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    Widgets are small, interactive components that sit on your homescreens to present information to you, the user, without having to load the full application. Some people love them, others hate them. Regardless of which side you're on, widgets are something that's fairly unique to Android. Sure, iOS now has icons that get updated to show accurate information (basic stuff like time and weather), and Microsoft has Live Tiles that are sort of a hybrid icon/widget with fairly limited capabilities. But as far as full-blown widgets are concerned, Android stands out from the others. Since the ...

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    Ice Cream Sandwich adoption has come a long way since its early days, but by-and-large, Android users are still predominantly on Gingerbread. In fact, when you consider all previous Android versions, as well, Gingerbread-and-earlier releases account for over seventy-five percent of all Android installations. Recognizing that it's still important to cater to those users, Google has a new updates for its YouTube app ready to go, bringing improvements to Gingerbread and Froyo users. The Android 2.x YouTube app gets a newly-refreshed user interface, bringing a bit of modernity to the app's ...

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    "I'm at the beach and I can't use my phone. That sucks." So reads the note I jotted down during last weekend's visit to a Boston-area beach. The weather was perfect, the crowds minimal, and the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, for once, not too cold. It was a perfect day on the sand. Or rather, it would have been, if I hadn't been so worried about babying my communication devices. Yes, yes, I know: "leave your phones at home! The beach is a place to get away from all that! Unplug from the internet for two seconds," and blah, blah, et cetera. Normally, I'd agree; there's a time and a place for ...

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    As you can clearly see in the image above, the phone outlined on the left is exactly the phone pictured on the right, which means that the LG VS950 is indeed the LG Optimus VU -- or a variant of some sort. On this exact same note we can draw the conclusion that the LG VS950, aka LG Optimus VU, is heading to Verizon, at least according to FCC. There's no mention of the "Optimus VU" moniker though, but the filing reveals that the VS950 is packing NFC and LTE band 13 plus GSM 850/1900MHz compatibility. LG introduced its 4:3 aspect ratio phablet with the occasion of this year's MWC and the ...

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    It's been quite some time since Sony introduced the Xperia Ion for AT&T at the beginning of the year at CES. However, six months later, the phone is available for purchase online at the carrier, going for $99.99 with a two-year contract (or $449.00 outright). It's been so long since its introduction that you might need to refresh your memory with our hands-on video. As far as specs are concerned, the Xperia Ion packs a dual-core 1.5GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, 4.6-inch 720p display, and a twelve-megapixel camera, in addition to LTE compatibility on AT&T. The downside -- of running ...

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    What makes a smartphone “smart”? The apps of course! Every week we will feature some of the best newest or updated apps for the three big names in the mobile industry; iPhone, Windows Phone, and Android. We have sifted through hundred of apps and have deemed these 12 the most noteworthy for you, the smartphone enthusiast. To download any of these apps to your respective platform just click on the name of the app to launch the AppStore, Windows Marketplace, or Google Play.     iPhone Earth Lapse– A paid app that costs $0.99 With Earth Lapse you can explore amazing ...

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    The LG Optimus Elite is available on Virgin Mobile since Wednesday for $149.99 and, while its specs aren't of the high-end kind, the phone packs Near Field Communications (NFC), which is a first for Virgin Mobile. As such, the carrier is trying to push both this hardware feature and Google Wallet by throwing in some bonuses. If you purchase and activate an LG Optimus Elite on Virgin Mobile from May 18 to July 18, 2012, you can get $25 credit on your Google Wallet account. You have to activate your Google Wallet and Google Wallet prepaid card within a week of activating the Optimus ...

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    When we were in Barcelona for the MWC, where Sony announced the Xperia S as part of its new Xperia line-up, we were told that an official Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update should arrive sometime in April. We reviewed the phone running Android 2.3 Gingerbread but that speculated April timeframe for the Android refresh roll-out has somehow shifted towards May. Now according to official wording from Support on the Sony forum, the Xperia S will receive its Ice Cream Sandwich treat sometime in late May or early June. "Xperia S is planned to get ICS somewhere around late May/early June. ...

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