Developers We Love: King.com

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UPDATE: Please see this post Developers We Love is an ongoing series of posts designed to help discover great Android apps and games. We use the column to highlight both big name developers as well as small, indie outfits. Typically, we’ll opt for those who have released a number of ...

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WSJ: Nokia will debut first Android phone at Mobile World Congress

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Nokia expects to debut its first Android-based smartphone at Mobile World Congress, reports the Wall Street Journal. According to the news outlet, the device was under development when Microsoft made its bid for Nokia’s device business. Thus far the leaked specifications suggest the ...

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Red Nexus 5 reportedly due February 4

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Rumors of a red version of the Nexus 5 have been gaining steam these last few days and, thanks to a leaked document, it seems to be close at hand. An alleged Sprint memo surfacing yesterday indicates that we could see the red variant within days. Currently available in black or white, this new ...

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Chrome apps coming to Android and iOS

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Today Google launched an early developer preview of an open-source mobile development framework to bring Chrome apps to Android and iOS. According to The Next Web, the framework is a toolchain based onApache Cordova, used for building native mobile apps using HTML, CSS and JavaScript and ...

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Editor’s Picks: 15 Android apps and games you should know (January 17)

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The Editor’s Picks, formerly known as 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 ...

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Moto G now available through Boost Mobile

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Just a quick heads up that the Moto G smartphone is now available through Boost Mobile. Priced at a mere $129, the smartphone runs Android 4.3 Jelly Bean (4.4 KitKat guaranteed) and features a 5-megapixel rear camera. Internally you’ll find a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 3G connectivity, ...

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HP serves up 21.5 inch Android-powered All-in-One

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Android hybrid tablet/laptops are so 2013 according to HP, which just announced its new Android-powered HP Slate21 Pro AiO. Unlike the AiO desktop PCs that dual-boot Windows and Android, this one strictly runs our little green friend, Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. Said to be designed for productivity ...

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Boost Mobile announces $129 Moto G

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The Moto G is the first Motorola smartphone at Boost Mobile since 2011 Boost Mobile on Thursday announced that the Moto G will be offered online on Tuesday, January 14, 2014.  The carrier’s retail stores will pick up the Motorola smartphone on the following week, starting January 20. For ...

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Facebook Home gets makeover; shown off in new video

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If you thought that Facebook had given up on its Home launcher for Android you’d be sorely mistaken. Indeed, the social networking giant has a rather impressive makeover in store for the experience. A new video posted to YouTube gives us a glimpse as to what users can expect in the latest ...

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Skype for Android updated, brings new features for tablet users

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Microsoft has decided to upgrade the famous video calling application Skype with some new features, and the version 4.5 is now available at the Google Play Store. There are crash and bug fixes for Nexus 5 and latest Samsung phones, but also there is some good news for tablet users. As ...

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Instagram announces Direct, for sending photos and videos to friends

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Instagram just announced a new feature for their popular image and video-sharing service, and they’re calling it Instagram Direct. In essence, it works the same way as posting a photo or video to Instagram, except that users can select specific people or groups of people to see it. ...

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Amazon announces second annual 12 Days of Deals for books

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You bought yourself a new Kindle Fire HD or Android tablet, eh? You do plan to use that for educational and informational reasons, right? Amazon has introduced its second annual 12 Days of Deals for books. Note that it is not required that you own an Amazon tablet or something with ...

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Jelly Bean accounts for 54.5% of Android builds as KitKat makes appearance

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KitKat is already making its presence felt however Jelly Bean rules the roost The Jelly Bean versions of Android (4.1-4.3) account for 54.5 percent of the platform, according to the latest Developer Dashboard figures. Statistics collected in the 7-day period ending on December 2 show Jelly Bean ...

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King.com debuts latest mobile game, Papa Pear Saga

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The makers of the popular game Candy Crush Saga are back with another sure-fire hit King.com, the developers behind wildly popular game Candy Crush Saga, are back with with their latest game, Papa Pear Saga. Dropping in the Google Play Store today, the game features more than 100 levels of ...

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Barnes & Noble offering Nook HD for only $79 on Black Friday

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Barnes & Noble officially announced their Black Friday deals today and chief among them is the Nook HD for $79.99. No, it’s not the high-end tablet you play games on or put through the paces, but it is more than enough for the casual user. And, now that it has access to Google Play ...

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