T-Mobile Galaxy S III gets its Android 4.1 update

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Following Sprint’s lead, T-Mobile has become the second carrier to see an Android 4.1 update roll out for the Samsung Galaxy S III. The wireless provider has released details for the Jelly Bean update, advising it has started deploying today, November 14. If you own a T-Mobile version of ...

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U.S. Cellular’s Galaxy Axiom may be variant of Galaxy S III Mini

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U.S. Cellular may soon introduce another Samsung smartphone, an SCH-R830 reportedly called the Galaxy Axiom. Details for the device, obtained by @evleaks, tell us the handset matches up quite nicely with the recently announced Galaxy S III Mini. Samsung Galaxy Axiom (SCH-R830) for US ...

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Android 4.2 won’t be officially supported on Xoom, Nexus S

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Those of you who own a Motorola Xoom or Samsung Nexus S will find that their respective devices will not see Android 4.2 Jelly Bean updates. Well, in an official capacity, that is. A post on Google Groups tells us that 4.1.2 should be the last release of Android that is offered up for both... ...

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Nexus 4, Nexus 10 arrive in Google Play store

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In case you forgot, or didn’t know in the first place, the Nexus 4 and Nexus 10 arrived today. The new smartphone and tablet joined the Nexus 7 as devices available for purchase in the Google Play store.  If you’ve been waiting to get your hands on the latest smartphone from LG or ...

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Verizon officially debuts Droid DNA

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And just like that, another rumor has gone riding off into the sunset. Verizon today announced the DROID DNA, an HTC smartphone with a 5-inch 1080p HD display. We’ve been expecting this device for the last few months where it was the subject of multiple leaks and images. The Droid DNA ...

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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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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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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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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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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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Best Buy posts Black Friday deals online

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Best Buy, instead of letting their Black Friday ad get leaked online, went ahead and released it on their blog.  If you were curious to see what sort of Android-based products would be on sale come November 23, here’s a quick list.  You’ll find smartphones and tablets, some deals ...

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T-Mobile to drop prices of select Android devices Nov 8

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Among other deals, the Galaxy Note II will a much more reasonable $249.99.

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Kmart Black Friday ad a smattering of dirt-cheap, no-name Androids

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The Kmart Black Friday ad is online today and it certainly has its fair share of Android products. Well, fair share of stuff you’ve never heard of.  Don’t look for top-shelf stuff from the likes of Samsung or HTC, all there is here is plenty in the way of X-treme and 4Sight.  Yeah, ...

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Staples Black Friday ad light on Android savings

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The Staples Black Friday ad is online and, if you’re expecting to save bundles on Android, you’ll be disappointed. There’s very little in the way of Android, some of which are not actual savings at all. A 16GB Nexus 7 for $199.99?  Don’t do it, get it through Google Play ...

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