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Motorola offers optional extended warranty for Nexus 6

Motorola offers optional extended warranty for Nexus 6

20 November, 2014 | comments (9)

Motorola is offering extended warranty package for Nexus 6. Priced at $129.99, Moto Care protects the Android 5.0 Lollipop phablet from accidental damage for a period of two years. Users can purchase Moto Care for the Nexus 6 within 30 days...

Tags: Motorola, Android


European pre-orders of Honor 3C by Huawei kick off

European pre-orders of Honor 3C by Huawei kick off

20 November, 2014 | comments (7)

The budget-friendly Honor 3C by Huawei is now available to pre-order in Europe. The dual-SIM smartphone is priced at £109.99 (about $170).The handset will begin shipping to customers this coming Monday, on November 24. Specifications of...

Tags: Huawei, Android


Sprint's Samsung Galaxy S5 finally receives Android 4.4.4

Sprint's Samsung Galaxy S5 finally receives Android 4.4.4

20 November, 2014 | comments (7)

More than two months later than T-Mobile's version, Sprint's Samsung Galaxy S5 is now finally in the process of getting updated to Android 4.4.4 KitKat. This is the last version of the OS bearing that name, so we assume the next new software...


Xiaomi wants to be world No.1 in smartphones in 10 years

Xiaomi wants to be world No.1 in smartphones in 10 years

20 November, 2014 | comments (57)

Xiaomi has had an amazing run so far. The company, founded in April 2010, launched its first smartphone in August 2011. And around three years later, it became the world's No.3 smartphone maker by sales volumes. And it achieved this despite only...

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Sprint lowers Nexus 6 price, refunds those who paid more

Sprint lowers Nexus 6 price, refunds those who paid more

20 November, 2014 | comments (1)

Sprint started selling the Motorola Nexus 6 last week, but for some reason its price was higher than that asked by AT&T for the exact same device. While AT&T has been charging $249.99 for the handset when bought with a new two-year contract, for...


HTC Desire 820s hits 1.26 million pre-registrations in China

HTC Desire 820s hits 1.26 million pre-registrations in China

20 November, 2014 | comments (10)

News outlet Focus Taiwan reports HTC China has has boasted 1.26 million per-registrations for the Desire 820s. In fact, HTC China says registrations keep piling up at a steady pace. While a pre-order signup doesn't guarantee a purchase since...

Tags: HTC, Android


Samsung Galaxy S5 Plus is now on sale in Europe

Samsung Galaxy S5 Plus is now on sale in Europe

20 November, 2014 | comments (43)

Samsung Galaxy S5 Plus was unveiled a month ago without much fanfare. It's an updated version of the Galaxy S5 flagship that keeps everything the same but promotes the chipset to Snapdragon 805. The new chip offers better quad-core Krait 450...

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Corning unveils new, tougher Gorilla Glass 4

Corning unveils new, tougher Gorilla Glass 4

20 November, 2014 | comments (44)

Corning has unveiled the sequel to its popular Gorilla Glass. Version 4 is better at falling – it survives 80% of drops from 1m (3.3ft) on a rough surface meant to emulate the jaggedy surfaces encountered in daily use. Corning claims Gorilla Glass 4...

Tags: Misc


Tizen OS 2.3 screenshots reaveal a fresh new look

Tizen OS 2.3 screenshots reaveal a fresh new look

20 November, 2014 | comments (69)

New screenshots of Samsung's Tizen 2.3 have surfaced, courtesy of Tizen Indonesia. The latest version of Tizen OS looks a lot more colorful than before with updated icons. Samsung has also used bold color choices throughout the user...

Tags: Samsung, Intel, Tizen


WSJ: why Apple's iPhone sapphire plans fell through

WSJ: why Apple's iPhone sapphire plans fell through

20 November, 2014 | comments (32)

Did you know that Apple uses one fourth of the world's supply of sapphire, just to protect the cameras and fingerprint readers of its iPhones? This statistic gives you some insight in how monumental the task of covering the new large screens would...

Tags: Apple, Misc


HTC rolls out Eye Experience suite in India for the One (M8)

HTC rolls out Eye Experience suite in India for the One (M8)

20 November, 2014 | comments (9)

Following the Eye Experience update rollout in the US and Europe, HTC has started slowly seeding the update in Asia as well. We get reports from India that the Eye Experience software update weighs under 300MB and bumps the firmware version to...


Apple drops the “FREE” button of App Store apps and games

Apple drops the “FREE” button of App Store apps and games

19 November, 2014 | comments (35)

Apple dropped the “free” moniker from the apps and games in the App Store. Effective immediately, the “FREE” button on the apps and games that don’t require payment will make way to a “GET” replacement. The move acknowledges the in-app...

Tags: Apple, iOS


Nexus 9 LTE to arrive on T-Mobile in the US in early December

Nexus 9 LTE to arrive on T-Mobile in the US in early December

19 November, 2014 | comments (2)

T-Mobile announced that it will begin offering the LTE-capable HTC Nexus 9 in early December. The 64-bit Tegra K1-packing slate will be available with $0 down and 24 monthly payments of $24.99. Outright pricing of the LTE Nexus 9 is not...

Tags: HTC, Android


Samsung will make a foldable smartphone display in 2015

Samsung will make a foldable smartphone display in 2015

19 November, 2014 | comments (70)

Flexible displays are slowly but surely making their way into our lives - and mobile devices. The first step has been represented by panels bent during the production process, like those in the LG G Flex, Samsung Galaxy Round, and Galaxy Note...

Tags: Samsung


Android One phones will run Lollipop by end of January

Android One phones will run Lollipop by end of January

19 November, 2014 | comments (56)

This year Google launched the Android One initiative, which has so far been comprised of three smartphones: the Micromax Canvas A1, the Karbonn Sparkle V, and the Spice Dream Uno. These all have the exact same innards, which were specified by...


Lollipop update for Samsung Galaxy Note 3 showcased too

Lollipop update for Samsung Galaxy Note 3 showcased too

19 November, 2014 | comments (47)

Earlier we showed you the first leaked screenshots depicting what the Android 5.0 Lollipop update would look like on the HTC One (M8), and now it's Samsung's turn. From the Korean smartphone maker we've already had leaks showing us not one, but...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Lollipop with Sense 6 for the HTC One (M8) gets pictured

Lollipop with Sense 6 for the HTC One (M8) gets pictured

19 November, 2014 | comments (29)

HTC is due to upgrade the One Google Play Edition smartphones to Android 5.0 Lollipop this week - on Friday, the latest news claims. But what about the HTC Sense-infused version of the One (M8)? We already know the Taiwanese company will bring it...

Tags: HTC, Android


AT&T starts shipping the Nexus 6, T-Mobile now selling it  too

AT&T starts shipping the Nexus 6, T-Mobile now selling it too

19 November, 2014 | comments (4)

Just as promised the Motorola Nexus 6 has started shipping to AT&T customers. Meanwhile T-Mobile has started offering the Google pureblood smartphone to its customers. Those that pre-ordered the AT&T-branded Nexus 6 from AT&T have begun receiving...


Display Mate crowns Galaxy Note 4 display Best of the Best

Display Mate crowns Galaxy Note 4 display Best of the Best

19 November, 2014 | comments (64)

A couple of months ago Display Mate proclaimed the Apple iPhone 6 display as the "best-performing LCD", it has done more testing and now the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 earns the "best of the best" title. As part of a shootout it went up against the...


Front panel of unknown WP smartphone leaks, is it the 1030?

Front panel of unknown WP smartphone leaks, is it the 1030?

19 November, 2014 | comments (47)

The latest leak coming from China shows off a mysterious front panel of what appears to be a yet unannounced Windows Phone device. According to the source, the panel measures around 5" and could be meant as the front of the latest flagship to...