Mid-range Samsung leakapalooza

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Several mid-range, Galaxy-branded Samsung phones have arisen today, and it looks like Sammy is shooting for multiple carriers at once here. Granted, each device is a little different from the next. Four carriers are rumored to be getting some decent devices in the coming months, and while we ...

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Android-powered Nikon Coolpix uncovered

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An Android-based Nikon Coolpix digital camera has been spied online just days before its rumored August 22 unveiling.  NikonRumors advises that there could actually be two models here based on the conflicting images.  We’re not in the position to argue either way at this point and can ...

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AT&T ends two-year contract option for tablets

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AT&T has seemingly stopped offering discounted tablets with two-year service agreements, according to details obtained by Engadget.  We’ve long said that carriers are silly to ask consumers to purchase tablets with the expectation that they sign a service contract.  Saving a hundred ...

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Sony introduces Xperia SL

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Sony today introduced its next Android smartphone, the Xperia SL, however they weren’t quite ready to divulge its release date, pricing, or expected markets. Specifications for the Xperia SL are right in line with most of today’s Android handsets, and include a 1.7GHz Qualcomm ...

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Tegra 3-powered Optimus Vu global rollout begins September

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LG today announced that the global rollout for the Optimus Vu is set to begin in September.  Initially available in Korea, and then Japan, the handset will soon arrive in parts of Europe, Asia, Middle East/Africa and Latin America.   For the global release, LG has opted for the Tegra 3 ...

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Samsung debuts dual-SIM GALAXY S DUOS for Europe and other markets

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Samsung Mobile has announced the next Android smartphone headed to Europe, unveiling the dual-SIM DUOS.  Expected to hit the streets starting in September, the Android 4.0 device features a 1GHz processor, 4GB internal storage, 4-inch (480×800) display, microSD expansion, a 5-megapixel ...

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HTC can’t catch a break, losing $40 million with OnLive restructure

Poor HTC.  Those guys just can’t seem to catch a break lately.  With the last few years getting increasingly tougher for the quietly brilliant crew, last week’s OnLive kerfuffle is going to hurt quite a bit.  According to details surfacing today, HTC is set to lose $40 million from ...

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Samsung: ‘Magical moments’ coming August 29 with Galaxy Note II

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Samsung has released a YouTube video to help drum up some excitement for their August 29 IFA announcement.  As if we needed something to push our hype needle a bit, the short clip is very light on product details or hints, and heavy on magic and mysterious.  We do get fleeting glimpses of the ...

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Droid Razr HD videos surface, show off features

A set of tutorial videos for the Droid Razr HD have surfaced online, showing off the device ahead of its eventual announcement.  Tied to a model number of XT926, the handset looks and feels like the next big Motorola release. It’s not uncommon for these types of videos to hit a ...

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Public transit schedules for Google Maps reaches one million

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Since 2005, Google Maps has been collaborating with transit authorities to make our lives a whole lot easier. Today Google has well over 500 cities worldwide with transit stops marked. Google understands that public transportation info is important to have at the palm of your hand. They have ...

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Five for Friday: Android apps based on summer blockbuster movies

With the summer coming to an end in the next few weeks, it’s that time of the year where movie theaters start to empty out a bit.  With school starting and the eventual end of the blockbuster season, we thought we’d put together a list of apps to remind you of your favorite popcorn ...

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Motorola holding press event on September 5

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Will this be the debut of the Droid Razr HD? Motorola just tossed a Save the Date email our way, asking us to push aside some time on September 5. Without indicating whether it’s a phone or tablet announcement, we’re only teased with “Motorola. On Display.” Sounds to us ...

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Behind the Curtain: A conversation with Wifarer

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Location-based stuff has long been one of our favorite types of applications and features for Android.  Having a GPS and Wi-Fi device in your pocket has presented us with a number of great services and apps for Android, each of which has its own selling points.  One particular app that landed ...

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Next Samsung Galaxy Player waits to be announced

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At the 2012 IFA event we are expecting to get, among other things, an announcement for a new Samsung Galaxy Player.  You can see from the image above that the design for the next model closely resembles  Samsung’s current flagship, the Galaxy S III. This Galaxy Player is shown as having a ...

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Kaspersky Labs: Android malware attacks triple over previous quarter

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Stop us if you’ve heard this before, but Android devices are under a barrage of attacks and things are only going to get worse.  Kaspersky Labs advises that number of malware attacks targeting our favorite devices has tripled over the previous quarter. With nearly 15,000 new programs ...

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