Xiaomi is now the fifth largest smartphone manufacturer in the world, according to Strategy Analytics. The Chinese vendor, which sold 26 million devices in the first half of 2014, commands 5.1 percent of the worldwide smartphone market, and is edging ever closer to Lenovo's 5.4 percent.
If you have been waiting to see if you could get Google's HDMI dongle Chromecast for a lower price, you might want to check out Amazon and 1sale.com today as both sites are selling the device for $29.99.
Runtastic, best known for their suite of fitness apps, has today released their Orbit fitness tracker. The Runtastic Orbit tracks a users steps, fitness activities, calories burned, sleep cycles, and even ambient light. The Orbit uses Bluetooth smart to connect to the companion smartphone app, features and OLED display on the front and is waterproof up to 300 feet. Available for $119, the Orbit will be shipping on August 11.
Epic Arena, which merges elements of fantasy board, card and tactical strategy games, has made its worldwide debut on Android smartphones and tablets today after an earlier soft launch in select countries.
Blood Bowl, which puts a violent, and highly satirical, fantasy spin on American football, has made its way to Android tablets for the first time after being released first as a board game and later as a console and PC title.
The Amazon Appstore is currently giving away 30 paid apps for free. Consumers with Android hardware will be able to take full advantage of this deal through Amazon's app store today and tomorrow. The 30 apps included mean you could well save over $100 by downloading them all.
T-Mobile posted its second quarter earnings today, and the main takeaway is that the carrier is continuing momentum as far as customer acquisition is concerned. The Uncarrier managed to add an additional 1.5 million customers in the second quarter, which makes it the fifth consecutive quarter in which the carrier added more than 1 million subscribers. The number sees T-Mobile crossing 50 million total subscribers for the first time.
It looks like Samsung's all-metallic Galaxy Alpha may not launch on August 4 as previously assumed, as the latest rumor from AllAboutSamsung suggests that the device is slated for a launch on August 13, three weeks before IFA.
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