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2 years ago

US Cellular begins pushing Android 5.1.1 to the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge

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Android 5.1.1 is being pushed out by US Cellular for the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge, bringing a number of fixes along with it.

If you are sporting a Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 edge on US Cellular, you will want to check your devices for an update. The carrier is now pushing out Android 5.1.1 to both devices, but unfortunately it has not released a proper change log for the update.

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2 years ago

Android 5.1 soak test begins for the 2014 Moto X on US Cellular

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Motorola has started the soak test for Android 5.1 on the 2014 Moto X for U.S. Cellular.

2014 Moto X owners on US Cellular, there's some good news afoot. Motorola has started soak testing the Android 5.1 update for the 2014 Moto X on US Cellular, which means a full rollout shouldn't be too far off.

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2 years ago

Android One arrives in Myanmar with the Cherry Mobile One

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The expansion of Google's Android One program continues, with the latest country being Myanmar.

Myanmar is the latest country to be added to the Android One program, with a new device coming from Cherry Mobile. The Cherry Mobile One combines high-quality hardware with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop to bring the amazing new features to more users.

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2 years ago

Samsung's upcoming Galaxy A8 promises to be its thinnest smartphone yet

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After the Galaxy A3, A5 and A7, Samsung is set to expand the A series with the launch of the Galaxy A8, which will be the manufacturer's thinnest smartphone.

The device is rumored to feature a metallic frame with a thickness of just 5.94mm. To put that into context, the Galaxy A7 comes in at 6.3mm, with the Galaxy S6 featuring a thickness of 6.8mm.

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2 years ago

Elephone P9000 may just be the first handset to run MediaTek's deca-core CPU

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According to a leak on a Chinese website, local manufacturer Elephone may be the first to launch a device featuring MediaTek's recently announced Helio X20 SoC with a deca-core CPU.

Based on the leak, the Elephone P9000 is scheduled to make its debut October 20, boasting a price tag of $500. The MediaTek hardware powering the device — the MT6797 — is the successor to last year's octa-core MT6795, and features a tri-cluster architecture that includes two Cortex A72 clocked at 2.5GHz and eight Cortex A53 cores, four clocked at 2.0GHz and four at 1.4GHz.

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2 years ago

OnePlus 2 will have a USB Type-C port for charging

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The upcoming OnePlus 2 smartphone will have a USB Type-C port for charging the device.

Last week, OnePlus revealed that it's next smartphone, the OnePlus 2, would have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor inside. Now the company has revealed that the successor to the OnePlus One will have a USB Type-C port for charging the smartphone.

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2 years ago

Grab a 128GB Galaxy S6 from T-Mobile for the price of the 64GB model

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T-Mobile is back again with a familiar promotion, giving customers the chance to purchase the higher storage Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 edge without dishing out any extra cash.

We have already seen T-Mobile offer a similar promotion, in which it offered customers the 64GB model for the price of the 32GB, but now it is including the 128GB model this time around. Customers who are interested in either of Samsung's latest flagships, the Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 edge, can get the larger storage model for the same price as the smaller one.

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2 years ago

Android M Developer Preview now available for some Sony Xperia devices

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Developers can now flash the Android M Developer Preview on some of Sony's Xperia smartphones and tablets.

Google launched the Android M Developer Preview in late May during Google I/O, but only for a select number of its Nexus devices. Sony has enabled the preview to be flashed onto a number of its Xperia smartphones and tablets that are a part of its Open devices program.

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2 years ago

Sony Xperia Z3+ now available for purchase at Clove and Unlocked Mobiles

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UK retailers Clove and Unlocked Mobiles have the Sony Xperia Z3+ ready for order in both black and white. Previously listed for pre-order, the smartphone can now be yours for £499.

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2 years ago

T-Mobile Galaxy S5 now receiving Android 5.1.1 update

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After rolling out the Android 5.1.1 update to the Galaxy S6, T-Mobile is now turning its attention to the Galaxy S5.

The update takes the build number to G900TUVU1FOF6, and is now rolling out over the air. Those not yet seeing the update can head to Samsung Kies to manually check if newer firmware is available.

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2 years ago

Flipkart starts selling the OnePlus One as Amazon loses exclusivity in India

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The OnePlus One launched as an Amazon exclusive in India last year, but now the device is available for purchase on rival e-commerce store Flipkart.

The Indian retailer is running a launch promotion for the 64GB Sandstone Black variant, knocking down its cost to ₹19,998 ($315). The discounted price is valid until June 24, after which the phone will be back up to its normal price of ₹21,999 ($345). The 16GB Silk White edition is also set to make its debut in the coming weeks for ₹18,999 ($299).

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2 years ago

What is an 'unlocked' phone? (And why do I care?)

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Unlocked phones

Is my phone's bootloader unlocked? Is it SIM unlocked? What's the difference, and why is any of this important?

Unlock your phone at GetUnlocked

Unlocked. It's a word you'll see used a lot on websites about mobile technology, and most people writing about it will be sure to let you know that it is a good thing™. And it is (See? told 'ya). But unlocked can mean different things — that are all good things — depending on what, exactly, we're talking about.

Maybe you're wondering about being able to unlock the bootloader on the phone you want to buy next. Or maybe you'll need to SIM unlock your phone so you can take that trip abroad and not pay AT&T ten-cents a minute and a handful of dollars each time you check your email. Both are important, and we're going to talk about the differences.

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2 years ago

HTC One M9 photo comparison: Before and after the latest firmware update

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HTC One M9 in silver and grey

The camera experience isn't the strongest feature of the One M9, but HTC hopes that updates are making it better.

European versions of the HTC One M9 received a pretty substantial update at the start of June that claimed to improve many aspects of the phone, most importantly in the camera department. The fixes centered around better automatic exposure to keep photos in bright environments from getting washed out, while also improving low light shots by cutting back on noise and blur. Fringe cases where green or yellow hues were showing up on photos in harsh conditions have also supposedly been addressed.

Understanding the limits of how much can really change with a single update, we found it worthwhile to do some side-by-side comparisons between an updated One M9 and another device that has yet to receive the update, and see how the photos compared. This is what we found, and what you can expect to see on your M9 once it receives the update.

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2 years ago

2013 Moto X Android 5.1 update begins rolling out in the U.S., Brazil, and Canada

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2013 Moto X owners, your wait is finally over: Android 5.1 Lollipop is on its way.

Motorola's David Schuster once again took to Google Plus today to announce that the Android 5.1 Lollipop update for the 2013 Moto X is now rolling out for U.S. and Brazil retail devices, along with the Rogers variant in Canada.

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2 years ago

Cricket Wireless has several Android phones on sale until July 9

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If you are looking a getting a cheap, no-contract smartphone, Cricket Wireless has discounts on several of its phones from now until July 9.

AT&T's no-contract subsidiary Cricket Wireless has started a new promotion that cuts the prices on several of its Android smartphones from now until July 9.

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