Jelly Bean

LG Lucid2 hits Verizon: free wireless charging wonder

LG Lucid2 hits Verizon: free wireless charging wonder

Here comes the LG Optimus F5 for the United States, folks, named LG Lucid2 and available from Verizon with 4G LTE and wireless charging to boot! This smartphone is made to be your one-stop-shop for mid-range greatness, complete with a 4.3-inch qHD IPS LCD display, Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean (with LG's modifications) right out of the box, and a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor! This smartphone is also completely free with a 2-year contract signed up with Verizon starting on April 4th.

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HTC One availability expands: USA before end of April

HTC One availability expands: USA before end of April

This morning HTC has sent out a blast on the soon-approaching availability of the HTC One in several countries around the world. For the United States and across Europe, the HTC One is now set for "before the end of April." That means most of the major carriers will be releasing the HTC One at that same time, we must expect, here in the United States.

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AT&T LG Optimus G Pro tipped in FCC post

AT&T LG Optimus G Pro tipped in FCC post

This week the LG Optimus G Pro appears to have popped its head up with AT&T 4G LTE in mind as the FCC approves with a resounding thumbs up. What we're seeing here is an FCC approval process posting with what's said to be the code-name for the LG Optimus G Pro, just a few characters away from the original Optimus G. This device, if indeed coming to AT&T this Spring, will be a competitor for the also-giant Samsung Galaxy Note II (and possibly III) the whole year long.

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Gmail updated for Jelly Bean – notifications pulldown reply activated

Gmail updated for Jelly Bean – notifications pulldown reply activated

It's time to get minimal with Google's newest update for the Gmail app for your Android 4.1+ Jelly Bean devices - complete with notification pull-down menu buttons for reply and archive! This update shows the message (as you're seeing in the first image here) in extremely short form along with Archive and Reply buttons, this giving you super-quick access to your mail and a way to bust out of viewing every single message as you'd have to otherwise. This update works for devices working with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean or newer and there's been no comment as yet on similar features being pushed to iOS.

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SlashGear 101: The Samsung GALAXY S 4

SlashGear 101: The Samsung GALAXY S 4

With the Samsung GALAXY S 4 the company has focused on four key areas that they've found are most important for everyday life fulfillment, the first being Enjoyment. Creating and nurturing relationships is the second, Everyday Convenience is the third, and the fourth and final pillar is Health and Wellness. With this release, Samsung isn't just creating a smartphone that you'll integrate into your life, they're creating a conduit through which you'll be living your life in a more pleasant, healthy, and convenient way.

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Samsung GALAXY S 4 vs iPhone 5

Samsung GALAXY S 4 vs iPhone 5

This week the Samsung GALAXY S 4 has been revealed complete with a hardware design that'll have the Apple-loving world baffled: it looks, at first, to be the same device as last year. With the Samsung Galaxy S III we had a device that introduced the nature-themed aesthetics of the Samsung universe still being used today on smartphones, tablets, and everything in-between. Now with the GALAXY S 4, we're seeing that the company isn't messing around with its winning design.

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