News and Rumors

Highly anticipated NVIDIA Shield starts preorders on May 20 for $349, set to ship in June

NVIDIA made quite a stir at CES this last January with the announcement of what they called “Project Shield”,  a new gaming device powered by Android. Well, now it seems

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Archos intros ChefPad, kitchen-based Android tablet

Archos has a new Android tablet for your consideration, the kitchen-themed ChefPad. Rather than a stock Android experience and traditional tablet, this one is designed to stay in one place.

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HTC First getting discontinued, source says

After barely a month into its release, the HTC First is set to become discontinued, or so says a source close to BGR. The phone, which already dropped from $99

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Google unifies Gmail and Drive storage with 15GB

Google announced on Monday that it will unify the storage between the Gmail and Drive properties. Now, instead of having 10GB free storage in Gmail and another 5GB in Drive,

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Zact enters the no-contract fray with custom-built plans

T-Mobile, AT&T, and pretty much every other no-contract carrier have at least one more wireless provider to keep an eye on.  The carrier is called Zact and it aims to

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Could white Nexus 4 be the refreshed LTE model for Google I/O?

Don’t your breath or anything, but it’s possible that Google will release a white version of the Nexus 4. Expected to arrive with 32GB storage and LTE connectivity, the Nexus

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Sony announces new Xperia ZR, a smaller waterproof cousin of the Xperia Z

Sony, capitalizing on the massive success of their Xperia line, has today announced the new Xperia ZR. At 4.55 inches, the ZR will be bringing along a lot of the


Motorola XT1058 ‘XFON’ swings through FCC

A Motorola XT1058 has made its way through the FCC, carrying what appears to be support for AT&T’s network. Based on the image that accompanies the listing, the phone looks

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Android lead: Google I/O “going to be different” this year.

Don’t look for any big new hardware or major releases in Android at Google I/O this week, it’s likely not going to happen. Google’s Sundar Pinchai, speaking with Wired, tells

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Enigmatic LG device spied in wild again

A new photo of an unknown LG smartphone has been leaked online courtesy of @evleaks, showing an ultra-thin bezel. Images arrived late last week for the handset however the specs


In Brief: Android-related things you should know (May 10, 2013)

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

App Reviews

PUK – Pool with pucks and no side pockets

I do not have a great description for this game, and the title was alliteration for alliteration’s sake, but I can tell you that PUK is an addicting pick-up-and-play game. 

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Leaked benchmarks for the Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 released

It looks like all the rumors are coming together, as benchmarks have been released for an upcoming 8-inch Samsung tablet thanks to the Dutch website TechTastic. Sources at the site

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Google Babel to be called Hangouts and debut at Google I/O, source says

Google will introduce the much-rumored unified messaging client, Babel, at Google I/O next week, reports TechRadar. Picking up the more formal, and familiar, name of Google Hangouts, this is the


Weekend Wallpapers: 8-bit and pixel backgrounds for your Android

Add a bit of old-school to that brand new Android with these wallpapers!