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5 days ago

Huawei Watch pre-order goes live on Amazon [Update: it's been pulled]

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Update: It appears as though someone made a mistake, and the listing was not meant to go live just yet. The Amazon link is now dead. We are not sure what will happen to those who managed to pre-order, so be sure to let us know if you get any updates.

A listing for the Huawei Watch has made its way to Amazon, allowing customers to begin to pre-order the watch now. There are a few colors and styles available, ranging in price from $349 to $799, and the listing currently shows that the item is set to be released on September 2. There are four models being shown off, which are:

  • Stainless Steel with Black Suture Leather Strap for $349
  • Black Stainless Steel with Black Stainless Steel Link Band for $449
  • Gold Plated Stainless Steel with Brown Suture Leather Strap for $699
  • Gold Plated Stainless Steel with Gold Plated Stainless Steel for $799

If you have been waiting to be able to place your order for the Huawei Watch since its original announcement, your time has finally come. Hit the link below to place your order now.

Pre-order the Huawei Watch from Amazon

Via: Tim Moore (Twitter)

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5 days ago

Should I upgrade from the Galaxy Note 4 to the Note 5?

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Galaxy Note 5 and Note 4

If you can take two notable losses in stride, you'll be happy with this switch.

The time comes each year when the phone you have is thoroughly supplanted by a newer version. In the case of the Note 4, just shy of a year on we have ourselves a new Note 5 to look at — and of course the next step is questioning whether you should upgrade or not. The Note 5 isn't all that exciting to anyone who has a Galaxy S6 right now, but if you're sitting with a last-generation Note 4 you're likely looking to see if the grass is greener.

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5 days ago

LG G4 with brushed metal finish now available in India

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Two new variants of the LG G4 have launched in India, sporting back covers with a brushed metal finish. Dubbed Titanium Black and Gold, the phones feature a similar back pattern as that of the ceramic models, and are also made out of plastic.

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5 days ago

Xperia Z5 promo images surface ahead of launch, 23MP camera rumored

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Sony has teased a smartphone with "greater focus" earlier this week, and it looks like the handset may turn out to be the Xperia Z5. A series of promotional photos of the phone were inadvertently published on Sony's social media channels, with the folks at Xperia Blog managing to get a hold of them before they were taken down.

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5 days ago

Vine now supplies you with beats for your looping videos

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Vine is allowing its user base to add music to their loops. Featured artists will supply the beats to add a new dimension to your submitted content. Once you've finished capturing a new video on your smartphone, which in itself is now easier with the new Snap to Beat feature, the network will provide a selection of songs that can be added to the looping video.

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6 days ago

App suggestions in Google's mobile search results get a makeover

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It looks like Google has debuted a new look for app suggestions in Google search results on mobile. Now, when searching for a specific category of app, you'll be presented with a colorful list of popular suggestions from Google Play at the top of your results.

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6 days ago

Staggered launch will see most HTC Vives shipping in Q1 2016

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If you were hoping to get your hands on HTC's Vive virtual reality headset before 2015 is out, it looks like your chances may be a bit slimmer than anticipated. According to a new press release, it sounds like HTC and Valve are gearing up for a somewhat staggered release for the consumer launch, pointing to the first quarter of 2016 for mass availability.

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6 days ago

Samsung offers extra goodies for Galaxy Note 5, S6 edge+ and S6 edge buyers after 'Test Drive'

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It turns out that those who decide to purchase a new Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6 edge+ or Galaxy S6 after taking part in Samsung's "Ultimate Test Drive" program for current iPhone users are in for a treat. The manufacturer is offering buyers $100 in Google Play credit for purchasing, along with an extra $100 check if they traded in their iPhone to their carrier or retailer.

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6 days ago

Moto G 2015 now available from U.S. Cellular

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If you call U.S. Cellular your wireless home and are looking for a budget-friendly smartphone, the carrier is now offering up the Moto G 2015.

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6 days ago

OnePlus 2 camera tips and tricks

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OnePlus 2 Camera

It's a simple camera app, but there are a few tricks to know.

There isn't much to be said about the Camera app on the OnePlus 2. That's not to say there isn't anything to be said about the camera itself, in fact it's one of the better cameras you can get on an Android phone today, but the user interface that powers this experience isn't much to look at and doesn't include a ton of features. It's a solid point and shoot app, with modes for video, panorama, slow motion, and timelapse — but several of these modes include no settings at all. What you see, in most cases, is what you get.

That having been said, there's a couple of things you should know about poking around in the few settings that do exist, and we've got them here for you.

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6 days ago

Joseph Gordon-Levitt, HitRECord and LG to collaborate on series of upcoming projects

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LG has announced a new partnership with Joseph Gordon-Levitt and his production company, HitRECord. The new partnership will build upon LG's ambition to support creators across the world, as the two companies work together on a series of projects over the coming year.

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6 days ago

Sprint takes aim at AT&T, offers DirecTV customers a full year of free cellular service

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Sprint has announced its latest bid to pull customers away from one of its biggest rivals, and it's a doozy. To "celebrate" the AT&T and DirecTV merger, Sprint is offering DirecTV customers a full year of service for free.

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6 days ago

ARCHOS announces the Diamond Tab, available in October 2015 for £179

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ARCHOS has announced its newest Android tablet, the Diamond Tab, which follows shortly after revealing its all-new Diamond S smartphone. The tablet, which features a 7.9-inch display, will be available in October 2015 for £179. Running Android 5.1, the Diamond Tab will be powered by a Mediatek MT8752 Octa-Core 1.7 GHz processor partnered with 3GB of RAM.

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6 days ago

Google gives developers a new 'Desktop Head Unit' for Android Auto emulation

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Google today announced a new emulator tool for developers who are getting into Android Auto. The Desktop Head Unit will allow devs to properly work on Android Auto-compatible apps entirely in the virtual sense, all on your computer. You'll still need to connect your phone, but this will give a much better sense of what drivers will get from the app — all without having to actually get behind the wheel for testing.

Says Google:

The Desktop Head Unit (DHU) enables your development machine to emulate an Android Auto head unit, so you can easily run and test Android Auto apps. The DHU runs on Windows, Mac, and Linux hosts and replaces previous Android Auto simulators, such as the Android Media Browser and Messaging simulators.

The Desktop Head Unit also supports day and night modes, and you can test with voice input as well.

More: Google Developer Blog
Also: Desktop Head Unit help

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6 days ago

HTC RE wins design award at the 35th International Design Excellence awards ceremony

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HTC's handheld camera, the RE Camera, has won a design award at the 35th International Design Excellence awards ceremony. The camera beat out more than 1,700 other entrants to come out on top, and will be featured in the fall edition of Innovation, the annual yearbook of International Design Excellence Award winners.

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