T-Mobile Moto X Headed To Google Play Store

As yet T-Mobile have yet to announce when the new Moto X from Motorola will be available on their network. According to a recent report by TMO News, it looks like the Moto X on T-Mobile will only be available through the Google Play store.

We had previously heard from T-Mobile that the Motorola Moto X would be available from T-Mobile’s retail channels, although its could have changed.

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More Sony Xperia Z1 Photos Revealed

It looks like we have some more photos of the new Sony Xperia Z1 or Sony Honami, which will be announced at Sony’s IFA press event on Wednesday.

The photos below appear to be of a dummy model of the handset, but they give us another look at the Sony Xperia Z1’s design, the handset will come with Android Jelly Bean.

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Acer Liquid S2 Gets Official, Records 4K Video

We have been hearing rumors about a new Phablet from Acer of the last few weeks, the Acer Liquid S2, the device is now official and we have all the details on this new Android Phablet.

The Acer Liquid S2 will come with a 6 inch full HD display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, processing comes in the form of a 2.2GHz Quad Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor.

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Archos Android Smartphones And Tablets To Launch At IFA 2013

Archos has a new range of Android smartphones and tablet that it will be showing off at IFA 2013 later this week. The list of new devices will include the Archos 50 Oxygen, which is a new Android smartphone.

The Archos 50 Oxygen will come with a full HD IPS display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, it will feature a quad core 1.5Ghz processor, a 5 megapixel front camera and a 15 megapixel rear camera.

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Automakers Turning to Virtual Showrooms

A survey by Automaker.com showed that more than 50% of its younger users were interested in ways to buy cars without dealing with dealership sales representatives. In response, automakers are trying to reach out to consumers by creating virtual showrooms where buyers can use the internet to virtually view 3D images of vehicles before purchasing them.

These virtual showrooms will likely be available via mobile apps along with the usual desktop/laptop capabilities. The new technology will cost automakers a great deal of money to create, but could save them millions in the end. Instead of spending the money to build a car and various iterations for marketing purposes, they’ll now be able to make changes and show off variations virtually.

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Verizon to buy Vodafone’s 45% Stake

Vodafone currently holds a 45% stake in Verizon, but that’s likely to change soon. The Wall Street Journal recently reported that Vodafone and Verizon have come to an agreement of $130 billion in order for Verizon to buy Vodafone’s stake.

The transaction is likely going to be announced after board approval on Labor Day, this upcoming Monday, and will consist of Verizon buying Vodafone Americas. Its European assets are also part of the deal, but merely for tax reduction purposes as Verizon will sell the assets back to Vodafone immediately.

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KDDI Upgrading to 220 Mbps in 2014?

It’s currently just a rumor, but Nikkei recently reported that Japanese carrier KDDI is planning to upgrade their cell network to 220 Mbps by summer of 2014. If true, that would a 32% increase from LTE-Advanced speed of 150 Mbps.

KDDI has yet to comment on the rumor, and it’s currently unclear as to whether this new service is an LTE-Advanced variant or something brand new.

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Soon-to-be Ex-HTC Designers being Interrogated

On August 31st, five of HTC’s top designers in Taipei were arrested under suspicion of expense fraud and the theft of trade secrets. Those arrested and interrogated included Vice President of Product Design, the design team senior manager, and the R&D director. Two of the five were taken into custody, including the Vice President, and the other three were released on bail.

The five people in question are planning on leaving to start up their own mobile design firm in Taiwan and China. Reports indicate that at least three of the five people interrogated have already registered their new company in China and were planning to resign after receiving their mid-year bonuses on the 30th.

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HTC One Max Case Appears Ahead of it’s Launch

HTC One Max is not a mystery anymore. We have seen the device from almost every possible angle and know what it will bring at the table. Obviously, it’s unofficial and the real version might differ but it will be close to what we already know. Now, a manufacturer has released cases for the alleged HTC One Max before its debut. This is not the first time as we’ve seen something like this some time back when a case appeared on Amazon that belonged to iPhone 5C.

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