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Android One phones could be coming to the US

Android One phones could be coming to the US

Just when you thought Google was done with its different Android brands and settling on a single, premium Pixel, this rumor comes along. According the quintessential people familiar with the matter, the Android maker is actually planning to increase its US smartphone presence from two to three. In addition to the existing but seemingly endangered Nexus and the fledgling Pixel, Google is now said to be planning on bringing its budget class Android One line to the US as well, increasing the likelihood of confusion but also of potential profits.

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LG Aristo on T-Mobile, MetroPCS offer bang, style for buck

LG Aristo on T-Mobile, MetroPCS offer bang, style for buck

Buying a smartphone, more often than not, involves a series of compromises, usually between price, feature, and design. Lately, however, design has stopped being an issue, with even the most wallet-friendly models sporting better-looking bodies. Take for example the LG Aristo, now available on T-Mobile and MetroPCS, which is, through and through, a lower mid-range smartphone, but one that you won’t be embarrassed to hold in public.

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Google Search will no longer be fazed by spotty Internet

Google Search will no longer be fazed by spotty Internet

For all the power we hold in our hands thanks to our smartphones, we are, most of the time, at the mercy of our invisible, intangible Internet connections. As much as we wished the Internet was really everywhere, there are just times and places where even the bravest of radio signals can’t reach. And sometimes, that happens when we need it the most, like Googling for that oh so critical trivia. Never fear, because the Google Search Android app will no longer forget what you asked it and will get back to you as soon as the reception clears.

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Google+ is not dead, Classic look will soon be

Google+ is not dead, Classic look will soon be

Reports of Google+’s death are largely exaggerated, despite how some might want it to be. At least, that is definitely the vibe that Google is giving off by announcing a somewhat major refresh to its social network turned community platform. The new Google+ will make smarter use of space by hiding “low-quality” comments and taking advantage of huge, hi-res photos. Google is also bringing back Events functionality to the platform but is also on the verge of saying farewell to a classic look.

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Stubborn Verizon Galaxy Note 7 users won’t turn in their phones

Stubborn Verizon Galaxy Note 7 users won’t turn in their phones

Some Galaxy Note 7 owners love their handsets, so much so that they’ve taken steps to dodge the killer update that would render the handset useless, and they continue to use the phone despite the risks. Verizon has revealed that "thousands" of its Galaxy Note 7 customers are still using the recalled Samsung handset, and as a result the carrier is implementing more drastic steps to cripple the phones.

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6 Reasons the Nokia P1 could be the iPhone of Androids

6 Reasons the Nokia P1 could be the iPhone of Androids

This week the Nokia P1 has been teased right on the heels of the announcement of the Nokia 6. The latter device is the real deal - the former isn't yet confirmed as a real device. Sources suggest that the Nokia P1 will utilize company connections to base its design on the Sharp Aquos Xx3. As such, the images you see in this article are literally of the Sharp Aquos Xx3, as it was when it was introduced last year.

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Pokemon GO January APK teardown: New moves, evolution items, Gen2

Pokemon GO January APK teardown: New moves, evolution items, Gen2

The first update for Pokemon GO of the year and we've found a whole bunch of new moves for Pokemon from Gen2. This first update for the game had very little in it for the everyday user - a bit of an update for walking distance and Pokemon Eggs for Apple Watch. But for those that dug deeper - there's a bunch of fun bits and pieces that tell us about the near future of the game.

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Roku mobile app v4.0 for iOS and Android streamlines navigation

Roku mobile app v4.0 for iOS and Android streamlines navigation

Roku's mobile app is getting an update today on iOS and Android, and streamlining is the name of the game. The update adds a number of shortcuts to the main screen, putting some of the more popular Roku features front and center for easy access. On top of that, a new "What's On" tab aims to make finding content a little easier for you indecisive types.

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Galaxy J7 Prime out now: 5 reasons you’ll want one

Galaxy J7 Prime out now: 5 reasons you’ll want one

Supposing you're a consumer looking for a new smartphone and you've not already purchased a Galaxy S7, the Galaxy J7 Prime might be right up your alley. Today we're running down 5 reasons why a person might want this smartphone here in the first part of the year 2017. This device isn't quite the most powerful smartphone in Samsung's collection, but it's no pack of small beans to cough at.

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ZTE Hawkeye crowdsourced phone specs are mid-range at best

ZTE Hawkeye crowdsourced phone specs are mid-range at best

ZTE announced the formal name and existence of its first, and probably last, crowdsourced smartphone back at CES earlier this month. So it's a bit puzzling that it chose to withhold the actual specs of such an equally puzzling smartphone until the last minute. Well it is finally spilling all the beans about the ZTE Hawkeye, the product formerly known as Project CSX ("Crowd Source X"). Now the question whether it's to late for those details to do its struggling Kickstarter any good.

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Galaxy S8, S8 Plus leaked dimensions show some interesting screens

Galaxy S8, S8 Plus leaked dimensions show some interesting screens

While still waiting for Samsung’s official and hopefully final excuse explanation for the whole Galaxy Note 7 fiasco, we could do with a bit more Galaxy S8 speculation. Especially with its expected MWC 2017 reveal inching ever closer. This latest tidbit doesn’t show beyond a sliver of a doubt the final smartphone’s appearance. Instead, it only leaves us with figures of the Galaxy S8’s, as well as the Galaxy S8 Plus’, supposed sizes. But if these numbers are correct, we’re in for some interesting screen sizes next month.

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Google Pixel cracking audio is hardware-based after all

Google Pixel cracking audio is hardware-based after all

Google might have an angry mob at its doorsteps if this latest revelation about the Google Pixel will be confirmed to be the final word about the smartphone. Already riddled by bugs or hardware issues, the first “made by Google” smartphone might end up looking like a rushed disaster, though to a lesser extent than the Galaxy Note 7. That’s because the cracking audio problems reported by some users are, according to a “top-tier” Googgle Support specialist, is actually caused by hardware and, therefore, can’t be fixed through software alone.

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