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Project Tango developer tablet arrives in the Google Play store

Project Tango developer tablet arrives in the Google Play store

13 November, 2014 | comments (22)

Google’s Project Tango tablet development kit quietly arrived in the Google Play store. The feature-rich slate in not available to purchase yet - it is listed as “not for sale at this time.” The Project Tango tablet is geared towards...

Tags: Google, Android


Nexus 6 enters DxOMark Top 10 for camera performance

Nexus 6 enters DxOMark Top 10 for camera performance

13 November, 2014 | comments (55)

The Nexus 6 has had its camera tested by the folks over at DxOMark, and they've published the results. The first Nexus phablet got a score of 78, which nets it the sixth position in DxOMark's Top 10 for best mobile phone cameras. As we have told...


Asus may not reach its 2015 sales target because of Xiaomi

Asus may not reach its 2015 sales target because of Xiaomi

13 November, 2014 | comments (25)

Asus is expected to ship around 8 million smartphones this year, according to "Taiwan-based supply chain makers". The company's ZenFone line has proven quite successful in its home country, but also in Southeast Asia. It's now set on doing well in...

Tags: Android, Asus, Rumors


Meizu MX4 Pro stars in a new set of hands-on pictures

Meizu MX4 Pro stars in a new set of hands-on pictures

13 November, 2014 | comments (4)

Meizu is expected to finally unveil the MX4 Pro smartphone next week, on November 19 to be precise. Before that happens, though, we've got another batch of leaked photos allegedly showing the device in the wild. There have been many such leaks...

Tags: Android, Meizu, Rumors


Meizu MX4, Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Alpha lead AnTuTu chart

Meizu MX4, Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Alpha lead AnTuTu chart

13 November, 2014 | comments (51)

AnTuTu has posted a chart with the top 10 best performing smartphones throughout the Q3 this year. The king of the chart is Meizu MX4, while the runner-ups are the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Samsung Galaxy Alpha. The Galaxy Note 4 and the Galaxy...

Tags: Samsung, Meizu, LG, HTC, Android


Strategy Analytics: LG has record market share in North America

Strategy Analytics: LG has record market share in North America

12 November, 2014 | comments (26)

According to the latest report from Strategy Analytics, LG reached a record market share in North America - for Q3 2014, the company had 16.3%. For the same period last year the company had just 7.4%, making its achievement particularly...

Tags: LG, Android


Vivo teases 3.75mm thick X5 Max, explains how it got so thin

Vivo teases 3.75mm thick X5 Max, explains how it got so thin

13 November, 2014 | comments (49)

The Oppo R5 currently holds the title of "world's thinnest smartphone" at 4.85mm but that may not last long since the announcement of the Vivo X5 Max is drawing near. Also leaked images show the newcomer has a profile of only 3.75mm. The...

Tags: Vivo, Android, Rumors


Blue Steel LG G3 now available at BestBuy

Blue Steel LG G3 now available at BestBuy

12 November, 2014 | comments (17)

The LG G3 is already available in a myriad of colors - Metallic Black, Silk White, Shine Gold, Moon Violet and Burgundy Red - but now we can add a brand new color to that list - Blue Steel. The Blue Steel LG G3 has gone on sale in the US for...


Lollipop rollout for 2014 Moto G, Moto X gets official

Lollipop rollout for 2014 Moto G, Moto X gets official

12 November, 2014 | comments (126)

Earlier today, a source apparently had information about the update to Android 5.0 Lollipop already rolling out to unlocked Moto G (2014) units. Shortly after, we heard that this was in fact nothing more than a 'soak test', and not an actual...

Tags: Motorola, Android


Nexus 6 lands at AT&T on Nov.18, T-Mobile on the 19th

Nexus 6 lands at AT&T on Nov.18, T-Mobile on the 19th

12 November, 2014 | comments (5)

The Motorola Nexus 6 is now up for pre-order at AT&T. This, of course, is no surprise, as the carrier unveiled yesterday that it would start taking pre-orders today. What was missing from that announcement, however, was a shipping date for the...


Samsung Galaxy S6 to pack next-gen UFS memory

Samsung Galaxy S6 to pack next-gen UFS memory

12 November, 2014 | comments (53)

Korean newspaper ETNews has outed a report citing a Samsung insider, who claims the company is going to use a next-gen NAND flash storage in the upcoming Galaxy S6. The storage technology in question is called UFS 2.0, which stands for Universal...


Rumors on Xperia Z4 promise sharper screens, better designs

Rumors on Xperia Z4 promise sharper screens, better designs

12 November, 2014 | comments (99)

Some previous rumors may suggest that Sony will be abandoning its two-flagships-per-year strategy, but rumors about the Xperia Z4 family have already started just months after the release of the Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact. Alleged insider info claims...

Tags: Sony, Android, Rumors


Xiaomi releases unofficial AOSP Lollipop build for Mi 2/2S

Xiaomi releases unofficial AOSP Lollipop build for Mi 2/2S

12 November, 2014 | comments (14)

Xiaomi has released an AOSP build of Android 5.0 Lollipop for the Xiaomi Mi 2/2S. The build lacks all the features of MIUI and is completely stock Android. The ROM does not have any major issues but there are some bugs, which might hamper...

Tags: Xiaomi, Android


Unlocked Moto G 2nd Gen getting Android Lollipop [UPDATE]

Unlocked Moto G 2nd Gen getting Android Lollipop [UPDATE]

12 November, 2014 | comments (253)

Update: It seems this is just a soak test and not a widespread rollout as was written in the original article, which you can read below. Well, this is surprising. After the developer edition of the Moto X 2nd Generation started receiving the...

Tags: Motorola, Android


ZTE Nubia Z9 possibly shown in leaked pictures

ZTE Nubia Z9 possibly shown in leaked pictures

11 November, 2014 | comments (16)

ZTE's Nubia Z7 line might get at least one successor in the near future. This could be called Nubia Z9, keeping with the Chinese company's way of doing things (it went from Z5 to Z7, after all). And it may have incredibly thin lateral bezels for its...

Tags: ZTE, Android, Rumors


Nexus 6 out at Sprint Nov.14, AT&T starts pre-orders tomorrow

Nexus 6 out at Sprint Nov.14, AT&T starts pre-orders tomorrow

11 November, 2014 | comments (5)

The Nexus 6 may intermittently be available on the Google Play store, but so far we haven't heard anything related to release time frames from the US carriers that will sell it. This has changed today, as both AT&T and Sprint have made their...


Nexus 6 Euro pre-orders are go for Nov 18, shipping soon after

Nexus 6 Euro pre-orders are go for Nov 18, shipping soon after

11 November, 2014 | comments (15)

The Motorola-made Nexus 6 was delayed in Europe after it went on pre-order in the US at the end of last month. We heard that we might get to pre-order the Nexus 6 by November 18 and now it seems that information turned out correct. A couple...

Tags: Motorola, Android


CyanogenMod introduces Scramble PIN layout

CyanogenMod introduces Scramble PIN layout

11 November, 2014 | comments (58)

A known weakness of touchscreen PIN entry is that you leave fingerprints, so it's easy for someone holding your phones to tell which numbers you pressed (not their order, but it doesn't take too many tries to guess it). CyanogenMod has provided a...

Tags: Android, Misc


LG unveils the Aka - a smartphone that has an eye on you

LG unveils the Aka - a smartphone that has an eye on you

11 November, 2014 | comments (54)

Sure, Siri can crack a joke, but can it really look at you? Of course it can't, silly, it doesn't have eyes – not like the LG Aka. Supposedly pronounced "aw-kuh", this Android-powered phone has eyes, which peek out from its case, and tries to...

Tags: LG, Android


Xolo Q1020 goes official with 5” screen and wooden frame

Xolo Q1020 goes official with 5” screen and wooden frame

10 November, 2014 | comments (15)

Xolo took the wraps off the mid-range Q1020 smartphone, The 5” newcomer features a sleek-looking body with a wooden frame and a Rs. 11,499 price tag (about $187). Xolo Q1020 is powered by a MediaTek 6582 chipset with 1.3GHz quad-core CPU and...

Tags: Xolo, Android