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    There’s a very interesting trend happening lately of very thin smartphones, high end design, lower than flagship price points, and a Snapdragon 615 processor under the hood. Last year’s Oppo R5 was one of the first, and this year’s Oppo R7 takes the trend a step further. Join us for our first impressions of the ...

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    OEMs are trying to find their place in this landscape. Some are more successful at this than others. But the one thing that many of these OEMs have in common is the fact that they’re all looking for that one magic bullet. That one thing that really sets them apart from others. Sometimes it’s building materials. ...

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    You could be forgiven for getting a little sick of hearing about Samsung's new Galaxy S6 Active. By the time this piece hits the feeds, Samsung's rugged superphone will have gotten unboxed, drop-tested, compared with its lighter-weight Galaxy S6 sibling and given the full review treatment. We tend to cover smartphones ...

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    Pocketnow Daily gets an average of 300 to 500 comments a day, and sometimes even a thousand. We’d like to thank you all for participating in our question of the day, and we love your feedback so much, that we decided that since we can’t respond to ever single one of your comments, we should at least feature a ...

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    From cruise control to do-it-yourself, the amount of control users can have over Android Back in late 2013, we covered an extensive range of Android launchers for the different people who might have wanted something a little different from their phone's native skin. Hell, even before then, we were all up in Launcher ...

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    It was very early this year that we caught a glimpse of Android Lollipop running on the LG G2, the company's 2013 flagship. Since then, LG did a good job in officially bringing Android 5.0 to the two-year old device (in some cases, even earlier than its -- back then, before the G4 -- flagship, the G3) but apparently ...

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    The Sony Xperia Z3+ is available internationally since the end of last month -- we're currently testing the device, with our full review coming next week -- but sadly there are not plans for the device to officially reach the US. Instead, a beefed up version will soon land on Verizon's line-up with the Xperia Z4v, a ...

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    Update: Nate Hoffelder of Ink, Bits & Pixels recently ran a statement from Yota CEO Vlad Martyanov debunking the below story. We'll clarify if and when we receive comment from Yota.   Original Story: YotaPhone is the Russian company known for its dual-screen smartphones; its most recent model, the YotaPhone 2, ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about a possible surprise from T-Mobile coming next week that could have something to do with Apple Music. Then we talk about the OnePlus 2 and how it might gain a metallic chassis. BlackBerry is next as we get renders of a BlackBerry Passport and the Venice running Android. ...

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    This morning, as we prepared for what turned out to be a pretty solid installment of the Pocketnow Weekly podcast, a leaked image hit our feeds that suddenly sent us scrambling to update the rundown. It was the press render seen above, featuring a dramatic view of a sleek new BlackBerry handset with front-firing ...

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    We just told you about a new rumor concerning Apple's plans for a 12.9-inch iPad “Pro,” looking at a recent trademark application and explaining why it wasn't quite the evidence for an OS-X-powered iPad as some were making it out to be. But that doesn't mean that work on a larger iPad isn't happening, and the idea ...

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    Over the past few days we've been checking out maybe the most exciting series of iPhone 6s leaks to date, as a source with apparent access to the phone's frame and main board has been offering some up-close looks at the hardware. First we saw the handset's largely unchanged body, and then on Wednesday got a look at a ...

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    The mobile industry has a certain degree of patience when it comes to waiting for new devices and services, one largely dependent on just how excited we are about the product in question. When Apple announces the Apple Watch seven months before it intends to even start accepting pre-orders, we may grumble a bit, but you ...

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    Save a wad of cash with e-learning bundles and more at the Pocketnow Deals Store for a limited time only. Jam-Packed JavaScript Bundle Master web development with the Jam-Packed JavaScript Bundle and save 91 percent at the Pocketnow Deals Store. The Jam-Packed Javascript Bundle includes access seven indispensable ...

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    Right now, Apple's managing two markedly different platforms, as its mobile devices are powered by iOS (which we're including watchOS under), and its proper computers powered by OS X. But for a while now we've been wondering if Apple might be ready to start blurring those boundaries, and if the rumored jumbo-sized ...

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    Whenever you look at a wireless provider's coverage map, you'll probably notice a few things right off: coverage is best in major population centers and along the highway corridors that connect them. Stray too far from either and your signal strength drops. Signal strength impacts more than you might think, and that ...

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    One week ago, OnePlus offered the latest in a string of announcements about the upcoming OnePlus 2. But rather than teasing us with the latest hardware component it was revealing, the manufacturer had some bigger news, announcing plans for its launch event. In just over three weeks, on July 27, the company intends to ...

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    There's an Apple patent that might have us all sharing files with handshakes in the not-too-distant future. Sprint's new CEO is finally fed up with John Legere and recently said so on Twitter. Android is running on BlackBerry. And there's a 10000 mAh smartphone out there that, judging from the photos, is not the size ...

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    Right after the first rumors arrived last month about BlackBerry's supposed plans to release a smartphone running Android, we started hearing a lot of reports that, while they didn't necessarily conflict with each other, sure seemed to be going off in different directions. Would that keyboard-equipped slider the company ...

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    The mobile world moves quickly – probably faster than just about any other industry in the world. New devices are announced on what feels like a weekly basis; perpetual software updates are hitting for hundreds of mobile devices; one-off press events are always happening; and while phones seem to have a longer life ...

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    It's been about six months since we saw the initial Samsung Galaxy J1 debut – it was the device that kicked off the entry level Samsung Galaxy J-series devices. As the empirics show, Samsung has a tendency to release slightly tweaked or modified versions of its smartphones after the initial release with a different ...

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    Have you ever looked at your Android Wear smartwatch and thought to yourself "Gee, wouldn't it be great if I could watch a YouTube video on this tiny wrist-mounted screen?" Neither have I. But just in case you're the adventurous type and are wondering what it really is like to watch a YouTube video on a low-res, ...

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    There's no denying that John Legere is one of the coolest CEOs on the planet, even without the context of the company he's running. He's shaken up the wireless industry by denouncing bad carrier practices, and hasn't shied away from making quite the name for himself – he's crashed CES parties, and dropped some pretty ...

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    Amidst its moonshot initiatives like Projects Loon and Ara, it's oftentimes quite simple to forget that Google sanctions projects like Android One as well. Android One, if you need a refresher, is a program that creates affordable (but yet usable) Android smartphones and then distributes them in growing markets where ...

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    If you've been rocking a Galaxy S5 on AT&T, you might be jealous at this point of the Android 5.1 updates hitting other carrier models of the smartphone – unfortunately for you, that update is indeed finished and rolling out, but not for your smartphone. We're sorry to disappoint, but today's AT&T Galaxy S5 ...

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