Qualcomm debuts Snapdragon 805 ‘Ultra HD’ processor for mobile

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Qualcomm on Wednesday introduced its next generation of mobile CPU, the Snapdragon 805 “Ultra HD processor. Sampling in devices now and expected in the first half of 2014, the CPU is a quad-core monster with speeds up to 2.5GHz per core. Additional details include a new Adreno 420 CPU, ...

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Gameloft will optimize Modern Combat 5 for MediaTek processors

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Gameloft this week announced that their upcoming Modern Combat 5 game will be optimized for MediaTek’s MT6592 processors. As the “first true octa-core processor in the world”, this SoC will deliver “enhanced definition and stunning graphics” in games and other ...

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Verizon first to dish Android 4.4 KitKat update to Moto X

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Surprise, surprise! Verizon is the first carrier to offer an Android 4.4 KitKat update to its Moto X smartphone. A post on the hardware maker’s blog tells us that the update begins today and will roll out in phases. Details are as to be expected and include the standard 4.4 features. ...

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FreedomPop debuts ‘Bring your own phone’ plan; now offering HTC EVO 4G

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FreedomPop on Tuesday announced the immediate availability of their latest device, the HTC EVO 4G. Selling at $99 without a contract, FreedomPop will pair the smartphone with rate plan that starts at a mere $7.99 per month. For your money you’ll get 500 voice minutes, unlimited text ...

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Lookout debuts business security solution

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Lookout Mobile Security today introduced a new security solution aimed at helping business users and IT Managers. Called Lookout for Business, it’s designed to address malware, data loss, remote location, and other problems in the BYOD space. Not only does the app provide the same ...

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Samsung moves 800,000 Galaxy Gear smartwatches in first two months

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Samsung has moved 800,000 Galaxy Gear smartwatches in the first two months of release, according to the hardware maker. Sales are said to be better than Samsung expected for the device, however it’s unclear whether the figure represents sales to consumers or shipments to retail outlets. ...

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Google paying bounties for finding security holes in Android

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Google has expanded its Patch Reward Program and will now reward those who help fix flaws in Android’s code. Google is now offering bounties to those who find security holes in Android’s code. As explained in a blog post on the Google Online Security blog, the Patch Rewards Program ...

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Verizon’s Black Friday ad leaks online

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Verizon is the first of the major U.S. wireless carriers to see their 2013 Black Friday deals leaked online. The flier is only a few pages long but it’s a decent selection of deals. It’s not quite as great as the stuff you might find at other retailers; some of them leave us ...

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Aio Wireless offering free ZTE Prelude with any plan

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Just a quick heads up to let you you guys and gals know about a promotion from Aio Wireless which sees the no-contract carrier giving a smartphone away for free. Effective a few weeks back, the carrier is offering the ZTE Prelude at no cost to the customer. Given there’s no long-term ...

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Moto X’s KitKat details confirmed in leak

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It’s no secret that Motorola is readying an Android 4.4 KitKat update for the Moto X – the company has already gone on record as promising such an update for the next few weeks. The first Android 4.4 KitKat details have surfaced for the Moto X, thanks to a leaked document which ...

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Sprint MVNO Ting now supports Nexus 5

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Sprint’s MVNO Ting recently took to their blog to let subscribers know that they, too, support the Nexus 5. All you need to do, of course, is to purchase the Nexus 5 and one of Ting’s SIM cards. Once you have these two items, you can head to the carrier’s support forums for ...

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Sprint and Best Buy giving students one year of free service through Student Program

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Sprint has partnered with Best Buy to give students one year’s worth of service for free as part of a new Sprint Student Program. Available in select Best Buy stores today and expanding nationally later this week, the Unlimited, My Way Student Promotion provides up to $70 worth of monthly ...

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Google aiming for RAW image support in Android

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Google is prepping a new camera API for stock Android experience that could bring about RAW image file support, according to new findings. What’s more, there also looks to be additional support for face detection and removable (perhaps modular) lenses. Google would not be the first ...

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Qualcomm’s Toq Smartwatch available from December 2

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Qualcomm on Monday confirmed the upcoming price and availability of their Toq Smartwatch. Set to arrive on December 2, the wearable tech features a Mirasol reflective display technology to provide for clear viewing even in direct sunlight. The Toq pairs via Bluetooth and works with Android ...

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Virgin Mobile calls on HTC Desire for latest smartphone

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Virgin Mobile on Monday announced the immediate availability of the HTC Desire. Not to be mistaken for the 2010 smartphone of the same name, this is a no-contract version of the Desire 601 introduced only this fall. Powered by Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, the 4G LTE handset is more likely to be ...

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