Huawei’s Nexus smartphone may offer global LTE support

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While Google’s Nexus smartphones usually come equipped with top-of-the-line hardware, their popularity can be largely attributed to the pure Android experience that they offer. But this time around, Huawei is going to give you one more reason to get excited about the upcoming Google flagship – it could be compatible with LTE bands worldwide.

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Samsung’s Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge Plus will both feature 3,000mAh batteries according to leak

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There isn’t long to go until August 13th, the day that Samsung will officially launch the Galaxy Note 5, the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus and possibly another (as yet) unknown device at its Unpacked event. There’s been a steady stream of leaks in the last few weeks about both devices, and today’s leak is about battery capacity.

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Rite Aid to begin accepting mobile payments on August 15th

rite aidRite Aid has announced that they’ll be joining tons of other companies and being accepting mobile payments on August 15th. All of the company’s nearly 4600 stores will be able to take Apple Pay and Google Wallet payments.

It’s not a major deal, and it’s something that’s becoming increasingly common with most bigger stores and restaurants. But hey, if you shop at Rite Aid often, at least you won’t need to worry about bringing your credit card with you anymore. Read more

Google’s new Alphabet restructuring may run into legal issues with BMW

alphabet_inc_logo_red_launchGoogle is now a subsidiary of a bigger company called Alphabet, but they may run into some issues using that name. Apparently, the name Alphabet (and alphabet.com) is already registered to German automobile manufacturer BMW. That Alphabet handles support to corporations for vehicle fleets, and BMW isn’t interested in selling the name or website domain. Google never approached BMW with an offer to purchase the domain, anyway, but that’s a moot point. Read more