Appstore Developer Select rewards developers who optimize apps for Kindle Fire line

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Amazon on Tuesday announced a new initiative which rewards developers who optimize Android apps for the Kindle Fire line of tablets. Known as the Appstore Developer Select program, incentives include credits in hosting services, tools for better discovery, and premium placement in ...

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Samsung takes aim at Google Glass with ‘Gear Glass’

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Look surprised when we tell you this next bit of information, but Samsung is looking to introduce its own take on Google Glass. Called — wait for it — Gear Glass, it’s expected that the wearable tech will make its way into the market by April/May 2014. To say that we ...

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Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Note 3 to get the waterproof ‘Active’ treatment

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To the surprise of nobody, Samsung is rumored to introduce waterproof versions of its current Galaxy Note 3 and presumed Galaxy S5 smartphones. According to ETNews, Samsung has been very impressed with the sales and feedback for the Galaxy S4 Active and are working to introduce semi-rugged and ...

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5-inch Samsung Galaxy J headed for Japan, leak indicates

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Samsung will soon introduce a 5-inch Galaxy J smartphone for the Japanese market, reports RBMen. According to a leaked brochure, the handset will be a quad-core experience with 3GB RAM. Aside from the impressive hardware, other details are said to include Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and ...

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Verizon branded HTC One Max spied in wild

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New photos emerged over the weekend showing a Verizon branded HTC One Max in the wild. According to the source, these are currently making the rounds within the carrier and being shown to employees. Reportedly, the back of the device does have the fingerprint scanner and removable back, ...

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Sprint to carry Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 for $50

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Sprint on Monday announced that it will offer the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 on Friday, Oct. 11 at a low $49.99 introductory price. You will, of course, need to sign up a new line of service or be qualified for an upgrade to take advantage of the price, but that’s one attractive sticker, ...

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Full list of Nexus 5 specs seemingly confirmed

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What’s one way to help legitimize hardware details and rumors for an upcoming smartphone? Ask blogs to take down photos and information as it pertains to an unannounced handset. Such was the case this past weekend when Android Police published a post that had a service manual, specs, and ...

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HTC: Android 4.3 coming to EVO 4G LTE by year’s end

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HTC president of American division, Jason Mackenzie, announced over the weekend that the Android 4.3 update is expected to hit the HTC EVO 4G LTE by the end of the year. Currently running Android 4.1 with Sense 4.0, the phone will also be updated to include Sense 5 UI. Considering the HTC EVO ...

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AnTuTu releases Benchmark X Edition to fight score fraud

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You probably heard the news last week Samsung had been found to be manipulating the scores of the Galaxy Note 3 benchmarks to appear in their favor. Any why not? Everybody else does it. Nevertheless, cooking the books is not new and it makes for difficult time trying to sort through the ...

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Samsung’s ‘Long Time Coming’ ad for the Galaxy Gear

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Check out Samsung’s cool new commercial for the Galaxy Gear smartwatch, embedded below. It’s short, sweet, and to the point. That point? We’ve been expecting this sort of technology for quite some time now and the concept has been a “long time coming”. We’re ...

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Motorola expands Droid Zap support to include all Droid models

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Motorola recently updated their image and video sharing app, DROID Zap, to allow for expanded device support. No longer relegated to this year’s Droid models (Maxx, Mini, Ultra), it now lets any Droid handset with Android 4.0 or later. The app provides a quick and easy way for users to ...

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AT&T enhances Moto X camera, touchless controls

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AT&T on Friday announced a software update for the Motorola Moto X smartphone. Much like the same release that rolled out to T-Mobile’s version, the handset benefits from enhanced camera features and better touchless controls. New Moto X upgrade includes: Camera enhancements: Enhanced ...

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T-Mobile Uncarrier revolution continues on October 9

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T-Mobile announced on Twitter today that the next phase of the Uncarrier initiative will be unveiled October 9. It’s unclear what the carrier might introduce or change; however, rumors include refurbished devices in stores and the removal of deposits for well-qualified customers. ...

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Nexus 5 pricing rumored to be half that of iPhone 5S

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The Nexus 5 will not only rival the iPhone 5S in hardware performance, but it should be half the cost of Apple’s flagship device. At least that’s what a source close to TechRadar said earlier this week. The Nexus 5 is expected to debut and ship by the last week of October and should ...

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Microsoft wants Windows on HTC Android phones

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HTC, hurting worse than ever before, really needs to turn things around…and fast. After changing strategies over the last few quarters, hiring a high-profile pitchman, and selling back Beats stock, HTC is still facing an uphill battle. Surely someone will through them a lifeline, right? ...

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