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Lenovo IFA event invite teases an Android L-running Vibe X2

Lenovo IFA event invite teases an Android L-running Vibe X2

30 August, 2014 | comments (15)

We already knew Lenovo had an IFA event planned for Sept. 4, but the event invite is rather interesting on its own. The invite shows in a straightforward way that the Lenovo Vibe X2 will be the centerpiece of the event. The lolipop is also a...

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ZTE sends invite for September 16 event in New York

ZTE sends invite for September 16 event in New York

30 August, 2014 | comments (5)

To say that the first two weeks of next month will be incredibly busy in the mobile world would be a huge understatement. Next week, (almost) every Android device maker under the sun will unveil something new right before the IFA trade show in...

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Huawei Ascend Mate 7 gets photographed out and about

Huawei Ascend Mate 7 gets photographed out and about

30 August, 2014 | comments (17)

The Huawei Ascend Mate 7 is clearly going to be introduced next week, on September 4 to be precise. It's on that day that Huawei will hold a pre-IFA press conference, and given all the teasers it's been releasing lately, it's pretty clear what we...

Tags: Android, Huawei


Week 35 in review: iPhone 6, Note 4, Nexus X, smartwatches

Week 35 in review: iPhone 6, Note 4, Nexus X, smartwatches

30 August, 2014 | comments (15)

The Week In Review is our series meant to recap all the major announcements of the week, which you might have missed. Week 35 was mainly about the Apple and Samsung, again, and their upcoming top dogs. Two companies unveiled smartwatches this...


HTC One (E8) now available at Sprint for $99.99

HTC One (E8) now available at Sprint for $99.99

29 August, 2014 | comments (8)

A couple of weeks ago a leaked video told us that the HTC One (E8) would be headed to Sprint in the US, and today the carrier has announced that the smartphone is available for order. So you can already go ahead to Sprint's website and purchase...

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Lenovo Vibe X2 stars in hands-on photo shoot

Lenovo Vibe X2 stars in hands-on photo shoot

29 August, 2014 | comments (20)

Just yesterday the Lenovo Vibe X2 was spotted getting certified for sale in China by TENAA, the relevant authority for this purpose. That event yielded a few pictures of the device, but they were rather blurry and low quality. Today a new set of...

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Nokia Lumia 735 with LTE gets pictured in black and white

Nokia Lumia 735 with LTE gets pictured in black and white

29 August, 2014 | comments (32)

Next week Microsoft has a pre-IFA event scheduled in Berlin, during which it's widely been expected to unveil two new smartphones - the Lumia 830 and the Lumia 730. However, it turns out that a third device may join them - the Lumia 735. This is...


HTC Desire 820 may have a quad-core 64-bit CPU

HTC Desire 820 may have a quad-core 64-bit CPU

29 August, 2014 | comments (20)

HTC already unveiled one of the first Android smartphones with a 64-bit Snapdragon chipset, the Desire 510, but it's saving the higher-end phone for IFA. The HTC Desire 820 teasers initially suggested it will be the first phone with a 64-bit...

Tags: HTC, Android, Rumors


Kantar: Android takes a bite out of iOS in the US

Kantar: Android takes a bite out of iOS in the US

29 August, 2014 | comments (73)

The latest smartphone manufacturer sales metrics provided by consumer analytics firm Kantar Worldpanel show that Android has increased its US market share by over 11 points compared to last year, for the three month period ending in July. Most of...


Samsung Galaxy Note 4 stars in very short hands-on video

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 stars in very short hands-on video

29 August, 2014 | comments (66)

The rumor mill sees Samsung's Galaxy Note 4 teaser videos and raises a short hands-on video. The video comes from Vietnam and features the phablet in a dummy box that conceals its design. To the right of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is an S Pen...


Mysterious Motorola phone passes through FCC, could be the X+1

Mysterious Motorola phone passes through FCC, could be the X+1

29 August, 2014 | comments (16)

An unidentified Motorola device passed through the FCC yesterday. Not much is known about the device, except its dimensions, which measure around 140mm for the height and 72.6mm for the width. Considering the dimensions of the device and the...


Google Nexus 9 blasts through AnTuTu with LTE on board

Google Nexus 9 blasts through AnTuTu with LTE on board

28 August, 2014 | comments (62)

A couple of days after allowing us to catch a glimpse of its specs in CPU-Z, the yet to be announced Nexus 9 tablet showed up in the AnTuTu benchmark database. The HTC-made Android 5.0 tablet posted the impressive score of 45,923 in the popular...

Tags: HTC, Android, Rumors


Apple sends out invites for a September 9th event

Apple sends out invites for a September 9th event

28 August, 2014 | comments (139)

Apple has just sent invitations to the press for an upcoming event on September 9. The rumors have pinpointed the date already, so it is hardly a surprise. Apple is expected to unveil the worst-kept under wraps iPhone - the 4.7" iPhone 6. If...

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Xiaomi launches  Redmi 1S India sales with 40K units

Xiaomi launches Redmi 1S India sales with 40K units

28 August, 2014 | comments (44)

Xiaomi is set to unleash the Redmi 1S on September 2 in India. The company is continuing its partnership with online retailer Flipkart and now we learn that there will be 40,000 units available from the first day. That's not that many considering...

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Sony IFA teaser hints at three water-resistant devices

Sony IFA teaser hints at three water-resistant devices

28 August, 2014 | comments (56)

Sony put out a teaser video that proclaims "The time to Demand Great is coming." The video features a stylized flip clock that reveals four clues, which we've combined into the image below. The last one is easy enough – September 3 is when the...


Huawei Ascend Mate 7 spotted in the wild

Huawei Ascend Mate 7 spotted in the wild

28 August, 2014 | comments (40)

Huawei is still only giving us teasing glances at the new Ascend Mate 7 but we have leaked photos of the upcoming phablet to gawk at. The latest batch featrues "in the wild" photos rather than the photos taken by TENAA during the certification...


International HTC One (M8) for Windows got Wi-Fi certified

International HTC One (M8) for Windows got Wi-Fi certified

28 August, 2014 | comments (26)

The HTC One (M8) for Windows launched as a Verizon-exclusive but AT&T was quick to announce that this is a temporary exclusivity and put up a signup page. There's going to be an international version, which was certified with Euro LTE bands. The...


Lenovo X2 makes an appearance at TENAA ahead of IFA 2014

Lenovo X2 makes an appearance at TENAA ahead of IFA 2014

28 August, 2014 | comments (22)

An unannounced upper mid-range Android smartphone from Lenovo has appeared on the Chinese TENAA website. Dubbed the X2, the smartphone has passed certification in the country and has revealed a decent sounding specs sheet in the process. The...


Sony drops the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact name yet again

Sony drops the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact name yet again

27 August, 2014 | comments (19)

Once again, Sony accidentally dropped the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact name. This time around, the upcoming device’s moniker appeared on the official product page of Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet. The Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact name popped up in the...

Tags: Sony, Android, Rumors


LG G Watch R gets unveiled with round P-OLED display

LG G Watch R gets unveiled with round P-OLED display

27 August, 2014 | comments (63)

After teasing it a couple of times, LG took the wraps off the decidedly premium G Watch R. The Android Wear device will be showcased at the company’s booth during the upcoming IFA convention in Berlin. The main feature of the LG G Watch is...

Tags: LG, Android