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    What is going on with Samsung's Tizen plans? At least, while Tizen seems to pretty clearly have a future with the company's wearables, popping up most recently on the new Gear S2 and Gear S2 classic, progress has been much slower when it comes to Tizen and smartphones. While we ultimately got the Z1 early this year, we ...

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    Change is in the air over at Mountain View, and the past few weeks have already brought some serious shifts to the way Google does business, primarily with the announcement of new parent company Alphabet. And while Google will live on under Alphabet, it's not doing so without making some changes of its own, and today we ...

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    This year for flagships like the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy Note 5, Samsung broke from tradition. It had long been that the company would use its own Exynos chips for some regional variants of these handsets, while relying on Qualcomm and its Snapdragon chips for the rest. Instead, 2015 has seen Samsung double-down on the ...

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    HTC may not be among the companies announcing a big new flagship at IFA this week, but that doesn't mean that we're not expecting some fresh hardware from the company soon. Most recently we've been talking about this handset that may emerge as HTC's fall flagship, the phone identified just the other day as the One A9. ...

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    On the company's website, we learn that "Nextbit is a small band of rebels who want to free people from the limits of today’s mobile technology." It's a new company formed to try to attack the smartphone market from a different angle since the market seems kind of boring these days. Everyone just keeps releasing ...

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    It must be awfully frustrating for Huawei to see its next-gen flagship phone strutting its stuff on the interwebs less than 24 hours ahead of a planned IFA 2015 announcement in Berlin, especially given the Chinese device manufacturer managed to keep a pretty tight lid on visual leaks all this time. Of course, we’ve ...

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    With roughly 72 hours left until the formal commencement of IFA 2015, and a slew of exciting mobile announcements scheduled for September 2 and 3, it became less and less likely in the past few days that Motorola would make an appearance at Berlin’s glitzy trade show to unveil the second-generation Moto 360. Instead, ...

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    LG may have made its European fans feel special when previewing the G Pad II 10.1 and announcing it would come to IFA Berlin later this week, but ultimately, American lovers of LTE-capable Android tabs will get first dibs. Rebranded as G Pad X 10.1, and endowed with a much more generous 32GB internal storage space, the ...

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    As we close in on Motorola’s highly anticipated second-generation Moto 360 announcement, the exciting circular smartwatch’s riddles are unsurprisingly solved one by one. Just yesterday, the Moto 360 2015’s presumed final design was showcased in a pair of high-quality press renders. A few days before that, it ...

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    When it was first announced, almost 20 months ago, the low-cost Razer Nabu wearable device flew deep under our radar. It’s like we could sense its experimental nature, which ultimately kept the smart band on the sidelines all this time. Gaming accessory manufacturer Razer attempted to commercially launch the Nabu late ...

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    Huawei’s September 2 IFA press event in Berlin, Germany is shaping up to be about something old and something new. The oldie that the Chinese device manufacturer gears up to re-introduce to the world is pretty much the textbook definition of a goldie, both literally and figuratively. First unveiled way back at the ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the recent leaks of the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium, Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Compact. Then we talk about the recent renders of the Moto 360 2015, in addition to the Moto 360 Sport. We then stick to Motorola to cover the rumors of a Motorola Bounce in the works. Then we focus on ...

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    All signs point to the debut of a new Apple TV in our soon-to-be-immediate future, with the latest rumors suggesting that this new souped-up version with Siri integration, app support, and a new remote interface is just about to join its predecessor in Apple's stores. Both boxes should ultimately support Apple's ...

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    Has it really been five months already since Microsoft introduced the Surface 3, its latest Surface tablet and the first non-Pro model to run a full version of Windows? After initial sales of the WiFi version of the tablet began back in May, carriers got sales started of the 4G-connected version this summer. But for all ...

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    Microsoft has done a good job at wowing the world with its new HoloLens project, but obviously at this point it’s just that, a project. We have yet to see when this will become a reality for the enterprise and consumers, so it does leave the door open for any competitor to try to find a way to use these ideas and ...

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    For the past few weeks now, Samsung's been crystal-clear: the Gear S2 smartwatch is coming, and it's coming to IFA. As we gear up for our trek to Berlin, where we fully intend to check out this wearable for ourselves, it seems that Samsung couldn't even bring itself to wait for the start of the expo itself, and today ...

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    At a time when companies like Huawei, Samsung and now Xiaomi are moving into the proprietary silicone game on smartphone flagships, it only makes sense for Qualcomm to focus on unique features to keep its Snapdragon offerings selling. Qualcomm has gained a lot of bad publicity with the Snapdragon 810, making the need to ...

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    Samsung's found such success combining the idea of a larger-screened smartphones and a packed-in stylus, that it's little surprise the manufacturer's peers have been eager to get some of that action for themselves. That's led to plenty of Note-ish devices, like the one LG introduced a few months back, the G4 Stylus/G ...

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    The "Internet Of Things" is still still a market in its relative infancy, even with the crazy amount of attempts to make the TV smarter. Some companies have succeeded at this, like in the case of Nest, and others have gone back to the drawing board a repeated amount of times. Just as we saw Google giving this a second ...

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    Sony has been doing a ton of initiatives in order to regain economical piece of mind. First Flight is one of those cases, where the company has launched its own crowdfunding platform with the idea of gaining an extra push for its own internal projects. This service is currently only available in Japan, but we get to see ...

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    Google sure looks like it might break from tradition this year and deliver a pair of Nexus phones, and rumors have pretty soundly settled on LG and Huawei as the companies likely to bring us these devices. We've already heard quite a bit about both phones, with multiple leaks getting into details like hardware specs. ...

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    We've kept a close eye on all the rumored changes that Apple is planning for the Apple TV. The company's "hobby" product is rumored to gain a ton of updates that will help Cupertino compete with cable companies in a different way. We thought existing Apple TV units would gain some of the fun, but today we learn that it ...

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    Is Motorola's smartphone lineup getting a little busy? Instead of one Moto X this year we got two, in the form of both the Moto X Play and Moto X Style. And to hear the latest news, Motorola phones should be about to get even more numerous still, as Lenovo hands the keys to its smartphone business over to its recently ...

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    Last Friday, we saw Amazon list the Huawei Watch for pre-order, only for the page to subsequently be taken down. Huawei released a statement mentioning “incorrect information” on “a partner website,” but didn't go into much detail. We're still waiting for the full story on that smartwatch's release, but at least ...

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  • Android
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    This year's arrival of the Apple Watch has helped answer some important questions about the smartwatch market, including not just how readily mainstream consumers might take to the tech, but how much money shoppers can be convinced to spend, especially if it was clear they were getting some very high quality hardware ...

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