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Google updating Android apps ahead of KitKat

Android users will find plenty of updates on their handsets ready to be installed today. As Google prepares to launch the Android 4.4 KitKat version of the mobile operating system, numerous members of the core apps are receiving new features.

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How BBM (BlackBerry Messenger) going Android could connect you to a billion devices

BlackBerry confirmed that its iconic messaging service, BlackBerry Messenger (BBM), beloved by the BlackBerry faithful, will come to Android and iOS. This makes BBM one of the few messaging services to span these three major smartphone platforms.

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How to get football on your phone

The NFL season is upon us, and if you are unhealthily obsessed with football like I am (you probably don't want to follow me on Twitter during Redskins games), you want to have constant access. Like me, you probably plan your entire schedule around when football is on TV. Still, there are times where something takes you off your couch – it's unfortunate, but it does happen. Your two options in this situation are to A) record the game on your DVR, then avoid the Internet and all contact with other humans who may talk about football, and hope you don't get the result spoiled, or B) get football on your phone.

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Top apps as Google Play hits 1 million mark

A year ago, Google Play had exactly half the apps they have today. 50 billion downloads and one million apps later, Google is making waves in the app marketplace. Meanwhile, Android takes the cake as the most popular smartphone platform with the most apps available for download. Google isn’t planning to slow down anytime soon, either.

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The A,B,C’s (and beyond) of back-to-school apps

From fresh pencils to new shoes, the beginning of the school year can be an exciting but stressful time for students. We’ve put together a list of some fun apps that are designed to make easing back into student mode an easy A.

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Get This Game: Anomaly Warzone Earth

In this installment of our Get This Game series, we’ve hand-picked Anomaly Warzone Earth by 11 Bit Studios as a game that comes to life on your Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ powered device. Perfect for strategist junkies, Anomaly Warzone Earth gets your adrenaline pumping with Snapdragon integrated GPU powered graphics that draw you into a near-future Baghdad occupied after an alien ambush.

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7 new features in the next Google Nexus 7

 Google Nexus 7 Qualcomm Snapdragon mobile processor

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Good things come in small(er) packages with the HTC One mini

The HTC One has become one of the most popular Android devices this year, known for its sleek design and intuitive user experience. The newly announced HTC One mini, powered by the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 400 processor, designed for battery-optimizing high performance, is perfect for those who love the HTC One but are looking for a device that’s just a touch smaller and more affordable.

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Smarter road trips with your smartphone

With a smartphone, planning a road trip has never been easier. And with a fast, all-in-one Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ processor inside your device, you’ll have everything from superior GPS to quick charging capabilities so you can get where you’re going.

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Top GPS-based apps for everything from traffic to travel

When your smartphone has a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor it can do a lot more than just give you turn-by-turn directions. The advanced satellite guidance system in Snapdragon processors is designed to boost accuracy, reliability and speed so you can take advantage of more sophisticated location-based apps.

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