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Qualcomm Figures Out How To Wirelessly Charge Phones With Metal Cases

The Galaxy S6 has wireless charging. The HTC One M9 does not. There's a pretty good reason for this: metal interferes with the current methods for wireless charging, so you can't have your fancy metal phone and charge it (wirelessly) too. Engineers at Qualcomm have a solution to that, at least according to the company's latest press release.

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DxOMark Rates The Moto X Style Camera As Second Best, Just Behind The Galaxy S6

Motorola has struggled to produce a phone with a top-quality camera, but this might finally be Motorola's year. The newly announced Moto X Style has already found its way into the hands of the photo experts at DxOMark, and they're impressed. The 21MP sensor on the new Moto X is reportedly almost as good as the Samsung Galaxy S6 and tied with the Note 4.

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Moto Maker Customization Is Available In Brazil Today - Moto G Now, Moto X Play And Moto X Style Later This Year

Hey Brazilian readers, that fancy new Moto G is available to purchase right now. Go to Motorola.com.br if you want one - it's 849 Reais for the base model. But why get the base model, when for the first time you have access to the Moto Maker cusotmization website? Motorola announced the expansion to Brazil on stage, and it looks like it's already live for the new Moto G.

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[OK Google] You Can Now Send Third-Party Instant Messages Using Google Voice Commands—WhatsApp, Viber, Telegram, And Others

One of the nice things about sending traditional SMS messages is the option not to type them. Using the Google app (or an Android Wear device), you can just say "OK Google, send a text to Mom: Look Ma, no hands!" You can do the same through Hangouts and email. The feature is a life saver while driving, when messages would otherwise go unanswered.

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The Moto X Play Is Motorola's Cheaper, Longer-Lasting Flagship: 5.5" 1080p Screen, 21MP Camera, 3630mAh Battery... But No US Release In Sight

The Moto X Style isn't the only new flagship that Motorola revealed at its press conference this morning.

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This Year's Motorola Flagship Is The Moto X Style—5.7" Quad-HD Display, 3GB Of RAM, 21MP Camera, Pure Edition Support For All Major US Carriers, $399.99

You won't have to fumble around with remembering the year with the newest Moto X. Or should I say, Moto Xs. This time the company is introducing multiple versions, and each has a differentiating names, adjectives that set them apart from the crowd. In fact, one Moto X has style. Moto X Style.

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Motorola Officially Unveils Two Models Of The Moto G 2015: 5-Inch Screen, Snapdragon 410, 13MP Camera, 1 Or 2GB Of RAM, 8 Or 16GB Of Storage

Motorola's press event is underway, but various portions of the company have already revealed the star of the show: the new Moto G. The 2015 version of Moto's mid-range device is a mix of old and new, keeping some of the more affordable portions of the phone intact while upgrading some of the most important elements.

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[The Android Police Files #11] i love android and want to write columns for u

Longtime readers of the Android Police Files will know that a couple things never change. Someone always mistakes us for the police. Someone else thinks we can fix any and all software-related problems. But then there's always a person that asks a question we never expect.

Here is the latest batch of letters.

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[Tree Houses Are For Chumps] The Skysphere Is The Ultimate Geeky Android-Controlled Man Tower

So you have a miniature remote controlled car that you can race around with your Android phone. Big whoop. This guy built a quasi-flying capsule that he controls with his smartphone. He wins. Over and over again. But let's back up to the beginning of the story.

Jono Williams is a plastics engineer and graphic designer who lives in New Zealand.

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Google Promises A Stagefright Security Update For Nexus Devices Starting Next Week

So you might have heard about the Stagefright vulnerability that was published yesterday. While they're no evidence of a widely-used hack, the potential for malicious MMS attacks via Android's built-in media handling system (which could theoretically affect the majority of Android devices currently in operation) is certainly cause for concern.

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