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OnePlus is giving away 10,000 purchase invites for the One

OnePlus is giving away 10,000 purchase invites for the One

23 August, 2014 | comments (40)

The immensely popular One flagship from OnePlus has generated quite a lot of hype not just before but after its release. Thanks to is robust specs sheet at a very competitive off-contract price the smartphone has become quite the hit. It's become so...

Tags: OnePlus, Android


Blue HTC One (E8) hits the shelves in Hong Kong

Blue HTC One (E8) hits the shelves in Hong Kong

22 August, 2014 | comments (3)

A blue color version of the HTC One (E8) has become available in Hong Kong. The new lick of paint comes with a matte finish. The new color shade joins the previously available white, black, and red versions of the smartphone. Pricing of the...

Tags: HTC, Android, Rumors


Samsung Galaxy Note 4 video teaser goes live

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 video teaser goes live

22 August, 2014 | comments (70)

Samsung released a video teaser of the upcoming Galaxy Note 4. The device will debut next month, on September 3 at a dedicated Unpacked event that will take place simultaneously in three cities. The teaser video is focused on the joys of...

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Oppo Find 5 won't see Android 4.4 KitKat update

Oppo Find 5 won't see Android 4.4 KitKat update

22 August, 2014 | comments (27)

Sad news for Oppo Find 5 owners came in today, as the company confirmed it will not push an update to Android 4.4 KitKat. Qualcomm hasn't provided the hardware binaries for the Snapdragon APQ8064 chipset to run Android 4.4. Not all is lost,...

Tags: Oppo, Android


EU Galaxy S5 LTE-A firmware leaks, announcement imminent

EU Galaxy S5 LTE-A firmware leaks, announcement imminent

22 August, 2014 | comments (11)

Samsung has released the European Galaxy S5 LTE-A (SM-G901) firmware hinting at the phone's imminent announcement. The firmware is based on Android 4.4.4 KitKat and is available in the UK and Switzerland. As time passes, Samsung will roll it out to...

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Android fragmentation report shows Samsung is still top dog

Android fragmentation report shows Samsung is still top dog

22 August, 2014 | comments (94)

The guys at OpenSignal thrive on smartphone statistics and once agin they took the time to plot Android fragmentation. It was a mammoth undertaking as the dominant smartphone platform has splintered in many different ways. First off is that...

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Oppo Neo 5 is official in Malaysia, starts selling next week

Oppo Neo 5 is official in Malaysia, starts selling next week

22 August, 2014 | comments (15)

Oppo has officially revealed the Neo 5, its latest affordable LTE smartphone, successor of the Oppo Neo. The company has significantly updated the internals with a Snapdragon 400 chipset with a 1.2GHz quad-core Cortex A7 CPU, 1GB of RAM and 4GB...

Tags: Oppo, Android


OnePlus One software update fixes touchscreen issue, sort of

OnePlus One software update fixes touchscreen issue, sort of

22 August, 2014 | comments (30)

OnePlus is rolling out an OTA update for the OnePlus One. The XNPH33R supposedly fixes the issue with the touchscreen that caused it to miss multiple inputs on the screen at once when they were close to each other. There was also a problem with the...

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Press image of Moto X+1 leaks out on Twitter

Press image of Moto X+1 leaks out on Twitter

21 August, 2014 | comments (43)

A press photo of the upcoming Moto X+1 appeared on Twitter. The image was posted on the social network by @evleaks as a gift to mark his recently announced retirement. The press photo reveals the yet to be announced smartphone with Verizon...


Samsung Galaxy Note 4 camera gets fully detailed

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 camera gets fully detailed

21 August, 2014 | comments (94)

Details on the camera unit of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy 4 leaked out. The Korean giant’s next generation flagship phablet will reportedly pack a 16MP Sony IMX240 camera sensor with optical image stabilization. The abovementioned sensor...


Meizu MX4 blazes past the 50,000 score mark in AnTuTu

Meizu MX4 blazes past the 50,000 score mark in AnTuTu

21 August, 2014 | comments (46)

The yet to be revealed Meizu MX4 posted the mind-boggling AnTuTu score of 52,811. The handset’s achievement is the highest from a Chinese smartphone to date and, quite possibly, the best score from any smartphone globally. The Meizu MX4...

Tags: Meizu, Android


Moto X receives Android 4.4.4 in the UK

Moto X receives Android 4.4.4 in the UK

21 August, 2014 | comments (12)

The UK version of the Moto X (XT1052) is starting to receive a software update to Android 4.4.4 KitKat. The firmware update bumps the version to v.212.44.26 and improves overall performance. Additionally, Motorola says the phone dialer is updated...

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HTC One Max for Verizon gets a long overdue Android 4.4 update

HTC One Max for Verizon gets a long overdue Android 4.4 update

21 August, 2014 | comments (5)

Verizon owners of HTC's One Max phablet are now receiving the update to Android 4.4.2 KitKat. The new firmware for the 5.9-inch device will be seeding to Verizon owners in the US in the coming days. Build number 3.09.605.2 brings a boatload...

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Huawei Ascend Mate 7 goes to TENAA, lists specs

Huawei Ascend Mate 7 goes to TENAA, lists specs

21 August, 2014 | comments (12)

Huawei's upcoming phablet, the Huawei Ascend Mate 7, has passed through TENAA and left a cache of specifications. The Mate 7 is the successor to the Mate2 and has a 6" screen (so where did the 7 come from?). The screen may be 6" big – 0.1"...

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HTC teases the Desire 820 ahead of IFA 2014 launch

HTC teases the Desire 820 ahead of IFA 2014 launch

21 August, 2014 | comments (12)

HTC has posted a teaser image with the number 820 written on it, leading us to believe the phone in question is the Desire 820. The image was posted on the company's Weibo account, which is a strong indication of its launch in China. However,...

Tags: HTC, Android, Rumors


TENAA reveals Sony Xperia Z3 specs

TENAA reveals Sony Xperia Z3 specs

21 August, 2014 | comments (67)

TENAA has certified the upcoming Sony Xperia Z3 and we now have a virtually complete specs sheet. And we still find very little upgrades over the Xperia Z2 model. The phone keeps the 5.2" IPS LCD with 1080p resolution but is marginally smaller....

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Samsung announces Galaxy S5 4G+ for Singapore

Samsung announces Galaxy S5 4G+ for Singapore

21 August, 2014 | comments (25)

Samsung has announced a new variant of the Galaxy S5, the Galaxy S5 4G+, which will be launched in Singapore. The phone will be available on August 23 on SingTel's new LTE-A network, which is also launching on the same day. The Galaxy S5 4G+...

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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo gets Android KitKat update

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo gets Android KitKat update

21 August, 2014 | comments (122)

Samsung has started rolling out the KitKat update for the Galaxy Note 3 Neo in India. The update bumps up the version number to 4.4.2. The update weighs in at around 495MB and can be downloaded OTA or through Samsung's desktop software -...

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LG announces a duo of affordable L Series smartphones

LG announces a duo of affordable L Series smartphones

20 August, 2014 | comments (42)

LG announced a duo of affordably L Series smartphones. The 3G-only LG L Fino and L Bello will be showcased by the Korean manufacturer during the upcoming IFA in Berlin. In line with the company’s new strategy, both devices will boot Android 4.4.2...

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IDC: tablets with telephony on board are selling briskly in Asia

IDC: tablets with telephony on board are selling briskly in Asia

20 August, 2014 | comments (15)

According to a report by IDC, tablet with telephony on board are selling briskly in Asia. The large-screen do it all devices are particularly popular in the Asia/Pacific region excluding Japan. The research company’s Worldwide Quarterly...

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