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Sony now seeds Android 4.4.2 KitKat for the Xperia Z1 globally

Sony now seeds Android 4.4.2 KitKat for the Xperia Z1 globally

27 March, 2014 | comments (257)

Sony has started seeding Android 4.4.2 KitKat to the Xperia Z1 globally, after several markets got it last week. The software update is marked as version 14.3.A.0.681 and in addition to bringing the latest version of Android to the company's former...

Tags: Sony, Android


Samsung Galaxy S5 hit Korea today to preempt sales ban

Samsung Galaxy S5 hit Korea today to preempt sales ban

27 March, 2014 | comments (21)

South Korean regulators caught the country's carriers violating laws that impose the maximum subsidy for a phone. The resulting 45 day ban of acquiring new customers that starts on April 5 would interfere with the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S5 on...

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Samsung launches Galaxy S5, Gear 2, Gear Neo and Fit in India

Samsung launches Galaxy S5, Gear 2, Gear Neo and Fit in India

27 March, 2014 | comments (109)

Samsung has launched the Galaxy S5 smartphone, along with the Gear 2, Gear Neo and Gear Fit smartwatches in India. The Galaxy S5 will be priced between INR 51,000 ($848) and INR 53,000 ($881). The exact pricing will be announced later but...

Tags: Samsung, Android


2.5GHz Asian HTC One (M8) meets 2.3GHz US version in AnTuTu

2.5GHz Asian HTC One (M8) meets 2.3GHz US version in AnTuTu

26 March, 2014 | comments (56)

Benchmarks of the HTC One (M8) have surfaced out of China, and have revealed a bit more about the performance of the Asian HTC One (M8). Running on the AC variant of the MSM8974 Snapdragon 801 processor, the Asian model comes with a 200MHz faster...

Tags: HTC, Android, Rumors


Sony Xperia M gets Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update

Sony Xperia M gets Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update

26 March, 2014 | comments (819)

Sony is rolling out Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update to its mid-range Xperia M smartphone. The latest update takes the build version to 15.4.A.0.23 and comes with a bunch of new features and enhancements. The newest firmware comes with an updated...

Tags: Sony, Android


LG Optimus G will get Android KitKat in Summer

LG Optimus G will get Android KitKat in Summer

26 March, 2014 | comments (133)

Good news for LG Optimus G users: you'll be receiving your Android 4.4.2 KitKat upgrade this summer. The information was confirmed by LG themselves. The Optimus G has been stuck on Android 4.1 for some time now, so the update will be a welcome...

Tags: Android, LG


HTC One (M8) GPe now available, old One gets a $100 discount

HTC One (M8) GPe now available, old One gets a $100 discount

26 March, 2014 | comments (9)

The HTC One (M8) Google Play Edition was announced yesterday alongside the base device and it's already in stock. The price of GPe phone is $700 - $50 more than the Sense version and the unlocked Developer edition. Anyway, the HTC One (M8) GPe is...

Tags: HTC, Android


AT&T HTC One mini to get KitKat this week

AT&T HTC One mini to get KitKat this week

26 March, 2014 | comments (7)

Executive Director of Product Management at HTC USA has confirmed in Twitter that Android 4.4.2 KitKat for the One mini has passed AT&T testing. The carrier is going to seed it to One mini users via an over-the-air update by the end of this...

Tags: HTC, Android, AT&T


Octa-core HTC Desire 616 leaks in cool red

Octa-core HTC Desire 616 leaks in cool red

26 March, 2014 | comments (13)

Remember HTC's octa-core that revealed itself in the AnTuTu benchmark database? It's called the HTC Desire 616 and today we can take a first look at its photos published by the Chinese TENAA. It has approved the device to hit the market, which...

Tags: HTC, Android, Rumors


Samsung having production issues with the Galaxy S5

Samsung having production issues with the Galaxy S5

25 March, 2014 | comments (123)

There have been some rumors about production issues with Samsung's Galaxy S5. First, one of their factories caught fire, damaging some of their stock and production equipment. Now, there are reports indicating that Samsung is having difficulty...

Tags: Samsung, Android


HTC One (M8) goes official with Duo Camera, 5-inch screen

HTC One (M8) goes official with Duo Camera, 5-inch screen

25 March, 2014 | comments (132)

The HTC One (M8) is now official and most of the rumors we've seen so far came out true. The smartphone sports a unibody made of 90% metal as opposed to 70% for its predecessor giving it an even sleeker look. The One (M8) screen has been...

Tags: HTC, Android


Here are all the details about the One (M8) UK availability

Here are all the details about the One (M8) UK availability

25 March, 2014 | comments (11)

The HTC One (M8) is available at select Phones4u stores in London starting today with the rest of the retailer's stores opening stock tomorrow. The retailer has the One (M8) available in Glacial Silver and Gunmetal Gray from today with the Amber...

Tags: HTC, Android, EE


Verizon now sells One (M8) at retail, AT&T and Sprint online

Verizon now sells One (M8) at retail, AT&T and Sprint online

25 March, 2014 | comments (7)

The HTC One (M8) is now official and is said to be rolling out starting today. But in the US the device will hit retail shelves on Verizon first, starting today at 1:00 PM local time. At the same time AT&T and Sprint will make the device...


HTC One (M8) gets Developer and Google Play editions

HTC One (M8) gets Developer and Google Play editions

25 March, 2014 | comments (9)

The new HTC One (M8) comes with a Google Play Edition out of the gate – Holo UI fans can enjoy stock Android 4.4.2 KitKat. Devs who need unrestricted access to the phone will also enjoy a Developer edition. The Developer edition will be unlocked...

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Watch the HTC One (M8) launch event live here

Watch the HTC One (M8) launch event live here

25 March, 2014 | comments (23)

The launch event of the HTC One (M8) is almost upon us. At 4PM GMT, the HTC will be announcing its latest flagship and will be streaming it live, so you can catch it without leaving your favorite website. The smartphone will be unveiled on...

Tags: HTC, Android


Sony Xperia Z2 pips HTC One (M8) to benchmark crown

Sony Xperia Z2 pips HTC One (M8) to benchmark crown

25 March, 2014 | comments (66)

The Nokia Lumia 1520 was crowned "Best gaming device" at the beginning of the month but yesterday the HTC One (M8) stole that title and an even bigger one – it reached top place on Basemark OS II, which is an overall benchmark. That didn’t last...

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Samsung SM-G870 Galaxy S5 Active surfaces

Samsung SM-G870 Galaxy S5 Active surfaces

25 March, 2014 | comments (36)

The trustworthy @evleaks tipster has delivered yet another interesting rumor. Apparently Samsung is working on a SM-G870 model, which should be released as Galaxy S5 Active. The Galaxy S5 flagship was announced at the MWC in Barcelona last month....


HTC One 2014 goes on sale before the announcement

HTC One 2014 goes on sale before the announcement

25 March, 2014 | comments (28)

HTC is going to unveil the HTC One 2014 (M8) today in simultaneous events in New York and London. And while Carphone Warehouse in the UK and a couple of carriers in the US have announced they will get the first batch of HTC One 2014 units minutes...

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OnePlus One launch date set for April 23

OnePlus One launch date set for April 23

25 March, 2014 | comments (13)

Startup phonemaker OnePlus has announced on its official forum that it will unveil the OnePlus One smartphone on April 23. The company has been quite eager to build up hype for its first smartphone revealing a large portion of its specifications...

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6.44" ZTE Nubia X6 phablet launches with Snapdragon 801

25 March, 2014 | comments (23)

The ZTE Nubia X6 officially launched at an event in Beijing and it proved to be a more exiting device that the latest rumors described. It's a 6.44" phablet with a Snapdragon 801 chipset and dual-SIM support plus LTE connectivity. The Nubia...

Tags: ZTE, Android