In Brief: Android-related things you should know (April 26, 2013)

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In Brief is a compilation of notifications, rumors, and Android-related news tidbits which, for whatever reason, did not end up with a post of its own on AndroidGuys. These are things that we still feel are worth knowing, even if in a passing manner. Consider it a grab-bag of Android goodies. ...

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Weekend wallpapers: 24 “Blue” backgrounds for your Android

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Looking to change up your Android home screen?  It doesn’t get much easier than swapping out the wallpaper; it’s one of the quickest ways to breath new life into the mobile experience. We recently began curating a collection of wallpapers for you, dear reader, and are only too happy ...

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Image of LG Optimus G Pro leaked for AT&T

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As we reported earlier this week, it was confirmed that LG will be hosting a press event in the Big Apple on May 1st and its main focus will be on the Optimus G Pro. To get us all a little more excited, an image was leaked this afternoon via Twitter of the upcoming smartphone... Read More

T-Mobile and MetroPCS merger set for May 1

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The T-Mobile and MetroPCS merger has been officially cleared and given the “go ahead” for a May 1 finalization. After MetroPCS stockholders approved the acquisition earlier in the week, T-Mobile’s parent company, Deutsche Telekom, reported that the consolidation will take ...

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APPTEASERS: 15 Android apps and games you should know about (April 25)

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APPTEASERS is a collection of apps and games that are new to Android, recently updated, discounted, etc. Whatever the case, we think they’re worth exploring and are willing to bet that many of you would enjoy a few of them. We understand that we won’t get every single app that ...

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Amazon working on a Kindle TV set-top box?

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Lately, it seems that Amazon is trying to take over the technology world. They began with e-readers, moved on to tablets, revealed that they may be working on a smartphone, and now three sources close to the company say they are working on a TV set-top box as well. The e-commerce giant ...

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U.S. Cellular: Samsung Galaxy S4 in stores on April 30

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U.S. Cellular confirmed on Wednesday that the Samsung Galaxy S4 will be available in retail stores starting on Tuesday, April 30. Those who want to purchase sooner will find the phone online on Friday, April 26. Also, any of you who pre-ordered the Samsung Galaxy S4 will receive a free S View ...

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Cruzerlite offering Samsung Galaxy S4 cases for $5.90 each

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Yes, that headline is right. Our friends over at Cruzerlite are now selling cases for the Samsung Galaxy S4 for the ridiculous price of $4.65 $5.90 each. So, while you wait for the smartphone to start shipping in the next few days, take a few minutes and order yourself a case… or ...

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Android closes in on Apple’s tablet market share

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Apple shared its March quarter earnings with the public yesterday afternoon, and while they managed to keep a steady quarter with their iPad sales, it wasn’t enough to thwart the growth of low-cost Android devices. Thanks to Androids presence, Apple saw big losses in terms of global ...

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6 of the best Android apps for reading magazines and newspapers

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One of our favorite uses for an Android tablet is to put that thing into portrait mode and read digital copies of our magazines and newspapers. Well, to be fair, landscape mode isn’t so bad either. We simply love not having to lug around all these paper copies of monthly issues or daily ...

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T-Mobile’s Samsung Galaxy S4 facing inventory challenges, too

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T-Mobile has followed Sprint’s lead in announcing an inventory shortage for the Samsung Galaxy S4. Expected to go on sale today through T-Mobile.com, the flagship smartphone will be made available on April 29. A five day delay is not the worst thing ever; at least T-Mobile knows when the ...

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Inventory issues delay retail availability of Sprint’s Samsung Galaxy S4

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Sprint just dropped us an email advising that the Samsung Galaxy S4 will not get the full retail push this weekend. Citing unforeseen inventory problems, Sprint will instead offer the handset through the web and phone starting Saturday, April 27, followed later with a retail presence. …We ...

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Swype officially released in Google Play Store

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Swype, one of our favorite Android keyboard clients, is now available in the Google Play Store. Previously only offered as a beta program or as part of a pre-installed experience, Swype is listed at $.99 for now. There is no indication as to when the price will rise nor what it will be so ...

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Samsung Galaxy S4 in RadioShack stores April 27th

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Want a Samsung Galaxy S4 and haven’t found the time to pre-order? No worries, as RadioShack announced it will have the much anticipated phone in stores this Saturday, April 27th! The Galaxy S4 will be available for purchase on AT&T and Sprint networks ($199.99 for the 16GB or $249.99 ...

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Samsung Galaxy S4 review (video)

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  Samsung captivated and fascinated the world with the epic Galaxy S3. With over 40 million units sold, it’s clear that they did something right. Samsung learned that combining high-end hardware and custom software really helps to make a phone successful. Following the success of the ...

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