Apple might invest a billion dollars into SoftBank’s tech fund

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If sources are to be believed, Apple would be investing a lot of money into a tech fund being setup by the Japanese technology firm SoftBank to explore emerging technologies.

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“The Land of the Rising Sun” to get the Sony Xperia X Performance next month

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The Sony Xperia X Performance was announced during MWC 2016 and the smartphone is apparently all set for a launch in Japan next month. The smartphone is set for a launch in July in most markets but apparently Japan will receive it first.

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Sony Xperia Marshmallow UI revealed – Similar to Lollipop

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The User Interface for the upcoming Android 6.0 Marshmallow update on Sony Xperia devices has been leaked by NTT Docomo, the Japanese telecom operator. The images reveal that the UI will look pretty similar to what we experienced on Android Lollipop itself.

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Samsung collaborates with KDDI to create 5G technologies

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Samsung has announced that they will be collaborating with KDDI to develop next generation 5G technologies. The brands had previously collaborated to innovate 3G and 4G technologies.

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Nexus 6P Special Edition in Gold appears on Japan’s Google Play Store

Yesterday, Google announced the Nexus 6P in three colors –  Aluminium, Graphite and Frost White. Now, it looks like Japan may get a special version of the phone.

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Sony announces the XPERIA J1 Compact Phantom Pain Edition in Japan

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Sony has just announced a special edition of the XPERIA J1 Compact smartphone. It is called The Phantom Pain Edition and is based on the upcoming game in the Metal Gear Solid franchise.

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Fujitsu releases the Arrows NX F-04G – World’s first smartphone with iris authentication

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Every time a Japan exclusive phone releases, it makes our heart flutter with joy and despair as it is always something really interesting and unique but we know that we will never see it elsewhere in the world. The latest smartphone from Fujitsu is no exception either as the Arrows F-04G is the first smartphone to pack an iris recognition authentication.

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NTT Docomo becomes the first operator to adopt Qualcomm Snapdragon Sense ID Biometrics Platform

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Qualcomm has just announced that the Japanese company, NTT Docomo has become the first operator to adopt Qualcomm Snapdragon Sensor ID Biometrics Platform. The technology will be used for mobile biometric authentication service starting later this month in Japan.

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Sharp AQUOS Xx announced – Successor to the Crystal X

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Yesterday, we told you about the Sharp AQUOS Crystal 2 which is the successor to the Crystal that was launched last year. We now have the successor of its bigger brother, the Crystal X which was launched along side the Crystal and the new model is called AQUOS Xx. The company continues the tradition of having a bezel-less design.

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Sharp announces AQUOS Crystal 2 – Bigger screen with same bezel-less design

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Sharp has just announced the AQUOS Crystal 2. The successor to the AQUOS Crystal which was launched last year.

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Samsung removes its logo from Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge in Japan

Samsung has taken down its corporate logo from its recently launched Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge smartphones in Japan. The Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge go on sale in Japan on April 23.

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Samsung Gear S WiFi only variant hits Japan

Samsung has launched a WiFi only variant of the Gear S in Japan for ¥38,880 ($330). The WiFi-only version of the Gear S is currently offered by Japanese carrier KDDI au while the and NTT DoCoMo is selling the SIM card slot equipped Gear S.

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NEC Medias W – Dual Screen Android Phone Hands-On

NEC Medias W is one of the best products we had a chance to play with at the Mobile World Congress 2013. It is an Android phone with 2 4.3 inch LCD displays which can be used either together or separately. You can browse 2 websites at the same time , watch a video on one screen while checking your mail on the other. You can actually play the same video on both the screens simultaneously if you place the phone on desk. So two people can watch the video comfortably without having to bump into each other.

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Tizen-based devices launching this year, Samsung confirms

We have been hearing about Tizen’s development from about a year now. We had also heard rumors about Samsung releasing Tizen-based devices this year, now they has finally confirmed that they will be launching multiple Tizen-based devices this year.

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