Droid DNA render leaks with word of “early December” release

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Leave it to @evoleaks to give us a render of the Droid DNA as we’re about to wrap up our work week.  The increasingly busy (and accurate)Twitter account just posted a branded look at the upcoming 5-inch HTC smartphone headed to Verizon in but a few short weeks.  Previously expected in ...

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Obi-Wan and Darth Vader square off in latest Angry Birds clip

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Should we call him Obi-Wan Kenobird?

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Android 4.2 intros new levels of protection, permissions, and privacy

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As handy as the Google Play store is, and as good as security apps are for Android, it’s still tough to police apps and games that can be freely found online. To that end, Google is doing its part to compile a database of APK files that find their way online. This is part of... Read More

Android 4.0+ inches forward in overall platform share

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Android 4.0+ Ice Cream Sandwich and Android 4.1+ Jelly Bean have notched a few percentage points in the overall breakdown of the platform.  Moving up ever so slightly, the two builds have grown month over month while others slowly diminish.  Most of the movement comes at the expense of ...

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Pantech Marauder review

What we liked:  Its budget-friendly price and software touches make this a great option for first-time smartphone buyers. Room for Improvement: The overall design is thicker and more chunky than others and its keyboard proves to be difficult on occasion.  Might have tough time against ...

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AT&T and T-Mobile form roaming partnership in Sandy aftermath

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  We received word today that AT&T and T-Mobile have come together with a roaming agreement that will help residents of New York and New Jersey. As those subscribers work to get things back in order and clean up, they’ll want to make sure they can reach their friends and family. ...

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Zombie Driver comes to Android; win one of two free Nexus 7 tablets!

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Celebrate the latest Tegra optimized game release with a contest! Win a free tablet!

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Samsung announces Galaxy Premier for international markets

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After months of rumors and conjecture, the Samsung Galaxy Premier becomes a reality.  The GT-19260 has been announced today and will be hitting Ukraine and other international markets in the coming months. Sitting somewhere in the gray area between the Galaxy S III and Galaxy S III Mini, the ...

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B&N Nook HD, Nook HD+ shipping this week

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Barnes & Noble dropped us a line early this morning to let everyone know that their two new Android-powered tablets, the Nook HD and Nook HD+ are ready to roll.  Expected to begin shipping this week, the two devices aim to steal away some of that Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire market.  The tablets ...

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Evernote announces major update to Skitch app

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Evernote today announced a “major update” for its Skitch application for Android.  Details include a new, cleaner homescreen, cross-platform sync, improved search and more.  Seeing as how it’s a photo and sketch app at its heart, the new release features some great ...

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Get this look for your Android smartphone: Colors (by keeent)

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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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Rovio provides first gameplay footage of Angry Birds Star Wars

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Up until now we’ve only heard about Angry Birds Star Wars and its upcoming November 8 launch.  Sure, we’ve seen teaser footage of the game but nothing that shows how the game will look when we get our greasy fingers on it.  That changes today as Rovio has given us our first in-game ...

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T-Mobile touts fall and holiday smartphone lineup

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Even though T-Mobile decided to scrap plans for their New York press event this evening,they went ahead and issued a press release tied to the same topic. It was expected that they would show off their fall lineup of devices, including stuff running Android and Windows Phone, and other ...

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What’s new in Android 4.2 Jelly Bean?

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It’s official, there’s a new Nexus smartphone coming in about two weeks.  Oh, and there’s also a new Nexus tablet coming on the same day.  Both are set to hit Google Play store on November 13 and will come loaded with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.  What’s new about this ...

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Prepare for disaster with these 30 essential Android apps

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You’d have to be completely unplugged from the world right now not to know about Hurricane Sandy and the impending Frankenstorm. Things are gonna get bad over the next couple of days and you need to be ready for whatever happens. This week can and will see canceled flights, closed transit ...

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