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Google has Chrome Experiments to showcase what's possible in its web browser, so it stands to reason that there should be an equivalent for Android, doesn't it? Sure enough, the folks in Mountain View have launched an Android Experiments gallery that demonstrates what Google-powered mobile and wea...

August 12th 2015 at 12:25pm 0 Comments
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Back at Computex in June, we got a first glimpse of ASUS' upcoming ZenFone Selfie and the then-unnamed ZenFone 2 Laser, both being the first phones to switch back to Qualcomm's chipset after ASUS' streak of Intel-powered mobile devices. Today, the company has finally chosen India as the first coun...

August 6th 2015 at 6:40am 0 Comments
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Samsung isn't the only Android device maker promising monthly security updates in light of huge exploits like the Stagefright flaw. Google itself is vowing that Nexus devices will get monthly over-the-air patches, starting with software arriving today. If you own a Nexus 4 or any newer model, yo...

August 5th 2015 at 6:16pm 0 Comments
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Don't look now, but Samsung's widescreen Android tablets might be going the way of the Dodo. Tabletmonkeys claims to have leaked images of the Galaxy Tab S2, and the high-end slate appears to be adopting the same wide, iPad-like aspect ratio as the Galaxy Tab A. In fact, it might lose size and r...

July 18th 2015 at 2:01pm 0 Comments
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Looks like you didn't have to wait long for ASUS' ZenPad S 8.0 to show up in the US -- Best Buy is now selling the 8-inch Android 5.1 slate for an easy-to-swallow $200. While this isn't the highest-end version (it's carrying 'just' 2GB of RAM and a slower 1.33GHz Atom chip) it's far from a slouch...

July 12th 2015 at 2:55pm 0 Comments
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Just as we heard last week, ASUS is now launching a new family of stylish Android tablets dubbed ZenPads, which will replace the MeMO Pad series. These will come in 7-inch, 8-inch and 10.1-inch flavors with cellular variants, but it's the light, yet powerful ZenPad S 8.0 that's caught our attentio...

June 1st 2015 at 2:01am 0 Comments
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Those rumors of Google letting Android app developers experiment with what you see in the Play Store? Yes, they're true. Creators can now conduct tests to see what pricing works best, or whether one icon color is more alluring than others -- you'll only view one of each while the test is ongoing...

May 28th 2015 at 2:41pm 0 Comments
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If you thought Microsoft's app deal with Samsung was surprising... well, that's just the tip of the iceberg. The Windows maker has reached agreements to bundle its apps and services on Android tablets from 20 companies. Most of these firms are small regional brands, but there are a few global po...

May 26th 2015 at 3:57pm 0 Comments
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It's Computex next week, which means we'll be busy fiddling with a whole bunch of new ASUS devices. According to Ausdroid, some of these will be contributed by a new Android tablet line dubbed ZenPad, which will allegedly come in 7-inch 1,024 x 600 and 8-inch 2,048 x 1,536 flavors -- with the latt...

May 26th 2015 at 9:25am 0 Comments
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The hottest-selling tablets aren't likely to be iPads or Galaxy Tabs these days -- if anything, they're the cut-rate slabs you see in the back of the drug store. Strategy Analytics estimates that shipments of generic "white box" tablets (which typically run Android) overtook iPads in the first qu...

May 14th 2015 at 12:02pm 0 Comments
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Hey, Verizon: you're not the only US carrier that can play the in-house tablet game. AT&T has unveiled the Trek HD, the network's first self-branded slate. The 8-inch Android design isn't exactly flagship-class, but it might hit the spot if you want LTE data on the cheap. You're getting a mod...

May 11th 2015 at 3:39pm 0 Comments
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Ever since Google launched the Nexus 10, I've craved a decent full-size Android tablet. Sony's Xperia slates are nice enough, but I've always missed the purified software experience that comes with Nexus devices. When the Nexus 9 was announced, I thought a worthy upgrade had arrived, but it quickl...

May 7th 2015 at 8:50am 0 Comments