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Double Tap to Wake feature brought back to unrooted Nexus 6

A few weeks back, we talked about an app that brought back the “double tap to wake” feature to the Google Nexus 6 phone, a feature that was planned to be active on the phone but was nixed by Motorola and Google at the last minute. Said app only worked on rooted Nexus 6 phones, so it still presented quite a challenge for those who don’t like/want to root their phones. Enter XDA member “_qwerp” who now presents an alternate solution for bringing back the feature to non-rooted Nexus 6 units.

Gold-plated Samsung Note Edge spotted in Vietnam

Seeing a gold-plated mobile device is nothing new but if it's spotted in Vietnam, it can be a bit surprising. The mobile market in Vietnam is not that strong so a special edition is not expected. But then again this isn't the first golden gadget found in the country. Golden Mobile previously released a gold-plated Samsung Galaxy Note 4. This isn't an official limited edition unit from Samsung though but just a grand effort by the company who made it.

Amazon Fire phone software update identifies artwork with Firefly

Amazon has announced a new software update for its not so popular Fire smartphone. The latest software update brings AT&T branded version to Fire OS 3.6.5 and the unlocked GSM version to Fire OS 3.6.8. While the OS versions are different for the two device models the updates bring the same exact features to the smartphones.

Micromax unveils YUreka Cyanogen smartphone for India

We mentioned yesterday that Micromax had taken Shenzhen OnePlus to court and won an injunction because Shenzhen was selling smartphones in India that ran Cyanogen. Micromax had set up a deal with the US developers of Cyanogen that allows it to sell smartphones with the OS exclusively. The resulting injunction forced Shenzhen to remove its devices from Indian stores.

The Blu Studio 7.0 is a budget-friendly 7-inch smartphone

Yeah, you can balk at the size all you want – you know we all did. There’s just something about a smartphone when it breaks the 6-inch barrier that makes it go from useful to weird – not quite a tablet, too big for a phone. But Florida-based outfit Blu wants to take that risk in putting out the Blu Studio 7.0, a huge 7-inch smartphone for the budget conscious.

OnePlus and Wave brings MaxxAudio technology to the One

More often than not, the audio that comes from our mobile phones is not something to sing home about. Something is lost in transferring sound technology to our small and compact smartphones and tablets. OnePlus, the makers of the elusive the One has now partnered with Waves Audio to bring the Maxx Audio technology and make your One sound better.

OnePlus One “mini” leaked, Dec. 17 event teased

The OnePlus One is a device that is almost characterized by contradiction. Labeled as the "flagship killer", the smartphone did arrive with high end specs and a price to die for, but it also ended up being widely unavailable except from invites. And more recently, just when it launched in India, it saw Cyanogen practically withdrew support for its OS for devices sold in India. Despite that, it seems that the Chinese startup wants a repeat, but this time in a smaller scale.
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