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AT&T to offer LG G4 to customers starting May 29

LG's newest flagship, the LG G4, has already started being available in the market and through leading carriers. The latest to offer up this new smartphone to their subscribers is AT&T and the device will be available for pre-selling in their online store starting May 29 while it will show up on the brick and mortar AT&T stores starting June 5. As a bonus, those who will buy the LG G4 will get a huge discount on the LG G Pad F 8.0 to complete your LG digital life.

Google Now On Tap feature works without having to leave an app

Over at the Google I/O 2015, Google's Director of Product Management, Aparna Chennapragada, discussed that Google Now will soon receive an important update. In the next few weeks, expect to see changes in the the feature as the tech giant is set to focus on giving better Context, Answers, and Actions. Google Now has been very useful but the new features can provide immediate answers with the "Now on Tap".

Verizon DROID details leaked, new lineup in the works

Motorola is still in the business despite being thrown around like a ping-pong ball. From Google to Lenovo, Motorola's mobile group is gearing up to announce the rest of the 2015 Motorola DROID collection. In the United States, the DROIDs will work with Verizon only and a series of leaked docs tells us that several Droid models are arriving soon. A device codenamed Clark and with model numbers XT1578 and XT1097 have been spotted, as well as, something codenamed Kinzie for a certain model XT1585.

Samsung developing denser batteries, slimmer camera modules

This is not a surprise, if you guys know what I mean. Samsung should be doing research in these areas, given the trend of ever-increasing battery capacity and the “slimming down” of devices. We are talking about Samsung looking into denser batteries (that means higher capacity to you), and slimmer camera modules (which means slimmer devices overall).

Samsung bringing easier adjustment of exposure to Galaxy S6, S6 edge

When it comes to the camera and its easy functions, some say that Apple has been way ahead of the game in some aspects compared to most Android smartphones, specifically Samsung. People who own both an iOS and Android device (this writer included) would still automatically turn to their iPhone when it comes to picture-taking crunch time, not because it has the best one, but because it is much easier to use.

Moto Maker now available in China

Almost a year after Motorola launched the Moto Maker in Germany, the company has finally made available the web customization service in China. This is the second country outside of the United States to allow consumers to personalize their own Moto X online . This means more people, probably millions of them Chinese, can have smartphones that are unique, attractive, and one-of-a-kind from Motorola.

App predicts college GPA based on smartphone use

Researchers from Dartmouth College and the University of Texas have created an app that tracks the smartphone activity of users and uses that activity to compute a GPA. According to the researchers, the GPA that the app comes up with is within 0.17 of a point. The app is called smartGPA and it is intended to be used with periodic self-reports offered by the students.

Lollipop-powered Gionee M5 packs two batteries inside

Aside from the 23MP camera-toting Gionee Elife E8, Gionee has recently submitted another device for TENAA certification. Gionee has just showed off the Gionee M5, an Android smartphone that packs two powerful batteries. This is one unique smartphone because of its battery life that can last longer than usual. Model follows the ELIFE S7 phone introduced back in March at the Mobile World Congress.

HTC WF5w is HTC’s slimmest phone, certified by TENAA

If you think of HTC and its flagship devices, you probably would have to search high and low for something slim and sexy. That is until today, when China’s TENAA (FCC equivalent) certified an HTC smartphone coded as the HTC WF5w – probably the slimmest HTC device at 7.49mm. Let’s look at what we can learn about this previously unannounced device.
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