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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WWE NETWORK launching in February, will have Android experience

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WWE Network, the first-ever 24/7 streaming network, will launch live in the U.S. on Monday, February 24, featuring all 12 WWE live pay-per-view events – including WrestleMania – valued at more than $600 per year for $9.99 per month with a 6-month commitment. WWE Network will also include ...

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T-Mobile celebrates best quarter in nearly a decade

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T-Mobile has announced at CES that Q4 2013 has been the best quarter in 8 years with the addition of 1.65 million customers.  In the previous year T-Mobile saw 32,000 customers leave them, a big improvement in over a year. Overall, T-Mobile added more than 4.4 million customers in all of 2013. ...

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PlayStation Now streaming game service coming this summer

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Sony has just taken the veil off PlayStation Now streaming service which will allow you to stream popular and classic games from their PS3 library.  This will initially only be available for the PS3 and PS4, however it will soon come to the PS Vita as well. You will be allowed to rent specific ...

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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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MTV first network to introduce optimized mobile viewing experience

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MTV on Wednesday becomes the first TV network to introduce a “fully optimized TV Everywhere/ authenticated viewing experience” on mobile devices. Starting immediately, fans can view full episodes and seasons of series such as “Teen Wolf,” “The Real World Ex-plosion,” and “Girl ...

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Samsung is throwing in some goodies with a purchase of the new NotePRO or TabPRO tablets

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Two days ago, Samsung announced their new line of Galaxy TabPRO and NotePRO tablets at CES. It seems as though they’re trying to make the launch a big one by offering some free services from 11 popular companies. There are quite a few exciting ones like a one year free subscription to ...

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In Brief: ZTE unveils new Car Mode app, voice biometrics

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Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) and ZTE Corporation today announced an all new ZTE Car Mode application for ZTE Android devices at CES 2014 in Las Vegas – a result of the two companies’ collaboration to bring advanced voice applications to ZTE Android devices worldwide. ZTE is ...

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HISENSE 65-inch curved H8s series 4K TV runs Android 4.2

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HISENSE has introduced its newest line of curved televisions at CES, pulling the curtain back on the H8s series. Set to arrive later this year (Q3), the 65-inch model offers a 3840×2160 resolution over its curved face. Things get fun when you peek under the hood and find Android 4.2 Jelly ...

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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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T-Mobile’s Uncarrier 4 plans accidentally leaked ahead of today’s announcement

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T-Mobile will pay termination fees for families breaking contracts with other carriers Looks like we know at least part of what T-Mobile expects to announce today at CES. As previously rumored, the Uncarrier 4.0 stuff could be all about paying off early termination fees for customers making the ...

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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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