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3 weeks ago

Sharp's stunning new Aquos Crystal with almost no bezel is heading to Sprint for $239

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Sharp just yesterday unveiled their Sharp Aquos Crystal smartphone with stunningly-slim bezels, and today we're getting official confirmation that the phone is coming to US carrier Sprint and its prepaid Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile brands. We don't yet have an official release date for the phone, though we do now at least have pricing: $239.99, off contract.

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3 weeks ago

Top app, device and accessory sales for August 19, 2014

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We've dug up some solid deals on apps, accessories, smartphones, and tablets. If there's something you've been wanting to get your hands on, check out the list below.

As always, if you find any discounts out in the world that isn't listed, let us know in the comments!

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3 weeks ago

Motorola Moto X buyers can get a free wood back cover until August 21

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Motorola's Moto X smartphone may be close to a year old, but that isn't stopping the company from offering a new deal on the Android smartphone. From now until August 21, people who purchase the phone and then customize it with the Moto Maker can get a free wood back cover for free.

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3 weeks ago

Sony brings waterproofing to a mid-range price point with the new Xperia M2 Aqua

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Sony has today unveiled the Xperia M2 Aqua, a new mid-range waterproof smartphone. It's an interesting release since this device marks the company's first attempt to bring waterproof technology to a mid-range price point. The specifications are pretty solid as it's essentially the Xperia M2 with some extra sealing for a quick swim.

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3 weeks ago

HTC announces new Butterfly 2 flagship for Asia, arriving next month

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HTC has today unveiled its Butterfly 2 flagship smartphone for the Asia region. As previously covered, we're looking at a localized version of the One M8 but with some interesting additions. The new Butterfly device will launch next month across Asia.

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4 weeks ago

Top app, device and accessory sales for August 18, 2014

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We've dug up some solid deals on apps, accessories, smartphones, and tablets. If there's something you've been wanting to get your hands on, check out the list below.

As always, if you find any discounts out in the world that isn't listed, let us know in the comments!

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4 weeks ago

Understanding Google's Android location tracking

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Location reporting

Is Google following your phone everywhere it goes? Sure — but only if you let it.

Every now and again a story hits the blogosphere reporting how Google is automatically tracking your location on your Android phone (or your iPhone), and how you can see proof of this by visiting a certain website and viewing the minutiae of your daily movements.

So is Google really keeping tabs where you go with your smartphone? Well, that depends on whether you gave it permission to do so. And if you're not comfortable with all your location data being stored by Google, it's easy to opt out.

Read on for a FUD-free explanation of location tracking in Google services.

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4 weeks ago

LG G3 Cat. 6 video walkthrough

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LG G3 Cat 6

The beastly LG G3 Cat. 6 might not be officially launching outside of South Korea, but that hasn't stopped us checking out this turbo-charged, Snapdragon 805-powered version of LG's flagship smartphone. Alongside our full review, you'll also want to take a look at our video walkthrough of the G3 Cat. 6, which you can find after the break!

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1 month ago

Amazon Fire Phone gets OS update with new features, better battery life and more

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Amazon has released a new OS update for its Fire Phone which adds quite a few new features to the Android-based device, along with some improvements for battery life and more.

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1 month ago

Sony Xperia M2 starts receiving Android 4.4.2 KitKat update

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Sony has initiated rollout of Android 4.4.2 KitKat for the LTE variant of the Xperia M2. The D2303 model number is eligible to receive the update, with the latest firmware build (18.3.C.0.37) now rolling out to carriers in France, Ireland, Israel, Russia, Singapore and Thailand.

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1 month ago

LG G3 Cat. 6 (Snapdragon 805) review

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LG G3 Cat 6

We take a look at LG's supercharged, Korea-only G3, powered by Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 805 processor

The LG G3 isn't old news just yet. We've recently reflected on our first couple of months with the phone, and in many countries it's only just making its way out onto the market. But the march of technological progress continues, not least in LG's home country of South Korea, where arch-rival Samsung already has its own 2K-toting, Snapdragon 805-powered version of the Galaxy S5.

LG's answer to the GS5 Broadband LTE-A is the G3 Cat. 6, a turbo-charged version of the G3 with support for Korea's super-fast LTE Category 6 networks — but perhaps more importantly, an upgraded CPU and GPU too. The G3 Cat. 6 is powered by a 2.7GHz Snapdragon 805 processor, paired with Qualcomm's latest Adreno 420 GPU, a step up from the Snapdragon 801-plus-Adreno 330 of the original G3.

The G3 Cat. 6 is a Korea-only product, and LG tells us there are no plans to launch this version internationally. (Though it is available to import.) But that's not going to stop us tearing into the new G3's hardware and seeing how it measures up to the original. Read on to find out more.

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1 month ago

HTC One E8 headed for Sprint

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It looks like the HTC One E8 is coming to Sprint. The video above was found on Sprint's YouTube page and highlights various aspects of the E8, such as its design, size, and speakers. However, the video did not show a release date for the E8.

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1 month ago

The Samsung Galaxy S series — a smartphone retrospective

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Galaxy S series

We take a look back at the series that's dominated the Android smartphone world

As Samsung attempts to evolve its smartphone design language with the Galaxy Alpha and possibly the upcoming Galaxy Note 4, it's time to take a look back on the past five years of the company's Android flagships. Starting with the humble Galaxy S in 2010, through early successes with the Galaxy S2 and S3, Samsung has backed up solid high-end smartphones with ferocious marketing and an ever-expanding feature set. And though it's facing tougher competition than ever in 2014, there's no denying that Samsung is the Android phone maker to beat, particularly in western markets.

So it's time to remember the devices that made such an impact on the Android world. Join us after the break as we look back on the history of the Samsung Galaxy S family.

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1 month ago

Top app, device and accessory sales for August 15, 2014

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Who doesn't like saving money? Here are some of the best deals on apps, accessories, smartphones, and tablets we've found today.

Feel free to drop a comment with any you find!

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1 month ago

Top app, device and accessory sales for August 14, 2014

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Who doesn't like saving money? Here are some of the best deals on apps, accessories, smartphones, and tablets we've found today.

Feel free to drop a comment with any you find!

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