Google files a patent for backside controls on future devices

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The US Patent & Trademark Office recently published a patent application from Google that shows their intentions to bring backside controls to future Android devices. These controls could possibly turn the page of an ebook, flip through photos, and even change music albums in a playlist. ...

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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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Samsung Galaxy S4 to feature a new and efficient AMOLED technology?

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Samsung has a very solid name in the smartphone industry with their Android powered phones, most notably with the Galaxy S series. When each successive release, experts debate about how amazing the display the device is and how it stacks up.  It seems they will have plenty to debate for the ...

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In Brief: 8 Android-related things you should know (March 8, 2013)

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In Brief is a compilation of notifications, rumors, photos, videos, infographics, 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 ...

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Sony Xperia L information leaked, coming soon?

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Sony is taking smartphone business very seriously this year, and have introduced some amazing Android powered devices. Take for instance the Xperia Z and ZL, and the super thin and sexy Sony Xperia Tablet Z. All great stuff. It seems Sony is not planning to let up as they hope to set a very ...

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Google Nexus 7 dock now available at Play Store

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The Nexus 7 has been around for the better part of a year now and is one of the best affordable tablets you can get. We saw the first glimpse of the official Nexus 7 dock and other accessories, and earlier this year, we had some thorough information about the dock as well. Now, the Nexus... Read More

Samsung Galaxy S4 benchmarks leaked, confirms early rumors

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Everyone is buckling up for the most anticipated Samsung device of the year, the Galaxy S 4. Samsung, obviously excited about it, has released a new teaser on YouTube.  With the launch of the next big thing right round the corner, we still have time for new and exciting details to leak.  Today, ...

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In Brief: 7 Android-related things you should know (March 1, 2013)

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This week features Project SHEILD's "Burn Zombie Burn!", News Republic's 3.0 update, Celltick's Real Time Coupon Server, a new Magellan app, and much, much more!

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Google experimenting with new Linux kernel for Android, version 3.8

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According to the public kernel repository over at Google, there’s a new, experimental kernel build out. It’s marked as version 3.8, and is built from the standard kernel, with all the standard Android modifications and tweaks. This is, whether you may understand it or not, good news ...

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Can HP’s budget-friendly Slate 7 take on the Nexus 7?

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It is Mobile World Congress week, and we all know about the plethora of new Android devices announced. Phones and tablets are everywhere, mostly from familiar names. Then there’s also the new HP (yes, them) tablet, the budget-friendly HP Slate 7. With pricing that starts at $169.99, the ...

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Samsung to employ multiple processor types for Galaxy S4, report indicates

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For the flagship smartphone, the handset maker will use different processors for different markets.

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U.S. Cellular adds Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 to 4G LTE line-up

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U.S. Cellular announced the addition of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 to their 4G LTE line-up this morning. The Galaxy Note was previously offered only as a wireless option to customers, but it now joins U.S. Cellular’s already strong group of 4G LTE devices including the Samsung Galaxy S III, ...

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Swappa becomes XDA’s new Marketplace

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After closing down their marketplace, XDA has announced that they will be partnering with Swappa as a replacement for their old marketplace. Swappa has been an android marketplace for a few years now and this partnership will only help benefit the site. The partnership will allow XDA to ...

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ZTE announces 5.7-inch Grand Memo

ZTE today announced a 5.7-inch Android smartphone for launch in the second quarter of 2013. Called the Grand Memo, it’s an all around large and powerful experience with a 720p HD display. Powered by Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, the ZTE Grand Memo is one of the first handsets to employ ...

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Google IO 2013 registration and pricing details

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Hey developers! Looking to make the annual trek to San Francisco for Google I/O 2013? You’ll want to circle March 13 on your calendar and set aside no less than $900 for registration.  Registration for the three day event will begin at 7AM PST (10 AM EST) where it will likely sell out in ...

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