Monster’s first Android tablets to be Walmart exclusive

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Monster (yes, the audio company) has introduced its first line of Android-powered tablets in the form of the M7 and M10. As the name pretty much tells you, these will be 7-inch and 10.1-inch tablets. The M7 features a 1280×800 resolution display, 16GB internal storage, 1GB RAM, and a pair ...

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Google AOSP lead jumps to Yahoo!

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Following closely to the news from August when Hugo Barra left Google to join Xiaomi, we now have another employee leaving as well.  Jean-Baptiste Queru, Google’s Technical Lead for the Android Open Source Project, has leaving Google however he is not heading to a smartphone company like ...

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How To: Make your old phone look new

  So you’ve had your phone for a little over a year now, it feels old, looks old, and you’re just ready for an upgrade. However, unless you want to pay full retail for a new phone, you’re stuck, at least for another year or so. Instead of selling that arm of yours to buy... Read More

Surprise! Nexus 5 left unattended at bar

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Stop us if you’ve heard this one before: A forthcoming flagship smartphone was left unattended at a bar where someone promptly identified the device as being worthy of a photo – or three. Funny how these sort of strange situations present them, isn’t it? Isn’t nuts how ...

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Sprint ‘One Up’ joins the early upgrade party

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The fourth major U.S. carrier, Sprint,  has now released their version of an early phone upgrade program.  Sprint is planning the launch of their “One Up” program on September 20th, filling out your options list of early upgrade carriers, according to CNET. The plan is very similar ...

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Google acquires sharing app Bump

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Our mission at Bump has always been to build the simplest tools for sharing the information you care about with other people and devices.  We strive to create experiences that feel like magic, enabled behind the scene with innovations in math, data processing, and algorithms.  So we couldn’t be ...

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Already? Sony XperiaZ1 successor rumored in the works

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Well, that didn’t take long. Mere days after Sony announced their flagship Z1 rumors have started flying (albeit from anonymous sources) that the Z1 successor ‘Z2′ is now in the works.  Let us refer to it by it’s purported code name Avatar, shall we? The rumored specs ...

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Reminder: T-Mobile offering 2GB data free with Nexus 7 LTE

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As many of you know, the new Nexus 7 with LTE is now available from the Google Play Store and soon from T-Mobile stores.  The LTE version of the Nexus 7 packs 32GB of storage (more like 27GB give or take) and all the latest Android bells and whistles. Google’s flagship 7-inch LTE tablet –... ...

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FCC docs out likely Nexus successor from LG

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Newly discovered documents from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) are providing a clear look at what may ultimately prove to be the Nexus 4 successor. The device, which comes from LG, resembles the Verizon G2 and looks an awful lot like the mystery smartphone from the Google video. ...

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Hugo Barra on how he ended up at Xiaomi

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“It was a distinctively important moment for me,” Barra remembered. “Matias’s opinion really mattered a lot, and it was a big signal they were doing something right, and a pretty significant vote of confidence.” – AllThingsD    

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The change in Android landscape

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Looking at where Android and smartphones have come from and where they are going. What was important then what is important today?

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Virgin Mobile’s latest Android is the 5-inch Supreme

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Virgin Mobile today added its latest Android smartphone, the Supreme, to its no-contract portfolio. Powered by Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, the phone boasts a 5-inch display, a dual-core 1.5GHz processor, 13-megapixel rear camera, and 4G LTE connectivity. As it the case with most other Android ...

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Gameloft promises support for Intel architecture

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“We are thrilled to optimize our upcoming games for new Android platforms running Intel architecture and once again expand our game catalogue to new high-performance smartphones and tablets,” states Gonzague De Vallois, senior vice president of Publishing at Gameloft. “Intel’s innovative ...

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Check out these photos of the Android 4.4 KitKat statue coming to life

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Ever wondered what the process looks like when an artist is creating those fancy Android-themed statues for Google’s Campus? Thanks to a post by artist Giovanni Calabrese, we now have an inside look at the Android 4.4 KitKat statue coming to life. The photos which span over the course of ...

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Is this really the design of HTC’s Android tablet?

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  Talk about going to the well over and over again. A photo has surfaced which is alleged to be the first look at HTC’s return to the Android tablet space. You’ll have to forgive us as our initial reaction to the image was, “oh no“. The photo shows a large, squarish ...

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