Firefox Android Browser Now Preloaded Onto Selected Android Devices

If you enjoy browsing the web using the desktop version of Firefox, you might be interested to learn that this week its developers at Mozilla have announced that their Firefox Android browser will now come pre-installed on selected Android smartphones and tablets.

Mozilla has just announced that the latest Kobo Arc tablets and the Gigaby GSmart Simba SX1 smartphone for the first Android devices to be shipping with a Firefox browser pre-installed for users to enjoy.

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Google Nexus 5 vs HTC One (Video)

The new Google Nexus 5 launched last week, the handset is the first device to come with Android 4.4 Kit Kat, and now the guys from Pocket Now have put together a video comparing the Google Nexus 5 vs HTC One.

The video below gives a good look at the two handsets side by side, the HTC One comes with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, the Nexus 5 comes with Android 4.4 Kit Kat.

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Google Text-to-Speech Engine Now Available From Google Play

Google has today made its Google Text-to-Speech Engine available from the Google Play Store for all those interested in enabling applications to read the text on your screen aloud.

The new Google Text-to-Speech Engine can be used to enable Google Play Books to “Read Aloud” your favourite book or can be set to enable Google Translate to speak translations aloud allowing you to hear the correct pronunciation of a word.

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Samsung Galaxy S5 To Feature 16 Megapixel ISOCELL Camera

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is expected to launch early in 2014, we previously heard that Samsung has plans to announce the handset in January, possibly at CES, and then start selling the device in early February.

Samsung recently unveiled some plans for their 64-bit mobile processors, the Samsung Galaxy S5 is rumored to be the first handset from Samsung that will use a 64-bit processor.

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Verizon Moto X Now $99.99 On Contract

Motorola recently dropped the price of the Motorola Moto X on contract to $99.99, and now the Verizon Moto X is available for $99.99 direct from Verizon, this is when you take out a new two year contract, the device was previously $199.99.

This now means that you can buy the Moto X on Verizon, Sprint and AT&T for $99.99, although Amazon are also offering the handset on contract with some of the carriers from $49.99.

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Unlocked Samsung Galaxy Round Available In The US For $1,130

The Samsung Galaxy Round is only officially available in Samsung’s home country of South Korea, the handset retails for around $1,000 in the country, Samsung will not launch the device in other countries.

Now a US retailer, Negri Electronics, is offering an unlocked version of the Samsung galaxy Round, for a massive $1,129.50, and it looks like the handset is available to pre-order.

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Microsoft Making $2 Billion A Year From Android Patents

We have heard over the last year that Microsoft has signed a number of patent deals with manufacturers of handsets that run Google’s Android platform.

Microsoft now has deals in place with the majority of Android device manufacturers, on patents that they own, that are used by Android, and now it would appear that Microsoft is making around $2 billion per year from Android.

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Verizon Galaxy Note 3 Update Released

The first Verizon Galaxy Note 3 update has been released, and it brings a number of improvements to the device, which include improved stability and more.

The update also improves the sound on the handset and also fixes the connectivity issues that a number of users of the handset had reported, the update comes with build number VRUBMJ7.

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