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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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Motorola XFON skirts Nexus 5 rumors, pushes for cross-carrier US release

Motorola XFON skirts Nexus 5 rumors, pushes for cross-carrier US release

This week the fabled Motorola hero device called "X Phone" before this week has resurged in the tip lines at the Motorola XFON, complete with Qualcomm hardware compatibility with 4G LTE across all major carriers in the USA. This device has appeared several times in the recent past in both front and back hands-on photos with what appears to be a soft plastic back, a relatively large back-facing camera, and a palm-sized body. It's been tipped most recently that this XFON device will be ready for both AT&T and Verizon this July.

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Motorola mystery phone appears with non-Nexus fixings

Motorola mystery phone appears with non-Nexus fixings

This afternoon a device has been leaked from the likes of Motorola and AT&T, bringing with it a mixed vision of the future for the hardware manufacturer as it grows ever closer to a pure Google Android experience. Google has owned Motorola for some time now, and as the company gets closer to the end of its pre-set device lineup plans, it gets closer to Google's heavy influence. What we've got here is a device that at first appears to be the fabled Motorola X-Phone, but then falls short with a few app appearances.

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Google Profits sag at Motorola losses

Google Profits sag at Motorola losses

While the final outcome for Google is another massively successful quarter with $3.35 billion net income, Motorola has once again turned up as a sore spot. Motorola's losses this quarter totaled a staggering $271 million, this comparing to a losses one year ago this same period set at $86 million. While it would, given just those results, appear that Motorola is a whole lot worse off with Google at the helm, the quarter immediately preceding the one just reported sits right up at the top with $353 million lost.

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Motorola X Phone render “leaked”: 5 specifications to make you freak

Motorola X Phone render “leaked”: 5 specifications to make you freak

As we draw ever nearer the developer conference known as Google I/O 2013, tips and rumors (and today a 3D rendering) of a Motorola-made "X Phone" have made their way to the public. What we're seeing here is an illustrated version of what a tipster has suggested will be what the upcoming Google Nexus device will bring to the market this spring, with a possible reveal hitting in early May as Google's convention takes place. Along with the rendering from GSMArena has come a set of specifications that are sometimes fabulous, sometimes bafflingly low-grade.

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Motorola hype advisor tips Custom-order Smartphone Hardware

Motorola hype advisor tips Custom-order Smartphone Hardware

In a single post to a Google+ community, the newest Motorola "advisor" Guy Kawasaki has stoked a wildfire of suggestions for the upcoming so-called X Phone. This Kawasaki fellow was for many, many years an Apple/Macintosh evangelist, having "switched" to Android just this past year - and just this past month (February 27th, to be exact) - he joined Motorola as an advisor, focusing on, as he puts it: "product design, user interface, marketing, and social media." He's made a post today asking whether it'd be amazing to be able to custom-order a smartphone the way Porsche allows with their "Exclusive" series.

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LG Nexus 5 rumored with impressive spec sheet

LG Nexus 5 rumored with impressive spec sheet

Here's a wild rumor for all of you, and one that you should probably take with a giant grain of salt (or just use the entire container). The specs list and design of the Nexus 5 has been rumored to leak. Google is said to be currently working with several manufacturers for its Nexus 5, and one of them is LG again. The phone is currently codenamed "Megalodon", and it's said to be looking at an October 2013 release date.

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PSA: Google I/O 2013 registration begins at 7AM

PSA: Google I/O 2013 registration begins at 7AM

Google I/O registration begins tomorrow at exactly 7:00 AM PDT, so I hope you all have your alarms set, Google+ accounts registered, and Google Wallet information prepped to shell out $900 for a ticket ($300 for academic students and faculty). Yes, Google is requiring registrants to have a Google+ and Google Wallet account this time around, but I'm guessing most of the people attending already have both accounts set up (or at least one).

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Ubuntu Touch SDK Alpha and Developer Preview now available for Nexus devices

Ubuntu Touch SDK Alpha and Developer Preview now available for Nexus devices

On Tuesday, we reported that the Ubuntu for tablets OS would be released for the Nexus 7 and the Nexus 10, as well as the smartphone version for Nexus handsets, as a developer preview today. Canonical has officially announced its availability, saying that enthusiasts and developers alike can grab the source code now and get busy. The company stresses, however, that this is not something you'll want to run on your daily device.

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