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

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

12 November, 2014 | comments (280)

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


Samsung SM-Z130H pops up with a 480p display, Tizen OS 2.3

Samsung SM-Z130H pops up with a 480p display, Tizen OS 2.3

11 November, 2014 | comments (27)

The user-agent profile of the yet unannounced Samsung SM-Z130H smartphone has popped up revealing some of the phone's specs. By the looks of it, the phone will sport a 1.2GHz CPU on the ARMv7 architecture (probably quad-core Cortex-A7 on the...

Tags: Samsung, Tizen


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


Microsoft Lumia 535 goes official with 5 qHD display

Microsoft Lumia 535 goes official with 5 qHD display

11 November, 2014 | comments (170)

The first Windows Phone smartphone to carry the Microsoft name is now a fact. The already leaked, entry-level Microsoft Lumia 535 will being rolling out to key markets this month in single or dual-SIM variants. Microsoft Lumia 535 features...


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


AT&T's Samsung Ativ S Neo gets Windows Phone 8.1

AT&T's Samsung Ativ S Neo gets Windows Phone 8.1

10 November, 2014 | comments (11)

Windows Phone 8.1 is slowly but surely making its way to more and more handsets week after week. While Nokia devices are generally quicker to receive such software updates, Samsung's wares sometimes lag behind. That, however, won't be the case...


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


LG roadmap promises bending, foldable, rollable screens

LG roadmap promises bending, foldable, rollable screens

10 November, 2014 | comments (41)

For many years now there's been speculation of "flexible displays" coming to smartphones. In 2013 we even saw the first two devices to come with curved screens (though you couldn't bend them yourself): the LG G Flex and the Samsung Galaxy...

Tags: LG


Alleged Vivo Xplay 5S images leak, promise a glorious phone

Alleged Vivo Xplay 5S images leak, promise a glorious phone

10 November, 2014 | comments (19)

Vivo is working on another monster flagship the Vivo Xplay 5S may be the 3.8mm (or so) thick smartphone that the company has been teasing, perhaps (or perhaps not) the one with Snapdragon 810 too. Keep in mind that the Vivo PR team has a history...


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


More Microsoft Lumia 535 high-res photos emerge

More Microsoft Lumia 535 high-res photos emerge

10 November, 2014 | comments (55)

The first non-Nokia Lumia is expected to go official tomorrow, November 11. Microsoft had a really hard time keeping the phone under wraps though, as the Lumia 535 has been leaked numerous times with specs and live pictures. We know the Microsoft...


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


Apple releases deregister tool to unlink your number from iMessage

Apple releases deregister tool to unlink your number from iMessage

10 November, 2014 | comments (31)

If you switched away from an iPhone, you may have issues receiving SMS sent by someone from an iOS device to your number, as those may still be sent to your iMessage account. The solution for this was to switch off the iMessage feature on your old...

Tags: Apple, iOS


A new Lumia phablet leaks, possibly Lumia 1330

A new Lumia phablet leaks, possibly Lumia 1330

09 November, 2014 | comments (52)

A smudgy shot has been making the rounds lately, showing the soon to be announced Lumia 535. Microsoft is expected to announce the entry level Lumia next week - on November 11. Attentive readers however have spotted that next to it on the...


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