Topic: Android

Foursquare Shifts from “Checking In” to “Check This Out”
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Foursquare Shifts from “Checking In” to “Check This Out”

When you think Foursquare, you think, “checking in.” Well, that, or, “checking in is kind of lame” (or maybe that's just me). It seems as though Foursquare’s aware of that conception, which is why it’s taken … [Read more...]

Nvidia Announces Shield Tablet. But Will Gamers Buy it?
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Nvidia Announces Shield Tablet. But Will Gamers Buy it?

Last summer, graphics chip maker Nvidia released the Shield, an all-in-one portable Android console and controller whose main trick was being able to stream games from your PC over local Wi-Fi. Today, Nvidia’s back … [Read more...]

GoTenna Brings Radio Communication to Smartphones
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GoTenna Brings Radio Communication to Smartphones

So you want to take a week long hike in the mountains, but don’t want to be stranded and then murdered by bears? Good news for you, there’s a new contraption that allows you to use your cellphone anywhere, even if … [Read more...]

Microsoft Cutting 18,000 Jobs, 12,500 from Nokia; Dropping Android in Nokia X
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Microsoft Cutting 18,000 Jobs, 12,500 from Nokia; Dropping Android in Nokia X

The rumors from earlier this week are true: today Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced in a company-wide memo that there would be workforce reduction of 18,000 jobs. This will be the largest round of layoffs in … [Read more...]

Trouble at HTC? Two Execs Resign
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Trouble at HTC? Two Execs Resign

This year saw the release of the HTC One M8, one of the most talked-about Android smartphones to come out in some time. All that talk seems to have helped steer the company’s finances in a better direction, but that … [Read more...]

Project Ara Developer Boards Ship in July
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Project Ara Developer Boards Ship in July

Today, Google announced that it is now accepting applications from third party developers to receive Project Ara development boards later this month. This is the first real shot developers will have to start figuring out … [Read more...]

After Samsung Z’s Latest Delay, is Tizen DOA?
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After Samsung Z’s Latest Delay, is Tizen DOA?

About a month ago, Samsung announced the Samsung Z, its first smartphone running Tizen, the Linux-based mobile OS that it had a hand in developing. Set to debut in Russia in Q3 2014, new reports say that Samsung has … [Read more...]

Android L Provides Huge Smartphone Battery Boost
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Android L Provides Huge Smartphone Battery Boost

Google showed off the latest version of its mobile OS, codenamed “Android L,” at its I/O event last week. There, the company talked about some of the major aesthetic changes Android users would see when the new OS … [Read more...]

Google Locking Down New Android Offshoots, and Why That’s Fantastic
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Google Locking Down New Android Offshoots, and Why That’s Fantastic

Android is a really great mobile OS. It is not, however, quite as great after tech companies like Samsung, HTC, Amazon, and more get their hands on it and start monkeying around. The Kindle Fire Tablet in particular … [Read more...]

Google Shows Off Project Ara Modular Smartphone at I/O
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Google Shows Off Project Ara Modular Smartphone at I/O

We’ve been following any detail of Project Ara, Google ATAP’s attempts at a modular smartphone, ever since we first heard about it last year. After the keynote speech wrapped at I/O last week, Google gave up a little … [Read more...]