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Asus teases a new Zenfone with dual camera, launches at CES

Asus teases a new Zenfone with dual camera, launches at CES

21 December, 2014 | comments (13)

With the CES expo closing in, various companies have begun releasing teasers about their devices scheduled to be unveiled in Las Vegas in two weeks. Sony has already issued a cryptic teaser and now Asus has published a rather interesting...

Tags: Asus, Android


Tizen-based Samsung Z1 leaks, launches in India on Jan 18

Tizen-based Samsung Z1 leaks, launches in India on Jan 18

21 December, 2014 | comments (27)

The first Tizen-based smartphone - Samsung Z - was abruptly cancelled after all Tizen partners backed off the project. Samsung then decided to continue developing Tizen, but instead of targeting high-end devices, as the Samsung Z was supposed to be,...

Tags: Samsung, Tizen, Rumors


BlackBerry and Boeing to release a self-destructing smartphone

BlackBerry and Boeing to release a self-destructing smartphone

21 December, 2014 | comments (32)

BlackBerry’s reputation in the mobile world lays on two pillars – data security and refusal to blindly follow design trends. That’s why the Canadian company seemed like the most obvious partner choice for Boeing when the aircraft manufacturer...


Counterclockwise: Nexus One, LG Optimus 2X, LTE

Counterclockwise: Nexus One, LG Optimus 2X, LTE

21 December, 2014 | comments (1)

You'd think that tech companies are busy marketing their existing products for a final holiday buying spree, but it turns out some defining moments in mobile history happened around this time of year. This edition of Counterclockwise recounts...

Tags: Misc


Photos and specs of upcoming Huawei Ascend GX1 emerge

Photos and specs of upcoming Huawei Ascend GX1 emerge

20 December, 2014 | comments (6)

Live photos and specifications of an upcoming Huawei Ascend GX1 phablet made the rounds on the web. The specs were revealed from a visit to TENAA in China by the device. The budget-friendly Ascend GX1 packs 1.4GHz quad-core CPU, 1GB of RAM,...


Alleged specs of Lumia 1320 successor make the rounds

Alleged specs of Lumia 1320 successor make the rounds

20 December, 2014 | comments (43)

Alleged specifications of the successor of Nokia Lumia 1320 made the rounds online. The previously leaked, upcoming mid-range phablet will likely debut during MWC 2015 in Barcelona as Microsoft Lumia 1330. Sporting the model number...


Android 5.0.1 rolling out to Moto G first and second gen

Android 5.0.1 rolling out to Moto G first and second gen

20 December, 2014 | comments (132)

Motorola continues to impress with its software update urgency, with both the first and second generation Moto G models now being treated to the latest Android 5.0.1 update. Few people have received the update so far but it does seem to be...

Tags: Motorola, Android


Court documents shed more light on Cyanogen-OnePlus fiasco

Court documents shed more light on Cyanogen-OnePlus fiasco

20 December, 2014 | comments (79)

Some of you may be acutely aware of the recent drama between Cyanogen and OnePlus (with a cameo by Micromax). The short version of it is Cyanogen signed an exclusivity deal with Micromax for the latter's YU brand of phones in India that prevented...

Tags: OnePlus, Android


Xiaomi Redmi 2S with Snapdragon 410 spotted on TENAA, AnTuTu

Xiaomi Redmi 2S with Snapdragon 410 spotted on TENAA, AnTuTu

20 December, 2014 | comments (20)

Xiaomi's Redmi 1S is enjoying great popularity, so naturally an updated version is on the way. The Xiaomi Redmi 2S has appeared on both TENAA and AnTuTu, giving us a pretty good look at its new specs. The new model will be more compact (134 x...


Week 51 in review: Galaxy S6 expected and Lollipop storm

Week 51 in review: Galaxy S6 expected and Lollipop storm

20 December, 2014 | comments (1)

Another week has passed and it's time to look back on the major events from the past 7 days. The hype is spreading like wildfire as CES 2015 draws ever closer. All eyes are set on Samsung, as rumors about the Galaxy S6 start to intensify. Reports...


Upcoming Samsung Galaxy J1 (SM-J100) gets leaked specs

Upcoming Samsung Galaxy J1 (SM-J100) gets leaked specs

19 December, 2014 | comments (48)

After the already announced Galaxy A series, and the probably soon to be unveiled Galaxy E series, it looks like Samsung will launch the Galaxy J line. This is all part of the company's new plan to simplify its many, many smartphone offerings in the...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Verizon rolls out Denim update to Lumia 822, 928, and Icon

Verizon rolls out Denim update to Lumia 822, 928, and Icon

19 December, 2014 | comments (7)

Over the last few days, Microsoft has finally started the rollout of its Lumia Denim update for Windows Phone 8.1 devices. First this happened in China, then followed by Europe and India. And now the new software is reaching the US, but only if your...


Meizu Blue Charm Note gets pictured at TENAA

Meizu Blue Charm Note gets pictured at TENAA

19 December, 2014 | comments (4)

Thanks to TENAA, the Chinese equivalent of the FCC, we may now have the first images actually depicting the upcoming Meizu Blue Charm Note. The handset is due for an official unveiling next week, perhaps along a smaller variant. In the meantime...

Tags: Meizu, Android


Android 5.0.1 shown on the Note 4, Note Edge, and S5 LTE-A

Android 5.0.1 shown on the Note 4, Note Edge, and S5 LTE-A

19 December, 2014 | comments (20)

Just a couple of days ago we found out that Samsung would update the Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge directly to Android 5.0.1 Lollipop, without first giving them a bump to version 5.0.0 like the Galaxy S5. And now the newest build of Android...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Sony Xperia E4 previewed before announcement

Sony Xperia E4 previewed before announcement

19 December, 2014 | comments (43)

The Sony Xperia E4 leaked in rich detail once before its official announcement, now there's an entire review out in the open. This includes screenshots, camera samples, benchmarks the full monty. The phone is larger than previous entries in the E...

Tags: Sony, Android, Rumors


Microsoft to fix Lumia 535 touch problems on December 27

Microsoft to fix Lumia 535 touch problems on December 27

19 December, 2014 | comments (27)

Microsoft Lumia 535 and its dual-SIM sibling have been plagued by touch issues since launch earlier this month. As it turned out lots of early adopters are complaining about improper multi-touch detection and the low touch sensitivity that results...


Samsung Galaxy S6 imported into India for testing

Samsung Galaxy S6 imported into India for testing

19 December, 2014 | comments (51)

With CES 2015 right around the corner, hype is naturally building around this year's flagship announcements. Samsung is unsurprisingly in the spotlight again as the Korean tech giant is said to unveil the next addition to the extremely successful...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Android 5.1 Lollipop update allegedly coming in February 2015

Android 5.1 Lollipop update allegedly coming in February 2015

19 December, 2014 | comments (49)

Google freshly launched Android 5.0.1 update to fix minor bugs in its Nexus devices and now there are rumors floating around of the upcoming 5.1 release. According to information that's yet to be backed by solid evidence, the company is preparing...


Alleged Sony Xperia Z4 image appears in a leaked email

Alleged Sony Xperia Z4 image appears in a leaked email

18 December, 2014 | comments (132)

Alleged image of Sony’s upcoming Xperia Z4 flagship smartphone showed up in a leaked email. The latter was sent by the Sony Pictures Entertainment CEO as part of a product-placement proposal for the upcoming James Bond movie Spectre. The...

Tags: Sony, Android, Rumors


Lumia Denim update arrives in Europe and India

Lumia Denim update arrives in Europe and India

18 December, 2014 | comments (42)

Yesterday Microsoft started rolling out the much anticipated Lumia Denim update for certain smartphones in China. Even though Denim was announced back in September, we weren't expecting it to reach Europe until next year, because of what one UK...