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Android 4.4 KitKat review: designed by Google, for Google

In 2011, Google introduced Android 4.0 "Ice Cream Sandwich," which took some of the design direction it had begun on tablets and moved it to phones. In the intervening two years, we've only seen "point" updates for the platform: some subtle refinements and a few big new features, but never a big …

Android 4.4 KitKat and Google's quest to take over the world

Can a low-end Android phone be any good? For Mountain View, a billion users are at stake<p><i>"As we get on our journey to reach the next billion people, we want to do it on the latest version of Android." — Sundar Pichai</i><p>At its root, Google’s Android platform has always been about growing the audience …

That didn't take long: Google Nexus 5 sells out within minutes

Just minutes after Google announced and released the Nexus 5, its online store sold out of the black 16-gigabyte version of the smartphone.<p>Google announced the long-awaited device Thursday morning. The new gadget features a near 5-inch full 1080p HD screen and is lighter as well as slimmer than its …

30,000 Nexus 5 carrier units reportedly resting in LG Canada warehouses

The pre-launch Nexus 5 details keep coming in, with a new image supposedly showing a bunch of purported Nexus 5 retail boxes stored in one of LG Canada’s warehouses.<p>The pictures above has been first spotted on a forum and then reposted on reddit. Apparently, the two photos have been taken by an LG …

Worried About Acne? mySkin Launches ScanZ Device And App To Monitor The Health Of Your Skin

ScanZ, a product unveiled today at Disrupt Europe, combines a new, smartphone-connected device with a quantified self-style app to help teens battle acne.<p>The product comes from a company called mySkin, which plans to launch a $150,000 Indiegogo campaign this week to fund the launch (I will update …

Japan Display joins the Quad HD phone screen party with two new LCDs

LG clearly doesn't have a monopoly on Quad HD smartphone screens -- Japan Display has unveiled two low-temperature polysilicon (LTPS) LCDs that offer the extra-sharp 2,560 x 1,440 resolution. The headlining 5.4-inch panel is ever so slightly denser than its Korean equivalent, at 543ppi; there's …

iPad Air joins US Cellular's lineup Nov. 8

Just call November 8 "Apple Day" for US Cellular. That's when the carrier opens it registers for the iPad Air tablet, along with the iPhone 5S and 5C smartphones.<p>US Cellular will also sell the iPad Mini with Retina Display, though the company hasn't shared a sale date yet.<p>The cellular model of the …

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From iPad Air to Mac Pro: everything you need to know about Apple's fall event

After a year in which Apple’s product announcements have largely leaked out ahead of time, today the company delivered something of a surprise: a redesigned tablet, the iPad Air, that is the lightest full-size iPad to date at just 1 pound. Its announcement was coupled with the introduction of an …

Loop: The Future Of Mobile Payments Or A Temporary Fix?

Loop is a new mobile payments startup making some fairly big claims. The company says it has invented a technology that lets you pay with your phone at nearly any point-of-sale across the U.S., without requiring merchants to upgrade their hardware. Nor do you have to own a particular device, like …

Nexus 5 retail box leaks, hints to white version

The Nexus 5 leaks are coming in hard and fast: after Google itself slipped a press shot of the new device on the Play Store, confirming its appearance, price, and name, now what looks to be the retail box of the device showed up on a Korean site.<p>The images below were published by Korean site …

Nexus 5 release date set for late October: two storage options, one battery fits all – report

A new Nexus 5 report claims that the phone will indeed have two storage options, but that it won’t have two battery versions, (as some of the earlier rumors said) when it will be launched later this month.<p>The Nexus 5 is hardly a secret anymore – especially after having been listed on the Google …

U.S. Cellular Gets The iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c on November 8th

U.S. Cellular, the 5th largest wireless network in the US, has announced today that it will get the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c on November 8th. Subscribers on the network have been champing at the bit for the announcement and Twitter is full of folks complaining that they still hadn’t announced a date …

Is This the Google Nexus 5?

Hot on the heels of leaked photos of what is apparently the soon-to-launch Nexus 5, the next Google flagship smartphone looks to have been caught on video.<p>First spotted by the folks at Android Police, this purported Nexus 5 hands-on video from Smartphones.sfr is seven minutes long and includes the …

Report: iPhone 6 to feature 4.8-inch screen

It’s no secret that Apple(s aapl) has been reluctant to introduce any dramatic changes to the iPhone form factor, increasing the screen from 3.5 to …

iPhone 6 will offer a 4.8-inch screen, predicts analyst

iPhone buyers yearning for a much bigger screen will get their wish next year, at least if a forecast from Jefferies analyst Peter Misek comes true.<p>After meeting last week with Apple suppliers in Asia, Misek issued a note to investors on Monday in which he said that the iPhone 6 would offer a …

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More Nexus 5 details break cover in leaked LG service manual

It appears that nothing about the hardware of Google and LG's next Nexus smartphone will be left to the imagination by the time it releases. <i>Android Police</i> just got its mitts on what's claimed to be a 281-page draft of a service manual for the DE21. Surprise! The product specs match up nicely with …

This could be the clearest image yet of the Nexus 5

A forum post on <i>MacRumors</i> offers what could be the clearest glimpse yet of the next Nexus phone. Nearly a month after a Google employee appeared in a promotional video for Android Kit Kat holding what appeared to be a new Nexus, a single close-up image of a slate-gray phone has emerged. In response …

Clamor for new gold iPhone gets serious

Some shoppers abandoned Apple's flagship store on Friday morning after being told there were no more gold iPhone 5s models for sale.<p>When Apple unveiled the new gold iPhone 5s earlier this month, late-night comedian Conan O'Brien quickly mocked the device's bling factor in a hilarious video.<p>But on …

Apple: Demand for New iPhones Has Been “Incredible”

Apple said on Friday that it is sold out of some iPhone 5s models, amid what it described as “incredible” demand.<p>“Demand for the new iPhones has been …

Here’s What They’re Saying About the New iPhones

“It is the gold standard in phones,” Apple Senior Vice President Phil Schiller said of the iPhone 5s when he unveiled it during a special event at …

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A New Touch for iPhone

Apple brings out a new top-of-the-line iPhone model every year, but a redesign only every other year. In the intervening cycles, the company tends to …

Apple's new iPhone 5S and 5C ads are colorful (and not)

It's the day after the day before when not much happened.<p>Now the marketing begins.<p>So ads for both the iPhone 5C and 5S have appeared on YouTube.<p>The 5C ad was shown Tuesday by Apple CEO Tim Cook. I don't recall whether he called it "incredible," "amazing," or merely "cool," but I can tell you it's …

Former 5-star Delvon Simmons visiting Miami after USC

Delvon Simmons appears to be eying destinations on the East and West Coasts.<p>Former Texas Tech defensive tackle Delvon Simmons, who was a five-star prospect out of high school, visited Southern Cal last week and will be in Miami this weekend, according to Bruce Feldman of CBS Sports.<p><b>For more on</b> …

Qualcomm demos next-gen 2,560 x 1,440 Mirasol display (hands-on video)

We haven't heard about Mirasol for a while now, but Qualcomm's reflective display tech showed up in a few proof-of-concepts on the SID Display Week floor. We got a look at a previously announced 1.5-inch panel embedded on the top of an "always-on" smartphone and on the face of a smartwatch. Though …

Microsoft Woos Sports Fans with Extensive Fantasy Football Content for Xbox One

Microsoft, you have our attention.<p>A video-game-mad world sat with eager anticipation Tuesday when Microsoft announced its next console, Xbox One. As we would soon learn, there is indeed a great deal involved to interest sports fans.<p>Mashable brings what has to be amazing news for fantasy football …

Recent FCC filings support rumors of Motorola X phone

The highly anticipated and hotly rumored Motorola X phone may have just popped up in FCC filings earlier this week.<p>According to the paperwork, the Motorola device includes the model number XT1058, and supports earlier rumors that the X phone will be available on AT&T.<p>For one thing, the handset is …

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Google I/O 2013: What’s On Tap For Nexus Smartphone And Tablet Hardware

Google’s big annual developer conference kicks off on Wednesday, and while Android lead Sundar Pichai has downplayed big new announcements at Google I/O this year, we’ve also seen reports that suggest the Nexus line of Google-branded hardware won’t go completely untouched.<p>Nexus Phones<p>The rumors …

LanguageTwin: A New Way For Language Students To Practice What They’ve Learned

Learning a language is never easy. One thing that’s usually missing in the way students learn a new language is the ability to use their new skills while talking to a native speaker. LanguageTwin, a startup I met at the Willamette Angel Conference in Corvallis, Ore., last week, aims to do just …

What We Can Expect from Google's New Mobile Game Hub

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Are you an Android user who's been hoping for a service similar to the iOs GameCenter or XBox Live …