[ 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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[ 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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[ gsmarena.com ] T-Mobile’s Galaxy Note5 is receiving the May security update

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T-Mobile’s Galaxy Note5 is receiving the May security update

T-Mobile’s version of the Samsung Galaxy Note5 is now receiving a new software update. This brings with it the latest security patches, both from Google and from Samsung. Thus, after you apply this version, you’ll be on the May 1, 2017 Android security patch level. Previously, the Note5 was on the March 1 level, so this is a welcome change.

The update arrives over-the-air as you’d expect, and it’s a 209MB download. Even with it installed, you’re still running Android 7.0 Nougat – no 7.1 here. Samsung’s build number for the update is N920TUVU4EQE1.

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[ gsmarena.com ] Life is easier on iPhone, Apple tells Android users looking to switch

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Life is easier on iPhone, Apple tells Android users looking to switch

Like all big wars, the iOS vs. Android fight has always had defectors. It’s just the way of the world – some people simply aren’t as loyal to a mobile platform as fanboys think they should be. So there are humans out there who switch from iOS to Android, and vice versa. As you’d expect, Apple is happy to cater to the latter category. In fact, it’s got a whole page on its website dedicated to luring Android users to its mobile operating system and iPhones.

It’s called Switch and it’s received a big revamp today. The new site tells Android users that “Life is easier on iPhone”, and provides…

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