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In its Q2 earnings guidance, Samsung has shared that its quarterly profits may not be as robust as Q2 2014, with the South Korean manufacturer predicting a decrease of 4 percent from the same period a year ago. Samsung is predicting an operating profit of KRW 6.9 trillion ($ 6.1 billion) with an overall revenue of KRW 48 trillion ($ 42.5 billion), down 8.4 percent when compared to Q2 2014.

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In an interview with Arabian Business, Sony Mobile CEO Hiroki Totoki stated that the manufacturer is not exiting the smartphone business, reiterating that Sony is committed to making mobile devices:

C Spire to begin carrying the LG G4 on July 10

C Spire has taken to Twitter to announce that beginning on July 10, the LG G4 will be available to customers. Unfortunately, the details are pretty scarce, as the company has not provided any insight as to which colors it will carry, nor the price it will sell the device for.

Sprint is now pushing an update for both the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and the Galaxy S5 which brings a single change, “Reactivation Lock updates.” Sadly, that is the only change listed by Sprint.

Google is experimenting with a new carpooling service, working with its mapping subsidiary Waze in a limited test. The company has confirmed that the service, called RideWith, will launch in Tel Aviv, Israel this week.

Getting rid of the bloatware on the ASUS ZenFone 2

Saying goodbye to those apps you never wanted to begin with.

Let’s be honest — the ASUS ZenFone 2 ships with a lot of applications that many of us are never going to use, and never wanted in the first place. A few of them are essential, like the dialer and messaging app for dual-SIM users, and others are done well and worth keeping if you’re going to want the functionality they bring to the table.  [Read More...]

AT&T’s Moto X 2013 is next up for a soak test

The 2013 Moto X on AT&T is up next for a soak test of new software, according to the flood of tips in our inbox. That should be the Android 5.1.1 update that’s been hitting other variants of the original Moto X.

With Project Fi invites slowly trickling out to a select few, the sign-up process is still a relative unknown. We wanted to pull back the curtain and show you just how simple it is to sign up for the new service offering from Google, and give a few bits of information on the finer points of the process.

So, are you curious about what it’s like to sign up for Project Fi? Read on.

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Moto X 2014 owners on every US carrier ended June with a big update, and now it’s time to talk about whether it was worth the wait.

Excited doesn’t begin to describe a lot of Moto X (2014) users out there when the phone was quickly updated to Lollipop, but it didn’t take long for that excitement to sour. The update to 5.0.2 introduced software lag, battery drain problems, and several isolated issues that turned a  [Read More...]

A curious project from Houston, TX aims to bring reversible functionality to the microUSB standard.

It would appear that you will not have to wait until the USB Type-C becomes standard in smartphones in order to have a reversible charger plug for your phone!

 

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Codistas has started a Kickstarter for the Micro-Flip. The Micro-Flip is a 1-meter cable that is designed to work as a reversible replacement for standard microUSB cables.microflip_rewards

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