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Google's Eric Schmidt: 'Android more secure than iPhone'

Google's Eric Schmidt: 'Android more secure than iPhone'

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Eric Schmidt, chairman of Google, has made the bold claim that the Android operating system is more secure than iOS, even though a recently published memo from the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the US revealed... >>

Samsung 'Galaxy Round' curved smartphone could debut this week

Samsung 'Galaxy Round' curved smartphone could debut this week

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Following Samsung's confirmation that a smartphone with a curved screen is on its way, more details have been provided before its launch. According to South Korea publication Asiae and others, Samsung will dub the curved smartphone the "Galaxy Round"... >>

Nexus 5 details leak in service manual: 32GB storage, 8MP OIS camera

Nexus 5 details leak in service manual: 32GB storage, 8MP OIS camera

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As the launch of the LG Nexus 5 creeps closer, more details continue to leak out, leaving us to believe we're close to knowing everything about the handset. Now, a purported internal service manual for the LG-D821 (Nexus 5) has been brought to us by Android... >>

Google suprises new Nexus 7 owners with unannounced Android 4.3.1 update

Google suprises new Nexus 7 owners with unannounced Android 4.3.1 update

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An Android 4.3.1 system update has been rolled out to the latest LTE Nexus 7 devices globally, with little or no fanfare.The new features haven't been specifically detailed, but it is understood that the update improves performance and stability of the... >>

Samsung estimates record earnings, thanks to low-cost devices

Samsung estimates record earnings, thanks to low-cost devices

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Smartphone giant Samsung has beat estimates with record earnings, As HTC reports a loss.Samsung says in the last 90 days it raked in 10.1 trillion won (roughly £5.8 billion) in operating profit, compared to 8.06 trillion won in the year ago quarter.... >>

FIDO Alliance: Android devices with fingerprint sensors coming in 2014

FIDO Alliance: Android devices with fingerprint sensors coming in 2014

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Android devices will soon have fingerprint-scanning capabilities.Speaking to USA Today, Michael Barrett, the president of FIDO Alliance, hinted that consumers in six months will be able to buy the latest Android handsets equipped with a FIDO-based biometric... >>

Android 4.4 images leak, showing off early KLP build and features

Android 4.4 images leak, showing off early KLP build and features

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Another day, another leak. This time it's of an early Android 4.4 build.Gadget Helpline has published some images of the build with obvious Key Lime Pie markings. That's the codename for Android 4.4 before the official KitKat name. The build is for Hammerhead,... >>

Vertu Constellation hands-on, we handle the £4,200 fashion phone

Vertu Constellation hands-on, we handle the £4,200 fashion phone

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There are moments in tech when we're left wondering, "What the heck?" And Vertu's latest Constellation smartphone is definitely one such moment. As much as we try and join up the stars the only pattern we can see is one that spells out "pricey". For the... >>

Google acquires Flutter, bringing Kinect-like gesture recognition on board

Google acquires Flutter, bringing Kinect-like gesture recognition on board

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Google may soon be adding a wave of the hand to its products. Start-up Flutter, known for gesture recognition technology, announced that it has been acquired by Google. The acquisition could have big implications for future additions to Google Glass,... >>

Having trouble with the handwriting recognition on your Samsung Galaxy Note 3? Here's how to fix it

Having trouble with the handwriting recognition on your Samsung Galaxy Note 3? Here's how to fix it

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When we reviewed the Note 3, we noticed that the handwriting recognition was broken. It had been working perfectly when we first started using the phone, but then it randomly refused to turn our handwriting into proper text. A quick search online turned... >>

It's official: Dell gets regulatory approval to go private

It's official: Dell gets regulatory approval to go private

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Dell has just announced that it has completed all of its pre-merger regulatory clearances, meaning the deal to go private in 2014 is now done and official.The clearances were for the consummation of the merger transaction in which Michael Dell, Dell’s... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 review
5.0 stars

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 review

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Samsung's Galaxy Note has always been one of the company's more interesting products. It's the one that leads rather than follows the lead of another phone manufacturer. In many ways, it's the handset that proves Samsung can have great ideas that show... >>

LG Nexus 5 leaks again: 'Feels like the Nexus 7' and screen is just 'ok'

LG Nexus 5 leaks again: 'Feels like the Nexus 7' and screen is just 'ok'

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As the launch of the new LG Nexus 5 approaches, more details continue to leak about the unannounced handset. The latest comes from "weespeed", a member of the MacRumors forum who claims to physically have had his hands on the Nexus-branded handset. The... >>

Sony unveils two new Android Walkmans due out 19 October

Sony unveils two new Android Walkmans due out 19 October

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The Sony Walkman NW-ZX1 and NW-F880 have just been announced by Sony Japan. The NW-ZX1 is a premium Android MP3 player while the NW-F880 comes in three colours.Both devices run on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, sport 4-inch 480 x 854 Triluminous screens and... >>

CloudOn browser web editor now available, alongside CloudOn Pro paid service

CloudOn browser web editor now available, alongside CloudOn Pro paid service

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CloudOn has just expanded from mobile-only to web.The two-year-old productivity service, which allows you to open, edit and use Microsoft Office documents on Android and iOS mobile devices, launched a web version of its document editor on Tuesday. All... >>

FIFA 14 for iOS and Android free to download and play now

FIFA 14 for iOS and Android free to download and play now

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Alongside the full-fat console version of FIFA 14 EA has launched an app of the game. But don't think it scrimps - this is a full 1.27GB download that adds new controls to fantastic graphics and immersive gameplay.The app, which is free to download today,... >>

Archos GamePad 2 leaked with higher res screen and better quad-core grunt

Archos GamePad 2 leaked with higher res screen and better quad-core grunt

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The 7-inch Archos GamePad, which landed last year for Android gaming fans, is getting an upgrade. According to a leaked FCC document and an accidental online retailer leak, this is what the Archos GamePad 2 will look like.Nice screen, we hear you say.... >>

Moto X update brings improved camera functionality, enhanced Touchless control

Moto X update brings improved camera functionality, enhanced Touchless control

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Motorola has begun pushing an update to T-Mobile US Moto X owners, bringing much needed enhancements to the handset. Most notably, camera quality has been improved, something we noted as desperately needed in our review of the Moto X in August. Motorola... >>

Tesco Hudl rivals: 7-inch tablets to consider

Tesco Hudl rivals: 7-inch tablets to consider

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Tesco has announced its own tablet, the Tesco Hudl, a 7-inch Android device priced at £119, looking to steal some of the action from other slates in this portable yet practical size.The Tesco tablet is one of the most affordable out there, for which... >>

Android 4.4 KitKat user interface allegedly leaks

Android 4.4 KitKat user interface allegedly leaks

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We know Android 4.4 KitKat is definitely on the way, thanks to Google spilling the chocolatey name in early September.As we wait in anticipation for new features that have been kept under wraps by the company, 9to5Google conveniently scored a few shots... >>

iOS 7 adoption eclipsed Android 4.2 Jelly Bean in less than a day

iOS 7 adoption eclipsed Android 4.2 Jelly Bean in less than a day

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Online advertising network Chitika says Apple's latest mobile endeavour iOS 7 has reached 18 per cent of all iOS handsets and tablets in a 24-hour period since release. The numbers aren't official from Apple, but provide an overreaching look at how effective... >>

Nestle's Facebook page says Android 4.4 KitKat is launching in October

Nestle's Facebook page says Android 4.4 KitKat is launching in October

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Nestle's Facebook account in Germany has taken to the comment section of one of its photos to say Android 4.4 KitKat will launch publicly in October. "Kit Kat Hi Tim, Android 4.4 KIT KAT ist ab Oktober verfügbar," the eager employee writes. Word of... >>

Google Wallet for Android no longer requires a NFC-packing handset

Google Wallet for Android no longer requires a NFC-packing handset

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Google has released a substantial update to its Google Wallet for Android app, doing away with the long-time requirement of a handset needing NFC technology to download the app. Google Wallet is now available on Google Play for all Android phones running... >>

Nexus 4 completely sells out ahead of suspected Nexus 5 launch

Nexus 4 completely sells out ahead of suspected Nexus 5 launch

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Google's flagship Nexus device - the LG Nexus 4 - has sold out on the Google Play Store, following various price drops for both the 8GB and 16GB versions."We are out of inventory," Google Play states. "Please check back soon." It's not clear if Google... >>

LG Nexus 5 leaked from a bar, shows Android 4.4 KitKat boot screen

LG Nexus 5 leaked from a bar, shows Android 4.4 KitKat boot screen

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New images of what is believed to be the upcoming LG Nexus 5 have leaked, this time from a bar (reminds us of Apple's iPhone 4), and not the FCC. The images, provided by 9to5Google, confirm what we've been seeing over the past few weeks: what looks to... >>

LG Nexus 5 launching with Android 4.4 KitKat on 14 October?

LG Nexus 5 launching with Android 4.4 KitKat on 14 October?

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We've seen plenty leaked about the LG Nexus 5 thanks to a Google employee and the FCC, but now, we also have an unverified launch date.According to Ausdroid and several other publications around the net, LG and Google will officially be taking the wraps... >>

LG G2 review
5.0 stars

LG G2 review

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If LG is going to make a success of its premier G2 smartphone, complete with 5.2-inch screen, it's going to need to battle it out hard with Samsung, Apple and Sony while trying not to make the same mistakes as HTC - like not spending enough on good quality... >>

Twitter for Android given major UI revamp in latest beta

Twitter for Android given major UI revamp in latest beta

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The beta version of Twitter for Android has been given a major user interface revamp as it hits version 5.0. Upon first firing up the app, you'll notice the top bar now includes Home, Notifications, Messages, Activity and more, in a revamped look. No... >>

Google Android KitKat hands-on, literally

Google Android KitKat hands-on, literally

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Google announced Android KitKat this week, or Android 4.4, if you're taking the technical name, the latest version of its Android operating system.The KitKat moniker follows a long line of sweet or desert-based names for the operating system and follows... >>

Did the LG Nexus 5 just cross the desk of the FCC packing LTE and a 4.96-inch display?

Did the LG Nexus 5 just cross the desk of the FCC packing LTE and a 4.96-inch display?

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Smell that? That's the LG Nexus 5 in the air.After being leaked prematurely by a Google employee in an official Google video, what is presumed to be the Nexus 5 has landed on the desk of the US Federal Communications Commission for regulatory approval.... >>

Simple.TV redesigns DVR and updates to Version 2.0, plans European expansion

Simple.TV redesigns DVR and updates to Version 2.0, plans European expansion

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Simple.TV's DVR-focused set-top box has been updated with a series of much-desired improvements, which notably include personalised content discovery and varied playback experiences powered by Simple.TV's cloud services.Simple.TV is a personal DVR device... >>

LG G2 in-depth hands-on video

LG G2 in-depth hands-on video

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LG has, for some time, been making rather nice phones that have been largely ignored by everyone. We loved the Optimus 2X and thought it was one of the smarter additions to the Android phone world that we'd seen. It was only with the Nexus 4 that the... >>

Sony ad for attachable QX10 and QX100 smartphone lenses leaks

Sony ad for attachable QX10 and QX100 smartphone lenses leaks

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An advertisement for Sony's alleged "QX10 and QX100" attachable smartphone lenses have leaked online, providing our first complete look at the upcoming products. Sony hasn't officially announced the lenses, but that isn't stopping leaks from hitting.... >>

Nestle spoofs Apple in KitKat 4.4 'confectionery' advertisement

Nestle spoofs Apple in KitKat 4.4 'confectionery' advertisement

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Now that Nestle and Google are best buds, the food company has released a new advertisment on YouTube spoofing Android-competitor Apple. In a similar style to what's found in Apple advertisements, Nestle uses a soft-spoken, hipster looking lad to depict... >>

KitKat is the next version of Android, says Google and Nestle

KitKat is the next version of Android, says Google and Nestle

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Mere minutes after Apple sent invitations to the media for its 10 September event, Google stole a bit of the spotlight by introducing the next version of Android. And it's not Key Lime Pie.Say hello to Android 4.4 KitKat. Yup. Just like the chocolate-covered... >>

LG G2 launching in US and Germany in September, following South Korea primetime

LG G2 launching in US and Germany in September, following South Korea primetime

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LG Electronics announced on Tuesday that the US and Germany will get its flagship LG G2 smartphone in September, following a launch in South Korea in late-August. The company is vague on exact details, but is providing a general time frame on when we... >>

BlackBerry Messenger for Android beta shown off in leaked video, reminiscent of the BB10 version

BlackBerry Messenger for Android beta shown off in leaked video, reminiscent of the BB10 version

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A video has surfaced giving us our first detailed look at the BlackBerry Messenger application running on Android.The app had previously been announced in May, for a summer launch on iOS and Android. As the days of summer begin to fade, it has been in... >>

Google's 8GB Nexus 4 for $199 sells out, never returning to Google Play

Google's 8GB Nexus 4 for $199 sells out, never returning to Google Play

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Google's half-off deal that made the 8GB Nexus 4 priced at $199 didn't last for long. Stock of the 8GB handset ran out over the weekend on Google Play.As we reported last week, $199 for the handset is a great deal, offering a solid smartphone for a price... >>

LG G Pad 8.3 officially unveiled: 8.3-inch Full HD display, quad-core processor and more

LG G Pad 8.3 officially unveiled: 8.3-inch Full HD display, quad-core processor and more

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LG announced the LG G Pad 8.3 on Sunday after a bevy of rumours over the past couple of months. Packing an 8.3-inch Full HD display (1900 x 1200 resolution / 273 pixels-per-inch), the G Pad is set to take on a new iPad mini from Apple that is rumoured... >>

Amazon Appstore deal makes top Android apps free, includes SwiftKey and Shazam Encore

Amazon Appstore deal makes top Android apps free, includes SwiftKey and Shazam Encore

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The Amazon Appstore for Android temporarily marked down 10 popular Android apps on Friday as part of a "Greatest Hits" deal that celebrates its second birthday (or first in the UK).Amazon discounts sometimes popular and sometimes not-so popular Android... >>

Digg for Android launches with access to curated stories and Digg Reader

Digg for Android launches with access to curated stories and Digg Reader

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Digg on Thursday announced the launch of its Android app, following an app being available on iOS for quite sometime. The Digg for Android app doesn't bring anything too groundbreaking for the service, but does give users in the Android camp a way to... >>

GameStick Android console finally gets global release date, 30 September

GameStick Android console finally gets global release date, 30 September

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The long-awaited GameStick Android games console will finally be released at the end of September. Originally planned for an April debut, which first slipped to June, the device by games portal PlayJam is now listed on Amazon.com in the States for a 30... >>

High ranking Android exec Hugo Barra departs Google for China's Xiaomi

High ranking Android exec Hugo Barra departs Google for China's Xiaomi

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Hugo Barra, one of the top executives at Google's Android, has left the company he's been at since 2008 for undisclosed reasons. News of the departure was first reported by AllThingsD, who says Barra is leaving for China phone-maker Xiaomi, a fast-growing... >>

Nexus 4 sees $100 price slash on Google Play, 8GB version now $199 in lowest price yet

Nexus 4 sees $100 price slash on Google Play, 8GB version now $199 in lowest price yet

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One of the most enticing Android smartphone offers just got a little better. Google on Tuesday updated its Play Store to drop the 8GB Nexus 4 from $299 to $199 in the US and £159 in the UK, in its biggest price slash yet.You may be thinking the new price... >>

Fear drops no longer: Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Kids offers Android 4.1 and colorful, rugged frame

Fear drops no longer: Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Kids offers Android 4.1 and colorful, rugged frame

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The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 will soon be available in kid-size.Called the Galaxy Tab 3 Kids, the upcoming tablet looks like a Samsung-Playskool mash-up with its bright colours and preloaded educational apps. It also sports a 7-inch display at 1024-by-600... >>

Google Chromecast app for iOS lands in App Store

Google Chromecast app for iOS lands in App Store

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Google on Tuesday released the Chromecast app for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, making it easier for iOS users to set up and manage their Chromecast dongles.The app is free and works the $35 Chromecast that Google released in July in a bid to take... >>

US government: Android sees 79 per cent of mobile OS malware threats, iOS only 0.7 per cent

US government: Android sees 79 per cent of mobile OS malware threats, iOS only 0.7 per cent

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An internal memo from the US Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice was published on Tuesday as a joint release, warning government workers about the sheer number of malware threats plaguing the Android platform.The government found... >>

Google Chromecast update disables local media streaming in third-party apps

Google Chromecast update disables local media streaming in third-party apps

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Google's Chromecast is not an "open" product, or at least that's what a slew of reports are now claiming after the company issued an update on Monday that disabled playback from external video sources and blocked third-party apps from providing local... >>

Alleged Droid 5 images show it packing QWERTY keyboard heading to Verizon

Alleged Droid 5 images show it packing QWERTY keyboard heading to Verizon

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Motorola doesn't appear to be slowing down with its Droid line, even as the Moto X hit the US market last week. According to leaked photos on China-based social network Weibo, Motorola is preparing to release the Droid 5, which appears to have a Qwerty... >>