News tagged "Android"

GSMArena.com site search

Nexus 6 lands at AT&T on Nov.18, T-Mobile on the 19th

Nexus 6 lands at AT&T on Nov.18, T-Mobile on the 19th

12 November, 2014 | comments (5)

The Motorola Nexus 6 is now up for pre-order at AT&T. This, of course, is no surprise, as the carrier unveiled yesterday that it would start taking pre-orders today. What was missing from that announcement, however, was a shipping date for the...


Samsung Galaxy S6 to pack next-gen UFS memory

Samsung Galaxy S6 to pack next-gen UFS memory

12 November, 2014 | comments (53)

Korean newspaper ETNews has outed a report citing a Samsung insider, who claims the company is going to use a next-gen NAND flash storage in the upcoming Galaxy S6. The storage technology in question is called UFS 2.0, which stands for Universal...


Rumors on Xperia Z4 promise sharper screens, better designs

Rumors on Xperia Z4 promise sharper screens, better designs

12 November, 2014 | comments (105)

Some previous rumors may suggest that Sony will be abandoning its two-flagships-per-year strategy, but rumors about the Xperia Z4 family have already started just months after the release of the Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact. Alleged insider info claims...

Tags: Sony, Android, Rumors


Xiaomi releases unofficial AOSP Lollipop build for Mi 2/2S

Xiaomi releases unofficial AOSP Lollipop build for Mi 2/2S

12 November, 2014 | comments (14)

Xiaomi has released an AOSP build of Android 5.0 Lollipop for the Xiaomi Mi 2/2S. The build lacks all the features of MIUI and is completely stock Android. The ROM does not have any major issues but there are some bugs, which might hamper...

Tags: Xiaomi, Android


Unlocked Moto G 2nd Gen getting Android Lollipop [UPDATE]

Unlocked Moto G 2nd Gen getting Android Lollipop [UPDATE]

12 November, 2014 | comments (281)

Update: It seems this is just a soak test and not a widespread rollout as was written in the original article, which you can read below. Well, this is surprising. After the developer edition of the Moto X 2nd Generation started receiving the...

Tags: Motorola, Android


ZTE Nubia Z9 possibly shown in leaked pictures

ZTE Nubia Z9 possibly shown in leaked pictures

11 November, 2014 | comments (16)

ZTE's Nubia Z7 line might get at least one successor in the near future. This could be called Nubia Z9, keeping with the Chinese company's way of doing things (it went from Z5 to Z7, after all). And it may have incredibly thin lateral bezels for its...

Tags: ZTE, Android, Rumors


Nexus 6 out at Sprint Nov.14, AT&T starts pre-orders tomorrow

Nexus 6 out at Sprint Nov.14, AT&T starts pre-orders tomorrow

11 November, 2014 | comments (5)

The Nexus 6 may intermittently be available on the Google Play store, but so far we haven't heard anything related to release time frames from the US carriers that will sell it. This has changed today, as both AT&T and Sprint have made their...


Nexus 6 Euro pre-orders are go for Nov 18, shipping soon after

Nexus 6 Euro pre-orders are go for Nov 18, shipping soon after

11 November, 2014 | comments (15)

The Motorola-made Nexus 6 was delayed in Europe after it went on pre-order in the US at the end of last month. We heard that we might get to pre-order the Nexus 6 by November 18 and now it seems that information turned out correct. A couple...

Tags: Motorola, Android


CyanogenMod introduces Scramble PIN layout

CyanogenMod introduces Scramble PIN layout

11 November, 2014 | comments (58)

A known weakness of touchscreen PIN entry is that you leave fingerprints, so it's easy for someone holding your phones to tell which numbers you pressed (not their order, but it doesn't take too many tries to guess it). CyanogenMod has provided a...

Tags: Android, Misc


LG unveils the Aka - a smartphone that has an eye on you

LG unveils the Aka - a smartphone that has an eye on you

11 November, 2014 | comments (54)

Sure, Siri can crack a joke, but can it really look at you? Of course it can't, silly, it doesn't have eyes – not like the LG Aka. Supposedly pronounced "aw-kuh", this Android-powered phone has eyes, which peek out from its case, and tries to...

Tags: LG, Android


Xolo Q1020 goes official with 5” screen and wooden frame

Xolo Q1020 goes official with 5” screen and wooden frame

10 November, 2014 | comments (15)

Xolo took the wraps off the mid-range Q1020 smartphone, The 5” newcomer features a sleek-looking body with a wooden frame and a Rs. 11,499 price tag (about $187). Xolo Q1020 is powered by a MediaTek 6582 chipset with 1.3GHz quad-core CPU and...

Tags: Xolo, Android


Leak details where the Galaxy Note Edge will be sold

Leak details where the Galaxy Note Edge will be sold

10 November, 2014 | comments (47)

The Samsung Galaxy Note Edge may be a niche device, but it's one that's gotten a lot of people interested in it. On the other hand, Samsung's only confirmed its release in the US, Japan, and its home country of South Korea. Yet if you were...


OnePlus One pre-orders come back next week for one hour

OnePlus One pre-orders come back next week for one hour

10 November, 2014 | comments (29)

OnePlus is getting ready for a new round of pre-orders for its One smartphone. The first attempt at a pre-order window took place on October 27, and it wasn't smooth sailing at all. Website errors kept many people from placing a pre-order, so the...

Tags: Android, OnePlus


Imagination unveils PowerVR 7XT and 7XE GPUs

Imagination unveils PowerVR 7XT and 7XE GPUs

10 November, 2014 | comments (22)

Imagination is the maker behind the PowerVR GPUs best known from Apple's line of iOS devices, but have also been used in Exynos, MediaTek and other chipsets. Today the company unveiled the Series7 GPUs that span two branches aimed at anything from...

Tags: Misc, Android


Xiaomi on track to score $1.5 billion funding, now worth $40B

Xiaomi on track to score $1.5 billion funding, now worth $40B

10 November, 2014 | comments (28)

A report by CNBC suggests Xiaomi managed to raise $1.5 billion in investment capital in its latest round of funding. Facebook, Alibaba, Airbnb and Russian ISP DST are among the companies investing in Xiaomi. This is the largest private financing...

Tags: Xiaomi, Android


Lollipop-powered LG H440n leaks via benchmark

Lollipop-powered LG H440n leaks via benchmark

09 November, 2014 | comments (16)

It has been a particularly eventful weekend for LG, the Koreans following the Android 5.0 Lollipop leak for their G3 flagship with an official confirmation of its rollout. Now we understand that the company is also busy testing another 5.0 Lollipop...

Tags: LG, Android, Rumors


LG G3 will begin receiving Android 5.0 this week

LG G3 will begin receiving Android 5.0 this week

09 November, 2014 | comments (79)

LG G3 will begin receiving update to Android 5.0 Lollipop this week. The Korean manufacturer announced its OS upgrade plans shortly after an Android 5.0 ROM for its flagship leaked out. The rollout of Android 5.0 to the handset will begin in...

Tags: LG, Android


LG G3 Android 5.0 Lollipop ROM gets leaked

LG G3 Android 5.0 Lollipop ROM gets leaked

08 November, 2014 | comments (32)

We have seen screenshots of an Android 5.0 Lollipop update running on the LG G3 before. Now, an xda user has uploaded a working ROM that you can install on your phone and try it out for yourself. The user notes that the ROM is an early build and...

Tags: LG, Android


Moto X (2014) 5.0 Lollipop update now seeding to testers

Moto X (2014) 5.0 Lollipop update now seeding to testers

08 November, 2014 | comments (42)

Over the past two years or so Motorola turned regular firmware updates into one its top priorities and has been making sure that all its current smartphones run the latest available version of Android. And by the looks of it, things won’t change...

Tags: Motorola, Android


'Football Leather' Moto X (2014) now out at Verizon

'Football Leather' Moto X (2014) now out at Verizon

07 November, 2014 | comments (14)

Today, Verizon has officially unveiled a new color version for the Moto X (2014). It's got a fancy name, too: "Football Leather". It's a reddish hue, meant to make you think about (American) football when you look at it, since it's so close to the...