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Sony Xperia M2 and M2 Dual get a bump to Android 4.4.4

Sony Xperia M2 and M2 Dual get a bump to Android 4.4.4

26 November, 2014 | comments (1)

In mid-August the Sony Xperia M2 and Xperia M2 Dual made the jump to Android 4.4.2 KitKat and now Sony has nudged them to the last KitKat, 4.4.4. The version number jumps to 18.3.1.C.0.21 form the earlier 18.3.C.0.40. That old version introduced...


Lumia 535 officially announced in India to sell for $150

Lumia 535 officially announced in India to sell for $150

26 November, 2014 | comments (16)

Today Microsoft announced the arrival of the Lumia 535 to the Indian market. For its $150 price (INR 9,200) you get a 5" IPS LCD display a Snapdragon 200 CPU, 1 GB of RAM, as well as two 5 MP cameras, which as a whole is really good bang for the...


Android 5.0 Lollipop ROM for Sprint's Galaxy S5 leaks

Android 5.0 Lollipop ROM for Sprint's Galaxy S5 leaks

26 November, 2014 | comments (9)

It's been nearly a month since the last major Lollipop-related leak for the Samsung Galaxy S5 but that was only screenshots and a video demo. If you're really desperate to take Android 5.0 for a spin and have a Galaxy S5 from Sprint you can now...


Cyber Monday $140 discount on carrier unlocked Moto X

Cyber Monday $140 discount on carrier unlocked Moto X

26 November, 2014 | comments (6)

Motorola just announced a few sweet offers for Moto X, starting December 1. At precisely 11:00 AM CET be ready to hit their Cyber Monday landing page (at the source link below for $140 discount on a contract-free Moto X. In addition the nice folks...

Tags: Motorola, Android


Linshof i8 is an octa-core droid with extraordinary design

Linshof i8 is an octa-core droid with extraordinary design

26 November, 2014 | comments (79)

A new player is apparently joining the market with the announcement of an upcoming smartphone, named i8. The German company sent out a press release describing the rather interesting device as a "high-end hardware for a mid-ranged price". The...

Tags: Rumors


OnePlus One will launch in India on December 2

OnePlus One will launch in India on December 2

25 November, 2014 | comments (22)

OnePlus One will launch in India next week, on December 2. As we know already, the powerful yet affordable smartphone and its accessories will be exclusively sold through Amazon in the vast market. Official pricing in India for the...

Tags: OnePlus, Android


Sonim XP7 is the toughest Android LTE handset

Sonim XP7 is the toughest Android LTE handset

25 November, 2014 | comments (33)

The manufacturer of rugged smartphones Sonim took the wraps of the XP7 Android 4.4 KitKat smartphone. The newcomer is said to be the most rugged smartphone with 4G LTE connectivity on board. Sonim XP7 features shock and impact resistance...

Tags: Sonim, Android


Sony will release fewer devices in bid to turn a profit

Sony will release fewer devices in bid to turn a profit

25 November, 2014 | comments (82)

Sony's not doing too well, at least in certain areas - mobile devices being one of those. So the company has decided to trim its lineup, in hopes to eventually make a profit. The loss-making corporation won't mind if sales take a hit, even by as...

Tags: Sony


2014 could be the first year in which iPad sales decline

2014 could be the first year in which iPad sales decline

25 November, 2014 | comments (50)

2014 is on track to become the first year in which iPad sales decline when compared to the previous year. Despite the fact that Android tablets have gained a lot of traction recently, always eating away at Apple's market share in the tablet space,...

Tags: Apple


Xiaomi Redmi Note to hit India on December 2

Xiaomi Redmi Note to hit India on December 2

25 November, 2014 | comments (17)

Xiaomi Redmi Note, a powerful yet affordable phablet, will be officially launching in India on December 2. Just like other Xiaomi models the stock will be limited and users will be able to buy it only if they have already registered their interest...

Tags: Xiaomi, Android


Ubuntu powered Meizu MX4 to hit market early 2015

Ubuntu powered Meizu MX4 to hit market early 2015

25 November, 2014 | comments (36)

A strategic cooperation deal was signed today between Ubuntu and Meizu in the Chinese manufacturer's headquarters. The agreement sets joint goals to build and promote a new version of the Meizu's Flyme OS, which is based on Ubuntu touch software and...

Tags: Misc


New TouchWiz version may add theming support

New TouchWiz version may add theming support

25 November, 2014 | comments (48)

TouchWiz gets flamed a lot for its looks, but what if Samsung enabled themes? Sony has them, CyanogenMod has them, many Android customizations do they offer the ability to quickly change the look of the device and often goes beyond just changing...


Samsung Galaxy A5 debuts in China for $420

Samsung Galaxy A5 debuts in China for $420

25 November, 2014 | comments (39)

The dual-SIM version of the Samsung Galaxy A5 is now listed on the company's official website in China. It is selling for $420 (CNY 2,599). The price is a bit steep compared to the competition from Xiaomi and Meizu. The Meizu MX4 retails for $292...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Panasonic DMC-CM1 will go on sale in the UK on December 1

Panasonic DMC-CM1 will go on sale in the UK on December 1

24 November, 2014 | comments (32)

Panasonic announced that it will begin offering the DMC-CM1 smartphone in the United Kingdom on December 1. The Android handset features a highly capable 1 camera sensor, which is seven times larger than the typical smartphone solutions these days....


Android 5.0 is now seeding to Moto X (2014) for Verizon

Android 5.0 is now seeding to Moto X (2014) for Verizon

24 November, 2014 | comments (14)

Android 5.0 Lollipop is now seeding to Moto X (2014) for Verizon Wireless. The update arrives only a couple of days after soak test invites got out to Motorola Feedback Network participants. The latest Android build for the Moto X is in...

Tags: Motorola, Android


Samsung SM-E500F may be part of new E series

Samsung SM-E500F may be part of new E series

24 November, 2014 | comments (27)

Samsung has recently launched the Galaxy A series, comprising so far of the A3 and A5. Not long ago there were some mumblings saying that the Korean company likes the idea of using even more letters of the alphabet to describe some upcoming new...


Asus brings its Intel-based PadFone Mini to India

Asus brings its Intel-based PadFone Mini to India

24 November, 2014 | comments (8)

Asus has announced the PadFone Mini for India today. This is the same Intel-powered PadFone Mini which initially got official back in January, and has been on sale elsewhere for months. As all PadFones, we're looking at a smartphone that can be...

Tags: Android, Asus


Motorola Droid Turbo gets a blue version at Best Buy

Motorola Droid Turbo gets a blue version at Best Buy

24 November, 2014 | comments (8)

In case the original color variations of the Motorola Droid Turbo weren't interesting enough for you, then here's something you should consider: a blue model. That's right, there's a blue Droid Turbo now, to complement the black and red...


Xiaomi's upcoming cheap tablet will have LTE support

Xiaomi's upcoming cheap tablet will have LTE support

24 November, 2014 | comments (19)

Slowly but surely, we're getting ever closer to the launch of Xiaomi's next tablet, which should complement the already released Mi Pad 7.9 in the company's portfolio. This device first surfaced at the end of October via a benchmark listing, which...

Tags: Android, Xiaomi


BlackBerry Passport comes in white and red for the holidays

BlackBerry Passport comes in white and red for the holidays

24 November, 2014 | comments (10)

The BlackBerry Passport is now available in one more color - Red. The red color was only a rumor a few days ago when BlackBerry showed off the white one two days ago. Both color options come for users who are not sold on the black one and are...