just under 38% of active Android devices. The latest set of numbers showing which versions of Android are actually being used in the real world have been published by Google. The new data shows that Android 4.x, which includes Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly bean, runs on over 61 percent of devices, while Jelly Bean itself (Android 4.1 and Android 4.2) runs on just under 38 percent of devices. This is the first time that Jelly...

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Android 4.3 Google Play edition OS version ported to Sony Xperia Z

Android 4.3 Google Play edition OS version ported to Sony Xperia Z The leaked Android 4.3 Jelly Bean version has been successfully ported to Sony’s flagship smartphone, although the port is still in beta. Xperia Z owners that are confident enough to perform the installation can head on to xda-developers (links at the end of the post) and read more details about this Android 4.3 ROM made for their handset by Taylor Swift. As always, we don’t encourage you to install custom software on your devices, and you&#...

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Burst Into Flames While Charging

Samsung Galaxy S4 Burst Into Flames While Charging It seems that modern day smartphones are a fire hazard all by themselves - although the number of spontaneously combusting handsets are far and few in between, but cases of exploding phones have been reported in the past, and it looks like the buck will not stop anytime soon. The first reported case of a Samsung Galaxy S4 catching fire has happened in the UAE, but thankfully, no one was injured in the incident. Am I a hot phone or what? / ...

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Sprint Galaxy S4 update available, brings apps-to-SD card installs and Knox support

Sprint Galaxy S4 update available, brings apps-to-SD card installs and Knox support Sprint is apparently rolling out a Galaxy S4 update that brings some new features including Samsung Knox support but also the ability to move apps to the microSD card. The update comes about a month after the European Galaxy S4 has been similarly updated – although Knox support was not part of that particular software release. The Sprint Galaxy S4 (SPH-L720) update should be available over-the-air (OTA) to users that still run the default firm...

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Sprint Galaxy S4 OTA Update Brings Samsung Knox And App To SD Support

Sprint Galaxy S4 OTA Update Brings Samsung Knox And App To SD Support Sprint has a new 357MB Over The Air (OTA) update for the Galaxy S4 which will deliver Samsung Knox support as well as the freedom for you to transfer apps over to the SD card on the spot, and you can check out some of the new changes in the story right after the jump. This is definitely a welcome update (version MF9), so what are you waiting for? Hopefully the other mobile carriers in the US will follow suit soon, too. (This is a preview - cli...

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Android bug that affects 99% of devices detailed

Android bug that affects 99% of devices detailed The specifics of the widespread Android bug we previously reported on have, since security firm Bluebox revealed its existence to the developer community earlier this week, remained mired in mystery. It was understood that a malicious application could abuse Android’s signing mechanism – the operating system’s safeguard against infectious apps purporting to be legitimate – to pass as an APK update from Google, Samsung, or any num...

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Android Jelly Bean is now the most used Android OS

Android Jelly Bean is now the most used Android OS For the first time ever, Android Jelly Bean is now the most used among the many flavors of Android OS. Latest data from the Android Developers Blog is showing that for the first time ever, Jelly Bean has surpassed Gingerbread which was previously the most used Android OS.  Android Jelly Bean's share is not almost 40% while Gingerbread slipped down to 34.1%. Android Ice Cream Sandwich got 23.3%. It's good to know that Android's latest OS is now ...

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Hail to the King, Make That Monkey King!

Hail to the King, Make That Monkey King! I bet you never heard about THL and their Monkey King prior to reading this. Because, sure as Hell, I didn't, and I spend most of my life on the internet, scouting for gadgets and tech news. Also, I'm not too thrilled about monkeys, they seem creepy and dirty, not to be trusted. To be honest, I don't have much respect for Chinese companies, and THL is, as you might have guessed, a Chinese/Taiwanese(basically, the same thing) company. Regardl...

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Nikon Going for Android Smartphones?

Nikon Going for Android Smartphones? I'm not sure about you, but all my friends, myself included, are using their smart/dumb phones when it comes to taking pictures or videos on the go, not a DSLR from Nikon or the like. This is going on for some time now, I can't even remember the last time I wished for a dedicated camera. In my humble opinion, dedicated cameras are becoming more and more obsolete. Who needs a DSLR for taking cat pictures and uploading them to Facebook anyway? I...

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Monster Galaxy Note 2 has 288GB of storage, 9300mAh battery, dual SIM support

Monster Galaxy Note 2 has 288GB of storage, 9300mAh battery, dual SIM support Custom Galaxy Note 2: 288GB storage, 9300mAh battery case | Image credit: xda-developers A custom dual SIM Galaxy Note 2 model packs a lot more memory and battery life than your average supersized smartphone, although such features come with a high-cost and can affect the looks of the device. While smartphone makers are constantly trying to make devices But once he replaced the 8500mAh battery pack with the ZeroLemon model, he automatically ...

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How the Motorola X Phone could change things

How the Motorola X Phone could change things The X Phone is coming, and we know what it will be: mid-range, with some interesting nuances. The hardware won’t blow us away, but some of the new features might. We’re all reading about an “always on” feature for voice search, and of course the customization is a hot topic. Assembled in the US is nice for jobs, but does it matter to consumers? Google is making a concentrated effort to improve their contextual awareness of us, which coul...

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Purported Motorola Droid Ultra press image leaked ahead of announcement

Purported Motorola Droid Ultra press image leaked ahead of announcement After having recently been spotted in reportedly leaked photos, the Motorola Droid Ultra is now the star of a purported press image. Unsurprisingly, the picture comes from known leakster @evleaks (image below), who presented a similar press photo for the new Motorola Droid Maxx just a few days ago. As you can see, the image is fairly similar to the white Droid Ultra leak we saw the other days, and chances are it’s showing the real thing, altho...

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Huawei Ascend P6 now available in the UK

Huawei Ascend P6 now available in the UK Huawei might not be the most popular smartphone brand, but it is still a solid choice. Even better, you usually get reasonably capable specs for considerably less than the competition. With that in mind, consumers in the UK can now get their hands on Huawei’s latest flagship, the Ascend P6. The phone officially touched down last Friday, bringing with it an incredibly thin 6.18mm form factor, a 4.7-inch 720p display and a Huawei K3V2 1.5GHz qu...

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Nikon says it’s feeling the pressure from smartphones, could be working on a “non-camera” product

Nikon says it’s feeling the pressure from smartphones, could be working on a “non-camera” product I’m sure many of you, like me, have been using your smartphone as your primary method of capturing snaps for quite a while. But it seems that Nikon is a bit slow on the ball, as the company has finally woken up to the realization that an 8 megapixel smartphone is a clear preference over a point and shoot camera for the casual consumer. President Makoto Kimura told Bloomberg that the number of people dropping compact shooters in favor of smar...

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In the market for a new Android tablet? Here are some devices worth waiting for

In the market for a new Android tablet? Here are some devices worth waiting for Has your Nexus 7 fallen in love with the concrete? Are you looking to replace that old Galaxy Tab? Looking to get in on the wonderful world of Android tablets? Making as big a decision as this can become confusing and if you want to make an educated decision on what tablet to buy, you’ll need to know what’s coming up in the next few months and decide whether they are worth waiting for. Otherwise you might just be caught out with the dreaded ...

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PSA: Sprint changed their ToS. You have until July 31 to get out of your contract free of charge.

PSA: Sprint changed their ToS. You have until July 31 to get out of your contract free of charge. Sprint is buying Clearwire, and merging with SoftBank. Any time there is a shift in the way a company does business, they often have to change their Terms of Service. While that may seem trivial to you, it also represents a way out of a contract you’re not happy with — free of charge. Free?! No early termination fee? That’s right, friends, a change in your Terms of Service often lets you escape those obnoxious early termination fees al...

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CyanogenMod’s download site gets a much needed makeover

CyanogenMod’s download site gets a much needed makeover CM’s old page. CyanogenMod has been all over the news lately. New builds for new devices are coming out all the time, and they’re even doing their part to boost mobile security. However, one that hasn’t been new in a long time is their ROM download portal. It’s been around a long time and if there’s anything left in CyanogenMod that needed a makeover, it is the download portal. Even the CM Team called navigating the ...

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Lenovo launches a new range of budget friendly tablets

Lenovo launches a new range of budget friendly tablets If the recently released Galaxy Tab 3 series is a little out of your price range, perhaps Levono’s new line-up of mid-range / budget tablets will suit your needs. The range was released without so much as a whisper from Lenovo, but the pricing and specs could well be right on point. Lenovo has released three tablets, the A1000 being the most budget orientated, the A3000 offering a little more in the processing department, with the S6000 toppin...

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Samsung Galaxy S4 finally arrives to C Spire and MetroPCS

Samsung Galaxy S4 finally arrives to C Spire and MetroPCS In the United States, cellular carriers seem to have a specific pecking order that dictates when cross-carrier flagship devices rollout to their network. AT&T often seems to get first dibs, followed closely by either Sprint or T-Mobile. Despite Verizon’s dominance, Big Red is often the last of the big carriers. Than comes U.S. Cellular, Cricket and finally the even smaller carriers and MVNOs. That’s pretty much how the Samsung Galaxy S4...

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