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Huawei Ascend P6 gets Android 4.4 KitKat in January

Huawei Ascend P6 gets Android 4.4 KitKat in January

15 November, 2013 | comments (69)

Huawei Ascend P6 was announced and released in June with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean in charge of operations. Due to its incredibly slim profile and older generation quad-core processor, it was plagued with over-heating issues. We are not sure if those...

Tags: Huawei, Android


Combined, Apple and Samsung take 109% of profits in mobile

Combined, Apple and Samsung take 109% of profits in mobile

15 November, 2013 | comments (27)

"That's impossible!" you're probably thinking. How could Apple and Samsung take more than 100% of the profits in the mobile business? It's because most other companies are in the red, that's how, at least according to analysts from Canaccord...


Xolo launches new Q1000 Opus with Broadcom chipset

Xolo launches new Q1000 Opus with Broadcom chipset

15 November, 2013 | comments (23)

Okay, so Indian smartphone maker Xolo just announced the Q1000 Opus, a version of the already available Xolo Q1000. It has a 5" 720p screen and a quad-core chipset. The Opus doesn’t seem to be a dual-SIM phone like the regular Q1000. Another...

Tags: Xolo, Android


iPhone 5c fails to make impact in China, 5s compensates

iPhone 5c fails to make impact in China, 5s compensates

15 November, 2013 | comments (43)

The iPhone 5c isn't doing all that good in China. According to CTechCN, who first reported Apple's cutting iPhone 5c production, Apple is still reducing orders of the plastic iPhone. Foxconn's Zhengzhou factory, which once churned out 50 thousand...

Tags: Apple, iOS


HTC M8 chipset and screen information leaks

HTC M8 chipset and screen information leaks

15 November, 2013 | comments (31)

A week ago we got to see the HTC M8 - the successor of the HTC One flagship - for the first time. The leak only brought images of the rear casing of the device, but no information on its itnernals. Luckily now, thanks to @evleaks, we get to...

Tags: HTC, Android, Rumors


Republic Wireless now offers Moto X for $300

Republic Wireless now offers Moto X for $300

15 November, 2013 | comments (9)

When the Moto X was announced, we felt that it was a little overpriced, even after a series of price cuts – to $99 on contract and to $550 off-contract. Still, Motorola managed to move 500K units in Q3. There's a new offer now – Republic Wireless...


Samsung said to launch a device with wraparound screen next year

Samsung said to launch a device with wraparound screen next year

14 November, 2013 | comments (85)

According to a report released by Bloomberg, Samsung has plans to release a smartphone with wraparound display at some point next year. The new screen tech will allow users to look up messages or stocks from an angle. The upcoming device is...


Apple iOS 7.0.4 update is now seeding to compatible devices

Apple iOS 7.0.4 update is now seeding to compatible devices

14 November, 2013 | comments (42)

Apple began seeding an iOS 7 update to users of compatible devices. Numbered 7.0.4, the latest iOS version offers minor improvements compared to 7.0.3 which was released last month. The update fixes the FaceTime issue which bothered some iOS...

Tags: Apple, iOS


WP 8.1 Blue to premiere on Nokia Goldfinger and Moneypenny

WP 8.1 Blue to premiere on Nokia Goldfinger and Moneypenny

14 November, 2013 | comments (106)

While Nokia and Microsoft are yet to roll out the GDR3 update with Lumia Black customizations, the rumor mill is already looking ahead for the next year's WP 8.1 Blue release. The WP 8.1 Blue has been in the rumorland for a while and all reports...


LG Nexus 5 now available on T-Mobile US

LG Nexus 5 now available on T-Mobile US

14 November, 2013 | comments (6)

It turns out that the LG Nexus 5 will be hitting T-Mobile in the US early. Today, in fact, which comes almost a week ahead of what some leaks suggested. The Nexus 5 on T-Mobile's network isn't quite the same bargain as it is on the Play Store....


Jolla to go on sale on November 27

Jolla to go on sale on November 27

14 November, 2013 | comments (56)

The Jolla phone is finally coming to the market. Starting from November 27, you will be able to snatch the first Sailfish OS smartphone as long as you live in Helsinki, Finland. The smartphone will cost €399, which is a little steep but brings a...

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Samsung on Region lock: you need 5 min of voice calls

Samsung on Region lock: you need 5 min of voice calls

14 November, 2013 | comments (159)

Samsung introduced the controversial Region lock with its Galaxy Note 3 phablet and that caused quite a stir – the idea of being unable to use your unlocked device with some SIM cards sounded most unpleasant. Samsung quickly clarified that this...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Gartner: Android, WP on the rise as iOS share slides

Gartner: Android, WP on the rise as iOS share slides

14 November, 2013 | comments (49)

Gartner has released its report on mobile phone sales in the third quarter of the year and it shows smartphones continue to outsell featurephones for second quarter in a row. On a global scale, smartphones sales reached 250.2 million, taking up...


Sprint gets HTC One Max on November 15

Sprint gets HTC One Max on November 15

13 November, 2013 | comments (8)

Starting tomorrow Sprint will be offering the HTC One Max on a two year deal. The device will launch through all of Sprint's stores - walk-in, online and even through BestBuy. The device will go for either $249.99 upfront or $25 monthly with...

Tags: HTC, Android, Sprint


Asus Q3 2013 profit drops by 26%, will focus on smartphones in 2014

Asus Q3 2013 profit drops by 26%, will focus on smartphones in 2014

13 November, 2013 | comments (10)

At an investor's press conference held yesterday in Taiwan, Asus announced their Q3 2013 financial results. Asus struck a 26% drop in year-on-year profits due to some one-time tax expenses of NT$1.52 billion (US$51.37 million). Their net...

Tags: Android, ASUS


LG G Flex to hit at least 3 carriers in the US

LG G Flex to hit at least 3 carriers in the US

14 November, 2013 | comments (20)

Flexible displays may not be here in the way everyone expected them to be just yet, but that hasn't prevented Samsung and LG to out curved display smartphones this year. While both devices have since launched in their native Korea, it looks like the...

Tags: LG, Android, Rumors


Samsung Galaxy S4 for AT&T receiving Android 4.3 update

Samsung Galaxy S4 for AT&T receiving Android 4.3 update

14 November, 2013 | comments (53)

The Android 4.3 update rollout to Samsung Galaxy phones continues – this night AT&T users may have seen their Galaxy S4 handsets notify them of a new update available. The download is a hefty 720MB, but it's well worth it. If you haven’t gotten a...

Tags: Samsung, Android, AT&T


E-Ink display toting YotaPhone will begin shipping in December

E-Ink display toting YotaPhone will begin shipping in December

13 November, 2013 | comments (18)

Announced late last year, YotaPhone captured our attention with its dual-screen configuration which consisted of a 4.3” 720p LCD display, and an energy-sipping E-Ink unit. Today, a word arrived that the Android smartphone from Russia will begin...

Tags: Android


The Motorola Moto G is now available in the UK, starts at £135

The Motorola Moto G is now available in the UK, starts at £135

13 November, 2013 | comments (36)

Announcing the Moto G earlier today, the Motorola guys on stage were a bit vague about regional availability - especially when it comes to Europe. We are happy to confirm that the affordable smartphone is now available online and will hit...

Tags: Motorola, Android


Moto X getting Android 4.4 in a matter of weeks

Moto X getting Android 4.4 in a matter of weeks

13 November, 2013 | comments (12)

The Motorola Moto G got all of the attention today so this juicy tidbit almost slipped by unnoticed – the Moto X will receive the Android 4.4 KitKat update "in a matter of weeks". Motorola's presenters weren’t any more concrete than that. The...

Tags: Motorola, Android