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MediaTek reveals first ARM Cortex-A72 processor made for Android tablets

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MediaTek today unveiled a new system-on-chip (SoC) at the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona, Spain. The quad-core MT8173 uses an ARM Cortex-A72 processor and has been designed specifically for upcoming Android tablets.

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2 days ago

Flesky Keyboard will be free with Samsung Galaxy S6 Galaxy Gifts program

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Flesky has announced that their popular and extremely customizable keyboard will be offered free for people buying a Samsung Galaxy S6 as part of the Galaxy Gifts program. In addition to the full version of Flesky, the Modern Premium themes will be free. This gets you about $10 worth of great typing with your new Galaxy S6.

Flesky has been extremely popular on Android, with over 3 million users. Excellent auto-correct, smooth design and the addition of extensions make it one of our best keyboard apps — and plenty of others think the same. Getting it free makes it even better.

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2 days ago

Samsung announces Galaxy S6 and S6 edge: Metal frame, glass back and Exynos processor

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Samsung Galaxy S6

At its press conference today in Barcelona, Samsung announced the all-new Galaxy S6 and S6 edge.

Hoping to continue new design ideas from the Note 4, Samsung's brand new Galaxy S comes in two flavors with lots to like. The phones mark a pretty sharp departure in hardware from the Galaxy S5, with full metal frames, glass backs and refined feature sets.

Samsung built the S6 and S6 edge from the ground up with some new ideas, focusing on a higher-end feel for the phones in attractive colors and new features like a specced-out camera, wireless charging and in the case of the S6 edge a few novel software features.

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2 days ago

Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge specs

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The new Galaxy S6 and S6 edge sure look nice, but the internals are just as important.

Samsung really thought things through when it rolled out metal frames, glass backs and fresh design on the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge — but it doesn't seem that they had to skimp on the specs. The new devices are powerful and check most of the boxes folks are looking for nowadays — read along for the full sheet.

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2 days ago

Galaxy S6 versus Galaxy S5: Spec comparison

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There's a pretty big story behind the Galaxy S6, concluding with a fresh new design that bares little resemblance to the Galaxy S5 before it. Of course we're also a year removed from the announce of the GS5, and that means specs have been improved pretty dramatically when looking at what Samsung put inside the Galaxy S6. Numbers don't tell the whole story of course, but putting the two phones in perspective in terms of specs is useful — here they are.

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2 days ago

Live from Samsung Unpacked at MWC 2015 — 6:30 p.m. CET / 12:30 p.m. ET!

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Samsung is about to unveil something with "six appeal" at MWC 2015 in Barcelona, and we'll be there to cover the whole thing. We expect some pretty big announcement this year, as has regularly been the case, and perhaps a few surprises along the way. So come join us — the event kicks off at 6:30 p.m. CET / 12:30 p.m., so strap in for the ride.

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2 days ago

This is the Huawei Watch, Android Wear's finest looking yet

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Huawei Watch

Huawei has just officially introduced its first Android Wear smartwatch, the aptly named Huawei Watch, and it's getting some crazy attention. Well deserved attention, at that, because it's the best looking Android Wear watch we've seen yet.

Sadly we're not expecting to see it on store shelves any time soon, Huawei executives said tentatively "middle of the year," but that doesn't stop us getting our hands all over it in Barcelona at MWC. And that's exactly what we did.

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2 days ago

HTC One M9 to be carried by AT&T, EE, and more

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AT&T, T-Mobile US, and Sprint have all announced their intent to carry the new HTC One M9. UK carriers EE and Vodafone UK have also announced that they will carry the device. The phone will arrive at some point in spring 2015, with specific availability and pricing information to be announced at a later date.

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2 days ago

HTC Grip fitness band gets promotional video

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The newly revealed HTC Grip fitness band is the subject of a new promo video that shows people running, jumping and doing lots of exercises:

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2 days ago

Alcatel Idol 3 series hands-on

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Alcatel Idol 3

Do not look down upon the affordable smartphone any longer. Alcatel OneTouch at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, has unveiled the Idol 3, bringing some high-end specs to and some serious design to a pair of phones that shouldn't get anywhere close to breaking the bank.

The two phones in the Idol 3 line — a 4.7-incher with a 720p display and another at 5.5 inches and 1080p — bring Android 5.0.2 Lollipop, a couple of excellent displays tuned by Technicolor, and front-facing speakers that put the expertise of JBL to work.

In a day and age in which we see more metal and glass than ever, the Idol 3 definitely stands out as a plasticized phone. But that's to be expected when you're not paying above $250 off contract. After just a few minutes with the phones, however, you definitely get the feel that you're getting a lot of bang for those few bucks.

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2 days ago

Alcatel Idol 3 specs

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Alcaltel's Idol 3 line, announced at Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona, brings LTE speeds and high-end specs at a fraction of the cost you'd usually expect. Here are the complete specs for the two phones.

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2 days ago

Check out Valve and HTC's vision for virtual reality in this video

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HTC has partnered up with PC gaming powerhouse Valve to transport us to new worlds thanks to a virtual reality headset called the RE Vive. Here's a little sizzle reel to show us what they want to achieve.

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2 days ago

HTC Grip specs

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HTC and Under Armour at Mobile World Congress 2015 announced the HTC Grip fitness tracking wearable. It's a rubberized bracelet that connects to the UA Record app to help track, analyze and share your workout routine.

And these are the technical specs of the HTC Grip:

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2 days ago

HTC and Under Armour team up for the Grip fitness tracker

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HTC Grip

We've patiently been awaiting the first wearable from smartphone (and tablet) manufacturer HTC. Today, we've got it, but perhaps not in the form you were expecting.

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2 days ago

The HTC One series specs

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The HTC One is a storied line of smartphones. They're not the best selling, but they're arguably the best designed, and best engineered of the ever-growing Android stable. Here, now, is their lineage.

The HTC One M9 is the third member of the HTC one family, and unarguably the best. (Also being the newest version certainly aids in that title.) The phones have come a long way in two years, though obviously they've been in the works for far longer than that.

We've talked a bit in our hands-on preview about how each has built on the last. The physical differences between the M7, M8 and M9 are easy ways to show that. The M7 borrowed from the likes of the Droid DNA and the Windows Phone HTC One 8X. The leap from M8 to M9 is much more subtle on the physical side, but nonetheless important on the inside.

Here, now, is a look at how the basic specs of the three phones have grown over the past few years.

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