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News and Rumors

Google Acquired Zetawire for Their NFC Expertise

Techcrunch is reporting that Google quietly purchased a small Toronto startup named Zetawire as long a year ago. What makes this small news item interesting is that Zetawire had a patent application in for a payment, advertising and identity management system tied up in one neat package with a bow on top.

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NFC Chip Gets Put to Use with New Google Hotpot Iniative

As all of you Android junkies may know (at least you should know), the Nexus S was recently announced. With its 4″ Super AMOLED screen, Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), and close

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NFC Chip Made by NXP Semiconductors, Not Samsung

The NFC chip in the Samsung Nexus S was actually made by NXP Semiconductors, not Samsung. NXP has been working with Google for some time to implement the hardware and software for this technology.

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Head to head specs: Sony Xperia Z4 vs. Xperia Z3

Sony on Monday announced its next generation of flagship smartphone, the Android 5.0 Lollipop powered Xperia Z4. Considering it debuted barely a half year after its predecessor we shouldn’t look

App Reviews

SuperBeam review: the best way to transfer files

Transferring files, pictures, and videos between phones, computers, and other devices can be a real pain. Sure, you can use Bluetooth if your device supports it, but the speed can

Featured

HTC One M8s launched in Europe

As leaks continue to pour in about different variants of HTC’s latest flagship device – the One M9, the Taiwanese manufacturer has announced a cheaper version of its old bestseller, the One M8.

Reviews

Jabra Stealth review

  Jabra STEALTH Bluetooth Headset  While the design of the Jabra Stealth is by no means revolutionary, it still manages a refined appearance due to its slim profile, modern color

App Reviews

Smart Unlock review: Adds Lollipop’s Smart Lock to older devices

Android 5.0 Lollipop brought some key new features, one of which is called Smart Lock. But with Android 5.0 Lollipop adoption still sitting at just 3.3 percent based on the

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Samsung unveils Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge for April 10

Samsung, as expected, today announced its latest flagship smartphone experience, the Galaxy S6. What’s more, it also unveiled a dual-edge variant known as the Galaxy S6 edge. Yes, that’s a

School of Android

What is Softcard and how do I use it with my Android?

Back in September, Apple introduced Apple Pay, a feature that allows users with an iPhone 6 or Apple Watch to pay for things with their device rather than a credit

Accessories

Accessory of the Day: Icon Q Bluetooth headphones, $49

If you’re in the market for a pair of quality wireless headphones, you may want to take a look at some of the offerings from Icon Q. The Boundless H1 model,

News and Rumors

Sony releases purple Xperia Z3 in Hong Kong

There is a good news for Sony Xperia Z3 lovers! A purple variant of the flagship device has been released in Hong Kong, and it is being called the Purple Diamond edition.

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What we know so far: LG G4

Earlier this week, we wrote about some early rumors of the LG G4, the expected flagship from LG for 2015. Those details included the possibilities of a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810

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Samsung introduces 5.5-inch Galaxy A7

Samsung on Monday introduced its Galaxy A7, the largest of now three A Series smartphones. Featuring a 5.5-inch HD Super AMOLED display, the handset will be sold in two variants: one with a

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Sony announces the Walkman-ZX2 for audiophiles

Sony announced the Walkman-ZX2, and yes it will be expensive.  The price is expected to be $1200 dollars when it is released this Spring.  Most of you who read this