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Nokia X official: Android for the sub-Lumia masses

Nokia X official: Android for the sub-Lumia masses

The rumors are true: Nokia has an Android phone, and it's the Nokia X. Intended to sit in-between Lumia and Asha Touch, the Nokia X is the first of a family of Android-powered handsets to be rolled out over 2014, working as an affordable onramp to Windows Phone. Delivering the sort of eye-catching, colorful style as Nokia's Lumia, only priced from just €89 ($122) pre-subsidies, the Nokia X aims to package the Finn's design heritage, Microsoft's cloud and services, and Android's apps in an affordable device for the next billion looking to upgrade to a smart device. Read on for all the details.

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Amazon streamer and Spring Apple TV tipped in Best Buy leak

Amazon streamer and Spring Apple TV tipped in Best Buy leak

Amazon's widely-anticipated set-top box and what could be a refreshed Apple TV have been tipped for a spring launch according to a leaked Best Buy document, amid speculation of a sizable push by electronics firms to cater to cord-cutters. The planogram, said to be for Best Buy's May shelf reset and passed to Zatz Not Funny!, compares the new Amazon streamer with Google's Chromecast, along with what appears to be an updated Apple TV.

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Amazon set-top box tipped for March release

Amazon set-top box tipped for March release

Amazon's much-rumored set-top box, which would challenge Apple TV, Roku, and Chromecast among others, is targeting a March launch, new rumors suggest, after the retailer ditched plans to have the media streamer on its virtual shelves in time for the 2013 holidays. The box - believed at different times to be codenamed "Cinnamon" and potentially launch under the brand name "Firetube" - would leverage Amazon's existing Prime on-demand media catalog, and more.

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Amazon Coins virtual currency spreads to regular Android devices

Amazon Coins virtual currency spreads to regular Android devices

Amazon has opened up its virtual currency, Amazon Coins, for use across all Android devices, having originally limited it to its own Kindle Fire tablets. The digital cash, launched back in May 2013 as a way for Kindle Fire users to buy apps, media content, and in-app purchases, Coins can now be used in the Amazon Appstore in the US, UK, and Germany, hoping that Coins' rewards system will persuade people to skip other payment types.

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Paranoid Android 0-Day GAPPS bring ROMs to “legal gray area”

Paranoid Android 0-Day GAPPS bring ROMs to “legal gray area”

Android as an operating system is a wide open environment ripe for modification by the likes of developers from all angles, including those from the group Paranoid Android. These folks have announced this week a release of a bit of code that'll allow 3rd party software makers to take advantage of the newest Google Android apps on the market, even for those Android builds not approved by Google. In effect, this is a setup Google would not approve of in and of itself as their whole profit model (for Android) is built around approving Android-toting devices for use with the Google Play app and media store.

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Amazon Android gaming console tipped for arrival this year

Amazon Android gaming console tipped for arrival this year

This seems almost out of left field and very sudden, but it's said that Amazon is working on an Android-powered gaming console, similar to the OUYA, that will see a launch by the end of this year, possibly in time for the holiday shopping season. Details are obviously scarce at this point, but it seems Amazon is looking to sneak their way into the gaming hardware industry.

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