Samsung enhances TecTile features with 3.0 update

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Samsung today announced that their Tectile programmable NFC stickers have gotten an update, just in time for the U.S. debut of the Galaxy Note II.  As a v3.0 release, the adds new features, tighter and deeper integration with Android apps, and the option to program a string of commands to a ...

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Dragon Mobile Assistant debuts for Android 4.0+

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Nuance has released a new voice-assisted application that builds up on their already existing Dragon Go!, dropping it in Google Play Store for Android 4.0+ devices.  The app will be known as Dragon Mobile Assistant and it will feature enhanced verbal commands, hands-free wake-up, new Driver ...

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Comparing the Nexus 7 to the iPad mini

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Well, it’s official.  Apple has a 7.9-inch iPad mini coming in the next few weeks and it cost $329 or more.  Hide yo kids, hide you wives, this thing is going to kill off Android tablets.  If you listen to Apple tell it, the new device is going to be embraced unlike anything we’ve ...

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Samsung: Jelly Bean rollout to begin for U.S. Galaxy S III

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Samsung has just announced that they will begin rolling out the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for the U.S. versions of the Galaxy S III.  Stopping short of any particular time frame, the hardware maker promises only “the coming months.”  According to Samsung, each carrier partner is ...

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In Brief: Other Android stuff worth knowing (Oct 14)

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In Brief is a compilation of notifications, rumors, videos,and other Android-related tidbits which, for whatever reason, did not end up with a post of its own on AndroidGuys.  These are things that we still feel are worth knowing, even if in a passing manner.  Consider it a grab-bag of Android ...

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Jabra TALK BT Headset review

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In the world of BlueTooth headsets, the Jabra TALK is actually achieving mediocrity at its height.  I own several BT units from the Jawbone HD to my LG HBS-700 stereo headset, and the Jabra falls squarely in between.  What you get is enough customizable parts to ensure comfort: two Earhooks, ...

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AT&T announces plans to offer Sony Xperia TL

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AT&T today announced that they will soon be offering the Sony Xperia TL later this year, timed with the release of the latest James Bond, Skyfall.  As a U.S. variant of the recently introduced Xperia T, this is a pretty impressive device, featuring Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich, a ...

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Sony scoops new Ice Cream Sandwich update for Tablet S

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Sony today announced that they have rolled out an Android 4.0.3 update to the Tablet S. Unlike other Android 4.0 updates this one adds a significant number of Sony features to the device. Sony stuff like that found in the recently announced Xperia Tablet S.  You know, guest mode, media players, ...

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Android 4.1 Jelly Bean official for Verizon Galaxy Nexus

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Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is officially ready for the Verizon Samsung Galaxy Nexus, according to the nation’s largest wireless carrier.  A support page (PDF) has gone live for the update, detailing some of the new and awesome features such as Google Now and enhanced notifications. Once you ...

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Motorola intros Intel-powered Razr I for Europe, other markets

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Motorola today announced its latest Android creation, the Intel-powered Razr I, will soon touch down in international markets.  Specifications are pretty much what we’ve come to expect of late, including a 2.0GHz  Intel Atom processor, 4.3-inch Super AMOLED display, and Android 4.0 Ice ...

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Telenav launches Scout for Android

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Telenav today announced a fantastic new location-based navigation and discovery app for Android with the debut of Scout.  Rather than functioning as a simple “help me get from A to B” app, Scout is the sort of client that you’ll want to use on a regular basis.  We’ve ...

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Sprint announces $99 Samsung Galaxy Victory 4G LTE for September 16

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Sprint today announced its next Android handset, the “powerful yet affordable” Samsung Galaxy Victory 4G LTE.  Priced at $99 (after $50 mail-in rebate) with a two-year service agreement, the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich handset features a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 4-inch ...

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Samsung Galaxy S III review (Sponsored Post)

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What we liked: The Samsung Galaxy S III is heavy on hardware, but even heavier on experience. The leading-edge specs easily put it at the top of the Android mountain, however its the personal touches that will see this phone selling like hotcakes. Room for improvement: A little slipperier than ...

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Comparing the Nexus 7 to the Kindle Fire HD

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Until yesterday, the argument for low-cost tablets revolved, for the most part, around the Kindle Fire and the Nexus 7.  Today, we’re swapping out the Amazon tablet for something a little more powerful.  We thought we’d put together a quick head-head list of the details so that ...

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Cloud.tv’s Dayframe rethinks docking apps for Android

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Cloud.tv, the guys behind HD widgets and Cloudskipper, have redesigned docking apps for Android.  Well, that’s the hope, at least.  Today sees them releasing a new app, Dayframe,  for your Android 2.3+ device which is equal parts gorgeous, convenient, and flexible. Designed with the Nexus ...

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