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Nokia Introduces the ‘X’ Family Of Android Devices (video)


The Nokia X is finally official, announced at Mobile World Congress 2014 earlier today, and it’s bringing some friends with it. The oft-leaked Nokia X has been announced by Nokia today, and it will be accompanied to the Android market by two other phones named the Nokia X+ and the Nokia XL in their bid to reach emerging markets with these affordable handsets.

“The X family boasts Nokia’s exciting, high quality hardware design and a range of bright colors. The brand new, tile-based Home screen offers you a simple, elegant way to manage your apps and phone functions and also reintroduces a redesigned version of the enormously popular Fastlane notifications centre – a second Home screen if you like – from the latest Asha devices,” said Nokia.

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Nexus 7 Tablet Finally Approved By Verizon


Verizon has repeatedly promised that it would officially support the Nexus 7 on its LTE network, only to fall short each time. However, it now seems that a launch really is close at hand — a Droid-Life tipster has revealed that a Verizon approved Nexus 7 tablet is making its way into Verizon stores, complete with the carrier’s logo on the box.

The Nexus 7 (2013) was released shortly before the summer of last year and introduced Android 4.4 JellyBean to the market. It features impressive specs including a 7-inch 1920 x 1200 HD display, 2GB RAM, a 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 16/32GB of internal storage, built-in wireless charging, and a 5-megapixel rear camera. Continue reading

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NBC News Falsely Reports Smartphones Being Hacked at Olympics (video)


NBC News is reporting as soon as you connect to the internet while at the Winter Olympics you will get hacked. Well, maybe not. There’s been a bit of blowback from the report, even from the expert that NBC turned to during its report on online security in Sochi, Russia.

The story was fraudulent. It was about going to the Olympics in cyberspace (visiting websites), not going to their in person and using their local WiFi. — Errata Security

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Dell’s Dongle Turns Any TV Into An Android PC


Dell has released a portable HDMI dongle that can turn any screen with an HDMI or MHL port into an Android PC, complete with access to the cloud. The Wyse Cloud Connect clearly draws some inspiration from Google’s Chromecast, but based on the press release, Dell is targeting a more business-minded audience with its device.

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NFL Now Mobile App Avaible Next Season


The National Football League announced this morning the NFL Now application for iOS, Android, and Windows devices. The app will bring football fans closer to the gridiron action, thanks to dynamically personalized information on your favorite team, customizable news feeds, and highlights from across the league. Think of it like the NFL Mobile app on steroids. Fans will also have access to the “deepest vault of on-demand video content” that’s ever been offered by the NFL.

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Lenovo Purchasing Motorola Mobility From Google


Google is selling Motorola Mobility to Lenovo, giving the Chinese smartphone manufacturer a major presence in the US market. Lenovo will buy Motorola for $2.91 billion in a mixture of cash and stock. Google will retain ownership of the vast majority of Motorola’s patents, while 2,000 patents and a license on the remaining patents will go to Lenovo. At the deal’s closing, Lenovo will pay Google $660 million in cash and $750 million in stock, while the remaining $1.5 billion will be paid out over three years.

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Twitter App For Android Updated With New Features


Twitter Mobile Update Bubbles Trending Events To The Top Of The Timeline, Adds Photo twitter-android-update Twitter has just released an update to its Android client (coming soon to iOS) that brings new photo editing tools to the service, which are likely meant to make it easier to share photos direct and keep people out of competitive apps like Instagram. The second change adds a significant element of event discovery and real-time trend monitoring to user timelines.

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BlackBerry Launches Update To Version 10.2.1


BlackBerry announced the launch of the latest version of its BlackBerry 10 operating system today. Version 10.2.1, which will be delivered to all BlackBerry 10 device users starting today, includes a number of enhancements over 10.2, such as a new incoming call screen, better management of the BlackBerry hub for notifications, and support for group messages over email or SMS. The lock screen features a new picture passcode system and actionable notifications, and the update offers improved battery reporting and an offline reading mode in the web browser. The update also enables the FM radio function in the BlackBerry Q5, Q10, and Z30 smartphones.

BlackBerry says that the update will be pushed to all BlackBerry 10 devices around the world starting today, but that it is still subject to carrier approvals. It’s not exactly clear when users in the US will see the update — most US carriers have yet to release BlackBerry 10.2, leaving many users stuck on BlackBerry 10.1.

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SoundHound App Wants To Be Your Companion During The Grammys Tonight


Awards nights tend to give rise to slews of app tie-ins, and for this year’s Grammys, SoundHound’s tossing its hat in the ring. In addition to being able to recognize songs by “listening” to them, the refreshed app comes with a dedicated page for the event that currently lists performers and nominees.Anyone who clicks SoundHound’s orange button during the live broadcast on Sunday night, though, will see real-time info, the list of winners and relevant Twitter posts instead.

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