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Samsung Galaxy S5 now receiving Lollipop update on T-Mobile

Samsung Galaxy S5 now receiving Lollipop update on T-Mobile

18 February, 2015 | comments (40)

After the models sold by Verizon and Sprint both started getting the Lollipop update earlier this month, it's now time for T-Mobile's iteration of Samsung's Galaxy S5 to receive the same treatment. In a bit of good news for owners of the S5 who...


Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 620, 618, 425 and 415

Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 620, 618, 425 and 415

18 February, 2015 | comments (30)

When we talk about Qualcomm and the future of mobile processors all roadmaps and leaks seem to naturally revolve around the high-end 800 series chipsets. The 810 is just now making its way on to actual production devices and the new 14nm...

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Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge tops Geekbench results

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge tops Geekbench results

18 February, 2015 | comments (114)

The rumor mill followed Samsung's choice of chipset for the Galaxy S6 duo in great detail. Leaked benchmarks show that going with its in-house Exynos 7420 chipset was a solid decision. The chipset is built on the company's 14nm process and includes...


HTC Butterfly 3 tipped to have a 5.2-inch display

HTC Butterfly 3 tipped to have a 5.2-inch display

18 February, 2015 | comments (9)

The HTC Butterfly 2 is only six months old and yet we're starting to hear of its planned replacement. The Butterfly 3 is said to pack a 5.2-inch WQHD screen, as reported on the @upleaks Тwitter feed. A quick search on Wikipedia will...

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Alleged Android 5.2 build spotted running on Nexus 5

Alleged Android 5.2 build spotted running on Nexus 5

18 February, 2015 | comments (16)

Android Lollipop has definitely been stirring up enthusiasm all over the mobile world. Major manufacturers are still knee deep in the update frenzy and eager users can't wait to get their hands on the new sugary goodness. While a lot of us are still...

Tags: Android, Rumors


Asus unveils Fonepad 7 FE375CL with 4G LTE support

Asus unveils Fonepad 7 FE375CL with 4G LTE support

18 February, 2015 | comments (8)

Asus is expanding its Fonepad line of Android devices with a new tablet dubbed Fonepad 7 FE375CL. It comes with LTE support and runs Android 5.0 Lollipop out-of-the-box. The device is powered by Intel Atom Z3530 chipset with 1.3 GHz quad-core...

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Samsung Galaxy S6 case leak confirms 6.9mm thickness

Samsung Galaxy S6 case leak confirms 6.9mm thickness

18 February, 2015 | comments (92)

Case maker OBLIQ sent us its latest case designs from the Slim Meta series and has confirmed the thickness of the Samsung Galaxy S6 will be 6.9mm. With the cases on, the phone will measure 9.5mm thick, which isn't all that bad. The case...

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Lenovo Vibe Shot packs a 16MP camera with OIS

Lenovo Vibe Shot packs a 16MP camera with OIS

18 February, 2015 | comments (40)

A few weeks back we wrote about the replacement of the Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro flagship, which we thought surfaced in live images. Apparently, the subject of that photoshoot was a different device, namely the Lenovo Vibe Shot. Aptly named, the new...

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Asus Zenfone ZE500CL with 5

Asus Zenfone ZE500CL with 5" 720p screen leaks

18 February, 2015 | comments (11)

The Zenfone 2 is not a phone, but more like a collection of similar phones. Two 5.5" models are already official, but a leak points to an incoming 5" device. And that's not the rumored the MediaTek-powered Zenfone 2. The Asus Zenfone 2 ZE500CL is...

Tags: Asus, Android, Rumors


Micromax announces Lollipop update for its Canvas phones

Micromax announces Lollipop update for its Canvas phones

18 February, 2015 | comments (99)

Micromax has announced that it will updating its Canvas range of Android smartphones in India to Android 5.0 Lollipop update in the coming weeks. The first phone in the Canvas series to get the Lollipop update will be the Canvas Xpress A99, which...

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HTC confirms March 1 unveiling of its upcoming flagship

HTC confirms March 1 unveiling of its upcoming flagship

18 February, 2015 | comments (36)

HTC UK confirmed in a Tweet that "the new HTC One", likely to be called the HTC One M9, will be unveiled on March 1st. The company has also started advertising the announcement on television during today's round of European Champions League...

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BenQ F52 packs Snapdragon 810 SoC and Android 5.0

BenQ F52 packs Snapdragon 810 SoC and Android 5.0

18 February, 2015 | comments (12)

The Taiwanese manufacturer BenQ partnered up with Cheetah Mobile to unveil the F52 smartphone with Android 5.0 Lollipop. The handset will be on display during the upcoming MWC in Barcelona. BenQ F52 packs 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 SoC...

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Apple sets initial Watch orders at more than 5 million units

Apple sets initial Watch orders at more than 5 million units

17 February, 2015 | comments (33)

According to "people familiar with the matter", Apple has already placed orders to its Asian suppliers for 5 to 6 million units of its first smartwatch. And all of those are for the initial run, with the aforementioned suppliers expected to produce...

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LG Nexus 5 spotted running Android 5.1 in a benchmark

LG Nexus 5 spotted running Android 5.1 in a benchmark

17 February, 2015 | comments (13)

Android 5.1 got an odd half official introduction a couple of weeks ago, when Google let slip that some new Android One handsets were running this version from day one. Today the software giant took its low-cost phone initiative to the Philippines,...

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Apple Pay may be having problems with China regulations

Apple Pay may be having problems with China regulations

17 February, 2015 | comments (19)

As most of you surely know Apple's own NFC-based payment system has been steadily expanding all throughout the US thanks to the enormous efforts of the Cupertino giant. And while the new system is still seeing a lot of distrust from major retailers...

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Original Moto G to receive Lollipop in the coming weeks

Original Moto G to receive Lollipop in the coming weeks

17 February, 2015 | comments (31)

In keeping with the company's policy to provide updates for its smartphones, Motorola is working on an Android Lollipop firmware for the first generation Moto G, released in 2013. Evidence for the update comes from owners of the device, who have...

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LG developing a high-end chipset, production to start later in 2015

LG developing a high-end chipset, production to start later in 2015

17 February, 2015 | comments (21)

LG is working on a new in-house flagship-grade chipset, reports in Korean media claim. Arch-rival Samsung has been doing good on that front for some time, utilizing its own silicon in a number of devices. Snapdragon 810 issues, however, have been...

Tags: LG, Rumors


New Samsung Galaxy S6 teaser promises performance

New Samsung Galaxy S6 teaser promises performance

17 February, 2015 | comments (50)

The second video in the #TheNextGalaxy series is out and it's as vague as ever, but it seems to promise fast performance ("The faster I am, the more that gets done") and long battery life ("And the more time I can give to others"). The previous...

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Sony Xperia E4 on pre-order in mainland Europe for 130

Sony Xperia E4 on pre-order in mainland Europe for 130

17 February, 2015 | comments (20)

Last week the new Sony Xperia E4 went on pre-order in the UK, since then it has expanded to mainland Europe. It's still a bit difficult to find but we managed to find it in a few stores at 130, practically on par with the 100 pre-order price in...

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IDC: Samsung slips to number five in Chinese smartphone market

IDC: Samsung slips to number five in Chinese smartphone market

17 February, 2015 | comments (36)

Samsung, which was dethroned in China by local upstart Xiaomi last year, has slipped to the fifth position in the country's smartphone market now, according to a latest report from the market research firm IDC. As per the report, in Q4, 2014,...

Tags: Samsung, Xiaomi, China