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1 week ago

LG G5 case listings give closer look at dual camera setup

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Ahead of the impending LG G5 announcement later this month, some case listings on Amazon have potentially given us a closer look at the dual camera setup the phone may ship with.

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1 week ago

Score big game savings on all accessories at ShopAndroid through February 8!

It's time to kick off our Big Game Sale where you can save 20% on all Android accessories!

Ramp up the defense with a protective case, stay active with the charger of your choice, or call the shots completely hands-free with a new Bluetooth — it's all up for grabs right now at ShopAndroid. There are plenty of products to choose from for popular devices including the Galaxy S6, Note 5, Nexus 6P, and older (but still awesome) Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy S5.

Use coupon code BG16 upon checkout to instantly save 20% on your entire cart, and don't forget about FREE shipping on all orders over $50 within the continental US. Expedited and international options are also available for a little extra. You're going to want to tackle these savings while you can, because this sale expires midnight, February 8!

Hit up ShopAndroid

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1 week ago

Dragon Ball Z Dokkan Battle hosts boss event with tons of giveaways

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Dragon Ball Z Dokkan Battle, the fighting game based upon the animated series, is hosting a boss event that enters you a chance to win some pretty cool prizes just for playing. Those who participate will be in the running for multiple giveaways, including free daily bonuses, training support and awakening items and more. For simply logging in each day, players can get up to fifteen Dragon Stones and three million Zeni for free.

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1 week ago

Fossil Q54 Pilot smartwatch review: Modern smarts meet analog style

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Fossil Q54 Pilot

Maybe you don't want to stare at a screen on your wrist, but still want some smartwatch capability. The Fossil Q54 Pilot was made for you.

Over the past few years companies big and small have tried every kind of form factor and combination of digital and analog to make connected wearable devices. And while the market has started to land on a few shared ideas of what denotes a "connected watch" versus a "smartwatch" or a "fitness tracker," there isn't any hard and fast rule that says your connected product has to involve a screen of any kind. Fossil is an old name when it comes to watches, but is new in consumer electronics, and it's hoping to have struck this balance in a few different ways.

Coinciding with the acquisition of Misfit, Fossil is taking a multi-pronged approach to the wearable space — with full-on smartwatches like the Fossil Q Founder, screenless activity trackers like the Misfit Shine and Fossil Q Reveler, and this, the undeniably classic-looking Q54 Pilot.

Along with the Q Grant, the Q54 Pilot builds on Fossil's strengths as a traditional watchmaker while also jumping into the twenty-first century — you get a great-looking and affordable timepiece that happens to connect to your phone for some extra utility. But in the real world, is this a perfect harmony of old and new ideas? Or is it something leaning toward a flawed trade off? We're here to tell you in our full Fossil Q54 Pilot review.

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1 week ago

Sony Smartwatch 3, original Moto 360 no longer available at Google Store

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Both the original Moto 360 and Sony Smartwatch 3 are no longer being sold at the Google Store. The listings for both products are still live, but the 'Buy now' box is greyed out with a message indicating that the watch is no longer available.

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1 week ago

Google adds official speaker support to Android Wear, new gestures for easier navigation

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Google is finally enabling speaker support in Android Wear, meaning select smartwatches will be able to make calls and listen to messages using the included speaker. We've seen watches like the Huawei Watch and ASUS ZenWatch 2 have speakers inside, but they were not active at release.

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1 week ago

Verizon's prepaid plans getting more data at no extra cost

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Verizon Wireless has announced that it is increasing the data offered on its prepaid phone plans. The carrier's $45 per month plan now features 2GB of data, up from 1GB, while the $60 plan has gone from 3GB to 5GB.

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1 week ago

Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge pass through the FCC ahead of U.S. release

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It's no surprise that Samsung is readying to announce the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge on February 21, and now the phones have both passed through the FCC. The Galaxy S7 proper will carry the model number SM-G930A, while the edge variant will be SM-G935A. Models numbers for each U.S. carrier will be slightly different, and designated by the last letter of the model number, as Samsung usually does.

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1 week ago

Honor 7 Premium smartphone will soon be headed to Europe

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Honor, the sub-brand of Huawei, has announced that it will be bringing its Honor 7 Premium smartphone to Europe soon. Alongside the announcement of European availability of the Honor 5X, the team also announced that the Honor 7 Premium would be expanding its sales soon.

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1 week ago

Honor 5X: A second opinion

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Honor 5X

Quirky, sleek and highly affordable, the Honor 5X is the brand's best value handset to date — but it's not quite a compromise-free experience.

Huawei's Honor brand has always been about targeting really interesting hardware, with laser precision, at a disruptive price point. The Honor 7, for instance, was unique in delivering metal construction and biometric security for around £250 at launch. Now the Honor 5X wants to take the core of that experience and give it an even lower price tag.

Announced for Europe today, and on sale immediately for £189.99, the 5X is perhaps the best value Honor phone yet (let's just forget about the Honor Holly, mmkay). But can hit such a competitive price point without cutting corners? We'll take a closer look after the break.

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1 week ago

Honor 5X announced for Europe, available for sale today

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Honor 5X

Honor 5X brings metal body, fingerprint security and 1080p display for £189.99.

Huawei's Honor brand has today announced the arrival of the Honor 5X, a new entry-level device designed to bring the core experience of the Honor 7 into a more affordable handset. Priced at £189.99 in the UK and available to buy from today via Amazon and Huawei's own Vmall storefront, the Honor 5X comes in gold, silver and grey color variants. In the UK, Three will also range the handset in the near future.

As for the hardware itself, highlights include a metal chassis, Huawei's excellent fingerprint sensor tech and a 5.5-inch 1080p display. The whole package is powered by a Snapdragon 616 octa-core processor with 2GB of RAM, paired with 16GB of storage and microSD expandability. It's also a dual-SIM phone, letting you use one for LTE data while still receiving calls on the other.

On top of that you're looking at an ample 3000 mAh battery and a 13-megapixel rear camera behind an f/2.0 lens.

More: Honor 5X second opinion

On the software side, Huawei's EMUI 3.1 software layer sits atop Android 5.1.1 Lollipop — an update to Marshmallow is promised in the near future. And as we discovered in our review of the U.S. version, Huawei has managed to clean up EMUI to some degree, though a few nagging software issues do remain.

Nevertheless, we're still looking at a capable handset at a highly competitive price.

Anyone planning on picking up an Honor 5X today? Shout out in the comments!

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1 week ago

Amazon Echo can now play all of your favorite Spotify tunes

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Amazon has been adding new integrations to the Echo each week, and the latest addition is the music streaming service Spotify. That's right, the Echo can now play your favorite Spotify tunes with a simple voice command instead of only being able to stream it from your phone through a Bluetooth connection. In order to use Spotify on your Echo, you will need to be a paying member of Spotify's Premium service, which you can sign up for a free 30 day trial if you are not already a member.

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1 week ago

Bing for Android gets major overhaul with new design and features

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Bing for Android

Although Google may rule the roost on Android, Microsoft's Bing search engine now makes up over 20 percent of the U.S. search market and that number is only increasing. Luckily for us, Redmond just announced the latest version of the native Bing search app for Android, matching the overhaul the iPhone app got a few months ago.

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1 week ago

Cheap Cloud Storage — which one saves you the most?

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Cloud Storage Options

Cloud storage is something ever more useful and ever more popular, but there's also a ton to choose from.

Fortunately, most also have free trials, and any storage provider worth its salt is going to give you a few gigabytes of space for free anyway to try to get you to stick around.

Let's take a look at a few of the major cloud storage providers and see how pricing stacks up. We'll leave it up to you to pick your favorite, but this should give a good idea of what you'll pay, as of today.

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1 week ago

OnePlus X is now completely invite-free in India

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OnePlus is on a roll when it comes to removing the shackles off its smartphones and enabling consumers to purchase them without invitations. Now the company has made it so those who reside in India are able to pick up the OnePlus X even if they don't have an invite. And this isn't just for one day each week either.

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