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5 days ago

Huawei's latest entry-level handset takes the fight to Android One in India

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After launching the Honor 6 in the country last month, Huawei is now turning its attention to the budget segment with the launch of the Honor Holly. Set to go on sale starting October 16 for Rs. 6,999 ($118), the Honor Holly features a 5-inch 720p display and dual-SIM connectivity.

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5 days ago

Skype Qik lets you replace text conversations with instant video messaging

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Microsoft is expanding the number of apps made by its Skype team today with the Skype Qik video messaging app, designed specifically for mobile devices running on iOS, Android and Windows Phone. The app is scheduled to launch today for all three platforms.

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5 days ago

Eager T-Mobile customers start receiving Samsung Galaxy Note 4 shipments early

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A number of T-Mobile customers who pre-ordered the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 are now reporting they have received their shipments, well ahead of the official October 17 launch date for the 5.7-inch Android smartphone

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5 days ago

Vodafone's latest Smart Tab combines 4G connectivity and affordability

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Vodafone launched a budget priced Android 8-inch tablet in the UK back in May and today the wireless carrier has announced a new device, the Vodafone Smart Tab 4G, that can connect to the company's 4G network while still being highly affordable.

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5 days ago

Google rebrands Shopping Express, introduces same-day deliveries to more US cities

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Google has rebranded its Shopping Express service, which enables consumers to take advantage of same day delivery from the company. It's now simply titled Google Express, taking on-board feedback from the community. Google has also expanded the service with new cities and partners, and there's also a membership subscription if you're interested in having a lot of orders delivered.

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5 days ago

Oppo N3 camera sensor detailed ahead of launch

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After teasing a swiveling camera on the upcoming Oppo N3 yesterday, the company's CEO took to Weibo to announce that the device will feature a 16 MP 1/2.3-inch camera sensor.

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5 days ago

OnePlus One reportedly launching in India by December

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OnePlus announced earlier this year that it would be bringing the OnePlus One to India, with no mention of a specific launch window. Economic Times has further details on the upcoming launch, stating that the handset will be making its way to the country by December.

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6 days ago

Samsung announces the Galaxy Note 4 in India for October 17 launch

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At an event in New Delhi, Samsung announced the Galaxy Note 4 for India. The device will go on sale starting October 17, and is priced at INR 58,300 ($950).

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6 days ago

Google's Eric Schmidt says that Amazon is biggest search rival

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During a speech in Berlin, Google chairman Eric Schmidt stated that the search giant's biggest rival in the online search market was not Bing or Yahoo, but Amazon.

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6 days ago

Verizon initiates launch countdown for the highly anticipated Droid Turbo

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It's almost here! Verizon has launched a countdown on its site for the upcoming Droid Turbo, which is scheduled to be announced in two weeks' time.

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6 days ago

Hundreds of Dropbox accounts compromised via third party service; change your password now

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Earlier today, a thread surfaced on Reddit offering up 400 Dropbox usernames and passwords in plain text, with a note that over seven million accounts have been compromised in total. Dropbox has since announced on its blog that it wasn't hacked, and that the leaked passwords were stolen from a third party service.

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6 days ago

Xiaomi poaches another Google exec for India expansion

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As Chinese smartphone-maker Xiaomi is eyeing an international push beyond China and into India, it is poaching yet another Google executive to help. After hiring away Android's VP of product management Hugo Barra from Google, Xiaomi has now hired Google Play strategy and analytics associate Jai Mani to help it head up engineering efforts in India.

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6 days ago

Unlocked HTC One M8 to see Android 4.4.4, Eye Experience update tomorrow

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Unlocked HTC One M8 owners are in for a treat tomorrow. According to a message posted by HTC's Mo Versi on Twitter, the metal-clad flagship smartphone will be getting an update starting tomorrow that brings with it Android 4.4.4 along with the latest HTC Eye Experience software that was announced alongside the HTC Desire Eye.

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6 days ago

Google+ is dying, says no-one who actually uses it

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Google+ is back in the discussion in some circles and all for the wrong reasons again. It's dying. It's dead. This is how Google can stop it from dying. Respected members of the tech press are once again starting to voice their opinions. As a frequent visitor to Google+, I can't help but think that anyone who really, genuinely, actively uses Google+ on a daily basis would think it's dying. Or dead. Or any other words you could use to describe its "demise." Different people will have different perspectives based on different ideals.

But inside Google+ there is a thriving community of thinkers, writers, photographers and so much more.

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6 days ago

The first phone from the Vertu + Bentley partnership is a Bentley Signature Touch

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What do you get when you combine the preeminent English luxury phone maker with the preeminent English luxury car maker? You get Vertu for Bentley. Yes, Vertu, the company that doesn't make a smartphone that retails for less than $5,000, has teamed up with Bentley, the company that doesn't make a car that retails for less than $170,000. The first fruits of this relationship come in the form of the Vertu Bentley Signature Touch, a phone that already cost of $10,000 before being adorned with the Bentley logo on its leathery chin.

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