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    Samsung may not have been quite ready to launch its first round-screened smartwatch at its Unpacked event last week, but just because it's holding back the formal introduction of the Gear S2 until IFA next month doesn't mean that the company can't get in a few teasers in the meantime. Our first arrived at Unpacked itself, where Samsung revealed the Gear S2 name and gave us a few brief looks at the hardware; some additional pics followed shortly. Today we get to check out maybe the most detailed look at the wearable to date, as Samsung publishes a short video that shows off the smartwatch's ...

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    HTC's 2015 flagship, the One M9, didn't manage to enjoy the success (of its predecessor) the company was hoping for. As a result, the company's financials aren't rosy at all, and we are all waiting to see what CEO Cher Wang was referring to when talking about a "hero" product (product could also mean something that's not a smartphone). So far, HTC's been consistent with its flagship, naming it One, One M8, One M9, and releasing it around MWC 2015. It would be safe to assume that the HTC One M10 would be landing around MWC 2016, but previous rumors talked about a late 2015 announcement of a ...

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    Update: If there was a need for a new render from a different angle, in order to blow away any doubts on the QWERTY slider bit, Evan Blass has got us covered with this latest render (at the bottom) The BlackBerry Venice managed to generate a lot of buzz, mainly because it would, according to many, bring the "both of both world", with Android on-board. According to the most recent Evan Blass leak, the BlackBerry Venice is not only real, but it is expected to become official in November, when it will be released on all four national US carriers. It is not yet clear what the BlackBerry ...

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    When it comes to the 2015 Nexus, nothing's certain. The internet claims there might be a 2015 Nexus phone made by LG, and there might be one made by Huawei as well, though this latter bit is getting thinner and thinner by the second. An initial, unofficial render, tried to depict the upcoming 2015 Nexus made by LG, and, later, a hands-0n image sort of confirmed the looks of it. ...and then this Huawei 2015 Nexus render came along, and turned everything upside down. Maybe there will indeed be two Nexus 5 phones this year, and the rumor mill claims the one with the smaller screen will be ...

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    With Apple expected to introduce its next iPhone models in just a matter of weeks, we find ourselves circling back around on a number of rumors that have popped up over the last few months, wondering if they'll indeed end up proving accurate. One we've heard a couple times has suggested that Apple could be bringing a new color option to the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus, allowing shoppers to choose to get their phones with a rose gold body. Will Apple actually deliver such models? Some new imagery sure attempts to assert as much, depicting some purported iPhone 6S-series handsets in the new ...

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    At this point in time when we're reportedly very close to Apple's iPhone announcement, any debate of less or more products does make us skeptical. We've followed the reports of an iPhone mini and of an iPhone 6c for a while now, and even those rumors died out weeks ago. That said, Apple is known for being unpredictable, so we can't just ignore rumors of yet another device. Trusted sources from within Foxconn claim that Apple is also building a 5-inch iPhone for a launch along with the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. We do see that this device might sport a 5-inch 1080p display, but the rumor ...

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    There are surveys that claim that Apple Music was up to a good start, and we even heard some solid data from the company's SVP of Internet Services recently. The question left on the table is if Apple Music will continue with its trend, or whither down when the trial period ends next month. New surveys claim that things aren't going too well. A new study from MusicWatch has surveyed 5,000 U.S. customers between the ages of 13 or higher, and the results were rather under whelming. 48% of Apple Music users claim they no longer use the service, and 61% have already disabled the auto-renew ...

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    We recently heard that the Apple will announce the iPhone 6s on September 9, a date that makes a lot of sense given Apple's track record. Then we heard separate rumors that Best Buy will be adopting AppleCare+ for the sale of the iPhone 6s starting September 18. That later date gave us a good hint on the launch date, but today we get more confirmation on the topic. It seems that all major German carriers have confirmed that they're already making preparations for an iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus launch on September 18 as well. Given the volume of iPhone sales in the country, it makes sense ...

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    LG and Samsung stand out among smartphone manufacturers through their use of curved displays on their handsets: Samsung with its Edge models, and LG with devices like the G Flex 2. And while Samsung's also experimented with Flex-style whole-screen-curve designs, it's found the most success with adding curved edges to otherwise flat screens, a feat LG's yet to duplicate on a commercial model. We wonder if that situation might soon change, as LG's spotted filing trademark applications for a number of Edge-themed names. So far this month, LG's applied for a US trademark for the name G Edge, ...

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    New smartwatches from major manufacturers are just around the corner, as we look forward to the debut of a second-gen Moto 360 from Mototola, as well as Samsung's inaugural round-screened effort, the Gear S2. And while it's been quite a while since we saw a new smartwatch from either manufacturer, other companies have already brought us fresh models in 2015, companies like LG. But a new rumor suggests that LG isn't about to sit back and let these other guys take all the spotlight, and claims that the company is prepping a new smartwatch of its own, one that could offer one of the ...

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    With exciting new wearables on the horizon like Motorola's second-gen Moto 360 or Samsung's first round-screened smartwatch, the model we just saw it confirm as the Gear S2, it's easy to lose sight of this year's most successful wearable to date, the Apple Watch. At least, we're a couple months removed from the smartwatch's retail debut at this point, and initial problems with availability have largely found themselves resolved. Back when things got started, Apple attempted to manage demand through a regimented appointment system for try-on demonstrations in its stores. And while we ...

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    It's just about time for Motorola to introduce a new smartwatch, coming up on the one-year mark from the commercial introduction of the Moto 360. And as if to confirm those expectations, we've been looking at a growing body of evidence pointing to the company's work on a slightly redesigned wearable, one that keeps the general look of the first Moto 360 (that flat-tire display included), while making strap lugs more prominent and repositioning the watch's button. When we checked out some FCC docs late last month, we saw mention of a few model numbers: 360L, 360S, and 360SP. Could these be ...

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    Samsung's Galaxy S family of smartphones may be the manufacturer's most well known, but the S clan is far from the only group of handsets taking the Galaxy name. In recent years we've seen the flagship S line joined by the Galaxy J, Galaxy A, and Galaxy E brands, all attempting to offer users a little something different and help flesh-out the company's handset offerings, across price points and markets. There's a whole big alphabet out there, though, with plenty of untapped possibilities for additional Galaxy lines, and today we hear about what Samsung's next might be, as sources discuss ...

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    As if we weren't captivated enough by all the leaks and rumors surrounding Google's plans for its next Nexus-series devices, today's announcement of Android Marshmallow only has us thinking all the more about the company's upcoming launches. Last week we saw an admittedly unofficial render emerge of LG's rumored Nexus handset, and now that a leaked image of actual hardware appears to largely confirm the phone as depicted, it's time to see what else the same source can come up with. Today we switch tracks over to the larger Huawei Nexus phone, as it gets the same video render treatment. ...

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    We've been hearing about a possible Microsoft Surface Phone for nearly three years now. With all the recent changes that have happened in Microsoft, it's even harder to believe that this phone will happen now. That said, it could be that the company is still considering it, and today we learn about its specs. It seems that this Microsoft Surface Phone is known by the codename of project Project Juggernaut Alpha, which matches the previous leaks we heard a couple of years ago. If true we're seeing a spec sheet that's rather powerful with a 5.5-inch AMOLED display of 1440×2560 16:9 ...

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    Meizu has been rather busy lately by launching a few good looking offerings. The company just recently made its Meizu MX5 official for those in search of good looks on a tight budget, but we also heard that the company was just getting started. We also heard that Meizu wanted to bring us a more powerful sibling with a similar design, and today we learn more. Today we land a few leaks of the Meizu MX5 Pro Plus, and  if the reports are correct, we're talking about a very powerful smartphone. First of all we hear that the device will be powered by the Samsung Exynos 7420 processor, which is ...

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    Even though Qualcomm has done a very good job at innovating in the mobile processor business, it seems that its own partners want a piece of the pie. Samsung is one of the first with its Exynos processors, but we've also seen Apple and Huawei follow the trend as well. LG gave it a try in the past and didn't succeed at all due to overheating, but it seems that things that it won't give up. Today we find some leaked benchmarks of the LG NUCLUN 2 processor, and it seems that LG is after competing with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810, and Samsung's Exynos 7420. Specs reveal that it'll be an ...

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    Big things are happening for Microsoft's mobile platform over the next few months, and beyond the long-awaited public release of Windows 10 Mobile, bringing an overhauled software experience to the company's devices, we've also been looking forward to the launch of some new Lumia handsets – and more importantly, top-shelf units with flagship-caliber specs. A pair of models known by their codenames Cityman and Talkman have found themselves at the forefront of such rumors, and the latest word has suggests we're just a few more weeks away from seeing them go official, with Microsoft ...

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    Apple isn't only famous for its gadgets, but also for its customer service. The Apple Store Genius Bar is well known for helping consumers address problems, even for Apple products that were built a decade ago. The same goes AppleCare+, Cupertino's extended warranty service, which we now hear will extend its availability as well. It seems that Apple and BestBuy have just partnered to sell AppleCare+ on Best Buy stores starting September 14th, which is apparently just ahead of the launch of the iPhone 6s. These news are rather weird though, as Best Buy is notorious for offering its own ...

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    Even though Apple has never been famous for wanting to start a spec race with any competitor, the company did pioneer certain technologies that Android OEMs are still in the process of adopting. 64-bit processors would be a clear example of this, but we still debate how well Apple takes advantage of features like this one in particular. Many of us are curious as to how Apple plans to address this with the iPhone 6s, and today we learn more about it. It seems that an iPhone 6s prototype was recently benchmarked by Geekbench, and even if this is not a final product, it does provide some ...

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    Last week might have been dominated by Samsung when it came to launches, but when we're talking about rumors of upcoming models, the hottest action may have been over with the new Google Nexus phones, instead. After checking out some leaked hardware details we had the opportunity to look at a render of one of the handsets, supposedly based on details of the LG Nexus as provided to case-makers. Considering its unofficial nature, could that video be trusted? We're feeling a lot more confident about it this week, upon the release over the weekend of a hands-on image of the LG Nexus that sure ...

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    Odds are, we're just a couple months away from seeing the public release of Android M (alongside some new Nexus hardware). But when it does get here, what name will it take? While it may not ultimately have any impact on the software we get, half the fun of a new Android release is figuring out what dessert-themed name Google's thought up for the build. For M we've already heard plenty of suggestions, from Mars bars, to marshmallows, to macadamia nut cookies. Now a couple Google employees are stoking the M-name-rumor fires, with the publication of a new teaser video. The Natalie and ...

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    Motorola's latest product launch came and went without any sign of a new smartwatch, but evidence continues to mount in favor a next-gen Moto 360. As we wonder if Motorola will end up following in Samsung's footsteps and saving its new wearable for IFA, the manufacturer may have just given us an early look at the model, publishing a short Moto 360 promo video that appears to feature brand-new hardware. While Motorola's initial post has since been deleted, the video it oublished was archived before that could happen, and it's retained for your viewing pleasure below. In it, we see a ...

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    It's nearly time for Apple to introduce its latest hardware, and if the rumors about a possible September 9 event are to be believed, Apple could be prepping one pretty big set of announcements, bringing us not just its new iPhones but also new iPad hardware. But just which iPads might show up? Last month we checked out a rumor claiming that Apple wasn't quite ready to give us an iPad Air 3, and that instead would be coming out with a new iPad mini and introducing the jumbo-sized iPad Pro. Well, we're still not sure if the time is finally right for the fabled iPad Pro to make its debut, ...

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    When we first started talking about the possibility of the rumored new LG Nexus phone getting a 3D camera, we were talking about specific camera hardware – sources described a combination of traditional visual light and infrared sensors. But then later rumors started getting away from us a little, and instead of focusing on the camera hardware itself, we were instead looking at case designs – ones with big dual cutouts that sure seemed to fit with the idea of a twin-sensor 3D camera system. But could there be another explanation? Recent leaks have claimed that both LG and Huawei Nexus ...

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