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Pixel 2 XL phones shipping to some buyers without an OS

Pixel 2 XL phones shipping to some buyers without an OS

Google's Pixel 2 XL problems keep rolling in, this time in the form of multiple user reports from buyers who say they received a phone without an operating system. The affected buyers have been popping up online, particularly on Reddit, where several people state that their Pixel 2 XL unit provides nothing but an error when turned on.

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OPPO folding phone patent shows bizarre bendable selfie camera

OPPO folding phone patent shows bizarre bendable selfie camera

OPPO has patented a folding smartphone, but not the kind you'd expect. Whereas the ZTE Axon M has two full-size folding displays that come together like book pages, OPPO's newly patented device uses a flexible screen for different reason: making a bendy, ultra-flexible selfie camera. As the patent illustrations show, the phone has a hinge running horizontally about an inch below the top edge of the phone.

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This beautiful iPhone X app will make you love the notch

This beautiful iPhone X app will make you love the notch

The team behind camera app Halide has just announced Halide 1.5, a version of the camera app that brings elements designed specifically for the iPhone X. Version 1.5 is described as a 'huge update,' one that brings a new camera interface made from the ground up for the latest and arguably greatest iPhone model. Among other things, all of Halide 1.5's controls are within thumb's reach.

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BLU S1 is the maker’s first phone to support Sprint and Boost Mobile

BLU S1 is the maker’s first phone to support Sprint and Boost Mobile

BLU has announced the launch of its first smartphone for the Sprint network, making it suitable for use on both Sprint and prepaid carriers that use the network like Boost Mobile. As with BLU's other phones, the S1 is sold unlocked at a rate lower than what you'd pay for most competing phones from a recognizable brand. The phone is currently being offered at a discount.

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ZTE Axon M dual-display phone arrives at AT&T on November 1

ZTE Axon M dual-display phone arrives at AT&T on November 1

The ZTE Axon M smartphone will be available from AT&T starting on November 1, the carrier has announced. The Axon M is one of the most eye-catching phones to be announced in the recent past thanks to its dual display design, packing two full screens into a single smartphone. With this design, the smartphone looks something like a small digital book when open.

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Cat S41 rugged smartphone: 5″ FHD display, waterproof, huge battery

Cat S41 rugged smartphone: 5″ FHD display, waterproof, huge battery

Cat has announced a new ultra-rugged smartphone, the S41. This model features a huge battery alongside a design that can withstand destructive environments and conditions. This follows the maker's other rugged smartphones, perhaps being the most attractive version thus far released by Cat Phones. Among other things, this phone has a massive 44 days of standby time.

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iPhone X launch day preorders sell out in a flash

iPhone X launch day preorders sell out in a flash

Earlier this morning, preorders for the iPhone X went live on Apple's website. It was something iPhone fans have been looking forward to since September, but as many of us expected, you had to be quick on the draw to grab an iPhone X for launch day. Those initial phones sold out quickly on Apple's website, and now a lot of people have an extended wait ahead of them.

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Pixel 2 clicking sound fix is inbound: here’s the official workaround

Pixel 2 clicking sound fix is inbound: here’s the official workaround

That annoying clicking sound that is bothering some Pixel 2 owners will be fixed via a software update, according to a statement Google posted on its Product Forums. The announcement was made by a Google Community Manager, who said the update will be available "in the coming weeks." As well, the statement gave Pixel 2 owners an official workaround for the issue, but it's one we've heard before.

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Pixel 2 XL display will get more vivid colors, Google talks about burn-in issue

Pixel 2 XL display will get more vivid colors, Google talks about burn-in issue

Google just posted a statement about Pixel 2 XL display issues, revealing that it will indeed release more vivid color options via a software update in the near future. The company previously indicated that it would consider releasing such a feature if user feedback indicated that it was necessary. However, as far as the burn-in issue is concerned, Google has mostly dismissed the worries, saying that it's "in line with that of other premium smartphones."

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Verizon unlimited plan full-quality video streaming costs ten bucks extra

Verizon unlimited plan full-quality video streaming costs ten bucks extra

Verizon previously eliminated full-resolution video streaming from its unlimited plan, a move that upset many subscribers for obvious reasons. The carrier is reversing that decision for these customers, but only with a big catch: they'll have to pay more every month to get access to that full-resolution streaming. This move follows Verizon's recent fracturing of its unlimited plan.

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BLU Vivo 8L packs 20MP selfie camera, 5.3″ display, and metal body

BLU Vivo 8L packs 20MP selfie camera, 5.3″ display, and metal body

Maker of generic unlocked Android smartphones BLU has just launched a new 'premium' smartphone option called the BLU Vivo 8L. This particular phone, which is being sold unlocked on Amazon, features a metal body alongside a 5.3-inch HD display, big battery and, most notably, a 20-megapixel front-facing selfie camera. The front-facing camera has a higher resolution than the rear camera, oddly enough.

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MetroPCS unlimited LTE deal offers free Android phones for switching

MetroPCS unlimited LTE deal offers free Android phones for switching

T-Mobile's prepaid subsidiary MetroPCS is offering customers a new promotion that includes a free smartphone for each line ported over to the carrier. This is part of a larger deal where subscribers can get four lines with unlimited LTE data access for $100/month combined including fees and taxes. Users get to pick which free phone they want from a limited roster of options.

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