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HTC’s revenue in February drops to its lowest in 13 years

Today’s a bad news day for Android manufacturers, apparently. HTC’s February earnings have been reported and things are looking bleak yet again. Earnings dropped 23% from the previous month and 44% from the previous year, totaling around $ 89 million for the entire month. That’s the lowest HTC has experienced in 13 years, which is really bad. It’s […]

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Xiaomi is making its own mobile processor, and it’ll be revealed on February 28

Xiaomi will follow in Samsung, Apple, and Huawei’s footsteps and break away from Qualcomm by developing its own mobile processor. The chip, known as Pinecone, will launch on February 28.

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Comcast’s all-in-one Xfinity Stream app arrives February 28th

Say goodbye to the Xfinity TV app as you knew it… not that you'll necessarily mind. Comcast has unveiled a replacement mobile app, Xfinity Stream, that promises to cover just about everything you can do with your TV subscription. You'll have in-h…
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A new Huawei Watch with LTE connectivity could launch in February

Two years ago, Huawei launched its first smartwatch. The Huawei Watch became one of the world’s best smartwatches because of its gorgeous design, admirable battery life, and brilliant software. It turned out being a product that accomplished almost everything you expect from a device in its class. That’s exactly why a successor wasn’t introduced in […]

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February 9 may be Android Wear 2.0’s big release day

Google’s highly anticipated Android Wear 2.0 update will arrive in “early February,” with February 9 being rumored as the big day. The visual overhaul and improved features are expected to reinvigorate the company’s smartwatch platform.

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Huawei rolls out February security update for the Mate 8

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Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei has been making good on its promise to distribute Google’s monthly security updates for its flagship smartphones, and today has started rolling out February’s patches for the Mate 8. This upgrade’s objective is to fix a multitude of “critical bugs” present in the open-source operating system, which, if not dealt with, could have permitted devices to be remotely accessed by a simple text message. It also addresses users concerns regarding privilege escalation as it plasters over any previous holes exposing the resources that had the facility to brick a handset if tampered with.

As usual, the update is being distributed in stages. All unlocked Mate 8 units should receive the update within the next few days, whilst carrier-branded variants are expected to get it sometime next week — so be sure to keep your eyes peeled for that push notification prompting you to download and install the update. It’s worth noting, however, as this is a relatively large piece of firmware,  you’ll probably want to connect to a Wi-Fi network prior to pulling it from the servers in order to ensure you don’t run over your data allotment and rack up a nasty bill with your service provider.

Via: Android Central

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SpaceX plans ocean landing attempt following February 24 launch

SpaceX will make its next launch attempt and possible ocean landing on February 24 when it is slated to deploy an SES-9 satellite into orbit. The firm’s goal is to send rockets into orbit every few weeks for the rest of 2016.

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Roll out the YouTube Red carpet! Our first YouTube Red Originals premiere February 10

The wait is over! On February 10, we’ll premiere the first of our YouTube Red Originals. In addition to getting all of YouTube uninterrupted and a premium YouTube Music experience, a YouTube Red membership will now give you exclusive access to new original series and movies from some of our top creators, beginning with these first four:

  • A Trip to Unicorn Island: From the team at Astronauts Wanted, this feature-length movie gives fans an extraordinary look inside the life and journey of Lilly Singh as she embarks on a challenging 26-city global tour where she has to remember to practice what she preaches: happiness is the only thing worth fighting for.
  • Dance Camp: This feature film from AwesomenessTV weaves an amazing story of unlikely friendships, unleashing passions and discovering yourself all through the power of dance.
  • Lazer Team: In this feature-length action-comedy from Rooster Teeth and Fullscreen Films, four small-town losers stumble upon an alien ship carrying a mysterious cargo, leading to a battle to save Earth from an all-powerful enemy.
  • Scare PewDiePie: In this reality-adventure series from the creator and executive producers of “The Walking Dead” at Skybound Entertainment and Maker Studios, experience thrills, chills and laughter as PewDiePie encounters terrifying situations inspired by his favorite video games.

The diverse, dynamic creators behind these films have already built massive audiences on YouTube, rivaling many cable shows. With YouTube Red Originals, we want to help them tell bigger and bolder stories that delight you, their fans. YouTube Red is your opportunity to support the passion projects your favorite creators have only dreamed about until now. If you haven’t already, sign up here for a YouTube Red membership and the first month is on us.

And these series and movies are just the beginning. We have lots more thrills, chills, LOLs, smiles, romances and surprises from more of your favorite YouTube stars coming later this year. In the meantime, check out our new YouTube Red Originals channel to stay up to date on the latest clips, teasers and trailers for our series and movies.

If you live in a country where YouTube Red hasn’t launched yet, never fear! We’ve got you covered. Click here for more details on when these new series and movies will be available in your country and how you can watch them.

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Samsung will show the world the Galaxy S7 on February 21

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We’ve finally received confirmation from Samsung that the Galaxy S7 will debut next month at MWC 2016, just as Evan Blass revealed yesterday.

Invites are out and a teaser is teasing. Samsung will show the world its newest hardware, led by its flagship phone, on February 21 at 1:00 PM ET.

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Tonight, the company posted a teaser online to give the world an idea of what’s to come at its next Unpacked event. The video shows a man putting on a Gear VR headset and reaching out into the virtual reality-based world in front of him. The environment he’s immersed in is a dark room with a box containing the next flagship phone from Samsung. So the teaser hints that we’ll get both a new phone and an advanced virtual reality headset at MWC 2016.

The teaser pushed out alongside the press invites tonight is likely not the only one we’ll see in the weeks leading up to the launch date. Samsung will want to get everyone thinking and perhaps tease other new devices as well.

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HTC’s first smartwatch could arrive in February with a sleek design

HTC wearables have all suffered delays in 2015, but new rumors point to an early 2016 launch for the HTC One Watch. Check here for all of the rumors leading up the eventual announcement!

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