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Android 4.4 KitKat screens leak for Nexus 7

Android 4.4 KitKat screens leak for Nexus 7

It's time to have a peek at Android 4.4 KitKat in its dualing near-complete edition for the masses on a Nexus 7 tablet from 2013. This version of Android is shown with a couple of clues as to its origins, the first being a glimpse of the software's single Easter Egg, one similar to each previous version of Android in its access through a hidden tap in a Settings menu deep within the device. Here you'll find the codename "Android KeyLimePie" sitting below a rather obviously referenced Nesle logo - saying Android instead of the candy company's original title.

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BBM for Android and iOS release dates confirmed

BBM for Android and iOS release dates confirmed

While the app is not yet available for download, we can finally put the BBM release date rumors to rest. BlackBerry has confirmed that BBM will available for Android on September 21st and for the iPhone on September 22nd. Specifically, BBM for Android will be available from the Play Store at 7AM EDT and BBM for iPhone will be available from the App Store at 12:01AM local time.

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Android’s next big update may be entirely contextual (in 2015)

Android’s next big update may be entirely contextual (in 2015)

This week there's been word from Google - in a round-about way - that a new contextual OS will be coming our way by 2015. Based on the wording delivered in the tip, this could easily be another push for Android - and based on how infrequent the updates to Android have been over the past year or two, it's not unrealistic that it would be delivered by the suggested 2015.

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Open Mic: New Android phones will always be listening

Open Mic: New Android phones will always be listening

In a bit of a leak of information this weekend, Google's next-generation software spilled on the heels of the upcoming Motorola smartphone Moto X. This device will be working with Google's next iteration of their mobile software and will act as a bit of a centerpiece for said software, showing off abilities like voice commands with a system that's able to listen all the time.

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Kodak Instamatic 2014 Android camera phone: don’t believe the hype

Kodak Instamatic 2014 Android camera phone: don’t believe the hype

In the latest installment of SlashGear's debunking series we're taking a look at an elaborate ruse surrounding the so-called Kodak Instamatic 2014. This device is not real - the site created to promote it appears to be supported by Kodak itself, and indeed it does claim to be created by the Eastman Kodak Company. This site was registered, on the other hand, not by Kodak at all, but by a Czech Republic football player by the name of Martin Hasek.

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Nexus 7 2 details swirl amid price cuts and Android 4.3

Nexus 7 2 details swirl amid price cuts and Android 4.3

While the ASUS-made 7-inch Google tablet continues to be one of their best-selling devices - one of their only devices sold directly through Google Play, to be fair - it has been well over a year since the Nexus 7 was first introduced. Though it has had upgrades in the internal storage department, suggestions of an answer to Apple's next-generation iPad mini have begun to converge here in the summer of 2013.

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MiiPC delayed as Android PC for kids raises its game

MiiPC delayed as Android PC for kids raises its game

Android-powered Kickstarter MiiPC has been delayed until September, the team behind the affordable "family computer" have revealed, over chip supplier issues, though the start-up says it will use the time to improve the product for early-bird backers. MiiPC, which raised more than 3.5x times its $50k crowdfunding goal back in May, had been expected to make the first shipments of the palm-sized PCs in July. However, the company explained to SlashGear, delays at the supplier of MiiPC's core chipset in delivering the necessary multimedia software component has forced a push back by around two months.

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Garmin Monterra outdoor GPS arrives with Android, WiFi

Garmin Monterra outdoor GPS arrives with Android, WiFi

If any kind of hiking or exploring is in your future, Garmin thinks they have a GPS unit for you. The company just announced the Monterra outdoor GPS, which Garmin says is their first WiFi-enabled outdoor handheld GPS running Android. While it looks like a rugged smartphone, it's actually just a touchscreen-enabled rugged GPS device for your outdoor needs.

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iOS fragmentation pie chart follows in Android’s footsteps

iOS fragmentation pie chart follows in Android’s footsteps

We're no stranger to Android's iconic pie chart that shows the percentage of what OS version is currently out there in the world. As expected, Android has a lot of versions that are scattered around, with Jelly Bean, Ice Cream Sandwich, and Gingerbread being the top three that are in use, with older versions like Honeycomb, Froyo, and Eclair still out there on some devices. Apple is now taking a page out that back and is demonstrating their own iOS pie chart to show which iOS versions are roaming around.

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