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Sprint to roll out Android ‘KitKat’ update to more Samsung Galaxy devices

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 08:51

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In a Wednesday announcement, US wireless carrier Sprint said that it has plans underway to roll out Android 4.4.2 'KitKat' updates to more Samsung Galaxy smartphones. The announcement comes close on the heels of Sprint's move to issue the Android 4.4.2 update for Samsung Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3.

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HTC One has won the iF gold product design award

Mon, 03/03/2014 - 09:30

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In a recent announcement, Taiwanese device maker HTC Corp. has revealed that its popular flagship handset, the HTC One, has bagged yet another global honor --- the iF gold product design award.

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Ground-breaking new smartphones unveiled at 2014 MWC

Mon, 03/03/2014 - 09:21

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With the annual Mobile World Congress (MWC) event unfolding the opportunity for smartphone manufacturers to showcase their new handsets, the recently-concluded 2014 MWC - held from February 24-27 at Barcelona, Spain - witnessed the almost simultaneous launch of some ground-breaking new smartphones.

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Google's Project Ara aims to sell $50 customizable modular smartphones by 2015

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 10:13

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In a recent disclosure to the Time magazine about its latest "moonshot" Project Ara initiative involving a modular phone, Google has revealed that it aims to sell $50-priced customizable modular handsets by early 2015.

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Boeing set to debut self-destructing ‘Black’ smartphone for government agencies and defense contractors

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 10:09

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Boeing Co's recent filings with the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) show that the company has efforts underway to launch its 'Black' Android-powered smartphone for 'defense and security customers.' The handset can self-destruct if someone tampers with it.

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Nokia launches new ‘X’ line of low-cost Android handsets

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 09:06

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At the 2014 Mobile World Conference in Barcelona, Spain, on Monday, Finnish handset maker Nokia unveiled a new family of Android-based handsets --- the low-cost 'X' line which comprises Nokia X, Nokia X+ and Nokia XL smartphones.

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Mozilla partners with Spreadtrum; unveils prototype for a $25 smartphone

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 09:40

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Mozilla has revealed in a Sunday announcement that it has signed a chip deal with Chinese low-cost chip maker Spreadtrum. The deal chiefly involves the creation of reference designs for a $25 smartphone.

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Huawei showcases latest devices at press event in Barcelona

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 09:25

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On Sunday, a day ahead of the Mobile World Conference (MWC) kick off in Barcelona, Chinese device maker Huawei held a press conference to give the media a peek at its latest offerings at the annual industry gathering.

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Samsung set to unveil Galaxy S5 handset at MWC 2014

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 09:13

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At the Mobile World Conference (MWC) 2014 in Barcelona, Spain, bigwig South Korean device make Samsung Electronics will take the wraps off its new flagship handset - the Galaxy S5 smartphone.

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Alternative keyboard app Fleksy now available to iOS app developers as public SDK

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 11:28

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In a recent announcement, Fleksy has revealed that its Fleksy alternative keyboard app is now available to all iOS app developers as a public Software Development Kit (SDK). The announcement implies that the Fleksy app has now been updated to allow iOS app developers to easily implement its streamlined features for free.

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Google unveils its latest Android smartphone prototype – ‘Project Tango’

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 11:14

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A Google team has recently unveiled the company's latest Android-based smartphone prototype dubbed 'Project Tango.' The device is the creation of previously-Google-subsidiary Motorola's Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) group. Though Google has recently sold its Motorola unit to Lenovo, it has retained Motorola's patents as well as the ATAP group.

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Samsung expected to unveil Galaxy S5 handset at MWC next week

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 11:12

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South Korean electronics giant Samsung is expected to unveil its new flagship handset - the high-end Galaxy S5 smartphone - at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain, next week.

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ASA bans “offensive” and “demeaning” TV ad for ‘Nude Scanner 3D’ mobile app

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 09:02

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The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has banned the broadcast of a TV ad for 'Nude Scanner 3D' mobile app. About the reason behind banning the ad, the ASA said that the ad was "offensive" and "demeaning towards women." In addition, the ad was also found to be "unsuitable for a child audience."

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HTC to launch its new flagship handset on March 25

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 09:13

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In a recent announcement, device maker HTC has revealed that it will launch its forthcoming flagship handset on March 25, 2014. The handset will, as per the rumors, be dubbed as the HTC One 2 or HTC M8; and will be a successor to HTC's hugely successful One smartphone.

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Samsung launches Galaxy Note 3 Neo phablet in India

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 09:12

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Bigwig South Korean device maker Samsung has released its Galaxy Note 3 Neo phablet in India. The device, launched on Tuesday, is an upgraded and more affordable version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. The cost of the Galaxy Note 3 Neo phablet in India is Rs 40,900.

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T-Mobile to allow Jump subscribers to upgrade their devices without any limits or waiting periods

Sat, 02/15/2014 - 11:30

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T-Mobile is set to bring about some critical changes to its Jump early upgrade plan; allowing its Jump customers to upgrade their mobile devices - smartphones and tablets - whenever they want.

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Samsung reveals new Black Edition models of Galaxy S4 and S4 Mini

Sat, 02/08/2014 - 11:08

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Bigwig device maker Samsung has launched the new Black Edition version of its popular Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S4 Mini handsets. The launch of the Black Edition models is aimed at giving a more stylish touch to the S4 and S4 Mini devices.

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Verizon quietly updates its ‘Edge’ early upgrade program, reduces wait-time

Mon, 01/20/2014 - 08:57

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According to a CNET report, bigwig US wireless carrier Verizon has quietly updated its 'Edge' early upgrade program, allowing the customers to go in for a new handset after 30 days. The original program enabled customers to trade-ins for devices which were half paid off and nearly six months old.

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