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2 weeks ago

HTC launches mid-range Desire 616 in Asian markets

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HTC's efforts to gain a more significant market share in emerging marts like China have gotten a significant boost today with the launch of the Desire 616. The mid-range dual-SIM handset joins the likes of the plastic version of the One M8 and the Desire 816 as HTC seeks to continue its profitable streak.

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2 weeks ago

HTC One M8 DS dual SIM variant launched in Saudi Arabia

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The HTC One M8 DS, a dual SIM variant of the company's current flagship smartphone, is now available for sale in Saudi Arabia from the Mobily wireless carrier.

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2 weeks ago

Motorola starts rolling out Android 4.4.4 KitKat to users in India

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Motorola India announced on Twitter today that it is rolling out the Android 4.4.4 KitKat update to users in the country, with the Moto X, Moto E and the Moto G set to receive the OTA update shortly.

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2 weeks ago

OnePlus One will get Android L 'within three months' after final build

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OnePlus has confirmed that their OnePlus One smartphone will receive an upgrade to the newly revealed Android L OS. OnePlus One currently uses the 11S build of CyanogenMod, a highly modified version of Android 4.4.2 KitKat.

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2 weeks ago

Android L preview: Battery and power management

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Battery in Android L

The next version of Android introduces battery-saving features for developers and users alike

You can never have enough battery power. Battery life is one of the main areas of smartphone performance in which there's still a huge amount of room for improvement. Batteries in the leading Android phones are getting bigger all the time, and that's one way to make things better. But the Android L developer preview also brings software improvements aimed to boost longevity, including new battery stats and a battery-saving mode for users, and tools to help developers make more battery-friendly apps.

Let's take a closer look.

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2 weeks ago

LG G3 officially coming to Canada starting August 1

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LG has announced that its latest flagship smartphone, the LG G3, will be coming to the Great White North of Canada. The expected launch date for the smartphone in that territory is August 1.

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2 weeks ago

ZTE NX507J passes certification in China, is this the ZTE Nubia Z7 Mini?

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Numerous smartphones have received the "mini" treatment, where a smaller version of the handset is also released to the public, and ZTE could well be adding another with a ZTE Nubia Z7 Mini. The mysterious ZTE handset has passed Chinese certification with the codename NX507J, which is pretty similar to the NX505J, believed to be the 5.5-inch Nubia Z7. The NX507J has a 5-inch display with a 1080p resolution, something that may attract consumers who don't enjoy the "phablet" experience.

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2 weeks ago

Sprint's LG G3 available July 18

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LG G3

Preorders start July 11

Sprint today announced that its version of the LG G3 — with its 5.5-inch QHD display and innovative rear buttons — wlil be available on July 18.

You'll be able to get the G3 for no money down and 24 monthly payments of $25, which comes out to an even $600 when all is said and done. You'll be able to preorder on July 11. And if you do so by July 24, you may be eligible to receive a $150 reward card. Order a G3 from July 25 through Aug. 14 and you'll be eligible for a $100 reward card. (You'll have to register and then wait for it, of course.)

Sprint's also giving away 20 G3s. You can register here.

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2 weeks ago

UK retailer Phones 4u to carry Samsung's Galaxy S5 Mini

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While this week's Galaxy S5 Mini announcement did not mention any specific pricing or availability details, UK retailer Phones 4u has stated that it will stock the device once in becomes available in the country.

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2 weeks ago

Samsung prices latest batch of entry-level smartphones

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Samsung announced a bevy of new smartphones targeted at the budget segment earlier this week, with all devices running Android 4.4 KitKat and a lightweight version of TouchWiz. While pricing details weren't divulged at the time, Samsung's Netherlands site has revealed how much the devices would cost in the region.

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