All 4 major US carriers now part of ‘It Can Wait’ texting campaign

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We all know how dangerous texting and driving is (I’m looking at you, corporate bigwig in the fast lane in 8AM traffic). Now, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile have joined AT&T in their “It Can Wait” anti-texting-and-driving campaign. The new co-operative initiative, something ...

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Android support for Blackberry Enterprise Management Suite announced in BEM 10.1

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If you’re part of a corporate environment, chances are pretty hefty that you’re familiar with Blackberry’s Enterprise Management Suite. Now, however, Blackberry has announced that along with Enterprise Service 10.1, there will come support for Android devices. In other words, ...

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Highly anticipated NVIDIA Shield starts preorders on May 20 for $349, set to ship in June

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NVIDIA made quite a stir at CES this last January with the announcement of what they called “Project Shield”,  a new gaming device powered by Android. Well, now it seems they’re dropping the “project” status, as NVIDIA has announced that prospective gamers can ...

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Sony announces new Xperia ZR, a smaller waterproof cousin of the Xperia Z

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Sony, capitalizing on the massive success of their Xperia line, has today announced the new Xperia ZR. At 4.55 inches, the ZR will be bringing along a lot of the same internals as the Xperia Z, to include the waterproof capabilities – with a rating of IP5 and IP8. This rating makes the ZR ...

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In Brief: Android-related things you should know (May 10, 2013)

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In Brief is a compilation of notifications, rumors, and Android-related news tidbits which, for whatever reason, did not end up with a post of its own on AndroidGuys. These are things that we still feel are worth knowing, even if in a passing manner. Consider it a grab-bag of Android goodies. ...

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PUK – Pool with pucks and no side pockets

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I do not have a great description for this game, and the title was alliteration for alliteration’s sake, but I can tell you that PUK is an addicting pick-up-and-play game.  And those are the best kinds of mobile games. PUK bills itself as an action puzzler, but I do not think that is ...

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Leaked benchmarks for the Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 released

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It looks like all the rumors are coming together, as benchmarks have been released for an upcoming 8-inch Samsung tablet thanks to the Dutch website TechTastic. Sources at the site say they have discovered the 8-inch tablet in the GLBenchmark database, carrying model number SM-T311 (which we ...

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Weekend Wallpapers: 8-bit and pixel backgrounds for your Android

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Add a bit of old-school to that brand new Android with these wallpapers!

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Android now powers almost 60% of mobile devices – about 3 times the amount of iOS devices

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During the first quarter of 2013, Android continued to surge forward. Google’s mobile platform powered an impressive 59.9% of all “smart” mobile devices sold, with a total shipment level of 308.7 million units. in comparison, Apple’s iOS powered only 19.3% of devices ...

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APPTEASERS: 15 Android apps and games you should know about (May 9)

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APPTEASERS is a collection of apps and games that are new to Android, recently updated, discounted, etc. Whatever the case, we think they’re worth exploring and are willing to bet that many of you would enjoy a few of them. We understand that we won’t get every single app that ...

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AT&T trials new pre-paid service as Aio Wireless

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Seems like every day there is a new no contract plan coming to the surface, and today is no different. Aio Wireless (a new no-contract service provider and subsidiary of AT&T) is currently launching in three cities — Houston, Orlando and Tampa. Plans range from $35 to $70 a month, and ...

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New project ‘Earl’ promises a rugged Android tablet with solar charging, e-ink

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There’s a new project going for an Android tablet. Isn’t the Android world saturated enough with tablets, though? Well, this one is different. According to the project site: Built for survival, Earl works where today’s smart phones and tablets cannot. Style meets efficiency ...

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Get this look for your Android: MOTIF Elegant

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Do you know what love to do with our Android handsets and tablets? We’re huge fans of changing the home screen around a bit and creating a new user experience. That’s why we present a weekly series of Get This Look posts. In a nutshell we show you a new look for your Android handset ...

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Could LG be coming back to the tablet market?

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Consumer electronics giant LG is rumored to be going back into a market which they decided to vacate a few years ago. According to Korean tech site Munhwa.com, LG is getting quite serious about tablets all over again. About two years ago, LG’s original Optimus Pad flopped hard. It was way too ...

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Rumored launch dates for Galaxy devices: Metallic Orange Galaxy S4 Active set for mid-July

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A new report from SamMobile reveals possible launch dates for various Samsung Galaxy devices, including the Rugged Galaxy S4 Active, Galaxy Mega, Galaxy S4 Zoom, and the Galaxy S4 Mini. Please keep in mind, the actual release dates are not specified, only weeks are given, and it looks like ...

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