Huawei launches the 5-inch, octa-core Honor 6 in India

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Huawei announced their Honor 6 smartphone back in June, and the device will finally available for purchase in India. The phone features the same specs that were shown off at the launch event, so you’re still getting a 1080p 5-inch display (with on-screen buttons!), an octo-core Kirin CPU, a 13 megapixel rear facing camera with a 5 megapixel front shooter, plus 3 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage, and Android 4.4 with Huawei’s Emotion UI on top.

The device features a solid aluminum alloy frame and a 3,100 mAh battery, and it’s arguably one of the most well-designed phones Huawei has ever sold. If you’re interested, it will go on sale on Flipkart on October 6th for Rs. 19,999.

source: Fone Arena

Moto X Pure Edition may get update to enable LTE bands 3, 5, and 7

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One of the major drawbacks of the Pure Edition of the new Moto X is that it was lacking several LTE bands that the AT&T and Verizon version have. The pure edition supports only three LTE bands: 2, 4, and 17. Compare that to AT&T’s model (bands 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, and 17) and Verizon’s model (bands 2, 3, 4, 7, and 13) and the Pure Edition all of a sudden becomes a much less appealing option for someone that’s looking for a device to use something besides just AT&T and T-Mobile’s network.

Fortunately, according to Motorola’s forum manager, it looks like Motorola will eventually try to push out a software update that will enable bands 3, 5, and 7 on the Pure Edition device, which will make the device much more functional for roaming and using international cell networks. After all, that’s what you’d expect from a SIM unlocked device, right?
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Samsung issues statement regarding screen gap issue on Galaxy Note 4

galaxy-note-4-issuesJust yesterday we told you about the design flaw in Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4 where the gap between the screen and the bezel was wide enough to fit a business card into. That’s more than a slight imperfection, and Samsung has come forward with a statement about the issue today.

A Samsung PR rep said “the reported issue does not impact the functionality or quality of the Galaxy Note 4. We assure our customers that all Galaxy Note 4 units meet our strict manufacturing and quality control standards.” That doesn’t really add up to much, except that if your device has this issue it shouldn’t affect actually using the device. It’s not clear if Samsung will end up replacing affected units or if it will be fixed by the time the phone launches globally in October, but you might want to wait until a few review units get out before you make a decision on buying one.
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Pushbullet adds Channels, user-created notification feeds that others can subscribe to

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Pushbullet keeps getting better with every update, and today they are adding Channels. It’s basically another way of getting alerts for the things you care about. They can be created by anyone, and others can easily subscribe to them.

Some channels have already been created such as Steam Deals and BBC Top Gear First Drives. Once the Channel creator shares a link or a message to the Channel, all the subscribed users will get the notification on their mobile devices and/or Chrome browser. Channels can also utilize an RSS feed for automatic triggers.


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TiVo Android app finally adds streaming capabilities

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The wait is finally over for TiVo users. Using the Android app, you can now stream most of your recorded and live shows directly to your Android device. It appears you will need to be connected to WiFi and some shows could be restricted based on copy protection for either in your home and/or outside your home. That’s the bad news, but the good news is that you can also access Netflix, Hulu Plus, and Amazon Instant video from the app. Hit the break for download links.


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Samsung Galaxy A5 shows up at the FCC

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There are three new versions of the Galaxy Alpha series floating around, but the A5 seems to be the least shy of the bunch. That usually means that it’s close to release, but another clue is the needed FCC approval.

The Galaxy A5 has officially cleared the FCC, but interestingly enough, it’s only sporting the LTE-FDD Band 5. Could this be a US Cellular only phone? There could be other variants as well, but we at least know that US Cellular customers will have a chance to buy the device.


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The 5 features you need to know about the Galaxy Note Edge is in this Infographic

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The Galaxy Note Edge is one unique phone in that it offers an Edge Screen giving you quick access to apps and/or information. Unfortunately it’s going to be quite limited so getting your hands on one won’t be easy, not to mention it won’t be cheap. If you want to learn more about what the Edge Screen will offer than check out the infographic after the break. It highlights 5 key features of the device.


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