Thoughts on the new Twitter UI

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Last week, Twitter updated its official Android app with more functionality and UI problems than we’ve ever seen. It’s no secret that the official Twitter app for Android has been… neglected. Not in the sense that it doesn’t receive notable updates, because it does. ...

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Oppo racing to introduce first 2K smartphone with Find 7

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Remember how this time last year we were being introduced to the world’s first 1080p HD smartphone displays? Do you recall who was first out of the gate with something in that 1920×1080 pixel resolution? Yes, it was Oppo. The next generation of smartphone displays looks to double ...

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Sprint readying $20B bid for T-Mobile, report says

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Sprint is readying a potential $20 bid for T-Mobile US for the first half of 2014, says industry insiders speaking with the Wall Street Journal. The deal, which would marry the 3rd and 4th largest carriers in the United States, is certain to face heavy scrutiny by the Department of Justice. As ...

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Google reportedly gifting employees choice of Nexus 5 or Nexus 7

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Google is gifting its employees a choice of either the Nexus 5 smartphone or the Nexus 7 (2013) tablet, according to new reports. Google has historically provided a bit of year-end benevolence to employees and sometimes lets them choose the gift. Whereas last year saw supply constraints keep ...

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HTC revenue slightly better than before, but can they do better?

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HTC has launched several devices in past, like the HTC One series – that includes the flagship One, One Mini, and the latest One Max. All these devices are great, and critics ranked them high in their books, especially the HTC One. But at the end of the day, what really matters for a ...

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Verizon Cyber Monday deals include free phones from Samsung, LG, and Motorola

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Free smartphones, tablet discounts, and free activations make up the carrier’s specials for Cyber Monday Verizon Wireless’s Cyber Monday deals, in case you haven’t seen yet, include a number of Android smartphones at no cost. Yes, you have to sign the standard two-year service ...

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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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Leaked doc tips Android 4.4 plans for select Samsung models

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Reportedly, the Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy S4 will get KitKat in January, followed by 2012 flagships A document obtained by iTechAddict tells us that some Samsung owners should expect Android 4.4 KitKat releases in the early months of the coming year. Assuming the details prove correct, the ...

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FlyGrip Gravity (2013) review

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FlyGrip Gravity (2013 Edition) Here at AndroidGuys, we’re no stranger to the FlyGrip, an amazing one-handed accessory that doubles as a device holder and kickstand. Our own amazing writer Dustin Karnes has reviewed and featured the original FlyGrip (here), so it’s only fair we at ...

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Google folds Currents and Magazines into new Newsstand app

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New app aims to deliver all of your favorite magazines, news sources, blogs, and more. Google on Wednesday unveiled its newest app for consumers with the introduction of Google Play Newsstand. Combining pieces of both the Play Magazines app and Google Currents, it’s a central hub for all ...

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Smarter, more intuitive Pocket 5.0 coming soon

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Next week the Pocket app for Android will be receiving a massive update when Pocket 5.0 is released. Pocket said that the update, which is coming Nov. 20 for Android devices, will bring smarter, more dynamic and streamlined navigation and search, so you should be able to spend more time reading ...

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Archos 101 XS 2 announced for December

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Archos is a known brand in US for making affordable tablets with an attractive design and competitive features. Today, they announced the Archos 101 XS2 – a successor to the Archos 101 XS we reviewed last year. Although the design of the tablet is same as the predecessor, but there are ...

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Sprint: Nexus 5 arrives November 8, will cost $149

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Sprint on Thursday confirmed that the Nexus 5 will soon join the carrier’s roster. Priced at $149.99 with a two-year service agreement, the flagship Google smartphone will be sold starting from November 8. Pre-orders begin on Friday, November 1. As expected, the Nexus 5 will be one of ...

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AT&T offering free 7-inch Galaxy Tab 3 with purchase of select Galaxy phones

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AT&T on Wednesday announced that customers can scoop up a free 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 tablet with the purchase of select Samsung Galaxy smartphones. Specifically, if you purchase a Samsung Galaxy S4, Galaxy S4 Active, Galaxy Note 3, or Galaxy Note 2 then you’ll be qualified. You ...

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Google patents tip shearing, sliding, and squeezing for future smartphones

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Recently discovered patents suggest that Google may be looking to make it easier for users to operate smartphones with only one hand. The patents, which were filed in Q2 2012, have Google turning to shearing, squeezing, and sliding for gestures and controls. Given that smartphones are now ...

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