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Nexus 7 LTE release nears as device appears in China

Nexus 7 LTE release nears as device appears in China

Unless what we're seeing this morning is a test model not meant for public consumption, it would appear quite likely that the Nexus 7 LTE is coming to stores imminently. This multi-carrier 4G LTE iteration of the 2013 reboot of the Nexus 7 works with a solution created by Qualcomm to connect with a massive cross-section of 4G LTE bands both in the USA and internationally, making it possible to deliver a single SKU - a single model, that is - that will accept SIM cards from any one of a number of carriers. This model is the one showing up in hands-on photos in China today.

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Nexus 5 tipped for LG, complete with Nexus 4 pricing

Nexus 5 tipped for LG, complete with Nexus 4 pricing

Though we've already explored the possibility that Motorola might be making the next Nexus smartphone for Google, it's time for LG to have a swing at things. And why not? They've made the Nexus 4 successfully, and Google's been nothing if not satisfied with the high-powered sales stream that is the device as sold through Google Play (like the Moto X Google Play edition rumored for late 2013). That's why the "South Korean media" tip with MyDrivers this afternoon doesn't seem so far-fetched.

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Nokia Lumia 1080 may aim for Galaxy Note III’s lunch this Fall

Nokia Lumia 1080 may aim for Galaxy Note III’s lunch this Fall

Another wave of rumors surrounds Nokia's (unconfirmed) plans for a next-generation "phablet" sized device in the near future, currently code-named Nokia Lumia 1080. This name would fit right in with the Nokia Lumia 1020, a device revealed just this past month and released to AT&T with a 41-megapixel camera in tow. Releasing a device with a display bigger than the already massive Nokia Lumia 625's 4.7-inch display would put the company squarely in front of devices like the LG Optimus G Pro.

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LG G2 hardware round-up

LG G2 hardware round-up

This morning LG revealed the LG G2, their headliner for the year 2013 in smartphone form, complete with a 5.2-inch display and a back-facing set of physical buttons. With no physical buttons around the sides of this smartphone and only on-screen buttons up front, this device is LG's most unique hardware delivery of the year - if not in their whole smartphone-toting history. What we've learned today is what this device is made of and what makes it tick, starting with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor.

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LG G2 release set for “all four major carriers in the US”

LG G2 release set for “all four major carriers in the US”

This week the LG G2 has been introduced by LG, aimed at carriers around the world and "all four major carriers in the US". This means that LG will be releasing the smartphone to Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile USA. It'll be doing this as the first worldwide-launching smartphone to carry the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor as well.

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Nokia tablet (or large handset) RX-114 appears with Snapdragon 800

Nokia tablet (or large handset) RX-114 appears with Snapdragon 800

It's not every day that you see two tablet leaks in one day with the same processor under the hood - but that's just what's happened with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 in this afternoon's appearance of the fabled Nokia tablet. This tablet works with code-name Nokia RX-114 and likely runs either full Windows 8 or Windows RT, pushing with it the same processor we saw appear on this morning's reboot of the Kindle Fire.

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HTC One mini Review

HTC One mini Review

Several months after the first market availability of the original HTC One, the HTC One mini emerges as a compact amalgamation of everything that was right about its predecessor. Working with a smaller body, a lower resolution on a sized-down display, and a processor that's not quite as powerful as the Qualcomm SoC on the HTC One, can this miniature second wave of a smartphone strike true for those of us with a smaller palm?

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 coming to “virtually every global OEM” in the coming months

Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 coming to “virtually every global OEM” in the coming months

This week SlashGear had the opportunity to have a chat with Murthy Renduchintala, EVP of Qualcomm Technologies, about the company's most recent earnings report and the launch of their next big-name processor: Snapdragon 800. This smartphone processor is part of the next level, one of a family of processors introduced earlier this year and deployed on a number of hero devices for companies like HTC and Samsung with the Snapdragon 600. Now it's time for the 800 to shine.

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Nexus 7 2013 benchmarked: Snapdragon S4 Pro in full effect

Nexus 7 2013 benchmarked: Snapdragon S4 Pro in full effect

Here with the 2013 reboot of the Nexus 7, Qualcomm scores a bit hit with a new version of the quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro (with Adreno 320 GPU), coming up to battle the original tablet's NVIDIA Tegra 3. This new device works with a much more high-definition display and a new edition of Android with version 4.3, so benchmark comparisons won't be especially telling - or fair, for that matter - but let's have a peek anyway!

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