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Samsung Galaxy A7 (SM-A700) enters India for R&D

Samsung Galaxy A7 (SM-A700) enters India for R&D

22 September, 2014 | comments (6)

The Samsung Galaxy A5 got pretty comprehensively leaked last week, with images showing it in the wild having been made public. We also found out that there would be a Galaxy A3 too, thanks to a user agent profile. But those two won't be the only...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Google working with HTC on an upcoming 9-inch tablet

Google working with HTC on an upcoming 9-inch tablet

22 September, 2014 | comments (27)

We have been hearing rumors of Google working with HTC over an upcoming Nexus tablet for months now. WSJ has now confirmed from its sources that the two companies are indeed working on a 9-inch tablet. According to the sources, Google...

Tags: HTC, Android


Multiple Google employees spotted running Android L on Nexus 4

Multiple Google employees spotted running Android L on Nexus 4

22 September, 2014 | comments (29)

After Google released the developer preview of the Android L on just the Nexus 5 and the Nexus 7, those using the older Nexus 4 were left in the cloud of uncertainty, wondering whether their phone will get the final version when it releases later...

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LG makes its Wine Smart flip smartphone official in Korea

LG makes its Wine Smart flip smartphone official in Korea

22 September, 2014 | comments (30)

LG’s teaser of its Wine Smart device last week caught more than a few people by surprise, as clamshell phones have long since gone the way of the dinosaur with the emergence of smartphones. The Wine Smart is apparently the company’s attempt to...

Tags: LG, Android


Samsung Galaxy Mega 2 shows up on official Thailand site

Samsung Galaxy Mega 2 shows up on official Thailand site

21 September, 2014 | comments (30)

The Samsung Galaxy Mega 2 has popped up on Samsung's official website for Thailand where Samsung lists a lot of details along with product images and specs for the device. The Galaxy Mega 2 has been on sale in Malaysia and even Thailand for...

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Rumor: Vivo Xplay 5 to be the first Snapdragon 810 phone

Rumor: Vivo Xplay 5 to be the first Snapdragon 810 phone

21 September, 2014 | comments (27)

According to Chinese tech analyst Pan Jiutang the Snapdragon 810 chipset may premiere in either the Oppo Find 9, Xiaomi Mi5 or Vivo Xplay 5 with the latter having the highest chance to come first when taking the launch cycles of the others in...


Counterclockwise: iPhone and iOS, Asus Glaxy 7

Counterclockwise: iPhone and iOS, Asus Glaxy 7

21 September, 2014 | comments (8)

Counterclockwise gives us an opportunity to look back at the past and reminisce about how different it was back then. Or as it turns out, that things tend to repeat year after year – Apple's iPhone and iOS release plan certainly follows a set...

Tags: Misc


Verizon enables Voice over LTE on the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

Verizon enables Voice over LTE on the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

20 September, 2014 | comments (33)

Verizon has announced that it will be enabling Voice over LTE or VoLTE feature on the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Verizon launched its VoLTE network earlier this month and so far the only phones that could use it were the Samsung Galaxy S5 and...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Verizon


Motorola Moto 360 to get a gold version soon

Motorola Moto 360 to get a gold version soon

20 September, 2014 | comments (18)

The Motorola Moto 360 is the most sought after smartwatch currently on the market and chances it will remain like this at least until the IFA-announced devices hit the shelves. However the US company is hoping its first smart wearable will retain...


Week 37 in review: Oppo N3, Note 4, iPhone 6, Sony $1.2B loss

Week 37 in review: Oppo N3, Note 4, iPhone 6, Sony $1.2B loss

20 September, 2014 | comments (3)

The Week In Review is our series meant to recap all the major announcements of the week, which you might have missed. In the past Week 38 the Galaxy Note 4 pre-order and availability information surfaced. Additionally, DisplayMate praised the...


Apple details out-of-warranty repair costs for the iPhone 6 family

Apple details out-of-warranty repair costs for the iPhone 6 family

19 September, 2014 | comments (54)

Apple quietly detailed out-of-warranty repair costs for the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus. The charges are separated into three categories – screen damage, battery and power, and other repairs. Replacing the display of an iPhone 6 will set...

Tags: Apple, iOS


Jolla’s smartphone will launch in India on September 23

Jolla’s smartphone will launch in India on September 23

19 September, 2014 | comments (46)

Jolla will officially begin selling its Sailfish OS smartphone in India in four days, on September 23. The Finnish company delivered the news on its official Facebook page. As initially announced, Jolla’s first handset will be offered on the...


Samsung sold one million Galaxy S5 units in Germany

Samsung sold one million Galaxy S5 units in Germany

19 September, 2014 | comments (51)

Samsung announced that it sold one million Galaxy S5 units in Germany. Coincidentally (or not?), the Korean giant delivered the news about its achievement the same day Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus became officially available (Germany is one of...

Tags: Samsung, Android


New Samsung smartwatch to have fingerprint scanner

New Samsung smartwatch to have fingerprint scanner

19 September, 2014 | comments (31)

This year, Samsung's definitely been active in the nascent smartwatch space. It unveiled the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo (both pictured below), Gear Live, and Gear S so far. But next year the company may be taking its smartwatch efforts to the next...

Tags: Samsung, Rumors


Samsung Galaxy A3 (SM-A300) revealed in User Agent profile

Samsung Galaxy A3 (SM-A300) revealed in User Agent profile

19 September, 2014 | comments (20)

It seems that there are two Galaxy Alpha siblings in the works – the Galaxy A5 and now the Galaxy A3 (aka SM-A300). This one packs a 64-bit processor but curiously is close to low-end in most of its specs. A GFX Bench info page reveals a 4.8"...


60,000 Xiaomi Redmi 1S units hit India on September 23

60,000 Xiaomi Redmi 1S units hit India on September 23

19 September, 2014 | comments (43)

Another Tuesday, another Xiaomi flash sale occurs. On September 23, the Chinese phonemaker is set to launch 60,000 Redmi 1S smartphones in India. Presumably, they'll sell in under 10 seconds. Unlike its previous flash sale, which offered...

Tags: Xiaomi, Android


Goldgenie offers 24ct gold-plated iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

Goldgenie offers 24ct gold-plated iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

19 September, 2014 | comments (25)

Choice is always good for consumers even if those consumers are looking to spend thousands of pounds on a gold-plated iPhone. We've seen Amosu's offerings now it's time to look at what Goldgenie has to offer to people with an aversion to non-noble...

Tags: Apple, iOS


More Samsung Galaxy A5 (SM-A500) photos appear

More Samsung Galaxy A5 (SM-A500) photos appear

19 September, 2014 | comments (33)

The second entry of the Alpha series has leaked yet again, this time with photos in the wild. The Samsung SM-A500 (or A5000) will likely be unveiled as the Galaxy A5 and will be thin and light like the Galaxy Alpha but with mid-range specs. The...


Apple starts retail sales of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

Apple starts retail sales of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

19 September, 2014 | comments (65)

Pre-orders for the new Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus started a week ago but some people prefer to buy their gadgets in person. The lines are long though, as usual, and many people in line have been queueing for a couple of days now. Apple is...

Tags: Samsung, Tizen, Rumors


Samsung to launch Tizen smartphone in India by November

Samsung to launch Tizen smartphone in India by November

19 September, 2014 | comments (19)

The oft-troubled Tizen platform from Samsung - seemingly in perpetual limbo between 'coming soon' and 'probably not' - has received yet another ray of hope in light of the recently cancelled Samsung Z project. Reports out of India indicate that...

Tags: Samsung, Tizen, Rumors