New renders, video for Google Pixel (or HTC’s Sailfish)

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With less than a month to go until the expected unveiling of Google’s new batch of smartphones and other devices on October 4th, we expect to start seeing an uptick in leaks and rumors regarding the devices. This weekend was no exception as several new renders, and even a 360-degree video that purports to show the device, surfaced for the new Google Pixel smartphone being manufactured by HTC and known thus far by its project name, Sailfish. Read more

Samsung and U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission preparing official Galaxy Note 7 recall

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Samsung has had quite the troubling few weeks as their highly praised Galaxy Note 7 was met with serious issues with the battery that caused many devices to essentially go up in flames while plugged in. There has been a voluntary device replacement program going on, but now the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced that they are officially working with Samsung on an official recall.

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Galaxy Note 7 may have caused a South Carolina house fire, report says

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If you had any question if your Galaxy Note 7 is affected by a malfunctioning battery, it probably is. There are at least two reported incidents of the Galaxy Note 7 now exploding in North America. A report from local South Carolina station WMBF News claims that Horry County Fire Rescue investigators say the origin of a house fire was near a wall outlet in a garage where a man’s Galaxy Note 7 was charging.

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Google’s upcoming Pixel phones rumored to go up for pre-order on October 4

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We’ve already heard rumors that Google is ditching the “Nexus” branding, instead opting to call this year’s refresh the Pixel and Pixel XL. The new branding will no doubt be the biggest change with these smartphones, but carrier availability will also have a big part to play as well. We already know Verizon will be carrying them with its own spin on the two handsets. But now, Ausdroid reports that Australian carrier Telstra will offer at least one of them, too.

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New LG video explains features of LG UX 5.0+

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When LG launched the new LG V20 in a bid to jump back in to the market as a leading contender for smartphone buyers, one of the benefits they claim is their new, enhanced user interface layer named LG UX 5.0+ to go along with the new hardware. If you are wondering what LG included or tweaked in this new interface you are in luck as the company has released a video that explains some of what you will find. Hit the break to check out the video and find out more about LG UX 5.0+. Read more

Poll: Are you buying the LG V20?

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It’s finally here. After teasing the device in recent weeks, the LG V20 is official and heading your way very soon. This devices comes at a time when Samsung is calling for every Galaxy Note 7 sold to be returned and fixed; therefore, a window of opportunity exists for LG, one that’s going to close fast as Google’s Pixel phones are on the horizon.

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