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Allwinner A33 is a $4 chipset with quad-core Cortex-A7 processor

Allwinner A33 is a $4 chipset with quad-core Cortex-A7 processor

29 July, 2014 | comments (2)

Chipset maker Allwinner recently announced that it will be entering the 64-bit market but it hasn’t lost its focus on highly affordable white-box tablets where the company's strength lies. The new Allwinner A33 is touted as the world's first $4...

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Huawei announces H1 2014 performance results

Huawei announces H1 2014 performance results

29 July, 2014 | comments (3)

Huawei has announced the business performance of its Consumer Business Group (BG) for the first half of 2014. According to the company, it sold 64.21 million devices in that period, out of which smartphones accounted for 34.27 million units,...

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Android 4.4.3 is now seeding to HTC One (M8) devices in Europe

Android 4.4.3 is now seeding to HTC One (M8) devices in Europe

28 July, 2014 | comments (17)

Android 4.4.3 KitKat is now seeding to unlocked HTC One (M8) smartphones across Europe. The firmware update brings the device’s software version to 2.22.401.4 and comes in at the substantial 613MB in size. Android 4.4.3 brings a host of...

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HTC One M8 with Windows Phone on deck headed to Verizon

HTC One M8 with Windows Phone on deck headed to Verizon

28 July, 2014 | comments (22)

There have been rumors of an HTC One phone rocking the Windows Phone OS, and evleaks has some info that corroborates that the device is in the works. Currently the handset is unoriginally called the “HTC One M8 for Windows,” but it also goes by...


Samsung Z confirmed to be delayed indefinitely

Samsung Z confirmed to be delayed indefinitely

28 July, 2014 | comments (43)

The Samsung Z finally got unveiled as the first ever Tizen-running smartphone at the beginning of June, after many months of rumors and speculation. The new phone was supposed to make its debut in Russia earlier this month, at a developer event, but...

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Samsung Galaxy Star 2 Plus gets official in India

Samsung Galaxy Star 2 Plus gets official in India

28 July, 2014 | comments (14)

A few weeks ago a new Samsung smartphone went on sale in India without even a press release mentioning it. That's the Galaxy Ace NXT, and despite Indian retailers having it in stock for a while, only now has it been listed by Samsung on its official...

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5.5" iPhone 6 out in December, 4.7" model won't get sapphire

28 July, 2014 | comments (58)

Recently, almost every new day has brought with it at least one rumor related to Apple's upcoming iPhone 6. Today is no different, in fact we have two separate (but connected) things to talk about. First off, a market research company claims...

Tags: Apple, Rumors


Samsung Galaxy Alpha confirmed to sport a 720p display

Samsung Galaxy Alpha confirmed to sport a 720p display

28 July, 2014 | comments (31)

If you ever thought that the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Alpha will be a high-end smartphone, then you might want to reconsider that. Samsung Galaxy Alpha will indeed feature a premium metallic design, but it doesn’t look like the smartphone will...


Original Nokia X trio getting a software update

Original Nokia X trio getting a software update

28 July, 2014 | comments (17)

The original Nokia X trio is getting a software update – no, not Nokia X Platform 2.0, that they'll never get. But a few features from v2.0 have been ported over so users who bought the Nokia X, Nokia X+ or Nokia XL can enjoy the new app...


Huawei Ascend Mate 3 (aka D3) to be announced in September

Huawei Ascend Mate 3 (aka D3) to be announced in September

28 July, 2014 | comments (6)

An unannounced Huawei smartphone recently showed up in a bunch of hands-on images. The smartphone that resembles the HTC One Max was said to be the Ascend D3. As it turns out, the upcoming smartphone will be named Ascend Mate 3 and not D3, according...

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Handset shipments from Taiwan to rise to 21.95 million in Q3

Handset shipments from Taiwan to rise to 21.95 million in Q3

28 July, 2014 | comments (5)

DigiTimes has conducted a research on the performance of Taiwan phone manufacturers in Q3 2014. According to the data, Origina Design Manufacturers (ODM) and own-brand makers will have a blast in the June-September period. The top five...


iPhone 6 orders could lead to 10% price hike by other OEMs

iPhone 6 orders could lead to 10% price hike by other OEMs

28 July, 2014 | comments (36)

Recent reports had suggested that Apple has ordered a record 70 million to 80 million units of its upcoming iPhone 6 smartphone. Now, the Chinese media predicts that the unprecedented iPhone 6 order could lead to 5% to 10% price hike on competitive...


Burnt Galaxy S4 owner gets offered a new One M8 by HTC

Burnt Galaxy S4 owner gets offered a new One M8 by HTC

28 July, 2014 | comments (181)

About a month back, a reddit user 'TweektheGeek' was woken up by the smell of his Galaxy S4 (not related to this recent incident), which overheated and started melting while the phone was charging overnight. In this case, the person was using...

Tags: Samsung, HTC, Android


Lenovo K920 Vibe Z2 Pro gets certified in China

Lenovo K920 Vibe Z2 Pro gets certified in China

27 July, 2014 | comments (12)

On August 5, Lenovo will officially announce the Vibe Z2 Pro (model number K920), its latest top of the line Android smartphone. This device has been leaked quite a few times already, and more than once even by the Chinese company itself (or its...

Tags: Android, Lenovo


Windows Phone 8.1 GDR1 update to bring folders on Start screen

Windows Phone 8.1 GDR1 update to bring folders on Start screen

27 July, 2014 | comments (75)

Microsoft is readying the first update to Windows Phone 8.1 already. The company has started detailing what the new features of WP8.1 GDR1 are and NokiaPowerUser.com has obtained more information on what those will be. GDR1 update will bring...


Leaked iPhone 6 motherboard has NFC chip

Leaked iPhone 6 motherboard has NFC chip

27 July, 2014 | comments (87)

Some new images of the iPhone 6 motherboard PCB have leaked from French website NowWhereElse. The PCB is bigger than the one on the iPhone 5s, hinting at the larger size and the screw slots align with the previously leaked case designs. But the...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Rumors


Huawei Ascend P7 gets a software update in Europe

Huawei Ascend P7 gets a software update in Europe

27 July, 2014 | comments (5)

The Huawei Ascend P7 is now in the process of getting its first ever software update. This has been confirmed to be happening in Germany, though the software version seems destined for the whole of Europe, so you should probably expect to see the...


Motorola could be working on a 5.9

Motorola could be working on a 5.9" Nexus smartphone

27 July, 2014 | comments (35)

Over the past few months we've seen much controversy about whether there will be another Nexus smartphone. That's because Google has been rumored to drop this program, and focus on Android Silver, which will incorporate a few devices from more...


Week 30 in review: Lumia 530, LG G3 LTE-A, Xiaomi reaches India

Week 30 in review: Lumia 530, LG G3 LTE-A, Xiaomi reaches India

27 July, 2014 | comments (6)

The Week In Review is our series meant to recap all the major announcements of the week, which you might have missed. Week 30 of 2014 saw four new devices going official including the Lumia 530, but it also brought us various interesting...


Samsung Galaxy S4 set ablaze by counterfeit battery

Samsung Galaxy S4 set ablaze by counterfeit battery

26 July, 2014 | comments (128)

13-year old Ariel Tolfree from Texas found herself rudely awoken in the middle of the night by the smell of her burning phone kept under her pillow. The phone, a white Samsung Galaxy S4, was burnt to a crisp after the battery inside decided it...

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