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Verizon HTC 10 gets Nougat, ZTE Axon 7 mini preview starts

Verizon HTC 10 gets Nougat, ZTE Axon 7 mini preview starts

All the new Android smartphones released this year so far, including the recently announced Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+, might have distracted you from one sad truth. Not all of last year's models have the joy of running Android 7.0 or 7.1.1 Nougat yet. As always, the dreaded slow-paced rollout of Android updates is keeping users from getting the latest and greatest Android version. But if you're an HTC 10 owner on Verizon's network, that painful waiting stops now. And if you own an unlocked ZTE Axon 7 Mini, it won't be long before you get your treat as well.

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Samsung DeX Station for Galaxy S8 finally gets a price tag

Samsung DeX Station for Galaxy S8 finally gets a price tag

A major piece of the Galaxy S8 story has finally fallen into place. On the heels of the announcement of the Galaxy S8, the Galaxy S8+, and their friends, Samsung has finally answered one remaining question: how much will the DeX Station cost. On paper, it might not sound too costly compared to other smart accessories, but, in light of the Galaxy S8's own price tag, it's going to end up costing nearly $1,000 in total. All for a feature that some are considering more of a gimmick than an actual necessity.

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Galaxy S8 Microsoft Edition: what’s in the box?

Galaxy S8 Microsoft Edition: what’s in the box?

Microsoft announced their own Samsung Galaxy S8 Microsoft Edition with a release date that matches carrier editions. The difference between this phone and the original is not Windows Phone, or even a custom user interface. Instead, this Microsoft Edition will simply install several Microsoft-made apps from the Google Play App Store.

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Pokemon GO Update: Water Event postmortem and Shiny Easter Secrets

Pokemon GO Update: Water Event postmortem and Shiny Easter Secrets

Overnight masses of Magikarp have disappeared from the game Pokemon GO, and fish-hunters everywhere have fallen to their knees in despair. Why, they ask, why wasn’t I one of the select few to find a Shiny Magikarp? Why couldn’t I find that Gold Magikarp so I could make a Red Gyarados? How do I get a Red Gyarados now?! The answers lie in the water, my friends - and in how well Easter will treat the world of Pokemon all around the world.

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HTC U Ultra Review: Flawed Beauty

HTC U Ultra Review: Flawed Beauty

The fans won't want to hear it, but HTC has made a misstep with the HTC U Ultra. Flagship follow-up to last year's HTC 10, it promises high-style and plenty of functionality to go with its premium $749 price tag, and there's no denying that its high-gloss glass body caught my magpie-like eye. All the same, some questionable hardware decisions have left me frustrated.

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Things to know about the Samsung Galaxy S8

Things to know about the Samsung Galaxy S8

Samsung has finally shown its hand with the Galaxy S8 and S8+ and, quite honestly, there's quite a lot to take in. From the nearly all-screen front to the desktop-like experience, the Galaxy S8 is jam-packed with features and promises, some of which might have gotten lost in marketing speak, bullet points, and specs sheets. Here are 8 of Galaxy S8 features, and even some misfeatures, you may have missed.

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T-Mobile says Galaxy S8 and its LTE make the perfect pair

T-Mobile says Galaxy S8 and its LTE make the perfect pair

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is out and, naturally, carriers are jumping at the opportunity to announce their availability and promos. Ever the Un-carrier, T-Mobile is doing more than just revealing dates and prices. It is also saying why you'd want to get a Galaxy S8 from them. And that reason will be to achieve the smartphone's full gigabit potential on T-Mobile's trifecta of LTE technologies, allowing the Galaxy S8 to reach downloads of up to 900 MB/s on average.

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HTC U with Snapdragon 835 shows up at AnTuTu

HTC U with Snapdragon 835 shows up at AnTuTu

Samsung's deal with Qualcomm seems to have thrown OEM's launch schedules into disarray. Since the Snapdragon 835 won't be available to any other smartphone maker until May at the earliest, companies are left with only two choices. Risk being late to get the Snapdragon 835, like the Sony Xperia XZ Premium, or launch early but settle for a Snapdragon 821, like the LG G6. HTC, it seems, has another strategy. Launch one device early and another a bit later, which seems to be the implication behind this HTC U that popped up at AnTuTu.

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Galaxy S8’s Bixby will feature Pinterest’s visual discovery tech

Galaxy S8’s Bixby will feature Pinterest’s visual discovery tech

Samsung has finally, fully, and officially unveiled the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, and with them comes the first iteration of Bixby, Samsung's homegrown voice-controlled personal assistant. Naturally, Bixby is promised to be able to do more than your average voice-controlled personal assistant, but while we still have to wait for confirmation of its greatness, it will at least be able to do one thing others can't. It will be able to visually identify objects in the real world and then let you do all sorts of things with that information. Like searching for related things on Pinterest, thanks to Pinterest's own Lens visual discovery tool.

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Samsung Galaxy S8 release date USA and price (plus USA pre order)

Samsung Galaxy S8 release date USA and price (plus USA pre order)

This morning Samsung revealed the Samsung Galaxy S8 in all its glory - now we’ve got the details about its release. In stores, the Samsung Galaxy S8 will be joined by the Galaxy S8+, or Galaxy S8 Plus, if you prefer. This will be the larger of the two devices, both having very similar insides as they’re released to the public at the same time.

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Samsung Event Stream and Galaxy S8 full specs official

Samsung Event Stream and Galaxy S8 full specs official

This morning Samsung’s live streaming event has brought to the world the full specifications for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus. We’ve also got photos and videos and basically everything else the smartphone and its accessory pals could possibly offer. This isn’t just another phone - it’s Samsung busting out.

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Samsung Galaxy S8 hands-on with Galaxy S8+ – To Infinity & beyond

Samsung Galaxy S8 hands-on with Galaxy S8+ – To Infinity & beyond

There's a whole lot riding on the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ in 2017. Samsung's new flagship Android smartphones - clocking in at 5.8-inches and 6.2-inches respectively - debut a new "Infinity Display" with razor-thin bezels, a promising voice agent called Bixby, and make the case for why a Galaxy phone should be at the center of the Internet of Things. In short, not only do they have to mount a pre-emptive attack on the iPhone 8, but the S8 and S8+ need to give their creator some much-needed good news.

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