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2 days ago

Announcing the 'AC Photo Contest: Light bulb' winners!

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Another great photo contest has come to a close, and there are dozens of wonderful entries in the forums all meeting the contest prompt of "light bulb." We've gone through each entry and narrowed it down to the two that will receive prizes — read along and see them for yourself.

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2 days ago

Android 5.1 starts rolling out for retail models of the Moto X (2013) in 14 more countries

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The Moto X (2013) update saga continues, and gets more confusing as it goes. There have been a number of updates from Motorola's David Schuster on the topic, and the latest is some good news for users in a number of countries around the world.

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2 days ago

The official Lollipop update for Droid Turbo is here!

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Droid Turbo update

No more soak tests. No more waiting. The Motorola Droid Turbo is getting Android 5.1 Lollipop. Y'all go update now, ya hear?

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2 days ago

Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge receiving small update from Verizon

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Users who have the Samsung Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 edge on Verizon may have already noticed an update hitting their device, but unfortunately it is not Android 5.1.1. The update, which is rolling out now, brings two small fixes to both devices.

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2 days ago

Mac owners can now play all those Android apps with the BlueStacks player

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Mac owners who have been jealous of all those apps and games being released on Android can now join the party. BlueStacks has now officially released its Mac version of its Android App Player, which was previously released for Windows (BlueStacks did briefly release an alpha version of its Mac app in 2012).

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2 days ago

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge joins the Lollipop party, courtesy of Verizon

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Looks like the Droid Turbo won't be the only device getting Lollipop today, as Verizon has also started pushing out an update for the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge. This update, which brings Android 5.0 to the device, carries the version number of N915VVRU2BOF2.

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2 days ago

HTC partners with Verizon to bring a $100 Google Play credit to customers who purchase the One M9

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HTC is trying to make your switch to Android a little bit easier on your pockets by offering a $100 Google Play credit to customers who purchase the One M9 from Verizon. The new promotion kicks off on July 1 and runs through August 31, giving you plenty of time to head into Verizon and make the switch.

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2 days ago

YouTube app now supports playing HD videos at the smooth rate of 60fps

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Google previously added support for YouTube videos to play at 60fps on the desktop site, and later added that same frame rate for live streaming videos. Now the official YouTube Android app can handle 60fps playback, if the video already supports that high of a frame rate, and the mobile device is capable of handing it.

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2 days ago

Samsung introduces the Level U Bluetooth headset for $69

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Samsung has introduced a new headset into their lineup of Level audio products, the Level U, a set of Bluetooth earbuds. The Level U headset wraps around the back of the wearer's neck, similar to the LG Tone Infinim headset. The Level U comes in to colors in the US: black sapphire and white.

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2 days ago

New LG promotion gets you a free battery, charging cradle, and leather back during July in the US

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LG is offering a new promotion for the month of July, scoring consumers a spare battery, charging cradle, and a leather back with the purchase of an LG G4 at no extra cost. Previously, LG offered a similar promotion, but with a 32GB memory card instead of the leather back, but that promotion ended at the end of June.

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2 days ago

LG G4 S renders leak online, details include 1080p display and octa-core processor

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The LG G4 hasn't been out for long and already we're seeing renders appear online of what are claimed to be LG's next smartphone. As well as imagery of the LG G4 S, yet another variant of the G4, details of what we can expect to see inside have also been shared by Russian site hi-tech.mail.ru.

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2 days ago

It's Canada Day! Save 20% on Android accessories through July 3

You heard right. Starting today, the folks at the ShopAndroid Canada store are offering 20% off absolutely everything.

There are many ways to celebrate Canada Day, whether it's rocking your favorite maple leaf tee, enjoying the local parade, or scooping up some sweet accessories for your Android device. Until midnight July 3, you can save 20% on a brand new case, charger, storage card and much more by using coupon code: 7115 during checkout.

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2 days ago

Samsung Galaxy A8 rumored to feature a 16MP ISOCELL camera in 5.9mm body

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The Galaxy A8 rumors are starting to come in thick and fast. The latest centers around the imaging sensor, with Samsung mulling a 16MP ISOCELL camera on the device. The Galaxy A8 is set to be Samsung's thinnest smartphone to date — featuring a thickness of just 5.9mm — which meant that the vendor had to create a new sensor that can slot into the handset.

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2 days ago

Huawei teases the Honor Band Zero smartwatch with a circular design

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Huawei has teased a render on Twitter of the Honor Band Zero. Not much is known about the upcoming wearable, apart from what we can spot in the supplied image. The company still has to launch the Huawei Watch, so we assume this wearable is still some time away, but it's interesting to see Huawei working on more products to strap to your wrist.

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2 days ago

Samsung Galaxy S6 now exclusively available in blue at the Carphone Warehouse

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Carphone Warehouse is now selling the Samsung Galaxy S6 blue variant in the UK. The retailer currently holds exclusivity on the color option, meaning you'll have to part with £32 a month on select plans or £549 SIM-free to grab the new smartphone.

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