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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Google Wallet lets users add credit and debit cards via camera

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Google on Thursday released an update to its Google Wallet application which makes it even easier to add credit cards and debit cards. As noted in the changelog, the app now lets users snap a picture of their cards to integrate them with the Wallet account. Take the photo and Wallet will ...

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T-Mobile to terminate all billing for Premium SMS

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T-Mobile Will No Longer Allow Third Parties to Bill Customers for Premium SMS Services Charitable Text-to-Give Campaigns and Political Donations Not Affected At T-Mobile, our customers come first and we believe they should be treated fairly and not charged for unwanted services. Despite ...

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Amazon shaves Nexus 7 (2013) price to $199

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Presumably as part of a pre-Black Friday promotion, Amazon is offering the flagship tablet at a discounted price Amazon is offering the Nexus 7 tablet for $199 (16GB) and $239 (32GB) today, a savings of more than ten percent. While that discount doesn’t sound all that fantastic at first ...

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T-Mobile Moto X gets Android 4.4 KitKat

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The nation’s fourth largest wireless provider is but days behind Verizon in issuing Android 4.4 to the Moto X T-Mobile is the next carrier to see the Android 4.4 KitKat update rolling out to the Moto X. An updated post on Motorola’s blog tells us that the nation’s fourth ...

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