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Apr
23
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During testimony Tuesday a Google lawyer admitted that Google agreed to help defend Samsung against Apple in relation to certain patents involved in the ongoing lawsuit.

According to Re/code Google lawyer James Maccoun said during testimony that Google will offer full or partial indemnity in relation to four patents involved in the case. So, if Samsung has to...
Apr
23
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by Android Authority at 00:02
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Samsung’s Galaxy branded devices might run Android, but it’s no secret that the company has worked hard to differentiate its software experience from the competition by adding its own custom touches. Beyond just providing a unique ‘look and feel’ through TouchWiz, Samsung has went so far as to create its own ecosystem of apps that often rival services offered by Google and by popular 3rd party app developers.

Although some of Samsung’s apps are well-appreciated by Galaxy fans, others feel that Samsung’s continued push towards bundled apps adds up to nothing more than a bloated smartphone experience — especially since many of these included apps...
Apr
22
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by Android Authority at 21:12
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If you’re in the market for a flagship smartphone, today is probably a good time to hunt for your next device, with several brands — both the big and independent ones — having released their latest flagships. Perhaps among the most important brands across the smartphone spectrum are Apple and Samsung, with their respective devices dominating the smartphone market. Samsung, of course, leads among Android device makers. Apple, meanwhile, holds its own as the top smartphone OEM in the US.

Let’s take a quick look at the two companies’ flagship offerings. On one side, we have the recently-released Samsung Galaxy...
Apr
22
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by Android Authority at 21:12
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The Nintendo 64 was in a class all on its own. It was one of the last consoles ever to use cartridges and featured some legendary games such as Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. Now you can play those classics on your Android phone using N64 emulators. Which ones are the best? In this list, that’s what we intend to find out.

[​IMG]M64 Emulator

[Price: Free]
First up is M64 Emulator. This is based on the Mupen64+ source code (like every other app on this list). Most user reviews state that it’s a pretty good start but there are some bugs here and...
Apr
22
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by Android Authority at 21:12
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In honor of spring, Google is now holding a limited time app sale, offering 19 reasonably high-profile games for as little as $.99. Here’s the full list of games available in the sale:

Apr
22
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by Android Authority at 20:32
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Over the last few years, the web has become a rather mobile-centric place, and that’s led to changes not only in the way that many websites work, but it’s also had an impact on services such as Google Search.

Last year, Google began partnering with select app makers to offer an “open in app” button to Google Search results and earlier this month Google expanded this effort to include more apps and to launch in several markets outside of the United States. Now Google is bringing a few other app-related changes to Google Search and to Youtube.


Google is bringing a few app-related...
Apr
22
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by Android Authority at 19:22
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Now that the dust has settled and Nest has officially become part of Google, you can order a Nest Learning Thermostat directly from the Play Store starting today. This comes just a day after the product listing was initially leaked, though apparently Google wanted to hold off its plans to sell the device until Earth Day arrived.

Just as you’ll find it at other major retailers, the Nest Thermostat will set you back $249, and should...
Apr
22
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by Android Authority at 18:12
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The latest chapter in the Samsung vs Apple war is winding down, as we enter what may be the last week of the trial before things are handed over to the jury.

As you may already know, the current U.S. patent battle primarily surrounds five patents that Apple says Samsung is guilty of infringing on. Should the jury rule in Apple’s favor, the company is seeking as much as $2.19 billion, but Samsung has now brought forth new testimony suggesting that Apple is asking 57 times more than what the patents are really worth.

The testimony comes from Yale University business school professor Judith Chevalier, who says that she...
Apr
22
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by Android Authority at 16:32
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We already knew that Nvidia was working on a prequel to its first handheld gaming device, and now a benchmark for a test model of the Shield 2 has appeared on AnTuTu.

As you may have already guessed, Nvidia will also be using the Shield 2 to showcase the power of its new Tegra K1 mobile SoC. If you are unfamiliar with the Tegra K1, it’s Nvidia’s latest mobile SoC which borrows its GPU architecture from Nvidia’s high-end desktop Kepler design. You can read more about it here.

The Nvidia Shield 2 looks set to arrive with the quad-core version of...
Apr
22
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by Android Authority at 15:13
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Google’s newly released Camera app comes with a nifty little feature called Lens Blur. The feature lets you select areas in a picture that you want to defocus, to imitate that special bokeh effect that you typically see on shots taken with high-end cameras.

To make Lens Blur work, Google is adding a depth map to each shot, which, as it turns out, can be used for more than just selective defocus.

Polish developer Rafał Lindemann created Depthy, a tool that uses the depth map in Lens Blur...
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