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HTC One mini is now getting Sense 6 update

HTC One mini is now getting Sense 6 update

17 July, 2014 | comments (16)

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 (36)

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 (7)

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


BlackBerry outs its own virtual assistant

BlackBerry outs its own virtual assistant

16 July, 2014 | comments (35)

BlackBerry joined the likes of Apple, Google, and Microsoft in introducing its own virtual assistant. Dubbed BlackBerry Assistant, the new functionality will debut as part of OS 10.3. BlackBerry Assistant (click to enlarge) As expected,...

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Dropbox will be preinstalled by T-Mobile in Europe

Dropbox will be preinstalled by T-Mobile in Europe

16 July, 2014 | comments (5)

Dropbox has inked a deal with Deutsche Telekom (DT), the company behind numerous carriers that use the T-Mobile brand. As a consequence of the newly signed agreement, the Dropbox app will come preinstalled on most Android devices that DT's...

Tags: T-Mobile, Dropbox


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 (22)

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 (9)

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 (38)

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


AT&T to offer Nokia Lumia 635 at $100 with GoPhone plan

AT&T to offer Nokia Lumia 635 at $100 with GoPhone plan

16 July, 2014 | comments (4)

The Nokia Lumia 635 is beginning to replace the Lumia 520, the perennial champ of the bang for the bug. The LTE-enabled Lumia 635 will cost just $100 if you get it with a GoPhone pre-paid plan starting July 25. A couple of weeks later on August 8...


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


Verizon now allows LTE phones on prepaid plans

Verizon now allows LTE phones on prepaid plans

15 July, 2014 | comments (10)

Ever think about picking up one of Verizon's prepaid plans, but you were put off by the lack of LTE phone support? Well Big Red has finally loosened up and allowed users rocking LTE capable handsets on its prepaid smartphone plans. There are some...


Larger iPhone 6 may not be released; good news for Samsung

Larger iPhone 6 may not be released; good news for Samsung

15 July, 2014 | comments (154)

Apple seems to have addressed consumers' biggest gripe with the iPhone with its upcoming iPhone 6: screen size. The Cupertino-based tech company allegedly has two smartphones in the pipeline with different screen sizes: 4.7” and 5.5”, which should...

Tags: Apple, Samsung


Apple and IBM announce global enterprise mobility partnership

Apple and IBM announce global enterprise mobility partnership

15 July, 2014 | comments (22)

Apple and IBM announced exclusive global partnership to transform enterprise mobility. The duo of tech behemoths will launch a new class of business apps for iOS, which will bring IBM’s data and analytics expertise to the Apple’s iPhone and iPad...

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Xiaomi sells 5K Redmi Note handsets in 75 seconds

Xiaomi sells 5K Redmi Note handsets in 75 seconds

15 July, 2014 | comments (21)

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,...

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Low-end Samsung Tizen phone apparently in the works

Low-end Samsung Tizen phone apparently in the works

15 July, 2014 | comments (5)

Remember Tizen, the mobile operating system that some people claimed would make Samsung drop Android? It's not doing so well. The first handset from the Korean maker that was supposed to run Tizen has been delayed indefinitely. So it might be a...

Tags: Tizen, Samsung


Nokia officially starts rolling out Lumia Cyan update

Nokia officially starts rolling out Lumia Cyan update

15 July, 2014 | comments (122)

Earlier this week we reported the Lumia Cyan update being rolled out to Nokia Lumia 625 devices in certain markets. Now, Nokia has decded to make things official and has announced that Lumia Cyan - aka Windows Phone 8.1 - is now being streamed to...