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Sony Xperia Z1 LTE now available to buy from Sony U.S.

Sony has made the SIM-unlocked LTE version of the Xperia Z1 available in the US. Sold through the Sony web store in black, purple and white, the soon-to-be-outdated Android device (remember, the Z2 is launching this month in some countries) is going for $ 619.99. Previously, the Japanese manufacturer only had the HSPA+ version available for consumers to purchase.

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QuizUp puts your geography skills to the test with Google Maps ‘Earth from Above’ topic

So let’s say you love geography, and you also love trivia. Well Google has just made your day by introducing Google Maps-powered “Earth From Above” challenge category to the game QuizUp. The topic is pretty self-explanatory — each round is a satellite image of some place on earth, and you’ll be given options to choose from of where you think the location is.

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10 reasons why you should buy your HTC One M8 unlocked and direct from HTC

Take the plunge and ride into Freedom Country by buying an unlocked phone direct from HTC

For now, the new hotness in the smartphone arena is the HTC One M8. So Aluminum, much camera, very screen, and it’s getting a lot of attention — deservedly so.

But while you’re out there, looking and lusting, there’s something I want you to think about before you buy — telling the carriers to GTFO with their locked and branded  [Read More…]

T-Mobile removes employer discounts from Simple Choice plans

Tomorrow might be April 1st, but T-Mobile‘s not joking around with their latest move: they’re scrapping employer rate plans discounts. Gone is the supposed complexity that came with wondering what kind of discount you might get on your Simple Choice plan based on where you work, replaced instead with a T-Mobile gift card worth $ 25 when your purchase a new device… based on where you work. It’s simpler than trying to figure out if it’s  [Read More…]

From the Editor’s Desk: And for our next trick …

Probably my favorite part of covering a major new device isn’t the long-form review. It’s not the “hands-on,” and it’s certainly not the gratuitous unboxing videos. It’s not the page-view whoring “drop test” — spoiler: phones break when you drop them — and it’s not battery tests that in no way reflect real-life use. No, for me where things really get fun are when we start to break down a phone feature by feature, explaining them in even  [Read More…]

Preorder your HTC One Dot View Case from ShopAndroid.com!

The HTC One Dot View case is now available for preorder at ShopAndroid.com. This is the same Dot View case showcased this week on Android Central. It protects your phone while allowing important notifications to shine through the front, and it does so in a way that no other case has done before. It’ll be available in Warm Black, Imperial Blue, Baton Rouge, Atlantis and Orange Popsicle.

Be sure to sign up for ShopAndroid.com deal alerts to get the  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy S5 yours to try from today at Phones 4U

If you’re anxious to see the Samsung Galaxy S5 for yourselves, Phones 4U in the UK might be able to help. Ahead of pre-orders for Samsung’s latest and greatest opening there tomorrow, the retailer sends word of demo units in 10 stores across the country for folks to go and get their hot little hands on.


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Spoiler alert: Get an excerpt from George R.R. Martin’s next book on your Android device

Apparently this came out a week ago, and nobody told me, so I hold each and every one of you personally responsible. If you’d like to get a sneak peek at the next book in the “A Song of Ice and Fire” series from author George R.R. Martin (aka “Game of Thrones”), you can do so on the official “A Game of Thrones Guide” (aka “A World of Ice and Fire”) app from Random House.

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Carphone Warehouse Galaxy S5 pre-orders go live from midnight GMT

UK retailer Carphone Warehouse has announced that it’ll begin taking Samsung Galaxy S5 pre-orders from 12:01am GMT tomorrow, Friday March 28. The retailer will be offering Samsung’s latest flagship for free on contracts starting at £42 per month — that’s a Vodafone 4G plan with 3GB of data — or for £579.95 outright should you prefer to go the SIM-free route.

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HTC One (M8) available in the U.S. and U.K. from today

The all-new HTC One (M8) has been officially announced, and we’re now able to bring you details of retail and online availability for the device in the U.S. and U.K. As previously announced, the new HTC One will go on sale at select Carphone Warehouse locations in London from 4 p.m. GMT. In the U.S. the device will go on sale in Verizon retail stores at 1 p.m. ET, and at that time it’ll also be available online from  [Read More…]