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LG G6 reliability put to the Rube Goldberg machine test

LG G6 reliability put to the Rube Goldberg machine test

In addition to its FullVision display, LG made a bold claim when it boasted that the LG G6 is one of if not the most reliable smartphones in the market today. Sure, it's not going to be as rugged as a CAT, Panasonic, or even Kyocera, but it's tough while also pretty at the same time. Naturally, that has inspired not a few rough handling tests caught on camera to prove or disprove LG's claims. And, naturally, LG couldn't resist making its own "tests" via a convoluted Rude Goldberg machine.

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ZTE nubia Z17 mini give its own take on dual cameras

ZTE nubia Z17 mini give its own take on dual cameras

You know that dual cameras are the next big thing when even "budget friendly" smartphones start sporting two cameras on their backs. And decent ones at that! ZTE sub-brand nubia has just announced the nubia Z17 mini and while its specs and design might not completely impress, for its price you are promised an acceptable, though perhaps not superb, twin 13 megapixel shooters of your own in the tradition of Huawei and Apple.

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Refurbished Galaxy Note 7 begins appearing in the wild

Refurbished Galaxy Note 7 begins appearing in the wild

It was only a few weeks ago that Samsung confirmed the ongoing rumors that it would release the ill-fated Galaxy Note 7 on the world once again as a refurbished device. It appears the Korean phone maker is wasting no time, as one of the first refurbished Note 7s has made its public debut, sporting some slightly modified hardware.

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Google Pixel 2: Processor Devil’s in the Details

Google Pixel 2: Processor Devil’s in the Details

We're still several months out from the new Google Pixel 2 devices, but at this early stage of the game we've gone digging into what we can expect from the new Android flagships. Based on data from a source with information on the subject as well as our own investigations, we've got a pretty decent idea of what the basics will be for Google's next flagships. Google might be at the helm of Android, but even it has to work with the state of play in the component industry, not to mention whatever trends are at work at the time. Because of that, we can build a fair picture this far ahead of reveal and release.

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iPhone 8’s humongous release tipped to force Samsung Display hand

iPhone 8’s humongous release tipped to force Samsung Display hand

OLED displays are coming in hot for Apple's next smartphone and in no place is it more apparent than Samsung Display's factories. At least right here before manufacturing begins in earnest, a report from South Korea-based ET News says that Samsung Display's latest move is to convert an ASA LCD factory to OLED for one reason only. That is making room for the capacity needed to create the iPhone 8 - or iPhone Pro, or whatever you'd like to call it. Just don't call it a comeback - or an iPhone 7s, which will come with an LCD panel, more than likely.

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This is Samsung’s big Galaxy S8 commercial

This is Samsung’s big Galaxy S8 commercial

Even with the Galaxy S8 and S8+ undoubtedly the most eagerly-anticipated Android phones of the year, Samsung is leaving nothing to chance. The company has revealed its first TV commercial for the upcoming smartphones, and it's playing up their most obvious change over the Galaxy S7. That's the so-called "Infinity Display", Samsung's curved Super AMOLED screen with tiny, weeny bezels.

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Pokemon GO update hits for early April [APK Download]

Pokemon GO update hits for early April [APK Download]

In the latest update to Pokemon GO for both Android and iOS, users will find a wide variety of updates to the UI features of the game. Included in this update are a new loading screen - part of which you'll see in the hero image of this article (slash guide). Another bit that's updated is new language support - the Traditional Chinese Support language pack is here at last! Another feature in this update shows a brand new Scroll Bar for movement between screens.

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Xiaomi Mi 6 pops up at GFXBench with SD835

Xiaomi Mi 6 pops up at GFXBench with SD835

Whether its rivals like it or not, Samsung has set the bar for this year's flagships, from the almost all-screen front to the processor running inside. The latter practically means the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, which will only be available to those who chose to date their launch after the Galaxy S8. One such smartphone is the Xiaomi Mi 6, which has appeared at GFXBench as the "Xiaomi Sagit", revealing what fans can expect from the OEM's upcoming champion.

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Galaxy S8 Bixby button can be repurposed with this app

Galaxy S8 Bixby button can be repurposed with this app

You know that Samsung really wants Bixby to be its next big thing when it dedicated a physical button just for it. Pretty much like how older Sony Xperia phones had a physical shutter button to emphasize their photographic bent. Not everyone, however, is going to be a fan of Bixby, which means that's one hardware button wasted. Not unless you use this All in one Gestures app to let you remap that button to launch something else, like, for example, Google Assistant.

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Xfinity Mobile is Comcast’s new mobile carrier brand with Verizon’s data

Xfinity Mobile is Comcast’s new mobile carrier brand with Verizon’s data

Today the folks at Comcast have announced Xfinity Mobile, a wireless service that's sold by Comcast but uses Verizon's 4G LTE network for data. Comcast will be behind the Xfinity Mobile service and will sell plans that include both mobile data and access to Comcast's 16 million Wi-Fi hotspots throughout the USA. Bundles will be available to both legacy Comcast customers and new customers alike.

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Samsung DeX Station, Galaxy S8 and S8+ cases now up for pre-order

Samsung DeX Station, Galaxy S8 and S8+ cases now up for pre-order

In just two weeks, the Samsung Galaxy S8 and its larger sibling, the Galaxy S8+, will start shipping in the US. That gives soon to be owners plenty of time to decide if they want to keep their smartphone's pristine beauty or hide and protect it under a case. One accessory, however, might be worth investing in, if you're anything of an Android power user. That accessory is the DeX Station, the dock that promises to transform your Galaxy S8 or S8+ into a desktop. With the proper peripherals, of course.

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HTC U Ultra update preloads the HTC Sense Companion

HTC U Ultra update preloads the HTC Sense Companion

It hard not to feel ambivalent with the HTC U Ultra. Once you get past the beautiful smudge magnet and the flurry of "U" buzzwords, you're practically left with a smartphone that is, so far, failing to live up to expectations. "Meh" would probably be the most common sentiment here. But perhaps the most disappointing aspect of the U Ultra is the one feature that could have made a difference: the HTC Sense Companion. Absent from the smartphone at launch, the AI-powered personal assistant is finally landing on devices via a huge update, which will finally give everyone a sense (no puns!) of HTC's vision.

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