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Samsung says that 90% of Galaxy Note 7 users stick with the device on trade

Samsung says that 90% of Galaxy Note 7 users stick with the device on trade

Samsung has been working hard during its recall of the Galaxy Note 7 smartphone to get owners of all affected devices to return them to exchange for a new device. Samsung said earlier this month that so far about half of all the smartphones that were recalled had been exchanged. Samsung is now offering up more details on what the users of the device are actually doing when the exchange happens.

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BlackBerry DTEK60 “Argon” exists, seen at FCC, Wi-Fi Alliance

BlackBerry DTEK60 “Argon” exists, seen at FCC, Wi-Fi Alliance

Barely a week ago, we saw signs that BlackBerry’s once rumored “Argon” Android smartphone was actually still on track to be launched. In fact, it would be formally named as the DTEK60, after the DTEK50 unveiled just last July. That has now been practically confirmed in certifications spotted at both the FCC and the Wi-Fi Alliance. In addition to the confirmation, the sighting also hints that the smartphone is likely to break cover soon, wrapping up BlackBerry’s schedule for Android devices for 2016.

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How to watch the Presidential Debate online tonight

How to watch the Presidential Debate online tonight

Live streaming the Presidential Debates has become an event multiple outlets clamored to get exclusive rights to this year - lucky you, live video feeds can be found in multiple places. Today we're going to run down the multiple webpages and video portals through which users around the world on desktop or mobile, Windows or OS X, iOS or Android, will be able to stream the United States Presidential Debates - or at least the first of several. We'll be watching too, but you wont find any political commentary from SlashGear proper - we'll leave that to the hearts and minds of our individual writers and their own personal social networking feeds.

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PlayStation coming to iPhone and Android, for real this time

PlayStation coming to iPhone and Android, for real this time

Sony seems to have seen the light when it comes to mobile device gaming, creating a new company by the name of ForwardWorks to engage with iPhones, iPads, and Android devices of all sorts. This is not the same as Sony's previous mobile venture, one known as PlayStation Mobile. This is also different from the relative wild nonsense that was the PlayStation Phone, aka the Xperia Play.

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Sony Xperia Android Nougat updates begin next month with Xperia XZ

Sony Xperia Android Nougat updates begin next month with Xperia XZ

Most Android users are wondering right now when - or if - their phones will receive an update to Android 7.0 Nougat. Sony Xperia owners may not have to wonder much longer, as the folks over at the Xperia Blog have gotten their hands on an interesting slide that was shown during a presentation by Sony Slovakia. This slide gives us a bunch of details about the Nougat roadmap for a handful of Sony Xperia devices.

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Key Google Pixel phone details leak from China

Key Google Pixel phone details leak from China

Earlier this morning a set of specifications were leaked with Pixel and Pixel XL details we'd not seen before. These not-Nexus Android devices, also known by their code-names Sailfish and Marlin have been leaked in parts over the past several weeks, so we've gone ahead and constructed the lot together in a single article, as well. Now we'll be leaving it to the end consumer to decide if these devices are hot enough (on their own, without the details outlined in our Android promise fulfilled article) are good enough to want to upgrade from a Nexus 5X or Nexus 6P. Or if this is a completely different game from the start.

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Google Andromeda hybrid Android/Chrome OS tested on Nexus 9

Google Andromeda hybrid Android/Chrome OS tested on Nexus 9

Google may or may not have another surprise in store for both Android and Chrome OS fans this coming October 4th. But whether it is revealed together with the HTC-made Pixel smartphones or not, the growing evidence of the Andromeda OS’ existence is enough to generate both excitement and worry. As has been reported before, Andromeda is allegedly the much rumored and prophesied fusion of Android and Chrome OS, and apparently it’s already being tested on a Nexus 9, coincidentally also made by HTC.

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New Galaxy Note 7 overheats, loses power when charging

New Galaxy Note 7 overheats, loses power when charging

Just when you, or more likely Samsung, thought the nightmare will soon be over, new specters threaten to prolong the Korean manufacturer’s suffering. In South Korea, where it had first started the replacements of defective Galaxy Note 7 models, there are growing reports that the placements, while not exploding, do still overheat. They even claim that the smartphone continues to lose power even while plugged in for charging, forcing Samsung to delay restarting the sales of the seemingly cursed phablet.

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Xperia X Compact now on sale, Xperia XZ pre-orders start

Xperia X Compact now on sale, Xperia XZ pre-orders start

The long-awaited time for Sony fans in the US has finally arrived. The company’s Xperia X Compact mini-flagship is finally available for purchase. At least for those opting for unlocked models bought off Amazon. In the meantime, the Xperia XZ is also available for early birds, with shipping starting on Sunday. But although Sony’s real 2016 champions has indeed finally landed, or will in a few days, in the US market, they might be just as controversial as their predecessors, which didn’t exactly receive a hero’s welcome in the long run.

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Moto Mods Dev Kit launches to help anyone make more Mods

Moto Mods Dev Kit launches to help anyone make more Mods

Both LG, with the LG G5, and Motorola, with the Moto Z family, have put out their own interpretation of what a modular smartphone is like, mostly focusing on add-ons you can slap on, or insert into, the smartphone. But only one of these two have made it possible for almost anyone with the know how to make their own. Motorola has just announced the availability of its Moto Mod Development Kit, which can simply be bought off authorized retailers to get the ball rolling on any mod you can imagine or create.

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Chrome OS now stable enough for Android apps, but on select PCs only

Chrome OS now stable enough for Android apps, but on select PCs only

Many Chromebook users have long dreamed of the day when they could natively run Android apps on their machine. And for some time now they have been, but only for early adopters and those that use the dev and beta channels of the software. But the time has finally come when Google has released a new stable version of Chrome OS that offers access to the entire Play Store library.

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5 Oculus Rift alternatives if you’ve changed your mind

5 Oculus Rift alternatives if you’ve changed your mind

Today we're running down a number of alternatives to the Oculus Rift, a device made by the folks who re-invigorated the modern world of virtual reality computing. While no device is exactly like the Oculus Rift, there are a few devices that fit the bill for a wide variety of computing situations - especially gaming. If you've been convinced today that you need to send your Oculus Rift right back where it came from, we've got a bit of info about that, as well.

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