An update is being rolled out to Samsung Galaxy S5 owners on T-Mobile that touts improved performance in audio and software stability. The update is a little over 86.46 MB and is marked as baseband G900TUVU1BNG4. Unfortunately, it's not an official update to 4.4.4.
Alcatel has announced two new handsets for T-Mobile: the OneTouch Fierce 2, and the OneTouch Evolve 2. There's no mention of price, but they'll be launching in September, likely targeting poor students heading back to school.
After launching the LG G Vista in the US earlier this month, LG has announced the device for the South Korean market today, where it will be called the Gx2. Available exclusively on the LG U+ network, the Gx2 will be marketed as the successor to the LG Gx, which made its debut last December.
Another spot filled in the Desire lineup with nice hardware design and Sense 6
Building on its mid-range Desire brand, HTC today announced the LTE-equipped Desire 510 for a worldwide launch. Slotting in notably lower than the Desire 610 announced earlier this year but much higher than last year's Desire 500, the 510 is a 4.7-inch device with a fresh plastic design in either white or grey.
The Desire 510 pulls design notes from both the Desire 816 and 610, but harbors much lower-end specs to hit a more budget-friendly price point. The 4.7-inch display's resolution is just 480 x 854 (FWVGA), backed up by a Snapdragon 410 processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage (SDcard expandable) and a simple 5MP camera — but thankfully that's powering Android 4.4 and Sense 6, the latest software available.
HTC's latest mid-range Desire device, the Desire 510, isn't going to blow anyone away with its internal specs. But getting a good value for your money on these budget-minded devices is important — here's the full specs list for the Desire 510.
Archos has announced a few new devices leading up to the inevitably busy IFA event next week. The 5-inch 50b Platinum smartphone will be landing in September for £119, its smaller cousin the 45c Platinum will launch around the same time for £99, and the 101 Oxygen will be following up in October for £199.
Two weeks ago a GPS performance update hit for the European editions of the HTC One M8, and today it's out for those with unlocked or developer edition phones. The update, which weighs in around 40MB (your exact mileage may vary) brings the software version to 2.22.1540.4 and is available now over-the-air.
A new report claims that the first smartphones using Google's low cost Android One reference platform could launch in India sometime next week, but that the prices for those phones may be higher than the under $100 level that the company first announced in June.
Sprint's no-contract wireless provider brand Boost Mobile has started selling the ZTE Warp Sync Android KitKat smartphone on its website for the price of $179.99, and will begin to sell the device in its retail stores on September 1.
The AT&T version of the original HTC One Mini will be enjoying an upgrade to Sense 6, according to an HTC spokesperson. The newer HTC One Mini 2 shipped with Sense 6, but it's good to see its predecessor get some love.
Huawei teased its upcoming smartphone, which will most likely be the Ascend Mate 7, in a video today. The 6.0-inch device, which is said to feature a fingerprint scanner and automotive integration of some sort, was spotted undergoing certification a China's TENAA earlier this month, and will be officially announced at Huawei's press conference next week at the IFA.
Indian retailer Flipkart has announced on its Facebook page that it will be selling the Galaxy S5 Mini exclusively in India. Although there wasn't any mention of an exact launch date or pricing details, it is likely that the device will be available in the country over the coming days.
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