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Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Platinum Gold Lands in U.S.
By Josh Dasey on Thursday November 12, 2015

Better late than never. Samsung has today launched the Galaxy Note 5 in Platinum Gold in the United States; easily our favorite color for the company's flagship phablet. We love the Note 5 in all guises, but in its gold form it is a true looker, one of the very sexiest smartphones on the market, classy and elegant in spades.

Motorola Moto X Style and 2014 Moto X get Android 6.0 Marshmallow
By Josh Dasey on Thursday November 12, 2015

Motorola is always one of the quickest companies to upgrade to new Android builds, mainly because its handsets offer a light take on the platform. The Lenovo owned U.S. company is now starting its Android 6.0 Marshmallow rollout with the Moto X Style and the 2014 Moto X.

BlackBerry Vienna, the Next Android Smartphone
By Josh Dasey on Thursday November 12, 2015

While the whacky and unique square design of the BlackBerry Passport is unlikely to ever make it to the Android platform, the company has been buoyed by the early success of the Priv and is now working on another handset for Google's OS.

LG Debuts G4 White Gold Edition in South Korea
By Josh Dasey on Wednesday November 11, 2015

LG has today announced a new colorway for its G4 flagship in South Korea, introducing us to the G4 White Gold Edition. Of course, this is something manufacturers tend to do when a device is getting on a bid in its yearly cycle of flagship

BlackBerry Priv Sold Out on Amazon
By Josh Dasey on Wednesday November 11, 2015

For many, the Priv is the last throw of the hardware dice for BlackBerry; if it is not a success it is thought that the company will pull out of the hardware market. The Canadian giant has denied that repeatedly, but nevertheless the Android backed Priv seems to be a handset that will define whether BlackBerry has a future in hardware. With that in mind we imagine CEO John Chen and co will be delighted that the handset has already sold out on Amazon.

Apple iPad Pro Available Now
By Josh Dasey on Wednesday November 11, 2015

Apple's giant iPad Pro is now available to buy the United States. The 12.9-inch slate is Apple's most decked out tablet and is the company's take on a true PC alternative. Launched two months ago, the iPad Pro is now available in a number of configuration and with optional accessories such as the Smart Keyboard and Apple Pencil.

Qualcomm makes Snapdragon 820 Official
By Josh Dasey on Tuesday November 10, 2015

Qualcomm is putting the problems of the Snapdragon 810 firmly behind it with the launch of the Snapdragon 820, a new flagship chipset that was launched today. Of course, the arrival of Qualcomm's new flag waving silicon has wide ramifications for the rest of the smartphone industry as many of the next generation of high end handsets will be packing this processor.

Google Maps Brings Offline Navigation to Android Today
By Josh Dasey on Tuesday November 10, 2015

While Google Maps has been the go to navigation package for most people over the years, there are rival packages that sport features that Google's offering lacks. For example, Nokia's HERE Maps has been offering offline navigation for a very long time and since its debut on Android last year it has given users on the platform a very potent alternative to Google Maps.

Apple Interested in FDA Approved Wearable
By Josh Dasey on Tuesday November 10, 2015

The Apple Watch is a solid piece of kit, and it has become comfortably the biggest selling smartwatch on the market. However, it is probably not the seismic shift in the market that we expected it to be and in terms of some areas (health and fitness) there are more robust wearable options. Apple is definitely interested in the health sector though and Tim Cook says the company is working on an FDA approved product that is not a smartwatch.

HTC One X9 is not Flagship After-all
By Josh Dasey on Monday November 09, 2015

Burned again. Yesterday we told you about the HTC One X9, a smartphone that will be arriving early next year that was reported to have blazing specs. We argued it should be the flagship the company should have delivered with the One A9, but were cautious because HTC's output has been patchy this year. Our misgiving proved correct as several reputed sources are saying today that the One X9 will not come with high end specs at all.