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    The OnePlus One may be out, but with new, unexpected delays arriving at seemingly every juncture, it sure is taking the upstart a while to actually get the phone into eager customer hands. But eventually, it will manage, and the company will find itself looking to what's next for it. Another high-end, low-priced smartphone? Maybe a wearable? A new leak out this afternoon paints the picture of the OnePlus putting together a tablet, as we come across the name “OnePlus Tab.” That name appears on what seems to be an internal testing version of the OnePlus website, and unlike the nav bar on ...

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    NVIDIA's slow crawl back from a 2013 that saw OEMs everywhere turn their backs on the company's chips continues as we get into summer, and expectations turn to some new Shield hardware. Following early rumors, last month gave us our best look yet at what might be a second-gen Shield console (though the jury's still out on that), with the arrival of some FCC paperwork. Now we're wondering if NVIDIA might not extend the Shield brand to a tablet, as evidence of such a beast shows its face at the Global Certification Forum. The idea of NVIDIA releasing another tablet isn't new; benchmarks form ...

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    As smartphone users have started thinking twice about getting locked into lengthy contracts, we've seen a rise in the availability of installment plans to help space out payments for a full-priced smartphone into more manageable monthly sums. Even some OEMs themselves offer their own installment plans, if you'd just rather leave the carrier out of the picture altogether. When we're talking about a $600 outright payment, splitting things up like this can make a lot of sense, but does the same hold true for lower-ticket items? We may be about to find out, as a leak suggests that T-Mobile is ...

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    For several months now, rumors have been growing persistent with claims that HTC is renewing its interest in tablets and that a new Android model is on its way. Last month we shared the latest talk about an HTC Nexus tablet, taking the codename Volantis, and its very unusual hardware. Unlike most every Android tablet out there, Volantis was said to employ a display taking a 4:3 aspect ratio, as Apple uses with its iPad models. But now we've got a new set of Volantis leaks to check out today, and in addition to refuting that 4:3 rumor, they make a few new wild claims of their own. According ...

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    When it comes to Android tablets, Samsung's been doing its darnedest this year to saturate the market with as many different model as possible. That's brought us the TabPRO lineup, the Tab 4 series, and most recently a pair of Tab S slates. Is enough enough, or is Samsung only getting started, with a similar onslaught prepared for the second half of 2014? Today we learn of what might be a whole new Galaxy tablet model, though there's the chance it might be a variant of an existing release. Here's what we've got: Samsung Sweden has a couple placeholders up on its site for the SM-T360 and ...

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    One month back we were talking about Microsoft and its efforts to bring Office to non-MS platforms. Specifically, rumors suggested that Microsoft was making work on a tablet version of Office for Android a big priority, even over a touch-based version of Office for its own Windows tablets. This week, we get an update on progress towards this goal, with word that a private beta test for this Android tablet Office build is about to get started. Microsoft has a public signup page for users interested in participating in pre-release beta testing of new Office software, and while the there's no ...

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    With Google+ Hangouts came the promise of integration with Google Voice down the road -- it was supposed to be Google's unified chat client for all of its communication services. Today, as one member of the internet discovered, this merger looks to be one step closer to completion, as a screen within the app showed off Hangouts Google Voice integration setup. The screenshot was made possible because of a debug menu. This debug menu doesn't come available out of the box, though a recently created app called #DebugAllTheThings made it possible to show it. You can download the debug utility ...

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    Samsung's Galaxy S5 LTE-A edition – or the GS5 “Prime,” if you like – went official last month, and while it remains a South Korean exclusive, the allure of its 2K display and Snapdragon 805 SoC were just too much for us to pass up, compelling us to get our hands on one of these guys. While all this has been happening for Samsung, over on the LG side of fence we've been hearing about a similar upgrade coming to the G3. Sure, it already has that quad HD screen, but moving from its Snapdragon 801 to another 805 sure sounded like a move in the right direction. As we wait to see what ...

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    Apple's launch of the iPhone 4s was met with much praise because of one particular feature, Siri. Ever since then, competing companies have evolved what we previously knew as simple "voice command" into something that can actually assist you with certain tasks. There is still much work to be done in order to improve these services, which still remain in beta for the most part, and it seems that Apple has a master plan that could be executed soon. A recent article by Wired magazine points to all of the recent efforts that Apple has been commanding in order to improve Siri's reliability. ...

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    Rumors continue to point to Apple launching its next-generation iPhone 6 during September. For the company to be able to meet demand, manufacturing has to begin months ahead of the launch, which was also a big rumor that happened a couple of weeks ago. At this stage you can expect some finalized iPhone parts to emerge, and today we've come across the most important one. Leaked photos show us a full comparison between the black and the white screen glass of the 4.7-inch iPhone 6. These comparison photos also show us what the display looks like when compared to the display of the current ...

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    Samsung's got a new member of the Galaxy S5 family to show off today, as the manufacturer got around to announcing the GS5 mini. While we've been eagerly looking forward to that news, this hasn't been the only GS5 model on our radar, and we've been catching signs here and there of other variants, like the GS5 Google Play edition. That one in particular has felt like it's been right on the cusp of release for months now, even popping up in a Play Store thumbnail all the way back in April. Some GPe stock issues last month had us hoping that a refresh with some new models (including the GS5) ...

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    Last year, during the 2013 Google I/O conference, we saw Google add to its growing media offerings with the launch of a streaming radio service, Google Play Music All Access. For $10 a month (or $8 for early adopters), users were able to enjoy unlimited streaming. But a year later, Google has new competition to face off against – new entities like Beats have joined the streaming game, and existing players continue to refine their offerings. How can Google put a little spring in the step of All Access? Well, it's looking like the company might finally be doing something about that ...

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    There's no such thing as too many phones, at least for Samsung. One of the devices allegedly in the pipeline of the South Korean OEM is the Galaxy Mega 2, another ginormous phablet pushing the limits of screen size beyond anything that would have been normal a few years ago. This being a bit of a mid-range device doesn't mean that some nice specs aren't present. Read on to check out the full leaked list of Samsung Galaxy Mega 2 specs. First and foremost, let's talk about the display. A 5.9-inch 720p panel will allegedly be featured, meaning the pixel density... won't be too impressive. The ...

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    To say that situation surrounding Motorola's follow-up to the Moto X has become a confusing one might be an understatement. Despite the arrival of videos very clearly depicting an unreleased Motorola Android, we've also seen what appears to be much more of a lower-end model attach itself to rumors of this Moto X+1, making it a bit tricky to work out just which phone's which. Could this higher-end phone be something new altogether, or is Motorola really bumping-up the specs for the Moto X's second coming? There's one new piece to the puzzle for us to look at tonight, as an incomplete ...

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    The Nexus S ended its run of officially-issued Android updates at 4.1.2. The Galaxy Nexus kept things moving up until 4.3. And now with the Android L preview arriving, owners of aging Nexus hardware are wondering what, if any support might still be in the pipeline for their own devices. The first-gen Nexus 7 is coming up on two years old at this point, and the Nexus 4 isn't that far behind. Will they get to taste Android L when it goes public this fall? Just looking at the timing alone, you might be tempted to think not, but evidence is already arriving that suggests these models could ...

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