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LG becomes latest OEM to say it didn
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LG becomes latest OEM to say it didn’t copy Apple with notch design

LG’s mobile division chief Hwang Jeong-hwan has spoken out against suggestions that it copied Apple’s iPhone X design on the LG G7 ThinQ. “We planned the notch design before Apple,” said Hwang at an LG G7 ThinkQ launch event in Seoul yesterday (via The Investor). The notch is the name given to the cutout at the […]

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Apple plans three new iPhones for 2018—and they’re all like the iPhone X
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Apple plans three new iPhones for 2018—and they’re all like the iPhone X

According to a new report, three new iPhones will launch in 2018, all derived from the design and features of the iPhone X. One would be a direct successor to the iPhone X, another would be a significantly larger cousin with the biggest smartphone screen Apple has yet produced, and the third would be a […]

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Weekly Plan Spotlight: Mint Sim offering you big savings
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Weekly Plan Spotlight: Mint Sim offering you big savings

Welcome back to Weekly Plan Spotlight! If you’re happy with your device but your carrier not so much, then this week’s spotlight is for you. Mint Sim is offering bulk deals on sim-only 4G LTE data packages which are likely to be raising more than a few eyebrows. Why so cheap Mr Fox? Mint Sim […]

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Galaxy Note 8 update hub: T-Mobile halts Oreo update
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Galaxy Note 8 update hub: T-Mobile halts Oreo update

Update #2 (4/24/18): T-Mobile has frozen the release of Android Oreo, although no reason has been specified. GSMArena spotted the announcement on the network’s website. The notice merely reads that as of April 3 the update is “is temporarily unavailable.” Update (4/3/18): According to multiple user reports on Reddit, Android Oreo is rolling out to unlocked Galaxy […]

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Apple’s iPhone X will be killed off this year, Analyst says

Apple’s iPhone X is likely to be discontinued this year if earnings from one of the company’s top suppliers is anything to go by, according to an analyst. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing, or TSMC, the world’s largest semiconductor foundry company, revised its full-year revenue target to the low end of its forecast. Shares in the company […]

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Truecaller now has over 100 million daily active users who don
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Truecaller now has over 100 million daily active users who don’t care about privacy

Truecaller, the popular caller ID app, now has more than 100 million daily active users as announced by the company in a blog post. It is a major milestone for a mobile-only product that was first launched in 2009 for BlackBerry devices of the time. While Truecaller started as a caller ID and spam-blocking service, […]

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Comment Authority: The best comments for Week 15, 2018
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Comment Authority: The best comments for Week 15, 2018

Welcome to a brand new feature here at Android Authority! Each week, Comment Authority will compile the best comments written on the site by you, the readers. Sometimes commenters make terrific observations that aren’t mentioned by our hard-working editorial staff, or simply make a great joke that keeps the conversation lively. We want to highlight the […]

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Essential Phone grabs Bluetooth 5 support, April security patch in latest update (Updated)
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Essential Phone grabs Bluetooth 5 support, April security patch in latest update (Updated)

Update (04/08/18): Essential recently rolled out the latest Android security update for the Essential Phone and we’ve just discovered another one of its included improvements: a setting that lets you dictate how apps treat the Eye of Sauron — also known as the notch. If you head to Settings > System > Developer options > Essential notch settings, you can pick from three […]

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HMD Global launches Nokia 6 (2018), Nokia 7 Plus, and Nokia 8 Sirocco in India
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HMD Global launches Nokia 6 (2018), Nokia 7 Plus, and Nokia 8 Sirocco in India

In a press conference in New Delhi, HMD Global surprised many by launching its entire 2018 portfolio (for now) in India in one go. The company reiterated the new Nokia 1 that was launched last week, and then went on to launch the second-generation Nokia 6 as well as the two devices unveiled at the […]

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Android 8.0 Oreo update tracker
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Android 8.0 Oreo update tracker – March 30, 2018

Welcome to our Android 8.0 Oreo update tracker. Following its public release in August 2017, Oreo is steadily finding its way to more and more Android smartphones. Google has been working to reduce fragmentation and ensure that more devices receive the latest Android version in a timely fashion. It’s still a work in progress though; […]

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