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Moto X Pure Edition U.S. preorders start tomorrow

Moto X Pure Edition U.S. preorders start tomorrow

Motorola has announced the Moto X Pure Edition will be going up for preorder tomorrow in the United States. The Pure Edition will have a starting price of $399.99 USD, and will be available this coming fall, according to Motorola’s website. The Moto X Pure Edition brings with it all the stylings of the Moto X, but with a “pure Android experience,” says Motorola, as well as being unlocked, giving users the freedom to toggle between carriers.

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Google 2015 icons made available with new animations

Google 2015 icons made available with new animations

Today we're tearing apart Google's new brand identity to capture the bits and pieces that'll be applicable for your smartphone and tablet. While Google will eventually bring most or all of these icons and imagery to your device in the form of a software update in the future, we know what you want - you want it now. You're an Android addict, and you demand satisfaction once you've seen a new logo from Google. You need a few new wallpapers too, so lets to it!

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Google’s new logo on Android and everywhere: identity evolved

Google’s new logo on Android and everywhere: identity evolved

This morning Google revealed their new logo and design language evolution, complete with Android implementation. We're having a look with what Google describes as "designers from all across the company, including Creative Lab and the Material Design team" at what it took to design this logo and this new look. We'll see first how the new look will appear in a web browser on your desktop or notebook computer. We'll also see how it'll appear on Android - colors, animations, and everything in-between.

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Nextbit launches “Robin” phone on Kickstarter

Nextbit launches “Robin” phone on Kickstarter

Nextbit, a group of software developers and veterans from HTC and the original Android 1.0 team, has kept their promise of debuting something "awesome" and "different" in the smartphone market. Today they've launched a Kickstarter campaign for their Robin phone, a "cloud-first" device with endless storage. See, once the 32GB of internal storage starts to fill up, Nextbit's custom software begins sending everything from photos and files to apps and their data to the cloud for safe keeping.

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LG 2015 Nexus 5 will use Snapdragon 808, says latest tip

LG 2015 Nexus 5 will use Snapdragon 808, says latest tip

As expected, until we see the actual device, or at least until all voices start singing in unison, leaks about upcoming devices will always fluctuate from one detail to the next. The latest victim? Why, it's none other than LG's second Nexus 5 smartphone. You know, the Nexus that isn't made by Huawei. According to the latest "reliable source", the device will bear a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 instead of an 820 or, worse, an 810, which might be for the best considering the present mobile processor landscape.

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Google On app launched for your smart home

Google On app launched for your smart home

Today the first Google On app has been launched, prepared at first for the device OnHub, a device Google says is "a router for the new way to Wi-Fi." Inside this app you won't find a whole lot - unless you've already got a Google OnHub in your home. For now this device will act as a smart Wi-fi control tower, distributing your internet service throughout your home in a set of smart ways. In the future, the Google OnHub and On app will act as smart controllers for all of the smart home products in your immediate environment.

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Xperia Z5 video leak confirms 4K display

Xperia Z5 video leak confirms 4K display

Well, here's one thing Sony fans might be looking forward to this week. Or not. Perhaps realizing how far behind they are at the smartphone game, Sony might finally be upgrading its smartphone displays. But wait just a second! It might actually be doing more than that. It might be pushing he envelope to almost ridiculous levels, outing what is probably the world's first 4K smartphone. That is, if any of these leaks are true and not just wishful thinking for a smartphone brand that is slowly losing believers.

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ITC clears Microsoft in 8 year old patent case, Lumias safe

ITC clears Microsoft in 8 year old patent case, Lumias safe

It would have been a devastating blow if Microsoft was blocked from importing its next batch of Lumia smartphones even before its Windows 10 Mobile OS got out the door. That crisis, however, has been just averted when the US International Trade Commission (ITC) ruled in favor of Redmond in a patent case that InterDigital brought against Nokia way back in 2007. According to the ITC, Microsoft did not infringe on InterDigital's patents, which saves it from a potential import ban that could affect its Lumia smartphones.

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Android Marshmallow Update: Granting Permission

Android Marshmallow Update: Granting Permission

Today we're going to talk about how the next version of Android will have app-makers asking for your permission to access your phone or tablet's features. This might seem scary at first if you have no idea what "permissions" are in the first place - but have no worry! In fact this update to Android makes it easier for users like yourself to understand what app is requesting access to which part of your device.

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iPhone 6s rumored to undercut Galaxy S6 with 16GB storage

iPhone 6s rumored to undercut Galaxy S6 with 16GB storage

A piece of packaging from France suggests the iPhone 6s will be revealed with a 16GB internal storage size. To be entirely clear up front - Apple has not revealed this device yet, nor have they suggested they'll be doing anything specific to battle Samsung's smartphones on the market today. The fact is, though, that Samsung's Galaxy S6 does not have a 16GB internal storage size model, while the iPhone 6s may well come to market with just such a size.

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You can bend AUO’s flexible phone to navigate apps

You can bend AUO’s flexible phone to navigate apps

While we're now well into the era of curved screen smartphones, thanks to hits like Samsung's Galaxy Edge devices, Taiwanese manufacturer AUO has raised the bar with its new flexible phone concept. Unveiled at Touch Taiwan 2015 this week, the screen isn't just bendable for the sake of showing how strong it is, it's actually used as a form of input. Corners or sides of the phone can be bent with up to six degrees getting recognized as inputs similar to a stylus or pinch-to-zoom gestures.

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