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Sony Xperia Z Ultra GPE to soon get Android 4.4.3 update

Sony Xperia Z Ultra GPE to soon get Android 4.4.3 update

20 April, 2014 | comments (14)

The Sprint bound Google Nexus 5 was the first smartphone to receive the Android 4.4.3 update this past week. The Google Play Edition of the Sony Xperia Z Ultra might be the next smartphone in queue to get the latest Android 4.4.3...

Tags: Sony, Android, Rumors


Sony Xperia Z2 gets treated to a minor firmware update

Sony Xperia Z2 gets treated to a minor firmware update

19 April, 2014 | comments (46)

Sony Xperia Z2 received a minor firmware update. The new Android 4.4.2 build has release number 17.1.A.2.69 and replaces version 17.1.A.2.55. The new firmware brings no major changes to Sony’s smartphone flagship – only minor performance...

Tags: Sony, Android


KitKat updates for Xperia Z, ZL, ZR and Tablet Z to arrive in May

KitKat updates for Xperia Z, ZL, ZR and Tablet Z to arrive in May

17 April, 2014 | comments (46)

Sony had already announced that the Android 4.4 KitKat update for Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia ZR and Xperia Tablet Z was under development and the new firmware would be available in May or June. Now, we have a confirmation that the update is...

Tags: Sony, Android, Rumors


Gionee Elife E7 Mini is now available for  $315

Gionee Elife E7 Mini is now available for $315

15 April, 2014 | comments (24)

Announced back in December last year, the Gionee Elife E7 Mini is finally on sale in India. Packing a 4.7" IPS IGZO display of 720p resolution the Elife E7 Mini features a 1.7GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6592 CPU and a Mali 450MP4 GPU in addition to...

Tags: Gionee, Android


Sony Xperia Z2 pre-orders back up in Europe, launch pushed to May

Sony Xperia Z2 pre-orders back up in Europe, launch pushed to May

14 April, 2014 | comments (64)

Sony is experiencing a great deal of trouble getting its latest flagship the Xperia Z2 out of the factories and onto the store shelves. The company has re-launched the pre-orders for the phone on its UK website and has listed the shipping time...

Tags: Sony, Android


Slew of Sony Xperia Z phones get KitKat 4.4.2 bug fix

Slew of Sony Xperia Z phones get KitKat 4.4.2 bug fix

09 April, 2014 | comments (197)

Sony is now putting out a bug fix for the Xperia Z1, Xperia Z Ultra, and Xperia Z1 Compact; Firmware 14.3.A.0.757 takes the place of the former version (14.3.A.0.681). What does the new version fix? The sound issue that has been plaguing users...

Tags: Sony, Android


UK Sony Xperia Z2 launches on May 1, pre-orders ship next week

UK Sony Xperia Z2 launches on May 1, pre-orders ship next week

09 April, 2014 | comments (36)

Sony Xperia Z2, the company's latest flagship, was announced back in the MWC in February. Sony has admitted on Xperia Z2 stock shortages, but it has claimed they'll cause no delay. Apparently that wasn't entirely true as the company has now admitted...

Tags: Sony, Android


New Sharp Aquos flagship offers unparalleled screen-to-body ratio

New Sharp Aquos flagship offers unparalleled screen-to-body ratio

07 April, 2014 | comments (101)

Sharp has announced an impressive new flagship for its Aquos line, the Xx 302Sh. And while it isn't heralded for its amazing screen-to-body ratio, it really should be. The Xx 302Sh sports a 5.2-inch screen and measures just 132mm long and 70mm wide...

Tags: Sharp, Android


Samsung Galaxy S5 Zoom aces AnTuTu

Samsung Galaxy S5 Zoom aces AnTuTu

04 April, 2014 | comments (35)

The Samsung Galaxy S5 Zoom can't get enough of the spotlight. It all started with some leaked specs and then we got to see it have its first identity crisis - going by the name K Zoom instead of S5 Zoom. The latest rumor installment comes...


Sony Xperia Z2 Compact may have just passed by the FCC

Sony Xperia Z2 Compact may have just passed by the FCC

03 April, 2014 | comments (96)

The Xperia Z1 Compact may not be a one-off, in fact the FCC might have already certified its successor, the Z2 Compact. It already certified the Sony SO-04F "Altair" – an NTT DoCoMo device going by the model number. The Sony Xperia Z1 for NTT was...

Tags: Sony, Android, Rumors


Sony Xperia Z2 hits Canada this May, US still waiting

Sony Xperia Z2 hits Canada this May, US still waiting

02 April, 2014 | comments (7)

The Sony Xperia Z2 is known to be available in Europe and parts of Asia and today we can count North America in the list of regions where Sony's flagship is going to sell. Bell Canada is going to start offering the device to its customers starting...

Tags: Sony, 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...

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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


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 Z2 pips HTC One (M8) to benchmark crown

Sony Xperia Z2 pips HTC One (M8) to benchmark crown

25 March, 2014 | comments (66)

The Nokia Lumia 1520 was crowned "Best gaming device" at the beginning of the month but yesterday the HTC One (M8) stole that title and an even bigger one – it reached top place on Basemark OS II, which is an overall benchmark. That didn’t last...

Tags: Sony, Android


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6.44" ZTE Nubia X6 phablet launches with Snapdragon 801

25 March, 2014 | comments (20)

The ZTE Nubia X6 officially launched at an event in Beijing and it proved to be a more exiting device that the latest rumors described. It's a 6.44" phablet with a Snapdragon 801 chipset and dual-SIM support plus LTE connectivity. The Nubia...

Tags: ZTE, Android


2014 W11 news in review: Find 7, Moto and LG smartwatches

2014 W11 news in review: Find 7, Moto and LG smartwatches

23 March, 2014 | comments (3)

The usual round of HTC One leaks and flagship market availability announcements aside, this week's news saw the anticipated announcement of the Oppo Find 7, one of the first QHD-display-toting smartphones, as well as new smartwatches from LG and...

Tags: Misc


ZTE Nubia X6 visits Tenaa, is a 6.44

ZTE Nubia X6 visits Tenaa, is a 6.44" phablet

20 March, 2014 | comments (12)

ZTE has been teasing the upcoming Nubia X6 flagship with tidbits of info, but a cache of specs was discovered at Tenaa. Unlike the Nubia Z phones, the X6 is a phablet – a whopping 6.44" phablet to rival the Sony Xperia Z Ultra. The screen is a...

Tags: ZTE, Android


Sony raises Xperia Z2 price in Germany to €679

Sony raises Xperia Z2 price in Germany to €679

20 March, 2014 | comments (26)

In a rather puzzling move Sony's has bumped the price of the Xperia Z2 on its official online store in Germany. The Sony Xperia Z2 now sales at €679 up from €599 from a couple of days ago. There's no official word from Sony as to why the...

Tags: Sony, Android


HTC One 2014 pictured next to iPhone 5s, Galaxy S4 and LG G2

HTC One 2014 pictured next to iPhone 5s, Galaxy S4 and LG G2

19 March, 2014 | comments (70)

It seems like someone was able to get their hands on HTC's upcoming One flagship, and has even managed to shoot it next to some of the current competitor flagships (read. current, not upcoming). These include the Samsung Galaxy S4 and Note 3, Sony...

Tags: HTC, Android, Rumors