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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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4 days ago

Simplicity, not modular mayhem, is what LG and Lenovo (and the rest of us) need

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The LG G5 has modules. The new Moto Z (or Moto X, or whatever) probably will, too. But what we really need is a good, simple phone that gets the important stuff right first.

It's hard enough to sell simple smartphones these days. Just look the earnings of nearly every mobile manufacturer. It ain't easy.

So why are manufacturers like LG and potentially Lenovo (Motorola) making it so much harder on themselves?

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4 days ago

Grab a Spigen case for your Galaxy S7 edge, Note 4 or Note 5 for as little as $3 at Amazon with coupon

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Update: The codes are now expired. Be sure to keep an eye out for future deals!

Spigen is offering a number of its cases on Amazon for as little as $3 with coupon code. If you have a Galaxy S7, Galaxy Note 4 or Galaxy Note 5, you'll want to check this deal out. Whether you are in the market for something thin or protective, you won't want to miss out on this opportunity.

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4 days ago

Chromecast Audio can be yours for just £15 at Currys PC World

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Currys PC World is currently offering the Chromecast Audio at half price.

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4 days ago

Verizon HTC 10 to gain camera improvements and more starting May 27

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Verizon will begin pushing an update to the HTC 10 starting tomorrow, May 27. The update will bring camera improvements as well as additional fixes. We've seen the update hit the unlocked versions already, and tested the improvements for ourself.

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4 days ago

Hyundai releases Android Auto update files for more vehicles so you can install it yourself

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Hyundai is making it even easier to get Android Auto on your compatible vehicle by posting the necessary files online for you to download. That's right, if you own one of the vehicles on the list, you can now download the update from Hyundai, put it on your car's SD card and install it yourself. Previously, you had to take your vehicle to the dealer, which could have resulted in some extra fees as well.

From the company's announcement the following models are eligible for the at home upgrade:

  • 2015 Sonata with Navigation
  • 2016 Sonata with the seven-inch touchscreen display and eight-inch Navigation
  • 2015 Genesis with the eight-inch touchscreen Navigation system with rearview camera
  • 2016 Genesis with the eight-inch touchscreen Navigation system with rearview camera
  • 2016 Elantra GT with Navigation
  • 2016 Tucson with Navigation
  • 2017 Santa Fe with the seven-inch touchscreen display and eight-inch Navigation
  • 2017 Santa Fe Sport with the seven-inch touchscreen display and eight-inch Navigation

The update is pretty easy to do but it can take some time. From start to finish, on a strong internet connection, you are looking at anywhere from 45 minutes to nearly 4 hours for the complete process.

Wondering what other vehicles have Android Auto? Don't worry, we've got a comprehensive list that can help you see all of the ways to get Android Auto right now.

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4 days ago

Samsung fires up the Bat Signal for a Batman Galaxy S7 edge teaser

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Samsung has posted a Batman-themed teaser on its Twitter account that seems to suggest some kind of new promotion is in the works for its Galaxy S7 edge.

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4 days ago

Zivix's jamstik+ smart guitar now has Android support

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Zivix has announced that the jamstik+ MIDI smart guitar now works with Androids running version 6.0.1. Jamstik has been available for iOS devices for a while now, with the improved plus model first introduced in April 2015. Changes to Android that come with the latest version of Marshmallow now make it possible to support the Bluetooth MIDI device, and after a quiet initial launch in April 2016 (with excellent user reviews), they're ready to ramp things up as well as bring more tools and third-party partners on board with one of the first Bluetooth MIDI devices of its kind for both Android and iOS users alike.

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4 days ago

Motorola, selling nearly half of Lenovo's Q4 phone total, 'did not meet expectations'

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Lenovo today announced its fourth-quarter earnings results for the three months ending March 31, 2016. For that period, some 10.9 million smartphone shipments were recorded. Of that, nearly 5 million units came from Motorola, which is now fully integrated into Lenovo, for $1 billion in revenue.

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