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    Yesterday we got a heads-up from Sony: Xperia news was coming, and it was coming soon. The manufacturer told us to look forward to “a new way to capture split-second photos,” and planned to make its full announcement this coming Monday. We shared a few theories for what kind of hardware we might be likely to see, but aside from the implication that the phone would land with a high-speed imaging system, we didn't have much to go on. Today we're still not dealing with a hell of a lot of info, but Sony does offer one small tidbit in its latest teaser, as it mentions that “something ...

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    We were just thinking about Motorola's plans for Verizon, upon hearing about a couple possible Droid-series smartphones tipped to be in the works for the carrier. With the Moto X Pure Edition not slated to get any direct in-store support from the major US networks, Motorola could really stand to get a carrier on its side, and a new Verizon-exclusive Droid model might be just the ticket. In the weeks leading up to the launch of Motorola's latest Moto-line handsets we saw a leak or two purporting to reveal new Droid hardware, showing devices that seemed to match what was ultimately revealed ...

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    How long have we been waiting for a new Apple TV? The most recent hardware is well over two years old at this point, and rumors keep returning to the idea that a next-gen box is on its way. While we've heard some stories about what to expect from the new hardware, especially when it comes to the unit's remote control, rumor after rumor has arrived without any sign of the new box actually landing; WWDC came and went this year without any new Apple TV. Now the latest report looks to September, claiming that a next-gen Apple TV is nearly ready to arrive, and will do so alongside the next ...

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    The new Motorola phones are official, and earlier this week we got to see the launch of the Moto X Style, Moto X Play, and the new third-gen Moto G. But in addition to hearing about these guys, we've also been looking forward to some new entries in Motorola's Droid lineup for Verizon. A couple weeks back, a leak of some Motorola back panels seemed to offer some hard evidence for the existence of such new Droids, but it's since become clear that at least one of those mystery models was the Moto X Play. Where does that leave our new-Droid story? Today we get some fresh new direction for ...

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    Going back several months now, we've been anticipating a new family member for Samsung's Galaxy S5 lineup: the Galaxy S5 Neo. Rumors bounced around between a few possible model numbers, seeming to settle last month on Samsung's model SM-G903F. Possible specs we heard attached to the phone made it sound like a pretty solid offering, with components like a 5.1-inch 1080p display and a 64-bit Samsung Exynos SoC. While we still haven't seen Samsung officially welcome the Galaxy S5 Neo, one retailer may have already jumped the gun, posting a listing for the smartphone. Dutch site Belsimpel.nl ...

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    This summer, smartphone makers just can't seem to wait to announce their new handsets. With IFA so close at hand, we might normally expect many phones getting ready to launch this quarter to make their debut at the big expo, but instead 2015 has been one where we see these devices emerge early. Motorola certainly didn't wait for IFA to launch its new Moto phones, and the rumored pre-IFA Samsung Unpacked event is now confirmed. We've also heard rumors that Sony could be brewing up a launch announcement of its own in the weeks leading up to IFA, and this morning we find that news similarly ...

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    The picture you see below, claimed to be "very raw material" drawing of the 2015 Nexus, has been leaked suggesting the back layout of the upcoming LG-made 2015 Nexus. It looks like a back cover to us, and we won't debate its veracity, but, instead remain skeptical. The leak suggests that there will be a camera, a flash, and something else, which could be a fingerprint scanner, or another camera. There were rumors that claimed the upcoming 2015 Nexus will feature a 3D camera, and we asked ourselves (and you) whether that would be a good idea or not. Some of us are intrigued by this, but we ...

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    Even though Sony has been rather sluggish at product announcements this year, the company has managed to launch a few flagships that we've already reviewed. That said, we recently came across some documents that reveal a Sony Xperia C5 Ultra in the works, and super-slim bezels were just part of the news. If you thought it was too hard to believe for Sony to take this approach on a future smartphone, we've now got photos to prove it. There's a very interesting story in Brazil over some new leaks of the Sony Xperia C5 Ultra. It turns out that the device was in its certification process with ...

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    A Google account acts as the gatekeeper for so many of the company's services, there's a good chance you probably have one (if not more) registered: maybe you're a die-hard Gmail user, or maybe you only signed up when you got your new Android phone. If you've only used that account sparingly, and not in a long while, you may be in for a surprise the next time you go to log in, as word spreads online of Google deactivating large numbers of old accounts. Right now this is all anecdotal, but what appears to be happening is that users are getting old accounts shut down for what Google claims ...

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    It's been a while since Apple announced the availability of HomeKit, and how these products will be able to integrate with Apple's ecosystem. Sadly, we've barely had the chance to report on a handful of products, leading many to believe that this is Cupertino's next flop. It doesn't make sense for this to go down hill at a time when the connected home is becoming a thing, but it seems Apple is to blame. It seems that one of the major set backs for HomeKit products is that Apple has now decided to add a custom chip to its product requirements. It's not clear what this chip does, but it ...

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    With Windows 10 now upon us, the next big hurdle for the platform to clear is mobile. Windows 10 PC availability is getting underway presently, but if you want to try out Microsoft's latest OS on your smartphone, your only option at the moment is to participate in the company's Insider testing program. Commercial availability of Windows 10 Mobile will be coming in the future, both as an update to existing hardware and as the factory-installed platform in new phones – but just when? Microsoft's been notoriously cagey about providing a specific release date, and while we still don't have a ...

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    Windows 10 for PCs may be out today, but we've still got some time to go before we see Windows 10 Mobile make its commercial debut on new smartphones. While no one likes to wait, at least we have something nice to look forward to, as Microsoft has let us know we can finally expect some new flagship-quality Lumia phones. Considering how long it's been since we've seen some top-shelf silicon on the platform, that's big news. But for a while there, especially in the early days of 2014, it sounded like a new high-end Windows Phone model could be just around the corner, and we found ourselves ...

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    This morning's Motorola event brought us three new phones and two new Bluetooth accessories... and that's it. And while that was ultimately more hardware than we were necessarily expecting, there was one other device lingering in the back of our minds that we were holding out hope might make an appearance: a new Moto 360. After all, we've been anticipating new hardware for a while now, and recent price cuts sure seemed to suggest that Motorola was clearing stock of its first-gen model. While we didn't get a new smartwatch today, some new evidence sure makes its eventual arrival seem almost ...

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    LG's G Flex 2 helped get the ball rolling on 2015 smartphone flagships, launching back at CES with its Snapdragon 810 SoC and that tell-tale curved screen. And while it started off as an early favorite, actually spending some real time the handset revealed a number of troubling issues concerning performance and battery life. As was too often the case with interesting smartphones that tried to do things a little differently, its ambition exceeded its reach. Now we've got new high-end SoCs on the horizon, and word that LG's investing big in a new flexible screen plant; is there reason to ...

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    It's official: Samsung is holding its Unpacked event on August 13, in New York, leaving the IFA announcement model. That won't put an end, though, to all the rumors and leaks; on the contrary, we're seeing more and more pop up, and we already have a feeling that we know every detail regarding the Galaxy Note 5. We sure hope that's not the case, but, after seeing live images of the upcoming phablet (not once, but twice), we now have an additional look at what's in store. The image above and the stills below claim to represent the upcoming Galaxy Note 5, and we think they do a pretty good ...

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    Speculation over Apple working on an iPhone mini has been around for quite a while. Some predict that Apple will revamp its "c" iPhone as the iPhone 6c, and bring the specs of the current iPhone 6 to a budget minded crowd, all under a smaller iPhone 5s-like chassis. Other conflicting rumors claim that it Cupertino ditched this project a long time ago, though no reasons were provided. If this were a match where 2 out of 3 wins, then don't bet on the product ever happening. Analysts are now telling investors not to bet on the smaller iPhone happening this year, and site credible supply chain ...

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    The future of Apple's iPad lineup has been a topic of much debate over the last few weeks. While some predict that Apple is focusing its resources on an iPad Pro and holding updates to the iPad Air lineup for another year, we also hear that Apple is planning a major refresh to its iPad mini. Whatever the case may be, Apple's quarter results confirm that the company is in need of something hot, and today we learn more about its plans. Japanese sources are now claiming that the iPad mini 4 that we've seen in rumors will not only match the iPad Air 2 in design, but also in specifications. ...

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    We have got a busy day ahead of us in the smartphone world, with major launches from two Android OEMs just hours away. OnePlus may be first on the agenda with the launch of the OnePlus 2, streaming live in VR tonight starting at 10pm EDT, but just hours later Motorola is broadcasting an announcement of its own, and while the company is keeping a tighter lid on things than OnePlus, we're almost certainly about to see the launch of a new Moto X and new Moto G model. Come with us as we take a few minutes looking at what we've heard so far, and thinking about what hardware we're likely to see ...

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    Tomorrow's Motorola event will be here soon, and before that announcement even gets here (bright and early tomorrow morning), we'll be stopping back in with all the rumors and leaks we've heard so far to bring you up to speed on  what to expect. Prior to us getting to that rumor round-up, though, we've got at least one more fresh entry to share with you, as some new details arrive about new Moto X hardware. Considering how many leaks have focused on the new Moto G rather than the Moto X, this is a nice bit of last-minute catch-up. While earlier Moto X leaks have show off the physical form ...

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    Got your Google Cardboard viewer and OnePlus 2 Launch app ready to go? We're coming up on eight hours to go until the live streaming VR launch event for the company's new smartphone. And while we'll be bringing you coverage of all OnePlus has to announce as it finally goes official with its 2015 flagship, we've got some new leaks to check out before the OnePlus 2 gets here. The last few weeks may have brought us no shortage of official teasers and even a few early peeks at phone hardware, but now we've got some new pics to gawk at which reveal the handset in more detail than ever before. ...

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    Sony's finding its smartphones at the center of a surprising number of rumors of leaks recently, detailing everything from a couple of high-end summer flagships, to maybe even some early evidence for the Xperia Z5 landing later this year. But before we find ourselves getting too caught up in those, we're revisiting a device that first came to our attention a few months back, as the handset codenamed Lavender seemingly leaks as the Xperia C5 Ultra. Lavender first grabbed out attention with its very thin side bezels, and that same look is indeed present here. Admittedly, despite the ...

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    Both the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus (basically, a larger sibling of the Galaxy S6 Edge) should be unveiled, depending on the report, on August 12 or 13. The Korea Herald's money is on August 13, and, according to a report published today by the publication, Samsung will put more marketing effort into the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus than into the Galaxy Note 5. The information comes from unnamed "industry sources", and, while it may sound strange the first time, it might make a lot of sense if you come to think of it. The Galaxy Note 5 is the fifth generation of a product ...

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    Update: after a closer inspection of the image below, we believe we are seeing a curvature on the bottom left side of the image (corresponding with the right edge of the phone (and the phone's case)), lending some credence to those rumors that claim the Galaxy Note 5 might have a curvature on the back, similar to the Galaxy S6 Edge's front. What do you think? We've already seen a real life picture of an alleged Galaxy Note 5 prototype (mule), and, more recently, we've seen stills purportedly showing a Galaxy Note 5 in its full glory, together with the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus. Today, we're ...

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    According to this report from Vietnam, yes, HTC is indeed working on an HTC One Max 2. Said HTC One Max 2 phablet would, according to the report, see the official light of day sometime after the HTC Aero unveiling (in October, claims the same report). The (first and) last time we've seen an HTC phablet was in 2013 with the One Max, when the Taiwanese company "tweaked" the One M7 flagship, reused its design, inflated to phablet size, slapped on a fingerprint scanner (on the back), tweaked the specs a bit, and revealed the product. In 2014, HTC skipped the One M8-based One Max 2, so, if this ...

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    In these images you can allegedly see a Moto G 2015 unboxed early. With all the recent leaks around the soon-to-become official smartphone, we have no reason to doubt the veracity of these stills. The phone has been heavily leaked, from pictures, to rumors, from its looks and Moto Maker options, down to its specs. You can find everything here, in our dedicated Moto G 2015 hub. The box shown, despite having its text in Portuguese (so probably either a European local version, or a Brazilian unit) features a black unit with a blue and green cover (Motorola Shells), and, as you can see in the ...

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