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Report: Next OnePlus One smartphone rumored to be a smartphone.
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Like all rumors, I am going to take this one with a grain of salt 
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Google Now is getting really good at ingesting itineraries, but it just can't handle flight changes and delays.
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I just wish it would recognize where I drive and where I take public transit. Sometimes I get train info, others I get driving directions. Or if I could ignore all transit info except for the 1 train line I take.
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Whoa. Yes. I will get this. As much as I've enjoyed the Nexus Player, the games just leave a lot to be desired.
At Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang announced the chip vendor's latest hardware effort, the Shield, which is the world's first 4K Android TV that also doubles up as a game console.The Shield comes with an H.265 decoder that can handle 4K at 60Hz with 10-bit video processing. Another highlight is the ability to search for content on the Play Store...
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But... but... monthly subscription models >_<
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Holy shit this is a bad story. Like, amazingly bad.

1. The title. There is absolutely nothing "anti-Android" about this watch. It just happens to run something other than Android. Because it does things Android Wear can't currently do.

2. That meta summary. If "to the masses" (and that's such a blogging cliche) you mean "to Korea and only Korea for the foreseeable future."

3. "is the first LTE-enabled smartwatch capable of make calls, sending messages and providing Push-to-Talk functions – all without a smartphone connection." Because it is a goddamned smartphone. It also happens to be a watch.

4. "There's one thing it doesn't have that the majority of others do – Android." Hey, there's a paragraph that is correct.

5. "other vendors that have branched out to develop their own wearable platform have failed, with Pebble being the only producer that has succeeded." Source? Because at the very least Samsung might have something to say about that.

6. "But even with Pebble, the company had to eventually give in and develop a conduit to allow Android apps to run on the devices." What?!?!?! Android apps are not running on Pebble.

7. "The company also produces a G Watch Urbane that does run Android." Actually, it's just the "LG Watch Urbane." No G. And it also makes the LG G Watch R, and the original LG G Watch. But ... "fortunately." 
LG is set to release a smartwatch that finally brings Dick Tracy capability to the masses.
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So this is the HTC Vive. Or, rather, it's the visor for the Vive, the virtual reality system produced by HTC and Valve and announced here at Mobile World Congress. And this is what it looks like on my face. The outside side of the visor isn't really the interesting part, of course. It's… #android
So this is the HTC Vive. Or, rather, it's the visor for the Vive, the virtual reality system produced by HTC and Valve and announced here at Mobile World Congress. And this is what it looks like on my face. The outside side of the visor isn't really the interesting part, of course. It's what you see inside that matters. But this sort of gives you an idea of the physical nature of...
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The good thing is you can hardly see it 
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Hardest-working man in show business? That was James Brown.

But this, folks, is +John Pozadzides (and +Amber Mac!) doing his thing on stage with Samsung here at Mobile World Congress.
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So sorry I missed you in Barcelona! We were tied up the whole time! But thanks for the photo! :-D 
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Another M9 picture. This time without any natural light, but plenty of artificial light.
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On verge they were quick doom that the camera is average (since it lacked a picture of a fruit in the back). How about you Phil, what's your opinion? I think that you are a carnivore and not that desperate for fruits
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Did I mention how much fun this was? Because it was a ridiculous amount of fun. And I'm not just saying that because it was fun.

Seriously, though. It was a lot of fun. If you have the means to try Vive, you really need to try Vive.
I am under water. Still standing, but under water. Deep in the ocean, actually. Schools of tiny fish are swimming by. Rays float overhead, just under the surface. A whale saunters over. Is it deep enough for a whale but not too deep for the light to penetrate down to the deck of the sunken ship on which I was standing? I don't know. And I don't care. I slowly, carefully wander over to...
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+Phil Nickinson why weren't you using your x-ray vision?!
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In the spirit of Mr. +Chris Lacy's post (http://phon.es/y16t), I present to you the Android OS version breakdown of folks using the Android Central app. (Download today at http://phon.es/acapp! Operators are standing by!)

And I tip my hat to my second-favorite Aussie for managing to outdo us by 0.01 percent on the number of crazies who have installed our app on Android 4.4W.
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My bad
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LMAO. Reddit apparently marked our GS6 hands-on from Sunday night as spam.
The Galaxy S5 was hardly a flop. Tens of millions have sold since its introduction last year and you’d be hard-pressed not to see one in use on the street in any populous city around the world. But despite its success relative to other devices in the market, the prevailing feeling about the GS5 is that it didn’t live up to the expectations of a flagship smartphone in 2014. Those shoes...
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Android Central is awesome. One of the good things about A.C. is someone new to Android can go over there and learn tons about Android. 
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Three from inside an office building in Barcelona. #HTCOneM9  
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+Phil Nickinson​ optimistic, but the s6 is looking good. 
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It's midnight in Spain. Time to sleep. 

Here's one more M9 picture to fight over.
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Thanks for all your hard work and reporting Phil.
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Better bar than restaurant, but the sandwiches are HUGE. Can be too loud when there' sa band inside.
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Food's just so-so, but a lot of beer, TVs and good fish tacos.
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