October, 2013

  • Android 4.4 is official, slimmed down and widely available

    In a somewhat surprising move, Google has released both the Nexus 5 and Android KitKat. We didn’t expect a “soft launch”, but we did expect it soon. With Android 4.4 comes some expected news, but now that it’s official,

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  • Nexus 5 gets an official unveil

    With a quiet refresh of the Google Play Store, the devices page has added a banner introducing the Nexus 5. Given the lengthy stream of rumors and leaks, most of these details will be of little surprise. That being said, the

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  • Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 showcased in more leaked images

    The Nexus 5 is in the wild, that much we’re certain of. Yesterday we told you a bit about one lucky Twitter user who had his already, and today brings more of the same. Even if for a brief moment, Redditor throwawaynexus5guy

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  • Pandora Chromecast support now official

    Pandora recently rolled out the v5.0 update. That update actually arrived in the Google Play Store yesterday and while the screenshots were showing the Chromecast icon -- the support wasn't available. At the time the focus of the

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  • Moto X camera updated via Play Store, not OTA

    Motorola has released an update to the camera for the Moto X, and it’s been done in a very different way. Rather than send out an OTA update, Motorola has updated the camera via the Play Store. That’s an unusual move, but

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  • Verizon DROID Mini arrives in red

    Images of a red DROID Mini leaked back in October and similar to how Verizon was quiet at the time, they have just as quietly slipped the handset into the available lineup. As of today, the Verizon DROID Mini has gotten a color

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  • Sony Q3 2013 results show increase in mobile device sales

    Sony released their earnings for the third quarter, and they’re showing some promise. In Q3 2013, sony sold more phones than the previous quarter, or this time last year. While profits down, though, the growth is not as

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  • AT&T buys Leap Wireless, gains LTE coverage and spectrum

    Leap Wireless shareholders have overwhelmingly approved a $1.2 billion merger with AT&T. More than 99% voted to approve the merger, which could have been the last remaining hope for Leap. They currently have $2.8 billion in

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  • FAA approves mobile device use for “all phases of flight”

    Back in September the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) committee recommended allowing the use of gadgets during takeoff and landing. Given the committee recommendation, it seemed likely that the approval would come and the

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  • Nexus 5 leaks continue as Play Store arrival deemed a trick

    The 8AM PST time witching hour has come and gone. For now, it looks like the Nexus 5 quietly launching in the Play Store on Halloween was more trick than treat, but that isn't to say the coverage will be stopping. In fact, it

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