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Intel wants to make mark on Android via Devs, OEMs

Intel wants to make mark on Android via Devs, OEMs

Intel is joining the push for a better Android experience. At their Developers Forum today, the company announced a slew of things meant to better the Android platform, with a strong lean towards the tablet experience. Perhaps a natural fit for the larger platform, Intel is announcing a new chipset, and a challenge to all OEMs and Developers.

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Malware blocking app mysteriously pulled from Play Store

Malware blocking app mysteriously pulled from Play Store

In a time when identity theft and information pinching is prevalent, it seems salient that you’d want something that could protect you from being tracked without your knowledge. Disconnect Mobile does just that, blocking you from being tracked or fed potentially malicious ads. Once removed from the Play Store, Disconnect Mobile came back last night. The return didn’t last long, as Google kicked them out in a few short hours.

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Moto 360 teardown: one tiny surprise

Moto 360 teardown: one tiny surprise

If you expected to find a whole lot more inside the Moto 360 this week than you’d seen in our Motorola Chicago tour last week, you’re in for a shock. As iFixit shows us this week, with a score of 3 out of 10 on the repairability gauge, this isn’t the sort of device you want to take apart.

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Jawbone UP API opening to iPhone, Android, WP8.1, more

Jawbone UP API opening to iPhone, Android, WP8.1, more

Jawbone is expected to open up its platform to the movement sensors in devices other than its own UP24 fitness band, with new apps for iOS, Android, Windows Phone, and Android Wear expected over the next month. The move, which could be announced as early as tomorrow we're told, will see Jawbone's fitness platform pull in data from smartphones and wearables - including Pebble - along with seamlessly integrating with Apple's HealthKit, so that data gathered by the iWatch should also be supported.

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Rebuilding Moto: Motorola’s Steve Horowitz speaks

Rebuilding Moto: Motorola’s Steve Horowitz speaks

With the new Moto X further refining its flagship Android phone, the new Moto G revamping the company’s most popular smartphone ever, and Moto 360 and Moto Hint making a double play for wearables, Motorola is certainly having an interesting month. With the whispers from the Her-like Hint still echoing in my ears, I sat down with Steve Horowitz, senior vice president for software engineering at Motorola, to talk about wearables, fitting into Lenovo’s ecosystem, and what he’ll miss when out from under Google’s umbrella.

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Are 5% of Android users really switching for the iPhone 6?

Are 5% of Android users really switching for the iPhone 6?

I’m not sure if you’re aware, but Apple is just about ready to unveil the next iPhone — and it’s a big deal (pun intended). At 4.7-inches, the iPhone 6 wants to appeal to customers who like bigger smartphones. Many of those folks are Android users, who already enjoy a myriad of devices with large screens. According to a new survey, a small but notable portion of Android users are set to buy the iPhone 6 when it comes out.

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