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4 years ago

Xiaomi ships 10 million Mi 3 units and launches Champagne Gold version

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Xiaomi ships 10 million Mi 3 units and launches Champagne Gold version

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China-based Xiaomi has announced it has shipped 10 million units of its Mi 3 Android smartphone, while also launching a new Champagne Gold version of the device.

4 years ago

Amazon launches a dedicated storefront for wearable devices

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Amazon launches a dedicated storefront for wearable devices

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Amazon

Amazon UK has launched a dedicated store that features various wearable devices across categories like activity trackers, smartwatches, smartglasses, wearable cameras and more. With over a 100 different products already listed, Amazon's wearable technology store currently offers the largest selection of wearable devices.

4 years ago

Bentley and Vertu team up to produce luxury, expensive smartphones

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Bentley and Vertu team up to produce luxury, expensive smartphones

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Vertu

Bentley and Vertu, two iconic British brands, have teamed up in an exclusive five-year partnership to produce a new series of luxury smartphones. The first handset will launch in October and will be followed by a further four units, encompassing authentic Bentley design elements. Since Vertu has done Android in the past, it's not far-fetched to imagine the company releasing rather extravagant Google-powered devices.

4 years ago

Vodafone launches WorldTraveller to eliminate international roaming costs

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Vodafone launches WorldTraveller to eliminate international roaming costs

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Vodafone

After slashing roaming costs earlier this year, Vodafone is now rolling out a new deal that allows customers to continue using their plan while abroad for £5 a day.

4 years ago

Sony's 'selfie' focused phone launches tomorrow, leaked photos reveal front LED flash

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Sony's 'selfie' focused phone launches tomorrow, leaked photos reveal front LED flash

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Sony Xperia C3 leak
Sony Xperia C3 leak

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Sony is getting set to launch a new smartphone that makes it easier to capture selfies. While initial details on the device are scant, a leak from earlier today revealed that the device will feature a front-facing LED flash module.

4 years ago

HTC launches mid-range Desire 616 in Asian markets

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HTC launches mid-range Desire 616 in Asian markets

HTC Desire 616

HTC Desire 616

HTC's efforts to gain a more significant market share in emerging marts like China have gotten a significant boost today with the launch of the Desire 616. The mid-range dual-SIM handset joins the likes of the plastic version of the One M8 and the Desire 816 as HTC seeks to continue its profitable streak.

4 years ago

LG announces global availability of the G Pad 10.1

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LG announces global availability of the G Pad 10.1

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LG G Pad

LG G Pad

LG has today announced global availability of the largest tablet in the G Pad series, the G Pad 10.1. The tablet will be made available in the United States initially, followed by other markets in Asia, Latin America and Europe later this month.

4 years ago

Google Now's occasional reminders keep you on top of chores

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Google Now's occasional reminders keep you on top of chores

Google Now's occasional reminders keep you on top of chores

Google Now's occasional reminders keep you on top of chores

Google had recently added a feature to its back end that allows for the occasional reminder when using Google Now. Now, when you set up a reminder, you can set up recurring alerts, one-time alerts based on time or location, and the occasional reminder that occasionally pops up to nag you about tasks. This would be great for things like chores, which may not really have an expiration date or a set completion date, but just stuff that you need to keep on top of with a fair amount of frequency.

4 years ago

Wear Aware is a leash for your smartphone from your Android Wear

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Wear Aware is a leash for your smartphone from your Android Wear

Wear Aware is a leash for your smartphone from your Android Wear

Wear Aware is a leash for your smartphone from your Android Wear

Wear Aware is a simple app for your Android Wear smartphone that serves as a leash for your smartphone. When you walk away from your phone, Wear Aware will vibrate and play an audible alarm on your wrist so that you know that you've left your phone behind. This is useful for those times when you've set your phone down on a table at a cafe or restaurant and forget to pick it up when you leave.

4 years ago

TSA will check to see if your device turns on for international, U.S.-bound flights

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TSA will check to see if your device turns on for international, U.S.-bound flights

TSA will check to see if your device turns on for international, U.S.-bound flights

TSA will check to see if your device turns on for international, U.S.-bound flights

As part of new security protocol at foreign airports, the United States Transportation Security Administration will require cell phones and select electronic devices to be fully charged with the ability to be powered on when going through security screening. The TSA says that devices that won't power on will not be allowed on flights headed to the U.S.

4 years ago

QR Codes and smartwatches, a match made in heaven

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QR Codes and smartwatches, a match made in heaven

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QR code on Android Wear

QR Codes are one of those things where you either love using them or they just don't seem to actually add any convenience to your life. The tech has been around for ages, and every time someone tries to breathe new life into this quick glance data delivery mechanism it seems to gain more and more of a following. The most recent attempt at using QR Codes in apps on phones or as a WiFi hand-off for Google Glass all seem to work well enough, but with smartwatches on the rise it's clear that these little data squares are perfect on the wrist.

4 years ago

Get the Gear Fit from Amazon for just $99 right now

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Get the Gear Fit from Amazon for just $99 right now

Get the Gear Fit from Amazon for just $99 right now

Get the Gear Fit from Amazon for just $99 right now

Amazon is currently offering the Samsung Gear Fit for just $99. That's a 50% discount from the strap-style wearable's normal price of $199.

4 years ago

Sprint rolling out Wi-Fi calling update for the Galaxy S5

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Sprint rolling out Wi-Fi calling update for the Galaxy S5

If you're on Sprint and making use of a Galaxy S5, you might have an update waiting for you. Although it's a simple, small update it adds one feature we're sure at least a few folks will love to finally see arrive and that is Wi-Fi calling.

4 years ago

Apps of the Week: Player FM, Allthecooks Recipes, UpTo Calendar and more!

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Apps of the Week: Player FM, Allthecooks Recipes, UpTo Calendar and more!

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Apps of the Week

Those of us here in the states have been enjoying our fair share of barbecue food, tasty beverages and fireworks, but that doesn't mean we didn't have time to put together our Apps of the Week column this fine Saturday afternoon. There's nothing particularly patriotic about this week's picks, though — we've just continued our weekly showcase of apps that the writers here at Android Central are currently using.

This week features a new way to listen to podcasts, a weather app, a calendar replacement and a few other great picks. Read along and see the apps we picked this week — you may just find a few that meet your needs.

4 years ago

50,000 units of Xiaomi's Mi Pad sold in just under four minutes

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50,000 units of Xiaomi's Mi Pad sold in just under four minutes

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China-based Xiaomi started selling its Android-based tablet, the Mi Pad, in its home country earlier this week and the company claimed that 50,000 units were sold in its first 3 minutes and 59 seconds.

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