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Microsoft and Samsung discuss ending their patent feud

Microsoft and Samsung discuss ending their patent feud

18 August, 2014 | comments (26)

According to a report in The Korea Times, Microsoft and Samsung have begun discussions to end their patent feud. Earlier this month, the Redmond-based company took its Korean counterpart to court over patent royalty payments. The main...

Tags: Meizu, Android


Meizu MX4 will be officially announced on September 2

Meizu MX4 will be officially announced on September 2

18 August, 2014 | comments (7)

Meizu hasn't announced the MX4 today as we thought it would, but the Chinese company has at least made the unveiling date for its next flagship smartphone official. It's September 2, so the first couple of weeks of next month are due to be very,...

Tags: Meizu, Android


Mid-range Huawei smartphone with fingerprint sensor pictured

Mid-range Huawei smartphone with fingerprint sensor pictured

18 August, 2014 | comments (8)

Earlier today, we told you that Huawei started sending out invites for its September 4 pre-IFA event in Berlin. These feature a fingerprint on them, a not so subtle hint that the handset (or handsets) that will be announced early next month will...


Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact leaks through Sony document

Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact leaks through Sony document

18 August, 2014 | comments (21)

At Sony's IFA press event at the beginning of September, we were so far expecting to see the Xperia Z3 debut alongside the smaller Xperia Z3 Compact. These smartphones have been leaked a few times already, so they're definitely coming - and given...

Tags: Sony, Android


Sharp Aquos Crystal and Crystal X go live in Japan

Sharp Aquos Crystal and Crystal X go live in Japan

18 August, 2014 | comments (64)

Sharp unleashed two smartphones for Japan called Aquos Crystal and Crystal X tidat. The Crystal X is the better-equipped phone of the two with a 5.5" 1080p display, Snapdragon 801 chipset with a 2.3GHz processor and 2GB of RAM. It has 32GB of...

Tags: Sharp, Android


Apple iPhone 6 to have only 1GB of RAM

Apple iPhone 6 to have only 1GB of RAM

18 August, 2014 | comments (261)

The latest iPhone 6 rumor to come out of China suggests that the upcoming iPhone 6 may retain the 1GB of RAM of its 5 and 5s predecessors. The information comes from a document detailing the RAM chip. While iOS devices generally have done well in...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Rumors


HTC One (M8) Android 4.4.3 update brings 4G support in India

HTC One (M8) Android 4.4.3 update brings 4G support in India

18 August, 2014 | comments (21)

The European HTC One (M8) got the Android 4.4.3 bug fix update last month. In addition to the OpenSSL security fix, the new firmware also brought connectivity improvements and tweaks over the Sense's proprietary Extreme Power Saving Mode, Motion...


Huawei sends invite for launch event on September 4

Huawei sends invite for launch event on September 4

18 August, 2014 | comments (23)

It seems September is going to be a busy month, with Huawei now piling on an already packed first week. The invite being sent out from the company is calling people to attend the launch of their next smartphone. The invite doesn't say much...

Tags: Huawei, Android


Moto G2 display assembly goes on sale in China

Moto G2 display assembly goes on sale in China

17 August, 2014 | comments (2)

Motorola Moto G2 is yet to be announced, yet you can already order its display assembly online. The upcoming device’s is listed as available at the major Chinese online retailer Taobao. The smartphone’s display component is priced at CNY...


The world’s first smartphone is now two decades old

The world’s first smartphone is now two decades old

17 August, 2014 | comments (55)

The world’s first smartphone celebrated its 20th birthday yesterday. The IBM Simon Personal Communicator hit the shelves in the United States on August 16, 1994. Naturally, IBM Simon wasn’t called a smartphone back in the day – the term...

Tags: Misc


Verizon adds $60 unlimited plan with 2GB of data

Verizon adds $60 unlimited plan with 2GB of data

17 August, 2014 | comments (45)

The US carrier sometimes nicknamed Big Red has added a new plan to its roster, though it has done so quietly, without putting out a fancy press release about it or anything like that. The new offering is a single line type of thing, so you won't...

Tags: Verizon


HTC One (M8) gets GPS fixing update in Europe

HTC One (M8) gets GPS fixing update in Europe

17 August, 2014 | comments (6)

The HTC One (M8) has started receiving a small (and minor) software update in Europe. The update is currently in the process of rolling out over-the-air, so your phone should notify you once it's available for it to download and install - which...


iPhone 6 1,810mAh and 6L 2,915mAh batteries leak

iPhone 6 1,810mAh and 6L 2,915mAh batteries leak

17 August, 2014 | comments (126)

Early in July we heard that the iPhone 6 with 4.7" display will carry a battery between 1,800mAh and 1,900mAh and that the 5.5" iPhone 6 will have something around 2,500mAh. Now we get a glimpse of what could possibly be the two batteries. The...

Tags: Xiaomi, Android


Xiaomi announces MIUI 6 with flatter look, more features

Xiaomi announces MIUI 6 with flatter look, more features

17 August, 2014 | comments (59)

Right as planned, Xiaomi has announced its latest OS - MIUI 6 bringing a design overhaul with more colorful, minimalist looks, enhanced security and new phone features. The update is currently in beta phase but should soon make its way to the...

Tags: Xiaomi, Android


Samsung Galaxy Note 4 benchmark reveals specs

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 benchmark reveals specs

16 August, 2014 | comments (142)

The latest iteration in Samsung’s popular series of phablets, the Note 4, has gone through AnTuTu’s benchmark paces. The image of the test reveals some of the device’s technical specs. Much of it confirms what has already been rumored. According...


Moto X+1 front panel photographed out and about

Moto X+1 front panel photographed out and about

16 August, 2014 | comments (27)

The Moto X+1 is starting to leak a lot, now that we're getting ever closer to its September 4 unveiling date. Most recently, the next Motorola flagship smartphone had most of its specs confirmed by a benchmark. And now its purported front panel...


Meizu MX4 gets a leaked price, more details surface

Meizu MX4 gets a leaked price, more details surface

16 August, 2014 | comments (14)

The next flagship offering from Meizu could be closer to its official announcement than previously thought. According to the company's official Facebook page, August 18 is going to be a "splendid day" because of what Meizu will share then. This...

Tags: Meizu, Android, Rumors


More press shots of HTC One (M8) with WP 8.1 leak

More press shots of HTC One (M8) with WP 8.1 leak

16 August, 2014 | comments (29)

More press images of the yet to be revealed HTC One (M8) with Windows Phone 8.1 on board made the rounds online. The high-end device is expected to debut in a dew days, on August 19 in New York City. The latest batch of leaked photos...

Tags: Amazon, Android


Amazon releases new software update for the Fire

Amazon releases new software update for the Fire

16 August, 2014 | comments (4)

Amazon has released a new software update for the Fire that updates the OS to version 3.5.1. The update brings several new features, including: Quick Switch feature to quickly switch between open apps or to close them, which can be...

Tags: Amazon, Android


Xolo introduces Q510s – a $105 KitKat droid

Xolo introduces Q510s – a $105 KitKat droid

16 August, 2014 | comments (11)

Xolo has unveiled the latest member of its smartphone portfolio dubbed Q510s. Coming with a 4” WVGA IPS display and a MediaTek chipset, the handset is hardly going to make flagships shake with fear. However, it’s lowly INR 6,499 ($105) price tag...

Tags: Xolo, Android