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The second half of the 2013: What to expect in the world of Android

It’s hard to believe that we are already halfway through the year 2013. We’ve seen Samsung drop its follow up to the very successful Galaxy S3 with the Galaxy S4, and HTC redefine high-end design for Android smartphones with the HTC One. The sleeping giant Sony has finally awoken, LG has been …

Tech News & Analysis - Wall Street Journal

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“K release” (Key Lime Pie?) Android arriving this fall; to support low-end devices and other hardware

An ample <i>Wall Street Journal</i> report offered details about three new products that Google is said to be working on, but also provided details about the upcoming major Android update, “known internally as ‘K release.’”<p>We have already talked about the Android console, smartwatch and new Nexus Q that …

Future version of Google Now might add car rental, event ticket cards

Looks like the folks at Mountain View have more in store for Google Now users. The latest version of the predictive search app introduced a few features, but <i>Android Police</i> reports the application’s code contains references to new functionality that could appear in a more substantial update soon. …

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Rumor: Android 4.3 Jelly Bean coming in July to Galaxy S4 Google Play edition [Update: screenshots]

A fresh rumor says that Samsung will soon update its Galaxy S4 Google Play edition to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, which is the next expected Android OS update version.<p><i>Sam Mobile</i> has it from its insiders that Samsung is currently testing build version JWR66N on the Galaxy S4 Google Play edition (model …

Google Search update has some great new features

Google Search got a healthy update today, adding all kinds of cool little features.<p>We’ll start with TV, which may have the coolest use case for everyday life. If you’ve ever watched a show, and seen an actor you can’t quite place, Google has you covered. If your TV is internet ready, and both your …

Photos of Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE-A leak, Snapdragon 800 confirmed

Samsung just can’t keep seem to keep its myriad of products from leaking. A bit more than a week since what appeared to be a Snapdragon 800 –touting Galaxy S4 smashed AnTuTu benchmark records, bloggers for Samsung Mobile, a South Korea-based smartphone blog, managed to get their hands on the …

Samsung Galaxy S3 gets software update to add Multi-window support and more

If you’re a Samsung Galaxy S3 user in Canada and you still haven’t gotten around to using that leaked Android 4.2.2 firmware from a few days ago, an official software update released earlier today might just be the next best thing.<p>According to a recent report published online at <i>Mobile Syrup</i>, a new …

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T-Mobile promises LTE-Advanced features this year, but don’t get too excited about it

<i>Credit: StockMonkeys</i><p>Speaking at an event organized by the <i>Light Reading Mobile</i> industry publication, a T-Mobile executive revealed that the carrier plans to enable some “LTE-Advanced features” in the near future.<p>However, Dave Mayo, SVP at T-Mobile, failed to specify which features of the …

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Back To Basics: Screen technology explained

This week’s edition of Back To Basics is going to focus on the part of your device that you’re spending almost all your time looking at. It’s time to talk screen technology.<p>No two displays are the same, but there are a few guidelines that can help you choose the right screen for you. From the …

Phones

Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini receives July 1st release date at Phones 4U

The upcoming Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini has already been stated for release in just over a weeks time, but now a new release date has appeared here in the UK. Mobile retailer Phones 4U has the handset listed on its website for pre-orders with the delivery date set for the 1st of July, so it will …

Samsung Laps Apple ... Again

On the other side of the world in the middle of the night (for those in North America), Samsung Electronics announced its latest smartphone — the Galaxy S4 LTE-A — with the fastest data rate of any commercially available device on earth.<p>Although existing Galaxy S4 models already had the previously …

Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 unboxing | Engadget

New rumored Galaxy Note 3 image hits the web, shows entire handset

Galaxy Note 3 concept<p>Shortly after seeing a purported Galaxy Note 3 image hit the web, a second such image has been published – see picture below.<p>Unlike the first image, which only showed only a section of the screen, the second one shows the entire handset. However, we still can’t confirm whether …

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Vine for Android adds Facebook sharing, searches for hashtags and users

Twitter isn't about to let Video on Instagram go completely unanswered -- it just posted an update to Vine for Android that could offer a few reasons to stay with the earlier service. Short-form movie makers on Android now have more of the features we've seen on iOS, including Facebook sharing as …

Beware Of Android Defender! The Fake Antivirus That Ransoms Your Smartphone | Drippler - Apps, Games, News, Updates & Accessories

PC owners are very much familiar of malware that disguises itself as legitimate antivirus software but in fact tricks users into parting with their …

Sony Xperia Z Ultra official specs, features, and availability

The Sony Xperia Z Ultra is official. The long rumored device previously known as Togari and Xperia ZU has been formally unveiled at a Sony event at Mobile Expo Asia 2013 in Shanghai.<p>Long story short, all the leaks we’ve heard were spot on. We’re talking about a massive 6.4-inch Full HD LCD display …

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The regular HTC One not good enough for you? A gold-plated HTC One might just be your style

For some, the aluminum unibody of the HTC One gives them the high-end feel that they long for. But if you’re an Arab prince or a Russian billionaire businessman, you might prefer a more precious metal.<p>Enter Goldgenie, who is offering the 32GB version of HTC One embellished in 24 carat gold for the …

[Deal Alert] EasyAcc 10,000mAh Portable Battery Pack Only $27.99, 12,000mAh $36.99 From Amazon

Do you find that your devices constantly need more juice while you're out and about? There's a good solution for that quandary: a portable charger. …

Meet Sony’s new phablet: an unwieldy slab with a beautiful screen | Financial Times

By Dan Thomas, telecoms correspondent<p>Sony will bolster its mobile range with a large screen “phablet” phone that is sized neatly between the high end …