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This Smartphone's Packaging Turns Into A VR Headset

Alcatel has been synonymous with cheap and somewhat cheerful Android phones for years now, but its latest play could be surprisingly interesting: not only does the handset sound good, but even the box it comes in could be useful.


Free Games Friday: Alto's Adventure, The Mesh, Ultimate Briefcase

The weekend’s almost here, so you have time to relax and check out a free game (or three) on your smartphone. Here are the highlights from the last week.


LG G5 Rumours: Everything We Think We Know

Last year’s LG G4 was fantastic. It kept the best features of Android alive (like having a removable battery and expandable storage), while ushering in a few new things, like a slight curve to the phone’s body, optional leather cases and a camera that’s actually worth a damn.


If Artificial Intelligence Kills Us All, I'm Blaming Android Founder Andy Rubin

Andy Rubin is best known as the creator of Android. But in 2014, he left that all behind to create his own startup called Playground, a company focused on financially backing futuristic ideas that will shape our world — hopefully for the better.


Android Could Soon Be The Biggest VR Platform In The World

During Alphabet’s earnings call last week, Google CEO Sundar Pichai spent several minutes talking about virtual reality, saying that Google Cardboard, the company’s low-cost approach to VR, was “only the first step” towards much broader goals in the space. Now, a report from the Financial Times claims that Google’s next step is closer than we thought.


Free Games Friday: High School Escape, Rototo, Rolling Sky

The weekend’s almost here, so you have time to relax and check out a free game (or three) on your smartphone. Here are the highlights from the last week.


Samsung Galaxy S7 Rumours: Everything We Think We Know

Samsung’s Galaxy S smartphones have been the most popular Android phones for years. They’re fairly easy to use, have a bright Super AMOLED display and recently ship with a pretty decent camera. This year’s Galaxy S7 won’t stray far from that familiar strategy.


Samsung Will Unveil The Galaxy S7 On February 21

The teaser for Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked 2016 event at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona has been released. In exactly three weeks, we’ll get our first glimpse at Samsung’s flagship Android smartphone for 2016 — and the smart money says it’s the Galaxy S7 (and its S7 edge curved-display variant). “Get ready to rethink what a phone can do”, we’re told.


OnePlus' US$250 OnePlus X Is Finally Up For Sale To Everyone

OnePlus’ $US250 glass-and-metal OnePlus X is finally off its exclusive and restrictive invite system, meaning you can now buy it like any other phone. The OnePlus X packs in some very respectable smartphone guts for an impressively low price, making it a pretty good choice if you’re looking for a budget phone and if you’re not afraid to do a bit of tweaking to get its software just the way you want.


Free Games Friday: Piloteer, Yak Dash, Star Trek

The weekend’s almost here, so you have time to relax and check out a free game (or three) on your smartphone. Here are the highlights from the last week.


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