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1 week ago

LeEco will set up manufacturing and research units in India

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Chinese vendor LeEco has announced plans of setting up a manufacturing and research units in India. The manufacturer will leverage the government's "Make in India initiative, which incentivises local production of hardware.

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1 week ago

Nokia is acquiring smartwatch maker Withings for $191 million

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Nokia is staging its re-entry into the consumer market with the acquisition of French smartwatch maker Withings for $191 million. The acquisition is expected to close by the third quarter, following which Withings' staff will be integrated into Nokia Technologies, the Finnish manufacturer's consumer unit.

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1 week ago

Google Camera update brings interface tweaks, dedicated slow motion video mode

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A fresh update is now rolling out to the Google Camera app, bringing along a slew of interface tweaks and more.

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1 week ago

Grab a Moto 360 Sport for just $199

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If you're in the market for a fitness-focused Android Wear smartwatch, the Moto 360 Sport is currently on sale for just $199.

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1 week ago

Dear LG: Reinstalling the software on your Android phones shouldn't be this way

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If you buy it, you should also be given the tools to fix it.

I just had to manually flash a KDZ file to my T-Mobile LG V10. Now I'm ready to turn it off and never touch it again, and it's all because of the silly method required to "fix" it when you need to fix it yourself.

I like the V10. I wish LG would take my privacy and security a little more seriously and send out security patches regularly (I mean, come on, even BlackBerry can do that), and the LG software makes me want to pull my hair out sometimes, but I like the way it's built, I love the camera it has and the HiFi audio hardware inside of it is really nice. I carry it with me as my point-and-shoot connected camera and music player.

Anyhoo, since I'm the only person here who uses the V10 regularly, I needed to write some words comparing it to the Galaxy S7 edge — people love those, and comparing the best of the best from LG and Samsung is something I've been looking forward to doing. But I didn't want to write anything without the Marshmallow update (that took entirely too long to arrive, but that's a whole 'nother story) and something on my unit was fouling that up. The OTA wouldn't run successfully, and LG Bridge couldn't verify the software version.

I understand that this can happen, though I also think that maybe someone sent me a special "one-off" version of the software with this particular phone — my "HiFi DAC" setting has always worked with every application, for example. In any case, after some troubleshooting with T-Mobile I was finally referred to LG. Rather than send my V10 somewhere and wait, I knew I could fix it myself. That's where things turned from being a bad experience to a complete headache.

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1 week ago

The HTC 10 is your favorite new phone of 2016

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In last week's poll we asked What your favorite new phone of 2016. It's been a great year so far for phones with great options like the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the HTC 10. Trying to decide on which phone is your favorite can be a struggle with so many options. Still, it seems that the HTC 10 is the phone that's won your hearts for best new phone of 2016.

The HTC 10 came in first place this week, snatching up 41.63 percent of the vote. The Samsung Galaxy S7 was a close second with 37.75 percent. In third was the LG G5. grabbing up 14.02 percent. The Huawei P9 managed to roll into fourth place with 3.69 percent. In last place with only 2.91 percent of the vote was the Sony Xperia Z5.

Did we forget a phone that should have been a contender? Are you on team HTC 10? Let us know where you stand in the comments!

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1 week ago

Glympse bringing easy location sharing to the Samsung Gear S2

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Location sharing company Glympse has announced a version of its app for the Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch. With the app, you will be able to easily share your location with just a couple of taps on your Gear S2.

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1 week ago

Fenix pulled from Google Play after hitting Twitter token limit

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Fenix, a popular third-party Twitter app for Android, has been pulled from the Google Play Store after hitting Twitter's token limit. Token restrictions limit the number of users that a third-party Twitter app can have.

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1 week ago

Facebook reportedly working on standalone camera app to encourage sharing

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A new report claims Facebook is working on a standalone camera app for both photos and videos. The app is being made with the idea that users of the social network will share more content.

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1 week ago

HTC 10 vs. Samsung Galaxy S7 edge: The first big Android rivalry of 2016

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HTC 10 vs GS7 edge

Is HTC's best phone yet enough to challenge Samsung's all-conquering GS7 edge?

There's been more buzz around the HTC 10 than any recent phone from the Taiwanese company. Based on our review, it's clear that HTC has finally addressed a couple of long standing weaknesses, and returned with a modern take on a classic metal-bodied design.

But the HTC 10 doesn't exist in a bubble. It'll have to go up against not only the Galaxy S7, but also its strikingly curvy sibling, the Galaxy S7 edge. As evidenced by Samsung's marketing this time around, the "edge" is the real focus of this year's Galaxy lineup, with a bigger battery, an impressive curved glass design and a larger 5.5-inch display.

So how do these two shape up? We'll put them head to head after the break.

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1 week ago

Gmail for Android rolls out Exchange support for all

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In a win for unified inboxes everywhere, a fresh version of the Gmail app for Android is now rolling out with added support for Exchange accounts.

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1 week ago

Take the VisionMobile Developer Economics Survey and you could win a Nexus 6P

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We're proud to be supporting the latest Developer Economics survey run by our friends at VisionMobile! This is the 11th developer survey and it's titled Developer Tools Benchmarking.

Whether you're looking to share your thoughts with the dev community, find out something new, contribute to leading developer research — or win a great prize — this is the survey for you!

The survey will take about 15 minutes to complete. It features questions on the languages and tools you use, the customers you're targeting, and asks your opinion on some of the software and services that you use. You can talk about what's fantastic or frustrating about the tools you're using, what you're building, why, and where you go to find out how.

VisionMobile will share the key findings with you, and will also help you understand how you compare to other developers. Plus, they have tons of prizes up for grabs! You could win a Nexus 6P, an Xperia Z5, or another awesome prize just for taking the survey!

Take the survey now!

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1 week ago

Chase Mobile app now lets you log in with your fingerprint

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If you're a Chase Bank customer, using the firm's Android app just got a bit more secure.

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1 week ago

Onkyo's DP-X1 is an impressive Android music player for the more serious listener

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It'll still cost the same as a high-end smartphone, mind.

While the Onkyo DP-X1 is considered a more mid-range product in spec and price, it still commands a fairly high asking price. Or to the outsider it does, perhaps, since high-end audio equipment has always come with a price. We had chance to play around with the DP-X1 recently at CE China in Shenzhen, and it's pretty impressive for what it is.

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1 week ago

Grab Coocheer's Bluetooth speaker with built-in NFC for just $9 at Amazon with coupon

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Right now you can pick up this Coocheer Bluetooth speaker for just $9 at Amazon with coupon code TUFIEZWH, a savings of $11. In addition to being Bluetooth, the speaker also has built-in NFC for quick and easy pairing to any phone that is compatible. The premium sound with bass enhance technology will give you a great quality of audio output for keeping the party going.

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