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Qualcomm may tap Samsung foundries for Snapdragon 820

Qualcomm may tap Samsung foundries for Snapdragon 820

21 April, 2015 | comments (14)

Samsung has an advantage in chip making and it's starting to snowball – now even Qualcomm may switch to Samsung's foundries to manufacture the upcoming Snapdragon 820 chipset. The current 810 is built by TSMC (which also produced previous...


Alleged Oppo R7 shows up in renders, contains traces of bezels

Alleged Oppo R7 shows up in renders, contains traces of bezels

21 April, 2015 | comments (3)

The upcoming Oppo bezelless flagship has been showing up in live videos lately with some consistency as to its design. However, a new render now claims that the Oppo R7 will look nothing like, instead boasting a crazy thin profile and yes, some...

Tags: Oppo, Android, Rumors


G4 to release in Korea on April 29, LG confirms

G4 to release in Korea on April 29, LG confirms

21 April, 2015 | comments (2)

LG's upcoming flagship smartphone, the G4, will hit the stores in its home market on April 29, the South Korean company has confirmed. Yesterday, there were reports that the device will release on May 31. However, that information turned out...

Tags: LG, Android


Latest Samsung Z1 OTA update brings new WhatsApp shortcut

Latest Samsung Z1 OTA update brings new WhatsApp shortcut

21 April, 2015 | comments (9)

Samsung's Tizen-based Z1 smartphone, which went on sale in India back in January this year, has received a fresh over-the-air (OTA) update. Sized at 17.3MB, the update carries build number Z130HDDU0BOD7, and brings along several bug fixes,...

Tags: Samsung, Tizen


Nokia rumored to return to making phones next year

Nokia rumored to return to making phones next year

20 April, 2015 | comments (102)

According to a report in Re/code, Nokia plans to go back to manufacturing mobile phone in 2016. The company is said to be “quietly plotting a return” to the market it once dominated. Nokia Technologies is reportedly driving the move back to...

Tags: Nokia, Rumors


Cheaper, plastic-clad Xiaomi Mi4i to be unveiled on April 23

Cheaper, plastic-clad Xiaomi Mi4i to be unveiled on April 23

20 April, 2015 | comments (13)

On April 23 Xiaomi is holding an event in New Delhi during which it's going to unveil a "Global Mi Phone". This is according to the Chinese company itself, which has already started to tease its upcoming offering. Some rumors have claimed we'd...


Samsung's Galaxy Tab A series lands in the US on May 1

Samsung's Galaxy Tab A series lands in the US on May 1

20 April, 2015 | comments (10)

Samsung will release the two Galaxy Tab A tablets in the US market on May 1. Both the Galaxy Tab A 9.7 and the Galaxy Tab A 8.0 were first introduced at an event in Russia last month, and since then we've heard that at least one of them is headed to...

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AT&T will offer the LG G Flex 2 starting on April 24

AT&T will offer the LG G Flex 2 starting on April 24

20 April, 2015 | comments (3)

The LG G Flex 2 with its distinctive curved appearance is headed to AT&T in the next few days. The carrier officially announced the news today, though it's been quite a while since LG unveiled the G Flex 2 in the first place. Irrespective of why...

Tags: LG, Android, AT&T


Android Wear update brings Wi-Fi support, always-on apps

Android Wear update brings Wi-Fi support, always-on apps

20 April, 2015 | comments (7)

The rumored update to Android Wear that was supposed to bring with it Wi-Fi support has now been made official by Google. It will be rolling out to all existing smartwatches running the wearable platform, starting with the new LG Watch Urbane. The...


OnePlus paused CM OS 12 OTA to add ‘OK OnePlus’ feature

OnePlus paused CM OS 12 OTA to add ‘OK OnePlus’ feature

20 April, 2015 | comments (14)

OnePlus had started the rollout of the much awaited Android 5.0 Lollipop based Cyanogen OS 12 system update for the One last week. Few lucky folks managed to download the CM OS 12 and many kept waiting for the OTA update. Carl Pei, co-founder of...

Tags: OnePlus, Android


Sony Xperia Z4 is not the 2015 flagship, stay tuned this May

Sony Xperia Z4 is not the 2015 flagship, stay tuned this May

20 April, 2015 | comments (196)

Sony Xperia Z4 was announced in Japan today and it's an incremental upgrade with the Snapdragon 810 chip being the key change. As it turns out the lack of fanfare for the Xperia Z4 launch in Japan was intentional, as the phone will remain as...

Tags: Sony, Android, Rumors


Analyst: Apple sold 3M Watches, making bank on the Edition

Analyst: Apple sold 3M Watches, making bank on the Edition

20 April, 2015 | comments (52)

The Apple Watch pre-orders are in full swing, but the delivery date for new orders keeps slipping back. The principal of Think Big Analytics, Carl Howe, estimates that Apple has sold 3 million units already and now that Quanta has gotten the hang of...

Tags: Apple, iOS


LG G4 release date confirmed to be May 31

LG G4 release date confirmed to be May 31

20 April, 2015 | comments (28)

LG has been sharing teasers of its upcoming flagship G4 set to go official on April 28. While the phone is still under wraps, LG Korea confirmed that the G4 will hit the stores on May 31 or at least in the company's home market. Earlier...

Tags: LG, Android


Video shows how the Oppo R7 pulls off its bezel-less trick

Video shows how the Oppo R7 pulls off its bezel-less trick

20 April, 2015 | comments (20)

The bezel-less Oppo R7 is back with another video, this one is a bit over a minute long so it gives us a better look at the upcoming flagship. The Oppo R7's claim to fame is that the 5.5" screen has near-invisible bezels on the side. Curved...

Tags: Oppo, Android, Rumors


OnePlus One now available without invites forever

OnePlus One now available without invites forever

20 April, 2015 | comments (40)

OnePlus is feeling the excitement of the first anniversary of its One smartphone. On that occasion, the Chinese startup has announced that it will offer the OnePlus One smartphone without invites in all supported regions. So it took 12...

Tags: OnePlus, Android


TrendForce: Global smartphone shipments declined 9.2% in Q1

TrendForce: Global smartphone shipments declined 9.2% in Q1

20 April, 2015 | comments (12)

Global smartphone shipments in the first quarter of 2015 stood at 291.2 million units, down 9.2% compared to the last quarter of 2014, according to a latest report from market research firm TrendForce. "The decline, which was larger than the...


Oppo launches the low-end Joy Plus in India for $111

Oppo launches the low-end Joy Plus in India for $111

20 April, 2015 | comments (19)

Oppo has launched a new budget Android smartphone in India. The Oppo Joy Plus will retail for Rs. 6,990 ($111) and is Oppo's cheapest phone on the market. The Joy Plus has a 4.0-inch, 800x480 display, MediaTek MT6572 SoC with dual-Core 1.3GHz...

Tags: Oppo, Android


Fix your bricked Lumia 520 or 525 with the updated recovery tool

Fix your bricked Lumia 520 or 525 with the updated recovery tool

20 April, 2015 | comments (6)

Recently Microsoft made available the Windows 10 Technical Preview for Lumia 520/521 and 525. These are the weakest phones among the Windows Phone 8 gang with just half a gig of RAM. The update process went well for the early adopters, though issues...


LG offering one year free screen replacement for the G4 in Korea

LG offering one year free screen replacement for the G4 in Korea

20 April, 2015 | comments (10)

LG has announced that those who purchase the company's upcoming flagship smartphone, the G4, before May 31 will get free one-time screen replacement (valid up to one year after purchase) as well as a free 64GB microSD card. As of now, the...

Tags: LG, Android


Samsung drops its logo from the Japanese Galaxy S6 and S6 edge

Samsung drops its logo from the Japanese Galaxy S6 and S6 edge

20 April, 2015 | comments (36)

Samsung has dropped its company logo on the Japanese version of the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge. The Docomo version of both phones feature no Samsung logo on the front at all. Instead, the S6 gets a Docomo logo where the Samsung logo would be and...

Tags: Samsung, Android