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Nexus 6: Another reason why Google might favor phablets over smaller phones

By on May 22, 2015 at 7:10 PM.

Nexus 6: Another reason why Google might favor phablets over smaller phones

Google surprised Android fans who were anxiously waiting for a new Nexus smartphone last year by only launching one new handset, a 6-inch Nexus 6 phablet that proved to be too big for some users. The correlation between the gadget’s name and its screen size might help explain why Google had to release a phablet last year. Google may have also done it to show developers what apps running on a vanilla version of Android look on a phablet, though.

That said,  there might be one other reason behind Google’s decision to only launch a bigger Nexus phone in 2014. More →

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CNBC pundit declares smartphones ‘over,’ says Apple could be the next BlackBerry

By on May 22, 2015 at 4:41 PM.

CNBC pundit declares smartphones ‘over,’ says Apple could be the next BlackBerry

It’s always fun reading contrarian hot takes that tell us why certain major companies such as Microsoft, Apple and Google are doomed to fail. The hottest take we’ve read this week comes to us from venture capitalist Ed Fernandez, who writes over at CNBC that the smartphone industry is essentially “over” and that Apple is in danger of going down in flames like BlackBerry did circa 2011. More →

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Project Fi Launch Invites Availability

Excited to try Google’s game-changing Project Fi? You’re in for a long wait

By on May 22, 2015 at 4:15 PM.

Excited to try Google’s game-changing Project Fi? You’re in for a long wait

Google’s recently launched MVNO wireless initiative sounds like an intriguing proposition for Nexus 6 owners, especially now that the company is sending out the first invites for it. However, many users who have asked for an invite might have to wait a longer time before they’ll be able to actually start using it. More →

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Best Smartphone Battery Innos D6000

This Android phone has a massive 6,000mAh battery and costs just $290

By on May 22, 2015 at 3:25 PM.

This Android phone has a massive 6,000mAh battery and costs just $290

Now this is a phone that should give you at least a full day’s charge… and very likely at least three. GizmoChina brings us word that Chinese manufacturer Innos has just released a new smartphone that features a huge 6,000mAh battery, which just happens to be the biggest battery we’ve ever seen on a smartphone. Innos says this will deliver power that lasts between three to five days per charge depending on use. More →

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Former Android diehard ‘never looking back’ after switch to iPhone 6 – find out why

Former Android diehard ‘never looking back’ after switch to iPhone 6 – find out why

By on May 22, 2015 at 11:08 AM.

Earlier this week, we told you about an Android fan who went running back to Google after spending just two weeks with an iPhone. Both platforms are very mature and capable at this point, but sometimes it’s hard to give up an operating system you’ve grown accustomed to in favor of something new and different.

Of course, there are also plenty of times when a user jumps from one platform to the other and loves the new software so much, he wonders how he ever went so long without switching. More →

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Can a superhero save Samsung’s Galaxy S6?

By on May 22, 2015 at 10:45 AM.

Can a superhero save Samsung’s Galaxy S6?

No, it’s not the Galaxy S6 Active that appeared in many leaks so far. Instead, it’s a special edition smartphone that superhero fans will likely appreciate, especially if they’ve been holding out from buying the smartphone in anticipation of this particular version. More →

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New Emoji

Here’s the complete set of 38 new emoji coming to your phone next year

By on May 22, 2015 at 9:05 AM.

Here’s the complete set of 38 new emoji coming to your phone next year

Where would the world be without emoji? Sure, people would be able to communicate a bit less awkwardly in person. And yes, perhaps at least one person under the age of 25 would probably know the difference between your and you’re. But those are small prices to pay for the ability to text someone with a series of cute little graphics instead of having to string sentences together.

Well, emoji fans, you’re in for a treat: There are 38 new emoji coming soon to an iPhone or Android phone near you, and we’ve got the full list right here. More →

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Sorry, Tidal: Kanye West’s new album may be an Apple Music exclusive

By on May 22, 2015 at 8:30 AM.

Sorry, Tidal: Kanye West’s new album may be an Apple Music exclusive

An intriguing rumor from the music industry publication HITS Daily Double claims that the release date for Kanye West’s upcoming album, titled Swish, might be timed to coincide in some way with the upcoming launch of Apple Music. If this is indeed the case, it stands to reason that Kanye’s new album may very well be an Apple Music exclusive at launch.

“Kanye West is making changes, distancing himself from Tidal, firing Roc Nation and managing himself, with an unofficial assist from the Jenner-Kardashian clan,” the report claims. “As for Kanye’s long-delayed album, there’s some chatter that the release will be connected to Apple Music’s launch.”

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Moto X 2015 Specs Features

Fresh leak shines light on Motorola’s third-gen Moto X

By on May 21, 2015 at 5:40 PM.

Fresh leak shines light on Motorola’s third-gen Moto X

Motorola has yet to unveil the third-gen Moto X but various reports are already offering plenty of details on the purported specs and features of the device. One such report comes from a Verizon employee who apparently has knowledge of two new interesting features coming to Motorola handsets. More →

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iPhone Android Light Phone Kickstarter

Meet Light Phone, the phone that can save you from your smartphone

By on May 21, 2015 at 5:15 PM.

Meet Light Phone, the phone that can save you from your smartphone

The Light Phone pictured above is a phone I’d like to use on a daily basis. It’s got no touchscreen display, no texting apps, no games and no browser. It’s purpose is to solely help you reach the people in your life you want to connect with in the most basic way possible – by calling them. It’s also supposed to work with your existing smartphone, though. More →

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OnePlus Two Specs Features Benchmark

Huge leak reveals the OnePlus Two’s high-end specs

By on May 21, 2015 at 4:14 PM.

Huge leak reveals the OnePlus Two’s high-end specs

The OnePlus One successor is likely going to be a powerful and affordable Android smartphone, though the Chinese startup has yet to formally introduce the OnePlus Two. Expected to be released at some point in the third quarter of the year, the OnePlus Two may have already been spotted in benchmarks disguised as the One. More →

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