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Google, Samsung and the fight for the microSD slot

It’s no accident that no Nexus devices since the Nexus One have included microSD cards. Google has been slowly chipping away at the usefulness (and viability) of using external storage within Android, both as a means to increase security, and a way to improve user experience. With the two latest and great Android devices in

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Sony’s Background Defocus app debuts on Google Play

Sony has debuted its standalone Background Defocus app in the Play Store ahead of the release of the Xperia Z2. The company has been recently decoupling many of its core apps, from camera features to its own keyboard, in a quest to make updates faster and more seamless. Background Defocus is, like Nokia’s Refocus, a

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Sony posts Xperia Keyboard app to Play Store for easy updates

Sony has decoupled yet another app from its customized Android framework, releasing Xperia Keyboard as a standalone app to the Play Store. At the moment the keyboard, which is among the best of all the OEMs, doesn’t appear to be too different from the previous version, but Sony has added the ability to backup and

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Sony Xperia M2 hands-on (video)

Sony has another smartphone launching in Canada this quarter, and while it doesn’t have the spec sheet or design advancements of its Z2 sibling, the Xperia M2 is a decent entry-level product that will be sure to engage some price-conscious smartphone buyers. A successor to the 4-inch Xperia M, the M2 sports a much larger

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Sony Xperia Z2 hands-on: finally, a winner

When I first heard about the Xperia Z2 from Sony, I admit to being disappointed. Same body, small spec upgrade, same camera. And releasing it so soon after the Xperia Z1, itself a fairly modest upgrade over the Xperia Z. What’s wrong with this company? But now that I’ve seen it, I take it back

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Bell Sony Xperia Z2 contest shows retail value is $700

Take this for what it’s worth. Bell announced today that they will be the exclusive carrier of the Sony Xperia Z2 and to celebrate this news they are offering up a chance to win one of these beauties. First, Bell stated that the 5.2-inch Android will be available in May and the terms and conditions

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