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    Which smartphone manufacturer has Google tapped to produce the next Nexus smartphone? For a while there we were talking about LG, and wondering if a Nexus 6 might arrive based on the company's recent G3, but public comments from execs have cast doubt on that possibility. So who, then? A new rumor landed over the weekend that suggests Motorola could step up to the role of Nexus-maker, and the phone it brings us could be the largest Nexus handset to date, a 5.9-inch phablet. The hardware is reportedly under development as codename Shamu, and that part, at least, has some evidence behind it: ...

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    The Samsung Galaxy K Zoom camera is improved over last year's Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom in terms of the imaging chip. Instead of last year's 16MP shooter, we now have a 20.7MP system. Of course, we still have 10 times optical zoom, thanks to Samsung's own lens, as well as optical image stabilization (that comes in handy every time, especially if you are zoomed in). We'll have plenty of impressions and thoughts on the camera capabilities of this phone-camera crossover, but, for now, we'll leave you with a couple of Samsung Galaxy K Zoom camera samples. We've got outdoors images in both zoomed ...

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    We've heard a lot about the LG G Vista in the recent past, with leaks, reports and rumors mentioning the device as being on its way to Verizon. Rumors about a July 18 release date clearly have not panned out, but is a launch still on its way? And if those rumors were wrong about that date, could they be wrong about other details, as well? Verizon hasn't made anything official just yet, but we've received new information from one of our tipsters which, as you can see below, attempts to clarify a few specifics about the G Vista's hardware, while also giving us a new launch date of Thursday, ...

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    The technology world is a fast moving one, and hence, there are more than 100 stories we publish on a weekly basis here on Pocketnow. Those include reviews, videos, editorials, news, and more. With this new, weekly series, we're making it easier for you to look back at the most interesting, exciting, and popular topics of the week, in case you missed anything. Look for the Pocketnow Week in Review every Saturday morning. It contains the most popular ten stories of the week printed on the portal, as well as top videos from our YouTube channel. Additionally, you can also find our Pocketnow ...

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    Last year, Samsung did really abuse the name of its Galaxy S 4 flagship, and the Galaxy S4 Zoom was another example, aside from the Galaxy S4 Active, and the Galaxy S4 mini. This year, while we still have a Galaxy S5 mini, (and other S5 phones), the camera-phone hybrid is no longer reusing the flagship's denomination; instead, Samsung decided to call it the K Zoom, and in this Samsung Galaxy K Zoom unboxing video we're taking a look at the retail experience. The specs aren't flagship worthy, but that's far from the raison d'être of this device. The main selling point is the 20.7MP ...

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    A little over a week back, proponents of a free and open smartphone landscape got some promising news, as the latest bill with its eye on restoring consumer rights in regards to phone unlocking passed in the US Senate. While unlocking had previously been allowed under an exemption to the DMCA, the Library of Congress failed to renew that option, and now Congress was looking to force the Library to reconsider that decision. Today we get the latest news on the bill's progress, as the House of Representatives approves the legislation. With both the House and Senate behind it, all that's left ...

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    We're probably just another week away from Microsoft's release of a developer preview of Cortana for UK audiences; the company's Marcus Ash announced that schedule last week, and we shared the news with you at the time. But in some follow-up questions to his initial post, Ash revealed additional details about how this effort would arrive, and it's not great news for those of you who were so enamored with Cortana (the service) because it sounded like Cortana (the video game character): the system's voice will change for its UK release. Full details of the switch aren't yet clear, but Ash ...

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    When Windows Phone 7 launched, LG was all over that business, delivering models like the Optimus 7 and the QWERTY-equipped Quantum. But then by the time WP7.5 devices were rolling off the production line, new entries from LG were nowhere to be seen, and they failed to return for Windows Phone 8, as well. Still, rumors have remained relatively consistent in saying that LG has still been keeping an eye on Windows Phone, and it's only a matter of time before it delivers some new hardware. As we wait to see if that's actually the case, new signs of an LG WP8.1 handset have emerged. Data ...

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    About a month back we came across a rumor discussing a possible follow-up to some of last year's weirder smartphone accessories, the Sony Cyber-shot “lens-style cameras” that affixed to existing smartphones to give them high-quality image sensors, big lenses, and optical zoom capabilities. The QX10 and QX100 models we have now give us a 10x zoom and 3.6x zoom, respectively, but word was that this year's edition would bump that figure up to something like 30x zoom. Now we've got some new evidence that might just support that idea. A new listing at the South Korean National Radio ...

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    This time last year, Motorola was already talking about the Moto X, having begun the phone's advertising campaign in advance of its formal launch, which would kick-off the month of August. So understandably, we've been on the lookout for progress towards a 2014 sequel. Back in May and June we saw Moto X+1 leaks-a-plenty, including some video hands-on action of possible X+1 hardware, but so far July has seen the pace of these discoveries really slow, and it's been a while since anything really compelling has turned up. That all changes today, as a new leak provides some detailed pics of the ...

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    We've heard a lot about that certain seven-inch Samsung phablet, and initially we thought it could be a Mega variant or follow-up, but then we heard the name Galaxy W, and more recently, we've seen the device at the FCC. As it turns out, the smartphone with model numbers SM-T2558 and SM-T2556 (depending on carrier, more on that later) has landed in China, and its official name is the Galaxy TabQ. China Mobile (SM-T2558) and China Unicom (SM-T2556) are the carriers on which this phone is available, but we're guessing Samsung will soon make this phone reach other markets as well. As far as ...

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    The Internet is full of two things lately: conflicting rumors on the launch date for the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone 6, and a ton of dummy units that tease what to expect. The biggest problem with these dummies is that we've learned they aren't close to the level of detail we'll find in the final design, so it's really hard to use these in order to land predictions. Hardware aside, what if you could see how a 4.7-inch iPhone would handle itself if it were a working dummy? Well, instead of calling this a dummy, let's call this a clone as a new video shows us the "Wico6" being tested. This ...

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    You think you're being so smart about buying a new smartphone: you consider long and hard just which features you really need, and go in ready to purchase a phone that's neither underpowered, nor would result in you throwing money away on extras you won't use. And while that 16GB of storage sounded perfect on paper, you power-on your phone for the first time only to discover that nearly half of that space is occupied by pre-installed software. You just became the latest victim of bloat. Over the years, some carriers and OEMs have been better than others about not dragging-down your phone ...

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    As with the Lumia 520, Nokia is trying to prove something with the announcement of its successor, the Lumia 530. This isn't just your average budget phone, but also a very powerful budget phone that fits perfectly in the hands of those that have never owned a smartphone, and that would like to start conservatively. Still, that doesn't change the fact that Nokia isn't the only company after this demographic, and with competing devices like the Moto G, Nokia has decided to launch a new campaign to help you decide which is better. In the following videos you'll notice how Microsoft's new ...

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    The HTC One (M8) is one of the hottest Android phones in the market today. We've reviewed a lot of it, we've compared a lot of it, and we've even changed a couple of our own paradigms in the process. Some say that the best part of the One (M8) lies in its hardware, but most of us have found HTC's approach to software, and the company's promptness in pushing software updates to be another important key. That story repeats itself today as HTC has just pushed a key software update to its One (M8) in a very interesting way. HTC has just pushed Android 4.4.3 to the unlocked variant of the HTC ...

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