Android now powers almost 60% of mobile devices – about 3 times the amount of iOS devices

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During the first quarter of 2013, Android continued to surge forward. Google’s mobile platform powered an impressive 59.9% of all “smart” mobile devices sold, with a total shipment level of 308.7 million units. in comparison, Apple’s iOS powered only 19.3% of devices ...

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Refreshed Nexus 7 details emerge ahead of Google I/O

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Google may introduce a refreshed version of the Nexus 7 tablet at Google I/O next week, according to rumors surfacing in the past few months. With word of a faster processor and higher resolution display, the word is that the tablet will feature a thinner bezel and overall thinner and lighter ...

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Sony Honami reportedly due in late summer as i1

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The rumored Sony Honami smartphone will arrive in the United States in late summer as an unlocked handset, reports a number of sources. Allegedly, the phone will bear the name i1 when it touches down, presumably with top-tier specifications. Rumors thus far, and as of late, suggest the i1 could ...

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APPTEASERS: 15 Android apps and games you should know about (May 9)

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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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AT&T trials new pre-paid service as Aio Wireless

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Seems like every day there is a new no contract plan coming to the surface, and today is no different. Aio Wireless (a new no-contract service provider and subsidiary of AT&T) is currently launching in three cities — Houston, Orlando and Tampa. Plans range from $35 to $70 a month, and ...

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New project ‘Earl’ promises a rugged Android tablet with solar charging, e-ink

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There’s a new project going for an Android tablet. Isn’t the Android world saturated enough with tablets, though? Well, this one is different. According to the project site: Built for survival, Earl works where today’s smart phones and tablets cannot. Style meets efficiency ...

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Asus teases something new with “We Transform” video

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Asus is cooking up something potentially Android-related and has started teasing it online. A new video called “We Transform” (embedded below) doesn’t spell out any clues or details but, rather, touts some of the cool things that Asus has done in the past. Rumors suggest that ...

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BRIEF: Flipboard Magazine gets in-app sharing

PALO ALTO, Calif., May 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Today, the newest edition of Flipboard that lets everyone curate magazines is available for Android phones and tablets. Now, everyone on a Samsung Galaxy phone, Nexus tablet or other Android device can keep up on all of their news and ...

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Facebook in “advanced talks” to acquire Waze – Reuters

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Facebook is reportedly in advance stages of negotiations in an attempt to acquire social-based navigation service Waze. Details are light but it’s said that the deal could fall between $800M and $1B (with a ‘B’) dollars. The buyout talks are alleged to have started in January ...

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Google abandons X Phone project, analyst says

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Google, no longer interested in the X Phone, has returned the project to Motorola, or so says a Chinese analyst. According to Sun Chang Xu, a woman with 18 years in the Chinese electronics industry and nearly 100k followers, Google no longer sees the project as innovative. This is not to say ...

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5-inch Sony Xperia A passes through FCC

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The rumored Xperia A has passed through the FCC on its way to Japan’s NTT DoCoMo. The filing shows the handset as having a 5-inch 1080p HD display, removable 2300mAh battery, 16GB internal storage, and 13-megapixel camera. It’s unclear what processor or version of Android is under ...

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AT&T drops price of HTC First to $.99

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AT&T has dropped the price of the Facebook Home smartphone, the HTC First, to less than one dollar. If you’ve been waiting to scoop up the HTC handset because of cost, the $.99 sticker is about as low as you’ll ever find. You’ll still need to sign a two-year service ...

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Get this look for your Android: MOTIF Elegant

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Do you know what love to do with our Android handsets and tablets? We’re huge fans of changing the home screen around a bit and creating a new user experience. That’s why we present a weekly series of Get This Look posts. In a nutshell we show you a new look for your Android handset ...

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LG schedules event for May 30

LG has scheduled a press event for May 30 where it is being assumed the handset maker will announce the LG Optimus G2. Details, according to TechRadar, are rather light however it is expected that the device will hit Asia before other markets. Presumably, LG is teasing some sort of wonderful ...

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Marvel Unlimited app comes to Android

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Comic app provides access to more than 70 years worth of titles.

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