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Galaxy Note9 gets an exclusive 'First Snow White' color for Taiwan

The Taiwan branch of Samsung Electronics has just announced what is roughly translated as a "First Snow White" version of its popular Galaxy Note9. The new color is timed to welcome the winter season, and for the time being it's not only a Taiwan exclusive, but sale is limited to just a handful of stores in the country.

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Google redesigns its support pages with a whole lot more white space

Google sure loves its negative space. Following bright refreshes of both Gmail and Google Drive earlier this year, Google Help has been overhauled with a new layout that includes way, way more white than the previous design.

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Google Lens real-time detection now rolling out with new white UI

Google showed off some pretty incredible changes for Lens at I/O, but one of the cooler upcoming features had to be the real-time detection, which is able to identify and add interactive elements to objects you might want information about. By all appearances, the new feature appears to be rolling out now, alongside an updated white pull-up interface.

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Android P: Our 5 least favorite changes so far

Ten days have passed since we started digging into the Android P developer preview release, and while we've enjoyed many of the new changes and shared with you our five favorites, there are other modifications that left us scratching our heads a little. This is a developer preview, so things are expected to be buggy, some features could be experimental and could change with the next releases, but there are others that might be here to stay.

We've scoured our long, long list of Android P posts looking for those that we either don't like or that many of you voiced disapproval for.

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Qualcomm Finally Starts Selling The Limited Edition White Toq Smartwatch

If you've had your eye on Qualcomm's super-special Toq smartwatch, but couldn't bring yourself to pay for one that doesn't match your Colonel Sanders-style white suit, you're in luck. The limited-edition white Toq is now on sale from Qualcomm's online store for the same $350 price as the sober black edition. You can also find it on Amazon, but it's the same price and marked as "shipping within 1 to 2 months." Any takers?

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The real question is whether or not anyone still wants the Toq. With Pebble rocking the smartwatch world hard on one end of the price spectrum and Samsung's Galaxy Gear showing off advanced features on the other (and still managing to be cheaper than the Toq), can you really justify the Toq based on its unique Mirasol color screen and wireless charging?

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White Nexus 5 32GB Is In Stock In The Play Store And Shipping In 1-2 Days, The Rest Are Delayed By A Week Or More

Nexus phones tend to be in extremely high demand just after release, but right now Google has one that's shipping in two days. If you order the white version of the Nexus 5 32GB at the moment, you can get it considerably faster than any of the other models... yes, perhaps even in time for Christmas. The Play Store shows it shipping in 1-2 days, meaning that UPS would be speeding it to you by Thursday at the latest.

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The black 32GB model "leaves the warehouse by December 11th," as does the 16GB white model. Order the 16GB black model and it might not leave the warehouse until December 13th.

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Motorola Goes Frosty: Verizon DROID Ultra And DROID Mini Now Available In White

Maybe the black slabs of glass and Kevlar that are Verizon's 2013 DROID lineup aren't doing it for you. If that's the case (and you haven't already bought a customized Moto X), you can now pick up either the svelte DROID Ultra or the pint-sized DROID Mini in shades of white. The capacious DROID Maxx, surprisingly, is still only offered in black.

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Unlike some of the early leaks of the white Ultra model, this one seems to be white all over, as opposed to white on the glass panel with a black body. (The white-on-black coloration was how Verizon's DROID RAZR HD and related phones were styled - I think this looks much better.) The white color might also make the fingerprint magnet finish on both the Ultra and the Mini a little less pronounced.

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OUYA Introduces A Limited White Edition With Double The Storage (16GB) For Just $30 More

You may have noticed a bit of a frenzy in the world of gaming consoles in the last week or so. Not one to be left behind, OUYA is taking the opportunity to remind everyone that the Android-powered console exists, and can be had for less than the price of a car payment. To that end a limited edition version of OUYA was just posted to the online store in a fetching white case, with matching controller.

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But in hardware as in life, it's what's on the inside that counts. The limited edition console is an extra thirty dollars over the $99 retail price, which in and of itself is pretty typical.

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White Nexus 5 And Possible November 1 Release Date Tipped By @evleaks

It looks like last night's press shot of the Nexus 5 from @evleaks wasn't the only morsel of Nexus news we were meant to receive this weekend, after all. Our favorite gadget leaker has provided another treat, this time sharing a press shot of the white (well... black and white) Nexus 5, along with a possible release date - "11/1".

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This render looks more refined than @evleaks' shot of the black Nexus 5 and, while the front remains black, the new shot makes the white N5 look downright appealing.

Of course, it isn't completely clear whether the "11/1" in @evleaks' tweet refers to a launch date or an announcement.

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[Rumor Smash] This Is Absolutely Not An All-White Nexus 5

On the evening of the 18th, Chinese tech site CtechCN began the circulation of an image representing an all-white variant of the Nexus 5, with the accompanying story that, according to a tipster, the white variant could be launched simultaneously with the black version, and presumably the version we've already seen with a white back and black front.

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Tantalizing, right? The first issue with this image is the lighting. The highlights are all toward the bottom. I'm struggling to think of an instance where a new product was presented in press shots lit from below.

Noticing this lead me to check on specific highlight patterns on reflective portions of the device - namely the camera ring, Nexus logo, and volume rocker.

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