ASUS Zenfone 3 Deluxe to launch this month with Snapdragon 821

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For the moment, Google sits at the top of the food chain in most markets in terms of smartphone processors thanks to the Snapdragon 821 that the new Pixel and Pixel XL come equipped with. However, the industry is definitely not static and already more devices are lining up to join that party in offering the latest, fastest, most powerful processor available from Qualcomm. Before the end of the month consumers should be able to get their hands on the new ASUS Zenfone 3 Deluxe if the Pixel phones did not strike their fancy. Read more

Déjà vu: replacement Galaxy Note 7 catches fire on an airplane

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After launching the Galaxy Note 7 to glowing reviews, Samsung had to deal with a messy exploding battery and recall situation with their latest 2016 flagship. In case you managed to miss the entire fiasco, some Note 7 units had an issue with the battery that would cause the device to literally overheat and catch fire. Definitely not what you want to hear about your brand new phone. Read more

Where to get the Google Pixel in the U.S.

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It’s a new era at Google since the company’s newest device, the Pixel, is unlike anything we’ve ever seen before. But Google’s distribution isn’t all that different. The Google Store and Best Buy will still offer unlocked models; however, one popular carrier has been added to the mix to give access to the Pixel to millions of people.

Everyone is trying to get their hands on the Pixel and Pixel XL, so we’re showing you where you can get Google’s 2016 flagship in the United States.

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A phone made by Google: the Pixel

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Google announced a new phone today in front of a small crowd in San Francisco. It’s a pivotal time for those in Mountain View as the company has long waited to truly insert itself as a competitor in both hardware and software, but the Pixel is a real device intended for the mainstream.

With the Pixel, the hardware is built for the software and the software is built for the hardware. That probably sounds familiar because it’s the strategy that has allowed Apple to be so successful over the years.

The Pixel is the “best Google experience” since hardware and software design is under one roof.

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