Google unveils its vision for smartwatches, launches Android Wear developer preview

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Many have hoped to shape the smartwatch revolution, taking their vision to Kickstarter and the like, but today Google finally joined the game announcing Android Wear, a version of the operating system for wearable devices. Google launched two videos that introduce Android Wear, which extends ...

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Paranoid Android introduces Peek, its own version of active notifications

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One of the most useful and innovative features of the Moto X, besides its voice control, is its Active Display and today Paranoid Android announced its own implementation codenamed Peek. Peek is PA’s effort to overhaul the Android notification system with smartwatch convenience. The way ...

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Chromedrop brings challenging, yet beautiful casual gaming experience

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One of the things that Google has really focused on with Android is trying to inspire developers with its Holo design guidelines. One of the most recent games to Google Play that sticks to those guidelines is Chromedrop. Chromedrop combines elements from trading card and casual games, while ...

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Lepow Moonstone 9000 review

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Up for review today we have the Lepow Moonstone 9000, a portable battery backup solution for Android and other smartphones. As the name implies, this guy packs 9000mAh worth of juice in a very cute and convenient form factor. Measuring nearly 3.5-inches in width and depth, the Moonstone is ...

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Get a free upgrade to JuiceSSH Pro this weekend, monitor your servers with advanced features

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If you’re running servers at home or work and need a way to monitor them from either your Android smartphone or tablet, look no further than JuiceSSH. Sonelli, maker of JuiceSSH, just announced that it hit 500,000 users so from now until Tuesday, it’s giving away free updates to the ...

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Ten One Design Pogo stylus review

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Need a stylus for your tablet or smartphone? You’ll want to check out the Pogo stylus from Ten One Design. It’s a solid, simple design that feels like a quality device in your hand. While it’s not all that difficult to make a generic stylus, it’s harder to create one ...

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Paranoid Android 4.1 beta released with reworked PIE controls for KitKat

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There are plenty of options when looking to run a custom ROM on your Android device and one of the most popular, besides CyanogenMod, is Paranoid Android. Official PA ROMs only support Nexus devices, so if you don’t see your device in the downloads, it’s not supported by the main ...

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Nokia X gets rooted bringing custom ROM and Google Services

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One of the best things about Android is the customisation options available. So when the Nokia X was announced only for it to be confirmed there would be no Google services integration, developers everywhere simply took that as a challenge. Nokia still make arguably the best hardware out of all ...

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The week’s best Android rumors: Project Ara, Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime, Amazon Music, and more

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Project Ara Google’s modular phone concept “Ara” could debut in 2015 with a price tag that starts at a mere $50, reports Time . Allegedly, the company developing the devices is set to finish up a working prototype over the next few weeks. Consumer sales could start as soon as ...

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AllCast gets new look, support for Muzei Live Wallpaper

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A new update hitting AllCast today sees the integration of one our of favorite Live Wallpapers for Android. Yes sir, this Chromecast app now ties into to Muzei, a gorgeous, if not flexible, wallpaper. The 1.0.6 release also gets a “major UI redesign” which looks much more in line ...

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Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 801 is no minor update from Snapdragon 800

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Despite its nearly identical model number, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 801 processor does not all that closely resemble the Snapdragon 800 chipset. And, given that it was announced after the Snapdragon 805, the average consumer may be confused as to what’s happening at the top of ...

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Qualcomm rolls out 8-core Snapdragon 615 CPU

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Qualcomm on Monday kicked off Mobile World Congress with a pair of new mobile processors. Today sees the chipmaker adding the Snapdragon 615 and 610 to its lineup. The Snapdragon 615 is the company’s first commercial octa-core CPU solution with integrated LTE and 64-bit capabilities. ...

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The future is awesome with Google’s Project Tango

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When Google recently sold Motorola to Lenovo, it kept the vey best part of the company for itself, the Advanced Technology and Projects group, which is working on the ambitious Project Ara modular smartphone. On Thursday, Google announced another project that the group has been busy with, known ...

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Google Play edition devices might not be a big seller [Guest Blog]

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The smartphone market has completely revolutionized the mobile phone phenomena. These days it is understood that throughout the year we are going to have regular updates, new models, new technology – the cycle goes on and on. Android has been at the forefront of the drastic hyper activity that ...

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Samsung confirms Android 4.4 KitKat for multiple devices

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Samsung on Tuesday outlined the Android 4.4 KitKat update details for a number of smartphones and tablets. In addition to the standard OS details, Samsung will include other software touches: Location Menu: An integrated location menu enables users to easily activate GPS, Wi-Fi and mobile ...

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