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OnePlus 2 unveil set for July 27 with virtual reality showcase

It's another strange marketing move from OnePlus, which is trying to gain credibility while also hold onto its edge.

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Material Design theme for Galaxy S6 and Edge gives your phone that stock Android look

Finding the theme in the marketplace has been a chore for some given Samsung's strange organizational strategy.


The best Ubuntu phone has the most convoluted purchasing scheme

Meizu's MX4 Ubuntu Edition approaches flagship phone status, but makes buyers jump through hoops to get one.

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Leaked photos of next-gen Moto G hint at LTE support, other small changes

The CPU and cameras get an uptick, and a rear control strip seems to echo a similar feature on the LG G4.

Fingerprint sensors on their way to more smartphones

Cheaper sensors and broader software support will make fingerprint authentication more accessible to app developers and service providers.


Nokia phones could rise again in 2016, CEO says

Nokia itself would not manufacture the phones, though: "We would only design them and license the brand name," Nokia CEO Rajeev Suri told a German magazine.

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OnePlus teases Snapdragon 810 processor for OnePlus 2, promises no overheating

The OnePlus 2 will use the infamous Snapdragon 810, though it's been re-engineered for much cooler performance.

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Report: Huawei confirms it's building the next Nexus phone

Such a partnership would be a win-win for both Google and Huawei, which have mutually beneficial goals in mind.

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Sony announces the Xperia Z4v, coming to Verizon this summer

It supports Sony's Remote Play feature, which lets you play full versions of PS4 titles when connected to the console over Wi-Fi.

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Want an easily repaired smartphone? Fairphone 2 might be for you

Fairphone's second-generation socially responsible smartphone will start shipping later this year.

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Facebook releases a separate app for private photo sharing

Moments will automatically detect people's friends in their smartphone camera roll.

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Smartphone beacons power crowdsourced weather forecasts

Japan's Weathernews is giving out atmospheric sensors to improve its crowdsourced weather app

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Google wants to help you pick your next Android phone

A new suggestion tool on the Android home page offers up your next device according to your preferences.

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Asus Chairman Jonney Shih leaves the door open to HTC acquisition

Asus has been focusing on selling more smartphones, and is targeting markets worldwide. HTC might make for a nice addition.

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Report: Galaxy Note 5 to get USB-C port, big 4100mAh battery

This would mean faster data speeds and further the cause of a universal standard port to rule them all.