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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Amazon Coins now available directly from Android devices

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Amazon on Wednesday announced that customers living in the US, UK and Germany can now use (buy, spend, earn) Amazon Coins directly from their Android phones and tablets. Previously exclusive to the Kindle Fire tablets, Amazon Coins can let users buy apps, purchase add-ons, unlock features, and ...

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Amazon offering Gold Medal deals on highly popular games for duration of Olympics

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Amazon today announced a new promotion which sees the online giant discounting games from around the globe. Starting immediately and running through February 22, there are games slashed as low as $.59 a piece. Not just any old generic titles, mind you, but popular stuff from big name ...

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Amazon shaves up to$80 off Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HDX models

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Just in time for Valentine’s Day 2014, Amazon has discounted the price of its popular tablet, the Kindle Fire HDX. Effective immediately, and for a limited time, you can score the Kindle Fire HDX 7 for $199.99, a savings of $30 off the normal asking price. The larger Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 ...

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Amazon guarantees $1.50 CPM banner ads in Amazon Mobile Ad Network for March, April

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Amazon’s latest promotion hopes to ensnare new apps and games Listen up Android developers! Amazon just announced a really great revenue opportunity for those who have yet to take advantage of the Amazon Mobile Ads API. Indeed, you’ll be able to earn $1.50 for every 1,000 ad ...

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Amazon offering 6-pack ‘Getaway Essentials’ bundle for free

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Looking to get away this weekend, this summer, or somewhere down the road? Check out the free apps that Amazon is offering today as part of a “Getaway Essentials” bundle. Worth upwards of $30, you’ll find six titles which could prove helpful the next time you head out of town. ...

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Amazon’s game console to launch in 2014, report indicates

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Amazon will debut a game console later this year which will run Android, says gaming-centric site VG247. Expected to launch with a sub-$300 price tag, the console will reportedly allow for downloaded and streaming games.  Senior publishing sources have been meeting with Amazon for a briefing on ...

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Amazon intros new tools for developers selling HTML5 apps

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Amazon today introduced a number of new tools for mobile developers looking to publish HTML5 apps and games. Effective immediately, developers can set list prices for their web-based apps and make them available for Amazon’s Free App of the Day promotion. If qualified, the apps could see ...

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Moto X coming to UK, France and Germany on Feb. 1, lacks Moto Maker customization

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Motorola’s pride and joy, the Moto X, has been a U.S. exclusive up until today, when the company announced availability in the UK, France and Germany. Coming Feb. 1 for £380 sim-free or £25 on contract from Phones 4u, Carphone Warehouse, O2, Amazon and Techdata, the device will lack Moto ...

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Amazon Appstore overhauls developer portal

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The Amazon Appstore today announced that developers now have a brand new portal for which to work and upload apps. Overhauled with a re-designed look and feel, it also focuses on recently introduced features and resources such as compatibility testing and submission. To learn more about the ...

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Amazon rolls out week of Christmas savings and deals

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Amazon on Monday detailed its week-long discounts and deals for the Amazon Appstore, games, and more. Starting on December 23 and running through the 28th, customers can take advantage of limited time deals, bundled free apps, and more. Some discounts will be as steep as 90% so set aside a few ...

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Amazon shaves $30 off Kindle Fire HDX and Kindle Fire HDX 8.9

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Hurry, you can still get this in time to slide it under the tree! Amazon, coming through in the clutch, has discounted its Kindle Fire HDX and Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 on the eve of Christmas Eve. Today only, and while supplies last, you can pick up either tablet for $30 less than the normal... Read More

Amazon offering Moto X, LG G2, Droid Mini for one penny

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The online retailer has dozens of smartphones for only $0.01 with new service agreements Looking to pick up a new smartphone this weekend? Do yourself a favor before heading out the door: Check out some of these deals over at Amazon. As of Friday night we found many Android handsets listed at a ...

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Amazon now lets users send Amazon Coins as gifts

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Amazon on Thursday introduced a new option which should help spur additional downloads of Android games and apps – and developer revenue. Starting today, you can buy Amazon Coins as gifts for friends and family members. These coins, which have been around for much of 2013, can be used to ...

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Amazon slashes Kindles by 20% for one day only

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Been on the fence about whether to get a Kindle or Kindle Fire for yourself or a family member? Did you miss out on the Black Friday and Cyber Monday stuff? Well, you’re in luck! For perhaps the last time this year… Today sees Amazon slapping a 20% discount on their entire Kindle ...

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