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QHD Samsung G906S appears, Snapdragon 805 in tow

QHD Samsung G906S appears, Snapdragon 805 in tow

04 April, 2014 | comments (67)

Samsung G906S popped up on GFXBench's device list just yesterday with a QHD display. Its benchmark score wasn't that impressive and there was no further information on the device. Well, a few hours later, GFXBench now also filled in the info tab...


Verizon opens up Galaxy S5 pre-orders, gives you two for $199

Verizon opens up Galaxy S5 pre-orders, gives you two for $199

04 April, 2014 | comments (8)

Finally hopping on the bandwagon after Sprint, AT&T, T-Mobile and US Cellular have all had their say, Verizon is offering the Samsung Galaxy S5 on pre-order. The device will cost you $199.99 on a two-year deal, $599.99 sans commitment or for...


OnePlus One will be under €350 in Europe

OnePlus One will be under €350 in Europe

03 April, 2014 | comments (27)

OnePlus tweeted out today that their OnePlus One handset will cost under 350 when it is released. They referenced widespread “interest” from potential European consumers. The startup cell phone maker generated a good amount of buzz on the...

Tags: Android, Misc


Samsung showcases Galaxy Ace Style in Germany

Samsung showcases Galaxy Ace Style in Germany

03 April, 2014 | comments (31)

Samsung Galaxy Ace Style is yet to be officially announced, but the company has jumped the gun and has showcased its latest Galaxy Ace device in Hamburg, Germany. The design language of the newest mid-range offering remain identical to other Galaxy...


Samsung Galaxy S5 zoom photo leaks, to be called K Zoom

Samsung Galaxy S5 zoom photo leaks, to be called K Zoom

03 April, 2014 | comments (38)

We were expecting Samsung to decorate its Galaxy S5 smartphone with the usual spin-offs like the Active, mini and Zoom. What we didn't expect was for Samsung to shift to a whole new naming scheme but according to a new leak the Galaxy S5 Zoom will...


Sony Xperia Z2 Compact may have just passed by the FCC

Sony Xperia Z2 Compact may have just passed by the FCC

03 April, 2014 | comments (102)

The Xperia Z1 Compact may not be a one-off, in fact the FCC might have already certified its successor, the Z2 Compact. It already certified the Sony SO-04F "Altair" – an NTT DoCoMo device going by the model number. The Sony Xperia Z1 for NTT was...

Tags: Sony, Android, Rumors


LG to ship 15 million smartphones in Q2, analysts say

LG to ship 15 million smartphones in Q2, analysts say

03 April, 2014 | comments (18)

Analysts are predicting a good quarter for LG – the team at Mirae Asset Securities Co forecasts that the phone manufacturer will sell 15 million smartphones in the April-June quarter or 5 million a month on average. For comparison, in last year's...

Tags: LG, Android


Samsung device with QHD screen appears on GFXBench

Samsung device with QHD screen appears on GFXBench

03 April, 2014 | comments (34)

A new Samsung device has cropped up on GFXBench's device list. The device goes by the name SM-G906S, which is quite similar to the Galaxy S5 model name (SM-G900 for the international Snapdragon-powered version). The SM-G906S sports a QHD (2560 x...


Huawei Ascend P7 to be announced on May 7

Huawei Ascend P7 to be announced on May 7

03 April, 2014 | comments (13)

The Huawei Ascend P7, which we saw pictured yesterday, will be officially announced at an event in Paris on May 7. The Chinese manufacturer has sent out invitations to members of the press today. This follows several other leaks of the...

Tags: Huawei, Android


Motorola Moto G Forte quietly goes official in Mexico

Motorola Moto G Forte quietly goes official in Mexico

02 April, 2014 | comments (10)

The previously leaked Motorola Moto G Forte quietly hit the store shelves in Mexico. The smartphone is currently available on local carrier Nextel, bundled with 50GB of free Google Drive storage. The Moto G Forte is no different than its...

Tags: Motorola, Android


Vivo's next flagship smartphone detailed

Vivo's next flagship smartphone detailed

02 April, 2014 | comments (9)

Vivo has teased its upcoming flagship smartphone on the popular Chinese micro blogging platform Weibo. The successor of the recently launched Xplay 3S will be the first device in the new 'X-Series' of smartphones, which is said to be designed to...

Tags: Vivo, Android, Rumors


Samsung Galaxy S5 mini to have 4.5

Samsung Galaxy S5 mini to have 4.5" 720p display, 8MP camera

02 April, 2014 | comments (82)

We all know Samsung is going to release mini and Zoom versions of its Galaxy S5 flagship, just like it did for the Galaxy S4 last year. There is even a rumor Samsung is prepping an Active version, but this is yet to be confirmed. The Galaxy S5...


Samsung Galaxy S5 sells well in Korea ahead of impending ban

Samsung Galaxy S5 sells well in Korea ahead of impending ban

02 April, 2014 | comments (24)

The Samsung Galaxy S5 went on sale last week despite the Korean manufacturer's wishes. The local carriers' hands were however forced due to a sales ban imposed for violating laws that regulate phone subsidies. The 45 day ban starts on April 5, so...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Sony Xperia Z2 hits Canada this May, US still waiting

Sony Xperia Z2 hits Canada this May, US still waiting

02 April, 2014 | comments (7)

The Sony Xperia Z2 is known to be available in Europe and parts of Asia and today we can count North America in the list of regions where Sony's flagship is going to sell. Bell Canada is going to start offering the device to its customers starting...

Tags: Sony, Android


Android in March: going from 4.2 JB straight to 4.4 KitKat

Android in March: going from 4.2 JB straight to 4.4 KitKat

02 April, 2014 | comments (20)

Another month, another Android platform distribution update by Google. The big news is that in March this year Android 4.4 KitKat has crossed the 5% mark, while everything pre-4.1 declined. Some vestigial Froyo devices still hang around at 1%,...


Samsung officially announces Galaxy Tab 4 7.0, 8.0 and 10.1

Samsung officially announces Galaxy Tab 4 7.0, 8.0 and 10.1

01 April, 2014 | comments (48)

Samsung was expected to unveil its Galaxy Tab 4 series at the MWC 2014, but it didn't happen. Now, however the company has taken care of that and has officially announced its new thinner and lighter Galaxy Tab 4 series consisting of three devices -...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Huawei Ascend P7 pictured in the wild

Huawei Ascend P7 pictured in the wild

01 April, 2014 | comments (18)

The Huawei Ascend P7 has had trouble staying a secret with leaks of its its back panel and specs circulating the web. And now to add even more details to the picture we have two spy shots from China's Weibo network. They show a prototype serving ...


Samsung Galaxy S5 hits the US ahead of schedule

Samsung Galaxy S5 hits the US ahead of schedule

01 April, 2014 | comments (39)

SK Telecom has launched the Samsung Galaxy S5 on March 27 in South Korea, way ahead of the official April 11 release date. There is a very good reason for the carrier to do so - it has an upcoming 45 day ban of acquiring new customers starting April...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Lava Iris 550Q is official, packs a 5.5

Lava Iris 550Q is official, packs a 5.5" 720p display

01 April, 2014 | comments (17)

Lava has announced its latest phablet the Iris 550Q. It packs a 5.5" IPS display of 720p resolution and is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core CPU and 1GB of RAM. The Iris 550Q comes with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean out of box and Lava is kind enough to...

Tags: Samsung, Android


HTC One (M8) now available in the UK in Gold

HTC One (M8) now available in the UK in Gold

01 April, 2014 | comments (9)

The HTC One (M8) launched in the UK and has moved into retailers sooner than expected - Carphone Warehouse will be shipping all color versions tomorrow, instead of April 7 as it originally announced. That makes it the only retailer to have the...

Tags: HTC, Android