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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,...

Tags: HTC, Android


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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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 (189)

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...

Tags: Google, Android


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...

Tags: Sony, Android


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...


Vivo’s next flagship will feature “True Tone” dual-LED flash

Vivo’s next flagship will feature “True Tone” dual-LED flash

08 April, 2014 | comments (19)

Hot on the heels of last week’s teaser, Vivo shed light on yet another bit of its upcoming smartphone flagship. This time around, the manufacturer dropped some information on the camera of the upcoming device in its official Weibo page. The...

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Hong Kong won't see Xperia Z2 until June

Hong Kong won't see Xperia Z2 until June

08 April, 2014 | comments (32)

If you're been eagerly awaiting the release of Xperia's Z2 handset and you live in Hong Kong, then we've got some bad news. The smartphone won't be released in Hong Kong until June of this year. Sony has been mum on exactly why there's been a...

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Alleged blurry image of HTC M8 Ace appears on Twitter

Alleged blurry image of HTC M8 Ace appears on Twitter

08 April, 2014 | comments (23)

An alleged photo of HTC M8 Ace made the rounds on Twitter. The blurry image was posted on the social network by @evleaks. The leaked photo reveals the front of the device, which sports a slightly different design than the HTC One (M8) to...

Tags: HTC, Android, Rumors


OnePlus One to have 3 GB of RAM, 2.5GHz CPU

OnePlus One to have 3 GB of RAM, 2.5GHz CPU

08 April, 2014 | comments (36)

Aiming to stay on the cutting edge of smartphone capabilities even before its hit the shelves the OnePlus One smartphone will opt for a quad-core Snapdragon 801 accompanied by 3 GB of RAM. This will make the One just the third smartphone to sport...

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Samsung announces Galaxy ACE Style smartphone

Samsung announces Galaxy ACE Style smartphone

08 April, 2014 | comments (74)

Samsung has announced a new mid-range Android smartphone aimed at the younger audience. Called the Galaxy Ace Style, the phone is said to have a "a fun, unique design with an enhanced camera and advanced features for superior...

Tags: Samsung, Android


New Sharp Aquos flagship offers unparalleled screen-to-body ratio

New Sharp Aquos flagship offers unparalleled screen-to-body ratio

07 April, 2014 | comments (100)

Sharp has announced an impressive new flagship for its Aquos line, the Xx 302Sh. And while it isn't heralded for its amazing screen-to-body ratio, it really should be. The Xx 302Sh sports a 5.2-inch screen and measures just 132mm long and 70mm wide...

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LAVA introduces midrange Iris Pro 20 smartphone

LAVA introduces midrange Iris Pro 20 smartphone

07 April, 2014 | comments (15)

New Delhi's LAVA has just outed its new Iris Pro 20 smartphone, which fits a 4.7" screen in a slender 7.7mm body that weighs in at just 112 grams. The Iris Pro 20 comes in behind the company's recently-launched Iris Pro 30 flagship, which...

Tags: Lava, Android


Octa-core Galaxy S5 tops S801-packing model in AnTuTu

Octa-core Galaxy S5 tops S801-packing model in AnTuTu

07 April, 2014 | comments (43)

The octa-core Samsung Galaxy S5 went through another round of the AnTuTu 4 benchmark and passed with flying colors, improving on the score of its Snapdragon 801-powered twin. Screenshots of AnTuTu 4 running on the octa-core Galaxy S5 It...

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Oppo Find 7a is now on pre-order for €399

Oppo Find 7a is now on pre-order for €399

07 April, 2014 | comments (15)

Oppo has put the Find 7a with a full HD display for a pre-order on its website. Available internationally, the phone can be yours for €399. Oppo is feeling quite generous and for every Find 7a pre-order, it will throw in a free Easy-Cover...

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