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'Facebook Home' APK teardown still doesn't answer the important question: Why hardware?

'Facebook Home' APK teardown still doesn't answer the important question: Why hardware?

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Does HTC Sense and a new Facebook-centric launcher warrant its own hardware? We'll find out Thursday With the unveiling of Facebook’s “new home on Android” just a couple of days away, the folks at Android Police have gotten hold of a system dump for the fabled HTC-built Facephone, to which they’ve given the APK teardown treatment. Details included in the ROM seem to confirm earlier...

Carphone Warehouse taking Galaxy S4 pre-orders tomorrow, offering free accessories and tablet

Carphone Warehouse taking Galaxy S4 pre-orders tomorrow, offering free accessories and tablet

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UK high street retailer Carphone Warehouse has announced that it's to begin taking Samsung Galaxy S4 pre-orders from tomorrow, Mar. 28. And to sweeten the deal -- and get a commitment to buy out of consumers a month ahead of launch day -- Carphone is offering free accessory bundle for every pre-order, and a free Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 for the first 2,000. The accessory pack includes a Galaxy...

Snapdragon 600-powered Sony Xperia A, UL rumored alongside 6.4-inch 'Togari'

Snapdragon 600-powered Sony Xperia A, UL rumored alongside 6.4-inch 'Togari'

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With the Xperia Z out the door -- and Xperias SP and L due in a few weeks -- Sony Mobile’s attention may be turning to the rest of its 2013 product line-up. That, according to the latest rumors from Japan, might include a duo of Snapdragon 600-powered handsets and a monstrous 6.4-inch tablet hybrid. According to Japanese site smasoku.mobi, the Xperia A (codenamed “Dogo”) will arrive on...