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Android KitKat still controls almost half of the entire Android market share

KitKat dominates the market with almost 40 percent, Lollipop reaches 12 percent

During the last week of May, KitKat devices accounted for 39.2 percent of the entire Android market, followed by Jelly Bean, with 37.4 percent.
OnePlus One available for $250 for a limited time

OnePlus One available for $250 for a limited time

The popular OnePlus One smartphone will be available for a reduced price from June 1 to June 7. The 16 GB and 64 GB models are now on sale for $2...
Android 5.1.1 Lollipop running on Samsung Galaxy Note 4

Android 5.1.1 Lollipop allegedly coming to Galaxy Note 4 by the end of July

Unconfirmed inside reports claim that Samsung plans to release an update to the latest Android version for its Galaxy Note 4 phablets by the end ...
LG G4 First Impressions

89% LG G4 First Impressions

Say "cheese!" LG has once and for all completely dedicated itself to photography with its new flagship. A higher resolution, bigger lenses, a higher luminosity, and an improved image stabilizer... it almost lets us forget that the G4 is a superb smartphone - optionally available in leather. Unfortunately, it also has some old weaknesses.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 MSM8992 | Qualcomm Adreno 418 | 5.5" | 155 g
Honor 4X Smartphone Review

81% Honor 4X Smartphone Review

Big meets affordable. Honor, Huawei's subsidiary, launches a device in the growing phablet sector with its new Honor 4X. The austerely designed casing contains a lot for approximately 200 Euros (~$220): LTE Cat4, a sufficiently fast octa-core SoC, dual-SIM functionality, and a bright IPS screen. A well-rounded package.
HiSilicon Kirin 620 | ARM Mali-450 MP4 | 5.5" | 173 g
Huawei Mate 8: more details leak

More details about Huawei's upcoming Mate 8 leak

Allegedly, Huawei's upcoming flagship phablet will use in-house Kirin 930 octa-core SoC, a QHD display and a 21 MP camera sensor from Sony.
Xiaomi launches the flagship Mi Note Pro

Xiaomi launches the flagship Mi Note Pro

The new Xiaomi Mi Note Pro comes with 5.7-inch QHD display, Snapdragon 810 processor and 4 GB of RAM. All at a reasonable price.
Microsoft Lumia 640 XL Smartphone Review

83% Microsoft Lumia 640 XL Smartphone Review

The mid-range giant. Microsoft's Lumia 640 XL with dual-SIM support is aimed at Windows Phones buyers looking for a low-priced phablet. To see if it stands any chance of success, read this report.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8226 | Qualcomm Adreno 305 | 5.7" | 171 g
Opera for Android updated with Opera Turbo feature

Opera for Android now features Opera Turbo

This updated browser for Android now comes with Opera Turbo, as well as tabs sync with other instances and automatic text wrap.
Samsung expects to sell 70 million Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge handsets this year

Samsung updates Galaxy S6 sales forecast up to 70 million units

Samsung expects an amazing year for its smartphone business, pushing the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge sales forecast from 55 million units all the way u...
Samsung Galaxy A7 Smartphone Review

88% Samsung Galaxy A7 Smartphone Review

3, 5, 7. Samsung's Galaxy A lineup is tailored more for the normal wallet than the wickedly expensive Galaxy S models. Now a small phablet is available in the series called Galaxy A7. We took a closer look at the classy smartphone.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM8939 | Qualcomm Adreno 405 | 5.5" | 141 g
LG G4 Stylus is a scaled-down variant of G4 equipped with stylus support

First photos of LG's G4 Stylus surface on the net

The pen-enabled sibling of the LG G4 is rumored to have a 5.8-inch display and a mid-range Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC.
Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3 phablet gets Android 5.0 Lollipop update

Verizon Galaxy Note 3 gets Lollipop update

Less than two weeks after the Galaxy Note 4, Samsung Galaxy Note 3 phablets on Verizon get their first Android 5.0 Lollipop update.
LG G Flex 2 Smartphone Review

87% LG G Flex 2 Smartphone Review

Bananaphone. LG presents the second edition of its curved, high-end smartphone, LG G Flex 2, with improvements: Primarily the higher resolution screen is to silence the critics. We closely examined the slightly smaller phablet in the test.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994 | Qualcomm Adreno 430 | 5.5" | 152 g
Cyanogen 12 OS launches for OnePlus One handsets, as well as other devices

Cyanogen 12 rolls out to OnePlus One handsets

The new firmware is based on Android 5.0 Lollipop and includes a revamped theming feature and the new Boxer-based Email app, in addition to the r...
Apple iOS 8.3 fixes WiFi problems but also brings new emojis

Apple releases iOS 8.3

This last update promises to fix the WiFi issues encountered by many iOS users in the past, as well as
LG unveils UX 4.0 interface that launches with LG G4 later this month

LG unveils UX 4.0

The updated user interface will come with the LG G4 flagship that launches at the end of the month and promises to be even easier to use than bef...
ZTE Blade S6 Plus Android Lollipop smartphone with Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 SoC now available on eBay

ZTE Blade S6 Plus launches globally

This 5.5-inch Android Lollipop phablet is now available globally via eBay and while the regular price is $299.99 USD, it can now be purchased for...
Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Android phablet gets Lollipop update

Verizon Galaxy Note 4 gets Lollipop update

Samsung's Note 4 phablets on Verizon's network gets Lollipop one week after it received Android 5.0 on AT&T.
Asus Zenfone 2 configurations and prices in Europe

Asus Zenfone 2 coming to the US this spring

The Intel-powered smartphone hits Europe in three variants, starting at roughly $190 USD, and is expected in the US by the end of May.
Samsung Browser unified app for TVs, tablets and handsets

Samsung Browser coming later this year

Samsung Browser is a Web browser for all the company's Internet-enabled products, including TVs, and uses only HTML5 for video.
Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE Android smartphone will not get Android 5.1 Lollipop

Samsung to skip Android 5.1 Lollipop

Samsung is busy to bring Lollipop to more of its Android-powered devices and will skip the release of any Android 5.1 firmware update, claim insi...
HTC One E9+ Android phablet quietly launches in China

HTC One E9+ phablet lauches in China

This quietly launched Android phablet features a 64-bit MediaTek SoC, has a plastic-metal case design and a generous set of features.
HTC is expected to unveil its One M9+ on 8th of April

HTC schedules "More than One" launch event for April 8

Most likely, the Taiwanese manufacturer will announce its new One M9+ smartphone. Rumored specifications include an octa-core Mediatek SoC and a ...
Toshiba eMMC NAND embedded flash memory 16 GB, THGBMHG7C2LBAIL

Toshiba announces new eMMC 5.1 embedded memory modules

These new JEDEC e-MMC 5.1-compliant embedded NAND flash memory chips will enter mass production in a few months and target a wide range of digita...
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 phablets on AT&T get Android 5.0 Lollipop

AT&T Galaxy Note 3 gets Android 5.0 update

Owners of this Samsung phablet on AT&T now have access to the first Lollipop update for their devices. The firmware comes in a 1.2 GB package and...
LG G4 Note could get a metal case

LG G4 Note phablet rumored to come with a metal case

The company might build a premium rival to Samsung's new flagships, but it won't be the upcoming G4 smartphone.
Next Google Nexus: who will make it?

Next Google Nexus smartphone could be made by LG

It's a known fact that Google changes manufacturers for its Nexus devices periodically. There's a good chance that LG could be chosen once again.
Samsung Galaxy S6 Swarovski crystal-embellished covers

Samsung announces accessory collection for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge

The new accessories will launch on April 10 with the new handsets and come from notorious Samsung partners, such as Swarovski, Burton, Montblanc,...
Rose Gold Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge by Goldgenie

Gold Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge coming soon

Goldgenie is working on a luxury family of Samsung's latest flagships that will come in 24k Gold, Rose Gold, and Platinum.
First Google Shop retail store in London opens, two more will follow later this year

Google Shop opens in London

The first Google Shop in London offers Nexus smartphones and tablets, Chromebooks, Chromecasts and Android Wear smartwatches. Two similar stores ...
Acer Iconia Talk S A1-724 Tablet Review

83% Acer Iconia Talk S A1-724 Tablet Review

Talking icon. Acer's Iconia Talk S is a 7-inch tablet/phablet that is capable of making phone calls. Its dual-SIM function and LTE module ensure a good connection on-the-go. An energy-efficient quad-core Snapdragon SoC, a bright HD-IPS display, and Android 4.4 complete the package. Acer enters the battle for buyers at a recommended retail price of 229 Euros (~$245).
Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916 | Qualcomm Adreno 306 | 7.0" | 275 g
Google Nexus 6 Android phablet hits Verizon

Nexus 6 hits Verizon loaded with Android 5.1 Lollipop

While most other major carriers in the US already launched this phablet, Verizon unleashes it today, but is probably the first one to sell it loa...
Samsung Animal Edition battery packs, part of Charge the Life campaign

Samsung unveils Animal Edition battery packs

The new power banks feature images of four species of endangered animals and come in two sizes - two that offer 8,400 mAh and two with a capacity...
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge and Galaxy S6 are expected to push up the company's sales

Samsung has big hopes for Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge

The two new handsets will hit the market next month and Samsung hopes they will perform much better than the Galaxy S5 and even the company's bes...
Intel Atom x3 64-bit SoC features 3G or 4G LTE and more

MWC 2015 | Intel unveils new Atom processors

The new chips unveiled today aim smartphones, phablets, and tablets, as well as convertibles. First products that use them are expected in mid-20...
Samsung 128 GB UFS 2.0 embedded memory chips

Samsung intros 128 GB UFS 2.0 embedded memory for smartphones

The industry’s first 128 GB ultra-fast UFS 2.0 embedded memory for next-gen high-end smartphones has just entered mass production.
Samsung Galaxy Note Edge Smartphone Review

88% Samsung Galaxy Note Edge Smartphone Review

Lateral thinking. Are there still any real innovations in smartphones? Samsung surprises the consumer with the Samsung Galaxy Edge and its curved screen that arches around the casing's front. In this report, we will find out whether this really has any impact on how the phone is used.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 APQ8084 | Qualcomm Adreno 420 | 5.6" | 174 g
Samsung Galaxy Note II phablet will get Android Lollipop update

Samsung Galaxy Note II to get Lollipop update

Samsung Poland confirmed that the second generation flagship phablet of the South Korean company will get a Lollipop update, although it was laun...
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 gets Android 5 Lollipop update starting in Poland

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 gets Lollipop update

The long-awaited Android 5.0 Lollipop update for Samsung's flagship phablet finally begins to roll out in Poland, but only for the Exynos variant...
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge: once a rumor, soon to be reality

Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge trademarks registered in South Korea

The rumors about the upcoming Galaxy S6 version with curved-edge display were true.
HTC One M9 and M9 Plus: new details surface online

HTC One M9 and M9 Plus: new details surface online

The back cover of a golden HTC One M9 aka HTC Hima has been leaked online, allowing us a sneak peak at the design of the upcoming HTC flagship. I...
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G Smartphone Review

80% Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G Smartphone Review

The red dragon. Xiaomi has become the third-largest smartphone manufacturer in the world, but the company's devices aren't yet prevalent in Europe or America. We took a look at the Redmi Note 4G phablet to see whether the imported Asian device is a good alternative to the usual options on the Western market.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8928 | Qualcomm Adreno 305 | 5.5" | 199 g
Xiaomi Mi Note Teardown

Xiaomi Mi Note: first teardown reveals internal hardware and structure

The Xiaomi Mi Note and Mi Note Pro are the two latest smartphones from the largest Chinese smartphone manufacturer. The design of these handsets ...
Xiaomi Mi Note and Mi Note Pro officially unveiled

Xiaomi Mi Note and Mi Note Pro officially unveiled

Xiaomi recently announced two new Android phablets, the Mi Note and the Mi Note Pro. The specs include a 5.7-inch display running at 1080p or 144...
Asus Memo Pad 8 ME581CL-1B027A Tablet Review

85% Asus Memo Pad 8 ME581CL-1B027A Tablet Review

New memorandum? Asus wants to make a statement and elevates its 8-inch tablet from the Memo Pad series to the status quo of the class. The Memo Pad 8 ME581Cl represents the top model of this group; its price sits just above $355. It includes an Intel Atom quad-core 64-bit SoC, 2 GB RAM, a bright Full HD IPS display, fast ac-WLAN as well as LTE and NFC. In brief: Here, the mix works.
Intel Atom Z3560 | PowerVR G6430 | 8.0" | 299 g
Google Nexus 6 (Motorola XT1100-M0E10) Smartphone Review

86% Google Nexus 6 (Motorola XT1100-M0E10) Smartphone Review

You have grown! The Google Nexus 6 is manufactured by Motorola and follows Google's philosophy in terms of size at (almost) 6 inches. Our review reveals whether Google's device, which is not really a bargain anymore, can compete with the iPhone 6 Plus and other phablets.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 APQ8084 | Qualcomm Adreno 420 | 6.0" | 184 g
HTC Hima Ace Plus leaked specs include 5.5-inch QHD display

HTC Hima Ace Plus leaked specs include 5.5-inch QHD display

According to a fresh rumor, HTC will release a phablet version of the HTC M9 Hima at some point later in the year. The handset is said to feature...
LG G Flex 2

Amazon Germany now taking LG Flex 2 pre-orders at 599 Euro

A few German retailers including Amazon have started taking pre-orders for the LG G Flex 2. The curved smartphone will be priced at 600 Euros whe...
Samsung Galaxy A7 with 5.5-inch Full HD display, 5 MP wide front camera and 13 MP main camera

Samsung officially introduces Galaxy A7, global availability still unknown

This Android-powered 5.5-inch device with 4G LTE connectivity has been detailed on a post on Samsung's global blog, but availability and price ar...
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Author: Redaktion, 2013-05- 8 (Update: 2013-09-27)