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LTE-capable Oppo R1S set to launch on April 25 in China

LTE-capable Oppo R1S set to launch on April 25 in China

17 April, 2014 | comments (2)

An updated Oppo R1 version is set to launch next Friday, on April 25 in China. Dubbed Oppo R1S, the newcomer will feature 4G LTE connectivity with support for Chinese and global frequencies, as well as updated internals. Oppo R1S (click to...

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A third of all Samsung Galaxy S5 upgrades leave an iPhone behind

A third of all Samsung Galaxy S5 upgrades leave an iPhone behind

17 April, 2014 | comments (58)

According to a report in The Telegraph, more than a third (38% to be precise) of the users who upgraded to a Samsung Galaxy S5 switched from an Apple iPhone. The data has been gathered from the mobile trade-in website CompareMyMobile. The...


LG Lucid 3 is $300 off-contract for Verizon

LG Lucid 3 is $300 off-contract for Verizon

17 April, 2014 | comments (3)

Remember the original LG Lucid? If you don't then that's fine: it wasn't much to write home about. But the new LG Lucid 3 for Verizon is a pretty decent handset, and it can be yours for $300, no strings attached. If you don't mind signing on the...

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LG G2 mini coming to UK by the end of April for £250

LG G2 mini coming to UK by the end of April for £250

17 April, 2014 | comments (10)

LG announced the global availability of G2 mini, the compact version of the company's flagship smartphone almost a month ago. However, the South Korean manufacturer did not reveal how much the device would cost. Well, the pricing details of the...

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Google revenues are up 19% in the first quarter

Google revenues are up 19% in the first quarter

17 April, 2014 | comments (9)

Google announced another winning quarter Ė the $15.4 billion in revenue for the first quarter of 2014 was 19% up year on year. Of course, the sale of Motorola Mobility was a big event for Google in Q1. The search giant will continue handling profits...

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Galaxy S5 sells twice better than Galaxy S4, UK retailer says

Galaxy S5 sells twice better than Galaxy S4, UK retailer says

17 April, 2014 | comments (34)

It's customary for manufacturers to try and build up hype for their newly launched smartphone by talking up their sales numbers. Samsung made no exception to this, saying that its new Galaxy S5 flagship sold 30% more units than its predecessor on...

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Nokia's India plant could be taken out of the Microsoft deal

Nokia's India plant could be taken out of the Microsoft deal

17 April, 2014 | comments (33)

Nokia's plant in Chennai, India continues to be a source of tax issues with local authorities, so much so that it could be shut down by Nokia and be excluded from the upcoming Microsoft acquisition. The plant, seized last year by local...


KitKat updates for Xperia Z, ZL, ZR and Tablet Z to arrive in May

KitKat updates for Xperia Z, ZL, ZR and Tablet Z to arrive in May

17 April, 2014 | comments (30)

Sony had already announced that the Android 4.4 KitKat update for Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia ZR and Xperia Tablet Z was under development and the new firmware would be available in May or June. Now, we have a confirmation that the update is...

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Press image of unannounced LG L65 appears on Twitter

Press image of unannounced LG L65 appears on Twitter

16 April, 2014 | comments (10)

A press photo of the yet to be annoucned LG L65 appeared on Twitter, courtesy of @evleaks. The image shows the front and the back of the handset in a white color scheme. Alleged specs of the LG L65 include a 1.2GHz dual-core CPU, 4.3Ē...

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Leaked LG G3 retail box confirms gold color option

Leaked LG G3 retail box confirms gold color option

16 April, 2014 | comments (49)

LG G3 will feature a gold color scheme among others when available. The fashionable color option was confirmed by a leaked live photo of the upcoming deviceís retail box, obtained by The Verge. LG G3 retail box (click to enlarge) When...

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Google's modular Ara smartphone to arrive in 2015

Google's modular Ara smartphone to arrive in 2015

16 April, 2014 | comments (87)

Google released the Module Developers Kit (MDK) for its Project Ara smartphone last week, and now more news has surfaced about the modular device. In December, the company will release an Android update for Ara devices, followed by the release of...

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Samsung confident Galaxy S5 will outsell S4, Tizen coming in Q2

Samsung confident Galaxy S5 will outsell S4, Tizen coming in Q2

16 April, 2014 | comments (63)

Samsung senior VP of product strategy Yoon Han-kil revealed to Reuters that the company is confident its latest flagship sales of the Galaxy S5 will eclipse last years' Galaxy S4 device. The company more than doubled last week's launch market...


Samsung Gear smartwatches to work with these 20 devices

Samsung Gear smartwatches to work with these 20 devices

16 April, 2014 | comments (22)

Samsung's has expanded its Gear smartwatches to work exclusively with some 20 more smartphones and tablets, although they will still have to be Samsung branded. Initially working only on the Galaxy S5, Samsung has unveiled an updated list of...

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Samsung reportedly expecting to ship 35 million Galaxy S5s in Q2

Samsung reportedly expecting to ship 35 million Galaxy S5s in Q2

15 April, 2014 | comments (92)

According to a report in The Korea Times, Samsung expects to ship 35 million Galaxy S5 units between April and June. The upbeat prediction is a result of the strong sales achieved by the device during its worldwide launch. The high number of...


Amazonís upcoming smartphone appears in a trio of leaked photos

Amazonís upcoming smartphone appears in a trio of leaked photos

15 April, 2014 | comments (45)

Alleged live photos of Amazonís first smartphone made the rounds online. The images reveal the yet to be announced handset wearing typical for prototype devices, hard enclosure which hides its design. The leaked images show a whopping five...


Is this the Japanese market version of the upcoming LG G3?

Is this the Japanese market version of the upcoming LG G3?

15 April, 2014 | comments (81)

The Japanese market version of LGís yet to be revealed G3 flagship might have leaked on Twitter. A duo of press shots showing a mysterious high-end LG handset made the rounds on the social network, courtesy of @evleaks. LG isai for KDDI (click...

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New shots of alleged Apple iPhone 6 front panel leak

New shots of alleged Apple iPhone 6 front panel leak

15 April, 2014 | comments (118)

Factory floors out of China have long been sources of leaked shots of upcoming Apple devices, and apparently the anticipated iPhone 6 is no exception. The latest alleged shot has it next to an iPhone 5S, showing off the rumored larger screen of...

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Oppo R1S passes through Tenaa, a Snapdragon version of the R1

Oppo R1S passes through Tenaa, a Snapdragon version of the R1

15 April, 2014 | comments (3)

The Oppo R1, a slim, dual-SIM phone, went official late last year with a MediaTek chipset but Oppo has a Snapdragon version in the works too, which was just certified by Tenaa (the Chinese wireless authority). Tentatively dubbed Oppo R1S, the...

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Gionee Elife E7 Mini is now available for  $315

Gionee Elife E7 Mini is now available for $315

15 April, 2014 | comments (24)

Announced back in December last year, the Gionee Elife E7 Mini is finally on sale in India. Packing a 4.7" IPS IGZO display of 720p resolution the Elife E7 Mini features a 1.7GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6592 CPU and a Mali 450MP4 GPU in addition to...

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Samsung Galaxy S5 costs  $256 to build

Samsung Galaxy S5 costs $256 to build

15 April, 2014 | comments (72)

Analytics company IHS has released its teardown report of the Samsung Galaxy S5, which also reveals an estimate of the phone's bill of materials (how much its parts cost). The Galaxy S5 costs Samsung about $256 to build, which is just slightly more...

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