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Samsung announces Tizen-based Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo

Samsung announces Tizen-based Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo

23 February, 2014 | comments (58)

Samsung has brought some big changes with the latest additions of its Gear smartwatch lineup. Not only will the new devices be thinner and lighter than the original, but will also feature a special wearable version of Samsung’s Tizen OS rather than...

Tags: Samsung, Tizen


T-Mobile HTC One users get Android 4.4 KitKat update

T-Mobile HTC One users get Android 4.4 KitKat update

22 February, 2014 | comments (27)

The Verizon and the Sprint models of the HTC One got the latest Android 4.4 KitKat update a couple of days ago. Now, HTC has started rolling out the KitKat update for all the HTC One users who are on T-Mobile US. As it appeared on Verizon and...


2014 week 7 in review: the news that you might have missed

2014 week 7 in review: the news that you might have missed

22 February, 2014 | comments (3)

The MWC starts this Monday officially, but plenty of makers have invited the press to Sunday events. Some makers didn’t even wait that much and already announced new devices. And as the gadgets inch to official status, the leaks become more common...

Tags: Misc


Counterclockwise: flagships, awards and failed joint ventures

Counterclockwise: flagships, awards and failed joint ventures

22 February, 2014 | comments (18)

Counterclockwise is a weekly article that reminisces about the good – and not so good – old times. We look back what happened in tech history on this week of the year. And what used to happen is the Mobile World Congress. The MWC has been...

Tags: Misc


MWC 2014: Here is what's going to happen

MWC 2014: Here is what's going to happen

21 February, 2014 | comments (60)

We're days away from the Mobile World Congress (the action starts this Sunday) and things are moving fast – phones are getting announced early, while a barrage of leaks targets the ones still under the veil. Since all that fast flowing info can...

Tags: MWC 2014


Spigen case listing confirms two Samsung Galaxy S5 versions

Spigen case listing confirms two Samsung Galaxy S5 versions

21 February, 2014 | comments (126)

Five Spigen cases for the Samsung Galaxy S5 are now available for pre-order on Amazon's website. Interestingly enough, two of them aren't like the rest and show the Samsung Galaxy S5 with a physical Home button, whereas the others lack it. This...


Oppo Find 7 gets certified in China, live pictures in tow

Oppo Find 7 gets certified in China, live pictures in tow

21 February, 2014 | comments (12)

Chinese certification authority TENAA has recently certified the Oppo Find 7. As it has happened numerous times before, the documentation for the listing includes live photos of the device. So, we got several live photos of the Oppo Find...

Tags: Oppo, Android, Rumors


Jolla announces Sailfish OS 1.0, starts selling to new markets

Jolla announces Sailfish OS 1.0, starts selling to new markets

21 February, 2014 | comments (38)

Jolla, the new phone manufacturer around the block comprised of former Nokia employees, has announced the launch of Sailfish OS 1.0. The update is an important milestone in the life of the mobile OS as it's the first commercial-ready release (so far...

Tags: Jolla, Sailfish


Dual-OS running Geeksphone Revolution now on sale

Dual-OS running Geeksphone Revolution now on sale

21 February, 2014 | comments (18)

The most prominent smartphone manufacturer in Spain, Geeksphone, has officially released its dual-OS running Revolution smartphone. The hansdet features a 4.7-inch IPS display alongside a dual-core 1.6 GHz Intel Atom processor, 4GB of...


Archos unveils three phones and a tablet before the MWC

Archos unveils three phones and a tablet before the MWC

21 February, 2014 | comments (6)

As per usual, Archos has unveiled a number of devices to whet our appetites before the big event. We have everything from an entry-level phone to a tablet. Archos 50c Oxygen The Archos 50c Oxygen is a dual-SIM version of the already announced...

Tags: Archos, Android


HTC releases more Desire 8 photos ahead of announcement

HTC releases more Desire 8 photos ahead of announcement

20 February, 2014 | comments (20)

HTC Desire 8 has already been teased once on HTC's Weibo account. The first teaser picture confirmed the looks and the announcement day of the Desire 8. HTC has felt like doing some more teasing today posing even more photos of its upcoming...

Tags: HTC, Android, Rumors


Vodafone leak confirms gold Samsung Galaxy S5

Vodafone leak confirms gold Samsung Galaxy S5

20 February, 2014 | comments (108)

Gold is back in fashion, haven't you heard? We obtained a snapshot of the Vodafone's inventory system, which confirms that the mobile carrier will indeed be selling a gold version of Samsung's upcoming flagship: the Galaxy S5. The proof is in...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Oppo Find 7 will have a removable battery

Oppo Find 7 will have a removable battery

20 February, 2014 | comments (27)

Thanks to yet another teaser by Oppo we now know that the Find 7, successor to the Find 5 will feature removable back in order to access and change the battery. Despite that the smartphone will retain the feel of a unibody phone, the company said...

Tags: Oppo, Android


Samsung unveils Android 4.4 update list, Galaxy S III missing

Samsung unveils Android 4.4 update list, Galaxy S III missing

20 February, 2014 | comments (309)

Samsung's US team released a list of devices that are getting the Android 4.4 KitKat update, putting their users' minds at ease. What about the international versions of the phones though? A blogger in Poland got in touch with a local Samsung...


Android 4.4 KitKat now hitting Samsung Galaxy S4

Android 4.4 KitKat now hitting Samsung Galaxy S4

20 February, 2014 | comments (484)

Samsung has just started seeding the official Android 4.4.2 KitKat update for the Galaxy S4. The Exynos-based GT-I9500 is the first version of the device to get it, but we expect the Snapdragon 600-running I9505 to taste KitKat shortly...


LG G2 mini will come in three versions

LG G2 mini will come in three versions

20 February, 2014 | comments (39)

LG G2 mini's official unveiling was a little light on details, but now we have the full picture and it's a bit confusing. The G2 mini has three major versions, which differ in several key components. The first one is an LTE version powered by...

Tags: LG, Android


HTC Desire 8 (A5) will have a 720p screen

HTC Desire 8 (A5) will have a 720p screen

20 February, 2014 | comments (14)

While the HTC One successor won't be coming to the MWC (it's getting a separate event instead) there's a good chance we'll see the Desire 8 at the show. There have been a number of leaks, including official-looking images but some details were still...

Tags: HTC, Android, Rumors


Upcoming HTC One 2014 flagship pictured in gray

Upcoming HTC One 2014 flagship pictured in gray

20 February, 2014 | comments (74)

Prominent leaker @evleaks gave us the first "official" glimpse yesterday of the widely leaked upcoming HTC flagship, the All New HTC One. Now, to accompany the gold-colored flagship spotted yesterday, we've got a second look at the device, this time...

Tags: HTC, Android, Rumors


Nokia X A110 photo gives us first peek at new UI

Nokia X A110 photo gives us first peek at new UI

20 February, 2014 | comments (81)

For a company that purposefully steered away from Android, Nokia sure is making a lot of fuss about its upcoming Android phone. The device in question, the Nokia X A110, was caught in China. It's supposed to join the Asha line and it looks the...

Tags: Nokia, Android, Rumors


Samsung to show Exynos Infinity at MWC

Samsung to show Exynos Infinity at MWC

20 February, 2014 | comments (16)

Samsung is teasing a chipset announcement by means of its official Exynos Twitter client. The teaser shows a bull going after a red flag, Corrida style. The name Exynos Infinity and a description entailing Samsung's latest innovations are...