Xiaomi testing phones on US wireless networks, could launch in 2017

China-based Xiaomi is making some very early preparations to offer its family of smartphones in the U.S. through wireless carriers. A new report confirms that the company is currently testing smartphones on those networks, and an official U.S. launch could happen as early as 2017. See also: Xiaomi Mi Note 2 hands on90In a chat with Engadget, ...

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Xiaomi testing phones on US wireless networks, could launch in 2017

China-based Xiaomi is making some very early preparations to offer its family of smartphones in the U.S. through wireless carriers. A new report confirms that the company is currently testing smartphones on those networks, and an official U.S. launch could happen as early as 2017. See also: Xiaomi Mi Note 2 hands on90In a chat with Engadget, ...

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Furbies can’t make phone calls | Podcast 086

Jonathan Feist returns from Japan, Joe Hindy and David Imel have questions and our regular Android Authority Podcast tech talk ensues for another episode. Joe is a little upset about fake Amazon reviews, Jonathan drones on for half an hour about Japan, (which was awesome, by the way), David is unhappy with Google’s versioning strategy, but ...

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HiSilicon’s Kirin 960 is ready to take on Samsung and Qualcomm

The other week, Huawei’s HiSilicon lifted the lid on the details about its new high performance Kirin 960 mobile application processor, and it looks like it’s squarely aimed at taking on Qualcomm and Samsung in the high-end SoC market this time around. So, let’s take a closer look at the finer details that the Kirin 960 is ...

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ASUS ZenWatch 3 goes on sale a bit earlier than scheduled for $229

The ASUS ZenWatch 3, which was officially announced earlier this year, is now available to purchase online in the US for $229. The Android Wear smartwatch was originally scheduled to go on sale in early November. so this represents a bit of an early launch for the watch. See also: ASUS just announced the ZenWatch 38At the moment, only the ...

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Android Pay adds more U.S. banks, including (maybe) Capital One

Android Pay, Google’s payment system for its Android devices, now has many more U.S. based banks and credit unions that support it. One of the new banks on the list is also one of the biggest in the U.S, Capital One, but so far there’s no independent confirmation from that bank that it has indeed joined the Android Pay train. See ...

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LG announces all-in-one iris scanner, possibly for next year’s G6

Last week, LG Innotek unveiled an all-in-one module that doubles as both an iris scanner and a front-facing camera, and “it’s possible” that the upcoming G6 will be the first to sport it.Iris scanning isn’t all that new anymore. The Galaxy Note 7 was really the first mainstream and globally-available phone with an iris ...

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Google Daydream View gets shown off in new Verizon commercial

This post originally appeared on our sister site, VRSource. While Google’s Daydream View smartphone-based VR headsets are not officially on sale yet, that is not stopping Verizon Wireless from promoting it in a new commercial for its Pixel smartphones.Google Daydream: Everything you need to knowObviously, the ad focuses mostly on the Pixel ...

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