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ZTE sells 52,800 Nubia Z7 units in under five minutes

ZTE sells 52,800 Nubia Z7 units in under five minutes

17 July, 2014 | comments (11)

Xiaomi isn't the only Chinese smartphone maker that can boast about selling thousands or tens of thousands of devices in seconds or minutes - at least not anymore. Increasingly we've seen other companies such as Huawei and now ZTE adopt Xiaomi's...

Tags: Android, ZTE


Microsoft kills Nokia X Android phones, lays off 18,000 people

Microsoft kills Nokia X Android phones, lays off 18,000 people

17 July, 2014 | comments (264)

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced today in an email to employees that the company is preparing to layoff a total of 18,000 people within the next year. Additionally, Stephen Elop, chief of Microsoft devices, also announced that the Nokia...

Tags: HTC, Android


HTC One (E8) to hit Russia this month at €530

HTC One (E8) to hit Russia this month at €530

17 July, 2014 | comments (10)

The HTC One (E8) started off in China (where it saw great demand) and is slowly moving west – through India and soon Russia. The info comes from local site Hi-Tech.Mail.Ru, which says the alternative flagship will be available ins month at RUB...

Tags: HTC, Android


Sony Xperia phones can now move apps to SD cards

Sony Xperia phones can now move apps to SD cards

17 July, 2014 | comments (72)

Sony began rolling out Android 4.4.2 KitKat-based firmware update yesterday for the mid-range Xperia T2 Ultra. It brought the new OS version plus updated system and Sony exclusive apps. What we missed to notice the first time is the awesome function...

Tags: Sony, Android


HTC One mini is now getting Sense 6 update

HTC One mini is now getting Sense 6 update

17 July, 2014 | comments (7)

HTC One mini is now getting the company's latest Sense 6.0 UI via a software update. Currently it is rolling out in stages across Europe, but barring any issues with it, the update should go global shortly after. In addition to HTC Sense 6...


LG G3 Beat with 5” HD display, laser AF camera goes official

LG G3 Beat with 5” HD display, laser AF camera goes official

17 July, 2014 | comments (35)

LG has officially announced the G3 Beat - its new mid-range variant of its flagship smartphone, the G3. The G3 Beat carries the same design language as that of the G3, but comes in a compact package. LG G3 Beat sports a 5-inch display...

Tags: LG, Android


Alcatel One Touch Pop C2 surfaces in the Netherlands

Alcatel One Touch Pop C2 surfaces in the Netherlands

16 July, 2014 | comments (6)

Alcatel has added a new member to its One Touch Pop family of cheap, low-end smartphones, without actually telling anyone. So despite not having been officially announced yet, the Alcatel One Touch Pop C2 is already available to buy in the...

Tags: Android, Alcatel


LG G3 S (G3 Mini) gets official images from Russian retailer

LG G3 S (G3 Mini) gets official images from Russian retailer

16 July, 2014 | comments (21)

The LG G3 S got its user manual leaked a few hours ago. Then it came out that it was certified for sale by the relevant Chinese authorities, a process which yielded a few low-quality pictures of the device. However, it turns out that the second...

Tags: LG, Android


Xiaomi Mi 4 already listed online ahead of its unveiling

Xiaomi Mi 4 already listed online ahead of its unveiling

16 July, 2014 | comments (33)

The Xiaomi Mi 4 will be announced on July 22, that much has been made clear by the company's teasers so far. But despite those and a few rumors here and there, we still don't know very much about the Mi 4. Now though one online retailer already...

Tags: Xiaomi, Android


Android 4.4.2 KitKat heading to Samsung Galaxy S4 zoom

Android 4.4.2 KitKat heading to Samsung Galaxy S4 zoom

16 July, 2014 | comments (5)

Back in 2013, when Samsung first tried its hand at merging a smartphone with a point-and-shoot camera, the Galaxy S4 zoom was outed with Android 4.2.2 Jelly bean on board. Now, the robust smartphone/shooter is receiving the latest Android 4.4.2...


Sony Xperia T2 Ultra gets the Android 4.4.2 update

Sony Xperia T2 Ultra gets the Android 4.4.2 update

16 July, 2014 | comments (14)

Sony is rolling out an Android 4.4.2 KitKat update for the Xperia T2 Ultra and Xperia T2 Ultra Dual phablets, which should be available over the air now. The phablet launched earlier this year with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. The update promises...


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 (44)

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 (78)

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...

Tags: Xiaomi, Android


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...