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    Back in October 2014, when it closed the $2.9 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility, many felt the world’s largest PC manufacturer hit the jackpot. After all, smartphone demand was still thriving everywhere from developed to emerging markets, and on the heels of a deep identity crisis as Razr feature phones became ...

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    Unlike Samsung, which is rumored to only skip a digit in branding this year’s Galaxy Note, ZTE leaped over a whole bunch of them and decided to confusingly follow up the Axon with an Axon 7 that doesn’t even measure 7 inches in screen diagonal. But the number 7 is considered to bring good luck in both Chinese and ...

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    Chinese manufacturer ZTE is turning up the dial to seven. After last year's US-launched Axon, it has taken things back home to reboot the stratified series. The Axon 7 was revealed at a Beijing event and it is about as strong a phone as its spring compatriots and at least just as strong as a possible fall release. For ...

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    In addition to expanding its global presence in the smartphone landscape, Xiaomi clearly intends to diversify its product portfolio this year in order to return to growth after a couple of stagnating quarters as far as both sales and profits were concerned. Following the kiddie-oriented Mi Bunny smartwatch, Xiaomi ...

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    Does C stand for class? Color, maybe? China exclusivity? Cool cameras? We could try to guess all day, and if we were mean, we’d add “clone” to the list, since the newly announced Galaxy C5 in Beijing looks eerily similar to recent and semi-recent flagships from certain rival companies (cough, HTC, cough, Apple, ...

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    Google Play Music is probably not the world’s most popular online audio streaming service, and somehow, it doesn’t feel like a solid contender for second or third place either. But when it comes to bundle deals and free trials of its premium All Access subscription tier, the Android, iOS and Windows-compatible app ...

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    No matter how a bunch of lazy, complacent, greedy, user satisfaction-ignoring device manufacturers and wireless carriers will try to spin the Android numbers tale to make it seem like fragmentation isn’t such a big deal anymore, the cold, hard facts suggest otherwise. Marshmallow is growing at a slower pace than ...

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    Knowing OnePlus and its often sneaky, unorthodox marketing tactics, we couldn’t help but feel this year’s “flagship killer” revealed its aesthetic secrets a little too early and easily. Besides, why would the OnePlus 3 stray so far from the sandstone build path of its predecessors after the controversial Chinese ...

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    It doesn’t look like Google’s Project Ara initiative for developing a truly modular smartphone where you can remove and swap all the key components with minimal effort and no specialized tools will yield a fully functional, mass-manufactured product anytime soon. But you can settle for the next best modular thing, ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the recent deals for the OnePlus 2 and OnePlus X as we get ready for new devices. YouTube Red is next as Google has now decided to drop some new deals. Samsung then takes the stage along with Oppo with possible foldable displays coming soon. Microsoft then follows with more ...

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    If you feel that wireless charging has seeped into the background for a bit, you may have to readjust your expectations and wait a little bit longer. Energous, the company backed by mobile phone pioneer and virtuist Dr. Marty Cooper, has just gotten FCC approval of a miniature transmitter. That transmitter is part of ...

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    The old guard is going away. The Nexus Player just left the Google Store and the Nexus 9 left not long before that. Now we know that HTC is completely done with its own-made tablet as well. The company has said to CNET that it has ended its manufacturing run of the Nexus 9 and has a limited number available at its ...

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    It's true that we're not being fair to one of the largest banks in the US with that headline. After all, you can put your Wells Fargo cards onto both Android Pay and Apple Pay. But for a bank to launch its own mobile payments app that boasts exclusive compatibility with its own ATMs doesn't seem fair to us. Wells Fargo ...

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    Verizon's taking dollars off the board on a few older phones and one very new phone. You just need to get onto the network and not pay off for the device all at once (so much for you devil-opers out there). The Checkmark network is taking $100 off the price of the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, Galaxy S6, Galaxy Note 5, LG ...

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    The pal that helps you and many other people pay up is updating its Android and iOS apps. Unlike many other apps, it's providing customers with a good idea of when to expect an update. Version 6.0 of the app, said to have "a new look and feel," will head to devices with Android 4.0.3 or later and iOS 9.1 or later. ...

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    The hype has been real for several years. Samsung or LG would always set up a little display showing off moving pictures on a thin filament of bendable material and we're all left with the impression that a foldable smartphone would be so close down the road. Well, it's 2016 and we're only getting just a whiff of a ...

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    Ever since a factory explosion in Kunshan, China killed 146 people in 2014, it seems that the area's manufacturing industry has been on decline. While these plants still provide Taiwanese manufacturers with the components and materials needed to build products like the iPhone and other electronics, what you'll find ...

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    Get more out of your mobile device’s camera with the Acesori 5 Piece Smartphone Camera Lens Kit, 80 percent off for Pocketnow readers. Wish you could take DSLR quality shots with your smartphone? With the Acesori 5 Piece Smartphone Camera Lens kit, you’ll come exceptionally close. It comes with three high quality ...

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    Let's talk about audio. How our phones handle music and media is often overlooked for more impressive visuals. Playing games or streaming films looks better on camera. Video game performance can be used to rank phone performance, as most apps really don't tax our gadgets that severely. "Benchmarking" often means looking ...

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    We've seen bits and pieces of the latest Galaxy C-series phones come to leak. From its firmly mid-range specs to a less appealing sales price, we've seen this HTC look-alike before. But have you seen it in Technicolor? Well, get ready because this ain't Technicolor — we have seen these colors before. A bunch of Galaxy ...

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    It's not as good as free, but if you're new to the whole anti-advertising sentiment of content consumption and want to get started into it, you can do so for just 99 cents. It's the price for three months of YouTube Red, YouTube's new service that not only removes ads from the viewing experience, but gives you access to ...

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    The prepaid sector has been juicing up their plans with more data for the same monthly price. Sprint's about to revitalize its Virgin Mobile brand while T-Mobile subsidiary MetroPCS is offering an unlimited LTE data allowance, as does Cricket Wireless. But AT&T's own GoPhone service — which does not cap LTE ...

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    While Samsung Pay arguably eclipses its iOS-compatible digital wallet rival in convenience, with both NFC and MST support, also driving fast adoption thanks to frequent compelling deals and freebies, it still can’t hold a candle to Apple Pay in terms of global availability. The same obviously goes for Android Pay, ...

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    Here’s a fun fact for you. Up until today, I didn’t know what a “Twitter canoe” is. I’ve been on Twitter since before 2009, so I may not be “old school” by some standards, and I didn’t even set my computer on fire in protest when Twitter wanted to break chronological order of tweets. So maybe I’m just ...

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    While Samsung’s age-old flexible Youm smartphone display concept yielded several quirky consumer products in the Galaxy Round, Note Edge, then increasingly popular S6 Edge, S6 Edge+, and S7 Edge, behind-the-scenes work continued on bringing even more curves and elasticity to tomorrow’s high-end mobile devices. For a ...

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