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Samsung: Living On The Edge Between Android And Ambition

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Samsung didn't parlay the Instinct into a viable platform, but the phone may have served as an underrated bridge. After all, the company managed to become the only leading phone brand from the pre-iPhone, feature-phone era to strengthen its marketplace position in the smartphone era. That's why it's now in a position to pursue a multiple-operating-system strategy that weaker competitors would not be able to pull off.

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Huawei P9 vs Samsung Galaxy S7: 2016's Finest Android Phones

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When Samsung unveiled their new flagship—the Galaxy S7—earlier this year it set the stage for the first of many great Android handsets to come in 2016. And for a while, it was clearly the best Android handset on the market. Heck, some of its specs even made the iPhone 6s look a bit cheap. However, as we move through the year and more and more Android flagships come out, it’s become evident the Galaxy S7 has some stiff competition. The latest competition comes from Chinese manufacturer Huawei and it’s new P9 flagship, which many people are raving about. But just how does the P9 compare to the S7? We took a look to find out.

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Android Leftovers

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Android Leftovers

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Kyocera unveils $99 waterproof Hydro REACH Android phone for Boost Mobile and Virgin USA

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When buying a smartphone, there are many things to consider. Should you get Android or iOS? How much should you spend? Which carrier will you use? It can be very confusing.

If you are on a budget, however, Android is the best option -- Apple does not offer truly affordable off-contract phones. Choosing a value-focused, pre-paid carrier -- such as Boost Mobile or Virgin USA -- can be another way to save money. Today, Kyocera announces an affordable waterproof Android handset for those aforementioned carriers. Just how affordable is it? $99!

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Android Leftovers

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Review: The New HTC 10 Is One of the Best Android Phones

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The HTC 10 is more than a solid bet if you’re looking for a nice, reliable Android smartphone. If you typically stream music and video from your phone, it’s an especially great choice given its impressive speakers and sharp screen. Photography enthusiasts might not be blown away by the 10, but its camera is satisfactory enough for most casual users. The software is clean and easy to navigate, providing an experience that’s much more delightful than phones loaded with bloatware.

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HTC 10 review: HTC builds the best Android flagship of 2016

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The HTC 10 takes the HTC design formula and distills it down to its purest form. There's nothing but excellent smartphone here—no silly gimmicks or odd design decisions. Even the software was treated rather well, with any curiosities relegated to optional parts of the OS that can be turned off or replaced.

HTC really seems to have taken the feedback from the One M9 to heart. The design is much more compact with less bezel dead space dedicated to speakers and an HTC logo. The SoC is improved by dumping one of the first and hottest Snapdragon 810 implementations for the cooler, faster 820. The ugly side ridge design of the M9 is gone. The camera is a lot better too, particularly when it comes to low light.

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