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Huawei lists which phones will get Android Nougat and when

Huawei lists which phones will get Android Nougat and when

By this time, most smartphone manufacturers have already either rolled out Android 7.0 Nougat to their top devices are have promised that "soon". That's true for LG, Sony, and even Samsung. Not to be outdone, Huawei has chimed in to say which ones will be lucky enough to get the update. And while the Huawei P9 is a no-brainer, for reasons yet unknown, it seems that Huawei's 2015 flagships are, at least for the moment, left out of the party.

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iPhone battery replacement: not quite DrainGate

iPhone battery replacement: not quite DrainGate

Two iPhone battery issues have popped up over the past several weeks prompting some users to seek assistance from Apple. As Apple explains it, there has been a real (limited) problem with a small number of iPhone 6s units out in the wild that may need replacement. Other users insist that it's not just a hardware issue with their phone - especially since they have an iPhone from a completely different generation.

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Some Google Pixels reported to have severe camera problems

Some Google Pixels reported to have severe camera problems

One of the key strengths of the Google Pixel smartphones is their camera, rated by DxOMark to be the best of the best so far. Even more impressive is the fact that they were able to pull it off without Optical Image Stabilization (OIS). So it is completely understandable if a good numbers are up in arms after experiencing no small amount of problems with the Pixel’s camera and with no fix yet in sight. To add insult to injury, Google representatives seem to have stopped responding to the issue as well.

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Nokia D1C tipped to come in two configurations

Nokia D1C tipped to come in two configurations

Nokia might no longer be the mobile giant that it was once was, but its name still sparks some loyalty, or at least curiosity, among those who still fondly remember the brand. Come 2017, both fans and onlookers will have something to look forward to, or some things rather, as Nokia is now rumored to have not one but two kinds of smartphones, both under the same D1C models. Neither, however, will be a flagship killer of any sort.

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OnePlus 3 finally gets Nougat-based beta preview

OnePlus 3 finally gets Nougat-based beta preview

OnePlus ruffled not a few feathers when it put out the OnePlus 3T just 6 months after the OnePlus 3. The startup, however, assured owners that the OnePlus 3 remains a priority and, in fact, will get Android 7.0 Nougat even before the 3T. True to its word, the latest Oxygen OS Open Beta 8 for the OnePlus 3 is now based on Nougat. And the timing couldn’t be more timely has users have started reporting problems with touch latency on both the OnePlus 3 and the OnePlus 3T.

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Meizu Pro 6 Plus debuts to fill the Note 7 void

Meizu Pro 6 Plus debuts to fill the Note 7 void

Chinese manufacturer Meizu has just announced the Pro 6 Plus, a larger, more powerful version of the Pro 6 smartphone that debuted back in April. If you're still suffering from a Galaxy Note 7-shaped hole in your heart (or pocket), this could be what you're looking for. It's not just the fact that both are phablet-sized devices, it's that the Pro 6 Plus has more than a few features that are identical to the now-dead Note 7, including the display, processor, RAM, and storage options.

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Jolla Sailfish OS gets certified for Russian government use

Jolla Sailfish OS gets certified for Russian government use

Things have been a little rough so far this year for Jolla, the Finnish startup behind the open-source Sailfish OS. First its tablet device was confirmed dead after a mere 540 units were shipped, and then it found itself in financial trouble before securing $12 million in funding. But now there's some good news for the future of Sailfish, which is that Russia has certified the OS for official use in both governments and corporations.

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iPhone 7 Plus and SE flip to find Apple’s biggest launch ever

iPhone 7 Plus and SE flip to find Apple’s biggest launch ever

The iPhone 7 Plus will see a replacement in 2017, as will the iPhone SE, but not to the same tune of last year's upgrade. Apple's next iPhone series won't likely take the same approach. Instead, based on information we've gathered over the past 24 hours, it's become apparent that Apple is about to take the iPhone 8 out a whole new door.

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HP’s “consumer” Elite x3 counterpart might not be as beefy

HP’s “consumer” Elite x3 counterpart might not be as beefy

If you’ve had your hopes up that HP’s next Windows 10 Mobile will be as good as the Elite x3 though not as pricey, it’s perhaps time to temper those expectations. Don’t worry, it might not be as bad as the Moly X1. According to sources, HP’s consumer-level smartphone will instead be a mid-range device, sporting a processor from Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 600 series. While not as powerful as an 820, it will still be enough to comply with Continuum’s requirements.

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ZTE wants the crowd to name its crowdsourced smartphone

ZTE wants the crowd to name its crowdsourced smartphone

If you thought that ZTE was done asking people’s opinions about its next “innovation”, you’d be dead wrong. Last month, the company closed the doors on is “Crowd Source X” or CSX campaign that crowd-sourced the idea for a unique device it will present at CES 2017. But while the idea should already be on its way to actual design and production, there is apparently a small hold up. It doesn’t have a name yet. And so ZTE did what any company would do: ask the same crowd to come up with a name.

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Ditto catch Pokemon GO and how to find post-Thanksgiving event

Ditto catch Pokemon GO and how to find post-Thanksgiving event

Pokemon GO's most sought-after pocket monster of the moment is Ditto, and today we're running down the ways which it can be caught. How Ditto is caught is by chance - Ditto is a transforming Pokemon. Ditto hides as a variety of different Pokemon, each of which wouldn't normally necessarily be highly valued. As such, Niantic is driving up the need for Pokeballs since Pokemon generally looked over are now also regarded highly.

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Shift phones lead the way: fair to workers, trusting end-users

Shift phones lead the way: fair to workers, trusting end-users

Android lives on the German-made Shift phone brand in a variety of colors and device sizes, all of which are made with love. They're all tagged with #LovePhone because the brand is built on three terms: design with detail, technology that's repairable, and production that's fair to workers. If what Shift suggests is entirely true, this is a company that cares for not just profits, but the people involved at every step, as well.

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