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    We're eating our hats. We bet the house on OnePlus's whole "V2" reveal today to be on another version of the OnePlus Icons. Turns out that those classy little things won't get replaced anytime soon. Instead, we'll have to think standard. Or re-think what comes standard. The OnePlus Bullets (V2) are replacing the $15 ...

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    The beloved, if design-maligned Nexus 5 is not unofficially dead just yet. Within a day of Google dropping the Android Nougat images for certain Nexus devices that aren't the Nexus 5, XDA developers have been figuring out a build for the fan favorite phone. One did so, though it's a rough edit — so rough that ...

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    If you're looking for something that'll work between Lantau Island, Aberdeen and the Lo Wu border crossing on the cheap, Motorola has a more sustainable option for you. The Moto E3 Power is now on sale in, of all places, the city of Hong Kong. If you're thinking that it looks like the Moto G4 Play, you'd certainly not ...

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    LG may get the first word in for putting out the first Android Nougat smartphone on September 6. But that's just word. Not phones in boxes being sent through a postal delivery system. Instead, the HTC-made Nexus devices — rumored to debut on October 4 — will actually ship first. That's the word according to Android ...

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    Sony pulled some premature jocularity on its Czech site in touting a couple of new phones before their times. One of the phones is the Xperia XZ, a phone which may end up being the Xperia XR or the F8331 phone we've been tracking for a while. Can't these branding folk let the Z go? The just-revealed Xperia X Compact is ...

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    iOS 9.3 may have done Apple's software reliability in for this quarter, at least according to Blancco Technology Group. The firm has been tracking device failure rates for some time now and this is the first quarter where iOS fails outgrew Android ones. How badly? Proportionally to each side, iPhones had a 58 percent ...

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    We've got a mega show for you this week, running down our favorite spoilers before we ship off to Berlin for IFA. We're getting a better look at what could be the LG V20,  and let's have a chat about Apple's responses to warranty issues... These stories plus answering questions from the Pocketnow mailbag! Make sure ...

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    Well, that didn’t take long. Samsung globally launched the high-end Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge smartphones in four "standard" colors way back in March, then added pink gold (not rose gold) to the paint job selection just a month later, but only in Korea. Today, after an excruciating, seemingly hopeless waiting period, ...

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    With the already hugely successful Galaxy Note 7 unveiled early to get a head start on the iPhone 7 (or 6SE), LG feeling confident enough in the G5-similar sequel to the surprisingly popular V10 to give it its own special announcement event in San Francisco, and Apple of course not looking to share the spotlight with ...

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    We are reaching a point in technology where hardware is plateauing. Moreover, devices are getting better and better and staying viable for longer because of it. Last year’s phone is almost as good as this year’s phone. So, we find ourselves not very motivated to upgrade. This has been shown in smartphone buying ...

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    It’s never wise to assume a certain unreleased smartphone model will eventually see daylight just because it comes from a long line of beloved devices, especially when its makers are undergoing transitions, cutting expenses, and streamlining product portfolios. Still, even with the Xperia Z brand out the door, a ...

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    Can a discontinued 8 year-old little Symbian phone with a passé physical QWERTY keyboard technically be still considered a bribe? Probably not, since it would take a miracle for its 369 MHz ARM11 processor (remember those?) and 128MB RAM (yes, really) to even handle a basic Google search nowadays. In fact, outside of a ...

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    Ever since it started working on Project Fi, Google made it clear it wasn’t looking to muscle wireless service provider veterans out of business. Instead, Big G is collaborating with the likes of Sprint, T-Mobile and US Cellular stateside, as well as Three internationally, in a bold attempt to unify the world’s ...

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    Great promises of timely software updates haven’t always worked out as planned for HTC, but even after repeatedly assuring its continuously shrinking fan base that the 10, One A9 and M9 will receive Android N goodies eventually, the Taiwanese OEM can’t refrain from also setting a (loose) deadline. Just one for now, ...

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    Xiaomi’s wildly successful low-cost Redmi smartphone roster is getting a little crowded and confusing with all the recent Pro, Prime and Note releases, not to mention Pro Mini rumors. But it’s the good kind of confusing, as every new Redmi installment is special in some way, shape, or form, as well as absurdly cheap ...

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    High-quality press renders are nice and all, but at least in theory, they’re also easy to fabricate and tamper with. After two separate rounds of such images leaked from fairly credible sources however, today's third practically confirms the full-frontal appearance of the LG V20. As always, we have to thank living ...

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    With the uneven releases of OxygenOS that have disproportionately impacted the populations using the OnePlus 3, the OnePlus 2 and especially the OnePlus X, it's important that updates not constantly introduce new problems while keeping some of the old ones. What's the treatment? It's a community build of OxygenOS 3.5 ...

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    One of the LeEco devices we've been watching the past few months has been the Le 2s Pro. Between the Le 2s and this phone, there's been dual-camera talk, speculation about 8GB of RAM and which advanced Snapdragon 820 processor these two will get. Well, another Le 2s Pro (or LE X720, if it helps) post has popped up on ...

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    Months ago, China was introduced to one glossy, glassy phone from Honor with two eyes and a young target. The US got to learn about the Honor 8 last week. This week, it's Europe's turn. Presentations have been made in London, Madrid and other locations for the Huawei P9 in Honor's clothing and we now know that pricing ...

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    Hasselblad usually makes some maddening medium-format camera gear. But with whispers of the company shrinking its workspace a bit for the sake of a Moto Mod, we have something new to stare at. A photographer with a preference for Hasselblad products on Weibo has snapped a picture of what looks to be a camera grip Moto ...

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    Samsung has delayed the launch of Galaxy Note 7 sales in many territories because of hot demand. The US and Korea haven't been affected as much as Europe and Southeast Asia have. But even the best laid plans can be diverted — and we weren't dealing with the best at this point, so this is actually good news. Several ...

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    One great culinary trend you'll find in your nearest Koreatown is the country's deep-fried chicken. Like a good batch of chips (or fries), they're fried twice — once for actual cooking, then again at a higher temperature for crispiness. One Baidu forums user in China recently had a very unpleasant frying experience, ...

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    2013 called, HTC, and, well, you can fill out the rest. But let’s not jump to conclusions, and go too hard on the financially and creatively struggling Taiwanese OEM. Maybe these new whispers on the upcoming mid-range Desire 10 Lifestyle aren’t entirely accurate. Perhaps @LlabTooFer’s inside information is ...

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    We know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking, “A $99 smartphone? How good could that be?” And trust us, we understand the sentiment. we’ve used $99 smartphones and it’s the kind of experience we wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy, including Chicago White Sox fans. And the ZTE ZMAX Pro must be that type of ...

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    Now that nobody's interested in smartwatches anymore, we've moved on to cloud-based chatbots that reply to your instant messages right away as the latest progression in human-computer-interaction design. The idea is that you simply type what you want to do in a message to a specific chatbot and they'll reply to help. ...

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