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A secret option in your Android phone can help make it work faster

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Whether you have the newest, fastest Android phone available or an older device that's starting to show its age in its declining performance, there's a neat little trick that should speed up the overall feel of your Android phone.

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I Regret My iPhone 6, Now I Want Android

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I never thought I needed an iPhone, until I did — until all my friends had them and I listened to music all day, every day, everywhere. But that was three years ago, and now I'm thoroughly bored and almost stifled by Apple smartphones. After about a month of owning my iPhone 6, I found myself loathing iOS's lack of freedom, limiting hardware and software, and boring ecosystem. Here's why my next smartphone will run Android.

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Get a 13.3-inch Android tablet and keyboard for $109.99

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Some tablet deals can't wait for Tuesday, so I hereby give you Tablet Monday...

Ending Friday, and while supplies last, Staples has the refurbished NuVision TM1318 13.3-inch Android tablet for $109.99 shipped (plus tax). It's available in your choice of black, blue or pink, and it comes with a matching carrying case/stand and a Bluetooth keyboard.

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5 of the thinnest Android smartphones currently available

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Thinner by the year, that's how smartphones seem to have evolved since forever. However, although smartphone makers seem to have always considered thinness an important marketing point, some say that the matter has been blown out of proportion over the past couple of years, and looking at the thinness of current-generation flagships, this assumption seems to hold water.

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Samsung announces Galaxy Tab S2 Android tablet with 8 and 9.7 inch screen options

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Today, Samsung hopes to change this with the all new Galaxy Tab S2 tablets. Consumers can choose between a 9.7 inch screen or an 8 inch variant. In other words, Samsung is offering options with its tablets -- much like Apple with the Air and mini -- which is rather smart. After all, one size does not fit all when it comes to tablets.

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Android-x86 Is a Perfect Linux Distro Port for Kit Kat

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Android-x86, a port of the Android operating system for the x86 platform that allows user to experience a mobile OS as a desktop experience, has been upgraded to version 4.4-r3 and is now ready for download.

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Sailfish OS 2.0 vs Android comparison: is this the future of phones?

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he open source Sailfish OS is getting the “biggest update” in its history: Sailfish OS 2.0. It’s an alternative not just to Android but to iOS too, and it’s about to appear on a whole bunch of handhelds. How does it compare? Let’s pit Sailfish OS 2.0 vs Android.

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Android-x86 4.4-r3 Adds Nouveau Hardware Acceleration

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While Android 5.0 Lollipop has been available since November of last year, Android-x86 stable is still currently based on 4.4 KitKat. Nevertheless, this independent effort for bettering Android support on Intel/AMD x86 systems is continuing to improve.

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