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4 days ago

In pictures: Samsung Galaxy S6 vs. Galaxy S6 active

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Samsung Galaxy S6 vs. Galaxy S6 active

These two phones share the same core, and not much else in terms of design.

The Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 active are made for people with different design sensibilities. One is sleek, smooth, shiny and maybe even beautiful — the other is built to take a beating, and doesn't necessarily care that it's a little bigger than other phones.

We've talked about the subtle differences between the two phones, now let's look at the clear physical differences. Here's what the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 active look like side-by-side.

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4 days ago

The Pip-Boy included in the Fallout 4 Collector's Edition will fit the Samsung Galaxy S4 and S5

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Last week at E3 2015, Bethesda Softworks revealed plans to release a collector's edition of their upcoming post-apocalypse game Fallout 4, which will include a real Pip-Boy housing that allows you to slot your smartphone inside and wear it on your hand while using it in tandem with a second-screen app. Now the publisher has revealed that the Pip-Boy will come with foam inserts that will fit a number of smartphones, including Samsung's Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S5.

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4 days ago

Microsoft's latest OneDrive update brings Chromecast support

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Microsoft continues to add new features to its OneDrive cloud storage app for Android devices. This week's update adds Chromecast support for the app for the first time.

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4 days ago

2K puts XCOM: Enemy Within, NHL 2K, and WWE 2K on sale for Independence Day

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From now until Monday, July 6, 2K Games is holding a sale on some of their mobile titles to celebrate Independence Day. The sale includes discounts on NHL 2K and tactical strategy title XCOM: Enemy Within.

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4 days ago

Google to end development and support for the Android Developer Tools in Eclipse

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Google will be ending development and official support of the Android Developer Tools in Eclipse, as the company continues to focus its efforts on Android Studio. Over the past few years, Google has been focusing its attention on Android Studio, which just hit version 1.3, and in order to continue that focus the company has decided that at the end of this year, Eclipse support will be coming to an end.

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4 days ago

Save 25 percent on the ASUS ZenWatch from NewEgg, only $149 for limited time

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The ASUS ZenWatch is currently on sale at NewEgg for only $149, a 25 percent savings. To make the deal even sweeter, NewEgg is also offering a $10 Promotional Giftcard with the purchase of this Android Wear device.

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4 days ago

I actually don't like the LG G4 — here's why

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LG G4 and other phones

Everyone around here seems to be gushing over the LG G4. I dare to have a different view.

When LG took the wraps off of its latest G-series flagship, I immediately wanted to get one to put it up against my favorite phone at the time, the Galaxy S6. After being relatively unimpressed by the G3 with its performance issues and lackluster software, LG really had me excited with new internals and a bevy of high-end camera features.

Well I ended up getting an LG G4 — a grey plastic one, if you were wondering — to try just shy of a month ago, and it turns out I just haven't fallen in love with it the way others have. Though it seems to possess all of the raw materials and features of a good device, it hasn't been my phone of choice due to a few specific issues.

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4 days ago

Meerkat adds a way to embed livestreams from its app on websites

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Meerkat, the livestreaming app that officially launched for Android in May, has a new service that gives anyone with the app a way to embed their livestreams on a website.

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4 days ago

BlackBerry Messenger gets Material Design overhaul, new Privacy and Control Subscription

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BlackBerry Messenger's latest update brings along with it an all new Material Design, along with a number of new privacy settings and controls. Beyond the visual overhaul, BlackBerry has added a new Privacy and Control Subscription to BBM, which replaces the existing Timed and Retracted Messages Subscription.

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4 days ago

A quick look at the Qmadix X Series LITE for LG G4

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Care for a dose of dual layers that still keep your LG G4 on the slim side? The X Series LITE case serves it up nicely.

The fine folks over at Qmadix sent us their popular hybrid case for the LG G4 for a test run, and after week of doing its duty, we were pleasantly surprised of the extra grip it provided next its protective design that left little to worry about in the case of a drop.

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4 days ago

Microsoft will end support for older Outlook.com Android app on July 31

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Microsoft recently launched a new version of its Outlook email app for Android. However, with that launch comes the retirement of the older Outlook.com app. The company has been sending out emails to customers informing them that support for the older app will end on July 31.

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4 days ago

Mobile Nations Community Update, June 2015

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Mobile Nations Community Update

With June coming to a close, it's time again for the Mobile Nations Community Update! Keep reading as I take you on a quick tour around our network for all the latest from Android Central, Connectedly, CrackBerry, iMore, and Windows Central.

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4 days ago

Grab a Moto 360 from Woot for as low as $149 today only

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The online discount site, Woot.com, has some big savings on the Moto 360 today, dropping the price down to as low as $149. This offer, which is good for today — June 26 — only, scores you a champagne Moto 360 with cognac leather band for $149, or the natural and dark metal options for $179.

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4 days ago

ZTE launches the Maven on AT&T, Sonata 2 on Cricket Wireless

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ZTE is has launched two new smartphones in the US today, the ZTE Maven and ZTE Sonata 2. The former is on AT&T, while the Sonata 2 is heading to Cricket Wireless. Both smartphones are affordable handsets, offering yet more choice for those looking for a sweet deal on a brand new mobile device.

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5 days ago

Snapdragon 820 may feature 3.0GHz Kyro CPU cores manufactured at Samsung

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Qualcomm is moving back to custom CPU cores — called Kyro — in the Snapdragon 820, with a new report out of South Korea stating that the 64-bit cores will be clocked at 3.0GHz.

Samsung is said to manufacture the SoC, which Qualcomm revealed during the unveil of the Snapdragon 820 would be built on a "leading-edge FinFET process." Samsung switched to a 14nm FinFET manufacturing process this year with the latest-generation Exynos SoC, which is used in the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge.

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