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Andy Rubin, co-founder of Android, leaves Google

Andy Rubin, co-founder of Android, leaves Google

31 October, 2014 | comments (4)

Andy Rubin has left Google. Rubin was heading Google's robotic division but has now left the company to start his own incubator for hardware startups. He will be replaced by James Kuffner. Andy Rubin is the co-founder and ex-CEO or Danger...

Tags: Google, Android


Samsung announces Galaxy A3 and Galaxy A5 duo of smartphones

Samsung announces Galaxy A3 and Galaxy A5 duo of smartphones

30 October, 2014 | comments (54)

Samsung took the wraps off the Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3 duo of smartphones. The Android duet is targeting young buyers with entry-level and mid-range specs, variety of colors, and decidedly premium all-metal unibody. Samsung Galaxy A5 packs...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Samsung Gear S lands on AT&T and Sprint on November 7

Samsung Gear S lands on AT&T and Sprint on November 7

30 October, 2014 | comments (9)

T-Mobile US announced just few hours ago it will be carrying the Samsung Gear S SIM-enabled smartwatch. It is offering it with a 2-year contract on $0 upfront and 24 payments of $14.58. The monthly plan costs just $5 and includes unlimited talks,...


Xiaomi could be working on a low-end 9.2-inch tablet

Xiaomi could be working on a low-end 9.2-inch tablet

30 October, 2014 | comments (14)

Now that it's become the world's No.3 smartphone manufacturer, Xiaomi may be looking to expand its tablet lineup, which so far consists only of the 7.9" MiPad. The Chinese company's next tablet might be a decidedly low-end affair, however. A new...

Tags: Android, Xiaomi


Kantar: Android grows as iOS and Windows Phone decline in Q3

Kantar: Android grows as iOS and Windows Phone decline in Q3

30 October, 2014 | comments (59)

According to the latest Kantar WorldPanel report on mobile operating system market share, Android continues to take the lead marking a slight growth. Its main rivals, iOS and Windows Phone, declined slightly in their respective market share...


Samsung Gear S launches on T-Mobile US on November 9

Samsung Gear S launches on T-Mobile US on November 9

30 October, 2014 | comments (18)

Samsung Gear S is the first smartwatch that is capable of existing even without a smartphone companion. Gear S features a nano-SIM slot and supports voice telephony and data connections, so you don't need to communicate with any other kind of...


IDC: Xiaomi third largest manufacturer in Q3

IDC: Xiaomi third largest manufacturer in Q3

30 October, 2014 | comments (26)

IDC has shared its report for the global smartphone shipments in the third quarter of 2014. The numbers tell a familiar story with one big change - Xiaomi. Last year's Q3 saw Xiaomi somewhere in the Others tab under Huawei, Lenovo and LG but this...


Lenovo completes Motorola acquisition from Google

Lenovo completes Motorola acquisition from Google

30 October, 2014 | comments (48)

Today, Lenovo announced that its acquisition of Motorola from Google is complete. The deal cost the Chinese company $2.91 billion and was announced in late January. Motorola remains headquartered in Chicago and it's brand is intact, but it's now a...


Samsung sees lowest profits since Q3 2011

Samsung sees lowest profits since Q3 2011

30 October, 2014 | comments (171)

Samsung is one of the phone manufacturers that make a significant profit (the other being Apple), but this last quarter the South Korean giant experienced a downturn. The consolidated revenue came out to $44.7 billion, down from $56 billion in Q3...

Tags: Samsung, Misc


Moto 360 in gold surfaces on Amazon, quickly pulled

Moto 360 in gold surfaces on Amazon, quickly pulled

30 October, 2014 | comments (9)

A Champagne gold color option of the Motorola Moto 360 smartwatch was briefly available on a pre-order on Amazon but it seems the product pages were pulled. The smartwatch was up with two strap sizes - 18mm (shown below) and a 23mm one, both...


HTC Desire 820us with 64-bit CPU goes through TENAA

HTC Desire 820us with 64-bit CPU goes through TENAA

30 October, 2014 | comments (15)

HTC is having a field day at the Chinese TENAA and following the certification of its Desire 816h, now the Desire 820us is the latest to visit the government agency. The HTC Desire 820us packs the latest MediaTek MT6752 chipset with an 8-core...

Tags: Android, Google, HTC


HTC Desire D816h with 5 display visits TENAA

HTC Desire D816h with 5 display visits TENAA

29 October, 2014 | comments (16)

Unannounced HTC Desire D816h made a visit to TENAA. The 5 smartphone appears to be a more compact version of the 5.5 HTC Desire 816 we already know. HTC Desire D816h features MediaTek MT6592 chipset with 1.7GHz octa-core CPU and a gig of...

Tags: Android, Google, HTC


Google Nexus 6 already sold out in the United States

Google Nexus 6 already sold out in the United States

29 October, 2014 | comments (55)

It appears that sales of Google Nexus 6 are off to a robust start. The Motorola-made Android 5.0 Lollipop phablet sold out in the United States several hours after it became available for pre-order. All memory and color configurations of...


Motorola Nexus 6 has been delayed in Europe

Motorola Nexus 6 has been delayed in Europe

29 October, 2014 | comments (20)

The Nexus 6 was announced a couple of weeks ago, alongside the Nexus 9 and Nexus Player. The first Nexus phablet is due to become available for pre-order in the US today, but so far there's been no word on when we should expect it in...


Samsung Galaxy A series lands in November to fight Xiaomi

Samsung Galaxy A series lands in November to fight Xiaomi

29 October, 2014 | comments (42)

Samsung's incredibly oft-leaked Galaxy A series is going to get official pretty soon, it seems. A new report from the company's home country of South Korea claims that the Galaxy A3, Galaxy A5, and Galaxy A7 smartphones will go on sale at some point...


OnePlus One pre-orders will return on November 17

OnePlus One pre-orders will return on November 17

29 October, 2014 | comments (25)

A couple of days ago OnePlus took pre-orders for the One smartphone for the first time ever. Things went anything but smooth, though. The company extended the pre-order time frame from one hour to three, but apparently that still didn't allow...

Tags: Android, OnePlus


Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Developer Edition for Verizon now out

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Developer Edition for Verizon now out

29 October, 2014 | comments (8)

The Developer Edition of Verizon's Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is now available to purchase. You can only get it online, and just if you buy straight from Samsung's Web store. It will cost you though. This Note 4 model is priced at $699.99 outright,...


iOS 8.x now on half of iDevices, adoption still slow

iOS 8.x now on half of iDevices, adoption still slow

29 October, 2014 | comments (46)

Early this month Fiksu reported that iOS 8 adoption is slower than the gains demonstrated by iOS 6 and 7 in their first weeks after launch. Apple launched iOS 8.1 (which adds Apple Pay and Continuity) and the good news is that version 8.x is now on...

Tags: Apple, iOS


24k gold Samsung Galaxy Note 4 hits Vietnam, costs $2000

24k gold Samsung Galaxy Note 4 hits Vietnam, costs $2000

29 October, 2014 | comments (47)

A 24k gold Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is now available for purchase in Vietnam. Every piece of metal (including the grills) is coated in gold by local aficionados of the noble metal. The process takes 4-5 hours of continuous work per unit and,...

Tags: Samsung, Android


A global version of Motorola Droid Turbo to be unveiled in Brazil

A global version of Motorola Droid Turbo to be unveiled in Brazil

29 October, 2014 | comments (63)

The new Motorola Droid Turbo garnered great interest but as a Verizon-exclusive it felt out of reach. Now Motorola is sending out invites for a November 5 event to announce a global rollout. The invite doesn't call out the device by name but the...

Tags: Motorola, Android