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Huawei Ascend P6 Unboxing and Hands-on

Huawei Ascend P6 Unboxing and Hands-on

It's time to get up close and personal with the Huawei Ascend P6 once again. This device was first introduced to the world in June of 2013 at an event in England, complete with a full-on test of its software. This device is Huawei's answer to the 2013 wave of hero devices from Samsung with the Galaxy S 4 and HTC with the HTC One. Is the Huawei Ascend P6 up to the task of taking on the greatest in Android?

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Views for Google Photo Spheres expands usability with tagged maps

Views for Google Photo Spheres expands usability with tagged maps

When Google first introduced Photo Spheres with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and the Galaxy Nexus, it was already envisioned that there would one day be a way to share these creations both easily and effectively between Android users. These Photo Spheres began to appear in Google+, a fun and rather simple place to share photos. Then game Google Maps integration - suddenly Android users were shaping the way the world was seen through their own Street View-like presentations.

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Android Fragmentation visualized by OpenSignal: Jelly Bean in the lead

Android Fragmentation visualized by OpenSignal: Jelly Bean in the lead

It's time again to have a peek at how fragmented the world of Google's mobile operating system Android is - and to see how one app can take a stab at bringing a real survey sample to the public in turn. What the developers behind OpenSignal have done is to analyze the Android device market using the data they've collected from users downloading their app. What this amounts to in short is 8 versions of Android still in use today, 37.9% of Android users using some form of Jelly Bean, and 11,868 distinct Android devices "seen" this year alone.

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NVIDIA SHIELD launches this week: the mobile desktop gaming crossover

NVIDIA SHIELD launches this week: the mobile desktop gaming crossover

This week NVIDIA SHIELD launches, bringing the company's vision for a high-powered mobile gaming device to the market with a console-quality physical controller attached to a flip-up display with Android under the hood. This machine will be shipping to customers who preordered this device starting Wednesday, while in-store availability also starts its spread this week at locations like GameStop, Microcenter, and Canada Computer. You'll be seeing SlashGear's full review soon, as well.

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SlashGear 101: Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, what’s new?

SlashGear 101: Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, what’s new?

There are two major paths you might go down when you're attempting to see what's different in the change-over from Android 4.2 or 4.2.x over to 4.3 Jelly Bean: one is behind the scenes, the other - right up front. What we're going to be doing is taking a mostly up-front approach, sourced straight from Google's guides, tuned here for the common user while we keep the developer back end in mind: those bits and pieces are put in place for your machine to work well - here's what you'll be well off knowing.

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Android 4.3 Jelly Bean official as Google takes a half-step

Android 4.3 Jelly Bean official as Google takes a half-step

With the reintroduction of the Nexus 7, complete with the same name as it had in its first iteration, Google revealed that Android 4.3 would also be called Jelly Bean. This system's detailing began with a boost to Multi-User abilities with Restricted Profiles - this is for parents, for the most part, allowing and dis-allowing bits and pieces of the operating system depending on the user. From there, Google launched directly into Bluetooth Smart - also known as Bluetooth Low Energy, this coming alongside Bluetooth 4.0.

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