APPTEASERS: 15 great Android apps you should know this week (July 18)

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Handpicked just for you, this is our weekly way of putting readers up on new and existing apps. How many of these have you downloaded?

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Battle Dragons coming to Android soon; win a copy now! UPDATED

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Spacetime Studios has another surefire hit on their hands with this one... and you can get it in your hands before it's launched!

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Taskbar W8 – A Start button for Android

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Taskbar Windows 8 style (W8) adds a very familiar, but almost incompatible, feeling to Android.  Even though Microsoft did not think it was worth keeping, the Start button has been added to Android along with some new, Android-specific features.  Did Microsoft count the Start button out too ...

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Staples drops prices on all Nexus 7 devices, new Nexus may be looming

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If you’re in the mood for speculation, put on your monocles and grab your corncob pipes, and indulge me for a moment. From leaks and rumors all over the internet, we’re seeing signs of a brand-spankin’-new Nexus 7-ish device coming soon to a phoneaholic near you. Retailers ...

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Unannounced Snapdragon 800-powered device found on benchmark test

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According to our friends at GSM Insider, it looks as though another Snapdragon 800 device could be joining the ranks. A recent AnTuTu Benchmark test showed the unannounced LG-F320, and it has us scratching our heads as to what  it could be. The device was tested in the home country of LG (South ...

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Samsung Galaxy S5 rumors begin with word of aluminum body

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Yeah, yeah, yeah. Here we are, just a few weeks removed from the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S4 – so you know what that means. It’s time to talk successor, right? Well, that’s apparently what’s going on already. According to AndroidGeeks, Samsung is face down in ...

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Smartphones: How big is too big?

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Alright guys, it’s time to have a serious discussion about our expectations from our smartphones. All the hubbub over the Galaxy Note II is understandable. Too big for my tastes, but after using a friend’s, I can honestly say that I see the merit and understand how the Note line ...

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Android 4.3 surfaces yet again with Nexus 4 leak

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An LG Nexus 4 running Android 4.3 has been spotted a mobile conference taking place in Thailand this week. As you can see from the images here the Nexus smartphone looks to be running a brand new JWR45B build which is still considered Jelly Bean. Also of particular note is that the camera ...

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What a ‘Pure Google’ Samsung Galaxy S4 could mean for you

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With all the buzz around the next Nexus devices, leaked specs and gorgeous renders have had me (and every fan of AOSP) drooling for the next member of the Pure Google family. Who would think I/O would change that for me? Deep down, I’m a “Samsung” man. I’ve owned the ...

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Running the tables: Samsung took 95% of global profits earned from Android in Q1 2013

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Samsung’s ‘galaxy” line has been long joked about to be a hint at their intention to take over the universe, but the latest analytics numbers may prove that to be startlingly accurate. Not in a literal sense, of course, but rather in a financial way. According to research from ...

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Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile to offer Samsung Galaxy S 3 in June

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Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile announced on Monday that both carriers will soon offer the 4G LTE-ready Samsung Galaxy S 3. Pricing and exact timing will be announced by the respective providers in short order however we expect each to release the smartphone in June. Specifications for the ...

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White Nexus 4 with Android 4.3 due on June 10, report says

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To the dismay of a few of us, Google I/O 2013 did not reveal the much-rumored white version of the LG Nexus 4. Okay, so not officially, bit was here. The guys over at AndroidAndMe were able to see one of the yet-announced model and learned a few things in the process. Reportedly, the white... ...

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Google I/O 2013: No new Android release this year, but that’s not a bad thing

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So as you’ve learned by now, there is no new version of Android being announced at this year’s conference. But, before you get all upset and scream about how that sucks, I’ll tell you that it’s not a bad thing. In fact, I posit that what Google did for Android this time ...

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Zact enters the no-contract fray with custom-built plans

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T-Mobile, AT&T, and pretty much every other no-contract carrier have at least one more wireless provider to keep an eye on.  The carrier is called Zact and it aims to make things easier and/or provide more options than the other guys. Zact, offers a pair of entry-level Android handsets at ...

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In Brief: Android-related things you should know (May 10, 2013)

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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 worth knowing, even if in a passing manner. Consider it a grab-bag of Android goodies. ...

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