In Brief: Android-related accessories announced at CES 2014 (Volume 1)

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This edition features smartphone-related products and accessories announced for CES 2014 In Brief is a compilation of notifications, rumors, 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 ...

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Hisense’s monster 6.8-inch X1 Android smartphone due in Q2

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The line between smartphone and tablet may have been blurred with devices like the Samsung Galaxy Note, but Hisense unveiled something crazy at CES this week, basically a smartphone in a tablet body. Launching in China before the U.S. this summer, the Hisense X1 features a 6.8-inch 1080p IPS ...

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Watch-out, Archos launching $50 smartwatch by summer

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Smartwatchs are a new category and there are only a options available on the market today, but Archos is hoping to change that with its new smartwatch line launching this summer. Unlike the Samsung Galaxy Gear that carries many of the features of a smartphone, Archos’ devices will be ...

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T-Mobile ‘Get out of Jail Free Card’ pays contract cutters up to $650 per line

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T-Mobile will reimburse entire amount of customers’ early termination fees when they switch from AT&T, Sprint or Verizon T-Mobile just took the wrapper off its latest Uncarrier initiative, introducing us to its boldest moves yet. As previously rumored, the wireless provider will pay off ...

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Lantronix debuts first Google Cloud Print-Certified mobile printing device

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Lantronix, Inc., a company who specializes in smart M2M (machine-to-machine) solutions, this week introduced its xPrintServer – Cloud Print Edition mobile printing device. Approximately the size of a smartphone, the device is an easy-to-use and easy-to-install solution which allows for ...

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Samsung and Trek team up to take cycling into the next generation

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We’ve noted some products at CES that were a bit out of the norm, but Samsung and Trek, an American bicycle manufacturer, have two prototypes on display this week that could be very useful to cyclists, integrating smartphones with bikes. The two concept bikes demonstrate the possibilities ...

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Yahoo acquires Aviate, promises to fold into Android experience

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In another move to bring Yahoo back to its prime, today Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer took to the stage at CES 2014 to announce its newest acquisition that aligns perfectly with its “team and vision” — Aviate. Aviate is an Android app that has been in beta for the last few months and ...

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Android and Windows 8.1 play nice on ASUS’ Transformer Book Duet TD300 convertible

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There were lots of great products unveiled Monday at CES 2014, but ASUS announced a real game-changer with the world’s first quad-core, dual operating system tablet/notebook convertible, the Transformer Book Duet TD300. What makes this device so interesting is that it can be either an ...

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Polaroid Socialmatic due fall 2014

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Today at CES 2014, Polaroid announced a new Android-powered instant digital camera that blends new and old school photography, allowing users to not only post and share photos instantly, but also print. The Polaroid Socialmatic, which has “a unique square shape and vintage ...

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Qualcomm drops Toq smartwatch price $50 during CES

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Qualcomm has announced a $50 price drop on their Toq smartwatch from January 6-11, 2014 to $300. This price discount is due to CES which is currently ongoing in Las Vegas, NV.  Qualcomm might be trying to grab headlines from other companies debuting smartwatches such as LG’s Life Band ...

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HP serves up 21.5 inch Android-powered All-in-One

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Android hybrid tablet/laptops are so 2013 according to HP, which just announced its new Android-powered HP Slate21 Pro AiO. Unlike the AiO desktop PCs that dual-boot Windows and Android, this one strictly runs our little green friend, Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. Said to be designed for productivity ...

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Orbotix rolls out Sphero 2B

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Orbotix, makers of the ridiculously fun Sphero, are back with a new gadget with the introduction of Sphero 2B. Designed with interchangeable parts such as tires and hubcaps, he’s deft, fast, and comes with plenty of maneuverability. Like its predecessor, this guy comes with accessories, ...

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In Brief: Supertooth debuts Disco4 wireless speaker

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Las Vegas – January 5, 2014 – SuperTooth, Bluetooth expert and world’s leading in-car speakerphone brand,debuts the Disco4 tonight at CES Unveiled – a handheld speaker featuring a comfortable carrying strap, Bluetooth 4.0 and tap-to-pair NFC technology. “SuperTooth’s longstanding expertise in ...

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T-Mobile CEO resolves to transform industry in 2014

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T-Mobile’s CEO, John Legere, has taken to Twitter again vowing that T-Mobile’s transformation is far from over.  In the picture above you see Legere’s handwritten resolutions from 2013 and the new resolutions for 2014.  However, there is a shift in title from “Shake up ...

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Pebble teases “something special” coming Monday at CES

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Along with all the news coming out before the doors even open at CES 2014 in Las Vegas next week, Pebble just teased that it will be announcing something special at 11 a.m. PST Monday. The smartwatch project, which saw much success on Kickstarter when it raised $10,266,845 in May 2012, became ...

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