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Project Ara launch officially delayed until sometime in 2016

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Project Ara, Google's long-in-development effort to make a smartphone with swappable modular hardware parts, has officially delayed its launch. After confirming last week that its plans for a 2015 pilot market launch in Puerto Rico have been scrapped, the company has now stated that Project Ara won't launch until sometime in 2016.

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1 week ago

These are the top Samsung phones you need to know

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Samsung Phones

Updated August 2015

In the world of smartphones, it's impossible to ignore the influence of Samsung. Since its explosion into Android with the launch of the Galaxy S2 globally, Samsung has firmly held on to the top spot in Android devices sold — and though the playing field has leveled off some in recent years the Korean manufacturer still has one of the most recognizable lines of phones out there today.

The "Galaxy" name gets spread around to its entire lineup of Android phones, but when it really comes down to it there are just a handful of Samsung's high-end devices that you need to know about. Let us introduce you to the top phones from Samsung.

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1 week ago

LG Nexus 5 2015 design gets shown off again by a case maker

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Following the first live image of the LG Nexus 5 2015, new images of cases for the said-to-be upcoming phone have surfaced as well. Recently, renders based off the blueprints for accessory manufacturers showed off a general feel for the phone, and the newly leaked image and this case seem to point towards the same design.

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1 week ago

10 things you need to know about the LG G4

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While LG kept the overall look of the G4 similar to previous models, it made sure to update almost everything else about the phone.

It's been clear from the sales of the G3 and G2 that people are fans of the way LG has been designing their leading G series phone. Between the incredibly thin bezels and the placement of the power and volume buttons on the rear spine of the phone, there's a lot to love. Add to the looks ample power and a great camera, and it's quite a package.

When it comes to the fourth generation of the G series, we have to take a deeper look at everything LG did to improve the phone — and thankfully, a lot has been done, and we've had a couple months to digest it all.

And with that, here are 10 things you need to know about the LG G4.

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1 week ago

Xiaomi racks up 800,000 sales of the Redmi Note 2 in just 12 hours

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Xiaomi's latest handset, the Redmi Note 2, went up for sale in China over the weekend, netting up over 800,000 sales in the first 12 hours. Xiaomi's not new to strong sales figures during flash sales, with the impressive showing of the Redmi Note 2 allowing the vendor to create a new sales record in its home market.

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1 week ago

First live photo of alleged LG Nexus 5 2015 surfaces

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LG Nexus 5 2015 leak

The first live photo of an alleged LG Nexus 5 2015 has surfaced on Google+. The image in question reveals the back of a white Nexus handset, highlighting a protruding camera sensor as well as a circular fingerprint scanner. An LG sticker at the bottom and a "Not For Sale" sticker alongside the Nexus logo are also clearly evident.

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1 week ago

Be sure to watch our Galaxy Note 5 and S6 edge+ hands-on video!

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We went all-out to bring you as much coverage of the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+ announcement this week in New York City, and that includes a nice wrap-up video that covers our hands-on time with both phones.

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1 week ago

How to set up the OnePlus 2

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OnePlus 2

OnePlus has worked hard to make the software on its sophomore effort as simple and straightforward as possible, while cramming in additional features wherever there is room. The one place this is most evident is the setup process, which allows you the flexibility of crafting your user interface the way you want.

As a result, the setup process is a little different from your average Nexus. Here's what you need to know in order to get the most out of your OnePlus 2 from the beginning.

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1 week ago

Many pre-ordered Galaxy Note 5s have already shipped in the U.S.

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Many of us were surprised when Samsung opened up U.S. pre-orders of the Galaxy Note 5 the same day as its announcement, and it turns out the carriers are ready and willing to ship them ahead of the true sale date of August 21. Over in our Note 5 forums, dozens of members have already placed their orders from various carriers and have received shipping notices — a lucky few have even already received their Note 5s.

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1 week ago

ASUS ZenFone 2E review: A $120 Android phone

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ASUS ZenFone 2E

AT&T has a special version of the ASUS ZenFone 2 for their GoPhone prepaid network plans named the ZenFone 2E. It's a very scaled-back version of the ZenFone 2 you've seen people on the Internet gushing over, and at just $120 out the door, with no contracts and no strings attached, it's something we wanted to take a long look at.

So what do you get when you buy a smartphone that costs about the same as a good dinner and a movie for two? That was our question as well. While it's not in the same class as the very expensive phones you'll see lining the shelves at the AT&T store, or even the great mid-range phones we've seen in 2015 and grown to love, it's not too terrible if you've tempered your expectations a bit.

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1 week ago

We have a Galaxy Note 5 and S6 edge+, ask about them in the forums!

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Galaxy Note 5 and S6 edge+

After having initial looks at both the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+, we now have one of each phone to call our own and use for a longer period of time. As we work through all of the details of both phones to bring full reviews and plenty of other commentary, we want to know specifically what's interesting you about them, and answer every question we can.

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1 week ago

In pictures: Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+

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There isn't much going on in the Galaxy S6 edge+ hardware that we haven't seen in a slightly smaller size with the original Galaxy S6 edge, but seeing how this design scales up to wrap around a 5.7-inch screen is interesting. The larger size is sure to create a few usability issues, but for some the larger screen for viewing everything on your phone will be worth it.

Let us show you the Galaxy S6 edge+ from every single angle.

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1 week ago

ASUS releases Stagefright patch for the Zenfone 2

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ASUS has released a big update for its Zenfone 2, part of which is a patch for the Stagefright exploit. The update, which is now available, also includes a new Mobile Manager app that lets you monitor your data usage, as well as some new functionality for the flip cover.

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1 week ago

Huawei Nexus 6 gets rendered, shows off rear fingerprint scanner like the LG Nexus 5 2015

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While it's still far from confirmed, it's seeming more and more likely that we'll get two Nexus phones this year. We recently saw renders made that were based off detailed blueprints for the alleged LG Nexus 5 2015, and now the same has surfaced for a Huawei Nexus 6. According to the new leak, both the LG and Huawei Nexus phones will feature the same fingerprint scanner, but that appears to be the only real similarity.

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1 week ago

First Galaxy Note 5 commercial puts all the focus on the S Pen

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Samsung has released its first official Samsung Galaxy Note 5 commercial, and the main focus this time around is the S Pen. This year, Samsung has made some changes to the S Pen, which is one of the signature parts of the Note lineup.

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