Oppo racing to introduce first 2K smartphone with Find 7

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Remember how this time last year we were being introduced to the world’s first 1080p HD smartphone displays? Do you recall who was first out of the gate with something in that 1920×1080 pixel resolution? Yes, it was Oppo. The next generation of smartphone displays looks to double ...

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Facebook confirms video ads in feeds for mobile

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Facebook on Tuesday confirmed that “a small number of people” will begin to see video ads in their social media feed. Indeed, this is for both the desktop as well as the mobile experience. According to Facebook, the videos will automatically play as they appear on screen, but sound ...

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Samsung debuts redesigned GamePad controller for smartphones

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Samsung has introduced a new version of its GamePad game controller for Galaxy and other smartphones. Things look strikingly different than the first generation and now feel considerably less like an XBOX 360 controller. Color has switched from white to black and the analog sticks are now ...

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Samsung expands HomeSync compatibility to other Android devices

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Samsung on Tuesday announced that it will now allow other branded devices to connect and sync with its HomeSync storage. Previously limited to Samsung’s own devices, the 1TB storage device connects to HD TVs via HDMI and allows for up to eight separate accounts. Each account could then ...

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12 Days of Giveaways: Pyle Audio BlueReach (UPDATED)

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Today marks the third day of our 12 Days of Giveaways promotion which sees us giving out all sorts of wonderful Android-related stuff. Okay, so there are some general smartphone-related things in the mix as well. Let’s get to it!   Prize #1 Pyle Audio BlueReach, 6-pack smartphones ...

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Sprint announces 70 new LTE markets; ends year with 300 cities

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Sprint on Monday announced that there are 70 new markets with the carrier’s 4G LTE network. Having crossed the 300 city mark, the coverage doesn’t so much as expand as it does fill in holes. Notably, San Diego, St. Louis, and Green Bay are among the bigger markets getting quicker ...

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LG debuts 5.5-inch Gx for native Korea

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That didn’t take very long! Just a few days after first landing on our rumor radar, the LG Gx has been officially introduced. The Android Jelly Bean-powered smartphone features a 5.5-inch 1080p IPS display, a 13-megapixel rear camera, and 32GB internal storage. With a design that calls to ...

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LG G flex spied headed to Sprint, leak indicates

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Sprint is expected to offer the recently introduced LG G Flex at some point in the near future, says reputable source @evleaks. Although the exact timing and price are not clear, the LS995 is likely closer to the United States than previously thought. There’s no physical branding on the ...

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Motorola again teasing the wooden backs for Moto X

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Motorola has taken to its social media platforms to tease the upcoming availability of the wooden back plates for its Moto X. Set to debut at some point in the future, these wooden covers are expected to come in four flavors. Put this DIY project on hold. Trust us. Motorola is not quite ready ...

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Sprint readying $20B bid for T-Mobile, report says

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Sprint is readying a potential $20 bid for T-Mobile US for the first half of 2014, says industry insiders speaking with the Wall Street Journal. The deal, which would marry the 3rd and 4th largest carriers in the United States, is certain to face heavy scrutiny by the Department of Justice. As ...

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Google+ app for Android turns any photo into snowglobe

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A new update rolling out to Google+ for Android today lets users turn their photos into a virtual snowglobe. We’ve included a fun holiday gift in the new version of Google+ for Android launching today. Shake your device while viewing one of your photos, and watch the snow fall. Shake it again ...

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An HTC One 2 concept we could get behind

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HTC’s next flagship smartphone may be few months away but that doesn’t mean we have to sit around, poring over each little rumor. Nope, we can pretend we know what the device will look like and what features it will have under the hood. We were tipped today to a video (Cheers, ...

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Amazon now lets users send Amazon Coins as gifts

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Amazon on Thursday introduced a new option which should help spur additional downloads of Android games and apps – and developer revenue. Starting today, you can buy Amazon Coins as gifts for friends and family members. These coins, which have been around for much of 2013, can be used to ...

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Google Santa Tracker app updated for 2013

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Google’s official Santa Tracker application for Android has been updated for 2013, bringing about some new goodies. As expected, the app supports Chromecast; find out where the jolly, fat guy is from your handset or connected television. Also included in the refreshed app are three new ...

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Gmail Android app updated with vacation response, printing, and more

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The official Gmail client picks up new features, however some are specific to Android 4.4 or later The official Gmail app for Android is getting an update today which adds new moderate and handy features. Chief among the details is the ability to set vacation auto-responses, something ...

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