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2 days ago

Huawei Ascend Mate 7 with super-thin bezels spotted in the wild

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If Huawei's latest teaser video alluding to the Ascend Mate 7 hasn't captured your attention, how about a few leaked photos of the device itself? Scheduled for an official unveil next week at the IFA, the third generation Ascend Mate is rumored to offer a 6-inch full-HD screen, octa-core Kirin 920 SoC and a 13 MP camera.

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2 days ago

Sony's IFA teaser video hints at Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact, wants you to demand great things

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With IFA less than a week away, Sony has shared a new teaser video highlighting key features that will be included in its upcoming Xperia devices. Along with the oft-rumored Xperia Z3, Sony is set to unveil the Xperia Z3 Compact and an 8-inch Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact, which was accidentally mentioned on Sony's website yesterday. In one of the frames in the teaser video, we can see three devices – two smartphones and one tablet – outlined, which could turn out to to be the Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3 Compact and the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact.

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2 days ago

Samsung announces another Tizen smartwatch, the curved Gear S

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Samsung Gear S

'Gear Circle' Bluetooth headset also announced

While Android Wear continues to get the big headlines, Samsung continues cranking out more Tizen-based smartwatches. Its latest — the Gear S — brings about a large, 2-inch curved AMOLED display, 2G and 3G connectivity for standalone use along with Wifi and Bluetooth. Its 1GHz processor and 512MB of RAM are partnered up with a 300mAh battery to offer a purported two days of "typical usage."

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2 days ago

Samsung Gear S specs

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Samsung has released yet another smartwatch, the Gear S, in its lineup of various different sizes, shapes and functionalities. The stars of the show here are the big 2-inch curved AMOLED display and standalone 3G connectivity on the Gear S, but we also have the full internal specs for you to check out.

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2 days ago

This is the LG G Watch R

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LG G Watch R

The second round Android Wear watch is a looker, but you'll have to wait for it

No more teasers. This is the LG G Watch R — the South Korean manufacturer's second Android Wear smartwatch. It's also the second round entry we've seen this year, the Moto 360 being the other. And it looks like folks are going to have some hard choices to make later this year.

Yes, we said later this year. (Which means we fibbed just a bit when we said "no more teasers.") The LG G Watch R won't be available until October at the earliest — fourth-quarter 2014 is all we've got at this point, and it wouldn't surprise us in the least to see it launch alongside the L version of Android — and we don't yet know the price.

That said, the LG G Watch R is a looker for a number of reasons.

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2 days ago

LG G Watch R specs

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An OLED display rounds out otherwise familiar specs in the new LG G Watch R

Now that the LG G Watch R is officially official, it's time to take a look at the pure specs.

Not surprising is that they're mostly in line with what we've come to know in the LG G Watch and the Samsung Gear Live. (The exact Moto 360 specs are still under wraps, at least for a little while longer.) Same sort of processor, resolution and internals as the other guys.

Let's take a look at the full LG G Watch R specs:

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2 days ago

Cricket offering $100 account credit if you leave T-Mobile or MetroPCS

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AT&T-owned Cricket Wireless is now luring away T-Mobile and MetroPCS customers by offering an account credit promotion if you switch from those rivals. T-Mobile and MetroPCS customers who switch to Cricket Wireless will get a $100 account credit when they port over for each line with a maximum limit of five lines.

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2 days ago

How to find the best wallpapers for Android

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A good wallpaper can help bring life to any Android device

There are lots of ways to find great wallpapers for your phone or tablet

Wallpapers are one of the most under-appreciated parts of Android. Heck, many of the Android users I come across in my daily life haven't even bothered changing the wallpaper from the one that came on the phone out of the box. Well, we appreciate wallpapers here at Android Central — so much so that we offer our own selection of wallpapers to you in our own user-submitted wallpaper gallery (also available in our app), which you can go check out after we go through some of the best resources for plaster your home screen with pretty pictures.

Here are a few other easy ways to get great Android wallpapers on your phone or tablet.

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2 days ago

Pre-beta Z Launcher gets major speed bump with latest update

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Z Launcher, which is a home screen alternative for Android-based devices, has announced that its just received its second major update. The launcher, currently in a limited pre-beta release, was created by the Nokia that wasn't sold off to Microsoft. With the new updates, you can see faster and more robust performance and some additional features.

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2 days ago

You could win a Moto 360, and all you have to do is Yo

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Motorola is giving away a full twenty Moto 360 smartwatches, and they're doing it via the messaging app Yo. You remember Yo, right? The app that let you send your contacts a message that consists merely of Yo? Yeah, that's the one. And Motorola's using it to give away a score of the Android Wear-powered circular-screened Moto 360s.

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