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HTC to update One M8 and M7 to Lollipop within 90 days

HTC to update One M8 and M7 to Lollipop within 90 days

04 November, 2014 | comments (40)

HTC has announced that it will be updating the HTC One M8 and M7 to Android 5.0 Lollipop within 90 days from now. The company claims to have received the source code from Google and is working on the update. It's rather odd that HTC is...

Tags: HTC, Android


Android in October: KitKat distribution share edges past 30%

Android in October: KitKat distribution share edges past 30%

03 November, 2014 | comments (28)

Google released the Android distribution report for the month of October. Unsurprisingly, Android 4.4 KitKat continued its march towards bigger distribution share - it now boots on more than 30% of all devices out there. Android 4.1, 4.2,...


Moto Maxx gets pictured as the international Droid Turbo

Moto Maxx gets pictured as the international Droid Turbo

03 November, 2014 | comments (72)

Last week we told you to expect Motorola to launch a global version of its Droid Turbo smartphone (which is exclusive to Verizon). Back then rumor had it that this would be called Moto Maxx, and today the name has been confirmed. A Brazilian...

Tags: Motorola, Android


HTC Desire Eye, RE Camera land at AT&T on November 7 too

HTC Desire Eye, RE Camera land at AT&T on November 7 too

03 November, 2014 | comments (6)

AT&T is having a big day today, in terms of announcements. Following the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge, Nokia Lumia 830, and HTC One (M8) for Windows, which we've already told you about, the carrier is also launching the HTC Desire Eye and RE Camera...

Tags: AT&T, Android, HTC


AT&T launches HTC One (M8) for Windows, Lumia 830 this week

AT&T launches HTC One (M8) for Windows, Lumia 830 this week

03 November, 2014 | comments (6)

AT&T has the biggest market share of Windows Phone handsets in the US and this Friday it will add two hot new devices to its roster. The two new devices are the HTC One (M8) for Windows, the only all-metal WP8 phone so far, and the Nokia Lumia 830,...


Samsung Galaxy Note Edge kicks off in the USA on Nov 7

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge kicks off in the USA on Nov 7

03 November, 2014 | comments (38)

Samsung has just announced the availability of the Galaxy Note Edge for the United States. The smartphone will become available as early as this week and major operators will be carrying it. Samsung Galaxy Note Edge was announced back at IFA expo...


Lumia RM-1090 appears with Microsoft branding

Lumia RM-1090 appears with Microsoft branding

03 November, 2014 | comments (56)

The Lumia RM-1090 has been spotted at the Chinese TENAA certification website. There, the phone sports Microsoft logo above the display and on the back cover, and just as expected, a Nokia logo is nowhere to be seen. In October, the phone...


Samsung I9500 Galaxy S4 to get Lollipop early next year

Samsung I9500 Galaxy S4 to get Lollipop early next year

03 November, 2014 | comments (57)

The current Samsung flagship, the Galaxy S5, will be getting Android 5.0 Lollipop, it was even demoed on video. Last year's flagship will not be left out, sources claim the Galaxy S4 will be updated too. The question then is "which S4?" since there...


Strategy Analytics: Android reaches 84%, can't grow further

Strategy Analytics: Android reaches 84%, can't grow further

03 November, 2014 | comments (93)

According to data from Strategy Analytics quoted by the WSJ, Android has reached its peak market share at 85% as seen in Q2 2013. In Q3 2014, Android's presence has declined by 1 percent point and is now 84%. Strategy Analytics executive director...


Apple Watch coming spring 2015, says Apple Retail SVP

Apple Watch coming spring 2015, says Apple Retail SVP

03 November, 2014 | comments (29)

Apple Watch was introduced last September alongside the new Apple iPhone 6 duet. The long awaited smartwatch was demonstrated extensively but its release date was mentioned as just "early 2015". Well, as it seems the Apple Watch might not be coming...

Tags: Apple, iOS


iPhone 6 sales plateau in the UK, iPhone 6 Plus still going strong

iPhone 6 sales plateau in the UK, iPhone 6 Plus still going strong

03 November, 2014 | comments (59)

According to information obtained by FoneArena, the iPhone 6 isn't selling as well as the iPhone 6 Plus in the UK. Carphone Warehouse's inventory system has shown more than 20,000 iPhone 6 units idling in the company's storage...

Tags: Apple, iOS


Motorola pushes Android 4.4.4 update to the Moto G in the US

Motorola pushes Android 4.4.4 update to the Moto G in the US

03 November, 2014 | comments (20)

If you have the first generation Moto G and live in the US, you should check your phone for an update. Motorola has started pushing an update for the XT1032 model that updates the phone to 4.4.4. The original Moto G has so far been on Android...

Tags: Motorola, Android


Apple iPhone 6 to get a $100 price cut with upcoming promo

Apple iPhone 6 to get a $100 price cut with upcoming promo

02 November, 2014 | comments (45)

The holiday season and Black Friday are upon us, kicking off November 28 this year. The retailers are already working on their promo offers and the Sam's Club one is particularly interesting. It seems iPhone 6 will be one of its hot promotions this...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Rumors


Samsung refuses to pay licenses to Microsoft after Nokia buyout

Samsung refuses to pay licenses to Microsoft after Nokia buyout

02 November, 2014 | comments (92)

Samsung has issued a court filing regarding its collaboration with Microsoft on Windows Phone and states that it refuses to fulfill its end of the deal as it now sees the software giant as a direct competitor. The business collaboration agreement...


SEL outs a 3-fold 8.7-inch OLED touch display

SEL outs a 3-fold 8.7-inch OLED touch display

02 November, 2014 | comments (41)

At the Display Innovation 2014 trade show in Yokohoma City, Japan, Semiconductor Energy Laboratory (SEL) introduced an 8.7" Super AMOLED display, which can fold in three. It sports 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution resulting in a pixel density of...

Tags: Misc


Week 44 in review: Oppo N3 and R5, DROID Turbo, Galaxy A5

Week 44 in review: Oppo N3 and R5, DROID Turbo, Galaxy A5

02 November, 2014 | comments (1)

Week In Review is back to recap all the major announcements of the week, which you might have missed. The past Week 44 saw a lot of new smartphone announcements. Motorola, Samsung and Oppo revealed new devices and all of them are quite...


BlackBerry Passport gets the gold-plating treatment

BlackBerry Passport gets the gold-plating treatment

01 November, 2014 | comments (30)

Early last month we came across photos of a gold-plated BlackBerry Passport, but details were scarce. This might be the source of these photos - Vietnamese company Mavang is doing custom gold plating of Passports. The square-screened business...

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HTC Desire 620 in the works, Taiwan's NCC reveals

HTC Desire 620 in the works, Taiwan's NCC reveals

31 October, 2014 | comments (15)

The NCC is Taiwan's equivalent of the USA's FCC, and its documents have revealed a new smartphone that is currently in the works: the HTC Desire 620. Not one, but two versions of this yet unheard of upcoming handset have been certified by the...

Tags: HTC, Android


Tizen-running dual-SIM Samsung phone spotted at the FCC

Tizen-running dual-SIM Samsung phone spotted at the FCC

31 October, 2014 | comments (18)

Samsung's been theoretically launching Tizen smartphones left and right for years. Actually though, we've yet to see one shipping product running the mobile OS that was once seriously thought to be able to take on Android. For the umpteenth time,...

Tags: Samsung, Tizen


New Lollipop build for Samsung Galaxy S5 gets showcased

New Lollipop build for Samsung Galaxy S5 gets showcased

31 October, 2014 | comments (65)

A few weeks ago we brought you images and video showing what an early build of Android L for the Samsung Galaxy S5 looked like. Since that point, the Korean company's engineers have been hard at work tweaking things and integrating the TouchWiz...

Tags: Samsung, Android