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Dell Venue 10 7000 Series is available now starting at $499

Dell’s latest entry into the tablet market, the Venue 10 7000 Series, has just dropped on starting at $499 for the 16GB model, up to $679 for the 32GB model with a keyboard dock.

Dell has placed the Venue 10 at a more premium price point, and for good cause. Not only does the device pack in a handful of impressive specs — Intel Atom Z3580, 2560×1600 OLED display, 2GB DDR3 RAM, RealSense 3D cameras and Android 5.0 Lollipop — but it looks interesting enough to set it apart from the rest of the flagship tablet pack.

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Google Play services 7.3 brings changes to Android Wear and more

Google has announced a new release of Google Play services, version 7.3, bringing with it changes to Android Wear, Google Fit and location services, allowing developers to bring you better apps.

Highlights of Google Services 7.3 include:

  • Ability to connect multiple Android Wear devices to one mobile device
  • Changes to the Google Fit history API for better daily totals
  • More granulated dietary tracking in Google Fit
  • Changes to location information request frequency, potentially improving battery life
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Verizon’s Samsung Galaxy S4 set to receive Android 5.0 Lollipop

On Tuesday, April 28, Verizon Wireless has confirmed that the aging Samsung Galaxy S4 will be getting a fresh software update at some point in the (hopefully near) future.

The support documents for the device’s update show that the Galaxy S4 will get the Android 5.0 update with all of the expected improvements, including the bump to Material Design, new lock screen notifications and more. Galaxy S4 owners will notice brighter colors within their TouchWiz apps, too.

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Google Now has some new cards up its sleeve

Back in January, Google announced that they had added support for Google Now cards from 40 different apps like Pandora, Shazam, Lyft, Waze and eBay. Today they’ve revealed that 70 more partners are getting integrated into Google Now.

You can take a look at the full list here, but some of the highlights are OpenTable, feedly, Eat24, Runkeeper, Allrecipes and Circa.

The OpenTable integration is particularly convenient as it brings in the “Pay with OpenTable” option that just came to the Android app last month. So you should just be able to pull your phone out at dinner — we’ll imagine you’re being polite and didn’t have it out already — and close out your bill by flipping over to Google Now.

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LG G Stylo and LG Leon LTE set to arrive on T-Mobile this spring

The LG G Stylo, a device that’s packaged with a stylus to help navigate its large 5.7-inch display, initially debuted on April 21. Now T-Mobile has confirmed the big handset will be making its debut on the magenta carrier soon.

T-Mobile has confirmed that the G Stylo will be launching on the network sometime “this spring.” No exact dates were given, unfortunately, but for anyone that had the Stylo catch their eye, at least there’s a tentative stretch of time to keep an eye on. Not only that, T-Mobile also confirmed that the LG Leon LTE will be making a debut on the carrier around the same time.

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LG officially announces the G4

As previously scheduled, LG took the stage on Tuesday, April 28, and finally took the wraps off the oft-rumored and highly-leaked G4. The next flagship smartphone holds plenty of similarities to its predecessor, the G3, but the changes that LG has made — both aesthetically and under the hood — will more than likely make this a must-have smartphone for many potential buyers.

First and foremost, the LG G4 features a 5.5-inch display, and it’s running Android 5.1 Lollipop under the hood. That display features what LG calls “quantum dot technology,” which the company boats will make colors on the G4 look much better than they ever have before on a smartphone. The resolution of the Quantum display is 2560×1440, and powering the whole show is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor. There’s a removable 3000mAh battery, 32GB of built-in storage with a microSD card slot, and 3GB of RAM.

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