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Sprint flips the switch on Spark in 17 new markets

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Sprint announced today that it has flipped the switch on Spark in 17 new markets. Spark is the branded name of Sprint's enhanced 4G LTE service, which the carrier says can currently bring wireless speeds of 50-60 Mbps.

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Motorola chief successfully takes company where Apple has yet to venture

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At the Code Conference, Motorola President Rick Osterloh says that his company's turnaround effort is similar to what Apple had undergone many years ago. But despite inviting comparisons, the similarities may stop there as Motorola is forging its own path. Osterloh says that Apple's control of the premium handset market opens up new opportunities for Motorola Mobility, which is in the middle of being transferred from parent company Google to PC-maker Lenovo.

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In pictures: Verizon's Motorola Droid Turbo

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DROID TURBO

The Verizon Motorola Droid Turbo is finally upon us, following today's announcement in New York City. The latest in this longstanding family of Android flagships brings leading hardware specs — including a Quad HD display and an enormous battery — and pairs them with one of three very industrial looking chassis designs. Essentially it's a turbo-charged Moto X, with all the software features of that device, along with some extra Zap-based trickery that's specific to the Droid line.

We'll have more Droid Turbo coverage in the near future. In the meantime, our hands-on photo gallery will give you a closer look at Verizon and Motorola's latest creation.

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Hype Machine app for Android now available for audiophiles

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Hype Machine, an aggregator of all of the latest and greatest music hitting the blogs, has finally released an official Android app. With it you can stream full songs, mark favorites, and customize your feed based on tastes and what your friends are listening to. Notification tray integration provides easy playback control, and if you're really into a song, you can easily tap through the track info to buy it from the Play Store.

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OnePlus apologizes for pre-order snafu, announces second pre-order window for November 17th

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OnePlus has issued an apology today for the problems that many customers experienced during their open pre-order event yesterday. To make amends, the company has announced that it will hold another pre-order event on November 17th. The time between windows should give the budding smartphone maker time to improve their server capacity in order to better handle the significant demand for the handset.

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Watch our Motorola Droid Turbo hands-on video!

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Following some extensive leaks the Motorola Droid Turbo is finally here, and we've had our hands all over it today at a Verizon event unveiling the device. There's a lot to take in here, so be sure to watch our full hands-on video to get all of the details of Verizon and Motorola's latest Droid.

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Google offers developers a checklist for creating Material Design apps

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Google is already using its Material Design style for its in-house Android apps such as the Google Play Store, and with the upcoming launch of Android 5.0 Lollipop on the horizon, the company is giving developers some guidelines on how best to adapt their apps to the new standard. Today, Google offered a full checklist to give developers even more help in making their Material Design apps.

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FTC sues AT&T over unlimited data throttling

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The Federal Trade Commission is suing AT&T Mobility over data throttling on unlimited data plans. The Commission alleges that AT&T's practices regarding unlimited data were deceptive and unfair. The FTC believes that AT&T in some cases reduced unlimited data speeds after certain amounts by up to 90 percent.

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Verizon blasts through the features of the Droid Turbo in new videos

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Motorola and Verizon Wireless have finally and officially announced the new 5.2-inch Droid Turbo and Verizon wasted no time in launching a number of quick videos showcasing the smartphone's various features.

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Google Fit app released to track all your moves

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Get Fit with Google

Google announced it back at Google I/O 2014 in June, and built in support for it into Android 5.0 Lollipop in August, but it's now finally here, it being Google Fit. The app just hit Google Play, bringing a fairly basic activity tracker to your Android phone. Google Fit tracks walking, running, and cycling activity, either on your phone or from an Android Wear device.

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Google highlights new security features in Android 5.0 Lollipop

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Google has highlighted some of the new security features in Android 5.0 Lollipop. New features given the spotlight by Google include Smart Lock, device encryption, and SELinux.

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Office for Android might be released in early November

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Microsoft could be very close to launching its long-awaited full and touchscreen-friendly versions of its Office clients for Android devices, with a new report claiming that the release might happen sometime in early November.

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Motorola Droid Turbo specs

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Following are the official Verizon Motorola Droid Turbo specs. The phone will be available in stores and online starting Oct. 30, beginning at $199 on a two-year contract.

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Hands-on with the Verizon Motorola Droid Turbo!

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Motorola Droid Turbo

Verizon's latest two-day phone looks solid and beefs up the Android experience

Behold, the Verizon Motorola Droid Turbo. We've spent a few brief minutes with this guy in New York City today, and can sum it up thusly: If you're looking for a relatively stock Android experience on Verizon, and if some serious battery life is important to you, and if you want good storage options, and if you want a phone that looks as good as it feels ...

Well, you need to take a serious look at this Motorola Droid Turbo.

And so we shall take a look now.

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1 day ago

Verizon drops fees for Droid Turbo, will replace broken screen for free once

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Worth noting are a couple bullet points from the Motorola Droid Turbo announcement from Verizon.

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