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31 Mar 2015
The six European markets join a select list of 15 states around the globe where the Motorola-made Lollipop phablet rolled out a little earlier. There’s the US, UK, Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.
In total, 21 countries, or three less than Nexus 9’s reach thus far. Which is not to say the HTC-produced tablet is better or more popular.
[Continue reading Google Nexus 6 spreads to six new markets]
30 Mar 2015
If you are a OnePlus One owner, and have been looking forward to the release of the CyanogenMod 12S update as well as the new Oxygen OS, you will be disappointed when March 30 rolls around, since that is the promised release date by the folks over at OnePlus.
According to the OnePlus One representative David, who did a post on Reddit, rather than the update being released, OnePlus will instead give out free handsets to a lucky few folks.
[Continue reading Oxygen OS For OnePlus One Delayed]
27 Mar 2015
One of Sony’s best Android tablets to date has been slowly phased out of US retail stores.
Currently, the Xperia Z2 Tablet costs $431 through Newegg, or a whopping $499.99 via its manufacturer’s online outlet.
The smartest option for interested buyers by a landslide is taking your business to Expansys USA, where the Wi-Fi-only flavor commands a sensible price of $339.
[Continue reading Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet available for $340]
26 Mar 2015
The Samsung Galaxy S6 certainly failed to be the flagship smartphone in which many people hoped for it to be, where there was no SD memory card slot, and neither was the removable battery.
Anyways, perhaps there is some light at the end of the proverbial tunnel, especially when one takes into consideration how the Galaxy S6 Active could come with all of those.
It does seem as though the Galaxy S6 Active will carry most of the hardware specifications from the Samsung Galaxy S6, except that it will not come with a fingerprint scanner and heart-rate monitor, but rather, there will be front physical keys.
[Continue reading MicroSD Slot Returns In Galaxy S6 Active]
25 Mar 2015
Oppo, the smartphone manufacturer from China, are about to grow from strength to strength, what with the leak of an upcoming device of which we do not know much about.
Virtually nothing at all, really, other than the fact that leaked images of it do seem to point to an extremely slim bezel.
While it might be a cool element in terms of design, this illusion might not be too good for the users in the long run where usability is concerned, since a lack of bezels at the side will translate to the fact that there is no place for one to rest one’s fingers or palms when not touching the display.
[Continue reading Oppo Handset To Sport Very Thin Bezel]
24 Mar 2015
It seems that it is close to a year since an “Early Adopter Release” was released for the Nexus 4, and now the same has happened – with a somewhat similar build making its way over to the OnePlus One.
Needless to say, it is not all smooth sailing if you ever decide to take the plunge with this particular build, since it will not offer support for several key areas.
With that, we are referring to the lack of support for Wi-Fi connectivity, camera usage, Android Apps or OTA updates.
[Continue reading OnePlus One Gets Sailfish OS Alpha Build]
23 Mar 2015
Last year, Samsung introduced the metal-clad Galaxy A series handsets comprising of the Galaxy A3, A5 and A7, that came with Android 4.4 KitKat pre-installed out of the box. Now Samsung is reportedly working on the Android 5.0 Lollipop update for the handsets.
The publication’s sources further say that the Galaxy Note 2 is not among the list of devices which will get the Android 5.
[Continue reading Samsung working on the Android 5.0 Lollipop update for Galaxy A series]
21 Mar 2015
Just a couple of months after taking the wraps off the ultra-low-cost Lumia 435, Microsoft has suddenly realized its increasingly confusing naming scheme was missing a number.
Now everybody can say hello to the 430, which is essentially a 435 with dual SIM support.
The Lumia 430 is technically also cheaper for some reason. While the 435 got an MSRP of 69 EUR before taxes and subsidies, this “new” guy is officially priced at $70.
[Continue reading Microsoft unveils Lumia 430]
19 Mar 2015
April 15 is likely D-Day, with London slated as the glitzy stage of P8’s introduction.
The P8 should preserve its predecessor’s slender profile, perhaps shaving another half a millimeter off for a stunning 6 mm waist.
Equipped with an in-house Kirin 930 processor that Google may pick up for the next-gen Nexus phone, plus 3 generous gigs of RAM, the P8 sounds full-on high-end.
[Continue reading Huawei P8 smartphone arrives on April 15 to London]
18 Mar 2015
HTC Americas president Jason Mackenzie answered tweets sent from consumers. One question inquired when AT&T customers with the HTC One (M7) and HTC One (M8) would receive the Android 5.0 Lollipop update.
The update adds the Material Design look, the 64-bit ART compiler for faster opening of apps, Project Volta for increased battery life, lock screen notifications, a new 'Recent Apps' page, the ability to open the 'Quick Settings' menu from any screen, and more.
[Continue reading AT&T's HTC One (M7) and HTC One (M8) to get Lollipop]
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