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Nova Launcher 2.3 Beta arrives, brings us a taste of KitKat

Just last week, Nova Launcher’s Kevin Barry took to Google+ to talk a little bit about the future of the launcher, and his plans to bring KitKat features over to it. Now just a few days later, Nova Launcher 2.3-beta1 has arrived!<p>The latest beta gives Nova Launcher fans a chance to try out some …

Jelly Bean

Samsung Galaxy S4 Battery Life: Tips & Tricks

The Samsung Galaxy S4 battery life is impressive, but sometimes it can be pretty disappointing, especially when you need to use it a lot for work. We’re going to show you how to maximize your Galaxy S4 battery life, and eek out that last bit of needed juice!<p>1# Hardware<p>Coming at 2,600 mAh, the …

Gear & Gadgets

"Armed Subject" At a College Was Actually Just Carrying a Samsung Phone

Earlier today, students at California State University, Long Beach were asked to evacuate and/or take shelter after reports that there was an "armed …

Anti-iPhone ads told a “cheeky story,” allowed Samsung to “really mess with the order of things”

In an interview, a Samsung exec admitted that the anti-iPhone ad campaign was overall beneficial for the company by getting the discussion going and helping Samsung’s mobile brand to mature.<p>Talking to <i>AdNews</i>, Samsung Australia’s chief marketing officer Arno Lenior said that while the ads from the</i> …

Mobile

How Google has been making Android a safer place since 2012

Last year in June, Google brought Android Jelly Bean 4.1 to the world. It was a wonderful day, too. It brought with it Project Butter, which spelled the end for lag for a lot of people. Android was running smoother and more complete than ever. Who’d have known that just a year later, we’d be …

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Nexus 7 2013 Review

The original Nexus 7 arguably marked a turning point in Android tablets, Google finally doing what critics had long been demanding, and wading into …

Gear & Gadgets

CyanogenMod 10.1 hits Release Candidate, nears a 'stable' future

If you're a fan of CyanogenMod, there's a good chance that flashing nightly builds of the 10.1 release is now damn near second nature. Fortunately, a more stable future is in store for you <i>and your phone</i>, as CyanogenMod has revealed that a final release is close at hand. As a buildup to that point, …

Samsung Galaxy S 4 with Exynos Octa-core: what's different?

Samsung's latest flagship, the Galaxy S 4, comes in two distinct flavors -- and they're both good. One uses the much-hyped Exynos Octa-core chip, while its identical twin takes advantage of the quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600. In either case, the availability depends on where you live: the …

Motorola's Made-in-America Moto X Smartphone to Be Announced Today

Motorola's Moto X hasn't exactly been the company's best-kept secret, but later today the official details of the made-in-America smartphone will be …

Google Hangouts app for Android, web and iOS announced at Google I/O 2013 [video]

The Google Hangouts messaging app has been announced today at the Google I/O 2013 keynote event.<p>The app, which had been rumored for some time and was thought to be called Babel and Hangout, is finally a reality and is set to be available starting today for Android, iOS and the web.<p>Google Hangouts …

Google Hangouts

Samsung Galaxy S 4 review

This is the story of a little smartphone series that grows up and, three years later, positions itself to take over the world. The device in question, the newest addition to that lineup, doesn't really need much of an introduction thanks to some of the most successful marketing campaigns in the …

Engadget's smartphone buyer's guide: spring 2013 edition

Stepping into a carrier's store can be like a visit to the candy shop for the gadget junkie, but once playtime is over and it's time to choose just one, the decision can get a bit overwhelming. You'll find Android phones that range in size from tiny to massive, Windows Phone handsets that cover the …