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Oppo R7 will have a 13 MP ISOCELL rear camera with Phase Detection Autofocus

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The oft-leaked and much-rumored Oppo R7 will finally go official on May 20, and as we get ever closer to that date the Chinese company keeps revealing new details about it. Today’s focus (excuse the pun) is on the cameras.

The R7′s rear camera will be a 13 MP unit with an ISOCELL sensor and a lens made by Schneider-Kreuznach. The ISOCELL tech, which we’ve so far seen in some of Samsung’s recent flagships, is said to reduce inter-pixel crosstalk, capture more light, and improve dynamic range. Read more »

Asus ZenWatch is now getting the Android Wear 5.1.1 update

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Android for mobile devices is up to version 5.1.1 these days, so you’d think Android Wear would follow. And you’d be right. Starting today, the update to Android Wear 5.1.1 is rolling out. It looks like the first device to get it is the Asus ZenWatch for whatever reason.

There are already people who have downloaded and installed the newest version of Android Wear on the ZenWatch, so if you own one of those there shouldn’t be much waiting to do from this point on. Read more »

Xolo One Liverpool FC Limited Edition launched for $99 in India

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Xolo has decided to join the football merchandise fun, announcing a new One Liverpool FC Limited Edition at INR 6,299 ($99) in partnership with the Merseyside football club.

So now, you won’t have to buy a Liverpool FC cover or set any wallpaper specially. This Limited Edition phone has the exclusive Liverpool content such as logos, boot animation, icons and wall papers. Read more »

WhatsApp Material Design update finally on the Play Store

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WhatsApp updated the design of the Android version of its app to Material Design but it was limited to the APK downloaded from their website, while the Play Store version was still rocking the old Holo UI from the yesteryears.

After a month of releasing the Material Design update on the site, the Play Store version has finally caught up. If you choose to stick to the Play Store version (even though the ones from the website are perfectly stable for daily use) then you should update immediately. Read more »

Samsung Gear Live Android Wear smartwatch no longer available on Google Play

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The Samsung Gear Live smartwatch, which was announced back in June last year, is no longer listed on Google Play. The wearable, however, is still available for purchase on Amazon.

Although there is no information on why the device, which was recently spotted running Apple Macintosh II OS, was removed from the Play Store, the possibility of the South Korean company unveiling a new Android Wear smartwatch at the upcoming Google I/O conference cannot be denied. Read more »

HTC Zoe now streams to your Chromecast

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HTC’s Android app for creating, sharing, and remixing “professional quality highlight videos” has received a new update today. The biggest new thing inside is added support for streaming content to a Chromecast, if you own one of those of course. The familiar Cast button now shows up in the action bar of HTC Zoe, and once you tap on it you can send your content to a Chromecast to view it on a TV.

This, however, isn’t the only new feature that Zoe got with the latest update. It now lets you reorder content, so even after you’ve chosen which photos and videos to include in your Zoe, you can change the order in which they’re going to be shown. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 lands in the UK on May 21

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While the two members of Samsung’s new Galaxy Tab A series are already available in the US, the same can’t be said for the UK. Yet. Today Samsung announced that the bigger model of the two, the Galaxy Tab A 9.7, will be out in the UK on May 21.

That’s in exactly one week from today. The tablet will be offered in three versions: Wi-Fi-only, LTE-capable, and another one that comes with a bundled S Pen stylus. Read more »

Microsoft Hyperlapse video app released for Windows Phone, Android and desktops

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There are a few time lapse video apps available and now Microsoft Research is throwing its hat in the ring with Hyperlapse. The app speeds up handheld videos and stabilizes them so that you don’t bore your audience or make them seasick.

It’s available for phones (Windows and Android) and computers (Windows). Read more »

New Amazon bundle is offering $110 worth of apps and games for free

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The recent Game of Thrones episode broke pirating records, but now you can legally get the GoT – A Telltale Games Series for Android completely free.

That’s just one of many free games – indeed free apps – Amazon is offering through its app store, their total sum (if you had to pay for them) is $110. Read more »

Meerkat for Android live streaming video app sheds its beta tag

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Live video streaming app Meerkat, which debuted on Google Play earlier this month, is now out of Beta. The company made the announcement via a tweet.

Similar to its iOS counterpart, which has got a lot of coverage recently, the Android version of Meerkat also allows you to stream live video from your smartphone to all of your Twitter followers at once. Read more »

Update to Gmail for Android brings new functionality, improvements

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Gmail for Android received a major update. The new version of the popular email client brings new functionality and improvements based on feedback from users.

The new version of the application allows users all their recent conversations with a contact by tapping on its avatar. Read more »

T-Mobile now offers the Nexus 6 for $100 less than Google

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If you want to buy a Motorola Nexus 6 in the US, you can obviously order one straight from Google. In that case, you need to pay $649 for the privilege of getting the 32GB model. And up until today, the situation was exactly the same if for some reason you preferred to get it from T-Mobile.

But right now the magenta carrier is offering the Nexus phablet for just $549.84 outright, essentially allowing you to save $100 compared to Google’s pricing. Read more »

Google Fit now tracks your distance and calories burned

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The Google Fit app for Android has received a pretty big update today, which should already be available in the Play Store. Fit, as you may know, serves as the search giant’s integrated health and fitness suite, which can interact with other apps too.

With the new release, Google Fit has received support for estimating distance covered and calories burned. To get this to work, you need to tell it your gender, height, and weight. Then the app will let you know how far you went each day, and how many calories you burned throughout the day and during your workouts. Read more »

HTC One (M8) for AT&T, Verizon, or Sprint going for $299.99 off-contract today only

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HTC’s current flagship smartphone is the One M9, as you may know, but last year’s One (M8) is no slouch either. And now Best Buy is offering quite a huge deal on the One from 2014.

You can get either the model for AT&T, Verizon, or Sprint, for just $299.99 – sans contract, that is. This basically enables you to save up to $390. Read more »

LG G Pad X may arrive at Verizon by the end of the month

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Verizon is readying a replacement for the LG G Pad 8.3 tablet, which may be dubbed the LG G Pad X.

Little is known about the tablet, but there’s an image to look at – everything’s better with pictures. Read more »