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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Android 4.3, some hidden features discovered, and we also walk you through how to get it early on your Nexus device. The Samsung Galaxy Note III is next as it seems that Samsung is still not sure of what screen size they'll provide on it. The Sony Honami is next as it now gets compared to the Xperia Z and they do seem very much a like. Steve Ballmer takes the stage next as he states his disappointment over the Surface RT and the lack of sales of Windows 8. We end today's show talking about the Google Nexus 7 hitting retail stores a couple of ...

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    Shortly following CES 2012, after the $250 ASUS MeMO 7-inch tablet was announced, word of Google and ASUS teaming up to create an even cheaper tablet spread. And rumors and leaks told us practically everything we needed know about the so-called "Nexus tablet" before Google I/O 2012. During the press event, to no surprise, Google made the new, 7-inch budget tablet official. And the tech world rejoiced at all the possibilities an affordable – yet still very capable – tablet would make. Since the Nexus 7 announcement, we've seen the scope of the tablet market change significantly. Android ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about some additional leaked photos of the Nokia EOS smartphone. Then we go through Sony's press invites for a mobile event to happen in Germany and what we can expect. Google is next as they've just made the bold move of offering the stock Android keyboard to everyone. Apple's strategy for smartphone repairs is next as the company keeps working on bringing more services to their Apple Stores. We end today's show talking about the iPad 5 and the possibility of a launch for WWDC 2013. All this and more after the break. Stories: - More Nokia EOS leaks ...

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    Sometimes you get listener mail that asks how the band got together in the first place. Sometimes that happens the day after you drop some nostalgic sentimentalism all over the internet. Sometimes, simultaneously, there are some sweet, juicy rumors and leaks about a top-of-the-line camera phone with what looks like a moon crater on it. Sometimes you gotta put all that into a podcast with the original cadre of Pocketnow 'casters, and see what comes out. All that, plus the longest outtake reel in the history of Pocketnow, more Nokia EOS rumors than you can shake a stick at, the first-ever ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the HTC T6 phablet and some rumored specs that are already floating around. We later go through Google Play Music All Access and how it should land for iOS customers very soon. Moto X is next, and believe it or not, this phone will exist later this summer. We then talk about the future of the Nexus program according to a recent interview with Sundar Pichai. We end today's show talking about the Google Edition HTC One, which has gone official today and should be ready for shipping at the end of June. All this and more after the break. Stories: ...

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    Google I/O is a developer's conference; Yes, we know that. Still, Google has used its press event to showcase some of their hottest Nexus products for the last couple of years. The logical thing to do is to expect more hardware releases to happen this year, but let's not forget there's a new boss in-charge of Android this year. As we all know Sundar Pichai is Andy Rubin's replacement in leading Android, and according to some recent interviews he's had with Wired, Google I/O will be a different ball game this year. Instead of focusing on getting us new hardware to play with, the developer's ...

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    If recent rumors hold true, Google and LG could be working together on the next Nexus smartphone, possibly dubbed the Nexus 5. Before we dig into that rumor and what it could mean, let's look at some history. Google first partnered with HTC to build their "Nexus" line of smartphones. I put "Nexus" in quotation marks because I consider the T-Mobile G1 (aka the HTC Dream) to be a "Nexus" phone. It was the first commercially available Android-powered smartphone and it ran the "pure" Android experience. That sounds like a Nexus to me. Up next was another HTC phone, this time the Nexus One. ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we go through the possibility of an untethered Jailbreak to all of Apple's new iOS line-up. Then we talk about Samsung's CES 2013 event, and the new rumors discarding a smartphone to be announced at the event. Later HTC becomes news as we go through their new One SV smartphone for the UK. Our coverage is up next as we talk about Joe's video of CM 10.1 running on the Nexus 10, aside from all of our After The Buzz coverage. We end today's show with Larry Page's talk about Motorola and some possible Nexus plan. All this and more after the break. Stories: - iOS ...

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    Ever since the Nexus One, Google has had a device to show off what Android is -- in its purist form. Specifications on these devices haven't been earth-shattering, but they've certainly packed enough power to let the Android OS shine. Generally speaking, these Nexi also featured a new component or two that eventually become commonplace in other devices (NFC, barometer, etc.). Recently Google has also used their "Nexus" line to demonstrate how higher-end phones and tablets can be offered inexpensively (at least if you're in the U.S.A.) through their own Play Store. Up until recently there's ...

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    One of the cool things about the mobile technology sector is its massive scale, and the sheer volume of tech news that flows daily as a result. A lot of that is hard news, but some, inevitably, is the less-firm stuff: leaks, renders, rumors, and so on. As a whole, the tech media does a fairly good job of separating the wheat from the chaff, but sometimes fakes are so good -or so alluring- that they slip by. Such was the case with the rumored Sony Nexus X smartphone "leaked" a few weeks back, a rainbow-unicorn of a device which, like so many of its ilk, ultimately proved too good to be ...

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    We've talked a lot about Google's Nexus strategy this week. Hurricane Sandy forced the company to cancel its planned unveiling event, but didn't stop it from officially taking the wraps off its new Nexus 4, Nexus 10, and revamped Nexus 7 devices in a considerably less-bombastic manner. The new smartphone and tablet array bear many similarities in appearance, functionality, and even pricing -- but perhaps the most significant common thread bonding the new siblings is in branding. The Nexus name is a young one, but it already boasts a storied history. When Google launched the brand's ...

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    Starting with the Nexus One, Google has partnered with an OEM to develop each generation of the flagship Android-device. Generally, this device has featured the "Nexus" moniker. These phones and tablets haven't necessarily represented the latest and greatest hardware, but they usually have pushed the envelope regarding "interesting" hardware and typically introduce a new version of the Android operating system. NFC has become a Nexus "standard", so have barometers to help save some battery life and get GPS fixes faster (in addition to just telling us the barometric pressure). Nexii have ...

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    Whether you call it the next Nexus, LG E960, LG Nexus or LG Nexus 4, the phone is becoming more and more real, at least judging by the amount of leaks we've recently seen. There were all sorts of pictures representing the LG Optimus G variant rumored to become Google's next pure-Android phone but the best pictures, crisp and clear and all, only popped up yesterday. From the same source and representing the same device comes a nice little 3D view of the phone spiced up with a magnifier tool with the help of which you can closely inspect the E960.  The source claims a Qualcomm APQ8064 chip ...

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    The LG-made Nexus is becoming more and more of a certainty given the recent rumors and all the leaked pictures (accompanied by detailed specification). If it will be the only Nexus phone is yet unknown but it will surely be one of the next phones in line to wear the Nexus branding (with some reports claiming an LG Nexus 4 branding as well as an October 29 announcement). While the device pictured in these images seems to be the same Optimus G variant we've recently seen, previous leaksters mentioned that the back of the phone will have a nice X on the back. We'll have to wait and see; until ...

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    We've recently seen pictures of the LG E960 in the wild; the phone is believed to be the next Google Nexus device and now we're seeing even more images of the phone thanks to someone who claims to have a prototype and is willing to answer all questions. The phone appears to be identical to the one we saw yesterday (sans the protective, design-concealing outer case) with the pattern on its back and no physical buttons. Reported specs seem to confirm earlier rumors: quad-core processor clocking at 1.5GHz aided by the Adreno 320 GPU, eight-megapixel camera, 1184x768 resolution, 2GB of RAM, ...

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    We were just talking about our next Google Nexus phone wish-lists and it appears that some alleged images of an LG E960 have popped up on the interwebs. Maybe it is just us or maybe the two phones which you'll see below are really not the same devices, but different sources claim different phones with the same codename to be the next Nexus. First off we have these pictures right below which are originating from an AndroidCentral tipster. You can see an LG Optimus G-esque out aspect with Android 4.1.2 running under the hood. If you compare it to the LG Optimus G you'll see a different ...

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    A few days ago Michael wrote an article about how how Samsung is ruining the Galaxy brand. There's no question that Samsung has some very high-end, well-built phones that carry the "Galaxy" moniker. There are also some "Galaxy" devices that don't serve to build up the Galaxy brand, instead they're trying to ride the wave of popularity that the "good" Galaxy devices have built up over time. The Galaxy Camera, really Samsung? This got me thinking about the other forefront Android brand, Google's own Nexus. What is a "Nexus"? Just what is a "Nexus"? According to Dictionary.com, "Nexus" is a ...

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    What is the AOSP? According to Google, the Android Open Source Project refers to the people, the processes, and the source code that make up Android. "The people oversee the project and develop the actual source code. The processes refer to the tools and procedures we use to manage the development of the software. The net result is the source code that you can use to build cell phone and other devices." Part of the AOSP is essentially a repository for ROMs, the software that we run on our phones and tablets. Not only is the generic, "core" operating system tucked away inside the AOSP, ...

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    Where there's smoker there must be fire, so they say and there's a lot of smoke here. The Google Nexus tablet has been long rumored on the inter webs and more recently we've seen an alleged training document detailing both the looks and the specs of the upcoming pure-Android slate. Now Bloomberg has it on good authority that Google will indeed announce its Nexus tablet at this year's I/O, kicking off today.  Furthermore, this time it's not aiming at the Kindle Fire and Co. but "taking direct aim at Apple’s iPad, according to two people familiar with the matter". The report mentions ...

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    If you tend to believe the latest rumors and reports than you can take it for granted that Google's alleged Nexus tablet, made in collaboration with Asus, will indeed be unveiled at the upcoming Google I/O -- happening between June 27 and 29 at San Francisco's Moscone Center. Manufactured by Quanta, the Nexus tablet will reportedly wear a price tag of $199, according to "sources from upstream component makers". Not only that, but the seven-incher will reportedly go on sale in July with expected sales of three million units in the second half of the year. According to DigiTimes, Asustek ...

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    By now, you've heard the news: Google has purchased mobile hardware manufacturer Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion. The move is significant in a number of ways, but the real headline-grabber is that it marks software giant Google's first real step into mobile hardware. It's widely accepted that a big reason Google was interested in purchasing Motorola was the latter's treasure trove of patents- between 17,000 and 24,500 of them, depending on who you believe. In the increasingly litigious world of the mobile technology business, a well-stocked defensive patent portfolio can mean the ...

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    Evan Blass recently posted an article titled "Will The iPhone's Reign Ever End?" In it, he speculates on the future of the mobile landscape, trying to predict how, when, or if the iPhone will go the way of the RAZRs and N95s of the world. What will ultimately dethrone the reigning king of smartphones? It's a good question. Right across the mobile-device gap, in the tablet space, sits Apple's iPad. Just as the smartphone world offers up some close competition between the Android and iOS platforms, the battle also rages on in the tablet market. It's easy to forget how close that race is ...

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