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1 month ago

HTC One M8 Eye limited to China and India, won't be making its way to Europe

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Last week, HTC launched a special edition of the One M8 with a 13 MP camera at the back called One M8 Eye in China and India, and if you were waiting for the device to make its way to Europe sometime later, we've got bad news. A HTC product manager has revealed in an interview with Fudzilla that the device was designed for specific markets, and that a European release was not on the cards.

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1 month ago

Carphone Warehouse now offering the HTC One Mini 2 in pink

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If the gold and grey color variants of the One Mini 2 are just not your style, how about a dash of pink? After announcing that it will exclusively stock the pink color variant of the device in the UK, Carphone Warehouse is now stating that the handset is available to buy.

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1 month ago

Galaxy Note 4 developer edition headed to Verizon

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Samsung has consistently offered developer editions of its handsets on Verizon, and is continuing the tradition by announcing the Galaxy Note 4 Developer Edition. Samsung did not list a launch date yet, but the list price of the handset at $662.53 is more affordable than the $699 asking price for Verizon's carrier variant.

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1 month ago

Verizon Wireless rolling out HTC One M8 firmware update with Eye Experience

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As promised earlier this week, Verizon Wireless is rolling out a new firmware update today for its HTC One M8 customers that not only brings the smartphone up to Android 4.4.4 KitKat but also introduces the Eye Experience camera and photo features.

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1 month ago

Top Android device, accessory, and app deals for October 22

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Anybody shopping for Android apps, accessories, smartphones, or tablets will want to take a skim through these sales we've scrounged up from around the web. Every day, we comb through these sales to make sure they're fresh and accurate, and try to find a few more. Latest additions will be at the top of each list. For apps, Google Play stuff is at the top, and Amazon App Store sales are at the bottom.

As always, if you find any sales out out there that aren't listed, let us know in the comments!

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1 month ago

Nexus 6 ROM port gives a closer look at Lollipop features and apps

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Nexus 4 Lollipop

Leaked firmware reveals new Gmail, Calendar and Messenger apps, along with a few surprises ...

The most recent Android 5.0 developer preview gave is a pretty good idea of what to expect from Lollipop when it officially launches. But not every feature from the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 can be found in the current developer build, and what's more the updated Material Design Google apps are also MIA.

In recent days, however, a new custom ROM ported from the Nexus 6 has shed some light on Lollipop in a more final form, complete with new Google apps, an updated Messenger app, the long-awaited Google Fit app and a handful of other surprises.

Read on for a closer look.

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1 month ago

Samsung China introduces low-end Galaxy Core Max

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Samsung introduced a new member of the Galaxy Core series this week, but don't get your hopes up. Detailed on Samsung China's website, the handset is called the Galaxy Core Max and is a relatively low-end affair.

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1 month ago

Expansys lists mid-range Xperia E3 for $139.99 unlocked

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Looking for a deal on an unlocked mid-range Android device? Online retailer Expansys has just listed the Sony Xperia E3 for $139.99, discounting the handset from its original $199.99 price point.

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1 month ago

The first 5 things to do with your new Galaxy Note 4

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Samsung Galaxy Note 4

Shiny things! Wait, let's get the basics out of the way first

So you went out and bought a Galaxy Note 4, and now you've got a brand new toy to play with. There's a lot going on here, and a ton to take in the moment you take it out of the box that can make you lose focus and forget a few of the basics. We've all been there, and eventually you'll get around to handling "the basics" after you check out all the headline features of the new phone.

To help get you started in the right foot, these are the first five things you absolutely need to do with your new Note 4 — at least before you get too carried away using this great phone. Read along for our full list of recommendations.

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1 month ago

Oppo breaks out camera tech in new N3 teaser, possible fingerprint sensor

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Looks like Oppo is still all about the teasers. On its Facebook page today, the company gave us a new look at the optics on the Oppo N3. The teaser reads "Precision Optics," and features a blown-out view of the N3's camera and sensors.

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1 month ago

Inside car mode on the Samsung Galaxy S5

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We're all aware of the dangers of using a smartphone behind the wheel, but as they're ever more the center of our connected lifestyles there are several things it can do for you. Music, navigation, hands-free communication, for example.

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1 month ago

Top Android device, accessory, and app deals for October 21

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Anybody shopping for Android apps, accessories, smartphones, or tablets will want to take a skim through these sales we've scrounged up from around the web. Every day, we comb through these sales to make sure they're fresh and accurate, and try to find a few more. Latest additions will be at the top of each list. For apps, Google Play stuff is at the top, and Amazon App Store sales are at the bottom.

As always, if you find any sales out out there that aren't listed, let us know in the comments!

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2 months ago

T-Mobile starts rolling out Eye Experience update for HTC One M8

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As reported yesterday, T-Mobile is now rolling out the Eye Experience update for the HTC One (M8), adding new camera features to the smartphone.

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2 months ago

Galaxy S5 Plus features a faster Snapdragon 805 CPU, retains FHD display

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Samsung quietly launched the Galaxy S5 Plus — a faster variant of the standard Galaxy S5 with a 2.5 GHz Snapdragon 805 CPU — in Singapore earlier this year (under the Galaxy S5 4G+ moniker), and now the device is now making its way to Netherlands. If you're wondering, this isn't the international version of the QHD display toting Galaxy S5 LTE-A, although the device features LTE Category 6 connectivity, which allows you to download at 300 Mbps.

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2 months ago

In pictures: Galaxy Note 4 versus Galaxy S5

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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy S5

Two devices clearly cut from the same cloth, but one does it up big

The Samsung Galaxy S5 may have been released first, but in many minds the Galaxy Note 4 is the real Samsung flagship of the year. With a nice aluminum frame and improved camera the Note 4 has a lot going for it, but it still borrows heavily from the strides the Galaxy S5 made earlier in 2014.

The heart rate monitor, finger sensor, interior design and software have all been out in the world since the GS5 was released, and while the Note 4 wraps them up a bit more attractive package the Galaxy S5 has waterproofing and an easier-to-hold size going for it. These are the two big devices for Samsung this year, and we've got them side-by-side for some great photos.

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