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More Google Sailfish and Marlin images and details leak

More Google Sailfish and Marlin images and details leak

In the last week or so some renderings of the HTC Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones hit the internet giving us an idea of what the devices might look like. We have also seen some specs of the Marlin device turn up on AnTuTu. Today some new images claiming to be of components for the smartphones had turned up online and in fact you can buy the LCD alleged to be for the Marlin on eBay right now. Today new images have surfaced claimed to be of the front cover and display unit.

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iPhone 7 and Galaxy S7 tested in deep water

iPhone 7 and Galaxy S7 tested in deep water

If you have been paying attention to all the coverage of the new iPhone 7, you will know that the smartphone is water-resistant with an IP67 rating that means it is rated to survive at a meter under water for 30 minutes. The Galaxy S7 is better with its water resistance rating with an IP 68 rating. For this test, the tester schleps down to the river and puts both phones to a very deep water test far exceeding the ratings.

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How to tell a good Galaxy Note 7 from a recalled one

How to tell a good Galaxy Note 7 from a recalled one

Samsung is still fighting to get people to return bad Galaxy Note 7 smartphones around the world under its recall program. While the bad devices are still being returned, Samsung is getting set to launch a new version of the smartphone that doesn't suffer from the battery defect that led to fire in many instances. As we said before, the problem is that many people around the world simply aren't returning their device and they all need to be returned.

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Nexus 5 gets a taste of Nougat via unofficial Android 7 ROM

Nexus 5 gets a taste of Nougat via unofficial Android 7 ROM

The Nexus 5 isn’t going to receive an official Android 7.0 Nougat update. Whether that’s because the smartphone has reached its end of life or because Qualcomm won’t release updated drivers for its chipset hardly matters for owners of what is perhaps the most loved Nexus smartphone. Hope springs eternal, however, at least for those who are willing to take the plunge and take the necessary steps towards Nougat. An AOSP-based Android 7.0 ROM is now available for the device and it seems that almost everything is working perfectly.

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Google Pixel phones might be able to dual boot Android ROMs

Google Pixel phones might be able to dual boot Android ROMs

The Android OS is known for being very open and flexible to the point that dozens of third-party Android versions, called ROMs, have been developed. That said, Android is setup in such a way that one device can really only boot into one Android system at a time, making it difficult, though not impossible, to juggle different ROMs on a single device. That, however, might be thing of the past as there is a chance that the upcoming Google Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones can actually dual boot two Android systems with less risk than before.

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Some iPhone 7 Plus reported to “hiss” under CPU load

Some iPhone 7 Plus reported to “hiss” under CPU load

The -gates seemingly aren’t going away soon. After “bendgate” hit the Web, netizens seem to be extra vigilant, almost to a fault, for any and every design, structural, or technical flaw on smartphones. Given its prestige, every new iPhone is naturally the subject of even more scrutiny. Especially this new iPhone 7 generation, considering how many things it has changed. The latest report claims that the iPhone 7 Plus in particular makes a hissing or buzzing sound from the back of the phone, particularly when under some heavier load.

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Xperia X Compact now on pre-order in the US

Xperia X Compact now on pre-order in the US

Those who have been hoping for a real miniature flagship Sony smartphone worth its salt won’t have to wait much longer. The Xperia X Compact, the company’s smaller sibling to the Xperia XZ flagship, is finally available for pre-order in the US via Amazon. But while the smartphone has quite a number of good things going for it, the fine print revealed in recent days might give even some fans some pause on whether the little flagship is actually worth its relatively higher price tag.

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Galaxy Note 7 lawsuits begin: man blames Samsung for burns

Galaxy Note 7 lawsuits begin: man blames Samsung for burns

If you haven't heard yet, there's a global recall for Samsung's new Galaxy Note 7 smartphone. It seems the batteries have a high probability of exploding. If have heard about this issue, along with the ensuing news about the Note 7 being prohibited from use on an airplane, or an explosion causing a car fire, then you know it's just a matter of time before a lawsuit is filed against Samsung. Well, that time has arrived.

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iPhone 7’s Home button requires skin contact to function

iPhone 7’s Home button requires skin contact to function

If you've paying any attention to all the recent iPhone 7 news, you've heard that the Home button on Apple's latest device has stopped being a physical button, and is now a pressure-sensitive touch surface that uses vibration to simulate an actual press. Now customers are getting their hands on the iPhone 7, one of the newly discovered drawbacks about this redesigned Home button is that it requires skin contact in order for a press to be recognized.

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LG X power phone arrives at Boost Mobile next Friday

LG X power phone arrives at Boost Mobile next Friday

Following its launch at Cricket Wireless, LG's new budget-friendly LG X power smartphone will soon arrive at Boost Mobile, another prepaid mobile carrier. As with most smartphones that launch through these carriers, the LG X power is relatively inexpensive at $129.99 USD, and it brings with it modest -- but in no way insubstantial -- specs. One of the phone’s more notable features is long battery life, which tops out at about two days depending on how heavily you use the phone.

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See how matte black iPhone 7 stands up to bend & scratch tests

See how matte black iPhone 7 stands up to bend & scratch tests

The new iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are slowly rolling out to buyers around the globe today, and while we've already the larger device go through a teardown, now it's time to see how the standard 4.7-inch model stands up to bending and scratching. YouTube user JerryRigEverything has basically put an iPhone 7 in the new matte black color through a torture test, going as far as scratching it with a utility knife and subjecting it to extreme pressure.

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iPhone 7 Plus teardown: fake speaker, bigger Taptic Engine, longer battery

iPhone 7 Plus teardown: fake speaker, bigger Taptic Engine, longer battery

The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are officially launching today, and, just as they do every year, the teardown experts at iFixit have already managed to get their hands on one and opened it up to show us what's inside. Their first writeup focuses on the rose gold iPhone 7 Plus specifically, and among the most interesting details are how the space previously dedicated to the 3.5mm headphone jack has been used, the water resistant adhesive used, and the fake speaker grille on the bottom of the device.

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