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4 hours ago

OnePlus 2 price drops to just $299, OnePlus X down to $199

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OnePlus has announced a price cut on both the OnePlus X and OnePlus 2. If you're in the market for a OnePlus X, you'll be thrilled to see that you can pick one up for just $199 now, but the company only has stock of the Onyx version at this time.

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10 hours ago

Nextbit Robin launches in India for just ₹19,999

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In a press event in New Delhi today, the Nextbit Robin made its debut in India. The phone offers an interesting take on design and storage. Rather than offer large internal storage or a microSD slot, Nextbit favors the cloud instead. Apps you don't use frequently are offloaded to the cloud, and when you do want to use them, a tap restores everything just as if it were never gone.

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13 hours ago

ZTE teams up with BMW's iconic Designworks for the Axon 7

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BMW's Designworks has a storied history. The design firm has created evocative products for over 40 years, with more recent efforts including AR goggles for carmaker MINI and bobsleds for the U.S. Olympic team. It also made this excellent PC chassis in collaboration with Thermaltake. The design studio is now partnering with Chinese manufacturer ZTE over the design of its upcoming phone, the Axon 7.

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20 hours ago

Moto G4 Plus coming to Canada to replace the Moto X Play

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Lenovo's most powerful Moto G variant, the Moto G4 Plus, is coming to Canada in early summer — likely the first or second week of June — to replace the well-received Moto X Play.

The Moto G4 Plus, which features a 5.5-inch 1080p display, Snapdragon 617 processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of expandable storage, a 16MP rear camera, and a 3,000mAh battery, shares much in common with the Moto X Play unveiled last summer, but in a brand that continues to be more accessible to the average consumer. Of course, there are some advantages to the Moto G4 Plus: a front-facing fingerprint sensor, and double the storage, over the Moto X Play. One compromise: a smaller battery over the Play's 3,630mAh cell.

Indeed, in Canada the Moto G Plus will sell for around $400 outright, almost identical to the Moto X Play. Like its X Play counterpart, it will be sold unlocked through various retailers, in addition to being subsidized by carriers, likely starting at between $0 and $50 on contract. The Moto G4 Plus will be offered at:

  • Rogers
  • Virgin Mobile
  • Telus
  • Koodo
  • Wind Mobile
  • SaskTel

The Moto G4 Plus's cheaper counterpart, the Moto G Play, will be also be sold later this summer at a number of Canadian carriers. That device, which has considerably less powerful hardware and a smaller 5-inch display, will retail for between $150 to $200 outright.

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20 hours ago

Verizon rolls out updates to the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge

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Verizon Wireless has begun rolling out updates to the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge Both updates offer a few new features along with improvements and bug fixes.

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21 hours ago

Micromax launches entry-level Bolt Selfie and announces Canvas Selfie 4

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India's leading handset maker, Micromax, has announced the launch of its two new smartphones — Bolt Selfie and Canvas Selfie 4. With a focus on front-facing camera, Micromax is bringing its highly successful Canvas Selfie range to the entry level Bolt series.

Commenting on the launch, Mr Shubhajit Sen, Chief Marketing Officer, said,

Our Bolt Selfie is designed to keep the new and young smartphone users especially women in Tier 2 & 3 cities who have limited options and avenues to shop, are very price conscious and yet desire a perfect selfie experience. While with the Canvas Selfie 4 and its tap sensor we are upgrading the selfie experience of our young hyper social youngsters who are looking for a perfect integration of innovation, style and performance with an excellent selfie experience.

Micromax Bolt Selfie Specifications

Category Features Operating System Android Lollipop Display 4.5-inch Camera 5MP front camera | 5MP rear camera Processor 1GHz Quad Core RAM 1GB Internal Storage 8GB; expandable storage of 32GB Battery 1750mAh

Bolt Selfie packs in enhanced photo features such as Face and Beauty Mode and Gesture Capture, enabling users to not only seamlessly capture pictures, but also enhance and perfect their selfies. The Bolt Selfie is available in white and champagne colors exclusively on Flipkart for ₹4,999 ($74).

Micromax also announced the next-generation Canvas Selfie 4 with Android Marshmallow. The Canvas Selfie 4 boasts of 8MP camera, both at front and back, and comes with a Tap Sensor on the rear allowing the users to conveniently click a picture, swap camera from front to back, and vice-versa with a single tap making it easy to click pictures with a single hand. The Canvas Selfie 4 will be available across offline channels from end of May 2016.

See at Flipkart

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1 day ago

OnePlus 3 rumored to have a 5.5-inch 1080p display, Snapdragon 820, NFC and more

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According to long-time leaker Evan Blass, or @evleaks, the rumored OnePlus 3 will feature a 5.5-inch 1080p display, a Snapdragon 820 and much more. The new information comes from Blass on Twitter, where he also revealed that the phone will have 64GB of storage, a 16MP rear-facing camera and even NFC this time around.

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1 day ago

Intex launches Cloud String HD with fingerprint sensor and VoLTE support for ₹5,599

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Indian handset maker Intex has announced its latest smartphone — the Cloud String HD — with fingerprint sensor and VoLTE support for just ₹5,599 ($83).

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1 day ago

Android N's three multi-window modes, explained

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Android N split screen mode

There's more to multitasking in Android N than split-screen mode.

One of the biggest user-facing features of Android N is the ability to run more than one app on the screen at a time. Sure, some manufacturers like Samsung and LG have offered similar features for years, but from N onwards it'll be supported at the operating-system level, which means better app support, and (eventually) less custom code.

When most people think about multi-window mode, they imagine the traditional split-screen view pioneered by Samsung and LG, and included in newer iPad models. However Android N actually has three distinct ways to run more than one app at once.

Let's dive in.

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1 day ago

LG G5's 'Friends' now available directly from LG

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LG has announced that its company website, LG.com, is now selling its selection of 'Friends' companion devices for the recently launched LG G5 smartphone.

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1 day ago

AT&T will extend its buy one, get one free offer to the Galaxy S7 active

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AT&T has expanded its buy one, get one free promotion to include the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, and the carrier will extend the deal to the Galaxy S7 active once it becomes available. The terms and conditions of the BOGO deal for the Galaxy S7 mention the S7 active as being eligible for the promotion.

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1 day ago

Telus Galaxy Note 4 now receiving Marshmallow update

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Telus is rolling out the Marshmallow update to the Galaxy Note 4. The OTA is now available, coming in at 1GB.

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1 day ago

Moto G4 Plus performance and camera highlighted in new ads

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The latest Moto G4 Plus adverts show off key features of the phone, including the Snapdragon 617 SoC, the 16MP camera with PDAF, laser autofocus, and an f/2.0 lens. The phone's camera app lets you tap to focus on a subject, and you can quickly control the exposure with a slider.

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1 day ago

T-Mobile rolls out security update to the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge

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T-Mobile is rolling out a security update to the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge. Both phones picked up the May security patch in an update rolled out earlier this month, and the changelog for today's OTA lists a "Google Security update" as the major addition.

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1 day ago

Marshmallow now rolling out to the Samsung Galaxy S5 on T-Mobile

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If you're using a Samsung Galaxy S5 on T-Mobile, the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update is now on its way to your device.

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