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Microsoft Lumia 535 gets update to fix touchscreen woes

Microsoft Lumia 535 gets update to fix touchscreen woes

22 December, 2014 | comments (0)

The touchscreen issues that the Microsoft Lumia 535 has been encountering have been widely documented up until this point. The software giant first confirmed the problems earlier this month, and then promised a fix would come on December...


Nokia N1 Android tablet launches in China on January 7

Nokia N1 Android tablet launches in China on January 7

22 December, 2014 | comments (6)

Back in November, Nokia (the part of the company that wasn't sold off to Microsoft) announced its first ever Android-running tablet, the N1. We got specs and pricing information then, along with a very vague release time frame of "Q1 2015". Today...

Tags: Nokia, Android


Samsung SM-G430 surfaces with 5.5

Samsung SM-G430 surfaces with 5.5" 1080p screen

22 December, 2014 | comments (13)

Samsung sure likes to launch a lot of smartphones each year. And while 2014 is almost over, we're clearly going to see a lot of new stuff from Samsung next year. One such handset seems to be the SM-G430. This has surfaced through an import...

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LG G2 Android 5.0 screenshot leaks before rollout

LG G2 Android 5.0 screenshot leaks before rollout

22 December, 2014 | comments (16)

The Lollipop update frenzy is well under way and LG's current flagship - the LG G3 was definitely not left behind with updates rolling out during all of the December, first in South Korea and then in a number of other countries. In the height of all...

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Huawei Ascend Mate 7 Plus possibly spotted in a spy photo

Huawei Ascend Mate 7 Plus possibly spotted in a spy photo

22 December, 2014 | comments (11)

A couple of spy shots of an upcoming Huawei smartphone have appeared. They're believed to portray the upcoming Huawei Ascend Mate 7 Plus, which the company is preparing to be the successor of the Ascend Mate 7. There aren't that many visual...


Oppo R8205 and R8200 make the rounds at TENAA

Oppo R8205 and R8200 make the rounds at TENAA

22 December, 2014 | comments (2)

Oppo will be releasing two new additions to its R smartphone lineup. The devices look promising enough on paper and they just appeared on the TENAA website, which means official announcement isn't far away. The two handsets dubbed, at least for now,...

Tags: Oppo, Android, Rumors


Xolo Q900s Plus with 4.7-inch HD display goes on sale in India

Xolo Q900s Plus with 4.7-inch HD display goes on sale in India

22 December, 2014 | comments (12)

Just over a week after unveiling it, Xolo has launched the Q900s Plus, a successor to the Q900s, which was released back in July this year. It comes in black color, and is now available for purchase on Infibeam for 7,999 INR...

Tags: Xolo, Android


Nokia C1 is the company's first post-Microsoft Android phone

Nokia C1 is the company's first post-Microsoft Android phone

22 December, 2014 | comments (91)

Update: Turns out that the phone is nothing more than a concept device. Move along people, nothing to see here. Following the announcement of the Nokia N1, the company's first Android tablet after the Microsoft deal, now we hear the Finns are...

Tags: Nokia, Android, Rumors


Motorola Moto X (2nd Gen) 32GB now available in India

Motorola Moto X (2nd Gen) 32GB now available in India

22 December, 2014 | comments (8)

After Motorola's initial launch of the Moto X(2014) in India, back in September users were left to wonder as to if and when the 32GB version would be available, along with the wood and leather back covers variants. The larger storage model is now...

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Android One coming to Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka

Android One coming to Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka

22 December, 2014 | comments (29)

After launching the Android One brand in India earlier this year, Google is now expanding the devices to other south Asian markets, namely, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. The same three devices will be available in these markets for now -...

Tags: Google, Android


Xiaomi is now valued at more than $45 billion

Xiaomi is now valued at more than $45 billion

21 December, 2014 | comments (54)

The Chinese smartphone and tablet manufacturer Xiaomi is now valued at over $45 billion. The latest estimate tops the $40 billion valuation, which the company received in early November. Xiaomi raised over $1 billion in the latest round...

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HTC One (M8) gets caught with Android 5.0.1 and Sense 6.0

HTC One (M8) gets caught with Android 5.0.1 and Sense 6.0

21 December, 2014 | comments (23)

Screenshots and videos of HTC One (M8) running Android 5.0.1 with Sense 6.0 made the rounds online. This time, the device boots software number 4.1 as opposed to 4.0 from a past leak. Unsurprisingly, the Sense-d Android 5.0 on the HTC One...

Tags: HTC, Android, Rumors


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 (26)

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 (44)

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 (49)

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 (7)

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 (50)

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 (169)

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 (81)

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