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    One designer un(?)intentionally teased every HTC fan with a floating, "Ocean" concept phone that had everyone buzzing about buttonless hardware touch controls on the siderails of the phone. Would such a phone with "Sense Touch" UI really come out anytime soon or would it just remain what it was — a concept? One HTC leaker, LlabTooFeR, has just a few words to that question. Codenames OCEAN MASTER OCEAN NOTE OCEAN SMARThttps://t.co/r4FY9I0Ske — LlabTooFeR (@LlabTooFeR) September 21, 2016 Three Ocean concept phones? Perhaps each will take on different sizes or certain strengths of ...

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    It seems that the Google "G" logomark will be the look of the season. The ads are there, the rumors back it up and now we have pictures of a $69 Chromecast Ultra, courtesy of VentureBeat and Evan Blass. Compare it to Chromecasts of yesteryear and you'll find not much change in form factor, even though the existing versions stream up to HD content and the rumored Ultra has 4K capabilities. Here's the thing, though: the Chrome logo is lacking on the product, trading it in for the "G" in rather minimalist terms. Firmware version 1.21, which is going out to preview testers now, takes every ...

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    White? Not after Labor Day. You probably have to name it "aluminium". That's the call that rumormongers have made on some fashion choices that the HTC-made Google Pixel phones could take. Blue, black, then this "aluminium." Someone has both the 5-inch Pixel (right) and the 5.5-inch Pixel XL (left) in real life, both showing off what prior renders have already told us. Well, they show off only a few things. While the original photos may have been clear as a bell, there's been a liberal application of blurring to obscure any identifying labels. Back and center is the fingerprint sensor. The ...

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    Update: 9/21. https://t.co/8Ne6gj0NJS— Evan Blass (@evleaks) September 19, 2016 Google's first of two new messaging services has been out for several weeks and it's been an underwhelming contender to say the least, given the amount of coverage we've dedicated to Duo since its launch. With the final public release of iOS 10 and an all-new iMessage with obscuring, fanciful features, it's about time that Mountain View launch the second service it introduced at I/O this year. Leakmaster Evan Blass believes that Allo will be on the Play Store this week. Hello, Allo (launches this week). ...

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    This is going to be one mad dash of a few weeks coming up for HTC, especially as it hits the floor against LG V20 availability. First, there are the Desire 10 phones that are scheduled for launch on September 20, oriented toward mid-range markets. Then we have the Google Pixel phones that HTC made which are due on October 4. Finally, we're hearing of an "HTC Bolt" that may or may not be a phone — we strongly believe it to be one — that may or may not remind us of the Thunderbolt (pictured above) that launched with Verizon's LTE service in 2011. Well, the trademark may pay off for us ...

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    It seems that the oddity that was the Nexus Launcher is no more. Or, as leaker @LlabTooFeR would say "Don't know anything about Nexus Launcher... There is only Pixel launcher..." The original launcher, thought to take better advantage of Google Assistant features and to differentiate the upcoming so-called Pixel (neé Nexus) phones, had its .apk leak last month. Google's new Pixel Launcher. pic.twitter.com/g974gVOKzT — LlabTooFeR (@LlabTooFeR) September 12, 2016 In the app information section, the Nexus Launcher's app version prefix code referred to Android Nougat Maintenance Release 1, ...

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    Taking one look at a poorly shot photo of a device shouldn't give you much to work from. Neither can a single, rather boring-looking render. But with Reddit spotting an LG V20 in the wild and other leakers giving the front-end business of what will be the first Nougat-native Android phone out in the market on September 6, we're going to have to start working this phone out. Here's a side-by-side comparison of the leaked photo and a rumored render: The depicted devices share the same, drab blue color and not a silver color as seen in this render. As a side note, we've also learned that LG ...

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    Took us some time, right? For a while there, it seemed like each new day brought us a new picture of a iPhone 7 metal casing. Then the videos came. And there was that one video of what's supposedly a new iPhone getting played around in a diagnostic mode. Well, a week outside of the next big Apple launch event, we've got six sweet seconds of heaven with a few rose gold iPhone 7 Plus devices — maybe prototypes, maybe final units — on working iOS 10 software. Six sweet seconds of overcompressed video. pic.twitter.com/SWgp2iSK1Y — Sonny Dickson (@SonnyDickson) August 31, 2016 ...

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    What's in a number? The sum of all of its parts? What are those parts, then? In a software release, it's the small things like bugfixes, rewriting menu options, rewriting entire menus. It's also the big things like vulnerabilities that need to be patched yesterday. But if you're planning on regular releases, do we really need to plan on giving new names just for sake of giving some idea of iteration? Well, according to Evan Blass, it's all set up for the next nine months. Google plans on putting out once-a-quarter Maintenance Releases for Android Nougat. And they have changes in numbers. ...

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    Walmart isn't known for its marketplace tendencies, but it does list products from third-party sellers on its site for sale. It's no Amazon, yet every so often, you get a little pleasant surprise or two. No, not always low prices, always. A company named Talkie Tech has listed two- and three-packs of iLLumi-branded screen protectors for the Samsung Gear S3. Promotional pictures may seem to show off the design of a Gear S3. SamMobile reports of three variants: the Classic, the Frontier and the Explorer. We figure that if there's any kernel of truth to these pictures, we may be seeing the ...

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    We heard some disappointing, but minor-impact news last week as Taiwanese manufacturer HTC had finally put a timeframe to when it would update its latest flagships with Android Nougat. Unfortunately, that target window for the One A9 completely misses the 15-day period promised when the phone had launched back last October. Perhaps the delay's been played out to favor a successor. VentureBeat's Evan Blass is reporting from a source that HTC will bring the One A9s to its product showcase before IFA 2016 on September 1. Yes, the phone that already looks like an iPhone 6 will look more like ...

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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 Mod. And it is a meaty one with variable aperture (minimum f/3.5-6.5) with a zoom range of 4.5-45mm (25.7- 257mm in 35mm equivalency). Add on a hefty flash and we've got one big show to get to. What's that show? Sources say it's IFA, of course! Lenovo will be there next ...

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    What's a few days between a multinational tech conglomerate and its anticipating customers? Well, possibly a few weeks of shipping hassles. But if you're hitting your carrier up for an iPhone this September, you're probably going to have an easier time than most and without the wait until 3am Eastern/midnight Pacific. That said, it'd help if you could get an idea of how long you'll have to wait for your AT&T iPhone 7 (or 6SE). And 9to5Mac thinks it has an idea, thanks to a leaked AT&T store reset schedule. Two dates are listed on it: September 9, and September 23. The former ...

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    A Weibo leaker claims to have some another smartphone metal shell in their hands, this one not being the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. In fact, we can be thankful that it's not a working prototype at this point. These pictures show us what the back side of the Huawei Mate 9 may look like. As the Mate series has gone on, we've found this device to be an evolutionary result in design, though the orientation of what may be a dual-camera unit differs from the Huawei P9's setup. We don't know if one will sensor will shoot in color and the other in monochrome as the P9 did. The flanking of what we ...

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    Something real has seemingly appeared on the Nexus front. It is not like anything we've seen before, unless you count very vague appraisals and a generic slab non-Easter egg in a Google Photos ad that everyone (including us) thought it just might have been similar enough to something else. That said, what else can manufacturers' slab culture run besides... slabs? Android Police has received some visuals on what Google's Sailfish phone might look like and some strings between that device and the larger Marlin device. The Marlin will "share the same basic industrial design and materials" ...

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    Part two to this working iPhone 7 prototype extravaganza we seem to be having today is this 26-second video clip of the same unit we saw in stills today, getting its rear camera toyed around with. The Geekbar editor that posted the earlier pictures to his Weibo account also posted a video to sister site Miaopai (which, incidentally, is one of the bigger causes of Blurrycam Syndrome you see here — compression at its best). The below YouTube transfer is courtesy of TechTastic: The iPhone itself is detailed from multiple angles along with what we presume to be internal diagnostic software. ...

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    If you want the Nexus software experience (at least on the home screen) without getting a Nexus device, you can apparently just go on the internet and get it. The .apk is out for the so-called Nexus Launcher — and that brings some pertinent questions to a head. First off, is it going to replace the Google Now Launcher? That one still exists on the Play Store for now, but could it get replaced when the time comes? The user interfaces offer starkly different interpretations of how an Android home screen should operate. [gallery ids="479288,479289,479290"]   While the Google app ...

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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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    The iPhone 7 has spanned the world in leaks, but this one comes from relatively unfamiliar Vietnam — and no, it doesn't even show off one of those manufactured shells, though the leaker supposedly got this little treasure from a Foxconn affiliate plant. It comes in the form of a video showing off what is believed to be the official adapter from a Lightning connection to a 3.5mm headphone jack. The iPhone 7 has long been rumored to drop the port. If Apple is making a product to sell and/or graciously put in with each and every box, this adapter certainly would look like such a thing — ...

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    If you're familiar with this leak, it's because this one's pretty much looking like the last one. New pictures are up on Xperian.ir of what's assumed to be the Sony F8331, a to-be-named device in the Xperia X series. As with a photo leak from a week ago, the front and back of the device are shown, but this time with the device's screen off. Other eye-catching aspects like the sharper corners, the two-part back designed for optimized antenna reception, the vertically-oriented dual LED module and the body's inky black color remain in view. We may see this device debut in September at IFA ...

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    But why are we talking about it? It's not going to be there come Unpacked time anyways, right? At least, that's the assumption we're making out of all the words about Samsung's curved-only strategy for the Galaxy Note 7. Well, if you've been hoping for a flat screen (weird to be saying that for a smartphone), you can continue hoping. One Weibo user has seven pictures of a working Note 7 unit with a flat screen. It's black, it's glossy, it has room for an S Pen and it boots into TouchWiz. [gallery columns="7" ids="478225,478224,478223,478222,478221,478220,478219"] Samsung doesn't tend to ...

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    Sometimes, it can take so few letters to convey something that may prove to be so sweet. But it has to happen first. What we're talking about is what everyone's been talking about leading up to August 2: the Galaxy Note 7. Samsung will show it off at a New York event. Everything else about it is still up in the air like specs and feature set. We think we know that pre-orders for the phone will be up right after the Unpacked show, but what does it mean for excited customers on the carrier side? Well, here's one take from Evan Blass: TMO PROMO: GN7 BOGO — Evan Blass (@evleaks) July 19, ...

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    So, who do we have to talk to and bribe to get one of these mockups over here? It feels like everyone should be on a mission to China to buy off what's been described as iPhone 7 shell duplicates "from the manufacturer". And then everyone shows those dupes on video for the world to pick up. This time around, we have Chinese audio brand BeSound — which makes a Bluetooth speaker literally titled "Football" as in American football — showing up with a gal named Mook and an iPhone 7 shell right next to an iPhone 6s. The video's much clearer than that previous and prolonged Miaopai leak we ...

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    Slab tablets don't have much luster these days. But Samsung does know how to shine in this category, so it may as well keep the counter up with another Galaxy Tab S release. And it seems that the Tab S3 launch won't be too far off from a refresh of Galaxy Tab S2 models. That's according to Eldar Murtazin of Russia's mobile-review.com, a source of some tasty hit or miss leaks. September 1 - Tab S3 ;) видимо так и будет — Eldar Murtazin (@eldarmurtazin) July 19, 2016 The Russian text reads, as translated by Google, "and [it] probably will." A good notch of confidence from ...

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    They say that you can tell a lot about a person by looking straight into their face and finding the soul in the eyes. The same rule can't really apply to phones, but it seems that people will try and find meaning anyways. We find ourselves back on Chinese microblogging site Weibo and back in Guangzhou at the New Asia Electronic and Digital City, an electronics marketplace, for what other outlets are calling a "spy shot" of all three rumored iPhone 7 models. That includes the iPhone 7 Pro and the iPhone 7 Plus along with the little iPhone 7. But with this photo and the one above showing the ...

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