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Motorola shipped 6.5 million devices in Q1 2014
By Andrew Kameka on Tuesday April 22, 2014

Motorola's performance in the first three months of 2014 wasn't bad, but it wasn't that great. The company reported via a tweet that it shipped 6.5 million devices across the globe in the first quarter. Compared to the 10 million Samsung ships for its Galaxy Note 3- that's millions more for one phone, by the way - in only two months. However, Motorola had a respectable haul if one considers that Motorola has been on the decline in recent years. The Moto G did well, but clearly there's a lot of room for improvement once Lenovo takes over the company later this year.

Sprint aims to have all phones unlockable by 2015
By Andrew Kameka on Tuesday April 22, 2014

Sprint is currently one of the more difficult networks to deal with when unlocking a device, but the nation's third-place carrier is working to remove some of the technological hurdles that keep it from unlocking smartphones next year.

Bitcasa Chromecast support enables streaming from the cloud to the TV
By Andrew Kameka on Tuesday April 22, 2014

Cloud storage service Bitcasa today announced that its Android app now supports the ability to stream media content to Chromecast, allowing subscribers to share their media from the cloud to their televisions.

LG G Watch website reveals details about color options and element resistance
By Andrew Kameka on Tuesday April 22, 2014

The LG G Watch launches this summer and we still know very little about the Android-powered smartwatch. LG has launched a new promotional website to showcase the G Watch that revealed some interesting information about the Android Wear device.

Google tweets screenshot showing new Dialer design
By Andrew Kameka on Tuesday April 22, 2014

Google is clearly in the midst of another change across its suite of Android apps, injecting more color along the way. Someone from the official Google Nexus Twitter account may have prematurely revealed that the Dialer app is going to get a new tweak soon.

Google Hangouts introducing merged conversations, widgets, and better quality video calls
By Andrew Kameka on Monday April 21, 2014

Moving towards its goal of making Hangouts the unified solution for all communication formats on a mobile device, Google has announced an upcoming update for its Android app that will improve performance and introduce new features like a streamlined view for conversations.

Google Glass adding SMS for iPhone and new Calendar app
By Andrew Kameka on Monday April 21, 2014

Google Glass users who pair their wearable tech to an iPhone will soon gain the ability to check their text messages through Glass. An update to Glass will make it possible to read SMS notifications once paired to an iPhone. However, replies will not be available because of limitations of iOS. Another upcoming change is the introduction of a new calendar app that will show an agenda on the left side of the screen. Both changes will be available in MyGlass at some point this week.

Nokia Devices officially becomes Microsoft's property this week
By Andrew Kameka on Monday April 21, 2014

April 25 is the day that Microsoft will officially assume control of the Nokia Devices and Services unit. Microsoft agreed to purchase the Devices unit of Nokia's business for $7.2 billion but delays in approvals from governments delayed the process.

Square might sell to Google instead of pursuing IPO
By Andrew Kameka on Monday April 21, 2014

There have long been rumors that Square, the company best known for processing credit card payments through a small reader connected to an Android or iOS device, might be acquired by another company. That company might be Google.

Apple and Google "arms race" fuels exclusive games on some platforms
By Andrew Kameka on Monday April 21, 2014

Exclusive titles on gaming consoles have inspired consumers to choose a PlayStation or Xbox based on the appeal of certain titles, and smartphone makers are increasingly employing that strategy in mobile gaming.

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