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3 weeks ago

Samsung Galaxy S5 now widely available to pre-order in the UK

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Samsung Galaxy S5

Pre-order deals available from major retailers and carriers

Overnight Samsung's Galaxy S5 went up for pre-order at many British outlets, including independent retailers Carphone Warehouse and Phones4u, and carriers O2, Three, Vodafone and EE. Here's a quick breakdown of what's on offer —

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3 weeks ago

Quick comparison: HTC One (M8) versus Samsung Galaxy S5 specs

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With the arrival of the new HTC One, and before it, the Samsung Galaxy S5 at MWC, the stage is set for one of the great Android rivalries of 2014. It's way too early to call this one — the HTC One has only just launched, and the GS5 is widely available for pre-order but won't be hitting store shelves until April 11. However we're ready to go through the basics with a quick spec comparison after the break.

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3 weeks ago

The new HTC One M8 is buy-one-get-one-free on Verizon

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A quick heads up that if you're in the market for a new HTC One M8 on Verizon, you can get in on a buy-one-get-one-free deal. That'd be two M8s (is in dos, not some new version of the M8 — because someone always asks) for the price of one. As for that price, it's $199 with a two-year contract, $25.22 a month on Verizon's Edge plan (which ends up around $605 over the two years), or $599 outright. [Verizon]

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3 weeks ago

Carphone Warehouse Galaxy S5 pre-orders go live from midnight GMT

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UK retailer Carphone Warehouse has announced that it'll begin taking Samsung Galaxy S5 pre-orders from 12:01am GMT tomorrow, Friday March 28. The retailer will be offering Samsung's latest flagship for free on contracts starting at £42 per month — that's a Vodafone 4G plan with 3GB of data — or for £579.95 outright should you prefer to go the SIM-free route.

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3 weeks ago

AT&T's Galaxy Note 3 getting KitKat update today

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AT&T's Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is the latest model to receive its Android 4.4 KitKat update, with the OTA now starting to push out to devices. Like previous Note 3 KitKat updates, owners can expect a slightly refreshed UI with white notification bar icons, along with standard Android 4.4 features like immersive mode, album art on the lock screen and wireless printing support. AT&T also says GPS performance should be improved in this latest update.

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3 weeks ago

LG G Flex headed to Rogers on April 3

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A quick heads-up for folks up in Canada, that LG has today dropped word that Rogers will be exclusively picking up the G Flex. It'll run you for $199.99 on a new, two-year contract when it goes on sale on April 3.

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3 weeks ago

Samsung Galaxy S5 yours to try from today at Phones 4U

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If you're anxious to see the Samsung Galaxy S5 for yourselves, Phones 4U in the UK might be able to help. Ahead of pre-orders for Samsung's latest and greatest opening there tomorrow, the retailer sends word of demo units in 10 stores across the country for folks to go and get their hot little hands on.

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3 weeks ago

Sony Xperia Z2 will still be available in the UK in April

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There has been some talk that the new Sony Xperia Z2 may be delayed from its expected April availability in the UK and other locations. The potential issue was highlighted once more by Android Central Forums member, jiggyb21, who received an email from Unlocked-Mobiles declaring stock delays until May. But thankfully, it's not all bad news.

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3 weeks ago

Sprint's HTC One Max gets Android 4.4.2 KitKat

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According to our inbox and folks in our HTC One Max forums, Sprint today has started pushing out its Android 4.4.2 KitKat update for the HTC One Max. The changelog for software version 2.09.651.1 — which weighs in at 344MB — notes the new OS, security enhancements and cloud printing capabilities, along with new Bluetooth profiles. [Sprint]

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3 weeks ago

New HTC One supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0

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Last year's HTC One, the M7, was great in a lot of ways. But charging speeds weren't exactly its forte. The device arrived just in time to miss out on Qualcomm's Quick Charge technology, which enabled faster charging on some Snapdragon-powered phones. But the new HTC One (M8) is set to enjoy even quicker charging speeds thanks to the device's support for Quick Charge 2.0. Only thing is, you might have to wait to take full advantage of it.

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