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    The Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 is an upcoming tablet, judging by increased chatter on the interwebs, and the device leaked above in what looks to be an official render seems to represent the slate. Judging by what we see above, we should expect a device that resembles the Galaxy Tab A (at least in terms of the metal frame), which just recently made it to the US. The leakster claims we should expect a Galaxy S6-like design, in which case premium should be written all over it (something that also explains the metal chassis, but we're not sure about the glass back). If that is truly the case, ...

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    Samsung's Galaxy S6 should have more memory than it knows what to do with. As a handset with 3GB of RAM in a world where 2GB and 1GB phones dominate, on paper it looks like the GS6 has more than enough capacity to handle whatever apps you could think to throw at it. The reality of the situation has been a bit different, though, and users have been reporting situations where the GS6 is being too aggressive in its RAM management, moving content out of memory when there's still plenty to spare. As a result, the phone performs like one with much less available RAM. We've been told that Samsung ...

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    Samsung hasn't necessarily succeeded in the smartwatch market, regardless of its Android or Tizen approaches. Apple has apparently already sold more Apple Watch units than all other smartwatch manufacturers have in years combined, so its clear that Samsung needs to hit a home run with its next launch. We were expecting the Samsung Gear A to launch soon, but it seems Korea wants to take its time. Trusted sources claim that Samsung might not launch the Gear A, codename Orbis, until later this year, possibly at the same time that it announces the Galaxy Note 5. Samsung hadn't really committed ...

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    As it stand right now, app permission control in Android is frustratingly monolithic. When installing some new software, users are presented with a breakdown of permissions the app's requesting, and all they can do is agree to allow all of them, or none at all. Back when Android 4.3 first landed, we were teased with the promise of far more granular control over permissions, able to selectively enable and disable access as we pleased (above). Unfortunately, that hidden tool didn't last for long, and Google was quick to force users back into its all-or-nothing routine. Now there's once again ...

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    Even though by the standards of many Xiaomi should still be considered a startup, this is a company that has come selling nothing, to being one of the three top smartphone sellers in just a few years. The company's attention to detail in design, and its affordable approach to the market have already crowned it the king of smartphones in China. Its only problem at the moment is how close Apple is to defeating its supremacy, and a leaked roadmap shows us Xiaomi's action plan. Four Mi devices were just leaked in the company's road map for the rest of the year, and there's a lot of hot on this ...

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    Last week we checked out some rumors about upcoming Samsung flagship-class hardware, with a pair of models codenamed Noble and Zen. Noble sounded like it might be the next Galaxy Note phablet, while evidence suggested Zen could be some new member of the Galaxy S6 crew. We didn't have much detail about either phone available at the time, but this week those codenames come back, tied to a lot more detail and suggesting a slightly different identity for one model. This new report claims that while Noble is indeed the Galaxy Note 5, Zen isn't some GS6 variant, but what's essentially the Note 5 ...

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    There's little that we know about the LG G4c. We've heard its name mentioned for the first time last week, and that particular LG G4c leak implied that, just like last year, there will be a smaller version of the LG G4 flagship, coming (allegedly) on May 12, which we doubt (or wouldn't do if we were LG). Now, today's LG G4c leak comes in the form of the image above, claiming to depict the phone. Wearing the model number LG-H525N, the LG G4c will reportedly have little in common with the flagship. It is claimed to have a five-inch HD (720p) IPS display -- so much for the "mini" -- and a ...

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    What we know about the OnePlus Two, the follow-up to the OnePlus One, is that it will most likely not be powered by CyanogenMod, after the two companies broke up and OnePlus introduced its own OxygenOS. We also (think) we know what the company needs to do right with its next phone, and that the image above is a concept. Thanks to OnePlus CEO Pete Lau, we now also know that the OnePlus Two specs, coming in the third quarter of the year, will include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor (which, by the way, doesn't overheat, claims a company executive). Lau took it to Weibo to discuss ...

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    Microsoft has quickly made OneDrive one of its most important projects, devoting various teams to updating it and keeping it feature-packed while still very usable. And it's not done with what it has, either – it has big plans for OneDrive, especially in the integration of various devices, and it's working hard toward that goal. Part of that is building out a universal OneDrive Windows app, and according to a Microsoft roadmap that was on display at Microsoft's Ignite IT conference in Chicago, that is likely coming in the fourth quarter of this year. The roadmap – which is embedded ...

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    Sony has officially unveiled the Xperia Z4, it's so far Japan-only 2015 flagship, and, just yesterday, the company has refreshed its selfie lineup with the addition of the brand new Sony Xperia C4. However, we've heard that Sony was preparing a May launch, but somehow the Xperia C4 wasn't on the list of mentioned devices; a global version (or a different flagship altogether) of the Xperia Z4 was in the cards. Now, a report from Russia claims that next Wednesday, on May 13, the Sony Xperia Z4 Compact will become official. With model number SO-04G (the Xperia Z4 is SO-03G), the phone's ...

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    So far today, the newly revealed Google I/O 2015 schedule has offered us several tantalizing previews of what to expect from the upcoming dev conference, including a possible new ATAP wearable and maybe even the big Android M announcement. As attendees and enthusiasts pore further through the session listings, we're learning about a few other noteworthy features and services that will be on the menu, including some new hands-free and proximity-based abilities. One session promises to introduce devs to Voice Access, which will grant users the ability to enjoy “access to their Android ...

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    Even though it's been a while since Microsoft announced the Lumia 735, we haven't really seen the device much in the US. At a time when Microsoft is re-inventing itself and holding off major product launches until it finalizes Windows 10, it would make sense for us not to see new Lumias until later this summer. Still, it seems that Microsoft is splanning to launch something in the mean time, and this time it might be the Lumia 735. Photos of the Lumia 735 have emerged in a confidential FCC filing, and there are some minor differences to the Lumia 735s that we know. Instead of Nokia ...

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    Last summer at the Google I/O developer conference, Google turned the spotlight on its latest major Android revision. And while it would still be several months before the Android Lollipop name was official, the company gave us an early preview of what to expect as it formally announced Android L and started making available some Nexus factory images for testing. This year's Google I/O will be here in just a few weeks, and as we mentioned a littler earlier today, Google just made the full schedule available. In doing so, it may have just let the cat out of the bag about its plans to reveal ...

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    Apple's launch of the Apple Watch has proven to be one of a kind. That same company that would prepare for crazy lines outside of Apple Stores decided to go for the "online only" route with its new wearable. With shipments already being pushed to July, most of us were wondering when the Apple Watch would reach stores, but today we get new information. Apple has already begun making modifications to its online store in order to allow users to purchase an Apple Watch for store pickup. The option is still not available yet for selection, but it's clear that Apple has left it ready for when ...

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    We're just about three weeks away from the start of this year's Google I/O conference, and today Google finally went public with the full event schedule. While there's going to be a lot of exciting stuff to see, and news to be announced, one entry on the calendar that's catching some early attention is a Google ATAP (the Advanced Technology and Projects group) session on Friday, May 29. Among talk of Project Ara and 3D films, Google mentions that it also plans to show off some mysterious new wearables. The session description promises “wearables that we hope will blow your socks off,” ...

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    If you accidentally drop your One M9 and its screen shatters, HTC's got your back: shortly after the One M9's launch earlier this year, HTC announced its “Uh Oh” coverage for the flagship smartphone, offering a free screen replacement for one year following purchase. For butter-fingered smartphone owners, that sounds like a very attractive offer, and one that goes pretty far towards providing some peace of mind. But is all this talk of replacement screens distracting us from an important issue concerning the choice of glass HTC uses when building the One M9? A new rumor suggests that ...

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    Just one day ago, we received official confirmation from OPPO that its upcoming new smartphone, the R7, would be fashioned from metal. Now, the company isn't about to let the hype slow down for the device; instead of letting the phone lie low for another day, it's bringing the R7 back into the spotlight by revealing its OPPO R7 backplate choice. The phone's full-metal unibody will be made through magnesium alloy, and shared a GIF to show off the backplate of the phone. That GIF is available at the source link below, but the header image up top is a still frame from it. The phone's design ...

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    Motorola introduced the original Moto X in August 2013, and the follow-up, the 2014 Moto X in September 2014. This means that the company will most likely unveil the third generation Moto X sometime in the third quarter, in four or five months. That, however, is a long time in tech, but it never stopped the rumor mill's continuous motion. Just as we're hearing about some great savings on the 2014 Moto X, we are also hearing some rumored Moto X 2015 specs. While we can't verify any of the below, we advise you to treat everything accordingly. The source of the information is allegedly a ...

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    You ever have a friend tell you about a great deal they found online, but when you go to check the listing for yourself, you see a different price? Retailers have been experimenting with dynamic pricing for years, where instead of offering the same products at the same prices for everyone, they'll vary things based on your location, purchase history, or other metrics – even your choice of OS or browser. We're not talking different prices for shoppers in different countries, either – someone just down the road from you could see a different Amazon price for a Blu-ray disc than you do. ...

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    As much as we love the opportunity to preview the future of Windows 10 for phones, the first two builds haven't necessarily proven to be very popular. Still, the promise of a brighter future emerged with some recent leaks that demoed the really cool aesthetic enhancements that are coming to the platform very soon. Given the build difference between the leaks and what we have today, we thought the wait would take a while, but it seems we might just find some luck this week. Reports claim that we should expect Windows 10 for phones build 10072 (officially titled 10.0.12555.74) to be launched ...

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    Microsoft has been doing a ton of interesting moves in order to become "cool" again, as consumers continue to move away from Microsoft software in favor of other alternatives. Part of this involves extending its reach in cross platform solutions, like we've seen with iOS and Android apps, and another part of it has to do with ending its patent troll days in a smart way. One of the biggest moves we saw recently was ending its patent war with Samsung, and gaining some app placement on Galaxy phones, but plans don’t end there according to new rumors. It seems that Microsoft is already in ...

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    There's no denying that Apple singlehandedly rescued music labels more than a decade ago with the launch of products like the iTunes Store and the iPod, at a time when music piracy was just too convenient for consumers. That business model has proven to have become obsolete as companies like Spotify, Pandora and YouTube continue to grow in the same music streaming business that Apple has been reluctant to adopt. We do know that Cupertino has big plans for its Beats Music acquisition, but reports claim that in order for it to work, some desperate measures are being used. Trusted sources ...

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    Going back months now, we've been hearing about a possible LG return to the Windows Phone camp, with evidence pointing to just such a new model for Verizon. Last month a possible render turned up, along with what looked like a codename: Lancet. But for all the signs we saw that this phone was in development, we still didn't have much to go on, including a firm grasp on specs. Today that all changes, upon the leak of a substantial trove of LG documents detailing the Lancet for Verzion. The LG Lancet should have a 4.5-inch FWVGA display, Snapdragon 410 SoC, 1GB of RAM, and 8GB storage (with ...

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    For as important as it is that a flagship smartphone is able to impress out of the box, that's just part of the phone's software story, and in the months that follow any major release, we look forward to seeing the little tweaks a manufacturer delivers via software updates. Maybe those mean fixing some annoying launch-day issues, or activating features that just weren't quite ready to go in time for retail sales. Lately we've been seeing a few phones pick up some new camera tricks from such updates, and the next on that list might just be the Galaxy S6, as we hear a little about what may ...

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    There is little to no doubt that we will see the OPPO R7 become official sometime soon, with even the manufacturer itself actively teasing the device, which was leaked over and over with its neat trick of curved glass to enable a bezel-less effect/look. And, if that alone wasn't enough, the OPPO R7 is expected to be a super slim device (slimmer than the slim OPPO R5 it follows up on), maybe the thinnest on the market at the time of its introduction. TENAA listed two devices (OPPO R7t and R7C), but now we have a glance (confirmation) at its upcoming specs. The two versions represent two ...

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