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Firefox OS Looking for Low End Android Market Share

Firefox OSMozilla has stated that its new Firefox operating system for mobile devices is more geared towards running on low end devices. The company certainly has not been shy about revealing where its looking to get market share from. CTO and co-founder of Mozilla, Brendan Eich believes that the OS can dominate the low end market of smartphone devices where...

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Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 review (video)

samsung-galaxy-mega-5.8-aa-in-hand It seems as if Samsung is on a quest to offer a smartphone in just about every size. While many don’t like big phones like the Note 2, Samsung decided to go even further with the Galaxy Mega 5.8, the little brother of the Galaxy Mega 6.3, which is easily one of the largest smartphones on the market. We already took a look at the Mega 6.3, so...

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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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How Companies Ride the Ban on Unlocking Phones and Profit

locked phone1It was a disgruntling moment back in October of 2012 when unlocking your smartphone, meaning freeing yourself from having to use it with the mobile carrier that sold it to you, finally became illegal after a new ruling was set out banning this practice in all of the USA. Before that ruling, this was an exception under the Digital Millennium Copyrig...

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Should Nokia Cheat on Windows?

nokia android teaserMany people have been blaming Nokia's exclusive alliance with Microsoft Windows Phones as the reason for the company's dramatic fall from grace in just a few short years. Perhaps the only way of getting Nokia to its once dominant position again is to embrace the world's most popular smartphone operating system in Android? Is the g...

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

android smartphone shopping We take a look at upcoming Android smartphones that you should be aware before buying a new device. Should I wait for the new Galaxy or should I get the HTC now? Is the next Nexus worth waiting another month? If I get this phone now, will I regret it next week? We’ve all had dilemmas like these, or, at least, we’ve heard others wondering if pu...

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With Q2 performance below expectations, has Samsung finally peaked?

Samsung Logo aa 600px 2 Has Samsung reached its peak? Or is everyone just expecting too much? Last month, Samsung’s market capitalization was reduced by an alarming $25.3 billion, a figure that is greater than the total value of Sony Corp. This was after the sales of the company’s latest flagship smartphone turned out to be lower than what investors expected....

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5.7-inch Galaxy Note 3 to be unveiled at IFA 2013 in Germany, “industry officials” claim

Galaxy S4 vs Galaxy Note 2Galaxy S4 vs Galaxy Note 2 A South Korean report reveals where the Galaxy Note 3 will be unveiled and mentions the size of the display, apparently confirming some of the previous rumors on the matter. In an article speculating on a potential Samsung vs Apple “phablet” war, The Korea Herald says that according to “industry officials,” the Ga...

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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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Modest quarter for HTC: profits increased, but failed to meet analysts’ forecast

HTC CEO Peter Chou (4) Credit: HTC Today HTC announced its revenue and profit for the second quarter of 2013, pouring cold water over some market watchers’ hopes for a turnaround. Despite very good performance in May, the overall results in the quarter were dragged down by poor results in April, the month when the One was originally scheduled to launch, and June, whe...

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Optimus G2 Could Have 3GB of RAM onboard

LG G2 1A Korean publication recently claimed that the upcoming LG Optimus G2 will be the first smartphone to boast 3GB of RAM onboard which will make it easier for users to multi-task. The phone will also come with LTE Advanced but this feature is likely to be turned off because very few networks actually offer LTE-A on a large scale. The New LG G2 Whi...

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Sony announces global rollout of my Xperia remote security service

my Xperia Some time earlier this year, Sony started testing its very own remote security service for smartphones, called Sony my Xperia. Fast forward a full five months, and now the company is gearing up to finally launch this service for Xperia smartphone users across the planet. In case you missed it, my Xperia is Sony’s attempt at making sure that ...

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Could this be a photo of the Motorola Droid RAZR Ultra?

new motorola logo After Verizon teased an upcoming Motorola smartphone with a new landing page, a photo of the supposed Motorola Droid RAZR Ultra is now going the rounds on tech blogs and news sites. The picture below is said to be the back side of the rumored phone. Is this the Motorola Droid RAZR Ultra? Or a fake? The speculated device is seen bearing the white ...

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Android Vulnerability Discovered Allows Hackers to Modify Apps

Android Vulnerability     Once again, it looks like nothing is safe anymore on the Internet, as yet another Android Vulnerability was discovered, revealing that all our Android running devices are vulnerable to a flaw in the Matrix. This Android Vulnerability may allow a hacker to gain full access over your device, i.e. making calls,sending SMS ...

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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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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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Historic Movers & Shakers of America: which apps would they have used?

Muhammad Ali nexusToday marks the Fourth of July, a national day in the USA that commemorates independence from the Brits and the powerful country that it became. But who made this country so great? It was the men and women of great ideas that fostered a land of prosperity and freedom where you could be your own boss and make something of yourself as the American Dr...

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Power Battery: Double the Runtime of your Galaxy S4

Mugen Power BatteryThe main weakness of smartphones is the battery. Anyone who still gets in trouble with their Galaxy S4, despite the lush 2,600 mAh battery, should sit up and take note. The days of nervous looks at the battery indicator may be at an end. The 5500 mAh battery will beef up more than your battery life. / ...

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Colorful Moto X custom backplate covers leaked, including purple, teal and red

Motorola X Phone While the Moto X phone sign-up page is already live on Motorola’s official website, the Google-owned company is still unwilling to divulge more information about the anticipated smartphone. However, thanks to eager sources of leaks regarding the device, we now have a clearer glimpse of what the device’s back side would look like. They&...

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User-Customizable Moto X to be Made in America

moto x leakMotorola, now under the Google umbrella, released an ad yesterday stating the much-hyped Moto X handset will be ''Designed by you. Assembled in the USA''. Under the banner ''The first smartphone designed, engineered and assembled in the USA is coming,'' a self-congratulatory text about Google's epic unde...

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Samsung to invest $4.5 billion in new R&D centers

samsung galaxy s4 top back side aa It seems that the most common complaint about the Galaxy S4, if you have one, is that it’s not really a significant leap ahead of the last generation’s Galaxy S3. “Samsung is turning into Apple” seems to be a not uncommon comparison these days, but perhaps the fact that Samsung is building five new research and development centers will...

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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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Both white Nexus 4 models (8GB and 16GB) sold out on U.S. Play Store, Google confirms

white nexus 4 As the 16GB white Nexus 4 is no longer available for sale from the U.S. Google Play Store, a publication confirmed with Google that the limited edition smartphone has sold out. A few days ago we told you that the 8GB model was no longer available from the Play Store, and it looks like the 16GB version had the same faith. While it’s not clear how...

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Moto X set to feature a Dual LTE MIMO antenna, bringing faster data speeds for all

new motorola logo The Moto X has attracted a fair bit of attention in the past few days and it doesn’t look like the hype train will be stopped. The founder and former owner of Android and me, Taylor Wimberley, has already leaked some information about the Moto X and now he’s got some more information. According to Wimberley, the Moto X will have a Dual LTE Mul...

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Mugen Power reveals 5,500 mAh battery for Samsung Galaxy S4

mugen-power So you (and 20 million others) bought a shiny new Galaxy S4 and love it to death, but the included 2,600 mAh battery just isn’t cutting it. Sure, four hours of video streaming, eight hours with moderate usage, and 17 hours of talk time sounds like a lot, but what if you want to browse the web a little bit longer? Don’t worry, friends, because ...

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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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Samsung Galaxy S4 Sales Reach 20 Million Units At The End of June

Samsung Galaxy S4 You must love the way bankers get it wrong all the time, that's why no one trusts them yet everybody uses their services, I am talking here about the recent "prediction" from JP Morgan analysts, as they downgraded Samung's stock via rumors about a slowing down in their Samsung Galaxy S4 sales in the near future. So much for trusting what speculat...

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The Android-killer that wasn’t? Tizen is “almost dead”, says industry insider

Tizen Logo genie Yesterday, news broke that Samsung would delay the release of the first smartphone running Tizen, a Linux-based operating system that the Korean company has been developing together with Intel and other partners. According to the Korean website iNews, the reason for the delay of the device, widely thought to bear the GT-I8800 code number, would be...

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