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    Is this week shaping up to be one chock full of news about smartphone software breaking through platform boundaries, reaching new users and coming from companies you wouldn't necessarily expect? We already brought you that rumor about an Android-running Lumia handset, and now we're seeing the resurgence of some other claims arising at that same intersection between Android and Windows Phone, as rumors about Android app compatibility coming to Microsoft's platform resurface. If this sounds familiar, that's because it should, since this rumor first popped up back in February. Those were ...

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    Ever since the very first Lumia devices from Nokia, everyone wondered what would happen if these Nokia smartphones ran Android. A Lumia running Android was even more wished for once the Lumia 1020 landed, making everyone wonder how a great camera would do on the market if it was powered by Android, and build by Nokia. Fast forward to today, and we've got a pretty interesting leak (or prediction) from @evleaks. According to the latest bits, a Lumia running Android is incoming, made by "Nokia by Microsoft". This is a great tease for many out there, but unfortunately, it will stay that way ...

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    The LG G3 did well in our review, being one of the 2014 Android flagships to want, together with the HTC One M8, Samsung Galaxy S5, and Sony Xperia Z2. However, our review was based on opinions formed while using a South Korean version of the device, with an American carrier unit not being available. That being said, thanks to @evleaks, we're seeing all (major) four US carrier models being leaked in press renders, as seen above. From left to right, we're seeing the upcoming Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile versions. Interestingly, of all four devices, only Sprint version (as ...

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    The Samsung Galaxy F leaked today, in what is claimed to be a real-life picture of the upcoming device. We've heard a lot of rumors and seen a lot of leaks recently regarding the device, but most of them were in the form of leaked press renders. The image above is claimed to be representing the Galaxy F, and you can immediately notice the metal frame around the screen. If you think it resembles the chamfered edges on the iPhone 5/5s, or the HTC One/One M8, you're not wrong. However, the interesting bit comes in the report that accompanies the image. Apparently, according to unnamed sources ...

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    If you've spent any time checking out Android L, either by running the developer preview, or just looking at all the screenshots and videos online, you may have picked up on the new look for on-screen Android buttons. Gone are the more elaborate designs we know now, replaced with much simpler geometric forms. But could Google have other plans for a button refresh than just what we see in Android L? A little evidence pointing in that direction has just been uncovered on Google's own servers, revealing a slightly tweaked construction. The changes to the back and home buttons are very subtle, ...

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    HTC appears to finally be getting the love it deserves in the mobile space. Its two most high-end handsets from the last two years received nothing but praise from the press and consumers. The One M7 won handfuls of awards and the One M8 is slated to do just the same. And, finally, after a long stint of hemorrhaging money, the company has turned a profit. Just last month, we had cause for concern. HTC's financials weren't looking so great. Revenue was down and the company was still losing money. However, we learned earlier today that HTC has finally started to turn things around. In its Q2 ...

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    Apple is reportedly going to launch two different iPhone models this year, and even though we've called both devices the iPhone 6, we do know that there are significant differences between both of them. Earlier this year the rumors were that these devices would launch separately, but two credible reports recently have pointed to a launch date of both devices on September 19th. At this point it's hard to confirm that, and with some new reports today of a later date, things have begun to get complicated. A new source is claiming that both iPhone models will have a different name, just like ...

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    When it comes to Windows Phone, the big we're waiting on at the moment isn't hardware, but software: the just-about-to-drop OTA updates bringing Windows Phone 8.1 to all these existing WP8 models out there. But soon enough, those updates will be upon us, and we'll inevitably set our sights to what's next over the horizon. Some new hardware, perhaps? A leak last month attempted to lay out Microsoft's plans for Nokia devices as we head into the second half of the year, not to mention what might be coming up in 2015, and today we get an early look at what just might be one of those upcoming ...

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    Sony had a hit on its hands, at least in some internet communities, with the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact. In a rare move, there was finally a "mini" device, but with flagship specifications to compete with the other high-end phones on the market. It may look to continue with the lineup through the Xperia Z3 Compact, which was recently in the rumor mill. Today, a batch of alleged Xperia Z3 Compact specs has leaked alongside a screenshot from the phone. The device will allegedly have the model number D580x, with the "x" denoting different numbers based on variant. This lines up with Sony's ...

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    Going back a few months by this point, rumors have been closing in on the idea of a Microsoft smartwatch. Well, perhaps “wearable” would be a better term for it, as more recent claims of a dense array of sensors, both environmental and biological, as well as an elongated design more in common with fitness trackers might have gotten you thinking that this could be more FuelBand and less Android Wear. Today a new report arrives that reinforces this idea of a fitness-based wearable, as well as touches upon possible pricing. If all this was sounding a lot like the Gear Fit, there's ...

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    The OnePlus One may be out, but with new, unexpected delays arriving at seemingly every juncture, it sure is taking the upstart a while to actually get the phone into eager customer hands. But eventually, it will manage, and the company will find itself looking to what's next for it. Another high-end, low-priced smartphone? Maybe a wearable? A new leak out this afternoon paints the picture of the OnePlus putting together a tablet, as we come across the name “OnePlus Tab.” That name appears on what seems to be an internal testing version of the OnePlus website, and unlike the nav bar on ...

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    NVIDIA's slow crawl back from a 2013 that saw OEMs everywhere turn their backs on the company's chips continues as we get into summer, and expectations turn to some new Shield hardware. Following early rumors, last month gave us our best look yet at what might be a second-gen Shield console (though the jury's still out on that), with the arrival of some FCC paperwork. Now we're wondering if NVIDIA might not extend the Shield brand to a tablet, as evidence of such a beast shows its face at the Global Certification Forum. The idea of NVIDIA releasing another tablet isn't new; benchmarks form ...

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    As smartphone users have started thinking twice about getting locked into lengthy contracts, we've seen a rise in the availability of installment plans to help space out payments for a full-priced smartphone into more manageable monthly sums. Even some OEMs themselves offer their own installment plans, if you'd just rather leave the carrier out of the picture altogether. When we're talking about a $600 outright payment, splitting things up like this can make a lot of sense, but does the same hold true for lower-ticket items? We may be about to find out, as a leak suggests that T-Mobile is ...

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    For several months now, rumors have been growing persistent with claims that HTC is renewing its interest in tablets and that a new Android model is on its way. Last month we shared the latest talk about an HTC Nexus tablet, taking the codename Volantis, and its very unusual hardware. Unlike most every Android tablet out there, Volantis was said to employ a display taking a 4:3 aspect ratio, as Apple uses with its iPad models. But now we've got a new set of Volantis leaks to check out today, and in addition to refuting that 4:3 rumor, they make a few new wild claims of their own. According ...

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    When it comes to Android tablets, Samsung's been doing its darnedest this year to saturate the market with as many different model as possible. That's brought us the TabPRO lineup, the Tab 4 series, and most recently a pair of Tab S slates. Is enough enough, or is Samsung only getting started, with a similar onslaught prepared for the second half of 2014? Today we learn of what might be a whole new Galaxy tablet model, though there's the chance it might be a variant of an existing release. Here's what we've got: Samsung Sweden has a couple placeholders up on its site for the SM-T360 and ...

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