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Lenovo completes Motorola acquisition from Google

Lenovo completes Motorola acquisition from Google

30 October, 2014 | comments (19)

Today, Lenovo announced that its acquisition of Motorola from Google is complete. The deal cost the Chinese company $2.91 billion and was announced in late January. Motorola remains headquartered in Chicago and it's brand is intact, but it's now a...


Samsung sees lowest profits since Q3 2011

Samsung sees lowest profits since Q3 2011

30 October, 2014 | comments (84)

Samsung is one of the phone manufacturers that make a significant profit (the other being Apple), but this last quarter the South Korean giant experienced a downturn. The consolidated revenue came out to $44.7 billion, down from $56 billion in Q3...

Tags: Samsung, Misc


Moto 360 in gold surfaces on Amazon, quickly pulled

Moto 360 in gold surfaces on Amazon, quickly pulled

30 October, 2014 | comments (7)

A Champagne gold color option of the Motorola Moto 360 smartwatch was briefly available on a pre-order on Amazon but it seems the product pages were pulled. The smartwatch was up with two strap sizes - 18mm (shown below) and a 23mm one, both...


HTC Desire 820us with 64-bit CPU goes through TENAA

HTC Desire 820us with 64-bit CPU goes through TENAA

30 October, 2014 | comments (12)

HTC is having a field day at the Chinese TENAA and following the certification of its Desire 816h, now the Desire 820us is the latest to visit the government agency. The HTC Desire 820us packs the latest MediaTek MT6752 chipset with an 8-core...

Tags: Android, Google, HTC


HTC Desire D816h with 5 display visits TENAA

HTC Desire D816h with 5 display visits TENAA

29 October, 2014 | comments (16)

Unannounced HTC Desire D816h made a visit to TENAA. The 5 smartphone appears to be a more compact version of the 5.5 HTC Desire 816 we already know. HTC Desire D816h features MediaTek MT6592 chipset with 1.7GHz octa-core CPU and a gig of...

Tags: Android, Google, HTC


Google Nexus 6 already sold out in the United States

Google Nexus 6 already sold out in the United States

29 October, 2014 | comments (45)

It appears that sales of Google Nexus 6 are off to a robust start. The Motorola-made Android 5.0 Lollipop phablet sold out in the United States several hours after it became available for pre-order. All memory and color configurations of...


Motorola Nexus 6 has been delayed in Europe

Motorola Nexus 6 has been delayed in Europe

29 October, 2014 | comments (18)

The Nexus 6 was announced a couple of weeks ago, alongside the Nexus 9 and Nexus Player. The first Nexus phablet is due to become available for pre-order in the US today, but so far there's been no word on when we should expect it in...


Samsung Galaxy A series lands in November to fight Xiaomi

Samsung Galaxy A series lands in November to fight Xiaomi

29 October, 2014 | comments (36)

Samsung's incredibly oft-leaked Galaxy A series is going to get official pretty soon, it seems. A new report from the company's home country of South Korea claims that the Galaxy A3, Galaxy A5, and Galaxy A7 smartphones will go on sale at some point...


OnePlus One pre-orders will return on November 17

OnePlus One pre-orders will return on November 17

29 October, 2014 | comments (24)

A couple of days ago OnePlus took pre-orders for the One smartphone for the first time ever. Things went anything but smooth, though. The company extended the pre-order time frame from one hour to three, but apparently that still didn't allow...

Tags: Android, OnePlus


Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Developer Edition for Verizon now out

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Developer Edition for Verizon now out

29 October, 2014 | comments (8)

The Developer Edition of Verizon's Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is now available to purchase. You can only get it online, and just if you buy straight from Samsung's Web store. It will cost you though. This Note 4 model is priced at $699.99 outright,...


iOS 8.x now on half of iDevices, adoption still slow

iOS 8.x now on half of iDevices, adoption still slow

29 October, 2014 | comments (45)

Early this month Fiksu reported that iOS 8 adoption is slower than the gains demonstrated by iOS 6 and 7 in their first weeks after launch. Apple launched iOS 8.1 (which adds Apple Pay and Continuity) and the good news is that version 8.x is now on...

Tags: Apple, iOS


24k gold Samsung Galaxy Note 4 hits Vietnam, costs $2000

24k gold Samsung Galaxy Note 4 hits Vietnam, costs $2000

29 October, 2014 | comments (46)

A 24k gold Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is now available for purchase in Vietnam. Every piece of metal (including the grills) is coated in gold by local aficionados of the noble metal. The process takes 4-5 hours of continuous work per unit and,...

Tags: Samsung, Android


A global version of Motorola Droid Turbo to be unveiled in Brazil

A global version of Motorola Droid Turbo to be unveiled in Brazil

29 October, 2014 | comments (62)

The new Motorola Droid Turbo garnered great interest but as a Verizon-exclusive it felt out of reach. Now Motorola is sending out invites for a November 5 event to announce a global rollout. The invite doesn't call out the device by name but the...

Tags: Motorola, Android


Huawei Honor 6 hits Europe tomorrow at under 300

Huawei Honor 6 hits Europe tomorrow at under 300

29 October, 2014 | comments (25)

Huawei announced the Honor 6 back in the summer, but it's only now that the phone enters in the European market. Starting tomorrow, the phone will launch in the UK and select European markets. Amazon UK will offer the phone for 229, while...

Tags: Huawei, Android


Oppo R5 officially becomes the world's thinnest smartphone

Oppo R5 officially becomes the world's thinnest smartphone

29 October, 2014 | comments (49)

After the Oppo N3 cameraphone, the company unveiled its first 64-bit smartphone, which is coincidentally also its thinnest yet. The Oppo R5 measures just 4.85mm thick, the "slimmest phone in the world," Oppo claims. The company has shaved quite a...

Tags: Oppo, Android


Oppo N3 is official with a 16MP motorized camera

Oppo N3 is official with a 16MP motorized camera

28 October, 2014 | comments (25)

At a special event in Singapore, Oppo announced the N3 cameraphone. The successor to the N1 sports a 16MP motorized camera allowing it to track objects as they move. The sensor is 1/2.3" in size and the pixel size is 1.34micrometer. The camera uses...

Tags: Oppo, Android


LG sells 16.8M smartphones in Q3, posts record profits

LG sells 16.8M smartphones in Q3, posts record profits

29 October, 2014 | comments (40)

LG had a record-breaking quarter, mostly on the back of its smartphone division. It sold 16.8 million smartphones, a record for the company, and the phone division saw the best revenue and operating income since the third quarter of 2009. In the...

Tags: LG, Android


Huawei Honor 4X goes official with Snapdragon 410 chipset

Huawei Honor 4X goes official with Snapdragon 410 chipset

28 October, 2014 | comments (28)

Huawei announced the mid-range Honer 4X smartphone. The previously leaked, dual-SIM handset is available for pre-order in China for CNY 1,299 ($212). Shipments are set to begin next week, on November 6. Huawei Honor 4X features 64-bit...

Tags: Huawei, Android


Sharp will have a 4K smartphone display ready in 2016

Sharp will have a 4K smartphone display ready in 2016

28 October, 2014 | comments (115)

If you think QHD screen resolution (that's 2,560x1,440) on smartphones is rather ridiculous, you'll surely be even more flabbergasted in 2016. That's because at some point during that year, Sharp is set to have finalized its first 4K smartphone...

Tags: Sharp


Motorola Droid Turbo is official with 5.2-inch QHD display

Motorola Droid Turbo is official with 5.2-inch QHD display

28 October, 2014 | comments (86)

At a joint event today, Verizon and Motorola announced the Droid Turbo. The phone runs on the Verizon XLTE network and features a 5.2" Super AMOLED QHD display with a pixel density of 565ppi. The Motorola Droid Turbo is powered by a Snapdragon...