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Google rolls out voice search update with support for three additonal languages

Google rolls out voice search update with support for three additonal languages

Yesterday, Google Search for Android was updated to include results from select apps and to pull up app results from the Google Play Store. Today the Internet giant has rolled out a similar update, this time adding voice search support for three additional languages: Japanese, French, and German, opening up the ability to speak one's search term to a wider range of users.

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Apple and China Mobile pen iPhone deal after months of rumors, says sources

Apple and China Mobile pen iPhone deal after months of rumors, says sources

Rumors and speculation regarding an Apple and China Mobile partnership have been around for a long time, and such would represent a huge move on Apple's part. Back in September, sources spoke to the Wall Street Journal claiming that Apple would be sending iPhone 5c models to China Mobile, though they couldn't confirm whether an actual deal had taken place. Now a new source has cropped up, this time telling the WSJ that a deal has, indeed, been signed.

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Microsoft Nokia deal OKed by DOJ

Microsoft Nokia deal OKed by DOJ

There are a mighty number of hurdles a set of companies must go over before they join forces and become one in the United States, especially when they're such titans as Microsoft and Nokia. What's been approved today by the folks at the United States Department of Justice is the pending acquisition of Nokia's mobile devices and services business by Microsoft.

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OPPO N1 smartphone with ColorOS, CyanogenMod to launch Dec. 10

OPPO N1 smartphone with ColorOS, CyanogenMod to launch Dec. 10

The highly anticipated OPPO N1 is set to be released Dec. 10, OPPO announced this evening. The phone will come with ColorOS, an operating system based on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, but it will be easily convertible via an app to CyanogenMod, the Android distro installed by about 10 million users to date. This marks an early case of CyanogenMod being practically ready-baked into a high-profile smartphone manufacturer.

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Moto X wood backing option won’t arrive for Thanksgiving, is slated for holiday season

Moto X wood backing option won’t arrive for Thanksgiving, is slated for holiday season

The Moto X has long been touted as a highly customizable smartphone, allowing buyers to choose from a plethora of colors and, in some cases, different backings and personal engravings. Not all of the customization options were available upon launch, however, and many have found themselves waiting a long time for the wood backing option in particular. If you were hoping for Thanksgiving availability, you're going to have to keep waiting.

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iOS core ported to Nokia N900

iOS core ported to Nokia N900

Developer Winocm has been busy on a special project of his, and today announced on his website that he recently achieved "one of the core milestones" of the mission: successfully porting the iOS core to a Nokia N900 smartphone, among other devices. He has a couple images to prove it, and goes on to detail the other hardware that can boot the system, giving developers some porting opportunities.

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