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Samsung Galaxy S5 also region-locked, here are the details

Samsung Galaxy S5 also region-locked, here are the details

11 April, 2014 | comments (61)

Just like the Galaxy Note 3 before it, the Samsung Galaxy S5 packs a region lock. To get rid of it, Galaxy S5 customers need not only to activate, but also make a cumulative calls over 5 minutes in their region before transferring and using it...

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Lenovo to out $130 Golden Warrior S8 octa-core smartphone

Lenovo to out $130 Golden Warrior S8 octa-core smartphone

11 April, 2014 | comments (38)

Promo shots of the upcoming Lenovo Golden Warrior S8 smartphone have emerged out of China, and what's more impressive than its octa-core MediaTek chipset is its alleged price of just $130. Even for the typically low-overhead Chinese...


LG G3 for Sprint leaks with a QHD display and 3GB of RAM

LG G3 for Sprint leaks with a QHD display and 3GB of RAM

11 April, 2014 | comments (73)

A User Agent Profile information of the LG G3 has appeared on Sprint's website. The phone carries a model number LS990, which further confirms it's the successor of the LG G2 (LS980 in North America). The file states the LG G3 will pack a...

Tags: LG, Android, Rumors


OnePlus One to be released in 16 countries

OnePlus One to be released in 16 countries

11 April, 2014 | comments (37)

OnePlus is continuing to tease its One smartphone, this time using Facebook as the outlet of choice. The company released a sneak picture detailing the countries it will release its smartphone in. Currently only Austria and Germany are uncovered...

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Samsung launches Galaxy S5 in 125 countries today

Samsung launches Galaxy S5 in 125 countries today

11 April, 2014 | comments (59)

Samsung's latest flagship is finally on sale, as today the device is available in 125 markets globally. This marks the largest launch of a Samsung smartphone ever - more than double that of the Galaxy S4, which initiated sales in 60 countries a year...

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Amazon sells HTC One M8 for $150 on Sprint and Verizon

Amazon sells HTC One M8 for $150 on Sprint and Verizon

10 April, 2014 | comments (8)

If you’re interested in having a two-year contract with Sprint or Verizon and have been fiending for the HTC One M8, then you may want to get your phone through Amazon. The online mega-giant retailer is offering HTC’s latest flagship for $150,...

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Samsung extends tablet market share to 23%, Apple still leads

Samsung extends tablet market share to 23%, Apple still leads

10 April, 2014 | comments (28)

According to a report in ZDNet Korea, Samsung increased its tablet market share to 23% in the first quarter this year. Unnamed senior executives from the Korean giant reveal that it shipped 14 million tablets during Q1. The above sales...

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LG's Odin chip to soon go into mass production

LG's Odin chip to soon go into mass production

10 April, 2014 | comments (22)

More than one year after rumors about LG entering the chipset businessstarted coming the company's 8-core Odin chip is about to enter mass production. As you may remember, the chipset will be based on ARM's big.LITTLE architecture with four...

Tags: LG, Rumors


Huawei Ascend P7 leaks again out of China

Huawei Ascend P7 leaks again out of China

10 April, 2014 | comments (22)

The oft-leaked Huawei Ascend P7 flagship has again made its way in front of cameras, this time out of Chinese certification authority Tenaa - China's equivalent of the US FCC. Typically, Tenaa leaks are the real deal, so it's safe to consider the...


Samsung Galaxy S5 gets stability update a day before launch

Samsung Galaxy S5 gets stability update a day before launch

10 April, 2014 | comments (34)

The Samsung Galaxy S5 launches globally tomorrow and you'll have an update waiting for your when you open up the box. The update is available now and weighs in at 30MB. It will push the software version to XXU1ANCE and is just a stability update,...


HTC One (M8) for Sprint is using Harman/Kardon speakers

HTC One (M8) for Sprint is using Harman/Kardon speakers

10 April, 2014 | comments (48)

HTC's affair with Beats ended a while back, but is the smartphone maker courting another popular audio company? Harman/Kardon is a hi-fi company that makes anything from headphones to car audio and it seems that Sprint's HTC One (M8) has BoomSound...

Tags: HTC, Android, Rumors


Slew of Sony Xperia Z phones get KitKat 4.4.2 bug fix

Slew of Sony Xperia Z phones get KitKat 4.4.2 bug fix

09 April, 2014 | comments (188)

Sony is now putting out a bug fix for the Xperia Z1, Xperia Z Ultra, and Xperia Z1 Compact; Firmware 14.3.A.0.757 takes the place of the former version (14.3.A.0.681). What does the new version fix? The sound issue that has been plaguing users...

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Alleged screenshot from LG G3 reveals flat Android UI

Alleged screenshot from LG G3 reveals flat Android UI

09 April, 2014 | comments (97)

Alleged screenshot captured from the yet to be announced LG G3 made the rounds online. The screen capture reveals that the next version of LG’s proprietary Android user interface will feature a flat look. Alleged LG G3 screenshot (click to...

Tags: LG, Android, Rumors


Google releases official Project Ara Module Developers Kit

Google releases official Project Ara Module Developers Kit

09 April, 2014 | comments (57)

Google officially released its first Project Ara Module Developers Kit (MDK). The MDK gives a better understanding of the platform and provides developers with guidelines for creating components for the modular smartphone. The MDK...

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AUO makes highest resolution AMOLED screen to date

AUO makes highest resolution AMOLED screen to date

09 April, 2014 | comments (39)

AUO is about to debut their 513ppi AMOLED display made for smartphones. The unit boasts a QHD (2560x1440) resolution, which is supposed to provide an amazing viewing experience. The display they are showing off is a 5.7” AMOLED screen that...

Tags: Misc


UK Sony Xperia Z2 launches on May 1, pre-orders ship next week

UK Sony Xperia Z2 launches on May 1, pre-orders ship next week

09 April, 2014 | comments (36)

Sony Xperia Z2, the company's latest flagship, was announced back in the MWC in February. Sony has admitted on Xperia Z2 stock shortages, but it has claimed they'll cause no delay. Apparently that wasn't entirely true as the company has now admitted...

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Samsung outs dual-SIM Galaxy S3 Neo in India

Samsung outs dual-SIM Galaxy S3 Neo in India

09 April, 2014 | comments (37)

Korean giant Samsung has unveiled a new variant of its former flagship, dubbed Samsung I9300I Galaxy S3 Neo, for the Indian market. The device, which was introduced in the Chinese market back in January as the Galaxy S III Neo+, provides a decent...

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Geeksphone Revolution availability expands to Europe

Geeksphone Revolution availability expands to Europe

09 April, 2014 | comments (8)

The Geeksphone Revolution, the smartphone that dual-boots Android and Firefox OS, went on sale a couple of weeks ago but the company behind it is now expanding its availability throughout Europe. The Revolution is available through multiple...


OnePlus outs an unboxing teaser for its One flagship

OnePlus outs an unboxing teaser for its One flagship

09 April, 2014 | comments (29)

The oft-leaked One flagship from Oppo breakaway company OnePlus has been leaked plenty of times in the past month or so, mostly by OnePlus itself to build hype for its upcoming flagship. Now, the company has "leaked out" an unboxing video of the...

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Nokia 225 and 225 Dual SIM unveiled, to cost €40

Nokia 225 and 225 Dual SIM unveiled, to cost €40

09 April, 2014 | comments (32)

Nokia just announced the 225 – a Series 30+ feature phone that will go on sale at an estimated price of €40. There will be a dual-SIM version too, both will start shipping in select markets within three months. The Nokia 225 features the biggest...

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