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

Xperia Z Android 4.3 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 Tay...

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Burst Into Flames While Charging

galaxy s4 fireIt 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...

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

Galaxy S4 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 ...

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Android bug that affects 99% of devices detailed

computer-hacker 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 infectiou...

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Hail to the King, Make That Monkey King!

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...

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

Custom Galaxy Note 2 288GBCustom 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 de...

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Purported Motorola Droid Ultra press image leaked ahead of announcement

Motorola X Phone Ad 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 th...

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Huawei Ascend P6 now available in the UK

huawei-ascend-p6 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, bringin...

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

android smartphone shopping 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...

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Acer Iconia B1 Review

acer iconia b1 reviewThe Android-powered tablet market is a vast one - just like the smartphone segment, it comes in a wide range of devices to choose from, where you can begin with the entry level segment and really go all the way with the high end market. With the Acer Iconia B1, we are looking at an entry level tablet that will cost under the £100 mark, where ...

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Who will get the third place? LG, Sony, and Huawei duke it out

best gold prize first shutterstock Credit: Gold medal/Shutterstock We are at a point in the mobile industry where the battle for the third place has become more interesting than the competition for the first position in the world market. Samsung and Apple are clearly ahead of the pack, and it’s hard to believe that anyone could disrupt their leadership in the next year or so. Bu...

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Inside AndroidPIT: an Interview with Liliana Rosa

Inside AndroidPIT Teaser 628Did you ever find yourself wondering who is behind AndroidPIT, this Berlin-based international online platform that loves and focuses on the Android and smartphone ecosystem? The website is responsive and intuitive, the features and controls are spot-on and it's easy to navigate. But why? Well, it's because of the women and men that are h...

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More LG G2 photos leak – show off the button-less sides

LG Logo aa 600px 2 The successor to the LG Optimus G, the LG G2, has been caught in a few snapshots already, but it seemed like the sides of the smartphone were a little camera shy. Techtastic has leaked what is apparently the left side of the LG G2 and since the volume buttons have been moved to the back, we are looking at a button-less side and an overall sleek a...

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The G2 is indeed coming on August 7, LG reminds us in teaser video

LG G2 teaser At this point, we’re absolutely positive that the purpose of LG’s August 7 New York event is the launch of the successor to the Optimus G. The G2 (LG is reportedly dropping the “Optimus” brand for its high end devices) will be powered by a Snapdragon 800 processor and will be the first smartphone to feature 3GB of RAM, at least in the Kore...

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Rumor: Moto X phone to offer “pure Android” experience, “fast” upgrades and Clear Pixel camera

Motorola X Phone Ad A new set of Moto X phone rumors seems to reveal more information about the upcoming flagship Motorola smartphone, this time detailing Android updates and main camera. Android and Me’s Taylor Wimberly is the person behind the new rumors, the same source that has offered various details about the Moto X so far, many of them accurate. Wimberly too...

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Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean For HTC One

htc one 1Word has it that the HTC One has finally received the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update, which is in line with the rumors that we heard of at the end of last month. This particular update weighs in at slightly more than 400MB, and will be made available to carrier-free HTC One smartphones worldwide. If you haven't yet received your update, being pati...

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Google Glass Records for the First Time in History an IRL Fight and the Following Arrest by Cops

Google Glass I don't know if the title is very clear for you, but the general idea is that a cool dude, actually an independent film maker, wearing Google Glass, managed to record a fight and the police arresting the perpetrator, for the first time in history. As you can see, you are reading history in the making here. Can you imagine some old Hebrews wearing...

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Weekly News Roundup #10 – India

wnri feature Note: Due to unavoidable circumstances, there was no Indian weekly news roundup last week. Today’s feature will include top news from the previous week as well.  It’s been a busy couple of weeks in the mobile world in India. India has now taken over from Japan as the third largest smartphone market in the world! We have a few new smar...

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White Motorola Droid Ultra alleged photo shows up

Motorola Droid Ultra XT1080 An alleged image of the Motorola Droid Ultra has hit the web well ahead of the phone’s official announcement. After just seeing a picture reportedly showing the new Droid MAXX, we’re now looking at the white version of the Droid Ultra, at least according to xda-developers user xavierk75. However, the user has not specified where he got the ima...

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AA Weekly: top Android news of the week, July 7, 2013

aa weekly July 7 This week, we’ve learned more details about the upcoming LG G2, Motorola teased the Moto X, the Galaxy S4 reached a sales milestone, HTC broke the hearts of One S users, and we got some interesting news about the Android 4.3. LG G2: tantalizing rumors LG is expected to stage a soft launch of its new flagship in mid-July, followed three weeks lat...

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(Don't) Get Lost!: Best Free Offline Map Apps for Android

3yandex4trafik2There are a number of reasons why offline maps are a good addition to your smartphone arsenal. For starters, you can't always rely on network access or Wi-Fi. Usually when you want maps, you've found yourself in an area you're not so familiar with which may also have poor reception or none at all. Don't get lost! Get offlin...

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MOGA Pro Controller Revolutionizes Mobile Gaming on Android

MOGAThe new Moga Pro controller from Moga Anywhere has generated quite a lot of buzz in the tech and gaming community recently. Many have hailed the new controller to be perhaps the best Android controller out right now and rightly so. The controller has a clip that folds out of the actual pad and can clasp onto any type of Android phone, creating a so...

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Motorola Droid Maxx Photo Leaked

Motorola Droid Maxx Thanks to the well known industry insider evLeaks, we know have what it appears to be a final photo of the Motorola Droid Maxx. Judging from the leaked picture, it looks like the Android running smartphone features capacitive buttons and a Kevlar back panel. After Google acquired Motorola, they started working hard on the Moto X, but also on oth...

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2013 Is The Year of the Smartwatch?

smartwatch If you take a look at all major players in the IT Industry, one pattern is very clear : almost each and everyone of them is working on or planning to build a smartwatch, sooner rather than later. The smartwatch seems to be the next hype in wearable technology, along with Google Glass. Taking into account that regular watches are already a huge $...

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Purported low-cost iPhone model spotted; Jelly Bean knockoff packs Snapdragon 600 CPU, sells for $199

 Low-cost iPhone - Basic BearLow-cost iPhone-based Basic Bear knockoff | Image Credit: Techdy The low-cost iPhone has reportedly been spotted, with a peripherals maker revealing design details for the device in an in-house produced video – but there’s a twist: an Android-running smartphone has already been adapted to fit inside that iPhone chassis. According to Techdy, whi...

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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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ZTE Nubia Z5 Mini Photo Leaked Before Official Launching

The digital paparazzi did it again, by releasing a photo of the ZTE Nubia Z5 Mini, right before the official announcement. For many of us, ZTE may seem like an extra-terrestrial company, but check this out : they sell more smartphones than Nokia. Yeah, that's how bad it is for Nokia, folks.  Anyway, the ZTE Nubia Z5 Mini is the mini-me kind of thing when it comes to ZTE's flagship, the ZTE Nubia 5. This one was released officially by the Chinese company and it's one of the best Android running smartphones on the market, in terms of price/quality. The ZTE Nubia 5 comes with an aluminum unibody chassis, running on a Qualcomm S4 chipset, featuring a quad-core processor clocked at 1.5 GHz,2 GB of RAM, a full HD 1080p display made by Sharp with a cool 443 ppi pixel density and sports a 13 Megapixels camera. All these are powered by a 2300 mAh battery and of course, the heart of the system is Android 4.2.2 JellyBean. What makes the ZTE Nubia Z5 really cool in my book is its price, which is significantly lower than its direct competitors. zte-nubia-z5[1]  Moving along with the story, we now have photo of the  mini version of the flagship, namely the ZTE Nubia Z5 Mini: ZTE Nubia Z5 Mini  Rumors are that the ZTE Nubia Z5 Mini will have a 4.7 inches wide screen with 720p resolution and it will run on a Snapdragon 600 system on chip, with a quad core CPU clocked at 1.5 GHz, this time a Krait processor instead of the Snapdragon S4. It figures, being a downgrade from the current flagship, at a more affordable price. Also, the ZTE Nubia Z5 Mini will come with the same 8 GB or RAM, but with a camera with a resolution  of only 8 Megapixels instead of 13. The smartphone's dimensions are reduced, the Z5 mini measures 65.7 x 134.8 x 10.3mm and weighs ~160g.  Until now, we have no official statement from ZTE, but hold on to your hat, the Mini for the n00b in you is on its way! The digital paparazzi did it again, by releasing a photo of the ZTE Nubia Z5 Mini, right before the official announcement. For many of us, ZTE may seem like an extra-terrestrial company, but check this out : they sell more smartphones than Nokia. Yeah, that's how bad it is for Nokia, folks. Anyway, the ZTE Nubia Z5 Mini is the mini-me kind o...

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