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6 hours ago

AT&T starts pre-orders for LTE variants of Galaxy Tab S 8.4 and 10.5

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Sure, you can get an LTE-enabled Galaxy Tab S 10.5 on Sprint, but what if you don't want to invest in a large tablet? AT&T has you covered, as the carrier has announced that it is starting pre-orders for the LTE-enabled 8.4-inch and the 10.5-inch Galaxy Tab S.

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6 hours ago

Premium DVF | Made for Glass collection is now available in the UK

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Is your wallet just itching to be unleashed onto a Google Glass purchase? Perhaps you're waiting the arrival of the DVF | Made of Glass collection in the UK? If the answer to these two questions is yes, you'll be pleased to learn that residents within the UK are now able to purchase all five DVF frames and eight shades, exclusively listed on NET-A-PORTER.

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8 hours ago

LG launches G3 Beat in India for Rs. 25,000

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Samsung launched the Galaxy S5 Mini in India earlier this month, and now LG is following suit by offering its smaller-sized version of the LG G3, the G3 Beat. The device is available for sale in the country on ecommerce sites and will be sold via offline channels for Rs. 25,000 (roughly $420).

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8 hours ago

Moto E headed to Republic Wireless in October

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Moto E

Wifi-toting carrier Republic Wireless has announced that it'll offer Motorola's entry-level Moto E from next month. The Moto E completes the lineup of first-gen Moto phones on Republic, joining the Moto X and Moto G on the carrier.

The Moto E will arrive on Republic Wireless in October, priced $99. The budget-centric Moto phone can be paired with one of the operator's "no contract" service plans, which start at $5 per month for calls, texts and data over Wifi only:

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9 hours ago

Wave goodbye to your sanity with Goat Simulator, now wreaking havoc on Android

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We're not really sure as to what the fox says, but if you ever fantasized about being a goat, consider this your lucky day, as Goat Simulator is now available on Android.

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9 hours ago

Sony forecasts $2.1 billion loss as hardware vendor fails to capitalize in mid-tier segment

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After revising its annual forecast earlier this year, Sony is at it again, with the latest revision taking into account a 180 billion yen (around $1.7 billion) "goodwill impairment charge", which quadruples the company's losses for the financial year.

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11 hours ago

We go hands-on with the ZTE ZMAX

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ZTE ZMAX

Ready for another phablet? ZTE has just announced the ZMAX. It's a value-priced LTE smartphone with a 5.7 inch HD screen. It will be exclusively available with T-Mobile beginning September 24th for just $252 outright. It runs a nearly stock version of Android KitKat 4.4 on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor.

We got our hands on the device during a ZTE press event in New York City. Go watch our video!

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16 hours ago

Google releases KitKat kernel source for Android One devices

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Google has released the full GPL kernel source for Android One devices running KitKat. Announced on the Android Building Google Group, Bill Yi tells us that "the kernel source can be found on the android-msm-sprout-3.4-kitkat-mr2 branch in the kernel/msm project. It's also tagged with 'android-4.4.4_r3'."

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19 hours ago

Chrome OS update brings improvements to Adobe Flash

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Google has released a stable channel update for Chrome OS, which is available for a variety of Chromebooks. The build, version 37.0.2062.120, brings a number of bug fixes and security improvements as well as an update to Adobe Flash.

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20 hours ago

Google Play Services updated to version 6.1, refreshed L preview for Google Fit now available

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Google is pushing out a new version of Google Play Services today. The update looks to be a pretty basic affair, with enhancements to the Google Analytics API and the Google Drive API, but changes to the Google Fit API means we have a new version of the L developer preview with the latest Google Fit API included.

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20 hours ago

The best Android strategy games without in-app purchases

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Best Android strategy games without in-app purchases

We've combed through the Google Play Store for the very best strategy games out there, then weeded out anything with a pesky "Offers in-app purchases" label. Here you'll find our top ten premium Android strategy titles, including turn-based combat, real-time strategy types. You won't be upsold on features or levels in any of these, nor will you have to deal with freemium-style currency or any of that nonsense.

If you're in the market for more, we've got top ten lists for action games without IAPs, best IAP-less RPGs, and best Android games without IAPs across all genres. Fans of pure, unadulterated strategy gaming will not want to miss this round-up.

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20 hours ago

Announcing the winners in our 15 Years of Mobile Nations contest!

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15 Years of Mobile Nations!

September 9th, 2014, marked 15 years since the Mobile Nations story began, with the launch of Visor Central. A lot has changed in mobile tech in the years since, but one thing definitely has not — the passion of this great community. The response to our anniversary article was fantastic, and I want to thank each and every one of you for the congratulations and support you shared. It truly means a lot.

We celebrated the day by recognizing our ten longest, still-active members and also by holding a contest where two members from each of our active communities could each win a $150 gift card to be used towards the purchase of their next phone. And the usernames of the lucky winners are....

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20 hours ago

Verizon begins deploying VoLTE to select Android phones

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Ahead of the iPhone 6 launch with support for VoLTE, Verizon Wireless has upgraded its network to support voice calls over its 4G LTE and XLTE network. Dubbed Advanced Calling 1.0, Verizon is now supporting HD Voice and Video Calling and the carrier is starting the roll out initially to the LG G2 and the Samsung Galaxy S5.

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22 hours ago

Clash of Clans update summons Lava Hound and increases upgrade caps

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A big update to hit freemium game Clash of Clans has gone live, introducing a new unit and increasing the maximum upgradeable level on many others. The Lava Hound is a new type of flying tank that can take the hits while other units move in for the kill.

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22 hours ago

New Moto X TV commercials show off its camera and voice commands

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Motorola has started pre-orders for the new version of the Moto X, and it's also kicked off its promotion campaign for the smartphone with a new series of TV commercials.

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