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Amazon updates its Appstore to version 7

Amazon updates its Appstore to version 7

24 November, 2013 | comments (2)

Amazon is running its alternative Android app store mainly for the benefit of its Kindle Fire tablets, but the Amazon Appstore is available to any Android device. With a recent update, that leapfrogged from version 5 to version 7, the store is now...

Tags: Amazon, Android


AT&T starts rolling out Android 4.4 KitKat update for Moto X

AT&T starts rolling out Android 4.4 KitKat update for Moto X

23 November, 2013 | comments (15)

A few days ago Motorola and Verizon shocked everyone by rolling out the Android 4.4 update for the Moto X well ahead of every other OEM, including Google for its own Nexus devices. Now AT&T has also joined in on the KitKat bandwagon and is rolling...

Tags: Motorola, Android


Red Sony Xperia Z1 spotted running KitKat

Red Sony Xperia Z1 spotted running KitKat

23 November, 2013 | comments (59)

A limited edition red model of the Sony Xperia Z1 has leaked on the interweb. While not a huge deal on its own, the said handset was spotted running Android 4.4 KitKat. There is no information about when this device will be released and in...

Tags: Sony, Android


Alleged metal frame of Samsung Galaxy S5 pictured

Alleged metal frame of Samsung Galaxy S5 pictured

22 November, 2013 | comments (84)

Add this to the list of "maybe, but maybe not" rumors about the Samsung Galaxy S5. Leaked images show a metal frame for a smartphone, allegedly the Galaxy S5. The frame measures 143.8 x 72.3mm, compared to 136.6 x 69.8mm for the current Galaxy S4...


Huawei aims to ship 20 million phones in Q4

Huawei aims to ship 20 million phones in Q4

22 November, 2013 | comments (17)

Standing tall as the sixth largest smartphone manufacturer (as per Gartner data) Huawei is now aiming to ship 20 million smartphones in Q4 this year. That's a significant boost from the 13.5 million smartphones that the Chinese company...

Tags: Huawei, Android


Huawei Ascend Mate 2 specs leak, live pictures in tow

Huawei Ascend Mate 2 specs leak, live pictures in tow

22 November, 2013 | comments (9)

Huawei Ascend Mate 2 has been in the works for quite a while. In the end of August we saw the first clue on the Huawei's next phablet - pictures of device's front glass. Back then we didn't really know much about the Mate 2 aside of the display size...


Samsung Galaxy S4 and Note 3 to get KitKat in January

Samsung Galaxy S4 and Note 3 to get KitKat in January

22 November, 2013 | comments (76)

A newly leaked schedule reveals which will be the first Samsung devices to get Android 4.4 KitKat. As you could expected the first to get the new Android version are this and last year flagships - Galaxy S4, Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy S III and Galaxy...


Android 4.4 KitKat for Sony Xperia ZR under consideration

Android 4.4 KitKat for Sony Xperia ZR under consideration

22 November, 2013 | comments (119)

Sony was among the first manufacturers to reveal its plans to launch Android 4.4 KitKat upgrade for its phones. The first wave of devices includes the Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia Z Ultra, Xperia Z1 and the Xperia Tablet Z. Now, Sony has hinted in...

Tags: Sony, Android


New Sony Xperia Z1S leak talks Q1 2014 launch, price

New Sony Xperia Z1S leak talks Q1 2014 launch, price

22 November, 2013 | comments (67)

The Sony Xperia Z1S leak-fest continues with some new shots and info coming from China. The diminutive flagship is shown running Android 4.3 Jelly Bean (14.2.A.0.205 firmware), which is presumably the software it will launch with. Speaking of...

Tags: Sony, Android, Rumors


Verizon HTC One Max now on sale, $299 on contract

Verizon HTC One Max now on sale, $299 on contract

21 November, 2013 | comments (7)

The HTC One Max is now available for purchase on Verizon's network. The carrier is offering HTC's phablet for $299 on a 2-year contract. If you'd like to purchase the phone without commitment to the carrier, the price is $599. The phone is also...

Tags: HTC, Android, Verizon


Black Friday: LG G2 $50, S4 mini free from Sprint on-contract

Black Friday: LG G2 $50, S4 mini free from Sprint on-contract

21 November, 2013 | comments (20)

The LG G2 will be available from Sprint for $49.99 on-contract, while the more compact version of Samsung's latest flagship, the Galaxy S4 mini, can be had for free this coming Black Friday weekend. The S4 mini offer reflects a $50 mail-in...


New Samsung midranger leaks out of China's TENAA

New Samsung midranger leaks out of China's TENAA

20 November, 2013 | comments (63)

China's TENAA certification agency has taken a few shots of an upcoming midrange Samsung device with a model number SM-G7106. Although only dual-SIM support has been confirmed out of TENAA, sources say that the upcoming device will run...


Sony Xperia Z1S shows up on Postel

Sony Xperia Z1S shows up on Postel

20 November, 2013 | comments (53)

The Sony Xperia Z1S surely must be drawing closer to a release, right? It just showed up on Postel (the Indonesian equivalent of the FCC), which coincides with a brand new rumor of a Shanghai event. The Xperia Z1S has the model number D5503...

Tags: Sony, Android, Rumors


Motorola to bring Android 4.4 KitKat  to 10 of its  smartphones

Motorola to bring Android 4.4 KitKat to 10 of its smartphones

20 November, 2013 | comments (39)

Motorola wasn't among the first companies to announce its Android 4.4 KitKat upgrade plans even though it is owned by Google. It seems the wait was worth it though, as the Motorola's support website shows 10 smartphones will be getting the KitKat...


Android-powered Oppo R833T leaks

Android-powered Oppo R833T leaks

20 November, 2013 | comments (12)

Oppo is en route to release a new affordable Android smartphone. Labeled as R833T, the handset is supposed to pack a 4.3" IPS screen of WVGA (480 x 800) resolution and cost around $160 placing it in strictly entry-level territory. The rest of...

Tags: Oppo, Android, Rumors


ARM confirms quad-core Cortex-A9 for Huawei Ascend P6S

ARM confirms quad-core Cortex-A9 for Huawei Ascend P6S

20 November, 2013 | comments (7)

Just a day after an ARM exec confirmed Samsung's 64-bit Exynos processor and even hinted for 128-bit chips in two years, the company has leaked yet another product of one of its partners. This time it's Huawei who suffered from the ARM...


Motorola online store  now offers zero interest financing

Motorola online store now offers zero interest financing

20 November, 2013 | comments (3)

If you're in the US and want a cool new Motorola phone, but don't have the cash for it you probably think it sucks that the $180 Moto G won't be available for a couple of months. There's another way though – you can get credit from Motorola and pay...

Tags: Motorola, Android


Android 4.4 KitKat now seeding to the Nexus 4

Android 4.4 KitKat now seeding to the Nexus 4

20 November, 2013 | comments (657)

After several restless weeks of waiting, Nexus 4 users are finally getting the Android 4.4 update seeded to their devices. The new update is build KRT16S, which includes a few additional bugfixes introduced with the original KRT16O build. The...

Tags: LG, Google, Android


Nexus 5 and 7 make it to the Play Store in India and Hong Kong

Nexus 5 and 7 make it to the Play Store in India and Hong Kong

19 November, 2013 | comments (99)

LG Nexus 5 and ASUS Nexus 7 (2013) are now available to purchase directly from the Google Play Store in India and Hong Kong. The word from Google about the availability arrived on the official Nexus account in Google+. In India, the 16 and...

Tags: LG, ASUS, Android


Huawei Ascend P6S leaks in pictures

Huawei Ascend P6S leaks in pictures

19 November, 2013 | comments (25)

Huawei Ascend P6S with an octa-core CPU was supposedly confirmed two days ago by the company’s president Xu Xin Quan. Today we got a new leak though and this one sharply contradicts the previous information. The new details on the Huawei Ascend...