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Xiaomi to start manufacturing smartphones in India and Brazil

Xiaomi to start manufacturing smartphones in India and Brazil

28 November, 2014 | comments (1)

Just a few months after announcing its plans to enter 10 new markets by the end of 2014, Xiaomi has pushed back the expansion plans for some markets, and has said that it will instead focus on existing markets such as India and Indonesia, according...

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Samsung Galaxy A7 gets closer to launch after FCC visit

Samsung Galaxy A7 gets closer to launch after FCC visit

28 November, 2014 | comments (8)

The Samsung Galaxy A5 is currently on sale in China and the Galaxy A3 soon to follow, but the top of the line Galaxy A7 is yet to come out. The phone's visit to the FCC is a strong indication that this will happen sooner than later. In the...

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OnePlus One available without invite for the next 3 days

OnePlus One available without invite for the next 3 days

28 November, 2014 | comments (18)

OnePlus One has really been generating a stir in the smartphone market the last couple of months. If you have been eyeballing the premium device, nicknamed "flagship killer", but have not been able to get your hands on an invite you might be in...

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Gionee W900 with two 1080p displays passes TENAA

Gionee W900 with two 1080p displays passes TENAA

27 November, 2014 | comments (19)

An upcoming Gionee W900 smartphone with two 4 1080p displays passed through TENAA in China. The Android 4.4 KitKat flip phone will almost certainly not launch outside of its home market. Thanks to their modest size and high resolution,...

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Microsoft's Lumia 535 is coming soon to the UK

Microsoft's Lumia 535 is coming soon to the UK

27 November, 2014 | comments (20)

Following its official announcement a few weeks ago, and subsequent special introduction for the Indian market, the Microsoft Lumia 535 is also headed to the UK. This has been revealed by Microsoft itself, which has listed the Lumia 535 on its...

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Microsoft to detail Windows 10 for phones, tablets in January

Microsoft to detail Windows 10 for phones, tablets in January

27 November, 2014 | comments (28)

There's already a Technical Preview of Windows 10 out, which you can download and install if you're so inclined, but that's only for computers. When Microsoft first introduced its next version of Windows back in September, it mainly presented the...

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Low-end Samsung SM-J100F surfaces via benchmark

Low-end Samsung SM-J100F surfaces via benchmark

27 November, 2014 | comments (19)

Just a few days ago the Samsung SM-E500F got leaked for the first time, and back then we speculated that it could be the first member of an upcoming Galaxy E series from the Korean smartphone maker. We arrived at that idea based on the E in its...

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The Galaxy Note 4 with Exynos chipset has an ISOCELL camera

The Galaxy Note 4 with Exynos chipset has an ISOCELL camera

27 November, 2014 | comments (75)

Samsung was strangely vague about the image sensor in the Galaxy Note 4. It bragged about its in-house ISOCELL sensor in the Galaxy S5, but not a peep about who made the Note's sensor. The deal was resolved with the simplest solution an eyes on...

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IDC: India is fastest growing Asia Pacific smartphone market

IDC: India is fastest growing Asia Pacific smartphone market

27 November, 2014 | comments (33)

IDC put out a new report, stating that India continues to be the fastest growing Asia Pacific market for smartphones. The Q3 smartphone sales saw a growth of 82% over the same period of 2013. The data also mentions a quarter-on-quarter growth of...


LG appoints new mobile head in annual management restructuring

LG appoints new mobile head in annual management restructuring

27 November, 2014 | comments (20)

LG electronics has just appointed a new head of its mobile division. Juno Cho will be taking over the position of president and CEO of the division from Park Jong-Seok, who has been dealing with health problems, but will retain a supporting role in...

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Android 5.0 is now seeding to Nvidia Shield Tablet LTE

Android 5.0 is now seeding to Nvidia Shield Tablet LTE

26 November, 2014 | comments (8)

Android 5.0 Lollipop is now seeding to Nvidia Shield Tablet LTE over-the-air. The gaming hardware manufacturer delivered the news about the update on Twitter roughly a week after the Wi-Fi model got the same treatment. Better than ever:...

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Owners of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus use their iPads less

Owners of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus use their iPads less

26 November, 2014 | comments (46)

Users of Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus spend significantly less time with their iPads than owners of older iPhone models. The data that confirms the new state of affairs comes courtesy of the developers behind Pocket. The latter is a popular...

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Android One makes it to the UK with Karbonn's Sparkle V

Android One makes it to the UK with Karbonn's Sparkle V

26 November, 2014 | comments (19)

Starting today, you can purchase a Karbonn Sparkle V even if you're in the UK. This is interesting because this device is part of the Android One lineup which got official in India in September. Thus, the Sparkle V is the first Android One phone to...

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Xiaomi scales back international expansion until next year

Xiaomi scales back international expansion until next year

26 November, 2014 | comments (39)

Back in April, Xiaomi had big plans for 2014 in terms of expanding its reach internationally. The company then announced that it would enter ten new markets by the end of the year. These were supposed to be India, Brazil, Russia, Mexico, Malaysia,...

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Apple to discontinue production of iPhone 5C next year

Apple to discontinue production of iPhone 5C next year

26 November, 2014 | comments (49)

A report posted by Taiwan's Industrial and Commercial Times states that the iPhone 5c production will likely stop in the middle next year. The company did not cite any specific reason for the withdraw of the model, but dwindling interest seems...

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Unlocked version of 32GB Fire Phone now available for $199

Unlocked version of 32GB Fire Phone now available for $199

26 November, 2014 | comments (20)

Just a few weeks after admitting that it did not price the device correctly, Amazon has slashed the price of the unlocked version of 32GB Fire Phone to $199. The company is still including one year of free Amazon Prime (worth $99), a service...


Sony Xperia M2 and M2 Dual get a bump to Android 4.4.4

Sony Xperia M2 and M2 Dual get a bump to Android 4.4.4

26 November, 2014 | comments (35)

In mid-August the Sony Xperia M2 and Xperia M2 Dual made the jump to Android 4.4.2 KitKat and now Sony has nudged them to the last KitKat, 4.4.4. The version number jumps to 18.3.1.C.0.21 form the earlier 18.3.C.0.40. That old version introduced...


Lumia 535 officially announced in India to sell for $150

Lumia 535 officially announced in India to sell for $150

26 November, 2014 | comments (80)

Today Microsoft announced the arrival of the Lumia 535 to the Indian market. For its $150 price (INR 9,200) you get a 5" IPS LCD display a Snapdragon 200 CPU, 1 GB of RAM, as well as two 5 MP cameras, which as a whole is really good bang for the...


Android 5.0 Lollipop ROM for Sprint's Galaxy S5 leaks

Android 5.0 Lollipop ROM for Sprint's Galaxy S5 leaks

26 November, 2014 | comments (24)

It's been nearly a month since the last major Lollipop-related leak for the Samsung Galaxy S5 but that was only screenshots and a video demo. If you're really desperate to take Android 5.0 for a spin and have a Galaxy S5 from Sprint you can now...


Cyber Monday $140 discount on carrier unlocked Moto X

Cyber Monday $140 discount on carrier unlocked Moto X

26 November, 2014 | comments (9)

Motorola just announced a few sweet offers for Moto X, starting December 1. At precisely 11:00 AM CET be ready to hit their Cyber Monday landing page (at the source link below for $140 discount on a contract-free Moto X. In addition the nice folks...

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