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Samsung Galaxy Star 2 Plus gets official in India

Samsung Galaxy Star 2 Plus gets official in India

28 July, 2014 | comments (7)

A few weeks ago a new Samsung smartphone went on sale in India without even a press release mentioning it. That's the Galaxy Ace NXT, and despite Indian retailers having it in stock for a while, only now has it been listed by Samsung on its official...

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Samsung Galaxy Alpha confirmed to sport a 720p display

Samsung Galaxy Alpha confirmed to sport a 720p display

28 July, 2014 | comments (21)

If you ever thought that the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Alpha will be a high-end smartphone, then you might want to reconsider that. Samsung Galaxy Alpha will indeed feature a premium metallic design, but it doesn’t look like the smartphone will...


Original Nokia X trio getting a software update

Original Nokia X trio getting a software update

28 July, 2014 | comments (11)

The original Nokia X trio is getting a software update – no, not Nokia X Platform 2.0, that they'll never get. But a few features from v2.0 have been ported over so users who bought the Nokia X, Nokia X+ or Nokia XL can enjoy the new app...


Burnt Galaxy S4 owner gets offered a new One M8 by HTC

Burnt Galaxy S4 owner gets offered a new One M8 by HTC

28 July, 2014 | comments (162)

About a month back, a reddit user 'TweektheGeek' was woken up by the smell of his Galaxy S4 (not related to this recent incident), which overheated and started melting while the phone was charging overnight. In this case, the person was using...

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Lenovo K920 Vibe Z2 Pro gets certified in China

Lenovo K920 Vibe Z2 Pro gets certified in China

27 July, 2014 | comments (12)

On August 5, Lenovo will officially announce the Vibe Z2 Pro (model number K920), its latest top of the line Android smartphone. This device has been leaked quite a few times already, and more than once even by the Chinese company itself (or its...

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Huawei Ascend P7 gets a software update in Europe

Huawei Ascend P7 gets a software update in Europe

27 July, 2014 | comments (4)

The Huawei Ascend P7 is now in the process of getting its first ever software update. This has been confirmed to be happening in Germany, though the software version seems destined for the whole of Europe, so you should probably expect to see the...


Motorola could be working on a 5.9

Motorola could be working on a 5.9" Nexus smartphone

27 July, 2014 | comments (35)

Over the past few months we've seen much controversy about whether there will be another Nexus smartphone. That's because Google has been rumored to drop this program, and focus on Android Silver, which will incorporate a few devices from more...


Week 30 in review: Lumia 530, LG G3 LTE-A, Xiaomi reaches India

Week 30 in review: Lumia 530, LG G3 LTE-A, Xiaomi reaches India

27 July, 2014 | comments (6)

The Week In Review is our series meant to recap all the major announcements of the week, which you might have missed. Week 30 of 2014 saw four new devices going official including the Lumia 530, but it also brought us various interesting...


Samsung Galaxy S4 set ablaze by counterfeit battery

Samsung Galaxy S4 set ablaze by counterfeit battery

26 July, 2014 | comments (128)

13-year old Ariel Tolfree from Texas found herself rudely awoken in the middle of the night by the smell of her burning phone kept under her pillow. The phone, a white Samsung Galaxy S4, was burnt to a crisp after the battery inside decided it...

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LG G Vista is headed to AT&T too, leaked manual reveals

LG G Vista is headed to AT&T too, leaked manual reveals

26 July, 2014 | comments (2)

The LG G Vista will be on sale at AT&T too, alongside Verizon. This revelation comes from the manual for AT&T's version of the handset, which has been leaked. As you can see in the images below, AT&T's logo is featured prominently on the back of...

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Verizon trialing bloatware removal on LG G3

Verizon trialing bloatware removal on LG G3

26 July, 2014 | comments (11)

Verizon is currently trialing unistalling bloatware and its first guinea pig is the LG G3. The "pre-loaded" apps will be installed during the setup process but some of them will support unistalling using the standard Android method. Installing...

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Italy pre-orders open for Xiaomi Mi 4

Italy pre-orders open for Xiaomi Mi 4

26 July, 2014 | comments (25)

Italy is the first lucky country in Europe to get the Xiaomi Mi 4. The device has entered pre-order stage and is planned to ship in August. You'll need to cough up €394.90 to get a 16GB Xiaomi Mi 4 in either white or black color. The 64GB unit is...

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Lenovo K920 Vibe Z2 Pro caught in selfie, specs now official

Lenovo K920 Vibe Z2 Pro caught in selfie, specs now official

25 July, 2014 | comments (29)

It was only yesterday when we found out that Lenovo is planning to unveil its next flagship smartphone, the K920, on August 5. And now thanks to an executive at the Chinese company, we get to see a picture showing its back, as well as a full spec...

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HTC Desire 610 also launched by AT&T today

HTC Desire 610 also launched by AT&T today

25 July, 2014 | comments (7)

The Amazon Fire Phone isn't the only handset that's become available at AT&T today. The HTC Desire 610 joins it in the carrier's portfolio, as anticipated last week when it first got listed on AT&T's website. And now it's due to be out too. To...

Tags: HTC, Android, AT&T


Amazon's Fire Phone is now available for $199.99

Amazon's Fire Phone is now available for $199.99

25 July, 2014 | comments (16)

The Amazon Fire Phone is now available for purchase, either from the retailer itself or from AT&T. The price you have to pay is $199.99 if you want to get it through a classic two-year contract arrangement with the carrier. Though if that...

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Alleged Motorola Moto X+1 prototype photographed

Alleged Motorola Moto X+1 prototype photographed

25 July, 2014 | comments (32)

New Alleged photos of the Motorola Moto X+1 have surfaced alongside detailed information regarding the phone's specifications. The photos received by AndroidPolice.com show the phone in its full glory with a custom wooden back. According to...


Samsung Galaxy Mega 2 passes through FCC

Samsung Galaxy Mega 2 passes through FCC

25 July, 2014 | comments (24)

Despite numerous leaks of the Samsung Galaxy Mega 2, we have still not glimpsed the rumored upcoming phablet in the flesh. The latest FCC certification, however, brings the device one step closer to reality, revealing dimensions and connectivity...


Motorola Moto G on Verizon receives Android 4.4.4 KitKat

Motorola Moto G on Verizon receives Android 4.4.4 KitKat

25 July, 2014 | comments (31)

The Google Play Store version of the Moto G already received an update to Android 4.4.4 KitKat and now the company announced it's time for Verizon users to start getting it too. The OTA update should be seeding now to Verizon Moto G phones starting...


Metal Huawei C199 with 5.5-inch screen passes TENAA certification

Metal Huawei C199 with 5.5-inch screen passes TENAA certification

25 July, 2014 | comments (7)

A metal-clad Huawei C199 got its certification from the Chinese wireless authority TENAA. It packs a 5.5" 720p screen and is powered by a homebrewed HiSilicon Kirin 920 chipset. The chipset is based on ARM's big.LITTLE design with four Cortex-A15...

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Octa-core Samsung G900H Galaxy S5 gets a performance update too

Octa-core Samsung G900H Galaxy S5 gets a performance update too

25 July, 2014 | comments (28)

The octa-core Samsung G900H Galaxy S5 is getting the same 200MB update that its Snapdragon-based twin received yesterday. The update has a rather short change log – "improved performance" – but no details on how and what got faster. The update will...