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Want to get the Firefox OS phone? You can sign up for presale now

Geeksphone, makers of the Peak+, are now taking preorders for the lava-hot Firefox OS phone.<p>Geeksphone originally started out with two developer preview models, Keon and Peak, which are both fairly low-end on the smartphone spectrum and with an unsubsidized price of under $200.<p>The Peak+ is the more …

Embrace Your Social World

To call the Internet, by its old name almost seems inadequate. The term still infers the old websites and emails and static desktop environments. …

Google Nexus 5 To Launch In October With Android 5.0 (Rumor)

According to a recent report the Google Nexus 5 may launch in October, the handset is rumored to come with Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie, and may possibly …

Xbox Live Rewards transitioning from Microsoft Points next month

Microsoft announced at E3 last month that they would be getting rid of its Microsoft Points currency system and using real money for transactions for …

Google’s new virtual reality game is going to bring audiences to ads in real life

Have you ever played Ingress? Probably not, because it’s still in closed beta release and on an “invitation” policy. The game is produced by Google and goes under the label of Niantic Labs. It’s a virtual reality game that uses augmented reality to defend your city and conquer the warring faction. …

Virtual Reality

SoundBrush, An App That Lets You Draw Music, Turns The Untrained Into Musicians

An iPad app called SoundBrush is out to make music composition accessible, even those who don’t play an instrument. After releasing a MVP in April 2012 to test out the concept of drawing music on a tablet, SoundBrush released a more sophisticated second version last month along with a sharing and …

Duolingo brings free language courses to the iPad

Duolingo, a free language-learning service that doubles as a crowdsourced text translation platform, is now available for the iPad.<p>The service, which launched about a year ago, now has 5 million users across its Web, iOS and Android smartphone versions, said CEO Luis von Ahn, and is the fourth most …

Language Learning

British scientists renew focus on alien research with formation of UK SETI Research Network

UK scientists are attempting to make a more concerted effort in researching extraterrestrial life. Academics in a number of British institutions have banded together to form the UK SETI Research Network. "There is a small but active group of SETI researchers in the UK, who need a forum to discuss …

Designing for Google Glass: It’s not what it appears

Today, Google Glass is not what many people imagine it to be. As with prescription “glasses,” many assume you actually see <i>through</i> Glass, and that Glass gives us a different lens through which to see the world: superimposing the names of people, flowers, and monuments as we walk around in the real …

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Huawei wants to make a Google Play Edition Ascend P6

Google Play Edition handsets are definitely the hop topic right now, and it appears that Huawei is the next company looking to join the ranks of Samsung and HTC in the GPE handset club.<p>Speaking with <i>Pocket-Lint</i> earlier today, Kevin Ho, president of the handset product division at Huawei, stated that …

Deal of the Day: Seidio SURFACE Case (with kickstand) for Galaxy S4 | Android Central

The June 28 ShopAndroid.com Deal of the Day is the Seidio SURFACE Case (with kickstand) for Galaxy S4. This case protects your Galaxy S4 from …

“Galaxy Memo” renders surface. Real or not?

It must be a good day for the folks over at <i>Sam Mobile</i>, who just made available a fully functional version of the yet to be announced Android 4.3 Jelly Bean for the Galaxy S4. Here’s another alleged leak that supposedly landed in their inbox.<p>The two renders you can see below are supposed to …

Tip: Google Search Displays Your Contact's Phone Numbers And Addresses If You Join The Field Trial

I've known my wife for five years now, and I still struggle to remember her phone number. The only numbers I know are those I can recall from before …

Featured Android App Review: Volume Butler [Tools]

Every now and then you find an app that is not only functional, but also well designed. Volume Butler, from TUOGOL, is definitely one of those apps. …

Apps

Talk Mobile Apps Week Recap: The best things you said | Android Central

While the first week of Talk Mobile 2013 was all about mobile gaming, in the second topic we tackled broader issues with apps, developers, and app …

Top 10 Android app updates: Foursquare, Spotify, Duolingo, Vine

Welcome back to the return of our weekly Top 10 Android App Updates column, where we take a look at the most upgraded apps for the week. I’ve found …

The Google Play Edition program is everything we wanted. Or is it?

“I just wish it ran stock Android…” These words were uttered countless times, probably enough to make Google, Samsung, and HTC sit down and find a way to make it happen. And this week it happened. Two amazing devices running unadulterated Android went on sale, and, predictably, they got everyone …

The five reasons why Android is killing Apple

Despite Apple’s best attempts to rejuvenate its stale software, and for all it’s glitz and glamour, I don’t believe that iOS 7 will change the current balance of power. My reasoning: because it fails to address key issues which separate Apple and Android.<p>I know some people will argue that Apple …

Android Central 140: Inside the Google Play edition phones | Android Central

Chrome Beta for Android Update

The Chrome for Android Beta channel has been updated to 28.0.1500.64 This release has a number of crash fixes as well as the following fixe...

[New Game] SNK Playmore Releases Classic Fighting Game Samurai Shodown II On Android

If you spent the early to mid 90s tapping away on a Neo-Geo controller, you're probably familiar with Samurai Shodown II. This classic fighting game …

What’s in a ‘G’? Why terms like 5G and LTE-Advanced are important

I’ve used a lot of digital column inches railing against the mobile industry and tech media’s use and abuse of the terms LTE-Advanced and 5G. But …

CHART: These Major Retailers Are Most Threatened By Mobile

The practice of "showrooming," or viewing an item in a retail store and then buying it online, has brought the e-commerce threat directly to bricks-and-mortar retailers.<p>Mobile raises the showrooming threat to a new level since price comparisons are available to shoppers immediately, as they make …

Why You Shouldn't Wait for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3

For months now, Samsung Galaxy Note 3 rumors have waged on, depicting a high-end and enticing smartphone set for release sometime later this year. …

Android 4.3 Update: 5 Things to Know

While Google may have skipped a major Android announcement at Google I/O 2013, it has become clear that the company is planning to unleash a new …

No, the T-Mobile Lumia 925 didn’t just swing by the FCC

There’s a story going around today about the Nokia Lumia 925, and how the T-Mobile version of the smartphone, for which we’ve recently been …

Forget an Android gaming console, Google can make a killer smartwatch

Finally, my dream of a Google smartwatch is looking more like a reality! News hit the rounds on Thursday that Google is taking its next steps into …

Evleaks Revealed: Android Police's Exclusive Interview With Evan Blass, The Man Behind @evleaks

Unless you've been carefully monitoring your tech blog bylines for years (or are a devout and longtime Engadget / Pocketnow reader), you've probably …

Should Google launch a dedicated gaming console, or should they bring gaming to Google TV or even a Nexus Q follow-up? http://www.phonedog.com/2013/06/28/skip-the-dedicated-gaming-console-google/