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Samsung GALAXY S 4 Experience Pillar 4: Health and Wellness

Samsung GALAXY S 4 Experience Pillar 4: Health and Wellness

As the fourth and perhaps most innovative pillar of the collection here with the Samsung GALAXY S 4, the "Health and Wellness" category introduces a brand new app: S-Health. The app ecosystem known as S Health has been introduced with the Samsung GALAXY S 4 with the ability to keep track, monitor, and provide information on your health activity. This app works with the sensors on the smartphone to show you pedometer information - how fast you've walked, where you've walked, and how long you've walked.

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Samsung GALAXY S 4 Experience Pillar 2: Creation and Nurturing of Relationships

Samsung GALAXY S 4 Experience Pillar 2: Creation and Nurturing of Relationships

The four pillars of what Samsung hopes to project as the GALAXY S 4's friendly user experience continues with pillar number 2: Creation and Nurturing of Relationships. To both create and nurture relationships with the people you meet and the people around you daily, you'll find the GALAXY S 4's integration of S-Translator to be especially helpful. As the world becomes more "global", Samsung aims to help you translate what anyone says for your consumption - and help you translate what you say so you can speak with anyone. This translation tool is integrated into Email, ChatON, and in a stand-alone S-Translator app.

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Samsung GALAXY S 4 Experience Pillar 1: Enjoyment

Samsung GALAXY S 4 Experience Pillar 1: Enjoyment

With the Samsung GALAXY S 4, the company is letting the world know that they're taking an approach that's meant to make your life better with four key pillars of excellence, the first being an effort to allow you to get "more Enjoyment out of life." The camera experience will be the first way in which the Samsung GALAXY S 4 will help you get more enjoyment out of life. As Samsung has mentioned, they've created a camera experience that'll allow you, the user, to take as much emotion away with the device as possible. This camera experience was designed to allow you to get as top-notch a photography and video experience as possible as well.

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Andy Rubin writes goodbye letter to Android partners

Andy Rubin writes goodbye letter to Android partners

Andy Rubin leaving the Android team was definitely the most shocking news of the day. He was the person who started the entire movement, from mentioning it to Google back in 2004, to releasing the first Android smartphone, the T-Mobile G1, in October 2008. Now Android is the most widely-used mobile operating system today, with over 1.35 million activations a day, and a total of 750 million Android devices being activated altogether.

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Verizon backtracks on HTC One refusal

Verizon backtracks on HTC One refusal

This week it appears that Verizon has joined the HTC One party with no less than a full release coming on just after the rest of the major carriers in the USA. The big deal here (we've confirmed with a person close to the situation) is that Verizon will be releasing the HTC One AS the HTC One. Unlike previous releases with HTC where the product's name is changed to fit with a Verizon-specific brand (DROID DNA, for example), the HTC One will be released "as is."

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Google I/O 2013 sells out in under an hour

Google I/O 2013 sells out in under an hour

This morning (less than an hour ago, in fact) the developer conference known as Google I/O 2013 sold its tickets out in what may be record time. According to last year's record, the big G sold out all of its tickets - regular and academic - in less than 15 minutes, while the year before that it was, once again, "less than an hour." This year we'll have to wait for the official clock from Google to get their view on the situation, but by our watch, the event sold out in 45 minutes.

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Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Review

Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Review

With the release of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 with Verizon's 4G LTE data coverage, both companies put forth their best. With Verizon it's the 4G LTE you know and love, and with Samsung it's their largest "Note" device to date, effectively replacing the standard tablet with one that's got its own S-Pen for futuristic note-taking and artwork galore. This isn't the first time the Galaxy Note 10.1 has been available in the United States, but it certainly is the first time it's been pushed with such vigor.

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HTC One X Jelly Bean update: step by step

HTC One X Jelly Bean update: step by step

When you get a software update to an Android device such as the HTC One X, tapping forth to your next-generation operating system can be extremely simple. If you're one of the many proud owners of the original HTC One X being carried by AT&T, you're in luck - this update has gone live this week. With the update to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, you'll be getting several benefits of Google's nearly-newest OS features.

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Samsung Galaxy S4 vs Note III specifications battle: very unofficial

Samsung Galaxy S4 vs Note III specifications battle: very unofficial

As Samsung gains a whirlwind of attention this week before its big Samsung Galaxy S4 event on the 14th, (one week from today), both the S4 and the Note III have been given some rather impressive unofficial specification sets. The details we're about to compare are not official and have not been confirmed by Samsung in any way. On the other hand, you can count on most or all of them due to the relatively predictable incremental steps every technology company takes when releasing products in a highly popular brand line.

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