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Microsoft sold a record 9.3 million Lumia smartphones last quarter

Microsoft sold a record 9.3 million Lumia smartphones last quarter

23 October, 2014 | comments (11)

Microsoft released its earnings report for the first quarter of the fiscal 2015. The Redmond-based tech giant took home net income $4.5 billion from $23.2 billion of revenue. The company’s quarterly revenue is a drastic improvement over the...


LG G3 Screen goes official with NUCLUN octa-core chipset

LG G3 Screen goes official with NUCLUN octa-core chipset

23 October, 2014 | comments (4)

LG officially announced the G3 Screen phablet. Designed for its home market, the previously leaked handset comes with LG's first application processor, which is dubbed NUCLUN. The brand new chipset features ARM big.LITTLE technology for...

Tags: LG, Android


Google's Project Ara will have a store for its modular bits

Google's Project Ara will have a store for its modular bits

23 October, 2014 | comments (33)

Google's modular smartphone effort, codenamed Project Ara, seems to be chugging along nicely ahead of its expected release in 2015. Team leader Paul Eremenko said in an interview at Purdue University that there will be a special store for Ara...


Apple may pay Foxconn more for each iPhone 6 Plus

Apple may pay Foxconn more for each iPhone 6 Plus

23 October, 2014 | comments (22)

A media report from Taiwan claims Apple could be ready to pay more to Foxconn for its manufacturing services for the iPhone 6 Plus. This would hopefully have the effect of encouraging the Taiwanese company to make more iPhone 6 Plus units. Those...

Tags: Apple, Rumors


HTC One Mini 2 gets a pink version in the UK

HTC One Mini 2 gets a pink version in the UK

23 October, 2014 | comments (3)

If you're interested in the HTC One Mini 2, but so far haven't found its color variations appealing, then this is for you. Aside from the grey and gold hues which have been available for quite a while, over in the UK Carphone Warehouse has...

Tags: HTC, Android


LG announces global rollout plans for the G Watch R

LG announces global rollout plans for the G Watch R

23 October, 2014 | comments (5)

Following a report saying the round LG G Watch R would become available for purchase in the UK as soon as tomorrow, the Korean device maker has put out a press release outlining its rollout plans for the wearable. The G Watch R is LG's second...

Tags: LG, Android Wear


Great deal: Nokia Lumia 530 only 50 pounds in the UK

Great deal: Nokia Lumia 530 only 50 pounds in the UK

23 October, 2014 | comments (20)

If you want to get a smartphone that's dirt cheap but isn't dirt or filled with dirt this may just be the deal for you. UK customers are being treated to a superb promotion for the Nokia Lumia 530 - £49.95 with a prepaid SIM or even £29.95 for pay...


Huawei hits 16.8 million shipments in Q3 this year

Huawei hits 16.8 million shipments in Q3 this year

23 October, 2014 | comments (17)

Huawei is transitioning to a big player with premium options and already has concrete results to show. The company has shipped 16.8 million smartphones in Q3 this year and 26% of them were mid to high-end devices. It grew 23% overall compared to...

Tags: Huawei, Android


LG G Watch R hits the UK tomorrow for £224.99

LG G Watch R hits the UK tomorrow for £224.99

23 October, 2014 | comments (7)

If you've been waiting for the LG G Watch R, you will finally be able to purchase one tomorrow, provided you are in the UK. The G Watch R will be available online through Clove for £224.99 (including VAT) in black color only. The LG G Watch R...

Tags: LG, Android


LG Liger (F490L) photographed, benchmarked extensively

LG Liger (F490L) photographed, benchmarked extensively

23 October, 2014 | comments (15)

The LG Liger (F490L) made a bold appearance before its official announcement – complete with specs, hands-on photos and even benchmarks and chipset info. The phone will join the LG G3 family with similar looks but a bigger display (5.9") and LG's...

Tags: LG, Android, Rumors


Apple iPad Air 2 GPU tested, outclasses Tegra K1

Apple iPad Air 2 GPU tested, outclasses Tegra K1

23 October, 2014 | comments (112)

Someone has put the Apple iPad Air 2 through GFXBench's 2.7 T-Rex and 3.0 Manhattan's onscreen and offscreen (1080p) platform and we get to ogle at the framerates posted. The results show the iPad Air 2 is just as good and even at times better...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Android, Nvidia


HTC One (M8 Eye) won't be coming to Europe

HTC One (M8 Eye) won't be coming to Europe

23 October, 2014 | comments (19)

An updated flavor of HTC One (M8) with a 13MP dual camera setup on the back was recently launched in China and India. The phone is called HTC One (M8 Eye) and is otherwise absolutely identical with the original HTC One (M8). HTC's UltraPixel...

Tags: HTC, Android


Motorola Droid Turbo leaks out in live photos

Motorola Droid Turbo leaks out in live photos

22 October, 2014 | comments (44)

Motorola Droid Turbo for Verizon Wireless made yet another unscheduled appearance. This time around, the soon to be revealed Android powerhouse showed up in number of live photos. In line with past leaks, the images showcase the upcoming...


Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Developer Edition hits Verizon

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Developer Edition hits Verizon

22 October, 2014 | comments (27)

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Developer Edition quietly appeared on the manufacturer’s website in the United States. The developer-friendly flagship phablet is headed to Verizon Wireless in the near future. Curiously, the Developer Edition is...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Archos 50 Diamond with 4G LTE announced for 2015

Archos 50 Diamond with 4G LTE announced for 2015

22 October, 2014 | comments (23)

At an event in Paris today, Archos officially announced the 50 Diamond. This is actually quite a high-end phone for the French company that usually focuses on extremely cheap devices. The Archos 50 Diamond comes with a 5-inch 1080p IPS...

Tags: Archos, Android


Gigabyte GSmart Mika M3 becomes official in Greece

Gigabyte GSmart Mika M3 becomes official in Greece

22 October, 2014 | comments (3)

Last month Gigabyte introduced a lot of new Android smartphones, but it looks like there's going to be a new Mika model to complement the GSmart Mika M2 in the company's portfolio. This is the Gigabyte GSmart Mika M3, which has just become...

Tags: Gigabyte, Android


LG Liger (F490L) with in-house chipset gets pictured

LG Liger (F490L) with in-house chipset gets pictured

22 October, 2014 | comments (17)

LG's first foray in the mobile chipset business has definitely been a very long time coming. The SoC codenamed Odin is going to make its debut very soon, though, after almost one full year of leaks about it. And the first device to be powered by...

Tags: LG, Android


Samsung and B&N unveil Galaxy Tab 4 Nook 10.1

Samsung and B&N unveil Galaxy Tab 4 Nook 10.1

22 October, 2014 | comments (11)

With the 7" Galaxy Tab 4 Nook out of the gate, Barnes & Noble now launches a 10" version. Priced at $300, it brings all the same features and perks as its smaller counterpart (currently $170). The Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook 10.1 is based on a...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Samsung Galaxy Note 4 duos quietly launches in China

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 duos quietly launches in China

22 October, 2014 | comments (35)

Samsung has unveiled three dual-SIM versions of its Galaxy Note 4 flagship. All three are China-centric, one will come to China Telecom, one to China Unicom and one is intended for SIM-free release. The first SIM on all three models boasts LTE –...


Meizu MX4 with YunOS goes on pre-order today

Meizu MX4 with YunOS goes on pre-order today

22 October, 2014 | comments (4)

The Meizu MX4 has been on sale for a while now but Meizu in partnership with Alibaba are launching pre-orders for a YunOS version of the smartphone. The pre-orders start today and end on November 10, they are for China only for now. To reserve an...

Tags: Meizu, Android, YunOS