HTC outs an always listening, dual-screen smartphone with its own AI assistant

Natasha Lomas, TechCrunch, 1/12/17 Just when you thought HTC might be ready to hang up on its smartphone efforts, the Android underdog is turning up the volume and announcing what it describes as a “new direction” — in the form of a series of smartphones preloaded with its own AI assistant. While mobile phones were originally a device for […]

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Android phones rooted by “most serious” Linux escalation bug ever

Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, 10/25/16 New rooting technique is believed to work against every version. There’s a new method for rooting Android devices that’s believed to work reliably on every version of the mobile operating system and a wide array of hardware. Individuals can use it to bypass limitations imposed by manufacturers or carriers, but […]

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Posted on October 25, 2016 at 2:13 pm by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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What you need to know about Wi-Fi calling

Lynn La, CNET news, 4/23/15 Curious about Wi-Fi calling and what it entails? CNET has the rundown on what you need to know In addition to offering customers a cheaper alternative to their phone plans, one of the main draws of Google’s newly launched Project Fi service is that it will seamlessly switch a user’s […]

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Posted on April 23, 2015 at 8:26 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Android 5.1 arrives with HD calling and safeguards for stolen phones

Jon Fingas, Engadget, 3/10/15 After weeks of teasing, it’s here: Google has officially unveiled Android 5.1 Lollipop. The new release focuses on support for features that usually depend on extra software to work, such as multiple SIM cards (handy for prepaid service in countries like China and India) and higher-quality HD voice calls on networks […]

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Posted on March 10, 2015 at 9:18 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Here Are All The Phones Confirmed To Get Google’s Massive Android Update

Lisa Eadicicco, Business Insider, 10/27/14 Back in June, Google unveiled what’s being called the biggest Android update yet. With Android 5.0, or “Lollipop,” Google is adding a bunch of changes that are both physical and internal. One of the biggest alterations will be the introduction of Material Design — a new design language that puts […]

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Posted on October 27, 2014 at 8:19 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Android follows Apple’s footsteps to 64-bit processors

Mobile Burn, 7/1/14 Apple, the company that apparently does not innovate anymore actually did something significant in the mobile space last year. Sure, the company did not issue a new shiny device that changed pop culture, but Cupertino did do something new with its 64-bit processor (A7) that set the iPhone 5s apart. Now iOS […]

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Posted on July 1, 2014 at 11:48 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Kill-switch coming to smartphones

Mobile Tech News, 4/18/14 CTIA and participating wireless companies today announced the “Smartphone Anti-Theft Voluntary Commitment,” which is the most recent effort by the industry to deter smartphone thefts in the U.S. The safety and security of wireless users remain the wireless industry’s top priority, and is why this commitment will continue to protect consumers […]

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Posted on April 18, 2014 at 6:39 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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How Cyanogen plans to be Android’s open-source champion

Gary Sims, Android Authority, 1/17/14 The beauty of Android is that it is open source. Well in theory anyway. Google develops and maintains Android and it publishes the source code via the Android Open Source Project. From there smaller manufacturers and custom firmware makers can take the code and build their own Android ROMs. One […]

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Posted on January 17, 2014 at 12:31 pm by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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With Moto G phone, Google’s mobile revolution now plausible

Stephen Shankland, CNET news, 11/15/13 Google wants to crush the two-year contract, making wireless services more competitive. Moto G and Nexus 5 have a chance at succeeding where earlier phones failed. Google’s inexpensive, new Android phones mean the company has a real chance at transforming the wireless industry — something it attempted to do nearly […]

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Posted on November 15, 2013 at 8:11 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Ubuntu Touch: The smartphone Ubuntu Linux arrives

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols, ZNet.com, 10/25/13 Ubuntu 13.10 is great on the desktop. On smartphones, Saucy Salamander, aka Ubuntu Touch, is still a work in progress. That said, for mobile programmers and Linux or smartphone power users, there’s a lot to like about this first release of Ubuntu for smartphones and tablets. Here’s what you need […]

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Posted on October 25, 2013 at 12:28 pm by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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