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Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini Duos receives Android 4.4 KitKat

Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini Duos receives Android 4.4 KitKat

18 July, 2014 | comments (41)

The plain, 'vanilla' Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini still hasn't been on the receiving end of the update to Android 4.4 KitKat. This despite the fact that the S4 Mini Black Edition started getting the new software in mid-June. And today it's the dual-SIM...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Three new LG phones surface, one could be the F60

Three new LG phones surface, one could be the F60

18 July, 2014 | comments (13)

Despite outing the G3 S (or G3 Beat) just yesterday, LG clearly isn't done with the launches of Android smartphones for the year. The Korean company is in fact working on at least three more handsets that should see the light of day at some point...

Tags: LG, Android


New Apple iPhone 6 images arrive, tell a familiar story

New Apple iPhone 6 images arrive, tell a familiar story

18 July, 2014 | comments (135)

The Apple iPhone 6 leak marathon continues and as the finish line approaches, everyone involved is picking up the pace. Today we get yet another batch of live photos showing the upcoming Apple smartphone in its white version. Apple iPhone...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Rumors


LG G3 S a.k.a. G3 Beat to cost 349 in Europe

LG G3 S a.k.a. G3 Beat to cost 349 in Europe

18 July, 2014 | comments (23)

Yesterday LG announced a lighter version of its LG G3 flagship called LG G3 Beat. It packs a 5" IPS HD display, runs on Snapdragon 400 chipset and features an 8MP camera with laser-assisted auto-focus. The LG G3 Beat utilizes the same design...

Tags: LG, Android


Sony Xperia C3 Dual leaks out of China's TENAA cert

Sony Xperia C3 Dual leaks out of China's TENAA cert

18 July, 2014 | comments (9)

The Sony Xperia C3 Dual has today passed through China's equivalent of the FCC, the TENAA certification authority, with model number S55t. The presence of global LTE band support indicates that the device will likely be seeing a widespread...

Tags: Sony, Android


Spigen confirms Apple iPhone 6 design in a case listing

Spigen confirms Apple iPhone 6 design in a case listing

18 July, 2014 | comments (30)

Spigen is jumping the gun posting cases for unreleased smartphones yet again. This time, the case maker has uploaded a few of its transparent cases for the iPhone 6. Doing so, the company inadvertently (or not) confirms the design of the upcoming...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Rumors


Google posts $16 billion revenue in Q2 2014 earnings report

Google posts $16 billion revenue in Q2 2014 earnings report

18 July, 2014 | comments (9)

Yesterday, Google posted its second quarter results, which reflected $16 billion in revenues - a 22% increase over the previous year. The company's operating income stood at $4.26 billion, which was also a 27% increase over last year. Of the...

Tags: Android, Google


Android Wear devices will have customizable watch faces

Android Wear devices will have customizable watch faces

18 July, 2014 | comments (19)

Fans of Android lord one thing over iOS users: out of the box customization. Android OS is touted as being more flexible and "open" than Apple's mobile operating system, so it doesn't come as a surprise to see that Android wear will support...

Tags: Android


Sapphire display to be limited to some iPhone 6 models

Sapphire display to be limited to some iPhone 6 models

17 July, 2014 | comments (78)

The iPhone 6 will have a sapphire display - this fact has been leaked and rumored countless times before. We've even seen the sapphire screen being put to the test, and surviving anything except a car running it over. But if you thought that all...

Tags: Apple, Rumors


ZTE sells 52,800 Nubia Z7 units in under five minutes

ZTE sells 52,800 Nubia Z7 units in under five minutes

17 July, 2014 | comments (11)

Xiaomi isn't the only Chinese smartphone maker that can boast about selling thousands or tens of thousands of devices in seconds or minutes - at least not anymore. Increasingly we've seen other companies such as Huawei and now ZTE adopt Xiaomi's...

Tags: Android, ZTE


Firefox OS expands in Europe, Latin America and Asia Pacific

Firefox OS expands in Europe, Latin America and Asia Pacific

17 July, 2014 | comments (5)

On its official blog, Mozilla today announced the plan for the expansion of its Firefox OS phones. Currently, there are seven smartphones running the OS - the LG Fireweb, ZTE Open C, ZTE Open, ZTE Open II, Alcatel One Touch Fire, One Touch Fire E,...

Tags: Firefox OS


Microsoft kills Nokia X Android phones, lays off 18,000 people

Microsoft kills Nokia X Android phones, lays off 18,000 people

17 July, 2014 | comments (264)

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced today in an email to employees that the company is preparing to layoff a total of 18,000 people within the next year. Additionally, Stephen Elop, chief of Microsoft devices, also announced that the Nokia...

Tags: HTC, Android


HTC One (E8) to hit Russia this month at €530

HTC One (E8) to hit Russia this month at €530

17 July, 2014 | comments (10)

The HTC One (E8) started off in China (where it saw great demand) and is slowly moving west through India and soon Russia. The info comes from local site Hi-Tech.Mail.Ru, which says the alternative flagship will be available ins month at RUB...

Tags: HTC, Android


Sony Xperia phones can now move apps to SD cards

Sony Xperia phones can now move apps to SD cards

17 July, 2014 | comments (69)

Sony began rolling out Android 4.4.2 KitKat-based firmware update yesterday for the mid-range Xperia T2 Ultra. It brought the new OS version plus updated system and Sony exclusive apps. What we missed to notice the first time is the awesome function...

Tags: Sony, Android


Apple iPhone 6 to come with an improved TouchID sensor

Apple iPhone 6 to come with an improved TouchID sensor

17 July, 2014 | comments (22)

The TouchID fingerprint scanner was one of the key selling points of the Apple iPhone 5s and while its initial reception was mixed at best, the sheer number of devices to come with a fingerprint scanner since suggests it was a smart move. So it will...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Rumors


Samsung to take over Apple and Qualcomm chip manufacturing

Samsung to take over Apple and Qualcomm chip manufacturing

17 July, 2014 | comments (56)

TSMC, one of the world's largest manufacturers of mobile chipsets, might lose its two most important customers next year. Taiwanese media reports from earlier today state that Qualcomm and Apple are both considering a switch to Samsung as their...

Tags: Apple, Qualcomm, Misc


HTC One mini is now getting Sense 6 update

HTC One mini is now getting Sense 6 update

17 July, 2014 | comments (7)

HTC One mini is now getting the company's latest Sense 6.0 UI via a software update. Currently it is rolling out in stages across Europe, but barring any issues with it, the update should go global shortly after. In addition to HTC Sense 6...


LG G3 Beat with 5 HD display, laser AF camera goes official

LG G3 Beat with 5 HD display, laser AF camera goes official

17 July, 2014 | comments (35)

LG has officially announced the G3 Beat - its new mid-range variant of its flagship smartphone, the G3. The G3 Beat carries the same design language as that of the G3, but comes in a compact package. LG G3 Beat sports a 5-inch display...

Tags: LG, Android


Alcatel One Touch Pop C2 surfaces in the Netherlands

Alcatel One Touch Pop C2 surfaces in the Netherlands

16 July, 2014 | comments (6)

Alcatel has added a new member to its One Touch Pop family of cheap, low-end smartphones, without actually telling anyone. So despite not having been officially announced yet, the Alcatel One Touch Pop C2 is already available to buy in the...

Tags: Android, Alcatel


BlackBerry outs its own virtual assistant

BlackBerry outs its own virtual assistant

16 July, 2014 | comments (35)

BlackBerry joined the likes of Apple, Google, and Microsoft in introducing its own virtual assistant. Dubbed BlackBerry Assistant, the new functionality will debut as part of OS 10.3. BlackBerry Assistant (click to enlarge) As expected,...

Tags: BlackBerry