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Two new Samsung phones surface via benchmark

Two new Samsung phones surface via benchmark

09 July, 2014 | comments (47)

A couple of yet unheard of Samsung smartphones have been spotted getting results over at GFXBench. They are the SM-G5308W and the SM-G8508S. The former is a lower-midrange offering that sports Qualcomm's first ever 64-bit mobile chipset (the...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Sony Xperia Z1 Compact finally hits the US market

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact finally hits the US market

09 July, 2014 | comments (41)

The first "real" compact flagship, Sony's Xperia Z1 Compact, has finally made its way to the US. Available in European markets not long after its announcement in January, the device is now available through Sony's online store. This latest...

Tags: Sony, Android


Sony Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact to be in stores in September

Sony Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact to be in stores in September

08 July, 2014 | comments (55)

Sony will out a new top of the line smartphone before the end of this year, and judging by its past actions that should happen during IFA in September. Just last week we heard that the 'full size' Z3 would be joined in Sony's portfolio by the Z3...

Tags: Android, Sony, Rumors


Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini to go for €479, report claims

Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini to go for €479, report claims

01 July, 2014 | comments (42)

Samsung made the Galaxy S5 Mini official only a few short hours ago. The smaller handset looks just like its bigger sibling, and even has that device's much talked about sensors on board (think fingerprint scanner and heart rate monitor, for...


Sony Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact first leaked images surface

Sony Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact first leaked images surface

01 July, 2014 | comments (84)

Sony likes to refresh its flagship Android smartphones twice per year, unlike most of its competitors. The practice has proven somewhat controversial (especially among owners of the previous top of the line device when the new one comes out), but it...

Tags: Sony, Android, Rumors


Android 4.4.4 KitKat now seeding to the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact

Android 4.4.4 KitKat now seeding to the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact

27 June, 2014 | comments (43)

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact is now getting Android 4.4.4 KitKat update. Google released 4.4.4 last week - it contains just a security patch for an OpenSSL bug, which would have allowed a man-in-the-middle attack. There are no new features. The OTA...


Apple launches 8GB iPhone 5c in India

Apple launches 8GB iPhone 5c in India

24 May, 2014 | comments (137)

You all know the iPhone 5c – it was supposed to become the long awaited cheap iPhone that will help Apple expand its reach and strengthen its presence in developing markets. Except that it wasn’t particularly cheap, which kinda ruined the whole...

Tags: Apple, iOS


Sony Xperia A2 SO-04F is official on Japanese NTT DoCoMo

Sony Xperia A2 SO-04F is official on Japanese NTT DoCoMo

14 May, 2014 | comments (52)

Sony announced the Xperia A2 SO-04F for the Japanese carrier NTT DoCoMo. The phone made a trip to the FCC recently carrying the codename "Altair". Judging by its model name, the Sony SO-04F is expected to be Japanese version of the Xperia Z2...


Huawei Ascend P7 pops in AnTuTu, Kirin 910 CPU gets tested

Huawei Ascend P7 pops in AnTuTu, Kirin 910 CPU gets tested

22 April, 2014 | comments (11)

The upcoming Huawei Ascend P7 just can't stay away from the internet. It has already leaked so many times that we probably know everything there is to know about the smartphone. The Ascend P7 has already leaked in many live pictures, various spy...


Gionee Elife E7 Mini is now available for  $315

Gionee Elife E7 Mini is now available for $315

15 April, 2014 | comments (25)

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...

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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 (238)

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


Samsung Galaxy S5 Zoom aces AnTuTu

Samsung Galaxy S5 Zoom aces AnTuTu

04 April, 2014 | comments (36)

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 (102)

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...

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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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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 announces Android 4.4 KitKat update schedule

Sony announces Android 4.4 KitKat update schedule

19 March, 2014 | comments (269)

Big news, Sony fans! Sony has just announced the availability of the Android 4.4 KitKat update for the Xperia Z Ultra, Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z1 Compact. The new firmware rollout starts right now for all three smartphones, but the process is gradual...


Vodafone UK offers free 32-inch TV with Sony Xperia Z2 pre-order

Vodafone UK offers free 32-inch TV with Sony Xperia Z2 pre-order

10 March, 2014 | comments (36)

The UK has some of the best pre-order perks we've seen – if you thought the free Smart Watch 2 with a Sony Xperia Z1 Compact pre-order was cool, check out the Xperia Z2 pre-order deal from Vodafone. If you're one of the first 3,000 to...


2014 week 7 in review: the news that you might have missed

2014 week 7 in review: the news that you might have missed

16 February, 2014 | comments (8)

We're 8 days away from the next Mobile World Congress and as you can imagine, this week's news was overwhelmed with leaks. Still, there were a couple of high-profile launches for products that just couldn’t wait any more. The first of those...

Tags: Misc


Alleged LG G2 mini specs make an appearance on Twitter

Alleged LG G2 mini specs make an appearance on Twitter

12 February, 2014 | comments (14)

Shortly after the teaser for the upcoming LG G2 mini emerged, its alleged specs made the rounds on Twitter. The mini version of the LG G2 will go official in less than two weeks, on February 24. The LG G2 mini is tipped to feature Qualcomm...

Tags: LG, Android, Rumors


Sony's Xperia D6503 Sirius camera screenshots leak out

Sony's Xperia D6503 Sirius camera screenshots leak out

09 February, 2014 | comments (51)

Recently, photographs of Sony's Xperia D6503 made the rounds on the internet. From the picture, the device looks almost bezel-less, suggesting that it has an extremely large screen, while perhaps maintaining manageable ergonomics. Today, we have...

Tags: Sony, Android, Rumors