Archos intros ChefPad, kitchen-based Android tablet

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Archos has a new Android tablet for your consideration, the kitchen-themed ChefPad. Rather than a stock Android experience and traditional tablet, this one is designed to stay in one place.  Specifications are pretty much your typical mid-range device with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, a dual-core ...

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Could white Nexus 4 be the refreshed LTE model for Google I/O?

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Don’t your breath or anything, but it’s possible that Google will release a white version of the Nexus 4. Expected to arrive with 32GB storage and LTE connectivity, the Nexus 4 has been rumored for a refresh for a while now. New images surfacing this week show the white model is ...

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Android lead: Google I/O “going to be different” this year.

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Don’t look for any big new hardware or major releases in Android at Google I/O this week, it’s likely not going to happen. Google’s Sundar Pinchai, speaking with Wired, tells us that Google I/O is “going to be different” this year. What can we expect from I/O this ...

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Enigmatic LG device spied in wild again

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A new photo of an unknown LG smartphone has been leaked online courtesy of @evleaks, showing an ultra-thin bezel. Images arrived late last week for the handset however the specs remain a mystery.  It remains unclear which model we’re looking at here but the most likely candidate is the LG ...

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PUK – Pool with pucks and no side pockets

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I do not have a great description for this game, and the title was alliteration for alliteration’s sake, but I can tell you that PUK is an addicting pick-up-and-play game.  And those are the best kinds of mobile games. PUK bills itself as an action puzzler, but I do not think that is ...

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Android now powers almost 60% of mobile devices – about 3 times the amount of iOS devices

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During the first quarter of 2013, Android continued to surge forward. Google’s mobile platform powered an impressive 59.9% of all “smart” mobile devices sold, with a total shipment level of 308.7 million units. in comparison, Apple’s iOS powered only 19.3% of devices ...

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Sony Honami reportedly due in late summer as i1

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The rumored Sony Honami smartphone will arrive in the United States in late summer as an unlocked handset, reports a number of sources. Allegedly, the phone will bear the name i1 when it touches down, presumably with top-tier specifications. Rumors thus far, and as of late, suggest the i1 could ...

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5-inch Sony Xperia A passes through FCC

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The rumored Xperia A has passed through the FCC on its way to Japan’s NTT DoCoMo. The filing shows the handset as having a 5-inch 1080p HD display, removable 2300mAh battery, 16GB internal storage, and 13-megapixel camera. It’s unclear what processor or version of Android is under ...

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AT&T drops price of HTC First to $.99

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AT&T has dropped the price of the Facebook Home smartphone, the HTC First, to less than one dollar. If you’ve been waiting to scoop up the HTC handset because of cost, the $.99 sticker is about as low as you’ll ever find. You’ll still need to sign a two-year service ...

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Google may be announcing “Google Playground”, a rival to Apple’s GameCenter, on May 15th

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According to various sources around the  internet, some very special people are receiving some very special invites. The invites supposedly offer people an opportunity to “reinvent the playground” at Google I/O on May 15th at 9 AM. Here’s a look at the invite:   Now, of ...

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LG Optimus G successor spied on Sprint website

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A new LG smartphone has been spotted on Sprint’s website, potentially leading to a successor to the LG Optimus G. Found with the model number LS980, the handset looks to run Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor. Additional details are found to include ...

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Ring Defense – A vectorized tower defense game with a George Bush cameo

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Ring Defense follows the basic formula of tower-defense games.  You build towers, traps, and guns to defeat wave after wave of enemies trying to capture your castle or base or, in this case, your energy.  What Ring Defense does not adhere to is the general gaming rule that you can throw in a ...

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Jelly Bean now more popular than Ice Cream Sandwich; both trail Gingerbread

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Android 4.1+  Jelly Bean has moved ahead of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich in terms of popularity among versions of the platform. That said, both still trail the Gingerbread build as the two year old Android release still clings to the lead. Overall figures for the last 14 days show that ...

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Google: We want Glass hacked

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...Not only that, Google plans to show you how.

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Full agenda, list of sessions for Google I/O 2013 revealed

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With no less than 16 Android and 4 Glass sessions expected, Google IO 2013 will be amazeballs.

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