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4 hours ago

Huawei doubles sales from last year, eating into but still far behind Samsung

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Huawei has had a good year, according to the latest market share numbers from IDC. Between the second quarter of 2013 and the second quarter of 2014, Huawei has enjoyed a huge 95.1 percent increase in smartphone shipments, placing them in third place behind Apple and Samsung, and ahead of Lenovo and LG. Previously they were fifth place in the rankings. Huawei's global market share works out to 6.9 percent with more than 20 million in shipments in the second quarter, versus 4.3 percent (10.4 million) last year. Samsung's shipments dipped 3.9 percent in the same period, while Apple's climbed 12.4 percent.

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5 hours ago

Sony Xperia T3 coming to Canada in August

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Bell, Virgin, SaskTel, and Sony Stores across Canada will be offering up the Xperia T3 starting in August. The Xperia T3 isn't top-of-the-line by any means with 1 GB of RAM and a quad-core 1.4 GHz processor, but the 5.3-inch 1280 x 720 Bravia display may be enough for students heading back to school, especially if the price is right.

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5 hours ago

Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini gets a mini teardown, finds mini parts

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The iFixit team managed to get their hands on a Galaxy S5 Mini for a teardown, and found that the device has a lot in common with its standard sized sibling, the Galaxy S5. Both devices for instance feature the same dust and water resistance seal, as well as the micro-SIM tray and the microSD card slot. The Galaxy S5 Mini also retains the fingerprint scanner and the heart rate sensor at the back from the Galaxy S5.

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6 hours ago

Samsung Galaxy Avant brings Samsung style on the cheap to T-Mobile

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If you're looking for a relatively affordable Samsung Android phone on T-Mobile, the new Samsung Galaxy Avant just might fit the bill. The phone, which is set to retail for $216 and can be had for as little as $9/month over 24 months, has a 4.5-inch 960x540 display (245ppi), an unspecified quad-core processor clocked at 1.2GHz, LTE, and cameras of unspecified quality, all running Android 4.4 KitKat.

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6 hours ago

Top app, device and accessory sales for July 30, 2014

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Looking to gear up for the summer? We've got some new sales on Android devices, accessories, and apps that you may be interested in...

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7 hours ago

Blurry images of Sony Xperia Z3 Compact allegedly leaked

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Very blurry images of what is allegedly the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact Android smartphone have made their way to the Internet, a few weeks after photos of the larger Xperia Z3 were posted as well.

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1 day ago

Nokia's last hurrah is a 4G version of the Nokia XL

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The Nokia X family is destined for the chopping block, but that hasn't come in the way of Microsoft launching a 4G enabled version of the Nokia XL in China today. The device comes with upgraded hardware and Chinese D-LTE and TD-SCDMA LTE network compatibility.

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1 day ago

Top app, device and accessory sales for July 29, 2014

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Looking to gear up for the summer? We've got some new sales on Android devices, accessories, and apps that you may be interested in...

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1 day ago

Moon Violet and Burgundy Red color variants of the LG G3 launching next month

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Although LG announced five colors for the LG G3 — Metallic Black, Silk White, Shine Gold, Moon Violet, and Burgundy Red — during the device's unveiling in May, the last two variants are yet to see the light of day. LG has announced today that it will be launching the Moon Violet and Burgundy Red coloured versions of the G3 next month in select markets.

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2 days ago

LG G3 versus HTC One M8

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LG G3 vs HTC One M8

Metal or plastic? Ultrapixels or lasers? QHD or 1080p? It's time to choose between two of the hottest Android phones out there

This is one of the big questions we find ourselves being asked by smartphone buyers — which is better, the LG G3 or the HTC One M8? Both of these high-end Android phones have captured the imagination of enthusiasts and technology fans since their announcement, and now both are widely available to buy in the U.S. So there's no avoiding the issue any longer — the Android Central editors are going to have to choose between the G3 and the M8.

Join us as we break things down and make our decisions ...

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