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4 days ago

Nexus Player rolls through the FCC, gets the all-clear

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After briefly having its pre-orders stopped due to not being approved by the FCC, the Google-designed Nexus Player has received that coveted approval from the Federal Communications Commission. With that approval we expect to see pre-orders begin again soon on Google Play.

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4 days ago

From the Editor's desk

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Philbrick

Phil is away on a much-needed break from being the Editor-in-Chief of the biggest and baddest Android site in the universe, and I get to sit in his chair for a day or two. I'm trying not to click all the things, or replace all the pictures with cat gifs, and in the meantime I wanted to share a few thoughts I've had over the week.

It's been a pretty big (pun intended) week in the world of Android, with the Galaxy Note 4 becoming officially official, and the avalanche of Nexus and Lollipop we got in the middle of it all. In fact, a new version of the OS and the release of something new from Samsung are a couple of the biggest things that can happen in the Android world, period.

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4 days ago

HTC launches One M8 Eye, Desire Eye and RE camera in India

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After announcing the Desire Eye and RE camera in an event earlier this month, HTC has launched the devices in India. Also launched in the country is the One M8 Eye, which is essentially a One M8 with a 13 MP camera sensor.

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5 days ago

Xperia app hints PS4 Remote Play may come to Xperia Z2, Z2 Tablet

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While Sony had initially announced that PS4 Remote Play will be headed to its newest flagship phones and tablets, information available on the Xperia Lounge app confirms that older Xperia phones may be treated to the same feature. While promoting the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact, the app says that PS4 Remote Play will in fact be coming to the Xperia Z2 and the Xperia Z2 Tablet alongside the latest phones starting in November.

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5 days ago

Clamshell Galaxy Golden 2 goes through regulatory certification in China

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Though its flip phone form factor may be reminiscent of dumb phones, the clamshell Galaxy Golden is a feature-rich smartphone, and one that may have a new successor. Regulatory papers filed with China's TENAA for certification suggests that Samsung has a Galaxy Golden 2 is in the works. Like last year's model, this year's Galaxy Golden 2 has a clamshell form factor and runs Android on dual screens. The Galaxy Golden 2 bears the model number SM-W2015 and has improved internal specs.

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5 days ago

10 Galaxy Note 4 forum threads you need to be part of

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Note 4 forums

Chatting it up about your new Note 4 is half the fun of having one

A lot of people now have a brand spanking new Samsung Galaxy Note 4 in their hands. We know, some people are still waiting, but enough people already received their own unit that there is plenty to talk about. And by plenty, we mean plenty.

I've been busy reading the Note 4 forums myself, and have picked out some threads that everyone should have a look at. These will answer some questions about things like SD cards and quick chargers, and provide some great discussion on top of general information. Take a look at the list, then jump in and have some fun!

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5 days ago

Android 4.4.4 update for T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 rolling out

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Samsung is rolling out an over the air update for the T-Mobile version of its Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 tablet, which will bring the device up to Android 4.4.4 KitKat.

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5 days ago

In pictures: Galaxy Note 4 versus Note 3

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Galaxy Note 4 vs Note 3

There are huge changes in the physical design and material choices between the Galaxy Note 4 and its predecessor the Note 3. Not only did Samsung make the big step towards a premium feel with a metal chassis, it also toned back the fake leather back to remove stitching and refined the overall look to feel more cohesive. No matter the color choice, the Note 4 is undeniably a better looking device.

The best way to show off the differences are some nice side-by-side pictures of the Note 4 and Note 3, and of course we have a nice grouping of them to show off. Read along and see the fine differences in designs between the Galaxy Note 4 and Note 3.

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5 days ago

Best new Android apps and games of the week: Botanicula and more!

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We're rounding up the best new Android games and apps for you again this week. Over the last seven days, we've seen some refreshing new video messaging apps. There's a good mix of IAP-less premium games and freemium titles to dig into as well.

If you're good to go, let's dive into our top ten Android apps to hit the Google Play Store this week.

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5 days ago

T-Mobile taking pre-sale registrations for Nexus 6 and Nexus 9

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T-Mobile has already announced it will sell its version of Google's Nexus 6 smartphone and now the carrier has posted up a webpage for people to register their interest in getting both the 5.9 inch smartphone and the nine inch Nexus 9 tablet from the company.

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5 days ago

Microsoft offers Bing Rewards Android app for US users to rack up and monitor points

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Microsoft has released an Android version of its Bing Rewards app for US residents, allowing those folks who are also members of that service to not just generate points but to monitor them and exchange those points for prizes.

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5 days ago

Oppo releases KitKat based ColorOS 2.0 for its Find 7 and 7a smartphones

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Oppo has released its new ColorOS 2.0 for its Find 7 and Find 7a smartphones, based on Android KitKat, which offers a new UI shell for those devices.

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5 days ago

Galaxy Note through the years

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A new Note has come!

The Galaxy Note series has always been about productivity, creativity, and functionality. It's about getting things done, about having the power to do so. So the Note line has always tried to maintain top-of-the-line guts to keep up with all of the things it knows you want to do with it. This week, we're getting a few new editions to the Note family. But how well has that legacy held up? We take a look back at the Notes of the past and the newest successor to the Note line.

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5 days ago

Nexus Player faces FCC certification holdup, showing 'out of stock' on US Play Store

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Well, that didn't last long. After going up for pre-order on the Play Store yesterday, the Nexus Player is now showing out of stock, although it may not just be just a case of the device being sold out. An update on the device's product page suggests that the Android TV box is not yet approved for sale in the US by the FCC.

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5 days ago

Nexus 9 launching in India soon, listed on Play Store for Rs. 28,900

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After stating that the Nexus 6 will be available in the country before the end of the year, Google is set to launch the Nexus 9 in India. The device has been spotted on the Indian Play Store, with both Wi-Fi only and LTE configurations listed as coming soon. The 16 GB Wi-Fi only variant will be available in the country for Rs. 28,900 ($470), while the 32 GB LTE model is listed for Rs. 44,900 ($730).

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