Sony Honami reportedly due in late summer as i1

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The rumored Sony Honami smartphone will arrive in the United States in late summer as an unlocked handset, reports a number of sources. Allegedly, the phone will bear the name i1 when it touches down, presumably with top-tier specifications. Rumors thus far, and as of late, suggest the i1 could ...

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Asus teases something new with “We Transform” video

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Asus is cooking up something potentially Android-related and has started teasing it online. A new video called “We Transform” (embedded below) doesn’t spell out any clues or details but, rather, touts some of the cool things that Asus has done in the past. Rumors suggest that ...

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BRIEF: Flipboard Magazine gets in-app sharing

PALO ALTO, Calif., May 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Today, the newest edition of Flipboard that lets everyone curate magazines is available for Android phones and tablets. Now, everyone on a Samsung Galaxy phone, Nexus tablet or other Android device can keep up on all of their news and ...

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Facebook in “advanced talks” to acquire Waze – Reuters

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Facebook is reportedly in advance stages of negotiations in an attempt to acquire social-based navigation service Waze. Details are light but it’s said that the deal could fall between $800M and $1B (with a ‘B’) dollars. The buyout talks are alleged to have started in January ...

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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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