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Xolo Q2000 goes official, 5.5-inch display in tow

Xolo Q2000 goes official, 5.5-inch display in tow

09 November, 2013 | comments (77)

Xolo has officially unveiled the Q2000, a mid-range phablet with a 5.5" 720p screen. The device runs Android 4.2 Jelly Beans on a 1.2 GHz MediaTek quad-core processor with 1 GB of RAM. There's 8GB of internal memory that can be expanded up to 32 GB...

Tags: Xolo, Android


Limited edition Oppo N1 with CyanogenMod gets announced

Limited edition Oppo N1 with CyanogenMod gets announced

08 November, 2013 | comments (23)

Oppo announced that it will sell a limited edition of its N1 flagship with CyanogenMod out of the box. The smartphone will be available next month for the same price as the regular N1. As expected, the CyanogenMod version of the Oppo N1...

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Snapdragon-powered Xiaomi Mi3 to launch next month

Snapdragon-powered Xiaomi Mi3 to launch next month

08 November, 2013 | comments (34)

The Xiaomi Mi3 can be ordered in Tegra 4 form but up until now we had no clues as to when you could get the other version, running the faster Qualcomm processor. Well if the Tegra 4's TD-SCDMA support isn't enough, you can soon order the...

Tags: Xiaomi, Android


LG G2 goes free on Verizon, deal expires November 11

LG G2 goes free on Verizon, deal expires November 11

08 November, 2013 | comments (15)

The LG G2, which is part of the smartphone elite at the moment, has just gone for free on Verizon Wireless. All you need to do is sign a two year deal with the carrier, add the phone to your cart (showing you a price of $49.99) and add the promo...

Tags: LG, Android, Verizon, LTE


Microsoft announces Nokia Lumia 1520 pre-orders

Microsoft announces Nokia Lumia 1520 pre-orders

08 November, 2013 | comments (86)

A couple of days ago AT&T detailed its Nokia Lumia 1520 launch plans and today it's Microsoft's turn. The Redmond company has officially detailed the Lumia 1520 availability and launched a pre-order campaign for the phablet. Microsoft is...


Dual-SIM Samsung SM-G7102 leaked via FCC website

Dual-SIM Samsung SM-G7102 leaked via FCC website

08 November, 2013 | comments (29)

An unannounced Samsung SM-G7102 found its way to the FCC for testing and its user agent profile is up on Samsung's site. The G7102 is an Android 4.3 Jelly Bean smartphone with a 5.25" 720p screen. Despite the relatively low pixel density of the...


Motorola drops price of the Moto X Developer Edition

Motorola drops price of the Moto X Developer Edition

08 November, 2013 | comments (27)

As some of you may know, Motorola also sells an unlocked version of the Moto X in the US. The Developer Edition, as it is called, comes with a network unlock as well as an unlocked bootloader, allowing you to use any GSM SIM with the phone or...

Tags: Motorola, Android


Samsung reaffirms its support for Tizen, sheds light on its future

Samsung reaffirms its support for Tizen, sheds light on its future

07 November, 2013 | comments (67)

A report in Korean media emerged, shedding light on Samsung’s future plans for Tizen. According to the head of Samsung Electronics’ visual display unit, the OS represents a “significant investment” for Samsung, and much progress has been...

Tags: Samsung, Tizen


Sony reveals its Android 4.4 KitKat upgrade plans

Sony reveals its Android 4.4 KitKat upgrade plans

07 November, 2013 | comments (226)

Google officially announced the 4.4 KitKat a couple of days and today, Sony has revealed its Android upgrade roadmap. In an official blog post, the Japanese manufacturer has also announced its plans with the 4.3 Jelly Bean roll out. As promised,...

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Google debuts ART in KitKat, aims to change Android

Google debuts ART in KitKat, aims to change Android

07 November, 2013 | comments (104)

Here's something you probably haven't even heard of yet. It's a little something that Google engineers have been working on for over two years, which will change the very way your Android smartphone runs apps. ART, which is short for Android...

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T-Mobile Nexus 5 to launch on November 20

T-Mobile Nexus 5 to launch on November 20

07 November, 2013 | comments (7)

Ever since, Google unveiled its Nexus 5, the smartphone has been the talk of the town. As expected, initial stock of the Google Nexus 5 was sold out within a few minutes of going up on Play Store. If you are in the US, you can also get it...


Samsung Galaxy Round briefly becomes available overseas

Samsung Galaxy Round briefly becomes available overseas

07 November, 2013 | comments (24)

The Samsung Galaxy Round was the second announced and the first released curved smartphone on the market. Like its LG G Flex rival, the Galaxy Round was recently announced and released in Korea. And while LG's curved phone will make its way to...

Tags: Samsung, Android


HTC M8 photos leak, alleged successor to the HTC One

HTC M8 photos leak, alleged successor to the HTC One

07 November, 2013 | comments (108)

The HTC M8 is allegedly the company's flagship smartphone for 2014 and today it has emerged in a trio of photos. While the quality of the shots could certainly be better, the images suggest HTC is keen on sticking with the design strategy it...

Tags: HTC, Rumors


2014 Samsung flagships to have 16 MP ISOCELL cameras

2014 Samsung flagships to have 16 MP ISOCELL cameras

07 November, 2013 | comments (61)

Coming from the same Samsung Analyst Day 2013 conference call that brought us information on Samsung's next-generation processing plans and 100,000,000 Galaxy S's and Notes selling in 2013, we get information regarding the 2014 Samsung flagships...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Future Samsung devices will pack house-made CPUs, 560ppi displays

Future Samsung devices will pack house-made CPUs, 560ppi displays

06 November, 2013 | comments (181)

Samsung’s mobile devices will feature house-made CPU core and displays with 560ppi in the near future. The word arrived during today's conference call, where the company’s executive team spoke about what lies ahead. The move of CPU core...

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LG G Flex hits Korea on November 12

LG G Flex hits Korea on November 12

06 November, 2013 | comments (47)

LG has unveiled the official release date of the G Flex curved smartphone for Korea - November 12. Its major rival - Samsung Galaxy Round is already available though in extremely limited quantities. The LG G Flex is different from the Galaxy...

Tags: LG, Android


Apple tops US smartphone OEMs while Android still leads

Apple tops US smartphone OEMs while Android still leads

06 November, 2013 | comments (39)

The latest comScore report for the three month period ending in in September has Apple solidifying its role as the number one smartphone OEM in the US with a 0.7 point increase to 40.6%. Samsung also enjoyed its own 1.2 point increase over the...

Tags: iOS, Android


Android 4.4 ROM for the T-Mobile US Motorola Moto X on XDA

Android 4.4 ROM for the T-Mobile US Motorola Moto X on XDA

06 November, 2013 | comments (6)

Just a few days ago Motorola was among the first to announce it will update its most recent phones (Moto X included) to Android 4.4 KitKat. The schedule is yet to be revealed, but the first leaked Android 4.4 ROM for T-Mobile's Moto X is now...

Tags: Motorola, Android


Samsung to ship 100M Notes and Galaxy's in 2013, refocus software

Samsung to ship 100M Notes and Galaxy's in 2013, refocus software

06 November, 2013 | comments (83)

Samsung's heads held a conference call with investors and gave interesting insight into the company's near future. For example, Lee Sang-hoon, President and CFO, thinks the industry is shifting from a hardware race into a software one. This...

Tags: Samsung, Android


The Nokia Lumia 1520 makes its way to AT&T for $199 on contract

The Nokia Lumia 1520 makes its way to AT&T for $199 on contract

06 November, 2013 | comments (54)

AT&T has begun accepting preorders for the Nokia Lumia 1520, asking $199 for it if you sign a contract. Without contract, the device will set you back $549. The Lumia 1520 was announced last month at Nokia World 2013, marking the company's...