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Samsung looks like it’s bringing Lollipop to the Galaxy Note II

When a new version of Android rolls out, users everywhere start wondering about when they might hope to see the arrival of their updates. If you’ve …

Opinion: A hero-dad, on an epic odyssey

It was an inauspicious beginning for a hero. His face was suddenly a saucer of white-grey milk. A small apologetic smile flickered as he glanced at …

Parenting

App from Samsung Aims to Help Autistic Kids Make Eye Contact

Kids with autism spectrum disorders often lack skills that let them engage socially with parents or peers. A new app from Samsung hopes to help with one possible contributor to that problem: an inability in some kids to make eye contact and recognize faces. Look At Me presents kids with games that …

Autism

Samsung Galaxy S4 update on the way with Note 2

As a bit of a holiday gift from the likes of Samsung, it would seem, both the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 have been added to …

Android 5.0 Lollipop may be coming to Samsung Galaxy Note 2

Google’s new Android 5.0 Lollipop is one of the biggest visual updates to Android we’ve ever seen. It brings a ton of UI enhancements, updated security and encryption settings, and much, much more. It’s been confirmed by many OEMs that the software update will come to most current devices on the …

Gear & Gadgets

Samsung SM-J100H user agent profile lists a 4.8-inch display

Late last month, we saw the Samsung SM-J100F make an appearance on the <i>GFXBench</i> benchmark database, revealing the specs of what seems to be the first …

LG's upcoming G3 could have a 2K display

LG's next flagship Android, presumed to be the G3, may feature a 2,546x1,440-pixel-resolution display.<p>Slowly but surely, pieces of the LG G3 puzzle seem to be falling into place. Rumors point to a May debut for the device, which means that the pace of rumors should quicken over the next few weeks.<p>A …

Mobile Technology

Moto G coming to Republic Wireless

The disruptive carrier's latest no-contract phone will start at $149, with monthly plans as low as $5.<p>Republic Wireless made waves late last year with its $299 Moto X smartphone and dirt-cheap no-contract service plans. Now the company plans to lower the cost of entry with a less expensive …

Mobile

Republic Wireless rolling out KitKat for Moto X, reactivations for older devices

Existing Moto X owners will receive the update over the air by next month.<p>Big day for Republic Wireless. First, the company announced plans to offer the Moto G smartphone on its low-cost, no-contract service.<p>Now, Republic is rolling out a highly anticipated update: Android 4.4 (KitKat) for the Moto …

Mobile

HTC Desire 601 review: A stylish, affordable 4G Android phone - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The <b>HTC Desire 601</b> shares attractive design cues with the flagship HTC One, the front-facing speakers pack a serious punch, it has 4G LTE and it won't break the bank either.<p><b>The Bad</b> It's running on old Android software, its screen resolution doesn't impress and its dual-core processor …

Phones

Samsung Galaxy S5 Zoom details allegedly come to light

The camera-centric Galaxy S5 spinoff could be among Samsung's first to employ its hexa-core processor.<p>The camera-focused Samsung Galaxy S5 Zoom, a variation on the forthcoming Samsung Galaxy S5, could feature a 20-megapixel rear camera and a hexa-core processor, according to new benchmarks.<p>Thanks …

Phones

Firefox 28 aims for easier media playback

Next-generation, plug-in-free media playback support is the keystone of Firefox 28 for desktops and Android. Meanwhile, it's a hard day for the 1,000 or so people using Firefox in Windows Metro.<p>Firefox 28 debuts with an emphasis on under-the-hood improvements to keep the browser in line with the …

Software

Customize Android's icons with Nova Launcher

Installing a new icon pack adds a fresh coat of paint to your trusty phone or tablet. Here's how to do it in a few short steps.<p>Most Android smartphones and tablets already use a custom interface; these are the icons, the layout, and the starter wallpapers that the phone-maker uses to create its own …

Google Play

Google lets you launch Android camera by voice command

Android's search app understands "take a photo" or "take a video" instructions -- but opening the search app may be just as much trouble as launching the camera app.<p>An update to Google's search app lets Android users launch their phone's camera, in photo or video mode, with a voice command.<p>"With …

Apps

Huawei drops plan for dual Android-Windows Phone device

The Chinese handset maker now says it won't launch a dual-OS phone in the near future.<p>Huawei has reversed course on plans for a handset equipped with both Android and Windows Phone.<p>In a statement sent to FierceWireless on Wednesday, the China-based mobile phone vendor indicated it will continue to …

Mobile Technology

Samsung Galaxy S5 price: $199.99 on-contract, preorders begin March 21

US carriers begin announcing on- and off-contract pricing for Samsung's next flagship smartphone, available for preorder starting Friday, as well as for Samsung's Gear family of wearables.<p>AT&T, U.S. Cellular, T-Mobile, and RadioShack announced on Thursday pricing and availability for the Samsung …

Samsung Galaxy S5

Rumored Amazon phone: Six cameras, summer launch?

New details emerge about the long-rumored Amazon smartphone that could finally arrive this summer.<p>Here we go again. New reports online today suggest that the long-rumored Amazon smartphone is finally close at hand.<p>According to tech blog BGR, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicted in a note …

Mobile Technology

Use Link Bubble to open links in the background on Android

Load links in the background while you're using another app, keeping you focused and saving time.<p>Some apps can display in-line media (opening links without opening new windows), but this capability isn't omnipresent across Android. When catching up on one of your feeds, like Twitter, you have to …

Apps