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1 week ago

Moto X may rebrand as the Moto Z this year

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According to a new report, the Moto X branding may be a thing of the past. It is being reported that this year's phones will release as the Moto Z Style and Moto Z Play, a similar naming convention to the current phones except for the Z. This new report follows the one that said the upcoming phones may step into the modular game.

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1 week ago

SoundHound now lets you control your music with your voice

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SoundHound has launched a important new capability with its latest update, and now allows you to use your voice to control the app. By saying "Ok, Hound," you can ask the app to identify songs, get the latest song by your favorite artist, or even play a particular track in Spotify.

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1 week ago

Move to the beat with this jammin' Wallpaper Wednesday

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Yeah, yeah. We know it's Tuesday. Google I/O is tomorrow, so lets get some wallpapers early!

You don't have to pull out a complex new theme like Deadpool to bring a breath of fresh air to your home screen. A new wallpaper can do wonders, and launchers like Action Launcher can re-theme your entire home screen around a good wallpaper. In our effort to help brighten your device — and maybe your day — we're compiling some wallpapers for you to try out.

If you've got a wallpaper you use everywhere, share it in the comments below! We're always looking for something new. Now get your wallpaper picker ready and see what's in store this week.

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1 week ago

Huawei MediaPad M2 10 now on sale at Currys PC World

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If you happen to live in the UK, you can now get your hands on the Huawei's MediaPad M2 10 tablet at Currys PC World.

Originally announced at CES, the 10.1-inch tablet packs a 1920 x 1200 display, 16GB of internal storage and a microSD card slot to expand storage even further. Powering the tablet is a 2GHz Kirin 930 processor, 3GB of RAM and a sizable 6660 mAh battery. Lastly, the tablet packs a 13MP camera on the back, a 5MP shooter up front and runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop.

Check out our Huawei MediaPad M2 10 review

If you're interested, the Huawei MediaPad M2 10 runs £249.99 at Currys, and you can order one from the retailer's website at the link below.

See at Currys PC World

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1 week ago

AT&T Galaxy S6 Marshmallow update is now rolling out

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AT&T is finally pushing the long-awaited Marshmallow update out to those who are sporting the Galaxy S6. That's right, the wait is over, and you can now start downloading the nearly 1.5GB update on your phone. A number of reports from users around the country have surfaced on Reddit, (thanks, XDAdam!) so odds are if you checked for the update you'd be able to grab it as well.

If you have yet to receive the notification for the update, you can check manually for it on your phone. To do so, head into the Settings, then About device and finally check for updates. Once you've received it, be sure to hop in the forums and let us know how you like it!

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1 week ago

WatchESPN brings a sports explosion to your Android TV

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The WatchESPN app is now rolling out to a number of Android TV products, allowing sports fans with a cable TV subscription access to tons of video and content. It will also be included on all new Nexus Players going forward.

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1 week ago

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge vs. OnePlus 2: Killing the flagship killer

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Samsung Galaxy S7 edge vs. OnePlus 2

Two phones not particularly in direct competition with consumers, but definitely in the minds of Android enthusiasts.

On the face of it, it seems downright unfair to compare the brand new top-end Galaxy S7 edge to the 10-month old less-expensive OnePlus 2. Most folks looking to spend $350 on the latter aren't also considering dropping $750 on the former. But let's remember the OnePlus 2 marketing message — "2016 Flagship Killer," they called it when it launched mid-summer last year.

So we're going to compare the OnePlus 2 to what is arguably the leading flagship of 2016, the Galaxy S7 edge. Let's see who does the killing.

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1 week ago

T-Mobile adds Google Play Music, Spotify, Qello Concerts and more to BingeOn

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T-Mobile has announced that it has once again added a number of new BingeOn partners. This marks the fifth expansion of the service in the six months since its release, and it holds some big name additions. While some of these previously allowed music streaming under Music Freedom, they now offer unlimited video streaming as well.

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1 week ago

Moto G4 and G4 Plus specs

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At a media event in New Delhi, Lenovo unveiled the Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus. Both phones are aimed at the budget segment, and offer Full HD displays for the first time. The octa-core Snapdragon 617 SoC powers both handsets, with the key differentiator being the fingerprint sensor, which is present on the G4 Plus. The standard G4 comes with 2GB of RAM and 16GB storage, while the G4 Plus is available with 3GB of RAM and 32GB storage.

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1 week ago

Amazon Fire TV will soon gain Alexa voice commands, 4K YouTube and more

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Amazon will roll out new features for its Fire TV set-top box in the near future. Many of them will allow users to access more voice commands via Alexa, such as launching apps, starting videos and more.

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1 week ago

Motorola sets up Moto G exhibit to show off its new family of phones

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Motorola has published a new video on its YouTube channel to showcase its new Moto G exhibit. This new space will enable consumers to see just what's new in the family of smartphones, be it the mid-range and affordable Moto G4 or a more advanced Moto G4 Plus.

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1 week ago

ASUS teases upcoming Zenfone lineup ahead of Computex debut

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ASUS has released a teaser trailer for the upcoming ZenFone 3, which is set to be announced during Computex 2016. The company is expected to unveil the next Zen smartphone on May 30, which will occur just before the main Computex event kicks off on the following day.

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1 week ago

Sony's Xperia XA Ultra is coming to Canada

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Sony has announced that the Xperia XA Ultra will be coming to Canada. As well as the newly announced smartphone, the company will also launch the Xperia X, X Performance, and XA in the region. While the mid-range X series of phones were announced back at MWC, many eyes will be on the upcoming XA Ultra release.

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1 week ago

Samsung Galaxy S7 Active appears again, this time in an interesting gold color

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The Samsung Galaxy S7 Active has surfaced again, this time in a render that shows off an interesting gold color option. Leaker Evan Blass, @evleaks, calls it "desert camo", though the official name is unknown. This is not the first time we have seen the Galaxy S7 Active pop up somewhere, as it recently was shown off in a green camo option with AT&T branding.

The Galaxy S7 Active is likely to follow in the footsteps of the Galaxy S6 Active and remain an AT&T exclusive, as both shots so far have shown the branding. What are your thoughts on this color option? Let us know in the comments!

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1 week ago

Xiaomi will be at Google I/O, hints at possible Android TV announcement

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Xiaomi's VP Hugo Barra has shared a teaser on Twitter regarding the upcoming Google I/O 2016 conference. The company will attend with what looks to be potential Android TV news. Unfortunately, while the teaser is certainly indicating some kind of remote in the style of the Google I/O branding, it's unknown just what Xiaomi plans to reveal this week.

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