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The Essential Phone is now available for pre-order on Sprint

Sprint announced today that Android creator Andy Rubin’s Essential Phone is finally available for pre-order.  An unlocked version of the phone has been available for pre-order on the company’s website since May, but now, it’s available on Sprint specifically. This is the first time it’s been available from the phone’s exclusive US carrier . The…

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Android newbie HMD’s Nokia 8 flagship lets you livestream ‘frontbacks’

 Rebooting the venerable Nokia smartphone brand has not been a rush job for HMD Global, the Foxconn-backed company set up for the purpose of licensing the Nokia name to try to revive the brand’s fortunes on smartphones. But after starting with basic and mid-tier phones, it’s finally outted a flagship Android handset. Read More Read…

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Nokia 8: An all-aluminum flagship with same-day Android security updates

Mark Walton SPECS AT A GLANCE: NOKIA 8 SCREEN 5.3-inch 2560×1440 IPS OS Android 7.1.1 CPU Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, up to 2.45GHz RAM 4GB GPU Adreno 540 STORAGE 64GB (expandable with microSD card) NETWORKING 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, GLONASS, NFC BANDS GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 WCDMA: 1, 2, 5, 8 TDS-CDMA: 34, 39 LTE:1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28,…

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Instagram is updating its comments with conversation threads

Today, Instagram announced a major upgrade to its comments section that will let people thread different conversations under a single post. The feature was first reported as a test on Android apps earlier this summer, but now, the company is adding threaded comments to everyone’s accounts on both Android and iOS. SEE ALSO: This couple…

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Android phones could swipe the iPhone 8's most important new feature

Android phones sometimes follow Apple’s lead when it comes to key functionality features, and the next generation of smartphones could be no different. Future Android devices are expected to mimic one of the upcoming iPhone 8 ‘s most anticipated new features: 3D facial scanning .  Qualcomm’s next generation of Snapdragon chips, which will be announced…