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Google May Have Won the Waze War

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Popular mapping-app Waze has been a hot commodity in the tech world recently, fetching offers from …

How to turn on and off contact images in the new Gmail

The new Gmail turned on contact images, but that doesn't mean you have to stick with them<p>We took a look at the latest update to Gmail the other day …

Apps

MOGA announces new 'Power Series' mobile gaming controllers

No more battery life worries, next generation of controllers will charge your device as you play<p>MOGA has just announced that it will be unveiling the …

Gear & Gadgets

CyanogenMod 10.1 RC5 builds now available for many devices

Release candidates are coming out quickly; stable build can't be far off<p>CyanogenMod has been rolling out new versions of CM10.1 as quick as people …

Android News

Mad Catz announces Project Mojo Android gaming console, will go on sale later this year

The Ouya console may not have been all that everyone had hoped for, but that's not stopping other companies from getting in on the game: peripheral designer Mad Catz has its own Android-based gaming console it's calling Project Mojo. Aesthetically, it's a small black slab with an HDMI output and …

HTC shrinks the One’s perfection with the HTC One ‘Mini’

What do you get when you take the best Android phone and shrink it? The best <i>small</i> Android phone, probably.<p>Estonian gadget site forte.delfi.ee has unearthed a smaller, mid-range version of the HTC One phone. Dubbed the HTC One Mini, this more petite device comes with a 4.3-inch display, 2GB of RAM, …

Google Keyboard now available in Play Store

Google has been progressively making its stock Android apps available in its Play Store, and on Wednesday it made its stock Android virtual keyboard available for download. The Google Keyboard offers all of the same features that were introduced on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean's default keyboard, …

Slide, tap, and tab: A look at Gmail's new interface

New mail categories make their way over from the web; updated design sheds an action bar for a cleaner look<p>Google is currently in the process of …

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Gmail update rolling out to everyone, now it's Hangouts turn

Earlier this week, Google introduced Gmail 4.5, bringing several new features to the table, all while rolling it out incrementally. For those that have yet to grab it, Google has apparently finished up the rollout, and is making it available to everyone.<p>Now that you can finally get your hands on …

Android News

Apple still smartphone champ, Android the No. 1 OS, ComScore says

On the smartphone front in the three months ended April 2013, Apple and Samsung were the only manufacturers to see an increase in market share.<p>Research firm ComScore has released its latest U.S. smartphone industry report, estimating that Apple remains top of the pile in the smartphone industry …

Mobile

[Hands-On] Falcon Pro Version 2.0 Beta – New UI, Themes, And Multi-Account Support

Falcon Pro is the latest app to take advantage of Google's new Play Store beta program, and the developer is testing out some much anticipated …

[New App] GMD Hide Soft Keys Banishes The Navigation Bar For Root Users, Nexus Only For Now

Soft navigation keys are desirable in post-4.0 Android device... at least for some users. Some people love 'em (and curse the likes of Samsung and …

Samsung Announces The Galaxy Tab 3 In 8-Inch And 10.1-Inch Flavors, Launching In Early June [Update: Intel CPU For 10.1]

We knew it was coming. After the rather disappointing reveal of the 7-inch Galaxy Tab 3, Samsung unveiled two new models today. The 8-inch Tab 3 …

New Transformer Pad Infinity: Tegra 4, 2,560 x 1,600 display

At Computex 2013, Asus’ chairman Jonney Shih took the stage to unveil a series of exciting new Android products, including the latest generation of the Transformer Pad series – the Transformer Pad Infinity.<p>The refresh to last year’s Pad Infinity features a souped spec sheet – boasting the brand new …

Mobile Technology

Asus MeMo Pad HD 7 announced, costs $129 for 8 GB

The new Asus MeMo Pad HD 7 has just been unveiled by company chairman Jonney Shih at the company’s Computex 2013 event.<p>The specs the new tablet offers are almost guaranteed to make it a success, considering its price. The specs confirm what has been previously known about the Nexus 7 competitor, …

Mobile Technology

HTC One Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update features reportedly leaked

In our review of the HTC One we found very little to fault with the device. Its big, beautiful 4.7-inch display was something to marvel at. It was fast and responsive, and it also had a hardware design that was unparalleled in the Android market. But the phone wasn’t perfect and we did have to take …

Android News

Google Disallows Facial Recognition in Glass Apps

Worried about so-called “Glassholes” automatically identifying the faces of people around them? Google says it doesn’t want that to happen, …

Apps

Deal of the Day: LLOYD Flex Case for HTC One | Android Central

The May 31 ShopAndroid.com Deal of the Day is the LLOYD Flex Case for HTC One. Made from shock absorbent and scratch resistant TPU, the LLOYD Flex …

HTC One

Rumor: Android 4.3 coming to HTC One Nexus Edition a “few weeks after release”

A known HTC developer revealed on Twitter that the Android 4.3 update will be available for the recently announced HTC One Nexus Edition a “few weeks after release.”<p>The “HTC One with Nexus User Experience” was made official only yesterday at D11, although it has been rumored ever since Google …

Android News

White Nexus 4 available now from Google Play, T-Mobile with free bumper

You should feel well acquainted with the white Nexus 4 at this point; we’ve already spent some quality time with the device, and it was formally …

Best Samsung Galaxy S4 cases

Looking for a new case for your GS4? Here are CNET's current top choices.<p><b>Editors' note:</b> This post was updated December, 2013, with two new products from Lifeproof and Seido.<p>iPhone owners have always had a variety of cases and covers to choose from, but the Samsung Galaxy S3 and S4 are among the few …

Phones

Arma Tactics THD Review: Like Chess With Guns... And Frustration, And Confusion, And Swearing

Article Contents<p>1 Bang Bang! You're 52.36% Dead<br>• 2 Shoot. No, Don't Move! Shoot! ..Shoot.<br>• 3 Why Is This Game Tegra-exclusive?<br>• 4 Runaway Military Budget<br>• 5 …

HTC may give current One owners a chance at having AOSP too

Earlier today the rumors that HTC was working on a Google Edition of its current flagship, the HTC One, were put to a rest with an official …

Nutrition information added to Google Search, helps you count calories

Nutrition information is the latest feature to be added to Google Search, making it easier for you to watch what you eat, even when on the go.<p>According to an article on the official Google Search blog, the feature has already launched in the English version of search and will start rolling out in …

Nutrition

HTC One with stock Android hands-on

Google and HTC made a lot of dreams come true this morning when Android head Sundar Pichai announced a version of the HTC One with stock Android at the D11 conference. Google's Hugo Barra happened to have a stock One in his pocket, and he gave me a quick look. Just as with the stock Samsung GS4, …

Samsung reportedly working on new design for mobile devices

According to the Korea Herald, high-level management at Samsung recently held a strategy meeting to talk design for their upcoming products. The …

US assembled Moto X could hit shelves as soon as this summer

Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside dropped a bombshell during his interview at the AllThingsD conference: The Motorola X Phone is real. It’s going to be …

Google Calendar app updated, brings color labels to the table

The Google Calendar app for Android is the latest app from the Mountain View company to receive an update, after the last few weeks have brought us a flurry of news on this front.<p>Just after the Google Play app has been updated, and to go with the news about the new Gmail update still ringing in …

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