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Hello Moto: Timely Android 7 Nougat update propels Z Force Droid over the Google Pixel XL

One compelling reason to buy a Moto X was the confidence in knowing that Android upgrades would be timely while the user experience was nearly stock. Lenovo killed that strategy, but it looks like things are improving with the Moto ...

T-Mobile DIGITS: Innovative tech releases you from the one number, one phone limit

T-Mobile hinted last year that its one number, multiple device solution would make AT&T NumberSync look small. After testing out T-Mobile DIGITS, I'm a believer.

Mophie iPhone 7 Hold Force collection: Magnetic base and modular accessories

Mophie is known for its Apple iPhone battery cases. The new Hold Force collection is composed of a magnetic shell case with options for a battery, folio, and wallet accessory.

OnePlus 3T announced: New processor, larger battery, improved front-facing camera

The OnePlus 3 is one of the best Android smartphone values around and today OnePlus announced the evolutionary OnePlus 3T that offers a bit more for only $50 more.

10 reasons the BlackBerry DTEK60 is good for business

The BlackBerry DTEK60 is the most powerful and elegant BlackBerry device released. It stands out from other Android smartphones with key functions and features that enhance efficiency and improve productivity.

Huawei Mate 9 first impressions: Dual Leica lenses, big battery, improved UI

Huawei just announced the Mate 9 device that combines the best of the Mate 8 with the Huawei P9 to bring its most powerful smartphone to the world, including the US.

Huawei's 5.9-inch Mate 9 with Leica dual-lens cameras coming to the US

It's been a couple of years since Huawei sold a Mate product direct in the US. The new Huawei Mate 9 is targeted towards the business user who wants a big, fast, functional phone.

LeEco Le Pro3: Stunning battery life and high quality keep me from ordering a Pixel

We've seen compelling Android phones from Chinese brands under $400 and the new LeEco Le Pro3 may be the best yet. If battery life is important to you, consider this $399 phone.

Replacement Galaxy Note 7 exploded before the Southwest Airlines incident

One of our worst fears was realized by a Kentucky man who reportedly suffered from smoke inhalation after his replacement Note 7 exploded in his bedroom while he slept.

iPhone 7 Plus, Note 7 replaced, LG V20 killed (MobileTechRoundup show #382)

Apple iPhones were delivered, the Galaxy Note 7 was replaced, and a few other devices were tested over the past couple weeks.

Good news for Samsung: Half of Galaxy Note 7 phones exchanged, buyers opting to stick with device

Samsung took quick action to recall the Note 7 and initial reports indicate that most Galaxy Note 7 buyers have decided to stick with it.

Galaxy Note 7 exchanged: Two weeks without it had me running to the store

Samsung's Note 7 battery issue was terrible for business, but the company stepped up quickly and now we see safe replacements appearing at US carrier stores. Look for the black square on the box.

Forget single platform iMessage: Google releases Allo smart messaging app for Android and iOS

Most of the smartphone world is divided into Android and iOS users with many iOS users sticking with the platform to continue using iMessage with family and friends. Google's offering a cross platform messaging app for all.

HTC announces Desire 10 Pro and Lifestyle: Bringing flagship features to the mid-range

HTC continues to advance its Desire line with many features found in its flagship HTC 10. Audio, camera, and customization experiences are found on both new Desire 10 models.

Google teases October 4 for new rumored Pixel phones

The last of the major smartphone announcements for 2016 may be coming in early October. Google just teased the date with a landing page for its possible Pixel phones.

Evernote for iMessage brings productivity enhancements to Apple's messaging platform

Apple iOS 10 includes many new features, including bringing an App Store to iMessage. Evernote is one of the first to launch with iMessage support, and I'm excited to test it out and make iMessage more productive.

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.

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