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Motorola RAZR i battery life test concludes, results are inside

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We’ve just concluded our in-depth review of the Motorola RAZR i and its Intel Atom Medfield chipset inside and now it’s time to shine a light on its battery performance.

The Motorola RAZR i achieved some pretty good scores in all of our tests, but its talk time endurance was partucularly impressive. Read more »

Black and white LG Nexus 4 pop up in Carphone Warehouse inventory

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The rumors that the next Nexus device is going to be LG-made, got yet more backing today as an LG Nexus 4 was spotted in Carphone Warehouse’s inventory listing.

In fact we’ve got two different items in the list – one for each of the available color versions. Read more »

Four Windows 8 ads show up ahead of time, show the flexibility of the new OS

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The launch of the new Windows 8 OS (and probably Microsoft Surface tablets right along with it) is coming later this month and the first crop of Windows 8 ads is already out – even if Microsoft didn’t intend it to be.

The videos showcase some of the new gestures and features of the new OS, check it out after the jump. UPDATE: The videos have been pulled. Read more »

HTC Desire V goes through our battery test, see how it fared inside

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HTC Dual-SIM Android smartphones aren’t something we come by every day, so when the HTC Desire V came by our office, we were eager to test how it’ll fare in our battery test. Especially since its main selling point is the ability to facilitate two SIM cards.

The HTC Desire V gets its juice from a standard for its kind 1650mAh Li-Ion battery, so you shouldn’t expect it to run circles around the heavyweight champions like the Samsung Galaxy Note II and the Motorola RAZR MAXX HD. Read more »

GoPro releases iOS app, lets you remote control your HD HERO2

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GoPro has released an app for the iPhone (3GS, 4, 4S and 5), iPad (1, 2 and 3) and iPod Touch that lets you “Connect. View. Control.” an HD HERO2 remotely.

The app is free but you’ll need to get a $99.99 Wi-Fi BacPac add-on accessory for your GoPro camera in order to use it and it isn’t compatible with the older HD HERO model. Read more »

Is Google working with Samsung on a 10.1-inch Nexus tablet with a Retina-beating screen?

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The rumor mill is going wild with gossip about various Nexus devices – from an LG-made Nexus phone to a new 10″ Nexus tablet. The rumor claims the new tab will have a killer screen, better than even the one on the new iPad.

It will reportedly be a high-end device, unlike the current (and only) Nexus tablet -the Asus-made Nexus 7 (and it’s potential $99 version). The Nexus 10 will reportedly be manufactured and co-branded with Samsung. Read more »

Opera Mobile 12.1 for Android is out, SPDY is in, new security and web standards features also on board

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Hot on the heels of the desktop Opera 12.1 beta browser comes the Opera Mobile for Android 12.1 (and this one isn’t beta). Just like its PC counterpart, Opera Mobile 12.1 brings support for SPDY plus some extra features.

SPDY is a networking protocol proposed by Google that is similar to HTTP but faster (with special attention paid to mobile internet) and is already supported by Android’s native browser, Chrome and Firefox for Android, so you can expect to see increasing support on the server side. Read more »

More evidence of 32GB Nexus 7 emerges, pricing leaks suggest it’s replacing the 16GB model

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The 32GB version of the Google Nexus 7 was first hinted in a listing of a major retailer, but now we have a solid evidence of the device’s existence.

Upon booting up his brand new Nexus 7 16GB model, a Japanese customer found out from the Settings menu that his model actually has 27GB of available storage. Read more »

LG Optimus G for AT&T hands-on

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Fresh off our in-depth preview of its Korean relative, we enjoyed some quality time with the AT&T-bound LG Optimus G at an event in New York City. The recently unveiled LTE smartphone is set to hit the carrier’s shelves in time for the holiday shopping season.

There’s no difference between the specifications of the LG Optimus G for AT&T and the Korean version we’ve encountered, save for the camera unit on the back. The AT&T version of the smartphone has dropped the 13MP unit for an 8MP one. Read more »

Angry Birds Star Wars coming on November 8 to devices near you

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The last few days Rovio released a couple of teasers about a Star Wars-themed Angry Birds title. There was even an event in New York and, long story short – a new Angry Birds is coming, along with board games and dedicated merchandise (plush toys, etc.).

The center of all those things, of course, is the Angry Birds Star Wars game coming one month from now, on November 8. Read more »

New version of Nokia Transport for Windows Phone 7 enters beta

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The Nokia Transport app for Windows Phone 7 dropped its beta tag back in July, but now it’s time for another beta – this time of a new version of the app -2.3. The new release brings easier searching, simpler to understand directions and constant updates of the changes in public transport.

The number of cities that Transport supports has grown since July. It will give you directions for 100 new cities (550 in total) and there are live timetables for 9 new cities (109 total). Here’s what else has changed in version 2.3: Read more »

Samsung releases Galaxy Note II kernel source code

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Samsung has just released the source code of the Jelly Bean kernel of its Galaxy Note II phablet. This will presumably open the floodgates and custom ROMs and kernels for the device will now start appearing at a rapid rate.

All the open-source bits of the Samsung Galaxy Note II code are now available for download from the company’s website and if you happen to be a developer interested in the device you might get them right now. Read more »

Sony Xperia SL drops by the office, shows its speedier CPU to our camera

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The Sony Xperia SL is finally in our office and is ready to join our review queue.

The Xperia SL is to the Xperia S, what the Arc S was to the Arc last year – it adds a speedier CPU (1.7 GHz instead of 1.5 GHz) and comes with Android 4.0.4 out of the box. Read more »

‘The Room’ for iPad game review

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The Room is a puzzle solving game exclusively for the iPad and is unlike anything you’ve seen before. The game has received several accolades already and is on top of several App Store lists around the world.

We decided to give it a try and see for ourselves just how good the game really is. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Express, Galaxy Rugby Pro, and Galaxy Note II for AT&T hands-on

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We encountered AT&T’s freshly announced LTE trio of Samsung Android smartphones at an event in New York City. Headed by the Samsung Galaxy Note II, the bunch also includes the brand new Galaxy Express mid-ranger, and the rugged Galaxy Rugby Pro.

We’ll begin with the Android 4.0 ICS booting Samsung Galaxy Express. The smartphone sports a 4.5″ Super AMOLED Plus display, which is taken directly from the US crop of Galaxy S II devices. Read more »