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2 years ago

HTC One M9+ officially announced for China

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HTC has finally announced the Chinese variant of the HTC One M9. What makes this HTC One M9+ so special is the considerable bump in specifications from the international flagship.

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2 years ago

LG to let 4,000 lucky fans in 15 countries 'test drive' a G4 before launch

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Details are still a little scarce, but LG's going to give 4,000 folks in more than a dozen countries the opportunity to "test drive" its new G4 Android smartphone in the weeks before it launches.

The phone will officially be unveiled April 28 in New York City — we'll be there, of course. As per its usual MO, LG's already announced that the G4 will sport an f/1.8 camera. The rear buttons remain in the same place, as do the laser autofocus and flash. LG also has tipped its hand for a new 5.5-inch QHD display as well as a new user experience.

LG says more details are forthcoming on its various social media channels, so stay tuned.

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2 years ago

10 things you need to know about the Samsung Galaxy S6

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Samsung Galaxy S6

The latest Galaxy S is an altogether new device — two of them, actually — and there's a lot to take in.

With an all-new hardware design, fresh take on software and an interesting change of direction in terms of features, the Galaxy S6 (and curved S6 edge) diverges quite a bit from its predecessors. This phone is still instantly recognizable as a Samsung device, but it doesn't feel or work quite like the old ones — let us tell you the top things you need to know about the Galaxy S6.

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2 years ago

HTC One M8 on AT&T Lollipop update now pushing out as promised

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AT&T is now pushing out the Lollipop update for the HTC One M8 update, just as they said they would.

Carriers tend to promise things all the time that they don't actually deliver on, but this time AT&T has delivered. AT&T's Mo Versi promised that the Lollipop update would begin rolling out for the HTC One M8 on April 7, and the update is here.

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2 years ago

AT&T is rolling out Android 5.0.1 Lollipop for its Samsung Galaxy S4

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AT&T has started rolling out its Android 5.0.1 Lollipop over-the-air update for owners of its version of the Samsung Galaxy S4.

The update is a pretty hefty 947MB, so naturally AT&T is requiring that Galaxy S4 owners use their Wi-Fi connections to grab the Lollipop file.

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2 years ago

LG G4: The Android Central wishlist

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LG G4 leather

What do we want to see from LG's 2015 flagship?

The LG G3 was one of our favorite devices of 2014, earning a spot on our top phones list for the year. As that handset approaches its first birthday, we're anticipating the launch of its successor, the LG G4, at events around the world later this month.

Its latest flagship is an opportunity for LG to fix some of the things that were less than great about the G3, while turning up the heat on Samsung, which has just started shipping its headline Android phone for the year. Join us after the break to find out what we're hoping to see from the LG G4 when it lands on April 28.

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2 years ago

Get a refurbished Galaxy Note 4 from eBay unlocked for just $469

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For a limited time, eBay is offering a manufacturer-refurbished Samsung Galaxy Note 4 unlocked for $469.99 with free shipping.

The refurbished Galaxy Note 4 being offered is compatible with GSM networks, and features 32 GB of internal storage. The Note 4 is normally priced at $899.99, making today's deal a 48% discount.

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2 years ago

The LG G4 is getting an official unveiling on April 28

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After weeks of teasing, the open secret is no longer a secret: LG will officially unveil the LG G4 on April 28.

LG's teasing so far has focused on the camera of the LG G4, which is at least going to offer up an ƒ/1.8 lens (topping the ƒ/1.9 lens in the Samsung Galaxy S6, the continuation of the 5.5-inch QHD display and an updated LG UX 4.0. Other details are vague, but LG's using the tagline "See the great, feel the great" and evoking some very serious leather imagery here.

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2 years ago

US Cellular flips the switch on Samsung Galaxy S5 Lollipop update

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Samsung Galaxy S5 users on US Cellular will be delighted to know that they are now pushing out the Lollipop update.

Lollipop has been rolling out for the Samsung Galaxy S5 across various carriers, and US Cellular is the latest to join in. Owners of the Galaxy S5 will begin seeing Android 5.0.1 hit their device through an over-the-air update.

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2 years ago

ZTE Blade S6 Plus now available globally through eBay

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ZTE has decided to skip retail channels, and go straight to eBay for the launch of the new ZTE Blade S6 Plus.

eBay is home to many different products, and ZTE has announced that it will also be the home to their latest smartphone. The ZTE Blade S6 Plus is now available on eBay around the globe, with an introductory price of only $269.99.

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2 years ago

How to customize the on-screen navigation buttons on the HTC One M9

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If back, home and multitasking just aren't enough for you on the HTC One M9, the new Sense 7 gives you the option to add a fourth button.

The ability to add and rearrange the on-screen navigation buttons on an Android smartphone isn't exactly new — but it is new to Sense 7 on the HTC One M9. And it takes just a few taps to get the job done. Here's how it works:

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2 years ago

More live images of Sony's unannounced Xperia Z4 surface online

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The images suggest subtle changes to the OmniBalance design implemented by Sony in its high-end Xperia Z devices over the last few years.

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2 years ago

T-Mobile stops selling the Sony Xperia Z3

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The Xperia Z3 has been discontinued by T-Mobile, resulting in the device being available for purchase from the carrier for less than six months.

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2 years ago

LG shows off its latest UX 4.0 ahead of LG G4 launch

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LG's UX 4.0 is all about smart features, with the new user interface set to make its debut on the upcoming LG G4.

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2 years ago

Where's the Flashlight app on the HTC One M9?

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One of the most-used applications on any smartphone isn't where it used to be. But, yes, the flashlight lives.

If you've noticed something missing from the app drawer on the new HTC One M9 thus far, you're not alone. And it's one of those apps that you might well not see is missing until you absolutely need it. So where's the M9 flashlight?

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