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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Quad-core 2.5GHz Snapdragon CPU spotted in benchmarks

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The next generation of smartphones figures to get even faster and more powerful than ever before. Not that this is a surprise, of course, it happens every year. With 2013 seeing the introduction and rollout of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 600 and 800 processor we are now in the middle of devices ...

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HTC has ‘disruptive’ tablet and smartwatch on the horizon

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HTC heads Peter Chou and Cher Wang, speaking in a joint interview with Financial Times, outlined some of the key components that will help make up the company’s roadmap. From the sounds of things, it’s new hardware and less Windows Phone. Moving beyond smartphones, HTC plans to get ...

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NVIDIA Shield gets enhanced capabilities starting October 28

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Are you among those who own an NVIDIA Shield? Awesome!  You’re gonna love the next bit of news. Those of you who don’t own one of these gaming and entertainment devices, however, are going to get a touch jealous. The GameStream feature, which has been considered a beta component ...

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Leaked retail packaging indicates white Nexus 5 also on the way

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New photos obtained by tech site Underkg tell us that the Nexus 5 could potentially arrive in a white variant. The photos show what looks to be the retail packaging of the Nexus 5. You’ll notice that the back of the device appears to be white, something we’ve not yet seen in all of ...

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Niantic Labs partners with Abandoned NYC for new Field Trip content

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Ever find yourself on the streets of New York, wondering what exactly it is you’re staring at? I mean, it looks like an old theater but it’s all run down and decrepit. Now you can find out, thanks to new content being integrated into Field Trip. The app, which comes from ...

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