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Droid Turbo by Motorola leaked ahead of launch for Verizon Wireless

Droid Turbo by Motorola leaked ahead of launch for Verizon Wireless Monday, October 20, 2014 at 2:35 PM

Old-fashioned design but killer specs for Motorola Droid Turbo Motorola is gearing up to launch a new model that will debut on Verizon Wireless in the US. Called Droid Turbo, the phone will be offered in several colors including red and black, as per the leaked renders. Earlier this month, Verizon sent press invites for a special event where we might see this particular Smartphone. Motorola Droid Turbo is set to launch on October 28, but we already have a…

iPad Mini 3 and iPad Air 2 go on sale

iPad Mini 3 and iPad Air 2 go on sale Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 11:59 AM

Pre-order now and get your new tablet sometime next week The day following Apple’ event on October 16th marked the beginning of the pre-orders for both new tablets – Apple iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3. If you place your order on Apple web Store now, you can expect a delivery next week. The Air 2 starts from $499 for the base 16GB WiFi-only version, to 699$ for the 128GB model. The Mini 3 costs at least $399 (for…

Lenovo to start a new smartphone brand

Lenovo to start a new smartphone brand Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 6:04 AM

Lenovo to announce a new brand for China and other markets As Lenovo now officially owns the Motorola name which is still recognizable in the States, the company’s logical move is to try to further popularize the brand by expanding its portfolio of smartphones and starting more aggressive marketing campaigns. Maybe because of the brand value, Google has chosen Motorola for its latest Nexus phone (the Nexus 6). The same doesn’t apply to many of the key markets. In China,…

Android 5.0 Lollipop announced as the most ambitions mobile platform to date

Android 5.0 Lollipop announced as the most ambitions mobile platform to date Friday, October 17, 2014 at 7:00 AM

Google presented the latest version of Android called Lollipop Without a special press event and fanfares, Google unveiled its new OS version named after a popular dessert – Lollipop. This approach was expected considering the fact we knew everything about the OS from June 2014. With Android 5.0, Google promises more flexibility for both developers and users. This very ambitious platform opens more than 5000 APIs to any interested developers, so you can expect more customization options and extended capabilities…

Nexus 6 with Android 5.0 Lollipop is now official

Nexus 6 with Android 5.0 Lollipop is now official Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 4:14 AM

The 6-inch Nexus will be available for purchase in late October Google has presented its new smartphone – the Nexus 6. Made by Motorola, this is a real phablet, bigger than the iPhone 6 Plus and the Note 3. The design reminds of Moto X with some cosmetic changes. There is a metal band around the sides, the circular Moto X logo at the rear, and a 13MP camera module above. Up front, we are looking at a 6-inch screen…

Samsung’s latest products coming to NTT in Japan

Samsung’s latest products coming to NTT in Japan Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 6:27 AM

Flagship Samsung products headed to Japan NTT Docomo in Japan will become one of the first carriers in the world to offer three of the latest additions to the Samsung’s line-up. Samsung Galaxy Note Edge, Galaxy S5 Active, and Galaxy Tab 8.4 will be coming to NTT’s portfolio in October/November, and most likely before the American and other key markets. Galaxy S5 Active is set to launch first, on October 4th. This is a device quite similar to the regular…

HTC Eye coming soon, it’s an HTC One M8 with improved camera

HTC Eye coming soon, it’s an HTC One M8 with improved camera Monday, September 29, 2014 at 5:42 AM

HTC One M8 (Eye) is coming in October Stories about unannounced device codenamed HTC Eye got viral on the Internet after popular leaker suggested the phone would be an improved version of the HTC flagship with a better camera module. This unannounced phone is expected to snap better photos, but we are not sure if this applies to the front or its real camera. HTC’s current flagship device is available in two versions, One M8 for Android and One M8…

Apple: a fix for iOS 8 problems coming soon

Apple: a fix for iOS 8 problems coming soon Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 3:55 AM

iOS 8.0.1 pulled out after killing cellular network and Touch ID Just after #BendGate calmed down, Apple was hit by another major issue, this time related with iOS’s functionality. An update, initially believed to be fixing bugs in the mobile platform, caused huge troubles to many of those who installed it. After updating to the new version, users found that their iPhones were functioning just like regular iPads, with no cellular connectivity. iPhone 6 and 6 Plus owners were unable…

Google in attempts to regain full control over Android

Google in attempts to regain full control over Android Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 8:38 AM

Google imposes new restrictions on manufacturers Whilst Android’s openness and flexibility are something very good for regular users, these qualities are┬ánot so good for Google itself. The company behind the most popular operating system now wants to tighten its grip on Android’s look, functionality, and app list. New documents obtained by ‘The information’ show that the relationships between Google and OEMs may be entering a new phase where Google will have even more control over the platform. First of all,…

iPhone 6 Plus gets damaged after staying in a front pocket

iPhone 6 Plus gets damaged after staying in a front pocket Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 4:06 AM

iPhone 6 Plus owners complain about weak construction Apple’s new iPhones are thinner and lighter than previous generations and though this feature has been advertised as an advantage, users show how thin and unstable the aluminum body is. The problem is more visible in the larger iPhone 6 Plus which can be easily bent and damaged by just staying a couple of hours in tight jeans’s front pocket. This major flaw has become a hot topic on the social media,…