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Amazon Fire Phone review: The shopper’s smartphone

Amazon Fire Phone review: The shopper’s smartphone

When Amazon wades into a new segment, competitors take note, and few devices have been so nervously anticipated as the Fire Phone. Amazon's first smartphone doesn't just put Prime in your pocket, it also pushes the limits of UI, with its quartet of Dynamic Perspective cameras, and computational photography, with Firefly. Ambitious, then, but Jeff Bezos & Co. have seldom lacked that. Question is, does the Fire Phone deserve to be the hottest handset in town?

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If I were a developer, I’d abandon Android now

If I were a developer, I’d abandon Android now

Based on one chart I’m seeing today coming from data source from Google, Apple, and tech VC firm Andressen Horowitz, iOS is dominating Android. Not in sales of devices worldwide, not in popularity of the operating system - but in gross app store revenue. For this reason alone, there’s little reason why I’d continue developing for Android and iOS if I were a developer - I’d stick with the clear winner.

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Wacom Bamboo Paper now available on Android, Windows 8

Wacom Bamboo Paper now available on Android, Windows 8

Wacom is taking on Paper, 53's highly popular iPad app, by taking its own drawing-based software where Paper dare not tread. Wacom is expanding the scope of its Bamboo Paper app beyond iOS, making it available on Windows 8 and Android, both of the Google kind and the Amazon flavor. What's more, to celebrate the milestone, Wacom is offering many of its tools, features, and brushes for free for a limited time only.

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Xiaomi Mi Band is a simple, no-nonsense wearable

Xiaomi Mi Band is a simple, no-nonsense wearable

Xiaomi may have just announced its shiny new Mi 4 smartphone, but it wasn't done yet with the big revelations. Although most rumors and leaks have focused on the company's upcoming smartphone, it seems that Xiaomi was actually also busy preparing a wearable device. Don't get too excited though, it isn't a smartwatch. The Mi Band, Xiaomi's entry into the wearable market, is a very simple but dedicated fitness band.

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Xiaomi Mi 4 debuts: 5-inch screen, top specs, steel body

Xiaomi Mi 4 debuts: 5-inch screen, top specs, steel body

At its annual conference in Beijing, Xiaomi has unveiled the Xiaomi Mi 4, naturally called its fastest phone ever. Sporting some of the best hardware in the mobile market today, all crammed in a 5-inch smartphone with a stainless steel frame, Xiaomi's latest and greatest is poised to yet be another fast seller in China. And yes, it does look a tad like the iPhone, which is something that Xiaomi might have been consciously going for.

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HP leaks tipped 3 new Android tablets

HP leaks tipped 3 new Android tablets

HP isn't exactly the go-to-guy when it comes to Android tablets, but that hasn't fazed it from putting out innumerable mobile devices, some of which have somewhat similar and therefore confusing names. The PC maker is now believed to actually have three, yes three, tablets in the making, bearing a mixed array of hardware specs and, of course, names that vary only ever so slightly from one another and other older products.

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