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Android M detailed: granular permissions, mobile payments

Android M detailed: granular permissions, mobile payments

28 May, 2015 | comments (56)

Developers at Google I/O got a glimpse of the next major version of Android known only as M for now. There are six major improvements that mostly focus on how apps work and interact with each other. Android's wireless payment system also got a big...

Tags: Android


Watch the Google I/O keynote presentation right here

Watch the Google I/O keynote presentation right here

28 May, 2015 | comments (10)

Google's annual I/O conference is about to begin shortly and up first is the all-important keynote presentation. We will be covering the speech live as it goes, but, you can also tag along for yourself. We have embedded the player for you...

Tags: Samsung, Rumors


Samsung's project Valley might start the era of foldable devices

Samsung's project Valley might start the era of foldable devices

28 May, 2015 | comments (39)

Samsung has been working on flexible displays for quite some time now and the Galaxy Note Edge and S6 edge are a definite testament to its huge success. But, flexible is one thing, while foldable opens up a whole new array of challenges and...

Tags: Samsung, Rumors


LG G5 tipped to come with iris recognition

LG G5 tipped to come with iris recognition

28 May, 2015 | comments (31)

The LG G4 is only now making its way to store shelves, but that in no way means that the company is not hard at work on the successor. Aiming to one-up rivals in the biometrics department now that fingerprint scanning is becoming a mainstream...

Tags: LG, Android, Rumors


Apple Pay should receive a reward program at WWDC

Apple Pay should receive a reward program at WWDC

28 May, 2015 | comments (12)

Apple Pay has had a rather turbulent upraising, ever since it was announced back in September 2014. Cupertino's NFC-based wireless payment service has hit more than a few snags in the short time it has been around, ranging from technical and...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Rumors


Lumia 940 and XL to have 20MP camera, USB Type C connectors

Lumia 940 and XL to have 20MP camera, USB Type C connectors

28 May, 2015 | comments (49)

It's been too long since the last Lumia flagship, but rumors hint at what's to come. The info allegedly comes from sources close to Microsoft who say that the Lumia 940 will have an 830-like design. The phones are based on an aluminum frame, the...

Tags: Meizu, Android, Rumors


Meizu teases the m1 note 2, announcement due on June 2

Meizu teases the m1 note 2, announcement due on June 2

28 May, 2015 | comments (4)

The Meizu m1 note 2, which was little more than a rumor until a live image surfaced a few days ago, is now all but confirmed by the Chinese company itself. In a newly released teaser image, an outline of the upcoming smartphone shows the relocated...

Tags: Meizu, Android, Rumors


Lenovo shows off smartphone that can project screen on any surface

Lenovo shows off smartphone that can project screen on any surface

28 May, 2015 | comments (43)

Lenovo showcased a new technology called Smart Cast that will allow the smartphone to project the phone's screen on to any surface. The technology makes use of a laser projector, a first on any smartphone, that can project normally on a wall as...

Tags: Lenovo, Android


Moto Maker now lets Chinese users customize Moto X

Moto Maker now lets Chinese users customize Moto X

28 May, 2015 | comments (4)

Motorola’s device personalization service Moto Maker has finally made its way to China. At the on-going Lenovo Tech World, Motorola’s parent company Lenovo has announced that the Moto Maker will offer users customization of their Moto X from...

Tags: Motorola, Android


Galaxy S6, S6 edge camera update, Android 5.1 due in June

Galaxy S6, S6 edge camera update, Android 5.1 due in June

28 May, 2015 | comments (33)

Android 5.1 Lollipop will bring new camera interface and features to Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge. The new firmware is expected to arrive on the duo of flagship smartphones in June. With Android 5.1, the already capable 16MP camera...


YotaPhone 2 will reportedly have two successors

YotaPhone 2 will reportedly have two successors

28 May, 2015 | comments (1)

There will be two successors of the e-ink display-toting YotaPhone 2 - YotaPhone 3 and YotaPhone 2c. The word arrived from the company’s Managing Director for the Americas. As expected, YotaPhone 3 will bring updated hardware, including more...

Tags: Yota, Android, Rumors


Asus ZenFone Selfie tipped with 13MP front-facing camera

Asus ZenFone Selfie tipped with 13MP front-facing camera

28 May, 2015 | comments (17)

According to a report from Asia, Asus is about introduce a selfie-centric version of the ZenFone 2. Dubbed ZenFone Selfie, the device is expected to debut during Computex, which kicks off next week in Taiwan. Asus ZenFone Selfie is tipped to...

Tags: Asus, Android, Rumors


LG G4 and G Pad X8.3 go on sale at Verizon tomorrow

LG G4 and G Pad X8.3 go on sale at Verizon tomorrow

28 May, 2015 | comments (2)

After US Cellular, Sprint, and T-Mobile, it's now finally Verizon's turn to announce availability details for the LG G4. The carrier nicknamed Big Red goes one further, though, as it's also unveiled a new tablet on this occasion - the LG G Pad X8.3,...

Tags: LG, Android, Verizon


T-Mobile's Sony Xperia Z1s is now receiving Lollipop update

T-Mobile's Sony Xperia Z1s is now receiving Lollipop update

28 May, 2015 | comments (8)

Sony has been rolling out Lollipop updates left and right to its Xperia Z series devices for many weeks now. Multiple generations of the company's flagship line have so far been upgraded to Android 5.0, and today the time has finally come for the...


Xiaomi finally launches US and EU accessory store next week

Xiaomi finally launches US and EU accessory store next week

27 May, 2015 | comments (4)

Last we heard anything about it, Xiaomi's online accessory store for the US and a few EU countries was supposed to go live in mid-May. For whatever reason, though, the Chinese company has decided that a June launch would be better. So today it's...

Tags: Xiaomi


Low-end Huawei Honor phone with gold frame surfaces at TENAA

Low-end Huawei Honor phone with gold frame surfaces at TENAA

27 May, 2015 | comments (1)

In the near future it looks like we should see a new low-end member join Huawei's Honor line of smartphones. While we don't yet know what its name will be, the device passed through the required TENAA certification in China with the model number...

Tags: Huawei, Android


Gionee Elife E8 is fully pictured in a new set of renders

Gionee Elife E8 is fully pictured in a new set of renders

27 May, 2015 | comments (3)

Mere hours ago we exclusively showed you an image of the upcoming Gionee Elife E8, and now we have a new render of the same device. This time around, we finally get to see both its front and back, side by side. The Elife E8 has been leaking a lot...

Tags: Gionee, Android


Bug in iOS crashes Messages app if a specific text comes in

Bug in iOS crashes Messages app if a specific text comes in

27 May, 2015 | comments (35)

Bugs are an integral part of software, but some are more interesting (and potentially damaging) than others. Case in point: a new bug in iOS renders the Messages app completely unusable if a certain text is received. That text has to be formatted...

Tags: Apple, iOS


Here's what to expect from Google I/O 2015

Here's what to expect from Google I/O 2015

27 May, 2015 | comments (16)

Another year, another Google I/O event. It seems that only days ago, we were waiting impatiently to finally learn what the 'L' in Android 5.0 stands for and how it is going to change mobile tech. Now, with the next event set for tomorrow, May 28 at...


Two Motorola QHD flagships with Lollipop leak

Two Motorola QHD flagships with Lollipop leak

27 May, 2015 | comments (39)

While almost all handset makers have introduced a QHD flagship, Motorola stuck with 1080p for its DROID Turbo/Moto Turbo flagship last year. Things are about to change however as latest rumors suggest Motorola is working on next generation...