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Multiple Google employees spotted running Android L on Nexus 4

Multiple Google employees spotted running Android L on Nexus 4

22 September, 2014 | comments (42)

After Google released the developer preview of the Android L on just the Nexus 5 and the Nexus 7, those using the older Nexus 4 were left in the cloud of uncertainty, wondering whether their phone will get the final version when it releases later...

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LG makes its Wine Smart flip smartphone official in Korea

LG makes its Wine Smart flip smartphone official in Korea

22 September, 2014 | comments (53)

LG’s teaser of its Wine Smart device last week caught more than a few people by surprise, as clamshell phones have long since gone the way of the dinosaur with the emergence of smartphones. The Wine Smart is apparently the company’s attempt to...

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Samsung Galaxy Mega 2 shows up on official Thailand site

Samsung Galaxy Mega 2 shows up on official Thailand site

21 September, 2014 | comments (34)

The Samsung Galaxy Mega 2 has popped up on Samsung's official website for Thailand where Samsung lists a lot of details along with product images and specs for the device. The Galaxy Mega 2 has been on sale in Malaysia and even Thailand for...

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Rumor: Vivo Xplay 5 to be the first Snapdragon 810 phone

Rumor: Vivo Xplay 5 to be the first Snapdragon 810 phone

21 September, 2014 | comments (30)

According to Chinese tech analyst Pan Jiutang the Snapdragon 810 chipset may premiere in either the Oppo Find 9, Xiaomi Mi5 or Vivo Xplay 5 with the latter having the highest chance to come first when taking the launch cycles of the others in...


Samsung sold one million Galaxy S5 units in Germany

Samsung sold one million Galaxy S5 units in Germany

19 September, 2014 | comments (51)

Samsung announced that it sold one million Galaxy S5 units in Germany. Coincidentally (or not?), the Korean giant delivered the news about its achievement the same day Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus became officially available (Germany is one of...

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Samsung Galaxy A3 (SM-A300) revealed in User Agent profile

Samsung Galaxy A3 (SM-A300) revealed in User Agent profile

19 September, 2014 | comments (20)

It seems that there are two Galaxy Alpha siblings in the works – the Galaxy A5 and now the Galaxy A3 (aka SM-A300). This one packs a 64-bit processor but curiously is close to low-end in most of its specs. A GFX Bench info page reveals a 4.8"...


60,000 Xiaomi Redmi 1S units hit India on September 23

60,000 Xiaomi Redmi 1S units hit India on September 23

19 September, 2014 | comments (58)

Another Tuesday, another Xiaomi flash sale occurs. On September 23, the Chinese phonemaker is set to launch 60,000 Redmi 1S smartphones in India. Presumably, they'll sell in under 10 seconds. Unlike its previous flash sale, which offered...

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More Samsung Galaxy A5 (SM-A500) photos appear

More Samsung Galaxy A5 (SM-A500) photos appear

19 September, 2014 | comments (35)

The second entry of the Alpha series has leaked yet again, this time with photos in the wild. The Samsung SM-A500 (or A5000) will likely be unveiled as the Galaxy A5 and will be thin and light like the Galaxy Alpha but with mid-range specs. The...


Samsung Galaxy Alpha is now unofficially available in the US

Samsung Galaxy Alpha is now unofficially available in the US

18 September, 2014 | comments (44)

Samsung Galaxy Alpha made its way to the United States, albeit unofficially. The online retailer Expansys has listed the sleek-looking, metal-clad smartphone as available to ship across the Atlantic. The compact flagship is priced at $699.99...

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OnePlus One finally gets a pre-order system, live in October

OnePlus One finally gets a pre-order system, live in October

18 September, 2014 | comments (56)

The past few months have been a pretty mixed bag for OnePlus, the Chinese startup that's behind the One - which it calls a "flagship killer". A series of mishaps, as well as its famous invite system, have led many to hold on purchasing the One. But...

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Galaxy S5 and Note 4 may get Android L by early December

Galaxy S5 and Note 4 may get Android L by early December

18 September, 2014 | comments (35)

Android L is undoubtedly going to be released by Google before the end of this year, and as more time passes you might be inclined to ask yourself when or if your particular device will get updated. With Samsung's Galaxy S5 and Note 4, it's clearly...


Galaxy Note 4 hits the US on October 14, pre-orders imminent

Galaxy Note 4 hits the US on October 14, pre-orders imminent

18 September, 2014 | comments (57)

Similarly to its UK pre-order campaign, the Galaxy Note 4 will become available for preliminary orders tomorrow in the US as well. US carriers AT&T and T-Mobile join in on the fun, too. Unlike AT&T, which opens pre-orders of the phone...


Samsung Galaxy Note 4 UK pre-orders start tomorrow

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 UK pre-orders start tomorrow

18 September, 2014 | comments (30)

Samsung has officially announced Galaxy Note 4 availability details for the UK market. The phablet's pre-orders will start tomorrow, September 19 from Samsung's retail stores in the country. Retailers Three, Carphone Warehouse, Clove and other...

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Gigabyte launches its new GSmart Android line-up

Gigabyte launches its new GSmart Android line-up

18 September, 2014 | comments (13)

Gigabyte has just unveiled the launch plans for its latest four Android smartphones. They will start selling in Russia and select parts of Europe soon. First up is the Roma R2 Plus Edition, which packs a 4" IPS display of800 x 480 pixel...

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Oppo R1S goes on sale in Malaysia as Oppo R1L, costs €290

Oppo R1S goes on sale in Malaysia as Oppo R1L, costs €290

18 September, 2014 | comments (13)

Oppo R1S went official in China back in April. It's a worthy upgrade over its Oppo R1 predecessor with better camera, better Snapdragon 400 chipset and LTE Cat.4 connectivity. Today Oppo has launched the smartphone in Malaysia, where it is called...

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Sony Xperia Z3 UK contract prices revealed: free from £28 monthly

Sony Xperia Z3 UK contract prices revealed: free from £28 monthly

18 September, 2014 | comments (23)

The Sony Xperia Z3 is now offered on contract in the United Kingdom with O2, Vodafone and Everything Everywhere. The contract prices are available to see from a number of online retailers like Mobiles UK, Clove and CarphoneWarehouse. Prices start...

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Samsung SM-A500 passes through TENAA

Samsung SM-A500 passes through TENAA

18 September, 2014 | comments (24)

The Samsung SM-A500 has passed by TENAA and has left behind photos and specifications. The phone is expected to be a mid-range Alpha – premium build, a 5" Super AMOLED screen with 720p resolution and a Snapdragon 400 chipset. The TENAA info...

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Updated Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 goes official with Snapdragon 805

Updated Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 goes official with Snapdragon 805

17 September, 2014 | comments (8)

Alongside the Fire HD 6 and Fire HD 7, Amazon also unveiled an updated Fire HDX 8.9 tablet. The retail giant’s latest flagship slate is now available for pre-order with shipments scheduled to reach customers on October 21. The Amazon Fire...

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Amazon Kindle Fire HD 6 and Fire HD 7 go official

Amazon Kindle Fire HD 6 and Fire HD 7 go official

17 September, 2014 | comments (0)

Amazon announced the Fire HD 6 and Fire HD 7 tablets. The duo of affordable tablets is already available for pre-order in a variety of colors, with pricing starting at only $99 for a Fire HD6 slate with 8GB of memory and sponsored screensavers....

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Sony Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact are “coming soon” in the US

Sony Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact are “coming soon” in the US

17 September, 2014 | comments (52)

It looks like users in the United States will soon have the opportunity to get their hands on the Sony Xperia Z3 and the Xperia Z3 Compact. The freshly announced handsets are listed as “coming soon” on Sony’s official website. Sony Xperia Z3...

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