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    The LG G3 did well in our review, being one of the 2014 Android flagships to want, together with the HTC One M8, Samsung Galaxy S5, and Sony Xperia Z2. However, our review was based on opinions formed while using a South Korean version of the device, with an American carrier unit not being available. That being said, thanks to @evleaks, we're seeing all (major) four US carrier models being leaked in press renders, as seen above. From left to right, we're seeing the upcoming Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile versions. Interestingly, of all four devices, only Sprint version (as ...

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    It wasn't long after LG formally announced the G3 that carriers were chiming in with news of their interest in offering the smartphone for sale; within hours of launch, we had heard from all four big players in the US. But at the time, there just wasn't a lot of info about how that availability would manifest – they were talking plans for a summer release, but that's about as good as we got. Well, with summer now here, we're starting to lean about those specifics; T-Mobile announced the start to pre-orders this past Monday, with the phone actually landing on July 16. Now it's Sprint's ...

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    The Galaxy S5 Active launched for AT&T late last month, and while we've gone hands-on to bring you a review of that model, we've been interested in learning about increased availability for the phone; would it go up for sale internationally? What about on other North American carriers? Well, at a Sprint press event this morning, the company announced that it would start carrying the Galaxy S5 Sport, “a smartphone built for the athletic lifestyle.” But is this the GS5 Active, or something else altogether? The GS5 Sport doesn't look quite like the GS5 Active, nor does it match the ...

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    The Android 4.4.4 update has just been made official, though Android 4.4.3 remains young -- it only came out last week, after all. The latest device to be updated to this no-longer-newest version of Android is Sprint's Motorola Moto X. The features in Android 4.4.3, along with a couple extra Motorola goodies, have all made their way to the device in the Sprint Moto X Android 4.4.3 update. First and foremost are the Android 4.4.3 changes, which are mainly bug fixes for stability, security, and other non-user-facing areas. The refreshed look in the Dialer app has been brought over to the ...

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    The technology world is a fast moving one, and hence, there are more than 100 stories we publish on a weekly basis here on Pocketnow. Those include reviews, videos, editorials, news, and more. With this new, weekly series, we're making it easier for you to look back at the most interesting, exciting, and popular topics of the week, in case you missed anything. Look for the Pocketnow Week in Review every Sunday morning. It contains the most popular ten stories of the week printed on the portal, as well as top videos from our YouTube channel. Additionally, you can also find our Pocketnow ...

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    T-Mobile's Uncarrier 5.0 event has seen its topic speculated about many times, but with talk of a possible buyout of T-Mobile by Sprint floating around, the possibility that this event will be to announce plans of this purchase are increasing. If "inside sources" of TK Tech News are to be trusted, new "Framily" plans from this merged company (referred to as SoftBank USA) have been exposed. Reportedly, offerings would start at $60 for unlimited talk, text, and data, with 5GB of tethering. This comes with T-Mobile's previously announced international data roaming, and text messaging to ...

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    After multiple reports of a planned merger between Sprint and T-Mobile USA, more alleged details have reportedly emerged. The merger deal has been allegedly accepted, with the combined company to be named SoftBank USA -- meaning, the T-Mobile and Sprint monikers would be history. The CEO of the new company would be the current T-Mobile USA chief, John Legere. Dan Hesse, Sprint's CEO, would step down from his current position, though he would remain a part of the SoftBank board. Also scrapped would be the MetroPCS, Virgin Mobile, and Boost Mobile prepaid brands, all rolled in to one ...

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    iOS 8 is here –in Beta form, at least– and (surprise, surprise) we've got some opinions. For the last Weekly podcast to begin with a "0," we bring in the big guns to discuss Apple's new platform: a four-man team that includes our resident iOS experts, one of whom joins in from the blazing heat of a car baking in the North Carolina sun just to tell us his take on the iPhone 6 and how it will/won't/might end up being a phablet. Of course we don't stop with Apple: a panoply of mobile devices, from the LG G3 to the Galaxy S5 Active to the Motorola X+1, awaits our speculation, adulation, ...

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    If we're to believe the latest reports, the long-rumored T-Mobile and Sprint deal could soon become a reality. To hear it told, the carriers are essentially committed to going through with a deal that would merge the companies, and all that's left is to negotiate a few of the finer specifics (minor stuff, like how many billions of dollars T-Mobile is worth). But let's assume for a moment that all this is accurate, and the carriers will eventually merge. What then? Who would head up this new, bigger network, large enough to compete head-to-head with Verizon and AT&T? Both Sprint and ...

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    Rumors of a possible acquisition of T-Mobile US by Sprint aren't about to fade soon, it seems. A new report out of The Wall Street Journal tells us that the two companies may be nearing a deal, where Sprint would purchase the "Uncarrier" early this summer. Pricing details from the WSJ haven't been too conclusive -- the report initially stated the sale price as $50 billion, but an apparently revised version lists it as $32 billion in one spot and $50 billion in another. We are not certain what to expect in terms of the total price, as a result, but the one thing the source has been ...

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    Smartphone users in the United States are quite familiar with the big four carriers by now, and while the presence of these companies can sometimes feel like an anchor in an otherwise turbulent industry, we've seen more than a few efforts to shake things up and change the pecking order a little. Those have included plans like AT&T's failed attempt to purchase T-Mobile a few years back. More recently, we've been looking at the possibility of Sprint and T-Mobile merging, and despite recent comments from the CEO of T-Mobile parent company Deutsche Telekom, claiming that no sale was in the ...

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    LG's G3 announcement earlier this week helped clear up one confusing detail that plagued rumors surrounding the phone in the weeks leading up to its launch, as we got our explanation for why the handset's reported RAM capacity seemed to be so inconsistent: we're getting two versions of the G3, one with 2GB RAM and one with 3GB. In fact, the differences extend beyond system memory, as the 2GB model also has just 16GB internal storage and is tipped to arrive with a slightly slower 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 than the 2.5GHz component on the 3GB RAM, 32GB flash G3. But even with this now ...

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    The copper gold Samsung Galaxy S 5 for Verizon has been recently leaked, and, if you think the above phone(s) are just a rehash, the signal and carrier indicators should clear it all up (alongside the headline and the title of today's leak). We're looking at the gold Galaxy S5 for both AT&T and Sprint, as leaked by @evleaks. It's not necessarily about the differences (as there are really none -- inside or outside), but a confirmation of the copper gold Galaxy S5 coming to two more US carriers. When? There are no availability nor pricing details, so we'll have to wait for another leak ...

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    Motorola's Moto X is beginning to enter its twilight years (for a smartphone, at least), having launched last August. While we're definitely looking forward to a sequel, Motorola doesn't seem content letting this model languish in its old age, and appears ready to keep introducing new options. Over the weekend we noticed a slight tweak to the company's Moto Maker offerings, switching walnut out for rosewood among the phone's natural finish options, and also heard rumors about a forthcoming 64GB variant. That 64GB model still isn't showing up on Motorola's own site, but today we pick up ...

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    In twenty-four hours, the LG G3 will be official, taking its rightful place as the manufacturer's latest flagship. Probably due in no small part to all the leaks that have emerged to date, there's been a heck of a lot of buzz building up around this handset, and even in these final hours, we've got a few more tidbits arriving for us to check out. This morning, we look at some new shots of the G3's QuickCircle cover, as well as check out the phone's carrier render for Sprint. But wait; didn't the QuickCircle cover already launch? True, and LG revealed the cover in all five of its color ...

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    They say karma is all about cosmic balance, and when it comes to smartphone sales, that may be right on the money. Take colorful phone options: back when the Moto X launched, shoppers in the US had exclusive access to all those pretty Moto Maker configurations, and even after the phone spread abroad, those custom options didn't make the journey with it. On the flip side, the Galaxy S5 debuted internationally with four color choices, and this time it was the US stuck with only the drab black and white options. A couple weeks back we heard that may soon change, with Verizon rumored to pick ...

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    Mother's Day, at least here in the US, falls on May 11 this year. However, that didn't stop Motorola from throwing its one-day Moto X sale (theoretically in response to the holiday) over a week early, taking place back on May 1. Today we learn about another manufacturer offering its own Mother's Day deal, again with a limited-time one-day promotion, and again occurring quite a few days in advance of Mother's Day itself, as HTC announces plans for a sale tomorrow. Unlike that Moto X deal, which targeted off-contract sales, HTC is only putting forth this offer for on-contract purchases; ...

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    While HTC's standard-trim One M8 was one of the worst-kept secrets in smartphone history, its special-edition cousin managed to stay unseen almost right up until its unveiling last week. HTC and Sprint announced the device in a joint event held alongside Spotify executives in NYC, where our own Adam Lein got an informative if noisy hands-on. Shortly thereafter, HTC sent us a demo unit to try out for ourselves (alongside a Harman Karson Onyx Studio that we've yet to cover) and we've spent the last few days getting to know it. That proved more difficult than expected. The Harman/Kardon ...

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    Sprint announced its special Harman/Kardon edition HTC One M8 earlier this week, and while we were anticipating news of this Harman/Kardon connection after a leak a few weeks back, the news wasn't entirely what we had expected. Rather than activating the Harman/Kardon software enhancements via an update to Sprint's existing M8, the carrier instead introduced a whole separate model, bundled with H/K earbuds. Well what if you already bought the One M8? Are you out of luck? Far from it, and the enterprising minds over on the XDA-Developers forums have come up with a method to add these ...

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    Nimble hops between short subjects, or longform plumbing of deep depths? We don't like to make you choose with our podcast, so we occasionally hop across formats between episodes. This here is one of the deeper variety. This week's special guest is Myriam Joire (aka tnkgrl), Engadget alum and current product evangelist at Pebble. She brings her considerable expertise in optics and audio to a discussion ranging from the best high-end headphones to buy (to help replicate the "special" acoustic experience promised by the Harman/Kardon HTC One M8) to what camera settings to use for capturing ...

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    We checked out the Harman Kardon HTC One M8 at the Sprint launch event in NYC yesterday, but with all the hubbub on the show floor, conditions weren’t great for a proper hands-on. Thankfully, Sprint and HTC were good enough to send us our very own review unit for a second pass today, so we thought we'd take the opportunity to churn out a nice luxurious unboxing and hardware tour! You probably remember the HTC One M8 from our full review just a few weeks back (and, you know, because it's one of the biggest Android smartphones to launch this year). Out of the box, the Harman/Kardon variant ...

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    Today Sprint announced a special version of the HTC One M8 called the Harman/Kardon Edition which is basically a normal HTC One M8 except with a few extra special software editions and audio enhancements that showcase services from Sprint, Spotify, and Harman/Kardon. It's also got a special black color on the back with champagne accents and it will include special high-quality Harman/Kardon earbud headphones. We got to try out some of the new features in New York City today and there are quite a few new additions to mention. Besides the black color options, this version of the HTC One M8 ...

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    Earlier this month, back when sales of the HTC One M8 were just starting to expand to include non-Verizon carrier in-store availability, we checked out an interesting story about Sprint's version of the Android flagship. A rumor suggested that Sprint was going to get a special edition Harman/Kardon One M8, but then a close look at the currently available Sprint M8's software appeared to reveal that a number of Harman/Kardon-branded audio settings were already present, and simply hidden away from the user. Was the Sprint M8 already this Harman/Kardon edition, and the carrier was just ...

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    A "kill switch" is often referred to as an "emergency stop switch", and is typically a safety mechanism used to shut something off in case of an emergency. When talking about machinery or even fuel pumps at your local gas station, a "kill switch" is a singular button or lever that will shut down everything. It doesn't matter which pump is spewing out gasoline or which machine your co-worker may be stuck in, this one button will shut everything down -- letting you sort out the specifics later. It's a great idea, the kill switch, when used properly. It brings with it significant and ...

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    Some things in life should be exclusive, like the people who are allowed to drive my car or eventually date my daughter. Other things, however, should be open to the general public. Parks, roads, drinking fountains, and the front seats of busses come to mind. Unfortunately, that's not the way things work over here in the States, at least not when we're talking about cellular phones. Carrier exclusives are still very much a thing -- although they should not be, not any more anyway. "Exclusives" are just like they sound, "restricted or limited to the person, group, or area concerned". When ...

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