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1 month ago

New Google Fit update also addresses Samsung incompatibility

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Google's fitness app is no longer marked as 'incompatible' with phones like the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy Note 4, as the long-running heart rate sensor bug appears to be fixed.

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1 month ago

Android 5.1 starts rolling out to the 2015 Moto E

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The Android 5.1 Lollipop update has started rolling out to the second-gen Moto E.

If you happen to be sporting a second-gen Moto E, it looks like you should be getting a bump up to Android 5.1 fairly soon. Several users over at XDA Developers, along with one in our very own forums, have reported receiving the update, signaling that the update has begun rolling out.

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1 month ago

Get $100 off when you buy a new Samsung phone and tablet from T-Mobile

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T-Mobile is offering customers savings of $100 when purchasing a Samsung phone and tablet together, and use T-Mobile's Equipment Installment Plan to pay them both off.

If you are in the market for a new smartphone and tablet, you will want to check out T-Mobile's latest promotion that will save you $100 on your purchase. With this new deal, customers can save when purchasing a Samsung smartphone, like the brand new Galaxy S6, along with a Samsung tablet, like the Galaxy Tab S.

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1 month ago

Sprint pushing out a bug fix update for the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge

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Samsung Galaxy S6 edge owners on Sprint's network will notice an update hitting their device, which fixes some bugs that the device had.

Coming in at 130MB, the update for the Galaxy S6 edge is a small one, but update is just a bug fix release. Sprint has already started pushing out the update, which carriers version number G925PVPU1AOE2.

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1 month ago

Samsung Galaxy S6 on AT&T now receiving an update

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AT&T is pushing out an update to the Samsung Galaxy S6 on its network, leaving the device on Android 5.0.2 with no official word on what is new.

Samsung Galaxy S6 owners on AT&T are starting to see a 237MB update hitting their devices. Members of the Android Central forums have reported receiving the update already, which keeps the device on Android 5.0.2, and AT&T has released a list of the changes found in this build.

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1 month ago

T-Mobile drops Nexus 6 price by $100, now starting at $549

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T-Mobile is currently offering the Nexus 6 starting at $549, $100 off its usual full price.

T-Mobile is currently offering both the 32GB and 64GB versions of the Nexus 6 for $100 off their full retail prices. The 32GB model is available for $549, down from $649, while the 64GB phone can be yours for $599, where usually it would be $699.

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1 month ago

The pen-friendly LG G Stylo is now available from Boost Mobile for $200, coming to Sprint in June

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Boost Mobile now has the 5.7-inch LG G Stylo on sale for $199.99, and the budget-friendly smartphone with the included stylus pen will soon be available via Sprint.

LG first announced the LG G Stylo in late April and now people who want to get the phone with no contracts can do so via Boost Mobile for $199.99 without a contract.

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1 month ago

Best Buy's one-day sale gets you an HTC One M8 for only $299

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Best Buy is running a one day sale on the HTC One M8, dropping the price down to $299 while supplies last.

Whether you are looking for a back up device, or to grab a new phone without spending a fortune, Best Buy is offering a great deal for today only on the HTC One M8. Today's deal of the day brings the One M8 on AT&T, Sprint, or Verizon down to only $299, but supplies are limited.

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1 month ago

How to use shortcut keys on the LG G4

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Quickly launch the LG G4's camera or QMemo+ notepad with a double-press of the volume key.

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1 month ago

YotaPhone 2 finally headed to the US with Lollipop onboard

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YotaPhone 2

US folks interested in one of the more unique smartphones of 2015 will finally get a chance to put some money down in a couple of days.

While there are plenty of conversations to be had about the best Android phones — conversations that ususally start and end with the major brands out there today — the folks at Yota Devices delivered something truly unique this year with the YotaPhone 2. The dual screen device offered a fun twist on using your smartphone to do more, and in the process turned out to be one of the better experiences out there for users who prefer the Nexus way of doing things. The only things missing from the YotaPhone 2 experience during our review were proper US band support for 4G LTE and an update to the latest version of Android. A quick glance over at the YotaPhone website this morning gives us a peek and when we can expect both.

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1 month ago

Sony Xperia A4 now official in Japan, looks a lot like the Xperia Z3 Compact

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The Xperia A4 is exclusive to Japan, and will be available in the country via NTT Docomo from mid-June.

Launched as the successor to the Xperia A2, the Xperia A4 is identical in specs to the Xperia Z3 Compact. Along with the phone, Sony has announced launch windows for the Xperia Z4, which will debut in the country in June. The Xperia Z4 Tablet will be available via NTT Docomo in the month of July.

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1 month ago

Android 5.1 update for Galaxy S6 and S6 edge expected to arrive in June

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Canadian carrier Rogers has listed that its Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge are due to receive the Android 5.1 update in the month of June, with other carriers also estimated to start offering the update at the same time.

Last month, it was revealed that Samsung was working on Android 5.1 for either device, with the update rumored to bring a Guest Mode feature, along with the ability to take images in RAW.

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1 month ago

These are the top Huawei phones you need to know

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Huawei

The smartphone space is an increasingly populated – read, crowded – place to be. And it's getting more so as manufacturers such as Huawei start to pump out more, and better, phones, and push to expand its availability into more western markets. The past year was a pretty good one for Huawei with some excellent devices launched, and more sure to be on the way.

As new phones come and go, though, it's tough to keep up with things. So we're breaking it down into a continuously updated list to highlight the best devices that Huawei has to offer. These are the one's we'll be writing about and they'll also be the ones you'll likely want to consider.

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1 month ago

Verizon's HTC One M7 is getting the Lollipop update this Thursday

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Verizon has signed off on the Lollipop update for the HTC One M7, with an OTA commencing rollout to owners of the handset from Thursday.

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1 month ago

Alleged Galaxy S6 active struts its stuff for the camera

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New pictures have surfaced of an alleged Galaxy S6 active, showing a rugged device sporting AT&T branding.

Alleged photos of an AT&T-branded Galaxy S6 active have surfaced today, showing off a rugged black exterior, along with the Active series' signature physical buttons.

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