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Sony announces Android 4.4 KitKat update schedule

Sony announces Android 4.4 KitKat update schedule

19 March, 2014 | comments (355)

Big news, Sony fans! Sony has just announced the availability of the Android 4.4 KitKat update for the Xperia Z Ultra, Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z1 Compact. The new firmware rollout starts right now for all three smartphones, but the process is gradual...


Android 4.4 KitKat now available on international LG G2

Android 4.4 KitKat now available on international LG G2

19 March, 2014 | comments (368)

The Android 4.4.2 KitKat update for the international LG G2 units is now available for download via the OTA service. The KitKat firmware has been available for the Korean LG G2 since December, while the AT&T's users got it the last week of...


50,000 HTC Desire 816 phablets sold out in 10 minutes

50,000 HTC Desire 816 phablets sold out in 10 minutes

19 March, 2014 | comments (43)

The HTC Desire 816 phablet has been warmly received in China where over a million people registered their interest to buy one. Those registrations are slowly turning into actual sales - slowly, because there were only 50,000 units available and they...

Tags: HTC, Android


Oppo Find 7 is official with QHD display and Snapdragon 801 SoC

Oppo Find 7 is official with QHD display and Snapdragon 801 SoC

19 March, 2014 | comments (130)

Just as planned today Oppo made the Find 7 official at a dedicated launch evet. The Oppo Find 7 is the first smartphone to pack a 5.5" QHD (2560 x 1440 pixels) display making for the astonishing pixel density of 538ppi. Oppo has been able to...

Tags: Oppo, Android


Motorola and Flipkart launch the Moto X in India

Motorola and Flipkart launch the Moto X in India

19 March, 2014 | comments (99)

After many months of waiting and a few weeks of teasing, Motorola finally launched the Moto X in India. As with the Moto G, Motorola has once again chosen to partner with online retailer Flipkart, who will be selling the Moto X exclusively in...

Tags: Motorola, Android


Motorola unveils Android-powered Moto 360 smartwatch

Motorola unveils Android-powered Moto 360 smartwatch

18 March, 2014 | comments (65)

Google announced its Android Wear, a project that extends Android to wearables today, and Motorola is among the first to make use of Google's latest innovation. Motorola has officially announced Moto 360, an Android Wear powered...

Tags: Motorola, Android


Google announces Android Wear, LG is making a smartwatch

Google announces Android Wear, LG is making a smartwatch

18 March, 2014 | comments (38)

Google has announced it is working on Android Wear - a special Android version for wearable devices. Naturally the first target group of Android Wear is smartwatches, but the OS focus will expand to even more gadgets soon. Android Wear is a...

Tags: Google, Android, LG


HTC One 2014 to hit stores minutes after premiere

HTC One 2014 to hit stores minutes after premiere

18 March, 2014 | comments (47)

The All New HTC One, a.k.a. HTC One M8, or as we decided to call it - HTC One 2014 - is going to be announced on March 25 at simultaneous events in London and New York. We already know probably everything there is to know about the upcoming...

Tags: HTC, Android


Oppo is prepping a 5-inch Oppo N1 mini version

Oppo is prepping a 5-inch Oppo N1 mini version

18 March, 2014 | comments (25)

Oppo N1 was announced last September and released a month later. Even though its Snapdragon 600 chipset is not the fastest available system-on-chip on the market, the flagship has lots of niceties to offer. There is the swivel 13MP camera, the rear...

Tags: Oppo, Android, Rumors


Samsung teases a

Samsung teases a "new level" announcement for tomorrow

18 March, 2014 | comments (57)

Samsung Russia is teasing a new phone on Twitter - a “device on a new level” that will be unveiled tomorrow. The image shows a portion of the devices back painted in a bright color. There are five color dots above the date, one of which...

Tags: Samsung, Android


HTC One gets a software update in Europe, Wi-Fi bug squashed

HTC One gets a software update in Europe, Wi-Fi bug squashed

18 March, 2014 | comments (20)

HTC updated its European HTC One models to Android 4.4.2 KitKat a month ago and the latest version brought all the improvements from Android 4.4.2 along with the latest Sense 5.5 UI. Along with all the goodies, the firmware also came with a fair...

Tags: HTC, Android


European prices HTC Desire 816 and Desire 610 revealed

European prices HTC Desire 816 and Desire 610 revealed

18 March, 2014 | comments (12)

HTC unveiled a duo of mid-rangers at the MWC - the Desire 816 set for an April launch and the Desire 610 for May. The Desire 816 has been well-received in China where it costs just $310, but the price in Europe seems to be steeper. Amazon...

Tags: HTC, Android


Details of entry-level KitKat Android Samsung G310 surface

Details of entry-level KitKat Android Samsung G310 surface

18 March, 2014 | comments (28)

Android 4.4 KitKat supports fairly low-end devices with as little as 512MB. It wasn’t meant for aging devices though, instead it was to enable affordable new handsets. One of those will be the Samsung G310. It was certified by the FCC, showrf up...


Apple iPhone 5c with 8 GB is now official

Apple iPhone 5c with 8 GB is now official

18 March, 2014 | comments (95)

The wing man to the flagship iPhone 5s hasn't been selling all too well around the world and today, as expected, Apple is taking a step to fix that. Meet the 8GB Apple iPhone 5c. The phone has appeared on UK carrier O2's website with a variety of...

Tags: Apple, iOS


Apple retires iPad 2,  16GB iPad 4 replaces it

Apple retires iPad 2, 16GB iPad 4 replaces it

18 March, 2014 | comments (22)

Today marks a shakeup in Apple’s lineup - first was the introduction of an 8GB iPhone 5c and now Apple has discontinued the iPad 2. The iPad 4 will be taking its place and price tag. The iPad 2 was left as the budget option in the big iPad...

Tags: Apple, iOS


LG G Pro 2 availability spreads through Asia

LG G Pro 2 availability spreads through Asia

18 March, 2014 | comments (19)

LG has just issued a press release announcing the availability of its latest phablet flagship - the LG G Pro 2. The device went official in mid-February and was made available in Korea just a week later. Now LG will be launching the G Pro 2...

Tags: LG, Android


Sony Xperia Z2 stock shortages will not delay launch

Sony Xperia Z2 stock shortages will not delay launch

18 March, 2014 | comments (28)

Last week, rumors came up that Sony is facing stock issues with its latest flagship the Xperia Z2. As a result, reports popped up that the phonemaker may delay the launch of the phone. Sony officials have indeed confirmed that there are limitations...

Tags: Sony, Android


Apple to launch 8GB iPhone 5c tomorrow

Apple to launch 8GB iPhone 5c tomorrow

17 March, 2014 | comments (130)

Various tips, leaked emails and even a picture of a retail box suggest Apple is prepping to launch a cheaper iPhone 5c model with 8GB storage tomorrow, March 18. We have been tipped already by internal sources from two major European carriers...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Rumors


OnePlus phone to have 13MP / 2160p Sony camera

OnePlus phone to have 13MP / 2160p Sony camera

17 March, 2014 | comments (38)

OnePlus is pleasantly engaged with the budding community in its forums and posted details on how and why the engineering team chose a camera for the upcoming OnePlus One phone. The team chose Sony’s Exmor IMX214. It features a 13MP sensor and a...

Tags: Android


HTC New One gets DLNA certification, UI demo on video

HTC New One gets DLNA certification, UI demo on video

17 March, 2014 | comments (16)

Congratulations to HTC One’s successor on receiving its DLNA certification - labeled as HTC New One rather than the All New One, the device was certified by the DLNA organization on February 20. The specifications of the One successor are...

Tags: Sony, Android