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    The yearly cycle is repeating itself. Just as coverage of the hottest new flagships of the year, the HTC One M9 and Galaxy S6, begins flooding out, the rumor mill is turning toward what's just on the horizon: LG's newest flagship is coming soon, and that means anticipation will be going wild over the next few weeks. Today the first bit of news goes official, as LG has sent out LG G4 launch invites (though the name is tentative) to press. The event is taking place on April 28 in New York City, and, of course, Pocketnow will be on-hand in all our capacity to bring you the latest news and ...

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    It feels like when we've been talking about Apple lately, it's all about the soon-to-arrive Apple Watch, or maybe rumors about that 12.9-inch iPad that may or may not be in the works But late last week we turned the spotlight back on the company's smartphone offerings, hearing a rumor that Apple was looking to grow its handset family in 2015 with the launch of three new models, rather than the pair we got last year with the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. In addition to new 6S and 6S Plus phones, the source suggested we could also see the introduction of an iPhone 6C, an option that would return ...

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    LG may be ready to introduce its G4 in as little as another month, but even with the phone so near, are we getting any closer to working out what to expect from it? Will it really be a curved-screen design like the G Flex 2? What's LG planning so far as hardware specs go? We'd been assuming it would attempt to outdo the G Flex 2 in many regards, but now a new leak suggests LG may be planning something a little different for the G4 – if we're to believe this benchmark data. The GFXBench listing for a possible LG G4 (model F500x) shows things like a 16MP main camera, 5.5-inch quad HD ...

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    We've been hearing about 3D Touch on Lumia phones going back to the fall of 2013, first described as an in-air gesture control system under the codename Goldfinger. Later we heard it would arrive on the phone codenamed McLaren, but that device never saw the light of day. Reports talked about the way 3D Touch would cause a Live Tile to expand, a feature known as Mixview, popping-out other bits of relevant content. We heard comparisons drawn to certain aspects of the UI in Microsoft's Zune software, but no one had seen it in action. It still remains to be seen if anything will come of ...

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    A little earlier this week, Motorola President Rick Osterloh took to Twitter to answer questions from users like you, and what he had to say helped prepare us a bit for when we could see some future Motorola devices like a third-gen Moto X, as well as clarified what the company's not working on, like a new tablet. He also talked a little about new options for existing hardware, including new selections becoming available for Moto Maker customizations. And while he made it clear that Motorola was testing new colors and materials, he didn't offer any specifics. But now today Motorola may ...

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    Earlier today (OK, overnight) we took a look at an unreleased LG smartphone suspected to be a possible G4. Unlike previous depictions of the hardware, though, this one didn't feature the rumored curved display. So was this really the G4, or maybe a lower-tier addition to LG's Android lineup? We're thinking about that now as a new rumor arrives that reinforces the idea of a curved G4, as well as provides us with a launch window. We don't have any new pics to refer to, with this instead coming from some unidentified “industry sources,” but what they have to say is still very interesting. ...

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    We are on a roll when it comes to HTC leaks and rumors this fine Friday, so why stop now? After all those phones we've been hearing about, and now this tablet that sounds like a Sense-running budget version of the Nexus 9, we've got one more to hit (at least, we think it's just one more – plenty of hours of left in the day) before the weekend rolls around: a new Desire model (or rather, pair of Desire models), the HTC A50AML. All we have right now are a few rumored specs: we're looking at an octa-core A53-based MediaTek Soc, 2GB of RAM, 16GB flash, and the presence of Android Lollipop ...

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    We've spent the past few days looking at quite a few different phones that may soon go public at an April 8 HTC event in China: the One M9+, One E9, and One E9+. Looking past those, what's next for HTC? Even more phones? A new rumor suggests that the manufacturer may be about to introduce a new tablet, and it's one that sure sounds a heck of a lot like the Nexus 9. Supposedly HTC is working on a tablet designated as the T1H, and could be ready to launch it in China as soon as May. Of the leaked specifications we've seen, a large number of them align nearly perfectly with the Nexus 9: ...

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    This week has proved to be a pretty busy one for HTC phones, and beyond the start of One M9 sales we've seen both leaks and official sources offer new information about a couple upcoming models. In addition to the One M9+ we've also been checking out the One E9, with leaked pics arriving from multiple sources. Now we round-out the week with a few more, as well as some clarification about model names. Remember how one of those leaks identified the phone as the One E9p, and we found ourselves scratching our heads a little, not seeing any obvious signs of differently-sized hardware that might ...

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    One of the biggest new features to come with the release of Windows 10 later this year is the inclusion of Project Spartan, an all-new web browser designed by the Microsoft team from the ground-up with an emphasis on speed, reliability, and general usability. We've already had our look at what the browser will look like in the standard Windows 10 desktop mode – and have even got to try that out – but the question mark has remained about the design of the browser on mobile (specifically smartphone) versions of the software. New Project Spartan Windows phone screenshots could answer some ...

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    Windows Phone has made leaps and bounds when it comes to app availability, at least compared to the state of the platform just a couple years back. But despite the success Microsoft's found at courting devs, its work is far from over, and there's still a ton of catch-up work to do. The forthcoming arrival of Windows 10 seeks to help close the app gap with its focus on universal apps, giving devs broader access to Windows users across form factors, but will that be enough? A new report claims that Microsoft's been working on a backup plan to bring new software to its smartphones, by giving ...

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    It started out so simply: each year Apple would introduce one new iPhone. Sure, you could choose storage capacity, and eventually color, but there was only one phone. Back in 2013, Apple first started showing signs that it was ready to mix things up, and launched a pair of new iPhones: the 5S and the 5C. Now you could argue that the 5C shouldn't really count, as it was more a repackaged iPhone 5, but that only set the stage for last year, when we got two undeniably distinct iPhones with the debut of the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus. To hear the latest rumor, this year Apple ...

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    Fancy yourself an HTC enthusiast? Today is very much proving to be your day, full of new finds concerning both the One M9+ and the One E9. Those new One E9 pics sure managed to reveal the phone from a number of angles, but they weren't very high-res and failed to show the phone in action. Still, considering the handset's unreleased nature, we're willing to take what we can get. As fate would have it, a much more impressive collection of images was just around the corner, and a recent find from a Chinese case-maker brings us a bunch of up-close pics of this new hardware – including in a ...

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    Microsoft's most recent tablet, the Surface Pro 3, is over ten months old at this point, having launched last May. We'd been expecting the Surface Mini, and then nearly from out of the blue, Redmond dropped this beast of a tablet on us. In the time since, the Pro 3 has held up remarkable well, but the same can't necessarily be said for the company's more affordable tablet option. After all, the Surface 2 is pushing eighteen months at this point, and Microsoft's already made it clear that the Windows RT-running Surface 2 won't be upgraded to Windows 10. Now we're hearing a little about ...

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    The Apple Watch will soon descend upon the company’s retail stores, and no matter how you feel about Apple's new wearable, its arrival is almost certain to usher-in a new wave of increased public interest in smartwatches in general. But for the moment, the Apple Watch is the wearable to be checking out, and we've already heard a little about just how you can get the opportunity to take a look at it for yourself. Earlier this month we learned some details about how Apple's in-store try-on program would work, and how reservations wouldn't be strictly necessary (though presumably a smart ...

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    The big HTC news out this morning is clearly the invite for the company's launch event in China next month, where it sure looks like the One M9+ will be making an appearance. And more than that invitation to gawk over, we also saw the arrival of some new leaked pics. But while we're still very interested in seeing that model go official, it's not the only in-development HTC Android we've been hearing about these last few weeks, and earlier this month we got to check out the HTC One E9 as it stopped by China's version of the FCC. Now that handset is back in a series of additional photos. ...

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    With all the momentum that's been surrounding rumors and leaks of HTC's slightly larger cousin to the One M9, the phone that may launch as the One M9 Plus, One M9+, or something slightly different, it would be understandable to expect that something had to give: either it's nearly time for this smartphone to go official, or we'd soon find ourselves talking about it in the same breath as unreleased projects like the Surface Mini. As it happens, it looks like that “going official” route is indeed the one the M9+ is about to take, upon the arrival of an invite for a Chinese HTC event that ...

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    Xiaomi may not be the most popular handset maker in the US or Europe, but once you measure its popularity in China, you get to understand why it's one of the largest smartphone maker in the world. We've already reviewed a couple of its products and admired its attention to detail when designing products for the mid-range market, and some new leaks show us that the company is just getting started. Leaked benchmarks show us a new Xiaomi Ferrari in the works, though we're not sure if that's the final product name or just its codename. This new mid-range handset is powered by a 1.65 GHz ...

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    Yesterday we took a look the latest info to arrive on the HTC One M9+ (or Plus – who knows?). It wasn't a huge leak, but it attempted to nail-down the phone's dimensions and included a newly constructed render of how the phone supposedly appeared. It was clear this wasn't a HTC-originated image, but one assembled by the source reporting this news, in an effort to protect his tipster. Now we're taking another look at the One M9+ as that same source share a little more about how he came by this information, while also constructing a physical mock-up of the phone. NowhereElseFr's Steve ...

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    Apple is not only embarking on a new category with the Apple Watch, but it's also trying to succeed in a market that hasn't been able to take off. As such, we've seen the company hire an immense amount of experts from the fashion industry in order to develop the right angle for how to sell its new wearable. The company that was once famous for its laid-back Apple Store sales approach is about to change everything with the Apple Watch. Leaked insider information on how Apple Store employees are being trained over the next few weeks shows us that the new sales approach will dramatically ...

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    Google's always looking for ways to make your life simpler, pulling data from one place in order to provide you with useful information somewhere else. Last spring we saw evidence of just such a feature in the works for Google Now, scouring your inbox for bills and presenting you with notifications for when they needed to be paid. To hear a new report, Google's still very much interested in helping us cut through some of the headache surrounding bill payment and is planning to introduce a new system later this year to make bill organization and payment a breeze, all from within Gmail. The ...

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    Microsoft introduced its Windows 10 Technical Preview for smartphones back at the start of February, giving curious fans the chance to get an early look at the company’s next-generation mobile OS. While it was fascinating to get this kind of access to in-development code, it was also a bit of an unfinished mess (understandably so), and quickly had us wishing for a follow-up release that would address many of its outstanding issues. We've already seen some teasers up that alley, even if a formal release still isn't here, but until that day comes, it looks like a lot of Windows 10 testers ...

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    With HTC's One M9 firmly on its way to retail availability, we've recently found ourselves turning our attention to what might be next from the manufacturer. That's included models like the One M9+ (Plus), a slightly larger, slightly higher-res, and for some reason an apparently-Duo-Camera-keeping variant of the new flagship that may or may not still be on-track for launch. But beyond that, we've also been wondering about the next edition for HTC's Butterfly series of One cousins. Earlier this month we looked at a rumor claiming the Butterfly 3 could arrive as a 5.2-incher with a quad HD ...

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    The practicality of phones with displays that stretch all the way to the handset's edges – models with nary a bezel to be seen – remains to be proven. They certainly have the capacity to look quite attractive, but are they actually convenient to use as phones? Are we going to have to re-learn how to hold devices so that our grip doesn't interfere with touch input? As manufacturers push closer and closer to bezel-less phones, those are questions we're going to be thinking more and more about, and now the latest model to get them bouncing around in our head is making the rounds this ...

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    The first build of Android 5.0 Lollipop may be months-old at this point, but that has not by any means translated to every phone receiving updates to the latest build of the software quite yet. The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Lollipop build could be getting updated for AT&T-branded units; here are the supposed changes. This new version of Android 5.0 would bring with it the removal of the widely-criticized "Interruptions" mode (it had previously on earlier builds replaced the "Mute" mode). In addition to the update to Lollipop itself – which will certainly bring improvements such as the ...

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