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White Nexus 4 Hands-on and Unboxing

White Nexus 4 Hands-on and Unboxing

This week Google and LG have made the unicorn of the Nexus lineup - that being the White Nexus 4 - a reality. Here at SlashGear we're taking the time to unbox and have a closer look at the device and its brand new Bumper Case as it makes its way to online stores and eventually into the retail space in the USA. And yes, it's basically the same package: it's just white.

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Galaxy Note III set for Samsung multi-device event

Galaxy Note III set for Samsung multi-device event

The next wave of Samsung devices is washing in as a London event announced earlier today clues the public in, miniature photo style. The Samsung Galaxy Note III will quite likely be up for announcement as it's been appearing in benchmarks here and there and has historically appeared not long after a Galaxy smartphone hero device in the past. Meanwhile the company has Windows 8 notebooks and a brand new Galaxy Camera to show as well.

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Galaxy Tab 3 7.0, 8.0, and 10.1 appear on retailer shelves early

Galaxy Tab 3 7.0, 8.0, and 10.1 appear on retailer shelves early

This week the folks at Adorama have revealed their first listings for the next generation of Samsung tablet, both the Galaxy Tab 3 7.0, 8.0, and 10.1. These two devices take on the form of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 (pictured below) and GALAXY S 4, but take away the Note's pen and modify their shape just a bit. This is the first time the devices have appeared available from a retailer in the United States, while the tablets are just hitting shelves internationally.

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Android 4.3 leaked on video showing refreshed camera interface

Android 4.3 leaked on video showing refreshed camera interface

On May 8, we reported that SlashGear was getting multiple hits from a device running Android Jelly Bean 4.3, indicating that the operating system is being tested somewhere out in Googleland and that we'll likely be seeing it in the near future. It has been a couple weeks, and now we might have gotten our first look at the mobile operating system via a video purported to be of the next update's new camera interface.

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Sony XPERIA ZL Review

Sony XPERIA ZL Review

With the Sony XPERIA ZL, the company took a double-tiered approach to a hero smartphone release - unlike what Samsung and HTC have done with their HTC One and GALAXY S 4, Sony has created a machine that's got the same innards as the XPERIA Z, but with a body that's almost like an alternate reality iteration. Here with the XPERIA ZL, Sony has taken the display, the software, the processor, and the camera technology from the XPERIA Z, putting it in a body that's both more rugged and thinner than the hero.

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Nexus 7 refresh coming quick: HD display on tap

Nexus 7 refresh coming quick: HD display on tap

There's chatter of a brand new iteration of the Google Nexus 7 appearing this afternoon alongside talk of not just a new version of Android, but another "Google Edition" smartphone as well. While Android 4.3 continues to appear in our very own traffic logs here on SlashGear, so too has it been tipped that this update will upgrade features like the system's camera software. In the tablet universe, it's a reissue of the Nexus 7 that's popping up as a possible reality for as soon as next month.

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HTC One’s big brother tipped with 5+ inch screen

HTC One’s big brother tipped with 5+ inch screen

This week has certainly been one for unofficial HTC One announcements - today's comes in at 5-inches or more with a smaller cousin in the works as well. While earlier today the HTC One was suggested to be coming in a so-called "Google Edition" with exclusive aim for Verizon, this afternoon there's word that two MORE HTC One relatives are in the mix. The first of these is the HTC One's larger relative, while the second is one we've heard of before: the HTC M4.

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Samsung GALAXY S 4 Developer Edition opens door to Android purity for Verizon

Samsung GALAXY S 4 Developer Edition opens door to Android purity for Verizon

This week the Samsung GALAXY S 4 Developer Edition has been announced by the company for Verizon and AT&T, here opening the door to a more "pure" Android experience for those wishing to hack and port. While the Google Edition of the Samsung GALAXY S 4 is being delivered with stock Android next month, here the Developer edition merely gives you the keys to the locks that are Samsung's TouchWiz user interface and custom build.

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Hisense Sero 7 Pro Tablet leaks to take on the Nexus 7

Hisense Sero 7 Pro Tablet leaks to take on the Nexus 7

Hisense, a company known for making budget Chinese tablets, will soon be releasing their Android tablets stateside. Late last month a new Hisense Sero 7 tablet was spotted clearing the FCC here in the US, and today we have all the details. Their first official Google Play certified Android tablet to go on sale stateside is pretty impressive. It has more to offer than the Nexus 7, and only comes in at $99. Read on for more details on this exclusive first look.

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GALAXY S 4 Nexus edition eyes-on: Hugo Barra’s got it

GALAXY S 4 Nexus edition eyes-on: Hugo Barra’s got it

This week we were treated to a rather unexpected surprise: Google's one and only I/O 2013 keynote address revealed a faux-Nexus edition of the Samsung GALAXY S 4. As luck would have it, we caught up with Google’s Vice President of Android Product Management Hugo Barra last night - and he happened to have one of these devices in his pocket. Being the friendly fellow that he is, he have us a brief once-over with the device to show how Nexus-like it really was.

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GALAXY S 4 Google Edition made real with Vanilla Android

GALAXY S 4 Google Edition made real with Vanilla Android

This week Hugo Barra spoke up at Google I/O 2013 on the devices that make Android a unique and powerful system, including the HTC One and the Samsung GALAXY S 4. This introduction moved quickly to a Google Edition of the Samsung GALAXY S 4. This version of the device will be working on AT&T and T-Mobile 4G LTE with a 16GB internal storage and a vanilla flavoring of Android. This will be sold through the Google Play and will receive updates straight from the company.

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