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Huawei Ascend P8 gets first round of leaked specs

Huawei Ascend P8 gets first round of leaked specs

17 November, 2014 | comments (7)

The Huawei Ascend P7 has been on the market for a while now, and its maker is rumored to be already working on its successor. The Ascend P8 won't be unveiled this year. Rather, the soonest it could get official would be at CES 2015 in early...


OmniVision outs two sensors with phase-detection autofocus

OmniVision outs two sensors with phase-detection autofocus

17 November, 2014 | comments (13)

It's a day for sensors it seems – first Sony and now OmniVision has chimed in with two new sensors. Like Sony's sensor, the OmniVision sensors use a stacked design (with a brand name of PureCel-S). Both sensors measure about the same and one is...

Tags: OmniVision, Misc


Nokia is done with phones but has new product coming up

Nokia is done with phones but has new product coming up

17 November, 2014 | comments (83)

Nokia won't be returning to the handset industry - this was confirmed by Nokia CEO Rajeev Suri at a recent analyst meeting in London. He said that Nokia isn't "looking to a direct consumer return to handsets". He did add that Nokia "will return to...

Tags: Nokia, Rumors


Dual-screen YotaPhone 2 to launch on December 3

Dual-screen YotaPhone 2 to launch on December 3

17 November, 2014 | comments (15)

Yota Devices, the maker of the YotaPhone 2, announced earlier today its plan for a December 3 event. It will take place in London and the YotaPhone 2 will be presented and possibly officially released to market. The phone manufacturer stated its...

Tags: Samsung, Tizen


Sony IMX230 sensor features 192-point autofocus, Z4 bound

Sony IMX230 sensor features 192-point autofocus, Z4 bound

17 November, 2014 | comments (56)

Sony just unveiled its latest mobile IMX230 EXMOR RS camera sensor, which might very well be the star on the back of the future Xperia Z4. The sensor shoots at 21MP resolution, just like the IMX135 it replaces, and uses stacked design. Sony says...

Tags: Samsung, Tizen


Samsung Gear S starts selling in Canada for $399

Samsung Gear S starts selling in Canada for $399

17 November, 2014 | comments (19)

The Samsung Gear S, which is a proud winner of a CES 2015 Innovation award, has made it to Canada and now retails for $399. The gadget is only available through Samsung's official stores. Soon you can expect to see the smartwatch in BestBuy...

Tags: Samsung, Tizen


O2 UK: don't expect Lumia Denim update this year

O2 UK: don't expect Lumia Denim update this year

17 November, 2014 | comments (11)

Microsoft has already pushed out the GDR1 update for its Windows Phone 8.1 fleet and Denim was supposed to come this month. Denim is a special update for Lumia devices – in a way WP's Nexus line – which improves the Lumia camera (including...


AT&T will sell Motorola Nexus 6 with carrier branding

AT&T will sell Motorola Nexus 6 with carrier branding

17 November, 2014 | comments (18)

AT&T will offer Motorola Nexus 6 with carrier branding in the United States. The Android 5.0 Lollipop booting tablet will arrive on the shelves of the wireless carrier heavyweight this week, on November 18. The carrier’s business customer...


Alleged photos of Sony Xperia Z4 digitizer emerge

Alleged photos of Sony Xperia Z4 digitizer emerge

16 November, 2014 | comments (114)

Alleged live photos showcasing the LCD touch digitizer of Sony’s upcoming Xperia Z4 made the rounds online. The component is showcased alongside its counterpart found in Sony Xperia Z3. Alleged LCD digitizer panel of Sony Xperia Z4 Past...

Tags: Sony, Android, Rumors


Galaxy Note Edge Premium Edition coming to Germany

Galaxy Note Edge Premium Edition coming to Germany

16 November, 2014 | comments (30)

As it happens Samsung Germany wasn't sure if users in the country want the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge or are just fine with having the Galaxy Note 4 so the subsidiary decided to ask. The users have spoken, saying they want the innovative Note Edge...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Week 46 in review: 5.0 Lollipop updates, Lumia 535 goes official

Week 46 in review: 5.0 Lollipop updates, Lumia 535 goes official

16 November, 2014 | comments (2)

Week In Review is here to recap all the major announcements of the week, just in case you missed any of them. Week 46 of this year saw the first Android Lollipop updates being released to KitKat-powered devices as well as the announcement of the...


Amazon offers HTC Nexus 9 with $50 discount in the US

Amazon offers HTC Nexus 9 with $50 discount in the US

15 November, 2014 | comments (15)

HTC Nexus 9 is available to purchase with $50 discount on Amazon in the United States. The offer is available only for the 16GB version of the tablet in black. You can pick one up for $349.99. The Android 5.0 Lollipop booting HTC Nexus 9...

Tags: HTC, Android


Xiaomi Mi3 5.0 Lollipop update in testing, release imminent

Xiaomi Mi3 5.0 Lollipop update in testing, release imminent

15 November, 2014 | comments (48)

Xiaomi is on a seriously hot streak lately, the company selling smartphones as fast as it can build it. Its attractively priced devices even helped it climb to the third spot globally even though the quality of the Chinese maker’s after-sale support...


Android 5.0 factory image for Nexus 4 is now available

Android 5.0 factory image for Nexus 4 is now available

14 November, 2014 | comments (82)

Android 5.0 Lollipop factory image for LG Nexus 4 is now available for download from Android Developers. The build number of the release is LRX21T. Google took extra two days to release the latest Android build to its 2012 flagship...

Tags: LG, Android


iPhone 6 is selling three times better than iPhone 6 Plus

iPhone 6 is selling three times better than iPhone 6 Plus

14 November, 2014 | comments (117)

Although it's been selling a lot of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus units, Apple doesn't like to break down the numbers by model. So effectively we have no way of telling how many of those millions of units moved are iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus. Not an...

Tags: Apple, Rumors


HTC One Google Play Editions to get Lollipop next week

HTC One Google Play Editions to get Lollipop next week

14 November, 2014 | comments (13)

Now that the Android 5.0 Lollipop updates for older devices have started in earnest, you may be wondering how long you still need to wait for the new bits if you own an HTC One Google Play Edition device. These, of course, are supposed to be on the...

Tags: HTC , Android


Jolla to announce something big on November 19

Jolla to announce something big on November 19

14 November, 2014 | comments (78)

Jolla may not be huge in the smartphone market but does attract a serious amount of attention because it's made up of former Nokia employees and uses Nokia and Intel's old lovechild MeeGo OS in the form of its Sailfish OS. It has just one product...

Tags: Jolla


Samsung Galaxy Note Edge now available in the US

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge now available in the US

14 November, 2014 | comments (16)

The Samsung Galaxy Note Edge has curved its way into the stores of three US retailers. You can get it off contract, on-contract and with the carrier's respective upgrade early plan. You might want to sit down before we get to the pricing...


Windows 10 will be released to all WP8 Lumia phones

Windows 10 will be released to all WP8 Lumia phones

14 November, 2014 | comments (175)

We have some wonderful news to all Lumia owners around the world. Today Microsoft announced via its Twitter account that all Windows Phone 8-based Lumia smartphones will be treated to the upcoming Windows 10 OS next year. The next iteration...


Moto G Android 5.0 Lollipop soak test starts in India today

Moto G Android 5.0 Lollipop soak test starts in India today

14 November, 2014 | comments (597)

Motorola will commence the Android 5.0 Lollipop soak test for the Moto G today, as revealed by a company's representative. The company already released the official updates for the Moto G (2014) and Moto X(2014). The soak test for the...