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Sony's flagship Xperia Z3 could be coming to Sprint

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According to a Reuters report, Sprint plans to offer a Sony flagship smartphone in the near future. Sources reveal the operator (and parent company SoftBank) will have a new smartphone available in the US and Japan in time for the winter holiday season. Since we're expecting Sony to launch the Xperia Z3, it's safe to assume this is the mobile device sources are referring to.

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1 day ago

Nokia brings HERE mapping to Samsung smartphones and Tizen watches

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Nokia today announced that the company had partnered with Samsung to bring its maps and location platform services to Tizen-powered wearables and Android smartphones. It marks a significant step forward for HERE, moving on from its exclusivity period on Windows-based platforms, though only those with Samsung hardware will be able to enjoy the Android editions of HERE services (for the time being). The two companies have also entered into a licensing agreement to provide consumers mapping services for free.

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1 day ago

Samsung asks if you're 'Ready to Note' in latest Note 4 teaser ad

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Samsung's gone ahead and released yet another Galaxy Note 4 event teaser ad, this time choosing to go full-on promotional with the "Note" name but not actually explaining anything about what the phone does. You see lots of people having fun, listening to music, going to parties, eating ice cream and driving cars, but there's nary a shot of the Note 4 or any of its features.

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2 days ago

Motorola apologizes with another Yo promo to win the Moto 360

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After complaints about the misleading Yo promotion to win one of 20 Moto 360 smartwatches, Motorola is trying to make amends with users by running another contest for another chance at winning.

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2 days ago

HTC halts Android 4.4.3 update for AT&T HTC One M8

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HTC One M8

Update: HTC has confirmed to us that it's halted the Android 4.4.3 update for the AT&T HTC One M8 after a number of people have reported severe battery drain post-update.

If you've yet to update, well, sit tight. If you're one of the ones experiences issues, we've got a forum thread on it here.

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2 days ago

Google's secret Project Wing drones could give speed to Google Shopping Express deliveries

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Though your next Nexus smartphone may not be delivered by Google via its delivery drones, or Amazon's drones for that matter, Google has been actively and secretly flight testing drones in Australia for some time now. Dubbed Project Wing, after two years of testing and development of this ambitious endeavor, Google's research team has concluded that the task can be achieved and that future deliveries could be made by these self flying vehicles.

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2 days ago

Chrome Beta has a new account switcher and 'Guest Mode' on Windows, Mac and Linux

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The Beta channel of Chrome for Windows, Mac and Linux has just been updated to include a refreshed style of account switcher and a brand new Guest Mode. Chrome Beta 38 refreshes the look entirely of switching users, making it easier to share a computer using Chrome. You'll now get a quick drop-down menu from the system bar that lets you see who's signed in, quickly switch users or open an incognito window.

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2 days ago

AT&T Galaxy S5 receiving 142MB update with security fixes, interface improvements

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If you have a Galaxy S5 on AT&T, today's the day you start checking your phone for an update. The carrier has started pushing out a 142.8MB update to phones today that fixes a whole bunch of things, including security patches, app install enhancements and UX fixes for the email app.

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2 days ago

Google Play Music kicks off Labor Day with free Katy Perry 'Prism' album download

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Looking for some tunes to accompany your Labor Day party? Google has you covered and Google Play Music is now offering everyone a chance to download Katy Perry's Prism album featuring 13 tracks for free. The pop album was released in October 2013 and so far has amassed quite a number of positive reviews.

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2 days ago

Motorola's 'Yo' Moto 360 contest is over, and it didn't end well

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Moto 360

Motorola ran a contest yesterday on the questionably-useful "Yo" messaging app, with intentions to give away a Moto 360 to 20 winners. The contest has closed today and it seems that Motorola has picked winners... a lot of winners, many of whom actually haven't won anything. According to screenshots heading out on Twitter and Google+, folks are receiving messages from Motorola on Yo indicating that they have won the contest, and when they accept to redeem they're then told there are no more Moto 360s available to give away.

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