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Galaxy Note 8 dummy unit reveals the phone from every angle

Galaxy Note 8 dummy unit reveals the phone from every angle

The Galaxy Note 8 was just bared for all to see in the form of a dummy model. Images of the dummy unit were posted on the Chinese website Weibo, and they reveal the handset from every angle. Assuming we're seeing an accurate representation of the phone, there's really nothing left to wonder about, at least as far as the design is concerned.

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iOS 11 Touch ID lockdown is sneaky security done right

iOS 11 Touch ID lockdown is sneaky security done right

Apple's iOS 11 has a secret lockout option that temporarily disables Touch ID, a so-called "cop button" that could take advantage of legal loopholes about phone searches. While an increasing number of smartphones have fingerprint readers, and indeed all iPhones have for the past few generations, the idea that not all security systems are created equal goes further than just on-device security. In fact, while Touch ID might be more convenient than a PIN code or password, there are cases when it could be less resilient from legal compulsion to unlock your device.

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Essential Phone just made some huge Android promises

Essential Phone just made some huge Android promises

Earlier today, the Essential Phone went up for pre-order at a number of different locations, including Sprint, Amazon, and Essential's own store. That announcement was made in a rather long blog post that outlined what makes the Essential Phone special in a sea of other flagship devices. While some of that content is precisely what you'd expect to read when a new phone is being marketed, there were a few interesting promises being made that anyone considering the phone will want to pay attention to.

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Google’s app just hit the remix button

Google’s app just hit the remix button

Today users are finding the Google App completely re-done in Google's latest image of what a system app should be. This app is accessed on Pixel phones by swiping all the way to the left on one's own home screen. This app is also known simply as "Google" in the Google Play app store.

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Xfinity Mobile goes nationwide this week

Xfinity Mobile goes nationwide this week

After launching on a limited scale back in May, Comcast is ready to roll out its Xfinity Mobile service nationwide. Today Comcast announced that Xfinity Mobile is available in all of Comcast's service areas, bringing it online in rather large swathes across the country. Xfinity Mobile, as some of you already know, is a service billed as a less expensive and more flexible cellular option for folks who are existing Xfinity Internet subscribers.

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This iPhone 8 just went full Android

This iPhone 8 just went full Android

Now that the Internet has a pretty good idea of what the iPhone 8 is going to look like, pictures like these are coming in quick. What we've got here is a series of images which use the iPhone 8's body - also a concept based on leaks as a base. This series of images makes a user interface that's built "based on an Android user's expectations."

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ASUS ZenFone 4 series is too many phones, too obsessed with selfies

ASUS ZenFone 4 series is too many phones, too obsessed with selfies

ASUS has kicked off this lovely Thursday by announcing not one, not two, but four new phones in the ZenFone 4 family. Two of these phones - the ZenFone 4 Pro and the standard ZenFone 4 - will likely appeal to mainstream users who want a mid-to-high-end flagship. The other two phones are part of the ZenFone 4 Selfie Series, and the type of people those phones are targeted at should be instantly clear, given the name.

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Essential Phone ships next week: Here’s how to get one

Essential Phone ships next week: Here’s how to get one

After weeks of hearing Essential promising that a release date was just around the corner, we now finally know when the Essential Phone will be available for order. Just one day after shipping notifications started going out to those who reserved an Essential Phone, the company announced that the phone is available today. If you're interested in picking one up, there are a few places where you'll be able to find the Essential Phone.

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Xperia XZ1 looks almost similar to Xperia XZ from this leak

Xperia XZ1 looks almost similar to Xperia XZ from this leak

With IFA just a few weeks away, mobile companies are already preparing to show off their late 2017 lineup. Which also means we’re bound to get even more leaks and teasers for those products. Case in point is the Xperia XZ1, which has posed for the camera, unofficially of course. The 2017 successor to last year’s somewhat high-end smartphone looks almost exactly identical to the Xperia XZ, but, as they say, looks can be deceiving.

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Galaxy Note 4 battery recall isn’t what you think

Galaxy Note 4 battery recall isn’t what you think

Talk about deja vu: batteries for the Galaxy Note 4, of all phones, are being recalled. While it may seem like we're heading for a repeat of last fall at first blush, it seems that this recall is vastly different from the Note 7 fiasco that happened last year. For starters, Samsung isn't even the one responsible for these battery problems.

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Nokia 8 release specs just dropped

Nokia 8 release specs just dropped

This week the folks at Nokia have revealed their first Android flagship - the Nokia 8. This device's specifications and release information were shared by the company right on cue, and today we've got the lot. This device is a flagship in all the ways - or most of the ways - and Android flagship should.

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The Mewtwo Pokemon GO countdown begins now!

The Mewtwo Pokemon GO countdown begins now!

Pokemon GO summer hype had another kick in the pants today as our countdown to Mewtwo hit start. A source familiar with the information (who wished to remain anonymous) informed SlashGear today that Niantic's target for "the arrival of Mewtwo" might be sooner than we first expected. As the extended stay of the Legendary Bird Pokemon ends, the time will be most ripe.

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