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Verizon HTC 10 pre-order date starts April 29

Verizon HTC 10 pre-order date starts April 29

If you've been dying to get a carrier version of the HTC 10, your long wait will be over soon. That is, if you're a Verizon subscriber. Big Red has just confirmed, though not yet in an official public statement, that it will soon begin pre-orders of HTC latest and definitely greatest. In fact, it boasts that it will be the first US carrier to offer the HTC 10. All that begins on 29th April, though the exact launch details, even the price, remain unsaid.

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2016 Moto G surfaces in leak, front home button included

2016 Moto G surfaces in leak, front home button included

Good news: the odd Motorola smartphone leaked a while back might not be a Moto X at all but a next gen Moto G instead. Bad news: that means it will have a physical home button. At least that's the implication of this latest batch of leaked photos that show what is allegedly the Moto G4 in all its prototype glory. While details on actual specs remain unknown, the leak does hint at what is practically the first Moto smartphone under Lenovo's full ownership of the former Google subsidiary.

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Counter-Strike 1.6, with multiplayer, gets unofficial Android port

Counter-Strike 1.6, with multiplayer, gets unofficial Android port

We've seen a couple of classic PC games ported to mobile, including some on Android, but most of them either involved point-and-touch gameplay or not so much twitch action. Porting an FPS title, especially an iconic one like Counter-Strike, has probably far from the dreams of game studios and publishers. And so a lone developer by the name of Alibek Omarov, or a1batross on GitHub, took it upon himself to do what no one has done before: to make Counter-Strike 1.6 work on Android in all its glory, including multiplayer support.

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LG G5 Friends website launched in US, UK, UAE, South Korea

LG G5 Friends website launched in US, UK, UAE, South Korea

The LG G5 wants more friends and LG is giving it the Web space to do so. Last week, the manufacturer revealed its play to invite developers and third party accessory makers to become closer friends with its flagship. That is, to build future modules for the somewhat modular smartphone. Now it is launching the LGFriends website to become the online portal for that community that it wants to grow, offering a place to collaborate on ideas and eventually even buy modules for the G5.

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Google Play Podcasts launched for Android and the web

Google Play Podcasts launched for Android and the web

Many years after some of Google's competitors launched their own portals for podcasts, Google Play launches their own for Android. This podcast portal launches within and paired with Google Play Music, where users are able to collect and stream podcasts at will. For those of you that aren't into streaming - you're pretty much out of luck. This may be launching in Google Play, but it's housed within Google Music. There you'll listen to all your favorites, inside the orange dome, with the new Google Play Music icon in full effect!

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Xiaomi Max leaked to be a giant 6.4-inch phablet

Xiaomi Max leaked to be a giant 6.4-inch phablet

Given how OEMs like Samsung and Xiaomi are often times, warranted or not, painted as iPhone copycats, you'd think that Xiaomi's next device after the Xiaomi Mi 5 would be a smaller, 4-inch smartphone like the iPhone SE. Fortunately, or perhaps unfortunately, that isn't the case. Xiaomi's next smartphone will actually be a a phablet, and a giant at that. Voted to be called the Xiaomi Max, a leaked photo of the front panel yields a 6.4-inch display and, perhaps more worryingly, no fingerprint scanner on the front.

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Android N Preview 2 tips Force Touch support and VR services

Android N Preview 2 tips Force Touch support and VR services

Last week the latest version of the Android N preview was released and there were several things inside the new version that had been updated. Among them were emoji that look more like people rather than blobs. Hidden inside this update was also some software that is for virtual reality. Apps will be able to register themselves with VR Listener or VR Helper.

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Huawei P9 Lite pricing unveiled by Euro retailers

Huawei P9 Lite pricing unveiled by Euro retailers

We have already heard a bunch of rumors about the Huawei P9 Lite smartphone. Another leak has happened ahead of the official announcement of the device by Huawei. This time out a European retailer has listed the P9 Lite in three different colors on its website. The listings come from Romanian retailer Cel.ro and lists black, white, and gold versions of the device.

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LG G5 users get to enjoy 360-degree wallpapers

LG G5 users get to enjoy 360-degree wallpapers

Two of the LG G5's new "Friends" are the 360 CAM and the 360 VR headset, the company's more formal entry into the intersection of mobile and virtual reality markets. But what if you don't have either friend and are left with just the G5? Not to worry because LG is going to let each and every owner enjoy a taste of that VR goodness, alrbeit indirectly, through a set of 360-degree wallpapers to be made available to them via the LG SmartWorld hub starting this month.

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Samsung Galaxy C line to sport mid-range specs in metal bodies

Samsung Galaxy C line to sport mid-range specs in metal bodies

The age of cheap all-plastic smartphones might finally be over. At least as far as Samsung is concerned. While its entry level Galaxy J series might still bear the cost-friendly material, it also has traces of metal to flaunt. In contrast, the Korean manufacturer's upcoming Galaxy C family will supposedly be all metal. But it won't only be the outside that will be premium. While not flagship-level, the Galaxy C5, which is supposedly the first of its kind, will have decent mid-range specs to boast about.

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Google, Oracle to head to court as settlement talks fall through

Google, Oracle to head to court as settlement talks fall through

Six hours. That's how long, or, to be more blunt, short settlement talks between tech giants Google and Oracle lasted. Given that duration, the outcome should probably already be evident. The the companies failed to reach a settlement regarding an ongoing copyright infringement lawsuit Oracle filed against Google for the use of its proprietary Java APIs in Android. As the settlement failed, the two will head back to court next month to perhaps once and for all give closure to both the actual question of infringement as well as damages to be paid. If any, that is.

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Now you can manage Outlook email on Android Wear

Now you can manage Outlook email on Android Wear

Your smartwatch may seem like the last device you'd want to read and manage your email on, but as the variety of email apps on the Apple Watch has shown, there are some people out there who do. It also proves that the wrist may not be such a bad location to take care of email from after all. With that, now Android Wear device owners can get in on the action, as Microsoft has finally released an Outlook app for Google's wearable-based OS.

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