Will the Galaxy S6 be able to compete with the iPhone 6?

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The iPhone 6 took the world by storm when it was launched late last year. Collectively, the iPhone 6 and the 6 Plus took away a significant chunk of the Android device market share. And now with Samsung launching the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge, industry sources have started to wonder whether the Korean manufacturer has done enough to stop the behemoth that is the iPhone 6.


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Rovio flings the Angry Birds Stella Pop! bubble shooter on to the Play Store

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The Angry Birds franchise is one that just runs and runs, with no end in sight to the amount of punishment dished out to the dastardly piggies by the fearsome birds. This time, Rovio is dipping into the bubble shooter genre, with the return of Stella and her friends in Angry Birds Stella Pop! We have more details, a gallery, press release, video and download link after the break.


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Moto E LTE (2015) now available on Verizon Prepaid for $99

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If you’re looking for a great deal on a prepaid phone, than look no further than the Moto E LTE (2015). It’s now available at Verizon for only $99 complete with Verizon branding. That’s $99 without a contract. Let me repeat…..That’s $99 without a contract.

The Moto E is no kids toy either as it sports a 4.5-inch qHD (960 x 540) display, a quad-core Snapdragon 410, 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of internal storage, microSD for up to an additional 32 GB of extra storage, 5 MP rear camera, VGA front-facing camera, 2,390 mAh battery, and Android 5.0.2 Lollipop right out of the box. Plus, it’s compatible with Big Red’s fast 4G LTE network. You simply cannot go wrong.


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Say goodbye to the Nexus 5

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The Nexus 5 had a really nice run, but it has finally come to an end. The Nexus 5’s popularity among the Android faithful continued into the Nexus 6 generation because not everyone wanted a 6-inch phone. I don’t think any other Nexus phone survived this much beyond one year of availability.

Google has stopped selling the Nexus 5, but I am sure it will live on through eBay, and other sites like it, as a great phone to buy used.

 

The VAIO Phone launches in Japan for $420 off-contract

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Many of us are familiar with the VAIO brand name from the time that it was part of Sony. Those days are gone however, and now VAIO is mostly owned by Japan Industrial Partners. As such, VAIO is now creating its own designs and competing against Sony in its home market, Japan. VAIO has just launched its first smartphone, the imaginatively named VAIO Phone in collaboration with the Japanese carrier, b-mobile. 
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Samsung launches Animal Edition Battery Packs to raise awareness of endangered animals

It isn’t often that you can accuse Samsung of being warm, fuzzy and that it’s products are cute, but perhaps this is as close as a giant tech company can be described as such. As part of the Samsung’s ‘Charge the Life’ campaign to raise awareness about endangered animals, a range of battery packs has been announced that each carries an illustration of an endangered animal on the front. 
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