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Pokemon GO Community Day Mudkip details: Why and how

Pokemon GO Community Day Mudkip details: Why and how

The folks at Niantic behind the scheduling of the events for summer have delivered a new batch of information! It would seem that there's a Pokemon GO Community Day coming up - in about a month. Sort of a long ways away from here to sit around and twiddle thumbs, waiting for Mudkips... but still, let's have a strategy session and discuss the details right now!

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Honor makes Android Q promise amid Huawei ban uncertainty

Honor makes Android Q promise amid Huawei ban uncertainty

Honor has promised its latest smartphones will get Android Q updates, with the value-focused Huawei sub-brand joining its parent in attempting placate users confused by the impact of the Trump Administration's sales ban. Huawei released a list of phones last week which it was "confident" would get Android Q, when Google releases the software officially later in the year.

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Verizon’s 60-day lock approved by FCC, and they’re right

Verizon’s 60-day lock approved by FCC, and they’re right

Once Verizon began to take part in Block C spectrum with the FCC, they became subject to rules which stopped the locking of phones. This meant that if you purchased a phone from Verizon, you could potentially walk right out the door and over to an AT&T, for example, and buy a SIM card that'd work (to some degree). Now, thanks to a new waiver on the part of the FCC, Verizon is allowed to keep their phones locked to their network for 60 days after purchase.

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Sony Xperia 1 preorders get WH-1000MX3 thrown in to soften the blow

Sony Xperia 1 preorders get WH-1000MX3 thrown in to soften the blow

Sony has confirmed US launch details for what could well be the company's most eagerly-anticipated smartphone in recent years, the Xperia 1, and it's sweetening the deal with a set of its flagship WH-1000XM3 headphones. Revealed at Mobile World Congress back in February, the Xperia 1 stands out first for the unusual shape of its 6.5-inch display.

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Galaxy Note 10 Pro release date 2019 tipped with specs

Galaxy Note 10 Pro release date 2019 tipped with specs

Today we're taking a peek at the most-sought detail for the Samsung Galaxy Note 10: the release date! The tips we're working with today appear to have culminated around several dates in late August - but the final say will have to do largely with the final selection of products Samsung's hoping to offer. Will they release a single unit, or a standard 10 and a Pro? Will the Pro model have 10 in its name, or will it start at 1?

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First evolved Shiny Pokemon in Pokemon GO tipped for Dortmund

First evolved Shiny Pokemon in Pokemon GO tipped for Dortmund

Today we're taking a look at the code for the game Pokemon GO in the latest update and we're seeing some interesting notes. It would appear that the next big event for the game, Pokemon GO Fest 2019 in Dortmund, Germany, may have a first-ever type of Pokemon in the game. That'd be the Shiny Evolved Pokemon - without a requirement for finding that Pokemon in the wild as its least-evolved self!

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Vivo AR Glass and 120W Super FlashCharge get ready for a 5G world

Vivo AR Glass and 120W Super FlashCharge get ready for a 5G world

OEMs and especially network operators are buzzing about 5G but not many of them talk about the practical use of the new technology apart from insanely fast downloads and lag-free streaming. 5G, in theory, enables new experiences not possible on mobile before but also requires newer technologies to keep up with the demand. At MWC Shanghai 2019, Vivo is showing off its 5G play which includes AR glasses to take advantage of those speeds, 120W charging to keep phones powered on, and a 5G phone at the center of it all.

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Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 could be a RAZR-like clamshell

Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 could be a RAZR-like clamshell

Samsung has yet to actually launch its first foldable phone in the market and yet now it is tipped to already be preparing for its next one. Granted, it might be easier to now move forward thanks to the very hard lessons it learned from the Galaxy Fold. Still, it might be tempting fate by jumping unto a new foldable phone, and one with a completely different form factor at that.

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Nokia 1 Android Pie update has Android users dreaming of better days

Nokia 1 Android Pie update has Android users dreaming of better days

You may have not heard of HMD Global before but it has certainly made waves in the mobile market when it acquired Nokia’s name to continue the Finnish brand’s mobile legacy. HMD Global has also risen among the ranks by providing a pure Android experience and keeping up with its commitment to push out regular updates. The latest proof of that is the Nokia 1, its first Android Go phone that is now receiving Android 9 Pie.

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Brawl Stars Summer Brawl Talk video reveals radical Star Power updates

Brawl Stars Summer Brawl Talk video reveals radical Star Power updates

The folks behind Brawl Stars just released a set of details on the next big update to the game. The newest update will have some interesting cross-brand action going on, including some... Bumblebee skin? Probably a new Brawler, and four new skins to boot. There'll be some new end game content soon, as well.

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Telegram update adds private local chat, removes need for phone numbers

Telegram update adds private local chat, removes need for phone numbers

The best alternative to basically any other chat app in the world today is Telegram - that's my word. Today they've added several features that push the most-secret chat app into the future, including the ability to transfer group ownership, a new theme picker, and a new set of Siri shortcuts. Some of these updates work with iOS only for now, but will be on Android soon. Except Siri, of course, because Siri is an iPhone joint.

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Next Microsoft Surface device may beat PC and Android at last

Next Microsoft Surface device may beat PC and Android at last

The next generation in Microsoft Surface hardware was tipped this week to take a radical position. Radical compared to what Microsoft's tried before with real, live, market-ready hardware that is to say. This new device would have two displays that work as one, would be surprisingly robust, and would be able to run both Windows and Android apps, with ease.

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