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3 years ago

LG G3 specs and features revealed in Dutch leak: lasers, circles, and UI

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The front of all three colors of the LG G3

There's a lot that's been leaked about the LG G3, but this one really takes the cake. It seems that somebody at LG Netherlands pushed the wrong button and accidentally published their full LG G3 product page. As of publishing time at least part of page was still surprisingly online, revealing the full specs and many of the new features we can expect to find in the LG G3. Our Dutch comrades were able to learn a bit more about the software that you'll find on the phone, so there's some new stuff you'll find after the break.

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3 years ago

We're answering your HTC One Mini 2 questions on the Android Central forums!

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So you've checked out our first impressions of the HTC One Mini 2, read today's full review and you've still got questions? Fear not, we've got the device in-hand, and we've taken to the Android Central forums to get a Q&A going. So whatever you need to know about the HTC One M8's little brother, we'll do our best to provide the answers you crave.

Join the discussion: HTC One Mini 2 Q&A - Android Central forums

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3 years ago

HTC One M8 'Ace' leak points to single camera, June 3 release

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A more affordable version of the HTC One M8 may be on the way, according to a leak on a Chinese website. The device is slated for a June 3 release and could well be the rumored HTC One "M8 Ace" we've been covering. We've previously looked at what its next Android smartphone would be and this cheaper HTC One M8 would bring the company in line with what competitors are offering.

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3 years ago

The TV Show 3: I need to be a queen

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 I need to be a queen

The TV Show is like app or game reviews for television episodes. Whether you're watching over your Chromecast or streaming to your Android phone or tablet, follow along for the week of TV that was. On this episode Dave and Rene respond to feedback on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D and talk about Game of Thrones, pushing the limits on sex and violence, character arcs, 24's first act, and Don and Peggy's relationship on Mad Men. Subscribe and listen along!

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3 years ago

Samsung patent reveals detailed plans for smartwatch with a circular display

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In addition to the standalone smartwatch with a built-in SIM card, Samsung may be looking to offer a smartwatch with a circular display, much like the Moto 360. Patents from last year indicate that the South Korean manufacturer is working on a new interface that is designed to take advantage of the circular display.

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3 years ago

LG G3 leaks for Sprint with Spark LTE and minimal branding

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In case you were wondering if there was anything else left to leak about the LG G3, here's one more: what it might look like on Sprint. The latest renders from evleaks reveal that the phone will come in at least the dark brushed metallic "titanium" finish and golden brushed metallic finish on Sprint (similar to the launch colors of the HTC One M8.

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3 years ago

Samsung testing Android 4.4.3 on Galaxy S5 and Galaxy S4, outlines 4.4.2 update timeline for other devices

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It looks like Samsung is already testing Android 4.4.3 on its current flagship, the Galaxy S5, and last year's Galaxy S4. Documents obtained by SamMobile reveal that the South Korean manufacturer is testing the as-yet unannounced Android update (which has a build number KTU70) on both the Snapdragon as well as the Exynos-powered variants of the Galaxy S5 in addition to the LTE-A variant of the Galaxy S4 (GT-I9506A).

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3 years ago

HTC One Mini 2 Review

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HTC One Mini 2

In case you hadn't been paying attention, smartphones are getting bigger. In 2014, a 5-inch display is seen as the minimum for serious contenders in the high-end Android world. We've even reached the point where Apple is rumored — finally — to be joining the big-screen club later this year.

It's clear that the market wants (or at least expects) smartphones with gigantic screens. And the side effect of ballooning screen sizes is that phones are getting to be larger than many of us can comfortably hold in one hand. Hence the arrival of "mini" versions of popular Android flagships in recent years.

This year's HTC miniature, the clumsily-named but surprisingly compelling HTC One Mini 2, is still intended to hit a price point a couple of tiers below its big brother, the One M8. As we've discovered over the past two weeks, though, that doesn't mean you'll settle for an underwhelming user experience, despite the lack of certain headline M8 features like Motion Launch and the Duo Camera.

The HTC One Mini 2 isn't quite the true M8 Mini some of us were hoping for, but it's a great little phone regardless. The real question is how it'll match up the to older Android flagships now crowding around its launch price, not least of which is HTC's own One M7.

Read on to find out how the HTC One Mini 2 shapes up, as we give it the full Android Central review treatment.

3 years ago

WhatsApp servers are down — it's not just you!

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WhatsApp, the incredibly popular instant messaging service recently purchased by Facebook for almost $20 billion, is offline at the moment. So, yeah, it's not just you. It's the WhatsApp servers. There's no word yet on how long the outage will last, so let us know in the comments whether it's working for you yet, and if not, when it starts working again!

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3 years ago

From the Editor's Desk: Holiday quick hits

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It's a holiday weekend, so I'll keep things short this fine Sunday. But I'm pretty stoked for this week's announcement of the LG G3 (and hating Alex and Richard for being so close to London it precludes me from going to the main event). And that's just the start of a crazy month — I'm on the road three out of the four full weeks of June already. So much fun stuff is on the way.

Anyhoo. It's Memorial Day Weekend. So I'll be brief. Stay safe out there.

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3 years ago

LG G3 demo unit spotted in the wild before launch

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Some photos of an LG G3 demo unit have surfaced in Korea ahead of a formal announcement. Since we've already witnessed images, videos, renders and accessories, it only makes sense for everyone to experience the device in dummy form. The photos show off thin bezels, improved back buttons and more.

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3 years ago

European HTC One M8 receives stability update

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The European HTC One M8 has started to receive its first major post-release software update — the second in total, following the launch-day update that added Extreme Power Saving mode. M8 handsets in parts of Europe are getting a 66MB update to firmware version 1.54.401.10, adding a variety of stability fixes. Here's the official changelog —

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3 years ago

Apps of the Week: Screen Maker, Record Run, AmazonFresh and more!

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Apps of the Week

It's Memorial Day weekend for many of us out there, so we've been busy getting in a little relaxation time, but we've still pulled together a great Apps of the Week column for your enjoyment this Saturday afternoon. Each week we pull together a list of apps from each of the writers here at Android Central, with a quick explanation of why and how we're using them throughout the week.

Read along with us for another edition of Apps of the Week and see how this week's picks stack up with the others — you may find an app or two that appeal to you.

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3 years ago

T-Mobile puts Galaxy S5 update on hold due to bug causing slow download speeds

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If you're on T-Mobile using a Galaxy S5 and wondering where the update is that we previously told you about, you're going to have to wait a little bit longer. The update (G900TUVU1ANE5) was meant to be an improvement for intermittent failures for text messages and MMS messages but it appears to of have caused more issues than it resolved.

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3 years ago

Review 12: Arrow

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Review is our movie, television, and general geekery podcast where we talk about everything from 80s flicks to the latest blockbusters to classic and modern shows. On this week's episode Serenity, Guy, Dan, Rene, and Dave get all up into the CW's Arrow. Based on DC Comics' Green Arrow, we discuss the first 2 seasons of Oliver Queen lost on the island of Purgatory and the city of Starling, the characters, arcs, and themes. Subscribe and listen along!

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