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Windows 10 Mobile upgrade available for Windows Phone 8.1 handsets

Windows 10 Mobile upgrade finally rolls out

Windows 10 for mobile devices is finally available as an upgrade for various Windows 8.1 Phone handsets, depending on device manufacturer/model, ...
LG Stylus 2 DAB+ Android phablet coming to Australia and Europe

LG Stylus 2 with DAB+ support coming to Australia and Europe

Australia and select European markets will receive this phablet with DAB+ support soon - the first one of its kind in the world.
Samsung advanced laser speckle interferometric technology health monitoring patent

Samsung handsets might use advanced laser technology to monitor health

Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatches, as well as Galaxy tablets and smartphones, might soon use a new laser speckle interferometric methodology to mo...
AT&T Samsung Note 5 phablet gets Android Marshmallow update

AT&T brings Marshmallow to Note 5 and Galaxy S6

While Note 5 got the update earlier today, its smaller brother is expecting the same treatment on March 14.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge gets urgent software update March 2016

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge gets urgent software update

The update is as small as 3.3 MB and its description only contains one item - Edge screen.
Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge pre-orders stronger than expected

Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge pre-orders exceeded expectations

Although the numbers are not public yet, the president of Samsung’s mobile division confirmed that pre-orders have been stronger than expected.
LG V10 Android handset gets Marshmallow update

LG V10 gets Android Marshmallow

The Android 6.0 update for this handset was spotted in Turkey earlier this week, so it should hit other areas later this month as well.
Samsung 12 MP Dual Pixel sensor for mobiles with ISOCELL technology

Samsung begins mass production of its Dual Pixel sensor for mobile

The new 1.4 μm-pixel image sensor uses the ISOCELL and Dual Pixel technologies, bringing DSLR camera-level features to mobile phones.
Coolpad Modena Smartphone Review

76% Coolpad Modena Smartphone Review

Grainy. Besides well-known Chinese manufacturers like Huawei or Lenovo, the company Coolpad now launches its first smartphone on the German market: the Modena. Find out in our review whether looking at the device is worthwhile and what it features in our review.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916 | Qualcomm Adreno 306 | 5.5" | 158 g
Gold Nexus 6P Android handset got the March security update already

March security update available for Nexus devices and BlackBerry Priv

This new patch addresses six critical bugs and eight high severity issues, as well as two "moderate" problems.
Xiaomi Mi Powerbank Pro 10000 mAh with USB Type-C connectivity

Xiaomi announces 10,000 mAh USB Type-C power bank

The new Mi Powerbank Pro is lighter and smaller than its predecessors, offering support for fast charging with 5V/2A, 9V/2A, and 12V/1.5A configu...
Official Telus Android firmware updates schedule

Telus delays a few Android Marshmallow updates

Galaxy S6 Edge+ and Note 5 users on Telus will get Marshmallow on March 13th instead of March 9th, while those using the Galaxy S6 Edge have to w...
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Android phablet gets Android 6.0.1 firmware update

Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 5 gets Android Marshmallow

This update brings WiFi Calling to HD Voice users, Live Broadcast improvements, removal of the Amazon Appstore, and more.
Smartphone market share by vendor in India in March 2016, Apple leading

Apple beats Xiaomi in India

The US tech giant has left its Chinese competitor behind, grabbing the 6th spot in India's top 30 cities.
Samsung Marshmallow roadmap update 29 February 2016 leak

Samsung Marshmallow update roadmap leaks online

The new leak shows that most update dates revealed by the previous roadmap have been pushed back about three months.
Fitbit Blaze fitness tracker now available for $199 USD

Fitbit Blaze now available for purchase

This fitness tracker that was unveiled back at CES is now shipping as previously announced, and those interested can purchase it for $199 USD.
Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro SM-A9100 specs in the AnTuTu database

Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro shows up in the AnTuTU database

This new leak confirms some specs already mentioned by earlier rumors, including the Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 SoC, 4 GB RAM, and the full HD displ...
Samsung is now world's fourth largest smartphone processor maker

Samsung is now fourth largest smartphone processor maker in the world

With around 50 million Exynos chips shipped last year, Samsung follows Qualcomm, Apple, and MediaTek, who are the world's top three smartphone pr...
Microsoft Office 365 February update with direct image capture/crop and more

Microsoft adds camera, pinning, ink jotting to Office 365 on mobile devices

This month's update focuses on mobile platforms, bringing Box integration on iOS and multiple features for Windows-powered handsets.
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Android handset gets iF Product award

Samsung Electronics grabs 38 iF Design awards

Next to its washing machines and other appliances, Samsung received awards for products like the Gear S2 smartwatch, Galaxy S6 & Galaxy S6 Edge h...
Asus ZenFone 2 Android handset to get Marshmallow in June-July 2016

Asus handsets will get Marshmallow in Q2

While most other phone makers already updated at least a few handsets to Marshmallow, owners of Asus smartphones will have to wait until June-Jul...
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Android phablet and other flagships get a new security update

Samsung rolls out Samsung rolls out February security update for its flagships

As promised, Samsung updates its entire lineup of flagship handsets with this month's Android security update.
Huawei teams up with Leica to take smartphone photography to next level

Huawei and Leica team up to improve smartphone photography

Since the long-rumored P9 did not show up at MWC 2016, this agreement might have the main goal of ensuring that Huawei's next-gen flagship become...
Samsung 256 GB UFS 2.0 embedded memory chips

Samsung intros 256 GB UFS 2.0 embedded memory

The world’s first 256 GB UFS 2.0 embedded memory chip for next-gen high-end smartphones has just entered mass production, only one year after its...
Hands-on with HP Elite X3 business smartphone

MWC 2016 | HP unveils Elite X3 business smartphone

Under the new "One for all" motto, HP will be launching a 6-inch Windows Mobile 10 smartphone with docks and attachments to become a full-fledged...
Oppo Super VOOC Flash Charge promises 15 minutes for a full smartphone battery charge

MWC 2016 | Oppo Super VOOC Flash Charge promises a full charge in 15 minutes

This technology that is still under development promises to deliver a full smartphone battery charge in no more than 15 minutes.
Lenovo and Google Project Tango device for consumers teased at MWC

MWC 2016 | Lenovo and Google team up for a Project Tango smartphone

The two tech giants will launch their first modular handset this summer, for a price of roughly $500 USD.
Vivo Xplay 5 teaser image reveals 6 GB RAM and Qualcomm Snapdragon 820

Vivo Xplay 5 expected to show up next week

The Chinese company who offered the first QHD handset will apparently become the first one to launch one with 6 GB of memory as soon as next week...
Imagination announces the PowerVR Series8XE mobile GPUs

MWC 2016 | Imagination unveils PowerVR Series8XE GPUs

These new mobile GPUs aim the low-end sector market, providing more than 50 percent better performance than competing solutions and adding suppor...
Samsung Gear S2 Classic 3G coming to the US market in March 2016

Samsung Gear S2 Classic 3G coming to the US next month

Starting March 11, the black variant of this smartwatch will reach select major wireless networks in the US.
HP Elite X3 smartphone specs leak

MWC 2016 | HP Elite X3 smartphone specs leak

The HP Elite X3 runs Windows 10 Mobile and reportedly features high-end specs with Qualcomm Spadragon 820 SoC and a 6-inch 2560 x 1440 resolution...
Archos Diamond Note 2

MWC 2016 | Archos Diamond Note 2 coming in May

This 4G LTE, 6-inch Android phablet features MediaTek's octa-core Helio X10 processor next to 3 GB RAM and 32 GB internal storage, while its expe...
Samsung announces Exynos 7 Octa 7870, generic Exynos 7 Octa image

Samsung announces the Exynos 7 Octa 7870 processor

This new octa-core 14 nm FinFET mobile processor that has been designed for the mid-range area of the market will enter mass production by the en...
Samsung Galaxy Note 6 alleged specs leak online February 2016

Samsung Galaxy Note 6 specs leak online

This next-gen phablet is expected to feature no less than 6 GB of memory and 64 GB or 128 GB of UFS 2.0 internal storage.
LG Stylus 2 Android phablet coming at MWC 2016

MWC 2016 | LG announces Stylus 2 phablet

LG G4 Stylus' successor features a pen with a nano-coated tip for improved accuracy and aims budget-conscious users looking for a new Android pha...
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge gets Android Marshmallow update

Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge get Android Marshmallow

These two flagships are finally ready for the Marshmallow update, but other Galaxy devices will follow soon as well, depending on location and ca...
Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 4 gets another Android 5.1.1 update

Verizon Galaxy Note 4 receives another Android 5.1.1 update

Although its hardware is fully capable to run Marshmallow and it already got Android 5.1.1, this phablet on Verizon receives a new Lollipop updat...
LG V10 Smartphone Review

87% LG V10 Smartphone Review

Technical twin. The configuration of LG's V10 reminds us strongly of the G4. The South Korean company has equipped the handset with a second screen and an additional front-facing lens. Discover whether the surcharge is justified in this report.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 MSM8992 | Qualcomm Adreno 418 | 5.7" | 192 g
Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro smartphone surfaces on GFXBench

Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro smartphone surfaces on GFXBench

The smartphone may carry a Snapdragon 652 SoC and a 5.5-inch FHD display instead of a 6-inch QHD display as previously thought.
ZeroLemon 8500 mAh battery case for Samsung Galaxy Note 5

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ and Note 5 get 8500 mAh battery case from ZeroLemon

These new battery cases can provide three full charges while protecting the handsets as well, although they are quite bulky.
Isaac Mizrahi smartwatch engineered by HP

HP-powered Isaac Mizrahi smartwatch now available

This smartwatch has basic notifications, its face is framed by Swarovski crystals, and has a price of $249.99 USD.
UK AI firm SwiftKey joins Microsoft

Microsoft buys SwiftKey

Eight years since its debut, UK-based artificial intelligence firm SwiftKey joins the Redmond giant, and its technology will be used with Word Fl...
Android February security update images for Google Nexus devices already available

February security update already available for Nexus devices

This patch solves five critical bugs and four high severity issues, as well as one "moderate" problem.
Samsung smartphone shipments during 2015 exceeded 320 million units

Samsung shipped almost 325 million smartphones during 2015

Global smartphone shipments exceeded 1.4 billion during 2015, and Samsung was the leader of the market, with 324.8 million units shipped, 2.1 per...
Samsung cancels Galaxy S7 Edge+, Galaxy S7 handset unofficial render

Samsung reportedly cancels Galaxy S7 Edge+

With the S7 Edge+ now gone, the initial batch of three or four different Galaxy S7 devices mentioned by the rumors is down to only two - Galaxy S...
Microsoft Lumia 950 XL Smartphone Review

89% Microsoft Lumia 950 XL Smartphone Review

Hello, Lumia! The new Windows flagship is finally here. Besides powerful components, you also get great features like Windows Hello and Continuum. The biggest drawback of the device is the software, because Windows 10 Mobile does not seem to be quite ready yet.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994 | Qualcomm Adreno 430 | 5.7" | 165 g
Samsung flagship devices get January 2016 security update

Samsung flagships get this month's security update

The entire lineup of Samsung Android flagship handsets receives this month's update that patches critical security issues.
Microsoft Arrow Launcher Android app gets updated

Microsoft updates Arrow Launcher

This Android launcher by Microsoft Garage now features double tap screen to lock and most issues reported so far have been solved.
Sony Xperia Z5 Premium Smartphone Review

88% Sony Xperia Z5 Premium Smartphone Review

Mirror, mirror in my hand. Sony's new Xperia Z5 Premium flagship not only shines with high-performance technology and an exceptionally high-resolution ultra HD panel, its back can double as a mirror. Our report elucidates how well the Premium smartphone fares against the smaller Xperia Z5 and established competition.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994 | Qualcomm Adreno 430 | 5.5" | 181 g
First reviews of Huawei Mate 8 online

First reviews of Huawei Mate 8 online

First impressions are apparently very positive, though most agree that the Mate 8 is a bit overpriced.

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Redaktion, 2013-05- 8 (Update: 2013-09-27)