5 days ago

First look: The HTC One M9+, in pictures

HTC One M9+

With the HTC One M9 already available in much of the world, we take a quick look at the India-bound M9+, with a dual camera, fingerprint scanner and Sense 7 on board.

The HTC One M9+ — India's modified version of the HTC One M9 was just announced, and we've taken a brief look at it. Basically think M9 with "an all new Duo Camera" that features a 20-megapixel f/2.2 main sensor with sapphire lens cover, a fingerprint reader on the front (splitting up the lower of the dual BoomSound speakers), and HTC Sense 7, all powered by an eight-core MediaTek Helio X10 processor.

The front-facing camera is still the HTC UltraPixel model, and pretty much everything else has the same look and feel.

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5 days ago

The affordable Honor 4X launches in the UK, listed on Amazon for £145


Honor today announced the release of the Honor 4X in the UK. The affordable smartphone with a 64-bit processor is listed on Amazon for £144.99.

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5 days ago

HTC launches One M9+ in India, One E9+ also makes its debut in the country


HTC is betting on its quad-HD devices — the One M9+ and One E9+ — to counter the Galaxy S6 in India, which is currently available in the country for ₹49,900.

The One M9+ is scheduled to go on sale in India from May 3, with pricing at ₹52,500. Considering that HTC isn't going to make the One M9+ available in Western markets, it makes sense for the Taiwanese vendor to launch the handset in several Asian countries. At this stage, there's no word as to when the standard One M9 will make its way to the country.

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5 days ago

Here are the Android 5.1 OTA update links, and how to use them


Now that Android 5.1 (still Lollipop) has been officially announced with a few new features and presumably a bunch of bugfixes, it's time for the updates to begin. As always, that starts with Nexus devices. And that means we can speed the updates along a little bit, if we're so inclined.

If you're the kind of nerd who doesn't mind a little sideloading or factory image action, go ahead and bookmark this page. We'll update it as the links roll in. Be sure to check your software versions before starting. And if you need help, hit up our Nexus forums!

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6 days ago

Should I upgrade from the Galaxy S5 to the Galaxy S6?

Galaxy S6 and S5

A year removed from the Galaxy S5's launch, more than a few people are asking about the upgrade to the GS6.

The Samsung Galaxy S6 is absolutely the hot new phone out right now. And while plenty of people are considering upgrading from whatever phone they have, the folks with a Galaxy S5 in their pocket are particularly intrigued. The GS6 isn't just an incremental update from the GS5, boasting better hardware, screen resolution and internal components along with new features. Most importantly for many, the GS6 has dramatically improved the camera experience as well.

But no matter the improvements in experience, it's not always a guarantee that the new version is worth the direct upgrade when most people have had the Galaxy S5 for less than a full year — let us help you make that decision.

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6 days ago

Lollipop update rolling out for Verizon LG G3


The Lollipop update for the LG G3 on Verizon is available right now through the Verizon software upgrade tool on Windows computers, and the over-the-air update should follow shortly.

Verizon has updated the LG G3 support page with details about the Lollipop update for the device. When the website gets updated it usually signifies an over-the-air release of the update is coming. Some users have already been able to download and install it from the Verizon software upgrade tool, which unfortunately only works on Windows-based computers.

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6 days ago

Sharp announces insane 5.5-inch 4K display with pixel density of 806ppi


Sharp's 4K panel is set to enter mass production in 2016, and will likely make its way to flagships next year.

Now that QHD displays are here, manufacturers will undoubtedly be looking to offer screens that offer even more pixels per inch. Samsung has hinted at launching a handset with a 4K display in 2015, and now Sharp has unveiled its 5.5-inch IGZO 4K panel that offers a pixel density of 806ppi.

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6 days ago

We go hands-on with the Huawei SnapTo


Huawei has recently announced the SnapTo and we got to play with it for a few minutes at a media event in New York. The Huawei SnapTo is an unlocked LTE Android device with some decent specs for under $200. It supports LTE for T-Mobile, AT&T, along with smaller wireless service providers.

Want to see it in action? Check out our Huawei SnapTo hands-on video.

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6 days ago

Top accessories for the Moto X (2014)


A phone can be awesome all on its own, but when you bring accessories to the party, it can reach new heights.

While users could certainly just buy a phone and have that be the end of it, if you want to help get the most out of your Moto X, there's a few accessories you should consider investing in beyond a simple case. And after our months with the Moto X, here are the accessories that we believe can take your Moto X experience to the next level.

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1 week ago

LG G4 preview: Everything we know so far

LG G4 leak

Thanks to a slow trickle of info from LG — and a torrent of new details from a leaked microsite — we have a pretty good idea of what to expect from the company's biggest smartphone release of 2015 — the LG G4.

The LG G4 is almost upon us. The Korean company has been announcing some of its next flagship's headline features over the past week, and more recently a leaked (and only partially complete) microsite for the phone dropped even more info on us.

Between all the various details emerging online, the G4 is slowly starting to come into focus, and we've brought all the information you need to know — both official and unofficial — into this extensive preview. Join us after the break.

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1 week ago

In pictures: Is this the LG G4?


A collection of LG G4 images from the recent microsite leak

Thanks to the leaking in full of an apparent LG G4 Korean microsite we have a pretty good idea what to expect from LG's next flagship phone. As the leaked site likely won't stay online forever, we've collated just about all the leaked G4 images, and present them below for your perusal. Behold, our best look yet at what might be LG's leather-clad 2015 flagship...

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1 week ago

LG G4 apparently outed in new pics — with a few serious caveats on the specs


And there she be, folks. The LG G4, as outed a wee bit early on a mostly official-looking microsite.

The LG G4 has been unveiled in drips and drabs by LG over the past week, but today it's been outed in full. Sort of. The listed specs appear to be a mix of what's already known confuddled with something that resembles the LG G3. So take things here with a bit of a grain of salt. (The pictures, however, look pretty good.)

Anyway. Here's the deal:

Mentioned is a 5.5-inch "Quantum" display, (which brings to mind the new tech LG's using on its 4K TVs announced at CES earlier this year). Note that [when LG announced its new mobile display tech on April 2](quantum jump in terms of key features), it only mentioned a "quantum jump" in color and other features. So that sort of lines up, maybe.

The phone's also reportedly sporting a rear 13-megapixel camera with f/1.8 lens — again, that aperture is already known — with dual flash, laser focus and optical image stabilization. But the total resolution is listed in this leak is in conflict with LG's own release, which lists 16 megapixels.

One spec listed that almost certainly has to be incorrect — which certainly makes you wonder how much else is a placeholder or simple made up — is the mention of the G4 running Android 4.4.2 Kit Kat and not Android 5.x Lollipop. So, again, we're really taking what's noted with a pretty big grain of salt at this point.

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1 week ago

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


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 week ago

What color Galaxy S6 did you buy?

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 week ago

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

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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