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Samsung to drop Android Wear

Samsung to stop making Android Wear devices

With Tizen becoming Samsung's mobile operating system of choice for a wide range of devices, the company should drop Android Wear soon, but they ...
OnePlus 3 Android smartphone coming mid-June 2016

OnePlus 3 coming next month

The next-gen 5.5-inch OnePlus flagship killer is expected to bring NFC connectivity back, and it is expected to launch June 14th.
Apple iPhone 7s may incorporate glass casing

Apple iPhone 7s may incorporate glass casing

Catcher Technology CEO says Apple will look into glass in an attempt to better differentiate its iPhones from the competition.
Asus Zenfone Max second generation official with Qualcomm Snapdragon 615

Asus Zenfone Max gets new hardware

The second generation of this 5.5-inch handset comes with up to 3 GB RAM and is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 SoC.
Samsung Galaxy S5 Android smartphone gets Marshmallow update on T-Mobile

T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S5 gets Android Marshmallow

Two months after Sprint, T-Mobile finally updates the Galaxy S5 to Android 6.0.1, but the new firmware also includes a "device slowness fix."
Mobile Graphics Cards - Benchmark List

Mobile Graphics Cards - Benchmark List

Sort and filter through all currently available mobile graphics cards by performance or specification.
Samsung Galaxy A9 gets Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update

Samsung Galaxy A9 gets Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow

The A9 SM-A9000 has just become the first Galaxy A device to receive Android Marshmallow, with Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A7 expected to get updated so...
Samsung Galaxy C5 SM-C5000 now spotted at FCC

Samsung Galaxy C5 shows up at FCC

The device spotted at FCC has the specs and features already mentioned by earlier rumors and leaks - metallic body, Snapdragon 617 processor, and...
HTC 10 Smartphone Review

89% HTC 10 Smartphone Review

Successful comeback! After the HTC One M9 came up short of expectations last year, HTC has made many improvements and now offers a great premium-range smartphone with a decent camera.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996 | Qualcomm Adreno 530 | 5.2" | 161 g
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones under 120 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones under 120 Euros

May 2016 update. Here you will find the best smartphones under 120 Euros (~$135) reviewed by Notebookcheck over the last few months. Our list of ...
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones (≤5-inch)

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones (≤5-inch)

May 2016 update. Here's a list of the best compact smartphones - with screen sizes of 5 inches or less - we've reviewed in the last few months. O...
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Windows Tablets

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Windows Tablets

May 2016 update. Here is a current list of Notebookcheck's top-ranked Windows tablets. This list is reviewed on a regular basis, checked by our e...
LG K4 Smartphone Review

73% LG K4 Smartphone Review

LTE at an entry-level price. LG offers an affordable entry-level smartphone with LTE functionality for 119 Euros (~$133), dubbed K4 LTE. That is, however, its only highlight. The review sample makes a rather outdated impression in all other aspects. Have too many cutbacks been made?
Mediatek MT6735 | ARM Mali-T720 MP2 | 4.5" | 120 g
Asus ZenFone 3 reveal may finally be coming next week

Asus ZenFone 3 reveal may finally be coming next week

The countdown ends May 30th for an unveiling at Computex 2016. The "Zenvolution" may include up to three different models of the ZenFone 3.
Google Nexus 6P handset will not get Android N seamless updates

Current Nexus devices will not get Android N seamless updates

No Nexus handset currently on the market will get the next-gen Android version, but Google still has to make the official announcement.
ZTE Axon 7 set for a reveal on May 26

ZTE Axon 7 set for a reveal on May 26

Sound quality will apparently be a major selling point for the upcoming smartphone. ZTE declined to share any other details about the device.
Motorola Moto X will now be the Moto Z

Motorola Moto X will now be the Moto Z

The Verizon Droid name gets a slight modification to be more in line with the new Moto X and Moto Z naming convention.
Leagoo Shark 1 Smartphone Review

79% Leagoo Shark 1 Smartphone Review

XL Size. The Shark 1 from the Chinese manufacturer Leagoo proves to be extra-large in more than one aspect. The decently-equipped middle-class smartphone with its 6-inch display and a weight of 241 grams is larger and heavier than most. In addition, it features a battery with a capacity of 6300 mAh - large by any standard. Among other things, we'll take a look at the battery life to see if it delivers what the capacity promises.
Mediatek MT6753 | ARM Mali-T720 MP2 | 6.0" | 241 g
Archos 50 Cobalt smartphone available for 130 Euros

Archos 50 Cobalt smartphone available for 130 Euros

The affordable 5-inch LTE smartphone is coming to Germany and other parts of Europe with a 2.5D HD display and quad-core MediaTek SoC.
Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) Android smartphone available on T-Mobile

Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) hits T-Mobile

This 5.5-inch mid-ranger comes loaded with Android Marshmallow, has 2 GB RAM and 16 GB internal storage, as well as full support for T-Mobile's 4...
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Tablets

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Tablets

May 2016 update. Here you will find the current best tablets reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models is regularl...
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones under 300 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones under 300 Euros

May 2016 update. Here you will find the best smartphones under 300 Euros (~$340) reviewed by Notebookcheck over the last few months. Our list of ...
Gionee Marathon M5 Plus 6-inch Android phablet with 5020 mAh battery

Gionee Marathon M5 Plus now available in India

This 6-inch phablet is powered by a 5020 mAh battery and a MediaTek MT6753 processor, features 4G LTE connectivity, and runs Android 5.1 Lollipop...
Samsung Galaxy C5 Android smartphone hits TENAA

Samsung Galaxy C5 hits TENAA

The TENAA listing confirms most specs already leaked, such as the metallic body, Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor, 4 GB memory, and Android 6.0....
Android apps and Google Play Store now available on Chromebooks

Google Play Store coming to Chrome OS

Although Google is not merging Chrome OS and Android yet, they have just announced that Android apps and the Google Play Store are both coming to...
Sony Xperia XA Ultra phablet now official

Sony Xperia XA Ultra phablet now official

The 6-inch phablet ships with a Helio P10 SoC and a powerful wide-angle 16 MP front-facing camera with Optical Image Stabilization and HDR.
Samsung Pay updated with membership cards support, 38 new banks

Samsung Pay gets another update

In addition to 38 new banks and credit unions, the update also brings support for membership and loyalty cards.
AT&T Samsung Galaxy S7 Active SM-G891A Android smartphone

Samsung Galaxy S7 Active allegedly coming next month

The handset that should launch on AT&T in less than a month shows has been spotted in what appears to be an official photo that reveals a gold/de...
Motorola Moto G4 Plus Android smartphone Motorola Moto G Plus

Motorola unveils three new handsets

Next to the Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus handsets, Motorola has also revealed the entry-range Moto G4 Play, and all three are expected to hit the US ...
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Android flagship gets Marshmallow update on AT&T

AT&T Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge get Android Marshmallow

The 1.5 GB firmware update finally brings Android 6.0 to the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge on AT&T, next to various minor improvements, fixes, and...
Sony could be phasing out the Xperia C and M series

Sony could be phasing out the Xperia C and M series

The manufacturer will unify its Xperia brand and do away with letter subcategories by 2018 according to leaked screenshots.
Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) Smartphone Review

82% Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) Smartphone Review

Metalhead. Plastic before, metal now: The new edition of the Galaxy J5 aims to make a higher-quality impression. However, the inner values have remained mostly the same. Is that enough for a successful update?
Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916 | Qualcomm Adreno 306 | 5.2" | 159 g
Oppo Find 9a smartphone spotted in AnTuTu database

Oppo Find 9a smartphone spotted in AnTuTu database

The listed x9007 model name suggests a smaller or more affordable version of the unannounced Find 9 smartphone.
Successor to the ZTE Axon may be the Axon 7

Successor to the ZTE Axon may be the Axon 7

The new 5.5-inch Axon smartphone will compete directly against other flagships including the LG G5, HTC 10, and eventual iPhone 7.
Charm by Samsung fitness band is now official

Samsung Charm fitness band is now official

This smart accessory for Android-powered handsets offers fitness tracking capabilities in conjunction with S Health, as well as basic notificatio...
LG K10 Smartphone Review

81% LG K10 Smartphone Review

Pitch-dark. LG's K10 wants to add style to the lower mid-range. Read why its screen and the camera's gloomy photos stand in its way in this report.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916 | Qualcomm Adreno 306 | 5.3" | 140 g
ZTE Zmax Android phablet successor coming this summer to T-Mobile

ZTE Zmax Pro allegedly coming this summer

This Qualcomm Snapdragon 617-powered 6-inch Android phablet is expected to show up this summer in the US, where it will launch exclusively on T-M...
Nubia Z11 spotted at TENAA as multiple variants

Nubia Z11 spotted at TENAA as multiple variants

ZTE has so far only introduced one member in the Nubia Z11 family. These latest leaks, however, show that the other two larger variants should be...
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 (2016)

82% Samsung Galaxy Tab A 7.0 (2016) Tablet Review

Compact. The particularly handy design bestows Samsung's new tablet from the 7-inch category with almost smartphone-like traits. However, tight 8 GB of storage and an entry-level SoC curb the fun. Our test will reveal whether the Galaxy Tab A7 convinces in real world use anyway.
Spreadtrum SC7731 | ARM Mali-400 MP2 | 7.0" | 283 g
HTC Desire 820 Android smartphone gets 6.0.1 Marshmallow update

HTC Desire 820 gets Android 6.0.1 update

This handset that launched back in 2014 finally gets Marshmallow, as well as the latest major iteration of the HTC Sense UI.
New Nvidia Shield tablet shows up at FCC

Nvidia Shield Tablet K1 successor spotted at FCC

The upcoming slate is similar to the existing Shield Tablet K1 in terms of design, but most of its specs still have to be confirmed.
Samsung Galaxy Note 6 specs leaked details, product coming to the US in August

Samsung Galaxy Note 6 coming to the US in August

Since Galaxy Note 5 launched in mid-August, it would not be a surprise to see this rumor coming true and to see its successor showing up around A...
Huawei Honor V8 with QHD display now official

Huawei Honor V8 with QHD display now official

The 5.7-inch smartphone will be Huawei's first model with a native resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels. Other features include dual rear cameras and...
Coolpad unveils Torino S LTE smartphone for 200 Euros

Coolpad unveils Torino S LTE smartphone for 200 Euros

The Torino S will be one of the most affordable 4.7-inch smartphones with both LTE and a fingerprint reader.
HTC 10 Android flagship coming to T-Mobile

HTC 10 coming to T-Mobile next week

The flagship will launch on T-Mobile on May 18th, and those who will get it in the first week will also receive an HTC-branded Rapid Charger and ...
Asus ZenFone 2 Laser Android smartphone gets Marshmallow update

Asus ZenFone 2 Laser gets Android Marshmallow

In addition to the latest major Android build, this update comes without the bloatware previously added by Asus.
Sunrise Calendar app now discontinued and integrated into Outlook

Microsoft shuts down Sunrise Calendar

More than a year after purchasing Sunrise Atelier, the Redmond giant decides to discontinue Sunrise Calendar and integrate it into Outlook.
Alleged photos of OnePlus 3 leak online (Source: Weibo)

Alleged photos of OnePlus 3 leak online

The rounded back and line patterns are reminiscent to the HTC 10 with front and edges not unlike the Galaxy C5.
Archos 50 Power smartphone to come with 4000 mAh battery pack

Archos 50 Power smartphone to come with 4000 mAh battery pack

The 5-inch budget smartphone will make use of a dense battery pack and retail for 150 Euros.
Pebble Health Mobile Graphs feature delivered by Pebble software 3.12

Pebble firmware 3.12 now available

This update brings watch-based texting support to iOS, as well as multiple improvements to Pebble Health on both Android and iOS.

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