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LG acknowledges Nexus 4 shortages, results from high demand

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One thing we definitively know about the LG Nexus 4 is it is very hard to purchase one.  It sold out within minutes upon its initial launch in multiple markets through the Play Store and remains to be backordered.…

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Nexus 4 in stock with T-Mobile, was briefly in stock in Google Play Store

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The elusive Google Nexus 4 by LG made another fleeting appearance today in the Google Play Store starting at 3PM EST.  As predicted, it sold out within minutes and many frustrated customers were greeted with er…

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LG rumored to launch the Nexus 4 with Google on October 29

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According to a national French newspaper known as Le Figaro, Google and LG will officially unveil and launch the Nexus 4 on October 29.  That’s right, October 29th may be the official launch date as well a…

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Google Play Books updated with new features such as maps, annotations, and dictionary

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If you have the Google Play Books app downloaded on your Android device, then you will likely notice that it has been updated to a newer version featuring several improvements.  If you enjoy reading on the go usi…

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Android App Reviews

The Tiny Bang Story – Hand-drawn, colorful puzzles to bend and twist your mind [Game Review]

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The Tiny Bang Story has been out for PC for a while now, but just got released to the Google Play store a few weeks ago. It’s a great port with a beautiful hand-drawn art style, and Android certainly needs as m…

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Google improves Chrome Android browser security with latest update

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With mobile devices becoming more and more popular, it is no surprise to see malicious adware and viruses continue to pop-up through apps and web browsing.  The latest update to the Chrome Browser for Android b…

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Accessories

Sweet Cotton Mini Earphones and ePen Pro – Great accessories for your Android needs [Accessory Review]

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I’m adding two of the iLuv products to this review as I can’t really go into huge depth with either of them. The first up will be the Sweet Cotton Mini Earphones, and I’ll follow with the stylus…

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The Tiny Bang Story from Herocraft Released to the Play Store

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Herocraft, the makers of several well-known games, recently released The Tiny Bang Story (TTBS) to the Google Play store. TTBS has a beautiful hand-drawn style to accompany the puzzle/hidden object gamepla…

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Pantech Marauder – The budget phone that shows Android has no budget phones [Hardware Review]

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The Pantech Marauder is my first Pantech phone, and its first Ice Cream Sandwich phone for Verizon. While handling the phone for the first time, I knew it was a mid to low tier smartphone, however, the software fr…

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Leak reveals purported Samsung Galaxy Nexus successor specs

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The Nexus line of Android smartphones is usually refreshed in late fall of Q4, so we expect to see Google collaborate with a manufacturer (or multiple manufacturers) to create the next Nexus device.  Accordin…

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Frommer’s travel guides acquired by Google

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In an effort to bolster travel search results and information, Google acquired Frommer’s from John Wiley & Sons, according to a recent Wall Street Journal report.  For an undisclosed price and ter…

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Motorola

Motorola will reportedly shed 4,000 jobs and focus on fewer smartphones

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After being unprofitable for 14 out of the last 16 quarters, Google executives have decided it is time for a major restructuring at Motorola Mobility.  Twenty percent of the workforce is scheduled to be laid of…

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Google launches Hangouts in Gmail, improves its video chat service

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One of the best features of Google+ is the ability to launch Hangouts — the neat video chatting service that connects up to ten friends.  This isn’t Google’s first foray into the video commu…

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Google Fiber offers ridiculously fast Internet & TV in Kansas City, uses Nexus 7 as a remote

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Kansas City residents have a new home connectivity option in Google Fiber, a new home internet and television service that pushes the limits of what users typically expect from their providers. Google Fiber d…

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Google acquires Sparrow, looks to bolster Gmail

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In a move that most did not see coming, Google acquired Sparrow.  Sparrow is a developer company that is best known for its mail apps for Apple products.  Specifically, Sparrow has some great mail apps on the Mac…

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