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For the past two years Microsoft has been developing a fully-functioning copy of its desktop Office suite for Android tablets and guess what… It’s almost ready! The computing giant announced earlier today that the application has just entered its beta testing phase and is inviting users to register for the opportunity to test a pre-release version — so if you’re game, you can apply to get your hands on a copy of the software right now.

Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Smartphone cameras have improved tremendously in the last couple of years but low-light photography still remains their achilles heel. While OIS has helped improved matters drastically, the overall images in low-light from smartphone cameras are still only barely usable.

Sony now in a bid to improve low-light imaging performance of its sensors has created a new curved CMOS sensor via its proprietary “bending machine” that looks like a human eye and which in turn allows it to take in more light.


Google packages its own, traditional file manager application into every build of the Android operating system that it distributes. Although it’s adequate, many manufacturers tend to remove and replace it with their own version. Unfortunately, though, they always seem to be extremely overwhelming and much too difficult to use. However, you can change your default file manager and it’s actually super easy to do.


Amazon has started sending out invites for a new device launch event that it is holding on June 18th in Seattle. The email is accompanied by a video that shows people interacting with a mysterious device, which makes them go all gaga over it.


Earlier today, Samsung unveiled its latest super-sized smartphone, with a declaration that it’s the only ‘true phablet’ on the market. Apart from a gigantic screen, the Galaxy W really doesn’t have much going for it — it features some pretty mediocre specifications and ships running an older build of the Android operating system.

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