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HTC One, One mini, gets Android 4.4 KitKat update in the UK

HTC One, One mini, gets Android 4.4 KitKat update in the UK

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The rollout of Android 4.4 KitKat for the HTC One in the UK has just landed, bringing a range of updates to HTC's flagship device.We're just installing the new update to see what changes KitKat will bring, but HTC details that the 308.24MB update will... >>

Nike's love affair with Apple about to end, hiring Android SDK developers

Nike's love affair with Apple about to end, hiring Android SDK developers

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Nike and Apple have only had eyes for each other for years. But it looks like that's about to change as Nike has begun advertising for Android SDK developers.Until now Nike has used iOS as the only mobile platform compatible with its kit like the FuelBand... >>

Nokia X Android smartphone photos leaked ahead of MWC, revealing Windows Phone-like UI

Nokia X Android smartphone photos leaked ahead of MWC, revealing Windows Phone-like UI

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A look at an "early" build of the Nokia X has surfaced online, it's claimed.BGR has published a set of photos first posted by a forum user on Chinese website Coolxap, claiming they reveal an early Nokia X build. The leaked images show a Windows Phone-like... >>

Google schedules Google I/O conference for late June

Google schedules Google I/O conference for late June

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Google has scheduled its Google I/O developer conference, typically home to several product announcements, for 25-26 June in San Francisco. The conference will be held at the massive Moscone West hall, Sundar Pichai, Google's Chrome and Android boss,... >>

Nokia teases Nokia X announcement for next week at MWC

Nokia teases Nokia X announcement for next week at MWC

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Nokia has begun cryptically teasing its Nokia X smartphone announcement slated for 24 February at Mobile World Congress 2014. The soon to be Microsoft-owned company is expected to debut the Nokia X smartphone at the tradeshow, marking the first Nokia... >>

New Android smartphones must run KitKat, claims leaked Google memo

New Android smartphones must run KitKat, claims leaked Google memo

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According to a Google memo that was allegedly leaked, all new Android smartphones must come with Android 4.4 KitKat pre-installed. And that includes handsets with lower and mid-range specifications as well as flagship phones.Budget and mid-level phones,... >>

Sony Xperia G leak claims mid-range specs with flagship looks

Sony Xperia G leak claims mid-range specs with flagship looks

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Sony has plans to release a mid-range smartphone this year, offering customers another option past its Xperia Z1 flagship.Twitter account Vizileaks has tweeted what's claimed to be the Xperia G, said to carry a "flagship design with mediocre specs".The... >>

Fuel battery looks like a mini jerry-can and provides 30 mins talk time to Android phones

Fuel battery looks like a mini jerry-can and provides 30 mins talk time to Android phones

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Imagine you have to make a phone call, but your Android phone has just 1 per cent battery. Instead of panicking, you simply pull a mini jerry-can from your pocket and give your device enough fuel to last for a 30-minute phone call. You wouldn't actually... >>

Nokia goes green, but just how likely is it to launch a Nokia X Android phone?

Nokia goes green, but just how likely is it to launch a Nokia X Android phone?

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Nokia is a tease. It has turned its Facebook and Twitter profiles green, as spotted by UK Mobile Review. Not because it's Valentine's day or in anticipation for St Patrick's day but because, if the rumours are to be believed, it is about to launch an... >>

Sony Xperia Z2 (Sirius) running Android 4.4 and Sony UI features leaked in video

Sony Xperia Z2 (Sirius) running Android 4.4 and Sony UI features leaked in video

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Sony’s upcoming Sirius Android flagship has once agin surfaced ahead of its official announcement, though this time it has appeared within a two-minute video.Sony is purportedly working on a successor to the Xperia Z1 that will also be its next flagship... >>

Skype chat update adds much-requested multi-device sync, push notifications and 'read' confirmations

Skype chat update adds much-requested multi-device sync, push notifications and 'read' confirmations

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Skype has announced a host of helpful updates to its chat service.The first is more efficient multi-device syncing. So when you've read a message on your mobile then start using your tablet Skype will continue from where you left off. No more messages... >>

Google Play Music update lets you save radio stations offline

Google Play Music update lets you save radio stations offline

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Google Play Music has just been updated on Android to allow users to save radio stations for offline listening.The update lets users pin entire radio stations to their device for listening to when an internet connetion isn't available.READ: Google Play... >>

Microsoft 'seriously considering' adding Android apps to Windows and Windows Phone, says report

Microsoft 'seriously considering' adding Android apps to Windows and Windows Phone, says report

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Microsoft is "seriously considering" adding Android application support to its Windows Phone and Windows desktop software, according to The Verge.The move is being discussed in depth at the Redmond-based company, according to the report, with opinions... >>

Nokia's first Android phone to unveil as budget handset at MWC, says latest report

Nokia's first Android phone to unveil as budget handset at MWC, says latest report

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Nokia is getting ready to introduce an Android smartphone at Mobile World Congress this month. Nokia's engineers were reportedly developing the Android device before Microsoft acquired Nokia's handset business.The Wall Street Journal reported - citing... >>

Google Search update enables Ok Google in UK and Canada, enhanced time-to-leave options

Google Search update enables Ok Google in UK and Canada, enhanced time-to-leave options

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An update to the Google Search app brings wider support for the "Ok Google" hotword on Android, meaning it will now work with the UK and Canada English language options. Previously the app worked only with US English.When the Ok Google hotword first made... >>

What is the Google Experience Launcher and why has its name changed to Google Now Launcher?

What is the Google Experience Launcher and why has its name changed to Google Now Launcher?

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When the Nexus 5 launched in 2013 with Android 4.4 KitKit, one of the biggest changes was to the launcher. For those that don't know what a "launcher" is, basically that's the part of the user interface that contains your home screens and apps tray.The... >>

Mozilla planning Firefox Launcher for Android that is contextually aware

Mozilla planning Firefox Launcher for Android that is contextually aware

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Mozilla is launching a contextually aware Firefox Launcher for Android, the company announced at the InContext Conference in San Francisco on Wednesday. Even though Mozilla launched its own mobile OS last year, it wants to take over your Android home... >>

Toshiba Excite Pro 10.1 review
4.0 stars

Toshiba Excite Pro 10.1 review

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There's such a huge variety of tablets in the market right now that it can be hard to know where to look. Fire, Arc, Note, Nexus, to name but a few, are names to try and entice you in. And now Toshiba's take on the 10.1-inch tablet, the Excite Pro, goes... >>

QuadStick controller brings PS3, PC, Xbox One, 360 and Android gaming to quadriplegic gamers

QuadStick controller brings PS3, PC, Xbox One, 360 and Android gaming to quadriplegic gamers

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A games controller made for quadriplegics has appeared on Kickstarter with the name QuadStick.The QuadStick uses a single joystick with four sip-and-puff sensors, a lip position sensor and push switch, that allow users complex controls using just their mouths.These... >>

Slow rollout: KitKat found on less than 2 per cent of Android devices

Slow rollout: KitKat found on less than 2 per cent of Android devices

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It's no secret that Google has had trouble distributing its latest Android software updates quickly, and the newest distribution numbers for the platform don't help change that opinion. Google updated its Developers Dashboard on Tuesday, which provides... >>

Facebook testing Graph Search on its iOS and Android apps, as mobile becomes king

Facebook testing Graph Search on its iOS and Android apps, as mobile becomes king

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Facebook has begun to test its Graph Search product within its iOS and Android applications, the company has confirmed.The change was first noticed by Mashable reporter Seth Fiegerman, who tweeted a screenshot of the interface that looks very similar... >>

Sprint becomes first US carrier to push Android 4.4.2 KitKat to HTC One

Sprint becomes first US carrier to push Android 4.4.2 KitKat to HTC One

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Sprint has become the first carrier in the US to push Android 4.4.2 KitKat to the HTC One, following promises from HTC to have it out to all users by the end of January. The upgrade is available for download by Sprint customers, by accessing Settings... >>

Ouya black matte console with double storage now available for $130

Ouya black matte console with double storage now available for $130

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Ouya has a new version of its original console available for purchase - complete with a new look, better specs, and steeper price tag.Ouya just announced a black matte variant with twice the storage amount. No longer are you limited to 8GB, because now... >>

Google owns Android, Google buys AI company, the future? Android Cop (video)

Google owns Android, Google buys AI company, the future? Android Cop (video)

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Ever since Google acquired British artificial intelligence company DeepMind for half a billion dollars there has been a lot of speculation as to what it'll actually do with it. Some think its research and expertise might go into producing more intuitively... >>

Motorola Moto X review (UK edition)
4.5 stars

Motorola Moto X review (UK edition)

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No, your eyes are not deceiving you, this is the second time we've reviewed the Motorola Moto X. This is not something we're going to make a habit of, but in this case we think there's a real need to look at the device as it launches in the UK.Not because... >>

Classic 90s game Dungeon Keeper releases for iOS and Android with 'twisted' take

Classic 90s game Dungeon Keeper releases for iOS and Android with 'twisted' take

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Dungeon Keeper has been reimagined for mobile devices.EA Mythic, an Electronic Arts division that specialises in online multiplayer games, has given the hit PC game a "devilishly twisted mobile take" and re-released it for smartphones and tablets. It... >>

Red Nexus 5 said to launch on 4 February through Google Play

Red Nexus 5 said to launch on 4 February through Google Play

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The red Nexus 5 will be launching to customers through Google Play on 4 February, according to an internal listing at Sprint obtained by Android Police.The listing is alerting Sprint employees, so they're not thrown off by the new colour version if a... >>

Samsung caves to Google pressure and will stop pushing its Android apps and custom UIs, says report

Samsung caves to Google pressure and will stop pushing its Android apps and custom UIs, says report

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Samsung has succumbed to pressure from Google and will now make Android on its device appear a little more Android and a lot less Samsung.According to Recode, both companies began a dialogue at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show early this month with... >>

Google releases developer tools to port Chrome apps to iOS and Android

Google releases developer tools to port Chrome apps to iOS and Android

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Google wants to take Chrome apps beyond the desktop and on to iOS and Android, and released new developer tools on Tuesday to make it happen.Called Apache Cordova, the open-source mobile development framework will help developers wrap their Chrome App... >>

Twitter app update adds better photo editing and prompts for tagging

Twitter app update adds better photo editing and prompts for tagging

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The Twitter app has been updated on iOS and Android to allow more advanced but still simple editing of photos.Now you can snap a photo from within the app and when it comes to cropping the image there are more scaling options available. From Original,... >>

Nokia X (Normandy) specifications leaked again, will come in six colours

Nokia X (Normandy) specifications leaked again, will come in six colours

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With Mobile World Congress and therefore the much-rumoured release date of the Nokia X (aka Normandy) Android smartphone approaching, speculation is becoming more focused. Not only has the phone appeared on a Vietnamese retailer's website in the last... >>

Windows Phone continues to claw smartphone market share, as Apple loses ground

Windows Phone continues to claw smartphone market share, as Apple loses ground

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Windows Phone and Android both ended 2013 strongly, gaining in smartphone market share year-on-year, while Apple's iOS and BlackBerry lost ground - the latter dramatically.A report and statistics published by analytics company Katar Worldpanel show that... >>

Nokia X (Normandy) spotted on Vietnamese retailer's site, Google services spotted

Nokia X (Normandy) spotted on Vietnamese retailer's site, Google services spotted

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The Nokia Android phone, known as X or Normandy, has appeared on a Vietnamese retailer's website confirming its Google friendly innards.The X or Normandy will be Nokia's first forked Android handset. Microsoft recently bought Nokia and this budget handset... >>

Google close to becoming Skynet after buying artifical intelligence company DeepMind

Google close to becoming Skynet after buying artifical intelligence company DeepMind

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Google has just bought artificial intelligence start-up company DeepMind for $500 million. The sought-after company was also in talks with Facebook for the buyout.Google will be able to tailor its search capabilities to the individual better thanks... >>

Nokia's first Android handset to be called Nokia X?

Nokia's first Android handset to be called Nokia X?

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Nokia's first Android-based handset will be called the "Nokia X", if EvLeaks is to be believed.The mobile tipster tweeted "Project Normandy = Nokia X" on Thursday, indicating the name of the device for when it hits the market.We've seen several leaked... >>

HTC One users in the US should see Android 4.4 KitKat update soon, no word on UK

HTC One users in the US should see Android 4.4 KitKat update soon, no word on UK

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HTC announced on Thursday that the majority of HTC One users in the US are one step closer to seeing Android 4.4 KitKat on their handset. HTC has rolled out its KitKat update to Verizon, Sprint, AT&T and T-Mobile for final carrier testing, and certification... >>

Wowwee MiP balancing robot wants to be your gesture-controlled friend

Wowwee MiP balancing robot wants to be your gesture-controlled friend

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MiP is the balancing robot that zips about on two wheels doing the bidding of your every gesture. It can also carry its own weight and fight other robots.MiP uses two wheels with intelligent balancing to get around. You can either control it using your... >>

Samsung Unpacked 2014 coming on 23 February with new smartphone and TouchWiz UI reveal?

Samsung Unpacked 2014 coming on 23 February with new smartphone and TouchWiz UI reveal?

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It looks like we could see Samsung unveil a new smartphone at its Samsung Unpacked 2014 event at Mobile World Congress on 23 February. Could this be the fabled Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo/Lite or flagship Galaxy S5? We should also see the new TouchWiz UI,... >>

Oppo N1 leaks in sleek 'midnight black' colour option

Oppo N1 leaks in sleek 'midnight black' colour option

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Oppo plans to release a midnight black model of its flagship Oppo N1 smartphone, if a leak from GizChina is to be believed.There hasn't been an official announcement from Oppo discussing the colour option, but according to the China-based publication... >>

RBS 6 Nations Championship app offers live analytics, integrated Twitter and more

RBS 6 Nations Championship app offers live analytics, integrated Twitter and more

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The Six Nations Championship is just 12 days away and this year's app is already set to guide you through the rugby action.The 2014 RBS 6 Nations Championship app has been updated to improve audience participation and interaction. Live analytical tools... >>

Oppo N1 review
4.5 stars

Oppo N1 review

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Oppo has got a mammoth mountain to climb to become the familiar name that it wants to be for a European audience. Good job it's just released the N1, then, a mammoth-sized phablet that's certain to grab your attention.It will do so for a number of reasons.... >>

DoubleTwist releases iTunes Radio Recorder to swipe songs for free

DoubleTwist releases iTunes Radio Recorder to swipe songs for free

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DoubleTwist has released an iTunes Radio Recorder app to Google Play, aimed at letting users save songs that are being streamed from iTunes Radio on a Mac or iOS device free of charge. The DoubleTwist app uses AirPlay to intercept the stream from your... >>

Nokia Normandy Android UI looks like Windows Phone, if leaked pics are anything to go by

Nokia Normandy Android UI looks like Windows Phone, if leaked pics are anything to go by

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Microsoft and Nokia have remained quiet about launching a handset based on Android, but that isn't stopping leakers from saying the duo will. EvLeaks has posted yet another photo on Twitter showing the alleged Android handset, codenamed Normandy. This... >>

Oppo Neo: Mid-range thrills from a company on the rise

Oppo Neo: Mid-range thrills from a company on the rise

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The Oppo Neo has been unveiled as the company's affordable 4.5-inch smartphone.The Oppo Neo is a mid-range handset with a few traits pushing for the high-end. It is powered by a 1.3GHz dual-core processor, comes with 5-megapixel and 2-megapixel cameras,... >>

Geeksphone Revolution smartphone with dual-boot Android and Firefox OS spotted

Geeksphone Revolution smartphone with dual-boot Android and Firefox OS spotted

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Firefox OS might be a nice idea but to give up Android for it is a scary thought. That's why the Geeksphone has named this handset Revolution, to change users to Firefox OS but without losing Android, thanks to its dual-boot operating systems.Geeksphone... >>

Chrome for Mobile update adds data compression, application shortcuts, and more

Chrome for Mobile update adds data compression, application shortcuts, and more

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People worldwide are increasingly using mobile devices to browse the web, and Google has responded to this trend by introducing new, relevant features in Chrome for Mobile.The first feature relates to data compression for both Android and iOS devices... >>

Nokia Normandy Android phone leaks in photo showing Lumia-like matte red polycarbonate body

Nokia Normandy Android phone leaks in photo showing Lumia-like matte red polycarbonate body

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Nokia's now much-rumoured Normandy smartphone, which will run a form of Android, has leaked again.This time the Normandy is in the real world baring its rear for all of Twitter to see. The ViziLeaks photo reveals a matte red polycarbonate back, camera... >>

Apple and BBC former employees break away to create Wordeo video messaging app

Apple and BBC former employees break away to create Wordeo video messaging app

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Text messages are so last millennium. With the likes of Vine and Snapchat reaching new heights of popularity it's clear video is the future. So clear that former Apple and BBC employees have teamed up to get in on the action, creating Wordeo, a video... >>

Samsung Galaxy S5 to launch in London, S5 Mini and S5 Zoom to follow

Samsung Galaxy S5 to launch in London, S5 Mini and S5 Zoom to follow

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We hope you don't mind spoilers, as SamMobile has a few key details about Samsung's Galaxy S5, one of the most anticipated devices of 2014.According to the publication, Samsung will make the Galaxy S5 available in both metallic and plastic models - similar... >>