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The Galaxy S7 might arrive in the U.S. on March 11th. Photo: Jermaine Smit

The Galaxy S7 might arrive in the U.S. on March 11th. Photo: Jermaine Smit

We’ve heard a lot about the Samsung Galaxy S7 in the past few months. We know it will look like the Galaxy S6, but have big spec bumps , a better camera and battery. It’ll probably rip-off some of the new iPhone’s best features, and arrive in March.

But when in March? We now have an exact date, from reputable leaker of Android smartphone news. Expect the Samsung Galaxy S7 to land in the ides of March, roughly around the same time as Apple is expected to unveil its latest iPhone, the iPhone 5se.

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Factory Reset Protection (FRP) is a measure on certain Android smartphones that prevents thieves from bypassing security features to initiate a factory reset on a stolen device, and therefore shut out attempts by the original owner to recover it.

Good idea, but LG and Samsung smartphones have already had their FRP bypasses… and now the FRP of the Nexus 6P, 5X, 6, and 5 have also been rendered moot.

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We’ve heard for years that Apple could incorporate OLED displays into next-generation iPhones, but over the past few months, those rumors have ramped up, suggesting that the power-sipping display technology could land as early as the iPhone 7.

Now, a new report buttresses those rumors, saying Apple is close to finalizing a supply agreement with Samsung and LG to give future iPhones OLED displays.

How long does it take an iPhone to lap a Nexus and a Lumia?

How long does it take an iPhone to lap a Nexus and a Lumia?

If all of the big boys’ flagship phones – the iPhone 6s Plus, the Google Nexus 6P, and Microsoft’s Lumia 950 XL – raced in NASCAR, which would be the fastest phone around? This speedtest video puts that concept to the test, making all three phones “run laps” to see which is the fastest.

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Although Samsung has vowed to take its patent fight with Apple all the way to the Supreme Court after welching on a deal to pay Cupertino $548 million in damages, Apple isn’t letting up its assult on the Galaxy-maker. As a Christmas present, Apple just asked for an additional $180 million in damages.

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