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Galaxy S5 Plus revealed, but why?

Galaxy S5 Plus revealed, but why?

Just as Samsung revealed a late-season upgrade to their Galaxy S4 with the "LTE-A" model last year, this year’s Galaxy S5 Plus has arrived. Here in 2014, this means an upgrade past the Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 to a higher-grade Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 with 2.5GHz clock speed, Krait 450 CPUs, and Adreno 420 GPUs. What’s all that mean to the lay person? It means it can process better, harder, faster, stronger. This device also works with LTE Cat. 6 instead of Cat. 4, meaning you can go faster once again - supposing you've got LTE Cat. 6 in your area, that is to say.

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Qualcomm SafeSwitch offers a hardware-based kill switch

Qualcomm SafeSwitch offers a hardware-based kill switch

Depending on your market outlook, Qualcomm could be seen as the top chip mobile chip maker, at least when it comes to smartphones and tablets. Soon, however, it's lead on its competitors might widen even further if it manages to convince device manufacturers and carriers to utilize its own "kill switch" implementation, which, unsurprisingly, revolves around its processor.

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Incredible MEMS-IGZO displays coming in 2017

Incredible MEMS-IGZO displays coming in 2017

Many displays on mobile devices are LCD, a technology that’s a bit long in the tooth. Sharp, in conjunction with Qualcomm, is working to create a new type of display, one they hope will forge a new path for small displays. Called MEMS-IGZO, the new display tech leans on the hard work of both companies equally.

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Is Moto G better than Moto X (2014)?

Is Moto G better than Moto X (2014)?

Last year we had a bit of a chat surrounding our reviews of Moto X and Moto G, and several readers suggested something outrageous. They suggested that the Moto G (2013) might be a better value than the Moto X (2013). This year, the differences between the two devices are more radical than they were last year. Could Motorola have made a mistake, creating too large a value gap between their two hero phones?

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iPhone 6 rumor: NFC, A8, and a staggered release

iPhone 6 rumor: NFC, A8, and a staggered release

As the iPhone 6 launch draws near, we’re going to get all kinds of “confirmations” and “exclusives”. That’s not to say the information is incredulous, just that it should be taken at face value In that vein, we present confirmed exclusives that there will be two iPhones, and there will be an A8 processor in each!

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