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Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL are back to their Black Friday prices

Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL are back to their Black Friday prices

Google’s third-gen Pixels might be one of the best Android phones in the market, depending on who you ask. Butt like any other best Android phones today, they also cost a fortune. That’s why some would be buyers patiently wait for holiday deals like Black Friday or Cyber Monday to soften the blow. But if you’ve missed those days for one reason or another, Google is throwing you another shot at getting the Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL at their lowest prices so far. Well, almost their lowest.

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Livermorium to make a slider phone after failing at a Moto Mod

Livermorium to make a slider phone after failing at a Moto Mod

Some dreams live, some dreams die. And some dreams get killed off when supposed investors and supporter pull the rug from under them. That’s how many third-party Moto Mods died even before they could see the light of day. So what’s a small startup like Livermorium to do after being unable to deliver the much-awaited QWERTY slider Moto Mod? Why, make their own slider phone, of course! Good thing, then, that sliders are making a comeback.

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Galaxy S10 could have “swipe to selfie” feature

Galaxy S10 could have “swipe to selfie” feature

One of the highlights of Samsung’s upcoming flagship will probably also be its most controversial. Never mind the notch, Samsung has gone with a punch hole for the Galaxy S10 instead. Of course, it will do everything it can to sell that feature, or misfeature if you will, like a spinning light or glow to indicate its presence and activity. It turns out, it might also have another feature that seemingly makes use of that dead space to immediately launch the camera app into Selfie mode.

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Huawei Mate 20 Pro ties with P20 Pro for top DxOMark spot

Huawei Mate 20 Pro ties with P20 Pro for top DxOMark spot

If you take DxOMark’s word for it, there is no doubt who is the most consistent smartphone manufacturer in terms of camera performance. Ever since the Mate 10 Pro in late 2017, and perhaps even starting with the P10 Plus, Huawei has topped DxOMark’s charts model after model. It late 2018 flagship is no different because, as it turns out, the Mate 20 Pro gets the same scare as its predecessor, the P20 Pro, and ranks as the highest-rating phone in that list. That despite dropping the monochrome sensor that Huawei itself popularized.

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See all 3 Galaxy S10 models in latest press image leak

See all 3 Galaxy S10 models in latest press image leak

Samsung will be holding one of its Unpacked events on February 20th, and along with revealing another look at its upcoming foldable phone device, the company will be officially announcing the Galaxy 10. The increasing leaks and rumors in recent months have pointed towards three devices for this year's lineup of flagship Galaxy devices, and a new image has surfaced that offers our best look yet at each model.

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Apple quietly resumes iPhone SE sales, as low as $249

Apple quietly resumes iPhone SE sales, as low as $249

Apple currently offers its widest range of flagship smartphones since their debut last fall, the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR, all alongside 2017's iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. It's no secret at this point that the company isn't selling as many of the expensive new models as it hoped, but now Apple has surprised everyone by bringing back the iPhone SE. Without announcement, the budget-friendly phone returned this weekend, albeit in the clearance section of Apple's online store.

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If iPod touch 7 looks like this, count me in

If iPod touch 7 looks like this, count me in

Apple's next iPad touch was tipped to be appearing later this year with a look related to that of the iPhone X. This device will likely feature Face ID, will have a collection of sensors and such to make it a real gaming and media-playing beast. The only question is - will it be able to make calls, just like Ryan Howard wanted?

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Windows 10 Mobile gets its end-of-life date

Windows 10 Mobile gets its end-of-life date

Microsoft is preparing to say goodbye to Windows 10 Mobile, warning hold-outs that their smartphones will no longer get support by the end of the year. The ill-fated phone platform failed to make a significant dent in iPhone and Android sales, and indeed now Microsoft is recommending that owners migrate to Apple or Google's platforms.

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This phone malware only works while you walk

This phone malware only works while you walk

A new sort of smartphone malware was discovered that only activates while the host phone is in motion. This malware utilizes the phone's motion sensors to trick malware-detecting software into thinking it is something like a fitness app, tracking steps, activity, etc. Most malware-detecting software only looks for malware that's sending signals when the user isn't normally active on the phone - as such, it ignores an app that's only working while the phone is in motion.

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Moto G7 series will come in fours before MWC 2019

Moto G7 series will come in fours before MWC 2019

With MWC 2019 fast approaching, it shouldn’t be a surprise that we’d get flooded with leaks and news about upcoming new handsets. But while most eyes are on high-end phones like the Galaxy S10 or even foldable phones, the rest of the smartphone market might be more interested in less expensive models. Those might have to wait for Motorola to bring out is new G series phones for 2019 which will reportedly have as much as four models to choose from.

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LG G7 Android 9 Pie update rolls out with a surprise

LG G7 Android 9 Pie update rolls out with a surprise

Although it seemingly dragged its feet, LG has finally rolled out Android 9 Pie to its early 2018 flagship, the LG G7. That is, if you're lucky enough to be in Korea or using a Korean SKU. While the rest of the world will have to continue waiting, the update does include a notice on when other LG phones are expected to get the update. And that includes one we thought was already put to pasture.

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Sony Mobile in trouble, silently exiting Southeast Asia

Sony Mobile in trouble, silently exiting Southeast Asia

Sony has recently reaffirmed its commitment to the mobile market but which market that will be is now the question. Year after year, the former smartphone giant has failed not only to make profits but even to leave a lasting good impression. Now rumors are again circulating that Sony might be withdrawing from certain markets like Southeast Asia and the Middle East where it faces stiff competition from Chinese manufacturers.

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