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  • Vic Gundtora, head of Google+, is leaving Google

    24 April 2014, 1:29 pm by: Derek Kessler

    Vic Gundtora, the Google SVP of Engineering that brought Google+ to the world, is leaving the company. According to Re/code, Google CEO Larry Page sent an email to Google employees announcing the departure. Gundtora took to his creation to publicly announce…
  • Google Glass online orders are still apparently open

    24 April 2014, 12:53 pm by: Adam Zeis

    Last week Google Glass ditched the invites and went on sale to anyone and everyone for just one day. That meant that whoever wanted to snag Glass could do so without any caveats, like having to sign up for the Explorer program or wait on an invite. While the…
  • Verizon's HTC Droid DNA is now getting its KitKat update

    24 April 2014, 12:24 pm by: Phil Nickinson

    OK, all you patient Verizon Droid DNA owners. As promised, Android 4.4.2 KitKat is here. You'll actually get a couple of updates — the first is a mere 18MB — so you've got a few reboots ahead of you. Head into our Droid DNA forums for more. Source: Droid…
  • This week's sidebar poll: Tablets - who's using one?

    24 April 2014, 12:20 pm by: Jerry Hildenbrand

    We talk a lot about tablets here at Mobile Nations. The big four (Android, Apple, Blackberry and Windows) all have a tablet or tablets available, and while some may have been tossed aside others are all the rage. At least on the Internet, they are. Sales…
  • What Airview on the Galaxy S5 is and what it can do for you

    24 April 2014, 12:05 pm by: Richard Devine

    The lowdown on what Airview can do for you and how you use it Airview isn't new to the Samsung Galaxy S5, but it's a really useful feature that you may or may not be aware of. In simple terms it allows you to get a preview of certain types of content without…
  • Big Android BBQ 2014 set for October 16-18

    24 April 2014, 11:17 am by: Derek Kessler

    The 2014 Big Android BBQ officially has a date: October 16-18. Taking place again at the Hurst Conference Center in Hurst, Texas (wedged between Dallas and Fort Worth), the Big Android BBQ brings together a few thousand Android nerds like yourself for a…
  • Link all of the things! IFTTT now available on Android

    24 April 2014, 11:02 am by: Andrew Martonik

    Your Internet life is complicated - let IFTTT automate it for you It's been a good while coming, but IFTTT (If This Then That) is launching its official Android app today. Arriving several months after the app's launch on iOS, IFTTT is launching a…
  • PlayOn bringing 100+ channels to Chromecast

    24 April 2014, 10:30 am by: Adam Zeis

    Get Comedy Central, NBC, ABC, and more on your Chromecast The popular media server PlayOn has announced today that their PlayOn and PlayLater services now offer support for Chromecast. PlayOn users will now be able to beam content from over 100 channels to…
  • Through Glass: Our experiences with Google's experimental wearable

    24 April 2014, 10:14 am by: Phil Nickinson

    Google Glass, still in its infancy, lends itself to unique experiences from all walks of life Sometimes, there are no cut-and-dried answers. Or, if you prefer another cliche, the journey is what what's important, not the destination. Perhaps that's the point…
  • Debug 34: Sexism in tech

    24 April 2014, 9:56 am by: Rene Ritchie

    Debug is Mobile Nations developer podcast. This week, however, we're doing something different. We're bringing together a panel of developers and designers, CEOs and senior editors, of women in the tech industry to talk about how women are treated and…
  • Deal of the Day: Ballistic Shell Gel (SG) Series Case for LG G Flex

    24 April 2014, 9:42 am by: ShopAndroid.com

    The Shell Gel (SG) Case from Ballistic utilizes multiple layers of protection that shields against some of the worst drops your device may encounter. Both the inner gel and textured plastic shell exterior work together to leave access to all the important…
  • How to move icons, make folders, and adjust Home screen widgets on the Samsung Galaxy S5

    24 April 2014, 9:36 am by: Allyson Kazmucha

    Now that you've gotten your hands on a Galaxy S5, it's time to make it your own One of the first things most people do when they get a new smartphone is customize it to their liking. For a lot of us, that involves some organizing. The Galaxy S5 makes doing…
  • Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ now up for order at $369, shipping in 3 weeks

    24 April 2014, 9:26 am by: Simon Sage

    Lenovo has announced that the Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ that we scoped out back at MWC is now available for $369. Though you can order today, shipments aren't expected for another three weeks. The 10-inch tablet runs Android 4.3 (update to Android 4.4 KitKat shortly)…
  • Body Glove ShockSuit Case for the HTC One (M8)

    24 April 2014, 9:12 am by: Jerry Hildenbrand

    If you work hard or play hard, you need a case that allows your HTC One M8 take an extra bump or two. Whether you are working out in the field with mother nature, in the shop with the dust and equipment everywhere, in a squad vehicle looking out for the public…
  • Verizon Wireless's Q1 2014 results see $21 billion in revenue and 539,000 postpaid subscribers

    24 April 2014, 8:33 am by: Derek Kessler

    Verizon's first quarter results are in, and mirroring rival AT&T, they saw some rather impressive growth. Verizon as a whole saw $30 billion in revenue, but even with their substantial non-cellular businesses, Verizon Wireless accounted for a whopping $20.9…
  • X-COM: Enemy Unknown now available on Google Play

    24 April 2014, 8:30 am by: Simon Sage

    Strategy gamers will be happy to hear that the highly acclaimed XCOM: Enemy Unknown, is now available on Android for $9.99. This title has seen a ton of critical success on PC and iOS already, and based on early reviews, looks like it's well-optimized for…
  • Sega's Sonic & All-Stars Racing now free on Google Play

    24 April 2014, 8:26 am by: Rich Edmonds

    Sega has just announced that Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed is now available for free on Google Play. What's more is both new and veteran racers can look to expect more content added to the intense title next week. Wreck-It Ralph and Metal sonic will…
  • Samsung and Swarovski to launch blinged-out Galaxy S5

    24 April 2014, 7:48 am by: Alex Dobie

    Samsung's latest partnership with Swarovski will bring to market a "crystal collection" edition of its flagship phone, the Galaxy S5. A teaser posted on YouTube by Samsung Mobile Korea reveals that the blingtastic handset, the back of which is smothered in…
  • Samsung announces Gear App Challenge

    24 April 2014, 5:06 am by: Alex Dobie

    With the Tizen-powered Samsung Gear 2 now on the market, Samsung is looking to boost the smartwatch's app ecosystem with a new "app challenge" for developers. From May 8, Gear 2 app developers can register their creations on Samsung Apps to participate in the…
  • Japan Display ships first samples of 4K, 10.1-inch tablet LCDs

    24 April 2014, 4:27 am by: Rich Edmonds

    While smartphone screen sizes appear to be closing the gap between the mobile phone and tablet, larger handheld devices are further advancing screen technology and Japan Display is looking to add 4K to the mix. The company has announced a new 10.1-inch IPS LCD…
  • Projector-toting Samsung Galaxy Beam 2 headed to China Mobile

    24 April 2014, 4:05 am by: Alex Dobie

    Samsung's original Galaxy Beam, which incorporated a miniature pico projector, didn't make much of a splash when it launched globally back in 2012. But it seems Samsung's not done with this quirky smartphone design just yet, as a successor has today appeared…
  • ARM anticipates 64-bit Android phones 'by Christmas'

    24 April 2014, 3:47 am by: Alex Dobie

    'Big uptick in demand for mobile 64-bit products,' ARM EVP tells CNET With announcements earlier this year from chipmakers NVIDIA and Qualcomm, there's clear momentum building behind 64-bit processors in mobile devices. And in an interview with CNET today,…
  • LG V400 and V700 tablets appear at FCC, likely updated G Pad models

    24 April 2014, 2:59 am by: Alex Dobie

    LG got back into the Android tablet game in 2013 with the G Pad 8.3, a generally well-received aluminum-backed slate that eventually morphed into a Google Play edition device. Now we're seeing hints of future G Pads on the way, as tablets dubbed LG-V400 and…
  • Canadian HTC One M8 updated with Extreme Power Saving and camera tweaks

    24 April 2014, 2:24 am by: Alex Dobie

    Following similar updates by some of the U.S. carriers, the first software upgrade for the HTC One M8 has started to arrive in Canada. We're seeing an update to version 1.55.631.4 on our Rogers M8, which adds the new power-saving feature alongside "camera and…
  • KitKat update arriving on Galaxy Note 10.1 - 2014 Edition via OTA

    23 April 2014, 9:31 pm by: Andrew Martonik

    Although it hasn't made many headlines as of late, the Galaxy Note 10.1 - 2014 Edition is ready to make a big splash by getting its update to Android 4.4 KitKat today. The device was previously running Android 4.3, so the jump in software isn't dramatic, but…

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