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    We all know that one size doesn't fit all, and Apple clearly knew that as well with the launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Cupertino acknowledged early on that the market demanded a bigger iPhone, but it also knew that there was another crowd that demanded a phablet. Still, we know that there are people that value one-handed usability, and for them Apple decided to leave the aging iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c, and it seems there are plans for that to continue. Reports claim that Apple is already working on building a new iPhone that retains the dimensions of the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c ...

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    Qualcomm went official with its 64-bit Snapdragon 810 SoC all the way back in April. The octa-core chip with its Adreno 430 GPU will feature in its first dev hardware in just a couple weeks, while rumors are already looking forward to its presence in anticipated 2015 flagships. As we await the 810's arrival, some interesting new details about the chip's performance are surfacing, though they're tempered by separate rumors of hardware problems and possible shortages. First up, that technical note: the 810's clock speed has just been revealed. Mobile SoCs have done a decent job in recent ...

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    If you haven't been paying attention to virtual reality hardware already, you may soon find yourself taking a close look at the latest developments, especially as more and more smartphone companies start dabbling with the tech. Samsung's Gear VR, easily the most high-profile product, only just arrived, and especially with the consumer release of Ocuclus Rift for PCs looming in the not-too-distant future, VR is likely to find itself all over the news as we move into 2015. Who will be the mobile players that arrive to really take full advantage of the burgeoning VR market? Evidence continues ...

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    We didn't plan on it, but this is sure turning into one Motorola-packed day at the smartphone news desk. Following the release of an app update that's getting last year's Moto G ready for Lollipop, and whispers about a possible high-end phablet due sometime next year, we now find ourselves checking in with the latest rumors about the most budget-friendly of Motorola's already pretty affordable lineup, as sources start talking about what to expect for a follow-up to the Moto E. A report from the site Techmaniacs in Greece claims to have spent some hands-on time with Motorola's second-gen ...

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    When Motorola's Droid Turbo launched about a month ago, it instantly attracted comparisons to the Motorola-made Nexus 6. Really, with its 5.2-inch quad HD screen, its 3GB of RAM, and its Snapdragon 805 SoC, it's more like a cross between the Nexus 6 and this year's Moto X. That already has the Droid Turbo feeling a lot more substantial than last year's Droid lineup on Verizon, but could even better things be just around the corner? A new rumor claims that Motorola has been developing some new Droid hardware that sounds a lot like a upgrade over the Nexus 6 itself. Stemming from what are ...

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    This year, when Motorola gave us its new Moto G, we found ourselves doing a bit of a double-take with its spec sheet; hadn't we seen most of this before? Because the new five-inch screen and a slightly tweaked camera notwithstanding, the new phone sure looked a hell of a lot like its first-gen predecessor, packing the same Snapdragon 400 SoC, same 1GB of RAM, and same low-capacity storage options. While that made the idea of upgrading a tougher sell, might there not be benefits to having two so-very-similar Moto G handsets? With the hardware having so much in common, surely Motorola would ...

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    For certain manufacturers of mobile devices, having your own SoC at the heart of your products, rather than some off-the-shelf component, is a big deal: Apple's got its A-series of chips, just like Samsung has its Exynos. And for the longest time we'd been talking about LG's efforts to join them at the table with some silicon of its own. It took the better part of two years for this component to materialize, but this fall we finally saw the fruits of LG's hard work pay off with the launch of the G3 Screen and the LG Nuclun SoC within. But now that we're a few weeks removed from the ...

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    OnePlus may have had various missteps in the coordination of the launch of its One smartphone, but that doesn't dispute the fact that the phone the company produced was in fact not bad at all, as we expounded upon in our full review of the handset. So we're naturally excited for the launch of the company's followup, which is why we're eager to fill you in on the OnePlus Two launch timeframe provided by the company. According to OnePlus's global director Carl Pei, the phone could launch anytime in 2015 until the end of the third quarter. Mind you, the third quarter ends all the way in ...

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    Though Samsung hasn't chosen to go official with its newest smartphone quite yet, as we often do we've received a helping hand in piecing together information from a regulatory agency's helping hand, this time China's Telecommunication Equipment Certification Center (TENAA). Today's Samsung Galaxy A7 leak spills the beans on many of the phone's features, including the fact that this will be the Korean OEM's thinnest phone to date. Let's have a look. Let's talk design language to start off. The look of the phone resembles Samsung's whole Alpha, or A-series, lineup. There's generous use of ...

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    Samsung hasn't necessarily won much love lately with its speed at adopting new versions of Android. The company was last to serve KitKat to some of its flagships this year, and even then, the company chose not to upgrade its TouchWiz UI to resemble the newer Galaxy smartphones. Today things change a little as we find that LG is already serving Lollipop to some, so it's only logical that its worse rival does something about it. We've seen leaks of the Android 5.0 Lollipop running on the Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S5 already, and we also know details of the platform running on the Galaxy Note 3. ...

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    It's harder than ever to compete in the mobile system-on-a-chip space these days, if for no other reason than the presence of juggernauts like Qualcomm with both such a variety of SoC designs, as well as a pipeline that seems to constantly be delivering newly improved chips, that there barely seems to be an opening for any serious competition. Nonetheless, opponents have persisted with their efforts, especially when it comes to device makers themselves with their own custom SoC layouts. Samsung's found itself at the forefront of that struggle, with its Exynos-series components powering (at ...

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    Rumors of a bigger than the biggest iPad have been in the headlines for quite some time, but it was only last week that they returned, stronger than ever, with a report from Japan showing off alleged schematics of the so-called iPad Air Pro (iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, you get the idea), which would purportedly pack a 12.2-inch, not a 12.9-inch screen. That is big! But just how big is it? In the video below, you can see a mock-up of said Apple iPad Air Pro size compared to other Apple devices (phones and tablets), so that you can get a sense of its size. At dimensions likeĀ 305.31 x 220.8 x 7 ...

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    Google Glass hasn't necessarily taken the world by storm, and the reasons go beyond Google's price tag. People still debate if this is a product worth buying, and even worth using at times when the public has a hard time accepting that you permanently use a camera to face them. We've already heard that Google is pushing the launch of Google Glass until 2015, but the changes go beyond just changing the date. Sources familiar to the matter claim that Google is partnering with Intel and ditching the existing Texas Instruments processor that powers Google Glass. We don't hear any specifics as ...

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    Last month saw the arrival of some of the first substantial rumors to start talking about Samsung's intentions for its next Android flagship: Project Zero, aka the Galaxy S6. We heard about some top-tier specs, like a quad HD display and a Snapdragon 810 SoC. And shortly thereafter, new rumors suggested that we might see the return of the sort of wrap-around screen featured on the Galaxy Note Edge. But would this Project Zero be a curved-screen-only model? Or would there be a pair of devices, like the Note 4 and Note Edge? A new report makes just such a claim, as well as doubles-down on ...

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    Smartwatches are still an unproven product, and the easiest way to tell is when you compare how little these sell when compared to basic fitness trackers. Companies like Pebble and Samsung have already been in the market for two years and have barely sold in the hundred thousands, so you'd wonder just how successful Apple can be with the Apple Watch. We recently learned that Analysts predict that at least 10% of iPhone users will buy an Apple Watch, and today, that number gets an extra pat in the back. A recent survey conducted to at least 4,000 people across the US, UK, India and China ...

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