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The all new HTC One leaks out wearing AT&T branding

The all new HTC One leaks out wearing AT&T branding

28 February, 2014 | comments (116)

The highly anticipated HTC One successor made yet another unscheduled appearance on Twitter. This time around @evleaks posted a press image of the upcoming smartphone with AT&T branding. The newly leaked image shows the HTC M8 with an...

Tags: HTC, Android, Rumors


Acer will make a Windows Phone after the OS hits 15% in EU

Acer will make a Windows Phone after the OS hits 15% in EU

28 February, 2014 | comments (44)

Acer's smartphone strategy is currently focused solely on making Android smartphones but that may change if Windows Phone reaches 15% market share in Europe. The company's VP of Smartphones Allen Burnes said in an interview that Acer wants to see...


Asus announces KitKat update schedule for the PadFone lineup

Asus announces KitKat update schedule for the PadFone lineup

28 February, 2014 | comments (17)

Asus has announced its plans to upgrade the latest PadFone devices with Android 4.4 KitKat. The update will not only bring your device to the latest Android version, but will also install the latest Asus Zen UI. So, the compatible PadFones to get...


HTC Desire 816 will reportedly cost below $300 in China

HTC Desire 816 will reportedly cost below $300 in China

27 February, 2014 | comments (44)

According to a report in Chinese online media, the freshly announced HTC Desire 816 will cost below $300 when launched. Allegedly, the phablet will be priced at ¥1799 (about $294) when it goes on sale in China in the near future. Should...

Tags: HTC, Android, Rumors


Google targets $50 entry price tag for Project Ara smartphone

Google targets $50 entry price tag for Project Ara smartphone

27 February, 2014 | comments (56)

According to a report in Time, Google’s project Ara smartphone could arrive in early 2015 with an entry price tag of $50. The search giant retained the team behind the project when it sold Motorola to Lenovo last month. The affordable price...

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MWC 2014 wrap-up: the best of the biggest mobile event this year

MWC 2014 wrap-up: the best of the biggest mobile event this year

27 February, 2014 | comments (26)

We're on our way out of the MWC grounds. The biggest mobile tech event of the first half of teh year is over. While last year we left slightly disappointed, this year was full of excitement with several flagship launches, several new tablets and...

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Third-party apps can use Samsung's fingerprint scanner

Third-party apps can use Samsung's fingerprint scanner

27 February, 2014 | comments (74)

In a not so surprising move Samsung released its latest flagship with a fingerprint scanner just as rumors suggested. The home button on the Galaxy S5 does more than just unlocking the phone though. Samsung is also providing its fingerprint...


Sony Xperia Z2 will only be the flagship for six months more

Sony Xperia Z2 will only be the flagship for six months more

27 February, 2014 | comments (164)

Speaking to Japanese K-Tai.Impress Sony Mobile's Creative Director, Director of Product Planning and UX General Manager, Yoshiro Kurozumi, addresses the early rise to the throne by the Xperia Z2 and why he thinks a half a year upgrade cycle is a...

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Samsung Huron for Verizon to be called ATIV SE

Samsung Huron for Verizon to be called ATIV SE

27 February, 2014 | comments (11)

Samsung Huron for Verizon has been confirmed via the GFXBenchmark's database and @evleaks tweets. Huron is supposed to be a Windows Phone 8.1 running device headed to Verizon this spring. According to the latest info, courtesy once again of...


Google announces Project Ara conference on April 15-16

Google announces Project Ara conference on April 15-16

27 February, 2014 | comments (46)

Google is keenly working on Project Ara, a new endeavor to build a modular smartphone, which was started while Motorola was part of the company, and Google has scheduled an Ara Developers' Conference on April 15-16. The event will take place...

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Carrier SFR reveals KitKat update plans for LG G2, Xperia phones

Carrier SFR reveals KitKat update plans for LG G2, Xperia phones

27 February, 2014 | comments (31)

French carrier SFR has posted the Android 4.4 KitKat update plans for the LG G2 and the flagship Sony Xperia phones. The 4.4.2 update for LG's flagship will arrive over the air on March 3. Note that the KitKat update for the AT&T G2 and Korean G2...


Boeing Black is a highly secure and modular Android smartphone

Boeing Black is a highly secure and modular Android smartphone

27 February, 2014 | comments (53)

Boeing has announced a new Android smartphone called the Boeing Black with security and modular design in mind. The hardware and the software on the phone is built from the grounds up for securely storing and transmitting data especially for the US...

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iPhone 6 to have Sapphire coating but no May release

iPhone 6 to have Sapphire coating but no May release

26 February, 2014 | comments (201)

Apple and Gorilla Glass will be parting ways with the release of their iPhone 6, as the Cupertino-based tech giant will be switching to sapphire screen-coating for their next line of smartphones. Sapphire coating has been used in high-end watches...

Tags: Apple, Rumors


Mediatek to launch its own hexa-core chipset - MT6591

Mediatek to launch its own hexa-core chipset - MT6591

26 February, 2014 | comments (19)

Beside working on two Cortex-A53-based chipsets and on the reportedly super-fast octa-core Mediatek MT6595, the company obviously has a hexa-core chipset in the pipeline, too. Yup, that's a six-core chipset, much like the just announced Samsung's...

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Nokia X series phones won't reach the US, Canada, Korea, or Japan

Nokia X series phones won't reach the US, Canada, Korea, or Japan

26 February, 2014 | comments (72)

Jussi Nevanlinna, VP for Mobile Phone marketing, officially confirmed for Nokia Conversations that the three devices, which make up Nokia's X series, won't be available in the US, Canada, Korea, and Japan. Jussi Nevanlinna, VP for Mobile Phone...

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Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet is available for pre-order, here are the prices

Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet is available for pre-order, here are the prices

26 February, 2014 | comments (30)

Following in the footsteps of the Xperia Z2, the Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet is available for pre-order. We made the rounds and collected the prices of the tablet around Europe. The launch date will be in April, the same time frame as the the Z2...

Tags: Sony, Android


Samsung announces Exynos 5422 Octa and Exynos 5260 Hexa

Samsung announces Exynos 5422 Octa and Exynos 5260 Hexa

26 February, 2014 | comments (47)

It has begun a tradition Samsung to have its flagship smartphone utilize two types of chipsets. The Galaxy S4 was the first to get a Snapdragon and an Exynos version, followed by the Galaxy Note 3. Now the Galaxy S5 is getting a similar treatment as...

Tags: Samsung, MWC 2014


Moto G is the most successful Motorola smartphone yet

Moto G is the most successful Motorola smartphone yet

25 February, 2014 | comments (113)

The budget-friendly Moto G is Motorola’s “most successful, highest-selling smartphone”. Rick Osterloh, the senior vice president of product management in Motorola revealed the news at an MWC press dinner. Motorola’s SVP went on to mention...


MWC: HTC One awarded Best Smartphone, iPad Air - best tablet

MWC: HTC One awarded Best Smartphone, iPad Air - best tablet

25 February, 2014 | comments (195)

The GSM Association organizes the annual Mobile World Congress and along with it the traditional Global Mobile Awards (its 19th edition this year). More than 175 independent analysts, journalists, academics and subject matter experts throughout the...

Tags: HTC, Apple, Nokia, LG, MWC 2014


Nokia says 75% of all Android apps are compatible with Nokia X

Nokia says 75% of all Android apps are compatible with Nokia X

25 February, 2014 | comments (127)

Nokia X, X+ and XL all went official yesterday and Nokia is already trying to attract developers to its latest platform. The trio is running on a stripped-down version of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean missing on all Google Services. Nokia has...

Tags: Nokia, Android