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HTC 10 Android flagship gets Nougat update on Verizon Wireless

HTC 10 gets Android Nougat on Verizon

This flagship on Verizon Wireless gets the update more than four months after its unlocked siblings received Android 7.0 in the US. The official change log is not available yet, but it should come with the latest security patch from Google included.
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The Galaxy S7 edge could have an overheating issue

The Galaxy S7 could have an overheating issue

Last month, Samsung attempted to cover up a Galaxy S7's battery failure. Can they be trusted after the Note 7's failures and now this?
LG displays UX 6.0 features in new video

LG displays UX 6.0 features in new video

LG's new flagship contains a ton of new hardware and software features. Can these upgrades keep the G6 competitive?
Lenovo/Motorola Moto G5 Android smartphone coming to India April 2017

Moto G5 hits India next week

Although the Motorola Moto G5 was unveiled at MWC 2017 next to the Moto G5 Plus, this Snapdragon 430-driven Android smartphone is set to arrive in India more than two weeks after its sibling.
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A still image from a previously leaked HTC "Ocean" video demoing Sense Touch. (Source: Evan Blass)

HTC's Ocean device will drop codename and launch as the HTC U

The HTC Ocean smartphone has been the subject of various leaks and rumors; this latest leak claims a name change, doubles down on high-end specs, and reveals a unique way of interacting with the device.
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MS Office 2013 running on an Asus Chromebook Flip C100. (Source: CodeWeavers)

Microsoft Office can run on Chromebooks via CrossOver

Using CrossOver Android, James Ramey (president of CodeWeavers) was able to run MS Word 2013 on his Asus Chromebook Flip C100. The group plans to have a preview of the software released before the end of the month.
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LG TONE FREE wireless earbuds for Android handsets

LG TONE FREE wireless earbuds hit Best Buy

These headphones were unveiled back at CES 2017 in January, and now they are finally available for purchase. Best Buy has them up for sale both in stores and online, carrying a price tag of $199.99 USD.
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The first image of Andy Rubin's new smartphone. (Source: Twitter)

Andy Rubin shares a teaser image of his new smartphone

The father of Android reveals the first image of his new smartphone. The device will be the flagship product for Andy Rubin's company, Essential Products Inc., and is expected to arrive later this year.
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Pixel Launcher formerly known as Pixel Launcher, Android O variant now unofficially available for Marshmallow (and later) devices

Unofficial Android O Pixel Launcher available for Marshmallow and Nougat

Although the latest Pixel Launcher app was made to work with Android O Developer Preview, one XDA Forums user made it available for download to those running at least Android 6.0.1, who should be able to have the launcher up and running quite easily.
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OnePlus 3T Midnight Black limited edition Android flagship now available

OnePlus 3T Midnight Black now available for purchase

One week ago, the Chinese brand finally announced the arrival of a Midnight Black color option that would join the existing Gunmetal and Soft Gold. Now, the blackness unfolds with a price tag of $479 USD.
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Opera Mini browser for Android gets media downloader feature

Opera Mini to offer fast access to downloads and more

In the coming weeks, this mobile browser will gain many useful features, including the ability to automatically scan sites for downloadable multimedia content, a new Facebook notification bar, various UI improvements, and more.
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Black Pearl Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Android flagship, unlocked Galaxy S7 lineup gets new Marshmallow update in the US

Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge in the US get updated

While the unlocked Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge flagships in the US receive one more Marshmallow update, their siblings on T-Mobile that already got updated to Nougat get this month's security patches.
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Motorola Moto X 2017 Android smartphone specs leak shows Snapdragon 625 and 3 GB RAM

Motorola Moto X 2017 specs surface online

After being mentioned in a few rumors, the upcoming Moto X handset shows up in a set of images that also reveal a few key specs - Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, 3 GB RAM, and 32 GB internal storage.
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Phoenix OS 2.0 Alpha brings Android Nougat to desktop PCs

Phoenix OS 2.0 Alpha brings Android 7.1 to desktops

While Android was not designed to work as a desktop operating system, those who would like to employ it in this manner can use Phoenix OS. The early 2.0 Alpha build is based on Android 7.1 and integrates a taskbar, a start menu, support for windowed apps, and more.
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Xiaomi has sold 250,000 Redmi 4A Android smartphone in India in less than 5 minutes

Xiaomi sold 250k Redmi 4A smartphones in four minutes

This affordable handset went out of stock last week as no less than 250,000 units were sold in a flash sale via Amazon.in in less than five minutes. However, over one million potential customers chose to be notified about the availability of this smartphone.
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Samsung Galaxy S8 Android flagship unofficial render, specs leak via AnTuTu next to S8 Plus specs

Snapdragon- and Exynos-powered Galaxy S8 flagships hit AnTuTu

Thanks to this popular benchmark database, the detailed specs of the upcoming Galaxy S8 flagships are now public. The processors used are Samsung's Exynos 8895 and the Snapdragon 835 chip by Qualcomm.
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Cortana's latest update adds voice recognition to the lock screen. (Source: Google Play)

You can now talk to Cortana from your Android lock screen

Cortana for Android's latest update brings all of the virtual assistant's features to the lock screen. You can now ask questions and issue commands without having to unlock your phone.
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The Galaxy Note 7, which was killed off last year, may be making a triumphant return (Source: Samsung)

Rising from the ashes: Samsung will sell refurbished Galaxy Note 7 devices

Samsung confirmed today that they will attempt to refurbish and sell recalled Galaxy Note 7 smartphones. Phones that are not qualified for refurbishment will be torn down and recycled.
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Xiaomi Mi6 leaked image, Mi 6 and Mi 6 Plus specs leak online

Xiaomi Mi6 and Mi6 Plus specs leak online

Both handsets allegedly use the high-end Snapdragon 835 processor, next to up to 6 GB RAM. However, the smaller Mi6 is said to come with a Marshmallow-based firmware, while the 5.7-inch Mi6 Plus is rumored to run Nougat out of the box.
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Google Play store gets Free App of the Week section

Google Play gets a "Free App of the Week" section

This new section is apparently available for US users only at this time. Out of the roughly three million apps on Google Play, the first one to be featured as the "Free App of the Week" is the $2.99 USD Card Wars - Adventure Time by Cartoon Network.
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Huawei P10 Android flagship color options, Huawei handsets to come to the US via AT&T

AT&T might bring Huawei handsets to the US

Huawei handsets arrived officially in the US last August, when the Honor 8 premium smartphone made its debut via Best Buy, Amazon, and other major retailers. Now, the Chinese brand is in talks with AT&T to add a HiSilicon-powered handset to the carrier's portfolio.
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Movado Connect smartwatch with Android Wear 2.0

Movado Connect smartwatch coming this fall

This upcoming smartwatch has been designed specifically for Android Wear 2.0 and is expected to launch offering five styles for men. Its features will include Google Assistant, an "Always On" display, and more.
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T-Mobile HTC One M8 getting Nougat

T-Mobile HTC One M8 getting Nougat

T-Mobile is rewarding loyal, longtime customers by updating the HTC One M8 with Android 7.0 Nougat.
MyKronoz ZeTime hybrid smartwatch coming September 2017

MyKronoz ZeTime smartwatch coming in September

Advertised as the world’s first fully hybrid smartwatch, the Swiss ZeTime brings together a touchscreen and a mechanical watch, promising to offer up to a month of autonomy on a single charge.
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Mobile Graphics Cards - Benchmark List

Mobile Graphics Cards - Benchmark List

Sort and filter through all currently available mobile graphics cards by performance or specification.
Even more Note 7's being disabled this month

Even more Note 7's being disabled this month

Samsung is issuing an over-the-air update in South Korea that will completely stop the Note 7 from charging.
Nova Launcher 5.1 beta 1 Dynamic Badges feature

Nova Launcher beta gets "Dynamic Badges" feature

This Android launcher app takes icon badges to a whole new level, focusing on images instead of numbers. This feature rolls out to Nova Launcher 5.1's first beta and can be already taken for a spin, but numeric counts remain available as an option as well.
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Unlocked LG G6 will be available in the US

Unlocked LG G6 will be available in the US

LG's website has been updated to show additional options for purchasing the G6 in the US.
Official Galaxy S8 and S8+ accessories leak

Official Galaxy S8 and S8+ accessories leak

The usual assortment of Samsung accessories has leaked, along with a new docking station that promises desktop-like functionality.
HTC U Ultra Smartphone Review

87% HTC U Ultra Smartphone Review

The comeback? The U Ultra flagship smartphone is to pave the way for HTC's desperately needed comeback. This might even be successful with an intelligent assistant, high-quality audio technology, and a second screen. However, some test results rouse doubt after all. Find out what we ultimately think in the following report.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro | Qualcomm Adreno 530 | 5.7" | 170 g
LG G6 Android flagship shipping to T-Mobile customers already

T-Mobile already shipping the LG G6

Although it started to take pre-orders after the other three major carriers in the US, it appears that T-Mobile is the first one to ship the latest LG flagship. Official sales are scheduled to begin at the end of next week (Verizon Wireless) and on April 6 (the others).
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Most Android phones in the US are running old security software. (Source: Skycure)

Most Android devices are running old security patches and could be vulnerable

A whopping 71% of Android devices in the United States run security patches that are 2 months old or older. This could leave them vulnerable to exploits made known in the latest security update logs.
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T-Mobile's Scam ID service will identify possible scam phone calls. (Source: T-Mobile)

T-Mobile fights scammers with call warnings

Two new programs, Scam ID and Scam Block, will help T-Mobile customers avoid scam phone calls by identifying known scam numbers and warning users. Clients can also opt in to Scam Block, which outright blocks known scammers.
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Google to remove SMS support from Hangouts

Hangouts will lose SMS support in May

If you use Hangouts as your SMS app, it's time to start looking for a replacement. Google has once again decided to depreciate one of its products to promote another.
Teclast Tbook 10s (x5-Z8350, FHD) Convertible Review

80% Teclast Tbook 10s (x5-Z8350, FHD) Convertible Review

Dual-OS convertible. After Chuwi's Hi10 Pro has recently passed our test course, we have yet another low-budget tablet with dual-boot functionality from the manufacturer Teclast called Tbook 10s in the test. Find out which of the two has the lead in our report.
Intel Atom x5-Z8350 | Intel HD Graphics (Cherry Trail) | 10.1" | 574 g
Huawei P10 Smartphone Review

90% Huawei P10 Smartphone Review

Next please! Ten is more than nine - and Huawei develops its P10 according to this strategy. A faster SoC, more storage, bigger battery, and a better camera. The design is rounder and the fingerprint scanner has been moved to the front. Not revolutionary, but the Chinese manufacturer does not show weaknesses with the Huawei P10.
HiSilicon Kirin 960 | ARM Mali-G71 MP8 | 5.1" | 144 g
Android Pay in action, Etsy gets Android Pay support

Etsy adds Android Pay support

Now one of the most popular online stores for handmade and vintage items, Etsy has just added Android Pay support for its customers in the UK and the US. However, some users might have to wait for this feature for a while, since Android Pay support for Etsy seems to be rolling out in stages.
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Honor smartphone launch event coming April 5th

Honor smartphone launch event coming April 5th

The "Honor Universe" livestream invites users to watch a two-hour long smartphone unveiling that could be anything from the budget Honor 6C to the high-end Honor V9 for European or North American territories.
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Nextbit Robin Android smartphone finally gets Android Nougat update

Nextbit Robin gets Android Nougat

Razer-owned Nextbit started a closed beta test for the Android 7.0 update back in November, and now the official Nougat firmware is finally ready for everyone. The handset should continue to receive updates until February 2018.
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LG Pay unveil event, service launching in South Korea this June

LG Pay to finally launch in June

Apple Pay and Samsung Pay will get a competitor made by LG after all since it is now official that LG Pay would launch this June in South Korea, although there is no information about its availability in other areas yet.
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The Samsung Galaxy J7 V and LG K20 V. (Source: Verizon Wireless)

The Samsung Galaxy J7 V and LG K20 V are now available from Verizon

Both are affordable, mid-range smartphones that come with Android Nougat. They are available for prepaid and postpaid customers.
Misfit Vapor touchscreen smartwatch confirmed to run Android Wear 2.0

Misfit Vapor confirmed to run Android Wear 2.0

Back at CES 2017, Misfit unveiled the Vapor touchscreen smartwatch without saying anything about the operating system chosen for it. Now, they finally confirmed that the Vapor would launch with Android Wear 2.0 on board.
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Oppo F3 Plus Android smartphone "Selfie Expert" with dual camera setup on front

Oppo F3 Plus launches in India

Advertised as a "Selfie Expert" handset, the 6-inch F3 Plus has a metal unibody design and comes with a 16 MP + 8 MP frontal camera combo. It can be pre-ordered in India for the equivalent of around $474 USD.
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Casio introduced several new traditional timepieces at Baselworld 2017. (Source: Casio)

Casio introduces new traditional timepieces at Baselworld 2017

The timepiece maker introduced a new watch in each of the G-Shock, Edifice, and Baby-G lines. The new watches look tough and have full feature sets.
Fossil to release more than 300 smartwatches this year

Fossil to release more than 300 smartwatches this year

Fossil is jumping headlong into the smartwatch market with two lines of watches being produced by 14 of their brands.
ZTE Nubia M2 Android smartphone with Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 and 4 GB RAM

ZTE intros Nubia M2 and M2 Lite smartphones

The Nubia M2 is a 5.5-inch handset with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor under the hood, 4 GB RAM, and a dual camera setup, while the M2 Lite has a single camera on the back and slightly lower specs.
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Casio Pro Trek Smart WSD-F20S limited edition smartwatch coming next month

Casio unveils Pro Trek Smart WSD-F20S limited edition watch

This new smartwatch is based on the Pro Trek Smart WSD-F20 and has similar specs, but comes with a blue and black color scheme and sapphire crystal and ion plating protection.
OnePlus 2 Android smartphone gets another Marshmallow-based update

OnePlus 2 gets OxygenOS 3.5.8

Although its younger siblings received Android Nougat already, OnePlus 2 gets another Marshmallow-based software update. The new firmware comes with the latest Android security patch, also fixing various issues.
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Google has admitted that less than half of the active Android devices in 2016 received security updates. (Source: Phone Arena)

Google promises better security for Android in 2017

Google has promised to provide more frequent and timely security updates for Android in 2017 due to the increasing number of Android-powered devices and the corresponding threat from malware.
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Mate 9 updated with Alexa integration

Mate 9 updated with Alexa integration

As they promised at CES, Huawei and Amazon collaborated to integrate Alexa into the Mate 9, with more devices to follow.

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Redaktion, 2013-05- 8 (Update: 2013-09-27)