The Moto Z2 Force likely won’t be a Verizon exclusive, may come to T-Mobile

Last year’s Moto Z was a pretty solid phone, but I don’t think anyone can deny that the Moto Z Force was better. With improved battery life, the shatterproof display, and a more comfortable build, it was just no contest. Except for one thing. The Moto Z Force was an exclusive to Verizon. The Moto Z2 Force, though, may change that.

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Google’s VR platform, Daydream, to launch ‘in the coming weeks’ with exclusive content

With the release of Android 7.0 Nougat, Google is moving past the Summer break and springing right into the dense, final months of the year with a series of exciting announcements, which more or less span across all of its properties. With software comes hardware, too, but while we may have to wait just a tad longer for the upcoming Nexus devices to be unveiled officially, VR may be really close…

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Exclusive: Google launching a ‘Made for Google’ partner program for certified accessories

Google is planning a ‘Made for Google’ certification program for third-party accessories, according to two sources familiar with the initiative. A third source familiar with Google’s upcoming hardware announcements said they had also heard of such a program being prepped for announcement soon.

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Sprint confirms Essential Phone exclusive launch later this summer, 360 degree 4K camera sold separate, preregister today

Following a report late yesterday over the weekend, Sprint today confirmed that it will indeed be the exclusive launch partner of the Essential Phone, a new smartphone from father-of-Android Andy Rubin who started on the venture after leaving Google.

While Sprint isn’t confirming much about the details in terms of pricing and specific availability, we do get info about the specs and the 4K 360° camera attachement :

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Exclusive: Sprint & T-Mobile — and likely other carriers — giving away free Gear Fit 2 w/ purchase of Galaxy Note 7

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 is set to be announced tomorrow, and at this point we’ve heard about pretty much everything this phone has to offer. The design has been leaked in several renders and images, and just last week we added some more tidbits ourselves and confirmed several details about the device.

Now, we’ve confirmed with multiple sources that both Sprint and T-Mobile will be offering some free goodies with the purchase of a Galaxy Note 7…

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Google Play Music adds new ‘exclusive’ radio station for Samsung Galaxy S8

Back in April, Google and Samsung announced a partnership that provides Galaxy S8 and S8+ owners with several Play Music exclusives. The latest — a personalized playlist of new music — is beginning to rollout, though it does not appear to be stringently locked down to Samsung devices.

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Coral Blue Galaxy S8 and S8+ possibly Best Buy exclusive, launching tomorrow

In the United States, when purchasing the Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+, there are insufficient color options. These include Orchid Gray, Midnight Black, and Artic Silver. Overseas, there are several other colors to choose from. Thankfully, if you haven’t already purchased a Galaxy S8 or S8+, it looks like you’ll be able to buy the Coral Blue variant starting tomorrow…

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Unlocked $99 Moto G4 Play goes up for pre-order as an Amazon Prime exclusive

Citing the success of recent budget smartphone offerings like the BLU R1 HD and the Moto G4, Amazon is offering yet another Prime exclusive budget smartphone that’s bound to prove popular among cost-conscious shoppers. The Moto G4 Play is an unlocked phone from a well-known brand with a 5″ 720p display, 4G LTE, 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 410, 8-megapixel camera, and 16 GB of onboard storage that’s expandable to 128 GB via microSD.

All of that for only , if you’re a Prime subscriber and can live with personalized offers and ads on the lockscreen. Amazon Prime subscribers can now pre-order the Moto G4 Play, which will be released later this month on September 15.

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Exclusive: This is the 2nd gen. Chromecast w/ backdrop feeds, better WiFi, ‘Fast Play,’ more

According to internal documents that 9to5Google has obtained, huge updates to the Chromecast platform are just around the corner. The long-rumored 2nd generation Chromecast hardware is set to debut at Google’s event later this month, packing many new features including feeds for the device’s main screen, improved WiFi, a new feature called “Fast Play,” and more… more…