China’s Huawei is on track to ship 100 million smartphones in 2015 according to leaked memo


Huawei is certainly in the news a lot recently; from receiving a green light to manufacture and sell handsets in India, to allegedly producing a Nexus handset for Google as well as receiving more than 9 million pre-orders for its Honor 7 smartphone in China. Today we have news from Reuters that Huawei’s streak of good news is continuing with the report that it is ahead of schedule in meeting its shipping targets for 2015.

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Total Wireless overprices the Galaxy S III more than three years later


Someone needs to have a word with the executives at TracFone and Walmart. Total Wireless, a carrier operated by TracFone and available exclusively through Walmart, is attempting to sell customers a device that was released in May 2012. The latest commercial from Total Wireless shows that the Galaxy S III can be purchased for $250.

Correct, a carrier actually thinks that it is completely fine for a phone from three years ago to be priced at $250 sold in 2015.

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Huawei’s Nexus phone to be powered by Snadragon 810, not Snapdragon 820


Earlier this week, we passed along a rumor about the upcoming Huawei-made Nexus phone. The upcoming flagship, according to Evan Blass, is allegedly going to come with a 5.7-inch display with Quad HD resolution, a fingerprint scanner and be powered by Qualcomm’s upcoming quad-core Snapdragon 820.

Could the proven source of leaks be wrong? There is one analyst that disagrees with Blass’ note regarding the processor.

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Talk Android Weekly Recap: July 12 – July 18, 2015


We’re wrapping up yet another week at Talk Android! Summer tends to be really dry for big stories, but we saw some great one this week. Between the ongoing saga between T-Mobile and the FCC, more details on the OnePlus 2, Google Fiber joining the initiative to offer free Internet access, there’s a lot to catch up on.

Here’s some of the best highlights from July 12 to July 18:

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[Deal] LG G4 is under $500 off-contact at T-Mobile


Today, the LG G4 took a big price drop. On T-Mobile’s website, you can now get a brand new LG G4 off contract for only $479, 20% off of the normal $599 price. That’s a substantial discount compared to other carriers like AT&T selling the phone for $629 and Sprint who currently sells the flagship for $599. T-Mobile is also the only carrier in the United States offering the brown leather back. And, to sweeten the discount, T-Mobile is running a special offer through July 31 for an additional back cover and battery at no extra cost. The length of the discount, though, is unknown.