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Leaked Google Hangouts text message support could come with a few caveats

Do you really want your Google+ pals to be able to text you?

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Android 4.3 Jelly Bean coming to HTC One, EVO, and Samsung Galaxy

While Android 4.4 “KitKat” is knocking at our doors, numerous smart phone manufacturers have announced plans to upgrade the operating systems on their older model handsets, namely to the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean release.

Microsoft's Wordament app drags Xbox Live achievements to Android

It's another step towards Xbox assuming Microsoft's all-encompassing entertainment brand, but don't expect this to open the achievement point floodgates if you're on non-Windows systems.

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Microsoft might win U.S. import ban against Motorola Android phones

Motorola will be forced to pay up or stop making Android phones that infringe on Microsoft's patents.

Samsung's HomeSync Android TV box seems costly

The $300 Samsung HomeSync is an Android-based set-top box that acts like a big-screen extension for Samsung's Galaxy phones and tablets.

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Hands on with Monsieur bartending robot

Why leave your cocktail to chance? The Monsieur bartending robot, powered by an on-board Android tablet, can mix a drink for you.

Fake AdBlock Plus app removed from Google's Play store

Google has removed an application from its Play store that purported to be AdBlock Plus, a well-known application that blocks online ads.

Ads may hit Gmail's Android app soon, teardown reveals

A thorough examination of a leaked version of the next Gmail Android app suggests ads are finally hitting your mobile inbox.

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Google Open Project beams Android apps to any Net-connected display

A new Google research project has developed a hardware-free way to project your smartphone screen to a connected display.

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Hands-on with Kindle Fire HDX, Amazon's next-generation 7 and 9-inch tablets

Loaded with more pixels than you'll know what to do with, the new Fire tablets also include 'X-Ray' features for second-screen TV viewing and a 'Mayday' button for real-time video tech support.

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5 launcher apps to give your Android phone a fresh new look

You don't need a new phone—you just need a phone makeover.

Rapid Review: Kyocera Hydro Elite

The low price point may tempt you, but if you really want a good phone that’s comfortable outdoors, you’ll want to look to its more capable competitors to get the job done right.

Google makes Quickoffice free, throws in an extra 10GB of storage

The productivity suite for iOS and Android, which Google acquired last year, lets users create and edit Microsoft Office files on their mobile devices.

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Cyanogen goes corporate, aims to build a better Android

ROM maker Cyanogen Inc. now looks to be the third major mobile OS.

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Nexus 7 4G LTE? Not so fast, Verizon says

Warning consumers. For now, at least, Verizon will not activate the new Nexus 7 on its network.

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Google now lets you change your password remotely on an Android device

If your phone is stolen, you can lock it, and change its password, from a website.

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