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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


Verizon has a two-for-one deal for the HTC One (M8)

Verizon has a two-for-one deal for the HTC One (M8)

28 March, 2014 | comments (7)

Verizon is really getting into the new HTC One (M8) the carrier will give you two for the price of one! Verizon has a pseudo-exclusivity on the new flagship as it's the only carrier that has it in its stores. Anyway, the deal is you pay $200...

Tags: HTC, Android, Verizon


LG G Flex receives Android 4.4.2 KitKat update with Knock Code

LG G Flex receives Android 4.4.2 KitKat update with Knock Code

27 March, 2014 | comments (22)

LG is now seeding Android 4.4.2 KitKat software update for the G Flex. That's a bit earlier than even LG's original plans, which it unveiled a few days ago, but we don't mind at all. The Users can now enjoy LG's Knock Code feature as well...

Tags: LG, Android


HTC looking to nab 8-10% of smartphone market

HTC looking to nab 8-10% of smartphone market

27 March, 2014 | comments (103)

HTC has big plans, and most of them are probably riding on the success of the new HTC One, aka the M8. Reception to the new device has been good, so HTC's projections may very well come to fruition. Peter Chou, CEO and co-founder of HTC believes...

Tags: HTC, Android


Case maker confirms Lumia 1820, Galaxy S5 zoom, S5 mini

Case maker confirms Lumia 1820, Galaxy S5 zoom, S5 mini

27 March, 2014 | comments (27)

Since it's fashionable for case makers to leak unannounced phones, Noreve put out pages for leather cases for three phones the Nokia Lumia 1820, Samsung Galaxy S5 mini and Galaxy S5 zoom. The cases will be available "online very soon". In case...


HTC One Max on Sprint now receiving KitKat update

HTC One Max on Sprint now receiving KitKat update

27 March, 2014 | comments (2)

Sprint users are reporting that the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update is rolling out for their HTC One Max phablets. The update, version 2.09.651.1, weighs in at 344MB and is available for download over the air. Other than the latest Android version,...


LG Optimus Exceed 2 for Verizon leaked

LG Optimus Exceed 2 for Verizon leaked

27 March, 2014 | comments (3)

It looks like the cell phone whiste blower, evleaks, is at it again. This time they've got the skinny on an upcoming LG Droid bound for Verizon: the LG Optimus Exceed 2. Not much is known about the specs of the Exceed 2, but if the original...

Tags: LG, Android


Sony Xperia Z2 launch in the UK delayed [UPDATED]

Sony Xperia Z2 launch in the UK delayed [UPDATED]

27 March, 2014 | comments (36)

The Sony Xperia Z2 was supposed to launch in early April (with a free 32" TV no less), but there seems to have been a delay. So much for shortages not causing a delay. Sony has contacted UK retailer Unlocked Mobiles and said that the launch...

Tags: Sony, Android


LG announces G2 mini globally, will hit stores in April

LG announces G2 mini globally, will hit stores in April

27 March, 2014 | comments (9)

LG G2 mini, the compact version of the company's flagship smartphone, the LG G2 was unveiled at this year's Mobile World Congress. The official announcement did not spread light on the availability details of the smartphone, but we now know that the...

Tags: LG, Android


Sony now seeds Android 4.4.2 KitKat for the Xperia Z1 globally

Sony now seeds Android 4.4.2 KitKat for the Xperia Z1 globally

27 March, 2014 | comments (254)

Sony has started seeding Android 4.4.2 KitKat to the Xperia Z1 globally, after several markets got it last week. The software update is marked as version 14.3.A.0.681 and in addition to bringing the latest version of Android to the company's former...

Tags: Sony, Android


Samsung Galaxy S5 hit Korea today to preempt sales ban

Samsung Galaxy S5 hit Korea today to preempt sales ban

27 March, 2014 | comments (20)

South Korean regulators caught the country's carriers violating laws that impose the maximum subsidy for a phone. The resulting 45 day ban of acquiring new customers that starts on April 5 would interfere with the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S5 on...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Samsung launches Galaxy S5, Gear 2, Gear Neo and Fit in India

Samsung launches Galaxy S5, Gear 2, Gear Neo and Fit in India

27 March, 2014 | comments (109)

Samsung has launched the Galaxy S5 smartphone, along with the Gear 2, Gear Neo and Gear Fit smartwatches in India. The Galaxy S5 will be priced between INR 51,000 ($848) and INR 53,000 ($881). The exact pricing will be announced later but...

Tags: Samsung, Android


2.5GHz Asian HTC One (M8) meets 2.3GHz US version in AnTuTu

2.5GHz Asian HTC One (M8) meets 2.3GHz US version in AnTuTu

26 March, 2014 | comments (56)

Benchmarks of the HTC One (M8) have surfaced out of China, and have revealed a bit more about the performance of the Asian HTC One (M8). Running on the AC variant of the MSM8974 Snapdragon 801 processor, the Asian model comes with a 200MHz faster...

Tags: HTC, Android, Rumors


Sony Xperia M gets Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update

Sony Xperia M gets Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update

26 March, 2014 | comments (807)

Sony is rolling out Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update to its mid-range Xperia M smartphone. The latest update takes the build version to 15.4.A.0.23 and comes with a bunch of new features and enhancements. The newest firmware comes with an updated...

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LG Optimus G will get Android KitKat in Summer

LG Optimus G will get Android KitKat in Summer

26 March, 2014 | comments (131)

Good news for LG Optimus G users: you'll be receiving your Android 4.4.2 KitKat upgrade this summer. The information was confirmed by LG themselves. The Optimus G has been stuck on Android 4.1 for some time now, so the update will be a welcome...

Tags: Android, LG


HTC One (M8) GPe now available, old One gets a $100 discount

HTC One (M8) GPe now available, old One gets a $100 discount

26 March, 2014 | comments (9)

The HTC One (M8) Google Play Edition was announced yesterday alongside the base device and it's already in stock. The price of GPe phone is $700 - $50 more than the Sense version and the unlocked Developer edition. Anyway, the HTC One (M8) GPe is...

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AT&T HTC One mini to get KitKat this week

AT&T HTC One mini to get KitKat this week

26 March, 2014 | comments (7)

Executive Director of Product Management at HTC USA has confirmed in Twitter that Android 4.4.2 KitKat for the One mini has passed AT&T testing. The carrier is going to seed it to One mini users via an over-the-air update by the end of this...

Tags: HTC, Android, AT&T