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2 years ago

The HTC One M7 GPE will get Android 5.1, the regular One M7 won't

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HTC has confirmed that the Google Play Edition of their HTC One M7 will receive an update to Android 5.1 Lollipop, with all other versions of the phone stopping at Android 5.0.

The news that all the other versions of the HTC One M7 will be denied Android 5.1 was posted on Twitter by HTC's Vice President of Product Management Mo Versi:

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2 years ago

Samsung rolls out 128GB flash storage module aimed at mid-range smartphones

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After announcing its new UFS 2.0-based storage module targeted at high-end devices, Samsung is now rolling out a 128GB storage solution for mid-range smartphones.

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2 years ago

LG's ridiculously cute AKA gets a wider release

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These phones have eyes. And personalities. And they're making their way out of Korea and into more countries.

Wooky, Yo-Yo, Soul and Eggy are leaving South Korea. LG today announced that its crazy-awesome AKA smartphone — in four personas and friendly colors — are branching out and will be available in a number other nations starting next week.

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2 years ago

Motorola Droid Turbo likely to be updated straight to Android 5.1 due to VoLTE support

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Motorola Droid Turbo owners will be skipping Android 5.0 in-favor of Android 5.1 according to a Motorola software engineer.

In January Motorola announced that 2013 and 2014 Motorola devices would be updated "very soon", but that promised update has yet to hit for all devices two months later. Late last night saw Luciano Carvalho, a software engineer at Motorola, posted on a Google+ thread giving a little more insight behind the delay of the Lollipop update for the Droid Turbo.

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2 years ago

LG G Flex 2 versus LG G3

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LG G3 versus G Flex 2

It's time to pit LG's latest curvy handset against its 2014 flagship.

The LG G3 was one of our favorite Android devices of 2014, bringing a super-sharp Quad HD display resolution and a 5.5-inch screen size packed into a surprisingly hand-friendly smartphone. Even a year on, it's a decent buy.

However the G3 has competition from a more recent LG phone. Even though the LG G Flex 2 isn't usurping its predecessor's position as LG's flagship phone, it's a natural rival for buyers looking to pick up a high-end phone — particularly those inclined to choose an LG device. These are two phones with many contrasting features, and we'll break them all down in our G Flex 2 versus G3 comparison.

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2 years ago

Is fragility a concern with the Galaxy S6 edge?

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Galaxy S6 Edge

Dropping any phone is generally speaking a bad plan, but there are some obvious concerns regarding the durability of the Galaxy S6 edge.

As cool as Samsung's new dual-curved screen looks on the Galaxy S6 edge, there are more than a few people concerned about using the phone in the real world. Our forums are filled with folks wondering how cases are going to work for the phone, and whether or not this new design can survive a fall.

These are valid concerns, as traditional case designs are either not going to offer total protection for this device or they will make swiping in from the edges less convenient. Since one of the big benefits to this phone is the software that takes advantage of this display, those sorts of cases aren't likely to be warmly received. Besides, not everyone wants a case, especially when the phone in question looks as nice as the Galaxy S6 edge, so it's clear these are questions that need answering.

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2 years ago

OnePlus One prices increasing in Europe starting March 25 thanks to exchange rates

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The falling value of the Euro will drive up the price of the OnePlus One starting on March 25 across Europe.

OnePlus has made the tough decision to raise the cost of the OnePlus One across Europe as the Euro continues to drop in value. New pricing will go into affect on March 25, which leaves one more Tuesday of open sales before the increase.

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2 years ago

HTC One M9 launching in the U.S. from April 10

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HTC One M9

The HTC One M9's U.S. release date has been revealed.

During the company's Uh-oh presentation on YouTube, HTC Americas president Jason Mackenzie announced that the HTC One M9 will begin to hit the U.S. market from April 10.

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2 years ago

Watch HTC's 'Uh-oh' video presentation live

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HTC's special presentation begins at 9 a.m. PDT.

This morning HTC announced Uh-oh protection, the next evolution of its old HTC Advantage program, which gives HTC One M9 buyers in the U.S. a year of free cover against accidental damage. Following up on this morning's announcement, HTC Americas president Jason Mackenzie will be taking questions as part of a live video presentation, streamed on YouTube. Check past the break to watch the live video!

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2 years ago

Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge UK pre-orders commence on March 20

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Samsung today announced that pre-orders of the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge in the UK will commence on March 20, ahead of the April 10 release date.

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2 years ago

HTC 'Uh-oh' is official: Free 12 months of accidental damage protection for U.S. M9 buyers

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HTC One M9

HTC expands upon 'Advantage' in the U.S. with a new, free service for M9 owners covering screen and water damage, as well as carrier switching — or get $100 off the next HTC One.

We brought you the first details of HTC's upcoming "Uh-oh" service yesterday, and now it's official. HTC USA will expand its "Advantage" program to cover new HTC One M9 devices for a full year after purchase.

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2 years ago

LG announces the G Flex 2 in India, Watch Urbane set to arrive in April

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LG's latest flexible handset will be available in India later this month, with the Watch Urbane and mid-range devices such as Magna, Spirit and Leon following suit in April.

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2 years ago

Microsoft is making a ROM that allows Android smartphones to run Windows 10 for phones

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Android to Windows Phone

Microsoft announced earlier today that it was collaborating with Xiaomi in providing Mi 4 customers with a flashable ROM that allows them to test Windows 10 for phones on their smartphones. It looks like that program is set for a wider rollout, according to a report on TechCrunch:

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2 years ago

Purchase a Moto X before March 24 and get a free Moto E

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Ed. Note: The 2015 Moto E, released in early March, will remain on Android 5.1 Lollipop and not be updated to Android 6.0 Marshmallow, which was made available some seven months later. As such it is not a smartphone we can recommend purchasing.

A new promotion from Motorola gifts a free Moto E to those who purchase a Moto X Pure Edition (2nd Gen) before March 24.

If you have been waiting for the right time to purchase the Moto X and none of the previous deals have enticed you, Motorola's new deal may be the one. Simply add a new Moto X Pure Edition to your cart, then add the 2nd gen Moto E to your cart which will be free, normally $119, at checkout.

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2 years ago

How does $2500 for a gold-plated Samsung Galaxy S6 sound?

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Perpetual gilder Goldgenie will be applying their gold and platinum platings to the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge, but getting one will cost you dearly.

Samsung announced back at Mobile World Congress their newest flagship devices, the Galaxy S6 along with its curved sibling the Galaxy S6 edge. Both devices will be available in White Pearl, Black Sapphire and Gold Platinum versions, while the Galaxy S6 will have a Blue Topaz variant and the Galaxy S6 edge will have a Green Emerald. If these colors aren't quite luxurious enough for you, Goldgenie hopes that their gold- and platinum-plated version will win you over.

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