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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Review – The best Android of 2016

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Review – The best Android of 2016

You could forgive Samsung for gloating with the Galaxy Note 7; after all, the phablet category the original Note created was dismissed by many as a sure-fire flop. People laughed at its size, its stylus, and its price, and yet time after time, generation after generation, Samsung has demonstrated it knows what its most serious users want. Now, with the Note 7, it's time for the phablet to go mass-market.

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Galaxy A8 (2016) specs tipped on Geekbench

Galaxy A8 (2016) specs tipped on Geekbench

We have already heard quite a bit about the Galaxy A8 even though it hasn't officially launched just yet. The smartphone has been leaked several times and we have seen a bunch of images already as well. This time out the smartphone has crossed Geekbench and the specifications of the smartphone were gleaned during its time there.

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LG V20 leaked: features, T-Mobile launch date, price

LG V20 leaked: features, T-Mobile launch date, price

These days, it's almost impossible to keep a new device, be it smartphone, tablet, or even smartwatch, secret for long. While most of the time, manufacturers want to keep things completely under wraps to protect it from the competition, leaks can also work in favor of a product, building up the hype at no extra cost to the company. It could, however, also hurt the product, depending on how well it is received. So this latest set of leaks for the LG V20 could still go both ways, especially considering how ambiguous the market has been towards the LG G5's take on modularity.

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Kaspersky outs Android malware riding on Google Adsense network

Kaspersky outs Android malware riding on Google Adsense network

More often than not, malware attacks start with conning unsuspecting users into visiting seemingly innocent, even helpful, websites or downloading software. Far more frightening, however, is malware that escapes early detection because it piggybacks on legitimate channels or apps. Such is the case with an Android Trojan reported by security company Kaspersky Lab Solutions called "Trojan-Banker.AndroidOS.Svpeng.q", or Svpeng, for short. This particular malware, which attempts to intercept and steal banking information, is spreading on perfectly legit websites through Google's own AdSense advertising network.

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Google Duo (somewhat) launches to make video calls a breeze

Google Duo (somewhat) launches to make video calls a breeze

Despite being called smartphones majority of users hardly use their mobile devices for voice calls anymore these days. Of course, some still do, but even those usually course it through VoIP services rather than regular cellular lines. With phone calls practically a dead venue, Google is turning its attention to what it bills as the next best thing to communicating with someone with a personal touch: video calls. But as nice as the thought may be, video chat is also the most unreliable medium. That is why Google is finally launching its Duo app and service to make video calls a piece of cake.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 confirmed, discouraging hints

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 confirmed, discouraging hints

Samsung, at least its Colombian office, has confirmed the existence of the Galaxy Tab S3, the company's flagship line for Android tablets. It has also confirmed that it is debuting in September, which, for all intents and purposes, practically means at IFA 2016 in a few weeks' time. And while the mini announcement reveals no details, reading between the lines, it might not make a bigger splash than the Gear S3 smartwatch also expected to be announced there. And that might be pretty damning for a tablet.

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Google Fuchsia dev team: Android, Palm, WebOS, Native Client, iOS

Google Fuchsia dev team: Android, Palm, WebOS, Native Client, iOS

Today we're having a look at the software team responsible for Google Fuchsia, a new operating system from Google. The initial commit file for this set of codes was made "6 weeks ago" by developer Petr Hosek. That first commit reads as follows: "Pink + Purple == Fuchsia (a new Operating System)". That's it! This operating system's code and its developers have a wide variety of connections to operating systems you may have had some experience with in the past - everything from iOS to the software run by the original Sidekick phone.

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Nexus 2016 release date photos put function over form

Nexus 2016 release date photos put function over form

Google's 2016 Nexus smartphone set seems to follow the same rules as previous launches - in which Google is aiming for a top quality phone, not so much a phone that looks pretty. Google seems - in the photos we're seeing today - to be making sure this as-yet-unreleased smartphone is able to do two things: feel good to hold and function especially well. Why else would the bottom of the back of the phone be metal while the top 1/3rd of the back of the device is an unsightly reflective glass?

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Pokemon GO Reddit cheats, IV calculators, and egg chart news

Pokemon GO Reddit cheats, IV calculators, and egg chart news

This morning we're running down the current still-active Pokemon GO cheats, maps, IV calculators, and everything in-between. Before we go any further, it's important to point out that we're not encouraging anyone - especially legit Pokemon GO gamers - to go out and use these cheats, hacks, and/or guide points for the game. We're reporting their existence so that everyone knows that they exist - and that it's inevitable that gamers around the world are making use of them.

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Xiaomi Mi Note 2 to have dual curved edge screen variant

Xiaomi Mi Note 2 to have dual curved edge screen variant

Curved is the new black, at least as far as screens go. With the curved Galaxy Note 7, Samsung is practically sending a message that its future flagship models will have the same non-flat surface. And while Chinese manufacturers are not exactly strangers to that design, Xiaomi, one of the most prominent among them, has so far held back. That is about to change if this Mi Note 2 leak is real, hinting that still to be announced phablet will, like its Samsung namesake, have a screen that curves at the side edges.

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OnePlus 3 OTA update breaks things as much as it fixes

OnePlus 3 OTA update breaks things as much as it fixes

Two steps forward, one step back. That is perhaps an accurate way to describe the dance that OnePlus has been doing ever since it launched the OnePlus 3. Although it remains one of the hottest Android flagships this year, the OnePlus 3 has been beset by controversies and technical issues. And while OnePlus has been quick to respond, even patch up, the latter, its haste might be doing it harm as well. Like the latest OxygenOS 3.2.4 update that fixes an auto-reboot problem but also inadvertently breaks Android Pay in the process.

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Nexus Sailfish leaked photos show an interesting design change

Nexus Sailfish leaked photos show an interesting design change

The expected final launch of Android 7.0 Nougat is fast approaching and, with it, the hopes of finally seeing the new 2016 Nexus smartphones in the flesh. As no solid dates have been set for either event, we will just have to make do with unofficial images of the smartphones. Luckily there are indeed such photos that give us some idea of what the HTC-made Nexus devices would look like. And suffice it to say, they might look quite intriguing.

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