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4 weeks ago

The Galaxy S5 Mini is official with a 4.5-inch 720p display and 1.5 GB RAM

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Samsung Galaxy S5 mini

Rumored to launch later this month, Samsung's Galaxy S5 Mini is now official. The device features the same design with the textured back as the Galaxy S5, in a smaller form factor. Samsung is also bringing features that were exclusive to the Galaxy S5, like IP67 certification, Ultra Power Saving Mode, a heart rate monitor and the fingerprint scanner.

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4 weeks ago

LG G3 up for preorder on T-Mobile for $598 off-contract

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T-Mobile's already announced that its version of the LG G3 will be in stores on July 16, and today it goes up for preorder. It'll run you $598 off contract.

The G3, as you'll recall, quickly became one of the hottest phones of the year, being the first smartphone with a QHD display at a squint-inducing 2560x1440 resolution, spread out over 5.5 inches diagonally. The phone also sports the signature rear buttons, is powered by a Snapdragon 801 processor and sports a 13MP camera that's one of the better shooters available today.

Here's how our own Alex Dobie summed up the G3 in our official review:

The G3 is a fantastic Android phone for anyone, but its strengths make it a really great fit for smartphone enthusiasts — those who want the biggest screen, the highest-resolution display, and relatively niche features like wireless charging and a removable battery. It's not as outwardly alluring as many high-end rivals — and certainly not as refined as this year's high water mark for smartphone design, the HTC One M8 — but you can't argue with the hardware or the way LG's packaged it all together. This is a beast of a phone, one we can highly recommend.

Just a few more weeks to wait, folks.

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4 weeks ago

Samsung launches four entry-level devices, Moto E competitor not in sight

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Samsung has diversified its product portfolio even further by launching four new smartphones running Android 4.4 KitKat that are geared toward budget consumers.

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4 weeks ago

LG G3 Beat announced in China, may turn out to be the G3 mini

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LG's latest handset for China, dubbed the G3 Beat, may well be the oft-rumored G3 mini. The device, which was launched at a trade exhibition in China, boasts the G3 branding as well as a design that is similar to that of the faux metal back of the original G3.

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4 weeks ago

Xiaomi's launch in India imminent, may offer devices exclusively on Flipkart

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After expanding to several South Asian markets earlier this year, Xiaomi is getting set to launch in India. According to sources familiar with the matter, the Chinese handset vendor will offer its handsets exclusively on Flipkart, India's largest online retailer.

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4 weeks ago

HTC's Android 4.4.4 rollout schedule leaked, One M8 to receive update in July

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HTC has already committed to bringing Android L to its devices within 90 days of the code going live, but that doesn't mean that the Taiwanese manufacturer is not focused on the current version of Android.

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1 month ago

Rumored LG G Pro 2 Lite may launch as G Vista on Verizon

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It looks like Verizon will have two new LG handsets on offer, as a leak earlier today revealed that in addition to the G3, the carrier will also stock a device by the name of LG G Vista, which is claimed to be a "Lite" variant of the G Pro 2.

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1 month ago

Sony kernel source released on GitHub

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Tinkerers and ROM creators will be interested to hear that Sony has moved the kernel source code from their Developer World portal to GitHub. Pop by the repositories and you'll find kernels for many of the major Xperia devices, like the Z Ultra and Z1, with more to come.

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1 month ago

Samsung starts limited "try before you buy" trial of some Android devices

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Samsung has announced it has started a trial of a new program designed to let consumers use some of their Galaxy smartphone and smartwatch devices for "free" before they decide whether or not to buy the products.

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1 month ago

Sony starts Android 4.4.4 roll out for Xperia Z1 Compact, also certified for Xperia Z1 and Z Ultra [Update]

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Sony has kicked off the roll out of Android 4.4.4 to the Xperia Z1 Compact in Russia, Italy and Indonesia, according to a report over on the Xperia Blog. Not only are we seeing the latest firmware be released into the wild (although slightly limited) for the Z1 Compact, but the Z1 and Z Ultra have also been certified.

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