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Android is an open source, Linux based operating system for smartphones. Original creators of the operating system, Android Inc. were acquired by Google in 2005. In 2008, the HTC Dream (Also known as the T-Mobile G1) was released as the first phone running Android OS. Android features a home screen with multiple pages which can have widgets or application shortcuts added. With many manufacturers building Android powered handsets and being supported by carriers all over the world, Android is one of the most popular and widely used smartphone operating systems. Read on for the latest Android news, reviews and videos:

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    Yesterday saw Motorola and Verizon introduce US audiences to the Droid Turbo, the latest Android smartphone to wear the Droid label, and one heck of a piece of solid hardware. Even before the handset was finally confirmed we were hearing questions from our international user base: how can I get my hands on the Droid Turbo? This can't really be a US exclusive, can it? Evidence had already been building for the possibility of an international GSM version of the Droid Turbo, and now we've got an invitation that sure appears to be for a Brazilian launch event for something very Turbo-esque. ...

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    Its bigger brother may be capturing all of the attention in the limelight, but that doesn't mean the Oppo R5 doesn't hold a candle to the N3. We've already covered the basics of the phone in a news post, but now it's time to give you a look at the phone itself. This is our Oppo R5 hands-on. The design isn't as remarkable as that of the N3, but there is something to be said about the R5's looks. It's ultra-thin, just 4.8mm at its thickest, and boasts a "macro-arc frame." The TL;DR of it all, is that the R5 looks pretty good, and if you aren't convinced, just have a peek at our gallery of ...

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    Now that it's official, the time has come for a video showcase of Oppo's latest smartphone, the N3. We have Jaime Rivera on the ground in Singapore bringing us the latest from the company's unveiling event of the N3 and the lower-tier R5, and he's supplied us with an Oppo N3 hands-on video for your consumption. The N3's beauty begins with the design. The use of what Oppo refers to as "aircraft quality steel" gives the phone a unique, bold, and premium look and feel, something we're glad to see is becoming a trend these days (as phones like the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Apple iPhone 6, Nokia ...

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    Reading the name "Oppo R5" might bring into your mind the thought "just another midrange option." And that's only partially true – with a careful examination of the specs of the R5, it becomes clear that this actually isn't just a new mid-range offering, but instead a flagship in its own right (what is a flagship, anyway?)... or is it? We'll answer that question when we put the Oppo R5 through its paces for a full written and video review on the site, but in the meantime, we've got a list of Oppo R5 for you to read and ponder after you're done sifting through our other coverage of the ...

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    So the Oppo N3 has gone official, but you need a set of A-grade specifications to push you over the edge and grab this phone. Don't worry, we've got you covered, with a full list of Oppo N3 specs at your disposal right down below! Sure, the N3 might not stack up just as well as the Galaxy Note 4 or DROID Turbo, but it certainly doesn't have second-rate specs. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor is just as powerful as it was a few short months ago, and the other specs all allow for ample power. We'll reserve judgment for until we get our hands on a review unit, but right now, things ...

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    After many long weeks of anticipation, Oppo has finally gone official with its two newest Android smartphones, the N3 and R5. We're live in Singapore with the scoop on the phones, so read onward to find out more about both the high-end Oppo N3 and lower-end Oppo R5. The N3 is a follow-up to the N1 of yesteryear (and don't ask us why it's not called the N2; we're just as confused). It features a premium-looking body and top tier specs, along with a long-rumored motorized camera. Let's begin with the build – there's industrial-grade steel for the body of the phone, with a hollowed-out ...

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    Based on how 2014 is stacking up, I think it's safe to say this year will be remembered as the year of the phablet. We saw Apple's mammoth iPhone 6 Plus, Samsung released its Note 4, Google is set to begin taking pre-orders for the Nexus 6, and others like OnePlus and ZTE even threw their hats in the ring. Now Motorola has thrown another big phone into the race, and it's being called the DROID Turbo. Interestingly enough, it looks like it's pretty much a Nexus 6 for Verizon with a cool carbon fiber back. How do the two compare, and which one should you get? Specs Let's take a look at ...

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    One of the latest “must-haves” for a full-featured mobile platform has become the need to offer users a one-stop-shop for their fitness needs. There's Apple's Health in iOS 8 (and all ready to start taking advantage of the Apple Watch once it arrives early next year), but Android hasn't been left without its own fitness hub, and we saw Google Fit debut at I/O this past summer. We had to wait for a few months, but now it's finally time for Fit to hit prime time, and today Google's making the Fit app available for Android users everywhere. Don't think that just because you don't have ...

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    What do you get when you cross a little bit of Moto X with a dash of Nexus 6 and a heaping helping of macho branding? You get the new DROID Turbo from Motorola, a Verizon-exclusive flagship smartphone built to put the "-roid" back in "Droid." At today's Verizon event in New York City, we got to interact with not just the Droid Turbo itself, but check out the complete retail packaging as the phone will arrive in when sales begin this coming Thursday. It looks just like we saw in those leaked pics, but there's nothing quite like getting your hands on the real thing yourself. Notably, this ...

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    The official countdown clock may still be running down on Verizon's Droid Does web portal, but the carrier's Droid Turbo launch event is already underway, and from it official details of this new Motorola Android have begun to emerge. As already revealed through no shortage of leaks and rumors going back weeks now, the Droid Turbo is a 5.2-inch quad HD handset with a big 3900mAh battery – one Verizon says will grant the phone a solid two days of use per charge. The carrier really emphasizes the degree to which battery concerns have dominated customer feedback, and the Droid Turbo is a ...

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    Yesterday we thought we were really getting down to the wire with these ongoing Motorola Droid Turbo teasers and leaks. First we had those shots of the phone's packaging, and then saw the latest DroidLanding tweet send out a vague little teaser video of its own. The countdown to today's launch event has just hours left on it, but before that moment comes we've got a couple additional Droid Turbo finds to check out, including a very official-looking listing on one of Verizon's internal test pages. We only see the Droid Turbo on a general Verizon home page rotator, but it's enough to confirm ...

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    Remember the Sony Xperia T3? Yeah, so it's been a couple months since it launched, but the exceedingly-thin phone is finally now heading over to the United States, with its mid-range status and all. Apart from the Sony Xperia T3 US availability confirmation, Sony has also affirmed the US availability of an LTE-ready Xperia M2 model. The model of the Xperia T3 that's being offered in Sony's online store is the D5106 variant, which means that the LTE bands of 4, 7, and 17 are supported, which means there should be no problem getting the phone to work on AT&T and T-Mobile's LTE ...

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    Android 5.0 Lollipop is on the way, and we know many of you with those fancy new Moto Xs are just itching to use it on your phone. So instead of being inundated with "ETA please!!!" all day long after the source code for the update drops, Motorola is trying to escape the bombardment by setting up a dedicated Motorola Lollipop update tracker for its most recent phones. Motorola, of course, has been almost-godlike in its delivery of speedy updates to owners of its phones over the course of the last year or so. It brought Android 4.4 KitKat to the original Moto X in an incredibly quick ...

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    Eighteen hours and change: Verizon's countdown to the Droid Turbo launch has been running since two weeks ago, and the zero hour is in sight. Tomorrow will almost certainly bring us the phone's formal announcement, and rumors have suggested that Verizon will get sales of the Motorola Android started a little later this week, probably on Thursday. Between now and then, Verizon can't help itself but to tease the phone's launch just a little more, and this afternoon the company returns to its DroidLanding Twitter account to send out a bit of a confounding message. In the latest DroidLanding ...

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    Personal privacy and device security are two ever-important concerns in an increasingly digital world. Where there is personal, private, and potentially important information being stored, there is always someone out there who seeks to use it for personal gain. Harmless or not, keeping your information and devices locked down is never a bad idea. It's always smart to keep wandering eyes out of your sensitive information, even if you have nothing to hide. Fortunately, there is an increasing number of ways to beef up security your mobile devices. Most of the security measures are ...

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