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Chuwi Vi10 Plus does a Surface 3 with Windows 10, Remix OS combo

Chuwi Vi10 Plus does a Surface 3 with Windows 10, Remix OS combo

Naysayers might refuse to admit it, but Microsoft definitely set a trend with its Surface line of tablets. In addition to promoting the idea of Windows, 8.1 and 10 in particular, as a serviceable 2-in-1 tablet-and-laptop operating system, the very design of the Surface has inspired not a few other devices of different price ranges, from the uber expensive to the dirt cheap. The new Chuwi Vi10 Plus unabashedly falls under the latter. But let not that price tag fool you, as this tablet pretty much takes the Surface 3 head on with a deadly Windows and Android double punch.

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Google Play Store to get smaller app updates, clearer info

Google Play Store to get smaller app updates, clearer info

By nature, mobile apps are meant to be small in size. In the past, that was primarily due to the extremely limited data storage space inside our mobile companions. These days, however, the concern has mostly switched over to the amount of Internet bandwidth each app consumes, both on initial download as well as on updates. Android apps are, however, somewhat notorious for having larger payloads than competing iOS versions. That will hopefully change with Google's introduction of new features that will keep those app sizes in check.

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BlackBerry Hamburg Android phone release date soon, FCC now

BlackBerry Hamburg Android phone release date soon, FCC now

This week the folks at BlackBerry have had their latest Android device revealed by the FCC. Re-revealed, we might say, as the device was first leaked several weeks ago with its partner, both BlackBerry smartphones running Android. This device is being shown by the FCC this week with model name STH100-2 (RJD211LW) with GSM quad-band, UMTS penta-band, and LTE deca-band connectivity technology inside. We will very likely see this device released inside the United States very soon.

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Superbook blasts through Kickstarter to turn phones into laptops

Superbook blasts through Kickstarter to turn phones into laptops

That went by really quick. Superbook, the "thin" shell that practically converts your Android smartphone into a laptop has zoomed past its crowdfunding goal in less than 12 hours. Unsurprising given its $99 base pledge. Not so small a feat either in comparison to the team's previous crowdfunding attempt with almost the same goals, albeit with a dock limited to certain smartphone models. With funding now secured and more still coming in, all that's left is to see if they will be able to deliver, on time or not, unlike so many other failed similar promises.

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Verizon to cut off “extraordinary” unlimited data users [UPDATE]

Verizon to cut off “extraordinary” unlimited data users [UPDATE]

It's not exactly surprising that there would be some humans who would abuse an unlimited supply of resources. That's especially true when it comes to unlimited data plans, which has normally been cited as the reason why ISPs are suddenly removing their unlimited data offers. Now Verizon is reported to be preparing for a somewhat drastic move to weed out abusers. By August 31, it will disconnect unlimited data subscribers deemed to have used up an "extraordinary" amount of data. That is, unless they migrate to one of Verizon's newer, and pricier, plans.

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Mesuit case lets iPhones “run” Android with its own SIM

Mesuit case lets iPhones “run” Android with its own SIM

Despite how media and stereotypes portray them, not all smartphone users have brand or mobile OS issues. Some do find benefits, even joy, in using both iOS and Android. While some are forced into using both, whether they like to or not. Both types, however, would probably prefer to carry just one device for both, something that is impossible to do. Until now. With the Mesuit iPhone case, you can have your iPhone and run Android on it no sweat. Or at least that's the promise.

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“BATMAN – The Telltale Series” launch date announced

“BATMAN – The Telltale Series” launch date announced

There's a new bat in town, and it ain't your older brother's Batman. In development, and teased, for quite some time now, "BATMAN - The Telltale Series" is a video game that takes quite a different stab at the uber popular Dark Night. Because instead of mashing buttons to dish out pain, which you can't do anyway on mobile, you will instead be relying on your wits and decision making abilities to solve crime, beat the bad guys, and maybe catch a kitty by its tail in the process.

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Android Nougat Reddit AMA: Night Mode, Java, and bugs

Android Nougat Reddit AMA: Night Mode, Java, and bugs

Getting on Reddit to hold an AMA ("Ask Me Anything") session is a brave thing to do. Especially when you know that your product is one of the most popular and also often criticized thing in the world. Thankfully, that didn't stop Android engineers from jumping into the frying pan to answer some of Redditors' most pressing questions about the upcoming Android Nougat release. Not surprisingly, there were a few dissatisfied voices with some of the trends in Android, but overall it has been rather civil. Naturally, there were a lot of questions raised, most of them related to development, of course, but here are a few interesting takeaways from the Q&A.

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Google signals Android 7.0 Nougat release with final Developer Preview

Google signals Android 7.0 Nougat release with final Developer Preview

This is a happy day for both Android users and developers, as Google has unleashed Android 7.0 Nougat's fifth Developer Preview on the world. The benefits for developers are clear, but why is it a good thing for users? Simply because this is the final Developer Preview for the incoming mobile OS, meaning that the full release just got that much closer.

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Keecoo K1 is the newest ‘women-friendly’ smartphone, perfect for ladies’ hands

Keecoo K1 is the newest ‘women-friendly’ smartphone, perfect for ladies’ hands

Listen up smartphone-using women, no longer need you burden yourselves with the large, rectangular shape of an iPhone or Samsung Galaxy. Now there's the Keecoo K1, a bright pink phone with a unique hexagonal shape that's been designed to fit the "small hands of women." As the first release from China's Keecoo Mobile, the Android-powered device features a plethora of gender stereotypes!

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iPhone lineup lands at MetroPCS stores across the US

iPhone lineup lands at MetroPCS stores across the US

If you're one of the many who have been waiting for the iPhone to arrive at MetroPCS, your time has finally come. The carrier announced today that most of the current iPhone lineup will be launching at stores across the US this weekend, giving customers the chance to buy one in-store or (presumably) online. The iPhones available at MetroPCS include the 6s, 6s Plus, SE, and 5s, with the standard iPhone 6 and 6 Plus notably missing from the list.

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iPhone 7 detailed in four colors

iPhone 7 detailed in four colors

Release day is coming for the iPhone 7 - not necessarily soon, but it's certainly on its way - and with it, a variety of new colors for the Apple flagship. Today we've got images of four colors for the next smartphone from the fruit company, one that suggests two shades of gray, the other that suggests one gray and one blue. Both images suggest that both Gold and Rose Gold are locks for the next device - for the smaller version, anyway.

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