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Amazon has released its first commercial for the Fire Phone, and it’s focused on the free 12-month Prime subscription that comes bundled with it. There’s also a brief mention of some of the apps that will be available for the device at launch, including Skype, Twitter, and Minecraft.

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Google’s next Android 4.4 KitKat update is already out there in the wild and running on the Nexus 5, according to a new Google Code bug report for Chromium. The release sports build number “KTU65,” and it’s thought that this will be the release that fixes Android’s battery-draining camera bug.

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Has your smartphone’s battery life been draining unusually fast since you updated to Android 4.4.2 KitKat? It’s likely its camera is at fault. A nasty bug introduced in Google’s latest Android update can cause the camera app to continue running in the background after you’ve closed it, maxing out your handset’s CPU and eating up power.

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Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten has today announced its $900 million acquisition of Viber. The hugely popular messaging and VoIP service will help Rakuten expand its digital ecosystem even further, and it marks its first foray into voice communication.

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We already know that Nokia’s been working on an Android-powered smartphone called Normandy that may never see the light of day thanks to the Finnish firm’s close relationship with Microsoft. And that’s an even more disappointing thought when you see its custom Android user interface in these leaked screenshots.

It looks like nothing we’ve seen before on Android, and I don’t know about you, but I like it.

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