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    Android L (whatever that ends up meaning) will be here soon, and with it, Google will be bringing its new Material Design look to its apps. Back in July, we took a look at some leaked Play Store imagery that differed slightly from the early preview we got at Google I/O, observing how Google was continuing to refine this design language as it prepared for a public release. Today, we've got even more Play Store 5.0 leaks to check out, further emphasizing the Material Design future in store for us. How does this upcoming Play Store differ from the current look? Color plays a large role in ...

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    You'd think that the next tier above mid tier, is a high-end smartphone, but that's really only the case if you're not talking about Samsung. We've seen the company launch watered down variants of certain smartphones, or new variants of the same phone with higher specs. If the amount of Galaxy phones in the market confuses you, we'll admit it confuses us too, but that won't stop Sammy from bringing on more. We have some leaked specifications of the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime, which is definitely not a high-end phone, but will be a tad more powerful than the basic Samsung Galaxy Grand that ...

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    Being the smartphone-obsessive types that we are, we've seen more than a few cameras in our day that stick out from the handset's body. Those range from the exaggerated, like the old Nokia 808 PureView, to the minimal, like on the Nexus 5. This year, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus both sport some cameras that protrude a bit from the phones' back panels. On the grand scale of things, the bump is minimal – much more in line with the Nexus 5 than the 808. So why, then, does Apple appear to be going to some lengths to obscure the presence of that raised lens? Looking at most of the imagery ...

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    If you're wondering why people go so crazy on the launch date of any iPhone, it really has nothing to do with wanting to have it first on that specific day. The biggest problem is that for the longest of time, Apple has always struggled with meeting the amount of demand that it gets. We already saw how crazy the preorders went on September 12, and with Apple's online store now pushing shipments to three weeks, you can imagine the same will happen this Friday. Sources claim that Apple will struggle to meet demand of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus on September 19. The amount of units that ...

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    Apple is not only famous for its products and services, but also for how crazy things get whenever the company launches a new product, and specially a new iPhone. We've already heard that the company is making some dramatic changes to its Apple Store device reservation system, but it seems the company is preparing for more. Today we find new leaks that expose how Apple plans to handle the launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus on September 19, and we sure hope it works. The leak claims that iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus inventories will arrive at Apple Stores on September 17th, and that ...

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    A couple months back, NVIDIA introduced mobile gamers to its latest hardware: instead of a new Shield handheld (now the Shield Portable), we saw the company introduce its Tegra-K1-powered Shield Tablet. With an eight-inch full HD display, support for the company's Shield wireless controller, and a very affordable $300 starting price tag, it was sounding pretty good – but for as tempting as that 16GB WiFi-only $300 model was, the 32GB version teased LTE support for just $100 more. Now that higher-end Shield tablet is finally ready to arrive, as pre-orders open for the LTE model. Orders of ...

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    The time is nearly here for you to be able to get your hands all over Motorola's newest devices and accessories. Moto X 2014 pre-orders, along with the same for the Moto Hint and Motorola Turbo Charger, are now live on Motorola's web portal. First of all, the new Moto X is now available in two forms – the first is an AT&T model, and the second is the "Pure Edition" Motorola representatives confirmed a couple days back. Both are available for $499 from Motorola's online store, though the latter comes SIM-unlocked and with an easily unlockable bootloader. The next item available today ...

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    Three weeks ago, HTC got a head-start on IFA 2014 by announcing its Desire 510 mid-ranger, notable for its LTE support and use of a Snapdragon 410 SoC, making it one of the very first 64-bit capable Androids. Much earlier in the summer, though, we were already hearing whispers about the 510, and the notion that it might find a home on a US carrier – and Sprint, to be specific. Today we learn that those old rumors are coming true, with Sprint sharing plans to add the 510 to its lineup later this week. The Desire 510 hits Sprint this Friday for the quite affordable sticker price of just ...

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    Last week's launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus afforded Apple the opportunity to give its smartphone lineup some hardware it had been missing for years: an NFC transceiver. While NFC has been present on Android devices going back several generations, and we've even seen it come to platforms like Windows Phone, Apple has been hesitant to follow suit. But this year was different, as Apple didn't just launch new hardware, but also its Apple Pay mobile payments system, finally giving it a solid reason to justify NFC's presence; just as you might do with Google Wallet or Softcard (née ...

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    It's pretty common to see powerful Android smartphones these days – we've grown accustomed to yearly (or even shorter, in the case of some OEMs) release cycles from the likes of Samsung, HTC, LG, Sony, and others as well. But it is rare to have both a powerful Android smartphone with an especially-commendable camera; sure, phones like the LG G3 can take some pretty nice pictures, but those probably aren't at the level of the Panasonic Lumix CM1, probably the best Android cameraphone on paper we've seen to date. Before we jump into that camera, let's rattle off some other specs. There's ...

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    If you can't wait for Motorola to stock up the new Moto X later today on its online store, and are an AT&T customer, you're in luck. The carrier has made pre-orders of the second-generation X available through its online store, but there are a couple catches if you're going to get your Moto X 2014 pre-orders in through this system. The device is available in three flavors – Black Leather, Bamboo, and Black Resin – and customizing the phone through Motorola's Moto Maker is not yet an option. Weirdly enough, AT&T can't quite decide what to call the phone; both Moto X2 (which ...

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    Another day, another LG midranger – at least, that's what it feels like from over here. In just this year, the South Korean manufacturer has already released a bevy of phones such as the G3 Beat / G3 S, G3 Vista, G3 Stylus, L Fino, and L Bello, and with a few months still left in the year, it sure doesn't look like the company plans to cool the pace a tad. Today, the LG G3 Vigor is now official, a new midranger that plans to set up shop stateside. The phone has a 5-inch 720p IPS display, a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, a 2,540 mAh battery, and Android 4.4.2 KitKat with LG's Optimus UI ...

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    Every now and then, a crazy application or device comes along that makes you wonder what the people in charge were thinking. Surely some of us said this about products like the Samsung Galaxy Note, and look how that story ended up, but there are also cases of products that simply don't make sense. We've seen a couple of applications here and there dare the odds of logic, but there's a new one that just took the cake. A new application called Vizzywig 4K was recently approved at the App Store, and the only reason why we're covering this in the news, is to give you a polite "buyers beware." ...

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    It seems that last weeks rumors did end up coming true. Oppo has the successor to its acclaimed N1 ready for action in Asia, and even though the logical step was for this phone to be called the N2, it seems the company thought otherwise. We're still wondering why the number jump with this device, but if you look at some separate leaked renders that we've found, you'll probably understand why. Oppo hasn't been specific on the date that we'll see the Oppo N3 announced, but what we do know is that the device will sport a smaller design than its predecessor, and the same swivel camera that we ...

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    When Apple announced the iPhone 5s, one of the features that was talked about the most was its A7 64-bit chip. Surely to this moment we're still struggling to find the benefits behind it, but one thing we do remember is that benchmarks completely blew away any Android competitor at the time. Still, that didn't matter with Apple's conservative approach to software, and if you're wondering how it'll be with the iPhone 6, some information has already emerged. Some early GPU benchmarks have emerged of the iPhone 6 and its new A8 chip, and the results score 21,204 points in graphics performance ...

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