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Rumors indicate that HTC is about to announce a new flagship smartphone: The HTC U11 Plus. Here's everything we know so far.(This is a preview - click here to read the entire entry.)

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It's easy to forget you are holding a phone. Like most middle-class suburban kids, I grew up around "toy" race tracks. Everything from the simple Hot Wheels tracks you could assemble yourself to the hyper-realistic powered rail tracks we would all race at the local mall on weekends. Every time I've played with an Anki Overdrive kit, there's been a combination of nostalgia and surprise at how well this race kit was aimed at every age group. But I never went and actually bought a kit for...

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Apple and Qualcomm's ongoing patent wars have netted two victories for Apple. Qualcomm's processors — at the very least, its modems — are key for any LTE-connected device in today's world. Beyond the high quality of the radios, Qualcomm is also the only company that licenses the CDMA technology that Sprint and Verizon use for their 2G and 3G networks. Earlier this year, Apple and Qualcomm began a legal battle over Fair, Reasonable and Non-Discriminatory (FRAND) patents that stated Qualcomm...

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There are already many VR-Games available for Android. We took a closer look and present you the best games so far.(This is a preview - click here to read the entire entry.)

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TCL, the company manufacturing BlackBerry-branded smartphones, has said that it’s launching a full touchscreen smartphone in October. Ahead of that announcement, though, the device may have been captured on camera. The phone in the picture, which is partially blocked by a blacked out BlackBerry KEYone, is [...]

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Categories: news, android, blackberry, blackberry krypton, tcl

It's hacky as all hell and your battery life will be terrible. But it works. While testing the Apple Watch Series 3 GPS + Cellular last night, I floated a crazy idea past iMore editor-at-large Rene Ritchie: What happens if you set up the Apple Watch on an iPhone, then swap that iPhone's SIM card over into an Android phone? Would the watch recognize that its paired iPhone SIM was no longer in an iPhone and stop working? Would it still work over a carrier's LTE connection? And more importantly:...

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The Moto G5 Plus is getting an upgrade, and it’s coming to the US soon. The G5S Plus features some upgraded specs over the previous year’s device and is now available for pre-order. The 32GB variant with 3GB of RAM is currently up for $229.99 and the 64GB model with 4GB [...]

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Categories: news, moto g5s plus, motorola, pre-order, release, us

The Nokia 8 is coming to the US. Despite rumors that it would not make it to the States, a specific version has now passed through the FCC. The device comes with a 5.3-inch 1440p display, a Snapdragon 835 processor, dual 13MP rear cameras, a 13MP front camera, a 3,090mAh battery, and [...]

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Exactly one year and one day ago today, a slip up by a designer at HTC essentially gave us a hardware roadmap for the company. In that and subsequent leaks, we learned about the “Ocean” line of devices, consisting of the Ocean, Ocean Note, Ocean Smart, and Ocean Master. From what we now know, the … Continued Report: HTC ‘Ocean Master’ Coming This Year, Features 6″ Edge-to-Edge Display is a post from: Droid Life

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Categories: news, htc, ocean master, u11 plus

Welcome back to Android Gaming Weekly, our weekly recap of new game releases. We still plan to cover upcoming releases and games we’re playing, but this column is dedicated to new games that you can start playing right now. Check out our top picks and let us know in the comments section if you have any [...]

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Categories: applications, android gaming weekly, gaming, top 10 games, video

Instagram, much like Snapchat, features face filters that add things like glasses, dog features, and more to your face. Unfortunately, you could not use them during regular Instagram video broadcasts. The latest app update changes this. This update, which will be rolling out over the next [...]

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Categories: applications, app, face filters, filters, instagram, live video, update

Krypton is coming. By now, it's no secret TCL has more BlackBerry smartphones in the works. The device known as 'Krypton' has passed through the Bluetooth SIG, Wi-Fi Alliance and FCC already and according to François Mahieu, head of global sales for TCL, the full-touch device is expected to arrive at some point in October. Still, despite all of that information, the 'Krypton' has eluded being caught on camera, mostly. A recently posted image offers up what could be the first glimpse of the...

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Our friends at Thrifter post some great deals every day, and here are the best ones available right now! From mobile phones to general tech, home goods and much more, the team at Thrifter is scouring the web every single day to find the best deals. Whether something hits a new all-time low, gets discounted for just a limited time, or has a new coupon code available for it, you won't want to miss out any of them. If you want to know about the deals as soon as they are happening, you'll want...

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A new KEYone color is coming to Canada soon. If you live in Canada and have been holding on waiting for the BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition to be available, your wait is almost over. Amazon.ca, Walmart.ca, Staples.ca and more will begin offering the Black Edition beginning as soon as next week. "This has been an exciting year as we've introduced our reimagined BlackBerry smartphone to fans and customers here in North America, with overall market demand exceeding our expectations for the...

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This could be your favorite feature ... or it could annoy you every single day. Notification badges are a small but divisive feature that has sparked many an argument among smartphone users. Many users, particularly anyone who's used an iPhone, greatly appreciate seeing that little circle on their app icons indicating the number of unread notifications. Notification badges have had a spotty but improving past on Android, and listening to demand, Samsung includes this feature in the Galaxy...

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What Gear VR games need a controller? Samsung built the Gear VR so it didn't have to rely on a separate controller, and most of the time that is awesome. The touch panel on the side of the headset lets you move around quickly and swipe to perform many different actions in apps and games, and it's a lot of fun. Sometimes, either because you don't want a single arm getting tired from playing for an extended period of time or because you want to be a little more discreet, a controller is what...

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Keep the party going all night long with this loud Bluetooth speaker! Amazon's currently has a pretty great discount on the extremely popular Anker SoundCore Bluetooth speaker. With this deal, the black version speaker drops down to $25.49 (the other colors are $32.99), from a usual street price around $36. Anker is well known for coupon code deals, which are hard to track over time, so it's possible this speaker has gone lower than this in the past. For direct price drops, though, this...

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Kep your Note 8 protected from day one on with a quality case. The Galaxy Note 8 is shaping up to be a contender for phone of the year. While we wait for the phones to start shipping, now's the perfect time to start the search for the best cases to keep your new phone protected. The launch of such a major device as the Note 8 means accessory manufacturers are ready to roll on day one. As such, you have your pick of the litter from a great selection of cases from the best brands out...

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Motorola’s special edition Moto G5, also known as the Moto G5S Plus, arrives in the US on September 29 for $229.99. The Moto G5S line was first introduced at the beginning of August as upgraded or “special” versions of the Moto G5 line. The upgrades are subtle, but they are indeed upgrades. In the G5S … Continued Moto G5S Plus Arrives in US for $230 on September 29 is a post from: Droid Life

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In a move that should come as no surprise, NVIDIA has countered the 4K Apple TV with a 16GB NVIDIA SHIELD TV bundle that includes the remote and matches the price of Apple’s offering at $179. The NVIDIA SHIELD TV has been far and away the best supported and most appealing [...]

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Categories: news, 4k, 4k apple tv, 4k streaming, android tv, apple tv, nvidia shield tv, streaming box

Globally rolling out over the next few weeks, you can now utilize Face Filters when streaming via Instagram Live. That’s right! With this, you can change yourself into a kitten or rainbow unicorn for all of your followers to see in real-time. To get in on this amazingness, when inside of Instagram Live, tap on … Continued Instagram Intros Face Filters for Live Videos is a post from: Droid Life

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Categories: apps, news, instagram

For many people, Facebook has become a prime point of contact for their time spent online. That is not stopping the company from continuing to explore ways to keep users on the site even more and trying to find ways to entice new users to get on-board. For example, they have launched a dedicated section […] Come comment on this article: Facebook testing new Explore Feed tab on Android Visit TalkAndroid

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Looking for a new set of headphones to get you through your morning commute, block out your coworkers, or just jam out at home? We got our hands on the iFrogz Impulse Duo Bluetooth headphones which offer powerful sound in a sleek package that clips right to your shirt, belt, or bag. Are they worth […] Come comment on this article: iFrogz Impulse Duo Bluetooth headset review Visit TalkAndroid

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Computer maintenance can be a real pain, but the good news is there is plenty of software that can take the frustration out of it. Our Power PC Systems Optimization bundle includes a few programs that will get your PC running better than ever. The first program is IOBit’s Driver Booster Pro 4 that will […] Come comment on this article: [TA Deals] Fine tune your PC with this Systems Optimization Bundle on the cheap Visit TalkAndroid

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Launched earlier this year with a price of $199, the SHIELD TV from NVIDIA has just received a price cut, now listed at $179 on NVIDIA’s website. NVIDIA says this price will also be reflected at retailers soon and we can’t help but assume this is a move directed at Apple’s launch of the Apple … Continued SHIELD TV 16GB With SHIELD Remote Bundle Price Cut to $179 is a post from: Droid Life

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The Bose QuietComfort 35 II are getting a nice upgrade from the original model, officially bringing Google Assistant to a pair of headphones. Today, Google and Bose officially announced the new QC35 II with built-in Google Assistant. To get it started, you’ll need to [...]

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Categories: news, bose, bose qc 35 ii, bose quietcomfort 35 ii, google, google assistant

NVIDIA has announced a new slimmed down SHIELD TV bundle that’s aimed at someone who wants all of the advanced tricks that the box has to offer but doesn’t really care about the gaming aspect. This bundle includes the SHIELD TV and a remote, but ditches the controller to shave a bit off the price […] Come comment on this article: NVIDIA announces a new remote-only SHIELD TV bundle, already up for preorder Visit TalkAndroid

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One of the most important moves in Android history, I think, was the moment where Google started separating a whole bunch of core apps from the system and added them to Google Play (or Android Market at the time). This move essentially allowed for faster updates to Android in general, but it also helped updates … Continued OnePlus Moves Launcher, Weather, Gallery Apps to Google Play for Quicker Updates is a post from: Droid Life

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Not that this has been a well kept secret, but Google and Bose made the QuietComfort 35 II headphones official this morning as the first with Google Assistant on board. The two companies worked closely to “create a great Assistant experience,” one that will cost you $350. With QC35 II headphones, you get noise cancelling … Continued Google and Bose Announce Google Assistant Powered QuietComfort 35 II Headphones is a post from: Droid Life

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Google and HTC announce a new agreement under which certain HTC employees - many of which have worked on the development of Pixel smartphones - will join Google(This is a preview - click here to read the entire entry.)

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Just as expected, Google and HTC have struck a deal. Google will give HTC $1.1 billion in exchange for “certain HTC employees” joining Google. It’s said that many of the employees that’ll be joining Google from HTC worked on Pixel smartphones. Separately, Google is also getting a non-exclusive [...]

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It’s now official – Google is buying into HTC. Well, sort of. The deal is an odd one that is being called a “cooperation agreement” and will cost Google $1.1 billion to essentially acquire the talent from HTC who worked on the last couple of Pixel phones. The deal will also give Google access to … Continued Google Pays HTC $1.1 Billion to Acquire the Pixel Team, Not Own Their Smartphone Business is a post from: Droid Life

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Rumors have been swirling around about an HTC acquisition by Google, and it kinda sorta almost happened. The two companies have announced a whopping $1.1 billion cooperation agreement that’s not quite a full buyout, but should still help both companies long term. Right now, Google is going to acquire some of HTC’s employees, many of […] Come comment on this article: Google makes a major investment in HTC in exchange for employees and IP portfolio Visit TalkAndroid

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Apple used to be the leader in tech design that competitors always struggled to keep up with. But does the iPhone X prove that the innovator has become the imitator?(This is a preview - click here to read the entire entry.)

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Yesterday, we gave you a first look at Google’s soon-to-be-announced Google Home Mini, the smaller, $49 version of their smart home speaker assistant. Today, that device may have stopped off at the FCC as we close in on the potential October 4 unveiling. An FCC listing under Google’s grantee code (A4R) showed up and is … Continued Google Home Mini May Have Just Stopped at the FCC is a post from: Droid Life

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Categories: news, fcc, google, google home, google home mini

The Global Citizen Festival, set to take place this weekend in New York City, is a big music festival with a few headliners you may have heard of. They include The Lumineers, The Chainsmokers, Big Sean, plus plenty more. Now, for anyone not in NYC this weekend, you can get in on the excitement, too, via a … Continued Global Citizen Festival to be Streamed in VR This Weekend, Courtesy of NextVR is a post from: Droid Life

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The Huawei Mate 10 recently saw the light of day, and now it’s time for the Mate 10 Lite to get its time in the limelight. Thanks to a report from VentureBeat, we’ve got a clear [...]

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Huawei has a new lineup of phones on the horizon and the first to be detailed pretty deeply is the Mate 10 Lite. Posted by VentureBeat, the Mate 10 Lite is apparently the more affordable option in the Mate 10 lineup, with there being three devices in total. There’s the Mate 10, Mate 10 Pro, … Continued Huawei Mate 10 Lite Details, Images Posted Online Ahead of Unveiling is a post from: Droid Life

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Throughout 2017 we have been monitoring several initiatives the Google has been working on to expand their U.S. smartphone offerings outside of their own Pixel devices. Two of the moves we have been watching involve the addition of non-Google devices to the Project Fi catalog and the launch of Android One in the U.S. Those […] Come comment on this article: Android One comes to U.S. on the Moto X4 through Project Fi Visit TalkAndroid

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New apps need lovin’ too, right? Every day there are thousands of additions to the Google Play store, but many go unnoticed and never receive the attention they deserve. We’ve shown in the past that this community can discover great apps and propel them to new heights. Our weekly Fresh Meat column highlights new apps with [...]

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What is the best processor for mobile phones? Who builds it, what makes it the fastest and most importantly: Do I have to pay attention when buying smartphones?(This is a preview - click here to read the entire entry.)

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If you need a new set of wireless earbuds to exercise in, we’ve got you covered. You can grab the TREBLAB XR500 Wireless Sports Earbuds at a hefty discount right now, offering a durable set of Bluetooth headphones with sweat resistance, a 9-hour battery life, and noise cancellation. Enjoy crisp treble & deep bass free of […] Come comment on this article: [TA Deals] Save 79% on the TREBLAB XR500 Wireless Sports Earbuds Visit TalkAndroid

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The AllCall Rio comes with an 8 MP dual camera and runs Android Nougat OS. The decent battery should keep you going for a few days - worth you checking out?(This is a preview - click here to read the entire entry.)

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Invites are out for Google’s Pixel event on October 4th, and thanks to a massive leak from Droid Life, just about everything has leaked. That might remove the surprise element from the show, but it doesn’t diminish how exciting the new products are. Starting with the third generation Chromebook Pixel, now called the Google Pixelbook, we’re […] Come comment on this article: Google’s entire October 4th launch event lineup has already leaked Visit TalkAndroid

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At one time Nokia was the force to be reckoned with in the cell phone market. After missing the smartphone juggernaut, Nokia has floated along with different owners and tested the smartphone market with both Windows and Android powered devices. Since being purchased by HMD Global though, it seems the company is going full-on with […] Come comment on this article: Nokia 9 renders and info leaks for latest HMD Global flagship Visit TalkAndroid

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In just under a month from now, on October 16th, the Huawei Mate 10 will be officially announced by the Chinese manufacturer. We still do not know exactly how many variants of the device will be hitting the smartphone market, but we do know that at least one of them will come with the AI-infused […] Come comment on this article: New image of Huawei Mate 10 shows up Visit TalkAndroid

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The Google Pixel 2 phone is a bit less of a mystery now that we've talked to the hardware boss at Google. Here's what we know of the Pixel 2 so far.(This is a preview - click here to read the entire entry.)

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Google Home Mini: the low-cost version of the Google Assistant deviceGoogle Home Mini: the low-cost version of the Google Assistant deviceGoogle Home Mini: the low-cos(This is a preview - click here to read the entire entry.)

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The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL will be launched soon but how can they be the best phones on the market? Google could really focus on a few points in particular.(This is a preview - click here to read the entire entry.)

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LG has made the LG V30 official at IFA. In our hands on review, we do a preliminary review of the device and it leaves us wanting more (in a good way).(This is a preview - click here to read the entire entry.)

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