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3 days ago

ZTE Axon 7 hands-on: Do we really need 6GB of RAM?

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A big phone with a big spec sheet.

As a follow-up to its first Axon-branded phone, ZTE has unveiled its latest flagship, the Axon 7. The company says that it skipped straight to Axon 7 to honor the fact that, after a few Grand and Star variants, this in fact the seventh flagship to ship.

It is also the best. With an outrageous spec sheet including a Snapdragon 820 with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage — there's a premium model with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, too — the Axon 7 wants to take on the biggest devices from Samsung, HTC, LG and others.

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3 days ago

Samsung announces the dual-SIM Galaxy C7 in China

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Samsung has announced the Galaxy C7 in China, which is essentially a larger sibling to the recently unveiled Galaxy C5 in the same region. While availability details for the C7 have yet to be shared, we do know that the handset will come with Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box and can switch between two SIM cards on the fly.

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3 days ago

HTC's latest phone in India is not so new after all

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HTC launched seven phones yesterday in India, and the vendor is now back for an encore. The latest HTC handset to make its way to the country is the One M9+ Prime Camera Edition, which retains the styling of the One M9 while paring down the hardware to compete in the mid-range space.

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3 days ago

Acer's Liquid Zest Plus with 5000mAh battery will retail in July

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Acer unveiled the Liquid Zest Plus last month in New York, and the manufacturer is now announcing that the phone will make its debut in North America in the month of July for $199. The highlight of the phone is a massive 5000mAh battery, which according to Acer will result in a battery life of three days.

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4 days ago

Watch all the sessions from Google I/O 2016 right here

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There was a lot to like about Google I/O 2016, with the search giant unveiling new products, apps, and technologies. While the keynote had a slew of consumer-centric announcements, I/O is primarily a developer conference, with a focus on providing developers the tools and resources they need to build the best apps and services possible.

Google has now collated all of the developer sessions from the three-day event — which include a deep dive into its latest technologies and an overview of upcoming tools and platforms — into a single playlist for your viewing pleasure.

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4 days ago

Samsung unveils amazing Galaxy S7 edge Injustice Edition for all of the Batman fans out there

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4 days ago

How to make a custom icon for Android

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Theming icons with a pack is pretty awesome. But they can't do everything.

Icon packs have holes. Icon packs sometimes miss. And when you're theming your phone, maybe what you need isn't in an icon pack at all. That's OK. We don't need no stinkin' icon packs. We can edit together our own custom icons! It's easy. All you need is some kind of photo editor, be it the latest Photoshop or free cloud-based editor like Pixlr, and a little creativity.

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4 days ago

Zagg's Glass Curve screen protectors now available for Galaxy S7 and S7 edge

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If you're looking for a good way to protect the screen of your Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 edge, Zagg's Curved Glass screen protectors are now available for purchase.

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4 days ago

Marshmallow breathes new life into the OnePlus 2, but we deserve a stable build by now

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The first quarter of 2016 has come and gone, and this phone is still on Lollipop.

As rumors swirl around the expected launch of the OnePlus 3, owners of the still-current-generation OnePlus 2 are wondering where their Marshmallow update is. Despite OnePlus originally guaranteeing a Marshmallow update for the phone by the end of March, here we are at the end of May with no official update in sight.

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4 days ago

Get a free RE Camera when you buy an HTC 10 this Memorial Day weekend

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HTC has you covered with some interesting deals for Memorial Day weekend, with the manufacturer offering up a free RE camera when you purchase the HTC 10.

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4 days ago

First 2017 Acura NSX rolls off the line (and it'll get Android Auto!)

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The first 2017 model Acura NSX rolled off the assembly line this week in Ohio. And let's be perfectly honest here — most of us probably don't have $156,000 to shell out for this little slice of heaven. But if you do, know this:

You'll be able to run Android Auto on it.

The first serial production 2017 Acura NSX. (Credit: Acura)

That news was tucked into the initial press releases, but Google this week updated its list of cars that'll run its answer to crappy infotainment systems. So that makes it officially official and gives us all the reason we need to post a pic of this thing.

Dibs on the review unit.

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4 days ago

ZTE launches the new Z-Community with an Axon 7 giveaway

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Alongside the announcement of the Axon 7 and VR headset, ZTE is also launching a new Z-Community for all things ZTE. To celebrate the launch of this new community — which will feature forums, R&D and a blog — ZTE will be giving away the new Axon 7 to its most dedicated fans on the new website.

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4 days ago

Chick-fil-A's emoji keyboard helps you express your love of waffle fries

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The Chick-fil-A fast food franchise has launched its own mobile keyboard, allowing people to use over 20 emojis, stickers and GIFs on a variety of messaging apps.

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4 days ago

Google wins legal fight with Oracle, jury rules for fair use of Java in Android

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A jury has ruled for Google in its court fight against Oracle over the use of the company's Java API in Android. The jury agreed with Google's view that Android's use of Java was covered under the fair use clause.

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4 days ago

Powering up with Mophie Juice Packs for the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge

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When it comes to battery cases, Mophie is at the top of everyone's mind. But what about this year with the Galaxy S7?

Samsung unexpectedly impressed us with its own wireless charging-enabled battery case for the Galaxy S7, with a few clever design decisions that made it the only one to date we'd recommend. But when a company like Mophie that's known for its battery cases offers up its latest Juice Packs, we can't turn down an opportunity to try them out.

Mophie makes the new Juice Packs for both the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, and at $99 charges more than Samsung does while offering a higher capacity and a different set of features (and trade-offs). Does it all add up to the best possible combination in a battery case for your Galaxy S7 or S7 edge? We're here to find out.

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