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GALAXY S 4 Google Edition made real with Vanilla Android

GALAXY S 4 Google Edition made real with Vanilla Android

This week Hugo Barra spoke up at Google I/O 2013 on the devices that make Android a unique and powerful system, including the HTC One and the Samsung GALAXY S 4. This introduction moved quickly to a Google Edition of the Samsung GALAXY S 4. This version of the device will be working on AT&T and T-Mobile 4G LTE with a 16GB internal storage and a vanilla flavoring of Android. This will be sold through the Google Play and will receive updates straight from the company.

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Samsung Galaxy Discover revealed with vanilla Android

Samsung Galaxy Discover revealed with vanilla Android

This week the folks at Samsung have revealed that they'll be delivering their newest Galaxy smartphone in the USA with a vanilla (read: untouched) Android experience straight from Google. The device you're seeing here is the Samsung Galaxy Discover and, though it's not 100% stock Android as a real Google Nexus smartphone would be, it's pretty darn close. This device works with a single-core 800Mhz Qualcomm processor, a 3.5-inch HVGA display, and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

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Android Marshmallow update coming to LG G4, G3, not G2

Android Marshmallow update coming to LG G4, G3, not G2

The next big update for Google's mobile devices, Android 6.0 Marshmallow, is currently being prepared for a number of LG devices. Rumor suggests that the LG G4 will be receiving the update in a matter of months, if not weeks, while the next LG flagship MAY launch with Marshmallow onboard. Meanwhile the LG G Pad II 10.1 will launch with Android KitKat and may see an Android 6.0 update before the end of the year. It would appear that the cutoff for LG device updates is with the LG G2.

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Huawei Honor 7 Review

Huawei Honor 7 Review

If your perception of a Chinese-made smartphone still involves plastic and cheap knockoffs, then you might not have paid attention to the market for past year or so. Quite a few names have risen above the ranks to show the might of the East and their ability to innovate and blaze their own path, a path that sometimes takes them to the West. Take for example Huawei, one of the biggest names in China. With the entry of the Huawei Honor 7 into the European market, the manufacturer is trying to stay one step ahead of its compatriots. But how does it fare? Read on to find out.

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Android Marshmallow coming to Galaxy S6, Note 5 [UPDATE]

Android Marshmallow coming to Galaxy S6, Note 5 [UPDATE]

This week *it would appear that a relatively wide variety of Galaxy smartphone devices will be receiving an update to Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Google's latest operating system will be delivered to the newest set of Samsung smartphones, including the Samsung Galaxy S6, the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, and the Samsung Galaxy Note 5. You'll also find this update coming to the Galaxy Tab A tablet and a set of devices released over the past year or two.

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Stagefright might help fix one of Android’s biggest flaws

Stagefright might help fix one of Android’s biggest flaws

Last week, the Android world woke up to quite a scare. Imagine a vulnerability where you don't have to do anything at all. You just need to receive an MMS (multimedia message) and you're done for. That was Stagefright. And while Google was said to have responded quickly, revelation of the security hole also put one of Android's biggest warts under a spotlight once more. No matter how swiftly Google acts, updates don't come as fast. Now, however, Stagefright might ironically be helping change that, slowly but, hopefully, surely.

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Leaked Moto G 2015 promo vid leaves little to imagination

Leaked Moto G 2015 promo vid leaves little to imagination

Already feeling overwhelmed by the surprising flood of leaks about this year's Moto G? Here, have one more. This time, however, delivered in moving pictures format, which makes it more entertaining and probably easier to digest. And you don't even need to know Brazilian Portuguese to understand it. This promotional video details almost all the interesting features of the mid-range Motorola smartphone heading our way next week confirming what we have seen elsewhere. And for the parts that it doesn't reveal, we can pretty much fill in the blanks.

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3rd gen Moto G gets leaked with surprisingly decent camera

3rd gen Moto G gets leaked with surprisingly decent camera

As we reach the half-year mark and near September, we start to look towards to the smartphones and devices that are yet to come. While we already do expect a new Samsung and a new Apple to blaze a trail, there are always some unexpected morsels that can be found along the way. Motorola's timetable hasn't exactly been that predictable, so when news of a new Moto device comes out, like a 3rd generation Moto G, it's hard not to take notice, even if there isn't much to look at yet.

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LG Nexus tipped to break the mold with 3D “Tango” camera

LG Nexus tipped to break the mold with 3D “Tango” camera

The next Nexus smartphone has been tipped this week with a 3D camera akin to Google's Project Tango device line. Two Nexus smartphones have been tipped to be released this year, both with Android M under the hood. One, a relatively normal Nexus device with low cost and a vanilla edition of Android, made by Huawei. The other, an LG-made Nexus device with a 3D camera - not as cheap, but still running the next version of Android nonetheless. The LG-made smartphone won't necessarily be called "Nexus" - it might be released on completely different terms.

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SensorWake alarm clock lets you wake up to smells of your choice

SensorWake alarm clock lets you wake up to smells of your choice

Having to wake up early in the morning sucks, and it doesn't matter whether your alarm is a loud buzzing noise, or music of your choice from your smartphone. But the SensorWake alarm clock at least wants to wake you up differently: by smell instead of sound. Currently on Kickstarter with a goal or raising $55,000, the SensorWake lets users choose the scent they'd like to wake them up, from the smell of coffee to chocolate, thanks to changeable and reusable cartridges.

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