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From an Android blogger perspective, I find that brand Android smartphones and tablets (think Samsung, LG, HTC) are more than often the best devices you can get, period. Even if the price for a Samsung tablet, for instance, is noticeably higher than the price of an Archos tablet with similar specs, I would still recommend that you go the Samsung way, if you can afford it. Granted, these examples are not edificatory, but you should get the point nevertheless.

How Android can save RIM & Nokia

We chart the dramatic fall from grace for RIM and Nokia and ask if it’s too late for Android adoption to save them. Would Android have made more sense than Windows Phone and BB10? Is it too late to switch to Android now?

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Now that Apple has rested its case, Samsung is on the offensive to try to demonstrate to the jury that it didn’t copy the iPhone and iPad when it comes to certain... design elements and that it didn’t infringe various Apple patents that cover certain functions also available on some of Samsung’s Android smartphones and tablets.

The task at hand is rather...

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Right now, the Samsung Galaxy S3 is THE must-have smartphone. This month is also currently one of the most popular times of the year for people to go off on their holidays. I did that myself very recently, and I learned that if you are taking your phone with you, it can be handy to know a few things before you leave.

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Mat Honan learned the hard way. He was hacked, in stellar fashion, by some social engineering techniques Kevin Mitnick would probably be proud of. He, like so many other victims of identity theft, had his bubble of information access popped and his life erased. He also states several times in his story, that “daisychaining accounts” was at the core of his undoing. Connectivity, it seems, has a price.

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Patent experts and industry observers would usually say that the current patent situation in the U.S. may be stifling to innovation. With patent lawsuits flying across borders, corporations and brands, do current patent laws encourage innovation, or has the fear of litigation caused companies to design “ugly hacks” just to avoid lawsuits?

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In our latest Developer Interview, we’ve sat down with Frank Chen, the CEO of Moborobo Inc. Moborobo is an impressive management tool for PC and Mac that lets you easily synchronize, manage, and transfer your Android data. We’ve discussed about developing for Android, the challenges and rewards of working on Android, monetization, and other hot issues for Android developers.

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In case you didn’t hear, Sprint has recently decided to lower the price of the 16GB iPhone 4S model to $149.99, which is 49.01 lower than its regular price, while... also waiving the activation fee. The carrier is apparently doing this as an attempt to try to move as much iPhone stock as possible in anticipation of the upcoming sixth-generation iPhone.

While...

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Samsung has just released the whitepaper for their long-awaited Exynos 5250 SoC, now called the Exynos 5 Dual, and there’s a lot of interesting information to be discovered in it.

The... Exynos 5 Dual will be the world’s first Cortex A15-based chip, when it will ship later this year, presumably inside the 11.8-inch tablet Samsung is going to launch later this year. Samsung had to wait...

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I can’t speak for others, but the way I see things, one dark side to daily covering Android news is that you often feel somewhat disappointed when new devices are... officially announced, especially if the device in question has generated a decent amount of hype before it is actually revealed – and that happens quite a lot. Personally, I always feel like manufact...