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    A number of research firms have come out with their Q2 or overall H1 2016 smartphone sales reports, unanimously concluding Android as a whole continued to surge, while iOS lost a bit of steam, and Windows plunged closer than ever to absolute market irrelevance. As far as OEMs go, Samsung enjoyed a couple of remarkable quarters on Galaxy S7’s rampant success, Apple didn’t manage to keep the iPhone 6s in the limelight or turn the SE into an instant massive hit, with Chinese companies such as Huawei, OPPO and Vivo soaring to varying degrees. But what about the world’s most popular ...

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    Honor joins the list of Chinese manufacturers in this latest round of low, low price releases. How much compromise is too much, though? We'll let you answer that question as we introduce you to the Honor 5 Play, the follow up to 2014's Honor 4 Play. It was launched right beside the Honor Note 8 today. Relatively speaking, two years is plenty of time for low-key specs to improve. But you might have to peek into the subtleties to find plus sides to the new phone. For example, both phones have five-inch displays. We aren't sure if the Honor 5 Play's is at 720p or 1080p, we just know it's ...

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    It’s been obvious for a long time now that tablet vendors need to change their approach and adapt to new consumer requirements if they’re to survive and keep the market afloat. But “while growth in the detachable category is undeniable, slates continue to represent the vast majority of the segment.” That’s one of IDC’s most interesting conclusions in compiling preliminary Q2 2016 global shipment data, and of course, finding Android the industry’s dominant force, with 65 percent sales share. Google and its faithful hardware-making partners have found it difficult of late to ...

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    We can’t be sure Huawei’s intention today is to troll Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 announcement scheduled for tomorrow, but clearly, Honor V8 Max was a more fitting name for the 6.6-inch beast ultimately branded as Honor Note 8. Note, mind you, isn’t a label the fast-rising Chinese OEM routinely uses to designate its phablets (or any other products), and besides, the Huawei Honor Note 8 appears to lack stylus support and note-taking software enhancements in general. At the end of the day though, this colossus is too large, uncomfortable to maneuver and even forgettable to play in the ...

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    For the first time ever, it would seem that the new version of Android will not be released at the same time as the latest Nexus hardware is announced. In fact, it might come earlier. It's only part of the story that tech leaks reporter Evan Blass is tweeting about. Android 7.0 releases next month, with the 8/5 security patch. Sorry Nexus 5 owners, no Nougat for you 😢 — Evan Blass (@evleaks) July 30, 2016 We don't know what else he may or may not know, including a date for when we might be able to confirm the existence of two speculative HTC-made Nexus devices and even a possible ...

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    When a company compares its phones to the competition, it would probably do best to leave out any point that could be considered a "con". Samsung Deutschland are pretty aware of that, but we'd figure to go through its latest video of a "battery test" anyways. In comparing the performance of the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge with that of the Huawei P9, iPhone 6s, HTC 10, Sony Xperia X and LG G5, Samsung decided to have each run a lightweight video constantly for as long as they can with the screen on. Each device had no Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth and cellular connectivity, started from 100% and ...

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    Not only is Google’s latest, possibly greatest jumbo-sized Nexus phone currently discounted by a cool $100 across an entire slew of US retailers, but one particularly generous authorized e-seller even has 64 and 128GB configurations on a special, sweeter sale. The two digital hoarding-friendly Huawei Nexus 6P versions are sold on B&H Photo Video at $450 and $550 respectively, which is $100 off list in both cases, with additional $100-worth gifts. Namely, free copies of the Garmin Vivofit 3 activity tracker in your choice of black or white colors, “regularly” fitted for most adult ...

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    The Huawei Watch isn’t just one of the prettiest, most powerful Android Wear devices around, but also one of the most discounted lately, several deals up for grabs at Google, Amazon and a host of other third-party retailers likely foreshadowing the IFA 2016 introduction of a sequel. After all, this perfectly circular, sharp, speaker-packing beaut was announced way back at the Mobile World Congress in early 2015, finally becoming commercially available last fall. It remains to be seen exactly how Huawei can improve an already spectacular smartwatch, but even if its standalone utility or ...

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    Instead of going the traditional route and announcing its latest quarterly financial results, Huawei just came out with a cumulative first-half-of-the-year report that consolidates both the company’s position as the world’s third largest smartphone vendor, and its solid growth potential. Granted, the early 2016 objective of shipping 140 million handhelds within 12 months, up 40 percent from the already remarkable 2015 total, no longer seems attainable. But 120M sounds good too, and if the Chinese OEM can keep up the sales momentum of a P9 and Honor 5X-headlined portfolio thus far, ...

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    Let's face it: you probably most dreaded three words in that headline. "Back to School". Back to torture. Back to long hours sitting at your desk, letting numbers and passages hit your skull. Back to making yourself just a bit smarter with the process getting all the more harder. Fortunately, technology can help dull the pain and the Google Store has an array of deals for you. Save $30 off either the Acer Chromebook R11 ($249.99) or 14 ($269.99) through August 7. Save $50 off the Huawei Watch ($349) and the Elegant ($449) and Jewel ($549) models through August 1. Save $100 off the Nexus ...

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    If you’re still wondering how it might be possible for an Android handheld manufacturer to realistically predict 100 million unit global shipments without much of a presence in many key European markets or the US, Counterpoint Research should give you a solid clue. According to the firm’s latest “Monthly Market Pulse”, OPPO claimed a big domestic win for the month of June not only in offline sales, but overall China demand, including both physical stores and online smartphone orders. This is the fast-rising OEM’s first ever victory of such a magnitude, although Huawei ...

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    While it may or may not get the opportunity to follow up the Nexus 6P with another Google-co-branded phablet this year, Huawei will definitely launch a few more Android high-enders over the next months after the recent introductions of the Honor 8, V8, as well as the non-Honor-named P9 and P9 Plus. Both the Mate S and Mate 8 could be due sequels before long, and the Honor 8 is most likely to expand to US shores three weeks from tomorrow. But first, the Tenaa-revealed Honor V8 Max is certainly going official in China on August 1, only under a slightly different moniker. The gargantuan ...

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    It's said that HTC is making the two Nexus phones this year. It's also being said that Huawei is making another Nexus device in 2016 as well. While something has to give, there's a whole ton of slack to get through before Google schedules its hardware launch event sometime later this quarter. Media reports are pointing to a recent FCC equipment entry as a bolster to Huawei's sequel to its Nexus 6P. Two identical phones have been logged, one likely an unlocked phone and another marked for prepaid carrier Tracfone. The device's US codenames, as designated by Huawei in FCC documents, are the ...

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    If it’s legal war Huawei wants, that’s exactly what the world’s third largest smartphone manufacturer will get from the industry’s overall ruler, which we know to never back down in a court of law, whether it’s fighting Apple, Nvidia or Ericsson a while ago. Oftentimes, being right or wrong, as well as having grounds to sue and countersue, are mostly irrelevant, with companies like Samsung instead focused on making headlines and/or forcing the other guys to settle and ultimately enter cross-licensing agreements. No way to tell if that’s going to be the case here, or how long it ...

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    Mere days ahead of official financial reports coming from most of the mobile industry’s heavyweights, research firm TrendForce has issued its own worldwide smartphone market analysis for the year’s second quarter, with overall production volume sitting at a solid 315 million units, up 8.9 percent sequentially and 3.2 percent compared to the same timeframe back in 2015. No big surprises ranking the top six global brands, as Samsung holds on to a comfortable lead, followed by Apple, Huawei, OPPO, LG, and Vivo. But even though Galaxy S7 sales are deemed “brisk”, both the Korean ...

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    Before you go there, let us clarify we’re not referring to the actual Google/HTC-co-manufactured device as a disappointment. It’s too early for anything remotely resembling such assessments, and we have too little factual information to go on. We mean that this being the “first real image”, allegedly, we were expecting to see more than just the About Screen. Maybe a little bit of the device itself? Here’s hoping for the next round of leaks. To be honest, we probably wouldn’t have tackled the latest Marlin “leak” to begin with if the publication that just allegedly ...

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    While it hasn’t exactly grown at a corresponding pace to domestic rivals Huawei, Xiaomi or even Vivo and OPPO, China-based Meizu still feels like a smartphone manufacturer to look out for. Wary of a proper US expansion, possibly due to ensuing risks and distribution costs, as well as physical device resemblances to much bigger names in the industry which could always be exploited, Meizu may have no problem branching out into high-end VR hardware before long. For the most part though, this slowly rising company will reportedly take a page from another local adversary’s playbook, ...

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    Missed the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to pay just $404 on Amazon Prime Day for a brand-new 64GB Nexus 6P? Believe it or not, Best Buy can now hook you up with a deal that’s even sweeter… in a way. Granted, this is the 32GB variant of the Google and Huawei-co-manufactured 5.7-incher you’re looking at, and since there’s no external microSD storage expansion option, you’ll need to keep your digital hoarding in check. Also, the all-time low price of $319 is only good on the aluminium flavor, with the graphite setting you back an extra 55 bucks, and the matte gold a grand total of ...

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    From left field of Candlestick Park — rest in pieces — comes a surprise from Honor. The Huawei sub-brand is continuing its campaign in the US as it has promised to. It has invited press to an event in San Francisco on August 16 "for an exciting product launch, following the success of the Honor 5X in the U.S." The accompanying teaser picture features a modified infinity sign — also known as a sideways "8". Odds are on the Honor 8 launching and it would be a marked step up in hardware from what the 5X offered — a dual-camera module on the back, glassy design that looks like a cross ...

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    Project Fi is at it again. And we're not just talking about the Nexus 5X like we usually do. That phone, as offered Google's MVNO service, has been discounted once again by $150 to $199 for the base model. But Project Fi is also taking $150 off the Nexus 6P, now starting at $349 with activation. The sale goes on for about a week starting at 1pm Eastern today. But the biggest deal in this story doesn't just hit home, it hits worldwide, too. Project Fi now has the Three network as its partner, bringing data at rates 10 to 20 times faster than before to 12 more countries at the same global ...

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    If you haven’t signed up for an Amazon Prime subscription yet, today’s the day to earn instant exclusive access to Netflix-rivaling video streaming, all the ad-free music you can listen to, unlimited photo storage, Kindle ebooks, and most importantly, an assortment of impressive tech deals no one else is allowed to get in on. That’s right, Prime Day is finally here, and if you thought early $50 discounts on the Moto G4 and G4 Plus were sweet, wait until you hear about the 24-hour-limited Huawei Honor 5X and Nexus 6P markdowns. The Honor 5X, already one of the world’s most appealing ...

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    Android is a great open source operating platform for mobile, but let's face it: it's not the most secure thing out there. Then again, you want secure? You want BlackPhone's PrivatOS, based off of Android? Be prepared for lockdown. Tinkerer's hell. One or the other. Pick one poison over the other. It's how it has been for a while. But Canada-based Copperhead Security has been trying to seal the deal between security and openness with its own Android-based operating system called — what else? — CopperheadOS. And it's selling modified Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P phones with CopperheadOS on ...

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    The Huawei Honor 8 has earlier today gone official in China, and the question on everyone’s lips is how does it differ from the high-end Honor V8 that the company first unveiled in its homeland and best market a couple of months back? Well, for one thing, the newer flagship features a smaller 5.2-inch display, with no Quad HD option. The pixel count therefore caps off at 1,920 x 1,080, aka Full HD, while a Kirin 950 processor flies solo to run the hardware show, with no 955 upgrade possibility. The battery inside the Honor 8 is understandably lighter too, at 3,000 mAh, and you can either ...

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    We've been teasing our new series for the last couple weeks, and now it's time for a showdown! Welcome to the Pocketnow Challenge, where we test real world smartphone usage by pitting two Pocketnow editors against each other. Our first major challenge is a photography battle between long time editor and professional photographer Adam Lein, facing off against the newest video producer on the site Juan Carlos Bagnell. To celebrate the Fourth of July, these two photogs are battling to see who can deliver the best photo of celebratory fireworks. It's a classic showdown. Senior editor, ...

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    Is Google working on a Nexus smartwatch? Brexit is already causing tech prices to climb in the UK! Can Apple maintain high profit margins in an increasingly competitive industry? These stories, plus we'll be tackling your questions and comments, and get ready to vote for your favorite Pocketnow photog! Make sure you're charged and ready for episode 208 of the Pocketnow Weekly! Watch the video broadcast from 2:00pm Eastern on July 7th (click here for your local time), or check out the high-quality audio version right here. And don't forget to shoot your listener mail to podcast [AT] ...

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