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This iPhone 7 fake runs Android

This iPhone 7 fake runs Android

This morning we caught a glimpse of a device that, at first glance, looks an awful lot like a new iPhone 7 Pro. Of course Apple hasn't confirmed that device's existence, and we've not yet seen any REAL photos of said device. But this one - something about it screamed "this is actually a photo." And indeed it was. Straight from leakster Sonny Dickson came a device that's actual real metal with a (fake) Apple logo and everything - but it's still a fake. Don't be fooled.

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Manufacturers should stick to Android, despite Google exerting more control

Manufacturers should stick to Android, despite Google exerting more control

Huawei was recently reported to be in the process of developing its own OS as a contingency plan. It isn't unique nor first in that regard. Samsung has long been believed to have invested in Tizen for that very purpose. Both of these independent pieces of news share a common theme, a common goal: being free of total dependence on Google. That concern has recently resurfaced with whispers of Google desiring to exert more and more control over Android. But whether that is true or not, and it is likely to be true, Android hardware makers will be better off remaining with Android, with or without Google.

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Roost Smart Water and Freeze Detector detects flooding

Roost Smart Water and Freeze Detector detects flooding

Roost is a company we have talked about before, it has a smart battery for smoke detectors and a smart smoke detector to help keep your home or office safe. Roost has announced a new product called the Roost Smart Water and Freeze Detector. The goal of the new device is to help save homeowners from costly repairs from frozen pipes that burst or leaks that might flood the home.

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Huawei said to be planning own OS to free itself of Google

Huawei said to be planning own OS to free itself of Google

It seems that Samsung isn't the only one thinking of breaking away from its dependence on Android and Google. Insider sources are now claiming that Huawei is also mulling over the possibility of creating its own OS, in the somewhat distant feature, in order to not rely on the crutch of Android. These latest "separatist" sentiments have been prompted by recent talk about Google planning to exert more control not just over its own Nexus devices but OEM devices as well.

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OnePlus 3 reviews send co-founder Carl Pei into a rant

OnePlus 3 reviews send co-founder Carl Pei into a rant

It's a bit interesting how usually fickle public opinion can do a 180 in a short span of time. When OnePlus released its first "flagship killer" in 2014, everyone was all over it. It used the same formula that Xiaomi used to much success in China, offering decent specs at a price to die for, plus a few unique tricks of its own. Fast-forward two years later, the latest OnePlus 3 champion is beset with criticisms and almost outright accusations, causing company co-founder Carl Pei to slightly blow a fuse and head off on a Reddit rant.

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Google has a basic Android nanodegree program on Udacity

Google has a basic Android nanodegree program on Udacity

Google has partnered with Udacity to create an “Android Basics” Nanodegree, an educational program that teaches those with no experience all the basics needed to create their own Android app. The program is designed for those who “have little or no programming experience,” says Google; by the end of the program, those who complete it will be able to create their own basic apps, a couple examples of which are educational apps “Dr Malaria” and “ROP Tutorial."

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Android Marshmallow update released for Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge+

Android Marshmallow update released for Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge+

Back in April we got news that the folks at AT&T were testing the Samsung Galaxy S6 for inclusion in the Android Marshmallow update. The Galaxy S7 has that as well, regardless of your carrier - now it's time for the rest of the Galaxy crew to get onboard. As of this week, AT&T subscribers will be seeing Marshmallow updates for the Galaxy Note 5 and the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+, at long last.

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OnePlus 3 durability test tortures the device

OnePlus 3 durability test tortures the device

We know everything we really need to know about the new OnePlus 3 smartphone that launched not too long ago. After a long spat of rumors taunted us with details the smartphone finally launched. If you are considering the purchase of the OnePlus 3, you likely want to know how durable the smartphone is and how long it will last when pitted against the rigors of daily life in your pocket. The OnePlus 3 is going through a torture test to see how easy it is to bend and scratch in the video below.

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Mobcrush game livestreaming fully launches for mobile

Mobcrush game livestreaming fully launches for mobile

Livestreaming games has become the hottest trend, not to mention lucrative business, in the gaming industry. But mostly due to hardware and platform limitations, that activity has mostly been limited to PCs and consoles. Mobile gaming, however, has started to also become serious, and again lucrative, business. So it only stands that it, too, should start having livestreaming services and hubs. Answering that call, Mobcrush has finally released its mobile, desktop, and browser apps in an quest to create what could be Twitch.tv for mobile gaming.

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Nexus “expiration dates” now listed by Google

Nexus “expiration dates” now listed by Google

Although Google treats its Nexus devices with very special treatment when it comes to updates, it was never meant to last forever. Although disappointing, it is reasonable that Google impose a cut off in order to best manage its developer resources. Almost like a carrier or OEM, Google promises up to two years of major version updates for its Nexus smartphones and tablets. And just to make sure everyone's on the same page, Google has now put up a table detailing exactly until when a Nexus device will get a new Android version.

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Galaxy Note 7 (or 6) to not be flat, says Korean media

Galaxy Note 7 (or 6) to not be flat, says Korean media

It's not only the iPhone 7 that's having a back and forth, he said she said rumor about a single feature. Like that elusive iPhone 7 headphone Jack, the flatness of the next Galaxy Note 6 or Note 7 has always been in question. Now sources for Korean news sites are claiming that Samsung has chosen, in the end, that there can only be one Galaxy Note 7 (or 6). And that will happen to have a dual curved edge screen, practically making it the a Galaxy Note 6 (or 7) edge, the first of its kind to sport this fancy type of screen.

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VLC 2.0 for Android brings network browsing, multi-window support and more

VLC 2.0 for Android brings network browsing, multi-window support and more

VideoLAN has released VLC 2.0 for Android, the first major release in more than six months. The 2.0 version is described as a major update, and it brings with its many new features, including popup-video view, faster decoding, updated format and codecs support, video playlists, and many more. The updated app is available to download from the Google Play Store now.

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