Huawei readies Ascend Mate 2 for U.S. launch

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Huawei has opened up a new website for the Ascend Mate 2 ahead of an eventual U.S. debut. From the looks of things, the Ascend Mate 2 will be sold directly to U.S. consumers; pricing and availability are unknown. Initially unveiled as CES a few months back, the Huawei smartphone features ...

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Samsung Galaxy Tab4 Gallery

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No April Fooling around, Samsung’s latest series of tablets has officially been announced. Slated to debut later this quarter, the new Galaxy Tab4 line will come in 7-inch, 8-inch, and 10.1-inch versions. Here’s a look at the threesome from a variety of angles.  

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Study finds LG the fastest growing Android brand in United States

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A recent report from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech finds that LG is the fastest growing Android handset brand in the United States. The data, which was collected in a three month period ending in February 2014, shows LG has topped 8 percent market share in the United States, putting it in third ...

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Rdio now casts your music to Chromecast

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Rdio is the latest music service to fold in support for Google’s Chromecast media device. Log into the web experience today and you’ll find the familiar icon at the bottom row of your screen. The Android and iOS mobile apps also offer Chromecast playback; software updates are ...

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Themer app adds icon support

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The newest version of Themer (Beta) which rolled out late last week adds in a new, much-requested feature. Going forward, the 1.38 and later versions will let users swap out icon packs with the press of a button. After months of waiting and thousands of user requests, Themer now offers full ...

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First screen grabs of Cyanogenmod 11S leak for OnePlus One

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The leaks and teases for the upcoming OnePlus One smartphone continue today with a couple of screen grabs from the OS. Reported to be running Android 4.4.2-based Cyanogenmod 11S, the handset looks unlike the other versions of the custom OS experience. Perhaps that the rationale behind the ...

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T-Mobile ends employer discount for rate plans

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Effective April 1, T-Mobile will end the monthly discount for customers who previously enjoyed a company discount. Some subscribers would save a small percentage on their monthly bill provided they set this up with T-Mobile and their employer. In its place, says the carrier, will be a $25 ...

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Amazon shaves up to $40 off Kindle Fire HD tablets for limited time

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Amazon on Friday announced a limited-time promotion which sees them slashing up to $40 off the Kindle Fire HD tablet. What’s more, the HD X models have their own discounts as well, with $30 off the 7-inch and $40 off the 8.9-inch version. What’s the reason for such a deep discount? ...

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Om Nom returns to Android in Cut the Rope 2

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After spending the last few months as an iOS exclusive, the popular ZeptoLab character Om Nom returns in Cut the Rope 2. By popular we mean over 500 million downloads of Cut the Rope franchise titles thus far. Offered in the Google Play Store immediately, the new game will also touch down in ...

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Microsoft sets Office Mobile free on Android

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Microsoft has updated its Office application for Android and iOS making the productivity suite free for home users. Whereas it previously required a subscription to the Office 365 service it is now free for all. As one might expect, Office Mobile lets users create, edit, open, and save ...

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Sprint calls up new MVNO, Ciao Mobile

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Sprint’s latest mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) Ciao Mobile is up and running with no-contract service plans. With plans that range from $35-$60, the prepaid carrier joins Virgin Mobile USA and Boost Mobile in offering service through Sprint’s network. At $35 customers can ...

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ZTE Nubia X6 introduced for Chinese market

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ZTE has announced its latest Android-powered smartphone, the massive 6.44-inch Nubia X6. With a price of roughly $640 (US), the handset boasts a quad-core 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, 3GB RAM, and a 4250mAh battery. In addition to being big and powerful this one is able to snap ...

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Dell signs Android and Chrome royalty agreement with Microsoft

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Dell has signed a patent-licensing deal with Microsoft which centers around the usage of Android and Chrome operating systems. Hardware maker Dell agrees to pay Microsoft for the integration of Google’s two platforms because Android employs some of Microsoft’s patents. This ...

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Twitter enhances photo experience for mobile apps

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Twitter this week is updating its mobile apps for Android and iOS with enhanced photo features. First, users can now attach up to four images to a tweet when composing a status update. What’s more, users can also tag up to ten friends in a photo; friends will be notified if tagged. For ...

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The HTC One (M8) officially announced

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What has possibly been the most leaked phone to date, the HTC One (M8) is finally official. The HTC One (M8) is sporting Android 4.4.2 KitKat and Sense 6.0, an updated version of HTC’s custom software. Here are the official specs for HTC’s new flagship: 5-inch 1080p Super LCD3 ...

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