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Acer announces unlocked Liquid Jade Z, Liquid Z410 for the US

Acer announces unlocked Liquid Jade Z, Liquid Z410 for the US

Acer has just revealed that two affordable Android-powered phones are coming the US between now and next month, the Liquid Jade Z and the Liquid Z410. With 64-bit quad-core processor and 4G LTE connectivity, both models will available unlocked, allowing users to make their own choice of carrier. The Liquid Jade Z has a starting price of $229, while the Liquid Z410 starts at $129, so neither will be breaking the bank.

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Ex-Apple CEO John Sculley outs pretty and cheap Obi Worldphones

Ex-Apple CEO John Sculley outs pretty and cheap Obi Worldphones

Just to be clear, it's Obi Worldphones, not Obi Wan. Terrible pop culture references aside, this news isn't something you see everyday. John Sculley, who, at one point in time, lead one of the world's biggest tech companies, has co-founded and announced two new smartphones. While some already point out their rather alluring design, these Obi Worldphones are two things that no iPhone will ever be: Android and affordable. Just because you were the former CEO of Apple doesn't mean you have to forever drink their Kool-aid, right?

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Europe cheer up! You might still get a Galaxy Note 5

Europe cheer up! You might still get a Galaxy Note 5

Either Samsung has silently recanted due to the backlash or it was never really sure about its international push. Either way, things seem to be looking up for our European friends as far as one of Samsung's latest flagships go. Numerous sightings, and even one directly from Samsung's website, have all hinted that the Galaxy Note 5 might be coming to Europe after all. This despite Samsung "officially" stating that only the Galaxy S6 edge+ is intended for that market, a decision that remains a baffling mystery to this day.

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Android Marshmallow coming to Galaxy S6, Note 5 [UPDATE]

Android Marshmallow coming to Galaxy S6, Note 5 [UPDATE]

This week *it would appear that a relatively wide variety of Galaxy smartphone devices will be receiving an update to Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Google's latest operating system will be delivered to the newest set of Samsung smartphones, including the Samsung Galaxy S6, the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, and the Samsung Galaxy Note 5. You'll also find this update coming to the Galaxy Tab A tablet and a set of devices released over the past year or two.

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How to “Go Live” with YouTube Gaming

How to “Go Live” with YouTube Gaming

Google's YouTube Gaming app and web browser-based user interface for YouTube Gaming launch in full. Today we're having a peek at the mobile app version of YouTube Gaming - with an Android app to start. This app will be released to iOS soon. Inside this app is a collection of game streams where only pre-recorded videos were before. Inside this app is YouTube with a pure gaming focus - with more than a little bit of an aim for the audience that until now belonged almost exclusively to Twitch.

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NVIDIA SHIELD released to Google Store for Android TV battle

NVIDIA SHIELD released to Google Store for Android TV battle

The online Google Store's Android TV collection expands with NVIDIA SHIELD, a device built primarily for gaming but made for full living-room entertainment with Android apps of all sorts. Working with Android TV, this device also has Chromecast functionality, allowing mobile devices to "cast" content wirelessly. This is the same device we reviewed earlier this year, calling it "the best Android TV experience yet." Have a peek at our full NVIDIA SHIELD Review to learn all there is to know about this high-powered TV-controlling machine.

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Amazon Underground: invading Google’s Android once again

Amazon Underground: invading Google’s Android once again

Amazon aims to invade Google's Android OS with their own collection of apps and games from the Amazon App Store. Inside the Amazon Underground app, Amazon suggests they'll be bringing "Actually Free" apps and games to lure the masses. This comes several months after a misunderstanding between Google and Amazon in which the Amazon app acted as an app store in and of itself - this isn't a feature that's allowed by Google for apps hosted by the Google Play app store.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 released to carriers

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 released to carriers

This week Samsung revealed the carrier version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2, a tablet made to match the Galaxy S6 smartphone series. This device will be released to T-Mobile first, arriving on September 3rd on store shelves across the United States. This release is part of what T-Mobile is branding "the summer of Samsung", including the Samsung Galaxy S6, Samsung Galaxy S6 edge, Samsung Galaxy Note 5, and Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ too!

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Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ Review

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ Review

As big as a Note 5, and arguably the most eye-catching smartphone in Samsung's line-up, the Galaxy S6 edge+ is hard to ignore. Curved AMOLED, top-tier specifications, and beautiful construction butt heads with a hefty price tag and questionable usefulness. In short, though the S6 edge+ undoubtedly catches the eye, it's far from certain that it does enough with its unusual hardware to earn a place in your pocket.

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ARCHOS IFA 2015 smartphone team: 2 Android, 1 Windows 10

ARCHOS IFA 2015 smartphone team: 2 Android, 1 Windows 10

With IFA around the corner, it's time for manufacturers to put out their wares. And French OEM ARCHOS will definitely not be left behind. It isn't anything out of the ordinary for it to announce new members of its Android smartphone roster but it is somewhat a surprise, perhaps even a pleasant one, to see it put out a Window 10 smartphone. This makes it one of the first few manufacturers to reveal a new device that will run Microsoft's new OS tailored to fit small sizes.

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ASUS full IFA product lineup details teased

ASUS full IFA product lineup details teased

ASUS teases a collection of devices they'll likely unveil in full at IFA 2015 starting on the 4th of September. One video shows off a set of devices - at least three, by the looks of it - each with classic ASUS industrial design. The first and most obvious of these is the new ASUS ZenWatch. This device will take on a form not all that unlike the first ZenWatch revealed at IFA 2014, just under one year ago, in Berlin, Germany.

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