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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 (193)

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...

Tags: Sony, Android


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


AUO makes highest resolution AMOLED screen to date

AUO makes highest resolution AMOLED screen to date

09 April, 2014 | comments (39)

AUO is about to debut their 513ppi AMOLED display made for smartphones. The unit boasts a QHD (2560x1440) resolution, which is supposed to provide an amazing viewing experience. The display they are showing off is a 5.7” AMOLED screen that...

Tags: Misc


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...


OnePlus outs an unboxing teaser for its One flagship

OnePlus outs an unboxing teaser for its One flagship

09 April, 2014 | comments (29)

The oft-leaked One flagship from Oppo breakaway company OnePlus has been leaked plenty of times in the past month or so, mostly by OnePlus itself to build hype for its upcoming flagship. Now, the company has "leaked out" an unboxing video of the...

Tags: OnePlus, Rumors


Nokia 225 and 225 Dual SIM unveiled, to cost €40

Nokia 225 and 225 Dual SIM unveiled, to cost €40

09 April, 2014 | comments (32)

Nokia just announced the 225 – a Series 30+ feature phone that will go on sale at an estimated price of €40. There will be a dual-SIM version too, both will start shipping in select markets within three months. The Nokia 225 features the biggest...

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LG G Watch coming by July, to cost less than €220

LG G Watch coming by July, to cost less than €220

09 April, 2014 | comments (22)

LG UK has confirmed to Pocket-Lint the Android Wear-powered LG G Watch is going to hit the shelves before July this year. The LG rep has also confirmed the retail price of the G Watch to be less than £180 or €220. The smartwatch development is...

Tags: LG, Android Wear


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...

Tags: Vivo, Android


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...

Tags: Sony, Android


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


Microsoft to release two GDR updates for WP8.1 this year

Microsoft to release two GDR updates for WP8.1 this year

08 April, 2014 | comments (34)

Microsoft separates Windows Phone 8 updates into major and minor ones – so far we've seen one major (8.1) and three minor ones (GDR 1, 2 and 3). The company is reportedly planning at least two GDR updates for WP8.1 this year. That's wholly...


Nokia Lumia 630 goes on pre-order in Russia for just €160

Nokia Lumia 630 goes on pre-order in Russia for just €160

08 April, 2014 | comments (13)

Nokia Lumia 630 went official just a few days ago. It is among the first smartphones to run Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Cyan out of the box. The smartphone is considered as a successor of the Lumia 620. Nokia has announced the 3G Lumia 630 will...


China's regulator approves Nokia-Microsoft deal

China's regulator approves Nokia-Microsoft deal

08 April, 2014 | comments (19)

Chinese regulatory authorities have given their approval for the merging of Nokia with Microsoft without demanding change in the Finn's company patent practices. According to Nokia, which has received green light for the merger from the European...

Tags: Nokia, Microsoft, Misc


Samsung releases Q1 guidance: operating profit down 4.3%

Samsung releases Q1 guidance: operating profit down 4.3%

08 April, 2014 | comments (25)

Samsung's Q1 report isn't ready yet (it should come out on April 25), but the tech giant released guidance for operating profit and sales for the first quarter of this year. While last year the company posted a massive increase in operating profit,...

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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...

Tags: OnePlus, Android


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