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1 week ago

Motorola Affinity spotted in import listing, may turn out to be the Moto E 2016

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Indian import export website Zauba shows that Motorola has imported a phone into the country with the codename Affinity. The screen size is listed as 5 inches, and the retail value at ₹5,164 ($78) suggests this may well be the Moto E 2016.

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1 week ago

HTC 10 pre-orders now open at Three

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If you are looking to get an HTC 10 and Three is your carrier of choice, you will be excited to hear that the carrier is now accepting pre-orders of the phone. From the 5.2-inch QHD Super LCD display to the 3000mAh battery and the USB-C connector, this phone has just about everything you could want. It runs Android 6.0.1 out of the box, and is powered by a Snapdragon 820 processor paired with 4GB of RAM.

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2 weeks ago

Lenovo's ZUK Z1 is coming to India

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It may not be the insane ZUK Z2 Pro that made its debut in China yesterday, but Lenovo is getting ready to launch the ZUK Z1 in the Indian market.

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2 weeks ago

Moto G4 and G4 Plus may launch on June 9

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We've been treated to leaked images and renders of the Moto G4 and G4 Plus over the course of the week, and it now looks like Motorola will officially announce the phones on June 9.

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2 weeks ago

Marshmallow update 'coming soon' to the Honor 5X

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Honor has announced that it will start rolling out the Marshmallow update to the Honor 5X in the U.S. very soon. The phone currently runs Android 5.1 Lollipop.

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2 weeks ago

Xiaomi's making the excellent Redmi Note 3 available for everyone in India on April 27

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Looking to get your hands on the Redmi Note 3? Xiaomi has announced that it will make the budget handset available in general sale on April 27 at 2PM IST.

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2 weeks ago

Galaxy S7, S7 edge pick up minor update in India

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Following the touchscreen and camera fix update, Samsung is rolling out a minor update to the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge in India. Coming in at just 1MB, the update includes bug fixes and stability improvements.

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2 weeks ago

Watch our HTC 10 video review!

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If you've got a few minutes, we've got everything you need to know about the HTC 10. From the camera to the battery to the beautifully chamfered edges to the software, it's all there, in one video.

Enjoy.

More: Read our comprehensive HTC 10 review!

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2 weeks ago

Hands on with the shampoo-sounding Acer Liquid Zest Plus

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Acer only announced one Android smartphone at its New York event, but it's memorable... for the wrong reasons.

It's safe to say the Acer Liquid Zest Plus won't be coming to North America anytime soon, but the mid-range smartphone has a couple of interesting specs that may pique your interest.

The 5.5-inch device runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow (with the April 1st security update, natch) on a skin that is as close to stock Android as we've seen from the Taiwanese company. Inside, a MediaTek MT6735 SoC and 2GB keep things running smoothly, while the 13MP rear camera boasts laser focus and phase-detection autofocus, for reasons not divulged by the company's executives — though more is better in this case, we hope.

The plastic phone feels its sub-$249 price: creaky and uninspired, in either white or black hues. A window cover, which replaces the traditional snap-on back cover and wraps around the phone's front, offers quick access to notifications and other shortcuts, but the implementation feels half-hearted at best.

Indeed, the only notable thing about this phone is the three-day battery life, facilitated by the included 5,000mAh cell. Like Lenovo's ZUK lineup, phablets targeting the Asian market are beefing up their uptime as users grow even more dependent on their pocket supercomputers.

Specific pricing and availability won't be known for some time, but rest assured we'll keep you informed if the Liquid Zest Plus should grace our carriers — or grocery stores.

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2 weeks ago

LG V10 Marshmallow update now available from AT&T

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If you're rocking the AT&T variant of the LG V10, you'll be happy to hear that the Marshmallow update is now rolling out. The update weighs in at just over 1GB in size, so you will want to make sure you have enough battery power, and a strong Wi-Fi connection before attempting to download it. The update brings a number of new features to the phone, like enhanced permission controls, Doze and much more.

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2 weeks ago

LG releases official bootloader unlock for European LG G5

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LG has released an official bootloader unlock for the European variant of the G5. That's right, if you have the H850 variant of the LG G5, you can now unlock the bootloader thanks to LG.

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2 weeks ago

Sprint Galaxy S7 review: The start of your 'Galaxy Forever' journey

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Sprint Galaxy S7

How does adding the Sprint network change the experience of one of the best Android phones around?

By now, most of us know the story on the Galaxy S7. Samsung really doubled down on everything that made its 2015 flagships great, while fixing a few of the main pain points like battery life, expandable storage and waterproofing. And since you can get the same basic Galaxy S7 from just about any carrier in the U.S., each one is trying to do things a little different to get customers in the door.

Thankfully for us the carriers haven't customized the hardware on the Galaxy S7, and Sprint in particular didn't even put its name or logo on the phone. Obviously the software differs slightly between the carriers, as do the pre-installed apps, but what really differentiates them is their offerings in terms of network, features and pricing.

If you haven't done so already, it's worth reading our complete Galaxy S7 review for the full take on the phone, regardless of which carrier you choose to go with. Beyond that, I've spent a couple weeks with the Sprint version of the Galaxy S7, seeing how it differs from the other carrier versions and where Sprint has made changes to try and differentiate itself. Here are all the details.

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2 weeks ago

Android N Developer Preview is now available for Sony Xperia Z3

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Sony's Xperia Z3 is one of the first non-Nexus device to support the Android N Developer Preview. It was previously rumored that Google would allow other manufacturers to begin testing the software, and that appears to have proven true. You will need to flash the first image (of Developer Preview 2) and then Sony will push future updates over-the-air to the phones.

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2 weeks ago

Acer's Liquid Zest Plus has a 5,000mAh battery for under $250

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That's a lot of juice!

At its next@acer event in New York City, Acer announced its latest Android device, a mid-tier smartphone with a funny name: the Liquid Zest Plus.

Sporting a 5.5-inch HD display and a 13MP rear camera with laser autofocus, and a wide-angle 5MP front camera, the Liquid Zest Plus may have a memorable name (and not in a good way), but it does have one particular standout feature: its 5,000mAh battery.

Acer notes that the Liquid Zest Plus has one of the largest integrated batteries on the market, and certainly in its sub-$250 price range.

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2 weeks ago

Why an HTC Nexus phone in 2016 makes perfect sense

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New Nexus phones would be a natural fit for HTC as it looks to secure the future of its smartphone business.

Google's Nexus phones don't have the instant recognition of a Samsung or LG handset, but they do play an important role in the Android ecosystem. As such, they draw a special kind of attention from Android enthusiasts. Each year sees a fresh cycle of rumors, speculation and leaks as a new generation of Android device, showcasing the latest the OS has to offer, comes into focus.

This year, many of the most credible rumors surrounding the 2016 Nexus phone (or phones) points to HTC being the manufacturer of choice. And aside from just how likely these individual reports are, there are plenty of logical business reasons why HTC might want to hop onboard the Nexus train. Let's take a look at why it almost makes too much sense to not happen.

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