Sprint discounting LG V20 by 50% until end of year

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Sprint customers are in for a treat. The LG V20 is currently discounted to 50% of its full price if you agree to two years of installments. Rather than the $33 a month you’d normally pay (for a total of $792), you’ll pay $16.50 a month.

If you’re interested in this deal, it ends on December 31st, so you only have a couple of days to take advantage of it. Hit the source link to pick up this device and let us know when you do!


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Moto X (2017) revealed in new leaks

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The Lenovo-owned Motorola has plans to launch a new Moto X in 2017, if a series of leaks is any indicator.

Android Authority and @OnLeaks have published factory CAD-based renders and video of what is being called the “Moto X (2017).” The official name of the handset isn’t known yet, so this device may launch as something other than “Moto X (2017).”

The Moto X (2017) boasts a similar design to the Moto Z, which launched this year, but there are a few key differences. First, the new Moto X will boast a thicker frame at 150 x 73.8 x 8.4 mm (9.5 mm with camera bump). To compare, the Moto Z is only 5.2mm thin, and the Moto Z Force is 7mm thin.

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The Moto X (2017) will apparently also feature a 5.2-inch display and a microUSB port, and not USB Type-C. It will also boast a 3.5mm headphone jack for good measure.

The report also expects that the new Moto X will be a mid-range handset, with Lenovo keeping the Moto Z lineup the flagship range.

What do you think of the renders?


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Samsung Galaxy S7 Nougat update expected to arrive in January

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Samsung has been running a beta test of Android 7.0 Nougat for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge for awhile, but now the test is coming to an end and a public release might be around the corner.

Now that Samsung is bringing the beta test to an end, it has emailed beta testers and told them that the public release for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge should arrive in early January. In the email, Samsung said, “We would do our best to distribute the official version in January as soon as possible.”

While there’s no specific date to circle on the calendar just yet, owners of the flagship devices at least have a general period of time to look forward to. Of course, while Samsung has plans to release the software in early January, it doesn’t necessarily guarantee that the update will actually arrive then.

Are you looking forward to the new software?


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Moto X (2017) revealed in new leaks

Moto X 2017 leak

The Lenovo-owned Motorola has plans to launch a new Moto X in 2017, if a series of leaks is any indicator.

Android Authority and @OnLeaks have published factory CAD-based renders and video of what is being called the “Moto X (2017).” The official name of the handset isn’t known yet, so this device may launch as something other than “Moto X (2017).”

The Moto X (2017) boasts a similar design to the Moto Z, which launched this year, but there are a few key differences. First, the new Moto X will boast a thicker frame at 150 x 73.8 x 8.4 mm (9.5 mm with camera bump). To compare, the Moto Z is only 5.2mm thin, and the Moto Z Force is 7mm thin.

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The Moto X (2017) will apparently also feature a 5.2-inch display and a microUSB port, and not USB Type-C. It will also boast a 3.5mm headphone jack for good measure.

The report also expects that the new Moto X will be a mid-range handset, with Lenovo keeping the Moto Z lineup the flagship range.

What do you think of the renders?


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Wileyfox updating entire lineup to move away from Cyanogen

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With CyanogenMod discontinued and no longer supported, Wileyfox is in a bit of a pickle. The company used Cyanogen OS for its devices, and with that option now gone, the company is pushing forward on a strong note.

Wileyfox announced that it will be moving to a “purer” and “enhanced” Android experience. Whether this means the devices will get completely stock Android or a custom build of stock Android remains to be seen, but the entire lineup is getting an update.

“We strongly recommend that all current and future users accept the upcoming update request to ensure they are on-boarded for the future. This will include the ability to maintain the same experience as before and the added ability to partake in updates and upgrades to the software in the future.

“We will continue to push this update to your device, and for new users we again recommend they download and install this update upon purchase.”

Users will be getting an update that will move them away from Cyanogen. We wonder how many features will be lost in the process. This won’t be easy for anyone, including Wileyfox and its customers, so we hope that the transition will be as painless as possible.


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Wileyfox updating entire lineup to move away from Cyanogen

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With CyanogenMod discontinued and no longer supported, Wileyfox is in a bit of a pickle. The company used Cyanogen OS for its devices, and with that option now gone, the company is pushing forward on a strong note.

Wileyfox announced that it will be moving to a “purer” and “enhanced” Android experience. Whether this means the devices will get completely stock Android or a custom build of stock Android remains to be seen, but the entire lineup is getting an update.

“We strongly recommend that all current and future users accept the upcoming update request to ensure they are on-boarded for the future. This will include the ability to maintain the same experience as before and the added ability to partake in updates and upgrades to the software in the future.

“We will continue to push this update to your device, and for new users we again recommend they download and install this update upon purchase.”

Users will be getting an update that will move them away from Cyanogen. We wonder how many features will be lost in the process. This won’t be easy for anyone, including Wileyfox and its customers, so we hope that the transition will be as painless as possible.


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You can pre-register for Super Mario Run for Android

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Earlier this month, Nintendo launched Super Mario Run exclusively for iOS devices, with no word as to when the popular title would find its way to Android.

While we still don’t have a launch date just yet, we’re at least one step closer to getting the game on our Android devices. Nintendo has launched the landing page for Super Mario Run in the Google Play Store, allowing Android users to pre-register for the title and get notified when it becomes available.

Unfortunately, the release date for the title is still only “coming soon.”

Super Mario Run is an endless runner title, with six different worlds and four levels in each world. There is also a Toad Rally asynchronous multiplayer mode where players race against ghosts of other players and try to collect the most coins in any particular level.

Super Mario Run will be free to download initially, unlocking the full game will cost players $9.99. It requires an internet connection to play, as well.

Do you plan on picking up the game when it becomes available?


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ZTE Blade V8 leaks with dual rear camera and metal body

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The ZTE Blade V8 has leaked ahead of CES 2017, since we all know secrets can’t be kept in the mobile industry. The device is shown featuring a metal back, dual rear cameras, a 13MP front camera, and more.

The dual rear cameras is a feature many manufacturers are now using. One sensor is 13MP and one is 2MP. The second sensor is used for depth data to add bokeh and shoot 3D photos to be viewed in a VR headset. The second sensor won’t help with low light or detail.

Other specs given are a 5.2-inch 1080p display under 2.5D glass, a Snapdragon 435, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, a 7.7mm thickness, a fingerprint sensor, and Android 7.0 Nougat with MiFavor 4.0 on top.

We don’t know if the V8 will make it to US, but it looks to be a solid mid-range option. What are your thoughts on this device? Leave a comment!

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Periscope launches 360-degree live video

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For the folks out there who love watching or sharing 360-degree video, Twitter and Periscope are aiming to be your go-to source.

The Twitter-owned Periscope has announced today that it is launching 360-degree video live streaming. Folks will be able to hop into a live video and check out the 360-degree content as the stream rolls on. The special videos will be available in Periscope as well as Twitter directly, and viewers will see a specific “LIVE 360″ badge when they’re live.

Viewers will be able to tap and drag their finger on their device’s display to change their point of view. It’s worth noting that right now, the ability to broadcast 360-degree live videos are only available to select partners, but the feature will be available to more users “in the coming weeks.”


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LG G6 renders indicate no modular design

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If rumors are to be believed, LG has plans to launch their next flagship smartphone, the LG G6, sometime in early 2017.

When that first rumor cropped up, a single render came along with it, showing off a design that seemed similar enough at a glance to the G5 before it. Now we have new renders to stare at thanks to @OnLeaks and GearIndia. The images show both the front and back of the sleek handset.

If the renders pan out, then we’ll see an LG G6 that shares an overall design cue from the G5, but one that features less-rounded corners. There will be a dual-camera setup on the back, along with the fingerprint sensor below that. At the bottom, it appears LG will be adopting a USB Type-C port, and LG is keeping the 3.5mm headphone jack around a bit longer, which is positioned at the top.

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The most notable aspect of these new renders, though, is the lack of any modular design. There does not appear to be any indications that LG will be following the same route as the G5 with next year’s flagship.

As far as other rumored features go, the G6 is said to boast a 5.3-inch display with a 2560×1440 resolution. There will be a dual LED flash along with the dual-camera setup, and there will apparently be both matte and glossy finishes to choose from when it launches.

What do you think of the rumors swirling around the G6?


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