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Week 43 in review: Galaxy S5 Plus, Android 5.0 whitelist

Week 43 in review: Galaxy S5 Plus, Android 5.0 whitelist

25 October, 2014 | comments (0)

Week In Review is back to recap all the major announcements of the week, which you might have missed. Week 43 saw the announcement of the Samsung Galaxy S5 Plus, which features a Snapdragon 805 chipset and Cat6 LTE. With the dust starting to settle...


Samsung launches the Galaxy Mega 2 in India

Samsung launches the Galaxy Mega 2 in India

24 October, 2014 | comments (17)

The Samsung Galaxy Mega 2 has reached India today. Samsung has officially launched the mid-range phablet in the subcontinent. This comes after the Mega 2 has previously gone on sale in Malaysia, and got listed on the official Samsung website in...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Upcoming Huawei Honor 4X may cost $146 after all

Upcoming Huawei Honor 4X may cost $146 after all

24 October, 2014 | comments (15)

A few days ago, we saw the Huawei Honor 4X comprehensively leaked after it got certified for sale on the Chinese market. The leak brought us some pictures of the handset, its specs, as well as a rumored price point of CNY 800 (that would be $130...


Sony rumored to release a 12-inch tablet in early 2015

Sony rumored to release a 12-inch tablet in early 2015

24 October, 2014 | comments (11)

Sony is working on a 12-inch tablet, a rumor originating with "Taiwan-based supply chain makers" claims. This tablet is reportedly going to become available in the first quarter of next year, so before the end of March. It will be a high-end...

Tags: Sony, Android, Rumors


Leak details where the Galaxy S5 Active will land in Europe

Leak details where the Galaxy S5 Active will land in Europe

24 October, 2014 | comments (4)

The Samsung Galaxy S5 Active is coming soon to Europe, that much has been made abundantly clear by some recent leaks. When exactly that will happen is still quite a mystery, but today we get to find out more about the 'where'. That is, which...


Samsung Galaxy S5 now said to get Lollipop in December

Samsung Galaxy S5 now said to get Lollipop in December

24 October, 2014 | comments (36)

The Samsung Galaxy S5 may join the LG G3 in getting updated to Android 5.0 Lollipop before the end of this year. Earlier today, an LG rep apparently said as much regarding his company's current flagship smartphone. Now though it looks like LG's...


Samsung Galaxy Note 4 reaches 4.5 million sales in a month

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 reaches 4.5 million sales in a month

24 October, 2014 | comments (98)

According to South Korean outlet News1 the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 has hit 4.5 million sales globally about a month after its launch (it launched September 26). That's a little lower than the 5 million units its predecessor sold in its first month,...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Meizu MX4 Pro live image, benchmarks appear

Meizu MX4 Pro live image, benchmarks appear

24 October, 2014 | comments (11)

A live photo of the Meizu MX4 Pro has surfaced confirming the phone looks as we saw it in a couple of official photos last week. Additionally, the phone went through GFX Benchmark testing, confirming its key specs in the process. The Meizu...

Tags: Meizu, Android, Rumors


Amazon loses $437M in Q3, $170M  due to Fire Phone failure

Amazon loses $437M in Q3, $170M  due to Fire Phone failure

24 October, 2014 | comments (23)

Amazon posted its Q3 earnings for this year - the company achieved $20.58 billion revenue which is a 20% increase compared to last year's Q3 when it pulled in $17.09 billion. The company's operating loss tips the scales at $544 million, though, a...

Tags: Amazon, Android, AT&T


Samsung Galaxy A7 1080p screen, 64-bit processor confirmed

Samsung Galaxy A7 1080p screen, 64-bit processor confirmed

24 October, 2014 | comments (12)

Last month there was some confusion about the screen resolution of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy A7, some sources said 720p others 1080p. A leaked User Agent Profile confirms the 1080p number for the SM-A700FD, which is a dual-SIM version of the...


Oppo confirms two device launches for October 29

Oppo confirms two device launches for October 29

24 October, 2014 | comments (4)

As the date for Oppo's grand event for the N3 comes closers, the company intensifies its teasers giving us more hints about what we can expect. The latest one shows a second device standing next to the teased Oppo N3 behind a red curtain. This...

Tags: Oppo, Android


LG G3 to get Android 5.0 Lollipop update by the end of 2014

LG G3 to get Android 5.0 Lollipop update by the end of 2014

24 October, 2014 | comments (33)

The LG G3 is going to sport Android 5.0 Lollipop by the end of the year, according to an LG representative for the Netherlands and Belgium cited by TechTastic. He didn't give a more specific time frame, as we suspect the company is going to make an...

Tags: LG, Android


GT Advanced and Apple terminate their partnership

GT Advanced and Apple terminate their partnership

24 October, 2014 | comments (36)

GT Advanced Technologies, the company supplying Apple with sapphire for the Apple Watch, has announced the partnership between the two companies is over. Less than a year old, the deal drove GT Advanced to bankruptcy after the company didn't stick...

Tags: Apple


It's official - Lumia phones will be branded 'Microsoft Lumia'

It's official - Lumia phones will be branded 'Microsoft Lumia'

24 October, 2014 | comments (62)

The Nokia Lumia brand is no more – from now on there will only be Microsoft Lumia. However the Nokia phone brand isn't completely dead, Microsoft will continue to sell current Nokia Lumia handsets and provide the support that users expect. Also,...


Microsoft sold a record 9.3 million Lumia smartphones last quarter

Microsoft sold a record 9.3 million Lumia smartphones last quarter

23 October, 2014 | comments (51)

Microsoft released its earnings report for the first quarter of the fiscal 2015. The Redmond-based tech giant took home net income $4.5 billion from $23.2 billion of revenue. The company’s quarterly revenue is a drastic improvement over the...


LG G3 Screen goes official with NUCLUN octa-core chipset

LG G3 Screen goes official with NUCLUN octa-core chipset

23 October, 2014 | comments (12)

LG officially announced the G3 Screen phablet. Designed for its home market, the previously leaked handset comes with LG's first application processor, which is dubbed NUCLUN. The brand new chipset features ARM big.LITTLE technology for...

Tags: LG, Android


Google's Project Ara will have a store for its modular bits

Google's Project Ara will have a store for its modular bits

23 October, 2014 | comments (49)

Google's modular smartphone effort, codenamed Project Ara, seems to be chugging along nicely ahead of its expected release in 2015. Team leader Paul Eremenko said in an interview at Purdue University that there will be a special store for Ara...


Apple may pay Foxconn more for each iPhone 6 Plus

Apple may pay Foxconn more for each iPhone 6 Plus

23 October, 2014 | comments (27)

A media report from Taiwan claims Apple could be ready to pay more to Foxconn for its manufacturing services for the iPhone 6 Plus. This would hopefully have the effect of encouraging the Taiwanese company to make more iPhone 6 Plus units. Those...

Tags: Apple, Rumors


HTC One Mini 2 gets a pink version in the UK

HTC One Mini 2 gets a pink version in the UK

23 October, 2014 | comments (3)

If you're interested in the HTC One Mini 2, but so far haven't found its color variations appealing, then this is for you. Aside from the grey and gold hues which have been available for quite a while, over in the UK Carphone Warehouse has...

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LG announces global rollout plans for the G Watch R

LG announces global rollout plans for the G Watch R

23 October, 2014 | comments (5)

Following a report saying the round LG G Watch R would become available for purchase in the UK as soon as tomorrow, the Korean device maker has put out a press release outlining its rollout plans for the wearable. The G Watch R is LG's second...

Tags: LG, Android Wear