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Android Lollipop update for LG G2 gets showcased on video

Android Lollipop update for LG G2 gets showcased on video

10 January, 2015 | comments (54)

LG was one of the first manufacturers to start rolling out Android 5.0 Lollipop last year, but so far the new software has only made it to the G3 - and only in certain places. That said, it definitely looks like LG isn't going to leave its previous...

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Samsung Galaxy E5 hits Russia on January 23

Samsung Galaxy E5 hits Russia on January 23

10 January, 2015 | comments (24)

Samsung Galaxy E3 and Galaxy E5 were announced on January 6 and the first market to get the mid-range duo was India. Both phones resembles the A series, though instead of metal they use polycarbonate. Galaxy E5 packs a 5" 720p Super AMOLED screen...

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Oppo U3 is now official, launches on January 14

Oppo U3 is now official, launches on January 14

10 January, 2015 | comments (15)

Oppo U3 has been in the news since last November, but it is just now the company has made the device official. It’s a capable 5.9" phablet with an octa-core processor and 13MP rear cam with 4x optical zoom. Oppo U3 is expected to draw lots of...

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Xiaomi to unveil the Redmi Note 2 on January 15, not Mi 5

Xiaomi to unveil the Redmi Note 2 on January 15, not Mi 5

10 January, 2015 | comments (57)

Xiaomi is holding an event on January 15, and so far the rumors have been pretty adamant that we should see the Mi 5 or Mi 4s unveiled on that occasion. Now though, things are becoming less clear. A pretty well known reseller of Chinese...

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Polaroid's new Selfie smartphone faces legal trouble with Oppo

Polaroid's new Selfie smartphone faces legal trouble with Oppo

09 January, 2015 | comments (62)

Following the hustle and bustle taking place at CES 2015, Polaroid somehow managed to slip through the cracks with its latest Selfie smartphone. The Polaroid Selfie rocks a familiar hardware design, which features a rotating 13MP camera. Image...

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Sony Xperia T3 gets the Android 4.4.4 KitKat update

Sony Xperia T3 gets the Android 4.4.4 KitKat update

09 January, 2015 | comments (24)

Sony has issued a new firmware upgrade today, this time for its Xperia T3 smartphone. That said, this isn't Android 5.0 Lollipop we're talking about, even if that is technically the latest iteration of Google's mobile OS. Instead, Sony has made...


Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition is no more

Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition is no more

09 January, 2015 | comments (16)

A couple of days ago the Moto G Google Play Edition vanished from the Play Store forever, and now another smartphone has had the exact same fate. It certainly looks like Google Play Edition devices are going extinct soon. Today the Samsung Galaxy...


Ongoing funding for TOR-protected BOSS Phone

Ongoing funding for TOR-protected BOSS Phone

09 January, 2015 | comments (27)

Do you want to have a phone with maximum possible security? Maybe the BOSS Phone is the gadget you've been waiting for. It's not yet available, but its crowd funding is doing great so far, and it you may have it this fall if everything goes as...

Tags: Android


Xiaomi's $65, LTE-enabled Android passes through TENAA

Xiaomi's $65, LTE-enabled Android passes through TENAA

09 January, 2015 | comments (25)

What's the cheapest LTE-enabled phone you can buy? The answer may be this (yet to be named) Xiaomi, which recently passed the certification process at TENAA. By the looks of it it's a variation of the new Xiaomi Redmi 2, but while that one costs CNY...


Lenovo A6000 with Snapdragon 410 unveiled

Lenovo A6000 with Snapdragon 410 unveiled

09 January, 2015 | comments (44)

Lenovo is hitting CES 2015 hard with a lot of interesting new device announcements and outshining a lot of the competition. Besides the Vibe X2 Pro and the Lenovo P90, along with an array of new laptops, including an improved ThinkPad X1 Carbon, and...


Polaroid's L7 and L10 are budget-friendly Android tablets

Polaroid's L7 and L10 are budget-friendly Android tablets

09 January, 2015 | comments (6)

Polaroid, the company best known for making instant cameras, has updated its L series tablet lineup with the addition of a couple of new devices. Dubbed L7 and L10, both are currently on display at the ongoing Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las...

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Nokia sells 20,000 N1 tablets in China in 4 minutes

Nokia sells 20,000 N1 tablets in China in 4 minutes

08 January, 2015 | comments (123)

The Nokia N1 went on sale in China today, and the Finnish company exhausted the initial batch of 20,000 units in record time. It only took four minutes and two seconds to go through all that inventory. It looks like Nokia chose to go the flash...

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Alcatel launches its own online store in the US

Alcatel launches its own online store in the US

08 January, 2015 | comments (10)

Huawei already has its own online store in the US, through which it sells the Ascend Mate 2 in unlocked form along with a bunch of accessories. And now fellow Chinese company TCL has created a virtual storefront of its own, for the Alcatel brand....

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Selfie-centered Samsung Grand Max unveiled in Korea

Selfie-centered Samsung Grand Max unveiled in Korea

08 January, 2015 | comments (22)

Samsung's event at CES 2015 was lacking in smartphone flair, instead focusing on domestic appliances and what they called SUHD television. In South Korea though, they are launching the Galaxy Grand Max which is to hit local shelves on January 9 at...

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Samsung shows its thinnest phone yet - the Galaxy A7

Samsung shows its thinnest phone yet - the Galaxy A7

08 January, 2015 | comments (58)

Samsung has hit somewhat of a stride as of late, releasing the Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3 in India and officially announcing the Galaxy E7 and Galaxy E5 alongside them. And now at an official Samsung Galaxy A launch in Malaysia, Samsung also showed...

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Huawei bringing contract-free Honor devices to US

Huawei bringing contract-free Honor devices to US

08 January, 2015 | comments (10)

Although Huawei is among the top five smartphone manufacturers in the world, it has little presence in the US. But that could change in the future as the company is bringing its Honor line of smartphones to the world’s second largest smartphone...

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Updated Android distribution chart shows gains for KitKat

Updated Android distribution chart shows gains for KitKat

08 January, 2015 | comments (49)

Google has made its monthly update to the Android developer dashboard, specifically the "Platform Versions" chart. This tells us how much market share each Android iteration still has among currently active devices. The data is collected from the...


Amazon's Fire Phone is now down to $189 unlocked

Amazon's Fire Phone is now down to $189 unlocked

07 January, 2015 | comments (28)

Let's face it, Amazon's Fire Phone has been anything but successful, despite its overhyped introduction. The company's first smartphone has, in fact, been such a flop that it's already caused some $170 million in losses. That's quite the amount,...

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Sony to sell both FHD and QHD versions of the Xperia Z4

Sony to sell both FHD and QHD versions of the Xperia Z4

07 January, 2015 | comments (77)

Taiwanese ePrice has been a frequent source of rumors and the latest batch concerns the upcoming Sony Xperia Z4. According to an unnamed source, the next Sony flagship smartphone is going to be available in two versions - one with a 1080p display...

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Kantar: iOS gaining at the expense of Android

Kantar: iOS gaining at the expense of Android

07 January, 2015 | comments (65)

Kantar Worldpanel, a popular research agency has recently put out a report on mobile OS popularity. It covers major Europe, US and Asia markets and crunches usage numbers from September, October and November 2014 and it happens to show a shrinking...

Tags: Android, iOS, Google, Apple