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Samsung tipped to be developing 18.4-inch Android tablet

Samsung tipped to be developing 18.4-inch Android tablet

While the rumored "iPad Pro" may be getting all the attention recently when it comes to extra-large tablets, Samsung seems to be working on something of their own. A new report says the company is working on a tablet known as codename "Tahoe" with the model number SM-T670, and featuring a huge 18.4-inch screen. SamMobile says its sourced have indicated the Android-powered device will be targeted for use in office, school, and living room environments, instead of as a standard personal tablet.

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Comcast’s live-streaming app now available for Xfinity customers

Comcast’s live-streaming app now available for Xfinity customers

Back in May, Comcast began a limited test of a mobile app that let users stream video from their smartphone to not only other phone users, but to TVs at home and the homes other subscribers. Called Xfinity Share, the app proved to be fairly popular, and now Comcast has made it available to all Xfinity customers. The app is free on both iOS and Android, and the only requirement for recipients of the stream is that they have an X1 DVR-ready set-top box.

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Bing Android app’s Snapshot preempts Google Now on Tap

Bing Android app’s Snapshot preempts Google Now on Tap

At I/O 2015 in late May, Google revealed its concept for putting the power of search inside each and every Android app. Called "Google Now on Tap", the still upcoming feature lets users search for information relevant to their current context, like the current song, artist or video, without having to leave the app. It seems, however, the Microsoft is beating Google to the punch in its own territory, updating its Bing Android app with a new "Snapshots" feature that is almost the same yet different from Google Now on Tap.

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Lenovo-backed ZUK Z1 goes international in October

Lenovo-backed ZUK Z1 goes international in October

You may never have heard of the company ZUK before, but that's OK. For one, it's completely new and for another, it's still confined to China. The latter, however, will be changing in two months, as the ZUK Z1, the company's first smart smartphone, will be making its way to still unnamed international markets, trying to repeat elsewhere the spurt of popularity that it enjoyed in China. And with the ZUK Z1 will come Cyanogen's second device after the OnePlus One to make its international debut as well.

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These Google “bloat” apps are leaving new Android devices

These Google “bloat” apps are leaving new Android devices

Requirements for apps on new Google-approved Android devices are changing, reducing the number of apps needed right out of the box. This news comes from the manufacturing section of the device chain, from a set of requirements set by Google for manufacturers that wish to release Android devices with any of Google's key apps - including Gmail and Google Play. This change will have no effect on carrier apps, unfortunately - we'll still be seeing the crushing weight of red, yellow, blue, and pink apps as pushed by carriers here in the USA.

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Android Wear interactive watch faces enliven the whole platform

Android Wear interactive watch faces enliven the whole platform

Google's Android Wear development team release an Interactive Watch Faces API to diversify the home screen of the platform. Android Wear is one of several smartwatch operating systems very much in the "Wild West" of the platform - especially with updates like this, the whole operating system can be given a jolt of new life. Engagement is about to be shocked with this API, as proven with the first few "interactive watch faces" on the market today.

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OnePlus 2 Blind Camera Review vs iPhone 6, Galaxy S6, LG G4

OnePlus 2 Blind Camera Review vs iPhone 6, Galaxy S6, LG G4

Today we're testing the abilities of the main cameras for the OnePlus 2, the iPhone 6, the Galaxy S6, and the LG G4 up against one another in a blind battle. This review is up to you. Instead of telling you which device's camera we find most appealing, we've captured photos with each camera and are putting them up next to one another in a completely blind test. Readers such as yourself will vote on the photo you find most appealing - or the one you feel looks most accurate, sharpest, or most colorfully splendid. It's really up to you how you decide to vote.

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This flip phone may have the Galaxy S6’s camera

This flip phone may have the Galaxy S6’s camera

This week Samsung has revealed the G9198 dual-screen Android flip phone, a smart device with a bland name. While smartphones with flip-screens like this aren't all that uncommon in China, this device has something special going for it. This device has a 16-megapixel camera at its back with F1.9 lens with autofocus and LED flash. This could very well be the same camera array already present on the Galaxy S6. If only this device were prepared for launch in the United States! But alas, it's trapped across the sea.

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Pac-Man 256 turns historical glitch into endless runner

Pac-Man 256 turns historical glitch into endless runner

It seems to be a Pac-Man year this year. The bright yellow chomper celebrated his 35th anniversary last May, which brought along some new features for the mobile port of the game. Then in June, the game was finally and rightfully inducted into the Video Game Hall of Fame. Let's not forget about that almost Pac-Man inspired space junk eating satellite idea. Though we're willing to forget a certain film this month. Today, a new Pac-Man joins the mobile club with Pac-Man 256 giving a playful twist to an ancient bug.

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Google Photos update brings three much-needed features

Google Photos update brings three much-needed features

Google has updated their Google Photos app for Android devices this afternoon to version 1.3. This app now works with several feature updates, including the ability to move around photos in albums - changing their order, that is. You can also now sign in as a Google+ Page, a must-have feature for those users with businesses represented on the social network. This version of Google Photos also lets you begin to edit video - not much, but a little. You'll be able to trim video, for starters.

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