Snapchat Pokémon update lets you pose as Pikachu, Pokémon Go adds Mewtwo w/ Exclusive Raid Battles

The Pokémon Company International has teamed up with Snapchat to launch a new Pikachu Lens available now for a limited time, the company announced today. The Pokemon Go app is also getting an update with new features and characters.

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Matte Gold Nexus 6P available as Google Store and Best Buy exclusive in the US

Besides their flagship Mate 8, Huawei also announced at its CES event that the Nexus 6P’s gold variant is coming to the US. We reported last month that the 6P would be coming to Best Buy as an exclusive. The gold model was initially only available as a Japanese exclusive, before launching in India last month.  more…

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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