Samsung Galaxy S4 Android 4.4.2 Impressions and Performance (AT&T)

The Samsung Galaxy S4 Android 4.4.2 update is now available.

The Samsung Galaxy S4 Android 4.4.2 update is rolling out now to Sprint and AT&T smartphones and likely in the works for Verizon and T-Mobile. This new Android 4.4.2 update brings a small collection of new features to the Galaxy S4, but does not add the new Galaxy S5 features that Samsung demoed early this […]

Nexus 6 Details Emerge Thanks to Google

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Google’s Sundar Pichai took questions at Mobile World Congress and the company’s Android head reportedly had a lot to say. In fact, Pichai revealed some Nexus 6 details narrowing the Nexus 6 release date for those interested in the follow up to the current Nexus smartphone, LG’s Nexus 5. On Halloween, Google announced the Nexus […]

Sundar Pichai: No Guarantee Android Designed to be Safe

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There’s a reason that PR professionals exist. There are more reasons than there are PR professionals why they develop cold sweats when company executives speak in public. A slip of the tongue, a wrong word here or there, and perhaps even more damaging-the truth-can send carefully constructed messaging into a tail spin. The truth needs […]

Moto X 2 Release Pegged for Summer

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Motorola has confirmed that its next-generation Moto X 2 flagship will be arriving later this summer. In response to a question on Twitter, Motorola Mobility, which is being transferred from Google to PC-maker Lenovo, teased that the Moto X successor is due to launch “late summer” without giving further details. READ: Moto X Review The original […]

Android 4.5 Update & Nexus 8 Rumored for July

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A new report suggests that Google won’t announce a Nexus 7 next year. It also suggests that it will not announce a major Android update at Google I/O. Instead, it claims that the company will debut a new Nexus 8 and introduce a brand new Android 4.5 update in July. Earlier this week, Google confirmed […]

Google’s Vision for the Future of Mobile is Project Tango

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Today Google is giving us a small glance of the many different aspects of future smartphones. It’s called Project Tango, and was just revealed by their Advanced Technology & Projects group. Always looking to the future with products like self-driving cars or even Google Glass, the company surely has its sights on the present, and […]

Google Fiber Expansion Could Put Pressure on Comcast

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Google has announced today a list of 34 cities within nine metropolitan areas that it wants to install Google Fiber in. These metro areas consist of Portland, San Jose, Salt Lake City, Phoenix, San Antonio, Nashville, Atlanta, Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham. Don’t get too excited just yet, as the company is merely just “exploring” the idea […]

Splashy Fish, City Bird Flappy Flyer Beat the Flappy Bird Crackdown

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The Flappy Bird hype may be coming to an end as Apple and Google step in to keep clones from overtaking their app stores like the fart apps and flashlights of years past. Apple and Google aren’t banning Flappy Bird style games, but a report on Techcrunch offers examples of both companies rejecting apps that […]

Growth of Windows Phone Eclipses iPhone in IDC Report

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Is Microsoft’s Windows Phone having more luck in attracting new smartphone buyers than Apple is with the iPhone? A new market research report indicates that’s the case. To be clear, the report itself, which was compiled by IDC, doesn’t exactly paint a great picture for Windows Phone. In fact, it found that devices running the […]

Google Enlists Windows Apps in War on Microsoft

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So far, one of the biggest obstacles to Google’s Chrome OS has been the ridiculously large amount of enterprise applications that are only available to desktops and laptops running Microsoft’s Windows ecosystem. That advantage could be a thing of the past soon, however. Google announced is teaming up with VMWare to bring Windows app compatibility […]

Report: Microsoft Could Bring Android Apps to Windows & Windows Phone

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What if Windows and Windows Phone users didn’t have to wait for native versions of apps like Flappy Birds and the latest popular calendars to arrive in the Windows Phone Store but were able to load Android versions of their favorite apps instead? Reports indicate that Microsoft is actively considering making that scenario a reality […]

Google Lays Down the Law: No More Device Launches With Dated Android OS

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If a leaked document is to be believed, Google may be instituting a policy with Android device-makers that will force new devices to launch with a somewhat recent build of the mobile operating system. According to a report on Android Police, if a device manufacturer–be it Samsung, HTC, LG, Huawei, Motorola, ZTE, or others–chooses to launch […]

iPhone 6 & Nexus 6 Concepts Face Off in Stunning Renders

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At some point this year, Apple’s 2014 iPhone which is rumored to be the iPhone 6 should face off against a new Nexus smartphone. While details are scarce, particularly for the Nexus 6, that hasn’t stopped designers from dreaming up their own iPhone 6 and Nexus 6 concepts and today, two more stunning renders have […]

Major Nexus 7 Problem Remains Unresolved

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A major Nexus 7 problem that users ran into after Android 4.2 Jelly Bean rolled out back in November of 2012 is apparently still an issue and one that Google says is still under investigation more than a year after the problem started plaguing the device. Back in July of 2012, I purchased Google’s first […]

How to Automatically Backup Photos on Android

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These days one of the most used features on our smartphones is the camera, but most users tend to snap away yet don’t know how to manage all those photos. Nothing is more convenient than taking a photo and have it automatically backed up to the cloud. So here’s how to do exactly that. There’s […]

Nexus 6 Concept Offers Realistic Vision of Future

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Google’s Nexus 5 is only a few months old and already, designers are dreaming up Nexus smartphones of the future. Today, another Nexus 6 concept has emerged, blending the Nexus 5 with a design that is reminiscent of the LG G Flex, a curved phone that is coming to the United States to battle the […]

Will Google Abort Nexus Program Amid Strong Sales?

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With rumors heating up that Google may terminate the Nexus line of phones and tablets after the debut of the Nexus 6 smartphone next year, the Internet search giant and Android-maker is reporting strong sales and momentum of its Nexus smartphone. Google had created the Nexus phone program years ago as a reference design to […]

Google and the NEST, Motorola, Samsung Moves: Reboot Time

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We certainly live in interesting times. Actually we’ve been living in an interesting two weeks when it comes to mobile tech, more specifically when it comes to the piece of the mobile tech world that Google influences. Google has essentially rebooted its approach to mobile making big moves that point to things being quite different […]

Lenovo Inherits Nexus 6 Duties Along With Motorola Purchase?

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Lenovo is now rumored to be the manufacturer of the last Nexus smartphone after its acquisition of Motorola Mobility from Google. According to the lastest rumors, Lenovo may be tasked with producing the Nexus 6. Lenovo would be joining a list of Nexus producers, including HTC for the Nexus One, Samsung for the Nexus S […]