LG G3 Vigor joining Sprint portfolio this Friday

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The LG G3 Vigor, a smaller, less powerful version of the LG G3 for users looking for a less expensive phone, will join the Sprint portfolio starting this Friday. The hardware for the LG G3 Vigor is basically the same as the LG G3 Beat sold in some foreign markets. The smartphone comes with a 5-inch 720p resolution display, a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of internal storage expandable via microSD, an 8MP camera, and a 2,540mAh battery.
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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 display deemed to be the best around

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We can all agree that Samsung nails it with displays. The company puts out devices that feature vibrant and crisp screens. With the Galaxy Note 4, nothing has changed and it sounds like Samsung has another champion of a display on its hands. DisplayMate, a group that focuses on just displays, put the device through extensive testing in various categories. They found that the Galaxy Note 4 either matches or breaks records when it comes to display performance.


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Nexus 9 keyboard shows itself in NCC filing

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We had a chance to see drawings of a keyboard folio case for the upcoming Nexus 9, but now we have real images courtesy of the NCC. The NCC is the Chinese equivalent of the FCC here in the U.S.

You can easily see that there are two different keyboard layouts being tested, so we aren’t sure which one will be the final product. It could even be something completely different from what we all know, but the design will probably be pretty close.


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Some Android One devices require microSD card for pictures, downloads

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As Google’s official announcement of Android One smartphones in India starts to sink in, more details about the three devices unveiled today are beginning to surface. The devices initially revealed for the Android One program include units from Spice, Karbonn and Micromax. Consistent with the Android One minimum specificiations, all of the devices have 4GB of internal storage space which can be expanded with a microSD card. A review of the Spice and Karbonn smartphones reveals a microSD card is required for users to access their camera, download content or take screenshots.


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Oppo teases announcement of the N3

OppoN3TeaseOppo took to its Facebook page this morning to share an image with fans teasing the N3. The image suggests that the announcement will be made in Singapore in October. The folks at GSM Arena also received a possible image of the device showing off the unique design the N series is famous for (below). Just like the N1, the camera on the smartphone will rotate meaning those who into taking selfies will be able to use the full-quality rear shooter for that.


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LG announces the 3G only G3 Stylus

LGG3StylusIn early August, an LG made smartphone with a stylus surfaced and was said to be coming out to be pitted against the venerable Galaxy Note 4. Later reports suggested that the device would actually be a smartphone for the budget friendly market and would not compete with the Note 4. It then debuted at IFA this year in Berlin showing off some very modest specs. Well, fast forward almost two weeks and the modest G3 Stylus is finally official. 
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Students with .edu email get $50 off new Moto X

Moto_X_2014_Event_01_TAIf you’re a student in need of a new phone you should check out the deal Motorola is offering students with a valid .edu address. The company is offering $50 off the new Moto X for those with working (you receive email there still) edu addresses allowing you to get the $499 off-contract device for $449. For that price you’ll get the 5.2-inch SAMOLED 1080p, Snapdragon 801 and 13MP camera wrapped in a nice, easy-to-hold body. While $50 may not seem like much, that money saved can be used to buy whatever it is college kids drink. That’s not the only news the Moto X is making.


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Google officially launches Android One, the smartphone for the next 5 billion

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Google introduced Android One at Google I/O and told us to expect the launch soon. Today is that day. Android One is an initiative that will bring high quality smartphones to as many people as possible. 1.75 people around the world own a smartphone, which is a lot, but that’s only the tip of the iceberg. There are still 5 billion more people on this earth, and Android One gives those people an opportunity to join the revolution.


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Motorola Moto X (2014), Moto Hint, Turbo Charger pre-orders open September 16 as the Moto 360 returns

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On September 16, the floodgates will open at Motorola. The company’s full range of 2014 devices will up for pre-order. This includes the Moto X (2014), Moto Hint, and Motorola Turbo Charger. The aforementioned devices have yet to be given a release date. For the Moto X, the AT&T version and the Pure Edition will be the only choices. Other carrier versions will come at a later date just like last year’s device. Motorola has 12:00pm ET (or 11:00am CT) for pre-orders.


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