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2 days ago

Verizon pushes out small update for the LG G4

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Verizon is pushing out its first update for the LG G4, which brings along with it a few new enhancements. The update is rolling out over-the-air to users right now.

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2 days ago

A beginner's guide to the Samsung Galaxy S6

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Samsung Galaxy S6 in blue and white

Ever the 800-pound gorilla in the room, Samsung has released yet another high-end Galaxy S device in 2015 to lead it through the year. This is the sixth iteration, and the Galaxy S6 has a lot of great new features. Dramatically improved hardware, a stunning camera and a software experience that's familiar to the hundreds of millions of people who already have a Samsung phone.

There are plenty of reasons to get yourself a Galaxy S6, and when you do you'll want to get started with this guide. Whether you've just put down the money on your own Galaxy S6 — or someone you know is the lucky one to have it and needs some help — this guide will get you started with the phone.

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2 days ago

Half-Life 2: Episode Two, three other titles arrive for Shield Android TV and Shield Tablet

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NVIDIA has another round of big game announcements today, with the headliner being Half-Life 2: Episode Two arriving on Android exclusively for the Shield Android TV and Shield Tablet. The latest in the Half-Life franchise to arrive on Android will only set you back $7.99, and is joined by Q.U.B.E: Director's Cut ($9.99), Never Alone ($14.99) and Funk of Titans ($4.99).

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2 days ago

Android 5.1 rolling out to the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge on Sprint

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The Android 5.1 update for the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge is now pushing out from Sprint. This update, which is rolling out to users over-the-air, brings a number of bug fixes along with it. In addition, the update also includes stability improvements, additional security options, and other enhanced features.

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2 days ago

Hands on and 10-minute install with Nest Cam

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Nest Cam

Google's connected tech company Nest took a big step forward recently with the addition of the Nest Cam to its lineup. While the announcement itself was more ceremonial than anything else, since Nest had already been selling connected security cameras through Dropcam, a company Nest purchased last year, this new camera is the first product with Nest branded on the front. It's also the first in this connected camera lineup to be fully integrated into the Nest software, thanks to a massive overhaul and re-release of the Nest app.

We've just recently taken the new Nest Cam out of the box, and in under ten minutes had the camera installed and ready to use. Here's what we've learned along the way.

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2 days ago

Help us fix email (and maybe win a new Android phone in the process!)

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For the last month or so, we've been running a short survey to get more insight into your email pain points. While the feedback has been great (thank you!), we need more of it, and time is running out. If you haven't completed the survey yet, today is your last chance. We close things down at midnight tonight, so take a few minutes right now and fill out the survey. As a token of our appreciation, we will give you a chance to win $600 towards your next Android phone. Pretty sweet, right? Time is running out so hit up the link below!

Take the survey now for a chance at $600 towards a new Android phone!

Note: The "Email is broken" survey is open worldwide through June 30th, and we'll announce the winner on July 1st on the @mobilenations Twitter account. Now let's fix email!

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2 days ago

Pushbullet combines messaging and file sharing in latest massive update

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Pushbullet has received its biggest update yet, which brings messaging to its file sharing platform. In addition to overhauling the design, the Pushbullet team has made a number of other improvements to the app on all platforms, adding even more functionality than it had previously.

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2 days ago

#ShotonAndroid: Because the iPhone no longer has a monopoly on great mobile photography

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We've long maintained that the person holding the camera is as important — if not more so — than the camera in question. Give a good photographer a decent point-and-shoot and they'll come away with something better than an amateur with a $1,500 DSLR. That's not to say that the camera doesn't matter, though. And Apple's recent "Shot on iPhone 6" commercials are as brilliant as you'd expect.

But why let our iOS friends have all the fun, we say! The current crop of high-end Android phones is more than capable of competing — especially if all you're doing is posting in the social media space.

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2 days ago

Huawei launches the Honor 7 with a massive 20MP camera and fingerprint sensor

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Huawei announced the Honor 7 at a press event, launching three versions with metal alloy chassis. The different models of the Honor 7 differ by connectivity and storage limitations. The entry model ships with 16GB and LTE, then you have a dual-SIM dual-standby LTE varaint and finally one with 64GB of internal storage. It's quite the selection catering for different consumer requirements.

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2 days ago

Motorola hints Droid Turbo Lollipop coming soon, soak test is now live

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Droid Turbo owners, it seems that the wait for Lollipop is almost over. Motorola took to Twitter to tease the update as coming soon, though no specific date was given.

Meanwhile, the Lollipop soak test has gone live.

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2 days ago

Europe agrees to scrap roaming charges altogether by 2017, introduces net neutrality rules

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Europe has agreed a final proposal to scrap roaming charges altogether across the continent, as well as new rules on net neutrality. The extra charges applied to your account for using your mobile phone abroad will be scrapped by June 2017, although a fair use policy will be put in place.

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2 days ago

Google brings real-time traffic information to Indian roads

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Driving on Indian roads is not unlike navigating an obstacle course, with motorists on two-wheelers and four-wheelers trying to dodge city buses (which don't follow the lane system), autos and errant pedestrians. And that's not even accounting for the wildlife that manages to find its way onto the roads in the country. Google is now trying to make sense of the chaos by bringing real-time traffic information for twelve cities.

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2 days ago

You can now rock out to AC/DC on Google Play Music, Spotify, Rdio and Deezer

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Australian rock band AC/DC has made several albums available on streaming services, including Google Play Music, Spotify, Rdio and Deezer.

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2 days ago

Strong sales of the Galaxy S6 allow Samsung to retake lead in the U.S.

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The latest figures from Kantar show Android increasing its market share to 64.9 percent in the U.S., an increase of 2.8 percentage points. Samsung was able to retake the number one manufacturer spot through strong sales of the Galaxy S6.

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2 days ago

Amazon brings its Prime Now one-hour delivery service to London

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Amazon has unveiled Prime Now to the UK. Starting in London, consumers will be able to take advantage of Prime membership to enjoy one-hour delivery on over 10,000 products. Whether you're in dire need of some nappies, or need a games console to ramp up your home entertainment options, Amazon will deliver supported items within the hour. Unfortunately, it's only covering London for the time being.

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