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Samsung Galaxy S5 and Gear Fit reviewed by SlashGear

The Galaxy S5 is easily one of the more desirable Android devices launched this year, touting high-end specs and some neat new features. The device also works with Samsung’s new Gear Fit wearable, which is both Samsung’s foray into the non-smartwatch wearable segment as well as Tizen for mainstream applications. With SlashGear having reviewed both, we take a look at their take on both devices to find if they’re worth your cash, or if it’s time to pass.

T-Mobile ends overage charges with latest Uncarrier announcement

T-Mobile had promised a series of quick announcements, and well, the latest has arrived this morning. The carrier has announced plans to abolish overages for customers. And as we've seen T-Mobile do in the past -- they are continuing to taunt the other carriers. In this case they are challenging other carriers to follow the same path and also do away with consumer overages.

Android Community Weekly Wrap-Up for April 12, 2014

We've had some slow weeks in terms of Android news lately, but things appear to be picking up. And naturally, as we move closer to Google I/O we expect this to continue. Samsung and HTC have both released their latest flagship devices, plus there are some others we are still waiting to see. There was also quite a bit of talk about Heartbleed this past week.

The Android Community Team: mixed opinions on utility apps

For this latest 'Android Community Team' post we are talking about apps that help you manage your device. This can include everything from tools that help you track battery life or manage your storage space. There are also the tools for remote tracking. But putting the examples aside for a moment; as you are about to see -- we actually have a pretty mixed opinion on using these tools. One of us avoids them, one of us regularly uses them, and one of us is sort of in the middle and may be headed to using them on a regular basic.

OnePlus One camera samples leak

Photo samples of the potentially disruptive OnePlus One have been leaked, and they show what cold be a world class camera. The shots, which you can see below, were allegedly taken with a 13MP camera. If accurate, OnePlus may have cracked the mobile photography code.

Portal for SHIELD live gameplay shown in video

Today at an NVIDIA event, Portal for Android was shown in live gameplay on the SHIELD. From the video (which we’ve included below, of course) we see smooth play, free of any stuttering or hiccups. From the looks of things, the Portal port to Android is just as smooth as it ever was on an Xbox.

Report: Amazon phone to launch in September

CNBC is reporting that Amazon does indeed have a smartphone lined up for launch, and will be announcing it this Summer. Via Twitter, they note the device will be announced in June, well ahead of a September release. Further details suggest 3D aspirations, which is something we’ve heard before from Amazon.

Samsung mislead everyone about Galaxy Tab sales figures

A new document introduced in the latest Apple versus Samsung trial shines a light on an ongoing point of contention for market share statistics: sales versus shipments. Sales of devices don’t always translate to shipments, but the two are often confused. It seems the document suggests that Samsung’s performance in the tablet market may not have been as successful as we have been led to believe. In fact, they may not have had much success at all.