Sony delivers Android 4.4 KitKat to four Xperias

The taste of Android 4.4 KitKat is finally available to four of Sony's Xperia smartphones and tablets. With it comes standard features like faster app loading, slightly longer battery life, and wireless printing. There are also several Sony-specific changes that will make this a welcome sight to owners of these devices: the Xperia Z, Xperia Zl, Xperia ZR, and Xperia Tablet Z. Though not available in all markets and all carriers, Sony...

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Samsung wants to put finger print scanners in every device, even the cheap ones

Samsung followed the lead of Apple and HTC by introducing a fingerprint reader in the Galaxy S5. The Korean manufacturer now says it wants to do what neither of those did: put biometric scanners in low-end devices as a way to adding increased security to every handset, not just the expensive ones. While Apple put Touch ID only in the iPhone 5s and not the cheaper iPhone 5c, Samsung now suggests it wants human-based security measures...

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PayPal added as a payment option for Google Play content

Put your credit card and Google Play gift cards away; you can finally pay with PayPal. Google today announced that Android users can pay for apps, books, video, and music purchases with their PayPal account. Rumors of this happening have been around for years, but the time has finally come. While plenty of people were perfectly happy to pay with a credit card, Play gift certificate, or their carrier not everyone has that option....

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HTC One Mini 2 specs and official release announced for Europe, Asia, and Middle East

The HTC One Mini 2 might not have all of the bells and whistles seen on the One M8, but it's still got a few things going for it. One of those things is a camera that actually has a larger 13-megapixel sensor and the same 5-megapixel selfie-friendly front camera found on the M8. That's mostly where the most encouraging aspects end. As the Mini name implies, the One Mini 2 has a smaller screen of 4.5-inch with 720p HD resolution. The...

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Verizon rolls out KitKat to Note 3 and DROIDs
May15

Verizon rolls out KitKat to Note 3 and DROIDs

Android KitKat 4.4 has been out in the wild since November 2013, but there are still a number of devices still not up to speed with the latest Google platform. Of course, much depends on manufacturers and carriers and often they tend to take their time updating. Verizon for example is known for taking an age to update devices to the latest and greatest versions of Android, but the carrier is finally moving through the gears on the...

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HTC One Mini not getting a slew of features
May15

HTC One Mini not getting a slew of features

The HTC One M8 is one of the hottest smartphones on the market at the moment, delivering the right balance between sleek looks and blazing performance. The upcoming new HTC One Mini is going to keep up the end of the design bargain, but those looking for flagship performance and features will probably have to look elsewhere. The M8 Mini has not even been announced but it is almost a certainty for release in the coming months such is...

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