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  • Opinion: HTC and Motorola promise sweet Android KitKat updates

    HTC and Motorola are first out of the gate with promises to upgrade their phones to Android 4.4 KitKat, the latest version of Google's operating system.

  • News: KitKat goodies unloaded from Nexus 5 software now available for daring souls

    There's mildly good news for Galaxy Nexus owners and anyone else who can't participate in the Android 4.4 "KitKat" rollout coming to devices in the coming weeks. Enterprising enthusiasts have extracted a few of the highlights of the new Nexus 5's software and made them available for installation on non-KitKat Android devices, including the new launcher, search app, keyboard, and clock.

  • News: Google's KitKat gives Mozilla, Nokia a Halloween scare

    Google has paid extra attention to Android's performance on low-cost smartphones when developing version 4.4 of the OS, which could be very good news for consumers and developers but a problem for competitors like Mozilla and Nokia.

  • Buying Advice: Nexus 5: Where to buy

    Find the best deal on the new Nexus 5 Google smartphone. Where to buy it.

  • News: Galaxy Nexus won't get Android KitKat

    It's time to put the Galaxy Nexus out to pasture. Although it's just two years old, Google confirmed that its Samsung-built Nexus would not be receiving the Android 4.4 KitKat operating system update.

  • News: Nexus 5 arrives with super-sized screen, boosted battery

    After months of leaky speculation, Google finally released the official details on the Nexus 5, the supersized LG-built successor to the since-departed Nexus 4.

  • News: Nexus 5 goes on sale now at £299

    Google Nexus 5 gets £295 price and 1 November release date.

  • News: Nexus 5 release date, price, photos, video and full specs

    Google Nexus 5 UK release date, UK price, features and full specs - confirmed. Everything you need to know about the Nexus 5.

  • Opinion: Don't fear the fun tax, and try Dead Trigger 2

    I'll admit, I've never really been sold on Dead Trigger. It combined two things I've grown weary of--the undead and mobile first-person shooters--into a package that was amicable enough, but never quite set my world on fire. To its credit, it did serve as a sort of de facto performance benchmark for tablets and smartphones, and was one of those titles (alongside Infinity Blade II, or Shadowgun) that reminded folks these touchscreen devices could crank out some awfully pretty games.

  • News: Orange adds extra hand holding features to new smartphones

    Orange's latest smartphones, the Android-based Hiro and Yumo, come with feature that walks users through the setup, which the operator hopes will make it easier for first-time buyers to start using their device.

  • Opinion: The White House cares about games, but not for the reasons you think

    Mark DeLoura, the White House's Senior Advisor for Digital Media, expounded on the government's games policies at the Gamesbeat 2013 conference Tuesday, focusing on education and the game industry's problem with "perceptions."

  • News: It's that time again! What to expect in Kit Kat, Google's imminent Android release

    Every day is a tease: Will Google launch Kit Kat today? Was that really the Nexus 5 we saw floating around in that one video? Is this real life?

  • News: Gimme a break: The features we won't see in Android Kit Kat

    In light of the blah-fest that will surely be Android 4.4 Kit Kat, we're already looking forward to next year's version of the OS with all the patience of a child on Christmas Eve. We're due for a major version update, and we want it to be something that makes everyone sit up and take notice.

  • News: Twitter puts photos "front and center" on mobile

    Twitter timelines are pretty basic and heavy on the text. That changes now.

  • News: Smartphone growth still racing ahead at record pace

    Smartphone shipments grew by 9% in the third quarter, a record for a single quarter, which continues a record-setting trend, research firm IDC said Tuesday.

  • News: Samsung kicks off first developer conference

    Samsung kicked off its first global developer conference on Monday where where Samsung officials focused on smart TV, gaming, multiscreen innovations as well as developer tools for a recently introduced mobile software developer kit.

  • News: Nexus 5 rumor roundup: Everything you need to know

    If you need to keep a secret, don't share it with anyone at Google. Thanks to a large number of leaks, (including several from Google itself) we already know most of the basic details about the as-yet-unannounced Nexus 5 smartphone: specs, colors, operating system, and even pricing. The only question mark still lingering is when the thing will be actually be available.

  • News: LG's curved G Flex phone solves a problem that nobody had

    After a longleakybuild-up, LG has officially debuted its curvaceous smartphone, the LG G Flex. Remember where you were this day; for it will go down in history as the date when LG's mobile devices began to slightly bend for no demonstrably necessary reason.

  • Buying Advice: 12 best Android phones to gift for Christmas 2013

    We list the 12 best Android phones to gift this Christmas 2013, as well as some important Android phone buying advice.

  • News: Five fantastic free apps for fantasy football fans

    Football season is in full swing, and hopefully your fantasy team is dominating your league, but if not, there's still time to turn it around. The best way to do that is to stay on top of the all the goings-on in the NFL any way you can--you have to know who's injured, who's healthy, who's choking, and who's having a breakout year. Cut the fat on your own roster, through trades or by watching the waiver wire, and keep making changes in your starting lineup until things finally click. If all that sounds like work, don't worry--these fantasy football apps make it easy to manage your team, keep tabs on the rest of your league, and of course, talk some smack to your opponents. Better yet, all these apps are free.

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