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A look at the Android smartphones still to come in 2017

Like sands through the hourglass, so does the smartphone release cycle seem churn in perpetuity. Samsung, LG, and HTC may have been first to bat with their flagship smartphones, but there are still plenty more device launches to look forward to. The year is only halfway through, and with the launch of the fourth-generation OnePlus 5, we’re officially headed into the summer smartphone release season. What’s left to see? There’s plenty, actually. We’ve put together a list of some of the marquee Android-powered smartphone releases we’re still waiting on to…

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These are the official OnePlus cases for the OnePlus 5

You have stylish OnePlus 5 case options right from Day 1. Even though its newer phones don’t offer removable backs like the OnePlus One and 2 did, OnePlus has put a notable amount of time into guaranteeing that you have a set of sleek, simple cases available to protect and personalize its phones. The legacy continues with the OnePlus 5, where OnePlus is launching a set of familiar wooden shells and a thicker bumper case at the same time as the phone. Here’s what you can expect.

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Android O brings huge improvements for VR

For Google Daydream, software is as important as the hardware. Mobile VR has come a long way since Google Cardboard. And it’s one area where a lot of different companies have ideas for how it can get even better. We’re nowhere near a “peak VR” situation and expect advances with every generation. Daydream-ready phones need to perform without overheating or killing the battery in 10 minutes. A big part of why things can get better is the hardware. Getting a phone Daydream certified isn’t a mystery. You need to have…

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Protect your LG G6 with this impact absorbing case for just $25

The LG G6 packs super slim bezels and a whole lot of screen, which means you likely will want to keep it protected. Pelican’s Protector case offers a single layer of impact absorbing protection without a whole lot of bulk, and right now you can pick one up for just $25. … Read the referenced story here: Protect your LG G6 with this impact absorbing case for just $25

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OnePlus 5 now official in India for ₹32,999: Everything you need to know

The OnePlus 5 makes its debut in India, and you can pick one up starting today. India is a key market for OnePlus, and just two days after unveiled its latest flagship, the company is launching the device in the country. To say that the OnePlus 5 was highly anticipated would be an understatement — the OnePlus 3 and 3T did remarkably well in India, leading to heightened expectations from OnePlus’ 2017 flagship. At a media event in Mumbai, OnePlus finally dished out all the details regarding the OnePlus 5…

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How becoming a TPO subscriber can affect change

Join TPO and put your monthly mobile bill to good use. TPO (The People’s Operator) is a mobile virtual network operator that leases coverage from Sprint’s fast 4G LTE network. It offers competitive data plans for folks who don’t want to pay the big carrier rates. In fact, as a promotional rate, you can get 1GB of Sprint’s fast 4G LTE data, unlimited calling, and unlimited texting for $7.35 per month for the first three months. After that, it’s only $21 per month. If you need around 3GB of data…

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Xiaomi Redmi 4: Everything you need to know

The Redmi 4 is one of the best smartphones available for under ₹10,000 right now. Xiaomi saw a lot of success with the Redmi 3S in India — over 4 million units were sold, making it the best-selling phone in the online segment. The Chinese manufacturer is looking to do the same with the Redmi 4, its latest entrant in the budget segment in India. The phone made its debut last month for ₹6,999 ($110), offering enticing specs and excellent value for money. Here’s what you need to know about…

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Samsung teams up with MLB for VR baseball highlights

Samsung and Major League Baseball want you to experience the spectacle of VR. This is pretty neat. Samsung has teamed up with Major League Baseball to offer more than 20 virtual reality videos of America’s great pastime for the Gear VR this summer. The MLB VR series within the Samsung VR app will immerse fans into the action with select content experiences, bringing them face to face with some of their favorite players and offering unrivaled views of iconic ballparks. What’s more, fans will be plunged right into the season’s…

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How to take the best Cardboard Camera photos

Flawless Cardboard Camera photos are not complicated, and so much fun to share. Grabbing a good panorama of that perfect sunrise is often quite rewarding, but if you’re a fan of VR photos you can one-up your game with Cardboard Camera. Instead of a 2D panorama, you’re capturing a full 360-degree panorama with depth. This means the viewer gets to really feel like they are a part of the photo, as long as the photo you captured is something worth sharing. A lot of people struggle to capture that perfect…

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Bixby Voice is rolling out to those who signed up for early access

It’s a bit finicky in its preview state, but Bixby’s tender voice will help you forget it’s still half-baked. I can’t tell you how excited I was to see that the Bixby Voice preview had hit my unlocked Galaxy S8. There was a bit of a language barrier between the two of us in the beginning, but after a bit of fumbling with Google Translate and a bit of digging into the settings, Bixby is now ready to use on my device. Droid-Life posted earlier today about the Bixby Voice…

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