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1 week ago

Xiaomi gets a short reprieve in India, court grants permission to sell Qualcomm-based phones

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After an injunction from earlier this month banned Xiaomi from selling, advertising and importing handsets in India, the vendor has now received permission from the Delhi High Court to continue selling devices running Qualcomm's chipsets in the country until January 8.

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1 week ago

Skype users in India can now call mobiles and landlines in the US and Canada for free

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Microsoft is rolling out an offer for Skype users in India through which they can call mobiles and landlines in the US and Canada for free until March 1, 2015. All that's required is a free Skype account and an Internet connection.

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1 week ago

Here are the Android 5.0.1 OTA links, and a guide to using them

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Nexus 7 (2013)

Google released Android 5.0.1 to AOSP and posted factory images for the Nexus 9, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10, and now folks have started to receive the actual OTA updates for the incremental bump. While you can always manually update your Nexus device using the full factory image and still retain your data, it's even easier to do if you have the actual OTA file itself.

Head past the break for the links to the OTA files, and to find out how to use them!

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1 week ago

Netflix announces Android Wear support, new social features

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Netflix recently took to its blog to detail some nifty new features coming to its Android app. Coming along for the ride is a new "Social Recommendation" feature that has already graced other platforms. Perhaps the biggest news, however, is that Android Wear integration is coming and will push notifications for recommended movies to your wrist.

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1 week ago

Galaxy S5 gains small update in Poland after Lollipop launch

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After having released the Android 5.0 update to Galaxy S5 owners in Poland less than two weeks ago, Samsung is back again with a small software update.

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1 week ago

10 things to know about the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge

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Samsung Galaxy Note Edge

The first things to know about the Note Edge before you consider buying

With its crazy curved design and intriguing software, the Galaxy Note Edge is a sight to be seen. Thankfully Samsung has struck deals to have the Note Edge easily available, with the top U.S. carriers taking on the device, but it can't hurt to do some research before you head to a store to try one out. We've already given our comprehensive take on the device in a full review, but you can't fit everything into a single article.

Before you head out to try a Note Edge for yourself, see our top 10 things to know about the phone. The list may have you running out sooner (or even buy it sight unseen), or possibly ready to do a bit more research first. Read along with us and learn a bit.

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1 week ago

Lollipop starts hitting LG G3s across Europe

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Lollipop is now hitting LG G3s across Europe. We're hearing (and seeing for ourselves) that the sought-after update is slowly but surely rolling out on a broader basis across Europe following limited release in Poland and on certain carriers in the past month.

While things of this nature generally take a few days to complete, it may be worth checking on your European G3.

Thanks to everyone who helped us track this one down!

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1 week ago

Android Wear's 5.0 update changes the way notifications are handled, and it's a mixed bag

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Android Wear notifications

Things are unchanged if your phone runs KitKat, but Lollipop users will be in for some learning

Android Wear recently added a whole bunch of useful tweaks and features, building on a new base of Android 5.0 Lollipop. Though the focus of the update was on proper APIs for creating third-party watch faces and new "theater" and "sunlight" modes, the latest Android Wear update also changes the way notifications are handled on your watch when you're connected to a phone that's also running Lollipop.

The changes are likely to evoke mixed responses from people depending on how they usually use their Android Wear watch and how they feel about Lollipop's new handling of notification priority. But in either case we can all benefit from a little better of an explanation of the situation — read on.

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1 week ago

The Android 5.0.1 factory image for the Nexus 5 is now available

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1 week ago

Nest Thermostats get even smarter with Google Now integration

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Nest and Google Now

What you need to know about the new integration with Google and the high-tech thermostat

Google and Nest today quietly rolled out integration for the smart thermostat with the Google Now service. That means a couple things. First is that you'll know be able to use your voice to raise and lower the temperature on the Nest Thermostat. (And presumably you'll be able to adjust other aspects of it at some point.) Second is that Nest can now determine when you're coming home and adjust the temperature accordingly, just like your phone does when it shows you traffic or the estimated time of arrival. (And, indeed, this is functionality pretty much anyone could have seen coming when the $3.2 billion Nest-Google deal was first announced.)

The integration is still a little janky — and likely not completely finalized. But it's up and running on Android and iOS.

Here's what you need to know.

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1 week ago

Google Shopping reportedly will challenge Amazon with new features

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Google is reported to be building out its online commerce business with a "Buy Now" button in an effort to challenge Amazon's 1-Click. The Internet search giant is said to have approached various online retailers to add the single-click buy button in an effort to keep online shoppers researching products on its pages longer.

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1 week ago

Google updates Docs, Sheets, and Slides for Android with improved editing features

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Google has announced that its Docs, Sheets, and Slides Android apps are grabbing some update love today. While there isn't much that's groundbreaking here, the updates do bring some nifty quality of life changes, such as scrollbars in Sheets, along with new tools for inserting, moving, and resizing shapes and text boxes in Slides.

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1 week ago

Amazon Fire TV gains HBO GO streaming

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Amazon has announced that HBO GO will now be streaming to Amazon Fire TV customers. Customers with HBO's subscription can now bring that experience to the Fire TV set-top box starting today and Amazon's more affordably priced Fire TV Stick will also gain HBO GO streaming capabilities in spring.

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1 week ago

The Best Cheap Phones

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We’ve rounded up the best cheap cell phones available on U.S. prepaid carriers, and putting them side-by-side so you can get hooked up as fast as possible. Everything here has a price tag of $300 or less when going month-to-month. This should offer you a ton of flexibility on plans while putting a minimal dent in your wallet.

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1 week ago

Race around the world in 80 Days for Android

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Literary adventure game 80 Days is now available for Android from the Google Play Store. More of an interactive novel, 80 Days follows the attempt of Phileas Fogg to go around the world in that amount of time.

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