Google abandons X Phone project, analyst says

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Google, no longer interested in the X Phone, has returned the project to Motorola, or so says a Chinese analyst. According to Sun Chang Xu, a woman with 18 years in the Chinese electronics industry and nearly 100k followers, Google no longer sees the project as innovative. This is not to say ...

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5-inch Sony Xperia A passes through FCC

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The rumored Xperia A has passed through the FCC on its way to Japan’s NTT DoCoMo. The filing shows the handset as having a 5-inch 1080p HD display, removable 2300mAh battery, 16GB internal storage, and 13-megapixel camera. It’s unclear what processor or version of Android is under ...

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AT&T drops price of HTC First to $.99

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AT&T has dropped the price of the Facebook Home smartphone, the HTC First, to less than one dollar. If you’ve been waiting to scoop up the HTC handset because of cost, the $.99 sticker is about as low as you’ll ever find. You’ll still need to sign a two-year service ...

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LG schedules event for May 30

LG has scheduled a press event for May 30 where it is being assumed the handset maker will announce the LG Optimus G2. Details, according to TechRadar, are rather light however it is expected that the device will hit Asia before other markets. Presumably, LG is teasing some sort of wonderful ...

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Marvel Unlimited app comes to Android

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Comic app provides access to more than 70 years worth of titles.

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Consumer Cellular adds LG 930 and Samsung Galaxy Exhilarate to Android portfolio

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The no-contract carrier gives the over-50 crowd a pair of new Androids.

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LG Optimus G successor spied on Sprint website

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A new LG smartphone has been spotted on Sprint’s website, potentially leading to a successor to the LG Optimus G. Found with the model number LS980, the handset looks to run Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor. Additional details are found to include ...

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Rovio intros Accounts for cross-device game sync

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Ever find yourself installing a game, –let’s say, Angry Birds– on one device that you’ve already started playing on another handset? Maybe you purchased a tablet and thought, “Hey, I bet it’s a lot easier to play on the 7-inch screen.” What happens? You ...

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Google hires ‘Chief Game Designer at Android Play Studio’

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This is interesting stuff… Google has reportedly hired one Noah Falstein to be their next (or is it first?) chief game designer. According to a cached version of his LinkedIn profile, he was initially tapped to be the Chief Game Designer at Android Play Studio. Hmm. Considering Google ...

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PopCap Games intros Bejewled Blitz for Android

PopCap Games and Electronic Arts yesterday announced their latest mobile game, Bejeweled Blitz for Android devices. Available as a free game in the Google Play Store, it’s everything you know and love in the classic match-three game, and more. As part of the launch, all players will ...

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Barnes & Noble add Google Play Store to Nook HD tablets

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Barnes & Noble announced on Friday that the Nook HD and Nook HD+ will now feature the Google Play Store. Yes, the eReader that became a quasi-Android tablet has become a full-fledged Android tablet. The Google Play Store will be available immediately for download from bn.com and will be ...

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Instagram debuts ‘Photos of You’ feature

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Instagram announced on Thursday that it will soon introduce a new feature to the Android and iOS versions of the popular photo sharing application. Set to take effect on May 16th, the “Photos of You” feature will go live for those running the 3.5 release of Instagram. Introducing ...

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Jelly Bean now more popular than Ice Cream Sandwich; both trail Gingerbread

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Android 4.1+  Jelly Bean has moved ahead of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich in terms of popularity among versions of the platform. That said, both still trail the Gingerbread build as the two year old Android release still clings to the lead. Overall figures for the last 14 days show that ...

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HTC extends trade-up credits for HTC One yet again

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Consumers now have until June 19 to take advantage of the special promotion.

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Full agenda, list of sessions for Google I/O 2013 revealed

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With no less than 16 Android and 4 Glass sessions expected, Google IO 2013 will be amazeballs.

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