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HTC One Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update now rolling out in Europe

HTC One The HTC One might have launched with the slightly outdated Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, but at least HTC is fulfilling its promise to update the HTC One to Android 4.2 Jelly Bean (unlike another one of its smartphones). After the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update began rolling out in Taiwan a few days ago, it was only a matter of time before the update b...

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Motorola Droid Maxx image leaks: capacitive buttons and Kevlar

motorola droid maxx leak feature We know that Motorola is gearing up to unleash the Moto X, but that’s not the only device that the Google subsidiary is preparing to unveil this summer. In addition to a low-cost smartphone codenamed DFX, which is aimed at developing markets, Motorola is also continuing its collaboration with Verizon for the Droid line. Previous leaks suggested ...

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Samsung Galaxy S4 is the Most Loved Smartphone, According to Study

Samsung Galaxy S4 Today a new study revealed what I was suspecting for some time now, that the Samsung Galaxy S4 is the apple of everyone's eye, while Apple's iPhone 5 received the most complaints from their customers. Ain't that ironic, somehow? I am not kidding either. There is actually science behind this study. While with statistics you can prove anything, li...

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Phone customization: Do we want it? Do we need it?

The-Friday-Debate aa Evan Forester This week, we’re debating the merits and drawbacks of phone customization, spurred by Motorola’s teasing of the upcoming Moto X. The Google subsidiary promised that the Moto X will be the first phone we’ll be able to design ourselves, though a leak revealed that the “designing” is just picking the colors and a cust...

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Google Glass APK teardown discovers “Boutique” marketplace

Google Glass teardown 2 The Google Glass XE7 update went live earlier in the week, but poking around under the hood has revealed a few hidden features, which could turn out to be quite a bit deal for Google Glass. A user going by the name of zhuowei has discovered signs that Google has been working on a market place for Glass applications, named Boutique. This is one key...

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Samsung Galaxy S4 vs. Samsung Galaxy S4 Active (video)

galaxy s4 vs galaxy s4 active aa camera fishbowl The Samsung Galaxy S4 has only been available for three months now, and as expected, it’s been met with critical acclaim. And now, we have another device joining the Galaxy S4 family — Samsung’s Galaxy S4 Active, a rugged, and better handling version of the S4. While there wasn’t a huge bevy of changes, the Galaxy S4 Active...

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Sony Xperia Z and ZL Radioactive Custom ROM available, complete with Honami apps

Sony logo aa (1) - 600px If you’ve got a Xperia Z or ZL and you’re prepared to be a little adventurous, you can grab the Xperia Z Radioactive ROM, complete with Honami apps. Developer krabappel2548, dropped the ROM a few days ago and has assured us that the ROM is both fast and smooth. The ROM is based on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and features apps ported from the Sony...

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Why are smartphone companies losing their market value? An inside look at the smartphone industry.

Galaxy series sales If your stock portfolio is made up of big mobile technology companies, you’re probably feeling a little worried about the return on your investment recently. Over the past months we’ve seen lots of troubling financial data and weak stock performances from many of the big smartphone companies. The chart below shows the stock performance of a se...

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Iceland Galaxy S4 ad is the weirdest anti-iPhone Samsung commercial yet

Galaxy S4 IcelandScreenshot from latest Galaxy S4 ad | Image Credit: Samsung Iceland A recently released Galaxy S4 ad in Iceland is arguably the weirdest anti-Apple ad made by the company. Unlike with previous marketing efforts, especially for the Galaxy S3, Samsung mainly focused on showing Galaxy S4 features in its TV commercials. Sure, there have been hits at iP...

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NVIDIA’s Tegra 4 not selling as fast as expected

Nvidia Tegra 4Recent successes by mobile processor makers such a Qualcomm and the Taiwanese fab-less semiconductor company MediaTek seem to be putting pressure on the sales of NVIDIA’s latest ARM based processor the Tegra 4. Although NVIDIA has managed to attract some big clients for its new processor, it seems that the high price of the SoC is causing s...

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Moto X phone rumor round up – everything we think we know

Moto X PhonePurported As more and more Moto X rumors and reports keep on pouring in right alongside official mentions of the phone, we look at the big picture – here’s what you need to know about the future Motorola flagship device according to the information available before its official (second) announcement. The phone has been confirmed back in May at...

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Don’t be a victim: How to spot a fake Samsung Galaxy S4 (or any other name brand smartphone)

Fake Samsung Galaxy S4 With Samsung still holding on to its place at the very top of the world smartphone market, there is no shortage of China-made clones of its most popular handsets — namely, the Galaxy S3 and its current flaship, the Galaxy S4. Unlike the imitation phones of many years ago, the ones that you can purchase now look very similar to the models tha...

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Rumor: Moto X phone announcement coming on July 11

Moto X adSection from the first Moto X ad showing two people jumping in the water. The proper Moto X announcement is now rumored to take place on July 11, via an official Motorola press event, although press invites aren’t exactly available at this time. The handset has already been confirmed during the D11 conference in May, where Motorola CEO Dennis Woo...

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MEGA launches official client for Android

Mega-lead MEGA, the security- and encryption- focused creation of infamous internet millionaire Kim Dotcom, is taking a step towards legitimacy with the launch of an official application for Android. The app, a third-party client acquired by MEGA, offers full access to the service’s suite of features, including file upload, camera sync, folder management,...

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Kim Dotcom Launches Free Mega Android App

Mega Android App Kim Dotcom just acquired and released the free Mega Android App   for their file sharing /cloud storage service in New Zealand.As you may know, after the Megaupload was closed down by the US Authorities and Kim himself was arrested and all his servers were sequestered, now he is back in business. His new cloud storage service was renamed Mega a...

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Best unlocked Android phones, June 2013

android launchers smartphones In America, you mostly buy phones from a carrier at a discounted price in exchange for a monthly bill, which usually comes out at about $70 a month or even more if you want extra features or added data on the plan. What many Americans don’t realize however, is that most of the world elsewhere buys phones at a full outright cost and then pays...

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Sony SmartWatch 2 apparently shipping starting with the week of July 15 in the UK

Sony SmartWatch 2 Sony’s recently announced SmartWatch 2 is apparently going to arrive in stock with Clove starting with July 15, according to the UK retailer. The device is already available for pre-order with Clove, which basically said in a blog post that it will ship the first units as soon as they arrive. Furthermore, Clove’s pre-order page now lists the n...

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Android 4.3 Jelly Bean root already available

Android The recently leaked Android 4.3 firmware version has already been rooted, before actually being officially rolled out by Google. The news comes from xda-developers – where else? – which reports that xda Elite Recognized Developer Chainfire has managed to adapt his SuperSU root app for Android 4.3. The root works on the Galaxy S4 Google Editio...

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Motorola Moto X smartphone details known, will have fully customizable look

motorola moto x Some major dailies published a Motorola advertisement yesterday about a U.S.-made smartphone that it plans to release soon. Today, ABC news obtained some details about the said device. Aside from the now known fact that it be assembled in the U.S., the Motorola Moto X will feature a fully customizable look and appearance using different colors an...

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Samsung’s Premium Suite finally arrives to the C Spire Galaxy S3

premium suite Back in March, C Spire customers with a Galaxy S3 finally managed to make the jump over to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. While this was a welcome update, it was also missing something that many other carriers had already included: Samsung’s Premium Suite. The good news is that C Spire has finally brought its GS3-wielding users what they have all bee...

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Rumor: LG G2 specs to include 5.2-inch Full HD display and optical image stabilization camera

LG Logo The specs list of the upcoming LG G2 is now rumored to include a bigger screen than initially believed and a better camera. The LG G2 is the expected name of the LG Optimus G’s successor, as the company is said to drop the “Optimus” from its flagship device family. Greek site Techblog has apparently learned that the future LG fla...

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Watch Samsung’s new Monsters University themed Galaxy S4 ad – try to forget the Pixar / Steve Jobs irony

samsung-galaxy-s4-monsters-uniSamsung has released a new Galaxy S4 advert, this time with a Monsters University theme. The ad, which has long sequences from Disney’s latest blockbuster made by Pixar, underlines some of the S4′s features while using video clips and pictures from the 3D animated film. For example, Air Gesture is shown-off while swiping through a serie...

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Exclusive: Oppo is working on a dedicated camera to rival Samsung’s Galaxy Camera

Oppo Camera Details are still sparse, but a source tells us that Oppo is working on a dedicated camera. Much like the Samsung Galaxy Camera, this is said to be a standalone device for point-and-shoot enthusiasts. What we do know is that Oppo has held a briefing on the camera, a photo from which you will see below. In this briefing, attendees were told the dev...

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Former Nokia employee aims to create $1,300+ Android-powered ‘adventure smartphones’

Nokia HQ Think that $640 off-contract price for the Samsung Galaxy S4 is expensive? That’s peanuts, at least compared to the $1300 – $6500 that it will cost to bring home upcoming Android handsets from Adaia. If you are now scratching your head wondering who Adaia is, they are a brand new Finnish startup that is lead by a former Nokia employee, Hei...

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UPDATE: Samsung acquires Boxee for $30 million

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Moto X phone sign-up page goes live on Motorola’s website

Motorola X Phone Ad Motorola has published a Moto X phone sign up page on its website, although the device is not yet officially listed. By signing up for more information, you’ll make sure you receive more Moto X info via email, once Motorola is ready to reveal more details about the handset. But that’s pretty much all you get right now, a chance to register you...

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No more filthy smartphone screens with Corning’s new Gorilla Glass

That hole at the middle? That's actually still glass! Corning’s new generation (Gorilla Glass 4?) of thin and durable glass is expected to pack new features that may make Dragontrail and even the superbly durable sapphire glass appear inferior. This time, it’s not just a solution similar to oleophobic coating, Nokia’s ClearBlack display polarizer system, or Sony’s OptiContrast...

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Sick of the “bloatware” on the Galaxy S4? TrulyClean can help

Galaxy S4 Ranging from potentially useful apps like Facebook, to apps from the manufacturer’s marketing partners, to obscure apps that users have no idea what to do with, bloatware takes up precious storage space, fills up app drawers, and some say, even affects the performance of the device. And the worst part is that, unless you root the device, you can...

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