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1 month ago

Xiaomi to unveil next Mi smartphone on April 23 in New Delhi

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Xiaomi is set to unveil its latest Mi device on April 23.

Xiaomi has sent out invitations for an event on Thursday, April 23 in New Delhi, India. The company's teaser site for the event says that "i Is Coming", though there is no indication as to what that might mean.

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1 month ago

What color Galaxy S6 did you buy?

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Colorful Galaxy S6 phones

Today is the day many of us have finally picked up a Galaxy S6 of our own. There has been tremendous hype building for both the "regular" Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 edge, and there will be plenty of discussion about them for a long time to come. We think most are going to be pretty happy about their purchase — this is the best Galaxy yet.

Some of the discussion is about the color choices. Besides the black, white and gold option you'll see available today at your carrier's store, the Galaxy S6 also has a blue and green option. The bad news, at least for those of us in the US, is that it looks like you may be waiting a long while to see either the blue or green for sale unless you buy an international version. That being said, there's nothing wrong with the way the available colors look. The GS6 and the edge look and feel fabulous in any color.

But which color did you end up getting? Answer the poll then fill the comments with your thoughts —that's why they are there!

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1 month ago

The Galaxy S6 is now on sale — catch up with all of our coverage!

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Galaxy S6

When the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge were announced it felt like April 10 was a long way off — now everyone can go buy one.

One of the biggest devices of the year is now available for sale in most places around the world, and whether you've already put down cash in a pre-order or are trying your luck at a nearby store (or three) there's a lot to learn about the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge. We've been using both phones here at Android Central consistently for a couple weeks and have been doing everything we can to bring all of the news, impressions and information we can on them.

We've rounded up all of the top information on our site that you can sink your teeth (well, eyes) into on this, the Galaxy S6 launch day. Read along with us.

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1 month ago

Buy a Galaxy S6 or S6 edge? Join the fun in the forums!

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Galaxy S6

Samsung's latest smartphones are positively stuffed with new things, and our forums are the best place to talk about all of it.

We've traveled the world, touched every button you can touch, taken hundreds of photos and hours of video, and have only just begun to scratch the surface when it comes to the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge. These two devices represent an impressive new chapter for Samsung, and exploring what that means is going to take all Summer at least. It's an exciting time to be playing with this technology, and the best part of this experience is being able to explore right alongside our readers. To that end, if you've decided to pick up a Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 edge you can consider this your official invitation to join the Android Central forums for your shiny new smartphone.

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1 month ago

Cricket Wireless begins selling the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime for $179.99

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Cricket Wireless is the first carrier in the US to sell the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime, with a non-contract price tag of $179.99.

The smartphone first launched in India in September 2014, with its 5MP front-facing "selfie" camera as its biggest sellling point.

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1 month ago

Sprint offering free 32GB Samsung Galaxy S6 with new Unlimited Plus Plan

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Sprint's newest plan, the Sprint Unlimited Plus Plan, will be exclusive to those who purchase the Samsung Galaxy S6.

With the Samsung Galaxy S6 now available for purchase in retail stores, Sprint has announced an exclusive plan for the device. To sweeten the deal, Sprint is offering a free lease on the 32GB Samsung Galaxy S6 when customers enroll in this plan.

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1 month ago

The first 5 things to do with your new Galaxy S6 or S6 edge

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Galaxy S6 and S6 edge boxes

A beautiful, shiny new Galaxy S6 is now in your hands — here are the first five things to do with it.

While this probably isn't your first time setting up a brand new phone, something about taking the plastic off of an anticipated device never gets old. This may be extra true when it's the Galaxy S6 we're talking about, and that may cloud your vision a bit when it comes to the first basic things you need to do.

Each phone is different, but once you've got the Galaxy S6 powered up and ready to go these are the first five things you should do with it.

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1 month ago

The HTC One M9 hits stores today — here's what you need to know!

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HTC One M9

Today's a pretty big day for Android smartphone fans, with the Samsung Galaxy S6 hitting stores as well as this guy — the HTC One M9. Two major Android smartphones hitting shelves on the same day. It's been quite some time since we can remember that happening. And a lot of folks are going to have a lot of tough decisions to make.

We've written a lot about the M9, but here we'll boil things down to their most basic for you. If nothing else, these are the things you must know about the HTC One M9.

Let's get to it.

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1 month ago

Here's where you can get the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge in the UK

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The Samsung Galaxy S6 is now available in select markets, including the UK. Should you be considering the purchase, here are some sources where you'll be able to buy the new smartphones.

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1 month ago

Join in the Samsung Galaxy S6 UK hunt today to win one for yourself!

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Samsung is currently running a promotion across the UK to celebrate the launch of the Galaxy S6. The company has hidden 8 devices in 8 UK cities. All you have to do is find 'em.

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1 month ago

Where to buy the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge today

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The Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge are now available on U.S. carriers. Here's where to get them.

Samsung's newest flagship devices, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge are now on sale at retail in the U.S. Following a pre-order period of a couple weeks, you can now walk into a store and leave with a GS6 — or place an order online and have it shipped out. If you are looking to get your hands on the Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 edge the details by carrier are as follows.

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1 month ago

U.S. versions of the HTC One M9 getting software update to match global models

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There are a few headlines going around this evening about a software update hitting the HTC One M9 that, among other things, brings about some camera updates. That's obviously a good thing in the case of the M9, which hasn't exactly left us overly impressed in the camera department.

But context is important here. This update is to bring U.S. models of the M9 in line with the software on the global version, HTC has told us (and others). And while folks should see an improvement in image processing after this update — just as we did three weeks ago on the global model we used in our review, and as we noted in the "About this review section" — we'd caution against believing that this is some magical update that will cure all that ailed us.

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1 month ago

Android Wear on iPhone: How it might happen and what it'll mean

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Android and Apple

The slow trickle of rumors surrounding iOS support for Android Wear came to a head today, with a report from The Verge stating that Google is a "close to finishing the final technical details" involved with getting its wearables to work with Apple's phones.

On the face of it, it seems surprising — an unholy union of Apple and Android. The mere possibility of Android Wear support coming to the iPhone with the Apple Watch imminent raises several questions, not least how Apple might react to an Android-branded thing encroaching on its ecosystem. Will Cupertino block the companion app because it's Android Wear? Will the company throw up roadblocks simply because it's a competitor?

We'll examine these questions and more after the break. Read on.

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1 month ago

Unnecto Air 5.5 — a dual-SIM phone for the US

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Unnecto Air Collection 5.5

Unnecto's latest smartphone isn't the best or the prettiest, but it serves a purpose not many other US phones bother with.

The sub-$200 smartphone market has never been more interesting than it is right now. We've seen impressive offerings from manufacturers big and small over the past year, and news that Qualcomm will be partnering with Cyanogen for the next wave of QRD offerings means the software is about to get a lot less awful for a lot of these inexpensive devices.

That doesn't mean the current offerings aren't compelling, and there's no greater example of this than the latest from Unnecto. The Air 5.5 is a surprisingly functional $169 smartphone built to be sold as a dual-SIM smartphone in the US, but it's not totally clear whether or not that's something useful here yet.

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1 month ago

Grab a refurbished 32GB HTC One M7 today only for $150 on eBay

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Today's Daily Deal on eBay is a refurbished HTC One M7 for the low price of $149.

If yesterday's technology doesn't bother you, eBay is offering an amazing deal on the HTC One M7. For April 9 only, you can score a 32GB HTC One M7 for only $149.99. The deal is for refurbished, factory unlocked One M7's in your choice of blue, black, or silver.

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