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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 name appears alongside specs: Iris scanner and branding virtually confirmed

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 name appears alongside specs: Iris scanner and branding virtually confirmed

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A Samsung Galaxy Note 7 label leak has been published online by the usually-reliable Evan Blass. It virtually confirms rumours we've been hearing for weeks: Samsung is skipping the Note 6 name.Although it doesn't make sense sequentially, the reasoning... >>

Huawei is making an all-new mobile OS, and it's revamping EMUI

Huawei is making an all-new mobile OS, and it's revamping EMUI

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Huawei has a back-up plan in case things go south with Google.According to The Information, Huawei, which is the world's third-largest smartphone manufacturer and best-known for the Huawei 6P it made with Google, is developing a new mobile operating system... >>

Android Apps on Chrome: How to give your Chromebook an app-vantage

Android Apps on Chrome: How to give your Chromebook an app-vantage

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At its I/O conference in June this year, Google finally confirmed plans to bring Android apps to Chrome OS products. That means that soon you'll be able to fling Angry Birds from a catapult on your Chromebook and download a shedload of other apps you'd... >>

Barclays Android users can now pay up to £100 with contactless using just their phone

Barclays Android users can now pay up to £100 with contactless using just their phone

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Barclays has announced that its contactless payment system, called Contactless Mobile, has launched today.Barclays previously expressed its intent to remain out of Android Pay in favour of its own offering. That has now arrived meaning Android users will... >>

Oppo F1 Plus review: A flagship at half the price
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Oppo F1 Plus review: A flagship at half the price

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Oppo is a Chinese smartphone brand that isn't especially familiar to UK customers. Yet on a global scale it was one of 2015's fastest growers. That's for one very good reason: it's been making decent phones at competitive prices, and everyone loves a... >>

Android N desktop mode shown off with new task bar, by official

Android N desktop mode shown off with new task bar, by official

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Android N is set to bring new desktop style floating windows to smartphones and tablets, already seen in the preview, which has now been shown off officially with a task bar.The SVP of Android, Chrome OS and Play, Hiroshi Lockheimer tweeted a photo of... >>

OnePlus 3 is official, equipped with huge 6GB RAM and an all-new all-metal finish

OnePlus 3 is official, equipped with huge 6GB RAM and an all-new all-metal finish

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OnePlus has just announced its next generation flagship smartphone, and continues in its tradition of releasing powerful devices at affordable prices. While some specifications look similar to the OnePlus 2, there’s definitely enough difference here... >>

Facebook will delete your photos unless you install its Moments app

Facebook will delete your photos unless you install its Moments app

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Facebook has announced that it will delete photos synched from the Facebook app if its Moments app isn't installed before 7 July.When the photo synching feature was added to the Facebook app in 2012 it promised to offer unlimited synching of photos, like... >>

Apple's iMessage app could be coming to Android soon

Apple's iMessage app could be coming to Android soon

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Apple might have a surprise in store for Android users next week.According to a report from MacDailyNews, which cited sources "familiar with the company's thinking", Apple plans to announce an iMessage app for Android at its annual Worldwide Developers... >>

Google's abandoned Project Ara modular smartphone: Everything you need to know

Google's abandoned Project Ara modular smartphone: Everything you need to know

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Project Ara was Google's vision for making truly customisable smartphones. Sadly, it's no more. A Reuters report stated that - although developer units were supposed to become available this year - Google has suspended the product.It's a real shame because... >>

Huawei Daydream VR smartphone with Leica cameras is coming this year

Huawei Daydream VR smartphone with Leica cameras is coming this year

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Huawei has announced that not only will it be releasing a phone that adheres to Google's Android Daydream VR specifications, but that it'll arrive soon.Speaking to The Wall Street Journal, the CEO of Huawei Richard Yu said that a Daydream-ready Huawei... >>

Google ‘off the record’ mode will keep your search history private

Google ‘off the record’ mode will keep your search history private

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Google has confirmed that it will be offering more advanced privacy settings that keep search history private.Speaking at the Code Conference, Google CEO Sundar Pichai spoke about the new settings, among other Nexus upgrades, which would allow users to... >>

Android N could arrive on your phone sooner than you think

Android N could arrive on your phone sooner than you think

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Google's parent company Alphabet is reportedly stepping up its game to make sure operating system updates arrive faster across devices, which should start with Android N.Currently the Android operating system can rollout quickly to gadgets running pure... >>

Get Android Nougat wallpapers on your phone right now

Get Android Nougat wallpapers on your phone right now

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The third developer preview of Android Nougat is now available, and buried inside the software are four new wallpapers.Anticipation is high for Android Nougat and in an uncharacteristic move, Google released a developer build of Android Nougat into the... >>

What are Android Instant Apps and why do they matter?

What are Android Instant Apps and why do they matter?

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Google announced Android Instant Apps during its Google I/O 2016 developer conference. They represent a big change in how apps are managed, as well as how many apps you might end up having on your phone in the future.Android Instant Apps will allow users... >>

Google announces Daydream, the future of Android virtual reality

Google announces Daydream, the future of Android virtual reality

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Clay Bavor, VP virtual reality at Google, took to the stage at Google I/O 2016 to add flesh to the bones of Google's future VR plans. Evolving the VR offering beyond that of Cardboard, Bavor confirmed that Android is working on a new platform called... >>

Android N will be called... you decide

Android N will be called... you decide

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Google today took to the stage at Google I/O 2016 to announce that anyone will be able to contribute to the name of the next version of Android.Unlike previous years, with the Android N release, Google released the developer beta to the general public... >>

Nokia is back with Android smartphone and tablet plans

Nokia is back with Android smartphone and tablet plans

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Nokia has announced that it is returning to the world of smartphones and it's turning to Android as its platform of choice.Few companies have a smartphone history as rich as Nokia. Having dominated the mobile phone market and feature phone markets for... >>

Android Pay in the UK: Here's how to get set up

Android Pay in the UK: Here's how to get set up

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Android Pay finally arrived in the UK in May 2016, following its launch in the US last year.The service allows anyone with a compatible bank and an NFC-enabled Android device running KitKat 4.4 or above to pay for items using their phone anywhere that... >>

Pret A Manger slip-up reveals Android Pay coming to UK sooner than you think

Pret A Manger slip-up reveals Android Pay coming to UK sooner than you think

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It's been known for a while that Android Pay is to launch in the UK this summer, but it seems we won't have long to wait before the service becomes available. It could be a matter of days.That's the impression given by food chain Pret A Manger.The Telegraph... >>

Gmail for Android adds Microsoft Exchange support for all devices

Gmail for Android adds Microsoft Exchange support for all devices

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Google has updated Gmail for Android with support for Microsoft Exchange.Stop wondering whether Gmail for Android already supported Exchange, because it did... but only on Nexus devices. The new update, which is available in the latest version of the... >>

Android N preview available to phones other than Nexus at last

Android N preview available to phones other than Nexus at last

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Google has decided to begin sharing the Android N Developer Preview to more handsets than just its Nexus devices, in a world first. Now owners of the Sony Xperia Z3 will be able to install and try out the Android N Developer Preview.The idea behind the... >>

When is Android 6.0 Marshmallow coming to my phone?

When is Android 6.0 Marshmallow coming to my phone?

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The current version of Google's mobile OS is Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and roll-out of the new OS is well underway across devices globally.As is tradition, it comes pre-installed on Google's latest Nexus devices - the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P - and it quickly... >>

Could this be the Android games console we’ve been waiting for?

Could this be the Android games console we’ve been waiting for?

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There have been plenty of Android devices dedicated to gaming. Many even believed that an Android games console could rival dedicated machines from Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft one day.However, while plenty have tried, all have seemingly failed. Ouya,... >>

BlackBerry says it'll launch two mid-range Android handsets in 2016

BlackBerry says it'll launch two mid-range Android handsets in 2016

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BlackBerry thinks the high-end phone market has gone soft, so it's now dropping down a peg by zeroing in on the mid-range phone market.The National spoke to the CEO of BlackBerry, John Chen, and claimed BlackBerry plans to launch two new Android phones... >>