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CES 2015 Wrap-Up: It's About Things Connecting To Other Things Connecting To Your Phone Which Is Connected To Your Car

CES 2015 Wrap-Up: It's About Things Connecting To Other Things Connecting To Your Phone Which Is Connected To Your Car

The internet of things may be the most overused, annoying, comically oversimplified tech term of 2014, dreamt up by some winnovator god knows when, but it was the keystone (and keynote) of an increasingly schizophrenic CES that, in the last few years, has been searching for a more cohesive theme.

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Yes, that's a carrot. At one of Lenovo's CES party / showcase nights.

CES 2015 was easily the least mobile device-focused CES since 2008, when many companies were still deciding whether or not to respond to the unexpected popularity of the first iPhone.

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[Hands-On] Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 - An Affordable Lollipop Phone You Might Actually Want, In Two Sizes

[Hands-On] Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 - An Affordable Lollipop Phone You Might Actually Want, In Two Sizes

If there's ever been a persistent comment on Android Police in the last couple of years, it's that powerful smartphones are just too damn big these days. The Nexus 6 is gigantic, and 5.2"+ is quickly becoming standard smartphone size. Finding a good, inexpensive phone that isn't too large isn't impossible, but it's probably not as easy as it should be.

So, that's where Alcatel comes in. Yes, Alcatel has a reputation for making some of the slowest, cheapest, and least likeable prepaid phone fare here in the US, but in China and around the world, Alcatel does offer a pretty large portfolio of handsets.

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The Sony Xperia M5 Gets Its Over-The-Air Update To Android 5.1, PC Companion Update Also Available

The Sony Xperia M5 Gets Its Over-The-Air Update To Android 5.1, PC Companion Update Also Available

Sony has been rolling out Android 5.1 updates intermittently ever since last July... up to and past the point where Android 6.0's AOSP code has been available to manufacturers. The last few devices that received bumps to 5.1 were the Xperia C4 and C5 Ultra earlier this month, and today the Xperia M5 gets the same treatment. Users can wait for the over-the-air update alert in the usual manner, or use Sony's PC Companion computer program to download and install the update manually.

This "super mid-range" M5 was launched back in August, running Android 5.0 at launch, much to the consternation of Android fans who would have preferred the latest software.

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[Update: It's Official] Microsoft Buys 6Wunderkinder, The Makers Of Wunderlist

[Update: It's Official] Microsoft Buys 6Wunderkinder, The Makers Of Wunderlist

Microsoft wants a home on your mobile devices, even if they're running Android. Just look at what it's up to these days. It's bringing more Office apps to the Play Store. It's signing deals with OEMs left and right. It's bringing Cortana our way. In the past year, it has purchased Accompli and Sunrise Calendar. Now it's buying Wunderlist.

According to the Wall Street Journal, Microsoft has agreed to pay between $100 million and $200 million for 6Wunderkinder, the German company behind the to-do list app.

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BLU Energy XL review: Huge screen, epic battery life, and a reasonable price

BLU Energy XL review: Huge screen, epic battery life, and a reasonable price

BLU released a new phone a few days back called the BLU Energy XL and they sent me one to take a look at. The XL in the title is there for good reason; everything about this phone is massive. It has a huge 6" HD screen, 64GB of on-board storage, and mammoth 5,020 mAh battery. The only thing that isn't enormous about this behemoth is the price, which is a very reasonable $300.

Sound pretty good on paper, right? Let's see how good it is in practice.

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Has the "affordable" smartphone let us down? (opinion)

Has the "affordable" smartphone let us down? (opinion)

I consider myself an advocate of the affordable smartphone. 2015, and the years before it, seemed to paint a picture of promise for the mid and low-end smartphone, a noble future as the no-frills alternative to the $800 wonder-brick. I cannot help but feel we have failed to watch that potential emerge in a way that we can really say has served consumers well.

Who’s to blame for the promising ZenFone turning into a bloatware-ridden pile of bugs languishing on Lollipop, seven-plus months since Marshmallow was released? What’s the reason Alcatel’s relatively unbloated Idol 3 took nearly as long to get Marshmallow itself (mine still doesn't have it)?

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[Update: Xperia Z3v Too] Verizon's Sony Xperia Tablet Z2 Gets An Over-The-Air Bump From Android 5.0.2 To 5.1.1

[Update: Xperia Z3v Too] Verizon's Sony Xperia Tablet Z2 Gets An Over-The-Air Bump From Android 5.0.2 To 5.1.1

At this point, anyone who really cares about getting speedy Android updates knows to avoid using Verizon if possible, with a few exceptions for flagship devices. Those exceptions don't extend to tablets, even high-end ones. Case in point: the Verizon Sony Xperia Tablet Z2 is now getting its Android 5.1.1 update... a year after the software was released, and more than four months after the release of the latest version, Android 6.0.

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Sony Xperia M5 Specs And Release Date

Sony Xperia M5 Specs And Release Date

Chipset and software

Processor 64-bit MediaTek Helio X10 (MT6795) Octa-core (2.0 GHz)
GPU IMG Rogue G6200
RAM 3 GB LP-DDR3
Storage Up to 16 GB
Android version shipped 5.0 "Lollipop"

Release date and pricing

Announcement date August 2nd, 2015
Initial retail availability Mid-August, 2015 in selected countries across emerging markets

Display

Dimensions 5" 1920x1080 Full HD
Panel type IPS
Other features Mobile BRAVIA® Engine 2

Power, data, and ports

Connector MicroUSB, USB version 2.0
Battery 2600 mAh
Quick charging No
Wireless charging No
SIM type Single and dual SIM card variants available
microSD slot Yes (up to 200 GB microSD™ card)

Wireless connectivity

Wi-Fi Yes
Bluetooth Version 4.1 + HS
Mobile data 2G, 3G, and 4G LTE (support and bands vary by market)

Camera (rear)

Still resolution Up to 21.5MP
Video resolution Up to 4K
Flash Yes, LED
HDR Photos and videos
Other features Exmor RS™ mobile image sensor, video stabiliser, image stabiliser, Auto Scene Recognition, hybrid autofocus, F2.2, red-eye reduction, 5x Clear Image Zoom

Camera (front)

Still resolution Up to 13MP
Video resolution Up to 1080p
Flash No

Dimensions

Weight 142.5g (single SIM variant), 142.6g (dual SIM variant)
Height/width 145mm/72mm
Thickness 7.6mm

Other features

Colors White, black, gold
Durability Waterproof and dust tight (IP65 and IP68)
NFC Yes
Infrared No
Fingerprint scanner No
GPS Yes, aGPS (where available)
GLONASS Yes
Miracast Yes
DLNA Certified Yes
3.5mm audio jack Yes
FM radio with RDS Yes (where available)
Manufacturer's website Sony Mobile Xperia M5

https://youtu.be/4vIEK2tb8c8

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Dell Venue 10 7000 Expands On Its Predecessor With A Larger Display, A Keyboard Attachment, And A Giant Cylinder On The Side

Dell Venue 10 7000 Expands On Its Predecessor With A Larger Display, A Keyboard Attachment, And A Giant Cylinder On The Side

The Dell Venue 8 7000 is a sleek piece of tech, despite the large chin. At 6mm, it's as thin as tablets get. Now Dell is following up with the bigger Dell Venue 10 7000, a device that maintains the awkward name and a few other peculiar quirks.

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[Update: Moto 360] Android Wear 1.3 (LCA43/LCA44B) OTA Roundup

[Update: Moto 360] Android Wear 1.3 (LCA43/LCA44B) OTA Roundup

If you own an Android Wear device right now, chances are you're probably waiting patiently furiously checking for that elusive Android Wear LCA43 update. Well, we've got you covered. As the links to the OTA ZIP files become available, we will post them here. To flash these, you'll need to have ADB installed and have the Google USB drivers from the Android SDK. You'll reboot your watch into recovery mode, then select "Install Update From ADB." You can then run "adb sideload filename.zip" from a command prompt.

A Note About Flashing

You can only sideload an OTA update manually if you can actually connect your watch to a computer via USB, and even then, you may not be able to.

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