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More Leaked 3rd Gen Moto G pics hit the web

More Leaked 3rd Gen Moto G pics hit the web

Motorola is having a very hard time of late keeping its new phone models a secret. So far this month we have seen two instances of photos of the 3rd generation Moto G leak onto the web. Now more photos of the Moto G have turned up showing some shots of the boot screens and chassis of the device.

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Samsung Pay trial kicks off in Korea

Samsung Pay trial kicks off in Korea

Samsung has been conducting a trial of its new mobile payment system in Korea and that mobile payment system is called Samsung Pay. The trial is in preparation for a full roll out to more places around the world. Trials started on July 15 for select customers in Korea. The first smartphones to have access to Samsung Pay are the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge.

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HTC One M9 confirmed to already use Snapdragon 810 v2.1

HTC One M9 confirmed to already use Snapdragon 810 v2.1

There just seem to be no end to the controversy that looms over the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 like the sword of Damocles. Varying reports, varying experiences, and varying OEM support all cast a cloud of doubt over the chip. Supposedly, salvation would come from a certain version 2.1 of the embattled processor, but now it seems that even that is for naught. HTC's own Jeff Gordon publicly reveals that the One M9 already runs on v2.1, which, sadly, only reaffirms suspicions that the SD810 is a lost cause.

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The HTC One M9+ is headed to Europe

The HTC One M9+ is headed to Europe

HTC wowed us back in April with the One M9+, only to leave us disappointed once more that the 5.2-inch 2K resolution Android phone would be Asia-only. Now comes the welcome news that the One M9+ is getting a wider release, bringing its 20-megapixel Duo Camera, fingerprint sensor, dual-metal body, and Mediatek Octacore processor to Europe.

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ZAGG partnership brings Fantastic 4 to Galaxy S6 and iPhone 6

ZAGG partnership brings Fantastic 4 to Galaxy S6 and iPhone 6

The ZAGG team have announced that they're teaming up with 20th Century Fox for a super delivery of super-protective cases for the next superhero movie. The film is the Fantastic Four, and the product is a rather unique piece of hardware. While the company's InvisibleShield products are the most obvious tie-in with the film - what with the Invisible Woman and all - they've also got a couple of new cases that'll only be out for a very short period of time -just before the release of the movie.

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Quantum Interface: changing the way you use your smartphone

Quantum Interface: changing the way you use your smartphone

The folks at Quantum Interface have created for themselves a software revolution, of sorts. While you're not really able to get ahold of it yourself (yet), they're presenting a way to change the way you interact with your devices. Not just smartphones and tablets, but smartwatches as well. They've got an idea for a new way that your finger can access your apps. The basics. The shortest way to any goal in a smartphone or smartwatch won't be a slide, it'll be a slight roll.

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Go West : The march of Chinese Mobile OEMs to the U.S.

Go West : The march of Chinese Mobile OEMs to the U.S.

ZTE made an unexpected, if you haven't been monitoring the rumor mill, announcement yesterday. A new Axon smartphone brand that puts mainstream flagships on notice with its high-end specs and sub-premium price. That is, however, just the tip of the Chinese iceberg. Crowd favorite Xiaomi has made its slow crawl to markets outside China. Huawei made an interesting proposition when it announced the P8 lite smartphone and seems to be a crowd favorite for the next Google Nexus smartphone. The dragon is rising and OEMs should take note. But this journey to the West, just like the novel, is fraught with challenges.

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OPPO Mirror 5 tries to dazzle with its cut-glass rear

OPPO Mirror 5 tries to dazzle with its cut-glass rear

We could almost say it's just smoke and mirrors, almost literally. Minus the smoke of course. OPPO has just announced the Mirror 5, to be available in South Asia, Southeast Asia, MENA (Middle East and North Africa), and Mexico, with a note about a hidden US-compatible model. The most memorable part of this smartphone will probably not be its specs, which are a mix of rather low to mid range components, but its rather unusual exterior that makes it look more luxurious than it actually is.

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