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Ghosts of Nexus past: Nexus 5 vs Nexus 4 vs Galaxy Nexus vs Nexus S vs Nexus One (video)

A video comparison between all the Nexus smartphones made to date shows how far Nexus performance has come, but also reveals the improvements and optimizations in Android from Nexus One to Nexus 5.<p>It’s not exactly fair to compare later 2013 flagships to much older Nexus devices – the Nexus One was …

Google Search update reportedly coming soon with voice, location improvements

Still hungry for some app update goodness after new versions of Hangouts and Google Keyboard began rolling out yesterday? You may not have long to …

Meet Ara, Motorola's open and modular smartphone project

Building off of a project it called "MAKEwithMOTO," Motorola is ready to unveil its plans for modular smartphones called Project Ara. Ara, for short, …

WSJ: Google watch with Google Now in late stages of development

Rumors of Google working on its own Android-powered smartwatch are nothing new — we've been hearing whispers to that effect from several sources over …

5 Android apps you can't miss this week [Google Play Weekly]

<b>App News this week</b><br>A new television service called Aereo was released this week that lets people stream TV to their devices. The app is free but the service will cost you. Meanwhile, BBM for Android was finally released as was Dead Trigger 2. A new contextual lock screen service called Cover for …

Why developers choose Android

So you’ve got an idea for an app? For those aspiring to occupy a small portion of digital real estate in the pockets of countless smartphone users, this is an important step. But before the first line of code can be written or the IPO is filled, there is another equally important consideration …

Must read Android: top 13 stories this week

This week in the world of Android: BBM finally rolled out, the new iPads landed to tough Android competition, news broke about Samsung’s clampdown on unofficial accessories, G Flex leaked on television, Samsung revealed Galaxy S4 sales, three big name Android games launched, and we made it through …

LG G Flex official: specs, features, release date and pricing

The LG G Flex appeared in a variety of leaks these past few weeks, but it’s only now that LG decided to make it officially official.<p>As the previous leaks suggested, LG has a different flexible display concept for smartphones that Samsung’s, with the G Flex resembling certain TVs that currently have …

Samsung and NBA team up for $100 million deal (Updated)

Samsung and the National Basketball Association are reportedly partnering in a three-year deal that will put Samsung tablets and TVs courtside at every game. The <i>Wall Street Journal</i> reports that the $100 million deal will have coaches using Samsung tablets for explaining tactics, while referees will …

Leaked Carphone Warehouse inventory screen shows Nexus 5 in stock

On October 10th of 2012 the Nexus 4 showed up on Carphone Warehouse’s database, hinting that the (then) latest Nexus was about to be unveiled. A little over a year later, a newly leaked screenshot from Carphone Warehouse reveals that the retailer has 1,500 white Nexus 5 units in stock and ready to …

New rumor claims Google is building a floating Glass Store

Google is no stranger to creating mysterious projects that show the company’s willingness to try new ideas. Some of these projects end up as commercial endeavors, and some do not.<p>So what’s the latest mystery project from Google? Apparently, it’s the creation of barges made from shipping …

Glass Explorers will receive free hardware refresh later this year

Ever since the first Google Glass explorer devices rolled out, Google has been working hard to dramatically evolve the software and add new features along the way. Now it’s time for the hardware to evolve a bit as well.<p>Today Google announced that Google Glass explorers will soon be given the …

LG G Flex goes live unofficially, BBM results, Sony Xperia Z1S event & more – Pocketnow Daily

Advertisement<p>Watch today’s Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the initial results of BBM for iOS and Android, which are surprisingly quite positive. …

Samsung faces fine over anti-HTC astroturfing campaign

If a smartphone company is doing its job well, it’s going to lead to that company’s fan base having some very vocal opinions about its products. …

Pocketnow VIP, episode 3: meet Marques Brownlee from MKBHD!

<i>At Pocketnow, we think we’ve assembled one of the best teams in mobile tech reporting. But mobile is a huge space to cover, and the list of outlets</i> …

Tests show iPhone 5S, 5C touch screen accuracy to be pretty loose

We don’t ask very much from the systems controlling touch input on our smartphones. They need to be low-latency and accurate – beyond that, it’s up …

Tetris Sandwich Cutter

It’s back to school time and here’s a great way to get your kids to actually eat their lunch by making it more fun. The Bites and Pieces Sandwich …

The $31,500 Spaceship-Shaped Star Wars and Star Trek Playing Music Box

Open your ears and open your wallets to this Swiss Musical Starship. This out of this world music box with the out of this world price has 2 music …

Space Invaders Chairs

How awesome would these Space Invaders chairs look in your game room (or living room!) This design by UK-based Dorothy out of foam. Bad news time- …

Ten iPad Charging Bay

I don’t know about you guys but after I got my 8th iPad I needed a more robust charging solution than just switching out plugs every 3 hours. The Ten …

Spidey Sense Shirt Vibrates When Someone's Behind You

You can’t sneak up on someone wearing the Spidey Sense Shirt. This shirt has a clip-on proximity sense with a vibrating motor. If someone comes …

Minecraft Light-Up Redstone Ore

No need to play Minecraft in the dark any more, light your way with a Minecraft Light-Up Redstone Ore. It’s like a little pixel night light. It’s …

Light Up LED Tetris Tie

Well it looks like this geek’s all set for casual Friday. While you were sitting on the couch watching a fake reality show Bill Porter created this …

No Nexus 5 yet, but new rumors continue to fly

We don't yet have an official Nexus 5 smartphone, but there's all kinds of new gossip about the next pure Android phone from Google to speculate about.<p>Tuesday had been one of the most widely circulated potential reveal dates for the Nexus 5, but as I write this it's past noon on the West Coast and …

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Mystery Google display case appears at Best Buy (Update: Nexus 10)

This seemingly well-built Google branded display case was spotted by a reader in a Houston, Texas area Best Buy store. We received no other …

Root Android: Everything you need to know!

One of the best things about Android is just how customizable and flexible it is. Android lets you use it the way you want to use it, whether that means changing the launcher or setting up a host of unique automatic functions with Tasker. But for some, that isn’t enough. That’s why many of us will …

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Google 'Mobile Meter' to reward users for sharing data usage stats

We all know that Google already tracks our web usage patterns in order to deliver us ads and improved web services. We also know that many Google apps passively collect information such as location and search activity in order to help Google improve our experiences with these apps.<p>Now according to …

Android Central 155: The HTC One Max | Android Central

New Samsung Android flip phone bubbles up with quad-core CPU

Samsung looks to be readying yet another quad-core beast of an Android, but with a more olde tyme shape: the humble flip phone.<p>The third Android-power flip phone to emerge (after the Galaxy Golden and Hennessy), this model was recently spotted online.<p>Known as the SM-W2014, it looks like it marries …

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