GALAXY S 4 teardown finds plastic on the inside, too

The Samsung GALAXY S 4 flagship smartphone is now out and in the wild. Arriving on doorsteps and in reviewers hands this phone is finally here. In the usual fashion the folks from iFixit have a nice little teardown like they do with every device, and so far the GALAXY S 4 sounds pretty good. Finding plenty of plastic on the inside - just like the outside - but more importantly it scored high on repairability.

HP Slate 7 arrives as potential Nexus 7 competition

With just a few days to spare in April, HP has officially launched the Slate 7 tablet for those in the US market. Given HP had been pretty forthcoming in terms of details, this launch comes with little in terms of surprise. Basically, that is to say the 7-inch Jelly Bean tablet is now available and sitting priced at $169.99.

Google Play Store getting another update to v4.0.27 [Download]

The folks up in Mountain View at Google HQ have been on a roll lately when it comes to Play Store updates, as we've received three in the past few weeks. For those keeping track we received an all-new and completely redesigned Play Store earlier this month and now we're getting a few minor updates, but so far it doesn't appear that they've changed anything significant.

AirDroid 2 exits beta with device management from a desktop browser

AirDroid is an Android app that allows you to manage your smartphone using a regular desktop browser. Using the app will allow you to do things such as transfer files, however it also has some slightly more interesting features such as being able to send and receive SMS messages from that same desktop browser. That said, the folks at Sand Studio have recently rolled out the latest update for AirDroid, which has landed in the Google Play Store as version 2.0.

Kyocera Elite leaks as another Verizon lowball

Today we've received info about another smartphone headed to Verizon Wireless in the coming weeks or months. Thanks to the popular leakster @evleaks, we are getting our first glance at the upcoming Kyocera Elite with Verizon 4G LTE. Yea, another Kyocera phone on Verizon. This is just one of many cheap feature phone type devices they've released lately too.

Kindle for Android update brings Fire-like carousel display

The latest Kindle for Android app update has come available by way of the Google Play Store. This update has brought the app up to version 4.0.1.3, but perhaps more important than a the new number -- the changes and new features that have been added. This is one of those changes that you will notice immediately upon launch. Just to begin with, Kindle for Android is now sporting a carousel display.

Wavii news summarization app acquired by Google

Google has announced their acquisition of Wavii. With that in mind, it is understandable if some Android users are wondering exactly what Wavii is. After all, this was an app that was available only for those rocking an iOS device. Or maybe more accurately, some may be wondering what Wavii was.

AT&T Digital Life home automation system launches in select markets

AT&T has officially launched their Digital Life home management and automation system today. This initial launch will bring support for select markets and with features that touch on everything from security to remote access. The Digital Life setup will allow users to do things such as remotely unlock a door, turn on a light and adjust the thermostat from their Android running smartphone or tablet.
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