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Verizon green-lights HTC Thunderbolt's Ice Cream Sandwich update

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Sweet relief from Gingerbread is finally here for HTC Thunderbolt owners who haven't jumped ship or upgraded to Ice Cream Sandwich without Verizon's blessing. Big Red's finally approved Android 4.0.4 laced with Sense 3.6 for the device and is serving it up for download. In addition to souping up...
Verizon green-lights HTC Thunderbolt's Ice Cream Sandwich update

Quickoffice on Android and iPhone now free for Google Apps for Business users

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Quickoffice for iPad became a free perk for Google Apps business subscribers back in December, and now Mountain View has extended the offer to its Android app, and made its iPad application iPhone-compatible. By wielding the office suite, users can edit, create and view Excel, Word and PowerPoint files...
Quickoffice on Android and iPhone now free for Google Apps for Business users

Verizon confirms 12-month Device Payment Plan for phones is launching April 21st

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Look: we know many on Verizon aren't happy that the carrier has revealed plans to lengthen its upgrade intervals right as smartphone update season is hitting full stride. However, there may be a consolation prize. As of April 21st, "some devices" in its smartphone range, not just the existing...
Verizon confirms 12-month Device Payment Plan for phones is launching April 21st

Google Play Magazines offers free digital versions to print subscribers

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Google Play's magazine subscriptions have always, sadly, existed separate from a publications print offerings. Meaning, even if you already had the paper edition of Beer Advocate delivered to your home, you still had to cough up for the digital version. That's finally changed, however, which should make many magazine...
Google Play Magazines offers free digital versions to print subscribers

Google posts Android 4.2.x factory images for Sprint and Verizon Galaxy Nexus models

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Many would call the HSPA+ Galaxy Nexus the only true Nexus of its era. Still, Google is willing to treat the CDMA versions as equals, and it just posted factory images with the latest available Jelly Bean builds for those devices. Anyone with a Verizon model can now flash...
Google posts Android 4.2.x factory images for Sprint and Verizon Galaxy Nexus models

PSA: Google I/O registration opens tomorrow, March 13th at 7AM PT

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If you're still recovering from losing an hour of sleep this past weekend, you may have forgotten that registration for Google's annual I/O conference opens tomorrow at 7AM PT. General admission is $900, while full-time students or faculty members of high schools and colleges can score a discounted Academic...
PSA: Google I/O registration opens tomorrow, March 13th at 7AM PT

Pink Droid RAZR M, red Lumia 822 hit Verizon stores in time for Valentine's Day

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Nothing says "I love you" like a red Lumia 822. Except, perhaps, a pink Droid RAZR M. We may have expected the crimson Nokia handset to make its debut in November, but V-Day seems to be an even more appropriate mark. Beginning tomorrow, you'll be able to pick up...
Pink Droid RAZR M, red Lumia 822 hit Verizon stores in time for Valentine's Day
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Verizon upgrade eligibility extends to a full two years, New Every Two credits expire April 15th

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Verizon subscribers, we hope your device habits don't revolve too closely around that 20-month upgrade cycle: it's about to get longer. Big Red has confirmed that upgrade eligibility will now start only after the two-year contract is up. Those who have an existing contract that expires in January 2014...
Verizon upgrade eligibility extends to a full two years, New Every Two credits expire April 15th

HTC One for AT&T currently has an unlockable bootloader, but that'll soon change

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If you're currently in the smallest (and most fortunate) of minorities to have an HTC One for AT&T in your hands, then you might want to go about unlocking its bootloader while the getting is good. As it just so happens, a few lucky individuals have already done just...
HTC One for AT&T currently has an unlockable bootloader, but that'll soon change

HTC One 64GB will arrive as AT&T exclusive (video)

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Planning to snag that maxed out HTC One in the US? AT&T is where you'll have to go, then. The 64GB variant of the device is an AT&T exclusive, as revealed by a recently uploaded video to the service provider's YouTube channel. The 32GB One will also be on...
HTC One 64GB will arrive as AT&T exclusive (video)

Android 4.3 reportedly spotted on a Nexus 4 with new camera software

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We've already seen evidence confirming the existence of Android 4.3, and we now have our first shots that appear to show the OS running on an actual device. According to a member of the xda-developers forum, the phone above was spotted at the Thailand Mobile Expo currently taking place,...
Android 4.3 reportedly spotted on a Nexus 4 with new camera software

Samsung Galaxy S 4 for Verizon signup page goes live

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Want to be sure that you don't miss the arrival date of the Galaxy S 4 on Verizon? Naturally, you could keep a keen eye on Engadget's homepage, but Big Red now has a solution of its own that could be worth a whirl. The company has just posted...
Samsung Galaxy S 4 for Verizon signup page goes live

Tamagotchi celebrates its super sweet 16 with an Android app, Ferrari cake nowhere in sight

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In celebration of 16 years of Tamagotchi, Namco Bandai has cooked up a new mobile app based on the brand's original virtual pet. Free to download from Google Play, this piece of '90s nostalgia has been re-imagined with new features like color, improved image resolution and Facebook sharing. Fancy...
Tamagotchi celebrates its super sweet 16 with an Android app, Ferrari cake nowhere in sight

Press Start: Xbox 720 multimedia plans, SimCity on Mac and more

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Plus, Dishonored designer writes a novel, Angry Birds in Starbucks, Skylanders in McDonalds and the University of Monster HuntingA selection of links, hand-picked by the Guardian games writers.SimCity releasing for Mac in June | VG247SimCity will be released for Mac in June, and players of the PC version will be...
Press Start: Xbox 720 multimedia plans, SimCity on Mac and more

Nike confirms no FuelBand app for Android in development, doesn't rule out future support

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Nike's always been tight with Apple, as its Nike+ platform has gotten along with iPods and iPhones for years, and the cooperation continued with an iOS app for the FuelBand. Given the number of Android users out there, many figured the Swoosh would also release a 'droid friendly version,...
Nike confirms no FuelBand app for Android in development, doesn't rule out future support

Nexus Q scores CyanogenMod 10.1 nightlies, reminds you of its existence

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Sure, Google may have temporarily mothballed the Nexus Q, but some of the caked-on cobwebs are being wiped off thanks to the very first nightly release of CyanogenMod 10.1 for the device. Christened steelhead, the build outfits Mountain View's orb with Android 4.2.1 -- a welcome upgrade if you're...
Nexus Q scores CyanogenMod 10.1 nightlies, reminds you of its existence

Dolphin browser for Android adds redesigned UI, new store for web apps

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Dolphin has done a pretty fine job when it comes to keeping its browser loaded with plenty of handy features, both on Android and iOS. Now, the Dolphin's hit version 10 for Android, bringing along an array of things including a revamped user interface, drag-and-drop support for speed dials...
Dolphin browser for Android adds redesigned UI, new store for web apps

Samsung unleashes Galaxy S 4 wireless charging kit in the US for $90

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Wireless charging sounds mighty convenient if you regularly deal with a jungle of wires, doesn't it? Samsung's wireless charging kit for the S 4 is one option now that it's available in the US. It uses the Qi wireless charging standard, so if you already have a Qi charger,...
Samsung unleashes Galaxy S 4 wireless charging kit in the US for $90

Official Cloud Print app hits Google Play, streamlines your wireless printing needs

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The official Cloud Print app has finally been released on Google Play, possibly rendering the third-party apps you've relied on over the years superfluous. Using the standalone software will likely be a familiar affair if you've ever printed via mobile devices in the past. Just choose a file saved...
Official Cloud Print app hits Google Play, streamlines your wireless printing needs

Verizon says its Galaxy S 4 is coming sometime in May

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If you noticed that Verizon was silent while other US carriers provided their launch schedules for the Galaxy S 4, you're not alone -- it was the only real holdout among the big four networks. As it turns out, the company was just continuing a small tradition of being...
Verizon says its Galaxy S 4 is coming sometime in May

Google Now update adds real-time package tracking, faster search results

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Have an Android smartphone running Jelly Bean? You might have come across Google Now, the search giant's information hub that aggregates personalized content from your inbox, calendar and GPS. Now, an updated version of Google's Android app, which hit Play today, adds a few more features to the mix....
Google Now update adds real-time package tracking, faster search results

Droid RAZR M 'blue steel edition' now available at Best Buy

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What's black and white and pink all over? Well, not too long ago, the answer to that was the Droid RAZR M. As of today, however, Motorola's nearly bezel-less Jelly Bean handset will also be pretty in platinum. Available as a special edition for Best Buy, the Verizon-locked device...
Droid RAZR M 'blue steel edition' now available at Best Buy

Fleksy touch keypad arrives on Google Play, now available for beta testers

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The beta version of Syntellia's Fleksy keypad for Android phones and tablets has arrived on Google Play, months after it first became available on the company's website in January. However, there's a catch: You can only download it if you join its Google+ community as a beta tester. To...
Fleksy touch keypad arrives on Google Play, now available for beta testers

Google bestows the Nexus 10 with covers, available now for $29.99

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Sure, you may own the highest res Android tablet on the block, but is your Nexus 10 really all that special when it's as naked as everyone else's? Problem, meet solution: the Nexus 10 cover from Google. The $29.99 add-on hit the Play Store this fine day, which stands...
Google bestows the Nexus 10 with covers, available now for $29.99

Hangouts Easter Eggs put dinos and ponies in your chat

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If the 850 hand-drawn emoji included in Hangouts aren't enough for you, we've got some good news -- there's a small collection of Easter Eggs that add even more whimsy to your discussions. The commands are mostly initiated with an IRC-like "/" followed by certain words. For example "/ponies"...
Hangouts Easter Eggs put dinos and ponies in your chat

Root exploit unearthed for Snapdragon-based Galaxy S 4

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Inventory delays may stifle prospective Galaxy S 4 owners, but such pesky hurdles appear to have little effect on Android's development community. An XDA-Developers member by the name of "djrbliss" has constructed a root exploit for Snapdragon-powered variants (see: all US carrier versions) of Samsung's newly christened flagship. While...
Root exploit unearthed for Snapdragon-based Galaxy S 4
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