MetroPCS adds ONE TOUCH Fierce and ONE TOUCH Evolve to lineup

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MetroPCS announced on Monday that a pair of Alcatel smartphones have joined the carrier’s lineup. Tapped with very affordable price points, the ONE TOUCH Fierce and ONE TOUCH Evolve are low-cost Androids with no long-term commitments. The $99 Fierce runs Android 4.2.2. Jelly Bean, ...

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Gold HTC One intro’d for European crowd

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HTC has introduced a new gold color option for the HTC One smartphone, though it hasn’t disclosed availability or pricing. The gold version joins other variants including silver, black, blue, and red. Reportedly, this model will stay in European markets, however we would not be surprised ...

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Eric Schmidt pens guide to converting from iPhone to Android

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Google’s Eric Schmidt took to his Google+ account yesterday to write up a rather lengthy guide on how to convert from iPhone to Android. As he notes, many of his friends are switch from Apple’s device to something that runs Android. His unofficial tutorial spans setting up your ...

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HTC One Google Play Edition is latest to score KitKat

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The HTC One Google Play Edition is the latest Android smartphone to pick up its Android 4.4 KitKat software update. According to multiple reports, the rollout began somewhere over the early hours of Monday morning. As you might expect, the update comes over the air and weighs in around 300MB. ...

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Samsung debuts Galaxy Grand 2 for ‘selective regions’

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Samsung on Monday introduced its latest Android smartphone, the Galaxy Grand 2, moderately sized device with mid-range specifications. Powered by Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, the phone runs Samsung’s TouchWiz UI and features hardware that may be suited for emerging markets. Details include a ...

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AT&T’s Moto X is latest to receive Android 4.4 KitKat

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Your move, Sprint. AT&T has followed both Verizon and T-Mobile in rolling out the Android 4.4 KitKat updates to their Moto X smartphones. The changelog looks to be the same as the other two; no new bloatware or services.  If you have any one of these three versions of the Motorola ...

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Facebook 4.0 app for Android to usher in new UI

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The next big release of Facebook’s mobile app for Android should usher in a new UI, according to reports. Allegedly, the 4.0 version of Facebook for Android features the design and layout you see in the images above. It’s not clear, exactly, how soon Facebook plans to roll out this ...

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Leaked Samsung chassis could belong to Galaxy S5 or Galaxy F

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Pictures surfacing in France today may provide our first look at the chassis or casting mold that helps constitute the Samsung Galaxy S5. Then again, we might be viewing the innards of a rumored Galaxy F series, too. Whatever the case, the device looks to feature a metallic chassis, a rarity in ...

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Sony investigating Android 4.4 KitKat upgrades for multiple devices

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Sony may expand its Android 4.4 KitKat plans to include a number of additional devices. Head over to the company’s support page for devices such as the Xperia ZR, Xperia T, Xperia TX and Xperia V and you’ll find that it lists the devices as being “Under Investigation”. Check out ...

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Leaked doc tips Android 4.4 plans for select Samsung models

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Reportedly, the Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy S4 will get KitKat in January, followed by 2012 flagships A document obtained by iTechAddict tells us that some Samsung owners should expect Android 4.4 KitKat releases in the early months of the coming year. Assuming the details prove correct, the ...

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Poetic Slimbook Case for Google Nexus 5 for $3.95 (80% OFF)

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Protect that brand new Nexus 5 smartphone with one of these Poetic Slimbook Cases. These guys are warrantied for three years, provide front and back protection, and don’t add much bulk whatsoever. Head over to Amazon and you’ll find this guy going for less than $4 right now, a ...

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Dead Zebra teasing Series 04 Android collectibles

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Dead Zebra has been teasing the upcoming release of their Series 04 Android collectible figurines. Spread out over multiple blog posts, we are getting to see some of the new guys that make up the next-gen goodies. The fourth series is designed by returning artists (Andrew ...

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Mojang announces Android beta program for Minecraft PE

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Mojang has become the latest Android developer to jump on the beta bandwagon. Today sees them introducing a beta program for Minecraft PE for Android. To join, you simply need to apply to the Minecraft PE Test Group (Google+) and follow the instructions. While it’s open to anyone, Mojang ...

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U.S. Cellular outlines Black Friday plans

Multiple smartphones for a penny; existing customers get a week’s head start U.S. Cellular has become the latest carrier to detail its upcoming Black Friday promotions. An email provided to us today tells us we should look forward to a two-day penny sale on multiple 4G LTE ready ...

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Android tablets now get an optimized Google Play experience

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Android tablet owners logging into the Google Play Store will start to see a new, tablet-optimized configuration. As we’ve been expecting, the new look is designed to highlight apps and games made with tablets in mind. This, of course, does not get rid of everything else, but only pushes ...

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