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Google Nexus 9 tipped to arrive alongside ‘tube-shaped’ waterproof camera

Google Nexus 9 tipped to arrive alongside ‘tube-shaped’ waterproof camera

Lewis Curdie  13 hours ago

Here we’re tentatively tying two rumour threads into one knot. I say “tentatively” because I’m not entirely convinced with the result, but we’ll give the hybrid story an airing regardless and let you make your own minds up.

I speak of HTC’s mysterious October 8 Double Exposure event, and the seemingly imminent Google Nexus 9. Put them together, throw in the notion of a “tube-shaped” waterproof camera, and, well…

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Samsung Galaxy A5 pictured, looks a bit like an iPhone 5s

The Samsung Galaxy Alpha has proved to be one of the most divisive phones of late, with some claiming it’s the dawn of a new era for the South Koreans, while others wonder why it even exists.

Samsung is charging ahead regardless, as the Alpha marks – as reported – the first in a series of phones, and here we’re getting a closer look at the iPhone 5s. Sorry! The Samsung Galaxy A5.

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Review of the week

Review of the week

Lewis Curdie  19 hours ago

What. A. Week. I'll resist the temptation to turn Mobot into an impromptu political forum (though mobiles did play their part in recent goings on), and instead focus on... Apple's iPhone 6!

Yep, the iPhone 6 is on sale now having set all sorts of pre-order records, and pretty much the last thing you would've wanted to do is emerge from the Apple store and immediately drop your new purchase in front of the world, right?

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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy S5 to get Android L by late November?

Android L is a real thing, in the sense that it’s been detailed by Google, and the release is expected to fall next month at some point, accompanied by some tasty new Nexus hardware.

Eager beavers are already starting to question when their devices will be updated, and for owners of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy S5, the answer could be as early as late November.

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Google’s Android Silver program reportedly grinds to a halt

Google’s Android Silver program reportedly grinds to a halt

Lewis Curdie  4 days ago

Team Mountain View has lots of programs on the go at the moment, including Android One, which aims to get entirely decent handsets with full software support into the hands of those who – previously – could only afford feature phones. Like.

Slightly less compelling, and significantly more confusing, the Android Silver program was supposed to combine elements of Nexus, Google Play Edition and flagship phones. I say “was supposed to”; it’s supposedly been canned.

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Moto Maker UK now live, get building your second-gen Moto X!

Moto Maker UK now live, get building your second-gen Moto X!

Lewis Curdie  4 days ago

It was promised back at Mobile World Congress in February and reiterated earlier this month at Berlin’s IFA: Moto Maker for consumers the UK.

The service is now live o’er here, with Moto Maker inviting you to fully customise your second-gen Moto X. It’s looking prettaaaay good.

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First Android One phones launch in India, lots more to come

First Android One phones launch in India, lots more to come

Lewis Curdie  6 days ago

There’s plenty to moan about in the world of mobile, from stupid names to stupid phones to stupid hyperbolic promises, but here’s one thing I do like.

With Android One, Google has its eyes on “the next five billion”, offering affordable phones with decent specs – and a handful of other neat twists. Positivity abounds below.

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LG G Flex 2: smaller display, higher resolution?

LG G Flex 2: smaller display, higher resolution?

Lewis Curdie  Sep. 13 at 14:00

One of the most pointless phones of last year, for our money, was the Samsung Galaxy Round, an utterly bizarre device that was curved around the vertical axis. What the...?

Slightly less pointless was the LG G Flex, which was at least sensibly curved around the horizontal, though the specs left a lot to be desired - particularly as pertains to the display.

Enter: the LG G Flex 2.

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Motorola Moto X ‘Pure Edition’ says goodbye to carrier bloat (UPDATED)

Motorola Moto X ‘Pure Edition’ says goodbye to carrier bloat (UPDATED)

Lewis Curdie  Sep. 13 at 12:00

If you thought Motorola calling the new Moto X the Moto X was confusing, things are about to get, well, a little more confusinger.

The US has had Google Play Edition phones in the past with stock Android; Motorola’s Moto X "Pure Edition" does away with carrier bloat, yielding a near-stock experience.

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Review of the week

Review of the week

Lewis Curdie  Sep. 13 at 10:00

Last week was all about IFA; this week the spotlight was on everyone’s favourite fruity manufacturer as it lifted the lid on the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and Apple Watch on Tuesday night.

Needless to say, Apple accounted for the most-discussed articles this week, including yesterday’s story about iPhone 6 pre-orders and delivery times.

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