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DROID Turbo, Moto Maxx gets rebranded as Moto Turbo in India

DROID Turbo, Moto Maxx gets rebranded as Moto Turbo in India

As teased by Indian e-tailer Flipkart last month, the DROID Turbo is indeed coming to the sub-continent. Or rather the Moto Maxx. Or rather officially the Moto Turbo. They say that a rose by any other name would smell as sweet, and that is especially true here in this case. The DROID Turbo/Moto Maxx/Moto Turbo was one of 2014's surprises and less advertised treasures, but now it has to contend with a lot more worthy rivals, especially given its not so affordable price tag.

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Apple cracks 700m iPhone sales

Apple cracks 700m iPhone sales

Apple has sold its 700 millionth iPhone, CEO Tim Cook confirmed during today's press launch for the Apple Watch, making it the top selling smartphone in the world. The new stats came as Cook & Co. built up to detailing pricing and availability for its much-discussed smartwatch, with the Apple chief exec pointing out that the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus together have 99-percent customer satisfaction among users. Meanwhile, a number of Apple services are expanding.

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Xiaomi solves Mi 4 malware dustup: device was counterfeit

Xiaomi solves Mi 4 malware dustup: device was counterfeit

Yesterday, news surfaced that the Xiaomi Mi 4 came preloaded with malware. While we can handle a little bloatware, malware is just — no. Even more subversive than straight-up malware, some of the apps installed were disguised as Google apps. Security company Bluebox, who released the report, even suggested Xiaomi handed their handset off to a third party to get the malware installed, which is about as low as you can get. Now, Xiaomi has their say, and comfortably quashed any thought of malware on their devices.

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HTC One M9 release date leaked along with new pricing

HTC One M9 release date leaked along with new pricing

Just after HTC announced the One M9, a contest gave us a bit of info about what the device might cost. At the time, we cautioned that the listed price might simply be placeholder pricing, there to make the contest official. We may have been right, too. A listing for the One M9 has been discovered via an electronics retailers’ website, and gives a price tag of $649 for the HTC One M9. That’s a solid $50 more than what we heard last time.

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Carrier pre-order for Galaxy S6, S6 edge claimed to be 20M

Carrier pre-order for Galaxy S6, S6 edge claimed to be 20M

Samsung is unofficially making some rather bold claims that could perhaps leave some eyebrows raised. While there is little to deny that its new Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge smartphones are quite the hit over at MWC 2015, that hype has yet to be turned into actual sales and profits. Now, however, an anonymous Samsung exec claims that as early as now, the two have garnered a total of 20 million pre-orders from mobile carriers worldwide. If accurate, that is definitely an impressive, record breaking feat for the beleaguered company.

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Samsung Galaxy S6’s battery turns out be removable after all

Samsung Galaxy S6’s battery turns out be removable after all

Two of the most beloved features by Samsung Galaxy enthusiasts up to this point have been that the smartphones featured a removable battery and expandable storage space via user memory cards. But when Samsung debuted the latest models at Mobile World Congress last week, the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, those features appeared to be no more, with the devices now sealed in a glass unibody design. What ever will Galaxy users do now to brag over their iPhone-using counterparts?

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Samsung to lose head of US mobile business marketing

Samsung to lose head of US mobile business marketing

Having the right executives in a tech company, or any company, can make or break the enterprise. Word has filtered down that Samsung is set to lose an important executive that was the force behind the company's "Next Big Thing" marketing campaigns. The executive is Todd Pendleton and he has worked at Samsung for almost four years.

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Samsung now rumored to eye MediaTek for some handsets

Samsung now rumored to eye MediaTek for some handsets

It's rumors like this that make you wonder if there's more to the breakup between Samsung and Qualcomm than first believed. It is, after all, not exactly unreasonable for the Korean manufacturer to push its own Exynos chips to the forefront, but little did we expect that it might be pushing Qualcomm out of its products in more ways than one. Now MediaTek is entering the picture, with Taiwanese media painting a scenario where the chip maker will be present in some of Samsung's future smartphones.

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Samsung’s not giving up on VR: Gear VR GS6 hands-on

Samsung’s not giving up on VR: Gear VR GS6 hands-on

I honestly didn't think I'd have to mess up my charming, hobo-like mess of hair so often at MWC 2015, but Samsung wasn't going to let me get away without trying the new Gear VR for the Galaxy S6. An updated version of last year's Gear VR for the Galaxy Note, the new model keeps the same basic principle - your smartphone screen, when docked up-front, becomes a stereoscopic display - but updates it to suit the new Galaxy S6 and S6 edge Samsung announced on Sunday. Thing is, having already been wowed by the HTC Vive, can Samsung's altogether more straightforward headset compete?

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LG G4 may go metal, but cede flagship crown to new device

LG G4 may go metal, but cede flagship crown to new device

Now that we’re through the MWC hump, it’s time to shift focus. We’ve got our Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, and HTC gave us the One M9 as expected. Motorola let loose a really good mid-range device, the Moto E with LTE, ahead of MWC, so that leaves LG to bring us a new Android handset. We’d previously heard they’d hold off on announcing a G4 until after MWC, but now we’re hearing they may also have a new lineup that’s even better than the G series.

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