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The Galaxy Tab 3: Android’s Frontliner

The day that every Android enthusiast has been waiting has finally comes. Samsung’s Galaxy Tab’s 3rd generation was released on July 7th and it’s set to take the world by storm with no less than three different size offerings. At 7, 8 and 10.1 inches, no stone has been left unturned with what has now become Android’s flagship tablet device.

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Gadgets Games Technology

Ouya: This isn't the Droid Console You're Looking For

When Boxer8 launched its KickStarter campaign for the Ouya gaming console, many were thrilled to the tune of generating $8.6 million off of over 60,000 backers on the crowdfunding platform by the potential this little Android-powered box held.

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Android Gadgets Mobile Smartphone Technology

ZTE’s Grand Memo is the grand mama of mobile phones

Pop quiz: If an oversized phone is called a phablet, what do you call an oversized phablet? Uh, what?

Yep, that’s exactly how you’ll react when you see ZTE’s flagship smartphone, the Grand Memo. Unveiled early during this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, ZTE’s new device could definitely be the grand mama of smartphones, well not on speed but on size and wisdom. With a hefty 5.7-inch screen, this gadget is something that you won’t overlook, and that’s why it’s been getting a lot of attention after it was launched. Size-wise, it’s really undeniable that this is one “grand” device, but would this also be true in every other aspect of this mobile phone?

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Android Applications Technology

Best of Android Apps So Far: What can you get without spending a buck?

Free one of the most powerful words that would sway you towards an application that you’re remotely interested in, or have no use for whatsoever. The mobile app market, whether it’s Google Play store or Apple’s App Store, is just like the real-world marketplace: if it’s cheap and decent, it will be bought. If it’s free, no matter what it is, it will be downloaded. But not all that’s free is worth your time, so even when you’re shopping with no money, you should also be mindful of what you download, and make sure that you’ll benefit from it afterwards. So here’s a list of the best free applications that you can find in the Google Play store today. Download it, give it a spin, and decide if it’s worth keeping for a day or for a lifetime.

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Five Great Android Apps for Movie Lovers

Your friends say you are a cross between a cineaste (movie lover) and a cinephile (passionately interested in cinema). You’ve been treating popcorn and soda as your best friends, and you have a very intimate relationship with your couch. You’ve even shot your own short film with your buddies in the Film Society, and filled your smartphone with tons of movies.

They say there is always an app for everything, but for Android users, which ones would specifically suit movie junkies like you? Here are some apps worth checking out:

IMDb: Must-Have

Sometimes, you just ask yourself questions like, “Wait, who was that guy from Titanic that I’m seeing now in this movie called Inception?” or, “What’s this new movie all about?” This always happens to me, and I’ve developed the habit of looking up celebrities, movie synopses, and trailers on IMDb to see if I’ll really get interested in watching these movies that people are recommending. The IMDb mobile app has all the basic info you need to know about a movie. Plus, you can also buy movies from Amazon with it. You’ll see show times and play dates in your local theaters as well.

Crackle

When you want to go back in time and see free old movies and you’re patient enough to watch them with advertisements, then go download Crackle. It offers a library of a few hundred movies (I’ve warned you, they are older titles) and if you browse long enough, you can dig for some gems out of it. There are also some TV shows that you can stream and watch using the service.

Netflix

Netflix still offers the best service when it comes to streaming movies and shows; but if you want to really enjoy it, it’s definitely not going to be free. The available mobile app for Android allows you to view all the TV shows and movies that you want, but an obvious downside is the limited streaming library which is not as extensive as the DVD library. Video quality is excellent, however, and $7.99 can be considered cheap, if you can view heaps of content on your smartphone.

HBO Go

If you are not really concerned about below par video quality and you love HBO shows, this app will do you good. HBO Go lets you watch all the movies, documentaries, and shows that you want; the best part is, mobile streaming comes free if you are already subscribed to HBO’s premium service with your existing cable subscription. You can check out featured content or browse titles based on your preferred genre. The app’s watchlist keeps you on track of the shows and movies you want to watch later (it functions almost the same as a bookmark).

VLC Direct Pro Free

The popular VLC media player for PCs has always been a lifesaver, and it’s only gotten better with the Android version in the offing. Like the desktop version, VLC Direct Pro has some tricks up its sleeve as well, including the capability to stream movies, photos, and music from your Android device to your computer, and the option to control the running VLC software on your computer using your phone or tablet. Additionally, you can launch it on your device simultaneous with other Android apps – without ever having to stop other running apps like RingCentral or Evernote.

VLC Direct Pro supports files with avi, flv, mp4, mp3, mkv, wmv, jpg, mpeg, mpg, rmvb, m4v, mov, 3gp, ts and vob formats on your Android device. Now you can rack up your extensive video library and watch videos anywhere.

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Picking up after Samsung: Why is LG doing a better job with Google Nexus 4?

Google’s flagship smartphone, the Nexus, has a new iteration in the form of the Nexus 4. Following the limited release of the Galaxy Nexus, the Nexus 4 was slated to hit the stores in a nonchalant manner, with little expectations from critics other than being the "next Good Nexus phone." But after its November 13 release just last year, the Nexus 4’s fame ballooned to a point where stores have ran out of stocks, and potential buyers are angered for the slow production. This LG version of the Nexus easily beat its predecessors, which are ironically made by bigger names like Samsung and HTC.

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Android

Android Apps Making the Latency Much Easier

Android was released in 2008 and was specifically designed for mobile devices. With its release, now it has become the second most widely used OS for tablets and smart phones. The scores for android apps in the market are quite popular and these can be downloaded free of cost. In this article, we are going to discuss some of the android apps available for Android users on their mobile devices.

With more than 500,000 Android apps, it is influencing the market and people are holding the queue for taking the benefit of absolutely free apps. The rate of Android apps is much more than higher than app development rate for any other operating system for mobile devices.