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Google releases a whole bunch of Galaxy Nexus videos, shows of all the cool new features

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Unlike the last time when the Nexus S was announced, Google released just one video so far for the Galaxy Nexus. But now that the phone has launched in the UK, we’re suddenly seeing a whole bunch of videos dropping in on YouTube on the Google Nexus account.

These videos cover a large portion of the phones features, from the new Android Beam, to the Panorama mode, Face Unlock, etc. There is also a new ad, which for once, shows actual people doing normal things with their phone instead of robots doing some weird things. To watch all of these videos, click more. Read more »

Game On: Gametel Gaming Controller promises real gaming for Android gamers everywhere

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Mobile gaming has been a fast growing market, especially since Apple’s App Store propelled game companies and developers to dizzying heights once they’d gotten the ball rolling (Rovio’s 51st title became pretty popular, you might know it).

graphics from Gametel site

So far however, the Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY has really been the only device with the mobile gamer truly in mind especially on Android. A new peripheral however, hopes to level the playing field somewhat with a classic D-pad, four button, shoulder button configuration, one that retro games will know and love. Read more »

Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro battery test draws to a close, check out how it did [TEST]

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Yet another smartphone dared to try its capabilities in our new battery test. The Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro is here and, knowing how many fans the manufacturer has, we are sure many will be interested to know how it did.

The Sony Ericsson battery has 1500 mAh of capacity, which is not quite as impressive as what the Galaxy Note (the only other droid we’ve tested so far) had to offer. It is important to note however, that the device has a screen more than two times smaller than that of the Samsung phablet, so we were pretty interested to see the results. Read more »

Wi-Fi Direct becomes part of the DLNA specifications, ad-hoc streaming content will be a breeze

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The Digital Living Network Alliance announced that it has incorporated the Wi-Fi Direct technology into the DLNA standard, making ad-hoc streaming of your multimedia content a piece of cake.

In effect this means that soon you will be able to stream content from one of your DLNA devices to another without the trouble of setting up a Wi-Fi network. It will work in much the same way Bluetooth does nowadays, which is about as convenient as we can imagine. Read more »

The Android-powered gadgets number 200 million, over 550 thousand get activated each day

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At yesterday’s Google Music event, Google gave a quick update about Android activations – over 550,000 droids get activated each day and their total number is 200 million (it was 190 million a month ago).

But is the number of activations per day tapering off? The quoted numbers make it seem like it is. Read more »

Tegra 3-powered Acer Iconia Tab A701 and A700 leak, carry FullHD displays

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We just got word on what might be the next big thing in the tablet world. Or rather things, as the leak involves two Android-running slates. Acer Iconia Tab A701 and Iconia Tab A700 are a couple of monster devices running on the Tegra 3 chipset, featuring a quad-core Cortex-A9 CPU.

Yet we feel that the displays of the two slates will be what proves to be their key selling point. We are talking 1920 x 1200 pixel resolution here. That’s FullHD in 16:10 aspect, which is unprecedented in the tablet world. Read more »

HTC Rezound shows off the Beats audio in a new video, projects it as a weapon of mass destruction

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Don’t buy the HTC Rezound. Seriously, don’t. Not unless you care about the well-being of the people around you. Because if this new video from HTC is to be believed, the Beats audio in the new Rezound can turn it into a weapon of mass destruction.

In a CGI sequence lifted straight from the movie ‘Inception’, listening to music on your HTC Rezound with the Beats audio apparently causes everything around you to explode like there’s no tomorrow. And looking at all the destruction there probably won’t be a tomorrow if you continue to listen to the music. Read more »

Samsung changes Galaxy Tab 10.1 design in Germany, hopes to avoid getting sued again

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When Apple sent its legal team after Samsung in Germany for copying the design of their iPad the German court responded by granting an injunction to Apple, which prevented Samsung from selling their Galaxy Tab 10.1 in the German markets.

However, Samsung has no intention of going down without a fight, so it responded with the only way it can at this point, by changing the design of their Galaxy Tab. Read more »

Google Music comes out of beta, lets you upload, purchase and sync your music

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When Google announced their music service at the I/O conference earlier this year, it came with their famous beta tags. It only allowed you to upload up to 20,000 of your own tracks to Google’s servers and then stream it from other devices anytime you want. Today, at their ‘These Go To Eleven‘ event, Google released the final version of the Google Music service.

So what are the new features? Well, as before, you can still upload your music to Google’s servers and store it there but now you can also purchase new music. Read more »

Amazon Kindle Fire gets one-click rooted, then torn down to see what makes it tick

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Poor Amazon Kindle Fire was subjected to both physical and psychological attacks – there’s already a one-click rooting tool for it and the 7″ tablet was disassembled by people curios to see what’s inside.

The usual suspects over at iFixit tore open the Kindle Fire and reported with a list of components and a fairly good repairability score. Read more »

HTC Rezound 2750 mAh extended battery will give your smartphone ultimate endurance, wider waistline

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The HTC Rezound is packing a reasonable 1620 mAh battery, but with LTE connectivity and a 4.3″ HD screen reasonable is not always enough. That’s why HTC released an extended 2750 mAh unit for their flagship droid, which should allow it to last for days on a single charge.

Of course, there is a price that needs to be paid and in this case we are not even talking about the outrageous $60 cost of the battery itself. The real sacrifice here is the added millimeters around the Rezound waistline. Read more »

We take a closer look at the Motorola RAZR XT910, careful it’s sharp [VIDEO]

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The RAZR name should ring a bell to any mobile phone enthusiast who’s followed the industry over the past decade. Motorola struck gold with the original RAZR line back in 2004 thanks to its low-profile clamshell design and attractive material choices.

Motorola RAZR XT910 Home Screen

After a somewhat tumultuous time since the original RAZR’s heyday, Motorola have decided it’s time to bring the RAZR name back with the intention of proving that they’ve still got ‘it’. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Note battery life test ready, here go the results [TEST]

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It’s episode three of our new battery test and we have the Samsung Galaxy Note starring this time. The phoneblet has a 2500 mAh battery, which is much larger than that of the average smartphone, but it also has a very power-hungry 5.3″ screen.

As a direct result, the Samsung Galaxy Note’s performance in our test was quite unusual. While it got a monstrous score on the telephony part, its web browsing endurance were quite disappointing. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Read more »

Unboxing the HTC Sensation XL – entering the lair of the 4.7″ droid with the Monster headset [VIDEO]

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XL – a universally recognized label for stuff bigger than regular. But don’t worry, the HTC Sensation XL fills its XL clothing with a 4.7″ screen rather than whatever the gadgetry equivalent of flabby fat is.

No, sir, this soldier here is a lean mean fighting machine. The XL packs virtually the same hardware as the recently reviewed HTC Titan – that means a single 1.5GHz CPU core and 8MP camera. But it’s a Sensation and like its sibling (the recently reviewed XE), it comes with the Monster iBeats headset which gives a hefty boost to the value for money of the package. Read more »

3GB free Dropbox storage with HTC smartphones, here’s the fine print

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HTC and Dropbox have been mum about their deal for additional 3GB of free storage which was promised to come with every HTC device. Yes, according to some reports old HTCs seem to be receiving the free space, too. Well, now with the HTC Rezound being currently available for grabs, the deal with Dropbox has become active.

This is confirmed by user NightAngel79 over at Phandroid forums, who has purchased the Rezound recently. He reports that the Dropbox app doesn’t come preinstalled with the device and the 3GB of free storage become available to your account only when you download the app and sign in with your Dropbox account. Read more »