Fresh images confirm Android 4.4′s ‘Tap & Pay’ (UPDATED)

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We might be a few days from seeing Android 4.4 KitKat and the Nexus 5 arrive; we should not be surprised if a ton of things leak over this weekend. Take these new photos, for instance, which confirm the details that KitKat will bake in some mobile payment options.The pictures, which come from ...

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Google TV will become ‘Android TV’, report says

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Google will back away from the Google TV brand for the connected television experience in favor of ‘Android TV’, reports GigaOm. According to an unnamed executive at an electronics makers says the company has already taken to using the new branding. With Google TV having never ...

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MuseMini DBoom speaker review

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Up for review today is the new DBoom speaker from MuseMini. This portable guy not only connects via 3.5mm input and Bluetooth, but it also allows for NFC pairing. Should have a smartphone with NFC capabilities you’ll find that it’s a breeze to power on and connect to the DBoom. As ...

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Nexus 5, Android 4.4 alleged to launch on October 15

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New chatter surfacing today suggests that Google could be but days away from introducing the next-generation Nexus smartphone. Presumed to be the Nexus 5, the phone is expected to be the first to power Android 4.4 KitKat. We’ve previously heard that Google was shooting for mid-October for ...

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Fitbit reveals activity and sleep-tracking device, Fitbit Force

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Fitbit on Thursday introduced its latest wearable device, the activity and sleep-tracking Fitbit Force. Designed with a very minimal aesthetic, the wristable monitors calories, steps walked, incoming calls, and more. Offered in either black or slate color options, the Force lasts 7-10 days on a ...

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Japan gets mini version of Xperia Z1

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Sony on Thursday confirmed the upcoming availability of the Xperia Z1f, a smaller version of the flagship Z1 smartphone. The internal hardware is largely unchanged; we’re still looking at a top-tier Android experience. The Z1f runs Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and features a 2.3GHZ quad-core ...

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YouTube ‘Add to Device’ to allow offline playback up to 48 hours later

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An upcoming update to the YouTube experience will soon allow for offline playback of videos on your smartphone. Slated to arrive in November, the “Add to Device” feature will let users watch videos in cases where a data connection is not present. You’ll be able to view clips ...

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LG debuts G Pro Lite for international crowd

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LG on Thursday announced the global launch of the LG G Pro Lite, an entry level Android with a 5.5-inch display. Arriving later this month, the phone runs 4.1.2 Jelly Bean and features a 1GHz dual-core processor, 1GB RAM, and 8GB internal storage. The back side offers an 8-megapixel rear camera ...

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T-Mobile Uncarrier Phase 3: Unlimited international data , flat-rate calling, and more

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“Today’s phones are designed to work around the world, but we’re forced to pay insanely inflated international connectivity fees to actually use them. You can’t leave the country without coming home to bill shock. So we’re making the world your network — at no extra cost.” - John Legere, ...

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T-Mobile may introduce data passport plan with international coverage

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T-Mobile is slated to usher in the third phase of its Uncarrier initiative this evening and there is plenty of buzz as to what might be announced. We’ve previously heard of refurbished devices in stores, free calls to Mexico, and/or removing deposits for well-qualified buyers. The latest, ...

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Big Android BBQ app updated on eve of 2013 event

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With but a few hours separating today and the start of the fourth annual Big Android BBQ we now have an updated app experience. If you’re headed to Dallas for the multi-day conference (giant Android hangout) then you’ll want to grab the 4.3 release. It’s the perfect companion ...

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Android team intros three new developer features for Google Play Games

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Today we’re announcing three new features in Google Play Games that make it easier to understand what players are doing in your game, manage your game features more effectively, and store more game data in the Google cloud. via New Developer Features in Google Play Games | Android Developers Blog.

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Samsung flip phone spied with unnecessary Snapdragon 800 CPU

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You know what you need in your flip phone? You need Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and a quad-core Snapdragon processor.  At least that’s what Samsung thinks. A newly discovered SM-W2014 has been spied online at China’s Tenaa website which features the aforementioned specs as well as a ...

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Android 4.3 pushed out to AT&T’s HTC One

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Effective yesterday, October 8, the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update has started rolling out for the AT&T version of the HTC One. In addition to the standard fare of Android updates, the file includes a number of HTC tweaks and enhancements. HTC One owners should see a notificationhowever you ...

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U.S. Cellular now offering Samsung Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy Gear

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U.S. Cellular on Wednesday confirmed that the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear are now available for purchase. Offered through the retail store and online portals, the pair cost $299.99 each. The Galaxy Note 3, of course, requires a two-year service agreement whereas the smartwatch does ...

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