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Samsung is reportedly working on a dedicated gaming smartphone

6 monthes ago   |   By Phone Arena

Although gaming phones were never really a thing, the arrival of the original Razer Phone last November kicked off a trend that has since led to the creation of a number of devices including the Asus ROG Phone, Honor Play, and Huawei Mate 20 X. But according to one industry insider, these devices may soon face some tough competition from Samsung.
While exact details about this particular smartphone are yet to be provided, it was revealed last month that Samsung is currently working on a Snapdragon 845-powered Galaxy A device, which could suggest the sources are talking about the same...
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With Google's first Android phone, the iPhone finally got a rival - CNET

With Google's first Android phone, the iPhone finally got a rival - CNET

6 monthes ago   |   By CNET

Looking back, it's clear that from the start the T-Mobile G1 challenged Apple's iPhone like BlackBerry and Nokia never could.
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Google Apps License Could Cost European Phone Makers $40 Per Device

Google Apps License Could Cost European Phone Makers $40 Per Device

6 monthes ago   |   By ExtremeTech

The Commission's requirement that Google unbundle apps is bound to make Android licensing more complex. Now, a leaked document suggests that Google could charge OEMs as much as $40 per phone for a Google apps license.
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Some Google Pixel 3 users claim their photos aren't saving

6 monthes ago   |   By Engadget

If you're having issues with your Google Pixel phone not saving photos, you're not alone. According to reports on Reddit and Google's own forums, some owners of Google Pixel 3, 3XL, 2 and 2XL models - and potentially other Android phones as well -...
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Google will reportedly charge European phone makers as much as $40 per phone to add popular apps like Gmail and Maps

Google will reportedly charge European phone makers as much as $40 per phone to add popular apps like Gmail and Maps

6 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

Google will ask for $40 per device in "licensing fees" from Android manufacturers that want their phones to include Google's app bundle, the Verge reports.
The fee will differ by country and device, and will cover Google's Play Store, as well as Gmail, YouTube, and Google Maps.
This is one of the many changes Google is making after it was hit with a $5 billion fine for forcing manufacturers that wanted access to the Google Play Store to exclusively install Google apps.
With a $5 billion antitrust fine looming overhead, we now know how much Google thinks its popular apps are worth, and what...
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Amazon Flex now requires delivery drivers to snap selfies

Amazon Flex now requires delivery drivers to snap selfies

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The inside of the Samsung Galaxy Fold is marvelously messy

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WannaCry hero pleads guilty to developing banking malware

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Sonos One review

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To compete in smart speaker space, Sonos could have just made a better-sounding Alexa speaker, but the company has a reputation to uphold, and went much further. Our Sonos One... Read more ...

Electric car buying guide: What you need to know before you buy

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EVs are better than they've ever been, but buying your first battery-powered car can be an intimidating experience. Digital Trends has compiled a comprehensive guide that walks... Read more ...

Leica censored in China for ad that dramatizes the Tiananmen Square protests

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German camera maker Leica is facing heat from Chinese censors and nationalistic internet users who are leaving angry comments after it launched an ad dramatizing the 1989... Read more ...

Best Buy is selling a 10TB WD external drive for an insane $160 today

Best Buy is selling a 10TB WD external drive for an insane $160 today

External hard drives have been steadily dropping for months, but this deal is one of the best we've ever seen: Best Buy is selling a 10TB WD Easystore hard drive for just $160... Read more ...

The PDF Association thinks the Mueller report sucks

The PDF Association thinks the Mueller report sucks

When Special Counsel Robert Mueller released his report on Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election yesterday and political wonks across the internet rushed to... Read more ...