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Hands-on with a Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge on Republic Wireless: A better WiFi calling experience

T-Mobile has had WiFi calling for years, but I've never been fully satisfied with its performance. Republic Wireless has perfected the WiFi calling experience and now offers modern Android smartphones to its low cost plans.

Apple iPhone 7 Plus: Ten reasons to pick the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 instead

Samsung offers the ultimate in smartphone design with the new Note 7 while Apple continues to improve on a few things in an attempt to catch the leader in the smartphone market.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 recall issued: What's your next step?

You now have a recalled Galaxy Note 7 in hand and want to make sure you aren't risking your home, vehicle, or people around you. US wireless carriers were quick to provide guidance.

Galaxy S7 Independence Day: Samsung selling unlocked models in the US

Bye, bye bloatware! Samsung is freeing US consumers from carrier restrictions and crapware, with the launch of unlocked Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge models.

HTC's low-cost micro-splash Desire 530 coming to US carriers

HTC announced the Desire 530 at Mobile World Congress in February and will now bring this attractive, low-cost Android smartphone to US customers.

Huawei may launch a Nexus smartphone along with HTC

We've seen specs and renderings of two rumored HTC Nexus devices, but there is now some evidence Huawei might still be in the Nexus game in 2016.

Huawei unveils affordable dual rear camera Honor 8 smartphone

Huawei has been releasing very impressive smartphones and its latest entry nearly matches the flagship P9 at about half the price.

HTC 10 price slashed: Are low-cost, high-quality Chinese smartphones to blame?

The HTC 10 is one of my favorite phones of 2016, but it might not be selling well, as HTC has dropped the price $100 for the next few weeks. The price drop could be a sign of pressure from other low-cost phones.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 to be announced August 2

Samsung typically sends out launch invites while keeping the name of the device a secret, but this year it sent invites confirming its next device to be revealed will be the Galaxy Note 7.

After failing dunk tests, Samsung announces fix for Galaxy S7 Active 'manufacturing problem'

The Samsung Galaxy S7 Active failed Consumer Reports and CNET dunk tests, revealing a manufacturing problem. Samsung will replace defective phones, but only if they fail for you.

Motorola says it won't issue monthly security patches

Monthly security patches are important for keeping your Android device safe, but Motorola will not commit to a monthly release schedule with its smartphones.

Official Starbucks app finally available for Windows 10 Mobile phones

It's been four months since the app was announced, but today loyal Windows 10 Mobile coffee drinkers can download and install the free Starbucks app.

Microsoft slashes Lumia 950 and 950 XL prices, free Display Dock included

Microsoft continues to offer attractive discounts on its Lumia 950/950 XL phones. With rumors of an upcoming Surface Phone, prices may have to drop even further to clear out inventory.

HTC launched JBL Reflect Aware C, includes these $200 headphones with HTC 10 purchase

HTC continues to post compelling offers for potential HTC 10 buyers. These new high end noise-cancelling headphones connect via the USB Type-C port.

DisplayMate analysis: Samsung Galaxy Note 7 continues Samsung's dominance in display technology

As some lament the lack of smartphone innovation, Samsung shows it continues to offer new features in its industry-leading OLED smartphone displays.

Seven reasons to pay double for Samsung's Galaxy Note 7

There are some fantastic Android smartphones available for $400 or less, so why did Matthew Miller pay double for Samsung's latest and greatest?

$400 flagship Honor 8 announced for US market: First impressions of this dual camera beauty

Honor is Huawei's e-brand targeted towards the younger millennial generation. However, don't be fooled by the Honor 8, it's a full-blown high end Android smartphone launching in the US at an affordable price.

Android 7.0 Nougat released: What to expect on the Nexus 6P

Android's latest software is available starting today, if you own a compatible Nexus device. The LG V20 will be the first non-Nexus to launch with Nougat while many other devices will get it over the next few months.

Galaxy Note 7 performance fails to match premium price and specs

Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 hit store shelves last week and we now see various reports of performance issues on this expensive, flagship Android smartphone.

10 best smartphones of 2016 so far

With the launch of the HTC 10 and the passing of all the winter shows, it's time to pick the 10 best smartphones to get this year started.

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