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[Deal Alert] Get a 26,800mAh Anker battery with 3 USB ports and fast recharge speeds for just $41.99 ($18 off) from Amazon

These days, it's hard to survive without external power for our smartphones. The 3000mAh or so units that are inside can't last throughout all the browsing, gaming, picture-taking, and media consumption that many of us do every day. But if you don't already have a battery pack (or if you just need a bigger one), Amazon has the Anker PowerCore 26800 that stores a whopping, you guessed it, 26,800mAh of juice for only $41.99.

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[Deal Alert] ZeroLemon starts its Prime Day sale early: battery cases, screen protectors, cables, and more up to 70% off at Amazon w/coupon

It isn't quite Prime Day yet, but that isn't stopping ZeroLemon from starting the party early. The company just tossed up sales for a ton of items, including a smattering of batteries, battery cases, screen protectors, cables, and chargers. Some items are even up to 70% off, though most of the more attractive items are between 20-50%.

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Amended complaint filed in ongoing Nexus 6P early shutdown and bootloop lawsuit

The Nexus 6P lawsuit we previously reported on twice in April has been recently amended, and the venue of the suit seems to have changed to northern California. The latest filings have expanded the total number of actions in the suit from 10 to 23, with claimants hailing from 11 different states. It's still early days, and this more recent filing doesn't mean that the case has advanced, merely that the attorneys involved have decided to expand and tweak things after the initial filing. Those who are participating in the suit have a long way to go.

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Android O feature spotlight: Google explains the new actionable battery menu

Google is focusing on battery life in Android O by clamping down on what apps can do in the background. At the same time, Android O includes a new battery settings menu that attempts to present your usage in a more understandable way. Instead of simply showing how much juice an app used, it puts battery use in the context of how you use the phone.

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[Deal Alert] Anker's massive 120,000mAh PowerHouse battery is $329 ($170 off) on Amazon

Some people carry around tiny external batteries, usually only for partially charging a dead phone. Others prefer a slightly larger unit, to recharge phones or tablets once or twice over. But if you're planning to go without power for a few days, and you need to charge all the things, Anker's giant 120,000mAh battery has you covered. Now you can get it for $329 on Amazon, $170 off the usual price of $499.

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Android O feature spotlight: Battery percentage indicator can't be placed in the status bar icon anymore

If you're not aware, System UI Tuner is a hidden setting in Android that allows some degree of interface customization. It doesn't have as many abilities as custom ROMs, mind you, but still contains some very useful settings. One feature in System UI Tuner allows you to add the battery percentage to the status bar inside the battery icon.

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[Deal Alert] Get a 5-port Anker Quick Charge 3.0 wall charger for $26.99 and a 20,000mAh Quick Charge 3.0 battery for $34.99 as part of Amazon's Deal of the Day

With more and more Android devices today losing support for removable batteries (the LG V20 is virtually the only mainstream competitor that still features this), consumers are being forced to look to heftier, more powerful chargers and portable batteries. In line with that, Anker is discounting a 5-port wall charger and a 20,000mAh battery, both equipped with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0, for today as part of Amazon's Deal of the Day.

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LG G6 will likely have a Snapdragon 821 processor and Google Assistant

LG's next flagship, the appropriately-named LG G6, will be revealed at Mobile World Congress next month. In the G6's latest (and possibly intentional) leak, CNET reports that the phone will have a Snapdragon 821 processor as well as feature Google Assistant.

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Galaxy Note7 investigation finds two distinct battery problems

Samsung has finally announced the results of the company's investigation into the Note7 accidents today, and it has come to an interesting conclusion. In addition to its own internal investigation, Samsung brought in safety consulting firms ULExponent, and TÜV Rheinland to help determine the root causes.

Samsung and all other firms came to the same conclusion - the problem was with the batteries (not software or the rest of the hardware), and there were two separate issues that caused the incidents.

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Reuters: Note7 fires were caused by defective batteries, not a design flaw or firmware issue

The saga of the Galaxy Note7 was one of the most surprising and disastrous events in the tech industry last year. The Note7 received very positive initial reviews, but soon after, several reports of the device catching fire were made public. After acknowledging that the problem was with the Note7, Samsung began recalling all units.

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