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Terraria launches on iOS; Android and Windows Phone to follow along with 1.2 update for PC

1.2 and the PC<p>What about those of us on the PC who are eagerly awaiting an update? If you've not been following the development progress, the …

LG's G2 takes on the Galaxy S4 spec for spec, and feature for feature (hands-on)

A superphone by another name<p>After Samsung announced the Galaxy S4, its futuristic slab of a smartphone, it was only a matter of time until LG countered. Today, at a jazz hall in New York City, LG dealt its hand in the form of the new G2, and not surprisingly it’s a lot like the other phone shipping …

G2: comparing LG's latest against the Samsung Galaxy S4, Moto X, and more

LG announced its latest flagship smartphone today, the G2, along with some big plans for the big phone: the company's latest will be launching across the globe, eventually landing on all four major US carriers. That should put it in direct competition with today’s most exciting Android devices, as …

Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch rumored for September 4th unveiling

Bloomberg reports that Samsung's long-rumored smartwatch is a "wristwatch-like smartphone" that will launch on September 4th. The news source specifically points to the Android-powered device being able to "make phone calls, surf the web, and handle emails." As previously indicated by a trademark …

Build-a-Phone Workshop: my first encounter with Moto Maker and a customized Moto X

Turns out 18 is a lot of choices.<p>As one of the first people allowed into Motorola's Moto Maker program, I had a chance to design the phone I always wanted, to order a phone made by Motorola but designed by me. This was my Jony Ive moment. I was ready.<p>The Moto Maker tool itself is beautifully …

Samsung bringing its largest phone yet to the US this month

Samsung announced today that the Galaxy Mega 6.3, the company's biggest "phone" device to date, will be available in the US this month. The Mega 6.3 has a 6.3-inch, 720p display; 1.7GHz dual-core processor; 8-megapixel camera; and Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with Samsung's user interface. Fueling that …

HTC One mini hits AT&T on August 23rd for $99.99

AT&T announced today that it will be selling the HTC One mini starting on August 23rd for $99.99 with a new two-year contract. The One mini is very much a "mini" version of the flagship HTC One: it's smaller, thinner, and lighter, and has a 4.3-inch, 720p display; a Snapdragon 400 1.4GHz dual-core …

The indie game that 144 Android users bought and 50,000 pirated

Victorian dueling game <i>Gentlemen!</i> was released in July for iOS and Android, with limited popularity but excellent reviews. Yann Seznec, director of studio Lucky Frame, says that over 50,000 people have downloaded his game on Android — far more than the 2,000 copies he hoped to sell overall. …

Here's how BlackBerry Messenger will work on iOS and Android

BlackBerry is preparing to bring its one true "killer app," BlackBerry Messenger, to Android and iOS in the coming weeks. Before it can do that, though, the company needs to introduce those users to the world of BBM. Newly uncovered user manuals for both platforms suggest that BlackBerry is already …

Samsung confirms 'Galaxy Gear' smartwatch coming September 4th

A Samsung executive has confirmed speculation that it will unveil a new smartwatch, the Galaxy Gear, at an event next week. Lee Young-hee, executive vice president of Samsung Mobile, tells the <i>Korea TImes</i> that the device will be based on Android and feature a "non-flexible" display. Lee calls the …

Samsung's new tablet is built with your toddler in mind

Samsung announced today the Galaxy Tab 3 Kids, a variant of the earlier Galaxy Tab 3 designed specifically with kids in mind. Clad in the brightest yellow you can get and surrounded by an easy-to-grip bright orange bumper, the Galaxy Tab 3 Kids is a fairly low-end device with a 7-inch 1024 x 600 …

Amazon expands in-app purchases to include physical items from its online store

Amazon has introduced what it's calling the Mobile Associates API, a new tool that will enable developers to sell physical items in apps destined for Kindle hardware and the Amazon Appstore. Naturally those products are sourced from Amazon.com, and developers can earn up to six percent in …

Motorola Droid Ultra and Droid Maxx review

Before there was "Nexus," there was Droid. Verizon, Motorola, HTC, and others teamed up to turn the Lucasfilm-licensed term into a synonym for everything great about Android. It deserved the moniker, too: from the original, keyboarded Droid to the Droid X and Droid Incredible, the name <i>meant</i> …

Google drops Nexus 4 price, now starts at $199

The Nexus 4 just got a lot cheaper. The flagship phone of Google's Nexus line is now available for a full $100 less than it was just hours ago. The 8GB model is on sale through the Google Play Store for $199, while the 16GB model is $249. There's no mention of a newer Nexus smartphone, but the …

Samsung's Android-powered Galaxy NX camera coming in October for a pretty penny

Samsung wowed us back in June when it officially announced the Galaxy NX, an interchangeable lens camera powered by Android. Today, the electronics giant is announcing that the Galaxy NX will be available for purchase in October for $1,599 (or $1,699 if you want it with an 18-55mm zoom lens). That …

Behold, the Samsung Galaxy Golden Android flip phone

Samsung must believe that good things come in pairs. Just a week after introducing the quad-core Samsung Hennessy flip phone for China, the electronics giant has announced a second dual-screen Android smartphone experience in the Samsung Galaxy Golden (translation).<p>The Galaxy Golden runs Android …

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 rumored to have 4K video capture

The forthcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 3 could be the first smartphone to boast Ultra High Definition video recording, reports The Korea Economic Daily (translate).<p>With only days left before the expected official IFA announcement, new rumors like this have bubbled to the surface.<p>According to the …

How to turn your Kindle Fire HD into the ultimate Roku box

When you bought your<p>Kindle Fire HDtablet, you didn't know you were getting a Roku box as part of the transaction. After a fashion, anyway.<p>See, like a lot of Android-powered tablets, the Fire HD allows for mirroring to your TV. In other words, what you see on the small screen gets duplicated on the …

Fresh HTC One Max images and details come to light

New photos and details of the HTC One Max have landed online, echoing early hardware and software rumors of an extra large phone with a 5.9-inch display.<p>Once known by its 'T6' code name, the HTC One Max is expected to officially break cover in the coming weeks. Rumors have been spinning for the …