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4 reasons why the Moto X will live up to the hype

By DailyNews | OnWednesday, July 3rd, 2013 - No Comments »
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Excitement surrounding Motorola’s upcoming Moto X is reaching a fever pitch. This kind of hype is usually met with disappointment once a phone is actually released, but the Moto X is the real deal. We’ve slowly but surely gathered more and more information on the Moto X over the past few months, and it seems like it’s all coming true. So why do we think the Moto X will live up to the hype? Here’s four good reasons. 1. “The first smartphone that you can design yourself.” Months. 

Motorola’s newest ad highlights the Moto X, designed by you, assembled in the USA

By DailyNews | OnTuesday, July 2nd, 2013 - No Comments »
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It looks like Motorola has finally gone official with the Moto X! And their announcement is huge. The device will be customizable to some degree, and it will be assembled in the USA. This is absolutely fantastic news. Here’s their new ad, which is set to run in the New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post tomorrow, June 3: Motorola has received a full re-imagining, with a new colorful logo stating that they are a Google company. It looks like they have also re-imagined. 

Pebble smart watch available on BestBuy.com before many pre-orders received

By DailyNews | OnTuesday, July 2nd, 2013 - No Comments »

It looks like the Pebble smart watch is facing a similar situation to the OUYA. The team behind the Pebble has announced that they have partnered with Best Buy to sell the accessories online. You can get them at bestbuy.com/pebble starting today, and if you don’t want to shop online, they will be available in stores starting July 7 here in the US. Why is this a problem? Many people who pre-ordered the device on the Pebble website months ago have not received their devices. It’s pretty. 

YouTube app to get new multitasking; Google continues to sever core apps

By DailyNews | OnTuesday, July 2nd, 2013 - No Comments »
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A user on the Verge forums going by the name ryan_socio, who has correctly leaked information on Google products in the past, is back again with some new information on an upcoming update to the YouTube app and details on how Google plans to further sever its core apps from Android. The new YouTube app’s big feature is going to be enhanced multitasking. The app will look the same, save for a small arrow that will allow users to shrink the currently playing video and continue using the app. 

Android on top in Europe, iOS growing in US

By DailyNews | OnTuesday, July 2nd, 2013 - No Comments »
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Just how much weight one should put behind market share is debatable, but recent numbers from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech certainly make Android look good. According to Kantar Worldpanel, Android now owns a whopping 70.4 percent of the European market, while iOS sits at 17.8 percent. You can argue web usage, Black Friday shopping numbers and customer satisfaction surveys all you want, but the numbers don’t lie: In Europe, Android is crushing the competition. While iOS struggles to break 20 percent. 

Pebble smart watch available on Best Buy.com before many pre-orders received

By DailyNews | OnTuesday, July 2nd, 2013 - No Comments »
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It looks like the Pebble smart watch is facing a similar situation to the OUYA. The team behind the Pebble has announced that they have partnered with Best Buy to sell the accessories online. You can get them at bestbuy.com/pebble starting today, and if you don’t want to shop online, they will be available in stores starting July 7 here in the US. Why is this a problem? Many people who pre-ordered the device on the Pebble website months ago have not received their devices. It’s pretty. 

HTC kills the One S, leaves Android 4.1, broken promises at the scene

By DailyNews | OnTuesday, July 2nd, 2013 - No Comments »
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The HTC One S isn’t a very old phone. It was released less than a year and a half ago, so many owners are still stuck in a contract. And in an unsurprising move, HTC has killed the device off, stating that it will not be receiving any more Android updates. Yes, it’ll be stuck on its current build of Android 4.1.1. Don’t you think that’s a bit sad? We can confirm that the HTC One S will not receive further Android OS updates and will remain on the current version of Android. 

HTC One Android 4.2.2 update commences roll-out across Asia

By DailyNews | OnTuesday, July 2nd, 2013 - No Comments »
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The Android 4.2.2 update for the HTC One has arrived! HTC has not made any official announcements regarding the software update for its flagship Android phone, but multiple sources have confirmed that the OTA update is now available for the HTC One in Taiwan and for the dual-SIM variant in China. While the updates for the two devices are substantially different in size (465 MB for the original HTC One versus 175 MB for the dual-SIM version), they both seem to deliver the same new features. Users. 

Meet Android and Me: Brooks Barnard

By DailyNews | OnTuesday, July 2nd, 2013 - No Comments »
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Hi AAM friends. I’m Brooks Barnard. I’m a graduate student at Washington State University. I’m married to a beautiful wife and we have two kids together. I enjoy watching sports, especially Formula 1 and BYU football.  I also really really like me some Android. I was born in San Diego, CA. During the time I spent there, I loved playing on the beaches and competing in BMX. When I was seven, my father picked up a job at this company named Microsoft and moved us to Redmond, WA.. 

AT&T turns on 35 new 4G LTE markets, expands in 17 others

By DailyNews | OnTuesday, July 2nd, 2013 - No Comments »
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Now that Verizon has finished their initial LTE rollout, it’s time for AT&T to kick into hyperdrive and play a little catch-up. Today, the company is working to do just that;  AT&T has lit up 35 new LTE markets and is expanding in 17 others. Without further ado, here’s the immense list of new LTE markets: Pine Bluff, AR Searcy, AR Chico-Oroville, CA Grand Junction, CO Silverthorne, CO Homosassa Springs, FL Palatka, FL Milledgeville, GA Valdosta, GA Lafayette, LA Morgan City,.