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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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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