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Mega Man Mobile pre-registration is up, no rewards offered

Mega Man Mobile pre-registration is up, no rewards offered

Nintendo may be taking its sweet time to bring its sweet time to bring even just its characters to mobile, other Japanese gaming giants aren't so slow-paced. Square Enix, for example, has practically ported its entire Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest series to smartphones and now Capcom is following suit with Mega Man Mobile. The company has just opened up its pre-registration page for the game but, if you were hoping to get something in return for being an early bird, no such luck.

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Moto G4 and G4 Plus update to Android 7.0 Nougat rolling out in India

Moto G4 and G4 Plus update to Android 7.0 Nougat rolling out in India

Motorola has announced that its budget-friendly Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus smartphones, both of which were released earlier this year, are now receiving an update to Android 7.0 Nougat in India. The update, as expected, is giving handset owners all the Nougat features, including Android Doze, the multi-window view, and work mode, as well as some Motorola-centric features like new a new Moto action.

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Galaxy S8’s secret audio weapon : tipped to be wireless

Galaxy S8’s secret audio weapon : tipped to be wireless

The Samsung Galaxy S8 will launch at the same time as a wireless audio solution that'll take on Apple's AirPods. Information on this set of wireless earbuds is thin, but given Samsung's recent acquisition of Harman audio technology, things could sound mighty nice. This is just the latest in a long line of rumors surrounding the next release from Samsung - the device that'll almost certainly be called Galaxy S8.

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Wileyfox drops CyanogenMod, LineageOS may wait in the wings

Wileyfox drops CyanogenMod, LineageOS may wait in the wings

According to an email sent by Wileyfox this week, their first smartphone will be updated away from CyanogenMod this week. Despite this - somehow - Wileyfox Account Executive Michelle Johal suggests that "all user's experience will remain unchanged." Johal went on to say, "This was expected and we are confident with the smooth transition planned in an upcoming over-the-air update for the entire Wileyfox product range that will migrate away from Cyanogen’s refocus strategy, and on to a purer Android experience – enhanced."

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This iPhone feature may re-start the Android hardware wars

This iPhone feature may re-start the Android hardware wars

Apple has long been rumored to bring a set of hardcore components to the iPhone lineup - next year they just might do it. A set of patents this week shows how Apple is preparing for - or at least protecting itself in case of the eventuality of - next-level hardness in outer components. This isn't only for the iPhone, but the Apple Watch too.

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ZTE Blade V8 leaked photos show off metal body, dual camera

ZTE Blade V8 leaked photos show off metal body, dual camera

ZTE's Blade V8 is rumored to get an official reveal at CES next week, but ahead of that, we're getting an up close look at the device thanks to a new series of leaked images. Unlike so many other leaked images, these ones are in focus and photograph the phone from all angles, giving us a very good look at the phone. Despite being a mid-range device, the Blade V8 is looking pretty sharp.

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Behold: This North Korean tablet is the worst tablet of all time

Behold: This North Korean tablet is the worst tablet of all time

Let me introduce you to the worst tablet ever made - a new tablet by the name of "Woolim" made for citizens of North Korea. This isn't the sort of device you'd be able to pick up at a local Electronics Department Store - nor is it available to every citizen of the country's totalitarian dictatorship. Instead, made for what would appear to be "someone with money," according to researcher Florian Grunow, suggesting that this tablet is not meant for "the normal working class."

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LG G6 rumored with glass back for wireless charging

LG G6 rumored with glass back for wireless charging

Shortly after a set of renders gave us some idea of what the LG G6 might look like, we're hearing a new rumor that changes things up a bit. According to ETNews, the G6 will have a glass back when it arrives next year, following in Samsung's footsteps with the Galaxy S7. Going with a glass back would be a first for the G-series, which has received new backplate materials for a few releases now.

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Galaxy S8 tipped to get software nav keys with 3D touch style functionality

Galaxy S8 tipped to get software nav keys with 3D touch style functionality

In the build up to the official unveil of the Galaxy S8 by Samsung the rumors are flying hot and heavy. The latest rumor suggests that the Galaxy S8 will get software navigation buttons with 3D touch functionality. This would go along with previous rumors that the home button and fingerprint scanner would be eliminated to provides an all-screen front.

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Smartphone trends to watch for in 2017

Smartphone trends to watch for in 2017

As we bid 2016 farewell, and the explosive controversies along with it, we naturally have to look forward to the upcoming 12 months. Many analysts have remarked how the smartphone market has seemingly plateaued this year, both in terms of sales as well as innovation. Perhaps with one exception, 2017 might somewhat be the same. It isn't exactly a bad thing as it allows the smartphone industry to hunker down on its technologies before it makes the big leap which is expected to happen before the year's end.

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Here’s how Android tablets can survive 2017 and beyond

Here’s how Android tablets can survive 2017 and beyond

Smartwatches seem to be the new poster boy for "device categories that miserably failed" this year. But long before that, prophets of gloom and doom have long been circling around tablets like vultures waiting for a critter to expire. Especially when it comes to Android tablets.

With perhaps the sole exception of the Lenovo Yoga Book, this year hasn't seen any significant movement in the Android tablet front, whether it be from major manufacturers or even the Android community at large. But as the success of the Microsoft Surface Pro and Apple iPad Pro showed, there is still a market for tablets, even expensive ones. Fortunately, the Android platform can still catch up, and most of the solutions can even be done through software only, though it will definitely take some guts from OEMs to make it happen.

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Galaxy A 2017 launch event invites go out, again tease water resistance

Galaxy A 2017 launch event invites go out, again tease water resistance

Samsung has a penchant for bringing some of its lesser smartphone lines out with the same exact names each time and then differentiating them by listing the year. That means you don't get a Galaxy A8 as we do with the Galaxy S8 devices. Rather you get the same Galaxy A each year with the year in the mix with each new generation. An invite to the launch event for the Galaxy A 2017 has surfaced.

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