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iPhones could support dual SIMs to woo China, India

iPhones could support dual SIMs to woo China, India

Apple has been bending over backwards to court the Chinese and Indian markets, even their governments, but its iPhones continue to lack one thing critical to these markets: support for dual active SIM cards. But based on several patents filed in different countries, that might be changing soon and the iPhone of the future might start supporting more SIMs at the same time. However, it might not come in a form that most users will be familiar with.

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Google Pixel phones reported to also have audio problems

Google Pixel phones reported to also have audio problems

Did Google rush its Pixel smartphone out to market to one up Apple’s iPhone 7? That is starting to be a theory given how the honeymoon phase with users seem to be coming to a close. After the hot welcome it received, some owners are starting to discover some warts on the device. First it was a severe camera issue that plagued the otherwise near-perfect Pixel camera. Now the problem is with the smartphone’s audio, which has been shown to exhibit static and cracking noise under some circumstances.

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OnePlus 3T Review : Budget Boss

OnePlus 3T Review : Budget Boss

The OnePlus 3T is a device that's stood on the shoulders of its predecessor to get ahead of the pack of top-tier smartphones on the market today. Instead of releasing an all-new smartphone, OnePlus has opted to chop their update schedule in two. Like Apple releasing an iPhone 6 one year then an iPhone 6s the next, OnePlus seems to be using the "T" - only here twice a year instead of just once. This is the better of the two devices, and a device that can truly match up against the finest smartphones in the market from all opposing brands.

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AirPods teardown: not DIY repairable whatsoever

AirPods teardown: not DIY repairable whatsoever

While most devices are at least a little bit DIY repairable according to iFixit, Apple's latest certainly isn't. The folks at iFixit responsible for tearing devices down to assess their repairability have found the Apple AirPods to rate a clean and simple zero - not good for the do-it-yourself hardware repair crowd at all whatsoever. It would seem that Apple did not have these folks in mind when they designed these very tiny sound-blasters and their charging case.

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HTC U device event after CES: what will it be?

HTC U device event after CES: what will it be?

This morning HTC sent a one-sheet teaser for an event that'll be taking place on the 12th of January, 2017. This will be less than a week after the end of CES 2017, and prime time for a big announcement of something spectacular. Especially for a phone company that's big and powerful enough to hold a press event without the aid of the world's largest electronics show. Today we're looking at a number of possibilities for what HTC might have in store.

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ZTE, Lenovo, Archos dragged into BLU’s AdUps scandal [UPDATE]

ZTE, Lenovo, Archos dragged into BLU’s AdUps scandal [UPDATE]

Warranted or not, Chinese companies have had the misfortune of being associated with shady business practices and espionage. That has recently come to a rather sour turn when that situation directly reached US shores via Florida-based mobile device maker BLU Products. It seems, however, that the extent of the AdUps spyware is more far-reaching than initially thought. According to a report from mobile security outfit Trustlook, AdUps’ list of customers also includes some rather known brands like ZTE, Lenovo, MediaTek, and even France-based Archos.

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Pokemon GO Christmas event details leaked early

Pokemon GO Christmas event details leaked early

The Pokemon GO Christmas event is upon us, and Niantic is making some last-minute decisions on what to do. In Pokemon GO over the past several months, the developers at Niantic have been bringing special events to the game during holidays. These have included Halloween, Thanksgiving, and now Christmas, too. Some believe that the Santa Hat Pikachu is the only treat we have in store - we're inclined to disagree.

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Galaxy S8 release date tipped as price leaps over S7

Galaxy S8 release date tipped as price leaps over S7

This week the folks at Goldman Sachs advised investors that the Samsung Galaxy S8 may cost a bit more than its predecessors. This report included Goldman Sachs saying, "We expect raw material prices to rise 15-20% compared to the Galaxy S7." This should be expected as the Galaxy S8 will likely change at least one of its most essential elements in a big way - its display.

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New Nokia Android phones leak, edge in for February

New Nokia Android phones leak, edge in for February

Nokia's next Android devices appears to have leaked with Nokia branding and bodies that looks like HTC. These device have rounded edges, not unlike some of the last Nokia-branded Windows Phone devices, and metallic backsides. The fronts have the brand NOKIA at the top or to the upper-right of their display areas, while their backs have the NOKIA brand on sideways.

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Galaxy Note 7 investigation done, Samsung wants no more leaks

Galaxy Note 7 investigation done, Samsung wants no more leaks

2016 is nearly over, and Samsung can put its past behind it. Well, almost. That will actually depend on two critical factors: whether the Galaxy S8 will return consumer trust and whether the company’s explanation for the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco will satisfy both consumers and regulators. The former is still a good few months away but the latter might already come before the year ends. Samsung has reportedly concluded its more in-depth investigation into the cause of the explosions, which it could be sharing with the rest of the world really soon.

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Pokemon GO update plus New Year’s Eve event

Pokemon GO update plus New Year’s Eve event

Now that Super Mario Run is out, Niantic's in high gear trying to keep Pokemon GO users interested before the new year. As such, the next Pokemon GO event may well be upon us in one of two places. The first of two places - or days rather - is Monday of next week. If Niantic decides on Monday, the next event will be a Christmas-timed event which will last for at least a week.

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Samsung Glass AR headset tech teased (pre-MWC)

Samsung Glass AR headset tech teased (pre-MWC)

Samsung AR glasses may be on their way not long after the Galaxy S8 and the newest Gear VR headset is revealed this February. These would be the newest edition of the Gear VR and a pair of smart glasses that haven't yet been revealed. "If there are any good ideas to make AR glasses [out there], we want to talk to you," said Dr. Sung-Hoon Hong, Vice President of Samsung Electronics. The doctor spoke at the Virtual Reality Summit in San Diego this week.

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