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1 month ago

Save up to $140 on a new Motorola phone or watch, starting Feb. 2

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Motorola will launch a new promotion on Monday, Feb. 2 that will save some people as much as $140 on their purchase of a new smartphone, smartwatch or accessories. The price cut will come in a promotional code that will be available just on Monday, but a smaller amount of savings will be available through Valentine's Day, Feb. 14.

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1 month ago

Xiaomi sells out of first batch of Mi Note in three minutes, targets 100 million sales in 2015

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Xiaomi is set to continue its meteoric rise with the Mi Note and Mi Note Pro. The first batch of Mi Note devices went on sale in China earlier today, and was sold out in under three minutes. The exact number of devices sold wasn't disclosed, but a Xiaomi VP revealed that the sale received over 220 million reservations. The next batch of Mi Note devices will be available on February 3, with the Mi Note Pro set to go on sale in the month of March.

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1 month ago

Saygus announces V2 pre-orders open Jan 29, price will be under $600

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Once expected to be just vaporware, the Saygus V2 is actually going to go on sale starting with official pre-orders this Thursday, January 29. After making a debut at CES 2015 with actual hardware that we could see and use for ourselves, Saygus has been running "pre-registrations" for those interested, but hasn't actually taken orders just yet — now we know (some of) the details.

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1 month ago

Head to head: Nexus 6 vs. Galaxy Note 4

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Head to head Nexus 6 vs. Note 4

Battle of the big screens

A few years ago, you had little choice if you were looking for a phone with a bigger than big screen. Phones were gradually getting larger, but until Samsung pulled the original Galaxy Note out of their hat there just wasn't a phone that bucked any and every trend and had an extra-large screen, and didn't try to hide the fact that it was a big phone for all the people who wanted and needed a big phone. There was ridicule, there was disbelief, and there were predictions that Samsung would fail. Every one of them were wrong.

In 2014 we saw extra-large phones from all the major players. This includes Google and Apple, and is a testament to Samsung's vision and early market research. It also means more competition for Samsung, and that's always better for us consumers. We want Google to borrow from Samsung, and we want Samsung to take what Google has created and make it better. This endless circle means we all have better devices from both companies to choose from.

The Nexus 6 is Google's first trip into the land of giant phones, and they have a difficult road to travel to try and make their big phone as desirable as Samsung's, who currently owns this space. Let's see how their first effort matches up with he current big phone king, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4.

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1 month ago

How to factory reset your Nexus 6

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There are a few reasons why you might want to factory reset your Nexus 6, reverting it back to its out-of-box condition. Maybe you've decided to sell your device. Perhaps you want to eliminate any problematic apps and start again from scratch. Whatever the reason, it's easy to clear out your apps, photos and other content and start again from scratch.

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2 months ago

YotaPhone 2 review

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YotaPhone 2 Review

Meet YotaPhone's second attempt to make a dual-screen smartphone. YotaPhone 2 is AMOLED in the front, ePaper in the back, and has just enough software to make both sides completely unique without crossing the line into what we all too commonly refer to as bloatware. It's a worthy successor to the original YotaPhone in every way, but more than that it makes a compelling case for having and using two screens on one phone. YotaPhone made the overall experience with this phone special with their ePaper software and some clear efforts to make their apps play nicely with Google's existing services on the phone, and more than anything it makes us all want to see more Android ePaper hardware.

Read more in our YotaPhone 2 review!

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2 months ago

The Nexus 6 would have featured a fingerprint sensor if not for Apple

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The Nexus 6 was originally scheduled to feature a fingerprint sensor where the dimple is located at the back, but the idea was ultimately foiled by Apple. Motorola was working on fingerprint recognition with a company called AuthenTec, with devices from as far back as 2011 featuring the technology. However, Apple acquired AuthenTec in 2012 for $356 million to use the technology in the Touch ID sensor, which meant that Motorola had to look elsewhere.

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2 months ago

Galaxy Note Edge heading to Bell and Rogers in Canada, Best Buy starts pre-orders [Update: Launching on Feb 18]

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Update: Samsung has now confirmed the pricing and availability of the device in Canada. The Galaxy Note Edge will be available in the country from February 18, with Bell and Rogers offering the device for $400 on-contract and $900 outright.

Canada is the latest country to receive the Galaxy Note Edge, with carriers Bell and Rogers set to carry the device. Best Buy has started taking pre-orders for the device at its retail stores and mall outlets throughout the country.

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2 months ago

Motorola returns to China with the Moto X 2014, Moto X Pro and the Moto G 2014 LTE

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Motorola is making its re-entry in China with the launch of the Moto X 2014, Moto X Pro and the Moto G in the country. China will be the first market to receive an LTE-enabled version of Moto G 2014, and the first country in Asia to have access to Motorola's Moto Maker customization utility, which will be debuting in the country in a few months' time.

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2 months ago

HTC Eye Experience, VoLTE coming to AT&T One M8 early next week

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While AT&T may have jumped the gun on posting the changelog earlier this week, it looks like the Android 4.4.4 KitKat update containing VoLTE and the Eye software experience for its HTC One M8 will be rolling out sometime early next week.

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2 months ago

LG says U.S. G3 getting Lollipop update 'soon'

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If you live in the U.S. and you've been eager to get your hands on some sweet, sweet Android 5.0 Lollipop for your LG G3, your wait may be almost over. The smartphone maker recently took to its U.S. social media channels to tease the update, saying it's "coming soon."

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2 months ago

Republic Wireless Moto X 2013 and Moto G getting Android 4.4.4

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Upstart Wi-Fi-centric carrier Republic Wireless is updating their last-generation Moto X and Moto G smartphones to Android 4.4.4 KitKat, as well as pushing a new security update for the even-more-budget-conscious Moto E. The update for the Moto G is pushing out now, while the Moto X update will roll out in February.

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2 months ago

Maybe this is the HTC One M9 — and maybe it's not

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It's possible this pic obtained by Phandroid is the upcoming HTC One M9. It's also possible that it's what's known in the biz as a "Fake ID" — the guts of an upcoming phone in the body of something else to hide what it'll really look like. (Here's an example of that from the M7 era.)

So that third button down the right-hand side? Who knows.

Those pants? Sadly real.

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2 months ago

LG: No overheating issues with Snapdragon 810 on G Flex 2

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Yesterday, a report by Bloomberg stated that Samsung was ditching Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810 in the Galaxy S6 due to overheating issues, with the manufacturer opting to go with its in-house Exynos processor instead. An LG executive has now come forward stating that the G Flex 2, which uses the same processor, does not suffer from any such issues.

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2 months ago

LG G Flex 2 to land in South Korea on January 30

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The LG G Flex 2 was arguably one of the most intriguing announcements to come out of CES, and now it looks like the Korean manufacturer is gearing up to release the phone in its domestic market. The company says it will release the phone in Korea on January 30 for a price of 800,000 won (roughly 738 US dollars).

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