Sprint debuts rugged, waterproof Kyocera Torque

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Sprint today announced the next Android smartphone to offer 4G LTE service on the Now Network, introducing the rugged and waterproof Kyocera Torque. Pricing and exact availability is still unknown however the carrier expects it to show up in the “coming weeks”. Details for the ...

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HTC M7 parts shown off in video

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If you follow Android hardware, chances are you’re pretty familiar with the HTC M7, the successor to the HTC One X. The folks over at ETrade Supply managed to get their hands on what appears to be a back casing and front housing of the M7, and it’s shown off some interesting stuff. ...

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Samsung now offering special edition Garnet Red Galaxy Tab 2

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Samsung has today begun selling a new Garnet Red Edition of the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 for a limited time. The special edition comes with preloaded with 4.1 Android Jelly Bean, costs only $219.99 and includes a matching Garnet Red case. Valued at $50 by itself this is quite a package for the money. ...

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A brief history of Android smartphone display resolutions

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Ever wonder what the difference is between HVGA, VGA, qHD, and FHD? We'll help you make sense of the alphabet soup.

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New galaxy Note 8.0 images surface, showing off S-Pen and software

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Just yesterday, we saw some real world shots of the yet-to-be-released Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0. Now, there’s some further leaks, and they’re showing off the included S-Pen and the software. Judging by the shots, we can see that the device is running TouchWiz UI, which is no ...

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Imagine how cool a Google Now smart watch would be

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There’s plenty of chatter rolling around the internet this week with talks of Google getting into the smart watch game. Presumably powered by Android it is also possible that the watch may be something that runs on its own. Whatever it is and whenever it ultimately arrives, I’m ...

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HTC announces Desire U for Taiwan

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HTC today announced a new phone for its home country of Taiwan, pulling the curtain back for the Desire U. Specifications for the entry-level smartphone include a 4-inch WVGA (480×800) display, 1GHz processor, 512MB RAM, 4GB internal storage, and 5-megapixel camera. Priced at roughly $275 ...

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Samsung sets record for smartphones shipped in single quarter

Samsung set a new record for the number of smartphones shipped in a single quarter and in a single year. Its broad and deep line-up of Android smartphones, particularly the Galaxy-branded Android family, combined with sustained demand for its mid-range and entry-level models to account for the ...

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Samsung intros rugged and waterproof GALAXY Xcover 2

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Samsung today introduced the next member of the Galaxy family, the rugged and waterproof Xcover 2. Pricing and availability are unknown at this point however we expect this is one device that will stay outside of the United States.   Details include a 4-inch WVGA display, 1GHz dual-core ...

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Acer debuts 4.5-inch Liquid E1 smartphone

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Acer today introduced a new Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean smartphone, the mid-range Liquid E1. Specifications include a 4.5-inch qHD display (960×540), a 1GHz dual-core processor, 1GB RAM, 4GB internal storage, and a 5-megapixel camera. Weighing in at 130 grams, the Liquid E1 also features a ...

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Samsung reportedly readying 7-inch tablet with $149-199 price tag

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Samsung is reported to be developing a 7-inch Android tablet that will undercut the price of the Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire HD. That is, of course, provided you believe Digitimes articles. With a track record that proves to be right roughly half of the time, we’re not exactly holding our ...

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 images confirm same design as “smaller” model

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The first real-world images of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 have surfaced and they show a strikingly similar design as the smaller Galaxy Note II. (It’s not often you get to call it “smaller”). The form factor is exactly what you would expect out of Samsung these days and ...

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Review: Temple Run 2 for Android (Video)

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The monkeys are back! Temple Run 2 has just been released on the Google Play store, adding new features, levels, characters, and new obstacles, Temple Run 2 makes a great successor. Following the same easy and addictive game play, Temple Run 2 is sure to hit just as many downloads as the first ...

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Tutorial: Install Android 4.2 on the Samsung Galaxy S3 (All Variants)

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Let’s face it, Android can be a bit fragmented at times. But who says we need to rely on carriers to push updates? Android is much more than a closed OS, ran by carriers. Thanks to the developers modifying Android, we can choose who we rely on for future updates and when we want to... Read More

LG VS870 could be Verizon’s LG Escape

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In a recent clearing at the FCC, the LG VS870 may be making its way to Verizon in the near future. The VS870 is virtually the same device as the LG Escape, a 4.3″ budget phone on AT&T. If all pans out, the VS870 looks to be a Verizon variant with the same 4.3″ screen, now ...

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