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    Indonesia is an Android user's market. It's not unlike most other parts in the world. But while Microsoft is struggling to keep Windows 10 Mobile market share, the country is still a hotspot of activity for other companies. It seems that Redmond doesn't want to ignore it. Of concern to us is whether Microsoft wants to deliver its hotness in either a variant of an existing Lumia device or a new one. Meet the latest sign of the latter, the RM-1182. This listing comes off of Indonesia's FCC equivalent. The Lumia 950 passed through the FCC as PYARM-1105 and sold as the RM-1118 while the ...

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    It seems only a short time ago that we were talking about the Nubia Z9. It seems now that we have gone into the letter-and-double-digits names for the Nubia brand. And in the process, it's taking a bold stance against copying Apple's design and has now decided to snag a few features from Samsung. We have some renders and rumors going on that the phone will be one of the first to sport the new Snapdragon 820 that will paired with 4GB of RAM and have a 128GB storage option. A 13-megapixel camera's on the back while the front comes in at a disappointing 2.1 megapixels. Below that selfie cam ...

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    Tomorrow is new Droid day, as Verizon and Motorola gear up to show off their latest smartphones. Leak upon leak has confirmed the new lineup as consisting of the Droid Maxx 2, a rebranded US edition of the international Moto X Play, as well as the Droid Turbo 2, a piece of hardware we're about to see emerge for the first time. Between the information that's emerged thus far, as well as the assumptions we've been able to make about the Droid Maxx 2 thanks to its Moto X Play roots, we have a pretty strong sense of what to expect from both handsets, but that doesn't make us any less ...

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    We never stop looking ahead to the next device. We entertained the thought of the Samsung Galaxy S7 over the summer, for goodness sakes! But with a slew of new Apple products released onto the world featuring variations of Apple's A9 processor, we might be getting sick of the silicon's relatively faster performance already. We already had some word that TSMC could be the exclusive provider for the A10 chipset when it was finalized, but this rumor from an apparently reputable source is reopening the doors to other manufacturers. One source close to the semiconductor industry in China let ...

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    For those of you that have forgotten, Apple is that company that spent 3 generations of its mobile operating system without a wallpaper for the icons. The fact that Apple decided to take a leap forward and allow dynamic wallpapers with iOS 7 was huge by Cupertino standards. We've seen an even broader approach from the company with the Apple Watch, and today it seems it won't stop there. Insider sources that claim to have already used the iPhone 6s claim that Apple will bring motion wallpapers to the new smartphone lineup, in a similar fashion to what we see in the Apple Watch. The source ...

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    Do you want to store your entire music collection on your phone? Would you like to have the movies you like on a card that you can carry with you everywhere you go, even if you're outside of data coverage (or have already burned through your allotted data)? Do you need a spare battery to help get you through the day, or make sure you have enough juice for an extra-long flight? Are you glad that you can pre-charge some batteries to take with you, so you don't have to be one of "those people" who is constantly searching for (and ultimately tethered to) an electrical outlet? Lucky for you, ...

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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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