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Lots of crazy new stuff landing next week!
 
Held each year in Barcelona, Spain, Mobile World Congress is one of the highlights of the mobile calendar, and 2015's show is no exception. In fact, we're set to see more high-profile Android launches than ever before at the 2015 MWC. New flagship smartphones from Samsung and HTC wait in… #android
Held each year in Barcelona, Spain, Mobile World Congress is one of the highlights of the mobile calendar, and 2015's show is no exception. In fact, we're set to see more high-profile Android launches than ever before at the 2015 MWC. New flagship smartphones from Samsung and HTC wait in the wings. And we're also expecting wearables from LG, a big new Xperia tablet from Sony, and maybe...
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After letting loose some images of the device earlier today, Upleaks has now leaked 3 promo videos for the HTC One M9 ahead of its official unveiling at Mobile World Congress 2015. #android
After letting loose some images of the device earlier today, Upleaks has now leaked 3 promo videos for the HTC One M9 ahead of its official unveiling at Mobile World Congress 2015. Of the three videos, there is one that serves as an intro (above), along with two others (below) that show off the camera and theming features, respectively. Source: Upleaks (Twitter)
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I'm answering your questions on the LG G Flex 2 in the +Android Central forums.

Not here on G+. On the post linked here.

If you ask questions here I will laugh at you and not answer those questions.
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But will you be nice with the people asking questions on the forums? Oh boy, I just asked a question on G+.
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So much reblogging and analysis of this today. There's really no substitute for reading the whole thing, though...
“So much of our manufactured environment testifies to carelessness,” Ive says. Things are “developed to be different, not better.” Credit Photograph by Pari Dukovic
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"Things are “developed to be different, not better.”  is this Apples new motto? 
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HTC tried, but I when it comes to cringeworthy smartphone musical numbers, well, that crown belongs to Samsung... 
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They have to call it O3, right?
 
We reported a few days ago that Three UK was looking to purchase O2 from Telefonica, and the deal has reportedly been confirmed at a price of 10 billion pounds (roughly 15 billion US dollars). #android
We reported a few days ago that Three UK was looking to purchase O2 from Telefonica, and the deal has reportedly been confirmed at a price of 10 billion pounds (roughly 15 billion US dollars). The report comes from The Financial Times, which says: The deal to merge O2, Britain's second-biggest mobile operator, with Hutchison Whampoa's Three is expected to be announced as early as...
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+Alex Dobie I have emailed you on the podcast about this but as this is a discussion forum. What do we think about this merger - is it good for the consumer or bad. I personally love parts of three and O2 so does it mean that the 50% good parts of both will combine to be a top company or will they stay independent. Thinking data caps, use abroad, coverage etc.
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A decent phone. A good phone, even. But a ways off being a great phone, and a little disappointing overall.
 
It's big. It's bendy. But should you buy it? The original LG G Flex was a unique, quirky phone that grabbed headlines back in late 2013, being the first flexible Android handset to hit the mainstream market. It was also a device of many compromises — an unwieldy 6-inch form factor, a… #android
It's big. It's bendy. But should you buy it? The original LG G Flex was a unique, quirky phone that grabbed headlines back in late 2013, being the first flexible Android handset to hit the mainstream market. It was also a device of many compromises — an unwieldy 6-inch form factor, a lackluster 720p display resolution and iffy rear camera. It was an interesting technical showcase, if...
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I was really excited for this phone too. But consider the money it needs to be more than just good.

Guess I'll see what the M9 and the S6 have to offer next week. Or maybe take a look at a Note 4?
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I made a video
 
The LG G Flex 2 is close at hand, with the second-gen flexible phone's recent arrival in Asia, and a U.S. launch slated for early March. We've got the phone in our hands, and we're in the process of preparing our full review. In the meantime, we've put together a quick video walkthrough… #android
The LG G Flex 2 is close at hand, with the second-gen flexible phone's recent arrival in Asia, and a U.S. launch slated for early March. We've got the phone in our hands, and we're in the process of preparing our full review. In the meantime, we've put together a quick video walkthrough reflecting our first few days with the G Flex 2, and you'll find it embedded down below......
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Clicky click bait. The kind that should carry jail time click bait. Yes, that bad. And it's only getting worse and very commonplace. Sad.
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Samsung can escape Android with Tizen, but so far it can't escape Google...
 
Samsung's first Tizen phone ships with Google Search and YouTube apps, and Google as its default search engine Following delays of over a year, Samsung finally shipped its first Tizen-powered handset, the Z1, earlier this month in India. The arrival of Tizen on smartphones — remember it's… #android
Samsung's first Tizen phone ships with Google Search and YouTube apps, and Google as its default search engine Following delays of over a year, Samsung finally shipped its first Tizen-powered handset, the Z1, earlier this month in India. The arrival of Tizen on smartphones — remember it's been on Samsung's Gear smartwatches for almost a year now — has been a long time coming, and there...
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+Paul Lund I don't disagree but the vast majority of average users just use whatever default apps and services their phone comes with, that's why it was a big deal for Google when Apple changed their defaults. 
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Another great read from +Shen Ye
 
What's next for one of your phone's most important components Welcome to Smartphone Futurology. In this new series of science-filled articles, Mobile Nations guest contributor Shen Ye walks through current technologies in use within our phones, as well as the cutting-edge stuff still being… #android
What's next for one of your phone's most important components Welcome to Smartphone Futurology. In this new series of science-filled articles, Mobile Nations guest contributor Shen Ye walks through current technologies in use within our phones, as well as the cutting-edge stuff still being developed in the lab. There's quite a bit of science ahead, as a lot of the future discussions...
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