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ZTE to make Google Now Launcher default on future phones

ZTE to make Google Now Launcher default on future phones

20 July, 2014 | comments (19)

Android’s customization is one of the OS’ biggest selling points over other mobile operating systems. However, sometimes, manufacturers really fudge up the Android experience with their software overlays. Delayed updates, cluttered menus, and...

Tags: Android, ZTE


EU demands re-classification of games with in-app purchases

EU demands re-classification of games with in-app purchases

20 July, 2014 | comments (26)

In-app purchases are some of the trickiest, most annoying aspects of gaming today, and the phenomenon is becoming increasingly prevalent in the mobile landscape. Many business models of “free” games revolve around in-app purchases with sometimes key...

Tags: Google, Android, Apple, iOS


Xiaomi Mi 4 purportedly shown again in leaked pictures

Xiaomi Mi 4 purportedly shown again in leaked pictures

20 July, 2014 | comments (34)

Next week Xiaomi will hold an event during which it's going to unveil the Mi 4, its next flagship smartphone offering. The phone has so far been teased by the company's execs, and at one point in the past we've seen it in a couple of blurry...

Tags: Xiaomi, Android


5mm-thick Gionee GN9005 passes TENAA certification

5mm-thick Gionee GN9005 passes TENAA certification

20 July, 2014 | comments (23)

Thin is in at Gionee - the Elife S5.5 flagship turned heads with its mere 5.55mm thickness, but TENAA has just certified a mid-range model that's even thinner. The Gionee GN9005 (not the final name, we're guessing) measures just 5mm thick! Not...

Tags: Gionee, Android


LG G3 on-contract price drops to $100 in the US

LG G3 on-contract price drops to $100 in the US

20 July, 2014 | comments (21)

The LG G3 flagship only just arrived in the US and it already has $100 cut off its on-contract price. The phone is available on AT&T, Verizon and Sprint, the three of which offer it at $200. Best Buy and Amazon, however, have dropped the upfront...


The Sony Xperia Z2 now available in the US for $700

The Sony Xperia Z2 now available in the US for $700

19 July, 2014 | comments (36)

The Sony Xperia Z1 and Z1 Compact certainly took their time before they became available on the US market, but that's not the case with the Sony Xperia Z2. Three months may sound like a lot, but it's the fastest US flagship launch by the Japanese...

Tags: Sony, Android


Moto X now starts at $299.99 with promo code valid until July 23

Moto X now starts at $299.99 with promo code valid until July 23

19 July, 2014 | comments (12)

Motorola may be getting ready to unveil the much rumored Moto X+1 soon. And it would be about time, with almost a year passing since its predecessor was announced. Speaking of which, the Moto X can now be yours starting at $299.99 sans contract,...

Tags: Motorola, Android


HP Red gets benchmarked, sports 16

HP Red gets benchmarked, sports 16" screen and runs Android

19 July, 2014 | comments (25)

HP is currently in the process of testing a new Android device, though this isn't a low-end tablet like most of the company's such offerings in recent times. The HP Red has been put through the paces of GFXBench recently, and as a consequence we...

Tags: HP, Android


Week 28 in review: LG G3 S and Lumia Cyan update

Week 28 in review: LG G3 S and Lumia Cyan update

19 July, 2014 | comments (2)

The Week In Review is our series meant to recap all the major announcements of the week, which you might have missed. Week 28 of 2014 wasn't as busy as the past few weeks, but it still brought us some cool hardware and brought news of several major...


Samsung Galaxy Note 4 home-baked app list leaks

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 home-baked app list leaks

18 July, 2014 | comments (84)

evleaks is at it again and this time the inside scoop are some interesting APKs for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 4 phablet. The APKs can give us a good hint at some upcoming features that'll be avaible on the phone. Some of these seem par the...


Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini Duos receives Android 4.4 KitKat

Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini Duos receives Android 4.4 KitKat

18 July, 2014 | comments (43)

The plain, 'vanilla' Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini still hasn't been on the receiving end of the update to Android 4.4 KitKat. This despite the fact that the S4 Mini Black Edition started getting the new software in mid-June. And today it's the dual-SIM...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Three new LG phones surface, one could be the F60

Three new LG phones surface, one could be the F60

18 July, 2014 | comments (13)

Despite outing the G3 S (or G3 Beat) just yesterday, LG clearly isn't done with the launches of Android smartphones for the year. The Korean company is in fact working on at least three more handsets that should see the light of day at some point...

Tags: LG, Android


LG G3 S a.k.a. G3 Beat to cost €349 in Europe

LG G3 S a.k.a. G3 Beat to cost €349 in Europe

18 July, 2014 | comments (23)

Yesterday LG announced a lighter version of its LG G3 flagship called LG G3 Beat. It packs a 5" IPS HD display, runs on Snapdragon 400 chipset and features an 8MP camera with laser-assisted auto-focus. The LG G3 Beat utilizes the same design...

Tags: LG, Android


Sony Xperia C3 Dual leaks out of China's TENAA cert

Sony Xperia C3 Dual leaks out of China's TENAA cert

18 July, 2014 | comments (9)

The Sony Xperia C3 Dual has today passed through China's equivalent of the FCC, the TENAA certification authority, with model number S55t. The presence of global LTE band support indicates that the device will likely be seeing a widespread...

Tags: Sony, Android


Google posts $16 billion revenue in Q2 2014 earnings report

Google posts $16 billion revenue in Q2 2014 earnings report

18 July, 2014 | comments (9)

Yesterday, Google posted its second quarter results, which reflected $16 billion in revenues - a 22% increase over the previous year. The company's operating income stood at $4.26 billion, which was also a 27% increase over last year. Of the...

Tags: Android, Google


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


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


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 (264)

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 (70)

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