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1 week ago

Project Ara developer conference keynote starts at 11 a.m. EST today

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Google will reveal more information about its plans for Project Ara - its attempt to produce a smartphone with modular hardware components - today starting at 11 a.m. EST as part of its second Module Developers Conference in Mountain View, California.

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1 week ago

Oppo R1C with sapphire glass back launches in China, will set you back $400

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Oppo is expanding its lineup of smartphones in the R1 series with the launch of the R1C, a device that features a sapphire glass panel at the back.

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1 week ago

Xiaomi may launch more than one flagship device on January 15

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After teasing an upcoming flagship announcement earlier this week, Xiaomi has shared an image on its social media channels that suggests that the Chinese vendor may launch more than one device on January 15.

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1 week ago

Samsung targets the entry-level segment in India with its first Tizen handset, the Z1

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After significant delays, Samsung's first Tizen smartphone has made its debut. Dubbed the Z1, the device will go on sale in India later today for Rs. 5,700 ($90). To incentivize the purchase of the Z1 over Android handsets available at a similar price, Samsung is bundling a host of entertainment services in a package called "Joy Box", which allows users access to over 270,000 songs, movies, and over 80 live TV shows.

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1 week ago

Sony reportedly open to new options for its mobile division, including a sale

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A new report claims Sony is now open to some new options with its mobile phone division, including possibly selling it off or launching a joint venture with another company.The news comes a few months after Sony announced a plan to restructure its phone business with 1,000 job cuts.

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1 week ago

HTC One M8 Developer and Unlocked Edition get Android 5.0 Lollipop!

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HTC One M8 dev Lollipop

If you've got the developer or unlocked edition of the HTC One M8, check for a system update. Android 5.0 Lollipop is now available.

The update — software version 4.16.1540.8, if you're interested in such things — weighs in at 584 megabytes. The official changelog reads thusly:

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1 week ago

Samsung reportedly getting set to launch entry-level Galaxy J1

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Samsung's latest entry-level handset will allegedly be called the Galaxy J1. SamMobile states that the device will be the first in the Galaxy J series, which will be targeted at the budget segment. The device is claimed to feature utilities like Ultra Power Saving Mode, which debuted on the Galaxy S5 last year.

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1 week ago

Motorola: Lollipop update coming to 2014 and 2013 phones really soon

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A few of Motorola's devices, including the Moto X 2014, have already received an update to Lollipop, but if you're still waiting for the latest version of Android to hit your particular device, there's reason to be excited. Luciano Carvalho, a software engineer at Motorola, revealed in a post on Google+ that the Lollipop update will be rolled out to 2014 and 2013 handsets "really soon."

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1 week ago

Lollipop update starts rolling out to Galaxy S5 in the UK

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After rolling out the Lollipop update in Poland, Russia, Malaysia and Spain, Samsung is now making the update available to Galaxy S5 users in the UK. If you're rocking the device in the region, head to your device's settings to check if an update is available.

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1 week ago

Xiaomi teases new thin flagship device ahead of Jan 15 unveiling

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Xiaomi took to its Facebook page today to tease a new flagship device that it is set to unveil on January 15th. If the company's hype is to be believed, we're definitely in for a treat with a new device that's both super-thin and large.

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1 week ago

HTC Desire 820, Desire 620 to be available from Mobiles.co.uk in January

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Two of HTC's more recent devices are headed to British phone retailer Mobiles.co.uk: the mid-range HTC Desire 820 and Desire 620. The Desire 620 will be priced between £15 and £20 per month, while the 820 will cost between £18 and £22 per month.

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1 week ago

Facebook discussed investing in Xiaomi, ended up not doing that

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A new report claims that Facebook held investment discussions in late 2014 with China-based smartphone company Xiaomi. However, those talks did not result in a formal deal between the two companies.

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2 weeks ago

CyanogenMod now officially available for Android One devices

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Cyanogen has announced official support for Android One devices. CyanogenMod 11 builds based on Android 4.4 KitKat can now be installed on Android One handsets, with an update to Lollipop-based CM12 in the works.

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2 weeks ago

Samsung's ultra-thin Galaxy A7 is official: 5.5-inch 720p display, octa-core CPU and LTE

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Samsung Galaxy A7

Samsung has officially launched the third device in the Galaxy A series, the Galaxy A7. Targeted at a younger audience, the Galaxy A7 has a metal unibody, 5 MP wide-angle front camera and is just 6.3 mm thick, making it Samsung's thinnest smartphone to date.

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2 weeks ago

Lamborghini phone will cost you $6,000

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The 88 Tauri has been announced by luxury brand Tonino Lamborghini at CES for those that have expensive taste. This is the company's second Android device, and like the first it commands a premium pricetag. Expect to shell out $6,000 for this piece of kit.

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