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Motorola: KitKat Coming to Moto X on Verizon Today, Others Soon

Google’s Motorola unit said Tuesday that the KitKat version of Android is being made available for Moto X phones running on Verizon’s network, with other carriers and countries coming soon. “Our software strategy is to build on a pure Android foundation and complement existing Google services, not compete with them,” it said in a blog post.

Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside on How the $179 Moto G Can Change the Low-End Smartphone Game

Until now, most low-end smartphones had limited processing power and were running older versions of Android. But Woodside says that needn’t be the case.

How Does the Moto X Stack Up Against Apple’s iPhone 5 and Samsung’s Galaxy S4?

A breakdown of the Moto X, iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S4, by the numbers. (Only you can decide how it “feels in the hand”.)
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Google’s New Nexus 7: The Budget Tablet to Beat

Small but mighty, the revamped device has an impressively sharp screen. But battery life disappoints.

Android Gets a Modest Update, Adding Improved Bluetooth and Other Niceties

The new software will ship standard on the redesigned Nexus 7 tablet, and will be available as an update for various Nexus products, including the original Nexus 7 tab.

The Latest From Chrome and Android at Google Launch Event

Google this morning will show off the latest in its Chrome and Android lines.

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Nvidia Lowers Price of Android Gaming Console, Shield, to $300

In advance of its launch one week from today, the Nvidia Shield just got a $50 price drop. The Android-based handheld gaming console features a console-like controller, a five-inch screen and Nvidia’s Tegra 4 chip.

Where Are They Now? Google I/O 2012 Edition.

On the eve of Google I/O 2013, let’s take a look back at what the company has accomplished (or not) since last year’s conference.

A PC and Tablet “Brick” for the Price of One

The Asus Transformer AiO offers dual software and hardware systems, but they don’t offset a weighty downside.
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Asus PadFone Infinity Brings Better Screen, Faster Processor and High Price Tag

It’s a smartphone. It’s a tablet. It’s both! It’s also crazy expensive.