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Download the Nexus 5 wallpapers right here
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Download the Nexus 5 wallpapers right here

After a quick tear down of the Nexus 5 factory image, we’ve managed to track down the launcher and extract the wallpapers for you to download and enjoy on your own devices. The images are surprisingly high resolution so they’ll look immaculate on displays of all resolutions — especially 1080p mobile devices.

in News, Phones by at 6:51 pm on November 1, 2013
Don’t want to use Hangouts as your default SMS app? Check out 8sms
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Don’t want to use Hangouts as your default SMS app? Check out 8sms

As you may have heard, Google+ Hangouts will be the default SMS messaging app on Android 4.4, but it doesn’t have to be that way if Hangouts isn’t your cuppa’ tea. As has always been the case with Android, you can set another app as your default messaging app, and that’s where 8sms — amongst other SMS clients — comes[Read More…]

in Apps, News by at 6:31 pm on November 1, 2013
Box updates Android app, mentions support for Android 4.4
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Box updates Android app, mentions support for Android 4.4

Cloud syncing service, Box, has just updated their app in the Play Store and the What’s New section is 2 lines long; the first line caught our tipster’s attention: “Support for Android 4.4 (KitKat)”. What this means exactly is unknown; are top developers — of which Box is one — allowed access to the Android 4.4 SDK before everyone else,[Read More…]

in Apps, Google Play, News by at 11:49 pm on October 31, 2013
Samsung reportedly starting mass production of curved batteries

Samsung reportedly starting mass production of curved batteries

Samsung is on the verge of producing curved batteries according to a ZDNet report. This comes as Samsung has shown off the Galaxy Round that will be launching in the companies home country of South Korea. Whether the two will go hand in hand remains to be seen, however, Samsung appear to be very keen in the area of curved[Read More…]

in News by at 1:01 pm on October 31, 2013
Google Play Store now has a cleaner look when purchasing a Nexus 7
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Google Play Store now has a cleaner look when purchasing a Nexus 7

Google have quietly updated the design of the ‘Devices’ section of the Play Store, making it cleaner and easier to navigate when selecting the variations of a device. So far it has only rolled out to the Nexus 7, though it’s certain to hit all future devices as well — where’s that new Nexus everyone is talking about? The new[Read More…]

in Google Play, News by at 12:46 pm on October 31, 2013
17 of Google’s own apps have been updated in the past few days, ready for KitKat
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17 of Google’s own apps have been updated in the past few days, ready for KitKat

A keen Reddit user has spotted Google updating their apps despite no roll out in order to prepare them for KitKat’s (Android 4.4) launch in what feels like a few days. 17 of the apps have their last update set at October 28th or 29th yet only some of the updates have rolled out to users. Those apps are: Analytics[Read More…]

in Apps, News by at 12:26 pm on October 31, 2013
There have been enough Nexus 5 leaks to create this 3D GIF
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There have been enough Nexus 5 leaks to create this 3D GIF

Yep, that’s right; there has actually been enough leaks of the Nexus 5 for someone to create this almost-perfect 3D GIF of the device. I don’t think we’ve seen a device leaked so much before its actually been confirmed or announced by its owner — in this case, Google. As for when that might be, there’s a slight chance it[Read More…]

in News, Phones by at 12:12 pm on October 31, 2013