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1 week ago

Sony Xperia Z2 delayed to June in Hong Kong

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Sony's Xperia Z2, already held back in parts of Europe, has been delayed even further into the summer in Hong Kong. A post on Sony Mobile Hong Kong's Facebook page says the phone is expected to arrive in June, while thanking fans for their patience and support.

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1 week ago

OG Samsung Galaxy Gear down to $160 on Woot

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Deals site Woot is the latest outlet to offer the original Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch at a cut-down price, as Samsung's latest wave of wearables comes to market. Woot has the Galaxy Gear in lime green, oatmeal beige, wild orange, mocha gray and rose gold for $159.99, a significant discount on the regular asking price. And although the next-gen Gear 2 Neo will sell for around $199, the OG Gear boasts a built-in camera, if that's your thing. [Woot]

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1 week ago

HTC 'M8 Ace' pictured, looks like... something

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This, according to smartphone leaker @evleaks, is HTC's "M8 Ace," presumably another member of the 2014 HTC One family. Besides this blurry render, there's no further information on what's going on here, though we're apparently looking at a handset with front-facing speakers (and a curious new grille styling) running HTC Sense 6.

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1 week ago

First working Project Ara prototype device expected this month

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Project Ara, the modular smartphone endeavor started by Motorola before being folded into Google's ATAP (Advanced Technology and Projects) group, is making progress towards its first working prototype, according to a recent write-up by MIT's Technology Review.

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1 week ago

Samsung 'Gear Solo' could be a cellular-connected Gear 2

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Ever since Samsung entered the smartwatch market, there've been rumors that it might do away with the smartphone tethering requirement and release a self-sufficient cellular Gear. And according to the latest reports from the Korean press, such a device might actually be on the way. The Korea Herald says a cellular Gear smartwatch, complete with SIM slot, will go to market as the "Samsung Gear Solo."

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1 week ago

Sprint's HTC One M8 updated, gains Extreme Power Saving Mode

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If you've got an HTC One M8 on Sprint, be on the lookout this morning for a system update. Sprint's rolling out software version 1.54.651.8. And while the changelog is for whatever reason vague — stability and call performance improvements, is all it says — you'll also see you now have the Extreme Power Saving mode.

This is an update we knew was coming, of course, as HTC previously told us it was waiting on U.S. carriers to approve the update that has already pushed out to non-U.S. versions of the M8.

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1 week ago

Samsung Galaxy Ace Style KitKat-based entry-level phone is official

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A few days after it unexpectedly appeared in Germany, the Samsung Galaxy Ace Style has today been officially announced by the Korean manufacturer. The device packs a 1.2GHz dual-core CPU, 512MB of RAM, a 4-inch WVGA display and a 5-megapixel camera. And on the software side it's running Android 4.4 KitKat, topped with Samsung's current TouchWiz UI — "TouchWiz Essence."

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1 week ago

Google I/O registration pushed back a week

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Looks like Google still has some work to do on the Google I/O registration systems, as it's pushed the four-day registration window for this year's developer conference back to next week. Originally scheduled to go live today, I/O 14 registration will now run from April 15-18, so bear that in mind if you were planning on putting your name into the hat today.

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1 week ago

Relive our initial Samsung Galaxy S5 review!

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Samsung Galaxy S5

Welp, here we go, folks. The Samsung Galaxy S5 arrives this week. Galaxy S5 reviews are dropping — don't worry, we're working on ours, all in due time — and phones will find their way into thousands of hot little hands by the weekend.

So now's a perfect time revisit the best of our Galaxy S5 coverage thus far. To wit:

Get it? Got it? Good. This is just the beginning. Strap in, folks.

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1 week ago

Lenovo announces US pricing and May release date for new A-Series tablets

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Lenovo is refreshing its lineup of A-Series tablets today, hitting three different sizes, price points and functionalities with the A7-50, A8 and A10. Starting off on the smallest end, the A7-50 packs a 7-inch HD display with wide viewing angles, perfect for reading books or web pages, along with a 5MP rear camera. The A8 steps up to an 8-inch screen, adds Dolby audio and comes in a variety of different colors. The A10 is the largest of the bump at 10.1-inches, and comes in at just 9mm thick with the ability to be paired with an optional Bluetooth keyboard for improved productivity work.

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