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Google announces Android L developer preview

Google announces Android L developer preview

25 June, 2014 | comments (96)

In what is a change to its usual manner of handling new Android releases, Google has announced a developer preview of the upcoming Android L release. Previous the search giant would unveil a new version of its platform at the I/O event, making it...

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Google launches Android One smartphone program

Google launches Android One smartphone program

25 June, 2014 | comments (76)

The first news of this year's Google I/O is a new initiative that the company calls Android One. The smartphone program strives to provide a unified feature set tailored-made for the market the phone is launching in. The first smartphone to...


Android grows to 315M phone shipments, 1B active users

Android grows to 315M phone shipments, 1B active users

25 June, 2014 | comments (21)

Sundar Pichai kicked off Google I/O with some raw numbers on the impressive growth of Android. The platform grew in the smartphone field it dominates, but also for the first time yet it powers over half of tablets. Q4 of last year alone saw 315...


Watch the Google I/O keynote speech live here

Watch the Google I/O keynote speech live here

25 June, 2014 | comments (13)

Google's annual developer conference - Google I/O - is starting in just under an hour and we have the livestream of the keynote speech waiting for you here. Google is expected to drop the latest major release of Android today. It's rumored to...


Samsung Galaxy Note 4 to launch on September 25, sources claim

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 to launch on September 25, sources claim

25 June, 2014 | comments (56)

A report from South Korea has surfaced claiming that the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will enter mass production in June-July to be ready for a wide global release soon after its announcement at the upcoming IFA (which starts the first week of...


HTC Desire 516 launched in India for $220

HTC Desire 516 launched in India for $220

25 June, 2014 | comments (19)

It was just yesterday when we got the first reports about an upcoming HTC Desire 516. It was an import tracking website that told about the arrival of thousands of HTC Desire 516 dummy units. Today brand-new HTC Desire 516 smartphones are...

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Android TV name-dropped in Riptide GP2 changelog

Android TV name-dropped in Riptide GP2 changelog

25 June, 2014 | comments (5)

Google I/O is just hours away now and a lot of exciting new stuff is expected to be announced today, including a new version of Android. Now you can expect one more thing to be announced today, and that is Android TV. Game developer Vector...

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Google to showcase a new version of Android at I/O

Google to showcase a new version of Android at I/O

24 June, 2014 | comments (101)

It's been confirmed that Big G will announce a new version of its Android operating system and that the latest installment will feature a nickname that starts with the letter "L." Senior Vice President of Google, Sundar Pichai has indicated that...

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S has the best tablet display ever

Samsung Galaxy Tab S has the best tablet display ever

24 June, 2014 | comments (70)

The recently announced Galaxy Tab S line comes with the most impressive displays ever seen in any tablets, according to the latest screen shoot-out performed by DisplayMate. The experts over there have praised the AMOLED touchscreens featured in...

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HTC Desire 610 smiles for the camera on its way to AT&T

HTC Desire 610 smiles for the camera on its way to AT&T

24 June, 2014 | comments (5)

HTC made the Desire 610 official back in February during MWC, and it's since been out in certain parts of Europe. Now though, it looks like the midranger is headed towards the US, where it should be sold by AT&T. The information comes via...

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Nokia X, X+ and XL will not be updated toX Platform 2.0

Nokia X, X+ and XL will not be updated toX Platform 2.0

24 June, 2014 | comments (112)

Microsoft is going to get a reputation if it keeps doing this the new Nokia X2 brings a new version of the X platform (2.0) and with it the announcement that the current devices (X, X+ and XL) will not be updated. The same thing happened during...

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Huawei Honor 6 debuts with 5

Huawei Honor 6 debuts with 5" 1080p screen, octa-core chipset

24 June, 2014 | comments (51)

Huawei unveiled the Honor 6 (aka Glory 6) and aimed it squarely at the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the Apple iPhone 5s. The phone matches the stunning thinness of the Ascend P6 and measures 139.8 x 68.8 x 6.5mm, weighing 135g. The Huawei Honor 6...

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Motorola Moto G 4G hits the UK at 160 SIM-free, 19 on contract

Motorola Moto G 4G hits the UK at 160 SIM-free, 19 on contract

24 June, 2014 | comments (39)

The Motorola Moto G 4G became available in the US just over a week ago and now it has crossed the pond over to the UK. Several stores are already accepting pre-orders for the 8GB version at 160 SIM-free or from 19 a month. A regular Motorola...


Huawei Ascend P7 breaks 1 million sales mark

Huawei Ascend P7 breaks 1 million sales mark

24 June, 2014 | comments (25)

The 6.5mm Huawei Ascend P7 is one of the best looking and thinnest smartphones on the market, a feature that has helped the company sell some 1 million units since the device's launch. But the Chinese company won't stop there. It has...

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LG G3 global rollout begins on June 27

LG G3 global rollout begins on June 27

24 June, 2014 | comments (22)

LG G3 was announced in May and released at the start of this month in South Korea. Today LG finally announced its plans to expand the availability of the flagship worldwide. The first wave of the expansion includes Hong Kong, Indonesia,...

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Nokia X2 is official, brings 4.3

Nokia X2 is official, brings 4.3" display and Snapdragon 200

24 June, 2014 | comments (87)

The Nokia X2 is now official and is a proper evolutionary step from the original Nokia X. There are updates both on the inside and out, but most notably, the Nokia X2 packs a larger 4.3" ClearBlack display. Its resolution, however, is still...

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Sprint announces the Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport

Sprint announces the Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport

23 June, 2014 | comments (23)

Sprint has just introduced an exclusive new, previously unheard of variation of Samsung's Galaxy S5. It's called Galaxy S5 Sport and looks like it's halfway between the vanilla S5 and the S5 Active that was announced by AT&T last month. The...


HTC Desire 516 is apparently on its way to India

HTC Desire 516 is apparently on its way to India

23 June, 2014 | comments (23)

After having already launched it in China a few months ago, HTC is now looking to release the Desire 516 mid-range smartphone in India. This may happen soon, as an Indian import tracking website is already listing thousands of Desire 516 dummy...

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LG G Pro 2 Lite could be headed to Verizon as LG Vista

LG G Pro 2 Lite could be headed to Verizon as LG Vista

23 June, 2014 | comments (5)

Coming by way of @evleaks, an ad showcasing a rubberized holster for the LG Vista has surfaced. While it isn't directly apparent which LG device is peeking out of the case, it's theorized that the Vista is the Verizon variant of the LG G Pro 2...

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Exynos 5433 gets benchmarked, fares better than Snapdragon 805

Exynos 5433 gets benchmarked, fares better than Snapdragon 805

23 June, 2014 | comments (112)

The upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is said to come in two variants as usual, one running the Snapdragon 805 for the US market and the Exynos 5433 for the international market. But while the Snapdragon variant has traditionally been faster than...

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