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    Surely, we’ve heard way too little (nothing, actually) about a prospective third-generation ZenWatch thus far for a new take on one of very few surviving rectangular Android Wear designs to debut at the pre-IFA Asus Zenvolution conference in Berlin, Germany on August 31. But surprise, surprise, a not-so-cryptic device has just been sighted swinging by the FCC for mandatory certification ahead of a no doubt imminent US commercial launch, and it’s got the Asus ZenWatch 3 name plastered on its rear housing in an unexpectedly revealing blueprint. This also previews a long overdue form ...

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    While most of China’s rising stars in the global smartphone landscape have been gradually building a presence both in the domestic and international industry, hesitating to properly go after a still skeptical American audience, LeEco wants to take over the world with minimal waiting and maximum spending. The Chinese entertainment giant literally just debuted in the challenging mobile device manufacturing field last year, and already, it’s setting OPPO, LG or Huawei-competing shipment goals of 100 million units for 2017 or 2018 at the latest. LeEco is involved in many segments of the ...

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    Manufactured by LG, Huawei or HTC? Similar to the HTC 10 in appearance or designed to follow in the footsteps of the LG Nexus 5X? Due out in September or October? Dubbed Nexus 5P or… something else? Those are just a few of the Google Sailfish-related questions we can’t definitively answer at the moment, although educated guesses do come to mind across the board, with specifications meanwhile looking like an entirely different story. A pretty easy to crack enigma, on the heels of revealing online reports based on fairly credible sources, a rock-solid ROM dump, GFX Bench visit, and now, ...

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    More and more, Samsung defies our conventional expectations of how non-flagship, low-cost Android devices should look, and what they can afford to accommodate under the hood on a tight budget. The entry-level Galaxy J2 (2016) pioneers a new LED notification system dubbed Smart Glow, also packing a hearty 1.5GB RAM, while the mid-end Galaxy C5 and C7 sport unusually stylish aluminum bodies, cranking up the memory to a colossal 4 gigs. Next up, the 2016 editions of the relatively well-received (at least in China) Galaxy On5 and On7 are tipped to bump their own RAM counts up from 1.5 to 3GB, ...

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    A break from the downtrodden developments today to tell you about a mid-range Xiaomi device. Hey, we thought we're all hardware fans here? Well, the so-called "Redmi 4" is making the rounds on Geekbench, sporting Android Marshmallow, a Snapdragon 625 and 3GB of RAM. It scores a 929 in single-core tests and 4,751 in multi-core tests, which isn't too bad in itself and a big improvement over all the variants of the Redmi 3. And all of those phones were introduced in the front half of the year. The counter keeps up and so does Xiaomi. Source: Geekbench Via: PhoneArena

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    As Catcher Technology is working out how to adjust its assembly line for how to make a chassis for an all-glass iPhone in 2017, it seems that major assembler Foxconn is trying to figure out what to do about the whole "all-glass" part of the gig. Insiders have tipped off Nikkei Asian Review that the manufacturer has been trialing glass cases since last year in an effort to protect its position as a major contract partner to Apple. Foxconn commits half of its business with the tech giant. Nikkei reports that Apple bought metal chassis for the iPhone 6s and iPhone 7 from Foxconn, Catcher ...

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    The latest Tizen push is merely days away and it seems that the whole show may have been spoiled to us at this point. Samsung's Z2 smartphone should be making its entry-level presence known to entry-level countries (better known as emerging markets) late this month and it seems that SamMobile has an idea of what will go down in this device, when and where. Here are the main specs: [table] Screen size,5.2 inches Screen type,LCD Resolution,800 x 480 Pixel density,235 ppi Processor speed,1.5GHz RAM,1GB Storage,8GB Camera,5-megapixel rear / VGA front Battery,1500mAh OS,Tizen OS 2.4 ...

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    LG deserves a good deal of praise for managing to keep the V20’s design a secret right up to four weeks ahead of its special San Francisco announcement, but sooner or later, the high-end phablet that needs to make up for G5’s disappointing sales results had to show pre-release face. The jig is now up, and one of only two usual suspects unsurprisingly brings a massive set of unofficial but extremely credible-looking LG V20 renders to light. @OnLeaks, in collaboration with Android Authority, produces crystal clear images of a 5.6 or 5.7-incher that unexpectedly borrows heavily from the ...

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    Show of hands, who here remembers when flagship smartphones and high-end 10-inch tablets from certain Android device manufacturers shared the same processors and general specifications? It’s been forever, or at least that’s how it feels, with exactly zero products over 6 inches or so packing Snapdragon 820 power these days. Meanwhile, above-average gadgets like the Galaxy Tab S2 come in Exynos 5433 and SD652 derivations, compared to the 8890/820 S7 and Note 7. There’s probably no reason ergo to expect the world from the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3, tipped a little while back for a ...

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    Compared to the pre-release Galaxy Note 7 speculation bonanza, which felt like a roller coaster of emotions including everything from childish excitement to confusion, disappointment and ultimately boredom, the Samsung Gear S3 rumor games are a total and unceasing snooze fest. The only semi-interesting, semi-unexpected thing about the third-gen Tizen smartwatch might be all those sensors reportedly baked into it for improved activity tracking. Perhaps the Frontier name as well, if it pans out, and if it means the Gear S3 will come in at least three configurations, presumably ranging in ...

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    Considering how few questions were left unanswered leading up to the official Galaxy Note 7 introduction last week, everybody expected everything laid out in the open off the bat. Full specifications, including regional differences, precise release dates, price tags, the whole shebang. But Samsung waited until today to confirm, for instance, that Canada will be receiving a Snapdragon 820 Note 7 configuration on August 19. Interesting turn of events, given the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge up north are powered by Exynos 8890 processors. The US of course remains faithful to flagship Samsung phones ...

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    They say it’s too similar to an arguably spectacular phone released just six months before. More of the same, some are calling it, with its greatest innovation still walking the fine line between practical, valuable enhancement and worthless gimmick. It’s by no means affordable either, yet analysts expect it to rack up a colossal 12 million unit sales this year alone, while Samsung strongly believes it can make people forget about both the unsuccessful Galaxy Note 5 and wildly popular Note 4. Too early to evaluate the box-office form of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, with US pre-orders ...

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    Jawbone's back in the news again for a wrong reason: someone close to the company is telling dirty secrets about how the fitness bracelet maker played ball with a partner company. The Information reports that Jawbone notified that company that it wold not make a payment due this month. Other sources say that Jawbone has been shopping itself out to potential acquirers as well. This falls on top of poor sales and a Hail Mary decision to reduce inventory and assembly and focus on a medical-grade band. Its creditors are tearing down its stock's value while Fitbit notched a legal win in a ...

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    The Moto Z will soon be off of its Verizon exclusivity period and we're already expecting to pay just a bit more than what customers on Big Red will pay for an unlocked version. We're now finding out what two of Canada's carriers are pricing the phone, courtesy of MobileSyrup, and it's another slight uptick from the expected unlocked price. Full retail price of the standard Moto Z will come to some 899.99 CAD or 684 USD — that's a 10 percent premium on Verizon's full pricing. The outlet has been able to confirm that Bell will kick its sales off in early September, supposedly along ...

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    It’s starting to feel like we’re going round in circles discussing the next-gen iPhones, which are probably just a month away from kicking off pre-orders, and have recently leaked in working order, albeit the pictured and recorded designs weren’t necessarily final. Still, many credible tipsters and knowledgeable sources answered our most important questions, some more than once, in detailed reports of late, and today, “people familiar with the matter” cited by Bloomberg add to the pile of plausible, repetitive iPhone 7 rumors. Yet again however, the “new models” aren’t ...

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    The signs are all there. After seeing unexpectedly massive demand for the Galaxy S6 Edge, which went unfulfilled for a long time, Samsung made the S6 Edge+ available around the world while keeping the Note 5 away from the old continent. Then, although the Korean tech giant was ready to ship as many or more copies of the S7 as the S7 Edge to end users, and the latter obviously costs extra, the dual-curved model outsold the one with a flat screen. To the surprise of many, and outrage of some, not only did the Galaxy Note 7 go official in just the one curvaceous variant, also ditching the ...

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    Sony’s transition to an almost entirely “premium”-focused Xperia mobile device portfolio keeps on trucking, and despite lukewarm critical response for the Z-replacing X lineup, the first semi-encouraging financial results in years have been posted little over a week ago. Up next, we’ve known for a while a largely familiar but also different new flagship model is in the works, which reliable Twitter tipster @OnLeaks expects to debut in “early September”, likely during the IFA trade fair in Berlin, Germany. Pictured in the wild a couple of times already, the F8331 now has a ...

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    Both the watchOS and Android Wear platforms look set to receive extensive bundles of new features this fall, but in lack of fresh and exciting hardware to go along with them, the software updates probably won’t be enough to revitalize a young market already stuck in a rut. Google and Apple need their wrist-worn late 2016 releases to present compelling use cases, no longer feeling like tiny smartphones or glorified pedometers. Unfortunately, the almost never-failing Ming-Chi Kuo from KGI Securities believes standalone LTE connectivity will only arrive to the Apple Watch next year, while ...

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    Windows 10 is getting updated as it has passed on its first year of release. Windows 10 Mobile? Not so much. We haven't had the luxury of figuring out when the heck the update would come until recently — and what good is covering Windows 10 around without an update planned for Windows 10 Mobile? Well, Windows Central is confirming a piece of information spotted in a tweet from the Lumia India Twitter account — the Windows 10 Mobile Anniversary Update will start rolling out to unlocked devices on August 9. Carrier-specific devices will have to wait until August 16, courtesy of ...

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    Meizu has another phone planned. No, it's not going to be a PRO, it's not going to be an MX, but rather, it's this "E" phone. What's a new letter to us? It's more unique than what we've seen from the Chinese manufacturer in a while. The Meizu M1E has been leaked to be an Exynos 8890-toting phone with a 3,100mAh battery (with Meizu's proprietary 18W mCharge technology). One Weibo user has compiled a whole bunch of information on the phone, including invitation dates, renders and benchmarks. [gallery ids="479620,479621,479622,479623,479624,479625,479626,479627,479628"]   The phone ...

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    While the super-high-end Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge typically get all the praise for Samsung’s recent sales resurgence following a tough 2015, the nature of today’s global smartphone landscape makes it impossible to rule without a robust mid-range portfolio as well. That’s where Galaxy J-series handhelds have come in, alongside the A family, and even the On5 and On7, despite the latter two’s regional exclusivity. The imminence of Galaxy On7 and On5 sequels bears witness to the original models’ success, India and China apparently leading the list of markets targeted by 2016 editions. ...

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    The nation’s largest wireless communications service carrier and the world’s number one search provider have been engaged in a love-hate relationship for many years now. Heavily favored by Google when the Samsung-made Galaxy Nexus launched back in the day, Verizon messed up the stock Android experience with unnecessary bloat and delivered tardy updates. Nothing was the same afterwards for Nexus devices on Big Red, which arrived late, or lacked CDMA support if purchased outside the operator’s own stores. But this fall, the rapport between the two tech giants could become friendly ...

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    After presumably testing a bunch of different Galaxy Note 7 configurations, with both flat and dual-edged screens, RAM counts of 4 and 6GB (possibly, even 3), Snapdragon 820 and 821 processors, as well as Exynos 8890 and 8893, the time came for Samsung to make some very tough decisions. Ultimately, reason prevailed over vanity, and (relative) affordability came before another prospective charge in the ongoing spec wars. But still, not everyone is happy, and many of the company’s fans wonder why they can’t be offered a choice. It turns out at least the privileged inhabitants of China ...

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    Perhaps this thing about Google being more assertive in its design on its Nexus phones has a whole bunch of implications that we may have to dive into come release time. Remember the Night Mode feature that was dropped so long ago? We remember it every night when an urgent notification interrupts our rest and we turn the phone on and BANG! All the light comes in. Especially that strong blue light. Kiss your corneas everyday. Android Police was told by a Android project lead that "the implementation of night mode [was] not up to Google's standards, and that it didn't perform in an ...

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    It looks like Samsung could stand in the way of OPPO's goals to breach 100 million shipments in 2016. No, not because it wants to protect its own Galaxy products... well, not directly. You see, Samsung Display churns out hundreds of millions of AMOLED panels for not only Samsung Electronics's own phones, but other manufacturers as well — China's Xiaomi is one notable example and, of course, we're also talking OPPO. But as the displays maker gets set to expand its facilities to support a future iPhone with an OLED screen, many of Samsung Display's customers are finding their orders slow ...

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