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US Federal law proposes 'kill switches' for smartphones

US Federal law proposes 'kill switches' for smartphones

15 February, 2014 | comments (118)

The ability to remotely wipe your data has been available on smartphones for quite some time now, however, a new proposed law would make this technology mandatory on all new cell phones if it's passed. In fact, the new proposed law takes it a...

Tags: Misc


Micromax Canvas Power A96 goes official in India

Micromax Canvas Power A96 goes official in India

15 February, 2014 | comments (103)

Micromax quietly released the Canvas Power A96 in India. The low-end Android Jelly Bean smartphone is currently on sale in the manufacturer’s online store for Rs. 9900 ($160; €117). The biggest highlight in the spec sheet of the Micromax...

Tags: Micromax, Android


A duo of leaked photos show HTC M8 in new color scheme

A duo of leaked photos show HTC M8 in new color scheme

15 February, 2014 | comments (70)

A duo of newly-leaked alleged HTC M8 photos made the rounds on the web. In line with previous leaks, the photographs showcase the smartphone in different color scheme from the aluminum finish we’ve seen this far. HTC M8 (click to...

Tags: HTC, Android, Rumors


Motorola extends Moto X discount deal till February 22

Motorola extends Moto X discount deal till February 22

15 February, 2014 | comments (14)

Motorola has extended the discount on the Moto X for another week. You can now get $70 off from any of the unlocked Moto X models without a contract till February 22. The deal was originally supposed to expire on February 14 but has now been...

Tags: Motorola, Android


HTC is looking into updating the US HTC One X to Android 4.4

HTC is looking into updating the US HTC One X to Android 4.4

15 February, 2014 | comments (53)

HTC’s decision to leave its 2012 flagships, the HTC One X and One X+, on Android 4.2 was met with a vocal outcry from owners of said phones. In a Q&A session on Reddit, a team of HTC managers revealed the decision wasn’t up to the company. They...

Tags: HTC, Android


Counterclockwise: Nokia embraces WP, Bada causes waves

Counterclockwise: Nokia embraces WP, Bada causes waves

15 February, 2014 | comments (18)

The weeks before the Mobile World Congress are either a rollercoaster of leaks or they embody the expression "the calm before the storm". The second week of February historically seems to have been mostly the latter, with events that foreshadow...

Tags: Misc


Alleged specs and another photo of Sony Xperia G leak

Alleged specs and another photo of Sony Xperia G leak

14 February, 2014 | comments (50)

Shortly after we got treated to a first look at the Sony Xperia G, another leaked photo of the upcoming device made the rounds on Twitter. This time around, the image comes with alleged specs for the mid-range smartphone. According to the...

Tags: Sony, Android, Rumors


Xiaomi Hongmi 1s goes official with Snapdragon 400 SoC

Xiaomi Hongmi 1s goes official with Snapdragon 400 SoC

14 February, 2014 | comments (35)

The Chinese designer and manufacturer of mobile phones Xiaomi unveiled its latest entry-level proposition – the Hongmi 1s. The Android smartphone will be available for pre-order in China on February 20 for ¥799 ($130). The biggest...

Tags: Xiaomi, Android


Nokia Lumia 1320 gets UK sale date

Nokia Lumia 1320 gets UK sale date

14 February, 2014 | comments (14)

The Nokia Lumia 1320 has just been introduced to the UK market and will be available for sale in the region on February 24th. You can pick the phone up from Virgin Mobile, EE, and Carphone Warehouse, in addition to other online...


Rumored upcoming Android-powered Nokia phone to cost $110

Rumored upcoming Android-powered Nokia phone to cost $110

14 February, 2014 | comments (148)

The rumored budget range Nokia device that's expected to run Android codenamed "Normandy" will supposedly make its way to market at the very competitive price of around $110. But before you get too excited, the Normandy will supposedly not be...

Tags: Nokia, Android, Rumors


Samsung and Apple fail to reach out of court agreement

Samsung and Apple fail to reach out of court agreement

14 February, 2014 | comments (63)

Earlier in January, Reuters reported that Samsung Mobile division and Apple CEOs have agreed to conduct a meeting where they would attempt to reach an out-of-court agreement. One month later, reports are coming in that the JK Shin and Tim Cook have...

Tags: Apple, Samsung, Misc


Sony Xperia G mid-ranger coming soon, here is the first live pic

Sony Xperia G mid-ranger coming soon, here is the first live pic

14 February, 2014 | comments (86)

Sony Xperia G will supposedly be the company's first mid-range smartphone for this year. Since Sony has already announced a high-profile device at CES last month - the Xperia Z1 Compact, and followed with the T2 Ultra phablet shortly after we expect...

Tags: Sony, Android, Rumors


Sony Xperia Sirius photos size it up against the Xperia Z1

Sony Xperia Sirius photos size it up against the Xperia Z1

14 February, 2014 | comments (48)

The Sony Xperia Sirius D6503 is becoming a common visitor in our rumor section. The upcoming flagship has appeared in several photos alongside the Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z, its predecessors. Sony Xperia Sirius D6503 in black and white The...

Tags: Sony, Android, Rumors


Pink and Black Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 now available in India

Pink and Black Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 now available in India

13 February, 2014 | comments (42)

Not a fan of white paint jobs on cell phones, but have you had your eyes on the Galaxy Grand 2? Well if you're in India, then you're in luck, Samsung has launched the phone in Pink and Black variants. Check out the gallery of images...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Sony Xperia T,TX, and V get Android 4.3 update

Sony Xperia T,TX, and V get Android 4.3 update

13 February, 2014 | comments (476)

If you have a Sony Xperia T, TX, or V smartphone, then you can update your device's firmware to 9.2.A.0.295 today, according to Sony's official site. The global availability of the software package should be available soon for all three of the...

Tags: Sony, Android


LG G Pro 2 to launch in Korea this month, US and EU in April

LG G Pro 2 to launch in Korea this month, US and EU in April

13 February, 2014 | comments (33)

According to Korean publication ZDNet, who got in touch with LG officials, the G Pro 2 will launch in South Korea by the end of February. Then its global release will continue depending on the market demand for the phablet. The LG's marketing...

Tags: LG, Android


iOS is still the king of the corporate world

iOS is still the king of the corporate world

13 February, 2014 | comments (137)

Despite Android holding the majority of the mobile market share, enterprise users are overwhelmingly comprised of iOS devices. A report by Good Technology, which is a company that provides secure usage software for enterprise users, revealed the...

Tags: Android, iOS


Sony Xperia D5103 with 720p screen hits GFX Bench database

Sony Xperia D5103 with 720p screen hits GFX Bench database

13 February, 2014 | comments (30)

A mid-range Sony Xperia smartphone snuck in the GFX Bench database. The D5103 features specs similar, but better than the Moto G. The chipset is listed as Snapdragon 400 MSM8226, the same as the Moto G, but there are differences. The chipset has...

Tags: Sony, Android, Rumors


Lenovo CEO confident he can turn Motorola around

Lenovo CEO confident he can turn Motorola around

13 February, 2014 | comments (26)

Regarding Lenovo's recent acquisition of Motorola, CEO Yang Yuanqing claims that his company's long term business model will enable the Chinese tech giant to turn Motorola's fortunes around fairly quickly. That's despite the parallel finalization ...

Tags: Lenovo, Motorola


Nokia Lumia 810 and 822 to miss on the Lumia Black update

Nokia Lumia 810 and 822 to miss on the Lumia Black update

13 February, 2014 | comments (28)

We have some pretty awful news about T-Mobile and Verizon subscribers who have a Lumia 810 or 822. Apparently Nokia has completed the Lumia Black firmware update for the Lumia 810 and Lumia 822, but the carriers won't push it to the...