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LG has announced that its newest entry-level smartphone will be available through all three major carriers in South Korea, starting at 253,000 won or around $215.

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Best cheap Android phones (December 2016)

4 weeks ago

All eyes are on the upcoming LG G6, but that doesn’t mean it’s the only device the South Korean company will be releasing this quarter. The X300 is the company’s newest entry-level smartphone, and given its price tag and attractive design, it might be worth considering if you’re looking for a cheap smartphone in Korea.

On the front, we have the 5-inch 720p display and a 5-megapixel selfie camera, which – like other LG devices – support...
Jan
17
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Last month, Google launched a referral program for Project Fi to attract more customers. Simply by referring someone to Google’s service, you and the person who was referred could get a $20 credit. The referral program was supposed to run through the 11th of January, but due to the huge response Google saw, it has now been extended indefinitely according to the company.

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Google Project Fi review – can Google make it as a carrier?

September 17, 2015

Project Fi is Google’s experimental wireless service. The search giant has partnered with Sprint, T-Mobile, and U.S....
Jan
17
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We’ve heard plenty of rumors in recent months regarding Google’s plans to release two new wearable devices alongside its big Android Wear 2.0 refresh. Details have been pretty scarce about the devices themselves, with rumors and speculation pieces only giving us the bare minimum about the two new Android Wear-powered smartwatches. That’s changing today, though.

According to a new report from VentureBeat, Google has teamed up with LG to...
Jan
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by Android Authority at 18:23
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If you’ve tried to access Google Drive at any point today, you may have noticed that the service seems to be unresponsive. The company’s cloud-based service is currently experiencing issues that are affecting many people who depend on it to get their work done.

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Google Drive on Android now has a dedicated app and device backup section

December 8, 2016

The problems with Google Drive started around 11 a.m. Eastern time today. Google admitted about 40 minutes later in its service alert that it is “investigating reports of an issue” with Drive, and that the issue is affecting less than 10.3% of...
Jan
17
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by Android Authority at 17:52
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In this day and age where new phones are still being released with Android 6.0 Marshmallow, it’s great to hear about new, budget-friendly handsets that are running the latest version of Android out of the box. In this case, MetroPCS will be selling such a phone, the LG Aristo, for just $59 starting on Monday, January 23. That price comes after a $70 instant rebate.

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Best MetroPCS Android phones

December 9, 2016

The 5-inch...
Jan
17
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Google Maps may be about to roll out a feature which helps people find a place to park. Some users of the Google Maps app v9.44 beta have discovered a parking availability system which displays the likelihood of finding a parking space at specific destinations.

Reportedly, the system shows three tiers of availability — Limited, Medium, and Easy — which reflect the current parking situation at a location. The information appears with a “P” symbol next to the estimated time of arrival when searching for directions using the Maps app.

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Jan
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Google Assistant may soon be able to help you carry out transactions, a teardown of a recent Google App APK file has revealed. XDA inspected the Google App beta version 6.11.13 and discovered it contained a number of strings relating to Assistant payment settings, including content regarding billing and delivery addresses.

The virtual assistant software is what powers Google’s voice-activated speaker Google Home, which already helps users with some transactions — like ordering an Uber or booking movie tickets through Fandango. It’s speculated...
Jan
17
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by Android Authority at 15:32
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Looking for an interesting game or a useful app? Gameloft’s popular Wild Blood game and the Unified Remote Full Android app can be yours for just 10 cents. (Unless you live in the US, where the Play Store weekly deals strangely don’t apply.)

In Wild Blood, you step into the shoes of the legendary Sir Lancelot with a mission to take on the mighty King Arthur and save the woman you love. But you first have to defeat 20 different enemies with the help of a wide range of weapons including axes and longbows.

The game, which has...
Jan
17
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Photo credit: olegdudko / 123RF.

When writing about startups, it’s hard to get readers excited with terms like “mobile attribution” and “marketing analytics” – it’s not as sexy as “artificial intelligence” and “self-driving cars.” Yet here’s AppsFlyer, a marketing analytics startup that specializes in extracting insights from mobile app installs and usage, bagging US$56 million for its series C round.

This brings its total funding to US$84 million.

The funding comes from Qumra Capital, Goldman Sachs Private Capital Investing, Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners, and Pitango Growth.

China...​
Jan
17
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Despite releasing the intriguing Moto Z series and continuing with the popular Moto G range, Lenovo’s assimilation of Motorola into its smartphone business has not been a smooth story. Since Lenovo’s $2.91 billion purchase back in October 2014, the company had has to contend with falling smartphone sales, losing its top 3 global ranking, axing around 3,000 jobs, and posting its first annual loss since 2009. An insider look from the Wall Street Journal reveals some major mistakes and miscalculations made following the purchase.

According to interviews with current...
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