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2 weeks 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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2 weeks 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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2 weeks 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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2 weeks 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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2 weeks 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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2 weeks 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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2 weeks 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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2 weeks 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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2 weeks 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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2 weeks 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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2 weeks 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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2 weeks ago

In pictures: Samsung Galaxy Note 5

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There are big physical changes this year with the launch of the Galaxy Note 5, most notably with a complete refresh of the design to bring it in line with the Galaxy S6 from earlier this year. A full metal frame surrounds the Note 5, filled in on both sides with glass — with the rear pane sporting the same curves found on the front of the Galaxy S6 edge+.

It's a pretty big change from what we had on the Galaxy Note 4, and we're here to show you the new design from every possible angle.

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2 weeks ago

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and S6 edge+ are headed to C Spire

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Following up on Samsung's big launch of the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+, C Spire has announced that it will soon be carrying both smartphones.

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2 weeks ago

Android Central's back to school guide

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It's time to go back to school, and we'll make sure you're well-equipped.

For many students, it's time to hit the books again. Whether you're loading up for your first day at high school, finding your stride in college, or you're making the long haul in university graduate programs, we've got the best tech for back to school season right here.

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2 weeks ago

Top 10 things to know about the OnePlus 2

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