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    Google's Nexus phones have always been appealing to a certain class of smartphone buyer, but with this year's Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P, is it finally time for Nexus to go mainstream? Affordable pricing is back, the hardware is pretty darn attractive, and with two phones to choose from, offering shoppers a choice of size and style, it's easier than ever to find a Nexus you like. If there's still room on your list for a new smartphone this holiday season, Google's giving you a better reason than ever to pick up one of the new Nexus phones, as it cuts prices and offers an attractive shipping ...

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    The Huawei-made Nexus 6P is a pretty darn attractive smartphone, pairing some powerful hardware, pure Android software, and a price that while it doesn't make for the most affordable Nexus ever, still represents a solid value. Sure the phone lacks luxuries like wireless charging and expandable storage, but we liked what we saw well enough to give the phone a glowing review. If you've been thinking about picking one up for yourself, you could be about to get a new option for how you do so. In the days leading up to the Nexus 6P's launch, we saw leaked renders showing off the phone in four ...

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    While a number of Huawei phones, the Nexus 6P, P8 lite, Ascend Mate 2 and SnapTo included, can be purchased stateside nowadays directly from the manufacturer or retailers like Google and Amazon, you’d probably expect the world’s third largest device seller to take its local ambitions more seriously. After all, China remains the biggest handheld market, and Huawei’s doing great there, but America holds the silver medal, at least until India reaches its full potential. If we are to trust the man in charge of the Honor sub-brand however, something’s being cooked up for the Consumer ...

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    Just how well is Huawei’s rookie Nexus effort doing at the box-office, we may not find out for sure anytime soon. Google can be secretive like that, and its newest hardware-manufacturing partner has other device lineups to gloat about. But seeing as how the N6P list price won’t budge, while the LG-produced Nexus 5X is treated to frequent profile-raising discounts, it feels safe to assume the Snapdragon 810 phablet sells like hotcakes. It also shouldn’t come as a surprise Google and Huawei are considering extending their collaboration, though a final decision is probably still down ...

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    Unlike most other market research firms, which tend to update their smartphone reports quarterly, Kantar Worldpanel tracks the fluctuations of the world’s leading platforms and manufacturers month after month in EU5 countries, as well as the US, China, Japan, and Australia. You already know September saw iOS and Huawei considerably boost their respective shares on the old continent, but October apparently marked a return to form for both Android and Samsung nearly all around the globe. Google’s dominant operating system managed to surge no less than six percentage points in Italy ...

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    We’re less than a couple of weeks away from the theatrical premiere of the seventh installment in the epic Star Wars film series, and both iconic and new characters, as well as symbols instantly associated with the George Lucas-created franchise are already everywhere. You can’t leave the TV on for more than a few minutes without hearing the iconic soundtrack play while the December 18 release date is advertised over and over again, billboards around the world are plastered with lightsabers, and the threatening masked appearance of a cryptic Darth Vader heir is deeply imprinted on the ...

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    Could Huawei’s latest flagship phablet outsell its super-popular predecessor, despite a slew of striking similarities shared with the slightly smaller Mate S? The fast-rising Chinese manufacturer reportedly believes so, aiming to build around one million Mate 8 units a month, while the Mate 7 “barely” went out in 7 million quantities in its first year on store shelves. Huawei’s homeland remains the driving force behind the high-end Mate family, and the new 6-incher will apparently go on sale in the world’s largest smartphone market on Wednesday, December 9. The pricing structure ...

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    Like it or not, we have to take each and every new Huawei smartphone release seriously now that the China-based OEM has climbed up to the global manufacturer podium. But why wouldn’t you like it, when even the humblest members of the Enjoy family tout premium metal builds and either massive batteries or fingerprint recognition capabilities? Granted, Huawei could fall down a slippery slope if it starts to issue a myriad of remarkably similar derivations of the same principal handhelds. Luckily, the freshly unveiled Enjoy 5S has plenty of differentiators compared to the standard Enjoy 5, ...

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    Whether or not you like them, they're popular. One is the Oxford Dictionaries word of the year (😂). And if the more keyboard-obsessed of your friends are pocketing iPhones, you know the wrath of deciphering messages where a taco city robot joystick Spock or something. And the memes. Dear lord, the memes. Time for Android to step it up, right? SVP of Android Hiroshi Lockheimer thinks so. Look! New emoji coming to #Nexus next week. Fonts and tech details shared with OEMs to include in their updates too. pic.twitter.com/GwvKw2d67p — Hiroshi Lockheimer (@lockheimer) December 3, 2015 ...

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    As individual members of the editorial team here at Pocketnow, we often have the luxury of being able to pick up a different phone to use for every day of the week. While realistically it's more hassle than it's worth, theoretically, that would sound pretty cool to all of you. And yet, there comes a time when we'll reach the sunset on the other side of the hills. Giving it all up is not a matter of "if," but "when?" So, what if "when" was now? What would we be toting around as our daily drivers for the next two years? After a particularly strong year of showings from manufacturers large ...

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    This year, Google's tablet plans took an unexpected turn. After years of bringing us Nexus tablets, from the first Nexus 7, to the Nexus 10, to the second Nexus 7, and finally the Nexus 9, 2015 looks ready to close without any fresh addition to the Nexus tablet lineup. Sure, we've got the Pixel C on the horizon, but that's no capital-n Nexus device, it's not even available for sale yet, and when it gets here it's going to be a little on the pricy side, starting at $500 (even the Nexus 10 had a $400 option). What about a new, affordable, full-on Nexus tablet? A new rumor suggests that ...

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    They say holiday shopping is a marathon, not a sprint. They don’t? Well, they should, and we do. Especially nowadays, with many an electronics merchant hell-bent on taking your money before Thanksgiving, as soon as you wrap up your Turkey Day feast, days after, and then on and around Christmas. Forget the biggest shopping day of the year, as stores, chiefly online, are taken by storm practically throughout November and December. Still, December 1, 2014 was responsible all by its lonesome for a record-breaking $2.68 billion worth of e-sales in the US, and there’s no reason to expect any ...

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    If you’re thinking it’s a little weird of Huawei to take the wraps off its newest flagship phone on Turkey Day, even though the Mate 8 is headed to China first, fret not, as a CES 2016 introduction in Las Vegas should follow. Then, the massive aluminum powerhouse will go on sale worldwide “starting from Q1 2016”, which is probably when we’ll find out exactly what the Western world is supposed to get. In Huawei’s homeland, a “standard” Full HD Mate 8 edition is available, sans mention of Force Touch functionality or very many palpable upgrades compared to the 5.5-inch Mate ...

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    Most of the United States is taking the day off tomorrow. In Shenzhen, Huawei isn't. Most of its "Mate" series of smartphones haven't touched American ground. And since there's no Thanksgiving in China, that makes what's technically today the perfect day to debut the Huawei Mate 8. But until it launches, we have some leaked renders that might possibly get used for official purposes, but until we know for sure, they're just leaks. It's a cleaner Ascend Mate 7-like with circular camera and fingerprint ports and some wide-radius corners. And if you're still on the bezel watch, they're pretty ...

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    Purchasing mobile gear of any kind around Turkey Day is always wise. Waiting until the last minute to score the best possible Black Friday deals is the complete opposite. Granted, the temptation may feel irresistible, but unless you want to risk getting body slammed by a fellow desperate bargain hunter for that coveted final discounted Apple Watch, it’s good to know beforehand what to expect from every retailer and how to avoid the holiday shopping frenzy. Luckily, many electronics merchants, actual device manufacturers and carriers included, have either already kicked off early Black ...

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    Updated December 9: The Nexus 6 has been dropped from the Google Store. Step back from the food court, I repeat, step back from the food court. Move away from the deals. Seriously, though, you might be on a sales safari come this weekend or a cyber chase on Monday. If you're the type of person to give away phones and smartwatches for the holidays, though, it helps to actually consider what you're getting and how it fits the person you're getting it for. Like a sommelier does with wine, we're given you our suggestions on what phones to look for when you're talking about your dorky cousin ...

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    The Huawei-made Nexus 6P may be the cream of the Nexus crop this year, but for as strong a showing as the smartphone's arrival has made, the handset hasn't been without its fair share of problems. There was uproar over bend damage, not to mention reports of spontaneous glass-crackage, and to that list we now have one more to add, as users post about the problems they're running into while trying to make voice calls. Everything may seem fine on the Nexus 6P user's end, but people they're calling have reported some serious issues with voice quality. Sometimes the Nexus 6P user may sound ...

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    All the pieces of the Huawei Mate 8 puzzle have neatly fallen into place over the past few weeks, with visual leaks gradually getting clearer, benchmark data showing what the giant might be all about under the hood, and now, price tags rumored to round things up ahead of a probable announcement next week. Believe it or not, French journalist, blogger and tipster Steve Hemmerstoffer claims to have heard “murmurs” of a starting tag of just €480 on the old continent. That converts to roughly $515, and is oddly cheaper than what the Mate S goes for in Europe even with 32GB internal ...

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    Gartner’s full mobile Q3 2015 sales numbers are in, and the identities of all the winners and losers should come as no shock to anybody the least bit familiar with recent market trends. Spurred by growing popularity in both China and Europe, Huawei managed to seize a generous 7.7 percent slice of the smartphone pie between July and September, up 2.5 points from the same period last year. Clearly, double-digit global share is the next realistic target for the makers of the Mate S and Nexus 6P, especially if the latter model puts Huawei on the US map. At the opposite end of the spectrum, ...

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    The Huawei Watch is by most account one of the better looking smartwatches around, and though there's a lot to like about the Android Wear model, there is at least one major downside: pricing. The least expensive Huawei Watch configuration fetches just under $350, and the prices only go up from there: $500, $450, $700, and even an $800 model. So it should go without saying that when we hear that Huawei is already discounting its wearable, we start to take notice. Earlier this month we learned about a deal that would score shoppers a $50 discount when picking up the smartwatch alongside the ...

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    Forget mixed signals, Sony is reportedly as serious as it’s ever been about growing smartphone sales and profitability, despite recently closing e-shop in Europe, and posting a quarterly mobile loss for the umpteenth consecutive time. If the Xperia Z5 trio can’t put the Japanese tech giant’s Android business on the right track, even more could ride on the Z6, which believe it or not, may pack a processor developed in-house to compete against top-shelf Qualcomm Snapdragons and MediaTek Helios. How did Sony reach this ambitious, no doubt money, time and resource-consuming decision ...

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    Huawei has spent a good deal of time improving its premium smartphone designs, up to the point where even Google has decided to take advantage of it. That's not to say that these design choices are perfect given the recent developments on how easy it is to bend the Google Nexus 6P, but it doesn't mean that Huawei hasn't done a good with the rest. It's only natural that the company launches yet another flagship before the year ends, and today we find some details. Trusted sources have just revealed the first image of the Huawei Mate 8 that actually answers more questions than the ones left ...

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    Right now, T-Mobile is in the process of bringing band 12 LTE coverage to more and more of its users. By and large, that's a good thing, and the addition of such support gives users access to more mobile bandwidth, helping to clear network congestion and keep data connections strong for everyone. With the frequency we're talking about for band 12, the signal also enjoys increased penetration, reaching further into buildings and dense urban centers. But the arrival of band 12 has been mired by confusion and uncertainty, and it's occasionally been difficult to tell just when smartphones will ...

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    Smartphone development absolutely thrives on competition, and over the years we've seen such efforts push the limit on processor speed, camera fidelity, and screen resolution, to name just a few. One of the latest hot areas where OEMs can really make their phones shine is in terms of battery performance, and while anyone can give their phone a larger battery, the attractive metric now is just how fast a battery charges. Over the past few years we've already seen such tech evolve by leaps and bounds, and these days we even have wireless high-speed charging that gives traditional wired ...

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    As we were just talking about a few hours back, the Nexus 6P appears to be having some problems with its cases: pick the wrong one, and there's a real risk that you're not going to be able to successfully capture screenshots via the power-plus-volume-down button combo. Sure, you could carefully shop for a case that manages not to interfere with those buttons, but there's more than one way to customize your Nexus 6P, and some of them aren't going to interfere with button access at all. This week, skin-maker dbrand reveals a new collection of skins custom-cut for the Nexus 6P, all ready to ...

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