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    A few weeks back, a leak surfaced that attempted to reveal the next evolution of Android Wear, previewing some of the changes coming to the OS in the forthcoming Android 5.0 release for smartwatches. Those included some handy accessibility features, as well as the much-needed ability to recall previously-dismissed notifications. It all sounded great, but we didn't have much of an idea for just when we could expect Google to release it. There's still no official word, but a new rumor claims that distribution could begin as soon as tomorrow. So says the team at Phandroid, having heard from a ...

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    It's a dance we know all too well: Samsung delivers its latest flagship model, only to come back a few months later with a tweaked version running some even more impressive silicon. The Galaxy S4 launched with a Snapdragon 600, only for Samsung to follow that up with a Snapdragon 800 version for LTE-A networks in South Korea. And after the GS5 arrived with its Snapdragon 801, Samsung came back with an LTE-A version that didn't just step up to a Snapdragon 805, but also gave the phone a huge resolution bump up to quad HD. We could be about to see another move along these lines, as rumors ...

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    There are a ton of reasons to love the OnePlus One, starting with its price tag. Moving that specific reason aside, another big reason is that the device runs a pre-installed version of CyanogenMod, or should we say, as long as you don't live in India. Certain exclusive deals force OnePlus to sell this device with its custom version of Android 5.0 Lollipop, though if your device already runs CyanogenMod, there's a good chance that you're in luck. Cyanogen Inc has just taken the time to explain how its policies will work in India, and things might get lucky for a few. If you purchase the ...

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    We've been able to share files instantly on Android devices and even certain services on Windows Phones for the longest time, and still, Apple didn't wake up to that need until iOS 8. That being said, even if the feature exists today, it still depends on the speed at which developers have decided to adopt iOS 8, and that's taken a bit. You'd think it would only be a matter of time for this feature to become famous, but a new iCloud restriction pulls things back. Developers are already complaining about an odd new rule that doesn't allow them to submit applications that share content with ...

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    We're still months away from seeing the start of Apple Watch sales, but one thread that's been a pretty consistent part of rumors concerning how Apple intends to sell its first smartwatch have been this high-fashion, luxury angle: with all the different sizes, materials, and band options Apple intends to offer, to say nothing of the rumored multi-thousand-dollar price tags for the higher-end versions, it certainly looks like it would fit right in with such a market. While we don't yet have the full picture on Apple's intentions, new reports are doing their best to reinforce this idea, as ...

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    Well this is an interesting coincidence: only hours ago we were telling you about some rumors concerning LG's G Pro series of smartphones, with claims arriving that the manufacturer could be done with the G Pro lineup entirely. That led to us talking about LG and phablets in general, and how with its G-series flagships growing each generation, there might not be a need for a separate phablet - at least, barring some cool feature like the Note 4's S Pen stylus. Now, while LG does have the stylus-equipped G3 Stylus (above), the phone's hardware falls seriously short of G3 quality, and the ...

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    Back in the spring of 2013, we took a look at the LG G Pro, a 5.5-inch Android phablet. At least, that's what we called such devices back then, though with the G3 sporting a 5.5-inch screen itself, that “phablet” label hardly seems appropriate any longer. The G Pro 2 moved things up to a 5.9-inch panel, still a bit large, but with phones like the Nexus 6 out now, it's still not so big as to feel like it belongs in a separate class. Perhaps LG has finally read the writing on the wall when it comes to treating phones in the five-to-six-inch space as something different than regular ...

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    Whether the so called "HTC Hima" we've seen leaked/rumored last week will turn out to be the HTC One M9 -- follow-up to the M8 from this year, which replaces the M7 from 2013 -- is anyone's guess, but we've heard not one, but two reports talking about the upcoming 2015 HTC One, and its purported specs. Interestingly, they try to anticipate a 5.5-inch display but what we see here attached seems to be just a tad smaller. Despite the claims, there is no way to verify whether this is indeed a 5.2-inch front glass, let alone to verify the legitimacy of the images, or the smartphone they (will) ...

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    Earlier today, we talked to you about rumored plans for Xiaomi to reveal its next flagship Android at CES 2015 in January, the Mi 5. With specs like a quad HD display and Snapdragon 810 SoC, it sure sounded like quite the thing to look forward to. But will we even have to wait that long? Xiaomi has just started sending out press invites to an event it's holding next Tuesday; what could it have to reveal? Truthfully, while the Mi5 remains a possibility for next week's event, it's a very distant one. Much more likely, we'll see the manufacturer introduce something a little less high-end. As ...

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    HTC sure looks like it's working on some very powerful new hardware. Well, maybe it's not yet clear just what all these devices are, but whether we're talking One M9 or this new model codenamed Hima (if they aren't simply the same thing), there's a lot in the rumored specs to like. This year HTC already gave us a very powerful Android, the One M8, and several months later saw fit to release a version of the handset running Windows Phone; will history repeat itself? We're still far too distant from all this to have a confirmed answer, but early reports certainly suggest it could be a ...

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    It's not often Xiaomi is talked about here in the States, but the brand has quickly gained popularity in Asian markets for its affordable yet powerful smartphones. We even came to enjoy our time with its current flagship, the Mi4, as we noted in our full review, which is exactly why the possibility of the Xiaomi Mi5 launch date landing in just a few short weeks has us excited. Analyst Sun Changxu expects the phone to feature praise-worthy specs such as a 5.7-inch 2K display, a 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 SoC, and a 20.7MP camera. Considering that the second item is currently facing some ...

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    We're almost done with 2014. That means CES 2015 is mere weeks away, and that we'll be seeing the major flagships of the year released just months from now. And if we're just months away, it's time for all the excitement to begin, as we slowly start hearing leaks of the device up until the announcement next year. We have a pretty big tidbit to share today, a preliminary Samsung Galaxy S6 benchmark straight out of AnTuTu through a screenshot posted by CNMO. There's no way for us to be entirely sure that this is the Galaxy S6 (and even if it is, it's highly unlikely to be a final production ...

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    As we keep pushing into December, 2015 is looking closer than ever, and we start thinking past our New Year's plans, we're already dreaming about some of the big launches that are sure to help usher-in the new year. Just look at what 2014 brought us, with the Galaxy S5, HTC One M8, and Sony Xperia Z2 debuting in the first quarter alone. A few days ago we checked out a rumor attempting to identify a few of the specs we'd see with HTC's follow-up to the One M8, talking about a One M9 with a quad HD 5.5-inch screen, Snapdragon 805, 16MP OIS camera, and 3500mAh battery. But now today a new set ...

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    Apple has found a lot of success with the launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, even though new rumors claim that the company might build a smaller phone next year as well. Apple's only problem with the launch of its smartphones this year, was being able to meet demand for the iPhone 6 Plus, something logical given Apple's skepticism to launch a phablet in the past. The good thing is that Cupertino already understood that there is significant demand for bigger iPhones, and it seems the company is already preparing for next year's demand. Reports claim that Apple is about to expand its ...

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    Samsung has been up to a lot of changes in order to make a comeback. Some of these changes include reducing its smartphone lineup to the bare essentials, something that we highly praise at a time when the Galaxy lineup has diluted more than the folks at Korea would like. There are some negative changes as well, mainly to do with the company downsizing its corporate structure, but it could just be that this is the beginning. New leaks show that Samsung is working on a couple of devices that are currently being dubbed the Samsung SM-E500F and SM-E700H. The report claims that both of these ...

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