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Huawei MediaPad X1 tablet certified in China

Huawei MediaPad X1 tablet certified in China

01 February, 2014 | comments (24)

A 7” Android tablet from Huawei was certified by Tenaa (China‘s equivalent of the FCC). The tablet is called Huawei MediaPad X1 (7D-501u). It’s more compact and lighter than the Nexus 7 (2013) and has a similar 7” TFT screen with 1920 x 1200...

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Red color LG Nexus 5 appears in a leaked press image

Red color LG Nexus 5 appears in a leaked press image

31 January, 2014 | comments (21)

After appearing in live images on a couple of occasions over the past week, the yet to be revealed red LG Nexus 5 showed up yet again. This time around, a press image of the red handset made the rounds on Twitter, courtesy of @evleaks....

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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo gets priced in Germany

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo gets priced in Germany

31 January, 2014 | comments (22)

Less than 24 hours after going official, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo got a price tag. A German online retailer listed both versions of the phablet as available for pre-order. The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo LTE+ is priced at € 529.90, while...

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Samsung Galaxy Core, Fame Light and Trend go LeFleur

Samsung Galaxy Core, Fame Light and Trend go LeFleur

31 January, 2014 | comments (10)

Samsung is feeling all romantic ahead of Valentine's day and converted three of its available smartphones into LaFleur members - namely the Galaxy Core, Trend and Fame Lite. The LaFleur version changes nothing on the smartphone's innards but goes...

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SIM-free Moto X price cut to £300 in the UK

SIM-free Moto X price cut to £300 in the UK

31 January, 2014 | comments (13)

The Moto X arrived at UK shores just yesterday and the phone's £380 launch price has already been reduced. Clove UK is offering a significant price cut to £300 and has the phone in stock, with today shipping. Note that this is for a SIM-free 16GB...

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Galaxy S4 and S4 mini get Black Editions with leather backs

Galaxy S4 and S4 mini get Black Editions with leather backs

31 January, 2014 | comments (79)

Black is the new black – the Samsung Galaxy S4 Black Edition borrows the faux leather back of the Galaxy Note 3 and marks the introduction of yet another Galaxy S4 version (the 1001st by our count). Snarkiness aside, we quite liked the faux...

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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo unveiled, we have live photos

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo unveiled, we have live photos

31 January, 2014 | comments (31)

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo and Note 3 Neo LTE+ got officially unveiled (by Samsung Poland). The Neo is the long rumored budget version of the Note 3. It provides the well-known S Pen experience at a lower price tag. Samsung Galaxy Note 3...

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Sony Xperia Z1 and Z Ultra receive a small firmware update

Sony Xperia Z1 and Z Ultra receive a small firmware update

30 January, 2014 | comments (58)

Sony has announced via its official Twitter account a new software update for the the Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z Ultra has started rolling. It's not the Andorid 4.4 KitKat release that you may have been hoped for, but any update is good news, right?...


Sony Xperia Z1 Compact goes on sale in UK and Germany

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact goes on sale in UK and Germany

30 January, 2014 | comments (20)

Sony has started selling the Xperia Z1 Compact in a couple of new major European countries after the debut in Sweden. In Germany, Amazon sells the miniature flagship for €499 for all color variants of the phone (black, yellow, pink and white). The...

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HTC unveils Desire 310 with MediaTek chipset

HTC unveils Desire 310 with MediaTek chipset

30 January, 2014 | comments (36)

HTC Desire 310 was spotted on the company's European website, before the listing was pulled down. The successor of the Desire 300 will be the first smartphone from the Taiwanese manufacturer to feature a quad-core MediaTek processor. HTC's...

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More Nokia X (Normandy) spy shots emerge

More Nokia X (Normandy) spy shots emerge

30 January, 2014 | comments (75)

The Nokia X, aka Normandy, is out in the open again – spy shots reveal a device with looks that won't be out of place in the Asha line. That's exactly where the Nokia X is headed allegedly, now that Nokia has sold its smartphone business and the...

Tags: Nokia, Android, Rumors


Oppo introduces N1 phablet in India, costs $640

Oppo introduces N1 phablet in India, costs $640

30 January, 2014 | comments (43)

Oppo, the Chinese manufacturer has officially entered the Indian smartphone market with the introduction of its flagship phablet, the Oppo N1 in the sub-continent. Oppo unveiled the N1 phablet back in September last year with a 5.9-inch FHD...

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Project Ara will remain in Google after the sale of Motorola

Project Ara will remain in Google after the sale of Motorola

29 January, 2014 | comments (19)

Shortly after the official announcement about Lenovo’s acquisition of Motorola, a word got out on the fate of the Project Ara modular phone. Motorola’s Advanced Technology group which developed the device, as well as its patents will remain with...

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Lenovo acquires Motorola Mobility from Google for $3 billion

Lenovo acquires Motorola Mobility from Google for $3 billion

29 January, 2014 | comments (112)

Google announced that it has reached an agreement to sell Motorola Mobility to Lenovo. The Chinese electronics giant will pay approximately $2.91 billion for the smartphones business with $1.41 billion due at the deal’s closing in cash and ordinary...


SA: Android share grows to 79% in 2013, iOS loses ground

SA: Android share grows to 79% in 2013, iOS loses ground

29 January, 2014 | comments (74)

As we already reported, 2013 is the strongest year for smartphones sales to date with more than 990 million units shipped - a steep rise from the 700 million in 2012. According to Strategy Analytics, the real winner of the blooming smartphone sales...


Samsung Galaxy S5 alleged 16MP camera sample leaks

Samsung Galaxy S5 alleged 16MP camera sample leaks

29 January, 2014 | comments (50)

An apparently test Flipboard account, @123fliptest, had posted a photo 20 days ago but suddenly that photo is garnering a lot of attention. And it's because of what's in the photo but of what's in the EXIF data. The camera that allegedly took the...


HTC Butterfly receives Android 4.3 Jelly Bean upgrade

HTC Butterfly receives Android 4.3 Jelly Bean upgrade

29 January, 2014 | comments (20)

HTC is now rolling out Android 4.3 firmware for the first Butterfly smartphone. The update is available over-the-air, weighs about 500MB and brings lots of novelties. The update notification on HTC Butterfly These are some of the changes the...


LG G Pro 2 appears in a couple of leaked images

LG G Pro 2 appears in a couple of leaked images

29 January, 2014 | comments (45)

LG has officially confirmed that the successor of the LG Optimus G Pro will be called LG G Pro 2. Apart from that, the South Korean manufacturer did not reveal any other details regarding the hardware specifications and the overall design of the...

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Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 UK pre-orders kick off

Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 UK pre-orders kick off

28 January, 2014 | comments (33)

Samsung opened the pre-order books for the Galaxy Note 12.2 Pro in the United Kingdom. The top-end Android tablet is priced at £649 ($1076; €788) for a Wi-Fi version with octa-core Exynos chipset at Samsung’s official online store. The...

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Moto X to land in the UK on January 30

Moto X to land in the UK on January 30

28 January, 2014 | comments (27)

Despite being a few months old and not having the most boastworthy specs on the market, the Moto X still commands high demand where it is available: which is only in the Americas. However, the Google-owned hardware manufacturer announced that their...

Tags: Motorola, Android