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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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2 weeks ago

Our Galaxy Note 5 forums are open!

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The Galaxy Note 5 clearly was the big winner from Thursday's Samsung Unpacked event — if you don't live in Europe, anyway — and that means the discussions are really starting to heat up in our Note 5 forums.

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2 weeks ago

The first things to do when you get your Moto G 2015

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Moto G 2015

The first things to do when you get your Moto G 2015

For more than a few of us, the Moto G 2015 will be our first Android smartphone. It might even be the first smartphone experience for some of us. That's cool, and welcome to the fold.

A first experience with an Android phone isn't likely to be confusing, but there are a few tricks to make the initial experience a little smoother.

If you're an old pro, you still might know someone who could use a few tips. Treat them right, and tell them to come visit us!

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2 weeks ago

HTC One M8 receives Stagefright patch from Sprint

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Sprint is now pushing out an update for the HTC One M8, which contains a patch for the Stagefright exploit. Several Samsung phones on Sprint have already received the update, and it is great to see updates being pushed from other manufacturers as well. The update bumps the phone up to software version 4.25.651.18.

If you have not already received the update notification, you can manually check for the update by heading into your phones Settings then checking for the update. Receiving the update on another device? Be sure to let us know in the comments below!

Source: Sprint

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2 weeks ago

Project Ara's Puerto Rico pilot market launch has been scrapped [Update]

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Update: PCWorld reports that, according to a Google spokesperson, the Project Ara sales pilot project for Puerto Rico is no longer going to happen. The spokesperson offered no other details.

Original story: Project Ara, which is Google's effort to create a smartphone using quickly changed modular parts, is looking like it has hit a snag. The project's official Twitter feed has posted a series of messages indicating a delay in the launch of its sales pilot project in Puerto Rico, which was supposed to happen by the end of 2015.

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2 weeks ago

The Galaxy Note 5 in Europe, and why we can't have nice things

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Samsung's decision to deny European buyers its best smartphone is weird and unnecessary.

As tick follows tock, each year Samsung has followed up its Galaxy S handset with a new Galaxy Note. It was one of the more reliable, almost inevitable events of the tech calendar. Every 12 months the Note family has introduced a new member at the IFA trade show in Berlin, Germany. And each time it's been the gold standard for what's possible in a big-screened, high-end Android handset.

Note owners are fiercely loyal. It's been said among fans of the series that the only thing that can replace a Note is another Note.

Except not anymore. This year, Europe isn't getting a new Galaxy Note — at least not anytime soon. Americans can buy it, as can Asian consumers. But live in Europe? For the moment, you're SOL. There'll be no Galaxy Note 5 for European buyers in 2015 — instead we'll get the Galaxy S6 edge+.

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2 weeks ago

LG Nexus 5 2015 allegedly recreated using factory schematics, rear fingerprint scanner shown off

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Although nothing's official yet, it is looking more and more likely that we'll see two Nexus smartphones this year, with Huawei and LG claimed to be the manufacturers. Huawei's Nexus leak from earlier this month suggested that the phone will feature a 5.7-inch QHD display, while LG's model is expected to come with a 5.2-inch display.

Leaked live photos will undoubtedly start showing up as we head closer to the October release cycle for Nexus devices, but for now, renders of the LG-made Nexus based on "detailed factory schematics provided to accessory-makers" have emerged online.

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2 weeks ago

First look: Samsung's new high-end tablets, the Galaxy Tab S2 series

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Galaxy Tab S2

After a quiet announcement earlier this summer, Samsung gave us our first look at its latest high-end tablets, the Galaxy Tab 2 series at its "London Unpacked" event in the UK. The latest in a long line of Samsung tablets, the Tab S2 builds on the Korean giant's 2014 efforts with high-end Android slates positioned at two key screen sizes — 8.0 and 9.7 inches.

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2 weeks ago

Samsung may offer 128GB variants of the Galaxy Note 5 and S6 edge+ after all

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Samsung made no mention of the 128GB variant during the unveil of the Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 edge+, with the phones available in 32 and 64GB editions. It looks like the manufacturer may offer the higher-storage model as well, based on the handsets' listing on Samsung's official website:

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