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Nokia X (Normandy) specs revealed to be entry-level

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Likely aimed at first-time smartphone buyers, Nokia’s first Android features low-end hardware

The purported specifications for Nokia’s first Android smartphone have leaked online, pointing to an entry-level experience. According to @evleaks, the so-called Nokia X shares much of the hardware of the affordable Nokia Lumia 520. Details include a dual-core 1GHz Snapdragon, 4-inch WVGA display, 512MB RAM, 4GB internal storage, and a 5-megapixel rear camera. Juiced by a 1500mAh battery, the phone should come in dual-SIM variants and sell in up to six colors.

Chromecast SDK open to all

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On Monday Google released the Chromecast development kit to all opening up the device to a plethora of new services. After the initial release when official support was limited to YoutTube, Netflix, Google Play Music and Google Play Movies around another dozen apps/services were added a couple of months ago so choice was still scarce especially for use outside of the US.

Microsoft eyeing Sundar Pichai as next CEO

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A new rumor states that Sundar Pichai could be in the running to be the next Microsoft CEO.

It seems as though Microsoft hasn’t really been hunting for a new CEO as actively as they should be. But according to SiliconANGLE, they have their eyes on someone who would really do well in the company.

Lenovo buying Motorola Mobility from Google for $2.91 billion

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Numerous sources reported today about a potential acquisition of Motorola Mobility that comes not even three years after Google bought it for $12.5 billion, and Lenovo just made the news official.

The Chinese-manufacturer announced that it entered into “a definitive agreement” with Google to acquire the Motorola Mobility smartphone business in order to strengthen its own smartphone market, basically to give it a presence in the U.S.

Managing Your Android Device from PC is Now Easier: Get Started!

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With the burgeoning sales of Android devices worldwide, there is growing demand for a proper PC manager for your devices as we move into 2014. Unlike iTunes available for iOS, there isn’t any one-stop sync and backup solution as such for Android. Although, officially Android does not have a PC Suite-like desktop sync utility; a few third party vendors are offering some fairly decent applications that can help manage your Android device from your computer.

Android Open Kang Founder Roman Birg Finds New Job With CYNGN Inc

cyngnIt’s long been alleged that the guys over at CYNGN have never really liked the guys over at ”that other ROM” namely Android Open Kang Project, which of course was the initial CM Kang project kicked off in November 2011 by Roman Birg aka RomanBB, however thanks to our anon tipster we can reveal that Roman is currently packing up his gear and moving himself to a nice new office in Seattle to work with CYNGN founder Steve Kondik. It’s also said that AOKP Device Maintainer Tom Marshall (tdmcode) who had previously worked on CyanogenMod will also be headed off to CYNGN to join them.

Infographic: The evolution of Nexus devices

nexusGoogle’s first Nexus phone started out as a developer device, but through the years the lineup became more and more popular with the end-user market as well. Last year’s Nexus devices produced great sales figures, and the new generation is even more promising. To celebrate the arrival of the Nexus 5, this infographic shows the evolution of Google’s Nexus phones, from the beginning to the brand new handset.

Galaxy S5 rumored to have a big ol' rapid charging battery

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With the Samsung Galaxy S5 rumors in full-swing, some more speculation emerges with talk of the battery.

In a few months, we’ll know just how many of these rumors are true. In the mean time, let’s talk about what’s arguably the most important feature of the phone: the battery.

Infographic: Android version history 2013

Google provides data about the relative number of devices running a given version of the Android platform month by month, and with the last piece of the puzzle arriving yesterday, we’re able to look at the big picture. Last year we saw the rise of the modern Android: while Froyo, Gingerbread and basically everything pre-4.0 started to decay (some died out almost completely), Jelly Bean was moving up fast, with an almost 50% growth year-over-year. This infographic visualizes the monthly changes in Android version distribution.

Audi and NVIDIA debut 10.2-inch dockable tablet

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Audi and NVIDIA have teamed up to create the Audi Smart Display, which is a dockable tablet able to withstand temperatures varying from 176 degrees to -40 degrees fahrenheit and it is also shock resistant, just in case you find yourself in a pickle, your tablet will be safe.