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Google X Phone flagshipp tipped with Motorola in tow

Google X Phone flagshipp tipped with Motorola in tow

As Google continues it work with now-owned Motorola to bring about a more vanilla (read: Google-only Android) universe, it's become apparent this afternoon that they may be going full-tilt with a smartphone code-named "X Phone". This tip comes from the Wall Street Journal where they've got an internal leakster saying the marquee handset will be up and ready sooner than later. This development effort has been said to be underway already here in 2012 and will likely be up for action before the end of 2013.

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Acer Iconia B1 tablet leaks to under-cut the fabled $99 Nexus

Acer Iconia B1 tablet leaks to under-cut the fabled $99 Nexus

It's time for the $99 USD tablet war to commence, ladies and gentlemen, and you know good and well that a fast-paced company line Acer isn't going to be left out in the cold: behold, the Iconia B1. This machine has been leaked this week with the full name Acer Iconia B1, a 7-inch tablet that looks in its rendering images to be extremely similar in styling to the original Barnes & Noble NOOK. This machine is, on the other hand, being shown in full-color renderings as well with a little home-button-style corner that replaces the area that the NOOK "loop" sits, this perhaps showing the true nature of the final product.

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ASUS $99 tablet appears with Google Nexus “leak pattern”

ASUS $99 tablet appears with Google Nexus “leak pattern”

It would appear that a pattern has emerged in the way certain heavy-hitting Google devices are released to the press, this pattern emerging most recently with an ASUS-made tablet that's set to be released in 2013 for $99 USD. At the NVIDIA press conference at CES 2012 we saw the first appearance of the ASUS tablet that would eventually become the Nexus 7 - before it became Google's game, it went through what we'll call the Nexus Leak Pattern. The same thing happened with the Samsung-made Nexus 10 tablet much more recently.

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Nexus 4 T-Mobile Review

Nexus 4 T-Mobile Review

The difference between the Google Play Nexus 4 and the T-Mobile Nexus 4 is neither in the hardware nor in the software, but in the cost and agreement you'll be making with T-Mobile - but that doesn't mean we can't give some more time to Google's own smartphone hero for Android 4.2 Jelly Bean - for science! First be sure to take a peek at our original full Nexus 4 review as done by our own Vincent Nguyen, then have another dive in with the slight differences between it and the T-Mobile edition - must be something for the massive difference in price, right?

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Nexus 4 Google Play Store availability returns this afternoon

Nexus 4 Google Play Store availability returns this afternoon

This afternoon you'll find yourself once again racing against the masses to grab that one single perfect next-level smartphone: the LG Nexus 4. This device has been available previously on the Google Play store but was sold out in a matter of hours, while the T-Mobile edition (ever so slightly different in its software build) is also either up for sale right this moment (if you're lucky) or will be again later this afternoon. Those of you looking for the unlocked model will be able to pick it up from either source, but the T-Mobile unlocked version (exactly the same as the Google Play store version) will cost you $150 USD more - so good luck with Google Play!

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Nexus 4 LTE enabled using simple hack

Nexus 4 LTE enabled using simple hack

While it was discovered that Google's latest Nexus 4 smartphone does, in fact, have an LTE chip on the inside, the phone's radios don't cover the wide deployment of most LTE bands, resulting in unhappy users who yearn for faster downloads while on the go. However, a simple tweak has been discovered that allows Canadian users to take advantage of LTE on the Nexus 4.

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Nexus 4 shows up in white at TalkTalk

Nexus 4 shows up in white at TalkTalk

The Nexus 4 first made its appearance clothed in white over at Carphone Warehouse, where it then promptly disappeared. Now it has made its appearance once again, this time at TalkTalk, a UK-based telecommunications company. The device is currently only available for pre-order, but is expected to have stock in on December 13th, which means shipping will probably be early enough to get it in time for Christmas.

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