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3 weeks ago

Second-gen Moto E getting Android 5.1 from Verizon

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Verizon is now pushing the Android 5.1 update out for the second-generation Moto E, bringing some minor UI changes and more.

This update will bump the device up to version 23.11.17, and bring a few noticeable changes as well. Included in this Android 5.1 update are a number of UI improvements, some new interruption controls, notification volume control access, and factory reset protection.

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3 weeks ago

HTC One M9 to get 'inked' in special limited edition body art-style design

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A limited edition of the HTC One M9 is in the works that will offer a unique case engraved with a body art-style design.

HTC will offer customers the chance to get a limited edition version of its current flagship smartphone, the HTC One M9, with a casing that has a special design engraved on its back.

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3 weeks ago

Vertu Signature Touch Review

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Vertu Signature Touch

There are flagship Android phones and then there are luxury Android phones. The Vertu Signature Touch is the latter, and you'll pay for the privileges that come with it.

The quick take

Made of premium materials with a solid design, the Vertu Signature Touch is an impressive piece of hardware with some cool services to back it up. But it's hobbled by inconsistent performance that hurts the value proposition.

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3 weeks ago

Alcatel OneTouch Conquest for Boost Mobile receives approval from the FCC

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Alcatel OneTouch has received approval for a new device, the Conquest, which is destined for Boost Mobile.

The FCC has approved Alcatel OneTouch's Conquest, an upcoming budget style device that is heading to Boost Mobile. According to the listing, the device features a colorful design, tri-band LTE and a Snapdragon 410 processor.

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3 weeks ago

European HTC One M9 update brings camera, battery and charging improvements

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HTC One M9

A big new firmware update for European HTC One M9 owners has started rolling out.

HTC's flagship One M9 has received its second major firmware update today, bringing the phone up to 1.40.401.5 in Europe. The over-the-air update aims to address some longstanding issues with the device, with improvements to the camera, battery life and tweaks to the way the phone charges.

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3 weeks ago

T-Mobile starts rolling out Lollipop update (once again) for the LG G3

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T-Mobile rolled out the Lollipop update for the LG G3 in April, which was later pulled for unknown reasons. The Uncarrier is now set to roll out the update once again, bringing the kernel version to Android 5.0.1.

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3 weeks ago

ARCHOS announces the 50 Helium Plus and 55 Helium Plus, available in July starting at $109

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ARCHOS has announced two new budget devices, the 50 Helium Plus and 55 Helium Plus, which aim to bring 4G technology to everyone at an affordable price.

These two new offerings from ARCHOS are designed with bringing affordable 4G hardware to everyone, while still offering a high-end design. The ARCHOS 50 Helium Plus will be priced at $109, while the 55 Helium Plus will go for $139, when they hit the market in July.

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3 weeks ago

Motorola joins the Nexus 6 discount club, reduces price by $150 through June 23

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Motorola is the latest to discount the Nexus 6, lowering the price of the 6-inch smartphone down to $499 through June 23.

After recent sales from Google, Best Buy, and Amazon, Motorola has now joined the party and dropped the price of the Nexus 6 by $150 for a limited time. With this sale, customers can grab the 32GB Nexus 6 for just $499, and those who want more storage can pick up the 64GB model for $549.

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3 weeks ago

Get two LG G4 leather backs for the price of one from LG

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Customers who are looking to grab an extra leather back for their new LG G4 can now buy one and get an extra for free from LG.

If you just picked up a new LG G4 and want to grab an extra leather back for it, you will want to check out LG's new limited time promotion. LG is selling leather backs in red, blue, orange, pink, and yellow for $69.99, and customers who pre-order their back now will be able to pick a second color free of charge.

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3 weeks ago

Dissecting the '8GB' Xperia M4 Aqua storage kerfuffle

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Xperia M4 Aqua

While the storage woes of Sony's M4 Aqua aren't unique to that device, they do highlight a few important issues for smartphone buyers.

With competitive pricing, waterproof capabilities and Sony's latest Android UX, the Xperia M4 Aqua has a lot going for it. But with a mere 8 gigabytes of internal flash, storage space is a serious issue for the phone. As XperiaBlog discovered upon getting the phone, their M4 was reduced to just 1.26GB of free space after initial setup.

Let's take a look at what's going on, how you get from 8GB to 1.26GB, and what you need to be aware of when judging your phone's storage capacity.

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3 weeks ago

LG G Flex 2 on Sprint now receiving Android 5.1.1

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Sprint is now pushing out Android 5.1.1 to the LG G Flex 2, bringing some enhancements and factory reset protection to the device.

The update from Sprint, which is version LS996ZV6, bumps the LG G Flex 2 up to the most current version of Android; Android 5.1.1. This update brings along a number of changes to the device, one of which is the addition of Factory Reset Protection.

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3 weeks ago

Samsung Galaxy S6 active to be available from AT&T starting June 12

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The Samsung Galaxy S6 active will be available from AT&T starting on June 12, with an off contract price of $695.10.

Following a teaser and a video posting on its YouTube channel, AT&T has announced the release date and pricing for the Samsung Galaxy S6 active. Beginning on June 12, customers will be able to pick up the device from AT&T, and to sweeten the deal the carrier is offering 50 percent off on the Samsung Wireless Charging Pad.

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3 weeks ago

OnePlus One gets permanent price cut to $249, offers bundle with Dropbox Pro for $349

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The price of the OnePlus One is now down to $249 for good, and you can also get it bundled with Dropbox Pro for $349.

Last week, OnePlus cut the price of its OnePlus One smartphone down by $50 to $249 in what was planned to be a one-week sale only. Now the company has made that price cut permanent for the 16GB version, and has also reduced the price of the 64GB version down to $299.

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3 weeks ago

AT&T introduces the Samsung Galaxy S6 active in new video

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AT&T has posted a new video to its YouTube account, which officially introduces the Samsung Galaxy S6 active.

Coming just days after it was teased on Twitter, AT&T has posted a new video to its YouTube channel showcasing the Samsung Galaxy S6 active. In this new video, AT&T goes through the specs of the device, shows off some of the features, but fails to give pricing or availability details.

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3 weeks ago

LG G4 gets proper tear down and X-ray treatment, shows just how complex the camera really is

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The LG G4 is the latest device to go under the screwdriver of the iFixit team, and this time they have put the internals under the X-ray as well.

We have been admiring the beauty that is the LG G4 from the outside for a bit already, and the iFixit team is now ready to show us what the inside looks like. Beyond just a normal teardown, the team went ahead and put the components under an X-ray as well.

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