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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about some of the recent deals that have just arrived to the 32GB Google Nexus 5X. Then we talk about the Nextbit Robin and some of the deals that have extended across other markets. Huawei follows as we learn more about its MateBook tablet for the US market. E-Books are next, as settlements on price fixings should reach users very soon. We end today's show talking about the Dual-SIM iPhone 7 rumors, in addition to the 256GB storage option and a possible headphone jack. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Google’s 32GB Nexus 5X deals set ...

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    What do you expect from a phone these days? Does a smartphone define or compliment your personal style? What kind of performance do you require to get your work done? How much are you willing to pay for that performance? For fans of Android we've been through some highs and lows over the last couple years when looking at manufacturers building "price disrupting" handsets. Initially the Nexus was a high water mark we could point to for companies to include high end processors in lower cost devices. OnePlus took that philosophy and paired it with a fairly unpopular purchasing system that ...

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    Four generations ago, Samsung's Active lineup was more of a device for clumsy people. A Galaxy S looking phone that could resist a little more, so long as you read the instructions well. The last two generations have instead been about telling the world that rugged doesn't have to be ugly, and this year model continues to push that mentality forward. Smartphone usage patterns are definitely a contradiction these days. Designers go to incredible lengths to make a beautiful phone, and then most people will just snap it on a case to keep it that way. Look and feel went down the drain, and all ...

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    We've shared our first impressions. We've talked a little about some of the things we like about the this phone, and a few things we didn't, but now it's time to share our full review. The X is a tricky phone to pin down. Sony's mission here is to trim the fat, walking away from some of the more outlandish hardware specs and feature creeping our phones are experiencing. Instead we see Sony engineers trying to scale back and refine specifically those hardware elements which they believe truly affect consumer use. We've scaled back to a mid-range tier processor, using the Qualcomm 650. Most ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Bluetooth 5 and how it'll improve the bandwidth experience. Then we talk about LeEco, its launch in the US, and a possible 8GB flagship. The Samsung Gear S3 is next as we hear that its codename might be Solis. Apple follows as we hear that the company is fighting a patent lawsuit in Beijing. We end today's show talking about how iMessage won't reach Android. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Bluetooth 5 announced with eight times bandwidth - LeEco US launch set for this fall - LeEco rumored to kick off next-gen flagships with 8GB ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about some of the recent discounts that Verizon is offering on their smartphones. Wearables follow as recent stats claim that the market continues to grow. iOS 10 then makes the news because it seems that you're not really deleting stock apps. OnePlus 3 speed tests later reveal that the phone isn't as fast as we expected. We end today's show talking about a possible Smart Glow feature on the Galaxy Note 7 All this and more after the break. Stories: - Verizon $300 discount applies to all phones above $400 - Wearables still kicking, 29 percent growth ...

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    We recently published an unboxing and first impressions video on Sony's newest handset. The Xperia X is already proving to be a divisive handset reading through our viewer and subscriber comments. We can all appreciate a "back to basics" approach, and a company streamlining its product offerings is a great way to get back on track, but many have been critical regarding some of the compromises made here. While wrapping up our full review of this phone, we took a minute (ok we took three minutes, including our funny little video end tag) to share some early thoughts on what we liked so far, ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the recent channels added to T-Mobile's Binge On. Sony follows as we learn of the company's plans to launch PlayStation VR. Then we talk about the Samsung Galaxy S7, and the company's sales so far. Some of the recent iOS 10 tricks have also emerged as the news that follow. We end today's show talking about the OnePlus 3 and everything you need to know from its launch. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Even more video providers join T-Mobile Binge On in 6th expansion wave - Sony finally slaps PlayStation VR with a precise release ...

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    Sony is in a state of transition. Walking away from the ultra-high end market, the Z line of phones is no more. The idea is to streamline, whittle back on "marketing bullet point" specs, but still deliver a device which meets consumer needs. The Xperia X takes a step away from some of the more outlandish features found in previous Sony flagships. You won't find a 4K display here, a 5" 1080p LCD will satisfy most people. A bleeding edge Qualcomm chipset is great for gaming, but Sony took a step back here too, moving to a Qualcomm 650. And yet, alongside these more conservative offerings, ...

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    After two separate but very similar iterations of watchOS, Apple’s third launch expected this fall has proven to be a jump into true maturity. To be honest, before Apple announced watchOS 3 beta, my Apple Watch was sitting in a drawer. There user interface was sluggish, launch of apps was hit or miss, and a ton of the features simply made no sense, like a button dedicated for contacts only. watchOS 3 is a lot about bringing common sense to how a smartwatch should operate. The operating system has been optimized to help you keep your favorite apps in memory, provide these with background ...

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    We've been running the iOS 10 developer preview for a little more than a day, but it's not the only BETA being run in our offices. We also have Google's latest build of Android N running on a Nexus 5X. We think it's time for a comparison. This is a big update for Apple, reaching the tenth iteration of iOS, a lot of attention has been paid towards streamlining interactions, incorporating more 3D Touch and gesture support, and catching a few services up which have been lagging behind the competition. Likewise, Google has a lot riding on Android N, in making this build of Android more ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the recent deals you can find for hot devices like the Huawei Watch. Then we talk about Amazon's possible stand-alone music service. The Samsung Galaxy S7 Active follows as scientific torture tests prove its durability. Then we talk about some of the concept renders that have emerged for the blue iPhone 7. We end today's show talking about the rumored Galaxy Note 7 event dates. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Amazon takes Huawei Watch deals to the next level, offering up to $220 savings - Amazon standalone music streaming said to ...

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    Apple's WWDC 2016 brought us -- among other things like a new watchOS (version 3), tvOS, and macOS Sierra -- the next generation of Apple's operating system for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod: iOS 10. The presentation showed off ten upcoming features of the new platform revamp, ranging from user interface and experience to specific features and overhauls, like Home, Messages, Photos, Music, and more. As usual, Apple already made iOS 10 available to developers as an early beta, and we had to take it for a spin. As with every early stage software, there are bugs to  be ironed out and glitches ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the recent deals being offered if you buy an HTC 10. Microsoft follows as the company has now acquired LinkedIn for a crazy amount of money. Verizon is next as the company shares the prices for the MotoMods and they're kind of crazy. Motorola then shares the bad news of no Android Wear 2.0 for the first Moto 360. We end today's show talking about all the news surrounding WWDC 2016. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Buy an HTC 10 from the OEM this week, get free Jabra or Pro Studios headset - Microsoft announces all-cash $26.2 ...

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    Apple’s WWDC wrapped up a hours minutes ago, and even if all we received is software, it’s hard to not admit that the changes are all worth enough to not load the Pocketnow Daily with just this as the news. Apple clearly see's itself as a software company, as many of the new updates have given a new life to products we considered dull, like in the case of the Apple Watch. Instead of offering hardware updates that would only place these products in more difficult obsolescence, today's announcements are enough to re-consider them. Watch our first impressions of WWDC 2016 as we try to ...

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    He did it so we didn't have to (ruin a review unit and get Sony representatives on our tail). One young Zaryab Khan — known as xeetechcare on most internet platforms — decided to take his Xperia X for a little dunk in "real water" and not the "fake water" that, apparently, his YouTube commenters thought he had. Take our advice, kid: you don't need those commenters. Khan decided that the Xperia X, not rated for ingress protection unlike the Xperia X Performance, would get a two minute-swim to see if it would sink — in more ways than one. The phone's screen never turned off during ...

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    Remember back in the day, when all the cool cats were wearing BlackBerries clipped to their belts? It was as much a fashion statement as a way of showing you meant business (literally), and were down with the latest breakthrough technologies, as well as top-notch mobile security measures. Unfortunately, for the most powerful person on Earth, time stood still for the past eight years, with both iPhones and Android devices deemed potentially hazardous in the hands of President Barack Obama. Ultimately, the two current world-leading platforms stepped up their encryption efforts enough for one ...

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    Comparing Galaxy variants was pretty easy a few years ago. Each had its own little set of compromises that made the choice a a no brainer. 2016 is a very different animal, and with three great Galaxy flagships, the stakes are rather high. If we were comparing vehicles, the Galaxy S7 would be the sedan, the S7 Edge would offer a higher trim, and well, the Galaxy S7 Active is the Truck. In the past if you went Active, you’d have to put up with a certain degree of compromise over the flagship sibling, but in 2016, there’s no compromise in buying into this truck. Some claim that the Galaxy ...

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    Apple’s WWDC is not only famous for being Apple’s largest event of the year, but also for being software oriented ever since iPhones stopped being announced in it 5 years ago. Still, in Apple’s portfolio software plays a big deal, and if the company has a yearly event based on software, changes are bound to happen. The question is how major these changes will be. Rumors about hardware are still scarce, but Apple can't just sit in its laurels and not do anything substantial in this event. Watch our full video to learn more about our predictions. You can also read more in our separate ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about some of the recent developments of the new Moto Z, including the Pro Camera Mod, Adventure Mod and more. Then we discuss the old Moto X, as apparently it's still alive and well. Tablets follow, as we discuss why these continue on decline, and which ones still reign supreme. iMessage and Apple Music follow, but this time because there are news regarding Android. We end today's show talking about a new iPhone 7, a blue one actually. All this and more after the break. Stories: - More to come: Moto Z Play, Pro Camera Mod, Adventure Mod rendered - ...

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    They say it takes two to tango, and indeed, Google needed the smartphone-making expertise of Motorola owner Lenovo to turn the forward-thinking Project Tango into commercial reality. Starting September, you’ll be able to use the innovative rear-facing multi-camera setup of the ginormous Lenovo Phab 2 Pro to virtually measure and place certain objects (for instance, furniture) in actual spaces around you. Best Buy and Lowe’s will be among those not only selling the AR-supporting 6.4-incher stateside, but also developing nifty applications for the motion tracking hardware to perform its ...

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    The world’s first “SnapPhones” are finally here, and off the bat, the slightly lower-end Motorola Moto Z (by Lenovo) will leave you gasping for air, as you wonder exactly how its designers pulled off a 5.2mm waist. The answer lies in the traditional headphone jack omission, as well as a controversial battery capacity downgrade compared to last year’s Moto X Pure Edition. Not to worry, since the Moto Z Force packs a much heftier 3,500 mAh cell inside a still relatively thin 7mm chassis while also forgoing the old 3.5mm audio connector, and keeping you reliant on USB Type-C and ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the recent deals to the first-generation Moto 360. Then we talk about the OnePlus 3 and some of the sample shots that we've discovered at night. The Galaxy Note 7 follows as we hear more rumors on its Iris scanner. Project Tango follows as Lenovo pushes the PHAB2 Pro. We end today's show talking about the Moto Z and Moto Z Force. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Still in the market for a first-gen Moto 360? Metal models are $100 a pop on eBay - More OnePlus 3 renders, sample shots and pricing rumors surface ahead of launch - There ...

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    What do you call spending your honeymoon phase with a beast? I mean hey, first impressions are everything, but if there is one thing rugged phones are never apologetic about, is looks. To be fair, rugged phones were never meant to be pretty. If anything the idea is to serve a purpose, and that's to become as handy of a tool, as the drill and the wrench that you need to get a specific job done. The Galaxy S7 Active is a beast of a phone. It's padded borders hint to a product designed to take a beating, but even as commanding as it is, you'd be surprised that good looks came in the package. ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the recent T-Mobile giveaways, which include an iPhone SE, along with discounts on tablets. DirectTV follows as the company wants to sweeten the pot with iPhones if you subscribe. Then we talk about MotoMod, a new way to add modules to the Moto Z according to rumors. Samsung follows with the rumored price of the Galaxy S7 edge Injustice Edition. We end today's show talking about how app subscriptions might come to the App store. All this and more after the break. Stories: - T-Mobile gives iPhone SE away, shaves $130 off any tablet for ...

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