Etsy releases app for Android (Finally!)

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For all you Etsy-holics, you know that getting Etsy on your device can be a pain in the crafts. Fortunately, Etsy has heard your cries of despair, and has announced their official Android app. The app comes in English, French, Dutch and German. It also allows you to: Search across the entire ...

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Android monthly update: Gingerbread still has majority, Jelly Bean climbs up

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In this month’s update concerning the distribution of OS versions across devices, we’re seeing things move forward… at least a little bit. Here’s a rundown of the numbers: Version Codename API Distribution 1.5 Cupcake 3 0.1% 1.6 Donut 4 0.3% 2.1 Eclair 7 2.7% 2.2 Froyo 8 ...

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Google Nexus 4 will be available for UK and Germany at 5 PM GMT

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Google Nexus 4 is really a hit and almost every other Android fanboy is talking about it nowadays. On Nov.27, the device was made available in US only, though it wasn’t sold out but the traffic was very high which means the Nexus 4 is one demanded smartphone. Now its UK’s turn to ...

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AT&T finally launching the HTC One VX on Dec. 7?

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AT&T officially announced the HTC One VX back in October, and then in November, they said that it will hit the shelves on Nov. 16. Well, Nov.16 is history now and the smartphone is still not here, but that doesn’t mean AT&T forgot to launch it. They initially said that One VX will ...

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Google releases new Maps API for Android developers

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Google today announced an update to the Google Maps API which gives developers a better, more comprehensive set of tools to integrate maps into Android apps.  It will be easier than ever to insert vector-based maps into applications, according to Google. Launching today as part of Google Play ...

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Sony issues minor updates to Xperia P, U, go and sola

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Sony today announced that minor updates are being deployed to the Xperia P, Xperia U, Xperia go and Xperia sola. Each device is staying with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, however the updates include bug fixes and performance enhancements. The Ice Cream Sandwich firmware includes improvements ...

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Rumors bubble up for next round of Samsung models

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Samsung may not wait a full year before they announce the next iteration of Galaxy S smartphone, according to new rumors out of SamMobile. Citing sources familiar with the matter, the tech blog advises that the presumed Galaxy S4 will arrive in April 2013. For what it’s worth, the device ...

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HTC taps new marketing chief in turnaround effort

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HTC has hired a new marketing chief to help the company kick off a new phase of brand marketing in the coming year. Taking his seat in January, Benjamin Ho will replace outgoing John Wang as the company’s head of marketing decisions. Internally, HTC is referring to this new effort as ...

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ZTE Apache rumored with 8-core processor

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Awww, how cute… your dual-core and quad-core handsets are so darling.  Check out my new 8-core smartphone. If the recent chatter is correct, this is exactly what some will be saying in the shorter term as ZTE is said to be working on such a behemoth. Called the ‘Apache’, the ...

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Android now powers 44% of tablet market

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The tablet race tightens as Apple sees its lowest market share yet for the iPad.

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Google: Nexus 4 is NOT sold out

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So you’re trying to purchase one of those Nexus 4 handsets that just showed up back in stock, huh? Not so easy, is it? We’re hearing reports from all over the internet that you guys think it is out of stock and that your shopping cart is not processing.  Rest easy brah, that phone ...

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Google Chrome to align versions across all platforms by early 2013

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In a Google+ post by the Chrome team, we should hopefully be seeing an alignment of all Chrome versions – including Android – by early next year: Q. Chrome for Android is still at v18, while regular Chrome is at v23. When will Chrome for Android catch up? A. Soon! We expect an ...

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Android 4.2.1 OTA update rolling out for Nexus 4 and Nexus 10

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Thank goodness for the folks over at XDA. According to 2 separate (yet equal?) threads, we’re seeing OTA updates coming to both the Nexus 10 and the Nexus 4. The update comes just in time, as we will be seeing the Nexus 4 on sale in the states again here in just about an hour... Read More

iOS edges Android in U.S. with help from iPhone 5

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Apple has recaptured a slight edge in U.S. market share thanks to the launch of the iPhone 5. The twelve week period ending in late October sees Apple pulling in 48.1 percent of the market while Android follows closely with 46.7 percent of the pie. Research firm Kantar Worldpanel ComTech ...

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HTC One X now getting Android 4.1 globally

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It’s happening, folks, and it’s about time. The HTC One X is finally getting its update to Android 4.1.The folks over at HTCSource have been getting alert after alert through social networking that HTC One X’s everywhere are seeing updates. So far, they’ve ...

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