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1 month ago

LG G Flex 2: In pictures

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Following this morning's announcement at CES 2015 in Las Vegas, the LG G Flex 2 is officially official. You'll want to check out our full coverage of LG's latest curvy, flexible phone live from Las Vegas, however if you'd also like to just look at some pretty pictures, it's also worth checking out our huge G Flex 2 photo gallery. You'll find it right after the break.

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1 month ago

U.S. Cellular to start selling Samsung Galaxy Note Edge on Jan. 7

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U.S. Cellular will begin selling the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge starting on Wednesday, Jan. 7. The wireless carrier is the latest to offer the smartphone with its unique edged screen and will sell the smartphone in Charcoal Black. Qualified customers can either buy it for $0 down using U.S. Cellular's equipment installment option or for $399 with a two-year contract.

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1 month ago

HTC announces the Desire 320 for the UK, also heading to O2 Germany

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HTC Desire 320

HTC has announced a low-ender intended for UK markets — the Desire 320. This is a non-LTE device powered by a quad-core Mediatek MT6582M at 1.3 GHz, running Android 4.4 KitKat. It's got BlinkFeed and Video Highlights on board, has a 4.5 inch display at 854x480 and a 5-megapixel rear camera. There are 8GB of storage on board, with a microSD (up to 32GB) slot to help lessen that blow.

The phone has a 2,100 mAh battery and will come in white and grey.

Pricing and specific UK availability to be announced.

Update: O2 Germany has also announced the same device, which will be available later this month for €149.

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1 month ago

Buying a Samsung Galaxy Note 4, S5, or Tab S? You might be getting a year of Netflix for free

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Android Central has received a tip that Samsung will begin a new promotion for US residents on Sunday, Jan. 4. Our tipster says people who buy a Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 4 or Galaxy Tab S can get one free year of Netflix.

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1 month ago

ZTE Imperial II to be sold via U.S. Cellular for $100 without a contract

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ZTE's latest budget-priced Android smartphone, the ZTE Imperial II, will be available in the US via U.S. Cellular for the price of $140 without a contract or for free with a two-year contract. A specific launch date was not announced.

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1 month ago

ASUS uses Morse code as part of its latest CES 2015 teaser video

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ASUS has been teasing us with some videos and images ahead of their press event in Las Vegas on Monday, Jan. 5 as part of CES 2015. Today, the company posted their latest video teaser, which uses Morse code to delivery a "secret" message which the company says centers on "a feature of one of our highlights at CES."

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1 month ago

OnePlus One now has an official alpha Lollipop ROM ready for flashing

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OnePlus One owners who live on the edge can get an official alpha release of the smartphone's Android 5.0 Lollipop ROM to install on their smartphone, provided they're willing to put up with a few bugs.

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1 month ago

The Huawei Honor 6 Plus with its dual rear 8MP cameras is now on sale for $399

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The Huawei Honor 6 Plus smartphone that was first announced in mid-December is now available for sale on the oppomart website for $399 without a contract. The phone's standout feature is its two rear 8MP cameras that allow users to take 13MP images.

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1 month ago

HTC apparently has 'some huge surprises' coming in 2015

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According to HTC's Jeff Gordon (he's their Senior Global Online Communications Manager), 2015 is going to be a big year for HTC. Of course, as their head online PR guy he's not going to say that 2015 will be a ho-hum year for the Taiwanese manufacturer of some of our favorite smartphones and the latest Nexus tablet, but we can't help but be interested in what HTC is planning on bringing to bear in the coming year.

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1 month ago

Privacy policy on the Moto X

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Privacy and smartphones is something of a popular — and important! — topic, especially after the last few years of spying scandals and security breaches. It's often not clear how much data from your device is being collected, not just by your apps and by Google, but by the manufacturers. It's also often unclear just how to turn that off on your phone should you wish to not have your data being shared with them.

Well, Motorola wants to respect your wishes, and so the company has made it easy not only to disable device feedback but also for Moto X users to see exactly what the privacy policy for its phone is.

It's transparency done right, and it's worth highlighting here.

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1 month ago

HTC One M8 on the cheap on Vodafone PAYG

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If you're looking to round off 2014 with a bargain, Vodafone UK has a deal that's worth a look. The carrier is selling its branded HTC One M8 on Pay As You Go for £289, well below the £350-400 you'll pay elsewhere for the handset. The device will likely be locked to Vodafone, but if you're already on that network — or have an easy way to SIM-unlock it — then this is a pretty good deal for one of the top Android phones of 2014.

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2 months ago

The Palm brand might be coming back, courtesy of Alcatel Onetouch

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It's been a good long while since we've mentioned Palm around these parts, but there's a strong possibility we could be mentioning them a lot more often if what we think is happening is in fact what is happening. By all appearances, it looks like Alcatel Onetouch has purchased the Palm brand and trademarks from HP. This comes just a few years after HP shut down webOS and eventually open sourced it and sold their development assets to LG. It's hard to say what exactly Alcatel Onetouch might be doing with the Palm trademarks, anything from protecting their own branding to a complete rebrand as Palm is possible.

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2 months ago

What is a Motorola ID?

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It seems that every time you set up a phone, the manufacturer wants you to not only log into Google, but register for their own system. Acer ID, Samsung account, LG Account — and Motorola ID, which we're prompted for on our lovely Moto X or Moto G.

So, just was is this Motorola ID used for, and do you really need to use it?

Let's find out together.

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2 months ago

HTC wants you to desire more, teases upcoming launch at CES

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It looks like HTC may be planning to unveil a new product in the Desire series at CES 2015. The Taiwanese manufacturer has shared an image with the tagline "Always Desire more" on its social media channels in China, along with a reveal date of January 6.

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2 months ago

4.85mm thick Oppo R5 heads to India for Rs. 29,990

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After making its official debut in the month of October, the Oppo R5 is heading to India. The handset will be available for pre-booking in the country from January 1, 2015 and will set users back Rs. 29,990 ($470).

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