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Lava Iris 550Q is official, packs a 5.5

Lava Iris 550Q is official, packs a 5.5" 720p display

01 April, 2014 | comments (17)

Lava has announced its latest phablet the Iris 550Q. It packs a 5.5" IPS display of 720p resolution and is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core CPU and 1GB of RAM. The Iris 550Q comes with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean out of box and Lava is kind enough to...

Tags: Samsung, Android


HTC One (M8) now available in the UK in Gold

HTC One (M8) now available in the UK in Gold

01 April, 2014 | comments (9)

The HTC One (M8) launched in the UK and has moved into retailers sooner than expected - Carphone Warehouse will be shipping all color versions tomorrow, instead of April 7 as it originally announced. That makes it the only retailer to have the...

Tags: HTC, Android


Samsung to enlist Google's help in latest court battle with Apple

Samsung to enlist Google's help in latest court battle with Apple

01 April, 2014 | comments (77)

In its most recent court spat, Samsung will be looking to key Google engineers to testify in its favor, and provide evidence that Android was developed independently of iOS. Jury selection begins this week in the most recent of a long series...


Sony outs Android 4.3 update for Xperia M Dual

Sony outs Android 4.3 update for Xperia M Dual

01 April, 2014 | comments (397)

The Sony Xperia M dual can now enjoy Android 4.3 after the company has released the update via its Sony PC Companion. The 15.5.A.0.18 firmware update is currently being seeded in Brazil and parts of Europe. It clocks a bit over 770MB and...

Tags: Sony, Android


HTC Desire 316 appears on company's Chinese website

HTC Desire 316 appears on company's Chinese website

31 March, 2014 | comments (21)

HTC’s latest mid-range offering, the Desire 316, has popped up on HTCs Chinese website. The Taiwanese manufacturer’s Desire series has been doing well in Asian markets, so don’t be surprised if the Desire 316 is available only in the...

Tags: HTC, Android


Alleged specs and launch details of Samsung Ativ SE emerge

Alleged specs and launch details of Samsung Ativ SE emerge

31 March, 2014 | comments (20)

Purported specs and launch details for the upcoming Samsung Ativ SE made the rounds on the web. The Verizon-bound smartphone is rumored to launch at some point next month. The Samsung Ativ SE is tipped to feature Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 SoC,...


Moto G propels its manufacturer to 6% market share in Great Britain

Moto G propels its manufacturer to 6% market share in Great Britain

31 March, 2014 | comments (28)

The budget-friendly, characterful Moto G has taken the manufacturer back to relevance in Great Britain. Thanks to the £135 handset, Motorola has reached 6% of all UK smartphone sales according to the latest data from Kantar Worldpanel....

Tags: Motorola, Android


Alleged live photos of iPhone 6 make the rounds on the web

Alleged live photos of iPhone 6 make the rounds on the web

31 March, 2014 | comments (132)

Hot on the heels of the leaked schematics from earlier today, alleged live photos of Apple iPhone 6 made the rounds on the web. The images are reportedly captured in a Foxconn facility. The photos reveal a sleek-looking handset with a metal...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Rumors


Original HTC Butterfly to get Android 4.4 KitKat shortly

Original HTC Butterfly to get Android 4.4 KitKat shortly

31 March, 2014 | comments (7)

HTC has confirmed on its official Facebook page that Android 4.4 KitKat update for the original HTC Butterfly is in the works and will be released soon. This is the only information HTC has given as an answer to a Facebook question. We know...


HTC One (M8) mini is in the works, to go on sale in May

HTC One (M8) mini is in the works, to go on sale in May

31 March, 2014 | comments (26)

According to an inside source from a UK retailer, HTC is working on a mini version of the recently launched second generation HTC One (M8). The same source brought us correct info before, which lends credibility to this news. The HTC One (M8)...

Tags: HTC, Android, Rumors


Huawei aims even higher after posting record yearly revenue

Huawei aims even higher after posting record yearly revenue

31 March, 2014 | comments (8)

Reuters reports that Chinese manufacturer Huawei has ambitions of doubling up its record 2013 revenue by 2018. This is despite slowing growth in its bread-and-butter mobile telephony business, and very low penetration in the US market, where it has...


Sketches show iPhone 6 design, rendering surface too

Sketches show iPhone 6 design, rendering surface too

31 March, 2014 | comments (75)

Leaked schematics of the rumored next iPhone 6 suggest two screen sizes and give out some specific dimensions for both models. The schematics come from Japanese Apple-centric Mac Otakara publication. The smaller model sports a 4.7" display and has...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Rumors


LG G Pad and Vu 3 getting Android 4.4 KitKat in Korea

LG G Pad and Vu 3 getting Android 4.4 KitKat in Korea

31 March, 2014 | comments (13)

LG has started rolling out Android 4.4 KitKat firmware for various devices available only in South Korea. The first one to get it is the South Korean model of the LG G Pad 8.3 slate. The update is available both via OTA service and LG's Mobile...


Nokia Lumia 930 might not come at Microsoft BUILD after all

Nokia Lumia 930 might not come at Microsoft BUILD after all

31 March, 2014 | comments (22)

With leaks revealing the Lumia 630 and Lumia 930 the assumption was that both phones are getting ready to launch at the Microsoft BUILD conference, which starts tomorrow. But we've been seeing a lot of the Lumia 630 and virtually nothing from the...


HTC One 2013 family to get Sense 6.0 in June/July

HTC One 2013 family to get Sense 6.0 in June/July

31 March, 2014 | comments (19)

HTC has a shiny new Sense UI version for its new flagship, but the 2013 flagships will get it too. A leaked table shows HTC plans to update (or not) its phones. According to the table, the phones that will get Sense 6.0 are the 2013 HTC One...


Demand for HTC One (M8) in Taiwan overwhelms supply

Demand for HTC One (M8) in Taiwan overwhelms supply

31 March, 2014 | comments (28)

The HTC One (M8) debuted in Asia last week starting with HTC's home country of Taiwan. The reception seems positive as distributor PDAKing reports that demand is greater than the available supply at the moment. Note that this version of the One...

Tags: HTC, Android


100k Xiaomi Redmi Notes sold in 34 minutes

100k Xiaomi Redmi Notes sold in 34 minutes

30 March, 2014 | comments (59)

Xiaomi is known for their dirt-cheap Android devices that don't skimp out on high-end hardware or quality, so it's no surprise that every time a new device of theirs is released, consumers gobble it up and help the company to set some pretty...

Tags: Misc, Android


2014 W12 news in review: HTC One (M8), our new Battery table

2014 W12 news in review: HTC One (M8), our new Battery table

30 March, 2014 | comments (18)

The final week of March has been undoubtedly a busy one, with the highly anticipated launch of HTCs new One flagship being the biggest headline. Also introduced for the first time are our Battery life tables. Let's take a look at all of the...

Tags: Misc


A bunch of Android 4.4.3 features leaked

A bunch of Android 4.4.3 features leaked

29 March, 2014 | comments (131)

Reports and change-logs for the upcoming Android 4.4.3 release suggest that the latest iteration of Google's mobile OS will focus solely on bug fixes. So don't go expecting a refreshed UI or any major new features. There's no date set for when...

Tags: Android


Alleged image of rugged Motorola Moto G Forte leaks out on Twitter

Alleged image of rugged Motorola Moto G Forte leaks out on Twitter

29 March, 2014 | comments (25)

Alleged image of a rugged Moto G version made the rounds on Twitter, courtesy of @evleaks. Dubbed Moto G Forte, the smartphone is reportedly bound for markets in Latin America. The image reveals a slightly bulked up Moto G derivative. There...