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Android 5.1 rolling out to Micromax Canvas A1 in India

Android 5.1 rolling out to Micromax Canvas A1 in India

21 March, 2015 | comments (326)

Micromax just announced that over the course of a week it will be rolling out the Android 5.1 Lollipop update to its budget-minded Canvas A1 smartphone. The update is being seeded in India, and comes just in time not to break Goolge's promise from a...

Tags: Micromax, Android


Xiaomi to launch a new budget model, will cost more than $65

Xiaomi to launch a new budget model, will cost more than $65

21 March, 2015 | comments (29)

Xiaomi made a name for itself by offering capable smartphones at affordable prices. The company's current entry-level offering, the Redmi 2, retails for the equivalent of around $110, but Xiaomi is reportedly aiming to beat that. The prominent...


Lenovo A6000 to go on open sale in India from March 23 to 25

Lenovo A6000 to go on open sale in India from March 23 to 25

21 March, 2015 | comments (76)

Lenovo has announced that its A6000 smartphone, which was launched back in January this year, will be available in an open sale that will run from Monday through Wednesday next week on Flipkart. This is the first time the handset will be...

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XOLO Win Q900s gets a price cut, now available for under $100

XOLO Win Q900s gets a price cut, now available for under $100

21 March, 2015 | comments (13)

The Win Q900s, Xolo's first Windows Phone 8.1 device which was launched last year with a price tag of INR 9,999 (around $160), is now available for under $100 - the smartphone is retailing for INR 5,467 ($88) and INR 5,799 ($93) on Snapdeal and...


Oppo pushes ColorOS beta update based on KitKat for Find 7

Oppo pushes ColorOS beta update based on KitKat for Find 7

21 March, 2015 | comments (13)

Oppo Mobile has released the new ColorOS 2.0.7i Beta update for its Find 7 smartphone. This new ColorOS 2.0.7i beta update is based on Android 4.4.2 Kitkat and is now available for download from the Oppo forums. Oppo has included a laundry...

Tags: Oppo, Android


LG says G Flex2 aimed at business users aged 30-45 yrs

LG says G Flex2 aimed at business users aged 30-45 yrs

21 March, 2015 | comments (34)

The LG G Flex2, which recently went on sale in the US and the UK, is mainly aimed at business users in the 30-45 age bracket, according to Jee Hyung Lee, CEO and president of LG Taiwan. Lee also said that sales of the handset, which has a...

Tags: LG, Android


Motorola starts testing Android 5.1 Lollipop for Moto X (2014)

Motorola starts testing Android 5.1 Lollipop for Moto X (2014)

21 March, 2015 | comments (24)

Motorola was prompt in pushing the Android 5.0 Lollipop update to the Moto X (2014) and the Moto X (2013) also got the update earlier this month. Now the company has commenced the soak tests of Android 5.1 Lollipop for the Moto X (2014). The...

Tags: Motorola, Android


Counterclockwise: Galaxy S4, iPhone and NFC, Tag Heuer

Counterclockwise: Galaxy S4, iPhone and NFC, Tag Heuer

20 March, 2015 | comments (3)

Some TV networks do weekend reruns of their popular weekday shows, but we get our entertainment elsewhere. Counterclockwise is a weekly rerun of the most exciting mobile news to come in recent years. This week we'll look at the Samsung's rise and...

Tags: Misc


OnePlus One to be available on Amazon India without invite

OnePlus One to be available on Amazon India without invite

20 March, 2015 | comments (28)

The Chinese startup's only existing smartphone model, the OnePlus One, is approaching a year since its announcement, and yet every opportunity to get your hands on one is a newsworthy episode. This time around the smartphone will be available on...

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Lollipop for Galaxy A series in the works, no plans for 5.1 just yet

Lollipop for Galaxy A series in the works, no plans for 5.1 just yet

20 March, 2015 | comments (35)

Samsung is reportedly working on the Lollipop updates for all Galaxy A smartphones. The firmwares for the Galaxy A3, Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A7 will be based on Android 5.0 Lollipop. There is no word on the Galaxy Alpha - Samsung previously announced...


Gold Dream thinks dragons and lions make the iPhone 6 cooler

Gold Dream thinks dragons and lions make the iPhone 6 cooler

20 March, 2015 | comments (18)

Swiss company Golden Dream has unveiled a selection of customized iPhone 6 and 6 Plus that will satiate your thirst for gold, alligator leather, carbon fiber, skulls and dragons. As usual, prices are not for the faint of heart, but where else can...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Misc


Acer Iconia Tab 10 brings high-res screen on the cheap

Acer Iconia Tab 10 brings high-res screen on the cheap

20 March, 2015 | comments (11)

Acer unveiled the follow-up to the Iconia Tab A3. The Acer Iconia 10 adds a 1,920 x 1,200px (WUXGA) option for the screen, updates the chipset and launches with Android 4.4 KitKat. Acer Iconia Tab 10 There are two versions of the new...

Tags: Acer, Android


Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge pre-orders now open in the UK

Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge pre-orders now open in the UK

20 March, 2015 | comments (43)

UK residents who have been saving their quid in wait for the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge can now pre-order their flagship of choice. All major carriers and retailers have offers for both devices for your consideration. Carrier EE...

Tags: Samsung, EE, Vodafone, O2


Galaxy S6, S6 Edge Philippines release set for April 18

Galaxy S6, S6 Edge Philippines release set for April 18

20 March, 2015 | comments (47)

The Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, which are set to go on sale in 20 countries on April 10, will be available for purchase in Philippines on April 18, the South Korean company has confirmed. As for the price, the 32GB and 64GB models of the S6 will...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Samsung to sell 55M Galaxy S6 and S6 edge units this year

Samsung to sell 55M Galaxy S6 and S6 edge units this year

20 March, 2015 | comments (91)

Analysts are still revising the expectations for how Samsung's new Galaxy S6 and S6 edge power duo will perform this year. Forecasts began at 38 million, but then a Citibank analysts pushed them up to 46 million. Now Yonhap News is quoting...

Tags: Samsung, Android


HTC One M9 hits the shelves in Taiwan tomorrow

HTC One M9 hits the shelves in Taiwan tomorrow

20 March, 2015 | comments (24)

Taiwan, HTC's homeland, will be the first country to get the new HTC One M9. HTC will be launching the flagship tomorrow - March 21 - and it will be available in both 32 and 64GB flavors. Not all color option will be available initially though -...

Tags: HTC, Android


Peter Chou steps down as HTC CEO, Cher Wang takes over

Peter Chou steps down as HTC CEO, Cher Wang takes over

20 March, 2015 | comments (31)

Peter Chou, co-founder and CEO of HTC, has stepped down from his position as the CEO. He will be replaced by Cher Wang, co-founder and chairperson of the company. Chou will remain at HTC and will start a new role as the head of the HTC Future...

Tags: HTC, Android


Image of the purported next Moto 360 smartwatch spotted

Image of the purported next Moto 360 smartwatch spotted

20 March, 2015 | comments (14)

Motorola launched the Moto 360 smartwatch a year ago for $250. Following that, the Moto 360 has got Android Wear updates for improving its performance. Now the company is reportedly working to introduce the second generation of the Moto 360....

Tags: Motorola, Android


Google rumored of working with LG for next Nexus smartphone

Google rumored of working with LG for next Nexus smartphone

20 March, 2015 | comments (70)

Google is gearing up to show the new Android version at the upcoming Google I/O 2015 event scheduled in late May. In the meantime, Google will select a handset marker to work on the next Nexus smartphone. Motorola Nexus 6 did create quite a...

Tags: LG, Android, Google, Rumors


Huawei P8 gets portrayed in new leaked image

Huawei P8 gets portrayed in new leaked image

19 March, 2015 | comments (24)

Just yesterday Huawei decided to officially confirm the much rumored April 15 date for its next big announcement. This will clearly be when we'll see the P8 getting introduced. And today we can reportedly take a look at the upcoming phone's metal...

Tags: Huawei, Android