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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...

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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...

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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...

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Sony Xperia phones can now move apps to SD cards

Sony Xperia phones can now move apps to SD cards

17 July, 2014 | comments (65)

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...

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HTC One mini is now getting Sense 6 update

HTC One mini is now getting Sense 6 update

17 July, 2014 | comments (7)

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 (35)

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...

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Alcatel One Touch Pop C2 surfaces in the Netherlands

Alcatel One Touch Pop C2 surfaces in the Netherlands

16 July, 2014 | comments (6)

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


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 (21)

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 (32)

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...

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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 (5)

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 (10)

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


Update: LG G3 S (aka G3 mini) user manual and photos surface

Update: LG G3 S (aka G3 mini) user manual and photos surface

16 July, 2014 | comments (22)

A leaked user manual of the upcoming LG G3 mini smartphone confirms that the device will be officially known as G3 S. The user manual of the G3 S that has been leaked, carries the model number D772V and is said to be the Vodafone version. Apart...

Tags: LG, Android, Rumors


HTC Desire 610 coming to AT&T on July 25

HTC Desire 610 coming to AT&T on July 25

16 July, 2014 | comments (7)

HTC’s mid-range smartphone, the Desire 610, which was official announced at this year’s Mobile World Congress, will soon be available on AT&T. The device has been listed as ‘coming soon’ on the carriers page and the smartphone will go on sale,...

Tags: HTC, AT&T, Android