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Jolla celebrates tablet's success with price cut for its phone

Jolla celebrates tablet's success with price cut for its phone

21 November, 2014 | comments (12)

Just a couple of days ago, Jolla announced its first ever tablet - with a crowdfunding campaign attached. The goal was to raise $380,000, but response from the public has been great. And now the $1 million mark has already been crossed, with many...

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OnePlus One India launch teaser campaign starts

OnePlus One India launch teaser campaign starts

21 November, 2014 | comments (14)

The OnePlus One is going to enter India pretty soon. We've known for a while now that this would eventually happen, with the Chinese smartphone maker startup having apparently seen a lot of interest from the subcontinent. OnePlus has posted a...

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AT&T is returning its Nexus 6 units to Motorola due to a bug

AT&T is returning its Nexus 6 units to Motorola due to a bug

21 November, 2014 | comments (19)

AT&T's Nexus 6 units are apparently affected by a software bug. This is so bad that the carrier is now telling its stores to return their initial shipments of the smartphone to Motorola in order for it to fix said software glitch. The info...


Huawei Ascend Mate 2 will receive Lollipop next year

Huawei Ascend Mate 2 will receive Lollipop next year

21 November, 2014 | comments (8)

The Huawei Ascend Mate 2 has been sold by Huawei in the US in unlocked form since June. A while ago, the Chinese company announced that the phablet would not be updated to future Android versions, which created a backlash in the online...

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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 gets a stability-oriented update

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 gets a stability-oriented update

21 November, 2014 | comments (27)

Following a firmware update focused on improving battery life, Samsung Galaxy Note 4 owners are now treated with another one targeting performance and stability. Users in Germany and Greece are reporting their smartphones are prompted to install the...


Xiaomi to launch Redmi Note in India next month

Xiaomi to launch Redmi Note in India next month

21 November, 2014 | comments (27)

Xiaomi has started teasing the first India sale of its phablet, the Redmi Note, via Mi India’s facebook page, and will reportedly start selling the device early next month. The Techolic claims that the date of the sale will be December 2, basing...

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Lollipop update for HTC One and One (M8) GPE delayed again

Lollipop update for HTC One and One (M8) GPE delayed again

21 November, 2014 | comments (17)

The Android 5.0 Lollipop update for the HTC One GPE and One (M8) GPE was supposed to arrive today, but according to the VP of Product Management at HTC there has been another delay. Mo Versi says Google has requested another software version, so...

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HTC Desire Eye and Desire 820 start selling in the USA SIM-free

HTC Desire Eye and Desire 820 start selling in the USA SIM-free

21 November, 2014 | comments (7)

The HTC Desire Eye and Desire 820 are now available for purchase in the USA. Expansys USA is offering to phones for $519.99 and $359.99, respectively. The Desire Eye is available in Corral Red and Blue, while the Desire 820 is listed in...

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Motorola offers optional extended warranty for Nexus 6

Motorola offers optional extended warranty for Nexus 6

20 November, 2014 | comments (23)

Motorola is offering extended warranty package for Nexus 6. Priced at $129.99, Moto Care protects the Android 5.0 Lollipop phablet from accidental damage for a period of two years. Users can purchase Moto Care for the Nexus 6 within 30 days...

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European pre-orders of Honor 3C by Huawei kick off

European pre-orders of Honor 3C by Huawei kick off

20 November, 2014 | comments (12)

The budget-friendly Honor 3C by Huawei is now available to pre-order in Europe. The dual-SIM smartphone is priced at £109.99 (about $170).The handset will begin shipping to customers this coming Monday, on November 24. Specifications of...

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Sprint's Samsung Galaxy S5 finally receives Android 4.4.4

Sprint's Samsung Galaxy S5 finally receives Android 4.4.4

20 November, 2014 | comments (14)

More than two months later than T-Mobile's version, Sprint's Samsung Galaxy S5 is now finally in the process of getting updated to Android 4.4.4 KitKat. This is the last version of the OS bearing that name, so we assume the next new software...


Xiaomi wants to be world No.1 in smartphones in 10 years

Xiaomi wants to be world No.1 in smartphones in 10 years

20 November, 2014 | comments (83)

Xiaomi has had an amazing run so far. The company, founded in April 2010, launched its first smartphone in August 2011. And around three years later, it became the world's No.3 smartphone maker by sales volumes. And it achieved this despite only...

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Sprint lowers Nexus 6 price, refunds those who paid more

Sprint lowers Nexus 6 price, refunds those who paid more

20 November, 2014 | comments (2)

Sprint started selling the Motorola Nexus 6 last week, but for some reason its price was higher than that asked by AT&T for the exact same device. While AT&T has been charging $249.99 for the handset when bought with a new two-year contract, for...


HTC Desire 820s hits 1.26 million pre-registrations in China

HTC Desire 820s hits 1.26 million pre-registrations in China

20 November, 2014 | comments (17)

News outlet Focus Taiwan reports HTC China has has boasted 1.26 million per-registrations for the Desire 820s. In fact, HTC China says registrations keep piling up at a steady pace. While a pre-order signup doesn't guarantee a purchase since...

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Samsung Galaxy S5 Plus is now on sale in Europe

Samsung Galaxy S5 Plus is now on sale in Europe

20 November, 2014 | comments (45)

Samsung Galaxy S5 Plus was unveiled a month ago without much fanfare. It's an updated version of the Galaxy S5 flagship that keeps everything the same but promotes the chipset to Snapdragon 805. The new chip offers better quad-core Krait 450...

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Corning unveils new, tougher Gorilla Glass 4

Corning unveils new, tougher Gorilla Glass 4

20 November, 2014 | comments (53)

Corning has unveiled the sequel to its popular Gorilla Glass. Version 4 is better at falling – it survives 80% of drops from 1m (3.3ft) on a rough surface meant to emulate the jaggedy surfaces encountered in daily use. Corning claims Gorilla Glass 4...

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Tizen OS 2.3 screenshots reaveal a fresh new look

Tizen OS 2.3 screenshots reaveal a fresh new look

20 November, 2014 | comments (71)

New screenshots of Samsung's Tizen 2.3 have surfaced, courtesy of Tizen Indonesia. The latest version of Tizen OS looks a lot more colorful than before with updated icons. Samsung has also used bold color choices throughout the user...

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WSJ: why Apple's iPhone sapphire plans fell through

WSJ: why Apple's iPhone sapphire plans fell through

20 November, 2014 | comments (32)

Did you know that Apple uses one fourth of the world's supply of sapphire, just to protect the cameras and fingerprint readers of its iPhones? This statistic gives you some insight in how monumental the task of covering the new large screens would...

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HTC rolls out Eye Experience suite in India for the One (M8)

HTC rolls out Eye Experience suite in India for the One (M8)

20 November, 2014 | comments (9)

Following the Eye Experience update rollout in the US and Europe, HTC has started slowly seeding the update in Asia as well. We get reports from India that the Eye Experience software update weighs under 300MB and bumps the firmware version to...


Apple drops the “FREE” button of App Store apps and games

Apple drops the “FREE” button of App Store apps and games

19 November, 2014 | comments (35)

Apple dropped the “free” moniker from the apps and games in the App Store. Effective immediately, the “FREE” button on the apps and games that don’t require payment will make way to a “GET” replacement. The move acknowledges the in-app...

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