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LG G Pad 8.3

LG G Pad 8.3 coming to Korea Oct. 14, 30 countries by the end of the year

LG is hoping to make waves with its newest mid-sized tablet offering LG's new entry into the mid-sized tablet market, the G Pad 8.3, will come to the manufacturer's home country of Korea starting on October 14th. Taking to its blog, LG notes that the tablet will go on sale directly online as...

This week's sidebar poll: What stole the show at IFA 2013?

We saw plenty of great stuff in Berlin this year, but who delivered the best? Everyone is safely home from Berlin, and we've all had some time to look at and think about all the Android stuff we saw at IFA 2013. If you're like me, you've scoured the web and read every little scrap you can find,...
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Every IFA 2013 video in one handy playlist

We had a few requests for an IFA 2013 video playlist, so here it is — every video we shot last week from the show in Berlin. From Sony's Xperia Z1 and QX lenses to the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear to ASUS tablets and Lenovo smartphones. Yes, it was quite the week. Enjoy, everyone!
Fonepad Note 6.

ASUS Fonepad Note 6 hands-on

It's been a couple of months since ASUS unveiled the Fonepad Note -- its first standalone handset in a long time -- at Computex 2013. Since then the phone's undergone a bit of an overhaul, and at IFA 2013 we tracked down a slightly upgraded Fonepad Note -- or Fonepad Note 6, as it's now called...
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Quick comparison: LG G2 versus the Samsung Galaxy Note 3

The LG G2 and Samsung Galaxy Note 3 are two of the hottest Android devices around right now. And while neither is available in the U.S. just yet, we recently had the chance to pit these two juggernauts against each other at IFA 2013 in Berlin. While the two devices' hardware is closely matched...
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From the Editor's Desk: So long, IFA 2013

Well, that's it, Berlin. You've been a blast, but IFA 2013 is over for us. I'm on a plane (or two) home, but a few things we learned this week: Samsung is still the 800-pound gorilla in the room. Like it or not, it's just the way it is.  It'll be really interesting to see how the Galaxy...
LG G Pad 8.3

A quick look at receiving a phone call on the LG G Pad 8.3

One of the more intriguing features of the LG G Pad 8.3 is its ability to pair up with the LG G2 for more than just tethering. In fact, the "Q Pair" feature is supposed to eventually work with phones made by manufacturers other than LG. That's for another day though. Today, we're taking a brief...
Note 3 vs Note 2

Video: Galaxy Note 3 versus Galaxy Note 2

The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 the talk of IFA 2013, but how does it measure up to its predecessor, the Galaxy Note 2? We've taken to the IFA 2013 show floor to compare the new and old Note, and you'll find a full hardware rundown in the video above. From the front, the Galaxy Note series hasn't...
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Flip Wallet.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Flip Wallet

Our journey through the labyrinth that is Samsung's hall at the IFA conference in Berlin continues — we're getting there, I promise — with the Flip Wallet case for the Galaxy Note 3. We've already taken a look at the S View case, which sports the transparent window so you can still get...
Acer Liquid S2

Hands on with the 6-inch Acer Liquid S2

6-inch 1080p display, a Snapdragon 800 and 4K video recording all part of Acer's newest high-end offering Acer recently announced its latest Android smartphone, the Liquid S2, with a monstrous 6-inch display. The device has made the trip to IFA 2013 in Berlin, so we took a quick look at what it...
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Android Central Podcast Supplemental: Wrapping up IFA

Thanks, everybody, for making this a great week abroad!
Galaxy Note 10.1 book cover

Hands-on with the new Galaxy Note 10.1 Book Cover

A basic protective cover for the 2014 edition Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Samsung's unveiled a wide range of accessories alongside its new Note products at IFA 2013. We've already taken a look at the S View cover for the Galaxy Note 3, and now it's time to get acquainted with the Galaxy Note 10.1 (...
LTE tower

Sighted at IFA: Vodafone's giant Lego LTE tower

We've been hitting the show floor at IFA 2013 today, and one of the more unique things we've come across stands in the center of the Vodafone Germany booth. It's a giant LTE tower made of Lego bricks. A lot of Lego bricks. It's also supporting Lego radio dishes, though alas Vodafone reps tell us...
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The Galaxy Gear Manager app for the Galaxy Note 3

If you're going to have a Galaxy Gear, you're to also have a Galaxy Note 3. And you're also going to need the Galaxy Gear Manager app. Want to change settings on your Galaxy Gear? This is the place to do it. This is where you'll change camera settings, add new watch faces — basically anything and...
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Hands-on with the Samsung Gamepad on the Galaxy Note 3

Official accessory lets you turn your Galaxy Note 3 into a portable console Despite its announcement around the time of the Galaxy S4 launch, the Samsung Gamepad still isn't available to buy. Nevertheless, we were able to track down the gaming-centric accessory on the IFA 2013 show floor and...
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Hands on with S-Finder on the Samsung Galaxy Note 3

One of the new apps Samsung announced alongside the Galaxy Note 3 is S-Finder. The simplest way to describe it is a search app, with a big focus on local search within the device. Part of the new Air Command menu, S-Finder will find key words indexed across all of your content on the phone. Emails...
ASUS MeMO Pad 8.

ASUS MeMO Pad 8 hands-on

Bigger and better than the original MeMO Pad, but will it knock your socks off? The original ASUS MeMO Pad — an underpowered 7-inch Android tablet with a woefully low-resolution display — didn't do much for us. (That's putting it very nicely.) The new MeMO Pad 8, however — announced this week at...

Hands-on with Scrapbook on the Galaxy Note 3

In its latest Galaxy Note devices, Samsung has expanded upon the ability to cut out snippets from the screen and save them for later viewing. The Galaxy Note 3 and Note 10.1 2014 Edition come with the new Scrapbook app, which saves not only the area you encircle with the stylus, but also...
Galaxy Note 3 case

Hands on with the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 S-View case

The S-View case isn't new to Samsung, we saw one earlier this year with the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S4. With the arrival of the Galaxy Note 3, the S-View case is back, and with the larger display size on the phone comes a larger window on the case.  Beyond the time and the notification bar...
Note 3 multitasking

Video: Multitasking on the Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Samsung expands 'Multiwindow' and introduces 'Pen Window' on the new Note 3 One of the killer features of last year's Samsung Galaxy Note 2 was "multiwindow," a new capability that let the phone split its sizeable screen between two Android applications. Twelve months on, the Galaxy Note 3 has...