As replacement Galaxy Note 7 units become available in the US, UK, and Korea, this is how you can identify them

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Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 has moved from being a reliable source of income for the Korean handset maker to being a potentially hugely expensive mistake, both in terms of actually financial cost and public relations, resulting in the tainting of the Galaxy moniker, a noticeable drop in Samsung’s share price, and the US President of Samsung making a public apology for the recall. It’s been almost 3 weeks since the drama began, and good to its word, Samsung has begun the slow process of replacing Galaxy Note 7 units in the US, the UK, and South Korea. Join us after the break for more details on the Galaxy Note 7 Exchange Program and how the new, safe version can be identified.  Read more

A whole bunch of new Google Pixel device info surfaces

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Yesterday we posted a new video outlining our wish list for the new Google Pixel smartphones coming to market in early October. Although it does not look like we have much more clarity regarding the items we are hoping for, several new pieces of data about the devices have surfaced over the past day as entries from various stops a device makes on the way to market have surfaced. The new Google devices showed up on Geekbench, in the Global Certification Forum, and even a leak of some case designs showed up online. Read more

Samsung’s US President and COO releases an apology for the Galaxy Note 7

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You’re probably tired of hearing about the Galaxy Note 7 recall, but it’s still the hottest (pun definitely intended) issue with Android right now. At this point, we’re just waiting for replacement devices to roll in and for Samsung to get everyone swapped out to put this to bed once and for all, which might happen sooner rather than later when people start noticing their Note 7 batteries are getting gimped via an update. Read more

[Video] Google Pixel Phone: Wish List!

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Ready for Google to announce the Pixel (Sailfish) and Pixel XL (Marlin)? We are! There are just a couple of things we’d like to see Google implement for its upcoming phones expected to replace the long-tenured Nexus line.

Our Joshua Chopy, the new Talk Android video creator, put together a video highlighting what we’d like to see from the Google Pixel.

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[Video] Unboxing the Moto G4 Play

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If you are more interested in keeping a few bucks in your pocket instead of having a superfast powerhouse processor and quad HD screen equipped smartphone in your pocket, then the Moto G4 Play may be the ticket for you. Our Justin Herrick recently received a unit for review purposes and took some time to put together an unboxing video for us, which you can check out after the break. Read more

Replacement Galaxy Note 7 devices to come with a green battery icon to show they are safe

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It’s common knowledge now regarding Samsung’s battery cell issues on its Galaxy Note 7, and the word “explosion” will be attached to internet search results for years to come. However, the South Korean company is taking a lot of steps now to remedy this issue and try to preserve its place as one of the most successful smartphone manufacturers and the reputation of its Galaxy smartphone line. One such step looks to be coming in the form of a rather subtle change: the color of the battery icon.

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