Running the tables: Samsung took 95% of global profits earned from Android in Q1 2013

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Samsung’s ‘galaxy” line has been long joked about to be a hint at their intention to take over the universe, but the latest analytics numbers may prove that to be startlingly accurate. Not in a literal sense, of course, but rather in a financial way. According to research from ...

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Budget-end LG Optimus F3 and high-end LG Optimus G Pro pictured for Sprint

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LG, in their attempt to help bring 4G to lower-end devices, looks to be continuing down that road with a new device. The LG Optimus F3 was shown off by leaker @evleaks, and appears to come complete with 4G, as well as a 4-inch WVGA display. The device shown is only a render, but does... Read More

U.S. Cellular adds rugged Kyocera Hydro XTRM to lineup

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U.S. Cellular announced on Tuesday that the waterproof and shock-proof Kyocera Hydro XTRM will soon join its smartphone roster. the 4G LTE handset runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and features a 4-inch impact resistant display and1.2GHz dual-core processor, as well as Military Standard 810G ...

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Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile to offer Samsung Galaxy S 3 in June

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Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile announced on Monday that both carriers will soon offer the 4G LTE-ready Samsung Galaxy S 3. Pricing and exact timing will be announced by the respective providers in short order however we expect each to release the smartphone in June. Specifications for the ...

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 may be Intel-powered

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Intel could be the chipmaker of choice for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1, according to recently spied benchmarks. As noted by SamMobile, the GLBenchmark site shows both the GT-P5200 and GT-P5210 as being powered by a 1.6GHz dual-core Atom Z2560 processor. The difference, as you likely ...

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HTC One to receive Android 4.2.2 “very soon”, source indicates

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The HTC One is set to receive its Android 4.2.2 update in the very near future, according to trusted tweeter @LlabTooFeR. A number of tweets over the last few days paint a picture of the smartphone picking up the latest release of Jelly Bean with an HTC Sense 5.1 experience. @nitrozk End of ...

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Add a bit of Google Play design to your homescreen with PlayBar UCCW

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Want to change your home screen up just a smidge? Here’s a great app we just discovered called PlayBar UCCW. As the title suggests, it is a pack of pre-designed widgets that work within Ultimate Custom Widget (UCCW). The bundle features access to a handful of the most common apps and ...

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Google+ for Android version 42 features released

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The most recent post on the Google Plus development blog is showing off the latest version of G+ for android, version 42. The update includes major improvements to photo handling, such as: Auto Backup, to safely and privately store your photos as you snap them Auto Highlight, to browse a ...

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New details trickle in for Verizon’s XFON

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The picture grows a little bit clearer today for the Verizon edition of the so-called X Phone/XFON as new details have surfaced. Thanks to the team at Droid Life we now have an understanding as to what model number and basic specs to look forward to seeing. According to their source, the XFON ...

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First video call from peak of Mt Everest made on an HTC One

British explorer Daniel Hughes accomplished a tremendous feat – climbing to the top of Mt. Everest. So, what’s such an adventurer to do once he’s hit the top? Whip out his HTC One and make a video call, of course. His video call to BBC was part of his effort to raise money for ...

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Review: Rocksteady XS portable micro Bluetooth speaker

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Recently, I have been looking for a portable speaker to replace the old Panasonic ones I have had around for years. I want something that is powerful, easy to use, and of course reasonably priced (and yes, more modern too.) After going through a few options, I may have found just the thing. Let ...

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Images provide first look at ruggedized Samsung Galaxy S4 Active

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The first images of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S4 have leaked online, giving us a look at how the device might look for the rugged smartphone. Photos, obtained by GSMArena, show the handset as having three hardware buttons as well as a stronger, reinforced shell. The specs for the Samsung ...

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Samsung slip outs Galaxy S4 Mega

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A recently updated Samsung WatchON Android app update may have accidentally leaked three upcoming smartphones. As you can see from the accompanying image, the short term future could reveal a Samsung Galaxy S4 Mega, S4 Mini and S4 Active. While the Galaxy S4 Mini and Galaxy S4 Active have ...

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Rumors: HTC “Senseless” edition may be coming this summer, Android 4.2 finally coming to the HTC One?

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As most HTC One users can yell you, the much anticipated high-end phone is really lagging behind when it comes to which Android version it is running. The One should have come out of the box with Android 4.2 when it was released, however it is still running on yesterday’s Android 4.1 Jelly Bean ...

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Potential Nexus Q successor spied in FCC docs

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A potential Nexus Q successor was recently spotted in FCC documents suggesting that Google could be making headway in the Google Play-centric device.  Listed as an “H840 Device”, the H2G2-42 was found to feature Wi-Fi (a/b/g/n) support,  a USB port, and separate power supply. ...

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