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HTC One Max and Zara: Mid-range and big screen devices could round out the lineup

by: Nate SwannerJuly 23, 2013
If this all pans out, it looks like HTC is building on the foundation they laid with the One. While they don’t seem to be messing with the success there, other than making a mini and Max device to round out the lineup, they will be offering the decidedly throttled-down Zara.
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HTC One for Verizon will have Android 4.2.2

by: Nate SwannerJuly 23, 2013
If you’re with Verizon, or plan to be, we have good news for you. The HTC One, which is said to debut with the carrier in August, will come with Android 4.2.2.
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Verizon has four mysterious Droid videos for us

by: Nate SwannerJuly 23, 2013
The videos aren’t long, but they get their point across nicely. Endurance, strength, detail, and intelligence; those are the four attributes Motorola would like us to take away from today’s device announcements, and it seems like the new Droid lineup will deliver.
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Droid lineup won’t be made in USA like the Moto X

by: Nate SwannerJuly 23, 2013
The Moto X is made at a Motorola facility in Texas, which probably can’t handle the volume associated with running four distinct models out the door. It’s worth noting that the factory is an old Nokia plant, so they may simply not be adequately set up for multiple device runs.
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Droid Maxx: Your new battery beast is here!

by: Nate SwannerJuly 23, 2013
At 8.5mm, compared to the 9.3mm it was before, the Maxx is still really slight. The original model boasted 32 hours of power from the battery, but the new model promises to run for 48 hours. That’s a staggering statistic, compared to what we’ve come to expect from our devices.
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Moto X camera interface leaks ahead of official launch

by: Nate SwannerJuly 23, 2013
A swipe from the right will bring up your gallery (Android 4.2 users are familiar with that), and a swipe from the left brings up your settings. This is a touch different than the current stock Android camera settings menu, which shows up anywhere on the screen you touch while the camera is open.
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Samsung is having their own developer conference in October

by: Nate SwannerJuly 22, 2013
It could also mean that Samsung is going to move forward with their rumored watch, or a Glass contender. Both of those would require a specific SDK, but aren’t official yet.
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NFC-enabled ring is killing it on Kickstarter

by: Nate SwannerJuly 22, 2013
The concept is really unique, in that the ring has one side that is “public” and the other “private”. As you can see in the video below, the ring can be programmed to accomplish two varied sets of tasks.
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LG G2 video confirms August 7th launch date, hints at contextual awareness

by: Nate SwannerJuly 22, 2013
If we’re to speculate based on this video, and the “Come see how LG is learning from you on August 7th” tag under the video, it seems as though the LG G2 could have some contextual awareness capabilities. If that’s true, the G2 could be like a high-end Moto X.
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Google buys small stake in company that makes Google Glass displays

by: Nate SwannerJuly 22, 2013
This investment of Google’s is said to help increase production, and includes the caveat that Himax will fund expansion and capacity for HDI. While no roadmap for expansion or capacity increase has been laid out, we’d like to believe this is a gesture on behalf of Google for Glass production to take place on a massive scale.
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