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HTC Desire 601 gets Android 4.4 KitKat and Sense 5.5

HTC Desire 601 gets Android 4.4 KitKat and Sense 5.5

24 April, 2014 | comments (0)

HTC Singapore has announced via its official Facebook account that it has begun seeding a firmware update for the HTC Desire 601. The update includes the latest available Android OS 4.4.2 KitKat plus v5.5 of the company's proprietary Sense...


Nokia releases Asha 1.4 software update with new features

Nokia releases Asha 1.4 software update with new features

24 April, 2014 | comments (3)

Nokia Asha Software Platform v1.4 is now available as an over-the-air update for five Asha phones - 230, 500, 501, 502 and 503. You can get it right now by visiting the Settings -> Phone Update menu on your phone. Version 1.4 of the Asha...


Oppo R1S outed with LTE and faster chipset

Oppo R1S outed with LTE and faster chipset

24 April, 2014 | comments (5)

Oppo has announced Oppo R1S - an upgraded version of the recently launched Oppo R1 with a faster chipset and a better camera. Oppo R1S The Oppo R1S looks absolutely identical to its R1 predecessor, it even has the same footprint and...

Tags: Oppo, Android


LG G3 cases go on sale, reveal curious back design

LG G3 cases go on sale, reveal curious back design

24 April, 2014 | comments (16)

Alleged plastic cases for the upcoming LG G3 have surfaced and are currently on sale at wholesale retailer Aliexpress. The holes on the cases give us a pretty good idea of the phone's port and button layouts. LG will be keeping its rear-mounted...

Tags: LG, Android, Rumors


Samsung Galaxy S5 Crystal Edition coming next month

Samsung Galaxy S5 Crystal Edition coming next month

24 April, 2014 | comments (19)

Samsung and Swarovski team up regularly to introduce a crystal-studded version of Samsung's flagships. Now it's time for the Galaxy S5 to get a Crystal Collection edition. Previously we've had Crystal Editions for the Galaxy S II, Galaxy S III...

Tags: Samsung, Misc


Nearly half of HTC One M8 buyers came from Apple or Samsung

Nearly half of HTC One M8 buyers came from Apple or Samsung

24 April, 2014 | comments (31)

CompareMyMobile, trade-in website, reports that HTC is enjoying massive brand loyalty. Nearly half of the people (46.2%) that upgraded to an HTC One (M8) came from an old HTC device. Roughly the same number of people upgraded from an old Apple or...

Tags: HTC


ARM executive: 64-bit phones coming by Christmas

ARM executive: 64-bit phones coming by Christmas

24 April, 2014 | comments (15)

Tom Lantzsch, ARM's executive vice president of corporate strategy spoke to CNET and shared that the company has had a noticeable increase in interest for 64-bit mobile processors. More specifically, the 64-bit Cortex-A53 has received a lot of...

Tags: ARM, Android, Misc


Sharp 304SH comes with 5.2

Sharp 304SH comes with 5.2" 1080p screen, ultra slim bezels

24 April, 2014 | comments (27)

Sharp has announced the AQUOS Xx 304SH destined to arrive on carrier SoftBank Mobile in Japan. The phone features a 5.2" 1080p display in a very compact body resulting in a screen-to-body ratio of 79% (take that, LG). The AQUOS Xx 304SH...

Tags: Sharp, Android


Samsung Galaxy Beam2 announced in China

Samsung Galaxy Beam2 announced in China

24 April, 2014 | comments (16)

Samsung Galaxy Beam2 recently appeared on Tenna, the Chinese certification agency and now, the smartphone has been officially listed on the company's website. The Samsung Galaxy Beam2 carries the model number SM-G3858 and improves the specs on...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Galaxy S5 outsells iPhone 5s over launch weekend

Galaxy S5 outsells iPhone 5s over launch weekend

24 April, 2014 | comments (69)

The Samsung Galaxy S5 scored more sales in its launch weekend than the iPhone 5s in its respective period. More specifically, the Galaxy S5 snug 25% and 18% of the smartphone market share in the USA and Canada for that period. The iPhone 5s did...


Verizon-bound red HTC One (M8) and Kyocera Brigadier leaked

Verizon-bound red HTC One (M8) and Kyocera Brigadier leaked

24 April, 2014 | comments (4)

Verizon will be carrying a red HTC One (M8) version, according to a tweet from the popular tipster @evleaks. However, it remains to be seen if the Big Red is going to exclusively offer the new paintjob or if it's going to be available with other...


HTC One (M8) gets treated to a minor software update

HTC One (M8) gets treated to a minor software update

24 April, 2014 | comments (2)

The recently launched HTC One (M8) is getting a minor software update. The new firmware brings Extreme Power Saving Mode and enhances the performance of the camera and gallery apps. Even though the Extreme Power Saving Mode was announced at...

Tags: HTC, Android


Apple announces better than expected fiscal Q2 2014 earnings

Apple announces better than expected fiscal Q2 2014 earnings

23 April, 2014 | comments (31)

Apple announced its financial results for the fiscal Q2 of 2014. The Cupertino giant beat the expectations by posting net profit of $10.2 billion, or $11.62 per diluted share from $45.6 billion of revenue. The above results are higher than...

Tags: Apple


Xiaomi will sell its smartphones in ten new markets this year

Xiaomi will sell its smartphones in ten new markets this year

23 April, 2014 | comments (37)

Xiaomi announced its plans to enter ten new market this year. The Chinese manufacturer’s founder and CEO Lei Jun delivered the news at a press conference in Beijing. Xiaomi will begin sales in large developing markets such as India, Brazil,...

Tags: Android, Samsung


Samsung to make a 7-inch smartphone

Samsung to make a 7-inch smartphone

23 April, 2014 | comments (129)

Smartphone screens keep getting bigger and bigger. Phablets push the boundaries of pocket-friendliness (let’s be honest, that threshold has been crossed a long time ago), but now Samsung is looking to create a 7” handset to usher us into an era of...

Tags: Android, Samsung


HTC Droid DNA to get Android 4.4, Sense 5.5 tomorrow

HTC Droid DNA to get Android 4.4, Sense 5.5 tomorrow

23 April, 2014 | comments (12)

HTC unveiled the Droid DNA in late November 2012 with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and Sense 4.0. The smartphone has since been updated to 4.3 Jelly Bean and Sense 5, but starting tomorrow it will get yet another major update. The update will bring...

Tags: HTC, Android


Motorola sold 6.5 million devices worldwide in Q1 2014

Motorola sold 6.5 million devices worldwide in Q1 2014

23 April, 2014 | comments (39)

Senior vice president of product management at Motorola Rick Osterloh announced in a tweet that the company has shipped 6.5 million devices globally for Q1 2014. The Moto X and Moto G have been getting warm reception worldwide, with the Moto G named...

Tags: Motorola, Android


Lumia 930 and Lumia 630 EU price and availability revealed

Lumia 930 and Lumia 630 EU price and availability revealed

23 April, 2014 | comments (30)

The latest Windows Phone handsets from Nokia have already arrived at European retailers. The Lumia 930 and Lumia 630 are available for pre-order in Germany right now and better yet, we have pricing and availability info. The Nokia Lumia 930 new...


OnePlus One is official, runs custom CyanogenMod 11S

OnePlus One is official, runs custom CyanogenMod 11S

23 April, 2014 | comments (200)

Finally after months of teasing and releasing details one bit at a time, OnePlus announces the One - its first Android smartphone. In terms of specifications, there's little surprise. The OnePlus One features the Qualcomm Snapdragon 801...

Tags: OnePlus, Android


New Samsung Galaxy K Zoom photos pop up, cases in tow

New Samsung Galaxy K Zoom photos pop up, cases in tow

23 April, 2014 | comments (27)

A new photo of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy K Zoom (formerly known as the Galaxy S5 Zoom) has surfaced, showing the back of the device. Still, you can clearly see the back cover sports the perforated leather-imitating pattern of the Galaxy...