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It’s official: the Oppo N1 will be the first Cyanogen, Inc. device

by: Nate SwannerSeptember 20, 2013
While not technically making it known just yet, Steve Kondik, founder and CFO of Cyanogen, stars in a very short video on the Oppo YouTube channel (below). In the video, he notes he’ll be at the Oppo event in Beijing, and has “exciting news” for us.
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German Kit Kat team spills the beans on Android 4.4 release timeframe

by: Nate SwannerSeptember 19, 2013
On their Facebook page, the German Kit Kat team inadvertently gave up the timeframe for the release of Android 4.4, or KitKat.
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New Google logo, navigation bar coming soon to a browser near you

by: Nate SwannerSeptember 19, 2013
Via their blog, Google has announced the refined logo, as well as a change to the navigation bar. Gone is the black bar running along the top of your browser window; you will now be able to find all your favorite Google items via a menu, towards the right of the screen.
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Sony kicks off Xperia Z1 marketing with great new video

by: Nate SwannerSeptember 19, 2013
The Sony Xperia Z1 can do just about anything you want, from underwater photos and video to live social sharing. To highlight those points, Sony has come up with a new video for the Z1, said to be part of a massive marketing effort kicking off tomorrow.
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Quickoffice for Android is now free, comes with 10GB of Drive storage

by: Nate SwannerSeptember 19, 2013
In a blog post today, Google has announced that Quickoffice is now free to download for iOS and Android. Google also concedes that not everyone has “gone Google” yet, and the ‘.doc’ holdouts don’t make it easy for those who have.
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EverDock promises to be the last dock you’ll ever need

by: Nate SwannerSeptember 18, 2013
Buying a new phone or tablet can be exciting. Forking over another $50 or so for a new dock sometimes isn’t. Accessories can be hard to get hold of, and almost never translate to a new device, even a product upgrade. The team at FUZ has a great solution, though: Everdock, a dock that works with any mobile device.
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Firefox for Android updated, bringing WebRTC and NFC sharing

by: Nate SwannerSeptember 18, 2013
Firefox has updated the Android version of their mobile browser today, bringing a host of welcome changes. On the heels of the Chrome update for Android, Firefox has made similar modifications to allow for better functionality, and an aesthetic refresh.
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[UPDATE] BBM for Android said to be coming September 20th, iOS version launching the next day

by: Nate SwannerSeptember 18, 2013
Through fake apps, rumored testing, and leaked user manuals, one thing remains consistent about Blackberry Messenger: we still don’t have it.
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Google introduces Calico, a moonshot idea that could actually make life better

by: Nate SwannerSeptember 18, 2013
Today, Google is introducing Calico, which they refer to as a company focussed on “health and well-being, in particular the challenge of aging and associated diseases.” Heading the new company is Art Levinson, an Apple chairman and former CEO (and current chairman) of Genentech. Levinson will be CEO and a founding investor of Calico, which stands for "California Life Company", but Levinson notes in his Google+ post that making reference to cats with nine lives is great, too.
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T-Mobile gets wrist slapped for anti-AT&T marketing ploys

by: Nate SwannerSeptember 18, 2013
That claim, according to the NAD, was based on comparison between AT&T and T-Mobile’s HSPA networks, but ignored LTE service for both -- where T-Mobile falls short. As a result, the NAD has called the claim “flawed”, and suggested T-Mobile make more pointed arguments about where and when it has the edge.
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