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Sony's CES press conference scheduled for January 6

Sony's CES press conference scheduled for January 6

13 December, 2013 | comments (25)

New Year's Eve is approaching and with it time for celebration and, of course, CES. Today Sony confirmed its event will be held the day before CES officially kicks off on January 7. The Sony press conference will be held on January 6 (Monday) at...

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Samsung Galaxy S III LTE version gets its Android 4.3 update

Samsung Galaxy S III LTE version gets its Android 4.3 update

12 December, 2013 | comments (78)

After Samsung released Android 4.3 for the global Galaxy S III I9300 the I9305 LTE variant is getting its due serving. The update is coming over the air but may take some time to arrive at your smartphone doorstep so try to be patient. The...

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"Something incredible" coming from ASUS at CES 2014

12 December, 2013 | comments (18)

CES, one of the biggest consumer electronics venues of the year in the US, kicks off on January 7. It seems that ASUS has been chomping at the bit to get 2014 started, as it's unleashed invites to its CES press event a day before the Consumer...

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Lenovo announces S930 and S650 droids

Lenovo announces S930 and S650 droids

12 December, 2013 | comments (30)

In September, Lenovo announced the flagship Vibe X and now the Chinese company is adding two more smartphones to its 2013 line-up: the Lenovo S930 and the Lenovo S650. The Lenovo S930 is an affordable mid-range 6-incher coming to rival the...

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Sony Xperia Z1s passes through the FCC

Sony Xperia Z1s passes through the FCC

12 December, 2013 | comments (31)

The elusive Sony Xperia Z1s (aka Z1 mini) passed through Postel, the Indonesian wireless authority, and has now reached US shores too. The FCC docs show a diagram of the device and give away its footprint – 129 x 64.9mm. The software version is...

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Oppo officially teases Find 7, says it's coming soon

Oppo officially teases Find 7, says it's coming soon

12 December, 2013 | comments (14)

Phonemaker Oppo used its official Weibo account to put up a banner teasing its upcoming flagship the Find 7. There, Oppo also confirms that the Find 7 will launch in early 2014. Last week, Oppo Find 7 had its specifications leaked, suggesting...

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Samsung starts manufacturing LCD-based Galaxy Note 3 Lite

Samsung starts manufacturing LCD-based Galaxy Note 3 Lite

12 December, 2013 | comments (67)

There were rumors that Samsung is looking at LCD screens to cut costs for the next Galaxy S and Note flagships, but maybe they were only partially correct. New information from Korean publication ETNews suggests Samsung is already making the Galaxy...


Dual-SIM Asus Padfone Mini goes official, 7

Dual-SIM Asus Padfone Mini goes official, 7" tablet dock in tow

11 December, 2013 | comments (19)

If the Asus Padfone Infinity 2 was too rich or too big for you, you might have been keeping an eye on the Padfone Mini rumors. Well, they are rumors no more – Asus just unveiled the phone/tablet hybrid in Taiwan. The Asus Padfone Mini is a...


Nokia Normandy is reportedly a low-cost Android phone

Nokia Normandy is reportedly a low-cost Android phone

10 December, 2013 | comments (269)

According to a report in The Verge, the previously leaked, mysterious Nokia Normandy is an Android handset. Known internally under several different codenames, the device is said to be developed as an equivalent to the low-cost Nokia Asha...

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LG G Pad 8.3 and Sony Xperia Z Ultra GPE are now available

LG G Pad 8.3 and Sony Xperia Z Ultra GPE are now available

10 December, 2013 | comments (32)

Google Play Edition Sony Xperia Z Ultra and LG G Pad 8.3 quietly went official in the United States - the duo of Android 4.4 KitKat devices is currently available to order in the US Google Play Store. The Xperia Z Ultra is priced at $649, while...

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Oppo N1 is now available worldwide

Oppo N1 is now available worldwide

10 December, 2013 | comments (22)

Oppo N1 was announced in September and launched in China on November 11. Later Oppo promised to expand the N1 availability worldwide on December 10 and today it duly deliverd. The Oppo N1 is now available through Oppo's official online stores....

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Leaked internal document confirms Huawei P7 specs

Leaked internal document confirms Huawei P7 specs

10 December, 2013 | comments (31)

According to a leaked internal document sent to us by an anonymous tipster, Huawei is working on an Ascend P7 smartphone that's currently going under the codename "Sophia". The Huawei Ascend P7 is going to be a major update over the Ascend P6 and...


Samsung announces 10 million Galaxy Note 3s shipped

Samsung announces 10 million Galaxy Note 3s shipped

10 December, 2013 | comments (73)

The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is leaving its predecessors in the dust – it sold 5 million units in the first month of availability and now a month later the number of units shipped has reached 10 million. Note that the number of sales is probably...

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Google starts rolling out Android 4.4.2 to Nexus devices

Google starts rolling out Android 4.4.2 to Nexus devices

10 December, 2013 | comments (135)

Shortly after the 4.4.1 update, Google has now started rolling out the 4.4.2 update for the Nexus devices. Whereas the previous update focused on improving the camera performance on the Nexus 5, the latest one merely includes bug fixes. There...

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Active gets a Snapdragon 800 version

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active gets a Snapdragon 800 version

09 December, 2013 | comments (30)

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active version with Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset joined the “regular” SHV-E330S Galaxy S4 in SK-Telecom’s smartphone lineup in Korea. As expected, the smartphone comes with support for LTE-A networks (up to 150...

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ZTE scores 2.5 million pre-orders for Nubia Z5S and Z5S mini

ZTE scores 2.5 million pre-orders for Nubia Z5S and Z5S mini

09 December, 2013 | comments (26)

ZTE recently announced its latest flagship smartphone, the Nubia Z5S along with the Nubia Z5S mini. The company now claims to have recorded whopping 2.5 million pre-orders for the Z5S and Z5S mini smartphones through its JD.com retailing...

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Metal-clad Samsung Galaxy J goes official in Taiwan

Metal-clad Samsung Galaxy J goes official in Taiwan

09 December, 2013 | comments (45)

The Samsung Galaxy J, a Galaxy S4 LTE-A version with a metal body, has launched in Japan and following a number of leaks it is now official for Taiwan. Here's the first promo video from Samsung Taiwan: The phone, which presumably is here...

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Samsung considers KitKat update for entry-level smartphones

Samsung considers KitKat update for entry-level smartphones

07 December, 2013 | comments (221)

Samsung's plans for updating its high-end tier of smartphones have already been unveiled and we know the Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy S3 and the Galaxy S4 are getting Android 4.4 KitKat in January. As it turns out, though, the manufacturer...

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Press renders of ASUS Padfone Mini leak ahead of its unveiling

Press renders of ASUS Padfone Mini leak ahead of its unveiling

07 December, 2013 | comments (30)

ASUS will allegedly be officially announcing the Padfone Mini at a dedicated event in Taiwan on December 11. The press images of the upcoming device from the company have been leaked well ahead of its unveiling, though. The leaked shots come from...

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Oppo Find 7 to bring Snapdragon 805 chipset

Oppo Find 7 to bring Snapdragon 805 chipset

06 December, 2013 | comments (112)

We've already heard that Oppo was working on the Find 7, and that the device is going to have some top-shelf specs. It turns out though that the upcoming handset's hardware might be even more impressive than previously estimated. Under the...

Tags: Oppo, Android, Rumors