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Motorola rolling out special update for some of its devices

Motorola rolling out special update for some of its devices

06 May, 2015 | comments (1)

Motorola is rolling out a special maintenance update that the company says fixes an issue that causes one-way audio following emergency dialling on some of its devices, including the first and second-gen Moto X, Nexus 6, Droid Turbo, Moto...

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Motorola posts Android 5.1 release notes for 1st and 2nd gen Moto X

Motorola posts Android 5.1 release notes for 1st and 2nd gen Moto X

06 May, 2015 | comments (5)

Motorola has posted release notes for the Android 5.1 update for both the first and second-gen Moto X as well as the Moto X Pure Edition, indicating that the devices are set to receive the update soon. The first-gen Moto X is still at Android...

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Alleged specs of the next generation Moto X leak out

Alleged specs of the next generation Moto X leak out

05 May, 2015 | comments (14)

Purported specs of the upcoming third-generation Moto X made the rounds online. The successor of the Moto X (2014) is expected to debut at some point this summer. Allegedly, Motorola’s next flagship smartphone will pack Qualcomm Snapdragon...


Vodafone UK launches three new own-brand devices

Vodafone UK launches three new own-brand devices

05 May, 2015 | comments (3)

Today Vodafone has unveiled no less than three new own-brand devices. This comes after EE launched a couple of new own-brand smartphones last month. Vodafone's most affordable new device of the bunch is the Smart first 6 handset. This is...

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LG kicks off G4 trial program in the US prior to official launch

LG kicks off G4 trial program in the US prior to official launch

05 May, 2015 | comments (3)

Last month, LG had announced a special G4 trial campaign for 15 countries. Under this campaign, about 4000 individuals will be given a free G4 to explore and share the experience over social media. After rolling out this campaign in select...

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Vivo X5Pro has its innards detailed, 4,150 mAh battery in tow

Vivo X5Pro has its innards detailed, 4,150 mAh battery in tow

05 May, 2015 | comments (4)

The upcoming Vivo X5Pro has been leaking a lot lately, and its maker has even started teasing its 2.5D glass screen and eye recognition technology. Today though a handset that could very well be the X5Pro has been spotted in a listing at TENAA,...

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More specs surface for the Huawei Honor 7 Plus

More specs surface for the Huawei Honor 7 Plus

05 May, 2015 | comments (8)

We first told you about the Huawei Honor 7 Plus last month, when word got out that this phablet is in the works at the Chinese company. Back then we also got a purported leaked hands-on photo showing the handset, which you can feast your eyes upon...


HTC Nexus 9 gets Android 5.0.2 update while waiting for 5.1.1

HTC Nexus 9 gets Android 5.0.2 update while waiting for 5.1.1

05 May, 2015 | comments (7)

At the moment the absolute latest version of Android is 5.1.1, which is already out for some devices. However, the HTC-made Nexus 9 is now in the process of receiving a software update to Android 5.0.2. That's quite baffling, but at least it...


Verizon's upcoming LG Lancet with Windows Phone 8.1 leaks

Verizon's upcoming LG Lancet with Windows Phone 8.1 leaks

05 May, 2015 | comments (8)

In mid-April a then-unnamed LG Windows Phone headed to Verizon got the leaked press render treatment. In the meantime, we found some confirmation that LG is in fact getting back into the Windows Phone realm on the Korean company's own website, and...


HTC reports grim financial results for April, One M9 the culprit

HTC reports grim financial results for April, One M9 the culprit

05 May, 2015 | comments (75)

HTC reports rather disturbing financial results for the month of April with revenue down 38.7% YoY to $440M. Compared to last month's $650M, the figures are down 32.4%. Unexpectedly low demand for the One M9 is to blame, an unnamed analyst with...

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Gionee Elife E8 is a QHD 6-incher with a 3,520mAh battery

Gionee Elife E8 is a QHD 6-incher with a 3,520mAh battery

05 May, 2015 | comments (5)

The Gionee Elife E7 phablet was released all the way back in 2013 and its replacement is long overdue. The next-generation model dubbed Elife E8 is now apparently ready for primetime, as evidenced by a listing on Chinese regulator TENAA's...

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New Android 5.0.2 update rolling out for Sony Xperia Z2/Z3 series

New Android 5.0.2 update rolling out for Sony Xperia Z2/Z3 series

05 May, 2015 | comments (39)

Sony is rolling out a new Android 5.0.2 Lollipop firmware (build number 23.1.A.1.28) for its Xperia Z2 and Z3 series devices, including the Z3, Z3 Compact, Z3 Tablet Compact, Z2, and Z2 Tablet. The update includes fixes to enable the easy...

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Goldgenie outs a carbon fiber backed iPhone 6

Goldgenie outs a carbon fiber backed iPhone 6

05 May, 2015 | comments (5)

Luxury customization specialist Goldgenie has expanded its portfolio of iPhone 6 mods and now offers a carbon fiber collection. In fact, the company has launched three separate ranges employing the high-strength material, with the more exclusive...

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Oppo to finally join the Lollipop bandwagon

Oppo to finally join the Lollipop bandwagon

05 May, 2015 | comments (2)

While most manufacturers have been busy pushing Android Lollipop to their devices in the recent months, users of Oppo smartphones have been out of luck. However, that was until now. According to a GizChina report, the Chinese company has...

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Oppo officially confirms metal unibody and May 20 launch for R7

Oppo officially confirms metal unibody and May 20 launch for R7

05 May, 2015 | comments (6)

A lot has been said about Oppo's upcoming handset - the R7. For quite a long time we were all convinced that the phone will be the first to feature a 'bezelless' screen design based on the company's recent patent. Since then, however, Oppo has...

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Sony Xperia Z to get Lollipop update next week

Sony Xperia Z to get Lollipop update next week

05 May, 2015 | comments (48)

Last October, Sony promised to deliver the Lollipop update for entire Xperia Z series. Most Xperia Z series phones already received the update over the last couple of weeks but there was one remaining. Yet, the original Xperia Z owners need not...

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Microsoft Lumia 435 now available in US

Microsoft Lumia 435 now available in US

05 May, 2015 | comments (14)

The Microsoft Lumia 435, which was unveiled back in January this year, is now available for purchase in the US. The T-Mobile version of the device (white colour) is now listed on the Microsoft Store website, and carries a price tag of $70 sans...


Android in April: almost 10% of all devices boot Lollipop

Android in April: almost 10% of all devices boot Lollipop

04 May, 2015 | comments (36)

Google released the Android distribution stats for the month of April. Unsurprisingly, the share of Android 5.0 and up has grown considerably - an iteration of Lollipop boots on almost 10% of all hardware. Android 5.0 is now present on 9% of...


Alleged photos of Samsung Z2 with Tizen OS leak out

Alleged photos of Samsung Z2 with Tizen OS leak out

04 May, 2015 | comments (11)

Purported live photos of an upcoming Samsung Z2 smartphone with Tizen OS made the rounds online. The entry-level handset is expected to debut at some point over the next couple of months. As you can see above, the upcoming device looks like...

Tags: Samsung, Tizen, Rumors


ZTE Nubia Z9 tipped to launch with $692 price tag in China on May 6

ZTE Nubia Z9 tipped to launch with $692 price tag in China on May 6

04 May, 2015 | comments (17)

ZTE might launch the Nubia Z9 with a CNY 4,299 ($692) price tag. The latter has been leaked by the Chinese online retailer JD.com. ZTE's upcoming Nubia Z9 smartphone is no longer a secret and is expected to launch formally on May 6 in...

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