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Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MDP smartphone and tablet

Qualcomm unveils reference Snapdragon 810 smartphone and tablet

Qualcomm has just unveiled smartphone and tablet reference devices based on the upcoming Snapdragon 810 SoC. As mobile developer platforms, these...
Google Nexus 6 from T-Mobile without bloatware and carrier branding

T-Mobile sells pure Nexus 6

T-Mobile's Nexus 6 phablet comes with no carrier branding and no bloatware, as the company decided to listen to the customers who want their Goog...
HTC Google Nexus 9 (Wi-Fi / 32 GB) Tablet Review

86% HTC Google Nexus 9 (Wi-Fi / 32 GB) Tablet Review

Candy lickin' good. The 64-bit version of Android 4.0 Lollipop and the matching 64-bit processor from Nvidia are certainly the big debuts in the Nexus 9. However, the new architecture apparently has some pitfalls and did not run quite smoothly in the test. Otherwise, we missed the attention to detail in HTC's tablet, which could, however, still score with a good performance and decent battery life.
Nvidia Tegra K1 (Denver) | NVIDIA Tegra K1 Kepler GPU | 8.9" | 422 g
Jolla Tablet with Intel Atom and Sailfish OS

Intel Atom-powered Jolla Tablet to arrive in Q2 2015

This Sailfish OS-powered slate is the world’s first crowdsourced tablet project on Indiegogo ($189 USD a piece for the first batch) and should ar...
LG L Fino Smartphone Review

80% LG L Fino Smartphone Review

Cool deal. The LG L Fino is a compact entry-level smartphone with a 4.5-inch display, Qualcomm quad-core SOC, as well as UMTS and NFC. For around 160 Euro (~$200) MSRP, the phone comes nicely equipped. We subject the LG L Fino to our battery of tests to get an idea of the performance.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 MSM8212 | Qualcomm Adreno 302 | 4.5" | 145 g
Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 (10.1 inch/Wi-Fi/1050F) Review

83% Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 (10.1 inch/Wi-Fi/1050F) Review

Ergonomic acrobat. This tablet can literally be hung up on a nail. The most striking feature of the new, affordable Yoga scion is undoubtedly its flexible stand that proved extremely handy in the test, although it also increases the weight. Our report will, of course, closely examine the technical aspects, screen, connectivity, and battery life.
Intel Atom Z3745 | Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail) | 10.1" | 619 g
Samsung Milk Video streaming service for Galaxy Note and Galaxy S

Samsung launches Milk Video service

This new service delivers a premium mobile video experience to Samsung Galaxy S and Samsung Galaxy Note users.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 Black Friday promotion

Samsung to offer over 160 deals on Black Friday

Samsung's list of holiday deals includes solid price cuts for tablets, SSDs, TVs, digital cameras, Chromebooks, and more.
Nokia N1 Android tablet with Intel Atom processor and 8 inch display

Nokia reveals N1 Android tablet

This new 7.9-inch slate has a one-piece aluminum design, uses a quad-core Intel Atom, and will debut in China in early 2015.
Sharp Aquos Crystal Smartphone Review

82% Sharp Aquos Crystal Smartphone Review

A sharp edge. The term "edge-to-edge" has now become a common marketing ploy to advertise most any portable with a display, but Sharp have taken the term one step further. We find out why the Aquos Crystal is the 2015 CES Innovation Awards Honoree with a closer look at its striking and alluring design.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8926 | Qualcomm Adreno 305 | 5" | 141 g
Asus Memo Pad 8 ME181CX Tablet (Pro 7 Entertainment Pad) Review

82% Asus Memo Pad 8 ME181CX Tablet (Pro 7 Entertainment Pad) Review

We love? The Memo Pad 8 from Asus is also available as “Pro Sieben Entertainment Pad”. In cooperation with the media group, the buyer supposedly gets a "100 Euros (~$125) Entertainment Voucher". Read our review to find out what this means and if the device is any good.
Intel Atom Z3745 | Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail) | 8.0" | 338 g
Huawei Ascend G7 Smartphone Review

82% Huawei Ascend G7 Smartphone Review

The gentle giant. Huawei's Ascend G7 towers over many other smartphones with its 5.5-inch screen. In our tests we will clarify whether its performance and build are also outstanding in view of the affordable 299 Euros (~$372).
Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916 | Qualcomm Adreno 306 | 5.5" | 165 g
NVIDIA Shield Tablet gets Android 5.0 Lollipop update

Nvidia SHIELD Tablet Android 5.0 Lollipop update rolls out

NVIDIA announced the update earlier this week and now Android 5.0 rolls out to Shield tablet devices all over the world.
Asus ZenFone 4 with Intel Atom processor will get a 4G LTE-enabled successor

Asus to unveil new Intel-powered smartphones at CES 2015

New 4G LTE ZenFone models will arrive at CES 2015 powered by Intel chips and expected to hit the market starting around $330 USD soon after that.
First Impressions: Google Nexus 9 in Review

86% First Impressions: Google Nexus 9 in Review

Two become one. This time the latest Google tablet is produced by HTC, replacing the models Nexus 7 and Nexus 10. It is the first product with the new Android 5.0 Lollipop, and looks pretty good. The new operating system now also supports 64-bit processors, and the Nexus 9 obviously uses one.
Nvidia Tegra K1 (Denver) | NVIDIA Tegra K1 Kepler GPU | 8.9" | 422 g
Ecoo Focus E01 Smartphone Review

78% Ecoo Focus E01 Smartphone Review

1080p on a budget. A 5.2-inch FullHD LG display with a higher PPI than an Apple Retina display on a Chinese smartphone for less than $150? It's a mouthful, but the bottom line is that the Focus E01 offers one of the best and brightest 1080p displays for the inexpensive asking price.
Mediatek MT6592 | ARM Mali-450 MP4 | 5.2" | 145 g
LG G3 gets Android 5.0 Lollipop update this week

Android 5.0 Lollipop for LG G3 rolls out this week

Polish users of LG G3 are the first ones to receive the Android 5.0 update for their handsets, with other markets to follow "in the near future."
LG G Watch R smartwatch with Snapdragon 400 SoC and Android Wear

LG G Watch R now available in the Google Play store

This round smartwatch can now be purchased in the US via the Google Play store for $299.99 USD, as previously announced.
Verizon Ellipsis 8 Android tablet

Verizon Ellipsis 8 hits the market

This 8-inch Verizon-branded slate is manufactured by Quanta, offers up to 14 hours of autonomy on a single charge and costs $249.99 USD.
NVIDIA Shield tablet Android 5.0 Lollipop update coming later this month

NVIDIA Shield tablet to get Android 5.0 Lollipop later this month

NVIDIA unveiled in a Twitter post that the Shield tablet will get its update to the latest Android version during this month, but they did not gi...
Samsung Galaxy Gifts package with exclusive content and multiple deals

Samsung reveals gifts package for Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Note Edge

The gifts package for the two flagship devices comes from multiple world leading mobile content and service providers. It includes apps and servi...
OnePlus One high-end Android smartphone with mid-range pricing

OnePlus aims to sell over one million smartphones in 2014

The Chinese phone maker already sold half a million OnePlus One handsets and expects to reach the one million mark before the end of 2014.
No. 1 Vphone I6 Smartphone Review

76% No. 1 Vphone I6 Smartphone Review

The clone wars. An iPhone 6 for less than $150? Certainly too good to be true, of course. However, you'd be surprised at what this Vphone I6 clone does right for such an inexpensive and ambitious device.
Mediatek MT6582 | ARM Mali-400 MP2 | 4.7" | 129 g
Samsung Galaxy Grand 3 SM-G7200 specs on GFXBench

Samsung Galaxy Grand 3 specs leak online

The next-gen Galaxy Grand handset has been spotted at GFXBench and promises a larger screen and significant improvements in the camera department...
Motorola Moto G2 Smartphone Review

84% Motorola Moto G2 Smartphone Review

Second generation. In 2013 the Motorola Moto G was an inexpensive smartphone and a real competitor for mainstream smartphones with its comprehensive features. Now there is a successor, and we want to know if the Moto G2 can impress us as well. Let us find out in our in-depth review.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8226 | Qualcomm Adreno 305 | 5.0" | 150 g
Samsung Galaxy Alpha SM-G850F Smartphone Review

89% Samsung Galaxy Alpha SM-G850F Smartphone Review

Alpha leader. Samsung only used plastic even for its premium line in the past. This is now different, and it launches its Galaxy Alpha smartphone with an aluminum bezel. The phone places a claim on the smartphone crown with its strong components, but that still belongs to its company brother - Galaxy S5.
Samsung Exynos 5430 Octa | ARM Mali-T628 MP6 | 4.7" | 115 g
Samsung Gear S Tizen smartwatch with Super AMOLED display

Samsung Gear S hits the US next week

This next-generation wearable powered by Tizen OS and featuring a curved Super AMOLED display will hit the US on November 7.
Samsung Galaxy A5 Android smartphone with metallic body, Super AMOLED display and quad-core processor

Samsung Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3 coming next month

These two handsets are Samsung’s slimmest smartphones to date, featuring full metal unibody designs, Super AMOLED displays, as well as quad-core ...
Xiaomi is third smartphone maker worldwide

Xiaomi is now the world’s third largest smartphone maker

Smartphone sales during the third quarter increased over 25 percent over last year, while Chinese company Xiaomi now occupies third position in t...
Microsoft Band fitness tracker with 10 sensors and a price of $199 USD

Microsoft Band fitness tracker goes on sale for $199 USD

This new wearable can last up to two days on a single charge, can track multiple lifestyle parameters and works with all major mobile operating s...
Samsung Galaxy A7 with Qualcomm Snapdragon 615, Full HD display and 12 MP main camera

Samsung Galaxy A7 shows up on GFXBench

This 5.2-inch Snapdragon 615-powered handset could be announced next month and is expected to cost around $500 USD.
Samsung Galaxy Note Edge Android phablet with curved Super AMOLED display and Exynos processor

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge launches in South Korea

The Note Edge hits South Korea as a concept limited edition that will only sell around 1 million units worldwide, although international availabi...
Samsung Galaxy Ace 4 SM-G357FZ Smartphone Review

83% Samsung Galaxy Ace 4 SM-G357FZ Smartphone Review

Now even cheaper. The price of the Samsung Galaxy Ace 4 is below 200 Euros (~$250), which is 70 Euros (~$88) cheaper than its predecessor. You still get LTE and even some improvements like a larger display. But is the Ace 4 only cheaper, or is it also better?
Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916 | Qualcomm Adreno 306 | 4.3" | 126 g
Samsung Galaxy S5 Android flagship to get Lollipop update starting in December

Android 5.0 Lollipop for Galaxy S5 coming in December

Samsung is already working on its TouchWiz UI-customized Android 5.0 and it looks like the Galaxy S5 flagship will be the first of its smartphone...
OnePlus One 5.5-inch Android phablet with Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 SoC

OnePlus One up for pre-order later today

This long-awaited handset will be available for pre-order to anyone later today, but only for one hour.
Huawei Ascend Mate 7 Phablet Review

84% Huawei Ascend Mate 7 Phablet Review

Apple challenger. Buyers looking for an alternative that has roughly the same size as the iPhone 6 and (only) want to spend about 500 Euros (~$635) should certainly look closer at the new, elegant, and swift Huawei phablet. Are its screen, casing, performance, and the stylish UI 3.0 a challenge for Apple's much pricier newcomer?
HiSilicon Kirin 925 | ARM Mali-T628 MP6 | 6.0" | 185 g
LG G Pad 10.1 V700 Tablet Review

79% LG G Pad 10.1 V700 Tablet Review

Déjà-vu. LG's G Pad 10.1 looks a lot like its smaller brother, the G Pad 8.0. The equipment is almost identical, and the only obvious difference is the larger screen. Again LG opts for limited performance and a long battery life in this case. However, the review sample tends to dim the brightness when it gets too warm.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 APQ8026 | Qualcomm Adreno 305 | 10.1" | 512 g
Google Motorola Moto 360 gets software update with improved battery life

Moto 360 gets software update

Motorola's smartwatch now offers improved autonomy, as well as multiple tweaks and bug fixes.
Asus Zenfone 6 A600CG Smartphone Review

82% Asus Zenfone 6 A600CG Smartphone Review

Design for a small price. This was Asus' goal for the Zenfone 6, a 6-inch phablet with HD resolution, bright IPS touchscreen, a powerful Intel Atom dual-core SoC, as well as 16 GB flash storage for a fair price of 279 Euros (~$353, RRP). The combination looks promising.
Intel Atom Z2580 | PowerVR SGX544MP2 | 6.0" | 200 g
LG G3 Screen Android phablet with LG NUCLUN processor

LG unveils G3 Screen phablet equipped with LG NUCLUN processor

The 5.9-inch handset features LG's first processor, an eight-core chip called NUCLUN that uses four Cortex-A15 and four Cortex-A7 cores.
LG G Watch R smartwatch hits the US market in November

LG G Watch R hits the US next month

This round smartwatch goes on sale in the UK today and the United States will follow next month, but it will be soon available for pre-order via ...
Microsoft Next Lock Screen app for Android devices

Microsoft launches four new Android apps

The new set of apps coming from the Microsoft Garage project includes a screen lock app and a voice-controlled game that supports up to eight pla...
Verizon Wireless Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Developer Edition with unlocked bootloader and TouchWiz UI

Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Developer Edition coming soon

This special edition costs less than the regular Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and comes with unlockable bootloader, but also keeps the manufacturer's ow...
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Windows Tablets

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Windows Tablets

Update September 2014. Here is a current list of Notebookcheck's top-ranked Windows tablets. This list is reviewed on a regular basis, checked by...
Nexus 4 now has unofficial Android 5 Lollipop update

Google Nexus 4 gets unofficial Android 5 update

Although Google plans to roll out the Android 5.0 Lollipop update for older Nexus handsets soon, Nexus 4 users can already get one unofficial rel...
LG G Pad 8.0 V480 Tablet Review

84% LG G Pad 8.0 V480 Tablet Review

Chicken-breasted long-distance runner. LG offers an 8-inch tablet for less than 200 Euros (~$254) that has an excellent battery life dubbed G Pad 8.0. However, the runtimes are at the expense of having a weak SoC, which is usually found in entry-level smartphones, among other things. Nevertheless, Android 4.4 KitKat and known software features from LG help make the tablet an interesting product.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8226 | Qualcomm Adreno 305 | 8.0" | 338 g
Asus Memo Pad 7 (ME572CL) Tablet Review Update

87% Asus Memo Pad 7 (ME572CL) Tablet Review Update

Black box tablet. The new Asus tablet is a bit secretive because the installation of many benchmarks did not work and produced errors. We try to determine if the powerful hardware can meet expectations and how the review sample performs in terms of display, sound, connectivity and case nonetheless.
Intel Atom Z3560 | PowerVR G6430 | 7" | 279 g
UMi Zero slim Android KitKat smartphone with 5-inch Full HD display and quad-core processor

UMi Zero official details now available

This 5-inch Android KitKat handset offers a premium design and high-end features for less than $300 USD.
LG L Bello Smartphone Review

81% LG L Bello Smartphone Review

"Bello e impossibile"? LG's L Bello entry model borrows a few features from the more expensive models and can, for example, be used via buttons on the back. Whether this makes the entry into the smartphone world "bello" can be read in this report.
Mediatek MT6582 | ARM Mali-400 MP | 5" | 137 g
HTC Google Nexus 9 with 64-bit NVIDIA Tegra K1 SoC

Google announces Nexus 9 tablet

The new slate is manufactured by HTC and features a 64-bit NVIDIA Tegra K1 SoC, 2 GB of memory, 16 GB or 32 GB internal storage, also offering a ...
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Author: Redaktion, 2013-05- 8 (Update: 2013-09-27)