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Analysts: Galaxy S5 sales trailing iPhone 5s, Galaxy S4

Analysts: Galaxy S5 sales trailing iPhone 5s, Galaxy S4

16 July, 2014 | comments (92)

Samsung had a weak Q2 this year and pointed its finger at cheap smartphones from China saying they've been eating into the company's profits. Seoul-based analyst agency Counterpoint feels there's more to the story – the new Galaxy S5 flagship has...

Tags: Sony, Android, Rumors


Sony Xperia Z3 gets approved by the FCC for the US market

Sony Xperia Z3 gets approved by the FCC for the US market

16 July, 2014 | comments (18)

The FCC posted yesterday its latest test completion of a Sony device with codename D6603, which according to Sony's model number convention should coincide with the Sony Xperia Z3. What's more interesting about this story's origin being from...

Tags: Sony, Android, Rumors


Update: LG G3 S (aka G3 mini) user manual and photos surface

Update: LG G3 S (aka G3 mini) user manual and photos surface

16 July, 2014 | comments (22)

A leaked user manual of the upcoming LG G3 mini smartphone confirms that the device will be officially known as G3 S. The user manual of the G3 S that has been leaked, carries the model number D772V and is said to be the Vodafone version. Apart...

Tags: LG, Android, Rumors


HTC Desire 610 coming to AT&T on July 25

HTC Desire 610 coming to AT&T on July 25

16 July, 2014 | comments (7)

HTC’s mid-range smartphone, the Desire 610, which was official announced at this year’s Mobile World Congress, will soon be available on AT&T. The device has been listed as ‘coming soon’ on the carriers page and the smartphone will go on sale,...

Tags: HTC, AT&T, Android


Xiaomi sells 5K Redmi Note handsets in 75 seconds

Xiaomi sells 5K Redmi Note handsets in 75 seconds

15 July, 2014 | comments (20)

Xiaomi's flash sale business model is prone to achieving record sales in small amounts of time by design. So it's no surprise then that the Chinese smartphone maker has once more gone through some inventory at an insane speed. Over in Singapore,...

Tags: Android, Xiaomi


MediaTek unveils the MT6795, a 64-bit True Octa-core SoC

MediaTek unveils the MT6795, a 64-bit True Octa-core SoC

15 July, 2014 | comments (41)

MediaTek has officially announced the MT6795 chipset. The latest addition is a 64-bit True Octa-core 4G LTE enabled chip and comes with the ability to support 2K display. The MT6795 is clocked at 2.2GHz and features the company’s CorePilot...


Android 4.4.4 now seeding on DROID Ultra, Maxx, Mini

Android 4.4.4 now seeding on DROID Ultra, Maxx, Mini

15 July, 2014 | comments (10)

A few days ago we informed you about Android 4.4.4 test builds being seeded on Motorola DROID Maxx, Ultra and Mini to qualified Verizon testers. We knew this meant the updates are in the final stages and will begin seeding soon. Well, the...


Xiaomi launches Mi 3, Redmi 1S and Redmi Note in India

Xiaomi launches Mi 3, Redmi 1S and Redmi Note in India

15 July, 2014 | comments (77)

Last week we talked about Xiaomi launching the Mi 3 in the Indian market. This week, the company has launched two more smartphones, along with a revised pricing for the Mi 3 and launch details. First of all, the Mi 3 has seen a price cut. It is...

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Metal Samsung Galaxy Alpha may be unveiled in a month

Metal Samsung Galaxy Alpha may be unveiled in a month

14 July, 2014 | comments (45)

Rumors of a new, metal-clad Galaxy line are back, this time from South Korean site ETnews.com. The article is light on detail but cites industry insiders who claim the Samsung Galaxy Alpha will be unveiled on August 13. The Alpha line is intended...


Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 gets Android 4.4 KitKat

Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 gets Android 4.4 KitKat

14 July, 2014 | comments (206)

Samsung has begun rolling out Android 4.4 KitKat firmware for the Galaxy Grand 2 smartphone. The update includes all Android features up to version 4.4.2 plus updated TouchWiz launcher. The first market to get the update is India, where the...


Possible Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo gets benchmarked

Possible Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo gets benchmarked

14 July, 2014 | comments (24)

Samsung was expected to decorate its Galaxy S5 smartphone with usual spin-offs like the Active, mini, Zoom and the company did not disappoint us. In fact, it looks like we will be treated with one more Galaxy S5 variant in the form of Galaxy S5...


Xiaomi gives us a glimpse of its Mi 4 smartphone in a press invite

Xiaomi gives us a glimpse of its Mi 4 smartphone in a press invite

14 July, 2014 | comments (21)

Xiaomi’s president Lei Jun recently teased the company’s upcoming flagship smartphone on his Weibo account. Now, the Chinese manufacturer has confirmed that it will be hosting its annual product launch event at the Beijing National Convention Center...

Tags: Xiaomi, Android


Samsung teases retina scanner, perhaps coming to Galaxy Note 4

Samsung teases retina scanner, perhaps coming to Galaxy Note 4

14 July, 2014 | comments (44)

Early Galaxy S5 rumors talked of a retina scanner but the finished device used a fingerprint scanner for its biometric security. Now Samsung is teasing the Galaxy Note 4 through its SamsungExynos Twitter account, showing a phablet-like device that...


Huawei Emotion 3.0 UI looks like iOS 7

Huawei Emotion 3.0 UI looks like iOS 7

13 July, 2014 | comments (59)

The aesthetic of Huawei's Emotion 3.0 UI has been leaked and it looks like the Chinese manufacturer has taken its design cues from Apple's iOS 7. The previous iterations of Huawei's Android skin are much more colorful and bombastic compared to...

Tags: Huawei, Android


Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini is now on pre-order in Germany and Poland

Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini is now on pre-order in Germany and Poland

13 July, 2014 | comments (17)

After having gone up for pre-order in the UK earlier this month, the recently announced Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini is getting the same treatment in Germany. For now, it appears to be offered only by one retailer, though that's the very well known...

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LG G Vista for Verizon to go on sale July 18

LG G Vista for Verizon to go on sale July 18

13 July, 2014 | comments (8)

@evleaks has been outing numerous leaks of the upcoming LG G Vista for Verizon over the past couple of weeks. Today we got a new one and it revolves around an alleged release date of the device for this Friday. The smartphone, disclosed...

Tags: LG, Android, Rumors


Alleged Sony Xperia Z3 sized up against the Galaxy Note

Alleged Sony Xperia Z3 sized up against the Galaxy Note

12 July, 2014 | comments (82)

We've already saw a plethora of leaked live pictures allegedly showing the upcoming Sony Xperia Z3 flagship expected to go official this Fall. We were even treated to some specs thanks to the first batch of photos - Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC chipset...

Tags: Sony, Android, Rumors


Images of Sony Xperia Z3 surface, looks very similar to Z2

Images of Sony Xperia Z3 surface, looks very similar to Z2

12 July, 2014 | comments (62)

Sony’s upcoming flagship smartphone, the Xperia Z3 has appeared in a set of leaked images. The successor of the Xperia Z2 smartphone more or less features the same design language as the current model with minor changes. The leaked...

Tags: Sony, Android, Rumors


LG G3 now available from Sprint for $199.99

LG G3 now available from Sprint for $199.99

12 July, 2014 | comments (10)

Sprint is now offering the LG G3 smartphone in its brick and mortar stores. The carrier has started selling the smartphone a week before the device was actually expected to hit its stores. The LG G3 will cost you $199.99 with a new two year...

Tags: LG, Sprint, Android


Week 27 in review: Xperia C3, Nubia Z7, Android L for Moto

Week 27 in review: Xperia C3, Nubia Z7, Android L for Moto

12 July, 2014 | comments (0)

The Week In Review is our series meant to recap all the major announcements of the week, which you might have missed. Week 27 of 2014 was free of Samsung announcements though it didn't lack interesting new devices such as the Sony Xperia C3 and...