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Samsung Galaxy A7 gets closer to launch after FCC visit

Samsung Galaxy A7 gets closer to launch after FCC visit

28 November, 2014 | comments (15)

The Samsung Galaxy A5 is currently on sale in China and the Galaxy A3 soon to follow, but the top of the line Galaxy A7 is yet to come out. The phone's visit to the FCC is a strong indication that this will happen sooner than later. In the...

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OnePlus One available without invite for the next 3 days

OnePlus One available without invite for the next 3 days

28 November, 2014 | comments (21)

OnePlus One has really been generating a stir in the smartphone market the last couple of months. If you have been eyeballing the premium device, nicknamed "flagship killer", but have not been able to get your hands on an invite you might be in...

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Gionee W900 with two 1080p displays passes TENAA

Gionee W900 with two 1080p displays passes TENAA

27 November, 2014 | comments (23)

An upcoming Gionee W900 smartphone with two 4 1080p displays passed through TENAA in China. The Android 4.4 KitKat flip phone will almost certainly not launch outside of its home market. Thanks to their modest size and high resolution,...

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Low-end Samsung SM-J100F surfaces via benchmark

Low-end Samsung SM-J100F surfaces via benchmark

27 November, 2014 | comments (19)

Just a few days ago the Samsung SM-E500F got leaked for the first time, and back then we speculated that it could be the first member of an upcoming Galaxy E series from the Korean smartphone maker. We arrived at that idea based on the E in its...

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The Galaxy Note 4 with Exynos chipset has an ISOCELL camera

The Galaxy Note 4 with Exynos chipset has an ISOCELL camera

27 November, 2014 | comments (76)

Samsung was strangely vague about the image sensor in the Galaxy Note 4. It bragged about its in-house ISOCELL sensor in the Galaxy S5, but not a peep about who made the Note's sensor. The deal was resolved with the simplest solution an eyes on...

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Android 5.0 is now seeding to Nvidia Shield Tablet LTE

Android 5.0 is now seeding to Nvidia Shield Tablet LTE

26 November, 2014 | comments (8)

Android 5.0 Lollipop is now seeding to Nvidia Shield Tablet LTE over-the-air. The gaming hardware manufacturer delivered the news about the update on Twitter roughly a week after the Wi-Fi model got the same treatment. Better than ever:...

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Android One makes it to the UK with Karbonn's Sparkle V

Android One makes it to the UK with Karbonn's Sparkle V

26 November, 2014 | comments (20)

Starting today, you can purchase a Karbonn Sparkle V even if you're in the UK. This is interesting because this device is part of the Android One lineup which got official in India in September. Thus, the Sparkle V is the first Android One phone to...

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Xiaomi scales back international expansion until next year

Xiaomi scales back international expansion until next year

26 November, 2014 | comments (39)

Back in April, Xiaomi had big plans for 2014 in terms of expanding its reach internationally. The company then announced that it would enter ten new markets by the end of the year. These were supposed to be India, Brazil, Russia, Mexico, Malaysia,...

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Unlocked version of 32GB Fire Phone now available for $199

Unlocked version of 32GB Fire Phone now available for $199

26 November, 2014 | comments (20)

Just a few weeks after admitting that it did not price the device correctly, Amazon has slashed the price of the unlocked version of 32GB Fire Phone to $199. The company is still including one year of free Amazon Prime (worth $99), a service...


Sony Xperia M2 and M2 Dual get a bump to Android 4.4.4

Sony Xperia M2 and M2 Dual get a bump to Android 4.4.4

26 November, 2014 | comments (38)

In mid-August the Sony Xperia M2 and Xperia M2 Dual made the jump to Android 4.4.2 KitKat and now Sony has nudged them to the last KitKat, 4.4.4. The version number jumps to 18.3.1.C.0.21 form the earlier 18.3.C.0.40. That old version introduced...


Android 5.0 Lollipop ROM for Sprint's Galaxy S5 leaks

Android 5.0 Lollipop ROM for Sprint's Galaxy S5 leaks

26 November, 2014 | comments (24)

It's been nearly a month since the last major Lollipop-related leak for the Samsung Galaxy S5 but that was only screenshots and a video demo. If you're really desperate to take Android 5.0 for a spin and have a Galaxy S5 from Sprint you can now...


Cyber Monday $140 discount on carrier unlocked Moto X

Cyber Monday $140 discount on carrier unlocked Moto X

26 November, 2014 | comments (9)

Motorola just announced a few sweet offers for Moto X, starting December 1. At precisely 11:00 AM CET be ready to hit their Cyber Monday landing page (at the source link below for $140 discount on a contract-free Moto X. In addition the nice folks...

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OnePlus One will launch in India on December 2

OnePlus One will launch in India on December 2

25 November, 2014 | comments (36)

OnePlus One will launch in India next week, on December 2. As we know already, the powerful yet affordable smartphone and its accessories will be exclusively sold through Amazon in the vast market. Official pricing in India for the...

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Sonim XP7 is the toughest Android LTE handset

Sonim XP7 is the toughest Android LTE handset

25 November, 2014 | comments (39)

The manufacturer of rugged smartphones Sonim took the wraps of the XP7 Android 4.4 KitKat smartphone. The newcomer is said to be the most rugged smartphone with 4G LTE connectivity on board. Sonim XP7 features shock and impact resistance...

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Xiaomi Redmi Note to hit India on December 2

Xiaomi Redmi Note to hit India on December 2

25 November, 2014 | comments (26)

Xiaomi Redmi Note, a powerful yet affordable phablet, will be officially launching in India on December 2. Just like other Xiaomi models the stock will be limited and users will be able to buy it only if they have already registered their interest...

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New TouchWiz version may add theming support

New TouchWiz version may add theming support

25 November, 2014 | comments (48)

TouchWiz gets flamed a lot for its looks, but what if Samsung enabled themes? Sony has them, CyanogenMod has them, many Android customizations do they offer the ability to quickly change the look of the device and often goes beyond just changing...


Samsung Galaxy A5 debuts in China for $420

Samsung Galaxy A5 debuts in China for $420

25 November, 2014 | comments (39)

The dual-SIM version of the Samsung Galaxy A5 is now listed on the company's official website in China. It is selling for $420 (CNY 2,599). The price is a bit steep compared to the competition from Xiaomi and Meizu. The Meizu MX4 retails for $292...

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Panasonic DMC-CM1 will go on sale in the UK on December 1

Panasonic DMC-CM1 will go on sale in the UK on December 1

24 November, 2014 | comments (32)

Panasonic announced that it will begin offering the DMC-CM1 smartphone in the United Kingdom on December 1. The Android handset features a highly capable 1 camera sensor, which is seven times larger than the typical smartphone solutions these days....


Android 5.0 is now seeding to Moto X (2014) for Verizon

Android 5.0 is now seeding to Moto X (2014) for Verizon

24 November, 2014 | comments (15)

Android 5.0 Lollipop is now seeding to Moto X (2014) for Verizon Wireless. The update arrives only a couple of days after soak test invites got out to Motorola Feedback Network participants. The latest Android build for the Moto X is in...

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Samsung SM-E500F may be part of new E series

Samsung SM-E500F may be part of new E series

24 November, 2014 | comments (27)

Samsung has recently launched the Galaxy A series, comprising so far of the A3 and A5. Not long ago there were some mumblings saying that the Korean company likes the idea of using even more letters of the alphabet to describe some upcoming new...