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2 years ago

Nexus 6 will support wireless charging

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But Nexus 9 tablet owners will have to charge the old-fashioned way

Wireless charging isn't mentioned in the official Nexus 6 spec sheet on Google.com, but apparently that's just another launch-day oversight. A separate, more complete spec sheet distributed by Google to press reveals that wireless charging is indeed supported and built-in, just like the Nexus 4 and Nexus 5. The Qi charging standard isn't explicitly mentioned, but since this is used by other Nexus devices it's highly likely it's what the N6 is packing.

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2 years ago

T-Mobile to add Wi-Fi calling support to the Nexus 6 in early 2015

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As we reported earlier, the Nexus 6 is all set to hit every major U.S. carrier when it launches later this fall. It's important, then, that carriers do what they can to set themselves apart from the pack. T-Mobile is doing just that today, and has announced that the Nexus 6 will support Wi-Fi calling on T-Mobile via an over-the-air update available in early 2015.

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2 years ago

Nexus 6 specs

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The Motorola Nexus 6, one of the first Android 5.0 Lollipop phones, is official. The short version is we've got a 6-inch, Snapdragon 805-powered handset with a whopping QHD display resolution and an all-new version of Google's mobile OS. No firm dates yet on when we'll be able to get it, but we do at least know that Google will sell it from the Play Store starting at $649.

We've got the long version after the break, including bands for both the North American and Rest of World models.

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2 years ago

Google posts its first Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 promo video

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There's not a lot we haven't seen elsewhere today, but here's Google's first promotional video for the brand spanking new Nexus 6 and Nexus 9.

Enjoy.

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2 years ago

Nexus 6 set for all the major U.S. carriers

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Even Verizon

Alongside todays big Nexus 6 announcement comes something equally important for U.S. buyers. AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile and U.S. Cellular. That's right, all the major carriers will be carrying the Nexus 6. Beyond the off-contract availability through the Play Store, Google has announced the five carriers mentioned above will be offering it on contract.

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2 years ago

Nexus 6 is official: Motorola-built Nexus handset announced

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Biggest Nexus phone yet arrives with bleeding-edge specs

Today sees weeks of rumors, leaks and speculation come to an end, with the official announcement of this year's Google Nexus smartphone, the Motorola-made Nexus 6. The Nexus 6 is set to be among the first devices to get the new version of Android, revealed today as version 5.0 Lollipop, and it's also the biggest Nexus yet, with a whopping 5.96-inch screen and Quad HD (2560x1440) resolution. On the inside it's running the latest Snapdragon 805 processor. Storage comes in 32 and 64GB configurations, and around the back there's a 13-megapixel camera with OIS.

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2 years ago

Top Android device, accessory, and app deals for October 15

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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 years 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 years 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 years 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 years 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 years ago

Huawei Ascend Mate 7: A second opinion

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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 years 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 years 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 years 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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