Rumors suggest ‘Nexus’ brand may be retired for new Google smartphones

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In what will probably be seen as a major change for Google and their efforts to provide hardware to consumers, sources are indicating that the company may be abandoning the “Nexus” brand for the next round of smartphones slated for release this fall. According to a variety of sources and leaks, Google is planning to move their own brand to the forefront, although it is unclear whether “Google” will take the place of “Nexus” or some other brand will be used. In any case, indications are that the Android purists’ favored brand is on the verge of retirement. Read more

BLU Products’ Pure XR is $299 and comes with impressive specs

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BLU Products’ devices are built with value in mind, hence why the company never releases truly high-end phones. Selling devices with big price tags wouldn’t be true to the brand; however, something is different now with its latest announcement. The Pure XR from BLU, which was teased by the company earlier this month, is a $299 phone that offers specifications you should expect from an unlocked high-end(ish) phone in 2016.

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