Unlocked Moto Z, Moto Z Play ready to ship in October

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When Lenovo announced its flagship family, Verizon was given exclusive selling rights from the start. Only Verizon customers could purchase the Moto Z, Moto Z Force, and Moto Z Play during the recent summer months; however, the time has come for the masses to get access to these devices.

Beginning today, you can place orders for the unlocked Moto Z and Moto Z Play.

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Google’s upcoming phones, the Pixel and Pixel XL, pose for the camera

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Now is the time for you to get your best look yet at Google’s upcoming phones. The Pixel and Pixel XL, which will take over for the Nexus line, are going to be launched very soon. It’s no surprise that Pixel-related leaks are becoming bigger and more frequent with October 4 being the rumored launch date for Google’s next round of devices.

Today, Google is having to deal with very clear photographs of the Pixel and Pixel XL being posted online before the phones are official. Now it’s obvious the company will be implementing metal and glass for the bodies to give a premium look and feel.

Hit the break to see what’s coming.

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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