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    Even though the Galaxy Note 4 is only days away at this point, Samsung's Galaxy S5 is still the company's flagship for the time being. And that means support and update love, the latter of which is now being shared with AT&T-branded Galaxy S5s everywhere. What's new in this AT&T Galaxy S5 update? Let's take a look. The update does not bump up the Android operating system version of the phone, but is rather a compilation of a bunch of small fixes. Most importantly, there are security patches involved, and while we don't have further details regarding which issues the update ...

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    The Galaxy Note 4 is nearly here. Samsung's been teasing the hell out of its phablet for next week's pre-IFA Unpacked event, and all that remains now is to get the details. Which, to be fair, there are a lot that still need to be confirmed, and beyond specifics on hardware components, we still don't have a great idea of how this phone will appear. There have been a few leaked pics of components, as well as supposed images of the assembled Note 4 itself, but nothing we've felt really confident about being the genuine article. With such a short time to go before launch, will a solid leak of ...

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    With IFA just a week away, smartphone fans all across the world are gearing up for announcements of the latest hardware to hit platforms like Android and Windows Phone. But then there's also the contingent of Apple users out there, and while they don't have much to look forward to from IFA, they've got plenty to anticipate over the next few months as we expect to get word of new iPhones, iPads, and maybe even iWatches. So far, though, we haven't been able to nail down just when Apple planned to reveal any of this new gear. Today, our answer arrives, as the company distributes invitations ...

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    When Motorola's Moto X+1 finally launches – which all present evidence is pointing towards happening next week, we're hoping to get confirmation of a bunch of new custom backplate options. Already, Motorola's given us a rainbow of colors and a handful of wooden finishes to choose from for the Moto X, and right from the start of X+1 rumors, we've been hearing about the phone picking up some additional materials. Namely, we could be looking at leather options, including a choice of colors, and just last week we spotted some retailer evidence that seemed to support the idea of this new ...

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    Coming up to HTC's launch of the One M8 for Windows earlier this month, we thought we were looking at a Verizon exclusive. At least, that's where all the evidence seemed to be pointing, and when the time came for the handset to go official, HTC was calling Verizon its “exclusive launch partner.” But the thing about a smartphone exclusive, versus a launch exclusive like we have here, is that the latter leaves the door open for other carriers to pick up the handset a little further down the line, after that exclusivity period has waned. Indeed, mere hours after the One M8 for Windows was ...

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    As we just looked at in our IFA 2014 Rumor Roundup, Sony's got quite a few new devices we're expecting to see launched next week. Those range from phones, to tablets, to wearables, to accessories, and a relatively consistent stream of leaks has been slowly feeding us information about many of them. But in contrast to companies like Samsung or ASUS, which have been delivering IFA teasers that outright identify their upcoming products, Sony's been keeping relatively quiet. Sure, we got some general hints from its invitation itself, but nothing really specific. Now the manufacturer is finally ...

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    Benchmarking applications have been a hot topic as of late, as many manufacturers have cheated and gamed results, making headlines. The most popular benchmarking app out there though, is helping to thwart that by doing what it can – today, the AnTuTu 5 update has gone live in Google Play. The AnTuTu 5 update was first covered by us, in video form and lengthy written form, back when we were able to obtain a beta version for review. Since then, the app has stabilized in a final version, and loose ends have been tied up. We encourage you to give our previous in-depth coverage a look if ...

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    What a day for smartwatches – it's mere minutes after LG announced its G Watch R officially, and yet another bomshell from Seoul has just been chucked at us. Today the Samsung Gear S has gone official as one of the world's first 3G-capable smartwatches in the world. The Samsung Gear S features both regular wristwatch features and those allowing you to make use of the 3G connectivity. There's a 2-inch curved Super AMOLED display and a flexible band, and you can send messages right from it. The Gear S offers WiFi, Bluetooth, and 3G connectivity, so this is easily the most connected major ...

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    LG looks like it's saving nothing in terms of device launches for the IFA 2014 trade show next week. It's already gone official with the L Fino and L Bello entry-level smartphones, the midrange G3 Stylus, and is now announcing for real the LG G Watch R, a Moto 360 competitor if there's ever been one. The smartwatch is allegedly the first watch-style wearable in the world to be using circular P-OLED display tech and utilize 100% of the watch face (sorry Moto 360, that black bar at the bottom is really costing you). Speaking of that display, it's a 1.3-inch panel. And while we're on specs, ...

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    Microsoft has gained some decent fame with its launch of the Surface Pro 3. Surely it still hasn't proven that this tablet is attractive enough to replace the computers and tablets of most of the market, but we do praise the company for doing one of the best jobs we've seen. Still, nothing is perfect with these products on the first couple of rounds, and it seems the Surface Pro 3 has some unhappy customers. Many owners of the Surface Pro 3 in its Core i7 variant have been complaining on the web about the device overheating. Such is the problem that some have even experienced the tablet ...

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    Who's ready for a little Funkausstellung? We're about a week away from the start of IFA 2014, where mobile device manufacturers from all around the world will descend on Berlin to show off their newest products. The F in IFA –Funkausstellung– may translate as “radio show,” but the expo has evolved far beyond its early audio roots to feature the very latest in smartphones, tablets, and wearables. The Pocketnow team will be on the ground in Germany to share with you everything IFA 2014 has to deliver (or at least, everything worth seeing) but before we send our boys abroad, we wanted ...

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    There have been a ton of rumors surrounding a Google Nexus 9 made by HTC. Sadly, aside from a couple of model numbers here and there, the amount of detail regarding what will power this HTC-made tablet have been quite scarce. We've speculated a lot on what we should expect from this design given HTC's track record, but today we finally get details on some internals. Reports claim that the Google Nexus 9 will be powered by a 2.5GHz dual-core NVIDIA's Tegra K1 Denver processor. What makes this processor famous, in addition to its 64-bit ARMv8 architecture, is the fact that it's fully pin ...

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    The image quality of photos taken with a smartphone camera flash have always been a topic of debate. Some mock the color reproduction, while others just want to see their face on the night shot, and could care less about quality. As such, both Apple and HTC have added True Tone Flash technology to their latest flagships in order to boost this quality, but given the recent iPhone 6 leaks, it was hard to predict if the technology was good enough to make it to another round. Today we find some leaked photos of the all the internals that will power the flash on the iPhone 6, and if you look ...

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    Earlier this week, rumors about Google's follow-up to the Nexus 5 took a turn. We had already been talking about the idea of Motorola manufacturing this hardware, and after rumors bounced around the theory that we could be looking at a 5.9-inch phablet-sized handset, they settled back at a slightly more mainstream 5.2-inch screen size. But all of a sudden, it looked like we might not be getting the Nexus 6 we assumed would we be on the menu, and instead the phone would arrive as the Nexus X – a name we'd been tossing around a year prior in the lead-up to the release of the Moto X. Today ...

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    The more time goes by, the more we're convinced that Apple's announcement of the iPhone 6 will happen on September 9. More than one credible source has confirmed this data, and it does make sense if you look back to previous iPhone announcements over the last couple of years. That said, if you're wondering which day you should call in sick in order to make that crazy line, well, there are rumors to back that too. Asian sources are claiming that the iPhone 6 should arrive at your doorstep between September 16 and 19. Whichever date that will be is also the date the iPhone 6 will reach ...

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