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Minuum keyboard now available for Android smartphones and tablets

There's no shortage of alternative keyboards available on the Android platform, but today you have another one to choose from. Minuum, the innovative keyboard that we got a peek at back in April, is now available for anyone to download from the Google Play Store for $3.99. Originally a research …

When One met Desire: this is the HTC Zara

The Zara name first popped up on our radars in early summer, when a report from Chinese media revealed that the Zara would be a plastic-built smartphone that would launch in the last quarter of the year alongside the flashier HTC One Max.<p>Noted trafficker of insider info <i>@evleaks</i> chimed in with a …

Mobile Technology

Motorola Droid Ultra: First look video and pictures

We've found the Droids, but we're not sure yet if they're the ones you're looking for<p>Verizon's Motorola Droid Ultra hits stores tomorrow, August …

Oppo R819 hands-on (video)

Oppo smartphones may have a good reach in China, but it's a name that most people in the Western Hemisphere haven't heard of. As many other OEMs from the area, the manufacturer is hoping to reverse that trend, and its strategy is to first appeal to the most hardcore of enthusiasts with its latest …

Moto X review: finally a smartphone with features that matter

Love it or hate it, the Moto X will probably go down as the most controversial phone of 2013. It had as much hype as the Galaxy S 4, and although …

Mobile Technology

And here's the full, high-res HTC Robert Downey Jr. commercial

Now that it's leaked, HTC's gone and released the full thing. Enjoy.

Help This Company: HTC and Robert Downey Jr. give us two minutes of awkward sight gags

Apple has its dewy lifestyle ads, Samsung its combination of aggressive insults and sheer unfettered lunacy. And if a new ad starring Robert Downey Jr. is any indication, HTC has decided to just throw initialisms at the wall and see what sticks. The company released a short teaser of the campaign …

Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 review

The Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 — is it a worthwhile device or is it just another handset in Samsung’s quest to make all the phones? While I wouldn’t get super excited over this device, it’s still pretty decent, despite it being like every other Samsung device.<p>I’ve got some serious deja-vu going on …

Phones

Google: don't expect privacy when sending to Gmail

Critics call revelation 'a stunning admission' as Google makes claim in court filing in attempt to head off class action lawsuit<p>People sending email to any of Google's 425 million Gmail users have no "reasonable expectation" that their communications are confidential, the internet giant has said in …

Google Search Gets More Personal, Now Lets You Find Your Flight Info, Reservations, Photos And More

Google today announced a number of search features that make it easier for you to find your own personal information through Google Search. The search engine can now find information about your upcoming flights (“Is my flight on time?”), hotel or OpenTable reservations, package delivery information …

Active Notifications for Android updated, supports Android 4.1 and more

Through a clever bit of programming, Android users got the gift of a Moto X Active Display simulator for whatever phone they happened to have — provided that it had an AMOLED screen and ran Android 4.3 — from an <i>XDA-Developers</i> forum member last week. Now, it appears that support for non-AMOLED …

Android News

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 reported to use huge 3450mAh battery

Advertisement<p>36 Comments<p>The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 speculation just got bigger. Literally. According to a tipster at PhoneArena, Samsung’s forthcoming …

Elon Musk reveals plans for high-speed Hyperloop

In a blog post today, Elon Musk revealed plans for an alpha version of his much-anticipated Hyperloop, an innovative transportation system that would move passengers from Los Angeles to San Francisco in less than 30 minutes. According to the plans (PDF), the Hyperloop would transport passengers in …

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Confirmed: Galaxy Note 3 to run Android 4.3 out of the box

Last week, the purveyors of Samsung insider info from <i>Sam Mobile</i> tweeted that the highly anticipated Note 3 would be running the latest version of Android at launch.<p>There was little proof to back that report, but now some confirmation comes our way from the body that certifies devices for DLNA …

Android News

ActiveNotifications Lets You Bring The Moto X’s Best Feature To Other Android Devices

I’ve been spending a lot of time with the Moto X lately (full review coming shortly), and while the spec sheet isn’t to everyone’s liking, it packs some smart features that I’d love to see on other devices. Motorola’s motion-sensitive Active Display notifications is at the top of that transplant …

Firefox OS for the world! ZTE to sell $80 Open smartphone through eBay

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Have you been jonesing for a chance to play with Mozilla’s Firefox OS smartphone operating system, but you don’t live in one …

Samsung Galaxy S4 vs. LG G2: by the numbers

LG just recently announced the successor to the Optimus G, the G2. Compared to the Galaxy S4, it’s quite an increase in power, hardware wise, but just what’s changed? Find out in our “by the numbers” comparison.<p>0.21-inches<p>Is the difference in screen size between the Galaxy S4 and LG G2. The G2 …

Phones

ASUS roadmap reveals bold smartphone ambitions with 5-inch 'MeMOFone'

If an ASUS roadmap unveiled at a conference in Taiwan pans out, we'll soon see a mini-me version of the PadFone Infinity, an 8-inch MeMO Pad, and more. The slides came out during the "Hero Innovation Wow Experience" portion of an investors call, showing that ASUS intends to build on recent MeMO Pad …

CheapCast is an emulator that turns any Android device in a Chromecast

The Chromecast is very cheap, even without the three months of free Netflix that Google gave away in the first day of availability. But for some, it may still be too expensive, while many others simply can’t get hold of the device due to the limited availability of the device.<p>For those who want to …

Surprise, surprise: The next Nexus phone could come from Motorola

If you want something done right, do it yourself.<p>Google’s Nexus smartphone program, which has shifted hands from HTC and Samsung to LG, could soon come in-house. According to blogger Taylor Wimberly (who reported some of the earliest details about the Moto X), Google is handing off the rights to …

Moto X review (video)

After months of a constant flow of Moto X rumors, Motorola finally took the red curtains off of it, revealing a pretty slick device that doesn’t need hardware to show what it’s worth. Is it impressive? Absolutely. Does it live up to the hype? Find out in our review.<p>At the press event on New York, …

Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom smartphone camera shootout

The Galaxy S4 Zoom is the first smartphone we've seen with a 10x zoom lens, but that doesn't automatically mean better picture quality. Here's how it matches up against the Nokia Lumia 1020, HTC One, Apple iPhone 5, and the regular Samsung Galaxy S4.<p>When Samsung launched the Android-based Galaxy …

Mobile Photography

LG G2 comes with Graphic RAM, but what is it?

LG has launched its new flag ship smartphone the G2. Along with its Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, full HD 5.2-inch IPS LCD display and interestingly positioned volume buttons – the LG G2 also comes with something called Graphic RAM.<p>According to LG, Graphic RAM (GRAM) reduces the display’s …

Mobile Technology

Tools To Hack Android Phones Are Getting Easier To Use

Security researchers have long maintained that malware is a problem on Android, the Google operating system that’s on 80% of the world’s smartphones. In extreme cases, hackers with malicious intent can do more than send premium text messages – they can turn a phone into a spying tool too. The …

Android phones are everywhere, and are easier to hack than ever

Security researchers have long maintained that malware is a problem on Android, the Google operating system that's on 80 per cent of the world's smartphones. In extreme cases, hackers with malicious intent can do more than send premium text messages – they can turn a phone into a spying tool too. …

Android Phones

Windows Phone gets text and call blocking with latest Nokia update

Nokia has started rolling out an app to its Lumia Windows Phones that enables the blocking of calls and SMS messages. In an update to the Extra + Info application, Nokia has added an additional settings area in Windows Phone that lets owners block specific numbers from calling or sending text …

LG gets back to superphones with G2

The Korean phone maker launches its latest flagship smartphone with hopes that the gadget's impressive specs can stand up to the best from Apple and Samsung.<p>NEW YORK -- LG on Wednesday unveiled its new G2 smartphone to take on Apple, Samsung, and other Android phone makers.<p>The hardware specs are …

Gear & Gadgets

Think Twice Before You Save Passwords in Your Chrome Browser

It might be convenient to save your Facebook or e-mail password in your Chrome browser so you don't have to repeatedly type it in, but you might want …

5.9-Inch HTC One Max, AKA T6, Shown In Leaked Photo: Looks Like A Gigantic HTC One

It was only a matter of time until HTC stepped up to Samsung and offered a "phablet" of its own, and it looks like that time is drawing close. …