Google says Nexus program isn’t going anywhere

Android Silver was originally mentioned as a program that would usher in a new era of Google partnering with manufacturers to create high-end phones, which would theoretically remove the need to produce Nexus devices. However, Google has pushed back against those claims by saying the Nexus program is here to stay. Dave Burke, the lead executive on Android engineering and Nexus program, told ReadWrite that Google remains focused on...

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Samsung explains the technical reasons why Super AMOLED tablets are better than LCD

If you watched Samsung's recent unveiling of the Galaxy Tab S 10.5 and Galaxy Tab S 8.4, you surely know that the new tablets use a Super AMOLED display. In a presentation that last longer than 60 minutes, Samsung spent more than 40 on the display alone. Now, the company's official blog is sharing the details about why Super AMOLED matters. For a variety of reasons, companies choose one display technology over the other because they...

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Verizon and AT&T Galaxy S5 rooted, almost any other Android devices may work with same tool

Geohot, a noted jailbreaker of the iPhone and hacker of the PlayStation 3, can add Rooter of Android thanks to his discovery of kernel exploit that can root the Samsung Galaxy S5. It also might be able to root any other Android device with the right settings. After XDA Developers Forum members contributed funds to a bounty that would reward anyone who managed to achieve a working root of the Galaxy S5, Geohot released his "Towelroot"...

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Verizon and T-Mobile unseat AT&T as the nation’s fastest networks in new study

When it comes to the number of subscribers that each carrier has, the top performers in the United States are Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and then T-Mobile. However, when looking at how fast is the data service that users on those networks can expect, the rankings see some surprising shifts. PCMag has released its annual Fastest Mobile Networks survey and found some surprising news. While AT&T was the leading carrier in the 2013...

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Apple HomeKit in iOS 8 is the center of the connected home

Apple today confirmed that it is entering the "smarter home" industry with the announcement of HomeKit, an iOS 8 development feature designed to put the iPhone at the center of your world. Many iPhone users already report that they are almost never without their device handy, so Aple has devised a system aimed at making that dependency even greater by using the device as the common link between connected devices in the home. HomeKit...

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