Sony details Android 4.3 plans for select Xperia devices

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The smartphone and tablet maker is fast at work on the 4.3 update for a handful of its Xperia models.

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Google debuts new Nexus 7 options

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Google confirmed on Wednesday that a new Nexus 7 will soon be available. Arriving in a variety of retailers as soon as July 30, the next-gen tablet is the first to ship with the Android 4.3 version of Jelly Bean. Features include a quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB/32GB ...

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Google officially introduces Android 4.3

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After weeks of rumors and expectations, Google has officially introduced Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. Details in the update include multi-user profiles with restricted profile settings, Bluetooth Smart support, Open GL|ES 3.0 support, and DRM API’s. The new Nexus 7 is the first device to ship ...

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LevelUp Studio gets into app launcher game with Quad Drawer

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The developers behind Plume and Beautiful Widgets have created a quick app drawer for easy access to your most used titles.

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Sundar Pichai: There are now more than 1 million Android apps

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Sundar Pichai, speaking at his Google-related “breakfast” event, just confirmed that Android now has more than 1 million apps in the Google Play Store. The figure is quite remarkable in that it shows the number of apps has doubled in the span of one year.

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Best Buy lists next-gen Nexus 7 ahead of official debut

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We’re still a few hours away from Google peeling back the curtain on the next generation of Nexus 7 tablet but that doesn’t matter to Best Buy. The retailer has already started listing the new tablet on its website, showing it as coming soon. The 16GB model is shown at $229 while ...

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NVIDIA Kepler technology coming mobile devices in early 2014

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NVIDIA announced on Wednesday that the Kepler technology found in desktops and supercomputers is now being integrated into mobile devices. Some readers may be familiar with NVIDIA’s Project Logan, the next-generation of mobile processor. Indeed, the Kepler stuff found in those ...

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HTC Zara details rumored to include dual-core 1.4GHz CPU

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An upcoming HTC smartphone going by the codename of ‘Zara’ figures to bring mid-range specifications to various carriers around the globe. Details are rumored to include a dual-core 1.4GHz processor (Snapdragon 400), a 4.5-inch qHD display, 8GB internal storage, and 1GB RAM. Listed ...

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Vector Unit releases Riptide GP 2 with Tegra-exclusive enhancements

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Vector Unit, the team behind Riptide GP and Beach Buggy Blitz, is back with a brand new water-racing game for your Android consideration. Available in Google Play Store and TegraZone, Riptide GP 2 features rocket-powered jets with realistic physics and fun gameplay. Riptide GP™2 is the ...

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Verizon announces Droid Mini, Droid Maxx, and Droid Ultra

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The trio arrive on August 20 and range from $99 to $299 with two-year service agreements.

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So-called “Limited Edition” Droid Ultra surfaces ahead of Verizon press event

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A so-called “Limited Edition” DROID ULTRA has spilled online just hours ahead of Verizon’s big Motorola reveal. Bearing a red racing stripe down the center of the back, the phone looks to be a rare version of the Ultra for special events, promotions, or Verizon employees. The photo shows ...

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Samsung debuts new Exynos 5 Octa processor for mobile devices

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Samsung introduced a new mobile processor on Tuesday which could soon find a home in future Android smartphones or tablets. The newest Exynos processor is powered by four ARM Cortex®-A15™ processors at 1.8GHz with four additional Cortex-A7™cores at 1.3 GHz in a big.LITTLE processing ...

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Moto X leak tips gesture-based camera controls

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The upcoming Moto X smartphone will feature gesture controls for the camera, according to new images obtained by the Android Police team. Reportedly, users will be able to swipe from side to side to pull up settings, access the gallery, and other features. We’ve previously learned that ...

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SONOS update lets users stream music store on Android devices

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Listen up Sonos lovers, there’s a great new update out there that’s gonna change things up quite nicely. Available now, the 4.1.1 release gives users the ability to stream music that is loaded on your Android smartphone or tablet. Indeed, all of those podcasts and songs you have ...

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LG posts teaser video for upcoming G2 smartphone

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LG is being anything but secretive about its upcoming Android smartphone, the G2. Set to arrive on August 7, the handset will feature a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor and a host of other top-tier hardware. In typical LG fashion, the handset maker is teasing the next-generation of ...

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