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AT&T fears Android virus and malware, will pre-loaded Lookout app on all devices

AT&T fears Android virus and malware, will pre-loaded Lookout app on all devices

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AT&T has apparently decided there is a malware issue on Android, and in turn, has partnered with Lookout to bring new security functionality to its line of devices.Lookout is an antivirus app on Android that offers protection "to your phone and tablet... >>

Android 4.4 KitKat: When's it coming to my phone or tablet?

Android 4.4 KitKat: When's it coming to my phone or tablet?

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Google has announced the launch of the latest version of its operating system, Android 4.4 KitKat, in San Francisco along with the unveiling of the Nexus 5.That's all very well and good, but when is it coming to your Android smartphone? Will the smartphone... >>

Google Now voice search vs Siri: Battle of the personal assistants

Google Now voice search vs Siri: Battle of the personal assistants

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As big players in the mobile phone industry look to outperform each other on certain features, voice has become one of the biggest go-tos as they hope to garner customers in recent years.Apple kicked things off on the iOS side with the introduction of... >>

Moga Power controllers now available, the gaming devices that charge while you play

Moga Power controllers now available, the gaming devices that charge while you play

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Moga, the smartphone gaming controller maker, has unveiled a new range which for the first time charges your phone as you play.The Moga Pro Power and Moga Hero Power both use a slide to fit holder to fit most smartphones. With dual clickable analogue... >>

Has Google accidentally leaked its next Android tablet?

Has Google accidentally leaked its next Android tablet?

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Even with the Nexus 5 now official, the leaks don't stop for Google. The company updated its Android website over the weekend with KitKat information, but in typical Google fashion, may have revealed an unannounced product in the process.The "A Library... >>

State of Android: Jelly Bean finally surpasses 50 per cent distribution

State of Android: Jelly Bean finally surpasses 50 per cent distribution

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Android Jelly Bean has finally surpassed the 50 per cent distribution mark among Android devices, more than a year since the release of Android 4.1. The numbers incorporate Android 4.2 and Android 4.3 as well, and should bring some satisfaction to those... >>

Android 4.4 KitKat ships with advanced photo editor for the perfect selfie

Android 4.4 KitKat ships with advanced photo editor for the perfect selfie

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Following the announcement of Android 4.4 KitKat last week, more features have begun to surface. The latest is an enhanced photo editor found within the software, capable of full-size image processing and is all around said to be "pretty powerful".Presumably... >>

Google Nexus 5 vs iPhone 5C: What's the difference?

Google Nexus 5 vs iPhone 5C: What's the difference?

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Comparing an Android phone and an iOS one is always tough. But with Google and Apple as the two biggest names in tech it would be a crime to ignore the head-to-head that is the Nexus 5 versus the iPhone 5C. Especially as the iPhone 5C is Apple's affordable... >>

Android 4.4 KitKat's hidden Easter egg revealed

Android 4.4 KitKat's hidden Easter egg revealed

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As Android fans will know, if you go into the your phone's Settings, then About Us, then start furiously tapping the bit where it says Android version you will get a fun hidden Easter egg of an animation.READ: Hands-on: Nexus 5 reviewPreviously it has... >>

Hands-on: Nexus 5 review

Hands-on: Nexus 5 review

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Google has sent it’s flagship handset to fat camp, and it’s come back thinner and better looking than ever before, and we've already played with the new device ahead of the official announcement. Huzzah.The new handset, which goes on sale in the UK... >>

Google+ Hangouts with integrated SMS will ship with Nexus 5, come to Google Play in weeks

Google+ Hangouts with integrated SMS will ship with Nexus 5, come to Google Play in weeks

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The second version of Google+ Hangouts for Android will land on the Nexus 5 initially, and will follow on Google Play in the coming weeks, Google announced on Thursday. The changes to Hangouts, the biggest yet in less than a year of availability, were... >>

Android 4.4 KitKat increases budget smartphone performance, but won't support Galaxy Nexus

Android 4.4 KitKat increases budget smartphone performance, but won't support Galaxy Nexus

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One of the prominent changes to Android 4.4 KitKat is a focus on budget smartphone performance. Google highlighted the major change to the Android platform on Tuesday, when it unveiled KitKat, the next version of Android, in its mission of "building a... >>

Google Nexus 5 vs Nexus 4: What's the difference?

Google Nexus 5 vs Nexus 4: What's the difference?

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The Google Nexus 5 has been announced officially after months of rumours and speculation, bringing the purest of Android experiences in a hot, new hardware refresh.We've crunched through the official specs of the Nexus 5 and run a comparison with the... >>

Android 4.4 KitKat to add better support for low-end phones, wearables, and TV

Android 4.4 KitKat to add better support for low-end phones, wearables, and TV

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Android's KitKat operating system will be aimed at getting more Android devices on to the latest version of Android, according to sources talking just hours before an expected announcement.According to website JessicaLessin.com, set up by the former... >>

Nexus 5 launching today at 6pm claim multiple sources

Nexus 5 launching today at 6pm claim multiple sources

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Multiple sources for multiple sites, including those talking to Pocket-lint, have confirmed the Nexus 5 will be announced today at around 11am Pacific time (6pm in the UK)."After speaking with no less than five different sources with knowledge of the... >>

Android 4.4 KitKat release date, rumours and everything you need to know

Android 4.4 KitKat release date, rumours and everything you need to know

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Google made the surprise move of announcing that the next version of Android would be known as KitKat, rather than the Key Lime Pie that was widely suspected.As we look towards the launch of the next version of Google's mobile OS, which we expect to debut... >>

Nike: Lack of Bluetooth LE support is why there's no Android FuelBand app

Nike: Lack of Bluetooth LE support is why there's no Android FuelBand app

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Nike has blamed a lack of consistent Bluetooth LE support on Android devices for it not having released Android app support for its FuelBand and FuelBand SE products yet."With 200 Android devices available on the market, Bluetooth LE hasn't really matured... >>

New ARM Mali T760 GPU to offer four times better power efficiency with 16-core power

New ARM Mali T760 GPU to offer four times better power efficiency with 16-core power

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Your next smartphone could come packing graphical powers that would make your current pocket-dweller glow with embarrassment. ARM has just announced its third-generation T-series Mali GPUs, just 14 months after the last batch was launched. On the menu... >>

Oculus Rift for Android is official, sorry iPhone

Oculus Rift for Android is official, sorry iPhone

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If you thought Google Glass would make you look funny on a train, wait until Oculus Rift gets its mobile headset out there. The 3D virtual reality headset is coming to Android, it was casually announced by CEO Brendan Iribe.At the GamesBeat 2013 conference... >>

Is Samsung planning a 12.2-inch Galaxy Note tablet w/ quad-core processor?

Is Samsung planning a 12.2-inch Galaxy Note tablet w/ quad-core processor?

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Samsung may be planning a 12.2-inch Galaxy Note tablet, if benchmarks appearing on the web are to be believed. A plus-sized tablet would add to its Galaxy Note 10.1 and Galaxy Note 3 line. The new tablet would not only be a screen-size beast, but have... >>

LG G Flex curved smartphone officially announced, packs 6-inch display and 'self-healing' back

LG G Flex curved smartphone officially announced, packs 6-inch display and 'self-healing' back

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As expected, LG has officially taken the wraps of its curved screen LG G Flex smartphone. The manufacturer has previously claimed this smartphone opens up "a world of design innovations in the smartphone market". Unlike Samsung's take on the curved display,... >>

Galaxy Gear return rate reportedly 30 per cent, Samsung wants to know why

Galaxy Gear return rate reportedly 30 per cent, Samsung wants to know why

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Samsung has expanded its support of the Galaxy Gear beyond the Galaxy Note 3 and to the Galaxy S4 with an update that is rolling out worldwide. Next up in its device line-up are the Note II, Galaxy S III, and Galaxy S4 Active, according to a leaked Samsung... >>

Ouya's controller gets redesigned - but the packaging hasn't changed

Ouya's controller gets redesigned - but the packaging hasn't changed

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Ouya has gone back to the drawing board in regards to its ill-received controller, though you won't be able to see the differences until after you've bought it. Critics have been harshly critical of Ouya's controller. It's aesthetically similar to the... >>

Motorola Moto X price halved to $100 at US carriers AT&T, Sprint and US Cellular

Motorola Moto X price halved to $100 at US carriers AT&T, Sprint and US Cellular

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The Moto X is the first flagship device from Motorola since becoming a Google-owned company, though it's also a very mid-range handset. Because of such average specs, many consumers disliked the $200 on-contract price. But now, they can finally stop all... >>

Samsung announces 40M Galaxy S4 sales to date, moves onwards to 50m

Samsung announces 40M Galaxy S4 sales to date, moves onwards to 50m

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Samsung CEO JK Shin has announced impressive sales for the company in its march for smartphone dominance, following rumours sales were actually faltering.The company has sold 40 million Galaxy S4 units since the device's launch six months ago, Shin revealed... >>

Hyundai and Kia vehicles to gain Android-based navigation systems by end of 2013

Hyundai and Kia vehicles to gain Android-based navigation systems by end of 2013

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Car makers Hyundai and Kia (32.8 per cent owned by the Hyundai Motor Company) will become the first to incorporate Android into their in-car navigation systems, according to South Korean media reports. The two will move away from their own in-house software,... >>

Galaxy S4 Mini launching in US next month on AT&T, Sprint and Verizon

Galaxy S4 Mini launching in US next month on AT&T, Sprint and Verizon

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As expected, the Galaxy S4 Mini is finally making its way to the US market. Samsung has announced that the smaller Galaxy S4 handset will launch on AT&T, Sprint and Verizon in November, seemingly leaving T-Mobile out of the mix.No pricing or specific... >>

BlackBerry: BBM for Android and iPhone rollout resumes today with line-up system

BlackBerry: BBM for Android and iPhone rollout resumes today with line-up system

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BlackBerry just announced that it is finally able to resume the rollout of BBM for Android and iPhone around the globe.Specifically, consumers will see BBM available as a free download in Google Play and Apple's App Store sometime in "the next few hours".... >>

Jumping from iPhone to Android just got easier thanks to new Moto Maker migration tool

Jumping from iPhone to Android just got easier thanks to new Moto Maker migration tool

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If the thought of making the move from iPhone to Android has always filled you with dread, that excuse may be gone. As part of pushing the Motorola flagship Moto X a new tool has been developed. On the Moto Maker website users can now select a Migrate... >>

Nexus 5 listing appears on Google Play, says handset will start at $349

Nexus 5 listing appears on Google Play, says handset will start at $349

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Google has had trouble keeping the Nexus 5 under wraps, and it gets worse. The unannounced Nexus 5 by LG has appeared on the Google Play Store a tad early, without any official announcement from either company. The Nexus 5 is not yet available to buy,... >>

Not digging Android? Stable Ubuntu Touch OS build launched

Not digging Android? Stable Ubuntu Touch OS build launched

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Canonical has launched Ubuntu Touch OS - a slick mobile version of Ubuntu. The public release follows testing with developers over the summer, in an effort to squash bugs and prepare the mobile OS for a general release. But don't expect every Android... >>

Global Android 4.3 rollout for Samsung Galaxy S4 begins

Global Android 4.3 rollout for Samsung Galaxy S4 begins

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Several people across social media are noting Android 4.3 has begun rolling out to the global version of the Galaxy S4 on Thursday. The update has reached the Snapdragon 600 processor version, not Samsung’s octa-core version, and hasn't reached all... >>

Hands-on: Argos MyTablet review

Hands-on: Argos MyTablet review

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What's the tipping point in a device where the savings you make start to have an adverse affect on its quality and performance?That's a question Argos has clearly asked itself with the creation of the Argos MyTablet. Just how many corners can it cut to... >>

Personal tracker, Automatic, actually saves you money in real life

Personal tracker, Automatic, actually saves you money in real life

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The new Nike+ FuelBand SE with its Fuel Points to keep you active is all well and good, but imagine if tracking your movements could save you money. That's what Automatic, the smart driving assistant, does.Automatic, which is US only for now, plugs into... >>

Android 4.4 KitKat will allow third-party messaging apps to act as default

Android 4.4 KitKat will allow third-party messaging apps to act as default

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Several Android users have found themselves fancying a third-party messaging app from Google Play, over the stock one provided within the OS. WhatsApp, HandSMS, Go SMS Pro, and others are among the top choices among users. Google realises this and has... >>

First press renders of LG's curved display 'G Flex' smartphone leak

First press renders of LG's curved display 'G Flex' smartphone leak

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It was just last week when LG announced its curved display smartphone plans. Now Engadget has obtained alleged photos of the "LG G Flex". Not many details were provided with the photos, but the smartphone is said to launch next month.To create the bendable... >>

New Nexus 5 pictures show Android 4.4 KitKat in full swing

New Nexus 5 pictures show Android 4.4 KitKat in full swing

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Nexus 5 rumours are a bit like buses; they are often driven by nutters. Oh, and they come in twos and threes, of course,After the release date and Bluetooth SIG certification stories did the rounds earlier today, a new batch of pictures has turned up of... >>

Samsung planning Galaxy S5 for January 2014?

Samsung planning Galaxy S5 for January 2014?

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Samsung management is making plans to launch its next-generation Galaxy S5 flagship in January, to go on sale in February, a report from Korean site Joseilbo notes. Pocket-lint is unable to confirm the rumour, but there is some evidence as to why Samsung... >>

Twitter for Android tablet app launches - but it's exclusive to Galaxy Note 10.1

Twitter for Android tablet app launches - but it's exclusive to Galaxy Note 10.1

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Twitter has just announced a tablet-optimised app for Android devices, though it's initially exclusive to the Galaxy Note 10.1.Previously, Android tablet owners had to use the enlarged phone version of Twitter or the Twitter mobile site. The new app has... >>

Sony Xperia Z1 Android 4.4 KitKat update rumoured to land in November

Sony Xperia Z1 Android 4.4 KitKat update rumoured to land in November

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The Sony Xperia Z1 will soon update to Android 4.4 KitKat, if the latest rumour is to be believed.Specifically, Sony's flagship device will update to the latest and greatest Android OS on 7 November, which is well before other devices are expected to... >>

Can't wait for the Nexus 5 and Android 4.4? Bide the time with a KitKat Android plush toy out now

Can't wait for the Nexus 5 and Android 4.4? Bide the time with a KitKat Android plush toy out now

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We might still be waiting with bated breath for Google and LG to announce the Nexus 5 and the latest version of Android, Android 4.4 KitKat, but Nestle has a treat for you in the meantime.Posting a picture on their Twitter feed, the KitKat team have revealed... >>

Samsung officially announces Galaxy Round, featuring curved OLED display

Samsung officially announces Galaxy Round, featuring curved OLED display

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After much rumour and speculation, Samsung has officially announced the Galaxy Round, one of the first smartphones with a curved OLED display to enter the mass market. The smartphone is similar to the Galaxy Note 3, with a 5.7-inch 1080p display and leather-like... >>

Motorola planning 6.3-inch Xplay phablet?

Motorola planning 6.3-inch Xplay phablet?

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Following a busy 2013 launching the Moto X, Droid Ultra, Mini, and MAXX, Google-owned Motorola is preparing to unleash two new devices for customers. According to rumours out of Chinese social network Weibo, the company is working on a successor to the... >>

Microsoft Office for iPad confirmed by Ballmer, coming after touch version for Windows

Microsoft Office for iPad confirmed by Ballmer, coming after touch version for Windows

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Microsoft's long-awaited Office for iPad app has finally been confirmed by Steve Ballmer while speaking at a Gartner event on Tuesday. The outgoing CEO hasn't provided a release date for the iPad app, so don't expect it anytime soon, but it's reassuring... >>