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ZTE Grand S II Dual leaks through benchmark database

ZTE Grand S II Dual leaks through benchmark database

26 November, 2013 | comments (10)

The ZTE Grand S II Dual existence has been confirmed by the AnTuTu benchmark database. The phone is the successor of the ZTE Grand S and all the information available right now is its AnTuTu score. The ZTE Grand S II Dual managed to score a...

Tags: ZTE, Android


Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Play edition gets Android 4.4

Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Play edition gets Android 4.4

26 November, 2013 | comments (50)

Samsung has started pushing out the Android 4.4 KitKat update for the Galaxy S4 Google Play edition. The update comes right after HTC pushed out the KitKat update for the HTC One Google Play edition. One of the reasons for getting these...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Nokia Normandy leaks out alongside another Asha handset

Nokia Normandy leaks out alongside another Asha handset

25 November, 2013 | comments (56)

A duo of unannounced members of the Nokia Asha family made the rounds on Twitter, courtesy of @evleaks. The first handset from the duo is codenamed Nokia Normandy, while the other one’s alias is yet to be revealed. At a quick glance, the Nokia...

Tags: Nokia, Rumors


WP to put pressure on iOS  in enterprise market

WP to put pressure on iOS in enterprise market

25 November, 2013 | comments (95)

ABI Research has issued a report on the Windows Phone and Apple iOS shares in the enterprise market and their foreseeable future. According to that report Windows Phone's share will grow a lot because of the iOS 7 failure to deliver improved...


BlackBerry says goodbye to its COO, CMO and CFO

BlackBerry says goodbye to its COO, CMO and CFO

25 November, 2013 | comments (30)

After the acquisition plans fell through, BlackBerry changed strategies and its CEO. The changes in the company go deeper than just swapping the leader though – it was announced today that the COO, CMO and CFO are being replaced. Kristian Tear,...

Tags: BlackBerry, Misc


HTC One GPE getting Android 4.4 KitKat

HTC One GPE getting Android 4.4 KitKat

25 November, 2013 | comments (21)

The Android 4.4 KitKat update for the HTC One Google Play Edition has been ready for a little over a week and is finally starting its rollout. The update should be available over the air, but you can also download it from here: Android 4.3 JWR66Y...


Mass-market HTC One in Gold goes official

Mass-market HTC One in Gold goes official

25 November, 2013 | comments (24)

This just in - a golden-colored HTC One becomes official, courtesy of HTC itself. This isn't the 24-carat Gold Genie version, nor the 18-carat MOBO one, which we handled. This is a gold-colored aluminum HTC One, which we've already seen leaked in...

Tags: HTC, Android


Likely HTC One successor scores high on AnTuTu

Likely HTC One successor scores high on AnTuTu

25 November, 2013 | comments (46)

A new HTC device has appeared on the popular AnTuTu smartphone benchmark app, posing a truly impressive benchmark score of 36532. This puts it in the league of top tier flagship devices like the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and LG G2. To get an idea...

Tags: HTC, Android, Rumors


Samsung announces Galaxy Grand 2

Samsung announces Galaxy Grand 2

25 November, 2013 | comments (145)

Samsung has announced the new Galaxy Grand 2 smartphone that features several improvements over its predecessor. To start off, it features a new design that is similar to the new Galaxy Note 3 with a stitching pattern around the faux leather...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Alcatel Idol X+ pictures and specs surface

Alcatel Idol X+ pictures and specs surface

24 November, 2013 | comments (26)

A few days ago TCL, which is the company behind the Alcatel smartphones, announced that it’s about to unveil its new flagship dubbed Idol X+. We didn’t get many details back then – in fact we only learned the name, but now new information and actual...


Amazon updates its Appstore to version 7

Amazon updates its Appstore to version 7

24 November, 2013 | comments (2)

Amazon is running its alternative Android app store mainly for the benefit of its Kindle Fire tablets, but the Amazon Appstore is available to any Android device. With a recent update, that leapfrogged from version 5 to version 7, the store is now...

Tags: Amazon, Android


Windows Phone outsells iOS in Latin America

Windows Phone outsells iOS in Latin America

23 November, 2013 | comments (255)

According to IDC's Mobile Tracker report for Q3 2013, Windows Phone shipments in Latin America have surpassed those of the Apple iPhone family. Microsoft continues its great performance in the region, and this is the first case where its platform...


AT&T starts rolling out Android 4.4 KitKat update for Moto X

AT&T starts rolling out Android 4.4 KitKat update for Moto X

23 November, 2013 | comments (15)

A few days ago Motorola and Verizon shocked everyone by rolling out the Android 4.4 update for the Moto X well ahead of every other OEM, including Google for its own Nexus devices. Now AT&T has also joined in on the KitKat bandwagon and is rolling...

Tags: Motorola, Android


Red Sony Xperia Z1 spotted running KitKat

Red Sony Xperia Z1 spotted running KitKat

23 November, 2013 | comments (59)

A limited edition red model of the Sony Xperia Z1 has leaked on the interweb. While not a huge deal on its own, the said handset was spotted running Android 4.4 KitKat. There is no information about when this device will be released and in...

Tags: Sony, Android


Motorola and 3D Systems team up to build the Ara modular handset

Motorola and 3D Systems team up to build the Ara modular handset

22 November, 2013 | comments (66)

When it got announced by Motorola late last month, Project Ara captured a great deal of attention by showcasing a modular smartphone concept which allows users to replace specific parts of their device. Today, the concept came closer to reality, as...

Tags: Motorola


Apple outs unlocked iPhone 5s in the US, starting at $649

Apple outs unlocked iPhone 5s in the US, starting at $649

22 November, 2013 | comments (49)

After seeing international availability in select markets over the past several weeks, an unlocked variant of the iPhone 5s has made its way to the US Apple online store. You can now get the iPhone 5s in either gray, gold, or silver in either...

Tags: Apple, iOS


Alleged metal frame of Samsung Galaxy S5 pictured

Alleged metal frame of Samsung Galaxy S5 pictured

22 November, 2013 | comments (84)

Add this to the list of "maybe, but maybe not" rumors about the Samsung Galaxy S5. Leaked images show a metal frame for a smartphone, allegedly the Galaxy S5. The frame measures 143.8 x 72.3mm, compared to 136.6 x 69.8mm for the current Galaxy S4...


Huawei aims to ship 20 million phones in Q4

Huawei aims to ship 20 million phones in Q4

22 November, 2013 | comments (17)

Standing tall as the sixth largest smartphone manufacturer (as per Gartner data) Huawei is now aiming to ship 20 million smartphones in Q4 this year. That's a significant boost from the 13.5 million smartphones that the Chinese company...

Tags: Huawei, Android


Huawei Ascend Mate 2 specs leak, live pictures in tow

Huawei Ascend Mate 2 specs leak, live pictures in tow

22 November, 2013 | comments (9)

Huawei Ascend Mate 2 has been in the works for quite a while. In the end of August we saw the first clue on the Huawei's next phablet - pictures of device's front glass. Back then we didn't really know much about the Mate 2 aside of the display size...


Samsung Galaxy S4 and Note 3 to get KitKat in January

Samsung Galaxy S4 and Note 3 to get KitKat in January

22 November, 2013 | comments (76)

A newly leaked schedule reveals which will be the first Samsung devices to get Android 4.4 KitKat. As you could expected the first to get the new Android version are this and last year flagships - Galaxy S4, Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy S III and Galaxy...