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OPPO N1 official: CyanogenMod, rotating camera, backside touchpad aboard

OPPO N1 official: CyanogenMod, rotating camera, backside touchpad aboard

Today the folks at OPPO have revealed their next-generation smartphone "N1" with a unique take on Android called "Color" and a set of new enhancements straight from the crew at CyanogenMod. This device was also introduced with a rather unique camera setup - it rotates! - and a backside touchpad so you can enjoy the entirety of your display while you scroll or otherwise interact with its content. This device will not be available inside the USA initially, but given the quick growth of this burgeoning company - you never know!

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LG G2 Review

LG G2 Review

LG's "G" brand continues to represent the cutting edge in top-tier smartphone hardware. LG cut the mold for the Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor last year with the LG Optimus G, brought one of the first Snapdragon 600 quad-core processors to the market with the LG Optimus G Pro, and again aim to be the first with the newest in new Qualcomm processor technology (in the USA) here at the tail end of the summer in 2013. That processor is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 and this smartphone is the LG G2.

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Lenovo S5000 hands-on: aiming for the mid-tier tablet crown

Lenovo S5000 hands-on: aiming for the mid-tier tablet crown

With ASUS doing so extremely well with the Nexus 7 (and its reboot), Lenovo appears to have summoned a competitor in the Lenovo S5000 that - at the same time as it competes, brings with it the company's legacy software standards. What you've got here is a 7-inch display working with IPS LCD technology and 1280 x 800 pixel resolution up front and a soft-touch cover on the back riding above a shiny silver toe.

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Lenovo Vibe X smartphone brings 5-inch 1080p top-tier display

Lenovo Vibe X smartphone brings 5-inch 1080p top-tier display

This week the folks at Lenovo have introduced the Vibe X smartphone, a next-generation solution that takes what they introduced with last year's K900 and gives it a full 2013 makeover. This device works with top-tier specifications like a 5-inch "20/20 Vision" IPS LCD display with 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution - that's Full HD and a full 441 PPI (pixels per inch). This machine also works with one of the largest front-facing cameras on a smartphone on the market today with a 5-megapixel shooter for selfies and video chat.

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HTC Desire 601 brings “One” features on a budget

HTC Desire 601 brings “One” features on a budget

Bringing a 4.5-inch qHD display to the market with Android and several of the high-powered features that made the HTC One one of the company's most sought-after smartphone in years, the HTC Desire 601 had been made official today. This device works with features such at HTC BlinkFeed and media enhancers like HTC Zoe and Video Highlights, making the software experience rather similar to the HTC One. With HTC BoomSound in a couple of front-facing speakers, this device is just as loud as the HTC One as well.

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Omate TrueSmart smartwatch quickly takes Kickstarter: why this one is different

Omate TrueSmart smartwatch quickly takes Kickstarter: why this one is different

The team of developers and engineers behind Omate are aiming to bring a device by the name of Omate TrueSmart to the public in the form of a smartwatch that runs Android. Over the past few months - and years, even - there's been an increased bit of attention set on wearable devices such as these, with (as any early adopter will tell you) a barrage of devices appearing that certainly did not make the cut for long-lasting usability. Here in what may be the second wave of very user-friendly devices we see Omate, bringing a dual-core processor attached to Android on a watch that can - but doesn't need to - attach to your smartphone wirelessly.

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HTC One X+ Android 4.2.2 software update leaked: BlinkFeed and Zoe aboard

HTC One X+ Android 4.2.2 software update leaked: BlinkFeed and Zoe aboard

It would appear that HTC isn't going to keep a selection of key software features from its 2013 HTC One lineup here in the present if one (unofficial) software leak for the HTC One X+ has anything to say about it. Though Engadget's chat with HTC suggests that this software update is not one sent by HTC on purpose, it does exist. And the possibility that HTC could send out something rather similar officially, rather soon, is very real.

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