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Your chance to grab a premium Android device ends Wednesday [DEALS]

You could be the lucky person to win a new Android handset when you enter The Choose Your Own Premium Android Giveaway before 11:59 PST on June 10, 2015 at Android Community Deals. The winner of this contest will go home with their choice of a brand new Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, an LG G4, or a Huawei P8. Though each device has their own set of distinct features, all three are considered flagship handsets that are head and shoulders above others.

Archos announces two new Helium smartphones

French phone manufacturer ARCHOS has just introduced a pair of 4G-enabled smartphones. Officially known as the 50 Helium Plus and 55 Helium Plus, these models will be available in the market starting July complete with 4G Dual SIM connectivity, HD screens, and affordable price tags ($183 and $213).

AT&T may have updated their LG G4 units without user consent

Ok, so we woke up to this darned-awful noise happening over at reddit, over Twitter, and even over at XDA – it seems that AT&T’s LG G4 units just updated without asking their users for permission. This resulted in dropped calls and users getting booted out of what they were doing as they saw their G4 units update and reboot in their faces without user permission.

LG announces Disney-themed smartphone for Japan

How big of a Disney fan would you have to be to willingly go and buy a smartphone that is obviously patterned after the "mousey" brand? Well, apparently, in Japan, that's not even a question that needs to be asked. LG has announced they are coming out with a new line of Disney mobile phones that will be exclusive for Japan. Surprisingly though, the smartphone is unimaginatively called DM-01G, and for a brand that thrives on fantasy and dreams, clearly LG hasn't caught that particular bug yet.

LG G4 teardown by iFixit now available

We've only been waiting for iFixit's teardown of the LG G4 and now that it's finally here, we're delighted to share the photos and findings with you. As we all know, battery replacement won't be a problem with LG's latest flagship phone because it is user-replaceable. As usual, the teardown provides more details plus X-rays view of several parts. For those thinking of getting the new G4, this teardown will help you in making a decision.

Casa de Balloon Club experiments launches with Android device

Have you ever dreamed of taking pictures of the atmosphere, but were too afraid to do so while parachuting, on a helicopter, or flying? (Okay, that last one was probably just your dream, unless you're a superhero). Maybe you've actually thought about taping a smartphone or camera onto a balloon and just letting it fly in the air and hope it will come back. That's exactly what Casa de Balloon Club did, but only more well-planned and well-executed, thankfully.