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Alcatel Onetouch Pop 7 LTE lands at T-Mobile with 7-inch display

Alcatel Onetouch Pop 7 LTE lands at T-Mobile with 7-inch display

T-Mobile has a new smaller screen tablet that customers can purchase that is called the Alcatel OneTouch Pop 7 LTE. The tablet supports 4G LTE connectivity as the name suggests and has a 7-inch display making it a smaller tablet. The big feature of this tablet isn't in the spec sheet; it's in the pricing of the device with the full retail price set at $129.99.

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Huawei P9 Lite spotted at TENAA, beefier than expected

Huawei P9 Lite spotted at TENAA, beefier than expected

The smartphone market seems to be adept at redefining words or making up new definitions. It coined the word "phablet" for one. Now it is changing what "mini" and "lite" mean. For example, the ZTE nubia Z11 mini is anything but small and this Huawei P9 Lite is now slouch compared to the real deal. Sure, it has some specs lower than the somewhat controversial Huawei P9, but, presuming it has a matching lite price tag, the P9 Lite could very well still satisfy some users.

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Listen to podcasts, see live TV listings in Google Search app

Listen to podcasts, see live TV listings in Google Search app

While in the midst of facing a massive antitrust lawsuit in Europe revolving around Android and search, Google is giving its Android Search app even more power. Somewhat ironically, these new features could give OEMs even more reason to stick to Google's apps, for the sake of their users, of course, giving more fodder to the EU's objections. With two new features, users won't even have to dive into web pages or open another app just to see when their favorite show is up or to listen to a podcast.

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EU files antitrust charge against Google, this time on Android

EU files antitrust charge against Google, this time on Android

Google is the new Microsoft. At least as far as collecting antitrust lawsuits are concerned. In Europe, the tech giant is once again facing serious charges, this time surrounding the Android mobile operating system. According to the European Commission, Google is using unlawful monopolistic practices that unfairly puts its search and apps, and there its ads, as the dominant, if not only, choice on Android devices, to the detriment of competition and potentially stifling innovation. Naturally denies this and hints that the EC might not exactly understand how Android works.

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Galaxy Note 6 detail leaks may give iPhone 7 Plus a run for its money

Galaxy Note 6 detail leaks may give iPhone 7 Plus a run for its money

It would appear that Samsung's schedule for releasing Galaxy phones will once again match up - sort of - with Apple's iPhone. Not just because both devices generally appear ready for the market at around the same time of the year - Autumn. Also because Apple is said to be seeking out OLED panels this time around - at least for a phone with a 5.5-inch display - that'd match up well with the iPhone Plus line thus far. Or perhaps the iPhone 7 Pro?

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New Giphy app update for Android shares gifs in ALL the apps

New Giphy app update for Android shares gifs in ALL the apps

There's an app called Giphy that connects to the archive of gif images that the company called Giphy has shared or saved - and today it's been updated. The Android version of the Giphy app now allows you not only to browse gifs and find all the gifs your mind and body and soul could possibly want - it allows you to share them all, too. Just like you'd share said gifs to the likes of Facebook's Messenger app before, now you'll be able to share gifs to your other social networks and image-sharing apps and such.

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LOUD on Planet X Review : Castle Defense in the Music Arena

LOUD on Planet X Review : Castle Defense in the Music Arena

The folks responsible for LOUD on Planet X have given the music-friendly gaming scene a real kick in the pants. In this game - for multiple platforms - is a new generation of gameplay, taking the best bits of both Plants VS Zombies and Rock Band - or Dance Dance Revolution, if you prefer - combining them into a game that's neigh on impossible to resist once you've played. Even better - some of the most awesome "Indy" bands are here to play along.

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Android beats iOS in the race to ditch the headphone jack

Android beats iOS in the race to ditch the headphone jack

There are a lot of rumors about the iPhone 7. Perhaps one of the biggest ones is that Apple will ditch the headphone jack in favor of routing all audio through the Lightning connector. While the rumors still swirl about, the first phones to ditch the port aren't from Apple at all. They run Android.

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Tiny Posh Mobile Micro X S240 Android smartphone has 2.4-inch screen

Tiny Posh Mobile Micro X S240 Android smartphone has 2.4-inch screen

For many companies who make smartphones, the trend is to make devices with larger and larger screens. There is certainly a market for devices with big screens, but there are some who prefer a smaller device that easily fits into a pocket. This is where the Posh Mobile Micro X S240 smartphone comes in. This device is very small, roughly the same height as a credit card on its end.

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All Sony Xperia Z2 and Z3 devices can now get the Android Marshmallow update

All Sony Xperia Z2 and Z3 devices can now get the Android Marshmallow update

Earlier this month Sony rolled out the Android Marshmallow update for a handful of Xperia Z2 and Z3 smartphones. The catch at the time was that the update was only offered for those who were in the beta testing program. Xperia Z2 and Z3 users who weren't in that beta program can now get the update to Marshmallow.

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Pico Neo Android-powered VR system packs Snapdragon 820 in the controller

Pico Neo Android-powered VR system packs Snapdragon 820 in the controller

One of the things about VR headsets that is likely to be a selling point for consumers is how lightweight the device is. The lighter the headset when worn, the more comfortable it will be during extended VR gaming session wearing the headset as users crane the head and neck around in the game. A new VR headset has turned up called the Pico Neo and it is different from other stand-alone VR headsets.

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Not so mini ZTE nubia Z11 mini promises camera chops

Not so mini ZTE nubia Z11 mini promises camera chops

ZTE might not be one of the top names that immediately come up when talking about smartphones, but it does have a sizable share in the mid-range market. It's nubia sub-brand, however, might be on a quest to raise the Chinese OEM's profile a wee bit. Recently unveiled is the nubia Z11 mini, which is mini in no aspect whatsoever. The 5-inch smartphone packs quite a punch but, as seems to be the trend these days, it puts focus on its cameras. No pun intended.

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