Previously filed patent could bring voice commands to Google TV

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It appears that Google quietly applied for a patent back in September, that might just make Google TV a lot easier to use. Essentially, the technology they’re trying to patent would use an Android phone as a transmitter of sort, and the user could give voice commands to Google TV through ...

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Google steps up its check-in game with latest Google Maps update

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We haven’t heard much from Google on their location-based Latitude service, until now. The Google Maps app was recently updated, and by extension, the Latitude service. The update brings something that just might help it compete with other services like Foursquare: a leaderboard. Now ...

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Google’s Sundar Pichai chats future of Chrome, Android app

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The head honcho behind Google’s Chrome effort, Sundar Pichai, recently spent a bit of time chatting with CNET about where the browser is now and where it’s going.  Rather than break down the full details, we’ll just pull apart the stuff that matters more to Android users.  In ...

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Panasonic announces ultra-thin Eluga for European crowd; More expected next week?

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Panasonic, looking to toss their name into various smartphone conversations, has unveiled an ultra-thin, high-end Android handset ahead of Mobile World Congress. Dubbed the Eluga, the hardware puts the device right in the mix with some of today’s elite Android combatants. Thinner than ...

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First look at AT&T’s Samsung Rugby Smart

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The first two images of AT&T’s upcoming Samsung Rugby Smart have arrived online, giving us a glimpse into what lies ahead for Ma Ball customers.  Uncovered by Pocketnow, the official-looking renders show a very basic, albeit rugged, form factor. Details for the yet-announced ...

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ZTE Mimosa X is first NVIDIA smartphone with Icera modem

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The ZTE handset is the first to feature the new low-cost/high-performance chipset from NVIDIA.

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Barnes & Noble announces $199 Nook Tablet, $169 Nook Color

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B&N shave 8GB storage off the Android-powered tablet and tap it with a $200 price tag.

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B&N launching 8GB version of Nook Tablet, slashing price of Nook Color

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  Barnes and Nobles will be launching a cheaper 8GB version of the Nook Tablet in Wal-Mart stores across the country this week. Apart from the memory, everything will be the same under the hood. Due to less internal memory, the price will be shaved to at least $199.99. B&N also plans ...

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Jawbone ICON HD Bluetooth Headset – [Review]

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Just like with my Jawbone JAMBOX, the packaging for Jawbone products are premium and are a prelude to what will be found inside.  Maybe not as good as Apple iDevices yet but they are getting close.  At first glance the Jawbone ICON HD could be just another bluetooth headset…not so.  With ...

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Samsung to announce Galaxy S III on March 15?

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Samsung made it clear that there will be no sign of the Galaxy S III at MWC, and we heard that it might be scheduled for April, while others said it will come in May. Now Samsung Benelux (Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg) has sent invitations to people and the only description of the event ...

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U.S. Cellular gets the Samsung Galaxy S II

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U.S. Cellular has become the latest carrier to announce the Samsung Galaxy S II as part of their Android lineup. Stopping shy of giving us a specific launch date, we do know all the details that go into the U.S. Cellular iteration of the popular flagship phone.  Specs include a 4.5-inch Super ...

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Samsung announces Galaxy Ace 2, Galaxy Mini 2

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Samsung spills some beans for two Android smartphones expected in Barcelona next week.

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Droid Razr ICS screenshots leaked, surprisingly looks good

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We recently heard that Motorola is planning to launch ICS updates for their devices later in Q3. The Droid RAZR i’s scheduled for a Q3 update, but someone on DroidRzr forum posted a lot of screenshots of his Droid RAZR running on Android 4.0. Based on the screenshots, it seems to be a ...

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LG debuts new “L-Style” line of phones for Mobile World Congress

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Stopping short of any giving us details, LG unveils a trio of smartphones for next week's annual conference.

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Amazon to launch 10-inch Kindle Fire at MWC?

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It seems that Amazon is now planning to a launch a bigger version of the Kindle Fire in Q2. This new tablet will reportedly feature a 10-inch display, which we’ve heard whispers of in the past. Foxconn, a company that has manufactured such devices as the iPad, iPhone, Kindle and more, ...

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