XOLO Q1011 with 5-inch HD display, quad-core processor, Android 4.4 KitKat officially launched in India for Rs. 9,999

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Monday, June 30, 2014

XOLO has officially launched a new budget Android smartphone in the Indian market called XOLO Q1011. The smartphone is a new addition in the company's Q Core series. XOLO Q1011 comes in black and white colours and is exclusively available from Amazon.in for Rs. 9,999. XOLO is offering a free Toshiba 16GB microSD card and a Liverpool FC football to first 3,000 customers who buy XOLO Q1011. 

XOLO Q1011

LG F70 with 4.5-inch display, Snapdragon 400 processor, 4G LTE support listed on company's website for Rs. 19,500

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Sunday, June 29, 2014

LG is all set to launch another 4G LTE supported smartphone in the Indian market after LG G2 4G. The 4G LTE variant of LG F70 is found listed on company's official website. The listing was first spotted by FoneArena. LG started the global roll out F70 in May. The smartphone comes in black and white colour and is priced at Rs. 19,500, which is too high considering the hardware.

LG F70 4G

Micromax Canvas Duet with 4.5-inch display, quad-core processor, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean now available in India for Rs. 8,999

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Micromax has silently started selling a new budget Android smartphone in the Indian market. Dubbed as Micromax Canvas Duet, the smartphone is the low cost variant of already available Canvas Duet II. The Canvas Duet holds the model number AE90 and comes in black colour. The smartphone is now available in India from online retailer Infibeam for Rs. 8,999. 

Micromax Canvas Duet

Oppo N1 and R1 price dropped in India, now retailing for Rs. 32,990 and Rs. 24,990 respectively

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Chinese manufacturer Oppo launched the Oppo N1 and the Oppo R1 in India earlier this year in January and April respectively. The Oppo N1 was originally launched in India for Rs. 39,999, which later got a price-cut to Rs. 37,990. On the other hand, the Oppo R1 was launched in India for Rs. 26,990. Recently, Oppo has announced that it has dropped the price of both these smartphones in the country.

Oppo N1

HTC Desire 516 with 5-inch display, quad-core Snapdragon 200 processor officially launched in India for Rs 14,200

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HTC has officially launched a new mid-range offering in the Indian market recently. Dubbed as HTC Desire 516, the smartphone comes with mid-range specs and will be competing tough with the Moto G. HTC Desire 516 comes in dark grey and pearl white colours and is priced at Rs. 14,200. According to HTC, the Desire 516 will be available across the country starting June-end.

HTC Desire 516

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 with 7-inch display, quad-core processor, Android 4.4 KitKat now available in India for Rs. 17,399

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 and 10.1 went on sale in India earlier this month, and now the third member of the Tab 4 series is also available in the country. Dubbed as Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0, the tablet comes with 7-inch display and is now available for purchase from online retailer Flipkart for Rs. 17,399. The tablet comes in white and black colours.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0

Samsung to launch Galaxy Tab S 8.4 and Tab S 10.5 tablets in India on July 1st

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Samsung has started sending out press invites to the Indian tech press media for attending an event on July 1st in New Delhi, where the Korean tech giant will be launching its newly announced Galaxy Tab S series in the country. Samsung announced the Galaxy Tab S series earlier this month in two sizes, one with a 8.4-inch display called Tab S 8.4 and the other with a 10.5-inch display called Tab S 10.5.

Nokia X2 with 4.3-inch display, Snapdragon 200 processor, Nokia X Platform 2.0 officially announced

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After getting leaked online numerous of times, Nokia on Tuesday officially took the wraps of the next generation Nokia X smartphone. Dubbed as Nokia X2, the smartphone comes with improved hardware and software. Nokia X2 comes in various colour options which include glossy green, orange, black, yellow, white and matt dark grey. Nokia has priced the Nokia X2 at 99 Euros.

Nokia X2

Flipkart DigiFlip Pro XT721 with 7-inch HD display, quad-core processor, 3G support officially launched in India for Rs. 9,999

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Saturday, June 28, 2014

As expected, India's biggest online retailer Flipkart on Thursday has officially launched its first ever Android tablet in the country. The tablet is launched under its DigiFlip Pro brand and is dubbed as DigiFlip Pro XT712. The tablet comes with mid-range specs and is being offered in black and white colours. Flipkart has priced the DigiFlip Pro XT712 at Rs. 9,999, with both models currently out of stock.

Flipkart DigiFlip Pro XT712

Xiaomi reported to partner with Flipkart to launch smartphones in India

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Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi is all set to enter India and it has tied up with Flipkart for the launch of its devices. The launch of the company’s India operations was expected in October but it looks like that it will happen in July as per the latest reports. Xiaomi usually sells devices through its own online retail stores but seeing the fact that Flipkart has a pretty wide reach in the country, Xiaomi has decided to go this way.

Xiaomi Mi3

Asus reportedly planning to launch a affordable Android Wear smartwatch in September

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The smartwatch market is all set to get crowded this year with launch of Android Wear based devices. We have already seen the announcement of such devices from Motorola, LG and Samsung with two of them (LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live) available on pre-order. Now, it appears like another vendor is planning to take the wraps off its Android Wear device in the third quarter of this year. The talk is about the Taiwanese vendor Asus that has announced its intention of releasing a smartwatch based on Android Wear this year.

Android Wear

Google is not ending the Nexus program in favor of Android Silver, reveals Head of Android Engineering

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Friday, June 27, 2014

For quite sometime Google has been rumored to ditch the Nexus lineup of devices, but the entire tech world is expecting the Android maker to launch a new Nexus device alongside the introduction of Android L platform later this year. Actually, Google is all set to modify the way it rolls out its high-end smartphones and for this the firm is working on the Android Silver program.

Nexus 5

Samsung Gear Live running on Android Wear official, coming soon in India for Rs. 15,900; LG G Watch goes on pre-order in India for Rs. 14,999

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Google detailed the Android Wear platform on Wednesday at Google I/O 2014 keynote speech. The search engine giant their debuted a new Android Wear powered smartwatch. Dubbed as Samsung Gear Live, it's the first smartwatch from Samsung running on Android Wear operating system rather than its home grown Tizen. Along with Samsung Gear Live, Google also demoed the LG G Watch and Moto 360 at the event.

Samsung Gear Live

HTC to update the One (M8) and One (M7) to Android L within 90 days of getting the final software

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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Google previewed the next major Android update named the Android L at the Google I/O 2014 yesterday and HTC seems to be pretty excited about it. As a matter of fact, it has jumped ahead of rest of the manufacturers and has shared its Android L update plans. It has stated that it will start rolling out the Android L update for the One (M7) and One (M8) wihtin 90 days of receiving final software from Google.

HTC One (M8)

Android Wear detailed at Google I/O 2014

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Along with Android L, Android TV, Android One and Android Auto, Google also showcased the Android Wear platform at the Google I/O 2014 event. The Google I/O event brought a developer preview of the Android Wear platform with it which helps us understand it better. It was launched back in March by Google but not much details were revealed about it. Well the I/O event has brought a better level of detailing regarding to what all Android Wear is capable of.

Android Wear

Google announces Android Auto at Google I/O 2014, Android OS designed for cars

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As the gossip mongers predicted, at the Google I/O 2014 press conference along with Android One, Android L and Android TV, the Android Auto was launched. This new system makes use of the Android smartphone as an in-dash system to control the navigation, messaging and music related features. In simple words, this is a redesigned car-specific interface for Android.

Android Auto

Android TV officially announced at Google I/O 2014, release this fall along with Android L

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At the Google I/O conference’s keynote session on Wednesday, Google along with Android L took the wraps off a new version of Android for the living room called Android TV. The Android TV is the successor of Google TV and it brings a new user interface to the gaming consoles, TVs and set top boxes. The Android TV adds Android along with usual content such as music, apps, games and movies to the big screen.

Android TV

Google officially announces Android L developer preview at Google I/O 2014

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After series of leaks and rumours, Google on Wednesday at Google I/O 2014 has officially took the wraps off the next version of Android, currently known as the Android L. Google calls the Android L update as "the biggest release in the history of Android," as it comes with tons of enhancements and new features. This is the first time Google has previewed the upcoming Android release before making it available for public. Developers will be getting the developer preview of Android L to play with and optimize their apps with the actual public release will happen later this year in fall.

Android L Developer Preview

Google announces Android One program for emerging markets, starting from India

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At the Google I/O event on Wednesday, the search engine giant announced a new initiative called Android One that is aimed to help in reducing the cost of smartphones making it affordable to develop and release the devices. This program will be focus on the OEMs that are involved in making smartphones in emerging markets, thereby helping Google to grab an even more significant market share with the Android phones.

Android One

Watch the Google I/O 2014 keynote speech livestream here

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Google I/O 2014

Google I/O 2014 press conference is about to start in few minutes and you can watch the keynote speech livestream here. The event is happening in San Francisco and will run till June 26th. The search engine giant will be unveiling the next version of Android, the Android 5.0 Lollipop and will be detailing Android Wear platform. 

Below can watch the full livestream. Also, get all updates of Google I/O 2014 from here.

Motorola Victara aka Moto X+1 press renders leaked online, reported to debut at Google I/O today

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We have been hearing about the Moto X+1, Motorola's upcoming flagship Android smartphone since April 2014. The Moto X+1 has been leaked quite a lot of time and now the press render of the same has been leaked twice earlier this week. The render has been leaked by the Twitter bound leakster @evleaks and does no reveal much detail about the handset, as it is inside a case.

Moto X+1 promotional render

Sundar Pichai confirms Android 5.0 Lollipop preview today at Google I/O, release in the fall

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The Google I/O conference is all set to be started today (9:30 PM IST) and we expect to witness a plethora of interesting news. When the Android L screenshots were leaked recently, there were doubts if we will get to see a preview of the platform at this conference before it would be released later this year. Now, the same has been confirmed by none other than Sundar Pichai.

Android logo

Samsung's first Android Wear powered smartwatch will be called Gear Live, specifications leaked

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Samsung is all set to launch its first smartwatch based on the Android Wear platform at the Google I/O event. But it looks like that the Korean manufacturer couldn’t keep its details under the wraps and they have leaked on to the interweb before the launch. The watch will go by the name of Gear Live and will be showcased later today at the I/O event. Post the unveiling the smartwatch will be launched on July 7th, which is merely a couple of weeks away.

Samsung Gear 2

Riptide GP2 changelog confirms that Google is working on Android TV and will debut at Google I/O

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The Google I/O event is about to kick off in some hours from now and it will bring a lot of goodies with it. We all know that the next version of Android will be previewed at the event alongside detailing regarding the Android Wear platform and something we didn’t know (actually we know) till now has just come to light. Google might launch the long rumoured Android TV at the event too in order to go up against the likes of Apple TV and the Amazon Fire TV.

Android TV UI

Alleged homescreen screenshot hints at the features of the "L" version of Android features

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With less than 6 hours to go for the Google I/O press conference to take off, the rumors regarding the upcoming build of Android OS appear to grow by the minute. The Chromium Issue Tracker, which is a potential source of leaks and unannounced details, issued interesting information that has been removed soon. However, a Reddit user has managed to grab a couple of the screenshots of the same.


Flipkart confirmed to launch its own branded tablets on June 26th

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Last week we reported that Flipkart, the leading e-commerce retailer in India is all set to launch its own branded tablets under the brand name DigiFlip. Now, according to BGR India, Flipkart has started sending out press invites to the Indian tech press media for attending an event on June 26th, where the Indian retailer giant will launch its own tablets under its own DigiFlip brand. It already sells a wide range of electronic and computer accessories including speakers, headphones and pen drives under the DigiFlip brand name. 

Flipkart tablets

LG to rollout G3 globally starting June 27 in Asian countries followed by Europe in July

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LG is about to begin the global rollout of its most powerful handset ever, the LG G3 which was launched last month with Quad HD display. The rollout of the smartphone will begin starting June 27th with Asian countries. The G3 will be launched first in Hong Kong, Indonesia, Singapore, and the Philippines which will be followed by the rest of Asia, Europe and the Middle East countries later in July. Additional details of availability, including price, will be announced locally at launch time.


HTC Volantis is a 9-inch Nexus tablet from HTC with aluminum body, complete specifications and pricing leaked

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Sunday, June 22, 2014

There are more and more reports suggesting that Google will be ditching its Nexus lineup of devices with the new Android Silver program. But, a latest Android Police report claims that the upcoming Nexus tablet will be made for the first time by HTC instead of Asus. As per the report, the upcoming Nexus tablet will be made by HTC and will be termed HTC Volantis, and the details regarding its specifications, features and pricing are also revealed. However, it is not sure if these are authentic and how far they will turn to reality.

Google Nexus 9

Samsung smartwatch based on Android Wear to go official at the Google I/O 2014

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The Google I/O 2014 event is drawing closer and it is an event where we will be seeing different new services and devices. Even, the wearable devices will be moving to an all new level with the Android Wear platform. According to media reports, the firm that has lined up many smartwatches so far has plans of coming up with one such device based on Android Wear.

Samsung Galaxy Gear

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 specifications leaked via AnTuTu listing, to come with UV sensor, model number list leaked online

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Samsung recently announced a new variant of the Galaxy S5 in South Korea with upgraded display and processor, similar to the rumoured S5 Prime. With that out of the way, all eyes are set on the launch of the next big thing from the stable of the Korean manufacturer which will be the Galaxy Note 4. It looks like Samsung is finding it a bit hard to keep it under the wraps and the device has shown up on AnTuTu benchmarks.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Google to make ART as default runtime and include kill switch in the next version of Android

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As the Google I/O Conference is fast approaching, the rumors surrounding the next major iteration of Android likely the Android 5.0 are pouring in heavily. After the plethora of leaks suggesting new feature additions and enhancements to the existing services, Google has revealed that the upcoming build of Android will add a kill switch security feature to the devices that are based on it.


Google details Android Wear in an introduction video, shows off Stacks, Pages and Replies

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Saturday, June 21, 2014

Earlier this year, Google announced the Android Wear SDK and since then we have been witnessing details regarding the software. LG G Watch and Moto 360 are the first devices to be powered by Android Wear operating system. The Google Developers YouTube channel has uploaded a new video in which we get to see how the notifications and other specific parts of the software function.

Android Wear

Nokia to launch the successor of Nokia X, probably called the Nokia X2 on June 24th

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Nokia has started teasing the successor to its first ever Android device, the Nokia X. It has posted an image on its conversation blog which states "Green with Envy" and we all know that Green is the colour of Android.

The teaser image posted by Nokia on its conversation blog just shows a diagonal line in white colour which does not confirms the launch of next X-series smartphone, but the company's Chinese arm accidentally posted (now removed) the full teaser image which clearly shows the complete 'X' sign, confirming the launch of Nokia X2.

Nokia X2 teaser

Samsung SM-G510F with 64-bit Snapdragon 410 processor spotted on GFXBench website

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Samsung, the number one smartphone manufacturer globally has been ensuring that its mid-range devices are ahead of the rest off late and has been constantly working in that regard. Qualcomm had showcased its 64-bit budget chipsets a while ago and the Snapdragon 410 was the one which was expected to cater to the budget segments. It looks like that the two giants are coming together to launch a budget handset with a 64-bit Snapdragon 410 chipset under the hood. 


XOLO Q1000 Opus 2 with 5-inch qHD display, Snapdragon 200 processor, 8MP camera now available in India for Rs. 9,780

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XOLO has quietly started selling a new smartphone under its Q-core series in the Indian market. Dubbed as XOLO Q1000 Opus 2, the smartphone is the successor of last year announced Q1000 Opus, which is the company's first smartphone with Broadcom processor. The Q1000 Opus 2 comes in black color and is now available in India from online retailer Snapdeal for Rs. 9,780.

XOLO Q1000 Opus 2

Micromax Canvas Beat with 5-inch qHD display, quad-core processor, 8MP camera now available in India for Rs. 9,499

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Friday, June 20, 2014

Micromax has silently started selling a new Canvas series smartphone in the Indian market. Dubbed as Micromax Canvas Beat, the smartphone was originally introduced earlier this year in Russia along with Canvas Social. The smartphone comes in black colour and is now available from online retailer HomeShop18 for Rs. 9,499.

Along with Canvas Beat, the Micromax Unite, which was spotted last week on company's official website is also available in India from online retailer Flipkart for Rs. 6,250. The smartphone comes in Black and White.

Micromax Canvas Beat

Samsung Galaxy Pocket 2 and Galaxy Core 2 with Android 4.4.2 KitKat leaked online

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Beside focusing on high-end smartphones like the Galaxy S5 Prime and the next-generation Galaxy Note phablet, the Korean tech giant is also ready with two new budget Galaxy smartphones, one with entry-level specs and the other with mid-range specs. Dubbed as Samsung Galaxy Pocket 2 and Galaxy Core 2, the smartphones are the successor of already available Galaxy Pocket and Galaxy Core.

Samsung Galaxy Pocket 2

Android 4.4.4 KitKat update now rolling out for Nexus devices, factory images released

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While everyone waits for the next iteration of Android, allegedly called the Android 5.0 (Lollipop), the search engine giant earlier today has started rolling out the Android 4.4.4 KitKat update for the Nexus range of devices. The update is a minor one with build number KTU84P. Google rolled out the Android 4.4.3 KitKat update earlier this month, which brought loads of bug fixes and major security fixes. The latest update brings minor additional security fixes.

Android 4.4.4 KitKat

Amazon first ever smartphone, the Fire Phone with Dynamic 3D Perspective and Firefly technology official

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Thursday, June 19, 2014

After series of leaks, rumours and speculations, the Kindle Fire maker Amazon has ventured into the smartphone industry with the launch of its first smartphone that is named Amazon FirePhone. The announcement of the phone has turned all the rumors that were going on so long to reality. The highlights of the Amazon Fire Phone are its slew of content service, Firefly technology and its unique 3D UI called Dynamic Perspective.

Amazon Fire Phone

Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A with 5.1-inch Quad HD display, Snapdragon 805 processor, 3GB RAM officially announced

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Samsung announced its this year flagship smartphone — Samsung Galaxy S5 at the MWC 2014 event in Barcelona in February. The Korean tech giant earlier today has officially took the wraps off a new variant of the Galaxy S5 in South Korea. Dubbed as Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A, the smartphone comes with upgraded display resolution, faster processor and faster connectivity.

Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A

Micromax Canvas Gold A300 with 5.5-inch display, 2GHz octa-core processor, Android 4.4 KitKat now available in India for Rs. 20,249

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Last week we came across some live images of the upcoming Micromax Canvas smartphone dubbed as Micromax Canvas Gold. The smartphone was reported to get launched on June 16th, but it didn't and Micromax only announced its first Windows Phone 8.1 smartphones on that day. Now, Micromax has silently started selling the Canvas Gold in India.

Micromax Canvas Gold A300

Xiaomi ready to enter India, official website for India goes live, launching soon

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Xiaomi has officially announced that it will be starting its Indian operations soon and had recently hired Manu Kumar Jain, the co-founder of Jabong to head its operations in India. The company has started making its web presence felt in India and its website has just gone online for India at Mi.com/in. The website does not reveal much details about the company and its portfolio but that can be expected in the coming few weeks.

Xiaomi India

Amazon's first smartphone reported to be AT&T exclusive

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Amazon is in the tech headlines as the vendor is expected to officially unleash its first smartphone later today at an event in Seattle. While the smartphone from the Kindle maker would definitely be a great offering in the U.S. market, it appears like a majority of the user base will not be able to grab the handset due to carrier exclusivity.

Amazon first smartphone

Flipkart reported to launch its own tablets under brand named DigiFlip

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Leading e-commerce retailer Flipkart appears to be geared up in launching its own tablets under the brand named DigiFlip. According to a report by The Economic Times, the retailer will soon be launching its own tablet brand very soon. So long, Flipkart had been selling a wide range of electronic and computer accessories including speakers, headphones and pen drives under this brand. But, the report claims that manufacturing their own tablets is way too different from selling accessories.


LG G3 with Snapdragon 805 processor, 225Mbps download speed launching next month, could be called the LG G Prime

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LG announced the G3, its this year flagship smartphone during the May-month end with Quad HD display and powerful specs. The Korean company now plans on upgrading the LG G3 from Snapdragon 801 to Snapdragon 805 SoC to improve its performance and keep it ahead of the rest. The smartphone will launch as soon as in July this year which is pretty much the time when the global roll out begins.


Android 4.4.3 KitKat update for Samsung Galaxy S5 to roll out this month, Galaxy S4 next month

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

The Android 4.4.3 KitKat update has already hit the Nexus devices and the Google Play Edition devices. Now, it is time for the update to be announced for the other smartphones. As per details revealed by Android Geeks, a leaked document suggests that the unlocked version of the current Samsung flagship model Galaxy S5 bearing the model number SM-G900H will be receiving the Android 4.4.3 KitKat update later this month.

Samsung Galaxy S5

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 details leaked suggesting curved display and Exynos 5433 processor, Gear Glass coming at IFA 2014

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Monday, June 16, 2014

Samsung announced its 2014 flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S5 this year in February at MWC 2014 event, much ahead of its schedule. And now the next generation Samsung phablet – Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is scheduled to get announced at the IFA 2014 event in September. According to a SamMobile report, the alleged specifications of the Note 4 and other Samsung devices that are to be released have been revealed.


Google Now screenshots posted by Google on Twitter tips at Android 5.0 platform

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Sunday, June 15, 2014

The Google I/O Conference is drawing closer and the rumor mills are churning heavily regarding the new products and services that in tow. Meantime, Google itself has hinted the much awaited and highly anticipated Android 5.0 platform. The search engine giant has posted some screenshots on its official Twitter account showing the new Google Now feature.

Google Now Android 5.0 hint

HTC M9 and M9 Prime rumoured for first quarter 2015 launch with M9 Prime to hit shelves first

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Saturday, June 14, 2014

The heavily rumored HTC One (M8) Prime, the premium variant of the firm’s current flagship model – HTC One (M8) has been cancelled and it will not come to the spotlight. In the meantime, speculations regarding the next generation flagship phone – HTC M9 and its premium version alleged to be dubbed M9 Prime have started hitting the web.

HTC One (M8)

Samsung Galaxy F pictured next to the Galaxy S5, shows off ultra-slim bezels (press image leaked)

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Update: Serial leaker @evleaks has recently leaked the first clear press image of the rumoured Galaxy F. The press image shows the smartphone in a "perfect golden" white-on-gold color scheme with metal back. No word on exact release date yet.

Samsung Galaxy F


Earlier (14th June): The long rumoured premium version of the Samsung Galaxy S5 which has often been referred to as Galaxy S5 Prime will be named Galaxy F when it launches. The premium smartphone has been subject to a slew of leaks lately and now it has been caught on camera again. It has been pictured next to the Galaxy S5 so you can spot the differences and trust us when we say that there are indeed a lot of them too.

Samsung Galaxy F

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