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Apple starts retail sales of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

Apple starts retail sales of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

19 September, 2014 | comments (13)

Pre-orders for the new Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus started a week ago but some people prefer to buy their gadgets in person. The lines are long though, as usual, and many people in line have been queueing for a couple of days now. Apple is...

Tags: Samsung, Tizen, Rumors


Samsung to launch Tizen smartphone in India by November

Samsung to launch Tizen smartphone in India by November

19 September, 2014 | comments (9)

The oft-troubled Tizen platform from Samsung - seemingly in perpetual limbo between 'coming soon' and 'probably not' - has received yet another ray of hope in light of the recently cancelled Samsung Z project. Reports out of India indicate that...

Tags: Samsung, Tizen, Rumors


Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus benchmark results are out

Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus benchmark results are out

19 September, 2014 | comments (37)

Now that the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are about to hit the stores, the two phones have undergone the Geekbench test suite. The popular benchmark stresses the phone's CPU and RAM by going through numerous tests to determine the final single-core...

Tags: Apple, iOS


Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus take on the drop test

Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus take on the drop test

19 September, 2014 | comments (46)

The new iPhone 6 family brings bigger screens but that only means there's more screen to crack if you drop the precious gadget. So how do the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus handle being dropped? That's what drop test videos are for. The best-case...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Misc


Samsung Galaxy Alpha is now unofficially available in the US

Samsung Galaxy Alpha is now unofficially available in the US

18 September, 2014 | comments (41)

Samsung Galaxy Alpha made its way to the United States, albeit unofficially. The online retailer Expansys has listed the sleek-looking, metal-clad smartphone as available to ship across the Atlantic. The compact flagship is priced at $699.99...

Tags: Samsung, Android


iPhone 6 gets two certifications in China, still needs another

iPhone 6 gets two certifications in China, still needs another

18 September, 2014 | comments (14)

A couple of days ago a report surfaced saying that the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus don't yet have a release time frame set for the Chinese market. Apparently not even China Mobile, the world's biggest carrier by subscriber count, knows when the...

Tags: Apple


iOS 8 is already running on more than 16% of devices

iOS 8 is already running on more than 16% of devices

18 September, 2014 | comments (56)

iOS 8 started rolling out to the masses yesterday at 10 am PT. So it's only around 24 hours old at this point. However, it's already present on more than 16% of Apple mobile devices, according to data from analytics firm Mixpanel which tracks mobile...

Tags: iOS, Apple


OnePlus One finally gets a pre-order system, live in October

OnePlus One finally gets a pre-order system, live in October

18 September, 2014 | comments (52)

The past few months have been a pretty mixed bag for OnePlus, the Chinese startup that's behind the One - which it calls a "flagship killer". A series of mishaps, as well as its famous invite system, have led many to hold on purchasing the One. But...

Tags: Android, OnePlus


Galaxy S5 and Note 4 may get Android L by early December

Galaxy S5 and Note 4 may get Android L by early December

18 September, 2014 | comments (33)

Android L is undoubtedly going to be released by Google before the end of this year, and as more time passes you might be inclined to ask yourself when or if your particular device will get updated. With Samsung's Galaxy S5 and Note 4, it's clearly...


Galaxy Note 4 hits the US on October 14, pre-orders imminent

Galaxy Note 4 hits the US on October 14, pre-orders imminent

18 September, 2014 | comments (49)

Similarly to its UK pre-order campaign, the Galaxy Note 4 will become available for preliminary orders tomorrow in the US as well. US carriers AT&T and T-Mobile join in on the fun, too. Unlike AT&T, which opens pre-orders of the phone...


Samsung Galaxy Note 4 UK pre-orders start tomorrow

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 UK pre-orders start tomorrow

18 September, 2014 | comments (30)

Samsung has officially announced Galaxy Note 4 availability details for the UK market. The phablet's pre-orders will start tomorrow, September 19 from Samsung's retail stores in the country. Retailers Three, Carphone Warehouse, Clove and other...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Gigabyte launches its new GSmart Android line-up

Gigabyte launches its new GSmart Android line-up

18 September, 2014 | comments (13)

Gigabyte has just unveiled the launch plans for its latest four Android smartphones. They will start selling in Russia and select parts of Europe soon. First up is the Roma R2 Plus Edition, which packs a 4" IPS display of800 x 480 pixel...

Tags: Gigabyte, Android


Oppo R1S goes on sale in Malaysia as Oppo R1L, costs €290

Oppo R1S goes on sale in Malaysia as Oppo R1L, costs €290

18 September, 2014 | comments (13)

Oppo R1S went official in China back in April. It's a worthy upgrade over its Oppo R1 predecessor with better camera, better Snapdragon 400 chipset and LTE Cat.4 connectivity. Today Oppo has launched the smartphone in Malaysia, where it is called...

Tags: Oppo, Android


Sony Xperia Z3 UK contract prices revealed: free from £28 monthly

Sony Xperia Z3 UK contract prices revealed: free from £28 monthly

18 September, 2014 | comments (21)

The Sony Xperia Z3 is now offered on contract in the United Kingdom with O2, Vodafone and Everything Everywhere. The contract prices are available to see from a number of online retailers like Mobiles UK, Clove and CarphoneWarehouse. Prices start...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Amazon announces Fire OS 4

Amazon announces Fire OS 4 "Sangria" based on KitKat

18 September, 2014 | comments (2)

Along with a bunch of new tablets, Amazon has also announced an updated version of its Fire OS for the tablets. Called Fire OS 4 (codename "Sangria"), the update is based on Android 4.4 KitKat and brings UI changes and a handful of new...


Samsung SM-A500 passes through TENAA

Samsung SM-A500 passes through TENAA

18 September, 2014 | comments (24)

The Samsung SM-A500 has passed by TENAA and has left behind photos and specifications. The phone is expected to be a mid-range Alpha – premium build, a 5" Super AMOLED screen with 720p resolution and a Snapdragon 400 chipset. The TENAA info...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Updated Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 goes official with Snapdragon 805

Updated Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 goes official with Snapdragon 805

17 September, 2014 | comments (8)

Alongside the Fire HD 6 and Fire HD 7, Amazon also unveiled an updated Fire HDX 8.9 tablet. The retail giant’s latest flagship slate is now available for pre-order with shipments scheduled to reach customers on October 21. The Amazon Fire...

Tags: Amazon, Android


Amazon Kindle Fire HD 6 and Fire HD 7 go official

Amazon Kindle Fire HD 6 and Fire HD 7 go official

17 September, 2014 | comments (0)

Amazon announced the Fire HD 6 and Fire HD 7 tablets. The duo of affordable tablets is already available for pre-order in a variety of colors, with pricing starting at only $99 for a Fire HD6 slate with 8GB of memory and sponsored screensavers....

Tags: Amazon, Android


Sony Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact are “coming soon” in the US

Sony Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact are “coming soon” in the US

17 September, 2014 | comments (51)

It looks like users in the United States will soon have the opportunity to get their hands on the Sony Xperia Z3 and the Xperia Z3 Compact. The freshly announced handsets are listed as “coming soon” on Sony’s official website. Sony Xperia Z3...

Tags: Sony, Android


BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9983 gets official

BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9983 gets official

17 September, 2014 | comments (50)

After leaking back in August, the new BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9983 has been officially announced today. It's the successor to the P'9982 from last year, which itself succeeded the original P'9981 from 2011. The new smartphone comes with a...

Tags: BlackBerry