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Nexus 4 White finally gets official

Nexus 4 White finally gets official

The long-rumored white Nexus 4 has finally been made official, with LG whipping the covers off the paler version of the pure-Android smartphone. Functionally-identical to the existing Nexus 4, which until now has only been available in black, the new color "Nexus 4 White" variant comes with the same Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS and 4.7-inch 1280 x 768 display, and is expected to begin a global roll out at the end of this month.

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Verizon HTC One Google Edition tipped for summer

Verizon HTC One Google Edition tipped for summer

That's a lot of buzz words there, HTC, but with the Samsung GALAXY S 4 hitting the Google Play store with its very own Nexus-like vanilla build of Android next month, it may just be time for the all-metal hero to join in on the fun. While HTC has denied both a Verizon version of the HTC One as well as a "Google Edition", rumors and what appear to be trustworthy anonymous tips have continued to surface on each. Either this device is going to happen, or the HTC One is so popular amongst Android fans that they just can't stand having only one version.

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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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Nexus 7 refresh gets teased in Google+ Hangouts video

Nexus 7 refresh gets teased in Google+ Hangouts video

We saw a lot of cool things during the Google I/O keynote yesterday, including new Google Maps, updated Google Search, and a unified Google+ Hangouts experience. Speaking of which, the promo video for Google+ Hangouts had a peculiar couple of seconds, where we spotted a 7-inch tablet with a glowing notification light, which none of Google's tablets have. Could this be a next-generation Nexus 7 that we're seeing?

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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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HTC denies HTC One “Nexus Edition” plans

HTC denies HTC One “Nexus Edition” plans

Hopes that HTC would follow in Samsung's footsteps and release a so-called "Nexus Edition" of the HTC One have been dashed, with the company insisting it has no plans to release a version not running HTC Sense. The surprise announcement of the Google Edition of the Samsung Galaxy S 4 - running a vanilla version of Android - at the Google I/O opening keynote earlier today had prompted speculation that other manufacturers might wade into the market in a similar manner, but according to an HTC spokesperson that's simply not the case.

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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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