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Alcatel OneTouch Hero 2+ with Cyanogen OS got cancelled

Alcatel OneTouch Hero 2+ with Cyanogen OS got cancelled

30 June, 2015 | comments (2)

Remember the Alcatel OneTouch Hero 2+ that debuted during MWC in Barcelona with Cyanogen OS on board? The Chinese manufacturer and the maker of popular custom ROMs just cancelled the phablet before it made it to the market. In a short...

Tags: Alcatel, Android


Huawei Ascend Mate2 gets Android 5.1 Lollipop with EMUI 3.1

Huawei Ascend Mate2 gets Android 5.1 Lollipop with EMUI 3.1

30 June, 2015 | comments (2)

Huawei Ascend Mate2 officially got its long-awaited update to Android Lollipop. The new firmware is now available for manual download and installation. After the update, the large-screen device with booth Android 5.1 Lollipop with the the...

Tags: Huawei, Android


Alleged photos of iPhone 6s metal housing appear online

Alleged photos of iPhone 6s metal housing appear online

30 June, 2015 | comments (22)

Purported live photos showcasing the metal housing of the upcoming iPhone 6s made the rounds online, courtesy of 9to5Mac. The images have reportedly arrived from a source within Apple’s supply chain. Rather unsurprisingly, the leaked images...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Rumors


Android 5.1 update reaches Galaxy S6 and S6 edge on Sprint

Android 5.1 update reaches Galaxy S6 and S6 edge on Sprint

30 June, 2015 | comments (5)

It looks like the HTC One M9 isn't the only high-end device sold by Sprint to be receiving the update to Android 5.1 in this period. While HTC's flagship will get the new software tomorrow, the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge are already in the...


iOS 8.4 is now out with Apple Music included

iOS 8.4 is now out with Apple Music included

30 June, 2015 | comments (25)

Right on time, Apple has now made iOS 8.4 available to everyone for download. If it hasn't happened already, you should be receiving the relevant update notification on your iOS device in the next few hours. iOS 8.4's most notable feature is, as...

Tags: Apple, iOS


Kantar: Samsung top US vendor, S6 third best-selling smartphone

Kantar: Samsung top US vendor, S6 third best-selling smartphone

30 June, 2015 | comments (21)

Samsung is regaining lost ground in the US with the Galaxy S6, according to analysts at Kantar. It helped its parent company restore its position as the top smartphone vendor in the country. The Galaxy S6 is now the third best-selling smartphone in...


Sony Xperia Z4 slips out of top 5 best sellers in Japan

Sony Xperia Z4 slips out of top 5 best sellers in Japan

30 June, 2015 | comments (15)

The Sony Xperia Z4, which was unveiled in Japan back in April and went on sale on June 10, has slipped out of the top five best-selling smartphones ) in the country. The NTT docomo and au by KDDI variants of the device, which debuted at the...

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HTC to start manufacturing mobile handsets in India

HTC to start manufacturing mobile handsets in India

30 June, 2015 | comments (21)

Over a month after Samsung announced that it will soon start manufacturing its Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge flagship smartphones in India, HTC is following suit. According to an Economic Times report, the Taiwanese company has entered into an...

Tags: HTC, India


Huawei Honor 7 gets official with Kirin 935 chip, 5.2

Huawei Honor 7 gets official with Kirin 935 chip, 5.2" screen

30 June, 2015 | comments (27)

Huawei outed the Honor 7 at a dedicated press event today. It's the company's brand new upper mid-ranger, a hybrid class that has become a thing lately. The Honor 7 is all about metal - its unibody is made out of aluminum alloy and will be offered...


Meizu MX5 lands with metal body, octa-core CPU and 20MP camera

Meizu MX5 lands with metal body, octa-core CPU and 20MP camera

30 June, 2015 | comments (37)

The Meizu MX5 is finally official, putting an end to the endless stream of of rumors. Meizu has gone with a metal unibody, with only two small plastic inlays running through the back to ensure troubleless radio functionality. The handset...

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Google releases updated Android 5.1.1 factory image for Nexus 7

Google releases updated Android 5.1.1 factory image for Nexus 7

30 June, 2015 | comments (6)

Google has released an updated Android 5.1.1 factory image, carrying build number LMY48G, for the Nexus 7 (2013). Although no official changelog is available for the update at the moment, it's likely a minor release aimed at fixing some of...

Tags: Google, Android


Moto X (2nd Gen) for Verizon is getting Android 5.1 OTA

Moto X (2nd Gen) for Verizon is getting Android 5.1 OTA

30 June, 2015 | comments (0)

Just two days ago, Verizon announced the soak-test of Android 5.1 for the Motorola Moto X (2nd Gen) in the US and now the update is rolling out. Some Moto X (2nd Gen) owners on Verizon network have already received the update. The new update...


Samsung Galaxy A8 hands-on video surfaces

Samsung Galaxy A8 hands-on video surfaces

30 June, 2015 | comments (18)

The Galaxy A8 is heading our way. We've heart it loud and clear and its really getting to a point where the amount of rumors for the upcoming handset is getting ridiculous. The phablet has appeared in live images, as well as the certification...


Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G receives a price cut in India

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G receives a price cut in India

30 June, 2015 | comments (12)

Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 4G phablet has received a price cut in India and it is being sold for INR 2,000 ($31) less than the usual price. #7999RedmiNote4G The favourite Redmi Note 4G is now ₹2000 off. Get it now at only ₹7,999 on...

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Motorola Droid Turbo Android 5.1 update expected later this week

Motorola Droid Turbo Android 5.1 update expected later this week

30 June, 2015 | comments (3)

If you own a Motorola Droid Turbo and have been wondering when the Android 5.1 Lollipop update will hit your device, here is some good news: the soak test for the update has already begun, and if everything goes well, it will roll out later this...

Tags: Motorola, Android


AT&T’s HTC Desire Eye will get the Lollipop update tomorrow

AT&T’s HTC Desire Eye will get the Lollipop update tomorrow

30 June, 2015 | comments (5)

Following the rollout across several regions, AT&T’s version of the selfie-centric HTC Desire Eye will also receive the Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update starting tomorrow. Great news for HTC Desire Eye AT&T owners! We've just received technical...

Tags: HTC, Android, AT&T


LG Volt 2 and Tribute 2 now available on Boost Mobile

LG Volt 2 and Tribute 2 now available on Boost Mobile

30 June, 2015 | comments (5)

The LG Volt 2 and Tribute 2 smartphones - which are successors to last year's Volt and Tribute - are now available for purchase in the US, where Boost Mobile is selling them for $150 and $100, respectively. Specs-wise, the Volt 2 is powered...

Tags: LG, Android


Sprint will push Android 5.1 Lollipop to HTC One M9 tomorrow

Sprint will push Android 5.1 Lollipop to HTC One M9 tomorrow

30 June, 2015 | comments (6)

Android 5.1 Lollipop for the HTC One M9 owners on the Sprint network will start rolling out beginning tomorrow. This news comes from Mo Versi, VP of product management at HTC USA. HTC One (M9) Sprint Owners! We have received technical approval on...

Tags: HTC, Android, Sprint


Reuters: Samsung will launch a few Tizen smartphones this year

Reuters: Samsung will launch a few Tizen smartphones this year

29 June, 2015 | comments (9)

According to Reuters, Samsung has plans to launch a number of Tizen smartphones this year. The devices are reportedly going to occupy various price points. There are no specifics on the specifications of the upcoming Tizen handsets by...

Tags: Samsung, Tizen, Rumors


Honor 7 by Huawei leaks in photos and video ahead of its launch

Honor 7 by Huawei leaks in photos and video ahead of its launch

29 June, 2015 | comments (9)

Images and video of Honor 7 by Huawei made the rounds on the web ahead of the device’s launch. The Chinese manufacturer’s high-end smartphone will make its official debut tomorrow, on June 30. The live images of Honor 7 reveal a body with a...