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Microsoft releases Cortana public beta for “all” Android devices

After months of hiding, and hoping for being able to find the APK somewhere else, everyone can now jump on the Cortana bandwagon. While this isn’t the final version, Microsoft

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Oppo R7 Plus announced for North America

Oppo today revealed its 6-inch smartphone, the R7 Plus, is available for customers living in North America. Powered by Android 5.1 Lollipop with Oppo’s ColorOS, the handset is packs a

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Android Pay may be launching on Aug. 26th

If you’ve been itching to put Google Wallet to rest and move on to newer days with Android Pay, the debut may be only a couple days away.  Supporting restaurants

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HTC offering $100 Google Play credit with One M9 purchase

HTC is, for a limited time, offering new One M9 customers a $100 credit for purchase of the smartphone. Available today and running through August 31, eligible buyers will receive $100 credit

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Huawei’s Nexus new leaks again, this time showing some metal

Further pictures have emerged of what is claiming to be the as of yet unreleased Huawei Nexus prototype, at least the 5.7-inch version, given Google are expected to release two

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Moto X Play WILL be launching in the US after all, known as the DROID Maxx 2

There was widespread dismay when Motorola announced that the cheaper Moto X Play wouldn’t be making its way to the US, and that meant missing out on that bigger 3650mAh

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Latest Android Marshmallow Developer Preview intros new volume animation

There was much discussion around the changes Google introduced in Android Lollipop to the volume system, and more specifically the volume slider, but putting the confusing system aside, the slider

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My LG G4 impressions so far

I’ve had my G4 for just over 2 weeks now. That excitement of opening the box is unparalleled by most things in the world.  I have to admit that this

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New Moto 360 wanders the streets of Chicago

With the expected launch of the next-generation Moto 360 rapidly approaching, we may have just gotten an early glimpse of the smartwatch in the wild. Spotted by an eager eyed

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Sony Xperia Z5 Compact spotted in promo image leak

The announcement of the Xperia Z5 and Z5 Compact is rapidly approaching.  Sony typically launches their new flagship duo at IFA in Berlin (beginning of September).  As promotional materials are

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Samsung offers iPhone owners a test drive of their flagship devices

Channeling T-Mobile’s popular Test Drive program, Samsung is coming out with one of their own. Under T-Mobile’s version you can request an iPhone to see if their network works for you

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Microsoft beats Google to the tap with Bing On Tap features

Android Marshmellow, confirmed to be Android 6.0 (versus 5.2), is sure to bring many big changes to the Android ecosystem. One of the new features discussed briefly during Google I/O

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Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Active tipped for November launch

Annoyed with that 3000 mAh battery on the Galaxy Note 5? Then the Galaxy Note 5 Active could be the device for you as sources say the device, that is

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Google changes the way we will interact with watchfaces on Android Wear

Android Wear is a constantly evolving platform, with Google constantly adding more and more useful features. Today, Google has announced an update to Android Wear that may completely change how

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Android 5.1 rolling out to T-Mobile & Verizon HTC One M9

HTC One M9 users on Verizon and T-Mobile have something to look forward to in the coming days: Android 5.1. HTC execs have pegged the two carrier versions of the