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Lenovo K920 Vibe Z2 Pro gets certified in China

Lenovo K920 Vibe Z2 Pro gets certified in China

27 July, 2014 | comments (12)

On August 5, Lenovo will officially announce the Vibe Z2 Pro (model number K920), its latest top of the line Android smartphone. This device has been leaked quite a few times already, and more than once even by the Chinese company itself (or its...

Tags: Android, Lenovo


Windows Phone 8.1 GDR1 update to bring folders on Start screen

Windows Phone 8.1 GDR1 update to bring folders on Start screen

27 July, 2014 | comments (75)

Microsoft is readying the first update to Windows Phone 8.1 already. The company has started detailing what the new features of WP8.1 GDR1 are and NokiaPowerUser.com has obtained more information on what those will be. GDR1 update will bring...


Leaked iPhone 6 motherboard has NFC chip

Leaked iPhone 6 motherboard has NFC chip

27 July, 2014 | comments (87)

Some new images of the iPhone 6 motherboard PCB have leaked from French website NowWhereElse. The PCB is bigger than the one on the iPhone 5s, hinting at the larger size and the screw slots align with the previously leaked case designs. But the...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Rumors


Huawei Ascend P7 gets a software update in Europe

Huawei Ascend P7 gets a software update in Europe

27 July, 2014 | comments (5)

The Huawei Ascend P7 is now in the process of getting its first ever software update. This has been confirmed to be happening in Germany, though the software version seems destined for the whole of Europe, so you should probably expect to see the...


Motorola could be working on a 5.9

Motorola could be working on a 5.9" Nexus smartphone

27 July, 2014 | comments (35)

Over the past few months we've seen much controversy about whether there will be another Nexus smartphone. That's because Google has been rumored to drop this program, and focus on Android Silver, which will incorporate a few devices from more...


Week 30 in review: Lumia 530, LG G3 LTE-A, Xiaomi reaches India

Week 30 in review: Lumia 530, LG G3 LTE-A, Xiaomi reaches India

27 July, 2014 | comments (6)

The Week In Review is our series meant to recap all the major announcements of the week, which you might have missed. Week 30 of 2014 saw four new devices going official including the Lumia 530, but it also brought us various interesting...


Samsung Galaxy S4 set ablaze by counterfeit battery

Samsung Galaxy S4 set ablaze by counterfeit battery

26 July, 2014 | comments (129)

13-year old Ariel Tolfree from Texas found herself rudely awoken in the middle of the night by the smell of her burning phone kept under her pillow. The phone, a white Samsung Galaxy S4, was burnt to a crisp after the battery inside decided it...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Jolla smartphone now available in Kazakhstan

Jolla smartphone now available in Kazakhstan

26 July, 2014 | comments (17)

The Jolla smartphone that runs on the company’s Sailfish OS is now available in Central Asia. The Finnish firm has associated with Mobile Invest based in Kazakhstan to expand the reach of its smartphone. The Jolla phone packs a 4.5” display at...

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Counterclockwise: Antennagate, Nokia X and C-series, iPhone 5

Counterclockwise: Antennagate, Nokia X and C-series, iPhone 5

25 July, 2014 | comments (6)

Welcome back to another edition of Counterclockwise – our weekly trip down memory lane. The fourth week of July traditionally brings a slew of financial results, but there has also been quite a lot of drama over the years. Chocking phones for...

Tags: Misc


LG G Vista is headed to AT&T too, leaked manual reveals

LG G Vista is headed to AT&T too, leaked manual reveals

26 July, 2014 | comments (2)

The LG G Vista will be on sale at AT&T too, alongside Verizon. This revelation comes from the manual for AT&T's version of the handset, which has been leaked. As you can see in the images below, AT&T's logo is featured prominently on the back of...

Tags: LG , Android, AT&T


Verizon will throttle LTE for heavy users of unlimited data

Verizon will throttle LTE for heavy users of unlimited data

26 July, 2014 | comments (28)

If you're still on an unlimited data plan from Verizon, there's some pretty bad news coming your way. Your carrier of choice has decided it's time to take its efforts to get you off unlimited data to the next level. And that is throttling 4G LTE...

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Verizon trialing bloatware removal on LG G3

Verizon trialing bloatware removal on LG G3

26 July, 2014 | comments (11)

Verizon is currently trialing unistalling bloatware and its first guinea pig is the LG G3. The "pre-loaded" apps will be installed during the setup process but some of them will support unistalling using the standard Android method. Installing...

Tags: Verizon, Android, LG


Italy pre-orders open for Xiaomi Mi 4

Italy pre-orders open for Xiaomi Mi 4

26 July, 2014 | comments (25)

Italy is the first lucky country in Europe to get the Xiaomi Mi 4. The device has entered pre-order stage and is planned to ship in August. You'll need to cough up €394.90 to get a 16GB Xiaomi Mi 4 in either white or black color. The 64GB unit is...

Tags: Xiaomi, Android


US Cellphone Unlocking bill one step closer to passing

US Cellphone Unlocking bill one step closer to passing

25 July, 2014 | comments (28)

The Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act was expected to get bogged down in legalities when it was presented to the House of Representatives. In a fortunate turn of events, it didn't. The bill has actually passed through the House...

Tags: Misc


Lenovo K920 Vibe Z2 Pro caught in selfie, specs now official

Lenovo K920 Vibe Z2 Pro caught in selfie, specs now official

25 July, 2014 | comments (30)

It was only yesterday when we found out that Lenovo is planning to unveil its next flagship smartphone, the K920, on August 5. And now thanks to an executive at the Chinese company, we get to see a picture showing its back, as well as a full spec...

Tags: Lenovo, Android


HTC Desire 610 also launched by AT&T today

HTC Desire 610 also launched by AT&T today

25 July, 2014 | comments (7)

The Amazon Fire Phone isn't the only handset that's become available at AT&T today. The HTC Desire 610 joins it in the carrier's portfolio, as anticipated last week when it first got listed on AT&T's website. And now it's due to be out too. To...

Tags: HTC, Android, AT&T


Amazon's Fire Phone is now available for $199.99

Amazon's Fire Phone is now available for $199.99

25 July, 2014 | comments (16)

The Amazon Fire Phone is now available for purchase, either from the retailer itself or from AT&T. The price you have to pay is $199.99 if you want to get it through a classic two-year contract arrangement with the carrier. Though if that...

Tags: Amazon, Android, AT&T


Alleged Motorola Moto X+1 prototype photographed

Alleged Motorola Moto X+1 prototype photographed

25 July, 2014 | comments (32)

New Alleged photos of the Motorola Moto X+1 have surfaced alongside detailed information regarding the phone's specifications. The photos received by AndroidPolice.com show the phone in its full glory with a custom wooden back. According to...


Samsung Galaxy Mega 2 passes through FCC

Samsung Galaxy Mega 2 passes through FCC

25 July, 2014 | comments (24)

Despite numerous leaks of the Samsung Galaxy Mega 2, we have still not glimpsed the rumored upcoming phablet in the flesh. The latest FCC certification, however, brings the device one step closer to reality, revealing dimensions and connectivity...


Motorola Moto G on Verizon receives Android 4.4.4 KitKat

Motorola Moto G on Verizon receives Android 4.4.4 KitKat

25 July, 2014 | comments (32)

The Google Play Store version of the Moto G already received an update to Android 4.4.4 KitKat and now the company announced it's time for Verizon users to start getting it too. The OTA update should be seeding now to Verizon Moto G phones starting...