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    Qualcomm hasn't enjoyed much positive fame with the Snapdragon 810 processor, mainly because of how unreliable it can be with heating issues. ASUS is another company that's had a great idea with the PadFone lineup, but has failed to wow consumers into buying a product in massive quantities, even if it makes a lot of sense. That said, PadFones haven't really been famous in the spec department, and ASUS would decide to add the latest and greatest Snapdragon to its future PadFone, we could be in for something great. Leaksfly is reporting that ASUS might be teaming up with Qualcomm for its ...

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    Today is the big day! Apple Watch is finally available - sort of. Apple's website is open for pre-orders, but the soonest you can hope to see your shiny, new smartwatch will be four to six weeks from now. Most options will ship in June, but we're already seeing some dates in July pop up. In the meantime, Motorola's Moto 360 is now available on Amazon for as little as US$179 with Prime shipping. Sure, that doesn't mean a thing for every Apple user in the world - Android Wear isn't compatible with iOS (or the other way around, depending on your perspective). However, that could be ...

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    Apple is famous for many of its patents, mainly because even though most of these reach a final product, some don't. That being said, Cupertino is also famous for taking its time in not launching products until it feels ready to shine with them, and that sometimes means holding patents for years until implementation, like in the case of the iPad. Today we learn of some old Apple patents that gain a new status, and we're talking about features that competitors are already using to a certain degree. The USPTO has granted Apple a patent it filed back in 2012, and it has to do with ...

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    Apple seems to be drifting farther apart from the original partnership it started with Google on the original iPhone. Surely Google has brought significant competition to Apple on the Android space, but some of these changes have actually been positive for Apple in the long run. We all remember the disastrous move to Apple Maps, but that doesn't change the fact that Google Maps wasn't allowed to launch its own app in the end, and the same can be said about YouTube updates after Apple decided to stop bundling it. Rumors have it that more changes are to come, but these ones might not be as ...

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    The iPhone 6 Plus has garnered a lot of fame lately, and that's not for the reasons you'd think. In addition to being Apple's biggest iPhone ever, it's also the one that Apple has struggled most to produce. We've learned that Apple's biggest hurdles are in building the display for the phablet, something that comes as a complete irony since big displays on phones have existed for a while already, and yet, something which Apple is already looking to solve for the future. Bloomberg is reporting that Foxconn's display subsidiary Innolux is investing $2.6 billion in building a new factory to ...

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    Many of us still wonder why Apple decided to acquire Beats by Dre for $3 billion earlier this year. At the moment we still haven't seen any collaboration between both companies, and aside from some better product placement of Beats products on Apple's stores, we don't see how Cupertino is finding any benefit to this deal. That said, we know Apple is famous for its secrecy (sarcasm intended), and it seems that the company plans to start some changes with Beats Music. We've heard that Apple is negotiating with record labels in order to drop the price tag of Beats Music in order to compete ...

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    We've barely spent a few weeks with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in the market, and it's already time to do some talking about Apple's plans for its next-generation iPhone. Given Apple's track record, what'll most likely happen is that we'll get the exact same design as the current-generation iPhone 6, but with some improved specifications. The iPhone's camera is still regarded as one of the best in the industry, but that doesn't change the fact that it's been stuck at 8 megapixels since the last four generations, and it seems this is where Cupertino will strike next. John Gruber is ...

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    Oppo is one of those companies that we wish had more presence outside of Asia. The company has brought us some of the hottest flagships of the year, starting with devices like the Oppo Find 7 and Find 7a, and the same can be said about the innovative swivel camera design of the Oppo N1. That particular Oppo N1 is already getting old by technology's standards, and it seems the company is ready to give it a refresh. Oppo has just sent out a teaser that features a rotary phone from the 1980s, and text that claims that "This was the phone." Sadly this teaser doesn't give out much information, ...

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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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    "What do you need most in a smartphone?" That is always my answer to anyone who asks me which smartphone they should buy. People assume that because I review smartphones for a living and have played with most of the new models, I have all the answers and automagically know which smartphone they should purchase at any given time, right off the top of my head. I don't. Everyone needs something different. Maybe you need something with a larger screen for watching movies, browsing the web, or gaming. I know my sister wants something smaller, since she has rather petite hands, and I know my mom ...

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    ZTE hasn't gained much fame in the United States yet, and that could be due to its strategy. At the moment the company has tailored its offerings to the mid-tier market, and has completely ignored the craving most of us have for flagship products, though that could change very soon. The company is apparently working on something big, and aside from big it's also good looking. Leaked photos show us a new ZTE Nubia Z7 in the works, and this is more than just a thin and good-looking device. Rumors point to this phone offering some flagship specifications, sporting a probable 5.5-inch full-HD ...

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    All eyes were fixated on Samsung at Mobile World Congress. It had littered the streets of Barcelona with giant ads, teasing they typical "next big thing" with the predicted number 5. The existence of the Galaxy S 5 was no secret, even if its actual appearance wasn't known to us until just hours before the announcement. (We live in a sad world where not knowing every last detail about a phone before it's announced is abnormal.) But the phone Samsung announced was not at all what we were expecting. It's wasn't the super progressive, innovative handset that would put the final nail in the ...

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    Apple has a handful of devices rumored to launch this year, such as the wrist-mounted iWatch and the notably larger version of its popular iPad brand, the so-called iPad Pro. Reportedly, the iPad Pro will be a scaled-up version of the existing iPad Air with a 12.9-inch display. It's rumored to come in two models: one 2K and the other 4K. There is also some speculation as to which of Apple's operating systems the Pro tablet would run – Mac OS, iOS, or some crazy hybrid of both. The tablet was expected to launch in the fall of 2014. But a more recent report from DigiTimes suggests the ...

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    Many of us were expecting MWC 2014 to be full of the innovations that we didn't get. Smartphones with 2K displays, and significant camera improvements were just some of the things we predicted, and no company delivered. By contrast, the only company that has teased these features on an upcoming handset is Oppo with its Find 7, and a new rumor has just made this device even more attractive. A leaked image taken by this phone according to the EXIF data claims that the resulting photo is of 8160x6120 resolution. If you do the math, this would require a 50 megapixel sensor in order to ...

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    We were expecting Nokia to wow us at MWC 2014 with a decent amount of Windows Phone 8.1 devices. Oddly, Windows Phone 8.1 was announced, but Nokia focused on announcing entry-level Asha products, and even its new Nokia X Android smartphone line-up. If you're worried about the future of Windows Phone 8.1 in the hands of Nokia as Microsoft's self-owned OEM, you shouldn't as new reports point to devices coming soon. Famous tipster Evleaks has just tweeted that we should keep an eye on a device codenamed Nokia Martini. The post reads "Nokia watchers: Look out for Martini, another Windows Phone ...

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    Over the course of the past week, we've had three separate chances to look at imagery purporting to depict the HTC M8. First we had that rear shot that looked legit enough, but an HTC exec quickly called it into question. Then there were those front shots that appeared to be more like a Photoshopped HTC One than anything – and indeed, screenshots that would leak soon after seemed to contradict them. But then by the third leak we were back on solid ground, as it seemed to confirm that first pic and also offer a few convincing shots of the phone's front. That's where we look again today, ...

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    Update: Oh the perils of scheduling editorials. Microsoft announced Satya Nadella as its new CEO, so in the words of Gilda Radner, "Nevermind". Now let's get back to discussing violins on TV... CEO rumors they are a-flying. Maybe it’s Stephen “Trojan Horse” Elop. Maybe it’s Alan “Too Many L’s” Mulally. Maybe it’s Matthew “Shirtless in Seattle” McConaughey (spoiler alert it’s not, but I just watched “Sahara”, so…). No, it’s gotta be Satya “I wish I had a cool nickname” Nadella. Now the latest rumor surfaces – “Ripped A-” Sundar Pichai. You probably ...

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    The US got the Moto X, with its snazzy custom options and attractive feature set, and now the rest of the world (though also including the US again) is set to receive the Moto G, a more affordable spin on the Moto X, making a few trade-offs but still coming in as a perfectly solid handset. And that's the way it's seemed things are likely to go, but now we're hearing about the possibility of the Moto X itself starting to spread its footprint a little, and become available in additional markets. TechRadar had the chance to speak with Motorola's Marcus Frost at the recent Moto G event and ...

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    Today was supposed to be a big day for Google, Android, and the Nexus family -- well, at least if the rumors were true. I think by now we can all safely say that they weren't. Where does that leave us now? Let's take a look at what we know, what we think, and what we hope about the next version of Android and the next flagship devices from Google. Now that some of the old ones are bunk, what are the new Nexus 5 rumors? What we know We know that the next version of Android is going to be version 4.4 and will go by the code name: "KitKat".  Thanks to the co-branding promotion between Nestle ...

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    The days of Summer are waning, and here in the United States the trees are beginning to turn lovely shades of red and yellow. You know what that means? Time for a new Nexus phone! Luckily the rumor mill has been running in high-gear for quite some time now and many think they've got the specs of the "new Nexus" pretty nailed down. That is, if the Nexus 5 rumors hold true. I had a whole article in mind following the FCC releases and subsequent renders of what many are calling the "Nexus 5"... then @evleaks had to go and rain on everyone's parade and conclude that the device in the FCC ...

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    An interesting report from Nikkei was quoted by Reuters claiming that Microsoft might bring Xbox and PC games to Apple's iOS and Google's Android platforms, among others. It should happen, according to the report, this fiscal year. This move will be reportedly possible via a licensing deal with Japanese smartphone game developer Klab. The Japanese company will be the one who will allegedly bring Microsoft's Xbox and Windows computer games to the iPhone, as well as phones running Android. On that exact note, the report claims that popular title Age of Empires "will be available as a ...

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    With the threat of hackers, malware, and all that nasty stuff that goes along with being online as real as ever, more and more companies have been offering their users the option to employ two-factor authentication. That is, beyond the password you know, you also have to be in possession of something – in this case, your smartphone – in order to authenticate yourself. Google's been doing this for a while now, and Apple just got started earlier this year. Following a pattern Windows Phone fans are all too familiar with, now that those two have adopted a new technology, it's Microsoft's ...

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    There's a ton of speculation regarding Facebook's April 4th event, and WSJ was quick to lead some of these to merely some additional integration for HTC's BlinkFeed that some of us were already quick to hate. Now, more rumors have emerged from one of our trusted sources, and everything points to the even being something larger than just that. And think about it, with the fact that you can already get Facebook updates on HTC's service, it makes no sense for Facebook to hold an event that's focused on bringing you news on something you already have. First we did see that the press ...

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    Camera quality is just one of the many metrics we use to gauge the overall capacity of a smartphone. Alongside performance, battery life, display quality, storage capacity, memory and a host of connectivity and sensors, the camera is one of the more important qualities of a smartphone. Specifications and performance are quickly approaching a threshold where reasonable and modest have been replaced with exceptional and excessive … in a good way. Only two areas are in dire need of improvement: battery life and image sensing. Battery life has met its fair share of hurdles over the years. ...

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    While there are quite a few color options available for the Galaxy S III, so far the Note II has only come in gray and white. Don't count on any bright, bold colors for the phone anytime soon, but it looks like Samsung could be planning to at least offer one more neutral tone, with an image surfacing of the Note II in black. Swiss site AndroidSlash reports discovering the above press render of the black Note II, which we've got to admit is a pretty smart look for the phone. It looks like it would still have the textured look of the lighter shades, and of course Samsung's glossy coating. ...

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