Galaxy Note 7 might get Android Nougat within a few months, but don’t get your hopes up

At a Korean launch event for the new phablet (via Korea Times), the president of Samsung Electronics’ mobile communications division, Koh Dong-jin, said that the recently-announced Galaxy Note 7 should begin receiving Android 7.0 Nougat in the next 2-3 months. If you were waiting for word on updates before pulling the trigger on a pre-order, though, this doesn’t necessarily mean that those of us buying the device stateside will actually get the update before the end of the year…

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Opinion: Two months later, Google Pixel is still a worthy iPhone alternative for normal people

I’ve been using my Google Pixel for more than 2 months now (check out my full review in case you missed it), and I have to say it one more time: This is easily my pick for best Android phone of the year. If you’re looking to buy a phone for a friend or a loved one, I can’t recommend the Pixel enough…

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Google ‘Unplugged’ web TV service months away, CBS signed up, others likely to follow

The Silicon Valley tech behemoths haven’t been very successful as of yet in signing on cable content partners to sell TV streaming to the masses. The game seems to be changing, however, as a new report (via The Wall Street Journal) says that Google is planning to launch such a service as soon as early next year and has already signed on CBS as a content partner…

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T-Mobile stopped offering the HTC 10 just two months after release

After two years of average flagships, HTC finally delivered for 2016 with the HTC 10. We praised the device in our review, as did most publications and buyers, but that hasn’t quite done the trick. HTC has apparently had a bit of trouble selling the 10 as shown by T-Mobile. Just two months after the device went on sale, T-Mobile had already dropped the device from its smartphone offerings.

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Google Pixel XL 5 months later: The ups and downs of owning Google’s first proper flagship

As of today, it’s been exactly 5 months since I started using the Pixel XL as my daily driver. In the time since, I’ve used several devices, including the LG V20 and Huawei Mate 9 among others, but Google’s first flagship has always held a spot in my pocket.

So, after 5 months of constant usage, how has it held up?

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9to5Toys Lunch Break: Samsung Gear S2 Classic $96, Google Play Music & YouTube Red 4 months free, more

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TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

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Huge savings on the Samsung Gear S2 Classic Smartwatch, get it for shipped (Reg. 0+) from T-Mobile

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It’s back! New customers can get Google Play Music and YouTube Red free for 4 months

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UE BOOM 2 Wireless Bluetooth Speaker w/ 15 hour battery life and a waterproof design: 7 shipped (Reg. 5+)

Smartphone Accessories: Ultimate Ears MEGABOOM Bluetooth Speaker (refurb) 0 (Orig. 0), more

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Save over 0 on Apple’s high-end 27-inch 5K iMac, cert. refurb model w/ warranty: ,615 shipped (Orig. ,229)

Apple’s 21-inch Retina 4K iMac is marked down to ,000 shipped as a cert. refurb w/ warranty (Orig. ,499)

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Apple’s 9.7-inch iPad Pro is discounted by 0 at Target, score the Wi-Fi 32GB model for 0 shipped

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9to5Rewards: NES Classic Edition Bundle Giveaway w/ extra controller, Zelda backpack, 2x Mario amiibo & more (0+ value)

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  • The galaxy defender sim FTL Faster Than Light just hit its lowest price ever on iOS: (Reg. )
  • Make hilarious puppy/kitty videos with My Talking Pet for iOS, now available for free
  • App Store Free App of the Week: Chameleon Run and its high-paced platforming go free

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Valentine’s Day Deal Roundup: Up to 56% off flower arrangements and more

MORE NEW GEAR FROM TODAY:

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Sony announces new lineup of Android TV-powered 4K HDR TVs

MORE DEALS STILL LIVE:

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LG 55-inch 4K 120Hz LED Smart UHDTV w/ 3 HDMI inputs: 8 shipped (Reg. 0)

Samsung 55-inch 4K Smart Ultra HDTV: ,349 (Reg. ,000)

Samsung’s 65-inch 4K Smart Ultra HDTV 0 (Reg. ,100)

Sharp 65-inch Curved 4K Smart Ultra HDTV ,149 (Reg. ,500+)

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Fossil is discounting its stylish Q Smartwatches for iOS/Android by 25% (or more!), prices start at 1 shipped

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Start the day on the right side of the bed with a Philips Wake-Up Light for shipped (Reg. 70)

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Twitter is shutting down its Vine mobile apps ‘in the coming months’

It goes without saying that Twitter has been struggling lately, but it looks like there might be a bit of an explanation now for the news shared earlier today — alongside its earnings report for the quarter — that the company is laying off about 9 percent of its workforce. Twitter announced on Medium today that the Vine mobile applications for Android and iOS are being shut down soon…

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