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Samsung Galaxy F is now Bluetooth certified, it seems

Samsung Galaxy F is now Bluetooth certified, it seems

11 July, 2014 | comments (32)

Samsung has churned out several Galaxy S5 versions already but it's not nearly done. The Samsung G901F received its Bluetooth certification and of course there are speculations that it's the mysterious Galaxy F. The Galaxy S5 model numbers are...


Entry-level Samsung Galaxy V appears in a retail listing

Entry-level Samsung Galaxy V appears in a retail listing

11 July, 2014 | comments (28)

Another day, another entry level smartphone from Samsung! A retail listing from Vietnam reveals that the South Korean giant is gearing up to introduce a new smartphone dubbed Galaxy V to attract entry-level users. Samsung Galaxy V will come out...

Tags: Samsung, Android


HTC One E8 and Desire 616 launched in India

HTC One E8 and Desire 616 launched in India

11 July, 2014 | comments (67)

HTC has launched two new smartphones in the Indian market. The first is the HTC One E8, a variant of the flagship One M8, and the second the Desire 616, a mid-range smartphone. The HTC One E8 is priced at ₹34,990 ($580) and the Desire 616...

Tags: HTC, Android


LG G3 hits Verizon on July 17, pre-orders start today

LG G3 hits Verizon on July 17, pre-orders start today

11 July, 2014 | comments (6)

Verizon has officially announced the pricing and the availability details of the upcoming LG G3 smartphone on its network. The flagship device will be available on Verizon stores, starting from July 17, while you can pre-order today. For a...

Tags: LG, Verizon, Android


LG G Vista for Verizon has its specs leaked

LG G Vista for Verizon has its specs leaked

10 July, 2014 | comments (3)

The LG G Vista has been in the news (or rather, in the rumors) quite a bit lately, but so far only through a few leaked renders showing it. Now though, thanks to the latest leak, we have its most important specs to talk about. The...


Android 4.4.4 coming to Motorola DROID Maxx, Ultra and Mini

Android 4.4.4 coming to Motorola DROID Maxx, Ultra and Mini

10 July, 2014 | comments (26)

Verizon's exclusive Motorola DROID Maxx, DROID Ultra and DROID Mini will be getting Android 4.4.4 KitKat update very soon. The test firmware has been seeded already to the registered Motorola testers on its Feedback Network. The three DROIDs...


Motorola Moto X and Moto G get banned in Germany

Motorola Moto X and Moto G get banned in Germany

10 July, 2014 | comments (28)

Update, July 11: We were contacted by a Motorola spokesperson and informed us that they have found a way around the situation. Here's the official comment: "Motorola has taken steps to avoid interruption in supply or recall issues by using...

Tags: Motorola, Android


Verizon’s Big Red promo to offer 50% discount on smartphones

Verizon’s Big Red promo to offer 50% discount on smartphones

10 July, 2014 | comments (3)

Verizon will be allegedly announcing a new promotional campaign dubbed Big Red later today. The marketing effort will allow you to pick up a smartphone for half of its current price tag. According to a report, Verizon’s Big Red promo offer...


Xiaomi teases the upcoming Mi 4, to be announced on July 22

Xiaomi teases the upcoming Mi 4, to be announced on July 22

10 July, 2014 | comments (24)

It looks like Xiaomi is all set to introduce its latest flagship smartphone – the Mi 4 on July 22. Lei Jun, the company’s president has teased the upcoming device on his Weibo account. The teaser image doesn’t give much away. It features a large...

Tags: Xiaomi, Android


Asus PadFone S and ZenFone 5 LTE go on sale

Asus PadFone S and ZenFone 5 LTE go on sale

10 July, 2014 | comments (4)

Asus has launched the PadFone S and the LTE variant of its ZenFone 5 smartphone in its homeland, Taiwan. The PadFone S is the international model of the PadFone X that was introduced by AT&T a few months ago. Asus PadFone S sports a 5-inch...

Tags: ASUS, Android


Control your Google camera app with Android Wear

Control your Google camera app with Android Wear

09 July, 2014 | comments (6)

Ever want to control your Google camera application from a distance? Well big G has added a nifty little update that might tickle your fancy: you'll soon be able to control your phone or tablet's camera shutter from your Android Wear...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Apple loses voice recognition patent case in China

Apple loses voice recognition patent case in China

09 July, 2014 | comments (59)

Apple recently took the Zhizen Internet Technology company to court to prove that they didn't commit patent infringement on the Chinese company's voice recognition software. The Beijing First Intermediate Court however, ruled that Apple's lawsuit...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Two new Samsung phones surface via benchmark

Two new Samsung phones surface via benchmark

09 July, 2014 | comments (47)

A couple of yet unheard of Samsung smartphones have been spotted getting results over at GFXBench. They are the SM-G5308W and the SM-G8508S. The former is a lower-midrange offering that sports Qualcomm's first ever 64-bit mobile chipset (the...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Asymco: Smartphone penetration reaches 70% in the US

Asymco: Smartphone penetration reaches 70% in the US

09 July, 2014 | comments (19)

It's been seven years since the iPhone launched and smartphone adoption is the US has skyrocketed in the period since. Back then smartphones were in the minority – only innovators (which come even before early adopters) carried around a BlackBerry...

Tags: Apple, Android, Misc


Sony Xperia Z1 Compact finally hits the US market

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact finally hits the US market

09 July, 2014 | comments (41)

The first "real" compact flagship, Sony's Xperia Z1 Compact, has finally made its way to the US. Available in European markets not long after its announcement in January, the device is now available through Sony's online store. This latest...

Tags: Sony, Android


Google pulls HTC One M7, Z Ultra and G Pad 8.3 from the Play Store

Google pulls HTC One M7, Z Ultra and G Pad 8.3 from the Play Store

09 July, 2014 | comments (15)

Google has pulled the HTC One (M7), the Sony Z Ultra and the LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play editions from the Play Store. The concept of the Google Play edition devices was announced at I/O last year and the first two phones to be launched included...

Tags: Google, Android


Samsung's shotgun approach to selling phones fails in Q2

Samsung's shotgun approach to selling phones fails in Q2

08 July, 2014 | comments (114)

Samsung's been hitting every market of the cell phone game for a while now, hitting and excelling in the low, mid, and top tiers of the industry. However, the company's Q2 2014 earnings projections reflect a drop in profits compared to its 2013 Q2...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Sony Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact to be in stores in September

Sony Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact to be in stores in September

08 July, 2014 | comments (55)

Sony will out a new top of the line smartphone before the end of this year, and judging by its past actions that should happen during IFA in September. Just last week we heard that the 'full size' Z3 would be joined in Sony's portfolio by the Z3...

Tags: Android, Sony, Rumors


Android in June: KitKat gains 4 points, 56% of users on JB

Android in June: KitKat gains 4 points, 56% of users on JB

08 July, 2014 | comments (16)

Google's latest Android distribution report for June has the latest version of Android, version 4.4 KitKat, continuing to gain ground over older versions. KitKat has gained 4.1 points over its share in May, and now stands at 17.9%. This came at the...


ZTE unveils Nubia Z7, Z7 Max and Z7 mini

ZTE unveils Nubia Z7, Z7 Max and Z7 mini

08 July, 2014 | comments (22)

You can stop guessing now, ZTE unveiled its Nubia Z7 flagships, app three of them. Meet the Nubia Z7, Z7 Max and Z7 mini. And before you get the wrong impression, the Z7 Max is actually a cut down version of the regular Z7 and the Z7 mini is taller...

Tags: ZTE, Android, Dual SIM