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4 days ago

There's now a limited-edition alligator leather Samsung Galaxy Alpha in France

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French phone shoppers have a new and extra-fancy option at their disposal: a Samsung Galaxy Alpha that ditches the plastic back for one of alligator leather. The phones, which otherwise are the same as their plastic-backed sisters — right down to the metal frame, will run shoppers €649, an increase of €80 over the standard version. That extra cash also comes with exclusivity — only 100 of each of the four different backs are available.

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4 days ago

Bullitt Group to license Kodak brand for a new line of Android devices

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The Bullitt Group will launch a lineup of Android-based smartphones and tablets using the Kodak brand next year, with plans to launch their first device at CES 2015 in early January.

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4 days ago

Boost Mobile begins selling ZTE Speed for $99 without a contract

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Sprint's no-contract subsidiary Boost Mobile has started selling the ZTE Speed online for the price of $99.99. The Android KitKat smartphone will go on sale at Boost Mobile's retail stores in early January.

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Samsung Galaxy Note Edge is coming to India in the first week of January

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The Samsung Galaxy Note Edge will be launching in India in January 2015. The phone, with its wacky curved edge screen is expected to be available in the first week of the month. It's expected to be priced at Rs. 64,900 and will only be available through select though not-yet-announced retailers.

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4 days ago

'Unwrapped' by Olly Murs is currently free on the UK Google Play Store

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In case you require more holiday cheer in the UK before the festive day approaches, Google has Unwrapped by Olly Murs available for free on its Play Store. Just like Michael Bublé's Christmas, which is currently being handed out in the US, Unwrapped is yours for absolutely nothing, should you reside in the UK.

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4 days ago

Temple Run VR brings first person endless running to the Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition

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Classic endless runner Temple Run has made its way to the Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition with the release of Temple Run VR. In the latest from Imangi Studios, you'll run through an Arctic wilderness avoiding enemies in one of the Gear VR's first games. This game brings the Temple Run action into the first-person perspective for the first time in the series.

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4 days ago

Samsung's new mobile DRAM will pave the way for smartphones with 4GB of RAM

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Samsung has started mass production of the first 8 gigabit (Gb) low-power double data-rate 4 (LPDDR4) mobile DRAM, which could pave the way for upcoming smartphones to have 4GB of RAM in the near future.

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4 days ago

ASUS Christmasfies its ZenWatch faces

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ASUS ZenWatch Christmas

A little presumptive, perhaps, but still a fun thing. You'll need the ZenWatch Manager app to get the updated Christmas watch faces.

For more, be sure to check out our complete ASUS ZenWatch review.

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4 days ago

Microsoft teams up with Google to oppose hotels blocking personal Wi-Fi hotspots

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Google and Microsoft are joining a wireless industry lobbying group in a bid to oppose a recent hotel industry petition, which seeks the FCC's permission to block personal Wi-Fi networks set up in hotel rooms by customers. The two giant companies may not see eye to eye each day, but they have banded together on topics to represent and protect consumers – this being one of them.

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4 days ago

'Christmas (Deluxe Special Edition)' by Michael Bublé is now free on Google Play Music

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Google continues to spread the holiday cheer by giving away great albums for free. After Linkin Park's The Hunting Party, the search giant has made Michael Bublé's Christmas (Deluxe Special Edition) available for free to all users in the US via Google Play Music. If you're in Canada, you can snag the album for $0.99.

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4 days ago

Meizu decides to go with color for the M1 Note

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China-based Meizu today unveiled the new M1 Note, a Android-powered smartphone that will surely brighten up your day with the array of colors available. It's a device aimed for China, meaning there will be a lot of power packed inside the case but listed at an affordable price point. We're looking at a 64-bit MediaTek octa-core CPU powering the innards. It's a serious bit of kit with a colorful, somewhat misleading appearance.

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4 days ago

Android 4.4.4 KitKat update rolling out to T-Mobile Galaxy Tab 3

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T-Mobile's Galaxy Tab 3 is finally making the switch to Android 4.4.4 KitKat. The tablet has been on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean since it made its debut last year, which makes the update welcome news for owners of the tablet.

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4 days ago

Huawei Ascend GX1 announced with 6-inch display and 64-bit CPU, no bezels in sight

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Huawei decided to take a stance against bezels with the Ascend Mate 7, and it looks like the Chinese manufacturer is continuing the trend with the Ascend GX1. Boasting a 6-inch 720p display and an 80.5 percent screen to body ratio, the Ascend GX1 is now available for sale in China to the equivalent of $255 (1590 Chinese Yuan).

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5 days ago

LG debuts three new entrants to its Music Flow series of connected speakers

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LG has just announced a new set of Wi-Fi-enabled speakers aimed at competing with Sonos for a spot in your home. In total, the company is introducing three new speakers (one of which is its first battery powered offering) as part of its Music Flow series which can be controlled from Android devices.

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5 days ago

Google now serves up song lyrics in search results

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If you're tired of having to make that extra click just to find out what Miley was talking about in her latest hit, Google has your back. The search giant recently started showing song lyrics sourced from Google Play Music in its search results, replacing the need to click through to dedicated lyric websites.

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