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The Razer Phone is now available at select Microsoft Stores

The Razer Phone launched a couple of weeks ago with a US availability date set for November 17th through Razer’s online store. Sales of the phone started a couple of days early on November 15th and Razer had promised that Microsoft Stores in the US would also carry them. As of today, select Microsoft Stores do […]

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Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 review: A top notch phone, if you can buy one

Xiaomi has always been nearly universally praised for their smartphone hardware and pricing, but also pretty commonly panned for how difficult they are to buy if you aren’t in China. We’ve been hearing several rumors that the company is eventually planning on branching out into different countries, but here we are with the Mi Mix […]

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You can now order the Essential Phone in Pure White

Essential has had a rough launch, to say the least. The Essential Phone was intended to launch much earlier than it did, and there were four color variants shown off at its announcement. So far we’ve only been able to get the phone in black, but as of today, you can order the device in […]

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Essential rolling out new system build, camera update for Essential Phone

After a rocky road to get from device leaks and teasers to announcement and finally to taking actual orders, the team at Essential is working to prove to customers and the market that they can in fact keep up with the speed of the smartphone market and consumer expectations. Essential has already promised to make […]

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Apple Watch Series 3 review: A good watch, a so-so phone replacement

With each generation, the Apple Watch's purpose has seemed to shift. The first one demonstrated what Apple thought a wearable should be, and the second tried to be the perfect workout companion. When it came time to build the Series 3, though, Apple…
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Unlocked Essential Phone Now Available at Best Buy

Limited availability has lingered for weeks since Essential launched its first phone (PH-1), leaving consumers with only Essential’s website or Sprint stores for purchasing options. That all changes today with Best Buy announcing available stock of unlocked PH-1 devices both in stores and available for free 3 to 5 day shipping. For $ 699, the unlocked […]

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You can actually buy an Essential Phone on Sprint right now

This isn’t a joke; you can finally walk into a Sprint store and buy an Essential Phone, right now. It missed Andy Rubin’s estimate of “a few weeks” that he claimed back in July, but hey, it’s out just in time to compete with the Galaxy Note 8 and the iPhone 8. I’m not sure if […]

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Water-based electrolytes promise safer phone batteries

It's hard to completely escape safety issues with lithium-ion batteries, in part due to the nature of the electrolytes that charge and release energy when ions shuttle between electrodes. They usually have to be made of easily combustible chemicals…
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[TA Deals] Get a fish-eye lens and a wide-angle lens for your phone (46% off)

The KOBRA Universal 2-in-1 Lens Kit is our featured item today on Talk Android Deals. Carry w/ you anywhere & attach w/ a simple clip Fish-eye lens provides an angle of view up to 180º Wide-angle lens magnifies up to 0.67X Super-macro lens gives super macro magnification Here you’re getting the attachment for your phone […]

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[TA Deals] Protect your phone using Zemana Mobile Antivirus (66% off)

Your phone is likely your most valued possession. It goes everywhere with you, and you do everything with it. So don’t leave it wide open for attacks that could compromise your personal information. Get a 3-year subscription to Zemana Mobile Antivirus on Talk Android Deals at an exclusive price. Protects your phone 24/7 from viruses, […]

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The Essential Phone is finally shipping out

Nearly 90 days ago, Essential wowed the world with their smartphone. It was supposed to ship not long after that, but as everyone probably knows, that didn’t exactly happen. It’s taken a few months to iron the process out, but if you ordered an Essential Phone, you should be getting an email with tracking information […]

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Nokia 6 review: The brand is back, but this phone is full of compromises

The Nokia 6 is the first Nokia phone we’ve seen in several years. It also marks the first smartphone that’s technically from HMD Global, who has taken the reigns for producing Nokia devices. Most importantly, the Nokia 6 is the first in a new line of Android-powered devices from the historic company, who finally ditched Windows as […]

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[TA Deals] Step up security on your phone with ESET (59% off)

A 2-year subscription to ESET Mobile Security for Android is the featured deal of the day on our online store. Catch threats as they emerge across all apps, files. folders & memory cards Secure your personal data while you shop online Filter out unwanted SMS or phone calls w/ personalized settings Locate, track & lock […]

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As Best Buy listing goes up, the Essential Phone should ship very soon

Essential is nearing the release of its first device. It’s live on Best Buy’s site, but you still can’t actually purchase the Essential Phone for yourself. For now you can just sign up to be notified when the retailer starts taking orders. While vague, it’s a sign that Essential is moving forward and doesn’t plan […]

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That status bar on the Essential Phone is thick

Usually it’s a phone’s body we measure for thickness to judge. The Essential Phone, however, is making us question status bar thickness moving forward. No, the Essential Phone hasn’t been canceled. It’ll be released when the company finishes field testing on global networks. See, there’s been a bit of confusion surrounding Essential’s first consumer-ready device. […]

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Honolulu is the first big US city to ban phone use at crosswalks

Cities have tried innumerable measures to keep pedestrians' eyes off their phones when they cross the street, and there have even been some state-level attempts at legislation to force a change in behavior. Honolulu, however, has officially drawn th…
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Andy Rubin says the Essential Phone will be released “in a few weeks”

It looks like the wait for the Essential Phone to be released is coming to an end soon. When a phone launches, the expectation is that it’ll be released in a couple of weeks. Companies don’t like waiting to long to go from launch to release as all of the hype generated typically dies off. […]

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Going public will give Razer the funds it needs to create a phone

Razer wants in on the thriving mobile industry. Bloomberg reports that the company is eyeing an initial public offering for sometime around October. The value of Razer is expected to be $ 3 billion to $ 5 billion, and the money raised would be heavily allocated towards the development of a mobile device. Intel and Temasek Holdings […]

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Essential loses two top executives amidst Phone delay

At the end of May, Andy Rubin of Android fame grabbed headlines with the official announcement of the Essential Phone, a new smartphone from his start-up Essential company. Although the Essential Phone is equipped with flagship level hardware, barely any bezels, and a unique titanium and ceramic body, there were still some questions about how […]

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[Deal] Add a second number on your phone from Hushed for $25!

Many people want a second number, but they don’t want a second phone. It’s probably better to avoid using your personal number for work, while dating, and on select public services where you don’t know who you’re communicating with. Your number is a piece of highly sensitive information. So you shouldn’t just hand it out […]

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Andy Rubin says the Essential Phone should ship in about 30 days

Now we know when you should expect to see the Essential Phone ship in the United States. Speaking with Walt Mossberg at the Code Conference hosted by Recode, Essential’s Andy Rubin revealed that its first phone should ship in around the next 30 days. Neither Essential nor Rubin would share anything about availability beyond pricing in […]

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Zepp phone apps use AI to study your basketball shots

You may know Zepp for sports tracking sensors you can slap on your baseball bat or soccer ball, but its latest tracking involves little more than your phone and a good view of the action. Its game recording and training apps (Android, iOS) are adding…
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Fender’s new guitar amps can be fine-tuned from your phone

Fender first revealed its mobile software plans back in August of last year when the guitar maker's digital arm debuted a tuner app for iOS. In November, we learned the company had guitar amplifiers in the works that would wirelessly sync settings wi…
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Moto G5 Plus review: Back to being the best mid-range phone

Over the last couple of years, a massive number of consumers around the world have shifted their buying preferences for phones. It’s no longer guaranteed that the biggest and most expensive phones should be the only ones considered. That change in philosophy can be credited in large part to the Moto G line, which was […]

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Sharp’s new Aquos R phone features the Snapdragon 835 and 4GB of RAM

Sharp has taken the wraps off of its latest smartphone, the Aquos R, which features the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, 4GB of RAM, and a 5.3-inch QHD display. It also has a weird AI dock that turns to face the user upon getting a phone call.

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Google Pixel vs. Samsung Galaxy S8: Which is the better Android phone?

Samsung has finally taken the wraps off the forthcoming Galaxy S8, the company’s latest flagship. But can the device compete with the Google Pixel when it comes to power and performance?

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How to make ringtones for an Android phone

No one likes to pay for ringtones, so why not keep your money and check out our quick guide for creating free, custom ringtones using GarageBand, AVCWare Ringtone Maker, and RingDroid?

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Huawei P9 vs. P10: Which stylish Huawei phone is best for you?

In March, the Huawei P10 will hit shelves internationally. However, how does Huawei’s newest flagship stack up against its lauded predecessor, the P9, when it comes to power and overall performance?

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Maker of a $14,000 super-secure phone gets cold feet after low sales force cuts

Sirin Labs, makers of the $ 14,000 Solarin phone, proves that getting ahead in smartphone manufacturing today is a true challenge, as news spreads of a change in strategy and not enough sales.

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When will every phone be water resistant? We asked an expert

Water damage is the second biggest cause of smartphone death, so why isn’t every phone waterproof? We spoke to water resistant coating specialist P2i to find out when we can expect water resistant phones as standard.

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Cog Systems’ custom, super-secure HTC One A9 phone protects against malware

Cog Systems, a mobile software security firm, has designed a custom system for the HTC One A9 phone that protects against malicious apps and viruses. It’ll ship to select retailers in the coming months.

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Need wireless headphones for a phone that can’t support wired ones? Check out Skybuds

The future of headphones is clearly headed in a wireless direction, and here to help you stay in vogue is Alpha Audiotronics, which recently announced the general availability of Skybuds.

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How to record calls on your Android phone

Sometimes you need to record a phone call, whether it be for legal reasons or simply for future reference. Thankfully, there are a few ways to go about doing so on your Android phone, including Google Voice.

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Linc is a Moto Mod that turns your phone into a walkie talkie

Walkie talkies are definitely a little dated compared to a new smartphone, but there’s no denying they had some very useful situations where a smartphone just isn’t as good. When you’re out hiking, for example, you need to be able to just push and talk to someone and not have to worry about dialing a […]

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Congressman requests investigation on Trump’s old Android phone

With reports that President Donald Trump is still relying on his old, unsecured Galaxy S3, even as he's one of the most visible hacking targets in the world, Congressman Ted Lieu (D-CA) has proposed a House investigation into the new administration's…
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Get a LeEco phone for $50 off thanks to this Valentine’s Day sale

LeEco wants to give you some love on Valentine’s Day. How? By offering its phones and some accessories at slashed prices. Both the Le Pro 3 and the Le S3 are being offered at $ 50 off, and will come with a Letv Bluetooth Speaker too.

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10 tips to free up storage space on your Android phone or tablet

Running out of room on your smartphone or tablet? Here are 10 tips that will allow you to create more space on your Android device, including some that will ensure you keep your device free of clutter.

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How to block phone calls on your Android phone

Telemarketer or persistent won’t leave you alone? Here’s how to block calls on an Android smartphone, whether you want to do so with native features or mobile apps such as Mr. Number and Extreme Call Blocker.

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Our favorite phone accessories from CES 2017

The CES technology show isn’t only about big-name announcements, there are plenty of cool accessories on display too. We toured the halls and found our five favorite new products for your smartphone.

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15 best Nexus 5X cases to guard your Google phone

The right Nexus 5X cases will net you both style and protection, allowing you to protect your newfangled smartphone with sacrificing its unique looks. Here are 15 of our current favorites, from the likes of Spigen and KWMobile.

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The 15 best Pixel cases to protect your Google phone

The aluminum-and-glass design of Google’s Pixel looks classy, but it’s a combination that’s slippery and easy to damage. Thankfully, we’ve rounded up 15 cases that will add style and protection to your new Google device.

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The QWERTY phone lives! Here’s 7 keyboard phones you can buy right now

Think phones with QWERTY keyboards are dead and gone? Think again. We’ve found a few different devices you can go and buy today, and each has its own physical keyboard. Here are our current favorites.

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Google’s new Trusted Contacts app helps keep you safe, even if your phone is off

Google has just released an app called Trusted Contacts that allows you to share your location with your emergency contacts with a single touch. The company hopes it will help keep users safe.

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You can use featured Google+ photos as your phone wallpaper

If you have a Chromecast, you’ve probably seen some of the really cool photos that are displayed as a “screensaver” on your TV when you aren’t casting anything to it. Google features some stunning high resolution photos that are pulled from some of the best photographers on Google+, bringing them to a much broader audience […]

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Buying a phone on Swappa? You can insure it and pay $50 to repair or replace it

Swappa, where you can sell your devices and buy someone else’s, now offers protection plans when dealing with the latter. The plans are only available for phones for the time being.

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Caller ID apps are publicly exposing names and phone numbers after apparent hack

Three of the top caller ID apps have begun uploading caller names and phone numbers into public databases. It’s not yet known if the apps have been hacked or who could have hacked them.

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Similar phone, new name: HTC may unveil international version of its Bolt next week

HTC has sent out invitations in Taiwan for an event on November 22, that’s likely to bring the debut of a new phone. This device is expected to be the international variant of the HTC Bolt, but with a different name.

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Yet another Samsung phone allegedly exploded, but it’s not the Galaxy Note 7

It’s been bad news week after week for Samsung ever since the company began recalling exploding Galaxy Note 7 smartphones. It recalled 2.8 million washing machines last week and now a woman in France says her Galaxy J5 exploded.

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Google and Warner Brothers are partnering to bring ‘Fantastic Beasts’ to your phone

Ahead of the release of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Google’s voice assistant will let you cast Potter spells to interact with your phone and perform functions. Google also features a Street View integration.

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How to get Google’s Pixel features on your Android phone

Envious of the many new software features on Google’s Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones? Don’t fret. With a little bit of tinkering, you can get many of the same flagship features on your current Android device.

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