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Nextbit’s “awesome” and “different” smartphone coming Sept. 1

Nextbit’s “awesome” and “different” smartphone coming Sept. 1

As if the smartphone scene wasn't crowded enough, come September 1 a new contender will join the game. Trying to play with the big guys by timing it with the IFA 2015 show, Nextbit will be unveiling its first ever smartphone, moving away from its once purely software business. Heavy on the promies but light on the specifics, Nextbit has a spiel that sounds almost like OnePlus', trying to upset the current ecosystem by putting out a "friggin' awesome" at almost half the price of other awesome smartphones.

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Stagefright Detector App released for Android, warns if device is vulnerable

Stagefright Detector App released for Android, warns if device is vulnerable

With all the details coming out about Stagefright, the new Android vulnerability that could hijack your device, Android users are right to be concerned. While Google has released a patch, it's currently only available for Nexus devices. Almost everyone else is still at risk. Fortunately, the folks at Zimperium, the company that first discovered the Stagefright bug, have released the Stagefright Detector App to help keep users informed on whether their phone is still vulnerable.

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OnePlus 2 hands-on – The Android wild-card

OnePlus 2 hands-on – The Android wild-card

Seldom are the life-lessons so clear when you launch a follow-up product, like the new OnePlus 2 Android smartphone. Born of a desire to cater to the whims of the Android enthusiast, the requests were simple: they wanted power, they wanted affordability, and they wanted it right now. The original OnePlus One succeeded on the first two of those counts but notoriously botched the third. Now, still bearing a near-astonishing SIM-free, unlocked price tag - starting at $329 - but brought up to speed with 2015's finest, the OnePlus 2 is aiming for the hat trick. I caught up with OnePlus to see what's new.

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OPPO invading USA with a Selfie Stick and a smartwatch

OPPO invading USA with a Selfie Stick and a smartwatch

Smartphone brand OPPO announces their intent to move into the North American market with selfie-based intentions. When you have a phone with its own swivel camera made specifically for "selfie" photos, people might assume that you've gone "all in" on the selfie trend. They would be wrong. The smartphone brand OPPO have amped up their efforts with their own branded Selfie Stick, complete with wired functionality. They'll be bringing it to the United States with a Selfie Party in Los Angeles soon.

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OnePlus One price change hopefully heralds something new

OnePlus One price change hopefully heralds something new

Last year's flagship killer just got a killer price cut. That is, if you're willing to live with 2013 or 2014 high end specs. OnePlus One, which took the Android market by surprise, has just announced another price change, but this one promised to be for good. Or at least until the next permanent price cut. It is now $50 cheaper than it was yesterday. But if you pay the original $349 price for the 64 GB model, you also get a year's subscription of Dropbox Premium.

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OnePlus #DoesSettle: truce with Micromax, CM updates

OnePlus #DoesSettle: truce with Micromax, CM updates

Contrary to its slogan, it seems that startup OnePlus does know how to settle. Legally, that is. Much to the relief of fans and device owners in India, OnePlus and Micromax have mutually decided to withdraw their lawsuits in the country, paving the way for a more peaceful coexistence. At least as far as OnePlus' remaining OnePlus One stocks are concerned. Plus, smartphone owners are once again promised to get their CyanogenMod OTA update from Cyanogen, if they decide not to move over to OnePlus' own OxygenOS.

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Android Marshmallow and the new Nexus: Reality Check

Android Marshmallow and the new Nexus: Reality Check

Today Android M was listed by Google in their collection of events for Google I/O. This is Google's yearly developers conference, one where it's common for Google to reveal a new flavor of Android - or at least major updates for flavors of Android. At this year's Google I/O 2015, Google's first mention of Android M has appeared. This will most likely end up being called Android Marshmallow. Meanwhile there's a rumor that the Nexus 9 will be replaced amid some (relatively outlying) price drops abroad.

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Nexus 9 Review: The iPad-Killer Blueprint

Nexus 9 Review: The iPad-Killer Blueprint

After a half-year on the market, the Nexus 9 remains one of the finest tablets available from any manufacturer. Like every Nexus device Google has ever offered, the HTC-made Nexus 9 was meant to be a blueprint - a benchmark for all other tablets. What we've done here is to take the Nexus 9 through the paces over a period of several months to give you an idea of what it's like to own this device for a real-life period of time, wear and tear included. Here we decide whether or not the Nexus 9 really should be considered the tablet you compare all other tablets to here and through the future.

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OnePlus strikes first carrier deal in Malaysia

OnePlus strikes first carrier deal in Malaysia

The OnePlus One is probably the best Android phone you couldn’t — until yesterday — readily get your hands on. As the company readies their incoming 'OnePlus Two' handset, OnePlus let down their ‘by invitation only’ guard and are now letting the public at-large grab a One. As they round the corner from gutsy startup toward respectable OEM, they’ve announced a carrier partnership that will again test their mettle. In Malaysia, a partnership with telco Maxis will bring OnePlus to carrier stores for the first time ever.

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No more invites, OnePlus One available to anyone, anytime

No more invites, OnePlus One available to anyone, anytime

To mark the one year anniversary of OnePlus, the OnePlus One Android smartphone is finally available without one of those hard-to-get invites. Thankfully, the open market for the phone isn't just for 24 hours on Tuesdays, anymore. Anyone can buy the smartphone any day of the week, although it is still only shipping to limited countries. It is also a bit more expensive in Europe due to the falling value of the Euro.

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OnePlus’ Android-based OxygenOS now available for download

OnePlus’ Android-based OxygenOS now available for download

Good news for users of OnePlus' One smartphone, as the manufacturer has just announced its long-awaited OxygenOS operating system is now available to download. While the release in one week behind the company's original promised date, the Android-based operating system brings much of the design and features of Lollipop to the One, replacing the CyanogenMod ROM that previously powered the device. On the blog post announcing the news, the company writes they have a goal of "providing faster, more meaningful updates and a better-integrated range of services for every OnePlus user," going forward.

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April Fools Day 2015 round-up: Brand Pranks Aplenty

April Fools Day 2015 round-up: Brand Pranks Aplenty

Congratulations internet, you've been pranked. Or you came here first and your April Fools' Day 2015 is about to be busted. Either way, the day is about to get terrible for you. Welcome to heck. This is a rundown and rap-up of all the best and worst and in-between pranks from all around the web, which you're going to read, because here it is. This year the collection made by the biggest names in tech is just horrible, so I hope you're happy with yourself.

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