[ gsmarena.com ] Newly-unveiled LG X venture to be available in US starting May 26

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Newly-unveiled LG X venture to be available in US starting May 26

The newly-announced LG X venture will go on sale in the United States on May 26. The device will be an AT&T-exclusive in the country, and the carrier will be offering it for $11 a month for 30 months, which is $330 in total.

Some of the phone’s key specs include Snapdragon 435 chipset, 5.2-inch Full HD display, 2GB/32GB memory configuration, 16MP/5MP camera combo, and Android Nougat. There’s a large 4,100mAh battery to keep the lights on.

The X venture features IP68 water and dust protection, and 14 MIL-STD 810G certification for extreme temperatures. It can also withstand shock and…

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[ gsmarena.com ] LG Phoenix 2 on AT&T is getting Nougat update

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LG Phoenix 2 on AT&T is getting Nougat update

AT&T has recently started pushing out a new update to LG Phoenix 2 units on its network. Arriving as build number NRD90U and weighing in at around 1.4GB, the update brings Android Nougat (version 7.0).

Aside from the new OS version, the update also includes Android security fixes for the month of April. Some other changes are included as well – Firefox Browser app has been introduced and AT&T Address Book has been removed.

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[ gsmarena.com ] Android Pay now available in Russia

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Android Pay now available in Russia

As expected, Google has launched its mobile payments service Android Pay in Russia, making it the 11th country where the service is now available. Devices running Android 4.4 or higher are supported.

“Thousands of organizations in Russia already support Android Pay, including such popular ones as Magnit, Perekrestok, Starbucks, KFC and Rosneft, and their list will continue to grow,” the company said (translated) in a blog post.

The post further noted that purchases under RUB 1,000 (around $17) will automatically wake your phone’s screen. As for supported banks, the list currently…

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5 Good Summer Reads

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5 Good Summer Reads

Summer is a great time to escape: to the beach, to the mountains, or to the world of a great book. This year, I found myself drawn even more than usual to books that took me outside (and I don’t mean the great outdoors).

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[ gsmarena.com ] Moto G5S leaks in three colors and a full-metal body

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Moto G5S leaks in three colors and a full-metal body

Motorola has been working hard on releasing a slew of new devices this year. The Moto Z2 and Moto Z2 Play have been getting a lot of attention as their announcement time of the early-summer inches closer. Today, Android Authority reports of some images obtained from a trusted source. These images depict the Moto G5S in three different colors: gray, gold, and dark blue.

These phones look very similar to the Moto G5 except that the G5S would be built with a full-metal body as opposed to the Moto G5’s combination of an aluminum back plate surrounded by plastic. Also new to the G5S is the…

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[ gsmarena.com ] Verizon tests prototype 5G tech with Ericsson

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Verizon tests prototype 5G tech with Ericsson

Ever since Verizon started offering unlimited LTE data on its network again, it seems like a fire has been ignited under the company. Aside from spending massive amounts of money on new wireless spectrum, Verizon has also been testing its 5G technology for both mobile and stationary use.

Verizon has teamed up with Sweden-based company Ericsson to develop a new 5G infrastructure for the masses. A 5G antenna was mounted to a race car and the throughputs were constantly monitored to around 5+ Gbps speeds with the lower speeds of around 1+ Gbps. Peak download speeds were 6Gbps

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[ futurism.com ] Get Over It: The World’s First 3D-Printed Bridge Officially Opened

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Get Over It: The World’s First 3D-Printed Bridge Officially Opened

The world’s first 3D printed pedestrian bridge has been created. It has been installed in an urban park in Madrid, paving the way for 3D printed outdoor structures.

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