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Xiaomi Mi Max is thin and comes with 4500mah battery

Xiaomi Mi Max is thin and comes with 4500mah battery

A single promotion image of the Xiaomi Mi Max smartphone shows what appears to be a very thin device with larger dimensions. The promo image doesn’t include any new tidbits on the hardware inside the smartphone, it come only a few weeks after some teaser images of the smartphone crammed in a pocket turned up.

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Qualcomm code bug leaves Android open to attack

Qualcomm code bug leaves Android open to attack

Android has acquired, warranted or not, the reputation of being a relatively less secure mobile platform. In some cases, it's attributed to the freedoms that the operating system affords developers and users. At other times, the weakness can be found inside Android's core, like the Stagefright flaw. This time, an equally frightening and far reaching security hole has crept into the Android codebase via one of Google's own partners. In introducing new networking features like tethering for its chips, Qualcomm inadvertently created a way for hackers to gain access to private user data, potentially affecting thousands, if not millions, of Android devices out in the wild.

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Huawei G9 Lite debuts with octa-core Kirin 650 SoC or Snapdragon 617.

Huawei G9 Lite debuts with octa-core Kirin 650 SoC or Snapdragon 617.

Huawei has rolled out a new smartphone called the G9 Lite and a new tablet called the M2 7.0 in China. The first device is the G9 Lite and it has a 5.2-inch 1080p screen that boasts a 76.4% screen-to-body ratio meaning thinner bezels. The heart of the G9 Lite is an octa-core Kirin 650 16nm SoC for some carriers and other carriers will get the device with a Snapdragon 617 under the hood.

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LG Stylo 2 smartphone hits Cricket Wireless packing integrated stylus

LG Stylo 2 smartphone hits Cricket Wireless packing integrated stylus

Cricket Wireless has unveiled a new smartphone that will land at the pre-paid retailer on May 13 called the LG Stylo 2. The smartphone will sell for $169.99 and for the money it offers a 5.7-inch HD resolution screen. Since the device has a larger screen, it comes with an integrated stylus with Pen Pop and Screen-off Memo. The stylus and features allow the user to take notes in an app made just for writing with the stylus.

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Galaxy Tab S3 8.0 at TENAA might be an omen of things to come

Galaxy Tab S3 8.0 at TENAA might be an omen of things to come

Just recently, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy TabPro S, which, despite the "Galaxy" brand, is anything but an Android tablet. It was a Windows slate in the tradition of the Surface Pro line and aimed to rival the larger iPad Pro. With the TabPro S comes the question of whether Samsung actually has a premium grade Android tablet in the works. There is an upcoming Galaxy Tab S3, based on leaks, rumors, and this lone TENAA sighting. Despite having the "S" designation, however, this is clearly not the high end Android tablet you are looking for.

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Kyocera DuraForce XD become’s T-Mobile’s first rugged device

Kyocera DuraForce XD become’s T-Mobile’s first rugged device

As fancy and sophisticated as flagship smartphones are today, very few of them can brag about surviving traumatic experiences, as many bend and stress tests love to prove. Even Samsung's Galaxy S7, with its high IP68 dust and water proof rating, isn't as touch when it comes to strong forces. That is one market that Kyocera pretty much has in its pocket. It has been churning out super rugged smartphones like crazy and its DuraForce XD is just one of the latest to make its way into the market, this time into T-Mobile's roster of smartphones.

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PieMessage desperately wants to bring iMessage to Android

PieMessage desperately wants to bring iMessage to Android

Before there was Viber, LINE, WhatsApp or even Facebook Messenger, instant messaging on smartphones were dominated by the likes of BlackBerry's BBM and Apple's iMessage. While BBM has already opened its doors to other platforms, iMessage remains an exclusive party for owners of Apple's devices. Until now. Somewhat. PieMessage is a new open source project that appeared on GitHub that tries to bring iMessage to Android. Except it really doesn't. You will be able to receive and even send iMessages from your Android device, but if and only if you have an OS X computer.

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Google Play App Security Improvement Program boosts app safety

Google Play App Security Improvement Program boosts app safety

Google is increasing security on the Android platform via the launch of its new Google Play App Security Improvement Program. The company calls this new program “the first of its kind,” and it involves two core components: information for developers about ways to make secure apps, and alerting developers about any security (or possible security) issues when the apps are uploaded to the Google Play Store.

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Google I/O 2016 APK available this afternoon

Google I/O 2016 APK available this afternoon

Today Android developers and fans alike will be able to download and open the official Google I/O 2016 app. This app works for Android devices only - thus far - and will be available to your device - smartphones and tablet - immediately if not soon. Inside this app you'll find the ability to browse either as a person who is actually visiting the Mountain View event or as a person who'll be watching remotely. How handy!

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Apple’s next product needs to be insanely Android

Apple’s next product needs to be insanely Android

The future of computing - especially mobile computing - is not in smartphones. In a very short period of time, 10 years or so, smartphones have reached a point at which there's little room for innovation. Sharpness on smartphone displays already exceeds what the human eye is able to distinguish at a normal viewing distances. Smartphone cameras are more than nice enough for what we generally use them for. Members of the public do not need new smartphones. So what can Apple do?

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Xperia X series pre-orders start in Europe

Xperia X series pre-orders start in Europe

Sony Mobile has begun taking pre-orders for the entire Xperia X line of smartphones in Europe. Pre-orders are underway for the Xperia X, Xperia XA, and Xperia X Performance. The latter model is only available for pre-order in select European countries with the others available across various regions in Europe. In the UK, the Xperia X will sell for £469 and in other European countries it will sell for €599.

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Opera and Opera Mini get built-in ad blocker

Opera and Opera Mini get built-in ad blocker

The Opera browser has been gaining some cool new features recently. Last month the version of Opera for computer users gained a free and integrated VPN solution in the developer version that will eventually come to all users in the standard version of the browser. Opera is back now with the announcement that Opera for computers and Opera Mini are getting a built in ad blocker.

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