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From the forums: What's new in Android 4.4.1?

Android 4.4.1 is upon us, and the first maintenance release of KitKat is rolling out now to certain Nexus devices. The big news that everyone's …

Samsung Galaxy S5 'to launch in early 2014'

Samsung’s forthcoming Galaxy S5 could be launched as early as February.<p>Samsung is reportedly planning to release the successor to its flagship Galaxy S4 smartphone in early 2014, amid speculation that the device could come in two versions – one metal and one plastic.<p>According to Korean news website</i> …

The Esoteric Symbols Behind User Interfaces, Explained

Power? Bluetooth? USB? You’ve seen their symbols. Here’s where they came from.<p>We already know where the @ symbol came from, but what about every other strange glyph that appears across our gadgets and user interfaces? While we may have learned to identify the power symbol or the Bluetooth …

Galaxy Note 2 (GT-N7100 and GT-N7105) Android 4.3 update kicks off

Samsung has begun updating both international versions of the Galaxy Note 2 (GT-N7100 and GT-N7105) to Android 4.3, a change that brings a slew of new features and improvements to the user experience. This is the first time the Galaxy Note 2 has received a major firmware update – the device …

Galaxy S3 Android 4.3 update put on hold, Samsung confirms

The Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update for the Galaxy S3 has been officially put on hold, Samsung confirmed to a publication, after many device owners reported several performance and battery issues with the handset following the software upgrade in the UK.<p>Released only a few days ago, the Android 4.3 …

How to easily root an Android device

Free utility KingoRoot makes it a snap to take total control of just about any Android smartphone. Here's how to use it.<p>Rooting is the Android equivalent of jailbreaking, a means of unlocking the operating system so you can install unapproved apps, deleted unwanted bloatware, update the OS, replace …

[New Game] Arma Tactics THD Brings Top-Down, Turn-Based Military Strategy To Tegra Devices

Armchair generals, take note: tactical games are making a comeback. This top-down micromanaging genre was once dominated by the likes of Shining …

Galaxy S III software leak reveals potential S4-class upgrades

Samsung appears to be making good on its promise to port Galaxy S4 features to the Galaxy S III. A test Android 4.2.2 update, discovered by <i>SamMobile</i>, includes the lockscreen effects and widgets, enhanced screen modes, updated settings, and new S Voice control features found in Samsung's new …

Samsung Galaxy S3 Android 4.2.2 firmware leaked with Galaxy S4 features

Lock screen widgets, re-vamped settings, driving mode and more<p>Samsung has a track record of bringing key software features to older phones with major …

Nvidia's Shield console gets price and release date

<b>US chipmaker Nvidia has revealed its launch plans for Shield - its handheld video-games console.</b><p>It says the Android-powered device will ship to North America in June and be priced at $349 (£229).<p>That makes it $100 more expensive than Sony's PlayStation Vita and nearly double the cost of Nintendo's …

Samsung claims 5G breakthrough

New technology paves the way for movie downloads in less than a second, Samsung claims.<p>Despite the fact that major countries including the UK and China have yet to complete their 4G mobile phone network roll-out, South Korean Samsung claims its new technology could offer “ubiquitous” access to …

Google smartwatch is real, Gmail and Maps updates incoming

Leading into I/O, lots of information gets tossed around. Some of it is complete nonsense, later unearthed to be so. Some is solid information, and questioned thoroughly before being vetted as accurate.<p><i>Android Authority</i> has recently spoken with sources close to Google regarding some of what is in …

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What to expect from Android Key Lime Pie

With Google's I/O developer conference just a week away, all eyes are on the company's plans for the next version of Android.<p>For much of the last year we expected to see Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie. After all, leaked slides from a January Qualcomm presentation showed a midyear debut for this next …

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