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OnePlus is giving away 10,000 purchase invites for the One

OnePlus is giving away 10,000 purchase invites for the One

23 August, 2014 | comments (5)

The immensely popular One flagship from OnePlus has generated quite a lot of hype not just before but after its release. Thanks to is robust specs sheet at a very competitive off-contract price the smartphone has become quite the hit. It's become so...

Tags: OnePlus, Android


Counterclockwise: iPhone 5s, Xiaomi Mi 2, Nokia X3-02

Counterclockwise: iPhone 5s, Xiaomi Mi 2, Nokia X3-02

23 August, 2014 | comments (2)

Counterclockwise distills the good old times for our nostalgic readers and a history lessons for those who only recently became interested in phones. We'll be looking into events in late Augusts throughout the years, a time just before the launch of...

Tags: Misc


Alleged dimensions of 4.7” and 5.5” iPhone 6 prototypes leak

Alleged dimensions of 4.7” and 5.5” iPhone 6 prototypes leak

22 August, 2014 | comments (36)

Dimensions of prototypes of the long-rumored 4.7” and 5.5” iPhone 6 models were possibly revealed in leaked photos. Allegedly captured in a Foxconn manufacturing facility and in line with past leaks from the Apple contractor, the juicy computer...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Rumors


BlackBerry Passport specs get revealed in detail

BlackBerry Passport specs get revealed in detail

22 August, 2014 | comments (41)

The technical specifications of the BlackBerry Passport got revealed in full detail. The hardware QWERTY smartphone is expected to launch at some point next month. BlackBerry Passport will pack a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset with 2.2GHz...


Blue HTC One (E8) hits the shelves in Hong Kong

Blue HTC One (E8) hits the shelves in Hong Kong

22 August, 2014 | comments (2)

A blue color version of the HTC One (E8) has become available in Hong Kong. The new lick of paint comes with a matte finish. The new color shade joins the previously available white, black, and red versions of the smartphone. Pricing of the...

Tags: HTC, Android, Rumors


Samsung Galaxy Note 4 video teaser goes live

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 video teaser goes live

22 August, 2014 | comments (58)

Samsung released a video teaser of the upcoming Galaxy Note 4. The device will debut next month, on September 3 at a dedicated Unpacked event that will take place simultaneously in three cities. The teaser video is focused on the joys of...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Unannounced BlackBerry Porsche Design P’9983 appears

Unannounced BlackBerry Porsche Design P’9983 appears

22 August, 2014 | comments (20)

It appears that a sibling with hardware QWERTY keyboard will soon join the BlackBerry Porsche Design P’9982. Images and details on yet to be revealed BlackBerry Porsche Design P’9983 made the rounds online. Codenamed “Khan” the handset...


Apple iPhone 6 faces supply issues after last minute redesign

Apple iPhone 6 faces supply issues after last minute redesign

22 August, 2014 | comments (76)

According to sources inside the Apple supply chain who shared information with Reuters, suppliers are having troubles delivering enough screen units for the iPhone 6. The need to redesign a key component is to blame as it has disrupted the phone's...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Rumors


Oppo Find 5 won't see Android 4.4 KitKat update

Oppo Find 5 won't see Android 4.4 KitKat update

22 August, 2014 | comments (23)

Sad news for Oppo Find 5 owners came in today, as the company confirmed it will not push an update to Android 4.4 KitKat. Qualcomm hasn't provided the hardware binaries for the Snapdragon APQ8064 chipset to run Android 4.4. Not all is lost,...

Tags: Oppo, Android


EU Galaxy S5 LTE-A firmware leaks, announcement imminent

EU Galaxy S5 LTE-A firmware leaks, announcement imminent

22 August, 2014 | comments (11)

Samsung has released the European Galaxy S5 LTE-A (SM-G901) firmware hinting at the phone's imminent announcement. The firmware is based on Android 4.4.4 KitKat and is available in the UK and Switzerland. As time passes, Samsung will roll it out to...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Android fragmentation report shows Samsung is still top dog

Android fragmentation report shows Samsung is still top dog

22 August, 2014 | comments (84)

The guys at OpenSignal thrive on smartphone statistics and once agin they took the time to plot Android fragmentation. It was a mammoth undertaking as the dominant smartphone platform has splintered in many different ways. First off is that...

Tags: Android


Oppo Neo 5 is official in Malaysia, starts selling next week

Oppo Neo 5 is official in Malaysia, starts selling next week

22 August, 2014 | comments (15)

Oppo has officially revealed the Neo 5, its latest affordable LTE smartphone, successor of the Oppo Neo. The company has significantly updated the internals with a Snapdragon 400 chipset with a 1.2GHz quad-core Cortex A7 CPU, 1GB of RAM and 4GB...

Tags: Oppo, Android


OnePlus One software update fixes touchscreen issue, sort of

OnePlus One software update fixes touchscreen issue, sort of

22 August, 2014 | comments (29)

OnePlus is rolling out an OTA update for the OnePlus One. The XNPH33R supposedly fixes the issue with the touchscreen that caused it to miss multiple inputs on the screen at once when they were close to each other. There was also a problem with the...

Tags: OnePlus, Android


Press image of Moto X+1 leaks out on Twitter

Press image of Moto X+1 leaks out on Twitter

21 August, 2014 | comments (39)

A press photo of the upcoming Moto X+1 appeared on Twitter. The image was posted on the social network by @evleaks as a gift to mark his recently announced retirement. The press photo reveals the yet to be announced smartphone with Verizon...


Samsung Galaxy Note 4 camera gets fully detailed

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 camera gets fully detailed

21 August, 2014 | comments (90)

Details on the camera unit of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy 4 leaked out. The Korean giant’s next generation flagship phablet will reportedly pack a 16MP Sony IMX240 camera sensor with optical image stabilization. The abovementioned sensor...


Meizu MX4 blazes past the 50,000 score mark in AnTuTu

Meizu MX4 blazes past the 50,000 score mark in AnTuTu

21 August, 2014 | comments (43)

The yet to be revealed Meizu MX4 posted the mind-boggling AnTuTu score of 52,811. The handset’s achievement is the highest from a Chinese smartphone to date and, quite possibly, the best score from any smartphone globally. The Meizu MX4...

Tags: Meizu, Android


Moto X receives Android 4.4.4 in the UK

Moto X receives Android 4.4.4 in the UK

21 August, 2014 | comments (11)

The UK version of the Moto X (XT1052) is starting to receive a software update to Android 4.4.4 KitKat. The firmware update bumps the version to v.212.44.26 and improves overall performance. Additionally, Motorola says the phone dialer is updated...

Tags: Motorola, Android


HTC One Max for Verizon gets a long overdue Android 4.4 update

HTC One Max for Verizon gets a long overdue Android 4.4 update

21 August, 2014 | comments (4)

Verizon owners of HTC's One Max phablet are now receiving the update to Android 4.4.2 KitKat. The new firmware for the 5.9-inch device will be seeding to Verizon owners in the US in the coming days. Build number 3.09.605.2 brings a boatload...

Tags: HTC, Android


iPhone 6 docs confirm 128GB version, no sign of 32GB

iPhone 6 docs confirm 128GB version, no sign of 32GB

21 August, 2014 | comments (66)

A leaked technical document listing the iPhone 6 NAND flash modules suggests Apple will launch the phone in 16GB, 64GB and 128GB flavors. Gone is the 32GB memory option with the 64GB one sitting in its place. According to the leak, Toshiba...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Rumors


Huawei Ascend Mate 7 goes to TENAA, lists specs

Huawei Ascend Mate 7 goes to TENAA, lists specs

21 August, 2014 | comments (12)

Huawei's upcoming phablet, the Huawei Ascend Mate 7, has passed through TENAA and left a cache of specifications. The Mate 7 is the successor to the Mate2 and has a 6" screen (so where did the 7 come from?). The screen may be 6" big – 0.1"...

Tags: Huawei, Android