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Rivals could take over two years to catch up to the iPhone X, says expert

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The iPhone X's new TrueDepth camera system is rumored to be causing some production delays, but it could give Apple an important edge over its competitors for years to come.  Renown analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities said Apple's competitors will likely need at least two and a half years to replicate the TrueDepth camera's functionality and user experience in an investors note obtained by MacRumors. The system is the key to Apple's new "Face ID" biometric security technology, Animoji, and several other new features. Kuo's bold predictions come shortly after he watched Apple's official demonstrations of the camera system, [...]

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 is a gorgeous beast of a phone

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Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 Image: Xiaomi Xiaomi is probably the only company who'd dare launch a new flagship phone one day before Apple's big iPhone announcement.  But the Chinese smartphone maker has done it in style. The company launched the Mi Mix 2, a beautiful, nearly bezel-less device with pretty crazy specs and a moderate price.  SEE ALSO: Xiaomi advertises its first Android One phone as 'similar to iPhone' Just like its predecessor, the Mi Mix, Xiaomi's Mi Mix 2 has a huge screen with a very narrow bezel on top and on the sides. The only noticeable bezel rim, [...]

Bill Gates has finally switched from the Windows Phone to an Android

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Image: Getty Images At last, Bill Gates has joined us in the present. The Microsoft co-founder announced in an interview with Fox News Sunday that he's now using an Android phone.  The move was probably inevitable. Windows on mobile has effectively been a dead platform ever since Microsoft gutted its phone division two years ago. While Windows 10 technically works on phones, there's been pretty much zero support from hardware makers and app developers outside of Microsoft. Gates told Fox that the phone he uses is an "Android phone with a lot of Microsoft software." This could suggest that he's [...]

Become an Android developer with this course bundle deal

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Image: pixabay Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. You might not know it by looking around your local coffee shop, but Android is the most popular mobile operating system in the world. Seriously, its huge. Everyone loves the iPhone and you still know a bunch of old school lawyers who wont give up their BlackBerries (real talk: its time for an intervention), but that little green alien is everywhere. Android has over 80% of the worldwide smartphone market and its not going away anytime soon. That's why theres never [...]

This week in apps: Watch sharks on Google Earth, become a faux pilot, and everything else

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The apps have changed again. Image: lili sams/mashable It wouldn't surprise us if you were so caught up in picking the best foods to eat at your Fourth of July party that you lost track of the new apps and updates this week. If that's the case, there's no need to worry. We've got you covered. SEE ALSO: The 'Third Thumb' prosthetic for anyone makes me really want an extra finger Each week we round up the most important app news along with some of the coolest new and updated apps to help you stay on top of it all. [...]