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Pink ASUS Padfone Infinity goes official, hurts our eyes

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ASUS Padfone Infinity was announced back in February at the Mobile World Congress and the device was made available recently. The Padfone Infinity was up for grabs in black color variant and now, the smartphone has been launched in “pink” color option.

The latest variant is presumably targeted towards the female audience. The ASUS Padfone Infinity sports a 5″ display with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy S4 is the most advanced Android smartphone according to Consumer Reports

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The latest Samsung flagship smartphone is the most advanced Android smartphone ever, according to ConsumerReports.

Samsung Galaxy S4 has outperformed most of the top-rated smartphones in a critical tests conducted by the firm. The fourth generation Galaxy S has dethroned LG Optimus G, which was rated as the best earlier. Read more »

Flickr gets a redesign, offers 1TB of free space to everyone, updates Android app

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Flickr has gone through a major redesign that completely changes the look of the homepage and your photostream. Your homepage now has large photos from your friends as well as from other Flickr users that you can like and share without even having to open the image.

Your photostream also has received a major upgrade. You now have a large cover image up top and your photos span the entire width of the screen in a tiled pattern. Open an image and it takes up a major portion of the screen and the image information is placed below while giving more prominence to the image, the way it should be. There is also a beautiful new slideshow mode. Read more »

BLU Life Play hands-on

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The bright-colored BLU Life Play is the most affordable member of the recently launched Android smartphone series by the Miami-based manufacturer. Priced at only $229 with no contract, the dual-SIM handset offers tremendous value without heavily skimping on the hardware specs.

Like the BLU Life View and the BLU Life One, the entry-level Life Play features a MediaTek MT6589 SoC with 1.2GHz quad-core Cortex-A7 CPU, a PowerVR Series5XT series GPU, and 1GB of RAM. Read more »

The Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 lands in our office, we give it the hands-on treatment

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The little brother in Samsung’s latest big-screen duo, the Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8, has made it to our office, and we’re giving you a quick look at it before getting our review under way.

As you may have guessed, the Galaxy Mega 5.8 contains a 5.8-inch screen, which ventures well into phablet territory, although not as much as the even larger display located on the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3. Either way, join us as we take a look at this massive smartphone from Samsung. Read more »

Google Knowledge Graph reminders can now be sent directly to Google Now

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Hot off the Google I/O 2013 announcements, the search giant has implemented Google Now reminders feature from Knowledge Graph search results.

From now on whenever you’re signed in with your Google account and make a search that returns a Knowledge Graph entry containing a future date, you’ll get a “Remind me” button. Read more »

CyanogenMod 10.1 for Sony Xperia Tablet Z now available

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Sony is readying the Xperia Tablet Z for global launch in a few days, but the guys behind the CyanogenMod are already ready with a Release Candidate of CM 10.1 for the slate.

As usual, the ROM is based on the latest Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. Read more »

Alleged second-gen Nexus 7 makes a short appearance in an official Google video

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With Google denying us new device announcements at its I/O event, rumors surrounding the upcoming second-gen Nexus 7 were bound to heating up even more. Today a viginal redditor going by the nickname DangJuice has spotted an unusual looking Nexus 7.

The alleged updated Nexus tablet is starring in one of the developer panels at the Google I/O conference. As you can see from the screenshot above the tablet on the left doesn’t look like the current Nexus 7 tablet. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy S4 Mega pops up in Samsung WatchON update description

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The description of an update for the Samsung Watch ON app in the Google Play Store suggests the company is working on a new addition to the Galaxy S4 family – the Galaxy S4 Mega.

As you can see in the excerpt in the screenshot above, the Galaxy S4 Mega is put next to the Galaxy S4 mini and the Galaxy S4 Active (those are also not officially announced by Samsung). Read more »

US LG Optimus G Pro hands-on

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The LG Optimus G Pro made its way officially to the United States, so we managed to spend some quality time with the Yankee version of the Korean flagship. The smartphone is exclusively offered by AT&T for $199.99 with a two-year commitment.

As far as specs go, the US LG Optimus G Pro is practically identical with the Korean version which we extensively reviewed, save for the omission of FM radio. Highlights include a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 SoC, 5.5” 1080p IPS display, 13MP camera, as well as every trick from the playbook of today’s crop of Android flagships. Read on to find out what’s different about the US model. Read more »

‘Karateka Classic’ for iOS and Android game review

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Last year we reviewed the new Karateka game on iOS. It was a remake of the 1984 game that was originally released for the Apple II. The original game has a cult following and although the 2012 remake was a decent effort it didn’t quite have the charm of the original.

Now Jordan Mechner, the developer who created the original game and worked on the remake, has released a port of the 1984 game for iOS and Android. Called Karateka Classic, the game is a blast from the past that lets you relive the classic gameplay on your modern smartphone or tablet. Let us take a closer look at it. Read more »

Sony Xperia ZR gets its own charging dock

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Sony recently unveiled the younger sibling of Xperia Z, the Xperia ZR smartphone. And much like its bigger brother, Sony Xperia ZR will get its own charging dock.

The charging dock DK28 provides an easier way to charging your smartphone without actually needing to open the micro USB protective covers. Read more »

The Sony Xperia L pays us a visit, poses for the camera

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The Sony Xperia L is Sony’s latest effort in the lower midrange market, bringing a very decent set of features for under 250 euro – a combo bound to get it quite a lot of attention.

Among its key selling points is Android Jelly Bean 4.1, an 8 MP snapper, dual-core Krait processor, 4.3″ display in a regular-sized body and expandable storage. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Fame battery test complete, numbers are inside

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Having just wrapped up our full review of the Samsung Galaxy Fame, we’re ready to share with you the results of our extensive battery performance test.

The Fame is the latest budget-range offering from Samsung, featuring a specs sheet that is far from impressive, but an Android Jelly Bean build that should hopefully result in increased performance from the 1300 mAh battery compared to last years’ Gingerbread devices. Let’s take a look. Read more »

Sony gives the Xperia Tablet Z the pure Android treatment, says Xperia ZL is next

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Tailoring AOSP Jelly Bean to run on the Xperia Z just wasn’t enough for Sony and now the company is boasting the Xperia Tablet Z to be getting the same treatment.

The Tablet Z also joins the Xperia S, which was the first to get a pure Android version from Sony. Now developers and ROM makers can benefit from the open kernel sources and configuration files. Read more »