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Google Play Store bringing back 16GB variant of Nexus 7

We do not yet have a when, but we do know that Google is working dilligently at making more 16GB Nexus 7 devices, and that we should see them available from the Google Play store soon. As to when retailers will get the device again, that remains to be seen. As a quick refresher, the

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Samsung Galaxy S III launch pushed back to June 27th in Canada

There are probably worse problems to have than being popular. You could constantly be battling patents in court or your OS provider could have bought another hardware company. In comparison having to delay the launch of their new flagship device, the Samsung Galaxy S III, in Canada due to too much demand seems like a

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Google announces offline mode for Google Maps on Android

Google announced today that their Maps app would now offer offline maps. The idea behind the functionality is that once you download the map of the area you are going to be in, you can open that map remotely without using data. As your smartphone is equipped with GPS, you can still use the directions

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Microsoft Office Coming to Android?

Microsoft looks like it is capitalizing on the popularity of tablets, and is looking to bring the full Microsoft Office experience to both Android and iOS. The rumor is suggesting that we will see the launch of both at the same time, November 2012, and that on Android it will be available for all the

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Samsung Galaxy S III…what we know so far

We have all been reading about it, following the rumors, and paying close attention to every exclusive feature we have heard about so far. Here is what we have confirmed so far. ***The Specs*** – Exynos 4 quad core 1.4Ghz processor – 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED (1280×720) display – 2GB of RAM – Android 4.0

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Ice Cream Sandwich update available for the Sony Tablet S

When we reviewed the Sony Xperia S, we were quick to mention that Sony had plans to update their devices to ICS in the next couple of months. Looks like Sony decided not to make liars out of us, as they have released the ICS update for their Android tablet, the Tablet S. The upgrade

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Samsung Mobile Unpacked 2012 gets a teaser trailer

With every Samsung fanboy, Android fan, and smartphone enthusiast licking their lips at in anticipation for the Samsung Galaxy S III, we can’t really blame Samsung for capitalizing on the hype. Head over to http://www.tgeltaayehxnx.com/ and follow the instructions, you’ll see what we are talking about. Admittedly, the trailer does not really tell us much,

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Android apps can access user information without permission?

Various reports yesterday including a story on CNETindicate that there are security flaws within the Android Operating System (both ICS and Gingerbread were tested) that can allow apps to access personal information on the device memory and send it without the smartphone user ever being aware. A member of the Leviathan Security Group, Paul Brodeur,

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Instagram to hit over 50 million users thanks to Android launch, being bought by Facebook

It really is not easy to go a whole day without mentioning Instagram at this point. The photo sharing social networking app, which recently launched for Android, is approaching (may even have passed now) the 50 million registered user mark. Based on this, the king of social networking, Facebook, is purchasing Instagram for a cool

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Amazon Appstore now supports In-App purchases

The Amazon Appstore took a giant step towards closing the gap with Google Play (Android Market) by announcing today that app developers can use Amazon 1-Click purchasing in their apps. The Amazon Appstore has continued to gain traction as an alternative to Google’s app store, and with the launch of the Kindle Fire last year

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