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Samsung Galaxy S5 hits the US ahead of schedule

Samsung Galaxy S5 hits the US ahead of schedule

01 April, 2014 | comments (36)

SK Telecom has launched the Samsung Galaxy S5 on March 27 in South Korea, way ahead of the official April 11 release date. There is a very good reason for the carrier to do so - it has an upcoming 45 day ban of acquiring new customers starting April...

Tags: Samsung, Android


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 (133)

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...

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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


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 (27)

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


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 (25)

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...


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...


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 (58)

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


A bunch of Android 4.4.3 features leaked

A bunch of Android 4.4.3 features leaked

29 March, 2014 | comments (126)

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...


LG G2 mini shows up in European stores, costs €350

LG G2 mini shows up in European stores, costs €350

29 March, 2014 | comments (46)

We were somewhat disappointed by the LG G2 mini specs - a lower mid-range phone flaunting a flagship name - but the (relatively) compact gadget has gone on store shelves in Europe at a rather steep price. Several German retailers - Amazon...

Tags: LG, Android


Swedish carrier Telia lists the HTC One (M8) mini

Swedish carrier Telia lists the HTC One (M8) mini

28 March, 2014 | comments (10)

Last year's HTC flagship line-up consisted of the One, One mini and One Max, so it's only logical after the One (M8) the rest of the phones to have their respective successors. And it only took a few days after HTC officially announced the M8, for...

Tags: HTC, Android, Rumors


Samsung Galaxy S5 gets rooted ahead of its global launch

Samsung Galaxy S5 gets rooted ahead of its global launch

28 March, 2014 | comments (75)

Samsung's latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S5 is yet to go on sale across the globe, but the developers at XDA-Dev forum have already figured out a way to gain root access to the smartphone. The procedure would only work on the international...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Lumigon announces T2 HD premium Android smartphone

Lumigon announces T2 HD premium Android smartphone

28 March, 2014 | comments (47)

You may remember the Danish company Lumigon from its T1 and T2 smartphones, which it launched in 2010 and 2012. The company is looking to deliver decently (if not exactly high-end) spec'd Android smartphones in a premium built package. Today Lumigon...

Tags: Lumigon, Android