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OnePlus #DoesSettle: truce with Micromax, CM updates

OnePlus #DoesSettle: truce with Micromax, CM updates

Contrary to its slogan, it seems that startup OnePlus does know how to settle. Legally, that is. Much to the relief of fans and device owners in India, OnePlus and Micromax have mutually decided to withdraw their lawsuits in the country, paving the way for a more peaceful coexistence. At least as far as OnePlus' remaining OnePlus One stocks are concerned. Plus, smartphone owners are once again promised to get their CyanogenMod OTA update from Cyanogen, if they decide not to move over to OnePlus' own OxygenOS.

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Google Play Store now supports pre-registration for upcoming apps

Google Play Store now supports pre-registration for upcoming apps

If you've ever been in that situation where you failed to keep track of when an interesting app or game finally landed on Google Play Store, then you'll know how important this new feature is, both for users and developers. Now developers will be able to mark soon to be launched apps as "Coming Soon" and interested users can opt to be informed when that day arrives by pre-registering for the app. This enables both to squeeze out maximum engagement, and maybe even money, for the app.

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OPPO teases R7 Plus while we’re still waiting for the R7

OPPO teases R7 Plus while we’re still waiting for the R7

OPPO seems to be taking a page out of its rivals' marketing books. In a "rare and daring" unprecedented move, the Chinese manufacturer has officially teased the existence of a much larger OPPO R7 Plus, even while the OPPO R7 itself is still to be fully unveiled. It is also sharing some of the details that give a hint into the R7 as well. OPPO says it's a move that shows its confidence in its products. It's also probably because smartphones are the worst kept secrets these days anyway.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 picture leaked, tipped for June unveiling

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 picture leaked, tipped for June unveiling

Samsung's flagship tablet is about to get a new model, hopefully to be unveiled this June. Leaked details about Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Tab S2 have appeared on the internet, creating an image of what we can expect from the new high-end tablet. It looks as though the tablet has been redesigned to directly compete with Apple's latest iPads. The latest leak to hit the web is a possible promo photo of the new device. It looks sleek and best of all, thin. With a rumored thickness of only 5.4mm, it would be thinner than the iPad Air 2's 6.1mm.

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Smaller, cheaper LG G4 leaked as G4c

Smaller, cheaper LG G4 leaked as G4c

If you're a follower of LG and their yearly flagship smartphone, what you're looking at might give you a bit of a feeling of déjà vu. Much like last year's Android-powered G3 saw a number of low and mid-range variation models, such as the G3 Beat, G3 Stylus, and G3 Vigor, the brand new LG G4 seems to be getting the same treatment. A few specs and images have recently leaked, revealing a smaller, cheaper LG smartphone, accompanied by the name G4c.

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LG G4 Review – The hero Android needs

LG G4 Review – The hero Android needs

Life’s not so good when you’re stuck in the shadow of a big rival with deep pockets, but if anything can drag LG into the sunlight, it’s the new G4. LG’s flagship Android smartphone for 2015, the G4 takes what we loved about the G3 before it - and made it into the Android-to-have among those in the know - and hits the boost button. Screen, camera, performance, all have been in line for an upgrade. Nonetheless, the rest of the mobile world hasn’t stood still either, so does the G4 have what it takes to push back against Samsung’s excellent Galaxy S6?

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Samsung Gear VR now available for Galaxy S6, S6 Edge

Samsung Gear VR now available for Galaxy S6, S6 Edge

While the first version of Samsung's Gear VR headset was released last year, it was only compatible with the company's Galaxy Note 4 smartphone, which was released at the same time. Now virtual reality enthusiasts can get their hands on a newer, slightly smaller version to use with their new Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge. Following the news that the consumer version of the Oculus Rift will be launching in early 2016, Samsung has officially made the new Gear VR, which features some of the same technology powering the Oculus, available on its online store for $199.

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SEGA will be taking down some of its mobile games

SEGA will be taking down some of its mobile games

SEGA announced today that it will be taking down some games from its back catalog that it says no longer meets its standards. The decision is said to have been made after evaluating its game titles, and is necessary for the general upkeep of the gamers experience. The entire announcement was shrouded in an air of secrecy, in that none of the games that are going to be removed have actually been named…meaning we don’t yet know what is on the chopping block. What we do know is that they’re mobile games, and they’ll be stripped from the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store.

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Cyanogen, Truecaller want to identify your calls, block spam

Cyanogen, Truecaller want to identify your calls, block spam

Cyanogen has made it no secret that it wants to wrest Android away from Google's monopoly, but it might be getting a bit too eager to replace the functionality and conveniences that Google usually offers. The latest partnership of the Android startup is with Truecaller, a web service that can, or at least tries to, identify the number that is calling you. While it might raise some eyebrows, the purpose, according to the two, is to help users know whether a call is legit or is coming from a known marketing number.

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Google tipped to give Android users finer privacy controls

Google tipped to give Android users finer privacy controls

Google I/O 2015 is shaping up to be one interesting conference, at least based on rumors and "accidental" leaks. We already have a redacted mention of Android M, a new hands-free "Voice Access" experience, and what may be a new wearable. Now Google is rumored to give Android users a new gift too, probably in the next Android version. Insider sources are claiming that the search giant is just about ready to give users more fine-grained control over what an app can and cannot access, strengthening the platform's privacy controls.

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