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Huawei Ascend Mate2 gets Android 5.1 Lollipop with EMUI 3.1

Huawei Ascend Mate2 gets Android 5.1 Lollipop with EMUI 3.1

30 June, 2015 | comments (13)

Huawei Ascend Mate2 officially got its long-awaited update to Android Lollipop. The new firmware is now available for manual download and installation. After the update, the large-screen device with booth Android 5.1 Lollipop with the the...

Tags: Huawei, Android


Week 24 in review: Galaxy S6 active, Note 5, iOS 9

Week 24 in review: Galaxy S6 active, Note 5, iOS 9

14 June, 2015 | comments (2)

This week saw Apple unveil the new version of iOS but without hardware a Samsung new claimed the top spot – the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S6 active. It stirred fans with its MIL-STD-810G and IP67 ruggedness ratings and its large 3,500mAh battery....


Android 5.1 Lollipop for Huawei Ascend Mate7 spotted in a video

Android 5.1 Lollipop for Huawei Ascend Mate7 spotted in a video

08 June, 2015 | comments (15)

Huawei is expected to start rolling out the Android 5.1 Lollipop update for its existing family of Android devices. And it might happen very soon as a video of Ascend Mate7 running the Emotion 3.1 UI based on Android 5.1 Lollipop surfaced, making a...

Tags: Huawei, Android


Huawei launches Lollipop user test program for Ascend Mate2

Huawei launches Lollipop user test program for Ascend Mate2

01 June, 2015 | comments (8)

Huawei introduced a user test program, which allows owners of the budget-friendly Ascend Mate2 phablet to preview Android Lollipop on their device. Android 5.0 is expected to roll out to all Ascend Mate2 users by the end of June. The...

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The Galaxy S6 to use a non-swipe fingerprint sensor

The Galaxy S6 to use a non-swipe fingerprint sensor

16 January, 2015 | comments (119)

Fingerprint sensors finally gained popularity on smartphones, but the experience isn’t always prefect. Some companies, like Samsung, used the swipe type of sensor where you had to swipe your thumb (or other finger) over the Home button, which wasn’t...


Xiaomi Mi Note gets benchmarked, overtakes the Mi 4

Xiaomi Mi Note gets benchmarked, overtakes the Mi 4

15 January, 2015 | comments (14)

A few hours ago, Xiaomi took the wraps off its two new phablets - the Mi Note and the Mi Note Pro. While the latter comes with the best possible specs for this day and age, the "lower-end" Mi Note is probably worthy of flagship status too, despite...

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Huawei Ascend Mate 7 Plus possibly spotted in a spy photo

Huawei Ascend Mate 7 Plus possibly spotted in a spy photo

22 December, 2014 | comments (14)

A couple of spy shots of an upcoming Huawei smartphone have appeared. They're believed to portray the upcoming Huawei Ascend Mate 7 Plus, which the company is preparing to be the successor of the Ascend Mate 7. There aren't that many visual...


Photos and specs of upcoming Huawei Ascend GX1 emerge

Photos and specs of upcoming Huawei Ascend GX1 emerge

20 December, 2014 | comments (7)

Live photos and specifications of an upcoming Huawei Ascend GX1 phablet made the rounds on the web. The specs were revealed from a visit to TENAA in China by the device. The budget-friendly Ascend GX1 packs 1.4GHz quad-core CPU, 1GB of RAM,...


Huawei Ascend Mate7 Monarch edition marches in for $710

Huawei Ascend Mate7 Monarch edition marches in for $710

12 December, 2014 | comments (25)

Huawei releases today the Ascend Mate7 Monarch edition, which is a slightly more premium version of the regular phone. The majority of specifications remain the same as the original with a few improvements. The 6" 1080p display is now protected with...

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Huawei Ascend Mate 2 will receive Lollipop next year

Huawei Ascend Mate 2 will receive Lollipop next year

21 November, 2014 | comments (16)

The Huawei Ascend Mate 2 has been sold by Huawei in the US in unlocked form since June. A while ago, the Chinese company announced that the phablet would not be updated to future Android versions, which created a backlash in the online...

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Huawei hits 16.8 million shipments in Q3 this year

Huawei hits 16.8 million shipments in Q3 this year

23 October, 2014 | comments (17)

Huawei is transitioning to a big player with premium options and already has concrete results to show. The company has shipped 16.8 million smartphones in Q3 this year and 26% of them were mid to high-end devices. It grew 23% overall compared to...

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Latest Oppo N3 teaser confirms fingerprint scanner

Latest Oppo N3 teaser confirms fingerprint scanner

21 October, 2014 | comments (10)

Oppo keeps its N3 teaser campaign going and the latest image it has shared once again is once again about the rotating camera of its upcoming phablet. And while the precision optics are clearly the focal point, the most interesting bit is a bit...

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Best of IFA 2014: smartphones, tablets and accessories

Best of IFA 2014: smartphones, tablets and accessories

06 September, 2014 | comments (38)

IFA is essentially over – journalist were free to roam the IFA grounds before the event was open to the general public and while technically, the doors are still open, we are already on our way home.It's been a busy couple of days and we would...

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Huawei announces octa-core Ascend Mate7 phablet

Huawei announces octa-core Ascend Mate7 phablet

04 September, 2014 | comments (34)

Huawei has just announced an updated iteration of its Ascend Mate series of phablets, the Ascend Mate7. Rather contrary to its name, the Mate7 features a 6" screen of 1080p resolution with impressively narrow screen bezels. Under the hood...


The IFA 2014 week has started: here's what to expect

The IFA 2014 week has started: here's what to expect

01 September, 2014 | comments (30)

IFA week has begun so it's time to lay down the game plan - almost all major manufacturers are in Berlin and have exciting new devices to unveil. Hold on to your hats folks, this will be the busiest Wednesday and Thursday we've seen in...


Huawei Ascend Mate 7 gets photographed out and about

Huawei Ascend Mate 7 gets photographed out and about

30 August, 2014 | comments (22)

The Huawei Ascend Mate 7 is clearly going to be introduced next week, on September 4 to be precise. It's on that day that Huawei will hold a pre-IFA press conference, and given all the teasers it's been releasing lately, it's pretty clear what we...

Tags: Android, Huawei


Huawei Ascend Mate 7 spotted in the wild

Huawei Ascend Mate 7 spotted in the wild

28 August, 2014 | comments (40)

Huawei is still only giving us teasing glances at the new Ascend Mate 7 but we have leaked photos of the upcoming phablet to gawk at. The latest batch featrues "in the wild" photos rather than the photos taken by TENAA during the certification...


Huawei teases Ascend Mate 7 in new ad, gives us a peak

Huawei teases Ascend Mate 7 in new ad, gives us a peak

26 August, 2014 | comments (15)

Huawei has been extensively using the number 7 in its teasers for the upcoming IFA event. The latest one is dubbed "7 Mates For 7 Dreamers," a not so subtle hint at the upcoming Huawei Ascend Mate 7. You can just about see the metal back of the...

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Huawei Ascend Mate 7 goes to TENAA, lists specs

Huawei Ascend Mate 7 goes to TENAA, lists specs

21 August, 2014 | comments (12)

Huawei's upcoming phablet, the Huawei Ascend Mate 7, has passed through TENAA and left a cache of specifications. The Mate 7 is the successor to the Mate2 and has a 6" screen (so where did the 7 come from?). The screen may be 6" big – 0.1"...

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Huawei Ascend Mate 3 specs confirmed via AnTuTu

Huawei Ascend Mate 3 specs confirmed via AnTuTu

31 July, 2014 | comments (7)

Huawei Ascend Mate 3 is out in the open again but still not official. A few days ago we saw its back panel and now we get confirmation of the rumored specs from an AnTuTu screenshot. The Mate 3 maintains the traditional for the series 6.1" screen...