Jelly Bean powers three in five Android devices

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It’s a new month which means new Android platform figures. We like to check in once every few weeks to see how the Android landscape looks and get a sense for which versions of the platform are growing and which are waning. According to the latest numbers, Jelly Bean (Android 4.1+) now ...

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Gameloft and Marvel announce Captain America: The Winter Soldier game

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Gameloft and Marvel have announced the upcoming release of a smartphone and tablet game based on the film Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Arriving in late March, the game puts you in the boots of Captain America as you lead S.H.I.E.L.D. agents against enemies and bosses. According to the ...

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AllCast updated with Chromecast support

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Koushik Dutta has rolled out an updated release of his popular and handy app AllCast. As we expected would ultimately happen, his new version offer support with the Chromecast’s SDK. In essence, this app lets you cast pictures and video to “all the things“, or pretty much ...

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Amazon guarantees $1.50 CPM banner ads in Amazon Mobile Ad Network for March, April

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Amazon’s latest promotion hopes to ensnare new apps and games Listen up Android developers! Amazon just announced a really great revenue opportunity for those who have yet to take advantage of the Amazon Mobile Ads API. Indeed, you’ll be able to earn $1.50 for every 1,000 ad ...

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Air Wireless refreshes no-contract offerings

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Aio Wireless on Tuesday rolled out new, no-contract service plans for customers. Effective immediately, the three plans range from $40-$60 per month, however all of them include unlimited voice and messaging. In addition to these affordable rate plans, customers who sign up for automatic ...

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Google and Cisco sign cross-license patent deal

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Google and Cisco today announced a new deal which sees the two benefiting from playing nice with each other. The two companies will license patents to the other in an attempt to promote innovation and freedom of operation. Rather than fight it out in court and waste time with litigation and ...

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Samsung details pricing and U.S. availability for Galaxy Note Pro, Galaxy Tab Pro

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Samsung on Tuesday announced the pricing and U.S. launch details for the brand new Galaxy Note Pro and Galaxy Tab Pro devices. Set to arrive on Thursday, February 13, these are the premium tablets with Samsung’s new UI, tons of power, and a host of productivity apps. With sizes that range ...

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LG confirms optical image stabilization for G Pro 2

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Korean smartphone maker LG announced that the upcoming G Pro 2 will feature optical image stabilization (OIS) in the camera. The 13-megapixel shooter should provide less shakiness in pictures and videos; the front-facing 2.1-megapixel camera is reportedly improved as well. Other features ...

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Samsung schedules February 24 Unpacked event for Galaxy S5

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Samsung is expected to introduce its next generation of flagship Galaxy S smartphones on February 24. An invitation posted on the company’s press page tells us that the Galaxy S5 will debut on the eve of Mobile World Congress. No, it doesn’t explicitly mention the device by name but ...

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AT&T no longer paying T-Mobile customers up to $450 to switch carriers

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Remember that limited time promotion where AT&T would pay T-Mobile customers up to $450 switch wireless providers? It’s done. Over. You missed it. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the deal expired on January 31, less than one month after commencing. While AT&T initially ...

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Holofication Nation reimagines Android apps one at a time

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For every Android app or game that has been glossed up with the platform’s Holo design aesthetics there are countless titles that have not. And, while we generally like the stuff coming out of bigger development teams, sometimes a small unit is just as good – if not better. Such is ...

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WSJ: Sprint chairman, CEO want to meet with FCC

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Sprint chairman Masayoshi Son and CEO Dan Hesse are expected to meet with the FCC this week to discuss the potential for a T-Mobile acquisition. The rumors of such a deal, as some know,  have been circulating for more than a few months. As to why the duo want to meet with the government, the ...

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Ting lowers off-contract data plans

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Ting, a MVNO partner of Sprint, has lowered its data rates on the carrier’s two year anniversary. Nearly every rate plan on the no-contract carrier’s lineup has been dropped; one (XXL) has been removed altogether. This is not a promotion, these are just our new rates. Current ...

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Google looses Chromecast SDK on developers

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Google has rolled out the official Google Cast SDK for all developers, which could, in essence, open the door to a bunch of new apps with Chromecast support. Those developers wishing to utilize the tools should note that the SDK has “undergone a thorough overhaul since the developer ...

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Sprint delivers KitKat update to HTC One

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Sprint, over the weekend, announced that the HTC One will soon receive its Android 4.4.2 KitKat update. Starting February 11, the update will be available by manual download through the smartphone’s settings. As the first carrier in the United States to offer the update, Sprint’s ...

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