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2014/04/22

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Update 2 could arrive in August

Second update of Windows 8.1 could arrive in August

Industry insiders claim that Windows 8.1 will get another update in August, but Microsoft still has to confirm this.
Xplore Technologies XC6 DM/DML the industry's most rugged tablet

Xplore Technologies introduces XC6 series of rugged tablets

The new series of Windows tablet PCs packs fourth generation Intel Core processors, an impressive sunlight readable screen and 4G LTE connectivity while being able to withstand seven-foot drops.

2014/04/21

Motorola Solutions signs licensing agreement with Microsoft

Microsoft signs a patent licensing agreement with Motorola

After HTC, Samsung, Nikon and many others, Microsoft signs an agreement with Motorola Solutions which covers devices running Android and Chrome OS.
Samsung Galaxy S5 flagship handset colors available

Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime could launch soon

The handset could feature a 5.2-inch display with 2K resolution, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor and Android 4.4.2 KitKat, but Samsung still has to confirm it.
Google Nexus Android tablet render

Google Nexus 8 to be manufactured by HTC

HTC will team up with Google for the release of the new 8-inch Android slate which could arrive as soon as third quarter.

2014/04/20

LG Isai FL leak could be a blueprint for the G3

LG Isai FL leak could be a blueprint for the G3

Leaked specifications for the Japan-only Isai FL could be the basis for LG's upcoming G3 flagship phone.

2014/04/18

Canonical Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Trusty Tahr now available for download

Canonical launches Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Labeled by ZDNet as "the best desktop Ubuntu ever," Ubuntu 14.04 LTS is Canonical's third

2014/04/17

AT&T's LG G Flex curved smartphone gets Android 4.4.2 KitKat update

LG G Flex users on AT&T get their Android 4.4.2 KitKat update

AT&T customers who use the curved smartphone can get their update starting today to enjoy a "noticeable speed boost" and a few minor fixes and improvements.
Eurocom Electra 2 notebook with GeForce GTX 850M graphics

Eurocom Electra 2 notebook launches with GeForce GTX 850M graphics

This new portable features NVIDIA Maxwell graphics, Intel Haswell processors and TPM 1.2 technology from Infineon, all in a highly customizable configuration.
Galaxy S5 expected at Staples on the 20th of April

Galaxy S5 expected at Staples on the 20th of April

Galaxy S5 will be available at Staples for $199 with a two-year contract, with special offers available for trade-ins of qualifying phones.

Lenovo announces the Flex 2 line of laptops

The refresh brings options for higher-end processors, AMD Radeon or NVIDIA GeForce graphics, and HD displays.

2014/04/16

LG mobile processors manufactured by TSMC could power the LG G3 as soon as June

LG plans to build its own processors

LG starts to rebuild its semiconductor business and the company's upcoming chips for smart devices will be used for its own devices, but also delivered to third parties.
LG G3 retail box leaked image

LG G3 could arrive in June

LG's next flagship will be called G3 and could arrive as soon as June with a gold color option available from the start for all markets.
Tizen OS Samsung smartphone to be unveiled in June

First Tizen-powered phone by Samsung to launch by the end of Q2

The South Korean company will introduce at least two handsets running its own Tizen OS, with the first one expected by the end of Q2.

2014/04/15

Amazon smartphone prototype with five front cameras

Amazon smartphone leak reveals five front cameras

The first leaked images of Amazon's smartphone prototype reveal five front cameras, which could be used to provide a 3D experience without 3D glasses.
Hisense Sero 8 Android tablet with quad-core Rockchip processor and IPS display

Hisense launches Sero 8 tablet

The 8-inch slate features an IPS display, a quad-core processor from Rockchip, Android 4.4 KitKat and can be already pre-ordered in the UK for about $150 USD.
Toshiba Satellite P55T 4K notebook with Haswell i7, Radeon R9 M265X and Windows 8.1

Toshiba Satellite P55T arrives in the US on April 22

Toshiba's first 4K laptop offers an amazing 282 ppi display, Intel Core i7 processor and Radeon R9 M265X dedicated graphics.

2014/04/14

Asus Transformer Book T100 convertible with Bay Trail processor, SSD and 500 GB hard drive

Asus Transformer Book T100 now has a 500 GB option

The affordable Bay Trail-powered convertible was only available in the US with 32 GB or 64 GB of SSD storage and now it finally got a 500 GB hard drive option.
Motorola DROID RAZR HD Android smartphone to get KitKat update

Motorola DROID RAZR HD and RAZR M to get their KitKat update soon

Motorola confirmed the arrival of this update back in November and now it seems DROID RAZR HD and RAZR M users are only weeks away from KitKat.
Lenovo IdeaPad G50 budget Windows notebook

Lenovo IdeaPad G50 to arrive soon with premium specs and attractive pricing

The new notebook is expected to offer plenty of customization options, a premium design and excellent value, but its date of availability is still unknown.

2014/04/13

Moto X successor could include more back panel options

Moto X successor could include more back panel options

The Moto X+1 is expected to carry more back panel options, including a leather offering in multiple colors.

2014/04/11

Microsoft Windows XP to receive support in China

Lenovo and Tencent team up with Microsoft to support Windows XP in China

Although officially discontinued on April 8, Windows XP still receives tech support in China, but only security services and not updates.
Xiaomi MiPad tablet with MediaTek processor and 7.9-inch display

Xiaomi MiPad tablet could arrive next month

This slate will offer a metallic case and a quad-core processor for less than $200, but nothing is official yet.
Meizu MX3 Ubuntu smartphone with Samsung Exynos 5410, 2 GB RAM and up to 128 GB of storage

Meizu MX3 to ship later this year with Ubuntu

The handset features a 5.1-inch multitouch display, 2 GB of memory and up to 128 GB of internal storage, is powered by a Samsung Exynos 5 Octa 5410 processor .
Sony issues warning of fire risk with Vaio Fit 11A Notebooks

Sony issues warning of fire risk with Vaio Fit 11A Notebooks

Sony asks customers to discontinue use of their new VAIO Fit 11A notebooks following the discovery of their potential to catch fire.

2014/04/10

Google Glass to be made available to the public during special one day event

Google will allow US consumers to purchase a limited number of Google Glass during a one day event on April 15th.
Acer Aspire Switch SW5 convertible with Bay-Trail Atom processor

New leak reveals specs of Acer Aspire Switch SW5 convertible

The upcoming convertible should be officially announced on April 29, but its alleged specs were revealed by a Swiss online shop already.
BlackBerry CEO John Chen

BlackBerry does not leave the handset market

Contrary to a recent report by Reuters, BlackBerry plans to release new smartphones in the future and does not consider selling the devices business yet.
Windows Phone 8.1 Qualcomm exclusive

Windows Phone 8.1 to support only Qualcomm processors

Support for MediaTek's chips would help Windows Phone quickly gain a lot of users but it seems Microsoft decided to keep it Qualcomm-exclusive for now.

2014/04/09

Firefox OS 2.0 screenshot

First Firefox OS 2.0 screenshots leak online

The upcoming Firefox OS 2.0 looks great in comparison with the version currently available and soon cheap smartphones powered by it will not have a cheap looking UI anymore.

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Author: Notebookcheck, 2005-09-20 (Update: 2013-12- 1)