KitKat details leaked for multiple Samsung smartphones

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Samsung expects to deliver Android 4.4 KitKat updates to around eight smartphones before June is out, says SamMobile. According to the blog’s sources, a number of devices have already been cleared to roll with a handful of others still in “testing”. Between May and June we ...

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Huawei pulls curtain back on flagship Ascend P7

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Huawei on Wednesday pulled back the curtain for its latest flagship smartphone, the Ascend P7. Making its debut at an event in Paris, France, the handset is sleek, thin, sexy, and sophisticated. Huawei was quiet on much of the hardware details but we do know it runs Android under the latest ...

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Google Maps gets offline mode, lane assist, and more

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Google has just deployed a huge update to its Map application which brings offline mode, lane assistance, and Uber integration. Updated for both Android and iOS, the new Maps app brings the following new functionality: Don’t miss your next turn or exit. The Google Maps app now shows you which ...

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Get Samsung’s Pro line of tablets for $50 to $100 off at Amazon

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Deals are always good, and this one is no slouch.  Right now, Amazon is taking $50 to $100 off Samsung’s Pro Tablets.  This includes all Tab Pros and Note Pros.  This sale also includes the Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition with a $70 price reduction for all models (excluding the LTE ...

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Early details leak for Samsung GALAXY Tab S

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Hey, look! Samsung has yet another new line of products to unveil, or so says SamMobile. This time we’re looking at what’s being billed as the Samsung Galaxy Tab S. Specifications obtained by the blog suggest the tablet could come in on the higher end of things. Details are said to ...

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Sprint and Virgin Mobile announce waterproof Kyocera Hydro Vibe

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Sprint and its prepaid arm, Virgin Mobile, will soon add the waterproof and impact resistant Kyocera Hydro Vibe to their respective rosters. Powered by Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, the phone features a 4.5-inch qHD display, 8-megapixel rear camera, and 2,000mAh battery. Internally, you’ll find ...

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How to make a phone call [Android 101]

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Smartphones can do a lot of different things. One of those things is make a phone call… which is probably the reason you purchased the phone in the first place. If you’re new to the smartphone world, you may be pretty confused with your new technology. But that’s okay! ...

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Starting up your new Android device [Android 101]

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So, you’re new to Android. Just purchased your first smartphone, and nobody told you how to set it up? This process will take you through the boot up process when turning on your Android device for the first time. KEEP IN MIND: Not all Android phones are the same. Some will have more ...

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How to change your keyboard [Android 101]

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Sometimes the stock keyboard on your Android device just doesn’t cut it. With great alternate keyboards out there like Swiftkey, Google Keyboard, and Fleksy, you may want to think about trying out another one. Here’s our walkthrough for changing your keyboard. KEEP IN MIND: Not all ...

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Frequently used terms [Android 101]

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0-9 2G – Refers to the second-generation of cellular telephone technology. 2G networks offer digitally encrypted phone conversations, while being the first to offer SMS messaging. The Internet speed one would receive on 2G has since been surpassed by its predecessors. 3G – Refers to ...

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Facebook debuts anonymous and selective login features

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Facebook is upping their privacy options for users that don’t feel comfortable logging into the social network for everything. Let’s take a look at some of the new features Facebook is rolling out. Anonymous Login When users download an app, much of the time, there is a “login ...

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Sprint announces HTC One M8 Harman/Kardon Edition, Spotify partnership

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Today, Sprint announced several new product offerings. First up we have the Sprint HTC One (M8) Harmon/Kardon Edition.  The device seems to be identical in specs to the standard One (M8) while adding software for music quality enhancement. After a hands-on, PCMag has reported that the Boomsound ...

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Buy Android devices [AT&T]

Unless otherwise noted, a two-year service agreement is required. Updated June 17, 2014 Device AT&T Amazon Best Buy Samsung Galaxy S5 $199.99 $99.99 $199.99 Samsung Galaxy S4 $99.99 $.01 $49.99 HTC One M7 NA NA $1.00 HTC One M8 $199.99 $99.99 $199.99 Motorola Moto X FREE NA $49.99 Samsung ...

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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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Samsung introduces 20.7-megapixel Galaxy K Zoom

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Samsung on Tuesday announced its latest member of the Galaxy family of devices, introducing the 20.7-megapixel Galaxy K zoom. Powered by Android 4.4 KitKat, the camera-centric unit features a hexa-core processor, 4.8-inch 720p display, 2GB RAM, and 8GB internal storage. Indeed, all of the ...

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