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Google Pixel XL teardown tells its secrets (with HTC)

Google Pixel XL teardown tells its secrets (with HTC)

The first step in a Google Pixel XL teardown is the worst as its digitizer glass separates from its OLED too easy. This front panel removal is the only method with which repair happen with this device, and it requires some heat. Once the rim of the front panel is hot, separation requires a bit of a pick and pull - therein lies the danger. When the front panel becomes removed in the incorrect way, it'll separate with the swiftness.

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Nintendo Switch pricing tips, controllers, everything you need to know

Nintendo Switch pricing tips, controllers, everything you need to know

The final evolution of the Nintendo NX is here in the form of a console called Nintendo Switch. Today we're going to run down the details that are available thus far - the important details. We'll also be hypothesizing what it means for the system to be in the form that it is, and what that'll mean to the future of your pocketbook.

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7 things Samsung MUST do to avoid the Note 7 burning their company down

7 things Samsung MUST do to avoid the Note 7 burning their company down

The following is a list of suggestions for Samsung to fix the Galaxy Note 7 fire-related situation they're in right now. I am not a lawyer - I do not know what Samsung is being asked to do by their lawyers or the several governments they're now dealing with. I do know that Samsung needs to stop making headline-worthy anti-gestures when they should be making amends.

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LeEco Pro 3’s Pixel XL-beating phone isn’t what it seems

LeEco Pro 3’s Pixel XL-beating phone isn’t what it seems

The LeEco Pro 3 smartphone appeared today for the first time ready to take on the Google Pixel. It'll do this be coming with a 5.5-inch display with the same processor as the Google Pixel XL, but for a lower cost. This is just the latest in a line of LeEco phones released in China, but now ready for the USA.

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What if Google is abandoning Android?

What if Google is abandoning Android?

With the release of Google's Pixel Android-based smartphone family the company has opened the door to the real possibility of abandoning all 3rd-party manufacturers. Today we're imagining the potential for devastation that'd be wrought by Google closing off Android from the open source community. Today we're imagining what would happen to manufacturers like Samsung, LG, Sony, Motorola (Lenovo), and HTC if Google kept Android to themselves from this day forward.

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The Galaxy S7 recall that didn’t exist

The Galaxy S7 recall that didn’t exist

The Samsung Galaxy S7 is not subject to a recall at this moment, but a bunch of device users think it is. The Galaxy Note 7 is subject to recall, completely and thoroughly, regardless of the device's color or carrier or country or operation. Unfortunate for Samsung is the fact that this is the first year in which both the Galaxy Note and Galaxy S series shared the same number, for continuity's sake. Because of that, one has been mistaken for the other in a big way.

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A true Galaxy Note 7 alternative does not exist (…yet)

A true Galaxy Note 7 alternative does not exist (…yet)

Now that the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is officially out of commission, Note users will be looking for alternatives. But there are none. No new alternatives, anyway. Samsung is at a point in its phone brand history in which it has two major players in the game, neither of which are currently battling the rest of the Android smartphone market for want of better specs. The Galaxy, as it's generally known, comes in two sizes. One is normal size, the other is big, and has a stylus.

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Google Pixel pre-review videos show all release details

Google Pixel pre-review videos show all release details

A collection of videos of the Google Pixel and Pixel XL have appeared on YouTube along with explanations of tests being run. These videos shot of and with the devices were captured by a fellow by the name of Matthew Glass. It's alluded to that he's a sales rep from a store like Best Buy - or something - he's suggests that his "rep status doesn't affect [his] perspective of the quality of this phone." Or these phones, as it were.

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Galaxy Note 7 recall instructions: what should I do?

Galaxy Note 7 recall instructions: what should I do?

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has been recalled around the world, in all forms, from all generations, immediately and without exception. For those that avoided the recall of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 in the first place, this will get a little confusing. Instructions issued for the first recall might seem like they're no longer valid, and shared articles from the first wave might end up being dismissed by consumers with the newer "Green Battery" version of the device. Let SlashGear assure EVERY SINGLE Galaxy Note 7 user in the world: there is no exception to the rule. Every single Samsung Galaxy Note 7 needs to be turned off and returned to Samsung IMMEDIATELY.

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Google will open NY pop-up store for Pixel phone & other hardware

Google will open NY pop-up store for Pixel phone & other hardware

Now that Google has announced a pair of new smartphones and other additional hardware, it's opening a similarly branded "Made by Google" physical retail location. The company has revealed it will open a pop-up store on 96 Spring Street in Manhattan, New York on October 20th, offering customers the chance to check out the hardware announced earlier this week, including the Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones, the Google Home smart speaker, and the Google WiFi.

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Google should never have promised Nexus upgrades

Google should never have promised Nexus upgrades

Google Nexus smartphones are still for sale by Google as of the release of this article - or at least they would appear to be, at first. If one searches for Google Nexus devices in Google's own search engine, the page Google dot com slash Nexus still shows Google Nexus smartphones, including both the 5X and the 6P. "BUY NOW" buttons are also still in play, allowing the user to select which color device they'd like, only then to be sent to the Google Store's standard front page, which is currently stocked up full of everything "Made by Google", including Pixel phones but no Nexus.

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The best Android phone is now Google’s Pixel

The best Android phone is now Google’s Pixel

Google made clear this week that they're ready to center their attention on one smartphone: the Pixel. Android will continue to be updated, they'll continue to have teams dedicated to working with 3rd-party manufacturers of Android devices, but here comes the big break. It's time. Google may not have made a formal declaration of their intentions to take the throne, but they're most certainly gunning for it. The Google Pixel phone is about to be the device that's all the best in Google's services and hardware, all at once.

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