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Lineage Android Pie update: What is it, and should I use it?

Lineage Android Pie update: What is it, and should I use it?

Today we're having a peek at the latest update to Lineage - but before that, we're going to go over what it is and why it exists. Lineage is a bit of software that replaces the version of Android your smartphone manufacturing brand originally installed before purchase. Once you purchase the phone, you have the ability to run the software already installed, or you can go through a series of steps that'll lead to expanded abilities and a custom build - made by Lineage.

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Faraday Future’s money woes claim planned Las Vegas plant

Faraday Future’s money woes claim planned Las Vegas plant

Though Faraday Future gave a rather grandiose presentation at CES 2017, whispers of money problems have followed the company around for much of the year. Faraday Future has mostly kept quiet on these rumors, but today we're seeing big indication that the company is indeed experiencing some financial woes. Faraday Future has been forced to cancel plans for its 1 million square foot factory in Las Vegas, leaving little to the imagination when it comes to the company's financial situation.

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Why LeEco has failed in the US

Why LeEco has failed in the US

Chinese company LeEco is set to layoff almost all of its US-based staff tomorrow, according to sources, as it restructures both its business and its focus to stave off total failure of its US brand. The revelation follows a leaked LeEco email calling workers at all three of the company's US offices to join a 'Town Hall Meeting' at 10AM PST tomorrow. Sources say that out of the 500 or so US employees LeEco currently employs, only 60 will be left.

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DirecTV NOW app arrives on LeEco 4K smart televisions

DirecTV NOW app arrives on LeEco 4K smart televisions

LeEco has announced that its 4K smart televisions now offer the DirecTV NOW app, marking the first time the service's app has been made available on a smart TV. The addition arrived in the form of a software update for select models, among them being the uMax85, X43 Pro, Super4 X65, and the X55. If you have one of these models and aren't seeing the app yet, you'll need to initiate the update manually; doing so, fortunately, is simple.

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LeEco won’t acquire VIZIO, 2 TV companies remain 2

LeEco won’t acquire VIZIO, 2 TV companies remain 2

An acquisition of VIZIO by LeEco will no longer be happening this year. merger between LeEco and VIZIO was mentioned as a possibility earlier this year by both companies - that's no longer going to happen. In a message from LeEco today we're to understand that the merger agreement will not be moving forward "due to regulatory headwinds." That could mean a lot of different things - but the result is the same: VIZIO and LeEco will remain separate companies and brands. They'll also be teaming up on a few projects, so to speak.

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LeEco Le Pro3, Le S3 now available from Target

LeEco Le Pro3, Le S3 now available from Target

LeEco is a company whose ambitions know no bounds. Whether that's a good thing or not remains to be seen in the coming months. Rising from video streaming roots, LeEco, formerly LeTV, has dared to invade the US tech market, and not just smartphones, mind you. It has also dipped its fingers in the smart transportation and smart home cookie jars. To further cement its stake in the smartphone arena, however, it has partnered with US retail giant Target to make its wallet-friendly Le Pro3 and Le S3 available to an even wider audience.

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LeEco Mountain and Road smart bikes unveiled for the U.S. market

LeEco Mountain and Road smart bikes unveiled for the U.S. market

LeEco has unveiled a pair of smart bicycles at CES 2017, adding both of these connected products to its North American portfolio. These two new connected smart bikes come in Mountain and Road versions, both of which feature LeEco’s BikeOS, an Android 6.0 system that cyclists can access via a 4-inch touchscreen display. The system is powered by a Snapdragon 420 processor and a rechargeable 6,000mAh li-ion battery.

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LeEco running out of cash after ambitious market grab

LeEco running out of cash after ambitious market grab

They say pride cometh before the fall, or something like that. That does seem to be the case for Chinese technology giant LeEco, who just last month made a very big grab for the US smartphone market. But that hasn’t been the only thing LeEco has been busy with. In a proverbial “biting off more than you can chew”, company co-founder Jia Yueting admitted in a lengthy internal memo that the company is indeed running out of money, thanks to its unrestrained and ambitious expansion.

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LeEco Le Pro3, Le S3, Super4 X, uMax85 now selling in the US

LeEco Le Pro3, Le S3, Super4 X, uMax85 now selling in the US

Just two weeks ago, Chinese entertainment giant LeEco made a formal grab for the US market by unveiling not one but four products and one concept car. Those ranged from your expected smartphones to smart TVs to even a smart, self-driving car. LeEco definitely didn’t waste time and has finally made those four consumer products available for purchase in the US via its LeMall e-commerce site. Now Android users will have even more choices for their next smartphone or even smart TV purchase. Provided they’re willing to explore relatively new brands.

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LeEco’s LeSEE Pro autonomous concept makes troubled debut

LeEco’s LeSEE Pro autonomous concept makes troubled debut

Something was clearly wrong when, rather than riding onto the stage in the LeEco autonomous car, CEO YT Jiang instead jogged down the catwalk in a flurry of smoke. No, the eye-catching concept hadn't caught fire behind the scenes. In fact, the saga of how Chinese behemoth and US market hopeful LeEco tried and failed to have its most dramatic product in front of media at its San Francisco coming out party was all the stranger.

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There’s more to LeEco’s Le Pro3 than its bargain price

There’s more to LeEco’s Le Pro3 than its bargain price

It's easy to make a modern flagship, you just drop the very latest components from the parts bin into one slinky sliver of metal and glass, and slap on a premium price tag. Making a capable and compelling budget phone, however, is a whole lot harder, and yet Chinese brand LeEco is hoping to take on Huawei, ZTE, and others and win with its new Le Pro3. You certainly can't argue with the price.

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LeEco’s scattershot US debut is one huge risk-take

LeEco’s scattershot US debut is one huge risk-take

You can be forgiven for never having heard of LeEco before, at least if you're in the US. Founded in 2004, the Chinese behemoth - previously known as Letv - is already one of the largest online video companies in its home country, but is also building what it describes as a "Le Ecosystem" that runs from smartphones through internet-enabled TVs, to e-commerce and even cars.

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