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ROM Toolbox Pro's Pretty Nifty for Rooting Around in Your Phone

Privileged control of your smartphone is one of the killer features of the Android operating system. This control, known as "root access" allows users to remove manufacturer and mobile operator hardware and software limits to takeover the device. I've written about competitor ClockworkMod's ROM Manager Premium app that you can...

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5 Mobile Linux OSes that Dare to Compete with Android

In part one of this series I surveyed the latest mobile open source Linux projects and examined the challenges they face against Google, Apple, Microsoft and RIM. Here, I take a closer look at Firefox OS, Open WebOS, Jolla's Sailfish, Tizen and Ubuntu. 

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HTC and NASA to Send Nexus One Into space in 2013 as Part of PhoneSat Program

Okay, this definitely won't be the first time HTC's own Nexus handset will be experiencing a trip that most of us won't ever have the chance to replicate. But in 2013 the Nexus One will travel deeper into the void than it's ever been before. As it was in 2010, the upcoming Nexus One launch plan is also part of NASA's nano-satellite-building...

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Samsung Launching New Four-Inch Galaxy S III

Samsung has confirmed that it will unveil a new, smaller Galaxy SIII on October 11th. The new phone won't be a budget version, but rather a (slightly) scaled-down device, with a four-inch screen for those who prefer a more pocketable handset. More »...

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ZTE to Launch Android-Powered TV Box

Chinese telecoms gear maker plans to introduce a TV set-top box running on Google's Android OS, and equipped with 3D, video-calling and HTML 5 capabilities.

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