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1 week ago

Galaxy Note Edge now available in the US, on-contract pricing starts from $399

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Galaxy Note Edge

As promised, Samsung's Galaxy Note Edge is available for purchase in the U.S. The handset is now on sale at AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile, with Verizon, and U.S. Cellular set to follow.

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1 week ago

HTC planning to roll out Lollipop to Google Play edition devices from next week

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HTC's Mo Versi indicated on Twitter that the vendor is targeting Lollipop rollout to GPe devices from next week. Versi, however, failed to mention whether the One M8 or last year's One M7 would receive the update first.

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1 week ago

Grab Fleksy along with over $80 worth of apps for free from the Amazon Appstore

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Want to get Fleksy, one of the best third-party keyboards for Android, for free? You're in luck, as Amazon's latest giveaway, valued at $80, includes the keyboard along with a host of other apps.

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1 week ago

Samsung does not want you to worry about the durability of the Galaxy Note Edge

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Samsung's Galaxy Note Edge is set to go on sale in the US later today. If you were looking to pick one up but were concerned about the durability of the device, fret not, as the South Korean manufacturer answered questions regarding the durability of the curved screen, unintended touches from the edge screen and more.

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1 week ago

You can now pick up the Nexus 6 from Sprint for $299 with a two-year contract

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AT&T started pre-orders for the Nexus 6 earlier this week, and now Sprint has commenced sales of the device online and through retail channels. The latest device in the Nexus series can be yours for $0 down (not including sales tax) if you go with Sprint's easy pay plans, which will see you paying $29 monthly for 24 months. If you're willing to sign a new two-year agreement, the Nexus 6 is available for $299.

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1 week ago

Volvo embraces Google Cardboard to create a virtual test drive

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It seems that Volvo is becoming the first major brand to take advantage of Google Cardboard. The car manufacturer released an app called 'Volvo Reality' on Google Play today that drops users into various virtual driving situations with its new XC90 in an effort to promote sales of the SUV.

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1 week ago

Rumored Samsung Volt could be a short-flick competitor to Netflix

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Samsung is reportedly looking into creating its own subscription video service. After scrapping its Media Hub, which sells big name movies and TV shows similar to what is offered on Google's Play store, Samsung may be looking at another angle for mobile video as the company is reported to have invested tens of millions of dollars into what is called Volt. Rather than offering studio titles, Samsung's subscription video efforts would be geared towards short-form content. The project falls under new EVP of media solutions John Pleasants, a veteran from Disney's mobile and gaming business.

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1 week ago

Quick social polling app Straw is now on Android

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We all have those situations where we want input from friends, family and acquaintances on a certain topic, no matter how serious or mundane. Rather than sending out group texts or taking an informal poll on various social media outlets, why not use a single app to have it all in one place? That app is Straw, at least the developers of the project certainly think so.

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1 week ago

Samsung's Developer Conference after party was as awesome as you'd expect

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We'll just leave it with this: Great food and drink. Music I'm told the kids enjoy. (A little Glenn Miller wouldn't kill anyone. Just sayin'.) And too many awesome developers to count.

Here's a good three minutes of what it was like last night at the Samsung Developer Conference party.

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1 week ago

Project Tango shows up on Google Play store, but you can't buy one yet

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Google's $1,024 development tablet known as Project Tango is now showing up on the Play store, but you still can't buy one yet. At the Google I/O developer conference earlier this year, Google had promised that the Project Tango tablet with 3D-sensing camera would arrive later in the year, and the Play store listing seems to confirm that Google is readying availability. At this time, both the white and black Project Tango tablets are listed, with Google saying that the "device is not for sale at this time."

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1 week ago

U.S. government accused of spying on citizens with fake towers to collect phone data

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A new report suggests that a U.S. Marshals Service spy program operating under the Justice Department is collecting thousands of cellphone identification numbers from Americans by employing fake communication towers. The program has been operational since 2007 and the towers are mounted on Cessna airplanes operating out of at least five metropolitan-area airports. These fake towers would trick cell phones on the ground into sending their identification numbers, which are then collected by the government for use in criminal cases.

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1 week ago

Weekly Photo Contest: Glass

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SDC 2014 behind glass

When we choose the next photo contest prompt we never know how many entries we're going to get, but this week we're going to be thinking the glass is half full. The prompt this week is "glass," and while most of the time it's meant to be transparent there are plenty of pictures you can take of glass that offer up something interesting.

We're going to pick two winners this week, and each will win a BodyGuardz Echo Wireless Bluetooth Speaker!

Entering is easy. Just drop your entry in a forums post at the link below. Tell us what Android you used to get the picture, and any back story you want to add to it. We'll pick a winner Tuesday (November 18) night at 11:59 PM ET, and announce them on the blog with next Wednesday's contest.

Enter this week's photo contest

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1 week ago

AT&T brings OTA 'Android OS enhancements' to Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy S3, Galaxy Mega

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After delivering a big update for the Galaxy S4, AT&T isn't done with rolling out its OTA enhancements yet. The carrier is now delivering OTA updates to the Galaxy Note 2, the Galaxy S III, and the Galaxy Mega. AT&T says that the updates will bring "Android OS enhancements" to each device, but doesn't specify what such enhancements are. And if you're holding hope for Lollipop, don't be; these updates keep the phones on Android 4.4.2.

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1 week ago

AT&T rolls out 4.4.4 update to Galaxy S4; brings Knox 2.0

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AT&T is rolling out an OTA update for the Galaxy S4 today, bringing the device up to Android version 4.4.4. The update's most notable feature is the inclusion of Knox 2.0. In addition, you'll also snag the usual spate of bug fixes and, unfortunately, some added bloatware.

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1 week ago

VSCO Cam version 3.1 update brings new UI, better image quality, updated camera

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VSCO Cam has just received a big update to version 3.1, bringing with it a new user interface and a few notable new features in the process. The new VSCO cam now comes with a new synchronization feature allowing you to shoot and edit across all your devices, an updated camera with improved image quality, and also a split focus exposure for select HTC devices.

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