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Droid 4 Is Likely On Its Way Soon

Motorola’s Droid 4 has been getting a lot of attention recently, especially for a device that hasn’t even officially been announced. It started with information surrounding leaked specs for the device and now has escalated with Techno Buffalo managing to get their hands on a Droid 4 demo unit.

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Droid 4 And Nexus Delayed On Verizon

Recent rumors had previously suggested that Droid 4 and Galaxy Nexus were launching this week on the Verizon network, now it seems that Verizon has pushed back this rumored launch point altogether.

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The Secret Ingredients To Google’s Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS

Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich software features are now public and the UI and experience has changed dramatically, enough so to get us excited about it. A new typeface called Roboto is used throughout the UI, while landscape controls have moved to the screen, making a bit of magic as they disappear when viewing videos or in widescreen mode.

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Vivo XPlay 3S Android Smartphone Debuts 2560×1440 2K Display

hile not quite reaching the mind-blowing resolutions of 4K TVs, the Vivo XPlay 3S just might be the world’s first smartphone with a 2K display. That’s an effective resolution of 2560 x 1440, which (aside from the difference in aspect ratio) is roughly the same resolution as a 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro

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Facebook Home Custom Android OS to Launch at April 4th Event

If a new rumor is to be believed, Facebook’s upcoming April 4th event will be focused on the social network giants first foray in the mobile operating arena. Like many before them, Facebook has opted to adapt Google’s Android OS to incorporate their own social media apps including Facebook Messenger, Photos and Contact applications. The […]

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70% of Smartphones Shipped in Q4 2012 Were Android

Even though many people think that the iPhone is continuing to dominate the world of smartphones, the recent stats are really stating otherwise. A report has been released by the good people at Canalys, for example, and they’re saying that Android accounted for a full 70 percent of all smartphones shipped during the fourth quarter of last year.

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Leaked: Mid-Range HTC M4 and Entry-Level HTC G2 Android Smartphones

HTC is getting ready to announce a couple of new Android smartphones and it looks like we’ve got the inside scoop on all of their pertinent features and specs. Neither one of these devices sounds like it’s going to be a flagship, as that spot is being reserved for the HTC M7, but they are approaching the middle and lower tier of the market with the M4 and G2, respectively.

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$40 off Sony MN2SW Android SmartWatch

Some people say that with our increasing reliance on smartphones that we don’t really need to have a conventional wristwatch anymore. That doesn’t have to be the case, especially when you have a “smart” watch to go with your smartphone.

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New Android Powered Galaxy Camera for $499 on AT&T

Technically, this new camera is still an Android smartphone; it has a 1.5GHz processor, a 4.8 inch top quality HD LCD display, and it’s running on Android Jellybean, with access to the Google Play store, meaning any owners of this device can still download and run apps like a usual smartphone device could.

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Google Chrome Arrives For Android ICS 4.0

Google Chrome has finally hit Android mobile devices, well, those that happen to be lucky enough to run Android 4.0 at least. According to Google Chrome blog, the new Chrome app is all about Chrome such as speed and simplicity, a (supposedly) no compromise browser that is every bit as good as the desktop version many of us have come to know and love.

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Android Market Hits 400,000 Apps

Google’s Android Market reportedly raised past the 400,000 app mark this past weekend. It was just last April when Android Market got 200,000 apps. Then, next 100,000 apps were registered in last August, according to Distimo, an app store tracking service.

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Android ICS 4.0 Tablet For Under $100?

The Ainol Novo7 is a new tablet that is actually a collaboration of efforts by such companies as Ingenic and MIPS, available for under $100. The downside is that for now it’s only available in China, though MIPS and Ingenic plan to expand its target base to other countries as well.

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Fujitsu’s ruggedized Honeycomb Android tablet blazing wtih 4G LTE for Japan

The key factor that differentiates the Fujitsu Arrows Tab from all other tablets is that its rugged and runs Android 3.1 Honeycomb, of course, is its not the only ruggedized Android on the street. Competition is good. We heard rumors about the Arrows Tab being waterproof, but it looks like it’s all set up to be military-level spec to battle the bumps and bruises that it’ll surely experience along the way. It’s high-spec with 4G LTE to work with Docomo’s Xi network. Yeah, as with so many other Fujitsu products, this will likely gear up to be a Japan thing.

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Linux getting ported to A4 iPhone and iPad, Android next up?

This is really preliminary stuff at the moment, but it looks like you will soon be able to run a version of Linux on the iPhone 4, iPod touch 4G, and iPad. You might even get it on the iPad 2, but for now, the image shows Linux booting up on a first-gen iTablet. This could also pave the way for the Google Android operating system to work on newer iDevices too.

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Asus Eee Pad Slider shipping at $400, running Android 3.1

Asus has lifted the lid on their Eee Pad Slider, making it available online for orders and immediate shipping. As previous rumors had it, the 10 inch tablet would feature an NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor, 1 GB RAM and an integrated keyboard. Plus, the SL101 Slider would come in two versions, allowing you to choose between 16GB of storage space and 32 GB. Of course, the price will also vary $400 for a 16GB unit and $550 for a 32Gb one.

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$100 Android Samsung Conquer 4G destined for Sprint on August 21

It’s kind of hard to believe that they’ve already come along this far. With the pending release of the Samsung Conquer 4G, Sprint is on the cusp of releasing its 25th device capable of using its speedy 4G network. That’s a milestone on its own. It also helps that the Conquer 4G is pretty affordable.

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Skytex Primer Pocket 4.3-inch Android media tablet only $99

On the Apple side of the equation, if you want an iPhone without the phone, you might consider getting an iPod touch. On the Android side of the equation, if you want an Android phone without a phone, you might turn to something like the newly announced Primer Pocket tablet from Skytex.

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Samsung Galaxy S II 4G Android Smartphone Review

In the case of the Galaxy S II, the specs have pretty much been bumped up across the board. This starts with the positively gorgeous 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus display. All of the original Galaxy S phones had the standard 4.0-inch screen. I don’t need to tell you that this screen is easily the most amazing one you’ve ever seen on a smartphone.