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1 month ago

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge is coming to India in the first week of January

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The Samsung Galaxy Note Edge will be launching in India in January 2015. The phone, with its wacky curved edge screen is expected to be available in the first week of the month. It's expected to be priced at Rs. 64,900 and will only be available through select though not-yet-announced retailers.

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1 month ago

Meizu decides to go with color for the M1 Note

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China-based Meizu today unveiled the new M1 Note, a Android-powered smartphone that will surely brighten up your day with the array of colors available. It's a device aimed for China, meaning there will be a lot of power packed inside the case but listed at an affordable price point. We're looking at a 64-bit MediaTek octa-core CPU powering the innards. It's a serious bit of kit with a colorful, somewhat misleading appearance.

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1 month ago

Huawei Ascend GX1 announced with 6-inch display and 64-bit CPU, no bezels in sight

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Huawei decided to take a stance against bezels with the Ascend Mate 7, and it looks like the Chinese manufacturer is continuing the trend with the Ascend GX1. Boasting a 6-inch 720p display and an 80.5 percent screen to body ratio, the Ascend GX1 is now available for sale in China to the equivalent of $255 (1590 Chinese Yuan).

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1 month ago

Asus ZenFone teaser shows off dual camera setup

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CES is right around the corner, folks, and that means we're sure to see some fancy new offerings from our favorite brands relatively soon. Jumping ahead of the action today was Asus, which ran a teaser on its Facebook page for a new ZenFone that appears to be sporting dual rear cameras.

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1 month ago

T-Mobile rolls out a software update for its HTC One M7

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T-Mobile owners of the HTC One M7 smartphone could start seeing a small software update for their device over the next few days or weeks. The download will bring the version number up to 6.10.531.10.

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1 month ago

Android 5.0 Lollipop begins arriving for Moto X (2014) owners in the UK

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Heads, up, UK Moto X (2014), there's an update to Android 5.0 Lollipop possibly waiting for you! We've received word from multiple readers that the update to Google's latest and greatest is rolling out now.

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1 month ago

Samsung Galaxy Note 4, two months on

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Galaxy Note 4

Is Samsung's big phone a big hit? We reflect on two months with the Note 4.

When Samsung refreshes the Galaxy Note line, people take notice — and the leap this year was as big as any other. After an imperfect Galaxy S5 that didn't exactly blow us away, the Galaxy Note 4 really hit it out of the park. A ridiculously high-quality display is backed up by a new metal design, while the camera brings important improvements and the internals hit new highs.

We're now just two months removed from the launch of the Note 4, and while all of us here at Android Central have spent our fair share of quality time with the phone, two of us are still carrying it on a regular basis. Alex Dobie and myself have been using the Note 4 since launch, more or less, and want to reflect on our experiences — both highs and lows — with the phone. We have plenty to talk about, so join us after the break.

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1 month ago

Huawei Honor 6 mini-review

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Huawei Honor 6

The first device in the new-for-Europe Honor brand mixes high-end specs and an affordable price point

Huawei's continued push in Europe has recently seen the launch of the Honor brand, and with it the Honor 6. It's an interesting proposition, in so much as it's offering a high-end Android smartphone at a low price thanks to avoiding carrier partnerships. The Honor 6 is available through Amazon for an extremely reasonable £250 all-in, and for that you get quite a lot of smartphone.

Honor is being marketed and delivered completely separately to Huawei's flagship, Ascend line, but there are a number of similarities between the two. 2014 has been an impressive year for Huawei, so does the Honor 6 close it out in style? Read on to find out.

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1 month ago

Micromax's Yureka unveiled in India: LTE, 64-bit CPU and HD display for under $150

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Micromax unveiled its first smartphone in the Cyanogen OS-powered Yu series, dubbed Yureka, at a media event in New Delhi today. With a price tag of Rs. 8,999 ($142), the device is aimed at the entry-level segment, and will be available for sale exclusively on Amazon India from December 19.

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1 month ago

10 things to know about the Motorola Droid Turbo

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Motorola Droid Turbo

Get to know the ins and outs of this year's flagship Droid phone

The Droid line on Verizon is synonymous with power, features, and hyped-up branding — and the latest flagship in the line, the Droid Turbo from Motorola, is no exception. Like a Moto X with every spec bump imaginable, the Droid Turbo has a higher resolution screen, faster processor, more RAM, a bigger camera, gigantic battery, wireless charging, more storage and a Kevlar casing. It's also a poster device for Verizon throughout the year, getting the big money in terms of advertising and marketing.

So it's no surprise that it's a popular device in terms of sales and also mind share, with most everyone interested in smartphones in the U.S. aware of the Droid Turbo as a leading device. While you may have heard the name and seen the commercials, you should probably know a bit more about the phone itself if you're considering buying it — whether it's for a gift or to indulge on your own. Here are our top 10 things we think you should know about the Motorola Droid Turbo.

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1 month ago

Check out our brand new best phones guides!

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You guys may have noticed a flurry of carrier-themed guides for best phones crossing the front page of Android Central lately. We wanted to round them all up for you here and give a bit of insight to our thinking when putting them together.

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1 month ago

The BLU Studio 7.0 is a budget-conscious 7-inch smartphone

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BLU Products has introduced the BLU Studio 7.0, a smartphone with a 7-inch display with affordability in mind. It runs on Android 4.4.2 KitKat, and is available now on from Amazon for $149.99 unlocked. The BLU Studio 7.0 is compatible with U.S. GSM networks like AT&T and T-Mobile.

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1 month ago

OnePlus One banned in India after infringing on Micromax's agreement with Cyanogen

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After Xiaomi, it is now the turn of the OnePlus One to face the ire of the Indian authorities, as local vendor Micromax was able to secure an injunction from the Delhi High Court that bans all sales and advertising of the device in India. The issue is due to the Cyanogen branding seen on the back of the OnePlus One, which Micromax mentioned was a violation of its exclusive partnership with the custom ROM vendor in India.

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1 month ago

Android 5.0 Lollipop bugs got you down? Here's how you (might be able to) fix them

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Nexus 4 Lollipop

These few fixes may help you fight those Lollipop bugs

The rush to update Android phones and tablets to Lollipop has just begun. The obvious players — Google's Nexus devices and Motorola — are getting Lollipop updates to all eligible devices now, and we've already seen LG and Samsung dip their toes into the update waters.

This is a good thing. (Most of the time.) Android and the people who use it in their smart devices have a reputation for poor update practices and procedures to overcome, and pushing new software in a timely manner is what it will take to do that. We'll leave discussion about why we expect or need an OS update on our small computers for another time.

Of course, with any and all system updates come bugs. Some are universal and affect everyone. Some are device-specific, and some seem to be bad luck — the kind of bad luck that comes with every major system software update.

Luckily, there are some things you can try to alleviate some issues should you be having them. None of these are fool-proof, and they may or may not work for you, but they need to be discussed because they have worked for others.

Let's do that.

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1 month ago

Samsung rumored to launch a rival to Apple Pay for its smartphones in 2015

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Samsung is reportedly working on its own mobile payment service for future smartphones as a rival to the recently launched Apple Pay. The service could launch sometime in 2015.

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