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Jan
19
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EA’s Chillingo studio, in partnership with About Fun, has released new free-to-play action title WarFriends on Android. WarFriends, which is available at the Play Store from today, features real-time multiplayer battles where players can fight one-on-one or alongside friends online.

WarFriends sees players train a squad of soldiers to lead into battle with modern and futuristic equipment like drones and jet packs, and weapons ranging from pistols to anti-tank rockets. The title features cover-based shooter mechanics where players must also make quick decisions on an ever-changing battlefield to take out their opponent before they do the same.

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Jan
19
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by Android Authority at 09:43
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Sony may be preparing the release of a successor to the Xperia XA, leaked renders suggest. The images, which first appeared on ePrice.com.tw, depict an unknown Sony device with a similar design to its affordable effort from 2016.

The renders indicate that the device will drop the micro-USB port in favor of USB Type-C on this iteration of the XA and introduce stereo speakers. The front-facing camera and proximity sensor also appear to have switched sides.

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Jan
19
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by Android Authority at 09:43
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Samsung just revealed the devices that are guaranteed to receive the bump from Marshmallow to Nougat over the next months.

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In a blog post detailing the recently released Android 7.0 Nougat update for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7, Samsung detailed which devices from its vast stable will receive the same treatment. (The blog post went up earlier, but was taken down soon after for unknown reasons. A cached version is visible...
Jan
19
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by Android Authority at 09:12
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LG has sent out media invites for an event that will take place on February 26 in Barcelona, a day before Mobile World Congress (MWC) officially kicks off. The invite shows a silhouette of a smartphone along with the “See More, Play More” tagline, which is consistent with rumors that LG will unveil the G6 smartphone.

We assume the tagline means that the upcoming flagship from LG will have a larger display when compared with its predecessor, the G5. The South Korean company has already confirmed that the G6 will feature a 5.7-inch QHD+...
Jan
19
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by TechInAsia at 09:12
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Last year, Alibaba-owned UCWeb launched UC News to curate content in popular categories like news, tech, entertainment, and cricket. It became the top app under the news category in Google Play within five months of its launch.

Encouraged by this, UCWeb introduced We-Media, a program to broaden news aggregation to include user-generated content. It allows people to write and engage with followers on UC News; those who meet criteria for views and engagement also get paid.

Today, the company announced an investment of US$30 million (RMB 200 million) to build its news aggregator...
Jan
19
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by Android Authority at 08:33
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Verizon has slashed the on-contract prices of the Moto Z Droid, Moto Z Force Droid and Moto Z Play Droid at its online store. The Moto Z Droid is down to $13 per month for a $312 total (was $624) while the Moto Z Force is down to $15 per month for total repayments of $360 (previously $720).

The Moto Z Play Droid, meanwhile, represents the biggest saving at 70 percent off the original price, coming in at just $5 per month down from $17 for a total of $120 across the 24-month period.

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The sale, which is ongoing until February...
Jan
19
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by TechInAsia at 08:33
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Billionaire Rocket Internet founder Oliver Samwer at a conference in 2013. Photo credit: Wikipedia.

German startup leviathan Rocket Internet announced today that it’s secured investor commitments of US$1 billion for its “Rocket Internet Capital Partners Fund.” The fund will be global in its outlook – targeting internet companies at all stages of their lifecycles.

Rocket Internet itself has pledged US$140 million to the pool.

A short press statement from the company didn’t identify the limited partners by name, simply saying that they’re a “diverse group of global investors, including financial institutions, pension funds, asset managers, foundations, and high net-worth individuals.”...
Jan
19
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by Android Authority at 07:22
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AT&T customers who are thinking about getting a new phone or upgrading from a previous device might want to do that now to save a few bucks. A new report claims that the carrier plans to raise its current activation and upgrade fee from by $5, from $20 to $25, starting on Friday, Jan. 20.

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The report comes from the usually reliable Droid Life, citing unnamed sources. However, it has yet to be confirmed by AT&T so take this story with a small but noticeable grain of salt. AT&T did confirm earlier this month that it plans to charge...
Jan
19
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by Android Authority at 07:22
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In a press event in New Delhi today, Xiaomi launched the next generation of their budget smartphone, the Redmi Note 4, in India. After the monstrous success of the Redmi Note 3 in the country, the Note 4 comes in three variants with different memory configurations.

The dual SIM smartphone sports a brushed metal body and a fingerprint sensor at the back.

Redmi Note 4 Specifications

  • Operating System: Android 6.0 Marshmallow with MIUI 8
  • Display: 5.5-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) | 2.5D curved glass display...
Jan
19
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by Android Authority at 03:53
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Jay Y. Lee, Samsung’s global vice chairman and the current acting leader of the company, got some good news today. A warrant request for his arrest by the South Korean special prosecutor earlier this week was rejected today by the Seoul Central District Court.

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Lee became the acting leader of Samsung in 2014 after his father, company chairman Lee Kun-hee, was incapacitated due to a heart attack. However, prosecutors claim Lee has...
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