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samsung galaxy tab 3 lite 500x281 Samsung Announces the Galaxy Tab 3 Lite

Samsung is known for having a device for almost every niche a consumer could want and they have continued that trend with Galaxy Tab 3 Lite. This device is a serviceable but not overly spec'd tablet will be aimed at your casual user who doesn't want to spend too much on their devices. Read More »

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google chrome data 416x375 Chrome for Android and iPhone will cut down on data usage

If you're having a hard time sticking within the confines of your carrier's monthly data limits, it might soon be time to make the switch to Google Chrome for Android or iOS. Both versions of the browser are about to add a data compression tool that decreases the amount of data transferred during browsing sessions, and that compression can offer bandwidth savings of up to 50 percent. Read More »

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cyanogenmod CyanogenMod Installer for Mac makes it easier to install CM on your phone

A major part of the strategy to get CyanogenMod on more smartphones is to have the aftermarket ROM installed on phones through an idiot-proof desktop installer. I can tell you from personal experience that some idiots also own Macs, so I'm happy to report that those of us who prefer to use the CyanogenMod Installer to get CM on our phones no longer have to borrow a PC. Read More »

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moto g Moto G Google Play Edition now on sale

Not content to merely announce that the Moto X is coming to Europe, Google today also revealed that low-cost Moto G now comes in a Google Play Edition, which is on sale now. So what exactly makes the Google Play Edition different from the standard Moto G already on sale? Motorola has eroded most of its heavy skin overlay UI overlay since Google acquired the company, so the only real differences between Moto devices and stock Android come in the camera and some added applications for voice interaction. Read More »

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android version numbers january 8th 500x238 22 percent of Android users are still on very old software

Android 4.4 Kitkat debuted in Android and has so far been made available only on 1.4 percent of Android smartphones and tablets. While that seems like a very small number, here's a big number - 22 percent of Android devices are running software released more than three years ago. Google's latest stats show that Android 2.2 Froyo accounts for 1.3 percent of of active devices, putting in line with what's running Kitkat. Android 2.3 Gingerbread has 21.2 percent of active Android use, despite being released in 2010.
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Nokia Android Device 465x620 Pictures of a Prototype Nokia Running Android Surface (Nokia Normandy)

When Nokia decided to go Windows Phone and not Android, there were more than a few disappointed consumers out there. Being that Nokia's old OS Symbian on the surface closest matches Android, it would be the perfect marriage of hardware and software.  Now there are pictures a prototype called Nokia Normandy which is a lower end Nokia device running a forked version of Android.   Read More »

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galaxy gear 500x333 Samsung Galaxy S5 and new Galaxy Gear will debut no later than April, and it might have an eye scanning unlock tool

The Samsung Galaxy S5 will debut no later than April, a high-ranking Samsung executive confirmed. The leading Android smartphone maker has released its flagship phones in the spring for the last two years, and that trend is likely to continue. When the Galaxy S5 debuts later this year, Samsung might even throw in an interesting way to unlock the screen. Read More »

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nokia normandy android 500x264 This leaked image shows what a Nokia Android phone would (or could) look like

One of the reasons that Microsoft swooped in with more than $7 billion to purchase the Nokia handset division was that Nokia had plans to support Android. With the Nokia Lumia smartphones accounting for 9 out of every 10 Windows Phone handsets, Microsoft couldn't risk losing its biggest asset, so it bought its biggest asset. New images have leaked to show what a Nokia Android phone might have looked. Read More »

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