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Its lackluster 3-megapixel camera means the Nokia X will never be considered a point-and-shoot killer like Nokia’s Windows Phone smartphones are — but that doesn’t mean Nokia neglected its camera software. Quite the opposite, in fact.

The affordable handset has a pretty snazzy camera app, and you can now try it out for yourself on your existing Android smartphone.

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The Nokia X smartphone has reportedly received its first Android update with some subtle improvements in tow. Notable among the changes is the ability to change the colors of the live tiles of the handset. This is a welcome addition to the device, as customization was previously quite limited.


While Android’s notification system is far superior to the iPhone’s in almost every way, Google could certainly make some improvements to the way in which we receive alerts when our smartphones are locked. All we get with stock Android is a tone and a blinking LED.

Fortunately, there are some third-party solutions that offer a lot more. SlideLock displays iPhone-style notifications on your lock screen so that you can read messages and emails without having to unlock.


HTC really nailed it when it designed the flagship HTC One, and because the device has received so much praise, the Taiwanese company has followed it up with a whole host of alternatives in different sizes that carry the same look. The Desire 700 is the latest, but it’s vastly different from the rest.

It looks just like the One, but it’s made of plastic, not aluminum. It also has entry-level specifications coupled with a price tag that’ll make your eyes water.

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Samsung has today begun rolling out its Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update to the international Galaxy S III (GT-I9300), just weeks after the update was made available to Galaxy S4 owners. The release brings a whole host of new features and improvements, including Galaxy Gear support, the ability to move apps to the SD card, and lots of user interface updates.

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