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iPhone sales are now worth more than every other phone combined

iPhone sales are now worth more than every other phone combined

Apple took 51% of the revenue in the smartphone market in the fourth quarter of 2017. According to Strategy Analytics, Apple dominated the market, accounting for the most massive revenue in smartphone sales compared to every other company, worldwide. Much like Apple's reports of its own sales, the number of units sold is going down at the same time as revenue is going up - industry-wide.

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Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S expected: One Massive Screen

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S expected: One Massive Screen

An Android that succeeds the smartphone with the biggest screen and tiniest bezel seems to be here at last. It's called the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S, and it does not have a notch in the center of its forehead. Its notch is on the side of its forehead, where all good notches go. This device is the next in a line of devices that have no qualms with covering the entirety of the front of their bodies with screens - without the need for curves or arrays of sensors.

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Essential Phone limited-editions include Copper Black surprise

Essential Phone limited-editions include Copper Black surprise

Essential has spilled the details on its three new Essential Phone colors, Ocean Depths, Stella Gray, and Copper Black, with sales kicking off from today. Announced back when Essential first revealed the phone, the new finishes have taken longer to arrive than Andy Rubin's startup initially anticipated, after the discovery that getting the colors and textures right was trickier than they thought.

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ZTE Axon 7 Oreo US beta: here’s how to get in

ZTE Axon 7 Oreo US beta: here’s how to get in

ZTE made a big splash in the US back in 2016 when it launched the Axon 7, back then its premium model. It still is, so far, its flagship phone with no successor yet in sight. But while fans await what is rumored to be the Axon 9 (no Axon 8), the Chinese OEM is making their time worthwhile with its Oreo Beta program for those in US. But while it’s welcome news for those who have been dying for an update, getting into that program is proving to be harder than usual.

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Galaxy S9+ AnTuTu benchmark confirms specs, performance

Galaxy S9+ AnTuTu benchmark confirms specs, performance

With just barely two weeks left, it’s not surprising to see a torrent of leaks, rumors, revelations, and even official teasers building up the hype around the Galaxy S9. Samsung has just recently released three video clips that hint at the upcoming flagship’s camera prowess. Now AnTuTu is getting into the game, revealing just how powerful the larger Galaxy S9+ will be. Its improvement is, of course, expected, but the bigger question is whether it will actually be enough, especially against the iPhone X.

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Galaxy S9 camera teasers should worry iPhone X

Galaxy S9 camera teasers should worry iPhone X

Visually speaking, all signs point toward the Galaxy S9 being very similar to the Galaxy S8. Take a look at the back of the handset, though, and the changes are apparent (at least based on very credible leaks). The Galaxy S9 will sport a dual rear camera, and the South Korean company started teasing its camera-centric focus with its Galaxy S9 event invite. The teasing has grown from there, and things are getting exciting.

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Samsung just slammed the brakes on Android Oreo

Samsung just slammed the brakes on Android Oreo

Some Galaxy S8 and S8+ owners began seeing the Android Oreo update arrive in recent days, but Samsung has put a stop to that. The update had first arrived on handset owners who were in the beta program, though it started appearing for other users a couple days ago. Unfortunately, those who haven't received the Android 8.0 update yet will have more waiting to do: Samsung has pulled the release.

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Amazon Prime phones now get an ad-removed refund

Amazon Prime phones now get an ad-removed refund

Just about a week ago, Amazon revealed that it would be removing the lockscreen advertisements from Prime Exclusive phones. Those advertisements allowed Amazon to offer phones to Prime members at a lower cost, as presumably the revenue made from putting ads on the lock screen would make up the difference. Lockscreen advertisements apparently didn't work out the way Amazon was expecting, though officially, the company said it was removing them so that users would be able to take advantage of modern unlocking methods like facial recognition.

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Galaxy S9 launch may be most massive yet

Galaxy S9 launch may be most massive yet

This week we're having a peek at a series of released teasers for the Samsung Galaxy S9. These teasers show a little bit about what the Samsung Galaxy S9 will be, and how it'll stand out from the rest of the pack. The Galaxy S9 will look a whole lot like the Galaxy S8 to the common user - but once the user gets inside the phone, things get wild. Or so Samsung is appearing to suggest in these teasers, these teasers which seem to suggest that the Galaxy S9's launch will be their biggest yet.

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Shiny Pokemon GO Luvdisc just appeared for Valentines Day

Shiny Pokemon GO Luvdisc just appeared for Valentines Day

Yes indeed, programs, there is a new shiny Pokemon in Pokemon GO this week. Starting today - and going for a few days into the future - the most heart-shaped of Pokemon, Luvdisc, is available in its most shiny of forms. Incidentally this shiny form is the less lovely of the two, as it is yellowy, but it is a heart nonetheless!

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HTC President of Smartphones quits, aims for AI

HTC President of Smartphones quits, aims for AI

Smartphone company HTC's President of the Smartphone and Connected Devices Business, Chialin Chang, has resigned from his position. This position has not yet been filled by the company as of the first publishing of this article. But what's this all mean for you, the end user? Not one whole heck of a lot in the short term.

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Android Chrome OS unified: what Andromeda could have been

Android Chrome OS unified: what Andromeda could have been

Google is known, in fact notorious, from casting its net wide to catch as many fish. A more appropriate metaphor, however, might be throwing as many things on a wall and seeing which ones stick. It already had an Android operating system when it suddenly launched Chrome OS. Despite what many naysayers said, Chrome OS stuck. Now Google has two operating systems to worry about. Google was once rumored to be working on a unified Andromeda OS that combines these two finally into one. That effort is pretty much dead but that doesn’t mean there’s no need for it. Here’s what Andromeda could have brought to the table had it actually been born.

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