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    LG's working on what should be some impressive new Android hardware: that much we know. The company's been talking about such plans for months now, intending to release another flagship-level device sometime later this year. As for what form that might take, we've heard some good theories, and the rumored G4 Pro is a prime contender. Beyond that there have also been suggestions that the company could be cooking up another Nexus phone – so one way or the other (if not both), we've got some new hardware to key an eye out for. That's just what we're up to this evening as we learn about some ...

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    Apple reportedly has very ambitious plans for the launch of the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. Most rumors still point to a September launch, and within them we hear that Apple has ordered a crazy 90 million units in order to meet its expected demand. Obviously the device's internals are key for these orders to be met, and today we get details on how things will work. First of all, we hear that both Samsung and TSMC will be in charge of building the A9 processor that's rumored for the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. The source claims that Apple recently made some last minute changes to the ...

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    Apple surprised some of us by including its own SIM cards with the launch of the iPad Air 2. In the past, each data-capable iPad would bring the respective SIM card of the carrier you purchased the tablet with, but this new Apple SIM gave users the convenience to switch carriers easily, avoiding you the need to visit carriers and get that done. Reports claim that this is not just something that ends with Apple's tablet lineup, as today we learn of others interested. Reports claim that both Apple and Samsung are pushing for the e-SIM card concept to become a standard across OEMs and ...

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    To hear the latest rumors, we're less than a month away from Samsung's next Unpacked event, when the company might introduce both the Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 edge+, more or less a no-stylus version of the Note 5 with a dual-curved-edge screen. And if Samsung really is looking to get a head-start on the IFA launches that will follow a few weeks later, it would only make sense for us to start seeing the arrival of the kind of phone evidence that usually lands just prior to a handset going official. That's just what we're looking at today, as certification paperwork surfaces at the ...

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    We heard a lot about the upcoming Galaxy Note 5. You can check out everything we know about it here, including the possible August 12 launch date, specs, renders, leaks, as well as the possibility of Europe seeing the device later than other regions. Today's report seems to confirm the rumored August 12 announcement date -- and, with so many different confirmations from so many different sources, we might as well just take it for granted -- as well as availability for certain markets nine days later, on August 21. While we're waiting for the device to get official, how about we take a look ...

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    Samsung's got some interesting smartphone plans lined up for the rest of the year. Along with the expected Galaxy Note 5 launch early this August, rumor has it that a new Tizen phone is on its way, too. Yes, Tizen – that Samsung OS that we all thought was doomed to failure to some extent – is not dead. As a follow-up to the Z1, the company is busy at work creating a Z3 (because nobody liked "Z2" anyway, right?). And that Samsung Z3 has appeared today in photos, showing the device running Tizen 3.0 build Z300HDDD1BOG1. According to information exclusively obtained by SamMobile, the ...

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    Just recently we looked at some leaked, real-life images, of the upcoming 2015 Moto G, and what we have here (in the image above), might very well turn out to be the 2015 Moto X. We can't say we're skeptical but we're a bit confused, as Motorola is preparing several handsets, according to some recent filings, as well as leaked images of backplates. Talking about those backplates, the phone in the image above looks to be exactly the one on the left in the image below. That doesn't make things any clearer, and, while it might very well be the 2015 Moto X, it could also be another Droid that ...

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    July 28 is when you should prepare to hear official word from Motorola on the 2015 Moto G, according to a recent report, one that also confirms some of the upcoming phone's specs, as well as hints that the device will be waterproof. We've already seen renders of the device, and even some alleged images and videos, but this set of stills clearly claims to depict the upcoming 2015 Moto G in the flesh (well, plastic, silicon, and glass). According to the leak, the 2015 Moto G will feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 SoC, like previously rumored, and 2GB of RAM (different reports claimed ...

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    As the tablet market continues on decline, OEMs are clearly desperate in trying to find ways to lift it up again. We've spent more than a year covering the possibility of a larger iPad Pro as Cupertino's solution to this problem. New rumors point to part of the company's action plan, and it seems to be quite drastic. New reports claim that Apple has decided to delay the iPad Air 3 refresh in order to focus on iPad Pro production, in addition to the rumored iPad mini 4 refresh. Sadly the source doesn't specify if Apple will simply retain the iPad Air 2 as the 9.7-inch variant that consumers ...

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    Two weeks from today is July 29, the day when we formally begin the era of Windows 10. Microsoft's been working like gangbusters to get the software ready for release, and some of you likely participated in your own way by testing an advance copy of the OS through the company's Insider program. Now with the big release date in sight, Microsoft has been shifting its focus towards dealing with some of these down-to-the-wire issues, things like temporarily halting availability of new Insider builds so it can work on its update distribution system. One of the most important of these late-stage ...

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    For several months back there around the early part of the year, rumors had been landing pretty regularly about a round-screened Samsung smartwatch, codenamed Orbis and tipped to possibly launch as the Gear A. And while we've yet to see the wearable go official, or even get a look at the actual hardware, Samsung's as good as confirmed the project, releasing an SDK for round-screened watches that identifies this circular form factor as the company's choice for “the next Gear.” Now as we wait for an official announcement, a new leak attempts to give us a better idea of what to expect ...

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    There has to surely be some fire somewhere, as there's definitely a lot of smoke. We're, of course, talking about the Galaxy Note 5, and the recent rumors according to which Samsung will announce the phablet early, at an alleged August 12 even in NYC. Whether it will come alone, or in pair with the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus, as other reports suggest, is yet unknown, but we know to expect stellar specs, including 4GB of RAM, in a body that would look a lot like this. Now that you're excited enough, time to bring you down a bit, especially if you're living in Europe. A report claims that a ...

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    Well, there's your bombshell: that Huawei Nexus we keep hearing about – the one that everyone's been skeptical about, given the fact that Huawei isn't even very well known in Google's own home country – looks to be real. Prolific leaker Evan Blass took to Twitter today to lend credence to the idea that we'll be seeing this smartphone launch soon, as well as through more Huawei Nexus details into the mix. So here's what we have to work with right now, if Blass's leak is in fact accurate. For one, this Huawei Nexus is on its way; if Google follows its usual Nexus release schedule, expect ...

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    ASUSTeK Computer CEO Jerry Shen expects the company's tablet business to break even this year, according to a DigiTimes report citing the executive. The company registered operating losses last year, as well as in the first half of 2015, for its tablet business, acknowledged the executive. To counter that and break even in 2015, ASUSTeK has not only adjusted its supply chain, but has also reportedly decreased the number of new models in order to reduce total operating cost. DigiTimes also cites a Chinese Apple Daily report according to which ASUSTeK expects to ship around 6-7 million ...

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    These are exciting times for Motorola fans as we're hearing (and seeing) a lot of cool things about the company and its upcoming products. Lots of devices are popping up in certification documents, the Moto Maker could be enabled to customize the upcoming (2015, 3rd generation) Moto G, and the new Moto X, alongside the Moto G, and some other Droids are starring in the latest Motorola-themed leak. Talking about the 2015 Moto G, a report from Brazil tries to fill in the blanks and anticipate even more details of the device. The 2015 Moto G will allegedly see the light of day on July 28, a ...

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    The amount of rumors surrounding the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus is crazy. There's still a strong debate over how many variants of the Galaxy Note will be launched, and the purpose of the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus in a mixed launch with the Galaxy Note 5. Those of you scrambling to see which option will better address your needs are in for a treat of information today. Case maker ITSKINS has just revealed a couple of renders of the next phablets that Samsung will launch. First of all, it seems that the Galaxy Note 5 will be a stand-alone product, with no Edge variant to keep it ...

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    Even though Apple has considered the Apple TV to be its longest living hobby, we've heard that there's a much broader plan behind the scenes. We know that Apple wants to bring both local and national TV to the world of video streaming, something that's never been done before due to its complexity. Most rumors claim that Apple will launch something this year, and today we hear good news. Apple has reportedly reached two major milestones in its negotiation with broadcast networks. The first is to get all major players in the US to accept, so yes, you can expect ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox to be ...

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    The floodgates have been opening on new Motorola hardware lately, with rumors and leaks detailing not just a next-gen Moto X and Moto G, but maybe also some fresh Droid models for Verizon. Yesterday we had the chance to check out a photo of the back panel of what was supposedly one of those Droids, revealing a design that largely mirrored earlier Moto G leaks, while being just different enough to suggest we really were looking at some new hardware. Today that same source does us one better, offering a new pic that compares not two, not three, but four of these soon-to-launch Motorola ...

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    The idea that Samsung could break from routine this year and introduce its new Galaxy Note 5 a few weeks in advance of the IFA expo in Berlin is one that's been bouncing around for a while now. We just checked in with one of the latest rumors to broach the topic overnight, one that finally offered some hard details. But were we getting any close to the truth, or just looking at the latest in a string of theories? We may be on to something this time, as another source comes forward to corroborate some of those launch details, while offering new ones of its own. That earlier report mentioned ...

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    The last time we heard about an upcoming OPPO smartphone was with the occasion of the Mirror 5, a device that has a backplate that reminds us of the HTC Touch Diamond from the good old days. However, there's a certain OPPO A51 in the works which popped up on Chinese regulator TENAA's website not so long ago. The upcoming OPPO A51 shouldn't be far out, according to a recent report. While there's no official wording on the launch date (or any other official details), the leak mentions that the phone has a price tag which is claimed to be the real deal. Also, having the price tag confirmed, ...

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    Last week we've heard the first report about the Galaxy Note 5 launch; it claimed that Samsung will break its habit of announcing the flagship at IFA, and, instead, in order to avoid head from Apple's 2015 iPhone line-up, has moved the announcement date to an earlier one. This report from today mentions an exact Galaxy Note 5 launch date. According to "sources at Taiwan-based telecom carriers", the 2015 phablet will be announced on August 12, in New York. The same report claims that the Galaxy Note 5 launch event will be followed by a launch of the model in major markets just two days ...

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    It seems the space race of tech giants has been to create a virtual assistant of their own. Apple started it off with Siri, Google followed up without much hesitation with Google Now, Microsoft then released Cortana... and now it seems like Facebook is about to get into the game (oh, and let's not forget SoundHound's Hound app – which we found to be pretty useful in our testing). According to a report out of The Information today, a virtual assistant codenamed Facebook Moneypenny right now could be making its way to the company's hugely popular Messenger communication application. A ...

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    It's almost a summer ritual, at this point. Year after year (at least, the last couple), this season has been dominated for the most part by Apple iPhone, Samsung Galaxy Note, and Motorola phone rumors. This summer is no exception, with the subjects in question this time around being a bunch of upcoming Motorola devices. Let's break down all these Motorola smartphones making appearances in Federal Communications Commission certification documents. First, let's talk about what our best guess (and Droid Life's, too) has us thinking is the company's 2015 flagship smartphone. The FCC filing ...

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    All the high-tech sensors packed into our smartphone hardware allow these devices to do some remarkable things, and in recent years we've seen a real focus on using them to deliver health-related data. The accelerometer in your phone used to be primarily for orientation-sensing or gaming, but recently there's been a push towards taking advantage of it as a built-in pedometer, counting your steps and helping you work towards fitness goals. Samsung's one company that's also been adding extra fitness-focused sensors to its handsets, like the presence of heart rate monitors on recent models. ...

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    Motorola's cooking up some new smartphones, and over the past several weeks, we've had the opportunity to check out some early glimpses of a few, thanks to a spate of leaks. One design feature that's been back multiple times has been this new vertical bar in the middle of the phone's back, housing the camera lens, flash, and trademark dimple. At first we saw this look attributed to the next Moto X, while subsequent leaks made it out to be the new Moto G. Today we're checking out a new spin on this design as a fresh leak offers a slight modification of that same layout. Compared to previous ...

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