HP to sell mobile patent portfolio, report says

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HP is looking to sell some of its mobile patent portfolio, reports a Bloomberg source “with direct knowledge of the matter”. The patents figure to include those related to WebOS, the operating system that Hewlett-Packard bought back in 2010. It’s unclear what HP might be ...

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Samsung moves 40 million Galaxy S4′s in first six months

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Samsung has sold more than 40 million Galaxy S4 smartphones around the globe in the first six months of release. According to Samsung CEO JK Shin, the company’s flagship device is doing quite well for itself, despite a slowed growth in August. With the holiday buying season set to smack ...

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Samsung patent for ‘sports glasses’ uncovered

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A recently approved design patent from South Korea gives us a glimpse into the potential future of Samsung’s next wearable tech product. As we’ve previously heard, Samsung figures to be headed in the same direction as Google and other companies in designing smart glasses. The device ...

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T-Mobile offering 200MB/month free data with tablet purchases

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The Un-carrier offers free data for the life of a device. No catches, no contracts.

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HTC reportedly scales production and now looking to outsource

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After having recently posting its first quarterly loss, HTC is in the unenviable position of having to cut spending. With that comes shutting down at least one of their handset manufacturing lines and looking to outsource production. That is, at least, what Reuters and the Wall Street Journal ...

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Samsung confirms U.S. availability of Galaxy S4 Mini

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Samsung on Wednesday confirmed that the Galaxy S4 Mini will be available in the United States starting in November. Pricing and exact timing details, however, are not made clear in the press release. Instead, we might look for the various wireless providers to soon make their own respective ...

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Samsung expands Galaxy Gear compatibility to include more smartphones

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Samsung on Wednesday confirmed that select older Galaxy smartphones will soon be able to interact with the Galaxy Gear smartwatch. Specifically, once a software update is in place, the devices will be compatible with the wearable tech. Devices expected to see the 4.3 Jelly Bean update (with ...

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LG’s curved G Flex emerges in early pictures

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The first photos have surfaced for what appears to be LG’s smartphone with a curved display, the G Flex. Looking somewhat reminiscent of the Samsung Nexus S, the LG device is reported to offer a 6-inch screen. Additional details are said to include a 13-megapixel rear camera as well as ...

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T-Mobile to ‘unleash the tablet’ on October 23

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T-Mobile will conduct a live tweet conference on October 23 where the wireless provider plans to announce a second part of the Uncarrier Phase 3.0. What would an Un-leashed tablet look like?  Only T-Mobile can offer tablets to consumers in a highly disruptive Un-carrier way!  Come hear about ...

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Samsung to restrict unofficial accessories for future smartphones, rumor says

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Samsung could go the route of Apple and begin restricting accessories to only licensed partners, according to new rumors. Reportedly, Samsung will provide ID chips to companies to integrate with accessories such as batteries, chargers, and flip covers to help ensure compatibility and ...

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Google spends $23 million to make Android even faster and smoother

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Google has acquired French developer FlexyCore for $23.1 million in an effort to further optimize the Android platform.  FlexyCore’s offerings, such as DroidBooster, are aimed at improving performance on devices and can be used by carriers, manufacturers, and app developers. According to ...

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Samsung Galaxy S5 could employ 16MP Sony camera sensor

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Samsung may call upon Sony for the camera sensor in the Galaxy S5 or other smartphones, according to chatter stemming from an ETNews report. Allegedly, Samsung is looking to place a 16-megapixel CMOS sensor in the next generation of devices and said unit could come from Sony. Also a possibility ...

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T-Mobile HTC One gets Android 4.3 update

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T-Mobile has started sending out the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update to the HTC One, according to the carrier. Skipping the 4.2 versions altogether, this update brings launch bar enhancements, advanced notifications, a widget lock screen option, quick settings, and more. Improvements in Android ...

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Google patents tip shearing, sliding, and squeezing for future smartphones

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Recently discovered patents suggest that Google may be looking to make it easier for users to operate smartphones with only one hand. The patents, which were filed in Q2 2012, have Google turning to shearing, squeezing, and sliding for gestures and controls. Given that smartphones are now ...

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AT&T expected to join Verizon, Sprint with HTC One Max

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AT&T is expected to join Verizon and Sprint later this year in offering the HTC One Max, according to a new @evleaks report. That the carrier is lined up to support the 5.9-inch device should come as no surprise; Ma Bell has done a bang-up job in offering great Android devices as of late. ...

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