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HTC One M9 Developer Edition gets Android 5.1 Lollipop

HTC One M9 Developer Edition gets Android 5.1 Lollipop

03 July, 2015 | comments (0)

HTC One M9 Developer Edition began receiving Android 5.1 Lollipop over-the-air. Sporting the software number 2.6.651.11, the the new firmware brings a number of essential improvements to the flagship smartphone. With Android 5.1, HTC One M9...

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A duo of unannounced Xiaomi smartphones leak out

A duo of unannounced Xiaomi smartphones leak out

03 July, 2015 | comments (6)

Alleged photos showcasing a duo of unannounced Xiaomi smartphones made the rounds online. There is no word on the devicesí names, though one could be the successor of Xiaomi Mi 4, while the other might be the Xiaomi Redmi Note 2. The...


Leaked render shows BlackBerry Venice slider with Android

Leaked render shows BlackBerry Venice slider with Android

03 July, 2015 | comments (62)

Earlier today we showed you a partial render of what looked like a supposed Android-running version of the BlackBerry Passport. At the same time, we got word that the BlackBerry device codenamed Venice would eventually be headed to AT&T. Venice...


Meizu MX5 now up for international pre-orders

Meizu MX5 now up for international pre-orders

03 July, 2015 | comments (6)

The MX5, which was made official by Meizu earlier this week and is currently only available for pre-order in China, is now up for international pre-orders. Online retailer Gearbest has started accepting pre-orders for the device, and will start...

Tags: Meizu, Android


Update for Sony Xperia Z3+ comes  to fix overheating issues

Update for Sony Xperia Z3+ comes to fix overheating issues

03 July, 2015 | comments (51)

Last month Sony acknowledged that the Snapdragon 810 chipset at the heart of the Xperia Z3+ / Xperia Z4v overheats. Qualcomm still hasnít owned up to the situation, but Sony released the 28.0.A.7.24 update to remedy the issue. It weighs in at...

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Nokia N1 listed in Zauba, India release imminent

Nokia N1 listed in Zauba, India release imminent

03 July, 2015 | comments (19)

Nokia N1 - the Foxconn-made slate and the first Nokia device from the post-Microsoft era - was sold exclusively in China since the beginning of this year. It was just a month ago, when Nokia managed to finally release the N1 in Taiwan - the second...

Tags: Nokia, Android, Rumors


Samsung Galaxy A8 spotted in brochure in South Korea

Samsung Galaxy A8 spotted in brochure in South Korea

03 July, 2015 | comments (20)

The Samsung Galaxy A8 still hasnít graduated to official status, but it's not far now. One of our readers spotted the unofficial phone in a brochure and sent us a snap (thanks!). The specs confirm the slender 5.9mm thickness and the 16MP camera with...


comScore: Apple extends lead in US smartphone market

comScore: Apple extends lead in US smartphone market

03 July, 2015 | comments (36)

Market research firm comScore has released its latest numbers for the US smartphone market revealing a gain in market share for Apple's iPhone as well as iOS. As per the report, the Cupertino company's market share in the three months ending May...


Microsoft drops Android patent lawsuit against Kyocera

Microsoft drops Android patent lawsuit against Kyocera

03 July, 2015 | comments (5)

Just a few months after Microsoft sued Kyocera for allegedly infringing on its Android patents, the software giant has dropped the lawsuit. This came after both companies struck a deal to expand a prior patent licensing arrangement. "The new...


Google to launch a new Android One phone in India this month

Google to launch a new Android One phone in India this month

03 July, 2015 | comments (28)

Google will launch a new Android One smartphone on July 14, according to an Economic Times report. The device, which will be manufactured by local company Lava, will carry a price tag of around INR 12,000 ($190). While Indian vendors weren't...

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BlackBerry Venice with Android OS tipped to launch on AT&T

BlackBerry Venice with Android OS tipped to launch on AT&T

03 July, 2015 | comments (13)

According to @evleaks, the BlackBerry Venice slider with Android on board will launch on AT&T Wireless in the United States. The device is rumored to arrive in November with Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 on board. The Android-powered BlackBerry...


Samsung Galaxy S5 for AT&T gets a small software update

Samsung Galaxy S5 for AT&T gets a small software update

02 July, 2015 | comments (3)

Samsung Galaxy S5 for AT&T received a small software update over-the-air. The new software is still based on Android 5.0 Lollipop. The software update for the SM-G900A is a tad smaller than 300MB. It changes the deviceís firmware version...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Dual-SIM Archos 50d Helium 4G launches for $129 in the US

Dual-SIM Archos 50d Helium 4G launches for $129 in the US

02 July, 2015 | comments (3)

Archos quietly introduced the 50d Helium 4G smartphone with dual-SIM and dual-standby capabilities for the US market. The budget-friendly smartphone will hit the shelves later this month with $129 price tag and Android 5.1 out of the...

Tags: Archos, Android


Samsung Galaxy J1 Pop may in fact land as the J1 Ace

Samsung Galaxy J1 Pop may in fact land as the J1 Ace

02 July, 2015 | comments (8)

Samsung has been rumored to be working on a slightly enhanced version of the Galaxy J1, its first J-series device which was made official at the beginning of this year. So far we've heard that this new model would be called Galaxy J1 Pop, and...

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Samsung Galaxy S6 Duos receives Android 5.1.1 update

Samsung Galaxy S6 Duos receives Android 5.1.1 update

02 July, 2015 | comments (23)

Despite the fact that it isn't being sold in that many markets, it's now time for the Samsung Galaxy S6 Duos to get its taste of the absolute latest version of Android, namely 5.1.1 Lollipop. The single-SIM version of the Galaxy S6 has been on...


Samsung Galaxy J2 appears in GeekBench database

Samsung Galaxy J2 appears in GeekBench database

02 July, 2015 | comments (8)

Samsung Galaxy J2 has popped in various rumors throughout the last few months, but just few days ago we learned some units was shipped in India for testing purposes. This was an obvious sign Samsung is very close to launching the Galaxy J2...


OnePlus 2 might come with dual-lens rear camera

OnePlus 2 might come with dual-lens rear camera

02 July, 2015 | comments (22)

The OnePlus 2 smartphone, which is set to be officially announced on July 27, will come with a dual-camera set-up on the back, according to some leaked sketches of the device obtained by Business Insider. As you can see in the sketch above,...


Rumor: Apple Watch 2 will also come with square display

Rumor: Apple Watch 2 will also come with square display

02 July, 2015 | comments (15)

If you're hoping that the next generation Apple Watch will sport a round display, there is some bad news: a new report out of South Korea is suggesting that Apple is planning to retain the square form factor in the Watch 2. It is also being...

Tags: Apple, Rumour


More details emerge on Samsung's next Tizen phone

More details emerge on Samsung's next Tizen phone

02 July, 2015 | comments (10)

More details have emerged on Samsung's next Tizen-powered smartphone. While previous rumors had suggested that the Z1 successor will be called the Z3, as well as revealed some of its specifications, a new report has revealed that the device will...

Tags: Samsung, Tizen


Exclusive: iPhone 6s duo to be thicker, case sketches confirm

Exclusive: iPhone 6s duo to be thicker, case sketches confirm

02 July, 2015 | comments (23)

The case maker ITSKINS will be starting work on its lineup for the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. Naturally it got the official dimensions for the devices and those are clearly visible by the sketches below. While the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Rumors