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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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    It might shock you to hear this (and certainly, our scope of coverage today isn't doing much to establish otherwise), but there's actually smartphone news going on right now that isn't at all related to new Samsung products. While we're still very much basking in the post-launch glow of the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+, there's movement elsewhere in this mobile tech world, and the latest development to catch our eye concerns a flagship from another Android OEM, with the discovery of what just might be the first published render of the Sony Xperia Z5+. Remember those leaks we saw ...

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    Update: Eagle eyed readers have spotted, and confirmed, some of our suspicions. The image at the very bottom of the post depicts the Samsung Galaxy A8, and this particular phone has a double slot on the left edge. We might be looking at this in the picture above, or Samsung might be doing the same with the Note 5. Thanks @cinquetacche! Before you become too happy or excited, we need to warn you to keep skeptical about this. There's no way in telling whether the device pictured above is indeed a Galaxy Note 5 variant, as claimed, or another Samsung phone. That being said, here's the ...

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    No, we won't judge you if, at any point during today's upcoming Samsung Unpacked event, you'll have a deja vu. The rumor mill, reports, and leaks, have done a tremendous job in revealing what the South Koreans have up their sleeves concerning the Galaxy Note 5. We've seen and heard a ton, and even carrier leaks have confirmed the bits. Today's leak comes in a form of a comprehensive photo gallery purportedly depicting a dummy of the upcoming Galaxy Note 5, a dummy that would later be displayed in retailer locations and shop windows. Whether it is accurate or not, well, you decide. It ...

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    By this time tomorrow, the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+ will be official. And if Samsung's own teasers weren't enough to convince you that those two devices will premiere on-stage at tomorrow's Unpacked event, not to mention the weeks and weeks of leaks and rumors zeroing in on the company’s launch plans, we've got a new leak to share with you that not only firmly makes the case that this pair is just about to be announced, but also shares details of a deal one carrier intends to offer its shoppers. The in-store poster you see above reveals a Sprint promo where customers can ...

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    Last week, one of the most interesting leaks related to Google's plans for upcoming Nexus phones passed across our desk, purporting to offer a brief hands-on look at the Huawei-made Nexus phablet we've heard rumored so often. The handset featured a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, and appeared to have the name Poseidon embossed on its back – and while that wasn't quite one of the code names we were expecting for these Nexus phones, its marine theme was at least in the right ballpark. Earlier today some fresh details about both the Huawei and LG Nexus phones arrived, coming from Steve ...

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    Huawei has been gearing up for some important announcements in the next few days. So far we heard rumors of a China event for the announcement of the Honor 7i on August 20, but we also knew that the company would not let IFA pass its radar either. Today the company has come clear on its next media plans. Huawei has just sent out press invitations for an event to happen on September 2 at IFA. The company doesn't waste time at detailing what to expect either, as the teaser says that we'll see the new Huawei Mate 7s. Now judging from previous leaks, this device will retain the current design ...

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    Most of us still consider 2K displays to be overkill, but in the case of phablets, that's not necessarily the case. Sony has been a little late in supporting QHD displays, even if it was one of the first companies to support 1080p back in the day. Now that we know that the company is committed to its Xperia lineup, it's only fair that we see some innovation on the new rumors of the Xperia Z5+. UAProf data reveals information on the unannounced Sony E6833, E6853 and E6883. We don't know what region or carrier these variants belong to, but what we do see is that this is a phablet that could ...

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    The possibility of an iPhone mini, or even a more affordable iPhone 6c is still a topic for much debate. Yesterday we had famous tipster Evan Blass claiming that we should see three iPhones announced at the same time, giving us credible belief that we won't have to wait until 2016 for this new unit to arrive. Today we get opposite information on the topic, and this time based on hard evidence. Web traffic statistics reveal that an iPhone 8.1 and iPhone 8.2 are currently being tested in the US, Germany and Brazil. If you remember, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were models 7.1 and 7.2 ...

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    One of Apple's most praised features for iOS 9 is also something that only those that own an iPad Air 2 can enjoy, and it's Split View multitasking. Those who bought the iPad mini 3 were highly disappointed, and specially when both tablets share almost identical specifications in everything but their RAM. Apple might have noticed the disappointment, and it seems the company will do something about it. Files within OS X El Capitan now indicate that the developers will be allowed to test "Responsive design mode" with the iPad mini 3. That isn't a guarantee that iPad mini 3 hardware will ...

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    When Motorola announced the new Moto X Pure Edition (the Moto X Style outside the US) late last month, it didn't get very specific about when sales might start. While it noted that the “Moto X Style will be available in countries across Europe, Latin America and North America starting in September,” that still left a window of several weeks, and for as anxious as Motorola fans have been to get their hands on the phone, that's more uncertainty that we'd like. Today Motorola finally provided a specific date for the phone, but its subsequent actions have us wondering just how final that ...

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    Google sure sounds like it might break from tradition this year and bring us not one, but two Nexus phones. And as is only fitting for a pair of Nexus handsets, Google may just turn to a pair of manufacturers to build the phones, with rumors zeroing-in on LG and Huawei. There have been no shortage of leaks attempting to describe these anticipated models, framing the LG phone as the smaller 5.2-inch model and the Huawei as a 5.7-inch phablet, but so far such finds have largely focused on silicon: SoC choice, RAM configuration, and the like. Today some fresh leaks attempt to shed new light ...

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    Even though we still don't have any success figures for Windows 10, Microsoft has done a good job at nailing its launch goals, at least in timing. We still don't have a defined date for Windows 10 Mobile, but we've heard that either IFA or CTIA could give us the information we need. Given how close we are to the date, it only makes sense for the company to make leaps towards it. It seems that Microsoft is planning to launch Windows 10 Mobile build 10512 very soon. Yes, we do know that the previous build is almost a month old, and we do know that 10512 is a major number jump from the ...

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    Huawei has some major smartphone plans coming soon, and it seems that IFA is a main focus point. Previous reports claim that a Mate 7 Plus phablet is planned for the show, and that it might even wow some with "ForceTouch" capabilities. That said, it seems that the company has something else up its sleeve, and it seems to bring even more of a wow factor. We've come across some leaks of a device with a curved display, and instead of being curved like the LG G Flex, it reminds us more of the defunct Samsung Galaxy Round, but backwards. It does show a very premium finish, even though these are ...

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    Even though iOS is famous for its simplicity, it's also infamous for how many steps are required to fulfill an action. We've followed continues rumors of Apple's plan to bring Force Touch technology on its new line of smartphones, but we wondered if this would only confuse users, just as it has with the Apple Watch. New sources claim that this is actually the other way around. It seems that Apple's plan with Force Touch on the iPhone is to simplify the user experience and provide new shortcut options. For example, a Force Touch on Maps will apparently launch navigation, on Music it may ...

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    Samsung's round-screened Gear A smartwatch may skip the company's big Unpacked event this week, but it's still due to arrive at some point in the near future – and right now, IFA is sounding like our best bet for a launch announcement. Those rumors from late last week also mentioned the possibility of multiple Gear A variants, but left us wondering as to just what sort of differences we might be facing: WiFi/Bluetooth versus cellular connectivity, or possibly something tied to the wearable's design? We still don't have a lot of hard answers, but a new rumor attempts to shed a little more ...

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    Microsoft's got new Lumia hardware on the way – and to hear the latest rumors, we could be less than a month away from the debut of some new flagship-level handsets. And while Microsoft’s certainly not forgetting about its Windows Phone 8.1 lineup as the first pure Windows 10 phones emerge, with plans to release software upgrades that will bring those older models the company's new mobile platform, the company still has to make important decisions about which phones it wants to highlight as these new flagships arrive. That looks like it means one model not quite making it to its ...

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    In the constantly evolving field of social networking, feature creep is a fact of life. You give your users new image-sharing tools, and six months later your biggest competitor is doing the same thing. Then they add video support, and you scramble to implement your own. Or a dialer. Or mobile payments. And while we certainly see success from firms that do one thing, and do it really well, there's huge pressure on the larger players in the field to do offer users every last feature they can. Inevitably, that leads to claims of one mimicking the other's functionality, and that's basically ...

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    HTC introduced its One M9 flagship some five months ago, powered by the most controversial chip of the year, the Snapdragon 810. In our testing, we didn't notice the One M9 succumbing to the 810's most frequently reported failure mode, overheating, but plenty of users did end up feeling the handset ran a little warm. Could that be driving HTC to consider taking the One M9 back to the drawing board and coming up with a new edition, one powered by an alternate SoC? That's what a new rumor claims, suggesting that HTC is working on a MediaTek-based One M9. We've already seen HTC embrace ...

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    Apple has had an amazing track record with its sales of the iPhone 6. The company has broken every single sales record it held in the past in just a few weeks of sales, and it even took over the Chinese market for a brief stint. Reports claim that Apple is preparing for significant growth the iPhone 6s, but analysts predict otherwise. KGI has gained a significant amount of fame for the accuracy of its Apple predictions. Today the company claims that the iPhone 6s might not be the success that Apple is predicting for two major reasons, out of which only one is in Apple's control. On one ...

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    The word “hologram” gets thrown around a lot when we're talking about 3D imagery, but it's rare we deal with actual holograms: diffraction-encoded recordings of light fields. An autostereoscopic parallax barrier screen doesn't display proper holograms, nor even does Microsoft's inappropriately named HoloLens. However, today we look at a new patent from Samsung that actually follows through on the promise of holographic screen tech, bringing holographic icons to a smartphone's display. Samsung describes a method for embedding a series of holographic icons in a smartphone's display ...

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    When checking out the latest leak of the BlackBerry Venice yesterday, we thought a little about the lengthy waits that can stretch between when we first see a product officially revealed, and the day it finally arrives. And at least while BlackBerry brought along Venice to show off at MWC, it didn't really give the phone the full launch treatment. The same can't be said for Huawei, which very much formally announced its round-screened Android Wear Huawei Watch at the expo. And while the company held up its wearable for all to see, it wasn't yet ready to share details about how sales would ...

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