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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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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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Samsung GEAR trademarked, could be the official name of Samsung’s smart watch

samsung-logo Whether you realize it or not, the wearable revolution has already begun. For Google, the push towards the wearable future revolves around the company’s ambitious Google Glass project. For everybody else, it seems that the first step forward will come in the form of a smart watch. While we’ve already seen devices like Sony’s ...

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Digital Dementia on the Rise, According to Study

Digital Dementia Welcome to the Brave New World, we have GMO cookies, Android Smart Phones, Cloned Beef, Internet on the Go and guess what else, Digital Dementia. Yeah guys, that's not a sick joke. Digital Dementia it's actually a disease and it was reported back in the 90's. Today's news article is based on the latest study in South Korea, where a surge in Digi...

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Sprint HTC One available at Wirefly for $49.99

Sprint HTC OneThe Sprint HTC One is now available for you to buy at just $49.99, which you have to admit it’s a really good price.You may remember that Amazon Wireless has offered the device for Father’s Day at $79.99 on Sprint and AT&T – the offer was still available at the moment this article was written. Well, Wirefly seems to want to show...

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Jay-Z new album “Magna Carta Holy Grail” free for some Samsung Galaxy users (video)

Jay-ZJay-Z is giving away his new album, called “Magna Carta Holy Grail,” to users of some Samsung Galaxy devices, a full three days before the official release date.That’s good news for at least a million Samsung Galaxy device users. In order to qualify, you have to own either a Samsung Galaxy S3, Samsung Galaxy S4 or Samsung Galaxy ...

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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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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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Is this the Xperia Z Ultra (Togari), or is it fake?

Sony LogoA purported image of the upcoming Xperia Z Ultra has leaked showing a turned on device featuring a large display. But is it real?We’ve seen a variety of leaks allegedly showing the upcoming 6.44-inch Sony smartphone, but this is the first one that’s apparently showing a working handset. The image seems to clearly suggest that we’re looking at...

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AT&T Galaxy S4 Active release date set for June 21, priced $199.99 with new contract

Galaxy S4 ActiveSamsung’s rugged Galaxy S4 version, the Galaxy S4 Active, is going to be available in the USA soon from AT&T.The carrier is so far the only mobile operator to show interest in the Galaxy S4 Active, with pretty much everyone else only stocking the regular model, at least for now.The handset will be launched on June 21 and you’ll have to pay ...

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Is this the HTC Butterfly S in these images? (photos)

HTC Butterfly SThe HTC Butterfly S is supposedly the phone in a few newly leaked images, coming from Chinese website VR-Zone, which, also claims to know a couple of other details.The new HTC Butterfly S, which follows in the footsteps of the J Butterfly (or Droid DNA), is set to be unveiled by the company at a press event in Taiwan on June 19, but details about t...

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HTC Butterfly S will have 16GB of memory only and $670 price tag, report says

HTC Butterfly SThe HTC Butterfly S is close to being launched, and now more details seem to have emerged about the device, if we are to believe a recent report.According to Focus Taiwan, quoting company sources, the device, which will be shown to the world at a June 19 press event taking place in Taiwan, will only come with 16GB of internal memory.Hopefully, rumo...

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Apple may have finally figured out what they are

Apple Logo iPad 2 1600Heading into WWDC, Apple made no bones about what we’d be getting from them. Unlike I/O, which is full of delightful mystery in the months leading up to it, Apple is fairly straightforward about WWDC. Walking into the event, banners with “7” and “X” decked the Moscone center. Anyone who was there, or cared to keep tabs on Apple, knew what...

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Official Samsung accessories store to launch in Europe in July – report

Samsung accessoriesA dedicated online store for Samsung accessories is the next step in the Korean company’s extensive marketing efforts.Samsung is doing  its best to make the Samsung Galaxy S4 and its other flagships ubiquitous, by opening Samsung Experience Shops in over 1400 Best Buy locations, which are set to be available for at least three years.The ne...

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Google seeing the benefits of having their services on iOS devices.

google maps ios iphoneWe heard it time and again at Google I/O: The search giant is about services above all else. Their dictum seems to have the undertone that things like Android and Chrome are simply conduits for their services. This is the real reason Nexus devices are so cost effective for consumers, so that attitude is clearly working. Things like Google Maps are ...

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HTC One wins Gold at Computex 2013 design and innovation awards

HTC One The good news for HTC just keeps on piling up. Earlier this year, it managed to win the “Best Mobile Handset, Device or Tablet” category in the Global Mobile Awards for its flagship HTC One. Now, that same phone has also netted the Taiwan-based company the Gold award in this year’s Computex design & innovation awards held in ...

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Weekly News Roundup #8 – 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.With Computex 2013 dominating the news last week, this has been yet another slow news week f...

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Former FCC Chair warns US not to get lazy about LTE

Network-tower-lte-advanced-article In the US, we’re a bit spoiled when it comes to LTE. We have a huge LTE network, thanks to Verizon, and all other carriers are hot on their heels. AT&T has very respectable LTE coverage in a very short amount of time, and T-Mobile is also building out their LTE capability. The acquisition of Metro PCS will also help T-Mobile in the LTE real...

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AA Weekly: top Android news of the week, June 9, 2013

aa-weeklyIn the AA Weekly, we recap the most significant events that happened over the past seven days in the world of Android. We look at new devices, major news, leaks, and everything else you should know to stay on top of your favorite operating system.Asus goes tablet crazy at ComputexThe Computex trade show took place in Taiwan last week, the perfect o...

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Smart clothes that speak to your mobile devices? No it’s not Sci-Fi, OMsignal makes it possible

omsignal-clothesLadies and gentleman, the era of wearable technology is here, ready or not! While currently in its infancy, wearable technology already exist in various forms from wristbands, to watches or even tattoos. Then of course there is Google’s own highly ambitious Glass headware.So what’s next for wearable tech? Imagine bio-sensing, smart clothes...

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Verizon, Sprint and U.S. Cellular Galaxy S4 CyanogenMod 10.1 nightlies now available

Samsung Galaxy S4CyanogenMod 10.1 nightlies are now available for Verizon, Sprint and U.S. Cellular Galaxy S4 owners.In case you own one of these three devices, you can now install your CM 10.1 custom ROM and replace TouchWiz altogether. We’re actually not surprised to hear that CM10.1 is coming to more Galaxy S4 versions considering that the ROM has already been...

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TapNotes gives you the tools to quickly record audio and take notes at the same time. Forget playing back hours of audio to find what you're looking for—now you can tag recordings on the fly for has...

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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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Android Authority Weekly: June 2, 2013

white nexus 4In the AA Weekly, we recap the most significant events that happened over the past seven days in our world of Android. We look at new devices, major news, leaks, and everything else you should know to stay on top of the sprawling Android ecosystem.The fabled white Nexus 4This one’s short – The Galaxy Note 3 is loomingIt won’t be the largest s...

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Google Glass Forbids Apps Using Facial Recognition Sofware Until Further Notice

google glass Google said no to Facial Recognition Apps for its Google Glass gadget today, in an official company posting on Google+ social network. Well, at least until they will have protection in their device, in order to prevent its user to abuse someone else's privacy. I am not sure how they will manage to sort that thing out, but we will see soon enough...

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Could this be the first image of the Sony Xperia Togari or is it a fake?

Sony Xperia TogariSony Xperia ZWhat could be the Sony Xperia Togari (or L4) has appeared in a photo posted by French blog Nokia Day (but could very well be a fake).The picture, which the French website received from a reader, has been published to show the Nokia Lumia 1030, but the funny thing is that a device looking like a larger Sony Xperia Z also appears in it, ...

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Motorola Moto X confirmed, Will be Built in the USA

motorola moto x Motorola Moto X, the next high end smart phone from Motorola was confirmed by the big boss himself, Dennis Woodside, HelloMoto's CEO. This baby will be built in the US of A, this marks a premiere from all the "Made in Cambodia" previous stuff. For the US market, Motorola Moto X will be built in a former Nokia factory in Fort Worth Texas. For the...

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