Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 9 Dec 2014 4:39 am
Today's Amazon Gold Box deal of the day sees the 2014 Moto G discounted to just $149. The deal is valid on the unlocked US GSM and global GSM versions of the device, and includes both black and white color variants.
Posted by Dan Thorp-Lancaster on 8 Dec 2014 10:08 pm
Indian smartphone maker Micromax has unveiled a new phone called the "Canvas Selfie" at an event in India. In case the name didn't tip you off, the phone is meant for the selfie aficionados out there, boasting a 13MP front-facing camera and selfie-focused software tweaks as its main features.
It's big, it doesn't cost much and it's actually pretty good
Despite limited global availability, Xiaomi has enjoyed a meteoric rise to success and is now one of the world's biggest smartphone vendors. While in Europe and North America the company's presence is virtually zero, in its native China and now India, it's a very different story. In offering good hardware at extremely competitive...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 6 Dec 2014 6:28 am
After initiating a Lollipop soak test for the 2013 Moto G at the end of last month and updating the Motorola Update Services app earlier this week, Motorola has now commenced rollout of Lollipop in India. All 2013 Moto G users will be able to receive the update shortly.
Verizon is rolling out an update to the LG G3 with Advanced Calling included. The new software, version VS98512B, also squashes a few bugs and updates My Verizon Mobile, Software Wallet, GMS R5, and LG apps.
Posted by Dan Thorp-Lancaster on 4 Dec 2014 9:24 pm
Update: It's live! Google Play edition HTC One M8 and M7 devices are now starting to receive the update to Android 5.0.1, build LRX22C, over the air. As always, it'll take sometime for the updates to reach every handset out there. For those wishing to manually apply the update through stock recovery, you'll find direct links to the over-the-air update packages, weighing in at around 500MB each...
We're reaching the time of year where rumors about next-generation flagship phones start to surface, and today we're seeing a couple of interesting nuggets from established HTC leaker @upleaks on Twitter. The China-based leaker reports that the next HTC flagship, codenamed "Hima," will debut in March 2015 with an expectedly high-end spec sheet.
The Oppo Find 7 is now available for pre-order at Amazon UK in both black and white variants. The smartphone is listed for £319 should you opt for the baseline model, while the more advanced version will set you back by £379. The Find 7 is expected to be released by Amazon for delivery on December 17.
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 4 Dec 2014 6:49 am
UK carrier O2 has announced that it will commence sales of the Nexus 6 from later today. First stock of the device was scheduled to be available from December 1, but it looks like it may be a while before residents in the country are able to get their hands on the Nexus 6.
Pure Android on the front, e-ink goodness around the back
At an event in Central London today, YotaPhone unveiled its second Android handset, the appropriately-named YotaPhone 2. Like the original YotaPhone, the second-gen device features a standard smartphone display on the front and a unique e-ink panel around the back, and it's that "always-on display" which forms the YotaPhone 2's main...
New secondary display promises to be 7 times more power efficient than its AMOLED face
YotaPhone today in London unleashed the second version of its dual-screen phone — and this one's looking to get in more hands. Available now in 20 countries in Europe, the Russian-made Android phone will make its way to Hong Kong by the end of the year, Taiwan, China and other Asian markets in the first...
Today is global launch day for the Yotaphone 2, the second-generation dual-screen handset by the Russian manufacturer of the same name. Like its predecessor, the Yotaphone 2 boasts a standard LCD on the front, paired with a unique always-on e-ink display around the back. It's been a while since we first saw the Yotaphone 2 back at Mobile World Congress, but today the handset will be officially...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 3 Dec 2014 9:09 am
Following the launch of the metal-clad Galaxy A5 in China last month, Samsung is getting ready to unveil the Galaxy A7 in the country. The device was seen undergoing certification at TENAA – China's equivalent of the FCC – which revealed a thickness of just 6.3 mm.
AT&T has started rolling out an over-the-air firmware update for its version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, but at the moment there's no changelog available from AT&T. (Update: Yes there is! Keep reading.) The new firmware version is N910AUCU1BNK3.
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 2 Dec 2014 9:05 am
If you haven't picked up a phone during Black Friday or Cyber Monday, Samsung is here to woo you. The vendor is offering the Level Box mini wireless speakers for free with every purchase of the Galaxy Alpha. The deal is valid for all purchases made on Samsung UK.
AT&T's no-contract subsidiary Cricket Wireless has extended its 50% Cyber Monday price cut for its Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphones to today, citing high demand for the offer. Both it and the Samsung Galaxy S5 were on sale yesterday, but Cricket tells us they're all sold-out of the Galaxy S5, so there's just the S4 on sale for now.
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 2 Dec 2014 6:45 am
Lollipop rollout for the 2014 Moto G is already underway, and now it looks like Motorola is set to bring additional devices into the fold. In what may be indicative of an imminent Lollipop rollout, the handset manufacturer has started inviting 2013 Moto G customers in India to try out a soak test that offers "an early preview of a new software release."
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 2 Dec 2014 4:11 am
We've been receiving reports from readers that the Lollipop update is rolling out to the Sony Z Ultra GPe. While there's no official confirmation yet, it looks like the update brings features like lock screen notifications, battery saving mode, Smart Lock and more.
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 2 Dec 2014 3:09 am
OnePlus has launched the OnePlus One in the Indian market today in collaboration with Amazon India, who has exclusive rights to sell the device in the country. The 64 GB Sandstone Black variant is priced at Rs. 21,999 ($355), and customers interested in purchasing the device can request an Indian-specific invite from OnePlus' official forums. Both Amazon and OnePlus will be offering invites via...