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Lumia 650 goes up for preorder in US and Canada

Lumia 650 goes up for preorder in US and Canada

Microsoft’s sleek budget phone, the Lumia 650, is available for preorder in the United States and Canada. The handset debuted earlier this year, and is the maker’s budget-tier Windows 10 handset. Initial reactions to the smartphone have been mixed, with some praising its design and others criticizing the lack of Continuum, the company’s sleek business feature.

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Android 6.0 Marshmallow lands for Xperia Z5, Z4 tablet, and Z3+

Android 6.0 Marshmallow lands for Xperia Z5, Z4 tablet, and Z3+

Sony has announced something that fans of the Xperia line of smartphones and tablets will be glad to hear. Android 6.0 Marshmallow is now available for several of the devices that wear the Xperia name including the Z5, Z4 tablet, and Z3+. The update to Android 6.0 is offered for the global versions of all three devices and when they first launched Lollipop was the OS right out of the box.

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Xiaomi Mi5 supports all major US LTE bands

Xiaomi Mi5 supports all major US LTE bands

Xiaomi has posted up some Q&A action on its official forum that sheds some light on exactly what networks the new Mi5 will work on outside of China. As it turns out the Mi5 will work on 18 different LTE bands, which means that the smartphone will support every major carrier here in the States. A few LTE bands aren’t mentioned leaving uncertainty about their support.

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Samsung itself leaks Galaxy S7 vid, shows waterproof feat

Samsung itself leaks Galaxy S7 vid, shows waterproof feat

While companies would prefer to keep a tight lid over their upcoming products, the memo doesn't always reach the farthest offices. And, of course, we always have to take into account human frailty. While it's still a good few days before Samsung officially unveils the Galaxy S7, its Indonesian outfit might have jumped the gun just a bit. Granted, a landing page for the device that doesn't reveal much isn't exactly earth-shattering, but that website does come with a full blown video, showcasing some of the features the Galaxy S7 might have.

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Xiaomi Mi 5 tipped for Android and Win 10 versions

Xiaomi Mi 5 tipped for Android and Win 10 versions

Rumors and leaks about the Xiaomi Mi 5 have been flying over the last few weeks. The device was confirmed to get official on February 24 by Hugo Barra. We have also seen packaging leak for the Mi 5 that shows multiple colors will be offered. This week a new leak has surfaced claiming there will be two versions of the phone.

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Asus ZenFone 2 Deluxe Special Edition updated with faster Intel chip

Asus ZenFone 2 Deluxe Special Edition updated with faster Intel chip

It's only been a couple months since we first talked about the Asus ZenFone 2 Deluxe Special Edition smartphone. Despite only having been around for a couple months, Asus has already upgraded the device to give it a slightly faster processor.

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Google app for iOS updated with 3D Touch support

Google app for iOS updated with 3D Touch support

The Google app for iOS has been updated with 3D Touch support, giving iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus users some added functionality. Users can, for example, hard press on the Google app’s icon to pull up shortcuts for common activities: voice search, image search, and search. The update brings with it a couple other changes, as well, that aren’t limited to the latest iPhone models.

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ZenFone Max promo video highlights massive battery

ZenFone Max promo video highlights massive battery

Asus has published a new video to build up some excitement over the ZenFone Max smartphone that was expected to have launched in October. The smartphone should be launching soon and the new promotional video highlights some of the specs of the device. One of the biggest features of the Max is its massive 5000 mAh internal battery.

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Galaxy Note 5 heads to UK in late January

Galaxy Note 5 heads to UK in late January

In the US fans of Samsung smartphones have been able to get their hands on the Galaxy Note 5 phablet since the device launched back in August. Fans across the pond in the UK have yet to have the opportunity to purchase the latest phablet Samsung has to offer. Fear not UK Note 5 hopefuls, your day is coming in the near future.

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Xiaomi Mi 4 LTE Windows 10 ROM now available

Xiaomi Mi 4 LTE Windows 10 ROM now available

If you own a Xiaomi Mi 4 LTE smartphone, the Windows 10 ROM you have been waiting for is now available. If your Mi 4 isn't the LTE version, this ROM won't work for you. The ROM can be downloaded from the source link at the bottom or can be downloaded by signing up for the Microsoft insider program.

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Verizon built a cellphone in Minecraft that actually works

Verizon built a cellphone in Minecraft that actually works

Minecraft has sparked a creativity revolution that has taken the Internet by storm, from "to scale" replicas of behemoth starships to fan-made tributes to fictional worlds to faithful recreations of the simplest computers in the world. But perhaps none have gone so far and so advanced than Verizon, who has just revealed that it made a cellphone in Minecraft. And it's not just any ordinary, gigantic representation of a cellphone. It's actually one that lets you browse the web and, if really needed, make a video call.

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WhatsApp for Android gets rich link previews, starred messages

WhatsApp for Android gets rich link previews, starred messages

WhatsApp users on iOS received an update earlier this month that added, among other things, rich previews for shared links. Android users didn’t get an update, however, and a week rolled by without anything showing up. Fast-forward to yesterday, and those users finally received their own update, getting the same rich previews as well as a handful of other changes, one of which that is limited only to those running Android 6.0 and higher.

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