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Acer Liquid Zest Plus packs massive 5000mAh battery

Acer Liquid Zest Plus packs massive 5000mAh battery

Acer unveiled a pair of new smartphones back in February at MWC 2016. Those two devices were the Liquid Jade 2 and the Liquid Zest. Acer is back with another version of the latter called the Liquid Zest Plus and the feature that will grab the attention of most users is the big battery that the Zest Plus packs. Specifically that battery is 5,000 mAh in capacity.

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New Google Phone released for Android (all devices)

New Google Phone released for Android (all devices)

At last, a version of Google's own Phone app is available for the masses. Not just Nexus devices. Not just the Moto X from Motorola. Anyone who has a phone that runs Marshmallow or better - or higher, that is to say - will be able to use this app as it exists in APK form today. When activated properly, this app will allow you to see Google's own vision for what a basic phone app should be on your Android device.

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Tiny Posh Mobile Micro X S240 Android smartphone has 2.4-inch screen

Tiny Posh Mobile Micro X S240 Android smartphone has 2.4-inch screen

For many companies who make smartphones, the trend is to make devices with larger and larger screens. There is certainly a market for devices with big screens, but there are some who prefer a smaller device that easily fits into a pocket. This is where the Posh Mobile Micro X S240 smartphone comes in. This device is very small, roughly the same height as a credit card on its end.

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All Sony Xperia Z2 and Z3 devices can now get the Android Marshmallow update

All Sony Xperia Z2 and Z3 devices can now get the Android Marshmallow update

Earlier this month Sony rolled out the Android Marshmallow update for a handful of Xperia Z2 and Z3 smartphones. The catch at the time was that the update was only offered for those who were in the beta testing program. Xperia Z2 and Z3 users who weren't in that beta program can now get the update to Marshmallow.

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Samsung Pay partners with more global POS firms to accelerate mobile payments

Samsung Pay partners with more global POS firms to accelerate mobile payments

Samsung Pay wants more people to use its mobile payments service and to facilitate that increase in users; Samsung Pay has announced that it is working with global POS providers to accelerate adoption. The more global point of sale providers that Samsung Pay supports, the more people have the opportunity to use the mobile payment system with their credit and debit cards. To facilitate this wider adoption Samsung Pay now has partnerships with ten additional POS providers.

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Android N Preview 2 tips Force Touch support and VR services

Android N Preview 2 tips Force Touch support and VR services

Last week the latest version of the Android N preview was released and there were several things inside the new version that had been updated. Among them were emoji that look more like people rather than blobs. Hidden inside this update was also some software that is for virtual reality. Apps will be able to register themselves with VR Listener or VR Helper.

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Huawei P9 Lite pricing unveiled by Euro retailers

Huawei P9 Lite pricing unveiled by Euro retailers

We have already heard a bunch of rumors about the Huawei P9 Lite smartphone. Another leak has happened ahead of the official announcement of the device by Huawei. This time out a European retailer has listed the P9 Lite in three different colors on its website. The listings come from Romanian retailer Cel.ro and lists black, white, and gold versions of the device.

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Huawei P9 Max leak points to 3GB of RAM, 6.9-inch screen

Huawei P9 Max leak points to 3GB of RAM, 6.9-inch screen

Huawei is working on some new smartphones and over the last several months the devices have turned up on benchmark sites giving us a glimpse at what hardware hides inside. A new leak has turned up that shows the Huawei P9 Max as captured when it went through the GFXBench program. The big feature with this device is a massive 6.9-inch screen, but that screen only has 1920 x 1080 resolution.

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Galaxy Note 6 model number leak hints at European launch

Galaxy Note 6 model number leak hints at European launch

Samsung fans in Europe have not always been able to get their hands on the Galaxy Note phablet when new models launch. Samsung didn’t offer the Galaxy Note 5 in Europe as a way to push more buyers towards the Galaxy S6 edge+ smartphone. That move certainly made some European Galaxy Note smartphone fans angry.

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AMC Entertainment CEO not opposed to allowing texting in theaters

AMC Entertainment CEO not opposed to allowing texting in theaters

Since the first cell phone and pager was invented, there have been advertisements before we watch movies in theaters that tell people not to use their mobiles and to mute them in the theater. Every time I go to the movie it seems like a handful of people ignore those warnings. Some even talk during the film making me want to throat punch them. AMC Entertainment is the company that runs AMC theaters and the company has a new CEO called Adam Aron.

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ZTE Nubia X8 and X8 Mini cross TENAA dressed in metal

ZTE Nubia X8 and X8 Mini cross TENAA dressed in metal

When it comes to Chinese made devices, often the first glimpse we get of them is when they land at TENAA for certifications needed to go on sale. Such is the case with a pair of new devices from ZTE called the Nubia X8 and Nubia X8 Mini. The Nubia X8 is model number NX523J and has a 6-inch display with full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution.

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Spot the differences between a real and a fake Galaxy S7

Spot the differences between a real and a fake Galaxy S7

With the massive popularity of the Galaxy S7 smartphone, there are people and manufacturers out there that want to trick people into buying their fake junk phones by making the devices look almost identical to the Galaxy S7. These rip off artists go so far as to fabricate the packaging and the fakes are very convincing.

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