World's slimmest smartphone, Gionee Elife S5.5 with octa-core processor launched in India for Rs. 22,999

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Monday, March 31, 2014

As promised, Gionee has officially launched the world's slimmest smartphone, the Gionee Elife S5.5 in India today. The smartphone was originally announced last month in China, and is just 5.5 mm thin. The Elife S5.5 comes in a slew of color options such as Black, White, Purple, Pink and Blue and is priced at Rs. 22,999. According to Gionee, the Elife S5.5 will be available in India starting April 27th.

Gionee Elife S5.5

Android 4.4.3 KitKat update will be based on just bug-fixes, change-log leaked

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Couple of days ago we reported that Google is working on a fix for the Nexus 5 camera bug that overuses the CPU of the device and drains the battery at a pretty fast pace. The fix will be rolled out via the next Android update which is 4.4.3. Now, good folks at Android Police are reporting that the update is going to be based on just bug-fixes.

Android KitKat

Google to make “Powered by Android” branding mandatory on new devices from here on

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Sunday, March 30, 2014

There's no denying the fact that Android is the most used operating system globally and Google wants to bring some ground rules to the table now for manufacturers to exert its branding. Google is creating a mandate for manufacturers that the devices upon being fired up will display “Powered by Android” branding at the bottom of start screens and the Galaxy S5 and HTC One (M8) are the first devices to feature the message.

Powered by Android

XOLO Pocket Pad Q2500 with 6-inch HD display, quad-core processor, 3,000 mAh battery launching soon in India for Rs. 14,999

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XOLO is soon going to launch a new 6-inch phablet in India. Dubbed as XOLO Pocket Pad Q2500, the smartphone is found listed on company's official website with a price tag of Rs. 14,999. The listing reveals complete specifications of the smartphone. XOLO Q2500 comes in black colour, and XOLO is offering the smartphone with free flip cover and OTG cable.

XOLO Pocket Pad Q2500

Android Wear powered LG G Watch smartwatch new pictures teased

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LG has been Google's partner for a while now and has even produced the last 2 Nexus devices for the internet giant. It will soon launch its Android Wear based smartwatch which has just been teased by it on its Twitter and Google+ handle. It will be named the G Watch and is first of the many smartwatches based on the Android Wear platform that are on their way to Launchpad soon.

LG G Watch

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 first press render leaked online (In Black)

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Update: In Black.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1

We already know that Samsung is all set to announce the fourth generation Galaxy Tab series. And a couple of days ago, @evleaks leaked the first official press render of the Galaxy Tab 4 7.0. Now, notorious leaker @evleaks has leaked the first official press render of the 10.1-inch variant of the Tab 4 series, dubbed as Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1

LG G Flex getting Android 4.4.2 KitKat update in Korea, Optimus G to receive it in Summer

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LG has started rolling out Android 4.4.2 KitKat update for LG G Flex in South Korea. The update is currently rolling out on all three telecom operators in Korea, including SKT, KT and LG U+. LG G Flex was originally announced with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, and this is the first major update for the smartphone. No word on when other countries will receive the update.

LG G Flex

Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update now rolling out for Sony Xperia M

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Saturday, March 29, 2014

Sony has started rolling out the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update for Xperia M. The update is currently rolling out across a number of carrier across Europe and Asia. This is the first major OS update of the smartphone, since Xperia M comes with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean out-of-the-box. The update brings lots of new features and enhancements.

Sony Xperia M

Motorola to launch Moto G Forte with increased durability in Latin America soon

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Recently Motorola's Vice President, Magnus Ahlqvist revealed in an interview with DNA India that, Moto G has seen the largest sales ever in the history of Motorola. To celebrate this huge success, Motorola is planning to introduce a rugged version of Moto G soon. Dubbed as Moto G Forte, the smartphone is expected to come with increased durability and will be launched in Latin America first.

Moto G Forte

Sony won't make devices based on Android Wear for the time being

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Google announced Android Wear couple of weeks ago and its also revealed the list of partners for the same but it seems like Sony won't be joining in. It will instead pursue its own road with its smartwatches and other wearable technology products. Ravi Nookala – Head of Sony Mobile US, has stated that Sony will continue to work on its Android-based smartwatches because it has already invested money and time in it.

Sony SmartWatch

HTC Desire 316 with 5-inch qHD display, quad-core processor, Android 4.3 Jelly Bean announced in China

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HTC has announced another mid-range Android smartphone in China today. Dubbed as HTC Desire 316, the smartphone is found listed on HTC's official website for China. The Desire 316 is CDMA supported smartphone with 2G connectivity. The smartphone was found listed on TENAA last week along with HTC Desire 516, which is the dual-SIM variant of the phone.

HTC Desire 316

Samsung Galaxy S3 Neo with 4.8-inch HD display, 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 1.5GB RAM launching in India soon for Rs. 24,900

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Samsung is all set to launch the dual-SIM variant of Galaxy S3 in India soon. Dubbed as Samsung Galaxy S3 Neo, the smartphone was originally announced earlier this year in January in China. The Galaxy S3 Neo looks a lot similar to the original Galaxy S3, but comes with upgraded RAM and downgraded processor. Rest all the specifications are similar to the Galaxy S3.

Samsung Galaxy S3 Neo+

Samsung Galaxy S5 now available for pre-order in India for Rs. 1,500

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Samsung launched its latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S5 in India a few days ago. Now, the same is available for pre-order in India from official Samsung eStore. Interested buyers can pay a sum of Rs. 1,500 as the pre-booking amount, with remaining amount can be paid once the device is available and priced. Samsung is currently taking the pre-orders of only Black and White colour Galaxy S5, no word on when the Blue and Gold Galaxy S5 will land in India.

Samsung Galaxy S5

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 press renders leaked online

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Friday, March 28, 2014

Last month we reported that Samsung is busy readying up the fourth generation of Galaxy Tab series, and earlier this month we saw Samsung confirming the same by listing the names of the Tab 4 series tablets in the Gear Fit compatibility list. Now, notorious leaker @evleaks has shared the first official press renders of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0

LG to launch G2 Mini globally in April starting from CIS countries

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LG G2 Mini, the compact version of LG G2 was originally announced last month. The company, that time did not spread light on when the smartphone will be available. Now, LG has officially announced that the G2 Mini will be available globally starting next month with CIS countries followed by Europe, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa. Pricing details will be announced locally in the weeks ahead.

LG G2 Mini

HTC Desire 310 with 4.5-inch display, quad-core processor, Android 4.2 Jelly Bean officially launched in India for Rs. 11,700

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HTC has silently launched a new Desire series smartphone in India today. Dubbed as HTC Desire 310, the smartphone was originally announced in China earlier this month. The Desire 310 is a mid-range Android smartphone and comes in three colours which include White, Blue and Red. HTC has priced the Desire 310 at Rs. 11,700, but the smartphone is available from Snapdeal for Rs. 11,460.

HTC Desire 310

More images of Moto 360 emerge, reveals variety of watch bands

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Moto 360 is easily going to be the best smartwatch launched till date when it goes on sale. The smartwatch which is based on Android Wear operating system was announced a few days ago and now it has just had some more of its details hit the interweb. To start with, the Moto 360 will surely be a customisable one and will feature the ability to swap bands. There will be a slew of bands being made available from Motorola itself.

Moto 360

HTC to launch BlinkFeed for non-HTC Android devices soon

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HTC has just launched its latest flagship HTC One (M8) which comes with BlinkFeed as one of its key software accessories as a part of HTC Sense 6.0. HTC is aware of the fact that it is a pretty popular functionality and will make the same available on the Google Play Store soon, so that the application can be installed on Android devices from other smartphone manufacturers.

HTC One (M8)

Android 4.4.3 in works, will bring fixes and improvements

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We all know that the Nexus 5 has a camera bug that overuses the CPU of the device and drains the battery at a pretty fast pace. But Google is said to be working on a fix for the same which will come via the next Android update which is 4.4.3 and is currently under testing with a build number of KTU72B. A log file of a Nexus 5 running on the same has been detected as well.

Google Android 4.4.2 KitKat

Samsung SM-G870x is the Galaxy S5 Active, to launch soon

Samsung believes in making the most out of its flagship name. It usually launches a slew of devices with its flagship. It launched S4 Mini, S4 Zoom and S4 Active after launching the Galaxy S4. Now after launching the Galaxy S5, it is planning on launching a slew of devices based on it. Samsung intends on launching a Galaxy S5 Active later this year which is surprising since S5 is already IP67 certified.

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active

LG G2 and G Flex to get Knock Code support in April

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At the Mobile World Congress 2014 last month, LG stated that the Knock Code will be a key characteristic in future LG devices. Now LG is all set to update a slew of its devices with the same. The Knock Code feature will be made available via a means of a firmware update beginning in April. LG G2 and G Flex will be the first devices to get the Knock Code support.

LG G2 & G Flex Knock Code support

Samsung Galaxy S5 Zoom specs leaked again, will feature a slimmer body, 20MP camera, 4.8-inch display

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Samsung's Galaxy S5 is all set to go on sale and it will soon be joined in by a wave of smartphones in the coming year based around it. One of these will be the Galaxy S5 Zoom which has just had its specs leaked. The leak has come courtesy of a presentation where clicking pictures was not allowed, so you'll have to make do with some hand written notes instead.

Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom

Motorola to launch a 6.3-inch phablet named Xplay in Q3 2014

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When Motorola launched the Moto X last year, it was followed up by the start of rumours regarding the launch of phablet from Motorola with a 6.3-inch screen size with the moniker Xplay. The rumours regarding the same soon died down and they have cropped up once more stating the fact that phablet from the American giant will be launched in the third quarter of 2014.


Android 4.4.2 KitKat update now rolling out for the LG G2 in India

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Thursday, March 27, 2014

LG has started rolling out the latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat update for the LG G2 in India. The update was first rolled out in Korea in late-December 2013, then in the last week of February it was available for AT&T users, and then last week International variant of LG G2 got the KitKat update. Now the update is available in India as well.


Samsung Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit launched in India, priced at Rs. 21,900 and Rs. 15,900

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Along with the Galaxy S5, Samsung has also launched three new wearable devices in India, which were officially showcased last month at MWC. Dubbed as Samsung Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo, the devices runs on Samsung's own open-source OS Tizen. This is the reason why Samsung has ditched the Galaxy moniker, as it's no longer an Android device. Samsung has also launched the Samsung Gear Fit in India, which is a fitness band like something you have not seen before. 

Samsung Gear 2 Neo

Samsung Galaxy S5 with Exynos Octa-core processor launched in India, to be priced between Rs. 51,000 and Rs. 53,000

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As expected, Samsung has officially launched its latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S5 in India today at an event held in New Delhi. The Galaxy S5 is the latest, fifth, Galaxy S series device, after Galaxy S4, which was announced last year. Samsung Galaxy S5 was originally announced this year at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in February. 

Samsung Galaxy S5

HTC Desire 616 with 5-inch HD display, octa-core processor, 8MP camera live images leaked

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HTC has now realised that focusing just on high end devices won't cut it. It is now working strongly on its mid-rangers and joining the ranks soon will be the HTC Desire 616 which has just been certified in China by TENAA. Also a Weibo user has luckily got his hands-on this unannounced Desire smartphone, and has posted some live images of the same online.

HTC Desire 616

Samsung Galaxy S5 to launch in India for Rs. 51,500

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Samsung is all set to launch the Galaxy S5 in India tomorrow, and now Mumbai-based retailer Mahesh Telecom is reporting that the Galaxy S5 will land in India with a price tag of Rs. 51,500. Samsung is going to announce its latest flagship device in India tomorrow at an event in New Delhi, where the company will be revealing its pricing and other availability details.

Samsung Galaxy S5

HTC One (M8) Google Play Edition and Developer Edition officially announced, now available for $699 and $649

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Along with HTC One (M8) running Android 4.4.2 KitKat with HTC's customized Sense 6.0 user-interface, HTC has also launched a Google Play Edition (GPE) of the device, which features vanilla Android 4.4.2 KitKat. The Taiwanese manufacturer has also launched the Developer Edition of the phone, which comes with unlocked bootloader. 

HTC Dot View flip cover with holes punched on the front officially announced for HTC One (M8)

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HTC has announced a new unique flip cover for HTC One (M8). Dubbed as HTC Dot View, the case is answer to Samsung's and LG's windowed cases. The Dot View case come with holes punched on the front and has dot matrix-style display. Along with HTC Dot View, HTC has also announced Flip and Double Dip cases for the HTC One (M8).

HTC Dot View Case

HTC One (M8) with 5-inch FHD display, Snapdragon 801 CPU, Duo Camera, Android 4.4 KitKat with Sense 6.0 officially announced

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After months of leaks and rumours, HTC on Tuesday has officially announced the much-awaited successor of yesteryear HTC One, dubbed as the HTC One (M8), also known as the HTC One (2014). The newly announced One (M8) comes with top-end specs and features a unique Duo Camera. The phone is already available in select markets and will be available via over 230 carriers in more than 100 countries in the coming weeks.

HTC One (M8)

Samsung announcing Galaxy S5 in India on March 27th

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Monday, March 24, 2014

Samsung originally announced the fifth generation Galaxy S series smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S5 this year at MWC in Barcelona. The Korean giant at the event revealed that the smartphone will go on sale on April 11th globally. Now, Samsung has started sending out press invites to the Indian tech press media for attending an event on March 27th, where the company will be debuting the Galaxy S5 in the country.

Samsung Galaxy S5

LG L70 with 4.5-inch display, 8MP camera, Android 4.4 KitKat now available in India for Rs. 14,500

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Along with LG L90, the LG L70, middle member of the L Series III family is also available in India. The smartphone is found listed on online retailer Snapdeal for Rs. 14,500. Considering the specifications, LG has priced the L70 aggressively. The smartphone comes in black and white colours, and is expected to launch officially tomorrow.

LG L70

Android 4.4 KitKat update now rolling out to Sony Xperia Z1, Xperia Z1 Compact and Xperia Z Ultra

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Sunday, March 23, 2014

Sony has officially announced earlier this week that it has started rolling out the latest Android 4.4 KitKat update for some of its Xperia smartphones, which include Xperia Z1, Xperia Z1 Compact and Xperia Z Ultra. The update is rolling out over-the-air and the timing & availability may vary by market & carrier.

Android KitKat

Android 4.4 KitKat update now rolling out to International LG G2 and Korean Optimus G Pro

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LG has finally started rolling out the Android 4.4 KitKat update for the international LG G2. The update was first rolled out in Korea in late-December 2013 and then in the last week of February it was available for AT&T users. Now the international LG G2 has started getting the update. The update is available for download via OTA (over-the-air), no word on file size.


Moto 360 rumoured to have a sapphire glass, OLED display and wireless charging support

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Motorola Moto 360 brings a respite from the regular rectangular smartwatches that we have been used to till now and it surely looks way better than each of the smartwatches out there. The leakster who revealed about Moto X, Moto G and information that Motorola was working on a smartwatch has revealed that the smartwatch, Moto 360 will pack in an OLED display which will get an Active Screen from Moto X in all likelihood.

Moto 360

Samsung SM-G9098 flip phone with dual 3.67-inch display, Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, Snapdragon 800 processor leaks online

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Samsung always has something nice on offer up its sleeve every time we think that it’s done innovating. When it launched the Galaxy Golden flip smartphone last year, it brought back some old memories but it was bogged down by its high price and limited availability. But Samsung is ready to launch the successor of the Galaxy Golden - the SM-G9098. The device has been certified by the Chinese TENAA regulatory authority.

Samsung SM-G9098

Oppo N1 Mini with 5-inch display, swivel camera to launch by May or June

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When Oppo launched the N1 last year, it surely struck the chord of innovation by launching a device that had a never-before 13MP swivel camera. It was something so new that many were intrigued by it but the fact that it was flagship device yet had a Snapdragon 600 ticking inside it surely bogged down the device. But fret not, Oppo is gearing up to give the smartphone a sibling soon.

Oppo N1

Micromax Canvas Juice A177 with 5-inch display, dual-core processor, 3,000 mAh battery now available in India for Rs. 8,490

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Micromax has silently released a new Android smartphone in the Indian market. Dubbed as Micromax Canvas Juice A177, the smartphone is similar to already available Canvas Juice A77, which was announced back in November 2013. The Canvas Juice A177 is now available for purchase from online retailer eBay for Rs. 8,490 and is also listed on company's website.

Micromax Canvas Juice A177

XOLO A510s with 4-inch display, dual-core processor, 1GB RAM launching in India soon for Rs. 7,499

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XOLO is all set to launch a new entry-level Android smartphone in India soon. Dubbed as XOLO A510s, the smartphone is found listed on company's official website. XOLO has priced the A510s at Rs. 7,499. The smartphone comes with metallic finish and is expected to go sale soon. The A510s will be joining other already available A-series smartphones by XOLO.

XOLO A510s

LG L90 with 4.7-inch qHD display, Android 4.4 KitKat priced at Rs. 18,990, launching in India on March 25th (now available)

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Update: LG L90 is now available for purchase from online retailer Snapdeal. Snapdeal is selling the smartphone for Rs. 17,499, which is almost Rs. 1,500 less than the Infibeam pre-order pricing. Snapdeal notes that the orders will be dispatched in 12 business days, which means actual availability of L90 will start from first week of April.

LG is expected to announce the L Series III smartphones in India tomorrow, which include LG L90, LG L70 and LG L40.


LG unveiled the L Series III smartphones last month, and the biggest member of the family LG L90 is all set to launch in India. Online retailer Infibeam has listed the smartphone on its website and has also started taking pre-orders of the same. Infibeam listing reveals that the smartphone will retail for Rs. 18,990 and will be available from 25th March, 2014.

LG L90

HTC made 8.9-inch Nexus tablet to launch later this year with 2K+ display and price at around $299

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Rumors are rife suggesting that Google is planning to unwrap an all new Nexus tablet in the second half of this year. Earlier this week, we reported that Google is planning to launch an 8.9-inch Nexus tablet this year, and now CNET and Digitimes are reporting the same. As per reports from CNET, the gossiped tablet’s production will start either in July or August. 

Google Nexus 7 2013

Moto 360 is waterproof and compatible with Android devices running Android 4.3 and above

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With the increasing trend of smartwatches, Motorola has lately jumped into the bandwagon of making such wearable devices. Well, over the week, Motorola has launched the Moto 360 smartwatch that is based on Google’s Android Wear that stretches the Android platform to the wearables. Motorola on Wednesday hosted a live Hangout on its YouTube Channel, where Jim Wicks, Lead Designer of the Moto 360, disclosed few features of the watch.

Moto 360

Samsung SM-G750A with HD display, Snapdragon 800 processor leaked, could be the Galaxy S5 Mini

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Saturday, March 22, 2014

Samsung is now starting to launch a light version of its flagships and the recently launched Grand Neo and Note 3 Neo are examples of the same. The company intends on launching a lighter version of the Galaxy S5, probably the Galaxy S5 Neo or we can also say it as the Galaxy S5 Mini soon and it just had its User Agent Profile (UAProf) loaded on to the servers of the company.


Karbonn soon to launch an octa-core Snapdragon 615 powered handset alongside dual-OS devices

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Karbonn Mobiles, the number 3 smartphone manufacturer in the country has some really aggressive plans going forward and intends on taking on the competition head on. After launching two Mediatek based octa-core handsets, it now intends on launching a 5-inch smartphone which will be based on the Snapdragon 615 chipset which also makes use of true octa-core technology and was announced at the MWC 2014.


Micromax to launch dual-boot Canvas LapTab in India next month

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Micromax, the number 2 smartphone manufacturer in India has confirmed that it will be launching its Canvas LapTab next month in India which is a dual-OS device and runs on Android and Windows. There were earlier reports that the plan to launch the tablet-laptop hybrid device was put on hold but the same now has gone for a toss after the official confirmation.

Micromax Canvas LapTab

Huawei scraps its plans to launch dual-OS devices

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Huawei had recently stated that it was exploring the area of launching dual-OS devices in order to bring innovative products to the line-up. But the move to launch dual-OS devices by various OEMs hasn’t been appreciated much by Google and Microsoft and the giants are believed to be pressurising them to shelve the plans of doing so. Huawei, it seems has succumbed to the pressure of the same.


HTC One 2014 to go on sale right after launch, new images leaked alongside other flagships, to sport 16MP combined resolution dual-cameras

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Friday, March 21, 2014

The all new HTC One is due for a launch on the 25th of March and the leaks of the device before its launch are simply refusing to stop. A lot of new information about the device has just been leaked. The device will go on sale immediately after its launch and this would give it a head start against its arch rival, the Galaxy S5. It will go on sale in UK "just minutes" after the announcement event ends at London.

HTC One (2014)

HTC Desire 316 and Desire 516 budget smartphones specs and images leaked

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HTC is looking to strengthen its mid-range of devices off late but has been coming up with names for them that we surely don’t understand. It had just launched the Desire 816 and is intending on launching the Desire 316 and Desire 516 soon as well. The smartphones has just been leaked after it was certified by the Chinese authorities at TENAA.

HTC Desire 316/516

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