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Nokia's MWC keynote is starting, watch it here

Nokia's MWC keynote is starting, watch it here

23 February, 2014 | comments (14)

The ducks have arrived – now we get to find out if they are Android ducks or if they flew here from Redmond. We're, of course, alluding to the Nokia X A110, which has gained notoriety as the Android-powered Nokia phone, seemingly in defiance of the...


Android 4.4 KitKat now available on AT&T LG G2

Android 4.4 KitKat now available on AT&T LG G2

24 February, 2014 | comments (10)

LG G2 on AT&T is now getting Android 4.4 KitKat treatment. AT&T has officially announced the news on its blog. The update is available over the air. Here is the official changelog: Improved user interface with Android 4.4 KitKat: The...

Tags: LG, Android, AT&T


Spreadtrum planning a $25 Firefox OS smartphone

Spreadtrum planning a $25 Firefox OS smartphone

23 February, 2014 | comments (45)

You heard that right. Spreadtrum and Mozilla are planning on releasing a smartphone that retails for $25. Spreadtrum is a cell phone manufacturer that isn't exactly known around the world, but it shares the same vision as Mozilla does: delivering...


Is this the Galaxy S5 that we see in the background?

Is this the Galaxy S5 that we see in the background?

23 February, 2014 | comments (73)

Samsung kicked off the MWC with the announcement of the Tizen-powered Galaxy Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo, but the star of the show will arrive tomorrow – the Galaxy S5. The upcoming flagship is presumably in Barcelona right now and was caught in a short...


Alcatel and ZTE launch a number of Firefox OS 1.3 devices

Alcatel and ZTE launch a number of Firefox OS 1.3 devices

23 February, 2014 | comments (9)

Alcatel and ZTE unveiled a host of Firefox OS devices with Qualcomm Snapdragon hardware. Alcatel One Touch Fire C, One Touch Fire E, One Touch Fire 7, One Touch Fire S and ZTE Open C and Open II feature entry-level and mid-range specs to go with...


Tizen spotted on a Samsung phone at the MWC

Tizen spotted on a Samsung phone at the MWC

23 February, 2014 | comments (18)

Samsung announced its new Tizen device – a smartwatch successor to the Android-powered Galaxy Gear. Was that it? Turns out it's not, not if you peek under the covers. An ExtremeTech writer spotted a Tizen-running Samsung phone at what seems to be...


Huawei announces thinnest 7-inch tablet, wearable too

Huawei announces thinnest 7-inch tablet, wearable too

23 February, 2014 | comments (20)

Kicking off its Mobile World Congress 2014 appearance Huawei has come out with the Ascend G6 smartphone, the world's thinnest 7" tablet in the face of the MediaPad X1, the 8" MediaPad M1 and the TalkBand B1 wristband wearable, which were all but...


MediaTek announces MT6732 64-bit chipset with LTE

MediaTek announces MT6732 64-bit chipset with LTE

23 February, 2014 | comments (22)

MediaTek announced MT6732 – a 64-bit chipset with category 4 (150Mb/s download) LTE connectivity. In addition to the new SoC, the semiconductor company unveiled MT6630 five-in-one combo connectivity SoC as well as Pump Express fast charging tech...


Press render of Nokia Lumia 630 leaks ahead of its unveiling

Press render of Nokia Lumia 630 leaks ahead of its unveiling

23 February, 2014 | comments (29)

The press image of the upcoming Nokia Lumia 630 smartphone has been leaked, courtesy of evleaks. Nokia's latest mid-range smartphone and the successor of the popular Lumia 620 will have on-screen buttons and supports third live tile column. If...


Microsoft: Windows Phone 8.1 update will arrive in spring

Microsoft: Windows Phone 8.1 update will arrive in spring

23 February, 2014 | comments (57)

Microsoft has announced that the much anticipated Windows Phone 8.1 update will arrive this spring. Joe Belfiore, the vice president and manager for Windows Phone Program Management, took to the stage at MWC to reveal that the update will support...


We've arrived at Barcelona, ready for MWC 2014

We've arrived at Barcelona, ready for MWC 2014

23 February, 2014 | comments (55)

We're in Barcelona right now, ready for all the upcoming announcements. There will be livestreams for many of the events, so you'll be able to watch with us. As always, we'll be providing hands-on impressions and photos with all the new...

Tags: MWC 2014


Alcatel announces Idol 2, Idol 2 Mini and OneTouch Pop Fit

Alcatel announces Idol 2, Idol 2 Mini and OneTouch Pop Fit

23 February, 2014 | comments (4)

Alcatel has announced three new smartphones: the Idol 2, the Idol 2 Mini and the OneTouch Pop Fit. The Alcatel Idol 2 has a 5.0-inch 720p IPS display, 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 8 megapixel rear camera, 1.3 megapixel front camera, NFC, LTE and...

Tags: Alcatel, Android


Two new Huawei smartphones and a smartband leak

Two new Huawei smartphones and a smartband leak

23 February, 2014 | comments (18)

Evleaks has leaked two new Huawei smartphones and a smartband on Twitter. One of them is the Huawei Ascent G6. The phone looks remarkably similar to the P6, with glass body and metal strip around the sides. No specifications are available but you...

Tags: Huawei, Android


Samsung announces Tizen-based Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo

Samsung announces Tizen-based Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo

23 February, 2014 | comments (59)

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 (28)

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