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Android M to set update life, Nexus devices get 2 years

Android M to set update life, Nexus devices get 2 years

26 May, 2015 | comments (13)

Unveiling a new smartphone OS version has become a lot like a sporting event, drawing a lot of attention and seeing people guess at the outcome months before it even happens. The Android M Super Cup is drawing near and some already think they know...

Tags: Android, Rumors


AdDuplex statistics reveal rise in Windows Mobile 10 users

AdDuplex statistics reveal rise in Windows Mobile 10 users

26 May, 2015 | comments (6)

AdDuplex's latest monthly report on the Windows Phone market reveals a curious new trend. According to the company's numbers, Windows 10 Technical Preview usage has grown a whopping 1.6%, which doesn't sound like a lot, but is more than twice the...


Android 5.1 update rolling out for Korean LG G Flex2

Android 5.1 update rolling out for Korean LG G Flex2

26 May, 2015 | comments (11)

Android Lollipop 5.1.1, the latest available OS version, is now seeding for the LG G Flex2, or at least for its Korean version, sporting model number F510S. That puts the G Flex2 among a select group of less than 1% of Android devices that boot...

Tags: LG, Android


Sony Xperia Z3+ quietly launched globally

Sony Xperia Z3+ quietly launched globally

26 May, 2015 | comments (36)

The Sony Xperia Z3+ just became official without any major fuss. The global version of the already released Japanese Xperia Z4 changes nothing but the name and is the same incremental upgrade over the Xperia Z3. There are several upgrades to...

Tags: Sony, Android


Waterproof Sony Xperia M4 Aqua Dual launched in India for $390

Waterproof Sony Xperia M4 Aqua Dual launched in India for $390

26 May, 2015 | comments (39)

Sony introduced the waterproof Xperia M4 Aqua Dual just before the monsoons hit India. The Xperia M4 Aqua Dual is a dual SIM smartphone priced at INR 24,990 ($390) and will be made available from today in Black, White, and Coral color...

Tags: Sony, Android


Purported Lumia 840 single and dual SIM being tested in India

Purported Lumia 840 single and dual SIM being tested in India

26 May, 2015 | comments (9)

Microsoft is slowly turning to India as the testing ground for its upcoming smartphones. Last month, we reported on Microsoft’s plan to bring a new Lumia 840 soon and now we've got more evidence to support it. It comes from import data for...


Xiaomi starts rolling out Mi 4i update to fix heating issues

Xiaomi starts rolling out Mi 4i update to fix heating issues

26 May, 2015 | comments (27)

Xiaomi has started rolling out the new v6.5.50 update for the Mi 4i. The update primarily aims to fix the heating issue that some users have noted. According to Hugo Barra, "The new thermal controls adjust frequency, voltage and the number of...

Tags: Xiaomi, Android


Microsoft and Sony fall out of top 10 smartphone vendors in Q1

Microsoft and Sony fall out of top 10 smartphone vendors in Q1

26 May, 2015 | comments (53)

Samsung was the top smartphone manufacturer in the first quarter of the ongoing year, according to latest stats released by former Nokia executive and current market analyst Tomi Ahonen, who is also considered to be one of the world's most...


One M9's next major update tipped to bring Guest Mode

One M9's next major update tipped to bring Guest Mode

26 May, 2015 | comments (7)

The next major software update to the One M9, which was unveiled by HTC at this year's Mobile World Congress in March and went on sale a few weeks later, will bring some interesting new features, according to HTC ROM developer...

Tags: HTC, Android


Samsung launches Galaxy S6 edge Iron Man Limited Edition

Samsung launches Galaxy S6 edge Iron Man Limited Edition

25 May, 2015 | comments (38)

Marvel’s second movie about the Avengers titled Age of Ultron is out in the theatres and the company shook hands with Samsung for some special projects. After teasing the Iron Man-themed Samsung Galaxy S6 edge last week, the Korean giant has...


Android M to focus on optimizing RAM, battery performance

Android M to focus on optimizing RAM, battery performance

25 May, 2015 | comments (68)

Google will reportedly focus on optimizing RAM and battery performance with Android M. The next major Android iteration is expected to debut in preview guise during Google I/O that kicks off later this week. Better battery management in...


Purported live photo of entry-level Samsung Z LTE handset leaks

Purported live photo of entry-level Samsung Z LTE handset leaks

25 May, 2015 | comments (3)

An alleged live photo of an unannounced Samsung Z LTE smartphone made the rounds online. According to the image’s source, the Tizen OS smartphone is said to be a variant of the entry-level Samsung Z1 with 4G LTE connectivity. After comparing...

Tags: Samsung, Tizen, Rumors


Rumor points at upcoming duo of Nexus handsets by LG and Huawei

Rumor points at upcoming duo of Nexus handsets by LG and Huawei

25 May, 2015 | comments (29)

According to a new report, there is a duo of Nexus smartphones set to debut this year. The devices will be made by LG and Huawei. Codenamed Angler, then upcoming LG-made Nexus Smartphone is said to have a 5.2” display. The device’s battery...

Tags: LG, Huawei, Android, Rumors


HTC One E9sw is headed to China, TENAA listing reveals

HTC One E9sw is headed to China, TENAA listing reveals

25 May, 2015 | comments (6)

China's Telecommunication Equipment Certification Center (TENAA) is at it again, leaking yet another upcoming smartphone through its certification listings. This time around, we're treated to the HTC One E9sw, which for all intents and purposes...

Tags: HTC, Android


Upcoming Asus ZenPad gets the leaked render treatment

Upcoming Asus ZenPad gets the leaked render treatment

25 May, 2015 | comments (11)

Earlier this month we told you that Asus is working on a new ZenPad-branded line of tablets, which are due to become official at Computex Taiwan at the beginning of June. Back then we got word about at least two models marking the debut of the...

Tags: Asus, Android


Gionee M5 tipped to pack dual battery

Gionee M5 tipped to pack dual battery

25 May, 2015 | comments (18)

Gionee has been diversifying its range in several directions for the past few months and after the super-slim Elife S7 launched a couple of months ago, the feature-packed Elife E8 is next in line. Meanwhile the company is apparently also working on...


YotaPhone 2 launches in China today

YotaPhone 2 launches in China today

25 May, 2015 | comments (5)

While the YotaPhone 2 is going the trendy route with a crowdfunding campaign in the US, in China the launch will be more traditional. Yota Devices has already established a partnership with Chinese company JieLan, which will handle promotion, sales...


Meizu m1 note 2 image shows a relocated Power button

Meizu m1 note 2 image shows a relocated Power button

25 May, 2015 | comments (4)

The Meizu m1 note is still a fairly fresh device, but rumors of its successor are already heating up. The new phablet will supposedly be called "m1 note 2" instead of "m2." Anyway, the latest looks like an official promo that shows off the back of...

Tags: Meizu, Android, Rumors


iPhone 6s camera rumored to use a 12MP RGBW sensor from Sony

iPhone 6s camera rumored to use a 12MP RGBW sensor from Sony

25 May, 2015 | comments (90)

Yet another source has chimed in, saying that the Apple iPhone 6s will pack a 12MP camera. The info by the way of a Chinese news site quoting Japanese media and claims that the sensor will switch from the traditional RGB sensor design to...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Rumors


Lollipop for Asus Zenfone 5 delayed by another 3-4 months

Lollipop for Asus Zenfone 5 delayed by another 3-4 months

25 May, 2015 | comments (53)

Well, the Lollipop update for Zenfone 5 keeps slipping and slipping further away. The last official word was that it is delayed for "mid-May" – in quotes because that tidbit was revealed on May 21. Anyway, now Asus India (via its Facebook page)...