Samsung to launch a water and dust proof Galaxy Tab 4 tablet soon

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Saturday, May 31, 2014

Samsung has just launched the Galaxy S5 Active and it is now working on a rugged version of its Galaxy Tab 4. But the thing with the Galaxy S5 is that it is the flagship smartphone and getting a weather-proof version of the same makes a lot of sense. But Samsung plans on bringing the weather-proofing on a budget and has just applied for a trademark with the name of Galaxy Tab 4 Active in Norway.

HTC rumoured to be working on a smartwatch called One Wear with circular design

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HTC has been stating every now and then about how wearables are the next big thing in the field of technology and how it plans on working on them too in future. The company has plans of launching a smartwatch to start the proceedings of doing so. It looks like HTC has readied a prototype of the same and has started showing the demo units of the smartwatch in Taiwan which is its home turf.  


Samsung Galaxy Gear gets updated to Tizen from Android

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Samsung Gear 2 smartwatch is quite similar to its predecessor except for the UI. This difference is because the Gear 2 runs on Samsung’s own Tizen OS, while the original model is based on Android. But, Samsung assured that it will be rolling out the Tizen update to the older Gear. According to SamMobile, Samsung has started rolling out the Tizen update for the Galaxy Gear and the owners of the same can download and install the update on their smartwatches.

Samsung Galaxy Gear Tizen

HTC has reportedly cancelled the One (M8) Prime development for unknown reasons

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Since quite sometime, HTC has been rumored to be working on a premium variant of its current flagship model – HTC One (M8). The alleged HTC One (M8) Prime was speculated to boast a Quad HD display with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels to combat with the LG G3 and the other unannounced model – Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime.

HTC One (M8) Prime press render

Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini first live images leaked online along with specifications, to feature fingerprint scanner and heart rate sensor

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Samsung is well known to unleash different variants of its flagship devices and the same applies to the Galaxy S5 as well. The ultimate aim of this is to deliver a product in almost every segment of the market addressing the varied demands of consumers. Following the same lines, the South Korean tech firm is claimed to be working on the usual Mini variant soon, while the camera centric Galaxy K Zoom and Galaxy S5 Active are already official.

Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini

XOLO Q600s with 4.5-inch qHD display, quad-core processor, Android 4.4 KitKat officially launched in India for Rs. 8,499

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XOLO has officially launched a new budget-Android smartphone in the Indian market. Dubbed as XOLO Q600s, the smartphone comes with decent set of specifications and is priced at Rs. 8,499. The Q600s is XOLO's first smartphone running on Android 4.4.2 KitKat out-of-the-box. XOLO Q600s comes in white colour and is now available from online retailer Snapdeal for Rs. 7,499.

XOLO Q600s

XOLO A500s Lite with 4-inch display, dual-core processor, leather back now available in India for Rs. 5,499

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XOLO has silently released a new budget-Android smartphone in the Indian market. Dubbed as XOLO A500s Lite, the smartphone is found listed on company's official website and is also available from Flipkart. XOLO has priced the A500s Lite at Rs. 5,499. The smartphone comes in black and white colours with faux-leather finish on the back.

XOLO A500s Lite

Motorola Moto X with Bamboo back launched in India, now available from Flipkart for Rs. 24,999

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Motorola launched the Moto X in the Indian market in March. The smartphone was initially available in five colour options and later on the vendor released the Moto X with Teak and Walnut finish. Now, Motorola has officially launched another wood finish variant of Moto X in India. The Moto X with Bamboo finish is now available for purchase from online retailer Flipkart for Rs 24,999. Motorola is offering Rs. 1,000 off on all wood back variants of Moto X until stocks last or till the offer ends.

Moto X with Bamboo back

LG L80 Dual with 5-inch display, Snapdragon 200 processor, Android 4.4 KitKat now available in India for Rs. 15,499

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LG has silently released a new mid-range Android smartphone in the Indian market. Dubbed as LG L80 Dual, the smartphone is now available from online retailer Infibeam. LG has also listed the L80 Dual on its official website with a price-tag of Rs. 17,500. However, Infibeam is selling the same for Rs. 15,499. LG L80 Dual comes in black and white colours.

LG L80 Dual

Android 4.4.2 KitKat update now rolling out for Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 and Galaxy S4 Active

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Samsung has started rolling out the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update for two of its Galaxy series devices. The KitKat update is now rolling out for the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 and the Galaxy S4 Active. The update for the Mega 6.3 is currently available in Russia, whereas the update for S4 Active is rolling out in the Netherlands. 

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active

Samsung Galaxy S5 Active officially announced, now available from AT&T

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Friday, May 30, 2014

Samsung Galaxy S5 beside being water and dust resistant, Samsung has earlier today officially launched the more rougher and tougher version of the Galaxy S5. Dubbed as Samsung Galaxy S5 Active, the smartphone is now official and is available from AT&T (telecom operator) in the United States. The Galaxy S5 Active comes in three colour options which include Titanium Gray, Ruby Red and Camo Green.

Samsung Galaxy S5 Active

HTC One (M8) Ace press renders leaked, One (M8) Plus and Advance reported to arrive soon with QHD display and Snapdragon 805 SoC

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The upcoming HTC smartphone based on the flagship model allegedly dubbed as HTC M8 Ace is speculated wildly, as the handset has appeared in multiple leaks. Last week, the press render of the same was leaked online flaunting its curved rear surface and now, more images of the handset have made their way online prior to the official launch of the handset scheduled to happen on June 3.

HTC One (M8) Ace

Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.4 specifications leaked through AnTuTu listing, confirmed to come with a fingerprint scanner

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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Samsung is all set to launch the Galaxy Tab S series of the tablets on June 12th and it will be launched in two screen sizes which will be 10.5-inches and 8.4-inches. These are going to be premium ones and the details of the Tab S 8.4 have been leaked courtesy of a listing on the AnTuTu Benchmark database. It will be quite a performer seeing the fact that it scored 35,713 points in the AnTuTu 4.0.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5

LG G Flex 2 and Vu 4 confirmed, pegged for 2014 release

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For LG, Tuesday was big day as the vendor unleashed its 2014 flagship smartphone – LG G3. Simultaneously, the company held a different event in Seoul not only to announce the local variant of LG G3 for its home market, but also to share its plans for the year. Well, LG has confirmed that it is working on the successor of the G Flex and the Vu 3.

LG G Flex

Live images of LG G Pad 7.0 leaked online

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While the entire tech media was eagerly anticipating the official announcement of the LG G3, the South Korean tech giant’s smallest tablet offering got leaked by French website FrAndroid. The LG G Pad 7.0 is said to be the smallest tablet in the company’s G Pad series that also includes other offerings such as G Pad 8.0 and G Pad 10.1.

LG G Pad 7.0

LG G Pro Lite and Optimus L9 II to get Android 4.4.2 KitKat update soon

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Updating your mid rangers to the latest software seems like the avenue the smartphone manufacturers are looking towards in order to gain a share of the mid-range segment. LG has announced that it will be updating the G Pro Lite and Optimus L9 II to Android 4.4.2 KitKat and has confirmed the fact through its Italy Facebook page.

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Patent filing hints at Samsung’s plans for smartwatch with circular display

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Samsung is heavily rumored by the gossip mongers regarding its upcoming standalone smartwatch with a built-in SIM card to make voice calls. But, it seems like the South Korean tech giant has got more devices up its sleeves. As per latest reports, the vendor appears to be having ideas to work on a circular display smartwatch similar to the Moto 360.

Samsung Circular Smartwatch

Samsung working on a low-end smartphone with 4.3-inch display, dual-core processor and Android 4.4.2 KitKat

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Samsung is one of the manufacturers that have been affected by the launch of the Moto E in the budget segment. Samsung doesn’t really have a really value for money device in the entry level range and Motorola has taken advantage of that. But Samsung plans on taking the Motorola offering head on and is working on an entry level device with model numbers SM-G357F and SM-G350E.


Android 4.4.3 KitKat update reportedly being testing for Samsung Galaxy S5 and Galaxy S4 LTE-A

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Samsung has started rolling out the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update to its devices due for an upgrade and it is being tested to be rolled out for mid-ranger. Samsung is working on bringing it to low end devices too and is also working on the Android 4.4.3 update. The update will be brought to some of the high end devices to start with and update with build number KTU70 on the to-be-announced Android’s version is being tested on the Galaxy S5 in both its guises and the LTE-A version of the Galaxy S4.  

Samsung Galaxy S5

Motorola soon to launch 64GB variant of Moto X costing $449.99

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Motorola devices have been creating the waves off late and they have all the reasons to do so too. The only limitation the next generation of Motorola devices have had is their limited internal storage capacity. Motorola plans on taking care of that in future and after having launched an upgraded Moto G with microSD card slot, it is gearing up to launch a Moto X with 64GB of internal storage capacity.

Moto X

Samsung Galaxy S5 Active first press render leaked online

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Samsung Galaxy S5 has been off to a great start in terms of sales but has been criticised for the design it brings to the table. Even though it is waterproof, Samsung is also working on a rugged version of the device named the Galaxy S5 Active. A press shot of the same has leaked on to the interweb and the S5 Active looks like the regular Galaxy S5 with a rugged casing on top of it.

Samsung Galaxy S5 Active

LG G3 with 5.5-inch Quad HD display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, 13MP camera with Laser AF officially announced

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

As promised, LG has just now took the wraps off the world's sharpest display smartphone the LG G3, successor of the LG G2. LG G3 is LG's 2014 flagship Android smartphone and comes with impressive design and high-end specifications. The smartphone comes with similar G2-like rear-mounted power and volume buttons.


LAVA 3G 415 with 4-inch display, dual-core processor, Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean available in India for Rs. 5,249

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LAVA recently launched the Iris X1 in the Indian market running on Android 4.4.2 KitKat. Now, the Indian vendor has silently released a entry-level Android smartphone in the country. Dubbed as LAVA 3G 415, the smartphone is now available in India from for Rs. 5,249 and is also listed on the company's official website. The smartphone comes in black colour with a leather finish on the back, giving a premium feel.

LAVA 3G 415

HTC rolling out Sense 6 update for HTC One in India

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HTC has started rolling out the Sense 6 update for HTC One in India. The update is currently rolling out for the single-SIM variant of One, dual-SIM HTC One is expected to receive the update in the coming weeks. The update is rolling out over-the-air and brings HTC's latest Sense 6 user-interface. It is rolling out in batches, so it might take some time to reach your smartphone.


LAVA Iris X1 with 4.5-inch display, quad-core Broadcom processor, Android 4.4.2 KitKat launched in India for Rs. 7,999

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As promised, LAVA has officially launched a new budget-Android smartphone in the Indian market. Dubbed as LAVA Iris X1, the smartphone is company's first phone running on Android 4.4.2 KitKat. The Iris X1 comes with decent set of specifications and will be competing tough with the newly launched Micromax Unite 2 and Moto E. LAVA Iris X1 comes in black and white colours and is priced at Rs. 7,999. 

LAVA Iris X1

LG G3 shows up on LG Netherland website, reveals everything ahead of official unveiling

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With less than a day left for the LG’s upcoming flagship phone – LG G3 to go reach the spotlight, the handset is still being subjected to numerous leaks. As most of the details pertaining to the LG G3 have already been leaked, the recent one is the biggest of all the leaks, as LG G3 has appeared briefly on the company's Dutch website, revealing everything ahead of its official unveiling.


Micromax Canvas Engage with 4-inch display, quad-core processor, Android 4.4.2 KitKat available online in India for Rs. 6,199

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Sunday, May 25, 2014

Few days ago Micromax launched its first smartphone running on Android 4.4.2 KitKat called Micromax Unite 2. Now, the Indian manufacturer is getting ready to launch another budget-Android smartphone in the Indian market running on Android 4.4.2 KitKat. Dubbed as Micromax Canvas Engage, the smartphone is now available online in India from for Rs. 6,199.

Micromax Canvas Engage

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 software features leaked, reported to launch on 3rd September

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Saturday, May 24, 2014

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is one of the most anticipated launches for the year 2014 as it is expected to raise the bar in the phablet arena. Every time Samsung launches a flagship device, the company stuffs it with loads of software features. Now, some of the features that is expected to come with the Galaxy Note 4 have been leaked on to the internet and they surely do look promising. 


Samsung Gear 2 Solo stand-alone smartwatch to launch in June or July

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Samsung is rumored to be working on a smartwatch with USIM and it is reportedly dubbed as Gear 2 Solo. Speculations regarding the same started pouring in since March when the Korea Herald stated that the South Korean tech firm is all set to release a Gear smartwatch with a SIM card slot letting users to make calls, send messages and browse the web using data. This report claimed that the smartwatch will be launched initially in South Korea via SK Telecom.

Samsung Gear 2 Neo

Samsung purportedly prepping its own Virtual Reality headset for its phones and tablets

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After topping the sales volume with its smartphones and becoming the global leader in the world, South Korean tech titan Samsung came up adding four different wearable devices to its portfolio within a year’s time. In addition to this, the vendor seems to be working on its own smart glasses scheduled to arrive in the coming months. As per a latest report by Engadget, Samsung is prepping its own VR headset and it will be announcing the same later this year.

Oculus Rift VR

Google working on a 7-inch tablet prototype with advanced 3D imaging under Project Tango program

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As per a new report by Wall Street Journal, search engine giant Google is working on a new tablet featuring ‘advanced vision capabilities’ under the Project Tango. The report suggests that the firm is building 4,000 prototype tablets that are fitted with cameras and sensors that can map the world around them. It is said that the tablet will be launched next month and released soon after, prior to the Google I/O conference to be held at the end of June.

Project Tango smartphone

LG G3 to come with a microSD card slot and 3,000 mAh removable battery, promo videos shows G3's design, display and camera

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Friday, May 23, 2014

The LG G3 has already been leaked with its specs and official images being available all over the internet. But we never came to knew as to how did the device look with its back removed. A new image that has reached the interweb suggest that the G3 will come with a removable back cover, thus making the battery user-replaceable and there will be a microSD card slot too on offer.


Alleged images of HTC M8 Ace leaked online, to come with a 4.7-inch display

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Soon after the launch of HTC One (M8), rumours regarding its premium and cheap variant are up on the interweb. Last month, we had a first blurred look at the HTC M8 Ace, which is rumoured to be the plastic version of the flagship M8. And recently we saw another press image of M8 Ace revealing its back. Now, prolific leaker @evleaks has shared two photos of M8 Ace, which shows the front and back of the phone.

HTC M8 Ace

Nokia X2 spotted on AnTuTu benchmark, to come with a 4.3-inch display and Android 4.3 Jelly Bean

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Couple of days ago, we reported about Nokia working on the successor of the Nokia X. The Nokia X successor dubbed Nokia X2 is said to come with a dedicated home button, which is missing from the original Nokia X smartphone. Nokia X2 has now appeared on AnTuTu benchmark database, which reveals complete set of specifications of the smartphone.

Nokia X2 mock-up

Sony D2403 with Snapdragon 400 processor, Android 4.4.2 KitKat, qHD display shows up in GFXBench

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Earlier this month, Sony announced the successor of Xperia A and Xperia ZL and last month the Japanese company launched the Xperia M2 in the Indian market, which is a mid-range smartphone. Now, it looks like Sony is busy making another mid-range smartphone. Holding the model number D2403, the smartphone has popped up on GXBench website.

New stocks of Moto E now available from Flipkart for Rs. 6,999 (out of stock)

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Update : Moto E is now again out of stock. The 20,000 units were completely sold out in an hour with a lot of serve issue. According to Flipkart, new stocks will be available on May 29th. New stocks of Moto E will be available soon, maybe in a week or to. 

As promised yesterday, Flipkart has started taking orders of Moto E again. The new stocks are in limited quantity of say just 20,000 units, claims Flipkart. Motorola launched the Moto E in India on May 13th and the smartphone initially available for purchase from May 14th (00:01AM). Around 80,000 - 1 Lakh units of Moto E were completely sold out in less than a day.

Samsung Galaxy S5 Active features and specifications leaked in a hands-on video

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Thursday, May 22, 2014

Samsung Galaxy S5 is already water and dust resistant, and still Samsung is said to be working on the Active variant of the smartphone. There are talks about the Galaxy S5 Active, the rugged variant of Samsung’s flagship model since quite sometime. Now, the unannounced handset has appeared in a series of hands-on videos and the AT&T variant of the device bearing the model number SM-G870A is featured in the clip.

Samsung Galaxy S5 Active

Android 4.4.2 KitKat update now rolling out for Sony Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia ZR and Xperia Tablet Z

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Sony has started rolling out the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update for its last year Xperia line-up devices. As promised last month, the KitKat update is now rolling out for Sony Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia ZR and Xperia Tablet Z in select markets. The update is rolling out in batches, so it might take few weeks to reach other countries.

Android 4.4.2 KitKat

Micromax Unite 2 with 4.7-inch display, Android 4.4.2 KitKat, 21 languages support officially launched in India for Rs. 6,999

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Micromax has silently launched a new smartphone in the Indian market today. Dubbed as Micromax Unite 2, the smartphone is Micromax's first phone to run on Android 4.4.2 KitKat. The Unite 2 is the world's first phone with 21 languages support. It comes in four colour options which include Grey, White, Red and Green and is priced at Rs. 6,999.

Micromax Unite 2

LG QuickCircle case for LG G3 officially announced

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A week before the official announcement of LG G2 last year, LG unveiled the QuickWindow case for the smartphone. LG has done the same with its upcoming flagship LG G3. LG earlier today has officially announced the QuickCircle case for the LG G3. Unlike traditional rectangular-windowed smartphone cases, LG's QuickCircle case come with a circular window.

LG G3 QuickCircle Case

Motorola back covers for Moto E now available from Flipkart for Rs. 899, new Moto E stocks to be available tomorrow

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Motorola announced its most affordable smartphone the Moto E in India last week for just Rs. 6,999. Around 80,000 to 1 Lakh units of Moto E were sold in less than a day by Flipkart. As promised, Motorola has started selling the back covers for Moto E in the country. The Moto E back covers are now available from Flipkart for Rs. 899.

Moto E

Toshiba to manufacture processors for Project Ara smartphones

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The Project Ara modular devices from Google have always created news every time something related to them has come up and today we have confirmation about what will be taking charge of the processing department. As per the latest reports, Toshiba has stated that it will be the manufacturer in charge of the processors for the Ara modular smartphones.

Project Ara

HTC One (M8) Prime 360-degree press render leaked along with HTC M8 Ace

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These days, rumor mills are heavily churning about the HTC One (M8) Prime that is tipped to be the premium variant of the current flagship phone from the Taiwanese tech titan. Latest reports hint that the device will flaunt a large 5.5-inch Quad HD display boasting a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels. Well, the handset has been teased by entrusted leakster @evleaks, who has posted a 360-degree render of the One (M8) Prime.

HTC M8 Prime

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 reported to come with a 5.7-inch Quad HD display

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is one of the most awaited devices of 2014 as Samsung is expected to raise the bar by a wide margin in the phablet arena with it. The smartphone is believed to come with a flexible display and that is one of the most talked about things about it. Today new details regarding the screen of the Note 4 have emerged.


Moto 360 Design Face-Off contest reveals average retail price of Moto 360 at $249

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Motorola Moto 360 is easily one of the most anticipated smartwatches of the year and today we have information regarding how much you will have to shell out to buy one and when. Motorola is having a watch face design contest for Moto 360, where participants have to create watch faces for Moto 360 and the one who win gets a Moto 360 as the prize, which will retail at $249, reveals the contest terms and conditions.

Moto 360

Google’s patent filing reveals laptop with a built-in smartphone dock

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Google appears to be prepping a laptop with in-built smartphone dock. Well, the search engine giant has filed a parent for such a laptop in 2012 and as per US Patent, the patent #8,649,821 has been approved in February 2014 showing a smartphone that can be detached from the laptop.

Motorola Atrix Tablet Dock

Official specifications and features of LG G3 revealed by LG ahead of announcement at an event in Korean

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LG G3 is one of the most leaked smartphone of 2014 and is also the most awaited smartphone of the year. The smartphone has been surfaced online dozens of time, revealing every single details. First we came across the box packaging, then its UI and later we saw the smartphone itself in some live images. Earlier this month, high-resolution press renders of LG G3 were also uploaded on the interweb detailing every single angle of the smartphone. 

Now, LG itself has revealed the complete specifications of LG G3 along with its features at an pre-launch event in South Korea. 


LG G3’s circular QuickWindow mode leaks online

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LG’s upcoming flagship model, the LG G3 is all set to be announced on May 27th at simultaneous events that are to be held in several cities across the globe. Following the leak of high-resolution images of this handset along with its specifications, screenshots of the handset have popped up. As per Twitter bound leakster @evleaks, these screenshots provide a peep at the new circular QuickWindow mode.


Oppo N1 Mini to come with a 5-inch HD display and 13MP rotating camera, leaked images reveal N1 like design

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Oppo debuted the world's first rotating camera smartphone dubbed the Oppo N1 last year in October. The smartphone was launched in India earlier this year in January. The highlight of N1 is its 13MP swivel mechanism camera, but with a 5.9-inch display and hefty price-tag, the smartphone didn't do well in the market. Oppo is now all set to announce the miniature variant of Oppo N1 soon.

Successor of Nokia X series to come with a dedicated home button (render and specs leaked)

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Update: An alleged press render of the upcoming Nokia X successor, dubbed as Nokia X2 has been surfaced on Chinese forum Baidu. The press image shows the Nokia X2 (or whatever it will be called in final) with a back and home capacitive buttons along with front facing camera and a two-tone rear cover (green and orange). 

In addition, AnTuTu score of Nokia X2 reveals that the smartphone will come with a 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon 200 processor, 1GB RAM opposed to 512MB on Nokia X and 4GB internal storage. Other details are yet mystery. Since Nokia X2 is scheduled for 2015 release, we suggest you to take the update with a pinch of salt. (via)

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Original Story: Nokia X series of smartphones are Nokia's answer to budget droids flooding the market to help it gain a share of the smartphone market alongside its range of budget Lumia devices. The three Nokia X series devices have been received warmly by the masses. The Nokia X series of smartphones in their next generation will get a feature that has been missing till now.

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