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Hey guys, just wanted to publish a note to clear the air on a particular topic that’s getting traction this evening. We ran a post earlier today as part of our Developers We Love series which is aimed at giving new Android users a place to start. ┬áThe idea is simple: we highlight a ...

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Yahoo adds ‘Listening Space’ to Aviate

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Yahoo has added its first major new feature to the Aviate launcher since its acquisition in early January. Available immediately in the latest version of the app is a tool known as Listening Space. What does it do? Well, it’s smart stuff, really, and centers around listening to music. ...

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Qualcomm updates Toq app with Activity Points, new features

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Qualcomm has rolled out a new software update for its Toq smartphone, adding in a couple handy features. Chief among the details is the focus on Activity. Users can now keep a running tally of Activity Points each day, providing a metric to gauge how much one moves about. It’s not clear ...

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Despite $1B loss, Sprint Q4 beats expectations

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Wireless provider Sprint has posted its results for the fourth quarter of 2013, coming in better than what analyst expected. Although they report a loss of $1 billion over the quarter, Sprint was able to add 58,000 postpaid subscribers.. The carrier indicates there were some 5.6 million ...

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MediaTek sets sights on U.S. market with new octa-core chip

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Taiwanese chipmaker MediaTek announced a new processor on Monday which could have big implications in the U.S. and European markets. Making its debut later this year and into 2015, the MediaTek MT6595 chip features eight cores, four of which employ ARM’s A17 design. More notably, however, ...

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FreedomPop debuts $4.58 unlimited calling, messaging plan

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Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) FreedomPop has rolled out a $4.58 rate which is essentially half its former price. Indeed, you can take advantage of the plan which allows for unlimited calling and unlimited texting. What’s the catch? FreedomPop operates on Sprint’s CDMA and ...

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Sprint takes another look at T-Mobile deal

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After meeting with various members of the FCC and U.S. Dept. of Justice, Sprint is said to be rethinking its intentions to acquire T-Mobile. As CEO Dan Hess and Chairman Masayoshi Son have learned first hand, the deal would face certain scrutiny and quite the resistance. According to the Wall ...

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Huawei bringing smartwatch to Mobile World Congress

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Chinese hardware maker Huawei will bring its own smartwatch to Mobile World Congress later this month, says the Wall Street Journal. In addition to its first wearable device, Huawei will also introduce a pair of tablets and a new smartphone. The phone will be the successor to the Ascend P6, ...

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WSJ: Nokia will debut first Android phone at Mobile World Congress

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Nokia expects to debut its first Android-based smartphone at Mobile World Congress, reports the Wall Street Journal. According to the news outlet, the device was under development when Microsoft made its bid for Nokia’s device business. Thus far the leaked specifications suggest the ...

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Asphalt 8: Airborne presents the Lykan HyperSport

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Online food ordering service Foodler debuts Android app

Foodler, the online food ordering service that connects consumers with the widest variety of restaurants for immediate delivery, today announced its free Android mobile app is now available on Google Play: Similar to its iOS app available on iTunes, the new Foodler Android app allows users to ...

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Court rules AT&T’s Aio brand must change marketing colors

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Lest customers confuse it with T-Mobile’s branding, pre-paid carrier Aio Wireless must stop using the plum colors in marketing. A federal court believes that AT&T’s pre-praid subsidiary Aio’s shade of purple is a bit too close to T-Mobile’s magenta. While some ...

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HTC to offer wider range of products in 2014

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In addition to the flagship, look for mid-range and entry-level models from HTC A new report out of Reauters today tells us that HTC will employ a different strategy for 2014, namely more phones. The problem with us last year was we only concentrated on our flagship. We missed a huge chunk of ...

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Nokia and HTC put patent litigation behind them

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Nokia and HTC have settled their ongoing patent disputes and now look to be forming a working relationship. An announcement on Nokia’s press page tells us the two companies have settled all pending litigation and entered into a collaborative arrangement. According to the press release, ...

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U.S. Cellular calls up $99 Moto G for no-contract plans

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U.S. Cellular on Friday announced that the Moto G has been added to its no-contract lineup. Available for $99 (with instant rebate), the Moto G can be picked up through the carrier’s website starting today. Effective February 10 the device will be sold in retail stores at the same price. ...

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