Get this look for your Android smartphone: GoogleNowXE

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One of our absolute favorite things about Android is the fact that you can bend and tweak the platform to your needs.  Sure, there’s rooting and modding for deep level personalization, but that stuff does not always concern the everyman user. Some of just like to change the home screen ...

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YouTube app update makes watching videos on your Google TV a snap

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Thanks to the latest update to YouTube on Android, we can look forward to sending videos straight from our Android devices to Google TV, quickly and easily. According to the YouTube blog, “…Click the TV icon that appears, and the video will play instantly on your Google TV. Like a ...

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Staples physical stores offering Nexus 7 for $160

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Are you near a Staples store (no, online doesn’t count) and in the market for a tablet? Well, pack up your gear and head on over. Staples is now offering the 8GB Nexus 7 for $160. As far as we know, the $40 off price will be in effect until the stores run out, so... Read More

Acer and Google launch new Chromebook

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Looking for a piece of Google awesomeness for under $200? Look no further. Google has announced a new Chromebook with Acer, and the specs – at least some – are pretty surprising. The main shock here is the fact that, despite the sub-200 price tag, the CPU is a full on Intel, not ...

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AT&T to offer $499 Samsung Galaxy Camera on November 16

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AT&T today announced that it will be offering the Samsung Galaxy Camera starting November 16.  Priced at $499.99, the camera runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and features a number of photo options. For a limited time, AT&T is offering customers up to $100 off the purchases of a second ...

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LG Optimus L9 review

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Proof that budget-friendly devices do not have to be underpowered or come from lesser-known brands.

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Calling off the dogs: Apple and HTC settle all patent litigation in 10-year license agreement

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After being at each other’s throats for years around patent rights, Apple and HTC have decided to let bygones be bygones. The two companies have entered into an agreement to settle any and all patent disputes. The “global settlement” not only dismisses all patent complaints ...

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HTC DLX may get a much wider release

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New information and images surfacing over the last few days suggest HTC will be deploying the rumored “DLX” smartphone to a wider audience this fall. According to reports, the 5-inch 1080p HD device will head to China and Taiwan in addition to Verizon. Locally, we’re expecting ...

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Walmart Black Friday ad has smattering of smartphones to snag

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Walmart has become the latest retailer to see its Black Friday ad posted on the internet.  While it’s got more than some of the others we’ve encountered the last few days, it’s mostly a bunch of budget-priced handsets. There doesn’t seem to be anything particular that ...

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Motorola Droid Razr M gets Jelly Bean update

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DROID RAZR M by Motorola is the second Verizon Wireless smartphone to be upgraded to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The software upgrade will be pushed to customers in phases starting Nov. 9. Customers who would like to manually download the upgrade through the settings menu will be able to within the ...

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In Brief: 12 other Android things worth knowing (Nov 9)

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This week features Toy Defense, SHADOWGUN, Apps World, Predators, Humble Bumble 4, illo, Songza, Pocket, iLuv, Thumbstar Games, and more.

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The Hobbit: Kingdoms of Middle-earth Now Available for Android

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kabam, a leader in massively multiplayer games for connected devices and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment have launched The Hobbit: Kingdoms of Middle-earth App for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android devices. The free-to-play strategy game is ...

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Sam’s Club to offer Galaxy S III for 96¢ on Black Friday

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Sam’s Club has a number of Android-based deals for Black Friday, November 23, including the Galaxy S III for less than a dollar.  Even factoring in your annual membership, the overall cost of the handset is much lower than the average $199.99 sticker. Other sales include both the 7-inch ...

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TegraZone intros pair of Tegra 3-optimized titles

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International Snooker Pro and Expendable: Rearmed arrive with enhancements designed for the quad-core CPU.

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T-Mobile giving away free black HTC One S on new contracts

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If you’re in the market for a new phone, you may want to consider the T-Mobile as your carrier of choice. T-Mo is giving you a free ceramic black One S by HTC with new contracts done online, after a $149.99 web discount and a $50 mail in rebate. While we don’t have an exact... Read More