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Android Key Lime Pie repotedly delayed, won’t make it in time for Google I/O 2013

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According to a trusty source inside Google, Android Key Lime Pie is going to be delayed by 2 to 4 months, and won’t make it in time for the Google I/O 2013 conference.

The report comes from GadgetTronica, who mention that the reason for the delay isn’t so much in the development of the OS update, but rather Google trying to give OEMs a chance to get as many of their phones to Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean as possible. Read more »

Apple said to have returned up to 8 million sub-standard iPhone units

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A Foxconn employee has sent a tip to news outlet China Business reporting that Apple has rejected between 5 and 8 million iPhone handsets “due to appearance of substandard or dysfunctional problems.”

The source of the information doesn’t specify what’s the iPhone model and what exactly was wrong with the units, so its hard to say whether there’s a problem with the aluminum casing or the hardware innards of the devices. Read more »

Iron Man iPhone 5 case is sure to make every comic book fan drool

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We’ve seen both expensive and flashy iPhone cases in our time, but few as cool as this Iron Man themed one. Modeled after Tony Stark’s suit, the iPhone 5 exclusive case is certainly going to make your geeky friends lose their mind.

Yes, it’s bulky and goes against the precise engineering policy that went into designing the aluminum-clad phone, but it definitely tops our coolness chart. Read more »

Nokia Lumia 520 goes through our extended battery testing regime, see how it managed

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The Nokia Lumia 520 is the cheapest smartphone of the Lumia range in existence and Nokia dubs it as the “The more fun smartphone”. But for how long can the “fun” last? Our extensive battery test comes into play to answer this very question.

For the money, the Lumia 520 isn’t a badly spec’d phone. It is built around a 4″ display and features a 1GHz dual-core Krait processor with Adreno 305 graphics on Snapdragon S4 Plus platform (MSM8227). Read more »

Leaked plastic iPhone casing hints at a budget Apple smartphone

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Chatter about a budget iPhone has increased in past months, and now a photo of a plastic iPhone casing has emerged online pouring even more fuel into that particular rumor fire.

The plastic shell has a glossy white finish and features all the necessary cuttings for the camera, LED flash, volume rocker and silent mode button. The source of the rumor says that the shell measures 0.4-0.6mm thick and is “likely” bigger than the iPhone 4/4S. Read more »

Jolla to debut its Sailfish OS phone in May, host a “pre-sales” campaign for eager fans

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Jolla Chairman Antti Saarnio revealed today that the company’s first device running the new Sailfish OS is going to debut in May.

Furthermore, the company will set up a “pre-sales” campaign, allowing fans to register and buy the phone before it being officially available. Jolla promises that those who join in on the Kickstarter-like campaign will get something “unique” on their devices. Read more »

Funny or Die’s iSteve movie debuts online, Justin Long plays Steve Jobs

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The first ever Steve Jobs movie has debuted online and its called simply “iSteve”. Its produced by humor website Funny or Die and starrs Justin Long playing Steve Jobs and Jorge Garcia as Steve Wozniak.

Running 80 minutes long, the movie takes us on a journey of Steve Jobs’ life, the ups, downs and how he envisioned Apple’s products. Read more »

European Samsung Galaxy S4 gets Need For Speed Most Wanted and other apps for free

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The Samsung Galaxy S4 is heading towards Europe on schedule, and it brings along some free content as well.

Samsung today announced that the popular racing game Need For Speed Most Wanted is going to be available in the Games Hub for the first 100,000 buyers. Read more »

Facebook updates Messenger app with Chatheads feature from Home, looks really cool

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In addition to launching Facebook Home for select Android smartphones out there, the social network has also issued an update to its Messenger app giving it the cool Chatheads features from Home.

Now, whenever you receive a new Facebook message, a cool Chathead bubble appears on your screen informing you who has messaged you, but not what the message it. This last bit is displayed when you tap on the Chathead with a cool overlay screen. Read more »

Google sets up Inactive Account Manager to help you manage your digital footprint after you die

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Google has set up an Inactive Account Manager giving you the option to choose what happens with your digital footprint after you’ve passed away or have been inactive for a specific amount of time.

After you set your timeout period (ranging from 3 months to 1 year) you’ll then be prompted to point up to 10 trusted friends or family members to be notified of your inactivity. Read more »

Official Google Nexus 10 Book Cover hits the Play Store, costs $29.99

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It’s been a while since the launch of the Google Nexus 10, but it’s only now that you can get an official screen cover to protect its beautiful 10″ high-resolution display.

The Book Cover, as its called, snaps onto the back of the Nexus 10 without making an unnecessarily big hump. It has a matte finish and can wake the slate when opened. Read more »

Alleged fith-gen Apple iPad front panel surfaces

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A photo of what looks to be the front panel of the upcoming fifth-gen Apple iPad has surfaced today, giving us a hint of what the upcoming slate might look like.

Judging from the photo, the new iPad will sport many of the design characteristics of the iPad Mini, but on a larger scale. Read more »

Google Play Music is now available in seven new countries

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Google expanded its Play Music service available to a new batch of countries – Austria, Australia, Belgium, Ireland, Luxembourg, New Zealand, and Portugal.This is the largest expansion Google has done to Play Music to date, making up the list of countries with access to the service to 12

People living there can now upload their existing music library as well as purchase new songs through the service and build up a library of up to 20,000 songs. Read more »

Google updates Play Store for phones and tablets, brings fresh user interface

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Google has just announced it’s launching an update for the Play Store for phones and tablets. The major feature of the new release is the refreshed user interface.

In the official Android blog, Google states that the main focus on the Play Store redesign is to allow users to find content more easily. To do so, there are now bigger images, new recommendations and faster checkout. Read more »

Microsoft to issue GDR3 Windows Phone 8 update by the end of the year, support for 1080p displays in tow

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Microsoft is preparing an update to Windows Phone 8 that’s going to include support for 1080p displays, according to sources familiar with Microsoft’s plans for its mobile platform.

The Verge reports that new devices will also be announced alongside the upcoming Windows Phone 8 update in times for the holidays. They’ll not only be featuring 1080p displays, but also QUalcomm’s quad-core CPUs. Read more »