Scout for Android gets ETA sharing, offline maps, more

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Scout for Android (TeleNav) was updated on Wednesday to include a brand new dashboard experience and new features. Details include offline maps and navigation, a new dashboard, and ETA sharing through (OnMyWay). We had a chance to test these new features a few weeks ago and were really ...

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Samsung finally hints at an update for Galaxy S4 storage problems

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Recently, many buyers of Samsung’s new Galaxy S4 have been disappointed to learn that the 16GB model only offers around 8GB of user-accessible storage. To make matters worse, when Samsung was confronted with the issue, they replied stating it could easily be fixed with the help of the ...

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Google I/O 2013: No new Android release this year, but that’s not a bad thing

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So as you’ve learned by now, there is no new version of Android being announced at this year’s conference. But, before you get all upset and scream about how that sucks, I’ll tell you that it’s not a bad thing. In fact, I posit that what Google did for Android this time ...

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HP announces Android SlateBook x2 just in time for next school year

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HP announced today that they will be releasing the SlateBook x2 and the Split x2 towards the end of summer. This pair not only offers the flexibility of a portable personal computer, but it also allows users to detach the display and use it as a standalone touchscreen tablet. While both devices ...

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A sneak peek at Epson’s next-generation Moverio wearable Android glasses

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With pretty much all the glory going to Google Glass right now, people are becoming more aware of the wearable technology than ever before. That’s not to say, however, that this is a one-horse race. Epson has been playing around with concepts for quite some time now and is ready to ...

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Archos intros ChefPad, kitchen-based Android tablet

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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.  Specifications are pretty much your typical mid-range device with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, a dual-core ...

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HTC First getting discontinued, source says

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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 to $.99 last week, has reportedly sold somewhere south of 15,000 units. Blame AT&T, Facebook, or HTC… whoever ya want, this ...

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Google unifies Gmail and Drive storage with 15GB

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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, users will have 15GB total to use wherever and however.  In the event you need more storage, Google will offer plans at ...

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

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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 make things easier and/or provide more options than the other guys. Zact, offers a pair of entry-level Android handsets at ...

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

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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 4 has been rumored for a refresh for a while now. New images surfacing this week show the white model is ...

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Motorola XT1058 ‘XFON’ swings through FCC

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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 to be the same “X Phone” that leaked back in March. Things are falling into place for the so-called ...

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

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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 us that Google I/O is “going to be different” this year. What can we expect from I/O this ...

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Enigmatic LG device spied in wild again

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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 remain a mystery.  It remains unclear which model we’re looking at here but the most likely candidate is the LG ...

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In Brief: Android-related things you should know (May 10, 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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Leaked benchmarks for the Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 released

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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 say they have discovered the 8-inch tablet in the GLBenchmark database, carrying model number SM-T311 (which we ...

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