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Photos of rumored Samsung Galaxy S6 Mini leaked

Every time a new flagship comes around, expect that there will be several variants of it coming out. It can be because consumers aren’t satisfied with the size and specs of it, or the OEM believes they can market the heck out of these various versions. As with its previous flagships, we’re expecting a mini version of the Samsung Galaxy S6. Pictures have now been leaked of the rumored variant, although Samsung hasn’t yet confirmed that there will indeed be a mini version.

Be your own YouTube star with the YouTube Mastery Bundle [DEALS]

It might seem that anyone with a webcam, or even just a smartphone cam, and an Internet connection can be a star these days. While that might be enough for a one-hit wonder, you will definitely need more than that to grow as well as maintain a loyal following. Where it's for personal entertainment, for business, or for personal business, you will not only need equipment but also skills to be a YouTube sensation, or at least have a steady online presence. Fortunately, the YouTube Mastery Bundle can tell you how.

Motorola’s next Moto G detailed in an early hands-on look

The 3rd-version of the Motorola Moto G is coming very, very soon. Tomorrow, July 28, the Lenovo-owned company will finally unveil the highly anticipated new smartphone which we can still customize via the MotoMaker tool. A video was leaked last week but has since been removed. Before that, a Swiss retail site also leaked the 3rd gen Moto G plus some more details including its IPX7-water resistance and the specs.

Next premium flagship Sony H2 will be “Made for Bond”

If you're a fan of anything Sony and James Bond, then this news is a double delight for you. A promo image has been leaked over the weekend of what's believed to be a Sony-James Bond partnership. The next movie "SPECTRE" is launching this coming November and we can only assume that the next Sony Xperia Z5 or the Sony H2, one of the two premium phones the company is working on ia a phone "Made for Bond".

NVIDIA releases 5.1 Lollipop update for 2-year old Tegra Note 7

Before there was the powerful NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet, there was the NVIDIA Tegra Note 7 – launched in 2013, and still going strong for its users these days. If any of you still own one, you probably can testify to the robustness of the specs that keep this tablet working to this day. And there’s some good news for you, too. This week, NVIDIA released the update that will take the NVIDIA SHIELD Portable gaming console to Android 5.1. Together with this update is the good news – an Android 5.1 update for the Tegra Note 7 as well.

New images of Samsung Galaxy Note 5 prototype spotted

Expect more leaks, rumors, and rendered images to come out especially that it's less than two weeks before Samsung is going to unveil the new Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus in a special tech event in New York City. New pictures of what's believed to be a prototype unit of the Note 5 recently surfaced, giving us a closer look of the next-gen Note 5. Before these photos were sighted, a user agent profile of the device was also discovered, telling us that it will have a microSD card slot.

Microsoft beta launches their own Android launcher

In another step in their bid to become more relevant to other consumers, specifically for Android users, Microsoft is working on a new app that is now in a private beta-testing phase. The Arrow Launcher, is, you guessed it, an Android launcher that tries to bring the usual features that we enjoy from launchers, while bringing something unique and a Microsoft sensibility as well. And since it’s still in beta, you can contribute to making it a bit better.

Android Community Weekly Digest: Up Next Edition

Normally our Weekly Digest covers some of the most interesting news, events, and apps of the week. While the past days have had a few noteworthy bits and pieces, they pale in comparison to what we're looking forward to this coming week. In just the first two days alone, we'll be gazing at two or maybe even three high profile smartphones. The rather ambitious, if not almost presumptuous, OmePlus 2 will be unveiled at an equally ambitious VR event on Monday. Then on Tuesday, Motorola will finally be putting all Moto G, and perhaps even Moto X, rumors to rest.

OnePlus releases app, reservation list, for pre-launch of OnePlus 2

In two days, OnePlus will finally be launching the much-anticipated second device from their line, the OnePlus 2. But before that big day, the Chinese smartphone maker has released a few things already, including the app for the launch and the reservation list for the invites (purchasing is still on a per invite basis). Someone (and we’re not saying it’s OnePlus) has also leaked a supposed AnTuTu test on the new smartphone, although the results may not be as great as expected.

‘Chain Reaction 2′ now ready for online multiplayer gameplays

We may have missed 'Chain Reaction Classic' but this time, we're not skipping on 'Chain Reaction 2', a new strategy game that allows one up to a maximum of eight players playing simultaneously. It may seem like a video game from the past, what with the pixel retro graphics and the sounds, but it can be addictive and really fun to play with family and friends.