Report: FreedomPop to launch a sub-$200 smartphone powered by Intel

FreedomPop is about to step in to the hardware game thanks to some cash and processor, provided by Intel and its investment arm, Intel Capital. So far, the FreedomPop brand has been used purely to launch incredibly affordable smartphone data plans in the US, and recently launched in the UK in partnership with Three. This would mark the first time the company has launched its very own hardware…

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Google updates Android Beta Program website to reflect imminent launch of Android O beta

For the last two Android releases, Google’s beta program has allowed Nexus and then Pixel users to test out upcoming features and builds before anyone else. Although these builds were typically buggy, it didn’t stop hardware fans from running it on their main devices. Now that Android O’s developer preview has been available for a few months, we’ve been waiting for Google to update its public beta program for the upcoming version of Android, and it appears to be happening soon…

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Samsung Galaxy S7 wallpapers surface before launch, download them here [Gallery]

Samsung’s Galaxy S7 is set to be announced later this month, but it looks like by the time that happens there won’t be anything new to learn about the phone. We just saw actual photos of the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge yesterday, and thanks to several previous leaks, we know a lot about the phones’ specs. Now, via a forum poster over at SamMobile, we have our hands on the official set of wallpapers for the unannounced phone…

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Details of Android Pay’s Canada launch leak before official launch tomorrow

The launch of Android Pay in Canada has been in the works for quite some time, and a report last week said that the service is finally launching there on May 31st. Now, the day before the service is set to go live, one publication seems to have accidentally published the details of the launch…

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New rumors corroborate Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 launch in August as image renders surface [Video]

The rumor mill for Samsung‘s next flagship seems to be unstoppable. Be it for its size, specs or configurations, it is undoubted that the Galaxy Note 6 — or Note 7, as we have now come to expect it — is polarizing a lot of interest.

Today, thanks to two of the most famous leakers in the tech space, we may have new information regarding its launch date as well as a detailed look at the device itself…

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Google’s accelerated mobile pages launch early next year, more partners announced

The AMP Project — to speed up and improve mobile web pages — is picking up steam since its announcement six weeks ago, and now we know that it’s expected to launch in an official capacity early next year. A bevy of new media organizations and ad tech companies have announced their support and commitment to the open source project, as well.

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This week’s top stories: Google’s Allo messaging app, Pixel & Pixel XL launch date & pricing, LG V20, Galaxy Note 7 & more

In this week’s top stories: Google’s new Allo messaging app arrives, Google teases an upcoming launch for its much anticipated Pixel & Pixel XL smartphones as more details emerge, an LG V20 release date and much more.

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Xiaomi plans a ‘global’ product launch for its first-ever CES appearance

Xiaomi — one of many huge Chinese smartphone makers — today announced that it is planning its first-ever appearance at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. At its event in early 2017, the company plans to announce an “all-new product globally,” although we don’t yet have much clue as to what it might be…

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TENAA listing shows ZTE is about to launch another high-performance Android phone, AXON 2 incoming?

Last year, ZTE surprised us a little when it launched its Axon smartphone series. The Axon Pro, in particular, punched above its price point with a spec list that could make any tech fan’s eyes water (with tears of joy, naturally). It was one of the first devices to come with 4GB RAM, it had a QHD screen and was powered by the Snapdragon 810 processor. This year, it seems ZTE is going to refresh the range with a more premium look.

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