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TWRP Support Comes To The Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact And Samsung Galaxy Ace 3

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Latest Moto G Leak Is A Fairly Long Promotional Video That Shows Off IPX7 Water Resistance, Answers More Questions About The Upcoming Phone

The upcoming release of the third generation of Motorola's Moto G has been an especially leaky one. Coming hot on the heels of today's accidental publishing of the phone's Moto Maker page, a promotional video for the Brazilian market has found its way to YouTube.

One meaningful thing we get from this particular leak is that, unlike Motorola's company secrets, the Moto G will be watertight. The promo boasts of IPX7 certification, meaning the 2015 Moto G will have modest waterproofing that will protect it from splashes, rain, and brief submersion up to 1 meter deep.

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Motorola Accidentally Leaks 2015 Moto G Options, Includes Up To 2GB Of RAM And Multiple Colors

We all know that a new Moto G is coming very soon, probably at Motorola's "find your match" event on July 27th. Someone over at Moto HQ must have an itchy trigger finger, though. The Moto Maker page for this phone was available on Motorola's website for a short time today before it was pulled (redirects to the homepage now). We do, however, have a screenshot of the configuration options courtesy of a Reddit user.

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[Update: Contact Issue] AT&T Halts Android 5.1 Update For The First-Gen Moto X, Reasons Unknown

AT&T approved the Android 5.1 update for the first-gen Moto X (XT1058) on July 7th, but yesterday the carrier decided to halt the update. AT&T is calling this a "temporary" suspension, but isn't saying what exactly the issue is.

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Alleged Samsung Galaxy Note 5 And S6 Edge+ Photos Leak Courtesy Of UK Online Retailer Mobile Fun

Mobile Fun, an online retailer based in the UK, has posted several photos of what it claims are the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge+. Judging from everything we've heard about these two devices, the photos appear to be legit. Ultimately what we see are two handsets that look like larger versions of the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge.

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One photo shows the S6 Edge+ running Android 5.1.1. Its model number is SM-G928A.

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Mobile Fun provides very little information in the post. These photos seem to confirm images the retailer recently shared from case manufacturers, a source that isn't always reliable.

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Google Adds Play Store Carrier Billing For Carriers In Denmark, Saudi Arabia, And More

Not everyone wants to attach a credit card to their Google Play billing, and that's fine. There are other ways to buy content from your phone, like carrier billing for example. This system is quite convenient if your carrier supports it, but that's often not the case internationally. Google has updated its support pages today with five more supported carriers around the world.

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[Deal Alert] Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S6 On Sale For $499.99 Via eBay

The US carriers still have the Galaxy S6 priced at over $600, but you can get one significantly cheaper if you go a different route. This phone is on sale for just $500 on eBay right now, which is the cheapest we've seen it so far.

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Xiaomi Partners With Uber To Deliver Mi Note Smartphones In Southeast Asia

Ring, ring.

Hello, thank you for calling Xiaomi.

Mumble, mumble. Mumble mumble.

So you hate going to the store to pick up a new phone. I hear you. Have you tried ordering online? Huh, you don't want to wait for shipping. Okay. What I'm hearing is that you literally just want to have someone bring you a phone the moment you ask for it. Well, since you live in Malaysia—huh, Singapore, okay, you're still good—you can now order one through Uber. Xiaomi has partnered with the ride-sharing company to deliver its new Mi Note.

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Beep.

Excuse me, I have an American on the line.

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NVIDIA Updates The Shield Portable To Android 5.1, Removes Unsupported Features And Games

The original Shield Portable is finally getting the bump to Android 5.1 from 4.4, but don't rush right out and download the OTA just yet. There are a few caveats with this one. Yes, you get the latest version of Android, but it will remove several games and features that are bundled with the old KitKat software.

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[Rumor] Possible Photos Of The Moto X 2015 Leaked

Courtesy of Android Peru on Facebook, we have some photos of what may just be the third generation Moto X. You guys get more excited about leaked gadget photos than you do about celebrity wardrobe malfunctions, so I'll let you check out the pics before I point out my observations.

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Ok, here are the things that I spotted that may be new if this is indeed the Moto X 2015.

  • Front facing LED camera flash: Because — Selfies.
  • Dual front facing speaker grills: Stereo speakers have been a great addition for HTC and Sony, hopefully Motorola is joining the parade as well.
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