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2 days ago

Huawei P8 announced: metal-bodied flagship with 8-core, 64-bit CPU

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Huawei P8

A new flagship phone for Huawei brings an improvement in build quality and new camera capabilities.

At today's launch event in London, Huawei has taken the wraps off its latest flagship smartphone, the Huawei P8. Building upon the metal construction we've seen in earlier Huawei devices, the P8 boasts a steel body, a 13-megapixel OIS camera with a host of new tricks, and Android 5.0 Lollipop.

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2 days ago

Huawei P8 specs

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The Huawei P8 is official, having just been unveiled in London. It's a big, interesting phone. And these are the official Huawei P8 specs:

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2 days ago

Verizon brings Lollipop to the Samsung Galaxy Note 3

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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 owners on Verizon Wireless will be happy to see the Lollipop update hitting their devices.

Lollipop has been rolling out for more and more devices daily, and now Samsung Galaxy Note 3 users on Verizon can join in on the update fun. The update bumps the device up to Android 5.0, bringing quite a few changes along with it.

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2 days ago

Huawei P8 London launch event liveblog 3 p.m. BST / 10 a.m. EDT

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Huawei event

Today Huawei will unveil its next flagship smartphone at an event in London, and we'll be covering it live.

At the London launch event, the Chiense manufacturer is expected to launch the Ascend P8, the latest in its line of high-end Android phones. We're expecting Huawei to build on recent premium offerings like the Honor 6+ and Ascend Mate 7 by packing some of these phones' standout features into a smaller chassis.

We'll have to wait a little longer to find out what's in store for us, though. The action kicks off at 3pm London time — that's 10am EDT, or 7am on the West coast. Head past the break for our liveblog and livestream!

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2 days ago

Amazon will let you watch Season One of Orphan Black for free on April 17 only

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Amazon will let anyone watch Season One of Orphan Black, but the deal is only good for April 17.

Orphan Black is an Amazon Prime exclusive series, but on April 17 they will be allowing anyone to watch Season One. The show will be available for viewing through Amazon's Instant Video app for TVs, connected devices and mobile devices, or online. All ten episodes of the first season will be available for the day for anyone to watch, whether a member of Amazon already or not.

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2 days ago

Text message replies are failing this morning because of an invalid +11 country code [update: fixed!]

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If you're having a hard time replying to text messages this morning and are being told you're trying to reply to an invalid number ... you're not alone.

We're still diving into this a bit, but it looks like incoming text messages (and this appears to be localized on AT&T) are being appended with a +11 country code. Problem is there is no 11 country code, so the reply fails.

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2 days ago

Cricket Wireless to begin selling the Samsung Galaxy S6 on April 24

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AT&T's no-contract subsidiary Cricket Wireless will join the list of US carriers that are selling the Samsung Galaxy S6 on Friday, April 24.

The price for Cricket's version of Samsung's latest flagship smartphone will be $649.99, but customers can use one of the company's new payment plans to get the Galaxy S6 with an initial payment of just $19.99 and a smartphone plan, with approved credit.

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3 days ago

Samsung working on Android 5.1 for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy Grand Prime

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Samsung is working on preparing Android 5.1 for the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, as well as the Galaxy Grand Prime. Lollipop is also set to be heading to the Galaxy Core Prime and Galaxy Mega 2. Future updates for all!

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3 days ago

EU files formal antitrust charges against Google regarding Android and online search [Updated]

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The European Commission today formally announced charges against Google. The company is accused of abusing its dominant position in online search, as well as Android.

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3 days ago

Samsung has reportedly formed a dedicated team to build displays for Apple products

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Samsung has reportedly created a team of around 200 employees to work exclusively on display technology for Apple products, as well as strengthening relations between the two giants.

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3 days ago

Nokia agrees to acquire Alcatel-Lucent for $16.6 billion

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Nokia's acquisition of the French telecommunications equipment company for $16.6 billion is now confirmed, following reports from earlier this week.

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3 days ago

Leaked internal memo details Google's response to potential EU antitrust charges

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An internal Google memo that details the search giant's response to potential antitrust charges from the EU has leaked today.

Following a report from earlier today that the European Commission is set to bring formal antitrust charges against Google, Re/code has reportedly obtained an internal memo sent out to all Google employees in which the company says it believes it has a good case and points to strong competition from the likes of Microsoft, Yahoo, and Amazon.

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3 days ago

AT&T starts rolling out Android 5.0 Lollipop for the LG G2

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It looks like T-Mobile LG G2 owners aren't the only ones getting some Lollipop love today, as AT&T has also started pushing the update out to the handset over-the-air.

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3 days ago

This week's sidebar poll: How is your new phone treating you?

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One M9 and Galaxy S6

Tell us how much you like (or dislike) your new Android phone.

It's the time of the year when the new Android phones — like the HTC One M9 or the Samsung Galaxy S6 —you've seen the tech press fawn over have made their way onto store shelves and users' hands. That means it's a fun time for most everyone involved, with all the setting up of a new device and trying new features. New hardware and new software brings a bunch of things Android fans seem to love to play with. I'm guilty, as are many of you. It's fun. No need to deny it, you're among friends here.

Of course, it's also the time when we read about issues, bugs, horribly-broken-zomg-what-is-wrong problems from the folks that are having them. Usually, this is a small number of people who are understandably very vocal about problems with their very expensive new gadget. Nothing's perfect and problems are real — even if you're not seeing any.

Here's your chance to say just how your new Android is treating you. Take the poll, jump into the comments to hash it all out. And remember, if you are having issues, the Android forums are a great place to find answers for just about anything!

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3 days ago

Samsung Galaxy S6 teardown reveals difficult repairability

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The Samsung Galaxy S6 is the latest subject of an iFixit teardown, and much like its edgy sibling, the smartphone came out with a pretty low repair score.

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