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Verizon Samsung Galaxy S4 and LG G2 get KitKat

Verizon Samsung Galaxy S4 and LG G2 get KitKat

18 April, 2014 | comments (3)

Good news for Verizon Samsung Galaxy S4 owners who have been patiently waiting for their Android 4.4.2 KitKat update: it's may be released on May 2nd. Now the news hasn't been officially released by Verizon, but an internal document was leaked...

Tags: HTC, Android


HTC Desire 610 goes on pre-order in UK for £235

HTC Desire 610 goes on pre-order in UK for £235

18 April, 2014 | comments (14)

HTC Desire 610 was unveiled alongside Desire 816 at this year's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Back at this press conference, the Taiwan manufacturer did mention that the Desire 610 would be available across Europe in May, but there was no word...

Tags: HTC, Android


Samsung Galaxy S4 Active on AT&T gets Android KitKat update

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active on AT&T gets Android KitKat update

18 April, 2014 | comments (8)

The AT&T-bound Samsung Galaxy S4 Active is now receiving the Android 4.4 KitKat update. The update file size varies between 447 MB - 877 MB depending on your current operating system version. At the moment, the new firmware is available over the air...

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LG G2 mini to cost just $310 in Asia

LG G2 mini to cost just $310 in Asia

18 April, 2014 | comments (33)

LG has put up the G2 mini for sale on its online store in Thailand. The company asks $310 (9990 THB) for the G2 mini (D618) - this is the Snapdragon 400 version with a 8MP camera. The same version is currently listed in UK retailer Clove for...

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LG launches KitKat-powered L65 mid-ranger

LG launches KitKat-powered L65 mid-ranger

18 April, 2014 | comments (18)

LG has launched a new addition to its L series smartphones dubbed L65. The newest mid-range offering from the company comes with Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box. LG L65 D285 sports a 4.3-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 480 x...

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Global smartphone shipments rise to 267 million in Q1, 2014

Global smartphone shipments rise to 267 million in Q1, 2014

18 April, 2014 | comments (39)

The Global smartphone shipments hit 266.9 million units in the first quarter of 2014, according to a report from market researcher TrendForce. The three month period, starting from January to March, saw a rise of 1.13% compared to the same period of...


Nokia suspends the sales of the Lumia 2520 over safety concerns

Nokia suspends the sales of the Lumia 2520 over safety concerns

18 April, 2014 | comments (40)

Nokia has announced that it is temporarily suspending the sales of the Lumia 2520 tablet. It has come to their attention during internal testing that the supplied AC-300 wall charger, sold exclusively with the Lumia 2520, poses a health...

Tags: Nokia, Windows


LTE-capable Oppo R1S set to launch on April 25 in China

LTE-capable Oppo R1S set to launch on April 25 in China

17 April, 2014 | comments (3)

An updated Oppo R1 version is set to launch next Friday, on April 25 in China. Dubbed Oppo R1S, the newcomer will feature 4G LTE connectivity with support for Chinese and global frequencies, as well as updated internals. Oppo R1S (click to...

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A third of all Samsung Galaxy S5 upgrades leave an iPhone behind

A third of all Samsung Galaxy S5 upgrades leave an iPhone behind

17 April, 2014 | comments (164)

According to a report in The Telegraph, more than a third (38% to be precise) of the users who upgraded to a Samsung Galaxy S5 switched from an Apple iPhone. The data has been gathered from the mobile trade-in website CompareMyMobile. The...


LG Lucid 3 is $300 off-contract for Verizon

LG Lucid 3 is $300 off-contract for Verizon

17 April, 2014 | comments (3)

Remember the original LG Lucid? If you don't then that's fine: it wasn't much to write home about. But the new LG Lucid 3 for Verizon is a pretty decent handset, and it can be yours for $300, no strings attached. If you don't mind signing on the...

Tags: LG, Android


LG G2 mini coming to UK by the end of April for £250

LG G2 mini coming to UK by the end of April for £250

17 April, 2014 | comments (16)

LG announced the global availability of G2 mini, the compact version of the company's flagship smartphone almost a month ago. However, the South Korean manufacturer did not reveal how much the device would cost. Well, the pricing details of the...

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Google revenues are up 19% in the first quarter

Google revenues are up 19% in the first quarter

17 April, 2014 | comments (9)

Google announced another winning quarter – the $15.4 billion in revenue for the first quarter of 2014 was 19% up year on year. Of course, the sale of Motorola Mobility was a big event for Google in Q1. The search giant will continue handling profits...

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Galaxy S5 sells twice better than Galaxy S4, UK retailer says

Galaxy S5 sells twice better than Galaxy S4, UK retailer says

17 April, 2014 | comments (38)

It's customary for manufacturers to try and build up hype for their newly launched smartphone by talking up their sales numbers. Samsung made no exception to this, saying that its new Galaxy S5 flagship sold 30% more units than its predecessor on...

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Nokia's India plant could be taken out of the Microsoft deal

Nokia's India plant could be taken out of the Microsoft deal

17 April, 2014 | comments (36)

Nokia's plant in Chennai, India continues to be a source of tax issues with local authorities, so much so that it could be shut down by Nokia and be excluded from the upcoming Microsoft acquisition. The plant, seized last year by local...


KitKat updates for Xperia Z, ZL, ZR and Tablet Z to arrive in May

KitKat updates for Xperia Z, ZL, ZR and Tablet Z to arrive in May

17 April, 2014 | comments (41)

Sony had already announced that the Android 4.4 KitKat update for Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia ZR and Xperia Tablet Z was under development and the new firmware would be available in May or June. Now, we have a confirmation that the update is...

Tags: Sony, Android, Rumors


Press image of unannounced LG L65 appears on Twitter

Press image of unannounced LG L65 appears on Twitter

16 April, 2014 | comments (10)

A press photo of the yet to be annoucned LG L65 appeared on Twitter, courtesy of @evleaks. The image shows the front and the back of the handset in a white color scheme. Alleged specs of the LG L65 include a 1.2GHz dual-core CPU, 4.3”...

Tags: LG, Android, Rumors


Leaked LG G3 retail box confirms gold color option

Leaked LG G3 retail box confirms gold color option

16 April, 2014 | comments (49)

LG G3 will feature a gold color scheme among others when available. The fashionable color option was confirmed by a leaked live photo of the upcoming device’s retail box, obtained by The Verge. LG G3 retail box (click to enlarge) When...

Tags: LG, Android, Rumors


Google's modular Ara smartphone to arrive in 2015

Google's modular Ara smartphone to arrive in 2015

16 April, 2014 | comments (90)

Google released the Module Developers Kit (MDK) for its Project Ara smartphone last week, and now more news has surfaced about the modular device. In December, the company will release an Android update for Ara devices, followed by the release of...

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Samsung confident Galaxy S5 will outsell S4, Tizen coming in Q2

Samsung confident Galaxy S5 will outsell S4, Tizen coming in Q2

16 April, 2014 | comments (68)

Samsung senior VP of product strategy Yoon Han-kil revealed to Reuters that the company is confident its latest flagship sales of the Galaxy S5 will eclipse last years' Galaxy S4 device. The company more than doubled last week's launch market...


Samsung Gear smartwatches to work with these 20 devices

Samsung Gear smartwatches to work with these 20 devices

16 April, 2014 | comments (22)

Samsung's has expanded its Gear smartwatches to work exclusively with some 20 more smartphones and tablets, although they will still have to be Samsung branded. Initially working only on the Galaxy S5, Samsung has unveiled an updated list of...

Tags: Samsung, Android