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Google might have toyed with multi windows on Android

Google might have toyed with multi windows on Android

Our mobile devices inherently multitask on a technical level, but presenting a user-facing interface has always been a topic for much debate. Google has been known to disparage such multitasking features on Samsung's heavily customized TouchWiz experience, because it diverged from Google's vision of Android and because it was basically hacked on top of functionality and API that Android didn't officially support. Apparently, however, Google has softened it's opinion a bit and has been found to have experimented with split screen functionality on its own.

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Keep your Nexus 6, I’ll stick with Moto X

Keep your Nexus 6, I’ll stick with Moto X

There’s really no good reason why you should wait for a 6-inch smartphone. Apple’s created a 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus, there are more than enough Samsung Galaxy Note devices in the world. What more could you possibly want? I tell you what I want - Motorola’s expertise in creating a smartphone that delivers well and above expectations. I want a Moto X with a wooden backside.

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Facebook Anonymous: tip says privacy may be their next goal

Facebook Anonymous: tip says privacy may be their next goal

No matter how often Facebook suggests they’re all about privacy, there’s one undeniable fact about the social network. You pay. Whether it be by cash (not in Facebook’s case) or with your presence, you pay. That’s how Facebook stays in business. They sell advertisement space to businesses for you to see. They recently released an initiative called Facebook Atlas. A tip this week suggests that they may change their traditional model completely, releasing an app that turns the real-name conventions of Facebook on its head.

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Nexus 6 details and a DROID for Verizon

Nexus 6 details and a DROID for Verizon

This morning we dug into the FCC documents for Motorola’s next big release. Really big, as it were - a full 6-inches of display to take on the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and the iPhone 6 Plus. We’ve heard rumors that Google would pick up Motorola’s next big release as a "Nexus 6", working with 6-inches of display. We’ve also heard that Verizon would be getting the device on their carrier. What we hadn’t heard so far - but what we can basically (nearly) confirm without Motorola saying so is that Verizon’s model will be the same, but with DROID branding.

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HP 10 Plus Android tablet arrives as rumored

HP 10 Plus Android tablet arrives as rumored

This past summer rumbles surfaced stating HP had a trio of new tablets in the works, and among those three new tablets was one called the HP 10 Plus. That leak turned out to be true, and HP has introduced that Android tablet model with little (read: none) fanfare. The tablet has surfaced on Amazon, where it is still located -- whether it was supposed to launch and HP is just staying incredibly quiet about its arrival, or this was a premature launch, isn't known at this point.

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Samsung Galaxy A5, A3 appear again in leaked video

Samsung Galaxy A5, A3 appear again in leaked video

It seems that there is no stop to the flood of leaks and information regarding upcoming members of the Galaxy Alpha family. This time, we get treated to moving pictures, a.k.a. a video, supposedly of the Galaxy A5 and A3, models A500 and A300 elsewhere, which are then compared with their progenitor, the metal clad Galaxy Alpha, right in the middle.

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Android Wear watchface maker “Face for Wear” exits Beta

Android Wear watchface maker “Face for Wear” exits Beta

This week the folks behind Face for Wear have released their Android Wear smartwatch face-maker to the public. This app allows you to create your own unique face for Android Wear devices, opening the doors for creators everywhere. This will likely be a situation that’s less-than-necessary in the future whenever Google opens their official API to developers and the public, but for now you can go ahead and go with Face. The app costs a fee and some of the watch faces inside the app cost a fee as well - but at what cost fashion?

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Nexus 9 (HTC T1) tablet leaks its backside

Nexus 9 (HTC T1) tablet leaks its backside

There should be little doubt at this point that HTC is making a tablet. This tablet has appeared in documents of many kinds over the past few weeks, even going so far as to be mentioned by NVIDIA (accidentally) by name. Now the device has appeared in a leaked image - just one - that shows it to be very similar in appearance to the NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet. Right down to the shiny logo on the back, right on top of flat matte backing.

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AT&T releases Moto G LTE, Motorola’s best-selling budget phone

AT&T releases Moto G LTE, Motorola’s best-selling budget phone

This week the folks at AT&T have decided it’s time to bring the Moto G with LTE connectivity to their collection of phones. But they’re not bringing the newest version of the device to market, they’re bringing last year’s model. Here’s why that’s totally OK: the original is still good. Not even just for its price. It's just a good phone. Solidly built, ready to take on your daily tasks - and it's ready to be customized too. It's more of a "why not" situation than a "why."

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