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    Sony has been doing a great job in regaining some popularity with its Xperia line-up. Devices like the Sony Xperia Z2 and the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact have gained a lot of praise from our editorial team, and with the recent rumors of the Xperia Z3, the company doesn't seem to be ready to disappoint. If you're wondering exactly how big the next Sony flagship will be, well, the answer is pretty big. Leaked photos now show the Sony Xperia z3 being compared against the original Samsung Galaxy Note. Yes, the Galaxy Note is no longer the biggest phone in the market, but it does serve as a fair ...

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    Like many smartphones, Sony's Xperia Z2 does not support wireless charging out of the box. For proponents of the tech, that's a big deal, as lowering the bar of entry for wireless charging is often mentioned as being of paramount importance to helping it really catch on. But at least Sony was ready to give users the next best thing, and announced back in May its intention to release official Z2 accessories: a charging plate and wireless charging cover. Except now all of a sudden, near every trace of those products seems to have been wiped clear of Sony's site, leaving us wondering if the ...

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    Google I/O brought us a new look for Android: Material Design. The new direction Google described for its platform took the current trend towards simple layouts punctuated with bold color to its logical conclusion, delivering a look that isn't just clean and highly approachable, but also makes it easier for devs to scale content between device sizes and form factors. At I/O, Google shared some of the ways Material Design would be changing the look of Android, and now a leak offers us a more in-depth glimpse into one in particular, previewing the changes coming to the Play Store. Right ...

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    Most of us are expecting Apple to announce its new iPhone 6 lineup in September. Historically, that's been the month that Apple has used for iPhone launches over the last three years, and most of the rumors we've seen lately also agree with that prediction. Most of these rumors also indicate that both the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and the 5.5-inch variant will be launched at the same time, but some new credible sources think otherwise. KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has gained a lot of fame over the last couple of years for some Apple-related predictions, though not all of them being correct. ...

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    In the months leading up to the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S5, we talked about a number of features that ultimately didn't make the cut. Those included things like that Quad HD display that eventually landed on the GS5 LTE-A edition (and might just return for this Galaxy Alpha that's at the center of the latest Samsung gossip), as well as some slightly more “out there” ideas like an iris scanner to authenticate users. We had some big concerns about the practicality of such a system from the first time we heard the idea, but those became a moot point when the feature failed to arrive. ...

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    Last month, Samsung brought us its updated Galaxy S5 LTE-A edition, fulfilling those long-standing rumors of a Galaxy S5 equipped with a quad HD display (among other improvements). Even with this model constrained to sales in South Korea, we've taken the time to get our hands on one, giving you a close-up look at the changes. But is this model's release the conclusion of those quad HD Galaxy rumors? What about that chatter of a Samsung smartphone that was supposed to be a premium device from top to bottom, not only going with a 2K display but also a body made of metal – or at least with ...

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    It looks like LG's G3-look-alike G Vista smartphone could be ready to go for launch. The phone, which has seen itself leaked in photos and a spec list recently, isn't exactly the highest-end piece of hardware, but that doesn't mean it could be a compelling mid-range package for some. If information obtained by @evleaks is to be believed, the Verizon LG G Vista release date could come this week. The leaked specs pegged the phone as a decent candidate in the 2014 smartphone market, as it allegedly features a Qualcomm MSM8926 (Snapdragon 400?) with an unknown clock speed, a 5.7-inch 720p ...

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    Late last month, a couple images arrived of front panels for Sony smartphones that were supposed to be the upcoming Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact. And maybe they were, we noted at the time, but there just wasn't much to see, and certainly not much that screamed “Z3.” Well, today a whole new series of images has hit our desk, and not only do they appear to show the larger of those two handsets fully assembled and functional, but also provide enough new info to really start convincing us that this could be the Z3. The hardware – at least what we're able to make out – appears to be a match ...

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    Looking forward to Apple's iWatch? Sure, just you and a couple billion other iOS fans who have so far been eyeing all this Android Wear business this summer with thoughts of “just wait; you'll see.” And based on the rumors we've heard so far, the iWatch really is shaping up to be a force to be reckoned with, not just with some very premium hardware but also deep OS-level integration with Apple's other mobile devices. We've been hoping to see the iWatch arrive sometime this fall, with reports leaning towards availability maybe sometime in October, following production hitting full-blast ...

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    Samsung's already delivered an upgraded version of its Galaxy S5 flagship in the form of the GS5 LTE-A edition, a model so far constrained to South Korea that boosts the phone's display up to a quad HD panel while also swapping in a Snapdragon 805 for a little performance kick and support for those titular LTE-A bands. Lately, though, we've been looking for LG to do something like that of its own – not with the quad HD update, sure, since the G3 is already sporting a crazy high-res screen, but with those same LTE-A and Snapdragon 805 upgrades. While that's so far been driven by rumors, ...

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    Back in March, OnePlus gave us hope that the company's One might be the next Moto X of sorts, giving users a fair degree of customization through some alternate backplates featuring (for phones, at least) pretty exotic materials. Sure, the sandstone finish on currently available One handsets isn't real sandstone, but a few of the others OnePlus teased as part of its StyleSwap offerings were going to be the real deal: bamboo, Kevlar, and even denim. Only problem is, we've yet to see them arrive. Well, at least one could be right around the corner, as OnePlus drops a new teaser. Considering ...

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    As much as we've praised Google for Android L's design and fluidity, there are certain parts of the developer build that aren't perfect, and we're not talking about bugs. Android L continues to be "open source," but Google is adding tighter controls to the visual appeal of the user interface. One of these aspects is the fact that you still can't customize the buttons of the "quick settings" menu, though hopefully that might change before the final launch. A user recently posted a request on Android's issue tracker for Google to consider your ability to modify the buttons that appear on ...

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    The HTC One Remix has leaked a number of times as of yet, as Verizon's carrier-specific One mini 2. Today comes yet another leak, though this one's a bit unconventional -- it's made possible by Big Red itself, which happened to post an HTC One Remix promo video prematurely. While there isn't quite a boatload of information to garner from this video (couple that with the fact that we weren't able to watch it), there's some means of sly confirmation of what we think we already know. The video was titled "HTC One Remix | Demo | Verizon Wireless," and had the following as its YouTube ...

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    As manufacturing of the iPhone 6 continues, leaked parts at different stages of manufacturing will be common leaks going forward. Yesterday we saw the three color options we should expect after finding the device's SIM trays in leaked photos. Today we get to see the metallic rear shell of the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 in other photos, and things like NFC are included in the rumor. Feld & Volk is a Russian-based company that specializes in selling luxury modifications for the iPhone. As such, the company claims to have good relationships with iPhone suppliers, and claims that these leaked ...

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    Apple hasn't been famous for being first at anything it has ever done. We know it didn't invent the computer, nor the smartphone, nor the MP3 player, and especially not the haptic feedback that we've been enjoying on smartphones since the early days of Windows Mobile. Still, Apple is famous for perfecting existing products and services in ways competitors have a hard time replicating, and it seems that the company's next frontier is haptic feedback. Reports from Asia claim that the iPhone 6 will include a new tactile motor that will apparently cost twice as much as the one found in the ...

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