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    When Samsung introduced the Galaxy Note 4 a little over two months ago, one of the phablet's many selling points was the S Pen experience it brought to the table, with the aim of making writing with the stylus as much a natural-feeling process as possible. And with the introduction of accessories like those luxury Montblanc pens, there were even ways to make the S Pen feel more like a regular ink pen. Now there's a story going around about claims that Samsung is already updating the S Pen with a new, higher-end model, but is that really the case? The Samsung Developer Conference is ...

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    Is it a bit early to look forward to CES 2015? No way. The premier tech event of the year is less then two months away at this point, which means it's time for big manufacturers to begin scheduling press conferences and inviting members of the media to check out new products. One of the first to begin this process is Sony, as it has scheduled a Sony CES press conference for January 5 at 5:00 PM PST in the LVCC. Sony could be announcing – and likely will be – the Xperia Z4, just as it introduced the Xperia Z1s and Xperia Z1 Compact on the CES 2014 stage this year. Other possibilities ...

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    This past summer we saw ZTE introduce its Nubia Z7 line of Android smartphones, consisting of the titular Z7, the Z7 Max, and Z7 mini (can we stop this all-mini-phone-branding-is-lower-case rule already, OEMs?). All three had some pretty decent hardware, especially the Z7 with its quad HD screen, 3GB of RAM, and Snapdragon 801. That was only four months ago, but we're already looking to what's next from the manufacturer, as a leak outs a handset purported to be an upcoming Nubia Z9. With that red circle home button, this is pretty clearly a ZTE phone, but the placement of the various ...

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    Android 5.0 Lollipop is bringing a lot of important changes to smartphones and tablets, but this year has seen wearables also emerge as an important part of the Android ecosystem. What does the new software hold for Google's smartwatch lineup? Yesterday we got a preview of some Material Design changes coming to the Android Wear app for phones, and today this early look continues, with a leak continuing to reveal new features, including some on the watch side of things. Some of those changes to the Android Wear software on smartwatches appear to include the arrival of new accessibility ...

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    Stop us if you've heard this one before: a smartphone manufacturer comes out with a new metal-rimmed handset, only for users to quickly start complaining about poor signal strength and dropped calls. Samsung's new Galaxy A-series was already sure drawing a few iPhone comparisons, and now it looks like the family may have found an antennagate of its own, as tests show lower-than-expected reception quality on both the Galaxy A3 and A5. At least, compared to a Galaxy S5 without the A3 or A5's metal band wrapping its way around the phone, these A-series phones seem to pull a ...

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    For a brief moment there, it looked like Samsung was really going forward with Tizen smartphones that would try to compete with Android handsets at or close to the flagship level. At least, the Samsung Z we saw announced back in June had some pretty capable hardware under its belt, but it wasn't long before the phone's release plans found themselves derailed, and the Z faded into the annals of vaporware. But there could still be hope for Tizen phones yet, and we started hearing chatter that Samsung could embrace the platform for lower-end models. Today we get to check out the hardware for ...

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    Tired of all the Lollipop news yet? No? Good, because we sure aren't. Amidst the news of Lollipop updates finally beginning to roll out to consumers' phones, we're also being swamped by a whole host of Material Design-influenced app updates from developers everywhere. Today we're looking at an allegedly-upcoming Android Wear app update with Material Design, as well as a Google Play Services update that is necessary for it to work. Android Wear version 1.0.5.1549850 removes a lot of the Holo-esque design cues, removing the solid black background on the app's home page and instead opting for ...

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    Last week found us taking a look at some early rumors about Galaxy S6 hardware, with claims that the so-called Project Zero would pick up a high-res quad HD display, run an Exynos 7420, and offer a beefy 128GB storage option. But what if the GS6 isn't just a GS5 with higher-end specs, but a phone that attempts to do things a little differently? Maybe like with that kind of wrap-around display Samsung introduced this year on the Galaxy Note Edge? That's the theory being expounded by at least one analyst, suggesting that Samsung could up its curved-screen game with the Galaxy S6, giving it a ...

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    Tomorrow is November 11, which means that the Microsoft launch announcement we saw teased late last week is just about to happen. The company's excited about showing off Microsoft-Lumia-branded handsets, dropping Nokia once and for all, but just what can we expect to see launch? One likely prospect is the Lumia 535, understood to be a mid-range device. As we wait to get confirmation of Microsoft's launch news, some newly detailed Lumia 535 specs have leaked, attempting to clue us in on what we've got to look forward to. Let's start with the screen, a healthy enough five-inch size, but with ...

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    You know that grain of salt we sometimes advise you to take things with? Well, consider yourself on a low sodium diet, because we're going to need you to set that grain of salt down, crush it up into some even tinier bits of microscopic salt dust, and take this new leak with one of those infinitesimal specs; we've got a leak to check out that claims to offer some insight into an upcoming Microsoft Lumia flagship, but is this one just too good to be true? The Lumia 930 launched last spring, and here we see a document attempt to assign some specs to a supposed successor, the Lumia 940. While ...

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    Motorola does a nice job at providing shoppers with smartphone options that run the gamut from the super affordable to premium flagship quality. If you want the latest and greatest, you can shell out $650 for the Nexus 6, or if you're looking for a solid phone on a shoestring budget, the Moto E can be yours for just $130. Motorola expanded its budget offerings with the new Moto G back in September, but now it looks like the manufacturer could be working on another affordable model, and one with a little more processing power behind it. A new Geekbench benchmark entry appears to reveal a ...

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    A few days back, we checked in with a rumor concerning plans for a future Samsung flagship, looking at what sources were saying about the hardware that might go into the Galaxy S6. Now we've got another upcoming top-tier Samsung handset on our mind, as some very early rumors discuss what the Galaxy Note 5 might do to put even 2K resolution screens to shame. Let's start with what Samsung itself has confirmed: we know the company has been working on UHD “4K” displays for mobile devices, offering resolutions up at 3840 x 2160. These are on track for production sometime next year. This ...

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    The leaked Lollipop builds are coming in fast and hard. Just yesterday we were oohing and aahing over a couple of leaked screenshots of the LG G3's update, and now we're given a full hands-on tour of 2013's Samsung Galaxy S4 Lollipop update with enough pictures and video to tide even the pickiest people over. In the update, the Galaxy S4 is updated to Nature UX 3.0 (at least the I9500 model), but there's no word on the I9505 at this time. Surprisingly, TouchWiz and Lollipop apparently mesh quite well as far as fluidity, stability, and some parts of the overall aesthetic go ...

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    In 2014, an important part of an OEM's job is keeping its flagship phones up to date, especially with major Android releases. With the final code drop of the Android 5.0 Lollipop release, it's time that OEMs get cracking at updating their respective devices. Motorola, HTC, and Samsung look to be hard at work, and now it's about time that we get an LG G3 Lollipop leak as well. That's exactly what we've received today, in the form of an early screenshot tour of a test build of the update. Of course, as you'd expect, this build looks to be still in very early stages of development. There's ...

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    With Motorola's recent history of lightning-fast Android OS updates, we're expecting Android 5.0 Lollipop updates to show up for the company's smartphone line in not long. We're seeing some confirmation of the fact that Motorola's hard at work on the updates with the image leaks today of the alleged Moto X 2014 Lollipop update, as well as a look at the alleged new camera app. The build exposed by Phandroid is about a week old, and has been circulating on Moto X test units since then. It offers a pretty clean Lollipop experience, with everything looking pretty stock and things like Moto ...

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