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Alleged Moto G2 specs spotted in GFXBench

Alleged Moto G2 specs spotted in GFXBench

Motorola's next budget smartphone might be an incremental but bigger update to the Moto G. That is, at least, according to these specs unearthed from graphics benchmark site GFXBench. The details for a certain Motorola XT1063, believed to be the Moto G2 (or Moto G+1, if you prefer) show very little significant change from the company's current wallet-friendly smartphone.

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Google Play updated with less smartphone, more Android Wear

Google Play updated with less smartphone, more Android Wear

This afternoon the team behind the Google Play Devices Shop have made with the updates - Google Play giveth, and Google Play taketh away. What we’re seeing is the reduction of stock with the Google Play Edition devices, to start with. If you’ve not checked over the past few months, you’ll now be shocked to find that the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the original HTC One have completely disappeared from the shop.

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Navdy HUD: Like your phone and a fighter jet had a baby

Navdy HUD: Like your phone and a fighter jet had a baby

Head-up displays aren't just the preserve of fighter jets any more, but if you're not in the market for a new car then Navdy's aftermarket device - billed as Google Glass for your dashboard - may be the answer. Not only a HUD, projecting virtual images that look like they're floating roughly six feet in front of the windshield, but a gesture control system, Navdy pipes messages, calls, and navigation from your smartphone to your line of sight, though that's only the start of it.

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Galaxy S5 arrives in Electric Blue exclusively at Best Buy

Galaxy S5 arrives in Electric Blue exclusively at Best Buy

Those of you with the need for exclusivity in smartphone colors may want to have a peek at the Electric Blue variation of the Galaxy S5 at Best Buy this month. This device will cost the same as the original version of the device and will have the same specifications, for the most part. The big difference is in the color, which will be limited to Best Buy stores in the United States uniquely.

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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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