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[Freebie alert] Janice Joplin Greatest Hits album for free on Google Play Music

  Are you a Janice Joplin fan but you – for some reason – don't have all of her albums on your Google Play account yet? Well, you are in luck friend, because today you can get the Greatest Hits compilation from Janice Joplin for free from the Google Play Music store....

The Turing phone arrives and stuns us with its flamboyance! But how much does it cost?

The new Turing phone is ready to be pre-ordered and you will be amazed by its looks. This un-hackable device is the epitome of the smartphone in the sense that it is deconstructed and reconstructed around the premise of an in-hackable piece of tech. It was designed...

Marshmallow OTA for Samsung devices delayed until February

  Some Marshmallow updates like to keep users guessing and Samsung's newest Galaxy devices will make you have to wait for a while too. Android 6.0 updates were supposed to hit Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ in December, but the update is not here yet.       In some...

Microsoft shuts down its Microsoft Android OS merge, focus to be on the affordable Lumia market

Microsoft is doing some cleaning in its own ranks these days as news say the company is willing to let go around 18.000 employees by next year’s end. Apparently, the company is letting go its Nokia X efforts as well and it will return to its Microsoft Windows Mobile...

Motorola deal of the week: buy a Moto X 2014 Pure edition and you get a 3G Moto E until March 24th

Motorola is doing good trying to get more customers and now, for every Moto X 2014 Pure Edition you buy, you get a complimentary 3G Moto E. Hurry up though, the deal only stands until March 24th. 3G Moto E is a great phone to give to someone, especially to family...

Android 4.4.4 (KTU84P) AOSP changelog published – minor security updates

A new Android changelog has been posted and it rolls out as we speak to all Nexus devices. Android 4.4.4 (KTU84P) is mostly a security update and it basically includes Android Open Source Project changes. The update does not include any significant proprietary...

[How To’s] Android M Preview 2 for Nexus Devices

Google I/O 2015 has come and gone, and it brought many cool bits of news for us. One of the ones that caught my fancy was the Android M preview releases. I happen to have an Android Nexus 5 device handy and wanted to try M preview 2 which was recently released. If you...

Yu Yureka Plus to launch in India on July 24th

Yu Yureka Plus is on its way to the Indian market and it will launch on July 24th. Yu, a subsidiary from Micromax, launched its first smartphone last year, and now it is ready to launch a slightly better version of the same phone. Coincidentally, it will also be much...
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Google releases new platform distribution numbers

  Google released the new platform distribution numbers and it appears that Marshmallow is heading on an upward direction (albeit extremely slowly). Froyo is not dead yet, if you were wondering, but it's not far from its demise either.       The list for February 2016...

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US Mobile brings Xiaomi and Meizu to the US market

  Xiaomi and Meizu are finally and officially on the US market thanks to US Mobile. The Chinese smartphone manufacturers have become some of the most popular in the world but they want to conquer the US as well. Now they have a bigger chance, especially since one of...

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Huawei Honor 5X available in the US via Amazon and Newegg

  Huawei Honor 5X just got on the US market. The Chinese company is trying to protrude the American market and this is its most recent attempt. The device costs around $200, which is pretty good for a low-mid ranged device. It goes on sale tomorrow.       Huawei Honor...

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Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge renders surface online

  Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge may have just sprouted on the Interwebz today. The renders show a design similar to the 2015 Samsung flagships, but there are a few design changes to be had. One of them is the taller fingerprint sensors and the rounder corners of the...

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BlackBerry Priv available in India at the end of the month

  BlackBerry Priv is available on the Indian market starting today. It is already available in North America, in some European countries and a few Asian nations. Now, you can add India to the list. The phone will be available for purchase starting January 30th.      ...

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Marshmallow OTA for Samsung devices delayed until February

  Some Marshmallow updates like to keep users guessing and Samsung's newest Galaxy devices will make you have to wait for a while too. Android 6.0 updates were supposed to hit Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ in December, but the update is not here yet.       In some...

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Blackberry Priv available on T-Mobile starting today

  Blackberry is finally releasing its Priv device to more US carriers and it will be available via T-Mobile, after it was a short-lived AT&T exclusive. Blackberry Priv is the company's first Android-run device and it stays true to its design origins with a...

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OnePlus updates One Plus X to OxygenOS 2.2.

  OnePlus has begun working on its devices and their OS and the first to get an update on OxygenOS 2.2.0 is One Plus X. One Plus X is close to getting the OTA and if you are lucky and have one of these, you too could be getting the update in the next 24 hours. The...

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