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EU Galaxy S5 LTE-A firmware leaks, announcement imminent

EU Galaxy S5 LTE-A firmware leaks, announcement imminent

22 August, 2014 | comments (3)

Samsung has released the European Galaxy S5 LTE-A (SM-G901) firmware hinting at the phone's imminent announcement. The firmware is based on Android 4.4.4 KitKat and is available in the UK and Switzerland. As time passes, Samsung will roll it out to...

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Android fragmentation report shows Samsung is still top dog

Android fragmentation report shows Samsung is still top dog

22 August, 2014 | comments (30)

The guys at OpenSignal thrive on smartphone statistics and once agin they took the time to plot Android fragmentation. It was a mammoth undertaking as the dominant smartphone platform has splintered in many different ways. First off is that...

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Oppo Neo 5 is official in Malaysia, starts selling next week

Oppo Neo 5 is official in Malaysia, starts selling next week

22 August, 2014 | comments (10)

Oppo has officially revealed the Neo 5, its latest affordable LTE smartphone, successor of the Oppo Neo. The company has significantly updated the internals with a Snapdragon 400 chipset with a 1.2GHz quad-core Cortex A7 CPU, 1GB of RAM and 4GB...

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OnePlus One software update fixes touchscreen issue, sort of

OnePlus One software update fixes touchscreen issue, sort of

22 August, 2014 | comments (16)

OnePlus is rolling out an OTA update for the OnePlus One. The XNPH33R supposedly fixes the issue with the touchscreen that caused it to miss multiple inputs on the screen at once when they were close to each other. There was also a problem with the...

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Press image of Moto X+1 leaks out on Twitter

Press image of Moto X+1 leaks out on Twitter

21 August, 2014 | comments (25)

A press photo of the upcoming Moto X+1 appeared on Twitter. The image was posted on the social network by @evleaks as a gift to mark his recently announced retirement. The press photo reveals the yet to be announced smartphone with Verizon...


Samsung Galaxy Note 4 camera gets fully detailed

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 camera gets fully detailed

21 August, 2014 | comments (77)

Details on the camera unit of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy 4 leaked out. The Korean giant’s next generation flagship phablet will reportedly pack a 16MP Sony IMX240 camera sensor with optical image stabilization. The abovementioned sensor...


Meizu MX4 blazes past the 50,000 score mark in AnTuTu

Meizu MX4 blazes past the 50,000 score mark in AnTuTu

21 August, 2014 | comments (41)

The yet to be revealed Meizu MX4 posted the mind-boggling AnTuTu score of 52,811. The handset’s achievement is the highest from a Chinese smartphone to date and, quite possibly, the best score from any smartphone globally. The Meizu MX4...

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Moto X receives Android 4.4.4 in the UK

Moto X receives Android 4.4.4 in the UK

21 August, 2014 | comments (10)

The UK version of the Moto X (XT1052) is starting to receive a software update to Android 4.4.4 KitKat. The firmware update bumps the version to v.212.44.26 and improves overall performance. Additionally, Motorola says the phone dialer is updated...

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HTC One Max for Verizon gets a long overdue Android 4.4 update

HTC One Max for Verizon gets a long overdue Android 4.4 update

21 August, 2014 | comments (4)

Verizon owners of HTC's One Max phablet are now receiving the update to Android 4.4.2 KitKat. The new firmware for the 5.9-inch device will be seeding to Verizon owners in the US in the coming days. Build number 3.09.605.2 brings a boatload...

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Huawei Ascend Mate 7 goes to TENAA, lists specs

Huawei Ascend Mate 7 goes to TENAA, lists specs

21 August, 2014 | comments (12)

Huawei's upcoming phablet, the Huawei Ascend Mate 7, has passed through TENAA and left a cache of specifications. The Mate 7 is the successor to the Mate2 and has a 6" screen (so where did the 7 come from?). The screen may be 6" big – 0.1"...

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HTC teases the Desire 820 ahead of IFA 2014 launch

HTC teases the Desire 820 ahead of IFA 2014 launch

21 August, 2014 | comments (12)

HTC has posted a teaser image with the number 820 written on it, leading us to believe the phone in question is the Desire 820. The image was posted on the company's Weibo account, which is a strong indication of its launch in China. However,...

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TENAA reveals Sony Xperia Z3 specs

TENAA reveals Sony Xperia Z3 specs

21 August, 2014 | comments (66)

TENAA has certified the upcoming Sony Xperia Z3 and we now have a virtually complete specs sheet. And we still find very little upgrades over the Xperia Z2 model. The phone keeps the 5.2" IPS LCD with 1080p resolution but is marginally smaller....

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Samsung announces Galaxy S5 4G+ for Singapore

Samsung announces Galaxy S5 4G+ for Singapore

21 August, 2014 | comments (23)

Samsung has announced a new variant of the Galaxy S5, the Galaxy S5 4G+, which will be launched in Singapore. The phone will be available on August 23 on SingTel's new LTE-A network, which is also launching on the same day. The Galaxy S5 4G+...

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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo gets Android KitKat update

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo gets Android KitKat update

21 August, 2014 | comments (35)

Samsung has started rolling out the KitKat update for the Galaxy Note 3 Neo in India. The update bumps up the version number to 4.4.2. The update weighs in at around 495MB and can be downloaded OTA or through Samsung's desktop software -...

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LG announces a duo of affordable L Series smartphones

LG announces a duo of affordable L Series smartphones

20 August, 2014 | comments (42)

LG announced a duo of affordably L Series smartphones. The 3G-only LG L Fino and L Bello will be showcased by the Korean manufacturer during the upcoming IFA in Berlin. In line with the company’s new strategy, both devices will boot Android 4.4.2...

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IDC: tablets with telephony on board are selling briskly in Asia

IDC: tablets with telephony on board are selling briskly in Asia

20 August, 2014 | comments (15)

According to a report by IDC, tablet with telephony on board are selling briskly in Asia. The large-screen do it all devices are particularly popular in the Asia/Pacific region excluding Japan. The research company’s Worldwide Quarterly...

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OnePlus One India launch nears, new job listing suggests

OnePlus One India launch nears, new job listing suggests

20 August, 2014 | comments (17)

Last month we found out that OnePlus had plans to enter the increasingly crowded Indian smartphone market - though not much more than that transpired back then. The Chinese company said it received a lot of interest from India, and that it was...

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Unlocked ZTE Nubia 5S Mini goes on pre-order in the USA

Unlocked ZTE Nubia 5S Mini goes on pre-order in the USA

20 August, 2014 | comments (10)

ZTE's smartphones rarely make it to the United States. When they do, they're usually devoid of their original names, being sold as cheap own-brand smartphones by smaller carriers. That isn't the case this time around, though. ZTE is bringing the...

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New Huawei IFA teaser hints at Cat.6 LTE, fingerprint sensor

New Huawei IFA teaser hints at Cat.6 LTE, fingerprint sensor

20 August, 2014 | comments (19)

Like every other smartphone maker under the sun, Huawei will hold a pre-IFA press conference early next month too. This will happen on September 4, and we're expecting to see at least one new handset being announced there. A previous teaser...

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Sony Xperia C3 goes on sale, Russia is first to get it

Sony Xperia C3 goes on sale, Russia is first to get it

20 August, 2014 | comments (14)

The Sony Xperia C3, announced by Sony last month, and is touted as the first selfie-centric device from the Japanese manufacturer that comes with a 5MP front-facing camera and a wide range of social media extras. Today we learn that the...

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