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Android 7.0 Nougat release: Everything you need to know

Android 7.0 Nougat release: Everything you need to know

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Android 7.0 has carved an unusual path through its pre-release. Often reserved for developers, the big change with the Nougat release is that Google has been very open and sharing about it.Google has confirmed the roll-out of Android 7.0 Nougat has now... >>

Android Nougat might release on 22 August for Nexus 6P and 5X

Android Nougat might release on 22 August for Nexus 6P and 5X

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Android Nougat will probably arrive by the end of the month.The next major version of Android is expected to release in August, but two new clues are now hinting at a specific release date: August 22. Android Central has reported that Canadian operator... >>

Android N Nougat: How to enable and use split-screen mode

Android N Nougat: How to enable and use split-screen mode

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While some Android phones have had split screen multitasking for a while, Android N, or Nougat, is the first to have it built in to the OS. Once Android 7.0 Nougat starts its rollout, every phone with the software installed will be able to take advantage,... >>

Huawei P9 Plus review: The big and the bold
4.0 stars

Huawei P9 Plus review: The big and the bold

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Huawei is fast emerging as one of the most popular smartphone brands in the world. A lot of that notability is thanks to its budget sub-brand, Honor, which cranks out affordable but high quality phones. Still, Huawei has done a lot of work on its own-brand... >>

Android Launchers: How to install, change and customise your phone

Android Launchers: How to install, change and customise your phone

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One of the best, and most often cited, advantages of having an Android device is that you can customise the way it looks. But if you thought the most you could do with it was change your wallpapers and widgets, you’re in for a treat.By downloading new... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 iris scanner: What is it and how does it work?

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 iris scanner: What is it and how does it work?

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The Galaxy Note 7 has just been announced and one of its most unique features is the new iris scanner. It's not the first time we've seen eye-recognition capabilities in a smartphone, but it is arguably a better implementation than we saw in the Lumia... >>

BlackBerry DTEK50 review: Secure, just not top drawer
3.5 stars

BlackBerry DTEK50 review: Secure, just not top drawer

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BlackBerry has a long tradition of building its own hardware and software, but having fallen on harder times of late, the company was forced to outsource. With the DTEK50, its first mid-range Android phone, it has partnered with TCL Communication and... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 7: What's new?

Samsung Galaxy Note 7: What's new?

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With the launch of the Galaxy Note 7, Samsung added a number of fresh features and updates to its stylus-toting phablet.If you've had a Note before, there are plenty of reasons to upgrade to the new one, especially if your last taste was the Note 4 from... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 launch livestream: Watch the Samsung Unpacked 2016 event right here

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 launch livestream: Watch the Samsung Unpacked 2016 event right here

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Today is the day Galaxy Note fans in the UK and Europe have been waiting on for nearly two years. That's how long it's been since the last Note launched in this continent. The second Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2016 day is finally here, and you can watch... >>

LG V20 is the first confirmed Android 7.0 Nougat phone, coming in September

LG V20 is the first confirmed Android 7.0 Nougat phone, coming in September

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LG has publicly confirmed its intention to announce its next flagship phone, the V20, in September. It will be the company's first device running Android 7.0 "Nougat" and follows up on the V10 with a secondary display running along the top, as well as... >>

BlackBerry DTEK50: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

BlackBerry DTEK50: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

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Blackberry is expected to launch three phones over the next year. One of them is the Argon and, by the sounds of it, this will be the company's 2016 flagship phone. It's a big, all touchscreen device with a powerful processor, support for the latest Quick... >>

BlackBerry DTEK50 officially announced, an all-touch secure Android phone

BlackBerry DTEK50 officially announced, an all-touch secure Android phone

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BlackBerry has officially unveiled the DTEK50, it's second Android phone, but the first without a physical keyboard. It's aimed at the mid-tier market consumers with a need for added security. In fact, during the announcement, security was the key feature. The... >>

Latest Nexus phone app update protects you from spam calls, here's how it works

Latest Nexus phone app update protects you from spam calls, here's how it works

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Google has release an update to its Nexus phone app to include automatic protection against spam callers. The new phone app is available to Nexus and Android One device owners, and will help owners identify and block bothersome phone calls. Once the... >>

Full Moto E3 specs finally confirmed

Full Moto E3 specs finally confirmed

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Motorola has finally lifted the lid on the full specs of the 2016 Moto E. And, as expected, the feature list pretty much lines up with the budget price point, but could still make for one of the best affordable smartphones around this year. With a few... >>

Honor 8 is an all-glass, affordable alternative to Huawei P9

Honor 8 is an all-glass, affordable alternative to Huawei P9

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Huawei's affordable brand, Honor has announced a brand new phone in China. The Honor 8 is a premium-looking Android phone with a stunning glass finish on the front and back, as well as a dual camera system (no Leica branding anywhere to be seen, unsurprisingly).Looking... >>

Amazing Samsung Galaxy Note 7 leak shows full prototype

Amazing Samsung Galaxy Note 7 leak shows full prototype

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Ahead of its official launch, a fresh set of photos allegedly showing of a prototype version of the Galaxy Note 7 have been published online. Renowned leaker Steve Hemmerstoffer pushed a collection of photos to his Twitter account, allegedly showing a... >>

Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 arrives just in time for Galaxy Note 7

Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 arrives just in time for Galaxy Note 7

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Qualcomm has announced the new Snapdragon 821 quad-core processor; the next in line from its current high-end chip, the Snapdragon 820. Although it doesn't give precise details on all the improvements made with the Snapdragon 821 over the 820, the company... >>

HTC Desire 10 coming to give you more affordable HTC 10

HTC Desire 10 coming to give you more affordable HTC 10

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Renowned leaker, Evan Blass, has indicated that HTC is following up its flagship HTC 10 smartphone with a more affordable Desire-series device with the same numbering. If his information is correct - which it normally is - the HTC Desire 10 will be launched... >>

Android Auto explored: Taking Google on the road

Android Auto explored: Taking Google on the road

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Android Auto has been around for a number of years. Announced in 2014, Android Auto first made its appearance in third-party head units, such as some from Pioneer, with a number of car manufacturers confirming they would be offering it in the future.The... >>

BlackBerry's smartphone roadmap for 2016/17 revealed

BlackBerry's smartphone roadmap for 2016/17 revealed

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Following the recent leak of an upcoming BlackBerry Android phone, yet more details have emerged about BlackBerry's plans for this next year. If rumours published by Venture Beat are to be believed, the Canadian tech company is set to launch three phones... >>

Google wants you to explore the web in VR with Chrome for Android

Google wants you to explore the web in VR with Chrome for Android

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Soon, you'll be able to jump into the web. Like, literally. The latest beta and developer versions of Google's Chrome browser app for Android includes support for the open-source WebVR standard, which allows developers to create websites you can use/watch/view... >>

Android N's official name is Nougat

Android N's official name is Nougat

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After months of teasers and hints, Google has finally announced the official name for Android N. The next major update to the company's mobile operating system will be called Android Nougat. For the longest time, the common consensus has been that Google... >>

Amazon will cut prices on Android phones displaying its lock screen ads

Amazon will cut prices on Android phones displaying its lock screen ads

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Amazon has announced it will offer discounts on select Android phones - as long as you agree to view adverts on the phones' lock screens.The online retailer sells other manufacturers’ phones, including the fourth-generation Moto G and Blu R1 HD. In... >>

Wileyfox Spark, Spark+ and Spark X are three new British-designed budget smartphones

Wileyfox Spark, Spark+ and Spark X are three new British-designed budget smartphones

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Wileyfox has just taken the wraps off its latest phones and - just like last year - its smartphone lineup is seeking to shake-up the budget end of the market. Unlike last year however, it opted to release three different versions of a single device family.At... >>

New TouchWiz UI shows off Galaxy Note 7's likely software

New TouchWiz UI shows off Galaxy Note 7's likely software

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The latest version of TouchWiz, currently in its beta form, suggests Samsung will introduce yet another visual refresh in its software when the Galaxy Note 7 launches. HDBlog published a video showing off the new beta software in an in-depth walkthrough.While... >>