FreedomPop announces the Privacy Phone, its “Snowden Phone” with encrypted communications

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With all of the privacy concerns in the U.S. with the National Security Agency, some smartphone makers are trying to provide their customers with more security and privacy. You may be familiar with one that was recently launched at Mobile World Congress, Blackphone, that runs its own PrivatOS ...

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Acer’s affordable Liquid Z5 debuts for Europe

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Acer will have numerous devices on display at CES 2014 and one of their newest is a smartphone for those on a budget or buying a smartphone for the first time, the Liquid Z5. Being a budget phone, the device is no game changer, but what you’ll get for your Euros is a device with... Read More

Huawei may debut Honor 4 as first octa-core smartphone on December 16

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Chinese phone maker Huawei recently sent out invitations to a December 16 event for what will most likely be the unveiling of its newest octa-core phone, the Honor 4. Also known in some markets as the Huawei Glory 4, the device is said to be the first “true” eight-core SoC since ...

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Android 4.3 spied on Samsung Galaxy S4

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The new Android 4.3 Jelly Bean build has been spotted on a Samsung Galaxy S4 and looks to be fully functioning on both the standard model as well as the Google Play version. Thanks to a bit of porting from the SamMobile team, the build appears to be a slightly modified take on the Jelly... Read More

Rumor: Sprint may be preparing to release their own Android flagship phone

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Rumors have been floating around lately that Sprint is looking to release a 5-inch Android flagship device of their own, and thanks to undisclosed sources it looks like they may be true. The Vital, as it has been named, will be Sprint’s very own high-end large-screened Android 4.1 ...

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List of HTC devices slated to receive Android 4.3 arrives before version is even announced

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Well, this is certainly interesting. A list of HTC devices expected to receive Android 4.3 updates has surfaced before Google has even confirmed that such a version of Android exists. You can see from the accompanied photo that a number of models should see the next release of Android come the ...

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LG Optimus L4 II and L4 II Dual will be available in Russia this summer

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It looks like LG is expanding their L-series with two new devices according to the Russian website Hi-Tech.Mail.Ru. According to their sources, LG will begin releasing the LG Optimus L4 II and LG Optimus L4 II Dual in Russia sometime this June. As far as specs go, the Optimus L4 II and Optimus ...

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Galaxy Note 8.0 rumored to receive a new color for the summer

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Thanks to our pals at SamMobile and an insider at Samsung Benelux, we have learned that Samsung may be working on releasing the Galaxy Note 8.0 in color. The new hue is expected to be a “Brown Black,” and as of now it looks like it may be available around the 25th week of the year (also... Read More

Alleged hardware details leaked for Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 models

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Hope you’re not sick of hearing about Samsung yet, because we read some interesting news from the techie site technobuffalo.com this morning that we want to share with you. All of us have been hearing rumors that Samsung is working on two new devices which will hopefully be (officially) ...

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Confirmed details for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Mega series

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Yesterday, we reported details on the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Mega series, and now thanks to SamMobile we are pleased to announce confirmed specifications. The Galaxy Mega 5.8 will be a high-end DUOS smartphone with a 5.8” qHD (960×540) TFT display. Samsung will give the device an 8 megapixel ...

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Verizon upgrading DROID RAZR and RAZR MAXX to Jelly Bean

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Verizon’s DROID RAZR and RAZR MAXX are probably one of the best Motorola smartphones you can grab from Big Red. If not the best, they may among the most popular these last few months. Verizon is currently deploying the Android Jelly Bean update for these two but you can also manually ...

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Verizon schedules Galaxy S III Jelly Bean update for December 14

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Verizon today announced that the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update will be available December 14. Those who own this particular device can manually download the update which also includes some additional touches. The update will include ISIS support, making them ready for the burgeoning payment ...

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Google makes Android 4.2 Jelly Bean SDK platform available

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Google has released the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean SDK to the masses, letting anyone and everyone grab the latest software development kit. Available immediately, the API level 17 platform brings a number of new features and improvements to Android.  A post on the Android blog reminds us of some of ...

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Sprint first U.S. provider to offer Jelly Bean to Galaxy S III

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Sprint is the first wireless carrier in the United States to offer an Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for the Samsung Galaxy S III.  A press release (below) tells us that the update began this morning and can be downloaded over the air.  Like other Android 4.1 updates, this one brings awesome ...

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Samsung confirmed to deliver Android 4.1 to Galaxy S III in October

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Samsung today confirmed that the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update will be coming to the Galaxy S III in October.  Speaking today at the UK launch of the Everything Everywhere (now just ‘EE’) 4G LTE network, Samsung advised that the flagship handset will pick up the latest version of ...

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