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Android Wear devices will have customizable watch faces

Android Wear devices will have customizable watch faces

18 July, 2014 | comments (19)

Fans of Android lord one thing over iOS users: out of the box customization. Android OS is touted as being more flexible and "open" than Apple's mobile operating system, so it doesn't come as a surprise to see that Android wear will support...

Tags: Android


Sapphire display to be limited to some iPhone 6 models

Sapphire display to be limited to some iPhone 6 models

17 July, 2014 | comments (78)

The iPhone 6 will have a sapphire display - this fact has been leaked and rumored countless times before. We've even seen the sapphire screen being put to the test, and surviving anything except a car running it over. But if you thought that all...

Tags: Apple, Rumors


ZTE sells 52,800 Nubia Z7 units in under five minutes

ZTE sells 52,800 Nubia Z7 units in under five minutes

17 July, 2014 | comments (11)

Xiaomi isn't the only Chinese smartphone maker that can boast about selling thousands or tens of thousands of devices in seconds or minutes - at least not anymore. Increasingly we've seen other companies such as Huawei and now ZTE adopt Xiaomi's...

Tags: Android, ZTE


Firefox OS expands in Europe, Latin America and Asia Pacific

Firefox OS expands in Europe, Latin America and Asia Pacific

17 July, 2014 | comments (6)

On its official blog, Mozilla today announced the plan for the expansion of its Firefox OS phones. Currently, there are seven smartphones running the OS - the LG Fireweb, ZTE Open C, ZTE Open, ZTE Open II, Alcatel One Touch Fire, One Touch Fire E,...

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Microsoft kills Nokia X Android phones, lays off 18,000 people

Microsoft kills Nokia X Android phones, lays off 18,000 people

17 July, 2014 | comments (274)

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced today in an email to employees that the company is preparing to layoff a total of 18,000 people within the next year. Additionally, Stephen Elop, chief of Microsoft devices, also announced that the Nokia...

Tags: HTC, Android


HTC One (E8) to hit Russia this month at €530

HTC One (E8) to hit Russia this month at €530

17 July, 2014 | comments (10)

The HTC One (E8) started off in China (where it saw great demand) and is slowly moving west through India and soon Russia. The info comes from local site Hi-Tech.Mail.Ru, which says the alternative flagship will be available ins month at RUB...

Tags: HTC, Android


Sony Xperia phones can now move apps to SD cards

Sony Xperia phones can now move apps to SD cards

17 July, 2014 | comments (331)

Sony began rolling out Android 4.4.2 KitKat-based firmware update yesterday for the mid-range Xperia T2 Ultra. It brought the new OS version plus updated system and Sony exclusive apps. What we missed to notice the first time is the awesome function...

Tags: Sony, Android


Apple iPhone 6 to come with an improved TouchID sensor

Apple iPhone 6 to come with an improved TouchID sensor

17 July, 2014 | comments (22)

The TouchID fingerprint scanner was one of the key selling points of the Apple iPhone 5s and while its initial reception was mixed at best, the sheer number of devices to come with a fingerprint scanner since suggests it was a smart move. So it will...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Rumors


Samsung to take over Apple and Qualcomm chip manufacturing

Samsung to take over Apple and Qualcomm chip manufacturing

17 July, 2014 | comments (56)

TSMC, one of the world's largest manufacturers of mobile chipsets, might lose its two most important customers next year. Taiwanese media reports from earlier today state that Qualcomm and Apple are both considering a switch to Samsung as their...

Tags: Apple, Qualcomm, Misc


HTC One mini is now getting Sense 6 update

HTC One mini is now getting Sense 6 update

17 July, 2014 | comments (16)

HTC One mini is now getting the company's latest Sense 6.0 UI via a software update. Currently it is rolling out in stages across Europe, but barring any issues with it, the update should go global shortly after. In addition to HTC Sense 6...


LG G3 Beat with 5 HD display, laser AF camera goes official

LG G3 Beat with 5 HD display, laser AF camera goes official

17 July, 2014 | comments (39)

LG has officially announced the G3 Beat - its new mid-range variant of its flagship smartphone, the G3. The G3 Beat carries the same design language as that of the G3, but comes in a compact package. LG G3 Beat sports a 5-inch display...

Tags: LG, Android


Alcatel One Touch Pop C2 surfaces in the Netherlands

Alcatel One Touch Pop C2 surfaces in the Netherlands

16 July, 2014 | comments (7)

Alcatel has added a new member to its One Touch Pop family of cheap, low-end smartphones, without actually telling anyone. So despite not having been officially announced yet, the Alcatel One Touch Pop C2 is already available to buy in the...

Tags: Android, Alcatel


BlackBerry outs its own virtual assistant

BlackBerry outs its own virtual assistant

16 July, 2014 | comments (35)

BlackBerry joined the likes of Apple, Google, and Microsoft in introducing its own virtual assistant. Dubbed BlackBerry Assistant, the new functionality will debut as part of OS 10.3. BlackBerry Assistant (click to enlarge) As expected,...

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Dropbox will be preinstalled by T-Mobile in Europe

Dropbox will be preinstalled by T-Mobile in Europe

16 July, 2014 | comments (5)

Dropbox has inked a deal with Deutsche Telekom (DT), the company behind numerous carriers that use the T-Mobile brand. As a consequence of the newly signed agreement, the Dropbox app will come preinstalled on most Android devices that DT's...

Tags: T-Mobile, Dropbox


LG G3 S (G3 Mini) gets official images from Russian retailer

LG G3 S (G3 Mini) gets official images from Russian retailer

16 July, 2014 | comments (22)

The LG G3 S got its user manual leaked a few hours ago. Then it came out that it was certified for sale by the relevant Chinese authorities, a process which yielded a few low-quality pictures of the device. However, it turns out that the second...

Tags: LG, Android


Xiaomi Mi 4 already listed online ahead of its unveiling

Xiaomi Mi 4 already listed online ahead of its unveiling

16 July, 2014 | comments (33)

The Xiaomi Mi 4 will be announced on July 22, that much has been made clear by the company's teasers so far. But despite those and a few rumors here and there, we still don't know very much about the Mi 4. Now though one online retailer already...

Tags: Xiaomi, Android


Android 4.4.2 KitKat heading to Samsung Galaxy S4 zoom

Android 4.4.2 KitKat heading to Samsung Galaxy S4 zoom

16 July, 2014 | comments (9)

Back in 2013, when Samsung first tried its hand at merging a smartphone with a point-and-shoot camera, the Galaxy S4 zoom was outed with Android 4.2.2 Jelly bean on board. Now, the robust smartphone/shooter is receiving the latest Android 4.4.2...


Sony Xperia T2 Ultra gets the Android 4.4.2 update

Sony Xperia T2 Ultra gets the Android 4.4.2 update

16 July, 2014 | comments (48)

Sony is rolling out an Android 4.4.2 KitKat update for the Xperia T2 Ultra and Xperia T2 Ultra Dual phablets, which should be available over the air now. The phablet launched earlier this year with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. The update promises...


Analysts: Galaxy S5 sales trailing iPhone 5s, Galaxy S4

Analysts: Galaxy S5 sales trailing iPhone 5s, Galaxy S4

16 July, 2014 | comments (92)

Samsung had a weak Q2 this year and pointed its finger at cheap smartphones from China saying they've been eating into the company's profits. Seoul-based analyst agency Counterpoint feels there's more to the story the new Galaxy S5 flagship has...

Tags: Sony, Android, Rumors


Sony Xperia Z3 gets approved by the FCC for the US market

Sony Xperia Z3 gets approved by the FCC for the US market

16 July, 2014 | comments (18)

The FCC posted yesterday its latest test completion of a Sony device with codename D6603, which according to Sony's model number convention should coincide with the Sony Xperia Z3. What's more interesting about this story's origin being from...

Tags: Sony, Android, Rumors