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Galaxy Note 8 is already breaking Samsung sales records

Galaxy Note 8 is already breaking Samsung sales records

It would seem that Samsung has a hit on its hands in the Galaxy Note 8. Pre-order numbers all around the world were very encouraging, and today, Samsung revealed that the Galaxy Note 8 broke sales records when it went on sale in the UK and Ireland last weekend. Though we don't have specific sales numbers, Samsung does claim that the Note 8 has been the "most successful" launch to date.

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Android One in the USA: Moto X4 with Project Fi

Android One in the USA: Moto X4 with Project Fi

Google's Project Fi announced today that they'd be getting the Motorola-made Moto X4 with Android One. This device was said by Google to run the Android One software suite, the first of its kind in the United States. This Android One software system means it's a "pure Android experience." It'll run Android Nougat right out the gate, then is promised by Google to get Android Oreo before the end of the year.

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Pokemon GO event update: Equinox, time to start over!

Pokemon GO event update: Equinox, time to start over!

Starting soon is the next Pokemon GO event, set right on top of the Summer Equinox. This event will allow users to jump in and start their game over again from the start, rewarding them for doing so. The biggest - and perhaps most tantalizing - reason to start over is triple-bonus XP for registering a new Pokemon to a player's Pokedex!

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Galaxy S8 Active shatterproof screen is also not scratchproof

Galaxy S8 Active shatterproof screen is also not scratchproof

There seems to be a new trend in smartphone screens these days. And, no, we’re not referring to the shrinking bezels on smartphones. It’s the trend, or rather the consumer realization, of phones with “shatter-proof” screens make a huge sacrifice in another department, trading scratches for durability. That was true with the Moto Z2 Force and seems to be the case with the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active as well. The difference, however, is how the two companies seem to be handling the matter.

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LG V30 early teardown puts the focus on the cameras

LG V30 early teardown puts the focus on the cameras

JerryRigEverything’s Zack Nelson is perhaps best known for his scratch, burn, and bend tests, but he also does teardowns and, depending on how those turn out, puts them back together again. It seems that his antics have caught the attention of LG, who has invited the YouTuber to put its latest LG V30 to the test. Not for a stress test, however, but for a teardown and back. But unlike most teardowns, this one was designed to put a heavy emphasis on how great the V30’s cameras are.

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ZTE Tempo X is an affordable all-day Android Nougat phone

ZTE Tempo X is an affordable all-day Android Nougat phone

There is a lot of media focus, unsurprisingly, on top of the line smartphones that have now almost reached four-digit prices. Not everyone, however, needs all the bells and whistles those expensive devices offer. Even fewer will actually be able to afford them. Some need a simple, serviceable communication device that gets the job done with little fuss and won’t die on you half way through the day. If you’re a Boost Mobile subscriber, you’re in luck because ZTE just launched the Tempo X exactly for that purpose.

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LG V30 launches in Korea, rest of the world to follow soon

LG V30 launches in Korea, rest of the world to follow soon

Samsung and Apple have had their time in the spotlight, and, soon, it will be LG’s turn. The manufacturer has just proudly announced that the LG V30 will be starting to ship in Korea this week. As great as that sounds for that market, it does also mean that the V30’s global trek will also be starting really soon. And given the praise it garnered at IFA 2017, the V30 could give its rivals, especially Samsung and Apple, a run for their money.

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Xperia XZ1 now available in the US, no fingerprint scanner

Xperia XZ1 now available in the US, no fingerprint scanner

At IFA 2017 late last month, Sony unveiled its second attempt at putting out a flagship for the second half of the year. And this time, Sony almost gets the formula right. Well, almost. The Xperia XZ1 is now ready for purchase in the US, unlocked and from Amazon, and it rightly doesn’t carry the high price of the Xperia XZ Premium launched a few months back. Sadly, Sony continues to deprive its US customers with a feature that has become more or less standard on any smartphone, to the extent that even Apple has been criticized for removing it. Yes, it still doesn’t support a fingerprint sensor.

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Pixel 2 XL leak spills nearly all release info

Pixel 2 XL leak spills nearly all release info

This morning a set of images of the Google Pixel 2 were leaked, and many details were spilled therein. These devices were leaked in both black and white, one with all-black, the other with black, white, and a lovely little red. These devices are manufactured by LG and will be called Pixel 2 XL.

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Tim Cook says $999 iPhone X is “a value price”: Is he wrong?

Tim Cook says $999 iPhone X is “a value price”: Is he wrong?

Tim Cook was put on the spot about iPhone X pricing, with Apple's CEO questioned as to whether the new flagship smartphone was too costly for the typical American user. It's the culmination of several months of iPhone pricing controversy, after wide speculation about just how much Apple could afford to charge for the iPhone X. The worst fears of many came true last week, with Apple confirming that the new handset would start at $999, but according to Cook we're thinking about it all wrong.

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iOS 11 released: Here’s what to do to download

iOS 11 released: Here’s what to do to download

The official final build of iOS 11 was released today by Apple, now it's time to hit the download button. The download button is actually an UPDATE button - but still. Time to hit it. This software is the latest in a long line of iOS builds for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch back several generations.

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Nexus 4 Android Oreo build released (in the night!)

Nexus 4 Android Oreo build released (in the night!)

Google's announcement on Android Oreo suggested that not every Google-made and Google-sold Android smartphone would be getting the update. However, as often happens with these sorts of things, there's a developer out there with enough tenacity to bash this software into shape - or into the right shape for the job. In this case, that means bringing an Android Oreo to the LG-made Nexus 4.

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