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Sony’s ‘Open Style’ AirPods-rival goes up for preorder

Sony’s ‘Open Style’ AirPods-rival goes up for preorder

Sony's smartest headphones in years have graduated to store shelves, with the Xperia Ear Open-Style Concept finally getting the green-light for production. The wireless headphones, previewed at IFA 2017, will launch this year as the Sony Xperia Ear Duo, the company confirmed today at Mobile World Congress.

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Vivo APEX concept phone makes the fully bezel-less dream real

Vivo APEX concept phone makes the fully bezel-less dream real

In 2016, the Xiaomi Mi Mix started something that would become a major design trend to date. 18:9 screens and similar have pushed out almost all unnecessary bezels. Well, almost. A few remain, sometimes in rather odd places like the iPhone X’s world-famous notch. A completely bezel-less phone is still a pipe dream, hindered by many technical and practical considerations. But if Vivo’s new APEX concept phone ever come to market, all of those would disappear, though some in rather comical ways.

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Samsung AR Emoji includes iconic Disney characters

Samsung AR Emoji includes iconic Disney characters

Samsung is making quite a lot of noise about its new AR Emoji and how it goes beyond simply faces and heads. Curiously, however, it’s not making a big deal out of a literally big deal about one rather huge feature. At its Unpacked 2018 press event where it demoed how its AR Emoji worked, it almost just mentioned in passing that, if you don’t want to have a virtual you, you can also use some of the pre-made models, which includes the globally renowned Mickey Mouse. Which, of course, meant Samsung made a partnership deal with Disney.

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Future Nokia Android phones to run Android Go

Future Nokia Android phones to run Android Go

HMD Global has done something that neither Microsoft nor Nokia itself was able to do. It successfully turned the brand around, outselling many of the larger smartphone OEMs last year. The latest batch of Nokia smartphones have become a fan favorite among Android users because of their clean, “pure”, and quickly updated Android experience. Riding on that popularity, Nokia is now making a full commitment to ship all its future Android phones as Android One devices, ensuring that they will remain “pure, secure, and up-to-date”, at least for a year and a half.

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ZTE Tempo Go is an Android Go for the US

ZTE Tempo Go is an Android Go for the US

Google has unleashed the scouting party for Android Go upon the world and we’ve heard from the likes of Nokia, Alcatel, and India’s General Mobile. Availability of the Android Go phones from those, however, are targeted mostly at emerging markets. But who’s to say that those in the US don’t want an extremely affordable but still usable Android phone? ZTE definitely thinks so and it is making the ZTE Tempo Go, one of if not the first Android Go phone for the US market, available exactly for that purpose.

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Galaxy S9 AR Emojis are more than Animoji clones

Galaxy S9 AR Emojis are more than Animoji clones

Samsung is going to be accused of copying Apple with its AR Emojis on the new Galaxy S9, but there's more to the animated characters than an Animoji clone. One of the headline features on the brand new Android flagships, announced today at Mobile World Congress 2018, here's what you need to know about AR Emojis - and why you should care.

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Galaxy S9 vs S8: The reasons to upgrade

Galaxy S9 vs S8: The reasons to upgrade

The Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ have arrived, and with them a big question for Samsung fans: should you upgrade to the S9 from the Galaxy S8? The lure of the newest, shiniest gadget is always strong, and Samsung even has some tempting trade-in deals for those wanting to ditch their old phone for a brand new Galaxy S9. If you're on the fence, here's what you get with your upgrade.

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Samsung DeX Pad makes Galaxy S9 a 2K PC replacement

Samsung DeX Pad makes Galaxy S9 a 2K PC replacement

Samsung's DeX system is getting an upgrade, with the new Samsung DeX Pad launching alongside the Galaxy S9 and turning the Android phone into a PC replacement. The new docking station introduces a complete physical redesign over its predecessor, making the whole system a lot more flexible in the process.

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Samsung Galaxy S9 hands-on

Samsung Galaxy S9 hands-on

It's no understatement to say that the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ are the most important Android phones of the year. Sure, Google's Pixel might inspire more enthusiast excitement and, contrary to speculation, the S9 won't debut Samsung's first in-display fingerprint scanner but, when it comes to handset sales, the Galaxy is the daddy. For 2018, then, what's fascinating about the new Galaxy S9 is as much about what Samsung hasn't done as what it has.

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Nokia 8 Sirocco: The most unique phone you cannot buy

Nokia 8 Sirocco: The most unique phone you cannot buy

The Nokia 8 Sirocco isn't coming to the United States, but you may well wish it was. This device has an uncommon collection of specifications to it - one we're not used to rolling with here in the United States. It begins with a 5.5-inch edge-to-edge curved pOLED 2K resolution display "in a compact form that nestles perfectly in any hand."

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Nokia 7 Plus release info and specs revealed

Nokia 7 Plus release info and specs revealed

This week the folks at Nokia revealed the Nokia 7 Plus, a "flagship hero for everyone." This device has Android One, basically closest thing you're going to get to a Nexus smartphone that exists in this crazy messed up world here in 2018. This device has a 6-inch IPS LCD display with 2160 x 1080 pixel resolution. This display is covered with a pane of "sculpted" Corning Gorilla Glass that's both laminated and polarized.

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Nokia 1 detailed for super cute Android GO release

Nokia 1 detailed for super cute Android GO release

With Nokia 1, the company's brought back some features that worked well with Windows Phone devices of yore. Here, though, they're rolling with Android. The Nokia 1 brings a "familiar design" to the present in what Nokia describes as "our most affordable package yet." This is an Android GO device, which means it's a low-end device, but its still slick.

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