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Microsoft and the undying Android smartphone rumor

Microsoft and the undying Android smartphone rumor

Windows 10 is just around the corner, at least for PCs and tablets. For mobile phones, however, that's not happening until later. Which means that there's a window of opportunity for dreaming about the future. And when it comes to divining Microsoft smartphone future, there is no other favorite than a Microsoft made Android device. It sounds dreamy doesn't it? A smartphone that combines decades of Nokia experience, Microsoft's enterprise and productivity products, and one of the biggest mobile platforms in the world. But youu know what they say about things that sound too good to be true, and here are some reasons why.

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OnePlus wants to give you Google Cardboard

OnePlus wants to give you Google Cardboard

This week the folks at OnePlus are doing something right. They're putting their name on some Google Cardboard units they've made themselves - using Google's specifications - and they're sending them out to whoever wants one for just the cost of shipping. While the materials might cost a bit less than five bucks (the cost of shipping) altogether, the fully constructed Google Cardboard - and all the work you'd have to do collecting the right pieces and cutting it all out - evens out nicely. UPDATE: Apparently one massive amount of people wanted to get this unit - they're out of stock!

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Looks like Google Glass 2, but it’s not for you

Looks like Google Glass 2, but it’s not for you

This morning an FCC listing for what appears to be Google Glass 2 has appeared. But it doesn't matter. The first version of Google Glass was a hit on the tech news circuit - people even spend a bunch of cash to be the first to own the device. But it didn't work out in ideal a fashion as Google had hoped. Unchecked enthusiasm and a never-ending stream of stories about Glass-holes made sure of that. The second edition of this device won't be made for the average consumer.

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Fallout Shelter expected to hit Android in August

Fallout Shelter expected to hit Android in August

Fallout Shelter, the hit mobile game that ties-in with the forthcoming Fallout 4, was first released a few weeks ago on iOS. The free app has since reached the tops of both the App Store's most downloaded, and top grossing, due to the in-app purchases. When Shelter was first revealed at E3, alongside Fallout 4, developers Bethesda mentioned that it was coming to Android too, but there's been no timeframe for its release. Fortunately, one Bethesda employee has taken to Twitter to narrow down the window for fans.

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Watch YouTube on Android Wear, because why not?

Watch YouTube on Android Wear, because why not?

You know the smartwatch trend has gone too far when it becomes possible to watch videos on that tiny, wrist-worn screen. And unfortunately, it looks like that's exactly where we're going. Last month it was revealed that the Apple Watch would eventually be getting video playback capabilities through watchOS 2, and now Android Wear users enjoy YouTube on their device thanks to a new app. Have people forgotten they can watch videos on nicer, bigger screens on the phones in their pockets?

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Futuristic, ultra-strong Turing Phone to begin pre-orders in July

Futuristic, ultra-strong Turing Phone to begin pre-orders in July

The sleek, futuristic looking smartphone you see here is called the Turing Phone, from Turing Robotic Industries (TRI), and soon you'll be able to buy one and be the envy of other Android users, while knowing your device is not only stronger than steel, but also as secure as it can get. First announced in April, the Turing Phone is said to be the world's first smartphone made out of Liquidmorphium liquid metal, making it stronger than both steel and titanium.

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Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus detail rundown

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus detail rundown

Leaks aplenty have lent themselves to the upcoming release of the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus. This device is the next in a line of devices that come with curved edges - more than one, to be clear - in both standard and larger screen sizes. While the first Samsung Galaxy Note Edge was extremely similar to its size sibling, the Galaxy Note 4, this Galaxy S6 Edge Plus is sure to shake things up. This isn't going to be a curved Note, it's going to be a big S6.

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BlueStacks Android emulator officially expands to OS X

BlueStacks Android emulator officially expands to OS X

Following a limited alpha way back in 2012, the Android emulator BlueStacks has officially arrived on Mac OS X. Previously only available on PCs, the free software lets users run any game or app for Android on their Mac, will full support for using a keyboard, mouse, or trackpad. But not only that, the developer say they've managed to make BlueStacks App Player take advantage of Apple's flagship hardware features, such as Retina displays and multitouch gestures.

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OnePlus 2 with 4GB RAM shows up at Bluetooth SIG as benchmarks leak

OnePlus 2 with 4GB RAM shows up at Bluetooth SIG as benchmarks leak

We already know a few of the important details about the coming OnePlus 2 smartphone. Some images of the front and back of the device leaked late last month giving us a glimpse at what the smartphone will look like. Fast forward a few days and the One Plus 2 smartphone has crossed the Bluetooth SIG and some benchmarks have turned up online claiming to be of the unreleased smartphone.

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