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Top 10 trending phones of the week

Top 10 trending phones of the week

01 February, 2015 | comments (16)

We saw a few launches this week, but the topic of conversation was usually the latest pre-MWC leak of this flagship or that. No new product managed to shake up the Top 10 chart of trending phones and there was generally little movement as phones...

Tags: Misc


Samsung Galaxy S6 import docs point to 5

Samsung Galaxy S6 import docs point to 5" screen

01 February, 2015 | comments (74)

Day by day, the pieces of the Samsung Galaxy S6 are coming together. The latest evidence of the phone's alleged specs comes from Indian import tracking website Zauba, which lists that two units of the phone have entered the countries for testing and...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Microsoft Lumia 435 goes on pre-order in the UK, ships March 1

Microsoft Lumia 435 goes on pre-order in the UK, ships March 1

01 February, 2015 | comments (8)

Two weeks after its announcement, the Microsoft Lumia 435 is now available for pre-order in the UK. The phone is offered by Amazon and costs 88.49 SIM-free and is offered in Black, Orange and Green. Actual shipping date has also been confirmed - a...


Check out this week's smartphone announcements

Check out this week's smartphone announcements

01 February, 2015 | comments (2)

The week opened with the announcement of the low-end Asus ZenFone C. It's a minor update to last year's ZenFone 4, retaining the Intel chipset with a 1.2GHz dual-core CPU and 1GB of RAM. Screen size has seen a slight bump to 4.5 inches, requiring an...


Counterclockwise: iPad, Moto Atrix, S40, Nokia 6700 classic

Counterclockwise: iPad, Moto Atrix, S40, Nokia 6700 classic

01 February, 2015 | comments (8)

The weekend is a good time to relax or if you're like us, contemplate on the history of mobile devices. A year ago we started putting our musings to paper, to web pages anyway. While you may think the last week of January is just announcements of...

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Cyanogen branding disappears from OnePlus One

Cyanogen branding disappears from OnePlus One

31 January, 2015 | comments (27)

OnePlus one no longer ships with Cyanogen branding on its back cover. The Chinese manufacturer quietly dropped the logo of the ROM developer from its flagship killer. When announced a year ago, the OnePlus One proudly sported a Cyanogen...


Android 5.0 Lollipop update rolling out for LG G Pro 2 in Korea

Android 5.0 Lollipop update rolling out for LG G Pro 2 in Korea

31 January, 2015 | comments (22)

Over a month after the G3 started receiving the Android 5.0 update, LG has started rolling out the Lollipop update for the G Pro 2 in its homeland South Korea. The new firmware brings features like Material Design, rich notifications, better...

Tags: LG, Android


Malaysia getting the Samsung Galaxy A7 in February

Malaysia getting the Samsung Galaxy A7 in February

31 January, 2015 | comments (28)

The Samsung Galaxy A7 launched in Russia earlier this month and now it's headed to Malaysia. The slender phablet will cost MYR 1,500 ($410/365). That's a noticeably better deal than Russia got where the phablet is $530/450 (as usual tech gets a...

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Samsung Galaxy S4 (I9500) getting Lollipop in Russia

Samsung Galaxy S4 (I9500) getting Lollipop in Russia

31 January, 2015 | comments (42)

Following in the footsteps of the Galaxy Note 3, the Samsung Galaxy S4 (I9500) is making the jump to Android 5.0 Lollipop in Russia. The update weighs in at a hefty 1.05GB and has restrictions for the internal storage. The Android 5.0...


Week 5 in review: Galaxy S6, HTC One (M9) and Exynos

Week 5 in review: Galaxy S6, HTC One (M9) and Exynos

31 January, 2015 | comments (4)

With MWC 2015 just over a month away everybody is already itching to know what the mobile world has in store and naturally the news has been overflowing with leaks. Unsurprisingly Samsung once again stole the spotlight with its highly anticipated...


Some HTC One versions will get Android 5.0 later than expected

Some HTC One versions will get Android 5.0 later than expected

30 January, 2015 | comments (38)

Some carrier versions of HTC One (M8) and One (M7) will get updated to Android 5.0 Lollipop a bit later than expected. HTC initially promised to update all versions of its 2013 and 2014 flagship smartphone within 90 days of receiving the Android 5.0...

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The upcoming LG G4 might feature a 3K display

The upcoming LG G4 might feature a 3K display

30 January, 2015 | comments (106)

The yet to be announced LG G4 might pack a 3K display. A screenshot of a user agent profile revealed the possible bump in screen resolution over LG G3. The leaked document reveals an LG handset with the model number LG-VS999, sporting the...

Tags: LG, Android, Rumors


LG G3 receives a new Lollipop update in Europe

LG G3 receives a new Lollipop update in Europe

30 January, 2015 | comments (51)

The LG G3 is already rocking Android 5.0 Lollipop, as its initial update has spread across Europe since December. Now though, the Korean smartphone maker is in the process of pushing an additional firmware upgrade for the G3, at least it's doing...


Galaxy Note 4 Lollipop update delayed due to Gear VR

Galaxy Note 4 Lollipop update delayed due to Gear VR

30 January, 2015 | comments (54)

With the Lollipop craze in full steam and the Galaxy Note 3 already up for a soak test in Russia it is only natural to expect that Samsung will give an equal share of attention to the Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge. We already saw a leaked...


Nokia Lumia 930 on EE finally getting Lumia Denim update

Nokia Lumia 930 on EE finally getting Lumia Denim update

30 January, 2015 | comments (16)

The Lumia Denim update started rolling out last year, but it reached the Nokia Lumia 930 flagship only recently. Some 930's get it sooner than others, among the unlucky users were those on EE in the UK. The update has been arriving on 930's in...


Samsung Galaxy S6 dimensions confirmed, port layout too

Samsung Galaxy S6 dimensions confirmed, port layout too

30 January, 2015 | comments (66)

The upcoming Samsung Galaxy S6 hasn't yet surfaced in live images, but based on numerous leaks, we can now paint a pretty accurate picture. Yet it seems that case manufacturers have precise details ahead of launch. After two rounds of case...


Full specs of Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 leak

Full specs of Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 leak

30 January, 2015 | comments (28)

The Xiaomi Redmi Note, released in March 2014, is due for a successor, and one is evidently in the works. A new listing on the site of Chinese agency TENAA reveals its appearance and insides. Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 The new generation...

Tags: Xiaomi, Android


Exclusive: Samsung Galaxy XCover 3 photos and specs leak

Exclusive: Samsung Galaxy XCover 3 photos and specs leak

30 January, 2015 | comments (20)

Samsung has always aimed to have a few devices on every shelf, top to bottom. Outdoor-targeted smartphones are no exception, but the two most recent offerings, Galaxy S5 Active and Galaxy S4 Active, have been based on the respective flagships. The...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Huawei P8 may be announced in mid-April, not at the MWC

Huawei P8 may be announced in mid-April, not at the MWC

30 January, 2015 | comments (6)

Huawei has a flagship in the works and a MWC event scheduled for March 1. New info suggests that the Huawei P8 will not be at that event though, instead it will be revealed on April 15 at a separate event in London. The company is mum on hardware...


Motorola Moto G 4G (2015) debuts in Brazil, already on sale

Motorola Moto G 4G (2015) debuts in Brazil, already on sale

30 January, 2015 | comments (26)

A LTE-enabled variant of the Moto G (2014) has been circulating in the rumor mill for quite some time now and now it's finally become a reality. Motorola has apparently opted out of an official announcement and instead the new handset crept up on us...

Tags: Motorola, Android