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Facebook Home hits HTC One and Galaxy S 4 in quiet social update

Facebook Home hits HTC One and Galaxy S 4 in quiet social update

Facebook Home has quietly added support for the HTC One and - unofficially - the Samsung Galaxy S 4, as the social network Android homescreen replacement attempts to build on its 1m+ existing users. The app originally launched for the Galaxy S III, Note II, HTC One X, and One X+, with the promise of One and Galaxy S 4 support when both handsets were released. Now that appears to have been added, albeit with a slightly confusing error message on the Samsung phone.

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HTC One Review [2013]

HTC One Review [2013]

It's been a tough few years for HTC, unsung victim of the Apple-Samsung smartphone war, and the new HTC One has a lot to do to fix that. The company has seen its place in Android dwindle from trailblazer to also-ran, as Samsung's cutting-edge hardware and vast marketing budget forced Galaxy to the fore. Solid phones like 2012's One X and One S failed to relight HTC's fire, and so it has done the only thing it can: raise its game much, much higher with the HTC One. We're back to the days of risk-taking hardware decisions and legitimately interesting software, but the big question is whether the One can pull it off. Read on for the full SlashGear review.

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Grand Theft Auto V for next-gen consoles: not so much

Grand Theft Auto V for next-gen consoles: not so much

This week the developers behind Grand Theft Auto V (aka GTA5) have made it clear that the delay they're experiencing with the release of their next-generation game has nothing to do with Microsoft and Sony releasing new consoles this year. While Take-Two chief executive officer Strauss Zelnick's words didn't explicitly confirm nor deny the idea that the Xbox 720 or PlayStation 4 will exist in the very near future, the idea that GTA:V will be released on those mystical machines seems to have been clearly dashed.

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Microsoft reportedly plotting set-top box alongside next-gen Xbox

Microsoft reportedly plotting set-top box alongside next-gen Xbox

It's pretty obvious that Microsoft and Sony have started work on their next generation gaming consoles, but Microsoft might have more than just the next Xbox up its sleeve. According to a new report from The Verge, Microsoft is planning to launch a set-top box of its own at some point next year. By making such a device and launching some kind of Xbox TV service alongside its next-gen console, it could potentially allow Microsoft to get its products in more living rooms than ever before, so it's pretty easy to see the appeal of such a strategy.

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Jelly Bean’s sloth-like rise waits for Nexus jumpstart

Jelly Bean’s sloth-like rise waits for Nexus jumpstart

Jelly Bean's gradual climb in the Android platform distribution charts continues its slow ascent, though Google's latest stats indicate Ice Cream Sandwich is still growing faster than the newer version. The new figures, which measure active Android OS installs accessing the Google Play market in a two week period, suggest 4.1 Jelly Bean is now on 2.7-percent of active devices, up from 1.8-percent a month ago.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: September 10, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: September 10, 2012

Welcome back to Monday, folks. We're in the final stretch before Apple's big event kicks off, and with just a couple of days left before everything goes down, the iPhone 5 is making a splash in a big way. The (hopefully) incoming handset was given the title of "biggest upgrade in consumer electronics history" by one enthusiastic analyst today. T-Mobile is offering an "Unlocked and Unlimited" deal for the iPhone even though it doesn't carry the device itself, and we got word today that Apple suppliers have started shipping new 13.3-inch MacBook Pros with Retina Display and a new line of all-in-one iMacs.

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Ice Cream Sandwich grows 50% in latest Android platform stats

Ice Cream Sandwich grows 50% in latest Android platform stats

Google has released the latest breakdown of Android versions, with Ice Cream Sandwich continuing its slow penetration into handsets while Jelly Bean remains fledgling at best. The figures, based on active Android devices using the Play store within the past two weeks, confirm that 2.3 Gingerbread remains the most commonly used version of the open-source OS, with over 60-percent of installs.

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Nintendo 3DS XL Review

Nintendo 3DS XL Review

Reviewing a product like the Nintendo 3DS XL is a strange affair. The mobile gaming market has changed dramatically over the last several years thanks to the advent of iOS and Android, both offering games that approach the quality of what you would expect to find on a Nintendo or Sony handheld for a fraction of the price. It’s hard to look at the 3DS XL without a cynical eye either given that 3DS sales are starting to slump, with Nintendo recently reporting a decline in revenue and posting a net loss of around $220 million. Is the 3DS XL the boost that Nintendo needs in a world that’s rapidly forgetting the traditional portable gaming handheld? Let’s find out.

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Ice Cream Sandwich now on 2.9% of all Android devices

Ice Cream Sandwich now on 2.9% of all Android devices

Last time we heard about Ice Cream Sandwich adoption on Android devices, less than 1% had the OS installed. Granted, only the Galaxy Nexus was ready to go with ICS, along with a speedy update to the ASUS Transformer Prime, but OEMs in general have been slow to offer updates ever since the code dropped in November. ICS products and updates are slowly but surely starting to appear, and the latest data shows that ICS adoption has jumped.

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Xbox Live Indie Games unofficially comes to Windows Phone

Xbox Live Indie Games unofficially comes to Windows Phone

The "Indie Games" section of Xbox Live on the Xbox 360 has become very popular among everyone from hardcore gamers to people who whose favorite game is Angry Birds. In the most recent update to the Xbox 360 Dashboard, the Indie Games channel receives even more prominence, showing that Microsoft really likes this section of content. On the software giant's other Xbox Live platform, though, a.ka. Windows Phone, there is no such initiative.

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