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Cyanogen reportedly declined acquisition bid from Google

Cyanogen reportedly declined acquisition bid from Google

02 October, 2014 | comments (52)

According to a report in The Information, Cyanogen Inc. rejected acquisition interest from Google. Google’s Android chief, Sundar Pichai reportedly discussed the search giant's interest in the small company in a recent meeting with its top brass....

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Unannounced HTC One (M8) Eye passes through TENAA

Unannounced HTC One (M8) Eye passes through TENAA

02 October, 2014 | comments (40)

The previously leaked HTC One (M8) Eye made its way through TENAA. As is the case with all such visits, the upcoming handset left behind photos and details on its specifications. HTC One (M8) Eye (click to enlarge) The device, which...

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S slate with LTE-A tipped to launch in Korea

Samsung Galaxy Tab S slate with LTE-A tipped to launch in Korea

02 October, 2014 | comments (14)

It appears that there is an updated Samsung Galaxy Tab S tablet on the way. An entry intro the Geekbench database revealed details about the upcoming tablet. The yet to be revealed Samsung device will carry the model number SM-T805S. It will...


Android L build for Samsung Galaxy S5 gets previewed

Android L build for Samsung Galaxy S5 gets previewed

02 October, 2014 | comments (86)

By all accounts, Android L's release is coming soon, perhaps even this month (or in November). We've known for months what Google wants its next mobile OS version to look like, since the company's already presented its new Material Design. But what...

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Kantar: Windows Phone gains traction in Europe at iOS expense

Kantar: Windows Phone gains traction in Europe at iOS expense

02 October, 2014 | comments (42)

The latest mobile operating system usage data from Kantar Worldpanel is out and the numbers show that Windows Phone is enjoying a slight rise in its market share in Europe. Year-on-year, Microsoft's mobile OS gained 0.7 percent points for the...


Sony Xperia Z3 to launch in Canada at the end of the month

Sony Xperia Z3 to launch in Canada at the end of the month

02 October, 2014 | comments (19)

Sony is returning to the North American market in a big way – it has secured deals with multiple US carriers for its Xperia Z3 flagship and has now revealed it will make it widely available in Canada too. The waterproof Sony flagship will hit...

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Vertu Aster mates premium materials to high-end Android

Vertu Aster mates premium materials to high-end Android

02 October, 2014 | comments (43)

The new Moto X may have a metal frame and leather back options but it has nothing on the new Vertu Aster. The Aster is a more affordable (by Vertu standards) version of the Signature Touch. Besides the titanium and sapphire, the Aster features a...

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Sony denies working on stock AOSP ROMs for Xperia devices

Sony denies working on stock AOSP ROMs for Xperia devices

02 October, 2014 | comments (24)

There have been rumors of Sony working on stock AOSP ROMs for its Xperia series of phones. This naturally excited a lot of people, as it meant you could have a stock Android experience on your Xperia device and since the ROM came from the...

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European Samsung Galaxy S5 Active leaks out

European Samsung Galaxy S5 Active leaks out

01 October, 2014 | comments (25)

It appears that the AT&T exclusivity on the Samsung Galaxy S5 Active is about to come to an end. Live images of a version of the rugged smartphone for the European market made the rounds online. Visually, the EU-spec Samsung Galaxy S5...


Samsung outs release timeline map for the Galaxy Note 4

Samsung outs release timeline map for the Galaxy Note 4

01 October, 2014 | comments (60)

If you're still wondering when to expect the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 on store shelves in your particular country, this is clearly for you. The Korean company has posted an image of a map with a release timeline attached to it on its Facebook...

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Motorola Nexus 6 seemingly photographed in the wild

Motorola Nexus 6 seemingly photographed in the wild

01 October, 2014 | comments (43)

Just a couple of days ago we got a pretty comprehensive leak about the upcoming Nexus 6, made by Motorola. Yet despite all the hardware details we received at that point, in terms of images all we had to go on was a render that was supposedly close...


LG Liger (F490L) with LG Odin SoC gets Bluetooth certified

LG Liger (F490L) with LG Odin SoC gets Bluetooth certified

01 October, 2014 | comments (5)

Today the LG F490L has received its Bluetooth certification thanks to the Bluetooth SIG. It supports Bluetooth 4.0 as well as 4G LTE connectivity. The F490L is codenamed Liger according to past rumors, and it's going to be pretty special for the...

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Sony Xperia Z3X benchmarked, Snapdragon 810 in tow

Sony Xperia Z3X benchmarked, Snapdragon 810 in tow

01 October, 2014 | comments (127)

It looks like Sony is getting ready to launch a new phablet, to succeed the Xperia Z Ultra from last year. The device will be called Xperia Z3X and it's going to be a beast. The first details about it were actually leaked back in July, which is...

Tags: Sony, Android, Rumors


Xolo Q2100 launches with fingerprint sensor, $219 price

Xolo Q2100 launches with fingerprint sensor, $219 price

01 October, 2014 | comments (37)

The Xolo Q2100 launches today in India packing a fingerprint sensor at the back, a first for the company. It also has an IR blaster complete with a preloaded Peel Smart Remote app. The dual-SIM phone is powered by a MediaTek MT6582 chipset...

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Asus updates the Zenfone 5 and Zenfone 6 with Android 4.4 KitKat

Asus updates the Zenfone 5 and Zenfone 6 with Android 4.4 KitKat

01 October, 2014 | comments (763)

Hours after Asus released Android 4.4 KitKat for the ZenFone 4, its bigger brothers, the ZenFone 5 and ZenFone 6 are also getting treated to an updated firmware. The update is currently live in China and Taiwan, but will also hit more...

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 Samsung Galaxy Note 4 UK contract prices revealed

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 UK contract prices revealed

01 October, 2014 | comments (31)

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 was announced by the Korean company last month during the IFA trade show in Berlin. Britons have been able to book their SIM-free unit for a while now as pre-orders have opened, but now we learn more about the on-contract...

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Moto X (2014) hits UK in limited supply, costs £395

Moto X (2014) hits UK in limited supply, costs £395

01 October, 2014 | comments (9)

Sales of the the Moto X (2014) are already underway in the US, but in the UK the phone is yet to appear in stores. UK retailer Unlocked Mobiles has announced that it has the phone in stock, but supply is quite limited. The SIM-free, 16GB...

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Lumia 830 will go on sale this week

Lumia 830 will go on sale this week

01 October, 2014 | comments (29)

The Lumia 830 will hit store shelves this week at a recommended retail price of €330 before taxes and subsidies. The first of two mid-rangers showed off at this year's IFA briefly held the position of thinnest phone with optical image stabilization...

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LG F60 is an LTE-enabled mid-range handset

LG F60 is an LTE-enabled mid-range handset

01 October, 2014 | comments (16)

LG just unveiled the LG F60 – an LTE-enabled mid-range handset. It has a zippy quad-core processor and runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat spiced up with LG's proprietary Knock code and Gesture Shot. The phone has a 4.5" IPS screen with the disappointing...

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Asus releases Android 4.4 KitKat update for the ZenFone 4

Asus releases Android 4.4 KitKat update for the ZenFone 4

01 October, 2014 | comments (201)

Asus has announced on Twitter that the Android 4.4 KitKat update has started rolling out for the Asus ZenFone 4. It's a bit late now to do this but better late than never. Meanwhile, those who bought the bigger and more expensive ZenFone 5...

Tags: ASUS, Android