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OnePlus X goes out of stock, goes bye-bye for good

OnePlus X goes out of stock, goes bye-bye for good

With OnePlus taking hit after hit of negative publicity with the OnePlus 3, first due to hardware issues, then with an unavoidable UK price hike, the startup is probably hunkering down on its resources and shedding excess baggage. Sadly, that means something has to give and in this case it is the OnePlus X that is apparently taking the fall. User reports are coming in saying that the mid-range smartphone is marked out of stock in almost all markets. And those who still have pending orders are being informed that those stocks will no longer be replenished and they will be given refunds instead.

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Google Now on Tap offers up new Translate card, Discover button

Google Now on Tap offers up new Translate card, Discover button

Google Translate has long been a handy tool for those who need a quick translation job and don't mind if it's a little rough around the edges. Today, Translate got even better on Android phones, with Google adding a "translate this page" card to Now on Tap. Now, when users are presented with a page in a language they don't understand, they only need to hold the home button on their phone and hit the translate card to have the page converted into a words they can actually read.

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iPhone 7 shows off its backside in leaked image

iPhone 7 shows off its backside in leaked image

We may be one step closer to figuring out what the iPhone 7 will look like, as a new leaked image apparently shows off the rear housing of what will be Apple's latest and (presumably) greatest. While there have been many leaks surrounding the iPhone 7, this image shows us what might be a fully assembled device. The only problem is that whoever snapped the picture didn't flip the phone around to give us a look at the front.

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Galaxy J2 leaked images highlight standard black version

Galaxy J2 leaked images highlight standard black version

Yesterday we talked a bit about the Galaxy J2 smartphone that had leaked in a few images showing the Smart Glow ring and a couple other shots. In those leaked images, the Galaxy J2 was clad in an attractive gold color but if you are the sort who doesn't like your smartphone to stand out, you might be more interested in the new leaked photos that have surfaced.

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Moto Z Play heads to India for testing

Moto Z Play heads to India for testing

India is one of the booming smartphone markets around the world and as such, a number of new devices have been showing up there first. Granted most of these new devices debuting first in India are on the mid or low end range. One of those mid-tier devices is the Moto Z Play also known by its codename Vertex. An import listing has surfaced that shows the smartphone has been imported to India for testing.

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Huawei Nexus 6P ZeroLemon 8500mAh battery case debuts

Huawei Nexus 6P ZeroLemon 8500mAh battery case debuts

The Huawei Nexus 6P isn't exactly a new device having launched last year. If you are a Nexus 6P owner looking for longer run time from your device, you might want to consider the new battery case that has launched from ZeroLemon called simply the Nexus 6P Battery Case. The case promises 190% charge for your device and should almost double the runtime between charges.

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OnePlus 3 is king of AnTuTu’s Top 10 smartphones for 2016

OnePlus 3 is king of AnTuTu’s Top 10 smartphones for 2016

OnePlus may be having a bit of a hard time since it launched the OnePlus 3 last month, but it has gotten some reprieve in at least one corner. Popular benchmark maker AnTuTu has just released its chart for the Top 10 Performance Smartphones for the first half of 2016, and the OnePlus 3 is leading the pack, tough not by a wide margin. Considering the criticism the smartphone got over its less than desired RAM management, some might actually doubt those results.

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Sharp 507SH is Japan’s first (and only) Android One

Sharp 507SH is Japan’s first (and only) Android One

Back in 2014, Google launched the Android One program as a sort of mix between Nexus and Google Play Edition devices meant for emerging markets. In a nutshell, that meant OEMs have more freedom to design smartphones to their liking while still getting the software and update benefits of a Nexus. While originally intended for emerging markets, like India for example, it seems that it has now outgrown that limitation. Japan, which is hardly an emerging market, has just gotten its first, and so far only, Android One device, the Sharp 507SH.

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OnePlus 3 UK price hike starts July 11, OTA put on hold

OnePlus 3 UK price hike starts July 11, OTA put on hold

Things don't seem to be looking good for OnePlus, both in the UK and everywhere else. As it had earlier predicted, the economic repercussions from the "Brexit" vote will have an impact in the price of its new OnePlus 3 flagship. That is indeed the case and the company is confirming that starting July 11, those putting in an order for the OnePlus 3 will be facing a higher 329 GBP price tag than early birds who already bought or pre-ordered the smartphone.

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Lexa app puts Amazon’s Alexa on your Android device

Lexa app puts Amazon’s Alexa on your Android device

There’s a new app that puts Amazon Alexa in your pocket, and it’s called Lexa. Available for Android, the Lexa app uses Amazon’s Alexa Voice Service to let mobile users interact with Alexa and get a response…the same way they would with an Amazon Echo device. The company bids its app as a way for developers and manufacturers to play around with Alex and test it for their own products; anyone with an Android device can use it, though, making it a low-barrier way to use Amazon’s personal assistant.

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BlackBerry Classic has been officially discontinued

BlackBerry Classic has been officially discontinued

In late December 2014, BlackBerry introduced the return of a classic with its then-new BlackBerry Classic smartphone. Larger than the Q10 and better capable than BlackBerry devices of old, the Classic was praised by BlackBerry fans and regarded well enough by some critics. Still, the company has struggled to find a foothold in the modern smartphone market, and it has put many of its products to rest because of this. Today marks the official discontinuation of the BlackBerry Classic.

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BLU Energy XL arrives with 6″ FHD display, biometrics, 5000mAh battery

BLU Energy XL arrives with 6″ FHD display, biometrics, 5000mAh battery

BLU, maker of relatively inexpensive unlocked phones, has launched the new BLU Energy XL. This smartphone features a giant 6-inch Full HD AMOLED display and a fingerprint reader, both of which are great but pale in light of the handset's 5000mAh battery. According to BLU, owners will see about three days of run time when using the phone as they normally would, and a fantastic 30-day standby time when not using the handset.

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