Google tweet has Android fanboys thinking 5.0 for Google I/O

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Get out your tinfoil hat, kids. The latest round of chatter says that Google will debut Android 5.0 at Google I/O this month. Why, you ask? Because a tweet from Google’s official account yesterday says so. If you happened to catch the tweet on June 11 about getting ready for The World Cup ...

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AT&T quietly bumps activation fee to $40

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The next time you activate a new line of service or upgrade your handset at AT&T you’ll find a slightly higher fee awaiting you. Last week saw Ma Bell quietly bump its activation fee from $36 to $40. Effective June 8, the change does not impact those who sign one up with an AT&T ...

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Huawei brings unlocked Ascend Mate2 to U.S. for $299

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Huawei on Thursday announced that Ascend Mate2 is available to U.S. consumers through a new web site. First announced back in January at CES, the Ascend Mate2 features a 6.1-inch 720p display, 1.6GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor, 13-megapixel rear camera, and front-facing 5-megapixel ...

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LG deploys G Pad series to Europe

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LG began rolling out its new G Pad series of tablets to Europe this week, starting with the G Pad 7.0. The next few weeks will see the G Pad 8.0 and G Pad 10.1 deployed, and then, hopefully, a bit of global expansion. Pricing and exact availability will be shared in the run-up to... Read More

U.S. Cellular adds ZTE Grand S Pro

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U.S. Cellular and ZTE on Thursday announced the immediate availability of the Grand S Pro. Featuring a 5-inch 720p display and 13-megapixel rear camera, the smartphone is powered by a quad-core 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor with 2GB RAM. The handset is equipped with support for U.S. ...

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Android icon lovers, come out to play-ay! You’re invited to Tha Warriors Party!

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Look, we know you love to play with the look and feel of your Android smartphone or tablet. Gauging by the interest in our icon pack highlight posts we understand that a lot of you love to swap out the icons on a regular basis. This Friday you’ll have a chance to take advantage of... Read More

Verizon to carry LG G3 on July 17, report says

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Verizon will offer the LG G3 starting from July 17, or so says a source close to @evleaks. Reportedly, the device will be made available for pre-orders one week earlier, on June 10. It’s unclear whether other carriers are expecting to carry the flagship device on or around the same time ...

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Create simple yet gorgeous gradient wallpapers with Mixt [App of the Day]

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Looking to add a nice, minimal wallpaper to your Android and really dig the gradient effect? Today’s app recommendation makes that drop dead simple. No, we’re not talking about a bundle of predesigned wallpapers that somebody else put together. This free app lets you pick and choose ...

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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 rumored with Quad HD display, Snapdragon 805 CPU

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New rumors surfacing this week suggest the forthcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 4 could feature a Quad HD display and quad-core Snapdragon 805 processor. According to SamMobile, the U.S. version of the device may boast the cutting-edge Qualcomm chip while other markets might get a new Exynos (5433) ...

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Honeywell debuts Lyric, the smart thermostat with Android operability

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Honeywell has introduced its latest smart thermostat, the gorgeously simple Nest-like Lyric. Set to hit retailers in August, the $279 device is already being offered through professional heating and cooling contractors. As you might have already guessed, the Lyric can be controlled via your ...

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Amazon Kindle app update adds professional narration to existing books

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So you’ve got yourself a number of books that you’re reading at home and/or at work on lunch break. The problem, as you see it, is that you’d like to listen to these book in the car or on the train while you heading to and from home. Amazon has your back and has today ...

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Boost Mobile calls up waterproof Kyocera Hydro Icon

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Boost Mobile on Monday added a new smartphone to its portfolio with the waterproof Kyocera Hydro Icon. Set to arrive on June 17 with a $149.99 price tag, it’s an Android 4.3 Jelly Bean device designed to withstand drops, dust, water, and shocks. Thanks to its MilSpec 810G rating the phone ...

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Motorola schedules 24 hour “Try Then Buy” promotion for Moto X on June 9

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Been on the fence over whether to pick up a Moto X smartphone? This Monday is the day you’ve been waiting for; Motorola is going to let you try one out before you buy it. Called “Try Then Buy”, it’s a 24 hour promotion through Motorola’s website which lets users ...

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T-Mobile unveils ‘Underground’ portal with limited-stock devices for true enthusiasts

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Are you the type of smartphone enthusiast that likes to hunt down rare and unique models? Maybe you were one of the first people on the block to have a white smartphone – back when that was tough to come by. T-Mobile knows there are plenty of folks like you so that’s why they ...

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NVIDIA unveils Tegra K1-powered Project Tango tablet

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NVIDIA on Thursday unveiled its Project Tango Developers’ Kit, which centers around a 7-inch Tegra K1-powered tablet. Packing 129 programmable GPU cores, it’s easily one of the most powerful devices of its kind and holds the keys to the future of mobile computing. In addition to ...

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