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TrickDroid ROM lets you turn a standard HTC One into a Google Edition device

Google now sells versions of the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4 which come with stock Android software (and no HTC Sense or Samsung TouchWiz features). But you don’t need to buy a phone straight from Google to get that experience. Independent developers have already started to take the software from those phones, tweak it […]

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Google edition HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4 now available, shipping July 9th

As promised, Google is now selling two of the hottest Android smartphones straight through the Google Play Store. The Google edition versions of the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4 come with Google’s version of Android, receive software updates directly from Google, and come as carrier and bootloader unlocked devices. Update: It looks like software […]

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HTC One, Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Edition phones launch June 26th

Two of the top Android smartphones released so far this year are about to hit the Google Play Store. Google will start offering versions of the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4 on June 26th. Both devices will be available with Google’s stock version of Android 4.2 Jelly Bean instead of the custom versions that […]

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Early HTC One adopters may be able to switch to Nexus experience

On June 26th HTC will start offering a new “Nexus experience” version of the HTC One smartphone. It’ll have the same screen, processor, and design as the original HTC One smartphone, but it’ll run a stock version of Google Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean instead of a custom version featuring HTC Sense software. That’s good news […]

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Samsung ships 10 million Galaxy S4 smartphones, HTC One hits 5 million

To nobody’s surprise, the Samsung Galaxy S4 has turned out to be a big hit for the Korean electronics company. Samsung says it’s now shipped 10 million units of the 5 inch handset around the world since it launched on April 27th. While rival HTC’s latest flagship phone isn’t moving quite as quickly, an HTC […]

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Lilbits (4-22-2013): Microsoft might bring back the Start Button

One of the most noticeable differences between Windows 7 and Windows 8 is that Microsoft’s newest operating system replaces the classic Start Menu with a new full-page Start Screen. The Start button is also gone. Instead you can bring up the Start Screen using gestures or by pulling your mouse cursor to the lower left […]