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4 days ago

Carphone Warehouse unveils its new 4G mobile network called iD

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Carphone Warehouse today unveiled the UK retailer's new Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) called iD. The new network aims to offer the best value 4G available on the UK market.

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4 days ago

Xiaomi's $200 global phone is the Mi 4i: 5-inch FHD display, 13MP camera and 3,120mAh battery

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Mi 4i

Xiaomi's Mi 4i is the first phone the manufacturer has launched outside of China, and will debut in India initially.

Xiaomi's VP of global operations Hugo Barra was on hand to announce the Mi 4i, the Chinese vendor's latest flagship. The device features a 5-inch full-HD display, 64-bit octa-core Snapdragon 615 SoC (the second-generation variant) with eight Cortex A53 cores: four high-performance cores clocked at 1.7GHz and four energy-efficient cores at 1.1GHz, 2GB DDR3 RAM, 16GB internal memory, 13MP Sony/Samsung sensor with a f/2.0 lens (the same sensor used in the Mi Note) and two-tone flash, 5MP shooter at the front with a wide-angle lens, dual-SIM connectivity, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac and a massive 3,120mAh battery.

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4 days ago

OnePlus turns one, celebrates birthday with giveaway and accessory discounts

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It was exactly one year ago today when the OnePlus One "Flagship Killer" was unveiled to the world. Countless invites later, the team has grown to launch accessories and even its own OS.

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4 days ago

Asus launches ZenFone 2 in India with prices starting at ₹12,999

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ZenFone 2

At a media event in New Delhi, Asus launched the ZenFone 2 in the Indian market, with several variants of the device — including the one with 4GB RAM — set to be available in the country.

The entry-level ZenFone 2 (ZE550ML) offers a 5.5-inch 720p display, quad-core 1.8GHz Intel Atom Z3560 CPU, 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage along with dual-SIM connectivity, microSD card slot, 13MP camera, 5MP front camera and a 3,000mAh battery, and be available in the country for ₹12,999.

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4 days ago

EE launches two affordable branded smartphones with 4G and Wi-Fi calling

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UK mobile operator EE today unveiled two new own-branded smartphones. The Harrier and Harrier Mini are new devices with support for not only 4G connectivity, but Wi-Fi calling too.

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4 days ago

Fantasy-filled gamebook that is Sorcery! 3 is now available on Android

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The highly-awaited title — made by the creators of best-selling games such as 80 Days — is now available on Android for $4.99.

The latest instalment in Steve Jackson's Sorcery! series is here, with the game now adopting an open world adventure model. You play as an adventurer navigating the deserted wasteland of Kakhabad, which is guarded by seven fearsome serpents. The aim is to get to the Crown of Kings, with every step along the way littered with decisions — highlighted in a novel-style narrative gamebook — that will impact the outcome of the story.

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4 days ago

LG Watch Urbane will be launching on the Google Store later this month

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LG's all-metal Watch Urbane is going on sale in South Korea this week, followed by a launch on the Google Store later this month.

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4 days ago

Android Central Photo Contest: Refreshment

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When we think of "refreshment" it's usually in relation to a nice cool drink, perhaps on a sunny day, but that doesn't mean this photo contest needs to be tied down to just pictures of your glass. Try to go outside the box and think of more things that are refreshing than just that beer or lemonade you're enjoying (though we'd love to see those, too!). We can't wait to see the entries this week, and so long as they fit the prompt they'll be eligible for a prize.

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4 days ago

LG's latest video shows off more UX 4.0 features ahead of LG G4 launch

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LG has released another video highlighting some of the features coming in its UX 4.0, the new user interface set to debut on the upcoming G4.

Among the features highlighted in the video are Ringtone ID and Quick Memo+, along with camera features like Quick Shot and the clumsily-worded Gesture Interval Shot.

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4 days ago

Announcing the 'AC Photo Contest: Cold' winners!

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In the first edition of our new, longer-running photo contests we came away with tons of great entries.

It took two weeks to pick winners this time around, but we're super happy with all of the entries that came into this chilly photo contest. We received all kinds of shots that nailed the prompt, and after much deliberation we came down to the two winners that will take home prizes. Read along and see the winners.

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5 days ago

Comparing Project Fi pricing to other no-contract carrier offerings

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Google Nexus 6

Google's Project Fi isn't so much a revolution in pricing as it is a rethinking of how a carrier should work.

Not many people have a strong liking for the way their current mobile carrier operates. You can find the same stories about bad customer support, data speeds and phones related to all of the major carrier in the U.S., and Google's hoping to get some of those disgruntled customers to come try its new offering called Project Fi.

The premise is pretty simple: Pay for the data you plan to use, and get a refund the next month for data you don't end up using. Your money gets you access to the Sprint and T-Mobile networks, as well as thousands of Google-certified WiFi hotspots to help reduce mobile data usage. The network extends around the world with the same pay-for-use model while roaming, and no matter what your phone preference is you can only get a Nexus 6 right now.

It's understandable, and downright intuitive — but let's see how the value actually compares to the other carriers.

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5 days ago

AT&T posts Q1 2015 earnings: $32.6 billion in revenue, 1.2 million net wireless adds

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AT&T has posted its earnings for the first quarter of 2015 today, reporting a slight bump in revenue over the same quarter last year and its lowest first-quarter churn rate ever.

AT&T's combined revenue for its wireless and wireline businesses in the first quarter was $32.6 billion, which marks a year-over-year bump of 0.3 percent.

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5 days ago

Qualcomm says to expect further hit this year due to slower Snapdragon sales

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Following up on its first-quarter earnings, Qualcomm as part of its Q2 2015 earnings said that it's reducing its expectations for the second half of the fiscal year due to lower sales of its Snapdragon processors.

While it's largely gone unspoken in official channels, that's basically because the Samsung Galaxy S6 opted for the Samsung Exynos processor and not the Snapdragon 810, which can be found in a number of other current high-end devices.

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5 days ago

How to extend the battery life on your Samsung Galaxy S6

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Samsung Galaxy S6

There's no way around it — the Galaxy S6 doesn't have a huge battery. We're going to help you make the most of it.

With a brilliant display, powerful processor and plenty of software features you may find yourself draining down the 2550 mAh battery on the Galaxy S6 a bit faster than other phones, but that doesn't mean the phone's battery life is completely out of your control.

With just a handful of tips — some specific to the GS6, others you can use on any phone — you'll be able to make the most of the sealed-in battery on the Galaxy S6, and we're going to tell you all about them.

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5 days ago

Outlook for Android is ready for the big leagues, ditches 'Preview' tag

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Microsoft has graduated Outlook, their popular mail app for Android, out of 'preview' status.

After pushing out 17 updates since launching in back in January, Microsoft has now removed the 'preview' tag from Outlook for Android. The team at Microsoft had high expectations for Outlook, and while enhancing performance and squashing bugs they had tagged the app as a preview. With the expectations finally being met, the team has no longer calls it a preview.

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