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LG G3 Stylus ready to keep up with Galaxy Note 4

LG G3 Stylus ready to keep up with Galaxy Note 4

Just in time to keep up with the next Samsung Galaxy Note, LG has teased the LG G3 Stylus. This device is set to keep many of the same specifications as the LG G3 original, this time coming with a stylus that fits inside its body, much like the Galaxy Note or the couple of previous LG stylus-toting machines. This device will likely be released inside this month.

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Samsung beaten by Xiaomi in China for smartphone shipments

Samsung beaten by Xiaomi in China for smartphone shipments

This quarter appears to have been the haymaker for Xiaomi in China as, according to analysts at Canalys, the vendor tripled shipments in three months. What’s more, it would appear that Xiaomi has done what Apple - thus far - has been unable to do: they’ve out-shipped Samsung. Samsung’s shipments fell this quarter as well while Xiaomi, Lenovo, Yulong, and Huawei all grew.

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Microsoft sues Samsung: Pay your Android dues

Microsoft sues Samsung: Pay your Android dues

Samsung could find itself in court again, after Microsoft announced it would sue the South Korean company in the US over unpaid late fees due on tardy smartphone royalties. According to Microsoft, Samsung has flouted the patent deal it agreed to in late 2011, which sees it hand over a fee based on every Android device it sells, and giving the Nokia Devices and Services acquisition as its justification.

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Google Play refund window seemingly extended to two hours

Google Play refund window seemingly extended to two hours

The Play Store policy on refunds is 15 minutes — Android users probably know that, especially if they’ve had to ask for a refund. It’s a healthy amount of time to download and try an app, but it may be changing. It seems the Play Store is at least testing a method for allowing users up to two full hours to ask for a refund.

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Samsung Galaxy Alpha appears in white

Samsung Galaxy Alpha appears in white

There’s another peek at the Samsung Galaxy Alpha out in the wild this week, this time from multiple angles. The smartphone also code-named SM-G850F is tipped to be working with a slightly boosted set of specifications right under the Samsung Galaxy S5, and would potentially be released by the end of the summer, 2014.

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LG G Watch software fix will solve residue buildup

LG G Watch software fix will solve residue buildup

LG is pushing out a software patch for their LG G Watch, and the reason is a bit stranger than usual. It seems some users are reporting a buildup of residue on the charging pins -- something that has no effect on the device performance, according to LG. In an aim to keep people happy with the G Watch, LG is sending out a software patch for the problem.

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Galaxy phone blocks bullet after man brings knife to gun fight

Galaxy phone blocks bullet after man brings knife to gun fight

A Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 stopped a bullet this week as a man had a friendly disagreement with another citizen in the streets of Xinfeng Township, Hsinchu County, Taiwan*. The altercation involved a wallet being dropped by the first man, the second man picking it up for him and joking about spending his cash, the first man pulling a gun, and the second man pulling a knife.

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