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HMD Global to update all current Nokia smartphones to Android 8.0 Oreo

In a tweet sent out over the weekend, HMD Global‘s chief product officer, Juho Sarvikas, confirmed that current Nokia smartphones will be receiving the Android 8.0 Oreo update. Sarvikas even committed to the budget Nokia 3 getting the update despite some delays in that device getting the Android 7.1.1 Nougat update. The updated operating system […]

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We saw the future of smartphones, and it’s sexier and smarter than you’d imagine

We’ve seen the future of smartphones. Two amazing phones, the Xiaomi Mi Mix and the Honor Magic, have given us a glimpse of the tech many of the major manufacturers are going to build into their flagship devices for the coming year.

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This tech could dramatically improve image quality in existing smartphones

A company called Almalence is working on an app that drastically improves image quality in today’s phones, without requiring any new hardware. Similar to how HDR photography works, it samples the sensor multiple times for each image.

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NYC district attorney says smartphones should be ‘answerable to search warrants’

In Manhattan, there are 423 Apple devices that have been lawfully seized since October 2014. The reason they’re sitting around like bricks? NYC District Attorney Cyrus Vance points to Apple’s default device encryption in iOS 8.

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Android is now used in nearly 9 out of every 10 smartphones in the world

As per a new report from Strategy Analytics, Android now represents 87.5 percent of global smartphone market share in the third quarter of 2016, crushing Apple’s iOS in the race to become the primary power in the mobile space.

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Camera hard to hold? Olloclip introduces a hand grip for smartphones, GoPros

Smartphones and action cameras can be hard to hand-hold, but the Olloclip Pivot makes it a bit easier, thanks to an ergonomic grip. It rotates 225 degrees to provide a comfortable hold from a variety of different shooting angles.

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The digital divide is still divided — smartphones just don’t do the trick

A California study showed increases in home broadband internet access, but for many, access is limited to smartphones, which does not help with education. The digital divide between lower- and upper-income households is not making much progress.

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T-Mobile is giving away free Samsung Galaxy smartphones this summer

T-Mobile is kicking off a new promotion that starts tomorrow, July 13th, and it’s one of the carrier’s most aggressive pushes yet. Any customer that has the 6 GB or 10 GB plan will be able to walk out of a T-Mobile store with a free Galaxy smartphone, covering up to 12 people on one […]

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With zero interest in smartphones, Nokia is betting big on VR and health

Nokia Technologies came around when Microsoft bought Nokia’s mobile division. For two years, the company has been devising a strategy around digital health and virtual reality. We sat down with President Ramzi Haidamus to flesh out Nokia’s goal.

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India mandates all smartphones must come with a panic button

India has decreed that, from 2017, all phones must be sold with a panic button that lets users instantly alert the emergency services. A year later and all devices sold must also come with GPS as standard in order for authorities to quickly locate vi…
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The best smartphones you can buy

It can be a minefield going out to buy a smartphone right now, thanks to the bewildering choice and high quality products available. To help out, here are our six favorite smartphones for sale right now, or very soon.

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This company is encouraging people to punch its smartphones

Chinese smartphone company Oukitel wants you to come and punch its newest smartphone, the K4000 Pro. Why? Because it’ll prove just how tough it is. The odds, unsurprisingly, are stacked in the phone’s favor.

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ARCHOS announces two new smartphones ahead of MWC 2016

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MWC 2016 will begin on Monday, but apparently ARCHOS can’t wait that long. The company just announced two new smartphones called the Diamond 2 Note and Diamond 2 Plus, both which feature some high-end specs.

The Diamond 2 Note, not the Diamond Note 2, is the larger of the duo at 6-inches. The display is of IPS LCD and has a resolution of 2560 x 1440 good for QHD. The recently launched MediaTek MT6795 Helio X10 processor is powering the device along with 3GB of RAM. On the back is a 16MP camera, and on the front is a lower-resolution 8MP camera. On the outside, the Diamond 2 Note features a metal design that is very pleasant to the eye.

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The Diamond 2 Plus packs a smaller 5.5-inch display with a Full HD resolution. This is also an IPS LCD panel. This device runs an octa-core MediaTek MT6755 processor with 4GB of RAM. The back houses a 20.7MP camera from Sony, and the front houses an 8MP shooter. Both sides have their own flash. Like the Diamond 2 Note, the design is made of metal. However, this one contains a fingerprint scanner just below the rear camera lens. 64GB of internal memory is onboard and so is a USB Type-C port for charging, unlike the Diamond 2 Note which has a microUSB port.

Both devices run Marshmallow and will be showcased next week. Both phones will be priced in the $ 200 range at launch, which is scheduled for May.

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Samsung’s earnings backslide, as demand for smartphones wanes

Samsung reported a decrease in profit for the fourth quarter of 2015 compared to last year’s numbers, due to lessening demand for smartphones and mobile components like processors.

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Best Buy didn’t sell as many smartphones as it wanted to over the holidays

Best Buy chairman and CEO Hubert Jolly announced that the retail chain did not sell as many smartphones as it anticipated during the 2015 holiday season ending January 2. Instead, customers turned to wearables.

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Hand size be damned: Alcatel’s new Pixi 3 and 4 smartphones and tablets are for everyone

Alcatel unveiled its new Pixi 4 line of smartphones and tablets, while the Pixi 3 8-inch tablet represents the company’s first foray into the world of Windows, albeit Windows 10 Mobile. The latter will be available in April.

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Samsung’s making a 6GB RAM module for smartphones

Samsung has announced production of a new memory module designed for smartphones, that could provide flagship devices of the near future with 6GB of RAM, giving more performance and reductig energy consumption.

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