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1 week ago

Snapdragon 820 may feature 3.0GHz Kyro CPU cores manufactured at Samsung

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Qualcomm is moving back to custom CPU cores — called Kyro — in the Snapdragon 820, with a new report out of South Korea stating that the 64-bit cores will be clocked at 3.0GHz.

Samsung is said to manufacture the SoC, which Qualcomm revealed during the unveil of the Snapdragon 820 would be built on a "leading-edge FinFET process." Samsung switched to a 14nm FinFET manufacturing process this year with the latest-generation Exynos SoC, which is used in the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge.

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1 week ago

Netflix gift cards are now available in the UK

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Netflix has launched its own gift card in the UK, introducing a new way for consumers to enjoy content without having to fork out for a monthly subscription.

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1 week ago

Huawei rolls out Android 5.1 beta test to the Honor 6 in France, UK and Germany

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Ahead of the full-fledged Android 5.1 rollout for the Honor 6, Huawei is soliciting feedback in the form of a beta test in France, UK and Germany.

One hundred registered customers in the Honor Club will be eligible to participate, with Huawei asking interested users to answer why they would like to be in the beta test. Those that get in to the soak test will be able to test-drive Android 5.1 atop Huawei's EMUI 3.1 on their Honor 6, and share feedback with the manufacturer.

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1 week ago

Samsung UK says Lollipop update will not be hitting the Galaxy Ace 4

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Some bad news for Galaxy Ace 4 owners. It looks as though Samsung will not be rolling out Lollipop to your smartphone. Samsung UK confirmed the move in a response to a consumer asking about the update.

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1 week ago

Sony Xperia Z3+ launches in India for ₹55,900 ($870)

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Sony has launched its latest flagship, the Xperia Z3+, at an event in New Delhi for ₹55,900 ($870). The device is available in retail stores from today, with most major outlets already featuring signage promoting the phone.

The Xperia Z3+ is available in all four color variants — Black, White, Gold and Aqua Green, and Sony is bundling the UCH10 Quick Charger with the handset. You get a factory-installed screen protector as well, but you should probably get rid of that.

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1 week ago

Every Moto X (2014) Pure Edition in the U.S. is now receiving Android 5.1

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Every Moto X (2014) Pure Edition in the U.S. is now receiving Android 5.1

No more waiting. No more asking or thumb twiddling. Every Moto X (2014) Pure Edition in the U.S. is getting the Android 5.1 OTA right now. Motorola's David Schuster — who has been great about keeping us up to date with the progress — announced on Google+ that the flood gates have opened.

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1 week ago

Droid Turbo soak test beginning soon — Lollipop incoming?

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Don't want to get anyone's hopes up too high just yet (because bad intel and such), but invites are going out for a software soak test for the Motorola Droid Turbo on Verizon, a phone for which folks have been patiently waiting for Android 5.x Lollipop.

Update: Yep, Lollipop.

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1 week ago

Cyanogen announces final CyanogenMod 11 and 12 releases as focus shifts to 12.1

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Cyanogen is pushing the final snapshot releases of CyanogenMod 11 and 12 as they shift focus to CM12.1.

Cyanogen has announced that it is starting to push the final releases for CyanogenMod (CM) 11 and 12. With these final snapshot releases, CM development will shift towards CM12.1, based on Android 5.1, and a build based around Android M later down the road.

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1 week ago

Developers in Azerbaijan, Iceland, Peru, and Yemen can now register to sell paid apps on Google play

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Developers in Azerbaijan, Iceland, Peru, and Yemen can now publish paid apps to Google Play.

Google has expanded the ability to publish paid apps, as well as app with in-app purchases, on Google Play to developers in four new countries: Azerbaijan, Iceland, Peru, and Yemen.

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1 week ago

Android apps to improve your Twitch broadcast

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Watching all of the great games on Twitch is a lot of fun, but getting in on the action yourself can be even better.

Twitch has done a lot to dramatically lower the barrier to entry for gamers showing off their skills, so much that you can play just about anything on the streaming service nowadays. On rare occasions, you'll even see some fish playing games on Twitch, but for the moment lets assume most of you are human beings enjoying the Twitch for Android app. Playing games on whatever device you fancy usually means setting your phone or tablet to the side, unless you've got it mounted on your controller. That means your phone is basically doing nothing while you game, and it doesn't have to be that way.

Here's a quick look at three apps every Twitch broadcaster should consider adding to their next stream.

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1 week ago

Accessories for a successful Periscope broadcast

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Accessories can upgrade your broadcasts.

With the number of people broadcasting on Periscope, you need to go above and beyond to really get noticed. If you're looking for a way to really enhance your broadcasts, then you've got to consider some of the accessories out there to help you do exactly that.

We've scoured the internet for some of the best accessories and we've got them listed here for your viewing pleasure.

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1 week ago

Vainglory will bring its MOBA gameplay to Android on July 2, pre-register to get free hero

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Vainglory will battle its way over from iOS to Android starting on July 2, and players can pre-register in order to get a free hero for the game.

Vainglory, the fantasy MOBA game from the terrifically-named developer Super Evil Megacorp, was a big part of Apple's launch of the iPhone 6 in 2014. Now the game is finally breaking away from its Apple exclusivity and will be released for Android devices on July 2 in the Google Play Store.

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1 week ago

Google's self-driving car prototypes hit the roads in California

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Google's latest prototype for its self-driving cars are hitting the roads in California.

Just as promised in May, Google has started testing its latest self-driving car prototypes on public roads in California. The new prototypes, first shown off last year, will be joining Google's fleet of modified Lexus vehicles that have already been on the roads for some time.

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1 week ago

Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 active: What's the difference?

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Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 active

The Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 active look very different, but in reality they're almost the same phone.

Of course at first glance you wouldn't guess much about these two phones is shared beyond the name and manufacturer — one with metal and glass all around it, and the other looking like it belongs in a tool belt. But actually, the Galaxy S6 active is nearly identical inside to its flagship predecessor, with just a couple of spec changes underneath the hardened exterior that sets it apart.

Want to know all of the differences between the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 active? We have you covered — read on.

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1 week ago

Free App of the Week in Google Play: Dr. Panda and Toto's Treehouse

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The latest free app of the week in Google Play's Family section is Dr. Panda and Toto's Treehouse.

Google has a new free app of the week in its Family section with Dr. Panda and Toto's Treehouse. This one is again geared towards the kids, letting them take care of a newly hatched turtle named Toto who lives his life in a treehouse.

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