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Google releases Android 4.2 source code to AOSP

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As usual after it releases a new Android version to the general public, Google contributes its source code to the Android Open Source Project.

As of now Google has made the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean source code public so that developers can download it and start developing ROMs based on it. Read more »

HTC DROID DNA takes on the quad-core Android competition

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HTC just announced their DROID DNA monster smartphone, but does it have what it takes to challenge the current flagships? The 5″ 1080p is one-of-a-kind at the moment, offering unmatched sharpness. And the Snapdragon S4 Pro is the most powerful chipset in an Android phone right now, though it’s not the only phone to use it. But there are plenty of other variables to consider.

To make the comparison easier, we’ve made a head-to-head table, pitting the HTC DROID DNA against the LG Optimus G and the Samsung Galaxy S III. Check it out! Read more »

Windows Phone 7.8 to roll out in Q1 of 2013

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Windows Phone 8 devices are already out there battling the droid gang for a piece of the smartphone market. But some of the early Windows Phone adopters don’t plan to abandon their WP7 devices just yet.

That’s why Microsoft promised to bring a few of the WP8 features to legacy hardware with the upcoming WP7.8 update. There is still no official information on the release date, but Microsoft Brazil might have spilled the beans on this one. Read more »

HTC DROID DNA official videos are live for your viewing pleasure

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HTC just announced the DROID DNA for Verizon – a 5-incher droid with a super impressive 1080p display and a 1.5GHz quad-core Krait processor.

It’s a Verizon exclusive and hits the stores in a week. To help push the smartphone HTC already published a couple of promo videos on YouTube. Read more »

GoPro app goes live for Android

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If you own a GoPro camera, then you’re familiar with its abilities to capture all the cool stuff you do on the go, and in full HD to boot.

The folks behind the GoPro HERO series cameras have just released an Android app which lets you control the camera from your Android-powered cell phone. Read more »

Here’s the Google Nexus 4 and Nexus 10 availability table

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The Google Nexus 4 and Nexus 10 devices launch today on the search giant’s Play store in the UK and Australia. Already they’ve been sold out and we expect the same to happen in the US later on.

But if you’re living outside of the said countries and wish to get a clue whether you’ll be able to get some Nexus goodies we’ve got you covered. Read more »

Battery tests of HTC One X+ are complete, here are the results

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The HTC One X+ is a quick update to the company’s flagship – they pumped up the Tegra 3 chipset to higher clock speeds, fitted a bigger battery to compensate and threw in some extra storage to sweeten the pot.

Now the question is whether the bigger batter and Jelly Bean are enough to offset the extra power usage from the overclocked chipset. Read more »

Android 4.2 Jelly Bean for Nexus 7 available for manual update right now

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The question of Android updates might make many users uncomfortable, but not Nexus owners – just as the new Nexus 4 went on sale (and quickly ran out), the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean update for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and the Nexus 7 began to roll out. You can read more about the Galaxy Nexus update here.

If you own a Nexus 7 tablet you can update it manually too, if you don’t feel like waiting. Read more »

Samsung reportedly hikes manufacturing costs by 20% for Apple’s processors

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According to reports coming out of Korea, Samsung has apparently increased the manufacturing cost of processors that it supplies to Apple by 20%.

As you may know, Apple custom designs its own chipsets for use in iOS devices but these chips are then manufactured by Samsung to Apple’s specifications. Samsung has now increased the prices of these chips by 20% and Apple, faced with the lack of immediate alternatives, has agreed. Read more »

Google announces new Acer Chromebook, available for just $199

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After announcing the aggressively priced $249 Samsung Chromebook last month, Google has now announced an even more aggressively priced Chromebook.

This new model is manufactured by Acer and is sold for just $199 in the US. For that price you get a machine that has a 11.6-inch display, an Intel Core processor, 320GB hard drive with additional 100GB free storage on Google Drive, 3.5 hour battery life and of course, Google’s Chrome OS. Read more »

Nokia Lumia 920 for AT&T dropped by wearing a shiny yellow outfit, here is the hands-on

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For the second time this year, we have an AT&T branded Nokia flagship on our hands. The screaming yellow colored, LTE packing Nokia Lumia 920 is the Finnish company’s latest and greatest creation, booting Microsoft Windows Phone 8. The handset is of vital importance for both Nokia and Microsoft – both companies are betting hugely on its commercial success.

Unlike the Windows Phone devices of yesteryear, the Nokia Lumia 920 for AT&T can finally be called a properly powered smartphone. Read more »

Aakash 2 ICS tablet now available for as little as $25 in India

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Following the release of the original Aakash tablet more than a year ago, UK-based Datawind hope to continue to make the cheapest tablet around with the Aakash 2.

The new tablet will run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich right out of box (a step up from the Froyo-based Aakash), and can be had for as little as $25 thanks to government subsidies which are imposed in India. Read more »

HTC Desire X goes through our battery test, results are inside

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The HTC Desire X is fresh out of our review but there are still things to wrap up. The phone has a 1650mAh battery feeding its dual-core processor and 4″ screen. How does the battery last?

Well, we’ve concluded our full array of battery tests and the results await your inspection after the break. Read more »

UK court orders Apple to pay for Samsung’s legal fees on an indemnity basis

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Apple just suffered another setback in its court war against Samsung in the UK. After the Cupertino-based company was ordered to issue a statement saying Samsung did not infringe the design patents, the company is now forced to pay Samsung’s legal fees on an indemnity basis.

As you might remember, Apple wrote what the court ordered them to say, but added that other courts around the world did not agree with the UK court’s decision. As expected, Apple was ordered to retract this statement and issue a new one. Read more »

Microsoft outs a Meet the new WP promo video, brings back memories

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Microsoft released its “Meet the new Windows Phone: Reinvented Around You” and it gives me a familiar vibe, I’ve watched something like it before.

Almost exactly a year ago Google aired its “Calling All” ad, a Galaxy Nexus-centric promo, which highlighted some of the features of Android Ice Cream Sandwich. Well, whether you’re a pass-it-alonger or page-turner you can spot the similarities for yourself. Read more »