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1 month ago

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active on AT&T now getting its Lollipop update

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AT&T has started pushing Lollipop to the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active, bringing many new features to the older device.

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active owners on AT&T will be happy to see the Lollipop update hitting their devices. The update is around 1GB in size, and bumps the device up to Android 5.0. In this update are a number of changes, including Google's Material Design and more.

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1 month ago

Sony's Xperia Z4 is the flagship nobody asked for

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Xperia Z4

Sony's latest high-end phone, announced for the Japanese market, is a bizarre non-upgrade that does no favors for the company or its customers.

Let's talk about the Sony Xperia Z4. The Japanese electronics giant announced the latest in its line of premium Z-series smartphones recently for its home market. And it's fair to say the popular reaction to the device has fallen somewhere between bewilderment and outright derision. Consumers and critics alike seem confused as to why this phone exists, questioning the priorities Sony's taken with what appears to be its early-2015 flagship.

With questionable hardware priorities and no word of any global launch, it's a bizarre turn for Sony, coming as the company looks to restructure and streamline its smartphone offerings and focus primarily on the high end of the market. The Xperia Z4 can boast only a couple of meaningful improvements over its six-month-old predecessor, and in one or two important areas it may actually be a regression from the Z3.

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1 month ago

Black Widow has arrived on the S6 Theme Store

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The original cast of Marvel Cinematic Universe Avengers have officially been assembled, if only in Galaxy S6 theme form.

It seemed a little odd when thumbing through Samsung's shiny new Theme Store for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge to find a single Avenger missing from the special Marvel section at the top of the app, but it appears she was just running a little behind. The Black Widow theme has been added to the list, and if Samsung's official announcement is any indicator this completes the list of Avengers that will appear in the store before Age of Ultron hits theaters.

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1 month ago

Moto E 2015 with LTE now available in India for ₹7,999

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Available exclusively in the country via Flipkart, Motorola's Moto E 2015 with LTE is ideal for those looking for 4G connectivity on a budget.

Motorola launched the 3G variant of the Moto E 2015 in India last month for ₹6,999 ($110), and is now offering the 4G-enabled version at a slightly higher price of ₹7,999 ($127).

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1 month ago

Samsung's latest advert for the Galaxy S6 is all about its charging capabilities

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Samsung is highlighting the several charging options available for the Galaxy S6, calling the device the "smartphone of your dreams."

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1 month ago

Latest LG G4 teaser touts the professional merits of its F1.8 shooter

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LG continued its G4 teaser push today with a new video that puts the focus on that F1.8 lens.

The teaser follows photographer Colby Brown as he uses the G4 to capture some pretty great images. Along the way, Brown touts the camera's ability to capture accurate colors and reduce noise in dark environments.

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1 month ago

Republic Wireless to begin testing plans that could give customers data refunds

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Republic Wireless is going to begin testing new plans with its customers under the name Maestro that could give some customers refunds if they don't use all of their data.

The project is under the wireless carrier's Republic Labs division, which offers some customers a chance to beta test new plans and services.

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1 month ago

About that Qualcomm 4G sticker on your Galaxy S6

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Depending on which carrier you got your Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 edge from, you might have noticed a familiar sticker at the top.

One of the more important details surrounding the launch of Samsung's flagship duo was the decision to go all-in on their Exynos processors for this generation. After years of using Qualcomm for some versions and Exynos for others, the unified release is a big deal for Samsung. With the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge on shelves now, several users have pointed out a sticker that reads "Qualcomm 4G" on the top edge of the device. We've got one here on the Verizon Wireless variant of the S6 edge, but not on the T-Mobile variant. This doesn't mean there's a Snapdragon hiding under the glass of the VZW S6 phones, but it does mean Samsung licensed some things from Qualcomm in order to ensure everything works as intended.

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1 month ago

Will the Sony Xperia Z4 be released in the UK, Europe or US?

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After a Japan-only announcement, Sony's keeping quiet on the possibility of a global launch for the Z4.

Sony this morning made the Xperia Z4 official, in what was its lowest-profile announcement for a flagship-level product in years. It's a somewhat confusing half-upgrade from last year's Xperia Z3 that sees Sony slimming down its high-end offering, cutting back on battery capacity, while packing in a more powerful Snapdragon 810 CPU. Much of the rest of the hardware, including the 20.7-megapixel rear camera, appears almost identical to the Z3.

Even more confusing are Sony's rollout plans for the Z4.

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1 month ago

Cyanogen OS 12 update for OnePlus One temporarily pulled to add 'OK OnePlus' feature

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The Cyanogen OS 12 software update for the OnePlus One has been halted temporarily due to the company wanting to add a new "OK OnePlus" feature for its owners.

The over-the-air rollout for Cyanogen's version on Android 5.0 Lollipop for the OnePlus One actually started a week ago.

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1 month ago

How to take better photos with the HTC One M9

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HTC One M9

A few simple tips and tricks to help you to take great shots on your M9

The HTC One M9 marks a change in course for the Taiwanese manufacturer, as it relocates its Ultrapixel camera around the front, and settles on a traditional high-megapixel shooter for the main camera. The M9's 20-megapixel shooter has been one of the main points of contention among HTC fans and critics since the phone's arrival. It's not a bad camera, but it does require a little tweaking in order to get the best results.

We'll take a look at some basic tips for getting the most out of your M9's camera after the break.

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1 month ago

Get an unlocked, refurbished Samsung Galaxy S5 from eBay today only for $299

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You can purchase an unlocked Samsung Galaxy S5 from eBay for $299, which is a 50 percent savings on the device.

If last year's technology doesn't bother you, eBay has quite the deal on the Samsung Galaxy S5, but the offer is good for today only. Priced at $299, a 50 percent savings, the Galaxy S5 features a 5.1-inch 1080p display, and has already received its Lollipop update.

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1 month ago

LG G Flex 2 makes its way to AT&T starting April 24 for $299

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AT&T will begin selling the LG G Flex 2 both in-store and online on April 24 for $299 on a new two-year contract.

On April 24, AT&T will begin selling the platinum silver version of the LG G Flex 2 both in-store and online. The second-generation curved smartphone features a 5.5-inch Full HD P-OLED display powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 Octa-core processor and 3GB of RAM.

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1 month ago

Huawei now accepting Android 4.4.2 trial sign-ups for the Honor 3C

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Should you happen to own the Honor 3C smartphone, you'll be able to sign-up for a trial of Android 4.4.2. This next update for the Android-powered device will include Huawei's Honor Android skin EMUI 3.0.

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1 month ago

You will finally be able to buy the OnePlus One whenever you want

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OnePlus has announced that it will start offering the OnePlus One without invites from now on, with the successor to the handset — OnePlus 2 — slated to launch sometime in the third quarter.

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