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Verizon releasing a major software update for the Samsung GALAXY S III

Good news Verizon customers with a Samsung GALAXY S III: your phone is about to get a serious software update that will bring a host of fixes and new features to S III users, including Multi Window capability and the Best Shot camera feature.

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The Google Nexus 4 by LG – now in white

You'll now be able to snag a crisp, white version of one of most popular Android smartphones–the Google Nexus 4 by LG. Just in time for summer, the new version gives Android and Nexus 4 fans a whole new shade to showcase Google’s clean, pure Android operating system.

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Snapdragon BatteryGuru: Get more battery life with fewer charges

Sometimes that low-battery alert sneaks up on you, usually when there isn’t an outlet in sight–and you’re expecting an important call or text. What if an app was designed to extend your battery life simply by learning how you use your phone most?

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3 Cs of the Samsung GALAXY S4 with stock Android from Google

Tech fans cheered as Google announced their version of the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ processor powered Samsung GALAXY S4, loaded for the first time with a pure, stock Android operating system.

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Samsung GALAXY S4 sells 10 million units and announces new colors

Samsung released data this morning showing that their newest flagship smartphone model, the GALAXY S4, has been a huge success with consumers. Since its release on April 27, the S4 has sold 10 million units. To celebrate the milestone, the manufacturer announced the production of a slew of new colors to supplement the stock white and black models that are currently available.

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Is your smartphone power hungry?

A cellular modem can make or break the smartphone experience. If the cellular modem is fast and reliable, you’ll be able to do fun things quickly—load webpages, share photos on Facebook and be less likely to drop voice calls. But speed isn’t the only feature—the modem should also be power-efficient or else the fun will come to an abrupt end.

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A dragon is coming – to a basketball court

You may have seen our “Dragon is Coming” video – either at CES, on YouTube, or in movie theaters – and now it is coming to the NBA Playoffs. Starting with yesterday’s Western Conference Finals game between the Spurs and Grizzlies, you can catch a glimpse of our cute (but not too cute) dragon during games on TNT, ESPN, and ABC.

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The BlackBerry physical keyboard is back - in the Snapdragon procesor powered BlackBerry Q10 LTE

If you’re excited about the new BlackBerry Q10 LTE and its traditional, physical QWERTY keyboard, you’re not alone. In the UK, it’s already been selling like hotcakes, with one retailer reporting it to be their fastest selling consumer electronics product ever. Like the British already seem to know, the QWERTY keyboard is the only thing traditional about the Q10. It’s packed with cool new features.

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Nokia announces two new flagship devices, the Lumia 925 and 928, powered by Snapdragon processors

It's a big week for Nokia. Yesterday they announced their flagship Lumia 925, available in the US later this summer exclusively through T-Mobile. The news comes on the heels of last week's announcement of the Lumia 928, to be released exclusively with Verizon later this week, and they're both powered by Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ processors.

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AT&T launches Aio, a new no-contract prepaid wireless service

AT&T is now following in the footsteps of Sprint and T-Mobile by creating a separate service for customers who are wary of signing up for a two-year mobile contract. Like Virgin Mobile and Ultra Mobile, AT&T’s Aio Wireless will offer relatively low-cost options without requiring a long-term commitment. This affordable, no-contract option is becoming increasingly appealing for both customers and carriers.

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