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Moto Z Play might still have a headphone jack

Moto Z Play might still have a headphone jack

With Apple believed to be ditching the headphone jack for a Lightning port audio output, Android OEMs are scrambling to beat it to the punch. Except with USB-C ports, of course. A good number have already put out such smartphones, but probably one of the first major global OEM to do so is Motorola, or just Moto for short, with the Moto Z and Moto Z Force. It seems, however, that Moto isn't completely jumping ship yet, but will, instead, give the venerable 3.5 mm hole one last hurrah in the Moto Z Play.

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Galaxy S7 Edge Olympics edition celebrates Rio 2016 games

Galaxy S7 Edge Olympics edition celebrates Rio 2016 games

The 2016 summer Olympics games kick off in Rio soon and athletes from around the world will arrive to try to win gold. Samsung is promoting the Rio games with a special edition of its popular Galaxy S7 edge smartphone that has special Rio 2016 themes to its design and color scheme. The main body of the smartphone is the common black we are used to seeing on the device with a slightly different color theme.

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OPPO F1s teased coming soon for a better selfie

OPPO F1s teased coming soon for a better selfie

OPPO has just teased an upcoming smartphone and, just like most teasers go, it really doesn't say anything much other than confirm its existence. So the OPPO F1s is a thing and it's coming soon. And as far as OPPO is concerned, it will offer a better play at being a "Selfie Expert". It doesn't go into details other than it will be a better OPPO F1, which, according to the company, has done extremely well in the market. So much so that OPPO doesn't seem to keen on dropping the "F1" name any time soon.

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CrossOver for Android on Chromebooks run Windows apps, games

CrossOver for Android on Chromebooks run Windows apps, games

In the future, a Chromebook might be the only computing device you'll ever need. Well, maybe together with a mid-range smartphone. Google has recently added official and fast-running Android app support to at least three Chromebooks and, unsurprisingly, some people are taking that to the extreme. Take for example the folks at CrossWeaver, developers of the CrossOver software, who just successfully got a game launched from a Windows version of Steam running through the Android version of CrossOver running on Chrome OS on a Chromebook. Yes, OS-ception at its finest.

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Huawei honor 8 US launch event taking place in San Francisco

Huawei honor 8 US launch event taking place in San Francisco

Just last week, Huawei's sub-brand honor unveiled its new honor 8 flagship that can probably be best described as a more affordable version of the Huawei P9 in a glass body, complete with a dual camera setup. But while the P9 has yet to make an official entry into the US, it seems that honor will be beating it to the punch next month. It has sent out invites for an even in San Francisco described simply as a "product lunch". But with the honor 8's infinity logo blazoned across it, there is little doubt what the launch will be about.

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Pokemon Go comes to 26 additional countries amid server woes

Pokemon Go comes to 26 additional countries amid server woes

Heard enough news about Pokemon Go over the last week? If you live in America, there's a good chance the answer to that is 'yes.' But if you're in Europe, the mega popular mobile game just began rolling out, starting with countries like Germany, Spain, the UK, and Italy. Fortunately there's more good news this weekend for eager players in the region: Pokemon Go is now available in an additional 26 European countries.

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Keecoo K1 is the newest ‘women-friendly’ smartphone, perfect for ladies’ hands

Keecoo K1 is the newest ‘women-friendly’ smartphone, perfect for ladies’ hands

Listen up smartphone-using women, no longer need you burden yourselves with the large, rectangular shape of an iPhone or Samsung Galaxy. Now there's the Keecoo K1, a bright pink phone with a unique hexagonal shape that's been designed to fit the "small hands of women." As the first release from China's Keecoo Mobile, the Android-powered device features a plethora of gender stereotypes!

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Early Pokemon GO estimates suggest absurdly high player retention

Early Pokemon GO estimates suggest absurdly high player retention

Most detractors of Pokemon GO will tell you that the game can't keep up its wild success forever, and while they're right in that regard, early estimates on things like player retention, downloads, and the amount of money players are spending on the game can only be described as unpecedented. A new report by SurveyMonkey Intelligence shows us that Pokemon GO's success might not be overstated like so many people seem to think. In fact, if anything, it may somehow be understated.

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How Pokemon GO will make your smartphone fat

How Pokemon GO will make your smartphone fat

Now what Pokemon GO is the most actively played mobile game in the history of the world, phone makers are paying attention. They're poking their heads out of the ground just far enough to see that this game changes what's expected out of a mobile video game. As Pokemon GO continues to gain steam, these very capable and quick-working manufacturers of smartphones will turn out devices that have features aimed specifically at this next generation of smartphone users - mobile phone users that are actually mobile.

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Five Pokemon GO accidents that stress the importance of paying attention

Five Pokemon GO accidents that stress the importance of paying attention

It's time to crack open the "this is why we can't have nice things" file, as reports of Pokemon GO related injuries have been hitting the internet left and right since the game launched last week. While it is great to be able to hunt Pokemon in the real world, it can also prove to be dangerous to those who aren't willing to pay attention during their Pokemon hunt. Despite warnings coming from everywhere (even the app itself warns you every time you boot it up), people seem to be getting so enthralled in catching Pokemon that they end up losing focus on their surroundings, and some of those people inevitably end up injured.

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Official Galaxy Note 7 cases reveal release details

Official Galaxy Note 7 cases reveal release details

Accessory information has appeared for the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 confirming some features of the phone and a bit about the variety of colors it'll come in on its release date. This is not the first time we've seen such information from the folks at MobileFun - they're notorious for getting some of the earliest renderings of devices before reveal or release, using said images to create cases. As we've heard direct from the company in the past, they use sources in Asia to find schematics, then take those schematics to make cases to sell to users as soon as possible. This time they suggest they have legitimate, actually real, Samsung-official details.

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Pokemon Go hits Italy, Spain, and Portugal, global rollout ‘soon’

Pokemon Go hits Italy, Spain, and Portugal, global rollout ‘soon’

Pokemon Go has officially arrived in its sixth, seventh, and eighth countries: Italy, Spain, and Portugal. This increased European availability follows the app's release in Australia, New Zealand, the US, Germany, and the UK, with the latter two added just earlier this week. Now players in the three new countries eagerly awaiting to get their monster-hunting fix on can download Pokemon Go from their region's iOS and Android app stores.

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