Android 4.2.2 with Sense 5 deploying to HTC One X+

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HTC has started sending out the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update for the HTC One X+, according to a couple of new reports. As one of the most powerful smartphones of last year, the One X+ is nearly current with the 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update and Sense 5 UI. Allegedly, only unlocked One X+ models ...

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Android grows to nearly 80% of smartphone market as Apple dips

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Android, as a platform, has grown to reach nearly 80 percent (79.3%) of the smartphone market, according to a new International Data Corporation (IDC) report. The same time frame (Q2 ’12) saw Android leading the industry with 69.1 percent of the market. So, who did Android steal a bit of ...

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Zact adds Samsung Galaxy S3, Galaxy Victory to smartphone lineup

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The no-contract carrier adds a pair of Samsung smartphones to its roster; both are available immediately.

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Android Device Manager is now live

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Just a quick heads up for you guys and gals that the Android Device Manager is now live. We mentioned this on our social media streams yesterday but felt obligated to share with our site readers as well. The Android Device Manager lets users log in and check the whereabouts for the Android ...

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T-Mobile posts net subscriber growth for first time in two years

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After more than two years, T-Mobile has finally returned to the point where they are again growing subscribers. The carrier confirmed on Wednesday that it picked up 1.1 million subscribers in the second quarter with the bulk of them (688,000+) coming from post-paid customers. When compared to ...

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Instagram 4.1 released with video import; video support for Ice Cream Sandwich included in update

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Instagram announced on Wednesday that a new 4.1 version of the popular app is available for Android and iOS. Key among the changes for this release is the ability to import your videos from the gallery on your smartphone. Additionally, the app now sees Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich added to ...

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LG formally unveils cutting-edge G2

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The G2 will be offered across 130 wireless carriers in the next eight weeks starting with South Korea and then North America, Europe and other key markets.

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T-Mobile debuts three new LG smartphones

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T-Mobile announced on Wednesday that three new LG smartphones are joining the Uncarrier’s roster, including the brand new G2. All three will be offered on T-Mobile’s Simple Choice Plan and will include 4G LTE support. Pricing and exact availability is unknown for two of the devices ...

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Moto X due at top four carriers on August 23 — report

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Customization is reported to be locked down with AT&T until November.

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LG G2 images surface hours before official unveiling

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A pair of official photos of the LG G2 has surfaced online just hours ahead of the smartphone’s formal unveiling. Coming from  –where else– @evleaks, the photos show us exactly what the device looks like on the front and the back. No new details or 11th hour surprises here, ...

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AT&T’s ZTE Z998 ‘Mustang’ appears on ZTE website

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Ma Bell's next mid-range Android smartphone may have already arrived online; the ZTE handset should be a low-cost alternative to top Androids.

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HTC ‘Here’s To Change’ campaign moves further with YouTube video, mini-site

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HTC, having a bit of fun with its fans, has released a cleaner 15-second version of the video that surfaced on Vine and Instagram yesterday. The clip, which is really just that – a cleaned HD version of the same stuff, still smells of Robert Downey Jr. Also, we’re pretty sure that ...

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Key Lime Pie build surfaces in Chromium bug tracker

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The first signs of a new version of Android have surfaced through Chromium, suggesting that Google is already testing something fresher than 4.3 Jelly Bean. A user on the bug tracker recently indicated that he tested multiple devices, including a Nexus 7 and Nexus 4 running a KRS36B build of ...

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Google patent will unlock device into apps using patterns

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You know that great pattern unlock feature that has been standard in Android since the first release? Pretty sweet, right? The downside of this security is that you cannot launch directly into any particular apps, only the home screen. A newly discovered Google patent suggests we might soon see ...

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Pantech debuts Vega LTE-A IM-A880S for South Korea

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Pantech has announced a new Android smartphone for its home-turf Korean market which includes a couple of cutting-edge features. For starters, the Vega LTE-A IM-A880S (what a mouthful) boasts a quad-core 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB RAM, a 13-megapixel rear camera, and 16GB/32GB storage ...

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