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Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 To Be Announced On August 2nd

Posted: 13 Jun 2016 02:42 PM PDT


Ever since the rumours for the next Galaxy Note started, many have been wondering when Samsung will "announce" their event to show off the phone. Well it looks like the date has now been leaked.

According to an image received by SamMobile, Samsung is holding a launch event on August 2nd with the caption "The next edge is just around the corner". It will apparently take place at the Lincoln Center in New York at 11am EST. As for the image itself, it teases the possibility of the Galaxy Note 7 coming in only an Edge variant.

Although specs are still quite preliminary, the Galaxy Note 7 could sport a a 5.8-inch QHD curved edge display, a Snapdragon 823 SoC/Exynos chipset, an iris biometric scanner, IP68-certified water resistance, Samsung's first USB Type-C connector and a massive 4,000 mAh battery.


The post Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 To Be Announced On August 2nd appeared first on Android in Canada Blog.

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T-Mobile updates BlackBerry Priv to Marshmallow

Posted: 13 Jun 2016 02:41 PM PDT

This update has been coming for a long time. The BlackBerry Priv received Marshmallow back in April, but the carrier models have been feeling left out. Fortunately, T-Mobile is finally updating its Priv to the latest version of Android.

Marshmallow includes a lot of new features, and though the update doesn't seem huge, it's very different under the hood. You get Doze mode for better battery life, customizable app permissions for security, better volume management, Google Now on Tap, and a lot of improvements to make the phone smoother and faster.

If you own a T-Mobile Priv, check for updates in Settings and get ready to download a 1.3GB update. Make sure your battery is charged and you have some storage available!

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OnePlus 3 leaks in clear and scenic photos

Posted: 13 Jun 2016 02:41 PM PDT

The OnePlus 3 is finally going to be announced tomorrow June 14, but it's never too late for another leak. The latest leaked photos show the device in a lush green setting.

As previously rumored, the OnePlus 3 looks to have a metal body along with a home button with fingerprint sensor. While the device doesn't look much like previous OnePlus models, it's quite a looker (if not a little reminiscent of HTC's styling).

Will you be considering the device when it's announced tomorrow? Without the invite system, it might be very easy to pick one up.

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Snapchat Will Soon Include Many More Ads As Company Tries To Wean Itself Off Venture Capital

Posted: 13 Jun 2016 02:39 PM PDT


Snapchat, not long ago an ad-free platform, is preparing to ramp up the promotional content. In a series of industry-targeted announcements, the company has detailed several initiatives that will inevitably result in users seeing ads more frequently than they do now.

With over 50 million North American users and 100 million total, it apparently is time for Snapchat to make some real money. Chances are, given that the company has taken on several rounds of venture capital investments, Snapchat is looking ahead to an IPO.

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Snapchat Will Soon Include Many More Ads As Company Tries To Wean Itself Off Venture Capital was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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Original LG G Watch not getting Android Wear 2.0 either

Posted: 13 Jun 2016 01:34 PM PDT

Buying a first generation device is always a risk. Many of us took that risk when buying first gen Android Wear products, like the Moto 360 and the LG G Watch. And as we saw with the inferior hardware of the Moto 360, those risks are very real.

Unfortunately, long-term support is another issue with those products. It was just announced that the original Moto 360 will not be getting Android Wear 2.0, and LG has announced the same for the original LG G Watch.

These devices have gone two years with the latest Android Wear updates, getting more features, better stability, and an overall better experience. Sadly, for modern technology, this is a pretty good run. And it's not like the watches will stop functioning without the Android Wear 2.0 update. They'll just miss out on new features. The watches will still work better than the day we bought them.

It's still unfortunate that we won't be seeing the newest software versions. Considering that Google tightly controls software on its smartwatches, we expected a little more support. But the aging hardware may be to blame, as well as the fact that both of these watches are long discontinued. How many of you LG G Watch owners are upset? Is this a big deal for you? Leave a comment!

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Top 5 most popular Android apps from last week: Photobooth, PhyWiz

Posted: 13 Jun 2016 12:49 PM PDT

Every week we cover new Android apps with Fresh Meat on Wednesday, followed by Android Gaming on Thursday and Top 10 App Updates on Friday. When Monday rolls around, we look back to see which apps were the most appealing to our audience. Read on for the five most popular Android apps from last week. These apps are ones that are most likely new and haven't appeared in the top five list more than three times.

1. Flower VPN Premium

Flower VPN Premium

App info: Flower VPN Premium is one of the best and most trusted vpn client in the world with strong encryption that offers the best anonymity and is impossible to block by your government.


2. Moto Camera

Motorola Camera

App info: The new Moto Camera app is optimized for 2016 Moto devices and integrated with Google Photos. Never miss a moment with Quick Capture: Launch the camera with a simple twist of your wrist, then twist again to switch cameras.


3. Lock Screen Wallpaper (free)

Lock Screen Wallpaoer

App info: Lock Screen Wallpaper unlike other similar apps sets wallpaper only for lock screen and doesn't change the home screen's wallpaper. Offers ability to pick images from Phone, Google Drive and similar sources.


4. PhyWiz


App info: PhyWiz solves your physics homework for you. Get step by step solutions for questions in over 30 physics topics like Kinematics, Forces, Gravity, Quantum Physics and many more.


5. Photobooth


App info: Photobooth is a utility for joining multiple photos together into a single image for easy sharing online. You can import photos from the gallery or capture new pictures directly from the camera to create a custom photostrip in just seconds.


Note:  To ensure that all apps receive a fair chance to make the list, we will retire any app that has made the list for three consecutive weeks.

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Google Play Services v9.2 Adds Support For All Of The New Nearby Capabilities, And Likely Includes Peer-To-Peer File Transfer [APK Download + Teardown]

Posted: 13 Jun 2016 10:51 AM PDT


Google dropped the news last week that Nearby was about to get a whole lot more interesting. With the use of Bluetooth and a special blend of tricks collectively known as Location Services, Google will enable Android devices to learn about all manner of things in close proximity, whether they be Eddystone beacons, Chromecasts, or even Android Wear watches waiting to be set up. In the announcement, it was mentioned that an update to Google Play services would be rolling out shortly that adds support for all of these new features, and this is the one.

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Google Play Services v9.2 Adds Support For All Of The New Nearby Capabilities, And Likely Includes Peer-To-Peer File Transfer [APK Download + Teardown] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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Moto Mods pricing revealed through My Verizon app

Posted: 13 Jun 2016 10:34 AM PDT

Lenovo recently introduced the new Moto Z and its DROID variants. While the devices themselves are great in their own respect, one of the unique selling points was that of Moto Mods, a selection of accessories and shells that users could attach to their Moto Z. The most interesting was the Insta-Share Projector, which allows the smartphone to instantly project up to 70-inches on any surface. Much as it caught our attention, Lenovo didn't reveal any pricing.

Thanks to the My Verizon app, we now have pricing info on certain Moto Mods. We'll get the biggest blow out of the way first and let you know that the Insta-Share Projector is going to set you back a whopping $299. Fortunately, prices go down from there, with the very respectable JBL SoundBoost Mod priced at just $79, which essentially allows you to carry around a portable speaker attached to your phone.

If you're looking for more battery, the TUMI battery packs are priced at $89 for the standard battery pack and $99 for the battery pack with wireless charging. The Kate Spade Style Shell has also been revealed to be priced at $79, though the other style shells still remain without prices.

Moto Mods are an interesting concept, but the prices may prove to be tricky. While the JBL SoundBoost Mod may prove worth the price, the more notable Insta-Share Projector seems a bit too expensive at $299. We can't predict the future, though, and customers may be willing to pay the extra price for the unique tech.

How's the pricing look to you? High? Low?

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Hands-On With Dango: When Emoji And GIF Prediction Becomes A Fun Science

Posted: 13 Jun 2016 10:05 AM PDT


GIFs and emojis are everywhere. You can't even start a conversation nowadays without some form of graphic popping up in the first 5 exchanged messages. But finding and inserting them isn't always the most seamless of experiences. Whether it's scrolling through endless lists of emojis with the complexity of dealing with different sets and their weird emoji orders and designs, or trying to figure out how each app you're using deals with GIFs, it can take anywhere between a few seconds and a couple of minutes to find the perfect visual to convey your message.

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Hands-On With Dango: When Emoji And GIF Prediction Becomes A Fun Science was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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OnePlus 3 Gets Leaked Again Before Event Tomorrow

Posted: 13 Jun 2016 08:41 AM PDT

With only a day left before OnePlus unveils their next flagship smartphone, it has been leaked yet again and the photos are actually really good this time.


A now-removed Weibo post showed showed off a OnePlus 3 with its metal design, antenna lines and camera looking exactly like the press render leaked by Evan Blass last month. As for the front, it will feature a fingerprint scanner as the home button.

Specs for the phone include a 5.5-inch 1080p display, Snapdragon 820 SoC with either 4GB/6GB of RAM, 32GB/64GB/128GB internal storage, 16MP rear camera and a 8MP front shooter. The battery will be slightly small coming at 3,450 mAh and the phone will sport a USB C connector which should support fast charging.

The event will start tomorrow at 12:30 EST or 9:30 PST.


The post OnePlus 3 Gets Leaked Again Before Event Tomorrow appeared first on Android in Canada Blog.

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