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LG G6 is now available in the US: free Google Home included

LG G6 is now available in the US: free Google Home included

LG Electronics' newest flagship Android smartphone, the LG G6, is now available to consumers in the United States. Buyers can grab the handset for the four big carriers -- Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint -- as well as a U.S. Cellular model. Best Buy is also offering the handset if you prefer to buy from the big blue retailer rather than through a carrier. Those who get the handset will also receive a free Google Home device.

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Andy Rubin’s Essential phone details begin to spill

Andy Rubin’s Essential phone details begin to spill

The man who created Android just showed the corner of a smartphone his new company will be releasing in the near future. This is not a detail leak, it’s a calculated preview, revealed to the world just as Samsung is set to reveal their own next flagship smartphone. Today we’re looking at the details we’ve been able to gather thus far - including several hidden in the image Rubin shared just now.

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Samsung Galaxy S8 details on a hidden button

Samsung Galaxy S8 details on a hidden button

Previous reports of a home button under the display of the Samsung Galaxy S8 seem to be coming to fruition. Photos we've collected today from a set of microbloggers in China seem to show the home button looking like nothing more than a standard home button. Reports from these microbloggers, however, suggest functionality not entirely unlike the extra press available in the iPhone's 3D touch, or MacBook's Force Touch.

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Nokia Android flagship with Snapdragon 835 but no Zeiss tipped

Nokia Android flagship with Snapdragon 835 but no Zeiss tipped

Nokia may have eclipsed the smartphones of MWC 2017 with its nostalgia-stoking 3310, but the resurrected brand is reportedly planning something altogether more high-tech very soon. While the Nokia 3310 does little more than let you make calls, send texts, and play Snake - and, even then, not if you're in the US - brand-licensee HMD did have two new Android smartphones for the Barcelona show. The Nokia 3 and Nokia 5 slotted in beneath the existing Nokia 6, but it's in true flagship position that HMD is believed to be targeting its next handset.

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Kyocera DuraForce PRO Ultra-Rugged Smartphone Review

Kyocera DuraForce PRO Ultra-Rugged Smartphone Review

The Kyocera DuraForce PRO ultra-rugged smartphone has launched at three big carriers, and it promises to offer everything the outdoorsy, adventurous mobile user needs. Ultra-durable design? Check. Super-wide-angle HD action camera? Check. Waterproof, dustproof, shockproof, and drop-proof? Check, check, check and check. The phone makes some pretty big promises on paper, but does it hold up to use and abuse in the real world? Read on to find out!

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T-Mobile will soon offer customers a third line for free

T-Mobile will soon offer customers a third line for free

T-Mobile has announced that starting on March 1, most of its subscribers will be given the option of getting a third line for free, this of course assuming they already have two lines they’re paying for. The third free line will be available to customers with Simple Choice and T-Mobile ONE plans; they have the option of using it for another phone or as a line for a smartwatch or tablet.

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ARCHOS 50 Graphite and 55 Graphite smartphones unveiled

ARCHOS 50 Graphite and 55 Graphite smartphones unveiled

ARCHOS has introduced two new Android smartphones, the ARCHOS 50 Graphite and the 55 Graphite. The names hint at the display sizes, with the 50 Graphite model featuring a 5.0” display and the 55 Graphite featuring a 5.5” display. The 55 Graphite model is a bit more notable over the 50 model, though, also packing things like USB-C.

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Kyocera Torque X01 is an ultra-durable, military-grade flip phone

Kyocera Torque X01 is an ultra-durable, military-grade flip phone

Flip phones may have fallen out of favor in many parts of the world, but they’re still popular in Japan, and so it’s not surprising that a new model has popped up there. What is interesting is the model’s biggest feature: extreme durability covering 18 military standards set by the US Defense Department. Drop it on concrete, use it in a dusty room, take it in the pool...the Kyocera Torque X01 can withstand it all and more.

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LG G6, Galaxy S8 release dates leak before press events

LG G6, Galaxy S8 release dates leak before press events

Samsung and LG are gearing up to officially reveal their flagship devices for 2017 in the next few weeks, and while we already know a lot about these handsets, there's one important detail about both that's still a mystery: release dates. New reports are painting a clearer picture in that regard, leaking out the South Korean release dates for both handsets.

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Samsung may resurrect the Note 7

Samsung may resurrect the Note 7

Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 blunder is still fresh in everyone's minds, but the beleaguered handset may not be well and truly dead. New reports coming out of Korea indicate that Samsung may look to offer refurbished Galaxy Note 7s later this year after fixing the battery problem that caused them to catch fire the first time around. If true, we could get an official announcement from Samsung as early as June.

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Galaxy Xcover 4 rugged phone leaks with Exynos 7570 chipset

Galaxy Xcover 4 rugged phone leaks with Exynos 7570 chipset

Samsung’s most notable line of rugged smartphones is its premium Galaxy S Active series, but lesser known is its Xcover lineup, a less expensive alternative for those on a tight budget. The last Xcover model we saw launch was the variant detailed last April, but now a new series of benchmarks indicate the Xcover 4 model is inbound. Assuming the leak is accurate, it seems the phone will sport the Exynos 7570 chipset and Android Nougat.

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Huawei P10 says hello in leaked renders

Huawei P10 says hello in leaked renders

Huawei has already confirmed that its P10 will be making an appearance at MWC 2017, but beyond that, details have been fairly slim. Today, however, we're getting an idea of what the Huawei P10 could look like, thanks to a new set of leaked renders. In these images, we see an estimation of what the P10 will look like from all angles, and it seems like Huawei might be switching some things up as it transitions from the P9.

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