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Oppo teases N3 smartphone ahead of official launch

Ah, smartphone names. You all know what comes after the Oppo N1, right? Correct; it’s the Oppo N3. If you said Oppo N2, well, I don’t know what to tell you, kid.

As the world awaits the official launch later this month, Oppo has shared a cheeky shot of the N3’s rear camera, in all its faux leathery goodness.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 gets software update ahead of global release

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 gets software update ahead of global release

Lewis Curdie  Oct. 13 at 12:30

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4’s UK release date has been shoved back to Friday this week, but already the handset has received its first software update.

As is often the case, there are two ways to look at this. Join me below as I fire up the speculatrix machine and write various - what do you call them? - words.

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Samsung Galaxy Ace 4 UK release date: October 17

We’ve been focusing on Samsung’s high-end wares of late, specifically the Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge, but the manufacturer has never been one to neglect the low end.

The Galaxy Ace series has been quietly ticking away in the background for years, and remarkably we’re about to meet the fourth member of the family (not including cousins), the appropriately named Samsung Galaxy Ace 4. Release date? October 17, buddy.

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HTC One M8 software update brings KitKat Android 4.4.4 and Eye Experience

HTC One M8 software update brings KitKat Android 4.4.4 and Eye Experience

Lewis Curdie  Oct. 11 at 12:00

If you happen to own an HTC One M8 and find yourself admiring the spanking new Desire Eye and its Eye Experience camera features, well, power down that admiration machine, friend.

As promised, HTC has brought Eye Experience to the One M8, along with - what is for now - the latest version of Android.

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Review of the week

Review of the week

Lewis Curdie  Oct. 11 at 10:00

Another week, another bunch of stories about mobile phones and tablets. It doesn't get much more literal than that. Highlight of the week was undoubtedly all the new HTC stuff, including the HTC Desire Eye, HTC Re camera, and HTC One M8 Eye. Meanwhile, things appear to be going from bad to worse for Samsung.

As for comments, the Google Nexus 6 certainly impresses in terms of specs, but we wonder about the price tag and the lack of microSD.

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HTC One M8 Eye unveiled after all as Asian exclusive

HTC One M8 Eye unveiled after all as Asian exclusive

Lewis Curdie  Oct. 10 at 17:00

The past few weeks saw an abundance of confusion pertaining to HTC’s October 8 Double Exposure event in New York (that was Wednesday this week, for the calendrically challenged), and the suggestion that the focus might’ve been something called the One M8 Eye, essentially a One M8 with a 13MP rear camera. Zuh?

A late rumour burst correctly told us to instead expect the HTC Desire Eye and the HTC Re, but it turns out the HTC One M8 Eye is also a thing, having just popped up in China.

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WSJ: Yeah, Motorola is making the Google Nexus 6 or ‘Shamu’

WSJ: Yeah, Motorola is making the Google Nexus 6 or ‘Shamu’

Lewis Curdie  Oct. 10 at 14:00

It’s largely accepted that Motorola is the manufacturer of choice for the imminent Nexus 6, Team Moto – somewhat ironically – having been unceremoniously passed on from Google to Lenovo.

In case there was any doubt, the rumours are given corroboration by not one, nor two, but three sources of a big-name publication type thing.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 UK release date put back as things go from bad to worse

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 UK release date put back as things go from bad to worse

Lewis Curdie  Oct. 10 at 12:00

You would’ve been forgiven for getting a little excited at the recent headline Samsung Galaxy Note 4 release date brought forward as consumers go iPhone 6 crazy, and understandably gutted upon realising the story pertained to Korea only.

In fact, over here it’s the opposite story, as the Samsung Galaxy Note 4’s UK release date has been shoved back to October 17.

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Meizu MX4 Pro shoved back till November

Meizu MX4 Pro shoved back till November

Lewis Curdie  Oct. 9 at 14:00

As far as the western world is concerned, Meizu is a bit of an urban legend, a mythical Chinese manufacturer with a penchant for releasing high-spec phones at wallet-friendly price points. Presence in the UK: zero.

But hey! We likes to write about them regardless, and here we’re told that the elusive Meizu MX4 Pro has been pushed back till after Halloween.

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Google Nexus 9 marks HTC’s newfound ‘commitment’ to tablets

Bit of an international story here, with words from New York being relayed to a publication in Taiwan, and fired back over here to the United Kindgoms of Liz Regina.

Taiwanese manufacturer HTC has reportedly confirmed it’s working on the Google Nexus 9, while promising that the device marks a “commitment” to future tablets.

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