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3 years ago

Samsung Galaxy Alpha hands-on

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Samsung Galaxy Alpha

IFA 2014 For years we've been waiting for Samsung to get serious about premium materials and build quality, and last month we got the company's response — a smaller, metal-framed smartphone called the Galaxy Alpha. The Alpha goes on sale later this month, but ahead of the European launch it's making a rare public appearance at IFA 2014 in Berlin.

Read on for our first impressions of the first metal-framed Galaxy.

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3 years ago

Samsung Galaxy Alpha versus Galaxy S5: Quick comparison

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Galaxy Alpha + Galaxy S5

Plastic versus metal, see how the Alpha stacks up side by side with the Galaxy S5

IFA 2014 Samsung's other latest device, the Galaxy Alpha, is doing the rounds publicly at IFA 2014 and as such we've snagged ourselves a quick look. More specifically we've sized up the 4.7-inch, metal framed Galaxy against it's older, bigger brother, the Galaxy S5. We know the Alpha is smaller and has a lower resolution display. But is that noticeable, and how much smaller is it?

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3 years ago

Verizon Wireless reveals its intent to sell the new Moto X

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Verizon Wireless has joined with AT&T and U.S. Cellular to announced it will also be selling the new version of the Moto X smartphone from Motorola that was officially revealed earlier today.

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3 years ago

U.S. Cellular will also sell the new Moto X sometime in September

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U.S. Cellular has confirmed to Android Central via email that it will be selling the new version of the Moto X smartphone from Motorola and that sales will begin sometime later in September.

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3 years ago

Top Android app, device and accessory deals for September 5

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Looking for deals on apps, accessories, smartphones, and tablets? We've found a bunch of limited-time offers of which you may want to take advantage.

Give us a shout in the comments if you find any other sales floating around the web and we'll be sure to share 'em!

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3 years ago

AT&T confirms it will sell new Moto X and Moto Hint wireless earbud

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AT&T has confirmed that it will offer the new version of Motorola's Moto X smartphone for sale, along with the company's new Moto Hint wireless earbud.

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3 years ago

Hands-on with the 6-inch Huawei Ascend Mate 7

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Huawei's latest Mate is a definite step up from the last

IFA 2014 At its Berlin press conference, Huawei made the new Ascend Mate 7 official. And honestly, we're pretty impressed. Need more? OK, sure. It's a 6-inch, 1080p, octa-core phone constructed from a single piece of aluminum. It's got a 13MP camera round the back where you also find a single-touch fingerprint scanner with big claims behind its accuracy and its speed.

We've got one in for review right now, so stay tuned for that in the coming weeks. But while we're here in Berlin we had to crack open the box and take a quick look.

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3 years ago

Our first pictures from the new Moto X

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Motorola has just unveiled the new Moto X, and one of the first things people are going to want to know is if the camera has improved over the original. With an increased resolution of 13MP, an interesting dual-LED ring flash and some small new software features, things are sounding good — but how do they look?

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3 years ago

The new Moto X — hands-on!

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The new Moto X

One of our favorite phones gets bigger, stronger, and hopefully has fixed the camera

Motorola Mobility doesn't look doesn't look like a company that's been bought and sold twice in the past couple years. It doesn't look like a company that's still waiting to find out if Lenovo is its new master, or if Google (which all but admits it was about the patents) will continue to control it. No, as Motorola hosted scores of journalists at its new downtown Chicago headquarters, it looked very much like the Motorola we became reacquainted with in 2013 — the maker of one of our favorite Android phones (and its extremely popular siblings).

And now, it's bringing us the new Moto X.

Yes, that's the name. No Moto X+1. No Moto X2. Just Moto X. And that very much feels right. Motorola has taken what we loved about the original Moto X and improved it. It's taken our biggest criticism to heart, it says — that'd be the overhyped camera — and worked on it. And it's done all this in a package that mostly appears to stay true to the spirit of the original, and the direction Motorola has taken in its rebirth.

So let's dive in and take a look at the brand-new Moto X.

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3 years ago

Hands-on with the new Moto G

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Moto 360 (2014)

If it ain't broke, don't fix it

Motorola released the original Moto G back in November 2013 as a mid-range counterpart to the Moto X in an effort to round out its device portfolio. It was clear that the Moto G provided an excellent value at just $179 unlocked — a real go-to phone for any value-minded smartphone buyer around the world, particularly internationally.

Just over three months later, Motorola announced that the Moto G was the best selling smartphone in its history, and not by a small margin. Motorola has consistently expressed that the Moto G is an important part of its refreshed product strategy, and even doubled-down on the value segment with the Moto E.

Coming around on 11 months since its release, it's tough to see why Motorola would want to mess with such a great device. And with this, the new Moto G, Motorola has stuck with its proven recipe and improved it in just a few key areas. Read along and see our first impressions of the latest generation of Moto G.

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3 years ago

Motorola Mobility has something to reveal at 2 am Eastern time Friday

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Motorola Mobility will start revealing some new "stuff" they have in the works at 2 am Eastern time early on Friday morning. That's 1 am Central time, midnight in the Mountain time zone and 11 pm tonight if you are in the Pacific time frame.

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3 years ago

First look at the Alcatel Onetouch Hero 2

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Alcatel Hero2

An octa-core CPU, 6-inch full HD display, integrated stylus and a wealth of connected accessories

IFA 2014 At IFA 2014 in Berlin, Alcatel Onetouch has pulled the wraps off its latest higher-end Android offering, the Hero 2. With a 6-inch 1080p display, the Hero 2 is trying to be a little more than just another "me-too" large smartphone. It has an integrated stylus with some custom applications and a whole host of interesting looking connected accessories to accompany it.

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3 years ago

Panasonic's ultra-rugged FZ-X1 Toughpad now available

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Panasonic has added a rugged Android-powered smartphone to the deluge of hardware coming out of IFA this week. The announcement of the Toughpad FZ-X1 goes all the way back to Mobile World Congress, but today marks retail availability of the Android version of the handset for £1024. The Windows model will be coming out in November.

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3 years ago

Huawei announces all-metal Ascend G7, decks out Ascend P7 with a sapphire display

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At its IFA press conference, Huawei announced the Ascend G7 – an affordable 5.5-inch smartphone with an all-metallic chassis – and a special edition of the Ascend P7 with a sapphire display.

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3 years ago

Huawei officially introduces the Ascend Mate 7

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The latest big smartphone from Huawei breaks cover in Berlin

IFA 2014 Live in Berlin at its IFA 2014 press conference, Huawei has officially pulled the wraps off the much teased Ascend Mate 7. We've had some cryptic clues from Huawei as to what to expect from the Mate 7 leading up to the event. As with previous Mate devices we're looking here at another oversized smartphone, though the 7 in the name doesn't refer to the screen size, it's a 6-incher at 1080p.

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