Get this look for your Android smartphone: Bicycle

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One of our absolute favorite things about Android is the fact that you can bend and tweak the platform to your needs.  Sure, there’s rooting and modding for deep level personalization, but that stuff does not always concern the everyman user. Some of just like to change the home screen ...

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Cricket Wireless announces $129 Groove for November 21

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Cricket Wireless is set to add another Android device to their portfolio tomorrow as the carrier pulls the curtain back on its new Groove handset. Built by ZTE, the smartphone runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread (yikes!) and features a 3.2-megapixel camera, 1GB internal storage, microSD expansion, and ...

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Gree to shutter OpenFeint in December as developers consider alternatives

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It doesn’t seem all that long ago that we were talking about all the major games being released with OpenFeint integration. As one of the bigger and better options for Android developers, users enjoyed its features such as leaderboards, achievements, friend lists, and cross-platform ...

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New Play Store APK teardown reveals app reviews require G+ account, pre-order support, and more

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The guys over at Android Police have torn down the new Play Store APK, and they’ve found some pretty cool stuff lurking on the inside. According to AP: …App reviews in the Play Store will soon require a Google+ account, and future reviews will be posted showing your full Google+ ...

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Sony Odin, Yuga specs suggest 5-inch displays in compact form factor

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New details for the upcoming Sony Yuga and Sony Odin smartphones have surfaced, giving us an idea as to the dimensions for each device. Speaking of which, it’s now being reported that both models are largely the same design. The Yuga will be an Asian edition of the device and the Odin ...

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HTC and Apple start playing nice, Peter Chou negates media estimates

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If you haven’t heard, HTC and Apple reached a sudden 10-year licensing agreement in their ongoing patent lawsuits. It made a little noise, and gave us hope that OEMs will stop pointless patent wars and get back to innovating. No details on the deal were released, but media reports ...

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Samsung Galaxy S4 rumored to have 5-inch 1080p HD display

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Here’s one of those rumors that make you say, “Yeah, that sounds about right.” For those who follow Android closely, it’s possible that the next bit of news has them saying, “No duh”. Samsung next big flagship, the Galaxy S 4, will come in 2013 and will ...

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Samsung to announce Galaxy S II Plus in 2013?

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Samsung is not quite ready to leave the Galaxy S II series of smartphones behind, according to rumors still gathering steam. While we might look for the Galaxy S4 to reign over the top echelon of smartphones, Samsung may strengthen their grip on the mid-range with a Galaxy S II Plus. ...

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Sony announces Xperia Lounge, brings unique Sony experience to all users

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Sony today has given us some information on their Xperia Lounge. The ecosystem is a place for you to get Sony-approved media to munch on to your heart’s content. According to Sony Mobile’s blog, we can look forward to: Music Exclusives from Coldplay – limited edition artwork, the ...

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Doxie Go review

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Doxie Go is a unique type of scanner in that it lets you scan and save your documents while on the go, making them immediately available in multiple capacities.  Moreover, it’s a sheet-fed scanner that allows users to scan photos, receipts, documents, and other items and store them in a ...

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Google pens deal with music publishers in Europe to bring 5.5 million new tracks to Play Music

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Google’s been busy in the music arena lately, doing everything from signing new deals involving content to bringing features out to different countries around the world. We’ve seen gapless playback, music matching (in some countries), and now a slew of new music – 5.5 million ...

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Social calendar app UpTo comes to Android

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After having become one of the more popular apps of its kind on iOS, UpTo has brought its social-based calendar to Android. With this free title, users can look ahead to the future and see not only what they have on the agenda, but also what their co-workers, friends and family members will be ...

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RadioShack now offering discounted Galaxy S III with $50 Google Play credit

RadioShack began offering the Samsung Galaxy S III at discounted rates yesterday, November 18, which are pretty darn appealing if you ask us. For a limited time you can pick one of these 16GB models up from AT&T or Verizon for $99.99 with a two-year service agreement. What’s more, the ...

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Samsung to refresh the look of Galaxy S III for Valentines Day

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Samsung is expected to introduce new floral-inspired La Fleur designs for its Galaxy S III smartphone in the coming months. Presumably tied to a Valentines Day refresh, the flagship phone looks to have at least three new designs on the horizon. There’s no word on whether these are for ...

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Amazon offering limited time savings on select Verizon smartphones

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Select models are discounted as low as one penny for new accounts.

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