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Gold-plated Samsung Galaxy Note Edge appears in Vietnam

Gold-plated Samsung Galaxy Note Edge appears in Vietnam

17 December, 2014 | comments (26)

The golden Galaxy Note 4 not for you? What about a Galaxy Note Edge? Also hailing from Vietnam the flagship with a curvy screen is having its metal rim gold-plated, though the shop behind it has not officially announced it just yet. That means we...

Tags: Samsung, Android, Misc


Meizu MX4 Pro available online with worldwide shipping

Meizu MX4 Pro available online with worldwide shipping

17 December, 2014 | comments (15)

The major online Chinese reseller OppoMart is now offering the Meizu MX4 Pro on its website. The best news is that the vendor traditionally supports shipping to practically anywhere in the world so now you can get your hands on the flagship device...

Tags: Meizu, Android


OnePlus gets temporarily banned from selling devices in India

OnePlus gets temporarily banned from selling devices in India

17 December, 2014 | comments (52)

After Xiaomi it's OnePlus' turn in India to face the banhammer. The Delhi High Court has banned the Chinese company from importing and selling OnePlus One in India. Although the ban comes shortly after the Xiaomi case (which has been...

Tags: OnePlus, Android


Apple halts online sales in Russia due to currency fluctuations

Apple halts online sales in Russia due to currency fluctuations

16 December, 2014 | comments (29)

According to a report in Bloomberg, Apple has halted online sales in Russia. Extreme fluctuations of the local currency are the reason for the drastic measure. The nose dive of the Russian ruble, coupled with the massive interest rate...

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Google and Verizon sign a global patent license agreement

Google and Verizon sign a global patent license agreement

16 December, 2014 | comments (0)

Google and Verizon Wireless entered into a patent cross-license agreement. The long-term deal between the search giant and the Big Red covers a broad range of products and technologies. Unsurprisingly, avoiding future patent litigation is...

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All 2014 Qualcomm-based Sony handsets have AOSP builds

All 2014 Qualcomm-based Sony handsets have AOSP builds

16 December, 2014 | comments (25)

Sony now has AOSP builds available for its entire lineup of Qualcomm-based smartphones. The company accomplished the feat by adding Sony Xperia E3 and Xperia T3 to the open device project today. The source code for Xperia T2 Ultra and Xperia...

Tags: Sony, Android


OnePlus teases announcement taking place tomorrow

OnePlus teases announcement taking place tomorrow

16 December, 2014 | comments (18)

OnePlus has been in the news a lot today. There was that purported OnePlus One Mini leak, and then the partnership with MaxxAudio for the One. But it now looks like the company is set to announce something new as soon as tomorrow. OnePlus posted...

Tags: OnePlus, Android


T-Mobile's Data Stash will let you rollover your unused data

T-Mobile's Data Stash will let you rollover your unused data

16 December, 2014 | comments (12)

T-Mobile is continuing on with its "un-carrier" campaign, today unveiling the eighth installment in the saga. This time, the company has targeted an "appalling industry practice" which it plans to end. Namely, we're talking about the fact that...

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Nokia Lumia 635 headed to Sprint, Boost, and Virgin Mobile

Nokia Lumia 635 headed to Sprint, Boost, and Virgin Mobile

16 December, 2014 | comments (13)

Today Sprint has announced that it will soon start selling the Nokia Lumia 635. The device will make it to Sprint as well as both its prepaid brands, Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile. In fact, those two will get it first. The Lumia 635 will become...


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5.5" Huawei Honor 6 Plus goes official with dual camera

16 December, 2014 | comments (28)

Huawei Honor 6 Plus, also known as Huawei Glory 6 Plus, has been officially launched in China. It leaked a few times already and its highlight is a dual 8MP rear camera setup, somewhat similar to the HTC One (M8) Duo setup. Huawei Honor 6 Plus...

Tags: Huawei, Android


OnePlus One will receive MaxxAudio software in next OTA

OnePlus One will receive MaxxAudio software in next OTA

16 December, 2014 | comments (17)

Although fairly new in the smartphone market OnePlus is already standing out from the crowd with its product - the OnePlus One gaining increasing interest. The Chinese manufacturer seems dedicated to bringing what it sees as a better Android...

Tags: OnePlus, Android


Lumia 638 launched in India, priced at $130

Lumia 638 launched in India, priced at $130

16 December, 2014 | comments (38)

Nearly six months after launching it in China, Microsoft has launched the Lumia 638 in India. Priced at INR8,299 ($130), the budget 4G smartphone will retail exclusively on the newly-launched Microsoft Store on Amazon India. It is currently...

Tags: Microsoft, Lumia


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Possible 5" OnePlus One Mini surfaces in China

16 December, 2014 | comments (24)

The OnePlus One, dubbed "The Flagship Killer" is definitely one of the more interesting smartphones that hit the market this year. Ever since it was announced back in April it has been turning heads and exciting Android fans all around the...


HTC Hima to miss MWC2015, premiere at a standalone event

HTC Hima to miss MWC2015, premiere at a standalone event

16 December, 2014 | comments (32)

HTC Hima, which is the codename for the HTC One (M8) successor, may not be announced at the upcoming CES and MWC events in January and March. According to @upleaks, the HTC Hima might get its own event after the MWC. The HTC One (M8) also...

Tags: HTC, Android, Rumors


Galaxy S5 in Poland getting a refined Lollipop update

Galaxy S5 in Poland getting a refined Lollipop update

16 December, 2014 | comments (24)

For one reason or another Poland has been chosen as the Lollipop testing ground and the Galaxy S5 is receiving a second update in as many weeks. This one patches up issues found in the first version and includes stability and performance...


Delhi High Court allows Xiaomi to sell phones till January 8 in India

Delhi High Court allows Xiaomi to sell phones till January 8 in India

16 December, 2014 | comments (46)

We recently reported that Xiaomi was banned from importing, selling, and marketing its smartphones in India due to an injunction from Ericsson, claiming Xiaomi infringed upon its patents. The Delhi High Court has now granted Xiaomi permission...

Tags: Xiaomi, Android


HTC Hima colors will reportedly include gray, silver, and gold

HTC Hima colors will reportedly include gray, silver, and gold

16 December, 2014 | comments (37)

According to a new report, the upcoming HTC One (M9) Hima flagship smartphone will be available in gray, silver, and gold color options when it launches. The word about the trio of finishes arrived on Twitter courtesy of @upleaks. The...

Tags: HTC, Android, Rumors


Google uploads Android 5.0.1 factory image for the Nexus 5

Google uploads Android 5.0.1 factory image for the Nexus 5

16 December, 2014 | comments (33)

Google's rollout for software updates has always been haphazard and unpredictable and the latest 5.0.1 update is no different. Some Nexus devices have received it already while others are still waiting. Last year's flagship - the Nexus 5 - is in the...

Tags: Google, Android


Honor T1 by Huawei is an 8

Honor T1 by Huawei is an 8" budget-friendly 3G tablet

15 December, 2014 | comments (11)

Huawei launched the latest member of the Honor family of devices, the 3G-capable T1 tablet. The budget-friendly Android 4.3 slate will hit the shelves in Europe later this month for 130. Despite its affordable price tag, Honor T1 surely...

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LG G3 Lollipop update spreads to more European countries

LG G3 Lollipop update spreads to more European countries

15 December, 2014 | comments (71)

It looks like LG is going to actually deliver on its promise to update the G3 to Android 5.0 Lollipop by the end of this year. A couple of days ago we told you that units sold by Vodafone UK started getting the new bits, and now it turns out that...