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    Not only the Apple rumors are getting more frequent by the day, dealing with the next smartphone, but this recent report from Bloomberg tells us straight up that the Apple iPhone 6s with Force Touch is already in production. We've already heard reports hinting that the Cupertino-based company is preparing to bring a key Apple Watch feature to its next smartphone, but, if this report is true, it serves as an early confirmation. The information comes from "people with knowledge of the matter", who also claim that the two upcoming iPhones will have the same screen sizes and very similar outer ...

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    You don't get to be a company like Google without taking a few risks. For every successful product or service you launch like Gmail, there are going be a few misfires – Nexus Q, anyone? But you don't succeed if you never try, so over the years there are bound to be plenty of ideas that crash and burn along the way. Back in February we brought you news about an unusual-sounding project from Google, in the form of an app and social service called Tablescape, seemingly created solely to empower users to share photographs of tasty food with each other. We've long wondered just where Google ...

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    The road to Android Lollipop on Motorola's Droid Turbo has been a long and frustrating one. As if the months and months of waiting haven't been bad enough, there have been the false starts, like a few weeks back when Verizon started advertising Lollipop availability for the Droid Turbo when the release was actually still under internal testing. And while we haven't seen the update emerge just yet, it finally looks like we're really getting down to the home stretch here, as Motorola invites for a public Droid Turbo soak test are revealed to be for just this long-awaited Lollipop update. ...

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    With June drawing to a close, we're likely just over two months away from the arrival of the Samsung Galaxy Note 5. Even with so little time between now and IFA, there's still a ton of uncertainty surrounding this phablet, not the least of which concerning the fate of a curved-display Edge variant. Today, however, our focus is still on the regular flat-screened Note 5, as some early case renders attempt to clue us in to some of the phablet's design choices. That rough-looking render up top may not be very pretty, but if what it depicts is accurate, we're looking forward to a Note 5 that ...

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    Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810 is still a chip that can't escape its own shadow, with phone launch after phone launch haunted by tales of overheating. As we wait to see what, if anything, manufacturers are able to do about that, we're also looking forward to what's next, eagerly awaiting the first devices powered by the Snapdragon 820. Announced by Qualcomm back at MWC, the 820 is on track to power some next-generation flagships. While its commercial arrival is still some time off, we've already been hearing some rumors about what to expect form the SoC, including Samsung possibly having an ...

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    As we're getting closer and closer to the time when Apple usually unveils its iPhone, the rumors are starting to slowly pile up. We've already heard mentions of a possible adoption of Force Touch, from the Apple Watch, and there were even bold reports of the iPhone becoming curved at one point (and no, we're not talking #bendgate). Today's latest bits come from the Korean media, and they refer to the screen of the iPhone. No, not the iPhone 6s (or whatever its name will be) from this year, not even the 7, or 7s, but maybe the 8 (if our calculations are right; the report claims 2018). Given ...

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    As developers currently test the second beta of OS X El Capitan, iOS 9 and watchOS 2, it's hard not for these to not reveal more than just the future of Apple software. These builds need to bring support for every product they were designed for, and this could include products that haven't been launched by Apple yet, given the fall timeline for these betas to go official. If you're in the market for a new iMac or Apple TV, it might be a good idea to wait. OS X El Capitan code reveals a possible new 21.5-inch iMac with a 4K display. At the moment if you want ultra-high resolution on an ...

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    Apple hasn't necessarily re-invented te wheel with its Force Touch technology on the Apple Watch, but it did prove to be extremely useful on the new MacBook. It's clear that the use for this technology is beneficial when used in a larger canvas, and any rumors have claimed that the next generation iPhone will be benefited by this. This is not just a software gimmick though, and today we learn more about the progress of this new hardware. Asian suppliers close to the matter have just confirmed that Apple has placed a substantial order for the flexible printed circuit boards that are ...

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    Many may consider Apple to be the most conservative company in the smartphone industry, but that's if you completely ignore what smartphones were like before the iPhone. Cupertino has been famous for leap frogging competitors in some cases, and for not adopting technologies until it can perfect them. At a time when curved displays are making an appearance, it seems Apple is already interested in the idea, but don't hold your breath. Sources claim that Apple is very interested in OLED display technology, and that is good news given how well these displays have evolved in color saturation ...

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    Confused? Just yesterday we wrote a news piece regarding recent speculation on Samsung's upcoming flagship device; the headline was "Samsung Galaxy S7 launch happening this year?" Today we're writing a new one, with the headline you can see above. This is what usually happens when the rumor mill gets in motion. According to the Korean media, Samsung is pushing its R&D team with the Galaxy S7, because the company reportedly wants to make it official this year, instead of next. Today's information is just as shady and unreliable, and wants to debunk the aforementioned. An unnamed source ...

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    Apple's announcement of the iPad mini 3 disappointed many users, mainly because the company barely took two or three minutes to share the minuscule differences to its predecessor. The first-generation iPad mini did a great job in inspiring the design of the iPad Air, but Apple didn't use that same mentality with its iPad Air 2 refresh in favor of the smaller counterpart. We are expecting an iPad mini refresh later this year, and reports claim that we already know what it'll look like. We've got some leaked photos of a possible iPad mini 4 silicon case, and it seems that it'll look a lot ...

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    We're just a little over a month removed from the day when Windows 10 will make its commercial debut, ready for installation on new systems or as an upgrade to existing Windows versions. While many users will get their hands on Windows 10 either as a free upgrade or built right in with newly purchased machines, there's still going to be a contingent that installs it fresh: typically, people building new PCs from components, or upgrading ancient hardware that never made the trip to Windows 7. And when they do so, they may have a new way to get their hands on the software, with rumors that ...

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    The new LG G4 sure seems like one of the better-received LG flagships in recent history. And based on the estimates we heard a few months back, the G4 looked like it might outsell last year's G3 by a wide margin, so there was good reason to be excited. Despite that early enthusiasm, the G4's future may have hit a snag, as investors downgrade LG profit estimates in expectation of lower than anticipated G4 sales. G4 shipments in Q2 are estimated to be at least a hundred thousand units shy of where they'd need to be in order for G4 projections to be met – a feat that would also require ...

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    We're just over five weeks away from July 29, the day when Windows 10 formally becomes available to PC users. And while we're obviously looking forward to that date, maybe even more interesting is what's going to happen next, as Microsoft finishes up work on Windows 10 Mobile and prepares that platform refresh for its own commercial release. We know that's happening at some point after July 29, but so far Microsoft's been hesitant to talk about its schedule with much more specificity. As a result, we find ourselves looking to other sources for information, and today check out a carrier ...

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    This could be too good to be true! We don't want to use a harsh word, like "desperate", because Samsung is definitely not in such a position, being the undisputed market leader in the Android world, and, occasionally (and regionally), in the smartphone world as well. So far, the release cycle was pretty standard: Galaxy S flagship in Q1 of the year (preferably MWC), Galaxy Note flagship in Q3 of the year (preferably at IFA). However, this report claims that Samsung is preparing to launch its next flagship, dubbed Galaxy S7, sometime in the second half of the year. The report comes from ...

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    Famous tipster @evleaks, even though retired, has spent his last couple of tweets telling us about the future of the Microsoft Lumia lineup, and even some past that never happened. On one hand he tells us that the Nokia Lumia 2520 tablet that some loved and others hated, was actually just one of five tablets in the works under codenames Illusionist, Mercury, Pine, and Vegas/Atlas. Still these are not the only codenames he revealed today, as we also learn of some Microsoft Lumia future. Evan Blass has just revealed that in addition to the Lumias under codename Cityman and Talkman, there are ...

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    HTC's been busy releasing a ton of smartphones lately – problem being, at least for smartphone users in the US, is that the bulk of these new launches have been international-only affairs: One M9+, One ME, J Butterfly... the list keeps growing. So imagine our surprise when today we learn about some evidence that not only points to a new HTC model, but one that sure appears to be gearing up for release in the US – and on Verizon, in particular. The FCC just published certification paperwork for HTC model 0PM3100, an otherwise unidentified smartphone. The band support would suggest that ...

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    We're just a week away from Apple Music going public for consumers, but there are a few software requirements for the service to work. We've covered a ton of news regarding iOS 8.4 beta, and these have served as a platform for us to see what Apple Music will be all about. If you're curious on the progress of this new version of iOS, and its timing for a launch, we've got new rumors on the matter. Sources claim that we should expect iOS 8.4 GM to be seeded to developers today. For those of you not aware, GM, or Gold Master candidate is the term used by Apple to confirm that this is a near ...

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    Feeling nostalgic? We know we are. The HTC Touch Diamond was one of our favorite Windows Mobile devices, and definitely in our HTC classics top three. The phone had a unique back cover with regular irregularities that made it look so good, that our own Adam Lein had to tune it up a bit. Knowing what the Touch Diamond was, and how it looked, it's not difficult to see where OPPO took inspiration from, if the phone in these leaked images will ever make it to the market. OPPO Mirror 5 is what the report claims for its name, a phone with a mirrored rear back with diamond pattern, 2GB of RAM, ...

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    When HTC announced the One M9+ in April, the company made it clear that the device will not be available in regions like the US, and/or Europe; the company pushes its 2015 flagship, the One M9, in these key markets. Of course, we've recently seen that the One M9+ (alongside the E9+) are available in the US from third parties, like Amazon, but the device (which we're currently testing), is lacking Google services. According to a recent rumor, European HTC One M9+ availability should be expected in the third quarter of the year, which begins a little more than a week from now. "Germany, ...

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    Just as we're seeing more and more 2015 Moto X leaks hit the internet, the 2014 Moto G gets a serious discount on Amazon, which is a good indication of things to come (not that we ever doubted there will be a Moto G 2015). Alleged pictures, as well as a leaked video, try to anticipate not only the looks, but also the Moto G 2015 specs. There's not much to tell judging by the alleged picture above; the dimple is there, dual LED flash seems to make its way to the 2015 Moto G, and the camera up to. The back has a striped texture which should help grip and handling of the device, but the ...

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    Interested in trying out the Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview? While it may still be a little rough around the edges for use as a daily driver (though that's a matter of preference), there's no harm in spending a few days poking around to see what's new in the latest build, and that's just what plenty of Windows Phone users have been up to. Head on over to Microsoft’s device compatibility page for the preview, and you'll see dozens and dozens of handsets supported – by and large, all of them Lumias. For now, there's just one exception: last year's HTC One M8 for Windows, which ...

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    For a couple weeks now we've been checking out rumors about a new Samsung flagship-level handset, one that would look a hell of a lot like the Galaxy S6 Edge but arrive with a slightly larger screen – supposedly one up around 5.5 inches. We've heard it called the Galaxy S6 Plus, then the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus. There's even been a hardware leak, but aside from UI window dressing, it didn't appear to reveal much of interest. Then again, why would it – without a sense of scale, this new phone should appear pretty much like the Galaxy S6 Edge itself. Today we've got a new leak to check out ...

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    BlackBerry may be planning to introduce a new smartphone that skips BB10 entirely and runs Android, instead: so say rumors that emerged about a week ago. Since then, we've been trying to get a better sense for just what form this device might take – assuming that the reports have a glimmer of truth in them. That's led to a lot of talk about hardware, including the theories that this Android-based BlackBerry could be the slider the company showed off at MWC (one subsequently rumored to have some seriously high-end hardware), or maybe something developed with the help of Samsung. There's ...

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    Even though Android is famous for offering the best app ecosystem in the world, it's hard to ignore that this isn't Google's core business. This company has always based its businesses on cloud-based solutions like Google Sheets for example, as an online way to compete with Microsoft Excel. We also see this with Google's new Photos app as well, but a new report claims that there is a bigger picture. Even though the report doesn't confirm what the name of this project is, it seems that Google is secretly working on a new plan to make apps something users stream to devices, and not something ...

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