Qualcomm’s Toq Smartwatch Needs More Time

The Qualcomm Toq features some cool technology, but you don’t want to buy this smartwatch. Not yet, anyway.
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Uncovering a More Useful Android Lock Screen

Cover creates a smarter Android lock screen by giving you access to the apps you want, when you want them, but it needs a little fine-tuning.
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Lenovo Launches Yoga Tablet With Multiple Modes and a Side of Ashton Kutcher

Lenovo is bringing its Yoga design to tablets.
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Sony’s Latest Xperia Phones, SmartWatch 2 Launch in U.S.; No Carrier Announcements Yet

Sony’s latest Xperia Z Ultra and Xperia Z1 smartphones are now available in the U.S. — if you have loads of cash.
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Tablet-Optimized Twitter Android App Now Available, Limited at First to Samsung Devices

Today, Twitter launched a new version of its mobile app optimized specifically for Android tablets. Twitter for Android Tablets now takes full advantage of a tablet’s larger screen to display tweets, conversations and more in full landscape view. The app will only be available for Samsung devices at first, specifically the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition. Support for other Samsung tablets will come soon, and the app will be available to other Android tablets by the end of the year.

ZTE Expands U.S. Offerings with Nubia 5, Grand S

Chinese phone maker ZTE is launching two new smartphones in the U.S., but they’re not really new.
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LG G2: A Solid Performer Held Back by Design, Software Flaws

LG’s latest flagship device offers some great performance, but it still remains behind the competition.
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LG G2 Coming to T-Mobile, Verizon This Month

LG’s newest flagship device finally has a U.S. release date — two, actually. Verizon will be the first to offer the LG G2 when it goes on sale Sept. 12 for $200 with a two-year contract. Meanwhile, T-Mobile is taking preorders for the smartphone today, with expected availability on Sept. 18. The cost is $100 down and 24 equal payments of $21. Introduced in August, the G2 is LG’s latest effort to make a dent in the U.S. market; it features a 5.2-inch HD touchscreen and 13-megapixel camera. AT&T and Sprint are also expected to offer the device.

HP SlateBook x2: Two Devices in One, Master of None

The Android-based HP SlateBook x2 hybrid gets some things right, but it’s no laptop-tablet replacement.
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The Journey to Find a Good Travel Journal App

Whether you’re going on a weekend trip or a long vacation, MobilyTrip and Trip Journal can help you document your adventures.
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Game Time: Nvidia Shield Finally Goes on Sale After Slight Delay

HTC Hoping to Make Another Big Impression With One Mini

Sony Steps Up Its Smartphone Game With the Xperia Z

Two Apps for Channeling a Better Web Video Experience

House Call: Five Smartphone Accessories That Help Monitor Your Health

One Size Does Not Fit All: Samsung Unveils Galaxy Tab 3 Tablet Series

Sony Xperia Z Coming Exclusively to T-Mobile

Alcatel One Touch Idol Smartphone: Nothing to Be Idolized