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Samsung Z2 Tizen smartphone coming to Kenya this month

Samsung Z2 Tizen smartphone coming to Kenya this month

Samsung has just unveiled the Galaxy Note 7 and its curves to the whole world, but, in some local simultaneous events, it is by far not the only one getting the spotlight. In a local Kenya unveiling, an unexpected guest also arrived. There, Samsung revealed the Samsung Z2, its third, yes third, Tizen-powered smartphone. And although there is no definite word yet where the Z2 will debut first, it is, at least, scheduled to be announced in full in Kenya on the 26th of August.

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Moto Z Play arrives on TENAA, pics and specs in tow

Moto Z Play arrives on TENAA, pics and specs in tow

It seems that the arrival of the last, and somewhat the least, member of the new Moto Z family is truly at hand. We know that because the smartphone has just made an appearance at China's TENAA. Although identified only by its model number XT1635, given its design similarities to the Moto Z line but comparatively lower specs, this is unmistakably the Moto Z Play. Or Moto X Play in China, whichever way Lenovo and Moto wants to play with the name. Pun totally intended.

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Galaxy S7 Edge was the most popular Android phone for first half of 2016

Galaxy S7 Edge was the most popular Android phone for first half of 2016

It's a big day for Samsung, as the company is gearing up to officially reveal the Galaxy Note 7 in just a little while. That isn't the only reason Samsung will want to celebrate today, as Strategy Analytics is reporting that the Galaxy S7 Edge was the most popular Android phone on a global basis in the first half of 2016. With a market as crowded as the one for Android, that's no small achievement, even for a company as big as Samsung.

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LG V20 leak hints at a superpower with a disappointing screen

LG V20 leak hints at a superpower with a disappointing screen

LG already confirmed that the V20, which takes after the V10 of course, is scheduled to debut in September. Which, of course, leaves us enough time to have as many leaks as we can about it, which is quite needed considering there are very few of them at the moment. One of the earliest comes straight from Korea and, unsurprisingly, it talks about mostly high end specs. The only problem, however, is that the LG V20 is said to have a less than high end screen compared to its predecessor.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 livestream details announced

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 livestream details announced

By now, there is almost nothing secret about the Galaxy Note 7, or Galaxy Note7 as Samsung spells it. Still, it will be interesting to see how all the rumors and speculation pans out when Samsung finally pulls off the veil on the 2nd of August. Of course, not all of us have the privilege of being there in person. But those viewing at home or elsewhere have at least one advantage over the live audience. They can view the entire event in 360-degrees, in a free, and maybe even disembodied, manner.

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OPPO F1s leak reveals the F1 Plus’ little brother

OPPO F1s leak reveals the F1 Plus’ little brother

Just because OPPO itself isn't spilling the beans on the OPPO F1s doesn't mean others won't be doing the talking for them. The Chinese OEM may be keeping fans at the edge of their seats, but now those might have little left to wait for. Sources have revealed that while the OPPO F1s is indeed a step up from the OPPO F1 launched early this year, it is, in truth less of a flagship device and is actually a step down compared to the OPPO F1 Plus, also from early 2016.

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Galaxy Note 7 new S Pen Air Commands get leaked

Galaxy Note 7 new S Pen Air Commands get leaked

While there has been no shortage of discussions and leaks about the upcoming Galaxy Note 7's hardware and design, what really separates this phablet from its kin is the S Pen and related features. Sadly, details those have actually been considerably fewer, that is until now. A new leak has shown at least one new aspect S Pen wielders can look forward to, with three new capabilities being added to the Galaxy Note 7's Air Command roster, such as Translate, Magnify, and a rather odd Glance.

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LG V20 confirmed, to be first non-Nexus Android 7.0 phone

LG V20 confirmed, to be first non-Nexus Android 7.0 phone

There are perks to having a close, working relationship with Google, especially after making not one, not even just two, but three Nexus smartphones. That is something that LG is now boasting as it reveals, to no one's surprise really, that there will, indeed, be an LG V20 coming soon. Sometime in September, in fact. More than that, LG is also boasting that it will be the first smartphone that isn't a Nexus that will come with the shiny new Android 7.0 Nougat.

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Moto Z Play unofficially poses for the camera

Moto Z Play unofficially poses for the camera

Motorola may have already launched its champs for the 2016, but one member of its new "Z" family remains unaccounted for. The Moto Z Play, which was leaked to be in existence, still has to make its existence known to the world. While we still don't know the exact date for that, it might actually be close at hand, given that an actual working model of the smartphone is making rounds on the Internet via some leaked but very clear shots.

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Apple Lightning EarPods shown in action in new video leak

Apple Lightning EarPods shown in action in new video leak

Alongside the growing speculation that the upcoming iPhone 7 will ditch the standard headphone jack are rumors that the device will be paired with a new type of Apple's EarPod headphones that use a Lightning connector. We've already seen various photos of different quality claiming to show the new accessory, but now a video has surfaced with footage of the headphones functioning while connected to an iPhone's Lightning port.

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Microsoft Phone future gets darker with 2,850 layoffs

Microsoft Phone future gets darker with 2,850 layoffs

What Microsoft says and what Microsoft does are two very different things. Granted, it hasn't actually committed to a solid smartphone hardware business, but it hasn't completely discounted that future either. But if there were any doubt that Microsoft doesn't really have smartphones in mind, as far as devices are concerned, this revelation of nearly 3,000 job cuts should probably banish all that. And with that employee exodus, Microsoft has practically rid itself of the Nokia smartphone business that it acquired two years ago to the tune of $7.2 billion.

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Motorola opens the Moto Mod door, apps now available

Motorola opens the Moto Mod door, apps now available

Moto and Verizon have just unleashed the collective power of all Moto Z editions, including the Moto Z Droid and Moto Z Force Droid. But while the smartphones themselves are already the head turner, they become even more so thanks to one crucial part of the spiel: Moto Mods. And Moto is doing more than making these Mods commercially available and configurable through apps. The company is also giving an open invitation to bright minds and tinkerers to expand the ecosystem by developing their own mods.

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