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2 months ago

HTC One M8 gets its EYE Experience update in the U.S., Dot View app improvements, too

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HTC One M8 Dot View

If you're rocking an unlocked or developer edition of the HTC One M8 in the United States, take a look this morning for the promised HTC EYE Experience update. Along with a bump to Android 4.4.4, this is the new firmware that adds in a number of new features in the camera application, including Split Capture and Photo Booth, new auto-selfie options, face tracking and more. Plus the camera app gets a bit of a visual refresh, making options easier to get to, and largely bringing things up to what debuted last week in the new HTC Desire EYE.

The software update brings the system to 3.28.1540.5, and it weighs in at just about 236 megabytes.

There's also an update to the HTC Dot View app, adding in new features for music playback, a new weather theme and an option to turn off dot view altogether (but still use the case if you want). You can snag that update now in Google Play.

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2 months ago

Carphone Warehouse won't ship new Galaxy Note 4 orders until October 27

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Carphone Warehouse has altered its availability dates for the Galaxy Note 4, meaning those who pre-order the device now won't receive their package until the last week of October. The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 has already been delayed in the UK and was confirmed to be launching on October 17. Those who have already pre-orderd will still receive their units on time.

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2 months ago

Kazam to launch smartphone with thickness of just 5.15 mm in Europe

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Ever heard of Kazam? No? The British handset vendor created by ex-HTC staffers has announced that it is launching a device with a thickness of just 5.15 mm in Europe. Dubbed Tornado 348, the device features a 4.8-inch 720p display that's backed by a one year replacement guarantee for the screen.

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2 months ago

Galaxy Note Edge set to launch in India by the end of the year

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At an event in New Delhi, head of Samsung India Manu Sharma announced that the Galaxy Note Edge will be making its way to the country before the end of the year.

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2 months ago

Huawei Ascend Mate 7: A second opinion

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Huawei Ascend Mate 7

Only software stands in the way of Huawei emerging as a rival to the big names in Android

Huawei might not be a big brand name in the U.S., but the Chinese manufacturer has claimed its place as the world's No. 3 handset maker, and its products are improving all the time. Huawei's latest oversized smartphone, the Ascend Mate 7, shows that while there's much room for improvement on the software side, the company has hardware and performance pretty much nailed down. And should it secure itself a firm foothold in Western markets, it could prove a major challenger to the more established brands.

Read on for a second opinion on the Huawei Ascend Mate 7.

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2 months ago

Rogers and Telus to begin selling Samsung Galaxy Note 4 online and in stores Oct. 24

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While U.S. carriers begin official sales and shipments of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 this week, the folks up in Canada will get their chance to get the 5.7-inch smartphone next week, via Rogers and Telus.

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2 months ago

New report claims Nexus 6 and 9 with Android L to be revealed Wednesday

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Rumors have been buzzing for weeks about the impending announcement of the Nexus 9, and the latest suggests we'll get all the information we need tomorrow. The most interesting information from the latest whispers is that the Nexus 9, along with the Nexus 6 smartphone being announced alongside it, will feature expandable microSD memory.

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2 months ago

Motorola Droid Turbo revealed: Snapdragon 805, Quad HD and two-day battery

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Motorola Droid Turbo

We've got full details on the upcoming Droid hardware from Verizon — and it's a beast

Last week a manual leak gave us a tantalizing look at what's coming in Verizon and Motorola's latest Droid handset, and today we can reveal even more information on what's looking like a super-high-end Moto phone for the U.S.'s biggest carrier. Meet the Motorola Droid Turbo.

Read on for the full details.

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2 months ago

Top Android device, accessory, and app deals for October 14

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We've dug up some solid deals on apps, accessories, smartphones, and tablets. If there's something you've been wanting to get your hands on, check out the list below. 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

Huawei's latest entry-level handset takes the fight to Android One in India

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After launching the Honor 6 in the country last month, Huawei is now turning its attention to the budget segment with the launch of the Honor Holly. Set to go on sale starting October 16 for Rs. 6,999 ($118), the Honor Holly features a 5-inch 720p display and dual-SIM connectivity.

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2 months ago

Oppo N3 camera sensor detailed ahead of launch

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After teasing a swiveling camera on the upcoming Oppo N3 yesterday, the company's CEO took to Weibo to announce that the device will feature a 16 MP 1/2.3-inch camera sensor.

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2 months ago

OnePlus One reportedly launching in India by December

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OnePlus announced earlier this year that it would be bringing the OnePlus One to India, with no mention of a specific launch window. Economic Times has further details on the upcoming launch, stating that the handset will be making its way to the country by December.

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2 months ago

Samsung announces the Galaxy Note 4 in India for October 17 launch

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At an event in New Delhi, Samsung announced the Galaxy Note 4 for India. The device will go on sale starting October 17, and is priced at INR 58,300 ($950).

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2 months ago

Verizon initiates launch countdown for the highly anticipated Droid Turbo

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It's almost here! Verizon has launched a countdown on its site for the upcoming Droid Turbo, which is scheduled to be announced in two weeks' time.

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2 months ago

The first phone from the Vertu + Bentley partnership is a Bentley Signature Touch

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What do you get when you combine the preeminent English luxury phone maker with the preeminent English luxury car maker? You get Vertu for Bentley. Yes, Vertu, the company that doesn't make a smartphone that retails for less than $5,000, has teamed up with Bentley, the company that doesn't make a car that retails for less than $170,000. The first fruits of this relationship come in the form of the Vertu Bentley Signature Touch, a phone that already cost of $10,000 before being adorned with the Bentley logo on its leathery chin.

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