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Sony Xperia Z4 Compact, Z4 Ultra spotted in certification list

Sony Xperia Z4 Compact, Z4 Ultra spotted in certification list

22 April, 2015 | comments (55)

The alleged successors of Sony Xperia Z3 Compact (D5800 series) and Xperia Z Ultra (C6800 series) were spotted in an Indonesian Telecom regulatory list. Based on the certification dates, the Xperia Z4 Compact and Xperia Z4 Ultra are expected to...

Tags: Sony, Android


OnePlus inks its first carrier partnership with Maxis in Malaysia

OnePlus inks its first carrier partnership with Maxis in Malaysia

22 April, 2015 | comments (13)

Chinese start-up OnePlus has announced that its One smartphone will now be available exclusively through Maxis in Malaysia, making it the first country in which the handset will be available in stores and without invites. It's worth...


Google tipped to introduce wireless service tomorrow

Google tipped to introduce wireless service tomorrow

22 April, 2015 | comments (9)

According to a report in The Wall Street Journal, Google will introduce wireless service in the United States tomorrow. The service is said to be available only for users of Motorola Nexus 6 devices. In line with past reports, Google’s...

Tags: Google, Rumors


Update to HTC One M9 for AT&T improves camera performance

Update to HTC One M9 for AT&T improves camera performance

21 April, 2015 | comments (17)

HTC One M9 for AT&T received an over-the-air update. The new firmware improves camera and thermal performance of the Taiwanese manufacturer’s flagship smartphone. Sporting a version number 1.32.502.31, the new firmware arrives as promised...


Lollipop update rolls out for AT&T's Samsung Galaxy S4 Active

Lollipop update rolls out for AT&T's Samsung Galaxy S4 Active

21 April, 2015 | comments (11)

Last week AT&T made the update to Android 5.0 Lollipop available for its Samsung Galaxy S5 Active units, and now the time has come for that device's predecessor to get its taste of the new software too. Today AT&T will start rolling out the...


Micromax Canvas Spark with Lollipop launched for $79

Micromax Canvas Spark with Lollipop launched for $79

21 April, 2015 | comments (127)

Micromax has added yet another smartphone to its entry-level Canvas series. The all new Canvas Spark boasts of running Android 5.0 Lollipop update out of the box and is priced at INR4,999 ($79) for India. Following Xiaomi’s strategy, Micromax will...

Tags: Micromax, Android


Rooting your Galaxy S6 or S6 edge will disable Samsung Pay

Rooting your Galaxy S6 or S6 edge will disable Samsung Pay

21 April, 2015 | comments (27)

Samsung Pay launched with the Galaxy S6 duo with certifications from Visa and MasterCard, plus collaborations with various large banks around the world. The service is secured by Samsung KNOX though and that gets disabled when you root your...

Tags: Samsung, Android, Misc


TSMC to mass-produce 10nm chipsets next year

TSMC to mass-produce 10nm chipsets next year

21 April, 2015 | comments (20)

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is now long overdue for a strong market comeback. The once powerful and highly-influential chip manufacturer has been lacking behind in die technology lately and is currently reduced to picking up...

Tags: TSMC, Misc


Motorola begins testing Android 5.1 Lollipop for first-gen Moto X

Motorola begins testing Android 5.1 Lollipop for first-gen Moto X

21 April, 2015 | comments (26)

The original Motorola Moto X, released in 2013, has been in disadvantage since the official Lollipop release. Due to the dated Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset the Android updates need further tweaking before their rollout and first-gen Moto X was always...


Qualcomm may tap Samsung foundries for Snapdragon 820

Qualcomm may tap Samsung foundries for Snapdragon 820

21 April, 2015 | comments (39)

Samsung has an advantage in chip making and it's starting to snowball – now even Qualcomm may switch to Samsung's foundries to manufacture the upcoming Snapdragon 820 chipset. The current 810 is built by TSMC (which also produced previous...


Alleged Oppo R7 shows up in renders, contains traces of bezels

Alleged Oppo R7 shows up in renders, contains traces of bezels

21 April, 2015 | comments (15)

The upcoming Oppo bezelless flagship has been showing up in live videos lately with some consistency as to its design. However, a new render now claims that the Oppo R7 will look nothing like, instead boasting a crazy thin profile and yes, some...

Tags: Oppo, Android, Rumors


G4 to release in Korea on April 29, LG confirms

G4 to release in Korea on April 29, LG confirms

21 April, 2015 | comments (16)

LG's upcoming flagship smartphone, the G4, will hit the stores in its home market on April 29, the South Korean company has confirmed. Yesterday, there were reports that the device will release on May 31. However, that information turned out...

Tags: LG, Android


Latest Samsung Z1 OTA update brings new WhatsApp shortcut

Latest Samsung Z1 OTA update brings new WhatsApp shortcut

21 April, 2015 | comments (13)

Samsung's Tizen-based Z1 smartphone, which went on sale in India back in January this year, has received a fresh over-the-air (OTA) update. Sized at 17.3MB, the update carries build number Z130HDDU0BOD7, and brings along several bug fixes,...

Tags: Samsung, Tizen


Nokia rumored to return to making phones next year

Nokia rumored to return to making phones next year

20 April, 2015 | comments (162)

According to a report in Re/code, Nokia plans to go back to manufacturing mobile phone in 2016. The company is said to be “quietly plotting a return” to the market it once dominated. Nokia Technologies is reportedly driving the move back to...

Tags: Nokia, Rumors


Cheaper, plastic-clad Xiaomi Mi4i to be unveiled on April 23

Cheaper, plastic-clad Xiaomi Mi4i to be unveiled on April 23

20 April, 2015 | comments (30)

On April 23 Xiaomi is holding an event in New Delhi during which it's going to unveil a "Global Mi Phone". This is according to the Chinese company itself, which has already started to tease its upcoming offering. Some rumors have claimed we'd...


Samsung's Galaxy Tab A series lands in the US on May 1

Samsung's Galaxy Tab A series lands in the US on May 1

20 April, 2015 | comments (10)

Samsung will release the two Galaxy Tab A tablets in the US market on May 1. Both the Galaxy Tab A 9.7 and the Galaxy Tab A 8.0 were first introduced at an event in Russia last month, and since then we've heard that at least one of them is headed to...

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AT&T will offer the LG G Flex 2 starting on April 24

AT&T will offer the LG G Flex 2 starting on April 24

20 April, 2015 | comments (3)

The LG G Flex 2 with its distinctive curved appearance is headed to AT&T in the next few days. The carrier officially announced the news today, though it's been quite a while since LG unveiled the G Flex 2 in the first place. Irrespective of why...

Tags: LG, Android, AT&T


Android Wear update brings Wi-Fi support, always-on apps

Android Wear update brings Wi-Fi support, always-on apps

20 April, 2015 | comments (8)

The rumored update to Android Wear that was supposed to bring with it Wi-Fi support has now been made official by Google. It will be rolling out to all existing smartwatches running the wearable platform, starting with the new LG Watch Urbane. The...


OnePlus paused CM OS 12 OTA to add ‘OK OnePlus’ feature

OnePlus paused CM OS 12 OTA to add ‘OK OnePlus’ feature

20 April, 2015 | comments (16)

OnePlus had started the rollout of the much awaited Android 5.0 Lollipop based Cyanogen OS 12 system update for the One last week. Few lucky folks managed to download the CM OS 12 and many kept waiting for the OTA update. Carl Pei, co-founder of...

Tags: OnePlus, Android


Sony Xperia Z4 is not the 2015 flagship, stay tuned this May

Sony Xperia Z4 is not the 2015 flagship, stay tuned this May

20 April, 2015 | comments (214)

Sony Xperia Z4 was announced in Japan today and it's an incremental upgrade with the Snapdragon 810 chip being the key change. As it turns out the lack of fanfare for the Xperia Z4 launch in Japan was intentional, as the phone will remain as...

Tags: Sony, Android, Rumors