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    HTC's One M9 will soon be up for sale. We've already had the opportunity to spend some time reviewing the phone. And while all this progress continues towards the One M9's retail release, there's still a big unanswered question hanging over the phone's launch: what ever happened to the One M9 Plus? Rumors once suggested we'd see a jumbo-sized One M9 with a quad HD display debut alongside the five-incher we got, ready to offer some variety to users interested in something closer to a tablet. Today those rumors are back, attempting to provide some new insight into the phone's hardware. ...

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    Samsung's Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge are nearly here, ready for you to buy. With strong consumer interest, and rumors of limited stocks for the Edge version in particular, the idea of locking-down your GS6 with a pre-order can sound like a pretty tempting one. Already, local Samsung offices, carriers, and retailers in certain markets are accepting pre-orders – that's currently the case in England, for instance. But here in the US, we've yet to see a similar situation unfold. While still not confirmed, retail sources are now claiming that we're just one more week away from our own ...

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    Amazon is not in an enviable position with its Android Appstore. With so many users already exposed to the convenience of Google's Play Store baked right in to their Android experiences, convincing them to enable sideloading, install Amazon's app, and then juggle two incompatible app stores from there on out can be a tall order. Still, Amazon does what it can to stir up interest, often by means of big app giveaways – and it's got just such an offer running right now. But now a leaked presentation attempts to clue us in to what could be the company’s next effort to generate interest in ...

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    With last year's Moto 360, Motorola created the market for the round-screened smartwatch. In the months since we've seen the introduction of plenty competition, but the 360 remains the gold standard in the eyes of many consumers. As such, we've been hugely interested in learning what's next for Motorola wearables, especially this week as we mark the one-year anniversary of the 360's initial launch. While nothing's official yet, Lenovo CEO Yang Yuanqing may have just given us a little preview of the second-gen 360, sharing a couple pics on Chinese social media. While Yang calls this device ...

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    Yesterday brought us some sad news for fans of the venerable HTC One M7, as the manufacturer confirmed that while the phone made the journey to Lollipop, its story would end with Android 5.0, and HTC wouldn't be updating the phone to the just-released Android 5.1. Considering we're talking about a phone that launched a solid two years ago, it's not like we could expect further updates much longer, and we were finding it hard to fault the company's decision to devote resources to more recent hardware. But One M7 users are a vocal bunch, and those who weren't satisfied with HTC's decision ...

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    HTC's One M9 has been official for a few weeks now, and while the phone's hardware may be complete, the situation with its software hasn't seemed quite so polished. We've heard numerous reports of issues with the phone's code, ranging from boot failures to insufficient thermal control measures, leaving the handset capable of running far hotter than its peers. The hope's been that HTC would be able to deliver some updated software prior to the One M9's commercial release that would put an end to these problems, and today word arrives that it may have just achieved that goal. First we hear a ...

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    Back during MWC a few weeks ago, OnePlus hinted at what was coming up next for the company. No, not the OnePlus 2; the firm said to expect something that would represent its first foray into a new product category. And after clarifying that we weren't about to get a smartwatch nor a tablet, we were left scratching our heads as to just what it might actually be. OnePlus still isn't quite ready to make its big announcement, but the new teasers it's putting out today sure look like they're hinting at some OnePlus gaming hardware. With all the talk of “a new game,” “fun,” and ...

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    The launch of the Nexus 6 last fall marked the latest shift in Google's direction for its pure-Android hardware lineup: gone were both the very affordable price tag and relatively compact size, with the Nexus 6 arriving as a six-inch, $650 phablet. It also represented a change in Google's manufacturing partner, as the company switched from LG after using it for the Nexus 4 and Nexus 5, to Motorola for the Nexus 6. Now we're wondering about what's next for the family, and rumors have already talked about Google possibly hooking up with a Chinese manufacturer for this year's Nexus (which ...

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    When it comes to the unannounced Sony Xperia Z4, rumors are all over the place, just like in the case of any other phone that's about to get announced. However, in the particular case of the 2015 Sony flagship, previous rumors have tried to anticipate that there will be not one, but two different models, with slightly different internals, and screens (as far as resolution is concerned). We're not quite sure whether you should consider such rumors, but, adding to the recently (allegedly) leaked press images, are today's stills, where we're purportedly looking at the display unit of the Z4. ...

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    As we get closer to the pre-order date for the Apple Watch, more details emerge on all the different policies that Apple will apply in order to get as many people as possible to test its new wearable. We've already learned that Apple has given second thoughts to requiring appointments from users, which is good news, but don't think that's all there is to it. Apple Store sources claim that employees continue to be trained on the Apple Watch and how to sell it, and among some of the policies recently discovered, there will be a time limit for users to give the Apple Watch a try. The source ...

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    Even with the recent launch delays for the HTC One M9 in Taiwan, the company has already committed to launch the device in the US at the same time as the Galaxy S6. In addition to this flagship, we've also heard a ton of rumors of a more powerful variant in the works. If sticking with the specs of the HTC One M9 spell compromise for you, let's talk about its more powerful sibling. So far we've talked about the HTC One M9 Plus as the new flagship to come from Taiwan, but rumors claim that the final name might be the HTC One M9+, something which resembles the old One X+ days. The source ...

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    The smartwatch market represents an interesting meeting of worlds: tech collides with fashion. Many of the efforts we've seen to date have been led by prominent electronics companies, though recent models like the Apple Watch are making big investments on the fashion side, as well. We've also heard about established watchmakers looking to expand their product lines into this new high-tech territory, companies like Swatch. The next to join those ranks will be Tag Heuer, as the Swiss brand prepares to introduce a smartwatch tomorrow. Right now, we only know a few specifics about the watch. ...

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    Windows Phone has been doing a great job of targeting the budget smartphone market, delivering full-fledged models that often manage to undercut their Android competition while giving users some great bang for their smartphone-buying buck. While we'd still love to see a new flagship-level model, Microsoft's been serious about keeping new affordable options coming, introducing the Lumia 640 and 640 XL just a couple weeks back. Could the manufacturer already be ready to unveil a new Lumia? That's what we're wondering today as the company puts out a teaser for some kind of news tomorrow. For ...

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    It was just yesterday that we've seen an alleged high-quality render of the upcoming Sony Xperia Z4, and, today, we're getting more press images of the yet unannounced device. It looks like these renders are part of the same set of computer-generated stills, and they show off more angles and details of the 2015 Sony flagship. We're now getting a good look at the entire front and back of the alleged device, but there is also a disclaimer attached, according to which these are neither final press renders nor they depict the final version of the hardware. Instead, these are claimed to be ...

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    According to sources of 9to5Mac, Apple could be trying to up its trade-in game by announcing extensions to its current iPhone Reuse & Recycle Program aimed squarely at converting users of other platforms to iPhones. The revised program – which we may as well call an Apple Android trade-in program – will begin in the coming weeks, according to the same sources. The system will work much in the same way that iPhones and iPads are traded-in, meaning that you'll be able to hand over your device and receive an Apple Store gift card which can then be put towards the purchase of a new ...

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    Apple's convergence with the television sector has long been rumored – be it through hardware or a service, it's been a topic that's crossed our news desks time and time again over the past few years. But now we're learning of some (perhaps) concrete information. According to a report out of The Wall Street Journal today, an Apple Web TV service is set to launch this Fall, and a few early details have been made available by the publication. Supposedly, around 25 channels (including ABC, CBS, and Fox) will be supported at launch. The service is allegedly meant to work across all iOS ...

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    Samsung's round-screened Orbis smartwatch is just all over the news today. A few hours back we checked out a report that the wearable could find itself powered by the same Exynos chip Samsung's putting in the Galaxy S6, all with the aim of giving Orbis battery life that goes solidly beyond its competition. That sounds all sorts of promising, but when might we actually be able to check this guy out for ourselves? Rumors of an MWC debut clearly haven't happened, so what might be another possible ETA? Sometime in early summer? Another new Orbis rumor suggests a launch could fall even further ...

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    Even though wearables have to be desirable products first, it seems that only a few companies like Motorola have gotten the memo with products like the Moto 360. Still, with the insane disparity between Android sales and Android Wear sales, you'd wonder if any of these companies have done their homework well enough before product launch. Apple has done a lot of hard work in preparing the world for its Apple Watch, but just like with the original launch of the first iPad, most of us still wonder if people will be willing to pay for it, and so have some recent studies. A recent survey ...

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    Even though many of us are still skeptical about acquiring an Apple Watch when launched a few weeks from now, there should be others who already have their credit cards ready. For all the rest that still can't make up their minds, Apple decided to give you all the opportunity to set an appointment and test one out at your local Apple Store. Still, it seems that Cupertino is aware that the wearable market has been so sluggish over the last couple of years, and as such, has apparently decided to apply some desperate. Internal sources close to Apple's retail system claim that Apple Store ...

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    Ounce-for-ounce, smartwatches offer some of the highest performance-to-size ratios of any mobile electronics. They may not seem like technical powerhouses just yet, as developers still struggle to tap into their full potential, but the silicon's there: just look at the Snapdragon 400 SoCs in many current-gen Android Wear models. That might make for a mid-range phone experience, but when you're only dealing with a tiny smartwatch screen, you've got performance to spare. Now a new rumor suggests that some upcoming smartwatches could be looking to seriously step up their SoC game, hooking ...

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    We've been eagerly waiting for HTC's official launch of the One M9 ever since its recent announcement at MWC 2015. Our own Michael Fisher already spent a few days testing the device during our stay in Barcelona, and we even spent some time comparing it to the existing HTC One M8. We're still struggling to prove just how much the One M9 has matured when compared to its predecessor, mainly because its software wasn't final during our first look, but it seems there are more software issues than meet the eye. HTC was supposed to launch the One M9 today in its homeland, Taiwan, but instead of ...

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    The last couple weeks have brought us plenty of rumors about LG's plans for its upcoming G4 flagship, but are we getting closer to developing an understanding of this hardware, or is the whole thing just drifting away from us, with confusing rumors muddying the waters? Much of the recent uncertainty has sprung from the arrival of renders that depict a possible G4 that sure looks a lot like the still-very-new G Flex 2 – so close to that phone, in fact, that we're left scratching our heads as to why LG might even bother with such a direct rehash. The latest info on the G4 to leak isn't ...

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    Sony's apparently in no big rush to release the Xperia Z4, with both CES and MWC having passed without sign of the expected flagship. And while we may end up waiting until close to summer before the the flagship debuts, that's just afforded us more time to wait for the arrival of better and better Z4 leaks. Recently, the quality's really been picking up, and earlier this month we had the opportunity to inspect some very nice comparison pics putting the Z3's frame up against a supposed Z4 component. Today we move beyond individual parts to take a look at the fully assembled phone, upon the ...

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    Two weeks ago, a couple of the highest-profile smartphone brands around welcome the latest iterations of their flagship lineups, as HTC and Samsung launched the One M9 and Galaxy S6, respectively (with Samsung doing double duty and also bringing along the S6 Edge). And as fantastic as it was to finally put all the rumors behind and see these handsets go official, we know that a lot of you just won't be satisfied until you actually have the phones in your hands. So when can you expect that to happen? If you're in the US, carriers have certainly confirmed their intentions to sell these ...

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    Samsung's been showing off curved displays at trade shows for years. The Galaxy Round launched seventeen months ago. The Galaxy Note Edge followed last summer. And now we have the Galaxy S6 Edge. With all this experience under its belt, you might think Samsung and its manufacturing partners had this whole curved-screen thing pretty well figured out by now. However, a new report highlights possible problems, and claims that issues in fabricating the curved glass that protects the GS6 Edge's display is causing Samsung to seek out new suppliers. Reportedly, yield for these curved glass panels ...

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