Note-taking program Google Keep slinks out, then quickly disappears

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Google briefly released their note-taking application “Google Keep” on Sunday via Google Drive, and then quickly yanked it back out – but, not before screenshots were taken. The guys over at Android Police managed to get off a couple quick snapshots before everything went back ...

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DoubleTwist adds streaming radio functionality with MagicRadio

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If you  love doubleTwist’s already stellar product, then you’ll love what they’ve got coming up next. The company is releasing “MagicRadio”, a music streaming service based on your tastes and preferences. Magic Radio is being hyped as radio that not only plays off ...

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Charcoal Black Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 leaked in images

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The Galaxy Note 8.0 from Samsung showed up at Mobile World Congress in white, and only in white. Don’t like that marble white option? Well, a leaked image from PhoneArena shows us that you’ll have at least one other color option: Charcoal Black. Remember, it’s not officially ...

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Google experimenting with new Linux kernel for Android, version 3.8

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According to the public kernel repository over at Google, there’s a new, experimental kernel build out. It’s marked as version 3.8, and is built from the standard kernel, with all the standard Android modifications and tweaks. This is, whether you may understand it or not, good news ...

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Qualcomm announces RF360, could be the end of LTE woes

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LTE: it’s all over the place. It just is. Not in a saturation way, but in a chaotic, crazy, man-someone-should-really-fix-this kind of way. there’s so many different versions in so many different markets, travelling with solid LTE is almost impossible right now. Now, Qualcomm has ...

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Swiftkey celebrates 4th anniversary by bringing ‘flow’ out of beta

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SwiftKey, easily the most recognizable name in Android keyboards (and possibly Android software altogether) has just turned 4 years old. So, how does an app company celebrate? Cake, cookies, ice cream? Nope – they release more software. The company has taken their “flow” ...

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NVIDIA announces Tegra 4i processor with integrated LTE, i500 LTE modem

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Today, NVIDIA has announced their newest hardware, the Tegra 4i processor with LTE integrated on-board, as well as some specifics for their i500 LTE modem. The project was formerly known as Project Grey. The Tegra 4i is said to bring to the table the highest performance of any single chip CPU ...

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Factory Android 4.2.2 images now available for Nexus devices

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Been dying for that update to Android 4.2.2? Over at Google Developers, they’ve released the factory images for: Nexus 4 Nexus 7 (Wfi and 3G) Nexus 10 GSM Galaxy Nexus (yakju and takju only) The images, as always, flash everything back to stock, vanilla Android, so be aware of that fact. ...

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New Motorola Google smartphone said to be a “game changer”

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With the Google / Motorola acquisition that took place oh-so-long ago, it’s been slow going for awhile. Many expected to see devices almost right out of the gate, but mum has been the only word thus far, aside from a few off-hand patents and rumors – definitely nothing concrete. ...

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Samsung’s ‘Project J’ may be a series of 3 new devices

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While it’s been known for awhile the Project J is a Samsung thing, the rumors were that it was the codename for the Galaxy S IV. However, once that name was actually revelaed as Altius, the rumor mill went quiet on project J – until now. While details are still being thrown around, ...

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Android 4.2.2 update rolling out for Nexus 7, 10, and GSM Galaxy Nexus devices

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If you’ve got one of the more recent Nexus devices, chances are you’ll want to hit up the update menu in your settings. The rollout for 4.2.2 to Nexus 10, Nexus 7, and GSM Galaxy nexus phones has started. While the update doesn’t seem to include the Nexus 4 (strangely), we can ...

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Review: BaconReader – The Reddit app you’ve always wanted

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If you’re like me, you spend a lot of time on Reddit. Huge, copious, generally relationship-ending amounts of time. (I’d like to take this opportunity to thank my wife for not just marrying me, but also my Reddit addiction.) Now, let’s be honest with ourselves – fueling ...

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Google Now gets spotlighted in new Nexus 4 commercial [video]

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If you watched the Grammys last night, chances are you saw LG / Google’s new commercial for the Nexus 4. The commercial had a slightly unexpected guest of honor: Google Now. The entire commercial was filled with people using Now to check schedules, train schedules, translate words, get ...

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Google Nexus 4 sells over 1 million since it was launched

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Over at XDA-Developers, the brains of the operation have found a way to keep track of the total number of Nexus 4 devices sold. At the beginning of last month, the Nexus 4 had sold about 400,000 units, but as of this month, that number has more than doubled to over 1 million total Google... Read More

Analysis shows Android makes up 70% of smartphones in Q4

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Canalys, a company that has made a living doing analytics, has released some new information concerning the penetration of Android into the smartphone market. According to their research, not only did Android make up 70% of the new smartphone device market that shipped in Q4, but 34% of all new ...

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