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1 week ago

Huawei's SnapTo is a $180 unlocked smartphone for the U.S.

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Huawei has introduced the new SnapTo, an Android smartphone for the U.S. market that's unlocked and going for just $179.99.

At that price the SnapTo isn't a massive powerhouse, and we wouldn't expect it to be. But it's also demonstrative of the fact that today you can get a decent smartphone — one that would have been top-of-the-line 3 years ago — for well under $200.

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1 week ago

Android 5.1 update now available for Sony Z Ultra Google Play edition

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Android 5.1, the latest Lollipop release, is now landing on the Sony Z Ultra Google Play edition.

A number of Google Play edition devices have already received the Android 5.1 update, and the latest to join is the Sony Z Ultra. The update, which bumps the device to version LMY47D, and comes in at 212MB in size.

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1 week ago

LG details the G4 camera's secret weapon: 80% more light

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If you liked the camera on last year's LG G3, you're going to love what's in the G4, the company says.

Continuing its trend of showing off features before actually showing off the phone, LG has given us a little more detail into the camera system on its 2015 flagship smartphone, the LG G4.

The G4 will have a 16-megapixel rear camera with an f/1.8 aperture — just a smidge wider than that of the already impressive Samsung Galaxy S6 — meaning it'll help you take better pictures in darker environments. How much darker? LG says the camera on the G4, developed by the LG Innotek sister company, will let in nearly double the amount of light of the LG G3, which impressed us in its own right.

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1 week ago

T-Mobile Galaxy Note 4 Lollipop update moves into carrier testing

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T-Mobile has updated its software update tracker to show that the Android 5.0 Lollipop update for its Galaxy Note 4 is now in carrier testing.

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1 week ago

Motorola's latest deal includes a free Moto Hint with the purchase of an off-contract Moto X

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Yet another promotion is available from Motorola for the Moto X, this time including a free Moto Hint.

Motorola's latest deal, in their never-ending series of deals, couples a free Moto Hint along with the purchase of an off-contract Moto X. More times than not the Moto X is on sale, but this time they are including a Moto Hint with the purchase.

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1 week ago

NTT DoCoMo's Galaxy S6 edge set to arrive April 23 with LTE-Advanced

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NTT DoCoMo will begin offering the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge on April 23, pre-orders will include a free wireless charging pad.

Pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge begin today on NTT DoCoMo, and in addition to offering more colors than the US, this model will come equipped with LTE-Advanced.

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1 week ago

Intel shows it can put its RealSense 3D depth camera inside a smartphone

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Intel CEO Brian Krzanich showed off a version of its RealSense 3D depth camera this week that is small enough to be put inside a 6-inch smartphone.

Intel has previously developed versions of the RealSense camera that can be put inside laptops and tablets, including the recent Dell Venue 8 7840.

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1 week ago

HTC One M9+: No plans for North American or European launch

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Hoping for a Western release for HTC's first Quad HD phone? Don't hold your breath.

With HTC today announcing the HTC One M9+ for the Chinese market, there's been speculation as to whether the company would launch this larger version of the M9 in other territories.

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1 week ago

Samsung Galaxy S5 on AT&T gets a taste of Lollipop starting today

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AT&T has announced that the Lollipop update for the Samsung Galaxy S5 will finally begin hitting devices starting April 8.

The other US carriers have been pushing the Samsung Galaxy S5 Lollipop update for a little while already, and today AT&T joins the party. AT&T has confirmed that beginning on April 8 Lollipop will start pushing out to users.

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1 week ago

HTC One M9+ officially announced for China

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HTC has finally announced the Chinese variant of the HTC One M9. What makes this HTC One M9+ so special is the considerable bump in specifications from the international flagship.

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1 week ago

LG to let 4,000 lucky fans in 15 countries 'test drive' a G4 before launch

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Details are still a little scarce, but LG's going to give 4,000 folks in more than a dozen countries the opportunity to "test drive" its new G4 Android smartphone in the weeks before it launches.

The phone will officially be unveiled April 28 in New York City — we'll be there, of course. As per its usual MO, LG's already announced that the G4 will sport an f/1.8 camera. The rear buttons remain in the same place, as do the laser autofocus and flash. LG also has tipped its hand for a new 5.5-inch QHD display as well as a new user experience.

LG says more details are forthcoming on its various social media channels, so stay tuned.

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1 week ago

10 things you need to know about the Samsung Galaxy S6

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Samsung Galaxy S6

The latest Galaxy S is an altogether new device — two of them, actually — and there's a lot to take in.

With an all-new hardware design, fresh take on software and an interesting change of direction in terms of features, the Galaxy S6 (and curved S6 edge) diverges quite a bit from its predecessors. This phone is still instantly recognizable as a Samsung device, but it doesn't feel or work quite like the old ones — let us tell you the top things you need to know about the Galaxy S6.

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1 week ago

HTC One M8 on AT&T Lollipop update now pushing out as promised

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AT&T is now pushing out the Lollipop update for the HTC One M8 update, just as they said they would.

Carriers tend to promise things all the time that they don't actually deliver on, but this time AT&T has delivered. AT&T's Mo Versi promised that the Lollipop update would begin rolling out for the HTC One M8 on April 7, and the update is here.

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1 week ago

AT&T is rolling out Android 5.0.1 Lollipop for its Samsung Galaxy S4

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AT&T has started rolling out its Android 5.0.1 Lollipop over-the-air update for owners of its version of the Samsung Galaxy S4.

The update is a pretty hefty 947MB, so naturally AT&T is requiring that Galaxy S4 owners use their Wi-Fi connections to grab the Lollipop file.

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1 week ago

LG G4: The Android Central wishlist

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What do we want to see from LG's 2015 flagship?

The LG G3 was one of our favorite devices of 2014, earning a spot on our top phones list for the year. As that handset approaches its first birthday, we're anticipating the launch of its successor, the LG G4, at events around the world later this month.

Its latest flagship is an opportunity for LG to fix some of the things that were less than great about the G3, while turning up the heat on Samsung, which has just started shipping its headline Android phone for the year. Join us after the break to find out what we're hoping to see from the LG G4 when it lands on April 28.

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