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Samsung Galaxy Note 2 getting stability update, Android 4.2.2 will have to wait

Samsung Galaxy Note 2Users of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 in the UK should check their phones, because an update has begun rolling out to their devices.The new update brings improved stability, along with some bug fixes, so it’s not the Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2 update users of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 have been waiting for (and which has been reportedly delayed, d...

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AT&T bringing 25 solar charging stations for mobile devices in New York

AT&T solar chargersImage Credit: Michael Nagle for The New York TimeAT&T seems to understand the need for more powerful batteries when all other components in a mobile device advance. Even though it won’t create batteries for its mobile devices, a lending hand will be delivered in the form of solar-powered charging stations.Starting with Tuesday, New York w...

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Former HTC execs create Kazam mobile startup

Kazam LogoTwo ex-HTC execs have partnered up to create a new mobile-related company called Kazam, which will create smartphones at some point in the future.HTC’s former head of sales and HTC’s former marketing chief for the UK region, Michael Coombes and James Atkins, respectively, are behind Kazam. In the new company, Coombes will act as the CEO, wh...

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HTC clarifies reports about pulled Android 4.2 update for HTC One

samsung galaxy s4 vs htc one one aaIt’s hard to believe that one of the best Android handsets of the year would be denied an update to Android 4.2, but that hasn’t stopped the speculation swirling around a recent Three UK tweet. In a recent reply to a Twitter question, the British carrier advised that HTC pulled the Android 4.2.2 update for the One, and that a new releas...

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Sony Xperia ZU Appears on Antutu Benchmark, Powered by Snapdragon 800

 Sony Xperia ZU The appearance of a Sony Xperia ZU phablet was rumored by the Taiwanese from ePrice  for some time now, they even leaked a list of tech specs and  the official date of its release. According to their claims, the Sony Xperia ZU will come with the latest system on chip from Qualcomm, the Snapdragon 800, running at a blazing 2.2 GHz, 2 GB of RAM ...

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Microsoft Office arrives on iOS – what about Android?

Microsoft OfficeMicrosoft Office is a premium business tool, there is no secret in that. Whenever you want a document nicely done, whether you’re referring to a spreadsheet, a slide presentation or a simple written piece, Office is the way to go. Here on Google’s field, we’ve waited for Microsoft’s service to arrive for a long time, but as it turns out, Ap...

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Weekly News Roundup #9 – 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.This week, three more budget-friendly quad-core smartphones join the ever-growing list of su...

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Space Colony

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Discover Space Colony somewhere in the Galaxy! The first human colonies in space are available on your phone and tablet :) You can choose one of five places and see how the city looks.The Space Colony...

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Xperia Z Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean features showcased on video

Xperia Z Although Sony has yet to officially release the upcoming Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update for the water-resistant Xperia Z, some people have already installed an unofficial leaked version (which we covered in an earlier report) on their own phones. As a result, they are now able to run the latest available version of the Android software on their h...

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Samsung SCH-I435 could be Verizon’s Galaxy S4 mini

Galaxy S4 Mini When the Galaxy S4 mini was first announced officially a couple of weeks back, we didn’t get any information on release date and pricing for the U.S. from Samsung. We still don’t, but perhaps we’ve already glimpsed at our very first clue. A recent Bluetooth SIG certification reveals where the US-bound Galaxy S4 mini might be head...

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[Survey] What was your first mobile phone?

erstes handyI know it's hard to imagine a world without mobile phones but I can assure you it really existed. Do you remember? Even us folks over here at AndroidPIT like to reminisce over past cell phones. Googling past mobile phones brought us on a walk down memory lane and filled our hearts with warmth. Tell us your story. ...

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Improve Your Droid's Battery Life With This Solar Charging Screen

Solar Charging Screen We all know about the French that they make wonderful perfumes and great cheese, but today I found out about a tech company from France which promises to bring us a Solar Charging Screen for our smartphone. The company's name is SunPartner Group and their idea is so out of the box that you'd think it came from the spirit of Steve Jobs. The idea ...

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Improve Your Droid’s Battery Life With This Solar Charging Screen

Solar Charging Screen We all know about the French that they make wonderful perfumes and great cheese, but today I found out about a tech company from France which promises to bring us a Solar Charging Screen for our smartphone. The company's name is SunPartner Group and their idea is so out of the box that you'd think it came from the spirit of Steve Jobs. The idea ...

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Acer says Android is great as it is, won’t try to “fix” it

acer-liquid-e1-review-0513Custom launchers and tweaked Android experiences tend to either be love or hate for many consumers, but Acer has declared that it stands firmly on the side of the default Android experience.The Taiwanese manufacturer spoke with TechRadar recently to explain some of its reasons for choosing to keep Android as pure as possible, rather than developi...

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Samsung’s craziness visualized: 26 screens in one image

Samsung devices size infographicAn infographic shows the staggering variety of devices that Samsung has brought to market in the UK over the past year.It’s no secret that Samsung doesn’t believe in the “one size fits all” principle. The Korean giant prefers to carpet bomb the market with as many devices as possible, in an effort to fill every imaginable niche and put a Sa...

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Would a “kill switch” help prevent smartphone theft? NY and SF prosecutors think so

emergency kill switch Credit: dumbledad Possibly one of the best upgrades shown off at the iOS7 unveiling was the enhanced security features which help prevent thieves from using stolen iPhone’s. Extra security is certainly a deterrent to would be thieves, and we were also recently wondering what other manufacturers could do to improve the security of their own hands...

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Samsung’s CEO denies that the Galaxy S4 isn’t selling well

Samsung LogoThe other day we heard that Samsung’s Galaxy S4 sales figures were disappointing some investors, leading to a big stock sell-off which wiped around $12 billion off the value of the technology giant in a single day.A report by J.P. Morgan led the charge, suggesting that sales of high-end smartphones were lagging behind expectations across the boar...

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T-Mobile drops the Galaxy S4′s price to $99.99 on a two-year deal

t-mobile samsung galaxy s4 The T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S4 had its price slashed, the Uncarrier announced in a recent press release.You can now purchase T-Mobile’s Galaxy S4 by paying $99.99 down and then $20 a month for two years. It’s also possible, of course, to pay for the device upfront, but then you’ll have to shell out $579.99.You may remember that th...

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Sony Xperia Z Ultra (Togari) teased in July 4 Paris press event invite

Sony LogoSony in a press event invite has teased its rumored 6.44-inch smartphone, currently known as Xperia ZU, Xperia Z Ultra and Togari.According to the image, the company will host a special media event in Paris, France, on July 4, during which the Sony Xperia Z Ultra will most likely be unveiled.The image shows the ultrathin profile of a rather long de...

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Samsung Galaxy S3 equipped with 4G LTE now available through Virgin Mobile

samsung galaxy s4 vs galaxy s3 s3 touchwiz aaA few weeks ago, we reported that the Samsung Galaxy S3 would be arriving on two of Sprint’s two subsidiary networks, Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile, within the next month. Now, the LTE-equipped Samsung Galaxy S3 is available on Virgin Mobile.The device will run you $399.99 outright, or you can use PayPal’s Bill Me Later service to pay...

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Flipboard now allows magazine collaboration with friends!

FlipboardFor those who like reading news on our phones or tablets, Flipboard is probably our choice. The layout is easy to navigate, with a clean interface that keeps us interested. The recent addition of magazine creation is perfect for those of us who want to cobble together news for later, or just keep track of favorite articles.What hasn’t been great ...

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Is Samsung developing robots?

Samsung logo aa (3) - 600pxSamsung is all over the place in your life, aren’t they? They make everything from dishwashers to refrigerators, all meant to make life easier. If reports out of Korea are true, Samsung may be working on a way you’ll never even have to load that dishwasher or stock the fridge yourself.ET News is reporting that Samsung has allocated a task force...

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Verizon Samsung Galaxy S3 update pulled due to connectivity issues

Verizon Samsung Galaxy S3 updateThe latest update for Verizon’s Samsung Galaxy S3, which became available a couple of weeks ago, has been pulled until further notice.The update was pushed two weeks ago to bring Android 4.1.2 to the Galaxy S3, along with multi-window support, Multi-Screen, S Beam’s Auto Share Shot, as well as bug fixes.Everything seemed okay, until s...

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HTC One Mini’s existence confirmed, set for an August release

HTC One mini 1We’ve only heard a few little pieces and rumors here and there regarding the new HTC One Mini, and even though it looks almost certain that the handset exists, nothing concrete has come out from HTC so far. However, some more information has recently emerged from sources “familiar with the matter”.According to two informants briefed o...

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom goes official with its 16MP camera with 10x optical zoom

samsung galaxy s4 zoom Samsung today has officially put the wraps off the latest iteration of the Galaxy S4 smartphone, this time calling it as the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom. For those of you who have been following recent image leaks of this new Samsung handset, well it does looks pretty weird, thanks to the camera lens that protrudes at its back panel. Well, that camera...

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Verizon Casio Commando 4G LTE press image apparently leaked

Verizon LogoA new rugged Android-powered handset is heading to Verizon soon, according to an apparently leaked press image of the smartphone.The picture below, provided by the well-known @evleaks, who has been the source of plenty of similar leaks in the past, shows the Casio Commando 4G LTE (also known as the G’zOne Commando 811), which should be launched b...

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Mad Catz Reveals the M.O.J.O. Android Micro Console at E3

M.O.J.O. Mad Catz just announced at the E3 gaming event in Los Angeles their new Android micro-console named M.O.J.O. This new contender on the market will make Microsoft's Xbox One and Sony's PlayStation 4 to tremble with excitement. Not. Or at least, I'm not sure. Yet. Actually, the M.O.J.O.will be competing with other Android consoles, like the Ouya a...

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Intel CloverTrail+ processor mops the floor with its competitors

Intel Clover Trail Current Draw ComparisonThere’s no denying that smartphones are becoming pretty powerful; quad-core processors are now the standard in high-end handsets and clock speeds are creeping up into laptop territory as well. However, the one big problem that mobile technology still faces is the limitations imposed by running processors on a battery.With the likes of the The res...

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