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Android Open Source Project adds recovery-based brick function

Android Open Source Project adds recovery-based brick function

For the most part Android smartphones and tablet users never want their devices to get bricked because of a failed update or a hack they are trying to install themselves. However, there are times when rendering your own device into a useless brick is very appealing. Specifically when your phone is lost or stolen and you don't want the thief able to use your device or access data you have stored there. The Android Open Source Project (AOSP) has integrated a new feature to allow users to brick devices when needed.

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Lumigon T3 smartphone has a night vision rear camera

Lumigon T3 smartphone has a night vision rear camera

Lumigon has unveiled a new smartphone called the T3 that has some interesting features packed away inside. The T3 is constructed from stainless steel and damage resistant glass. The screen is a 4.8-inch Super AMOLED and the smartphone has both physical and soft keys for navigation. The smartphone packs three different cameras.

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Oppo F1 Plus special edition celebrates FC Barcelona

Oppo F1 Plus special edition celebrates FC Barcelona

Oppo has a partnership in place with a professional soccer team (football for our European friends) called FC Barcelona. To celebrate this partnership, Oppo has unveiled a very cool looking special edition of the F1 Plus smartphone that uses the Barca Livery that players on FC Barcelona wear. The smartphone is blue and red with the club insignia in 18k gold plate.

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Sony Xperia E5 claims 2-day battery life

Sony Xperia E5 claims 2-day battery life

Sony has unveiled a new smartphone today called the Xperia E5. Sony says that the device is built around a large battery good for two days of use per charge and an "it just works" experience for users. The smartphone has 1.5GB of RAM paired with a quad-core MTK6735 chipset. Internal storage is 16GB and is expandable with microSD cards up to 200GB.

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OnePlus 3 crosses TENAA as prices drop across the board for OnePlus devices

OnePlus 3 crosses TENAA as prices drop across the board for OnePlus devices

We have seen plenty leaked about the OnePlus 3 smartphone over the last few months with lots of images spied. This week the OnePlus 3 A3000 has finally crossed TENAA to get the certifications that it needs and with that crossing comes some new images of the smartphone and details on specifications. What we can tell is that the photos leaked early this month look identical to the images that TENAA has published.

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Owl VR Smartphone Kit is Brain May’s latest creation

Owl VR Smartphone Kit is Brain May’s latest creation

If you are a fan of the rock band Queen, you will recognize the name Brian May as the guitarist for the band. Being a rock star isn’t all that May is up to, he is also an astrophysicist and owns a company called the London Stereoscopic Company that makes something called the Owl Stereo Viewer. This device allows people to view his company’s reproductions of classic Victorian era stereo cards along with astronomy cards and images from Queen.

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Galaxy Note 6 may be called the Galaxy Note 7 instead

Galaxy Note 6 may be called the Galaxy Note 7 instead

Samsung has done well so far with its Galaxy S7 family of smartphones. Sales have been robust and a new rumor is making the rounds that Samsung might change its naming convention typically used for the Galaxy Note line to capitalize on the success of the S7. According to a new rumor making the rounds, Samsung will skip the Galaxy Note 6 name and move straight to the Galaxy Note 7.

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Oppo folding smartphone prototype is a modernized flip phone

Oppo folding smartphone prototype is a modernized flip phone

Back in the '90s before the smartphone craze kicked off and the design that everyone wanted for their mobile phone was the iPhone-style candy bar device, everyone wanted a flip phone. Flip phones were long enough to resemble the normal phones that people were used to in their homes, but compact enough when folded to fit easily into a pocket or a purse. Oppo has a new prototype smartphone that has turned up with a folding design that reminds a bit of those old flip phones.

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Ily Smart Home Phone keeps familys safe and connected

Ily Smart Home Phone keeps familys safe and connected

More and more people are moving away from traditional landline phones and going to mobile phones only. The problem for families that do this is that kids can't always use a smartphone unsupervised and sometimes older people either have a hard time using a smartphone or simply aren't interested in one. A new smart home phone called Ily has hit Kickstarter that aims to keep people connected easily and safely.

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ZTE Grand X Max 2 smartphone lands at Cricket Wireless

ZTE Grand X Max 2 smartphone lands at Cricket Wireless

Cricket Wireless has announced that it has a new budget mobile offering that is available on its pre-paid network. The smartphone is called the ZTE Grand X Max 2 and its biggest feature is the large 6-inch screen. That big display has full HD resolution and the smartphone measures 6.46" x 3.30" x 0.35". The OS right out of the box is Android 6.0 Marshmallow and the processor is a 1.5GHz Octacore unit of unspecified model.

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Samsung and Alipay team to expand Samsung Pay in China

Samsung and Alipay team to expand Samsung Pay in China

Samsung Electronics has announced a partnership with the parent company of Alipay called Ant Financial Services Group that will expand Samsung Pay in China. Under this new partnership, users can add an Alipay account on supported Samsung mobile phones via Samsung Pay. After registering the Alipay account in Samsung Pay, users can pay with their mobile phone by swiping up from the lock or home screen or sleep mode, choosing the Alipay QR code, and scanning it on the scanner at the register.

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Nexus 5x running Windows 10 mobile

Nexus 5x running Windows 10 mobile

A video has turned up that shows the Nexus 5x smartphone that normally runs Android running the Windows 10 Mobile operating system. All of the text is in what appears to be Chinese writing on the video so most of us can't understand what is being said. We also can't read much in the way of what the icons and settings menus seen.

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