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    Android 5.1.1 first popped up at the beginning of the month, with factory images being available as of April 21 for download for the Nexus Player (strangely, not a Nexus phone nor tablet). While there's no official list of fixes, the build is expected to fix some memory leak issues, among others. A Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge update seems to bring this Android 5.1.1 build to the T-Mobile variant of the device, as seen in the video below (more after the video and image embed). The model of the device is SM-G925T, and, as the picture below seems to testify, it is indeed running Android 5.1.1, ...

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    The ALCATEL ONETOUCH Idol 3 is definitely, as our review will testify, a phone to consider, especially thanks to its capabilities, and more than attractive price point. However, the Idol 3 is a phone that will be available unlocked, without a contract. The Pop Astro, however, is a mid-ranger that the company just announced, and it will be available from T-Mobile. Available in T-Mobile stores as well as online, you can grab it for $0 down, or $6.24 per month over 24 months ($149.76 MSRP). For the money, you get a mid-to-low-end device that features a 4.5-inch TFT screen with qHD ...

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    Sony was the first one to bring a huge, 20.7 megapixel camera to the Android world, and, for a short period of time, it was arguably the king of Android cameraphones, back in the Xperia Z1 days. Fast forward to today, through the Xperia Z1 Compact, Xperia Z2, Xperia Z3, and Xperia Z3 Compact (now with the Xperia Z4 in Japan), and the megapixel count stayed the same, though Sony has improved its sensor, lenses, as well as its camera software. However, Xperia RAW image format is not available for Sony phones, despite the fact that the latest version of Android supports it. Asking about ...

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    As far as the Nokia comeback to the smartphone world is concerned, there's quite a controversy around it. As a reminder, in the light of the Microsoft agreement, Nokia couldn't, even if it wanted to, get back to the making smartphones until 2016. Initially, there was a report that claimed to confirm Nokia's plans of returning to the game, but everything became clear when the company officially denied such plans. However, this next bit could go both ways: either way, someone messed up on social media, but either by not reading the memo, or disclosing information that wasn't meant to be ...

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    In case you missed it, LG unveiled the G4 yesterday. Of course we went hands-on, compared the G4 and the Galaxy S6, as well as its predecessor, the G3. Our coverage has just started, and there's much more to come, including our full review, coming next week. While you can check out the phone's full specifications here, we'll remind you that it packs a 5.5-inch QHD display, Snapdragon 808 processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of expandable storage, 16MP and 8MP camera tandem, and the usual suspects. This is the phone LG is putting against the competition (iPhone 6, Galaxy S6, One M9, etc.), and this ...

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    The ASUS Zenfone 2 has managed to create a lot of buzz, and, while we are still yet to review the device ourselves, it does need no introduction. However, opposed to the current flagship model, which is powered by Intel's chips (Atom Z3560 and Atom Z3580 for the 2- and 4GB versions, respectively), future phones in the mid-range, and mid-to-high-end range will likely be powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 615 SoC (a 32- and 64-bit compatible octa-core chip). The information comes from ASUS CEO Jerry Shen, who talked about future devices in an interview embedded below. Shen consider's Apple's ...

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    "Without Cyanogen, OnePlus would have sold like one device in international markets. Essentially they built their brand on the back of Cyanogen", said Kirt McMaster, Cyanogen's CEO. OnePlus can prove him wrong once the second iteration of its device will be out, one that will likely not be powered by a Cyanogen-modified version of Android. Early signs of the two companies breaking up could be also attributed by OnePlus' own OS, dubbed OxygenOS, released earlier this month. Where does that leave Cyanogen, with a user base of more than 50 million? Apparently, the company plans on ...

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    There are a lot of Sony smartphone fans out there, but, sadly (for the company), not enough, or not as many as the Japanese manufacturer would have hoped. Regardless of its Xperia line-up (flagship or not), Sony didn't quite manage to sit at the same table with Apple or Samsung, for instance. However, Sony profits from Apple's and Samsung's smartphones, and, it profits even more when it comes to the latest iPhone 6 and Galaxy S6 flagships. Components inside the iPhone 6 or Samsung Galaxy S6 are made by Sony. We're referring to the image sensor. The iPhone 6 has not one, but two Sony ...

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    LG finally made the G4 flagship official earlier, at the New York launch event, and we can finally put an end to all the rumors and leaks. The phone is out there, and whether you you like it or not, it is a true flagship, competing for market dominance with the Galaxy S6, and One M9 (well, Xperia Z4 in Japan), to name the most recent ones. We're looking at the specs and features in different posts, but you should know that aside from the leather-back version of the G4 (available in black, brown, red, sky blue, beige, and yellow) there will also be another variant: LG G4 ceramic is what ...

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    Despite having some of its features unveiled earlier by the manufacturer itself, and its internals by leaksters and/or the media, the LG G4 is still a pretty exciting phone, and its official unveiling is happening today. It is happening at 11a EST (1500GMT), and you can watch the LG G4 event live stream below, in case you didn't manage to make it to New York or London. The world is expecting a 2015 flagship that will have a curved screen like the G Flex 2, a leather back options, a great camera, and other features which were previously leaked. We're going to find out pretty soon whether ...

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    There were a lot of rumors and leaks leading up to the official unveiling of the Sony Xperia Z4, and, once the phone became official, we found out that it was bound to Japan. Then came rumors that Sony was working on a completely different phone for the rest of the world; how different is anyone's guess, but today we're seeing information that the Xperia Z4 might reach other markets as the Xperia Z3+. Manufacturers have been using "+" or "plus" versions of their devices to describe a slightly improved/better/larger model, regardless if we're talking Apple, HTC, or someone else, like Sony, ...

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    We've seen the OPPO R7 teased yesterday, with a probable announcement happening next Month, but the manufacturer isn't stopping there, dropping some more teasers on us, building up the buzz and anticipation to what is expected to be a very thin, bezel-less phone. The image above has been posted by OPPO on its Facebook page, and the 2.5D glass is being called out next to a render of the phone. Said render seems to show off some very narrow bezels, but the manufacturer is expected to conceal even those with a curved glass towards the edges, employing reflection and refraction is a smart ...

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    Today (April 28) is the LG will unveil the G4, its 2015 flagship. You don't have to be an LG fan to be excited about the event; if you love Android, or mobile tech in general, you should be looking forward to seeing what the South Korean phone maker has in store for us. It also looks like you don't have to wait until the event to find out the internals of the phone, as the LG G4 specs have been tentatively leaked. Being slightly larger than the G3, the G4 measures 5.9 x 3 x 0.4 inches and 5.5 ounces, while also being slightly curved, like the G Flex 2. On the inside, you find a Qualcomm ...

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    DisplayMate tested the Apple Watch display, and, before you jump to early conclusion, let's clear one thing up in the very beginning: all Apple Watch models (Sport, Watch, Edition) are equipped with the same display technology, a Flexible OLED display most likely manufacture by LG. So how come the best Apple Watch display is the one on the Sport model? While you can find in-depth explanations and tests at the source link below, the main takeaway is this: the Sport version of the watch is the only one that has an Ion-X strengthened cover glass (same as on the iPhone 6, similar to Gorilla ...

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    Remember last week's rumors that implied Nokia was planning on returning to the smartphone game sometime in 2016? OK, forget about them. While the usual policy is a "no comment on rumors" one (or at least that's what the media is being constantly told, for ages), Nokia denies the rumors, as the Finnish company made an official statement on the matter: "Nokia notes recent news reports claiming the company communicated an intention to manufacture consumer handsets out of a R&D facility in China. These reports are false, and include comments incorrectly attributed to a Nokia Networks ...

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    As we heard earlier this month straight from the manufacturer, the Google Store has the LG Watch Urbane available for you to purchase as of now. The Google Store is available in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States, and it now features LG's latest and greatest Android Wear-powered smartwatch. It goes for $349 in the US, and, what you get for your money is a 1.3-inch P-OLED Display with a resolution of 320 x 320 pixels and pixel density of 245ppi, 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 ...

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    If you're anything like us, you want to know numbers (or at least estimates) regarding Apple's success, or lack thereof, with the Apple Watch. Well, TL;DR on the Apple Watch vs Android Wear sales situation: Apple apparently sold more of its own watches in a day than all Android Wear devices in an entire year. According to estimations, over 720,000 Android Wear-powered devices were sold in 2014. The information comes from Canalys, and the report can be found here. According to some other estimations, this time, from Slice, Apple managed to top that... in a single day. Slice claims ...

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    One weekend separates us from the official unveiling of the LG G4, the company's 2015 flagship, replacing the well received LG G3 from 2014. Despite basically being an unannounced phone, there's a lot we know about the device (actually, there's a lot more we know than what we don't). This is thanks to, on one hand, LG teasing most of its features, and, on the other, thanks to leaks we've seen. Pricing, however, is still a mystery, but according to a recent report, the LG G4 will be priced just like the Samsung Galaxy S6 (which is already a darn expensive phone). Of course, as we've seen in ...

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    The Apple Watch is shipping out today to those lucky owners that pre-ordered. Whether you'll be among the first to grab it depends on a lot of factors. If you're still undecided, wait for our full review, but if the bands are holding you back, you'll probably be excited to find out that third-party Apple Watch bands could be available in the future. Apple has published the Apple Watch User Guide (which you can find at the link below), and, the document refers to "Apple authorized bands", in addition to Apple's own. This means that Apple might be thinking of a program where non-Apple bands ...

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    We've heard and seen a lot about the upcoming OPPO R7 (allegedly to be unveiled on May 20), including real life images as well as a video showing off the bezel-less design achieved with the help of a curved glass that conceals the edges with its reflections and refractions. We also know to expect a very thin design, a 4.7-inch Full HD screen, an octa-core MediaTek 64-bit MT6795 chipset, and a 20.7MP camera. However, for the first time, we're hearing about a possible fingerprint scanner that might be on-board as well. While you can't see it clearly in the renders above and below, it could ...

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    One year ago, to date, OnePlus announced its first smartphone on April 23, a "flagship killer" One from the "never settle" company. As such, the company is today celebrating its first anniversary, with a small recap of where it all began, and where things are today (of course, with something notable in between). In order to celebrate its first birthday, OnePlus is discounting the One smartphone by $1 (one dollar, or the equivalent in your currency). Of course, you need to look at the gesture, not at the amount (regardless of how affordable the phone is). Additionally, as OnePlus turns one, ...

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    ASUS introduced the ZenFone 2 on January 5, at the very beginning of the Las Vegas CES. Of course we went hands-on and said it might be a good buy. Thing is that there are two ZenFone 2 models: one that packs 2GB of RAM, and one that has double the amount, which should make its appearance in Europe soon. While initially ASUS has predicted sales of about 25 million units from the ZenFone 2 phones, the company has now revised its forecast, according to a report based on information from "sources from the upstream supply chain." The new, forecasted, ASUS ZenFone 2 sales are now at 30 million, ...

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    The OPPO R5 from last year was a neat little phone (also one of the thinnest on the market), but the sequel, the OPPO R7 is expected to be even thinner. That's what all the leaks suggest, as well as a bezel-less aspect (to clarify: a leak sheds light on this, as there are bezels, but OPPO is doing a neat hocus pocus trick to conceal them). May 20 is the date on which the OPPO R7 event could take place, according to a report that claims information from China. While we expect the OPPO R7 to pack a 4.7-inch Full HD screen, an octa-core MediaTek 64-bit MT6795 chipset, and a 20.7MP camera, ...

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    LG's upcoming G4, and its respective event, are all we are used to talking about recently when it comes to the South Korean phone manufacturer, but, the company also has a rather beautiful smartwatch up its sleeve, one we took a close look at while in Barcelona for the 2015 MWC. The LG Watch Urbane rollout begins this week, according to the official wording from the manufacturer. It will start in South Korea, followed by key markets in North America, Europe and Asia in the weeks to come. Those who have access to a Google Store (namely customers in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong ...

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    Samsung is expected to break all sales records with this year's flagship devices, the Galaxy S6, and the Galaxy S6 Edge. The company's been historically outperforming itself year after year, and, this year too, Samsung expects record Galaxy S6 sales. Aside from the fact that the two S6 phones are the best Samsung has ever built (and arguably, the best smartphones of the year so far), the company is also doing its best to push them on the market with its campaigns and decisions. Despite all that, Galaxy S6 sales underperform in South Korea, according to the Yonhap News Agency, which ...

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