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Caution: Don't use your waterproof Sony Xperia phone or tablet under water

Sony has actively promoted the high water-resistant rating of its Xperia devices in the past, but is backing off those claims.

Initial impressions of the ZUK Z1 $300 Cyanogen-powered Android smartphone

ZUK, a Lenovo subsidiary, is getting ready to launch its new Z1 smartphone and we've spent a few days testing it out. The software will be finalized in September and it's a low-cost device to consider.

ZUK Z1 Cyanogen-powered Android smartphone image and screenshot gallery

ZUK, a Lenovo subsidiary, will soon be releasing the ZUK Z1 smartphone for only about $300.

Apple iPhone: New 12 megapixel camera still trails Android rivals

Sure, leading Android cameras deliver up to 23 megapixels. But does the iPhone's shooter retain its edge in software and usability?

Amazon finally puts out the Fire: Inventory of its failed phone is exhausted

The Amazon Fire phone was one of the biggest flops in smartphone history and one year later the inventory is finally exhausted.

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 premium price proves its value (Return date decision)

The Galaxy Note 5 is only the second phone I've purchased, and kept, this year. Samsung created a phone that sets the bar and excels in nearly every way possible.

HTC soon to be relegated from TWSE Taiwan 50 Index down to Mid-Cap 100 Index

Given HTC's recent financial struggles, it's no surprise they are being dropped from the Taiwan 50 Index. It's sad to watch a company with fantastic products fail to achieve success in today's competitive smartphone market.

Moto X and 360s, Robin smartphone, Xperia Z5, Android Wear on iOS (MobileTechRoundup show #353)

In order to catch listeners up on all the latest news, this MoTR podcast goes a bit longer this week. Stay tuned for even more coming in September too.

T-Mobile Video Calling integrates into the Samsung dialer, encouraging broader usage

T-Mobile is trying to bring video calling to the masses by integrating support for the service into the dialer on select Samsung Galaxy smartphones.

Nextbit announces unique cloud-focused Robin Android smartphone

While the rate of smartphone sales is slowing and people are becoming a bit bored with current phones, Nextbit announced an exciting new affordable Android device.

Using Samsung Pay in the USA: Magnetic secure transmission removes merchant barriers

Samsung Pay will soon be rolling out to US customers and we had the chance to spend some money this weekend using the beta on a Samsung Galaxy Note 5.

No renders: New BlackBerry Venice images show microSD slot, 18 megapixel camera

We previously only saw renders of the likely BlackBerry Venice, but now get to see the real device in all its QWERTY keyboard glory.

Ten ways the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 excels for business use

The Samsung Note line has always appealed to those looking to have a mini computer in their hands and the Note 5 continues that tradition with advanced hardware and software features.

Google Now vs Cortana on Android: Head-to-head screenshot gallery

Microsoft just launched the public beta of Cortana for Android smartphones. Is Cortana better than Google Now? You be the judge.

Leaked flagship Microsoft Lumia images show typical Windows phones with a couple new features

Microsoft recently announced major personnel reductions in the mobile division, while stating it was focused on bringing new flagships. Leaked images show a couple possible new devices.

The pure Google experience is overrated: Five ways Samsung, LG, and HTC offer more

If you visit Android smartphone forums or discuss phones with people on social networks you will often hear that nothing beats the pure Google experience. I'm not sure that's the case today.

DisplayMate analysis: Samsung Galaxy Note 5 has the best smartphone display ever

While the new Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge+ may be the most expensive Android phones available, scientific analysis shows that these phones have the best displays available.

RootMetrics says Verizon clear leader in wireless performance, T-Mobile CEO furious

RootMetrics performed 6.1 million tests, drove 237,506 miles, tested 7,323 indoor locations, and claims that 100 percent of the population was covered.

Nine reasons to buy the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 instead of the Moto X Pure Edition

While the new Moto X may be less expensive and have compelling features, there are also several reasons to consider the high-powered Samsung Galaxy Note 5.

Bring on the Nexus: Google reveals Android M as Marshmallow

People have been guessing what Google might call the next version of its operating system and today it revealed the name. We next expect to see Nexus devices running Marshmallow.

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