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4 days ago

Waze may already be installed on your next smartphone

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Google today announced that Waze will be an option as pre-installed software on Android smartphones. The move will provide OEM partners (and carriers) the opportunity to have the service already installed and ready to go for when consumers first switch on their new handsets.

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4 days ago

Hands-on with the LG Magna, Spirit, Leon and Joy

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LG pre-announced its new mid-range smartphone lineup ahead of MWC 2015, and now that we're at the show we've had a chance to put our hands on the four new devices from the manufacturer. The LG Magna, Spirit, Leon and Joy (from highest- to lowest-end) have interesting names, and while they cover a wide range of specs and features they all have a very similar design that's aspirational to the likes of the G3 and G Flex 2.

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4 days ago

Hands-on with Microsoft's Android-compatible Universal Foldable Keyboard

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Microsoft has announced a new foldable Bluetooth keyboard that works on cross-platform devices. Dubbed the Universal Foldable Keyboard, Microsoft's latest accessory works with iPads, iPhones, Android smartphones and tablets as well as Windows tablets. Also announced is compatibility with Windows Phone, starting with Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2 as well as Windows 10 for phones, which is scheduled to launch later this year.

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4 days ago

Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet hands-on

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Sony brings Lollipop, Snapdragon 810 and a 2K display to its latest Xperia tablet.

Although Sony's tablet line hasn't seen massive widespread success, the Japanese manufacturer has arguably offered some of the most compelling Android slates around. Last year saw the arrival of the Xperia Tablet Z2 and Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact which, in spite of their wonky branding, offered high-end specs and some unique hardware tricks. In addition to being super thin, Sony's tablets were waterproof, extremely lightweight and well-built.

So what's next for Sony? At Mobile World Congress in Barcelona Sony's showing the latest large form factor tablet in its Xperia line — the Xperia Z4 Tablet is a 64-bit, Snadragon 810-powered slate with a 2K display; read on for our first impressions.

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4 days ago

Replay all the action from HTC's MWC event right here

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And then there were three. Following Samsung and LG, HTC has posted a video of its Mobile World Congress press conference in its entirety.

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4 days ago

Blackphone launches PrivatOS update with new phone and tablet to boot

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Geekphone and Silent Circle today announced an update to its enterprise privacy platform PrivatOS, alongside the Blackphone 2 and a tablet dubbed the Blackphone+. The new hardware is promised to be more secure with privacy in mind than other solutions available on the market.

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4 days ago

Eyes-on with the HTC Vive VR headset

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HTC surprised us with the HTC Vive virtual reality headset at MWC 2015, and now we've received our first glimpse at the headset in the flesh. At least, through the eye of a telephoto lens.

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4 days ago

Jolla's Sailfish OS 2.0 comes with improved Android app compatibility, Intel CPU support

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Finnish manufacturer Jolla has launched the latest iteration of its Sailfish operating system. Sailfish OS 2.0 comes with better compatibility toward Android apps, as well as support for Intel's Atom CPUs. The user interface has been tweaked with enhanced notifications and events views, along with easier access to main functions through a swipe gesture.

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4 days ago

LG serves up highlights for its MWC event

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Want to watch all the highlights from LG's event at Mobile World Congress? You can do so from the video above. If you're interested in seeing the event in its entirety, check out the video below of the 20-minute press conference.

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4 days ago

Kazam's Tornado 455L offers LTE connectivity in a waterproof chassis

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After launching six new devices targeted at the budget segment earlier this month, British handset vendor Kazam is now focusing its efforts in the mid-tier segment with the launch of the Tornado 455L.

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4 days ago

Qualcomm announces ultrasonic finger scanner and machine learning engine, teases Snapdragon 820 processor

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Qualcomm

Qualcomm has a host of new technologies in store, including an ultrasonic fingerprint scanner, cognitive machine learning for your smartphone and tablet, and, of course, a new processor: the Snapdragon 820.

Qualcomm today at MWC 2015 announced their newest device security measure: an ultrasonic fingerprint scanner. Dubbed Qualcomm Snapdragon Sense ID 3D Fingerprint Technology, the tech uses ultrasonic waves to penetrate through the outer layers of your finger to build a three-dimensional map of your fingerprint that's much harder to duplicate than a mere capacitive scanner as you'd find on the Samsung Galaxy S6 or iPhone 6. Additionally, Qualcomm also announced their new "machine learning" platform Zeroth, which aims to go for a device that learns and adapts to how you use it.

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4 days ago

Samsung condenses all of its MWC announcements into 60 seconds

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The Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge are now official, and if you missed the reveal yesterday, Samsung is now offering a one-minute video that is essentially a highlight of its Unpacked 2015 event at Mobile World Congress.

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4 days ago

Sony Xperia M4 Aqua announced: 64-bit Snapdragon 615, 13MP camera and LTE

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Sony has launched its first handset with a 64-bit CPU, the Xperia M4 Aqua. Targeted at the mid-range segment, the device offers LTE connectivity, dust and water resistance, a 13MP camera and two-day battery life.

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4 days ago

Cyanogen and Qualcomm announce new partnership for reference hardware

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Behind the scenes, Cyanogen OS soon will be everywhere.

Barcelona is alive with news from every facet of the mobile industry today, and while most of us are fully immersed in all of the products being announced that will actually be shipping soon, the folks at Qualcomm are preparing for the stuff that comes next. Typically when Qualcomm makes a mobile announcement at an event like Mobile World Congress it's for the next wave of processors the company is working on. Today, however, Qualcomm is making a software announcement.

Specifically, the company has announced a partnership with Cyanogen Inc. to overhaul the software shipped on the next generation of reference devices.

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Sony's Xperia Z4 Tablet is official with 10.1-inch 2K display and Snapdragon 810

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Xperia Z4 Tablet

Sony has officially announced the Xperia Z4 Tablet at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The high-end tablet features a 2K display and Qualcomm's octa-core Snapdragon 810 in a chassis that has a thickness of just 6.1mm.

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