OnePlus 2 launch to push the envelope with VR event

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OnePlus has announced that they plan to push the envelope a bit, consistent with their goal of being on the cutting-edge of technology, by holding the OnePlus 2 launch event as a virtual reality event. The launch is scheduled to take place on July 27th at 7:00 pm PT and when it starts, viewers can fire up a special OnePlus Cardboard headset to get an insider’s view of the launch. Read more

Make your S6 or S6 edge look like stock Android

material-design-s6-themeMany people do not like Samsung TouchWiz because it is slow and doesn’t fit everyone’s taste. This year however Samsung has made a 180 with TouchWiz on their Galaxy S6/S6 edge by toning the features down and adding a theme store. With the theme store you can download new themes made specifically for the S6/S6 edge to give your phone a totally different look. Currently they don’t have a huge selection of great themes, but they are adding new ones all the time.

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Amazon opens up Alexa platform as part of big voice technology move

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Earlier this week Amazon finally opened up the closed beta for their Amazon Echo voice-activated device to general consumers. However, Amazon was not anywhere close to being finished with a move into the voice-activated technology realm. Today they announced that they are opening up their software platform that powers Echo, Amazon Alexa, to developers via APIs, they are making APIs available for hardware makers to incorporate Alexa technology into new devices, and they are backing all of this with a $100 million fund to support developers. Read more

Samsung’s interest in virtual reality grows with new investment

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Apparently, Samsung is not bound to any exclusive partnership with Oculus because the company just invested in yet another virtual reality headset developer. Samsung Ventures spent an undisclosed amount of money to invest in Fove, a small company working on its own virtual reality headset that has become a hit on Kickstarter. The Kickstarter campaign, which closes in eight days, has raised more than $450,000 with over 1,000 backers. Fove claims that it offers eye movement control with virtual reality at an affordable price.

Via: Engadget

Upcoming Huawei Honor 7 to feature fast charging technology

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Earlier in June, the first leaks for the upcoming Huawei Honor 7 appeared, revealing some of the device’s specs that included: a 5-inch 1080p touchscreen, 3GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, a 13 MP rear camera with LED flash, and Huawei’s own Kirin 935 processor. Today however, Huawei revealed a new teaser poster for its yet-to-be released smartphone, announcing that the device will feature a quick charging technology as the one found in high-end devices such as the Galaxy S6/S6 Edge and the HTC One M9.

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Lenovo’s K3 Note with 5.5-inch Full HD display launches in India for Rs. 9,999

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India is a veritable hotbed for smartphones, with a huge variety of devices being released seemingly every day. Today, we have the Lenovo K3 Note smartphone that has just been launched in India, and will be available in a series of those flash sales we love to hate, the first of which is on July 8th. We have the specifications and pricing after the break.

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HTC reported to ship 43% fewer One M9 handsets than previous M8

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Looking back, HTC might well regret announcing the One M9 handset on the same day that Samsung unveiled its metal and glass Galaxy S6 and S6 edge devices at MWC. Samsung’s devices stole the show, and HTC is struggling to recover. Despite the HTC One M9 being more refined than its predecessors, moving to a more traditional camera setup and using the latest Qualcomm silicon, the handset is not selling well.

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