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Oppo R5 vs HTC One M8: Thin vs. Powerful

We’re sure that by now you’ve noticed that we love comparisons. There’s no better way to help you all decide between one product and another, than if we test them side by side on a couple of average days of use. It’s always hard for us to determine a winner, since each product was designed with a specific niche in the market in mind, but at least our experience will serve you to get a feel for what device suits your needs.As we wind up our initial coverage of the Oppo R5, one very requested comparison was to put this ...

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Google confirms NVIDIA Tegra K1 as Project Ara SoC option

We’re just about one month away from the next Project Ara dev conference, where Google is sure to have plenty to announce about its work towards the first commercially focused, highly modular smartphone hardware platform. We got a little taste earlier this month as imagery of the next-gen Ara prototype board was published, and this week Google’s got some more Ara details to share, as it reveals what sort of processor … Continue reading » The post Google confirms NVIDIA Tegra K1 as Project Ara SoC option appeared first on Pocketnow. Pocketnow

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Latest Galaxy S6 design rumors sound even more out-there than Note Edge

So far, the rumors and leaks surrounding Samsung’s plans for the presumptive Galaxy S6 have largely fallen into two camps: those that are looking at specs and the detail behind the hardware components Samsung might choose, and those that are more focused on the handset’s overall design. That latter group has itself seen division over a few key issues, with a lot of talk being made about the degree to which the … Continue reading » The post Latest Galaxy S6 design rumors sound even more out-there than Note Edge appeared first on Pocketnow. Pocketnow

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Motorola is moving back into China with new products

Motorola’s primarily been invested in the American market ever since it was acquired by its former owner Google. For one, it didn’t have the strength it needed to successfully attack ultra-competitive Asian markets, and the company was going through a reboot period anyway. Now, with new owner Lenovo (and all the expertise its employees bring from years of success in the Chinese market), we’re all poised for a Motorola China re-entry soon. And if Motorola’s Chinese site is to be believed, that will happen soon, with the launch of new Asia-focused … Continue reading » The post Motorola is moving ...

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Touchscreen issues on the Lumia 535? There’s a fix coming

The Lumia 535 is Microsoft’s latest smartphone, and while it may be most noteworthy for being the Lumia that finally ditched all its Nokia branding in favor of a pure-Microsoft approach, it’s also a solid mid-ranger in its own regard. Or at least, it would be, if it weren’t for the presence of an annoying little glitch. Users have reported issues with getting the phone’s touchscreen input to … Continue reading » The post Touchscreen issues on the Lumia 535? There’s a fix coming appeared first on Pocketnow. Pocketnow

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Is there room enough for small tablets and big phones?

“This town ain’t big enough for the both of us.”So the saying goes, and I have to wonder if we have reached a level of saturation to the point of being redundant. What I’m referring to are phablets and tablets. Specifically, the extremely slight difference between them when it comes to screen size, power etc.Phones are getting bigger and bigger. Tablets are getting smaller. There are actually phones and tablets that are roughly the same size as each other. The Amazon Kindle now comes in a six inch variant much like the Lumia 1520, or the device I recently played ...

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OnePlus One mini, BlackBerry Classic, Windows Phone ups & downs | Pocketnow Weekly 127

Updated with links to the high-quality version of the podcast (both to stream and download it), as well as timecodes to let you jump through the podcast. As always, thanks for listening, and we’ll see you right here next week!“Bring us alternate topics,” you said. And boy oh boy, have the waning days of December delivered.On today’s podcast, we’re joined by Daniel Bader of MobileSyrup for a firsthand account of the BlackBerry Classic launch and an acoustic retelling of MobileSyrup’s BlackBerry Classic review, told as only a true Canadian can tell it. … Continue reading » The post OnePlus One mini, BlackBerry Classic, ...

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Galaxy S6 evidence, Sony Xperia Z4 leak, Lumia Denim & more – Pocketnow Daily

Watch today’s Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Microsoft’s launch of Lumia Denim, and what this means for most Lumias in the market. Google follows as we learn more about the possibility of Nexus 9 leather covers. Sony follows as the company has begun to tease what we should expect for CES 2015. Then Sony takes the stage one more time as we see some new leaks on the Sony Xperia Z4. We end today’s show talking about Samsung’s Galaxy S6 and some new evidence.All this and more after the break.Stories:–

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Android 5.1 dates, Galaxy S6 Edge, Apple Touch ID Changes & more – Pocketnow Daily

Watch today’s Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the new BlackBerry Classic, and what this means for the stressed company. Then we talk about the possible launch date and changes coming with Google’s Android 5.1 update. Samsung follows as we learn about a new mobile payments system in the works. Apple then takes the stage with some new patents regarding Touch ID. We end today’s show talking about the Galaxy S6 Edge and its probability.All this and more after the break.Stories:–

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BLU Studio 7.0 may be more tablet than phone, but it sure is affordable

There’s probably never going to be a hard-line answer to the question “how big is too big to be a smartphone?” Manufacturers will continue to push limits, and as long as these phablets that encroach into tablet-sized spaces continue to attract shoppers, new devices will keep on arriving. The latest to catch our eye is the Studio 7.0 from BLU, a lower-end phablet that tries to get some attention due to its large size and budget price.How … Continue reading » The post BLU Studio 7.0 may be more tablet than phone, but it sure is affordable appeared first on ...

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Great deals on a 6ft charging cable, the Afterburner power case, and the iOS 8 Game Hacker Bundle

The Pocketnow Deals Store offers customers who appreciate technology the best tech related products at prices that can’t be beat, oftentimes with free shipping.Check out the three following deals which we are sure you’ll love: The 6 Ft. iOS & Micro-USB Charging Cable, the Afterburner iPhone 6+ Battery Case, and the iOS 8 Game Hacker Bundle. All are heavily discounted and available for a limited time.The 6 Ft. iOS & Micro-USB Charging CableThe 6 Ft. iOS and Micro-USB … Continue reading » The post Great deals on a 6ft charging cable, the Afterburner power case, and the iOS 8 Game ...

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Nexus 9 Magic Cover sales finally take off this week

Late last week, we spotted the first sign that HTC’s more affordable cover option for the Nexus 9 – the company’s “Magic Cover” – was finally becoming available. At least, in very limited form: the only sales we saw were those going through HTC directly, and even then, only one of the four color options appeared to be available. But surely this was still good news, right? That the presence of one would suggest the others following just around the corner? Wouldn’t you know it, but … Continue reading » The post Nexus 9 Magic Cover sales finally take off ...

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Samsung Galaxy J1 tipped as upcoming entry-level Android

The Galaxy S6 doesn’t have much competition when it comes to being the Samsung Android we’re most looking forward to launching, but it’s far from alone on the list of Samsung smartphones we’re expecting to see announced in the months to come. The manufacturer still needs to go official with the Galaxy A7 (following the debut of the A3 and A5 earlier this year), and we’ve also seen

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Samsung Galaxy E7 sees specs leaked by benchmark

Another week, another leaked Samsung Android phone to feast our eyes on. Thanks to GFXBench, this week that phone is the Galaxy E7 (SM-E700), as a recent Samsung Galaxy E7 specs leak has left very little up in the air about the midranger phone.The device now has a full Info section on GFXBench, rattling off many of the specs we crave. There’s a 720p 5.5-inch display, a quad-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 system on a chip (with Adreno 306 GPU), about 2GB of RAM, roughly 12GB of free storage, and just about a 13MP camera with 1080p video recording included as ...

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Moto 360 Lollipop update distribution hits snag, still coming this week

Last Wednesday, Google announced that a big update was on its way out to Android Wear users, with an Android 5.0 Lollipop release coming to give Wear new accessibility features and lay the groundwork for a new generation of watchfaces. Google expected the update to hit smartwatches everywhere within a week, and Motorola reached out to 360 owners to confirm an even speedier timetable, intending to update its hardware by yesterday. If you’re still looking at a 360 with no update today, you’re not … Continue reading » The post Moto 360 Lollipop update distribution hits snag, still coming this ...

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Note Edge review, Gorilla Glass 4, Cortana goes Euro | Pocketnow Weekly 126

Updated with links to download and stream the Weekly 126. Additionally, we’d like to apologize to our listeners this week, as the recording quality isn’t quite as good as usual because of multiple technical difficulties. We hope you enjoy the episode, however, and we’ll see you right back here next week!It’s the sleekest slice of the future this side of the Galaxy Round and LG G Flex, and we’ve got it on the air. This week on the Pocketnow Weekly, it’s the Galaxy Note Edge review (podcast edition) and we’re eager to take all your questions just … Continue reading » The ...

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Galaxy S4 Google Play edition now getting Lollipop

Back in August, Google retired the Galaxy S4 Google Play edition. It had been one of only three phones to survive the big July GPe purge – the other two, the One M8 and Moto G, continue to be listed on Google Play to this day (though neither’s currently available for purchase). But even with the GS4 GPe put out to pasture, support for the phone’s far from over, and tonight we witness it … Continue reading » The post Galaxy S4 Google Play edition now getting Lollipop appeared first on Pocketnow. Pocketnow

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New set of possible Samsung Galaxy A7 specs makes the rounds

A new Samsung phone is on the horizon. That isn’t so surprising, is it? Now, how about if we told you that Samsung’s thinnest phone ever was the phone we were referring to, and that we now have a full set of leaked Galaxy A7 specs to look at? That’s exactly the situation we’re dealing with, so let’s piece together a picture of the phone.Just as we previously were expecting

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