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Oppo Neo 5 (2015) and Neo 5s break cover packing similar hardware

Oppo Neo 5 (2015) and Neo 5s break cover packing similar hardware

Oppo has rolled out a couple new mid-range devices today with one getting a name we are familiar with hiding updated hardware inside. That device is the Oppo Neo 5, which first launched back in 2014. The 2015 version of the Oppo Neo 5 has a MT6582 SoC inside with a 1.3GHz quad-core Cortex A7 processor paired with a Mail 400 MP2 GPU. Other than that chipset, the hardware inside the Neo 5 and Neo 5s is much the same.

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Waterproof 8GB Sony Xperia M4 Aqua isn’t bloatware-proof

Waterproof 8GB Sony Xperia M4 Aqua isn’t bloatware-proof

It has just been two months since Sony announced its latest waterproof mid-range beauty and now it is gaining some notoriety. At least the 8 GB version of Xperia M4 Aqua. Xperia Blog reports how Sony has, intentionally or not, practically crippled the more affordable model of the two versions, leaving less than 2 GB of usable storage space out of the 8 GB total storage found inside. And the culprit? Nothing less than the smartphone user's favorite source of headache: pre-installed apps, a.k.a. bloatware.

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Final Fantasy Tactics now available from Google Play

Final Fantasy Tactics now available from Google Play

The game Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions is now available for download from the Google Play Store. The game was launched by Square Enix on Thursday, and it is rated “E” for Everyone. Says the maker, this was the series’ first tactical RPG, and it was released back in 1997. The game then made another appearance after being released — again — in 2007 for the PSP, garnering itself a larger fan base. Now mobile users can enjoy it, too.

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Facebook Lite Review: stripped for the next billion users

Facebook Lite Review: stripped for the next billion users

This week Facebook launches Facebook Lite, a version of their social networking app made for low-speed data networks around the world. This app is aimed at nations with little or severely limited data on smartphone, pushing the line between functionality and operability. This app isn't made for everyone - it's made for those that want to connect in remote areas, and don't mind giving up a few flourishes in an app to do so. Facebook Lite functions very similar to the standard Facebook app - can it keep up?

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“Virtually borderless” ZTE nubia Z9 coming to the US in Q3

“Virtually borderless” ZTE nubia Z9 coming to the US in Q3

ZTE is definitely proud of its newest flagship which is why, unlike its usual procedure, it is wasting no time to bring the nubia Z9 to the US. Making a rather bold but perhaps totally appropriate statement with a large ad at New York's Time Square, which ZTE claims to be the world's fashion capital, the ZTE nubia Z9 boasts not of not just an intriguing and stylish "virtually borderless" design, but also an intriguing new way to use your smartphone, utilizing the edges of the device to launch commonly used apps or actions.

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Chrome adds new ‘Touch to Search’ feature for Android

Chrome adds new ‘Touch to Search’ feature for Android

Android users will have another reason to boast over iOS. Chrome is rolling out a new Touch to Search feature, giving users a quick and easy way to contextually search from within the browser. Of course, it's only available on Android mobile devices. This one-touch search is a welcome feature instead of having to fumble around to highlight, copy, paste, and search on your mobile browser.

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Facebook introduces new “Lite” app for Android

Facebook introduces new “Lite” app for Android

Facebook has announced its new "Facebook Lite" offering, something that sounds oddly familiar. Regardless, the new rendition of the social network's app is specifically for Android users who need to (or want to ) keep data usage to a minimum, allowing them to use the service without it breaking the bank/data cap/whatever limitation might exist. Ultimately the app is for those who are in areas where their network access is slow and has trouble facilitating use of the social network’s regular app.

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HTC One ME sports HTC’s sharpest display, and you can’t have it

HTC One ME sports HTC’s sharpest display, and you can’t have it

This morning HTC revealed the HTC One ME, a device with a display pixel density of a whopping 564.85 PPI. With 1440 x 2560 pixels (otherwise known as "2K"), across its 5.2-inch display, this machine out-sharps the HTC One M9, a device with a 5-inch display at 1080p - that's 441 PPI. This new HTC One ME works with a brand new processor as well, MediaTek's Helio X10. This is a 64-bit mobile processor with a 2.2GHz octa-core CPU. This device will be appearing in China first in three color variations.

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Samsung accidentally leaks AT&T Galaxy S6 Active specs

Samsung accidentally leaks AT&T Galaxy S6 Active specs

Clerical error or cunning marketing ploy? Whatever your take on Samsung US' latest blooper, the fact remains that it "accidentally" published the support page for a certain SM-G890AZWAATT, a.k.a. the Galaxy S6 Active for AT&T. Although the manufacturer quickly took the page down, the Internet never really forgets. Which means that details of the rugged variant of Samsung's hit 2015 flagship is now available for everyone to see, though, truth be told, there isn't really anything yet to surprise us in this particular smartphone model.

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