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Gionee Elife E8's rear camera tipped to have lossless zoom

Gionee Elife E8's rear camera tipped to have lossless zoom

22 May, 2015 | comments (3)

Two new Gionee Elife E8 teaser images have been released, focusing on the features of its camera. One image of the device is showing the gold finish on its back along with the alleged 23MP camera with dual-tone LED flash. Below it sits a fingerprint...


Mozilla backtracks on its $25 smartphone plan

Mozilla backtracks on its $25 smartphone plan

23 May, 2015 | comments (4)

Over a year after announcing it, Mozilla has given up on its plan to develop a $25 Firefox OS smartphone. The revelation was made by CEO Chris Beard in an email to employees. "We have not seen sufficient traction for a $25 phone," he said,...


A dedicated Apple iOS 9 version will focus on older hardware

A dedicated Apple iOS 9 version will focus on older hardware

22 May, 2015 | comments (39)

According to a report in 9to5Mac, the upcoming iOS 9 will offer a dedicated version for older Apple hardware. The Cupertino giant is expected to reveal the next major iteration of its mobile OS during WWDC early next month. The “core...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Rumors


Sony Xperia M4 Aqua is now up for grabs in the UK

Sony Xperia M4 Aqua is now up for grabs in the UK

22 May, 2015 | comments (10)

Sony made the Xperia M4 Aqua official back in March, but only today has it finally arrived in the UK. If you're over there and are interested in this water-resistant midranger, know that you can turn to Carphone Warehouse to buy one. The well...

Tags: Sony, Android


Sprint starts LG G4 pre-orders, shipping on June 5

Sprint starts LG G4 pre-orders, shipping on June 5

22 May, 2015 | comments (3)

After quite a wait, it's now time to find out when the the LG G4 will be in stock at Sprint. This carrier is the first among the 'big four' in the US to announce availability information for the high-end handset. Hopefully the rest will follow...

Tags: LG, Android, Sprint


Innos D6000 has two batteries for a total of 6,000mAh

Innos D6000 has two batteries for a total of 6,000mAh

22 May, 2015 | comments (28)

Here's one numbers race we can get behind – huge batteries. And we do mean huge! The Innos D6000 has two batteries totaling 6,000mAh capacity. This lets you hot-swap either battery since the other battery is there to keep things running. The...

Tags: Misc, Dual SIM


Iron Man-themed Galaxy S6 Edge launching next week

Iron Man-themed Galaxy S6 Edge launching next week

22 May, 2015 | comments (14)

Samsung has announced that the Iron Man-themed version of the Galaxy S6 Edge will be launched next week. The announcement was made by the South Korean company in a Facebook post that included a photo offering a glimpse of the handset (see...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Microsoft and Xiaomi eyeing Blackberry acquisition, report says

Microsoft and Xiaomi eyeing Blackberry acquisition, report says

22 May, 2015 | comments (41)

Nearly a couple of months after Blackberry surprised the market with a small profit for the fiscal fourth quarter, there are new reports that it is being eyed as an acquisition target. According to a report from DigiTimes, several companies...


Google reportedly working on new Android for Internet of Things

Google reportedly working on new Android for Internet of Things

22 May, 2015 | comments (22)

Google is currently working on a version of Android specifically aimed at the Internet of Things (IoT), according to a report from The Information. Dubbed Brillo, the OS will be capable of running on devices with is little as 32MB of RAM, for...

Tags: Google, Android


Analyst says Apple could sell 36 million Watch units in first year

Analyst says Apple could sell 36 million Watch units in first year

22 May, 2015 | comments (21)

The sales of Apple Watch could reach the 36 million mark in the first year of its availability, according to Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty. It's worth mentioning that Huberty had earlier said that Apple would sell 30 million units of the...

Tags: Apple


Android M to allegedly add native support for fingerprint scanners

Android M to allegedly add native support for fingerprint scanners

22 May, 2015 | comments (27)

One of the reasons for lack of widespread presence of fingerprint scanners on Android devices is the lack of native support in Android, relegating it to just unlocking the phones on which it is present. But that might change soon. According...

Tags: Google, Android


Samsung's Galaxy J5, J7 pay a visit at TENAA

Samsung's Galaxy J5, J7 pay a visit at TENAA

22 May, 2015 | comments (2)

The Galaxy J is Samsung’s most recent smartphone series with Galaxy J1 being its first representative. We already learned that Samsung will add three more members to this Galaxy J group - J3, J5, and J7. Out of these three, the Galaxy J5...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Samsung says no plans to bring new GS6 colour variants to Canada

Samsung says no plans to bring new GS6 colour variants to Canada

22 May, 2015 | comments (12)

Samsung has confirmed that the Galaxy S6 in Blue Topaz and S6 edge in Green Emerald, which were launched earlier this week, won't be available in Canada any-time soon. “Currently, we do not have any specific information on Canadian...

Tags: Samsung, Android


ZTE Nubia Z9 goes out of stock in just 10 minutes

ZTE Nubia Z9 goes out of stock in just 10 minutes

22 May, 2015 | comments (14)

The Nubia Z9, which was made official by ZTE earlier this month and is only available in China, was sold out in just 10 minutes, according to a GizmoChina report. The device went on sale in the country yesterday. The handset is available in...

Tags: ZTE, Android


Sony will launch Xperia Z4 in Hong Kong, Taiwan next week

Sony will launch Xperia Z4 in Hong Kong, Taiwan next week

21 May, 2015 | comments (41)

Sony’s announcement of the Xperia Z4 in Japan was surprisingly low-key. However, it looks like the company plans to make the new flagship smartphone available in other Asian countries as well. Asian media members in Hong Kong and Taiwan have...

Tags: Sony, Android


Samsung tablet with Intel Atom x5 chip, 4GB RAM spotted

Samsung tablet with Intel Atom x5 chip, 4GB RAM spotted

21 May, 2015 | comments (25)

A Geekbench listing of a mysterious Samsung tablet codenamed CHOPIN-LTE made the rounds online. The slate houses a 64-bit Intel Atom x5-8500 chipset with 2.24 GHz quad-core CPU codenamed “Cherry Trail.” The silicon will utilize 14nm...


Alleged Gionee Elife E8 render points at full metal body

Alleged Gionee Elife E8 render points at full metal body

21 May, 2015 | comments (12)

An alleged image of the unannounced Gionee Elife E8 appeared online showing a metallic body, just like in the recently launched Elife S7. Rounded corners and chamfered edges are prominent in the render, as is a dedicated camera button. The...


Sprint's HTC One E8 is now seeing Android 5.0 Lollipop rollout

Sprint's HTC One E8 is now seeing Android 5.0 Lollipop rollout

21 May, 2015 | comments (4)

HTC's Android Lollipop rollouts have reached the One E8 sold by Sprint. Starting today, if you own one of these devices, you can expect to be notified about the update. Obviously though, that may not happen immediately. Since over-the-air software...


HTC said to cut One M9 component orders by 30%

HTC said to cut One M9 component orders by 30%

21 May, 2015 | comments (43)

HTC seems to not be selling as many One M9 units worldwide as it had anticipated before the device's launch. While exact numbers are hard to come by, we assume the Taiwanese company would have publicly bragged if it had reached some impressive...

Tags: HTC, Android, Rumors


iPhone 5c with Touch ID sensor spotted on Apple website

iPhone 5c with Touch ID sensor spotted on Apple website

21 May, 2015 | comments (14)

Apple recently introduced its official Lightning dock. On this accessory's page over on the Apple store website, there are a handful of pictures showing the company's various smartphones attached to the dock. That's where the image you can see on...

Tags: Apple, iOS