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    For years now, Samsung has tied the launch of its latest Galaxy Note phablet with the IFA trade show in early September. The association has become so strong that we can even find ourselves taking it for granted when talking about an upcoming Note model, just assuming that the hardware will debut in the days surrounding IFA. But there's really nothing forcing Samsung to return to that habit year after year, and now a new rumor suggests that this year it may not, and instead we could see the Note 5 debut over a month ahead of schedule. The rumor out of South Korea claims that Samsung is ...

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    What the heck is Motorola up to with its plans for the Moto G? With the original model launching all the way back in the fall of 2013, and the second-gen Moto G debuting last September, we would have assumed that we have at least another quarter to go before it's time to start talking about a new Moto G. But then Motorola President Rick Osterloh mentioned upcoming news about a 2015 Moto G LTE, leaving us a bit unsure what the manufacturer was up to: did this mean an all-new third-gen Moto G, or further plans for the LTE version of the Moto G 2014 (an update that didn't emerge until earlier ...

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    Is it finally time for Apple to say goodbye to 8MP cameras for the iPhone? After years and years of coming back to the same resolution shooter, rumors have suggested that Apple may be ready to join much of its smartphone competition in the land of higher pixel counts, and could give the next-gen iPhone a 12MP camera. That same claim is now being repeated by new analyst sources, but with some clarification that may have you thinking twice about just how welcome this change could be. Supposedly, while Apple could give the iPhone 6S a 12MP main camera, we'd see physical pixel size drop from ...

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    Rumors about a Sony smartphone codenamed Lavender date back several weeks at this point, with a number of specs leaking early last month. Those inlcuded components like a 1080p display and MediaTek SoC, making this sound like a solidly capable handset, though one that may fall more into the mid-range of the spectrum. Now the source behind that last leak is back with a photo, detailing a handset with some remarkably thin side bezels. While not yet decked-out with Sony branding, that's supposedly our guy Lavender up top, with a look that might be more at home from one of those Chinese OEMs ...

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    Google is emailing select Android developers today, letting them know of new Google Play advancements set to launch come time for the annual I/O conference at the end of May. While the program isn't official quite yet, this notice to developers acts as confirmation that the Google Designed for Families program is real, and it's presenting itself as a more kid and family-friendly approach to app retailing. Over the years, Google has wildly modified its stance on approving applications before they're published onto the Play Store; now there's a tighter approval process than before, and the ...

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    LG definitely did an amazing job with its launch of the LG G4. Not only does it have one of the best cameras in the industry, but really the whole experience of using a G4, from the expandable storage, to the replaceable battery, to that display, to the replaceable backs, all leads to no reasons for complaints from this new flagship. Surely no device is perfect, but this is one we highly recommended in our review, and if you’re looking out for one, T-Mobile might be your best way to go. T-Mobile’s LG G4 promo twitter account has just confirmed that we should expect the device as early ...

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    Apple has found a ton of success in its new iPhone formula after the launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. It’s clear that the market wanted bigger phones, and after much drama from the company’s sales team, the plan has clearly worked as the company has broken many of its own records in sales. The momentum has been significant enough to see Apple outgrow giants like Samsung and Xiaomi as well, and today we hear more predictions. UBS’ Evidence Lab has just provided some of its predictions on what to expect from Apple this quarter, and we’re looking at a crazy 51 million iPhone ...

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    Times have changed when it comes to the music business model, and Apple is clearly up to something big with its recent acquisition of Beats. At a time when Spotify and YouTube are already leaving iTunes behind in sales, we could even say that Cupertino is late in finding the right formula to regain popularity. We’re still unclear over what Apple plans to do with Beats Music, but today we get news on part of the plan. Trusted sources claim that Apple will revamp Beats Music to a new service that might be known as Apple Music. We’re not sure if this also means that iTunes will cease to ...

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    Apple first announced HomeKit at WWDC 2014 when drawing the curtain back on iOS 8. HomeKit would allow iOS software to talk with home automation products, and with features like voice control through Siri, it all sounded very promising – except we've still yet to see it arrive. While Apple never publicly offered a specific date for when that might happen, some of its HomeKit hardware partners had been talking about their HomeKit-compatible products launching in May or June. Now a new rumor suggests that Apple is pushing back its timetable, and instead we're looking at a late summer ...

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    After being tapped by Google to build Nexus tablets two years in a row, it sure looked like ASUS might be ready to parlay that exposure into some bigger business for its own tablet family. Instead, while we've seen the company release some interesting smartphones and accessories, its post-Nexus tablet offerings have been a little unremarkable. Is there still time to turn things around? We may be finding out soon, as it looks like ASUS is just about ready to introduce a few tablets under the new ZenPad banner. Right now, evidence points to the presence of at least two ZenPad sizes, a ...

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    We’ve kept an eye on Samsung’s rumored “Project Orbis,” which is also being dubbed the Samsung Gear A by many as well. This is not only Samsung’s first round smartwatch, but also a device in which Samsung plans to bring some UI innovation, as we’ve heard that a rotating bezel will play a major role in how you’ll interact with the smartwatch. We’re ready for a possible launch of this product in IFA, but today we get a ton of details on what to expect. Samsung has just launched its Gear SDK to developers, and it includes very comprehensive documentation on the specifications ...

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    Is HTC committed to the tablet market or not? After a couple forgettable early efforts, last year the company returned strong as the manufacturer behind Google's Nexus 9. That's fueled no shortage of rumors that we'd be seeing some new tablets released under the OEM's own branding, but so far none have managed to materialize. Most recently, that's included a supposed model T1H for the Chinese market, sounding very much like an SoC-swapped Nexus 9, but confirmation has remained out of reach. Now rumors address another possible HTC tablet, hinting a lower-end device that could launch in the ...

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    As ridiculous as it may sound for Apple to get into the electric vehicle business, we’ve seen an incredible amount of rumors that point in that direction. The rumored “Project Titan” is real according to sources, so much so that we’ve seen Cupertino renting vans here and there for reasons we still can’t confirm. Another major indicator is Apple’s poaching of Tesla Motors engineers, in addition to A123 engineers, and this has led Apple into some major legal issues. If you remember, A123 Systems sued Apple earlier this year over poaching engineers and scientists to work in ...

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    It hasn't even been a month yet since Huawei launched the P8 (along with the P8max and maybe, not really the P8 Lite), its latest Android flagship. But life moves fast in the smartphone world, and the manufacturer already has its eyes firmly on what's next. We could be learning precisely what that is in just three more weeks, as the company sends out invites to a June 2 event. As you can see below, Huawei invites us to see what the company's unlocking next, with promises of showing off “what's new” and offering some insight into the company's further intentions for the US market. ...

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    The last 24 hours have been busy ones for the Samsung Galaxy S6 Active. While rumored for months, new evidence has started turning up in droves, all getting started with the release of some apparent photos of the handset in the flesh. It was long after that when FCC paperwork for the phone was seemingly uncovered, further making its release seem like an inevitability. Now we get maybe our best look at the phone yet, upon the leak of a couple new renders, complete with the phone's iconic camouflage paint job. As you may have heard us discussing on this week's Pocketnow Weekly podcast, ...

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    It's been just about a year now since LG announced a new wave of tablets, introducing three new members of the G Pad family. With 7.0, 8.0, and 10.1-inch options, LG was covering its bases, but in the time since their release, we've failed to see the slates attract any significant following. Can LG hope to capture the public's attention any better with some fresh blood? We may finding out soon, as a new G Pad tablet gets leaked for Verizon. Noted leaked @evleaks just can't stand to stay retired, and this week he dropped a few mentions of the LG G Pad X 8.3. First he got this ball rolling ...

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    A tradition Samsung has been repeating since the release of the Galaxy S4 way back in 2014 is following up shortly after the initial release with a more outdoorsy "Active" model of the device, better suited for wear and tear (while still maintaining nearly the same internal specifications to keep the device running as smoothly as you'd expect). This year, it now seems likely that the South Korean company will do the same with the Galaxy S6, as new leaked Samsung Galaxy S6 Active pictures have landed, giving us our first look at what appears to be the upcoming smartphone. The pictures below ...

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    We’ve seen a few teasers of how Windows 10 for phones is shaping up. After a lukewarm reception of Windows 10 for phones a few weeks ago, Microsoft has clearly been hard at work at improving what we felt to be a build that really wasn’t ready for consumer testing. We were waiting for a new build to reach the Microsoft Insider program last week, but as it turns out, it might happen until this week. Gabriel Aul, Microsoft’s General Manager of the OSG Data and Fundamentals team has just tweeted about the current status of Windows 10 for phones. We heard about build 10080 last week, ...

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    Apple has found unprecedented success with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Cupertino was able to steal Samsung’s supremacy for a short-lived quarter in market share, and it’s currently fractions of a point away from Xiaomi’s supremacy in China. Apple is in desperate need to keep this momentum growing, and today we learn of some of the strategy. KGI’s Ming-Chi Kuo is famous for very accurate Apple predictions, and today a new memo to investors provides insight on what to expect from Apple’s next iPhone lineup. For now we’ll dub these the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, even though ...

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    After looking at the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 render from yesterday, we're now getting some more information and context: first of all, this is not an official render (neither yesterday's, nor today's). Instead, it's a 3D model, claims the source, that has been built based on real schematics. We'll remain skeptical about that for now, but willing to play along. We're urged to believe that the upcoming premium tablet, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2, will be built having the Samsung Galaxy S6 design in mind. Today's render of the purported tablet's back comes to support this theory. We are now ...

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    We've seen tremendous growth, or should we say miniaturization, when it comes to mobile processors. These are still not on par with their desktop counterparts, but in a way, that's kind of the idea, as mobile phones have much different priorities than computers. We've seen leaked roadmaps of ARM's new processor architecture to come soon, and even MediaTek's roadmap into the 10-core processor, and today we learn more about Qualcomm's plans. Qualcomm is reportedly working on a new Snapdragon 818 processor that has a lot of new tricks up its sleeve. For starters, this new processor will be ...

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    Love it or hate it, HTC's BlinkFeed is an integral part of the company's Sense UI. This section of social and news content is designed to add value to customers, by filtering information of pre-defined interest to the user, and in some cases curated content. Whether it is of added value is still a topic of polarized points of view, but rumors have it that it isn’t going to get better going forward. A leaked slide from a probable HTC internal presentation shows the company's plans for BlinkFeed in the near future. The company's first goal seems to be to generate additional revenue by ...

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    Last year Motorola took the Moto X back to the drawing room for its second-gen model, coming up with a new Moto X that surpassed the original in many ways. In some areas, though, we found ourselves wishing that Motorola pushed itself even further, and that couldn't be more true for the phone's camera. Sure, we got that nifty ring-style flash and a resolution bump, but the image quality we craved just wasn't there. Last week we checked out some rumors for a possible third-gen Moto X, one that looked like it might push camera resolution even higher, up to 16MP. Would this new camera finally ...

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    Even if Apple won't admit it, all companies are desperate for a way to push the tablet market to grow again. Phablets have sunk their teeth into tablets over the last couple of quarters, owning a good chunk of the US smartphone market, and leaving tablets in decline. Most believe that the answer to the challenge is Apple's rumored iPad Pro, or iPad Plus, and today we get both good and bad news. On the positive front, trusted sources claim that Apple is already in talks with display suppliers like LG, JDI and Samsung in order to mass produce AgNW-coated touch panels for the iPad Pro. AgNW ...

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    There's little denying that large smartphones are more popular today than ever before, and even the iPhone, once the poster-boy of compact smartphones, has relented and made itself available in a phablet size option. Last year, Google's Nexus phone similarly saw itself hit a growth spurt, growing from five to nearly six inches. Would we ever see the return of a smaller Nexus handset, or are phablet sizes here to stay? Last week a rumor suggested that this year's Nexus, while shrinking down a smidge, could arrive as a 5.7-incher. But there may just be hope for another five-inch Nexus yet, ...

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