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4 years ago

Samsung prematurely publishes Galaxy Tab S 10.5 support pages

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Samsung prematurely publishes Galaxy Tab S 10.5 support pages

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 has been spotted passing through FCC, but now the Android-based tablet has official support pages on Samsung's online properties. Websites for both Venezuela and Spain have listed the SM-T800, but aren't providing more information on the product. What we could take from these pages is the company plans to launch the tablet in multiple regions.

4 years ago

LG demoing a 6-inch QHD panel next week, 700 ppi displays coming soon

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LG demoing a 6-inch QHD panel next week, 700 ppi displays coming soon

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LG QHD panel

Not content with launching a smartphone with a 5.5-inch QHD display, LG said that it will be demoing a 6-inch QHD panel at next week's Society for Information Display's (SID) Display Week 2014 in San Francisco.

4 years ago

Samsung's 7-inch 'phoneblet' makes its way to the FCC

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Samsung's 7-inch 'phoneblet' makes its way to the FCC

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Samsung 7-inch phone at the FCC

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We saw Samsung's 7-inch phone/tablet in a leaked SK Telecom brochure earlier this month. While the device was originally thought to be exclusive to South Korea, a device bearing the same model number (SM-T2558) made its way to the FCC, which indicates a US launch may be on the cards.

4 years ago

Carphone Warehouse opening up LG G3 pre-orders on June 3

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Carphone Warehouse opening up LG G3 pre-orders on June 3

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LG G3

Carphone Warehouse has today confirmed that the UK retailer is stocking the newly announced LG G3. Those who are looking to get their hands on the new flagship Android smartphone from LG will be able to pre-register their interest on the Carphone Warehouse website from today, with pre-orders kicking off on June 3rd. The device itself is expected to hit stores across the country by July 1st.

4 years ago

HTC reportedly working on One M8 'Plus' with QHD display, plastic-clad 'Advance' also rumored

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HTC reportedly working on One M8 'Plus' with QHD display, plastic-clad 'Advance' also rumored

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HTC One M8 box

Now that QHD displays are the norm for flagship smartphones, it only makes sense that more manufacturers start launching devices that offer 2K displays. According to 9to5Google, HTC is doing just that, and is set to offer a "Plus" variant of the One M8 that features a QHD screen. The Taiwanese manufacturer is also said to be working on an "Advance" model, which is a plastic-clad version of the One M8.

4 years ago

Google demoes Android Wear notifications

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Google demoes Android Wear notifications

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In a Google+ post, Senior Developer Advocate at Google Timothy Jordan highlighted how notifications will be handled on Google's upcoming Android Wear platform.

4 years ago

Google admits it still has work to do on workforce diversity

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Google admits it still has work to do on workforce diversity

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Google has just published a blog post that gives insight into the diversity at the company. The numbers published detail the gender and ethnic diversity within the workforce. Laszlo Bock, Senior Vice President of People Operations at Google, admits that Google is not where they want to be when it comes to diversity. Numbers after the break.

4 years ago

Weekly Photo Contest: Concrete

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Weekly Photo Contest: Concrete

Weekly Photo Contest: Concrete

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We recently did a photo contest about bricks, and now we're moving to another commonly-used construction material — concrete. It may not always be the prettiest of materials out there, but we're sure you'll be able to take some pretty fantastic "concrete" photos this week. It doesn't just have to be a shot straight down at the sidewalk you're walking down — get creative with this one.

We'll be picking out two winners again this week to take home prizes, which will be awesome Android Central Swag Bags!

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 (June 3) night at 11:59 PM ET, and announce them on the blog with next Wednesday's contest.

Enter this week's photo contest

4 years ago

Hands-on with the Asus Padfone X, coming June 6 to AT&T

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Hands-on with the Asus Padfone X, coming June 6 to AT&T

The last time we saw the Asus Padfone X, it was locked inside a glass case. Tonight in New York City, AT&T and Asus finally let us get our hands on them. The Padfone X is a new smartphone and tablet hybrid that will be available to pre-order from AT&T online or in stores on June 6th for $199 with a two-year agreement. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 2.3GHz quad-core CPU, 16GB of on-board storage with a Micro SD slot, and runs Android KitKat 4.4.

4 years ago

LG G3 camera samples and first impressions

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LG G3 camera samples and first impressions

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Comparison A: LG G3
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Our first look at the photographic capabilities of LG's flagship G3 smartphone

With 24 hours of LG G3 usage under our belt, we've had just enough time to get to grips with the phone's camera — a 13-megapixel optically-stabilized shooter with a faster laser-powered autofocus. LG is one of the few manufacturers using OIS as a major point of differentiation, and with high-end smartphones increasingly competing on focus times, LG's updated AF system brings something new to the table. A fun aside — according to LG's head of smartphone planning, Dr. Ramchan Woo, the autofocus tech draws on LG's expertise in other areas, having been adapted from laser-based sensors in LG's robot vacuum cleaners.

Enough about lasers and robots for the moment, though. The G3's main camera is a 13-megapixel unit, the same size (and pixel size) as the G2, however LG tells us the sensor itself is more advanced than last year's model. What's more, the G3 has grown "OIS+," and the new stabilization system with a wider angle of compensation than its predecessor. Meanwhile the front-facing camera has been revamped, with larger pixels on its sensor, for better low-light performance.

4 years ago

Announcing the 'Weekly Photo Contest: Sweets' winners!

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Announcing the 'Weekly Photo Contest: Sweets' winners!

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We're wrapping up a very sweet photo contest — one that brought in four full pages of great entries in the forums and made it tough to pick just two winners. The great variety of pictures this week had us both jealous of the tasty treats at some of the members' disposal and a little worried for a few peoples' health, to be honest. Let's hope that everything that was photographed this week was consumed in moderation.

4 years ago

T-Mobile holding Uncarrier 5.0 event in LA next month

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T-Mobile holding Uncarrier 5.0 event in LA next month

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Uncarrier

T-Mobile has setup another Uncarrier event for June 18 in Los Angeles. This will be their fifth such event, hence the name Uncarrier 5.0. Previously on the John Legere show, we've seen T-Mobile offer to pay your ETF from AT&T, Sprint or Verizon, Introduce their Jump! program, give everyone free international roaming and offer free LTE data for your tablet. It seems to be working for them, as they have seen actual subscriber growth and increased their revenue by almost 28-percent.

4 years ago

Beats Music apps for Android and Windows Phone to live on

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Beats Music apps for Android and Windows Phone to live on

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Beats Music

In acquiring Beats Music, Apple will have its first non-iOS mobile applications under its control and importantly it looks like those apps will live on after the acquisition. According to Tim Bradshaw of the Financial Times, the Android and Windows Phone Beats Music apps are safe:

4 years ago

Grab a Verizon Moto G from Amazon for only $70 off-contract

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Grab a Verizon Moto G from Amazon for only $70 off-contract

Looking for a reason to pick up a Moto G? If so, you won't want to miss out on the deal Amazon is hosting on them right now provided you're on Verizon or don't mind using the device only on WiFi. Unlike the GSM versions which are selling for $100 to $200 depending on storage size, you can pick up the 8 GB version of the Verizon prepaid Moto G for only $70.

4 years ago

Apple and Beats finally get deal done at $3 billion

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Apple and Beats finally get deal done at $3 billion

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Beats Music

It's official. Apple has just announced their intentions to acquire Beats for $3 billion. The deal will include both streaming music service Beats Music and Beats Electronics. The mammoth deal will see Beats co-founders Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre joining Apple.

Our pals at iMore are all over this one. As for us? We can't imagine the Android app for Beats Music going anywhere anytime soon.

Source: Apple PR

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