Google may drop Asus for Nexus 7 2014, source claims

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Google will be moving away from Asus for the next-generation of Nexus 7 tablet, says Digitimes source. After spending the last two years working together on the 7-inch tablet experience, Google may split from Asus and choose another vendor. It’s unclear why Google might opt for a new ...

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Instagram: Look for “occasional ad” in your feed

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Instagram on Thursday confirmed what some of you have been dreading: advertisements in your photo (and video) feeds. A post on the company blog says that, in order to be sustainable, they’ll be soon putting little ads within your social experience. The spots are expected to come from ...

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Rdio sets 20 millions songs free on Android and iOS

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Rdio, looking to keep pace with other players in their space, has announced free internet streaming of radio stations on Android and iOS. With the new feature, Rdio hopes you’ll consider them in the same league with Spotify, Google Play Music, Pandora, and Slacker. Users can choose from ...

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Facebook beta brings Flickr, Pinterest, Instagram, and Tumblr to ‘Home’ experience

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Facebook on Thursday announced that Facebook for Android Beta testers will be able to check out posts and photos and posts from Flickr, Pinterest, Tumblr and Instagram on their Home lock screen. Pretty sweet stuff, especially for those who like to dabble in multiple social networks. To turn on ...

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Amazon still readying a pair of smartphones, report says

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Amazon is prepping a pair of Android smartphones, one of which goes by the code name of “Smith”, says TechCrunch. The news matches up with previous reports that the online giant was working on more than one handset. According to their source, the smartphone will reportedly employ a ...

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ZTE brings unlocked Grand S to U.S. for $400

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ZTE on Thursday confirmed that the 5-inch (1920 x 1080) ZTE Grand S will be offered* in the United States starting from October 5. Priced at $399.99, the handset will be unlocked and compatible with GSM/UMTS carriers such as T-Mobile or AT&T. The Grand S runs Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean and ...

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Jelly Bean nears 50% saturation of Android devices

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Roughly a year and a half after making its debut, the Jelly Bean version of Android is nearing the fifty percent mark. New figures showing on the developer blog put the platform at 48.6 percent of all devices. Android 2.3 Gingerbread still accounts for 28.5 percent of the pie and holds strong ...

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Samsung puts 1TB cloud in your living room with Android-powered HomeSync

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Samsung on Thursday announced the availability of the HomeSync media device which aims to put a 1TB cloud in your living room. The media center, which sells for $299, connects to Samsung devices such as the Galaxy S and Galaxy Note line and lets users store, sync, and stream content to a TV. ...

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Alleged Android 4.4 KitKat screen grabs surface

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New photos have surfaced online which are purported to be some of our first looks at Android 4.4 KitKat. You’ll notice in the images below that there are a few Key Lime Pie references which suggests the designs were in place before Google announced the name of this particular version. ...

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Sony brings Pinball Rocks HD to Android

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SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT’S PINBALL ROCKS HD APP FEATURES FIRST ALL METAL & ROCK SOUNDTRACK AVAILABLE NOW FOR ANDROID NEW YORK –Oct. 1, 2013– Sony Music Entertainment announces the release of the Android version of Pinball Rocks HD, a five-table pinball compilation game. The app has ...

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Dell debuts 7 and 8-inch Venue tablets

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Dell on Wednesday announced a pair of Android-powered tablets for the consumer market with the Venue 7 and Venue 8. As the names give away, these are 7-inch and 8-inch devices; both have relatively lower price tags and are expected in October. The Venue 7 comes with a dual-core 1.6GHz Intel ...

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Dead Zebra celebrates China National Day with limited edition Android collectible

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Dead Zebra has a new, limited-edition Android collectible to help celebrate CHina National Day. Available starting from 11PM EDT later today (October 2), the figure will be aimed primarily at China/Hing Kong, however you’ll have a chance to purchase one for yourself. The limit is one per ...

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LG to intro curved display with ‘Z’ smartphone

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LG, looking to keep pressure on Samsung, will introduce a smartphone with a curved (concave) display in the coming weeks. Known, for now, as the “Z”, this device is said to be currently in production and should be ready to go later in October. It might be a little bit of “lost ...

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T-Mobile goes zero down for LG G2, Samsung Galaxy Note 3, and others

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T-Mobile is currently offering a rather great promotion which has a number of key smartphones on sale for zero money down. Normally requiring between $100-$150 down per device, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and LG G2 are listed with no deposits. Also available under this deal are the Samsung Galaxy ...

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Hulu Plus integrates Chromecast support

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Hulu has become the latest service to introduce support for Google’s Chromecast device, according to a post on the official Google blog. The Android version of the app includes the integration immediately; iOS client is due soon. As is the case with YouTube or Netflix, users can simply ...

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