Valve classics Portal and Half-Life 2 now available for NVIDIA Shield

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Now, more than ever, it’s a great time to be an NVIDIA Shield owner. In case you haven’t picked up on the buzz these last few days, the portable gaming and entertainment console has added two key games to its arsenal. Indeed, both of Valve’s top-selling games, Portal and ...

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Privacy focused Blackphone to feature a Tegra 4i chipset

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Running a modified version of Android called PrivatOS, the smartphone for the privacy concerned, made by Swiss mobile manufacturer SGP, just got a decision on the chipset it’ll be using. SGP, a joint venture between Silent Circle and Geeksphone, have settled on using a Tegra 4i chipset ...

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How to install the Google Play Store on the Kindle Fire [Android 201]

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The Kindle Fire is a great little tablet, at a fantastic price point and is perfect for those hooked into the Amazon ecosystem. The Kindle range runs Android, albeit a very customised Android to a point where it is almost unrecognisable. As part of this customisation and integration into the ...

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Aereo: Chromecast support arrives May 29

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Aereo on Thursday announced that it will be integrating Chromecast support for the Android app on May 29. Aereo, a service that allows subscribers to stream broadcast TV channels over the web, has an Android app which is currently in beta. Customers can pay for memberships that start at $8 per ...

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April Fools’ Day 2014: Google Style (Updated)

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Ah, yes. It’s that time of year again. Google is taking to the web to mislead it’s faithful followers by pulling some pretty elaborate stunts. Last year they tricked users into thinking Google Nose, Google Treasure Maps, and the Closure of YouTube “Submissions” were ...

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Firefox 29 beta allows to install web apps as native Android apps

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Mozilla Firefox is one of the famous and most used browsers in the world, and just like Google Chrome, Firefox is also available on Android as well. One of the best features Firefox offers is that you can install apps from Firefox Marketplace, and then when you run them, the app would open up ...

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[Op-Ed] MWC 2014 was evolutionary, not revolutionary

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Given that I am only seventeen, I have to say that my passion for mobile technology started at a very young age. When I was seven my parents bought their first mobile phone — for the sake of getting in touch with the school in case something happens to me. I cannot recall the precise... ...

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French handset maker Wiko calls up first Tegra 4i LTE smartphone

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French handset maker Wiko Mobile has created Europe’s first smartphone with an integrated Tegra 4i LTE processor. Featuring a 4.7-inch 720p display, the Wiki WAX also provides users with an 8-megapixel rear camera, and LTE and HSPA+ support. The Tegra 4i processor is a quad-core CPU with ...

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The week’s best Android rumors: Nexus 8, Galaxy S5, Android 4.5, Xperia Tablet Z2, and more

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HTC Desire 8 Some last minute specifications for the upcoming Desire 8 fill in some of the blanks from before. Assuming they’re accurate, we should see a 5.5-inch 720p HD display, 8GB storage, 1.5GB RAM, a 13-megapixel rear camera, 5-megapixel front-facing camera, and microSD expansion. ...

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NVIDIA debuts Tegra Note 7 LTE

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NVIDIA on Friday announced that a 4G LTE ready version of its Tegra Note 7 will soon be available. Arriving in the second quarter, the 7-inch tablet will connect to both LTE and HSPA+ networks in various countries around the world. Indeed, the Tegra Note 7 features NVIDIA’s i500 processor ...

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(UPDATE) LG announces the G2 mini ahead of MWC launch date

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A few days ago, LG posted a photo on Facebook hinting at a Mobile World Congress launch date for the LG G2 mini. The company came out today, ahead of the launch date, and officially announced the new miniature phone. A decent amount of the specs were already leaked, so there isn’t a whole ...

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BBM 2.0 is on its way to Android

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Due to a few trip ups in launching BBM for Android, many users ditched it early on. And lately it seems as though Blackberry is working to do something about that. Blackberry Messenger 2.0 for Android is (almost) here! BBM has been updating like crazy in the past few weeks, making some decent ...

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Motorola’s Project Ara team being integrated with Google’s Android team

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The Internet is buzzing about Lenovo’s acquisition of Motorola Mobility and you may be wondering what is going to happen to Motorola’s Project Ara. We have great news for you…. the Googlely project will remain with Google. It seems that the about $3 billion purchase of ...

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NVIDIA updates TegraZone to support all Android devices

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NVIDIA today issued an update to its TegraZone app (v 2.9) which sees much wider device support. No longer relegated to Tegra-powered devices, it lets players and gamers from other smartphones and tablets access the game portal.  Also included in the update, the TegraZone offers enhanced ...

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In Brief: Android-related accessories announced at CES 2014 (Volume 1)

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This edition features smartphone-related products and accessories announced for CES 2014 In Brief is a compilation of notifications, rumors, and Android-related news 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 ...

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