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OPPO R1 unveiled ahead of late-December launch

While much of the OPPO talk has included the N1 and CyanogenMod lately, it appears as if the company has just introduced another smartphone. This latest is the OPPO R1, which similar to the N1, brings a focus on photography. In this case, OPPO is touting the R1 as being able to capture quality images in low-light settings.

Yahoo confirms SkyPhrase acquisition

News of another Yahoo acquisition has surfaced this morning. This latest is a company called SkyPhrase and at this time, we are seeing confirmation coming by way of Yahoo and SkyPhrase. For those not familiar with the name, SkyPhrase is a company that has built natural language processing technology. And in the words of Yahoo, the technology is "amazing."

Kit Kat Launcher+ adds customization options to a stock-like experience

There are plenty of launcher apps sitting in the Play Store and it looks like yet another has arrived. Though, while this latest joins a rather large group, there may be some reason to pay attention. The app is called Kit Kat Launcher+ and is said to have been compiled straight from AOSP. And in addition, while some launchers bring an overabundance of features and options, this one is a bit simpler.

NVIDIA SHIELD gets a Black Friday price cut

It looks like NVIDIA is trying to further tempt those who have been considering picking up a SHIELD game system. For Black Friday, or more specifically, for the Black Friday weekend, NVIDIA has lowered the price and is also including a few extras. And just to clarify the weekend timeframe, the Black Friday SHIELD offer will come to a close at 11:59 PST on December 2nd, 2013.

Verizon DROID ULTRA and DROID MINI arrive in white

Verizon has added a new color for the DROID ULTRA and DROID MINI handsets. As of today, both handsets are available in white. This new white model joins the previously available black and red and is basically, the same handsets, just in a new color. Simply put, the pricing and the specs each remain the same as had been.

Android design team talks beautiful apps in new video

One of the new tenets for Android apps is design. Not only for aesthetics, design also helps with an apps usage. Matias Duarte and his team have done a great job in redesigning Google apps, and implementing design standards moving forward. A unified approach to design leads to easier utility, and a better enjoyment of apps.

Samsung Galaxy S5 spec leak tips 16MP camera and 4000 mAh battery

Details of the Samsung Galaxy S5 have been appearing in rumor form for some time now. There have been reports suggesting an announcement was coming in January and a bit of talk about the handset having a 16 megapixel camera. More recently, there was an image leaked showing what was said to be a Galaxy S5 metal frame. And as of today, it looks like some additional specs have surfaced.