Google previews Android ‘L’ features

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As expected, Google today showed off some of the upcoming features that will make their way into the next build of Android. Known, for now as the “L” release, we should look for it later this fall. It’s going to be a long summer of anticipation as the set list is quite deep. ...

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Nest kicks off ‘Works with Nest’ developer program

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Google’s Nest is going to be the center of your home and connected life. You know all of that “Internet of Things” chatter you hear about? The Nest Learning Thermostat is about to help make that a reality. At least, that’s the hopes with their “Works with ...

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Microsoft calls on Nokia X2 for emerging markets

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As expected, Microsoft on Tuesday announced its latest Android smartphone in the form of an entry-level Nokia X2. Slated for release in July, the handset features a 4.3-inch ClearBlack display, 1.2GHz Snapdragon 200 processor with 1GB RAM, and a 5-megapixel/1-megapixel camera duo. The Nokia X2 ...

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I was shafted by Verizon with my Chromebook Pixel, too [UPDATE]

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If you follow the tech space closely, chances are good you might have heard about the data problem that some Chromebook Pixel owners have run into. If not, here’s a quick and dirty rundown of what’s happening: LTE versions of the Chromebook Pixels are supposed to come with two years ...

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Sprint now offering 30 day risk-free trial of services, expanded LTE coverage, and more

Sprint, having a busy day to kick off the week, has announced the expansion of 4G LTE to another 28 markets. What’s more, the tri-band Spark service is getting three more areas of its own. While the former eclipses the 470 market threshold, the much faster Spark LTE now reaches 27 cities. ...

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Sprint calls dibs on Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport

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Sprint on Monday announced the exclusive availability of the Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport. Internal specifications from the flagship models remain unchanged however the outside of the device gets a sporty punchup that includes rubber grips and physical buttons. Indeed, this one is also water and ...

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Google Glass goes on sale in U.K.

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Customers living in the U.K. who are interested in purchasing a pair of Google Glass can now do so. For the first time, Google’s smart wearable is available outside of the United States. Priced at £1,000 (approximately $1,700 U.S.), Glass can be ordered at google.co.uk/glass/, which ...

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Sell your broken and damaged mobile devices through the Swappa Boneyard

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Swappa, one of our favorite destinations for buying and selling smartphones, has opened up a brand new section. Called Boneyard, it’s a place for you to help get rid of your broken and damaged mobile goods. Got a water damaged device, old feature phone or something with a cracked display? ...

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Benchmarks reveal two versions of Samsung Galaxy Note 4

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Samsung is prepping at least two versions of the Galaxy Note 4, both of which have been found on benchmark website AnTuTu. Not that we’d expect anything else –Samsung routinely releases handset variants– but we’re digging the specs for these two. Reportedly, one ...

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Google adds new market availability for Play Books, Play Movies

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Google this week expanded the number of countries offering its Play Books and Play Movies apps and services. The former picks up nearly a dozen new markets while the latter gets almost twice as many new areas. There are quite a few countries left for each property however we’re glad to ...

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Access your important stuff quicker with Nokia’s new Z Launcher [App of the Day]

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Introducing Z Launcher from Nokia Z Launcher on Vimeo. Samsung is not the only hardware maker to debut a new launcher for Android this week. Indeed, Nokia has thrown their best effort at us, introducing its new Z Launcher app. Designed with the premises of helping users more quickly get to the ...

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Amazon makes the Fire smartphone a reality; due July 25

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Amazon on Wednesday finally revealed the long-anticipated Fire phone. Making its debut at an event in Seattle, the smartphone teeters on the the balance of mid-range and top-tier hardware. Specifications include a quad-core 2.2GHz processor with Adreno 330 GPU, 2GB RAM, and a 13-megapixel rear ...

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BlackBerry turns to Amazon for apps

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BlackBerry on Wednesday announced a new licensing agreement with Amazon which sees the hardware maker employing the Appstore for its handsets. Once realized, smartphones which run the forthcoming BBOS 10.3 will be able to tap into the Amazon Appstore and its more than 200,000 applications. Yes, ...

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Samsung Galaxy S5 gets a prime update for Korea

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Samsung on Wednesday announced a new version of its Galaxy S5 flagship phone, unwrapping the Galaxy S5 LTE-A. Once known by the name of Galaxy S5 Prime, it’s the first smartphone to feature Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 805 processor which boasts four 2.5GHz Krait 450 CPU cores as well ...

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T-Mobile’s Un-carrier 5.0 could reveal simplified pricing and unlocking options

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T-Mobile’s next Un-Carrier announcement, set for June 18, could usher in simplified pricing for rate plans, suggests TmoNews. Instead of a $49.99 rate plan with fees and taxes, T-Mobile customers might instead see a flat $50 sticker. You know, not unlike MetroPCS’s Period Power ads ...

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