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HTC One M9+ render leaks out again, hints at fingerprint scanner

HTC One M9+ render leaks out again, hints at fingerprint scanner

While Samsung seems to be taking a breather just before the storm of launching its Galaxy S6 flagship worldwide, HTC seems to be still busy coming out with devices left and right, from all possible tiers. We just recently saw the appearance of the One E9+, ahead of the One E9 itself. And more than that, the "larger", though not really larger, sibling of the One M9 flagship is making a few rounds over the Internet again. And in the latest scoop, the One M9+ is said to sport a fingerprint scanner on what looks like a home button.

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Microsoft rumored to eye Android apps on Windows phones

Microsoft rumored to eye Android apps on Windows phones

Insider information or wishful thinking? That might be the first thing you think when you hear about this latest rumor coming out of Redmond. Several sources are claiming that Microsoft is, at least internally, looking into emulation technologies to make Android apps run on Windows phones. Why? Supposedly to finally resolve the dearth of apps on Windows mobile devices. But is this a solution that could help boost the adoption of Microsoft's mobile platform or will it be suicide for the software vendor in the long run?

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Galaxy S6 edge brutally slammed on the ground thrice, survives

Galaxy S6 edge brutally slammed on the ground thrice, survives

This video is both a testament to Samsung's new build quality as well as to human cruelty. We'd love to be able to say no smartphone was harmed in the making of this video, but we'd be lying to your face. A woman, presumably a Korean considering the origin of this YouTube clip, has subjected the new Galaxy S6 edge not to a drop test but to a slam test. Yes, the more expensive Galaxy S6 edge gets slammed on the ground. Hard. To its credit, it survives unscathed.

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Next Windows 10 for Phones build could support 30 models

Next Windows 10 for Phones build could support 30 models

While the Windows 10 upgrade path on the desktop is more or less clear cut, the same can't be said of their mobile counterparts. Last February, Microsoft started handing out preview builds of the upcoming operating system but its coverage was worryingly limited, to at most 6 models. That's not to say that Microsoft will only be supporting those and upcoming smartphones, but it hung a cloud of uncertainty over users. Now Microsoft is clearing the air by revealing as much as 36 models (30 if you count variants as one) who might be in the next round of builds.

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LG Magna, Spirit, Leon, Joy mid-range phones go global

LG Magna, Spirit, Leon, Joy mid-range phones go global

While it didn't unveil its next flagship at MWC 2015, LG did announce, or rather pre-announce, some smartphones. Among them was a batch of new mid-range devices to fill in the gap, not just in time, but also between it's high end and its low end offerings. Instead of the usual letter-based naming, however, LG opted to give these four, the LG Magna, LG Spirit, LG Leon, and LG Joy, real names, though not necessarily descriptive. And these four will begin their global trek in South America, followed by Europe and other regions before finally ending in North America.

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HTC One E9+ phablet quietly revealed in China

HTC One E9+ phablet quietly revealed in China

After the number of accidental leaks spoiled HTC's announcement of the One M9, the company's latest flagship smartphone, you would think they would have learned to be a bit more careful or put a bit more effort into making a splash. Either HTC has yet to learn that lesson or we're looking at another unintentional reveal, but their new One E9+ phablet has just turned up on the company's Chinese website. While the device appears to be much the same as what was discovered earlier this month, albeit with a few small differences.

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UK investigation finds Huawei isn’t a security threat

UK investigation finds Huawei isn’t a security threat

Huawei, along with ZTE, has previously been a source of concern for western governments, many of whom have expressed worry that the Chinese company could be performing surveillance for the Chinese government. That has led to use of its hardware being banned in some places, and probes into whether Huawei hardware has been compromised. Back in 2013, Huawei revealed that it would be launching an R&D facility in the United Kingdom, and that resulted in an investigation into the matter. It has been quite a while since then, and the result is in Huawei's favor.

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LG G4 photos leaked, possibly “Note” variant

LG G4 photos leaked, possibly “Note” variant

With the HTC One M9 and the Samsung Galaxy S6 set to arrive in stores in the next few weeks, we can turn our attention a bit to this year's MWC no-shows, like LG, for example. Numerous leaks of what might be the LG G4 have already surfaced, and LG itself is giving fodder by teasing what could be in its next flagship. This latest batched of leaked photos, four in total, is particularly curious. While some might bill this to be the LG G4 itself, it might very well be an LG G4 Note version instead.

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OnePlus AMAA tidbits: OnePlus Two, OxygenOS, and drones

OnePlus AMAA tidbits: OnePlus Two, OxygenOS, and drones

Despite some setbacks, controversies, and complaints about availability, the OnePlus One has become a high profile device which admittedly deserves its renown. The "flagship killer" from a little known startup gave credence to that moniker, delivering (somewhat) high-end hardware with an affordable price tag, something only Xiaomi was famous for. Of course, a one hit wonder won't be able to keep OnePlus afloat, and the company does have ambitious plans up ahead. At a Reddit Ask Me (Almost) Anything, AMAA for short, round, co-founder Carl Pei and One Plus' David S. revealed some interesting details, including its next "game changer" device.

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Huawei’s Ascend P8 is coming in April

Huawei’s Ascend P8 is coming in April

Huawei has fired out invites for the launch of its next Android smartphone, complete with some heavy hints that we should expect the Ascend P8. The event takes place in London, UK, on April 15th, and we're expecting to see a 5.2-inch handset most likely with an octacore processor, as Huawei makes a play for the top-end of the market.

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