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Rumor: HTC T6, One mini (M4), Butterfly S, Desire 600 and 200 set to launch in 2H13

HTC LogoHTC is going to unveil a variety of new Android-based devices in the second half of the year, a new report says.According to DigiTimes, the Taiwanese company will be quite busy in the following months, with several smartphones scheduled to be released starting with June. Mind you, this is just a rumor at this point, and we have no actual confirmat...

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Elevator Kills Nurse Who Was Transfixed On Her Phone

sz elevator medicsThe gruesome scene after the accident. Have you noticed that our younger generation these days tend to be so engrossed in their respective mobile devices, smartphones and tablets included, that they tend to walk around while fiddling with the touchscreen display of their mobile device, relying on their peripheral vision instead to navigate throu...

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Verizon HTC One Confirmed

htc one verizon If there is one thing about smartphones in the US, it is the fact that unlocked models are extremely rare to come by as most of them are locked to a particular carrier. Well, if you so happen to be a subscriber of Verizon Wireless, and have longed to own the HTC One, the long wait is finally over. Verizon took to Twitter to officially announce ...

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Cheap quad-core tablets heading our way, as MediaTek launches its new chip

MediaTek chipMediaTek has released a new quad-core processor, named the MT8125, which will be targeted for use in tablets. Compared with other big chip manufactures such as Samsung, Nvidia, or Qualcomm, MediaTek processors tend to be cheaper, meaning that we might soon see a few more reasonably priced quad-core tablets and smartphones.The new processor is buil...

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Future Intel Pentium and Celeron chips coming to Android

intel.1Intel was initially absent from the market boom that was smartphones and tablets. The company has long been playing catch-up to ARM in terms of mobile market share, and its Atom line-up of processors simply hasn’t cut it, compared with the more energy efficient designs of its competitors.However, more recently Intel has been making some waves...

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ARM launches new Cortex-A12 processor with new Mali-T622 GPU and Mali-V500 video processing

Cortex-A12-645pxARM has released details of its new Cortex-A12 processor which is designed to be a successor to the very popular Cortex-A9. Aimed at the mid-range smartphone and tablet markets, the A12 is 40 percent faster than the A9 and can be used in a big.LITTLE implementation. The new Mali-T622 GPU is OpenGL ES 3.0 compliant but yet has a 50 percent greater e...

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Will Motorola’s new low pricing strategy worry companies like Samsung?

woodsideDennis Woodside, the CEO of Motorola Mobility since its acquisition by Google last year, has declared war on high priced smartphones during the All Things D conference. While speaking on stage with Walt Mossberg, Woodside said that because Motorola is a more nimble company (than say giants like Samsung) it doesn’t need to worry about makin...

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Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy S4 Zoom, Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 and 10.1 apparently confirmed on Samsung’s website

Galaxy Note 3 conceptGalaxy Note 3 conceptThe Galaxy Note 3 and other unofficial devices have been spotted by a publication on a Samsung Kazakhstan web page detailing a VIP service for the region.First seen by TechTastic, the web page is still up and seems to include a variety of Samsung devices including Android-based smartphones and tablets. The Galaxy Note 3 is c...

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Weekly News Roundup #7 – India

wnri featureIn a weekly segment, I’ll be doing a roundup of the mobile technology news in India, including new device announcements and releases from Indian manufacturers, network carrier news, and anything else that captures the pulse of  the Android scene in India.It’s been a relatively slow week as far as device releases from local manufacturers ar...

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[Infographic] Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini, S4 and S3 Mini Compared

s4 mini s4 s3 mini teaserSamsung is the top seller of smartphones in the world - by a wide margin. They also dominate the competition when it comes to large display devices - "phablets". But not everyone wants that five-inch-plus display. The infographic below reveals the specs for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini and compares it with Samsung's S4 and S3 Mini. ...

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HTC One with Nexus experience confirmed, $599 and will be available on June 26

htc one with nexus experience Just like the Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Edition, the HTC One is also receiving the stock Android treatment via a new model which Google calls as the HTC One with "Nexus Experience." This was confirmed by none other than Google's Sundar Pichai at the D event. This new model of the HTC One will be available on Google Play store on June 26. It will s...

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Top 5 Racing Games for Android

racing games teaserMany souls out there are thankful for smartphones and the hours of boredom that they can save while sitting in the bus, waiting in a Dr's office or ''patiently'' tagging along with a shopping girlfriend. One of many people's favorite kind of games to play are racing games. The concept, though it remains the same, is co...

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

LG Optimus G Pro 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 handset starting today.The LG Optimus G Pro, which...

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

X Phone conceptX 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 USA in a former Nokia-owned facility that will em...

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

Google Admin logoGoogle 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 also involves various platforms.Android has an adva...

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

Tim Cook 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 Journal for D11 at All Things D, and it is here th...

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

motorola x phone texasX 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 it, but it is still no the same as having the good ...

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

X Phone conceptX 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 actually been shown, but Woodside confirmed that the dev...

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

galaxy s4 active 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 look at this: A Russian tech website (those sneaky R...

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Are We Facing a Perpetual Shortage in Smartphone Components?

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 aluminum unibody chassis and Ultra Pixel camera sen...

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Active and Zoom specs leaked ahead of launch

s4 active specs leakedIf 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 anticipated ruggedized Galaxy S4 spin-off – the Galaxy S4...

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

Android vs iOSAre 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 on previous claims of iOS usage over Android. Inte...

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

Intel-LogoToResizeWith 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 certainly a step in the right direction, but if Intel rea...

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Transferring WhatsApp chats to new devices: Ridiculously simple

whatsapp backup 3As convenient as the popular WhatsApp messenger may be, there's always a catch: You can't really use the app on more than one device at a time. This is quite annoying when you have multiple smartphones or you pick up the latest and the greatest device. But wait. What if I told you that could easily transfer over your chat history to a new...

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Transform Multiple Androids into a Race Track with "Racer" by Google

google racer okayChrome's "Racer" transforms multiple smartphones into a race track. / ...

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America’s carrier speeds benchmarked, AT&T’s 3G/4G combo declared the winner

Cell TowerEver have trouble streaming video in HD, browsing the web, or quickly uploading files on your LTE smartphone? We’ve all been there. The promise of 4G LTE smartphones was incredible speed, which they mostly delivered; a good, solid connection can deliver amazing throughput. The only problem? All four major carriers – AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile,...

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Qualcomm’s ‘Battery Guru’ app is out of beta, and really interesting

Battery Guru app from QualcommBattery life is a concern for all mobile device holders. We’re constantly in a tug-of-war with utility and power consumption, which tends to aggravate us. News of forward-thinking battery technology is promising, but we’ll be lucky to see it soon, if ever.Left in limbo, we turn to apps to mitigate the damage. Apps like DS Battery Saver or Juice...

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Samsung Outsells Nokia in Finland

samsung outsells nokia Yes, this is unheard of, Samsung outsells Nokia  in Finland, when it comes to mobile phone sells. Pathetic, isn't it?Can you believe that? Nokia used to be the largest mobile phone manufacturer in the world, there was "Nokia and the rest" kind of thing. The situation changed dramatically in the last few years and Nokia's smartphone line is stru...

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