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Gear 2 Solo: Samsung needs an iWatch combatant

Gear 2 Solo: Samsung needs an iWatch combatant

A number of wearable devices have been tipped for a Samsung reveal over the next few weeks, and here we’re set to lay down the details we’ve gathered thus far. As of now, it would appear that at least one device - tentatively titled "Samsung Gear 2 Solo" will be released without the need for a smartphone companion. That’s where "Solo" comes from.

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HTC Desire 816 and Desire 610 finally get US launch

HTC Desire 816 and Desire 610 finally get US launch

HTC has been teasing Americans for some time with its mainstream line of Android phones, but the Desire 610 and Desire 816 are finally getting a US release. Part of HTC's strategy to flesh out its midrange - a gap in which the company blamed for its mediocre performance back in 2013 - the two phones had been on sale in various locations in Europe and the rest of the world before now, but will soon show up on Virgin Mobile among other carriers.

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Xiaomi tried to clone iMessage but screwed up badly

Xiaomi tried to clone iMessage but screwed up badly

On the face of it, Xiaomi's plan must've seemed a good idea: take a leaf from Apple's playbook and offer free messaging when users turned on its Android phones. Unfortunately, MIUI Cloud Messaging instead prompted accusations of data mining and intrusion into privacy, as new Xiaomi phones uploaded the contents of the phone book, numbers from received SMS messages, and the phone's own details to the company's servers, with no prior warning.

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Samsung Galaxy Alpha: all the important details pre-release

Samsung Galaxy Alpha: all the important details pre-release

There’s little doubt now that the device that thus far has been called Samsung Galaxy Alpha will be appearing either this Wednesday or on the 3rd of September. It’s a strange entry into the Samsung Galaxy lineup, bringing on a metal edge (similar to the Galaxy Note 4) and specifications that are similar to its slightly larger sibling, the Galaxy S5. The big difference its its smaller display - no longer 5.1-inches, but 4.7-inches instead.

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Galaxy Note 4 leak: back, front, and sides

Galaxy Note 4 leak: back, front, and sides

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is about to dispense with the pleasantries. What you’re about to see is a selection of photos of what’s suggested to be the next Samsung Galaxy Note, complete with front, back, and side photos. You’ll be surprised at how little it looks like its companion, the Samsung Galaxy S5, and how similar it looks to its predecessor, the Galaxy Note 3.

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