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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...

Tags: Android, HTC


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...

Tags: LG, Android


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...

Tags: Samsung, Android


HTC Butterfly 2 pays the Taiwanese NCC a visit

HTC Butterfly 2 pays the Taiwanese NCC a visit

22 June, 2014 | comments (38)

The HTC Butterfly 2 has been spotted at the NCC, the Taiwanese equivalent of the USA's FCC. The phone carries the model number B810x and is set to launch in Asia sooner rather than later. The Butterfly series of phones was considered to be...

Tags: HTC, Android, Rumors


HTC Nexus 9 specs leak alongside pricing info and first image

HTC Nexus 9 specs leak alongside pricing info and first image

22 June, 2014 | comments (60)

Rumors about HTC working with Google on a Nexus tablet have been abundant this year. We've heard quite a few times that an 8-inch or 8.9-inch device would be coming, and that it would be manufactured by HTC, and not Asus - the company responsible...

Tags: Android, HTC, Google


HTC lets you win a One made of solid 24 carat gold

HTC lets you win a One made of solid 24 carat gold

21 June, 2014 | comments (23)

Looking to get a smartphone with a little extra bling? Now you can thanks to a giveaway organized by HTC over its Twitter account. The UK branch of the company will let you win a special limited edition of its former flagship, the One, made of 24...

Tags: HTC, Android


Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A gets new back panel and benchmarks

Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A gets new back panel and benchmarks

21 June, 2014 | comments (38)

Last week Samsung announced an LTE-A-enabled edition of its Galaxy S5 flagship that's also set to come with a QHD display and Snapdragon 805 chipset exclusively for its home market of Korea. Now, as if Korean residents weren't lucky enough, there's...


Week 25 in review: Galaxy S5 LTE-A and Amazon Fire Phone

Week 25 in review: Galaxy S5 LTE-A and Amazon Fire Phone

21 June, 2014 | comments (4)

The Week In Review is our series meant to recap all the major announcements of the week, which you might have missed. Week 25 was rather busy with new products so you are in for a long read. Enjoy! This week was marked by the announcement of...


Galaxy S5 and Note 3 almost ready for Android 4.4.3 updates

Galaxy S5 and Note 3 almost ready for Android 4.4.3 updates

20 June, 2014 | comments (76)

Samsung is apparently getting closer and closer to releasing its first software versions based on Android 4.4.3. The first devices to get an Android 4.4.3 build from the Korean company are going to be the Galaxy S5 and the Galaxy Note 3, it...

Tags: Android, Samsung


Both Samsung Galaxy Note 4 versions visit AnTuTu

Both Samsung Galaxy Note 4 versions visit AnTuTu

20 June, 2014 | comments (73)

With the IFA approaching the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 inches closer to reality. Both versions of the new flagship hit AnTuTu that's the Snapdragon 805 and Exynos 5433 versions. The new Galaxy S5 LTE-A is the first device with Qualcomm Snapdragon...


Nokia teases the upcoming X2, to be announced on June 24

Nokia teases the upcoming X2, to be announced on June 24

20 June, 2014 | comments (60)

Shortly after the launch of its first Android phone the Nokia X Nokia will be releasing a successor in the form of the Nokia X2. Although the phone and the name hasn't been officially announced as such, the company has posted a teaser on its...

Tags: Nokia, Android


Google starts rolling out Android 4.4.4 update

Google starts rolling out Android 4.4.4 update

20 June, 2014 | comments (84)

It's been barely a month since Android 4.4.3 started rolling out for Nexus devices and Google has already started rolling out the 4.4.4 update. But while this may not be as big an update as its predecessor (which itself wasn't especially big) it...

Tags: Google, Android


Android and Windows Phone devices will add a kill switch

Android and Windows Phone devices will add a kill switch

19 June, 2014 | comments (57)

The New York Attorney General has signed agreements with Google and Microsoft to add "kill switches" to Android and Windows Phone devices. It comes as part of the "Secure our Smartphones" initiative, where the report stresses the importance of...


LG G Watch gets pictured again in the wild

LG G Watch gets pictured again in the wild

19 June, 2014 | comments (25)

Ready or not, here's another sighting of LG's G Watch. The soon to be released smartwatch based on Google's new Android Wear platform has been spotted out and about once more, this time as it lies flat on a wooden surface with a charging cable (that...

Tags: LG, Android


Jolla Launcher launches next week on Google Play

Jolla Launcher launches next week on Google Play

19 June, 2014 | comments (18)

Jolla is bringing the Sailfish OS experience next week on Android. The launcher is ready to enter the testing process and Jolla is searching for beta test volunteers. If you like the Sailfish OS idea, you can help the Jolla team test the...

Tags: Jolla, Android


Sony Xperia Z2a full specs are out, sounds like a Z2 compact

Sony Xperia Z2a full specs are out, sounds like a Z2 compact

19 June, 2014 | comments (66)

Today we get the detailed rundown of the specs of the recently announced Sony Xperia Z2a. For all we know, a name such as Xperia Z2 compact would suit it just fine. A week ago we saw the Sony Xperia Z2a go official in Taiwan, but at the time we...

Tags: Sony, Android


Samsung confirms that Galaxy S5 LTE-A will only be sold in Korea

Samsung confirms that Galaxy S5 LTE-A will only be sold in Korea

18 June, 2014 | comments (41)

Samsung confirmed that it will only sell the freshly announced Galaxy S5 LTE-A in its home market in Korea. The Android beast will not be available to additional global markets. The Galaxy S5 LTE-A will join the likes of Galaxy S4 LTE-A and...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Galaxy S5 LTE-A Special Edition has a different back cover

Galaxy S5 LTE-A Special Edition has a different back cover

18 June, 2014 | comments (17)

The Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A is a recently announced GS5 variant that'll be endemic to the South Korean market. In addition to the new and improved QHD screen, better connectivity, and improved processor, it looks like the device will have a Special...

Tags: Samsung, Android


LG-made Nexus 6 probably won't happen

LG-made Nexus 6 probably won't happen

18 June, 2014 | comments (43)

If there's ever going to be a Nexus 6, it won't be made by LG. At least that's what one exec from the Korean company seems to think. A Dutch publication has quoted Ken Hong, LG's global communications director, as saying that he doesn't know...

Tags: Android, LG, Google