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3 years ago

Save $100 on your bill when you buy the Galaxy Note 4 or Alpha through AT&T Next

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Save $100 on your bill when you buy the Galaxy Note 4 or Alpha through AT&T Next

Galaxy Note 4
AT&T bill credit deal

Galaxy Note 4

If you were looking to buy the Galaxy Note 4 or the Galaxy Alpha, you may want to consider AT&T's latest offer. The carrier is offering a $100 bill credit when you purchase the handset through the AT&T Next program.

3 years ago

The top 5 things you need to know about the Blu Vivo Air

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The top 5 things you need to know about the Blu Vivo Air

The top 5 things you need to know about the Blu Vivo Air
The Blu Vivo Air is 5.15mm thin. It's really thin.
$200, or a stack of $5 bills as tall as the phone, will do.
Just look at all these smart gestures
Installing an update on the Blu Vivo Air
The HTC One M8, Blu Vio Air, and iPhone 6

The top 5 things you need to know about the Blu Vivo Air

Thinking about getting a Blu Vivo Air? Here's what you need to know

So you're wondering if the Blu Vivo Air is the right phone for you, eh? Well, you've certainly got some questions, no doubt, and we're here to help answer them for you.

The Vivo Air is a unique smartphone, with some eye-popping specs and a surprising price tag. But there's more to it than just being thin and affordable. And so, here's what you need to know about the Blu Vivo Air.

3 years ago

Lollipop delayed for some carrier versions of HTC One M8 and M7

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Lollipop delayed for some carrier versions of HTC One M8 and M7

Lollipop delayed for some carrier versions of HTC One M8 and M7

Lollipop delayed for some carrier versions of HTC One M8 and M7

After releasing Lollipop for the M8 on a few Canadian carriers just yesterday, HTC has announced today that it won't be able to hit the promised 90-day window for a rollout to some carrier versions of the HTC One M8 and One M7.

3 years ago

Even the Tizen-powered Samsung Z1 doesn't avoid Google's ecosystem

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Even the Tizen-powered Samsung Z1 doesn't avoid Google's ecosystem

Samsung Z1
Samsung Z1 screenshot
Samsung Z1 screenshots

Samsung Z1

Samsung's first Tizen phone ships with Google Search and YouTube apps, and Google as its default search engine

Following delays of over a year, Samsung finally shipped its first Tizen-powered handset, the Z1, earlier this month in India. The arrival of Tizen on smartphones — remember it's been on Samsung's Gear smartwatches for almost a year now — has been a long time coming, and there's been plenty of speculation among press and mobile industry watchers that Tizen could emerge as a viable alternative to Android for the Korean electronics giant.

What we've found during our initial hands-on time with an Indian Samsung Z1, however, is a phone that's very much at ease with Google's ecosystem.

3 years ago

Google confirms Nexus 6 supply constraints

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Google confirms Nexus 6 supply constraints

Nexus 6

Nexus 6

It's hardly been a secret that the Motorola-manufactured Nexus 6 has been a hard phone to get ahold of since its release. It's been MIA for many moon on Google Play, and the 64-gigabyte model is pretty much a White Whale. Today on its Q4 earnings call, Google Chief Financial Officer Patrick Pichette confirmed the scarcity.

"We also faced a few real challenges as well" for the quarter, Pichette said. "While the Nexus 6 was very well received as a new phone, we had real issues and were unable to secure sufficient inventory to meet the demand that we had forecasted." [Ed note: Pichette mistakenly said "Nexus 7" on the call and clarified things at the start of the Q&A.]

So it wasn't just you. The Nexus 6 is a rare bird.

3 years ago

Saygus V2 pre-orders will be $549, registration deadline extended until Feb. 2

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Saygus V2 pre-orders will be $549, registration deadline extended until Feb. 2

Saygus V2

Saygus V2

The Saygus V2, the upcoming Android smartphone that can support up to 320GB of storage, now has a firm pre-order price of $549. The company behind the device also announced that pre-order registration for the phone has been extended from today until Monday, Feb. 2.

3 years ago

Blu Vivo Air specs

Blu Vivo Air specs

The 5.1mm-thick Blu Vivo Air

The 5.1mm-thick Blu Vivo Air

The Blu Vivo Air is many things. It is very affordable at just $200 off contract, and absurdly thin at just 5.15mm from front-to-back. But there are things it is not — it's not a barn-burning high-powered flagship device, not that you should expect it to be so at that price. For the nitty gritty on one of the world's thinnest smartphones, head on past the break for the complete specs list of the Blu Vivo Air.

3 years ago

Android 5.0 Lollipop now rolling out to some HTC One M8 phones in Canada

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Android 5.0 Lollipop now rolling out to some HTC One M8 phones in Canada

HTC One M8

HTC One M8

Owners of the HTC One M8 in Canada might want to check their devices. The company announced today that an over-the-air download for the smartphone that will update it to Android 5.0 Lollipop has begun for Bell, SaskTel, and WIND Mobile customers.

3 years ago

Over 1 billion Android smartphones reportedly shipped worldwide in 2014

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Over 1 billion Android smartphones reportedly shipped worldwide in 2014

Android smartphones

Android smartphones

A new report from the research firm Strategy Analytics claims that over 1 billion Android smartphones shipped worldwide in 2014. That's compared to "just" 800 million smartphones using some version of Google's mobile OS that shipped in 2013.

3 years ago

LG says Snapdragon 810 issues have been fixed and won't delay LG G Flex 2 launch

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LG says Snapdragon 810 issues have been fixed and won't delay LG G Flex 2 launch

LG G Flex 2

LG G Flex 2

LG executives have admitted today there were issues with the first batch of the Snapdragon 810 chips from Qualcomm. However, the smartphone company said those issues have been fixed and won't delay the launch of their recently announced LG G Flex 2 smartphone.

3 years ago

Samsung's Galaxy A3 and Galaxy A5 up for pre-order at Carphone Warehouse

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Samsung's Galaxy A3 and Galaxy A5 up for pre-order at Carphone Warehouse

Samsung Galaxy A5

Samsung Galaxy A5

Samsung's Galaxy A3 and Galaxy A5 – which will be launching in the UK on February 12 – are now available for pre-order at Carphone Warehouse. The Galaxy A3 is available on monthly plans starting at £22.50 ($35) a month for 24 months, with the Galaxy A5 available from £26.50 ($40) a month.

3 years ago

Looking to buy the Nexus 6? T-Mobile is offering a discount of $48 on the handset

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Looking to buy the Nexus 6? T-Mobile is offering a discount of $48 on the handset

Nexus 6

Nexus 6

After offering a $36 discount on the Galaxy Note 4 earlier this month, T-Mobile is now slashing prices of the Nexus 6. Both 32 and 64GB versions of the Midnight Blue Nexus 6 are discounted by $48.

3 years ago

Qualcomm: Snapdragon 810 won't be in 'large customer's flagship'

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Qualcomm: Snapdragon 810 won't be in 'large customer's flagship'

'A large customer's' snubbing of the Snapdragon 810 processor has Qualcomm in a tough spot

'A large customer's' snubbing of the Snapdragon 810 processor has Qualcomm in a tough spot

Qualcomm today reported their first quarter 2015 earnings, and while we don't usually pay too much attention to the financial ticks and tocks of the chipmakers, Qualcomm today flat-out stated that their Snapdragon 810 processor had been snubbed by "a large customer" for their flagship device, and that it would have a material impact on their earnings for the second half of the year. Qualcomm's Snapdragon 800-series processors powered every flagship Android smartphone of last year, but it was reported just last week that the one customer that could have a serious impact on Qualcomm's bottom line wouldn't be using the newest 810 processor in their newest phone, and that customer would be Samsung.

3 years ago

The ZTE Blade S6 will come with Lollipop and an octo-core chip for $249.99

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The ZTE Blade S6 will come with Lollipop and an octo-core chip for $249.99

ZTE Blade S6 running on Lollipop

ZTE Blade S6 running on Lollipop

ZTE has just revealed a new mid-range Android smartphone, the 5-inch ZTE Blade S6, that will use Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box. It will also have Qualcomm's Snapdragon 615 octa-core processor inside for a price of $249.99.

3 years ago

HTC One M9: Leaked image offers peek at two new HTC flagships

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HTC One M9: Leaked image offers peek at two new HTC flagships

HTC One M9 leak

HTC One M9 leak

Notorious phone leaker @evleaks has temporarily stepped out of retirement, presenting what might be our first proper look at two unannounced, high-end HTC phones — one of which may be the HTC One M9. Today's tweet, which shows two hitherto unseen handsets alongside leaks of the M8, M7 and the abandoned HTC Edge, strongly suggests these could be HTC's new flagship phones.

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