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Beats by Dr. Dre Launches Beats Music On The iOS App Store

Beats by Dr. Dre has approached a different path in selling its brand and services, coming up with the idea to release a mobile streaming application dedicated to popular music tunes. We have previously learned of…

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Linux-based Mobile Operating System Launched By China

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bvv-eXIcQug[/youtube] China has disclosed a brand new, government-blessed mobile OS. Dubbed China OS, or COS, the platform relies on UNIX system and is being developed by the Chinese Academy of Sciences, together with Liantong Network communications…

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PrivatOS-powered Blackphone To Debut At MWC, Focuses On Security And Encryption

Reports say that Silent Circle and Geeksphone have started talking about a project to create a “Blackphone”, a handset dedicated to protecting the user’s privacy. The device is reported to be carrier and vendor independent, have…

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Microsoft Confirms That Windows Phone 8 Will Be Upgradeable to Windows Phone 8.1

When Microsoft has announced that Windows Phone 7 could not be upgraded to Windows Phone 8 when it first got released, WP7 users were not too happy about it. Some have even wondered if the same…

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Leaked Images Reveal Nokia Android-Powered Smartphone UI

A few weeks back, @evleaks released a screenshot of a Nokia handset codenamed Normandy, which was said that will run on a modified version of Android OS. The handset specs were rumored to be fairly mid…

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Archos’ First LTE Smartphones To Debut At CES 2014

Archos has revealed some 4G LTE smartphones that the company is thinking of showing at the upcoming CES 2014. Namely, the Archos 45 Helium 4G and 50 Helium 4G are Archos’ first LTE smartphones which will…

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Sony To Release A Windows Phone Device In 2014

Microsoft and Sony are reportedly in talks for releasing a Windows powered Sony handset. Such a move would break Sony’s current loyalty to Android and give Nokia some fresh competition in the Windows Phone segment. Both…

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Sony Xperia Z2 Expected To Be Revealed Early Next Year

Sony has had some acceptable devices released this year, spanning from the Z model all the way to the Z1. Though none of them were considered as a big success, it might at least have been…

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HP Reportedly May Launch New Smartphones Next Year

Hewlett-Packard is reportedly planning to introduce a few phablets with screen sizes of six and seven-inches. The news comes from The Information (via T3). According to the report, the devices will be aimed at developing markets…

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Nokia “Moneypenny” Rumored To Be The First Windows Phone Dual SIM Smartphone

The year is about to end, but we still hear about new things even when we cut it this close to New Year’s Eve, and just in time for Christmas too! Nokia is bound to release…

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First Google CTS-Certified CyanogenMod Phone To Be The Oppo N1

The Oppo N1 which will arrive with CyanogenMod 10.2 out of the box has recently passed Google’s compatibility test suite, meaning that it will officially be able to support Google’s Play Store and that Oppo N1…

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HTC One Mini Ban Suspended By UK Court of Appeals

A few days ago, the UK court banned the sale of HTC One Mini smartphones after the court ruled that HTC was infringing on patents held by Nokia. It appears that the UK Court of Appeals…

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Samsung Could Be Working On Another Windows Phone 8 Smartphone

Samsung had a few attempts at making an entry in the Windows Phone sphere, first being with the Ativ S I8750, an S3 imitation having running the Windows Phone OS, and afterwards two more in the…

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Amazon Throwing In 50GB Cloud Storage With Some Android Phone Deals

Amazon is offering Cloud Drive storage space for selected Android smartphone deals. Specifically, it is offering 50GB of free Cloud Drive. We have seen similar freebies out there, and now it seems Amazon decided to do…

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Jolla Unveils Its Very First Sailfish OS Powered Smartphone

A few Nokia employees that left the company to continue their own work, named Jolla, have been working behind the scenes for some time now and they did not take long to come out with something.…

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Two New Nokia Asha handsets Have Been Leaked

Two Nokia handset images have been leaked a few hours ago, according to a post by UnwiredView. The most interesting part is that Nokia kept their existence on the low-key and the following images can at…

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Apple May Not Release a 6-inch iPhone After All

Taiwanese analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities had previously predicted that 2014 would bring an Apple device with a 4.5-inch to 5-inch display. It seems that Kuo now believes that the Cupertino-based company will not extend…

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Windows Phone 8 GDR3 Update Arrive For Samsung Ativ S

Samsung Ativ S handsets began receiving the update to the latest version of Microsoft’s mobile OS, GDR3. The update is rolling out to users and brings the OS version up to 8.0.10517.150. Given the usual gradual…

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Samsung Pulls Android 4.3 Update For Galaxy S3 From The Market

Samsung launched the latest Android update last week for its Samsung Galaxy S3 series, but after it was released many users’ encountered problems and now the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update has been pulled from the…

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Android Jelly Bean To Go Past 50% Share

In recent Android news, it seems like the Android 4.x Jelly Bean takes up half of the android share with over 50% of devices running on the Operating System on devices such as smartphones, tablets, phablets,…

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Two Variants Available For The Nexus 5, The D820 And D821

As it comes in most cases, the Nexus 5 is not just one handset and model. It comes in two different variants, the D820 and D821 as they are called. The D820 is manufactured for the…

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Android 4.4 Ported To The Nexus 4, Nexus 7 And Nexus 7 – 2013 Edition

In less than 24 hours, a group of talented software geeks has been successful in porting Google’s latest Android OS, 4.4 KitKat, to three Nexus devices. Android 4.4 KitKat is not yet officially available for Nexus…

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5 Million Galaxy Note 3 Handsets Sold in One Month

The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 was released about a month ago and given the Galaxy Note series’ popularity, it does not come as a surprise to find out that the Galaxy Note 3 has done pretty…

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Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean Rolls Out For Sony Xperia L

The Xperia L received the Android 4.2.2 update today. Android 4.2.2 15.3.A.0.26 firmware is a major update for the Xperia L, the previous version of the handset was android 4.1.2 15.0.A.2.17 firmware, and it is confirmed…

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Three New ZTE Dual-Core Handsets Announced

ZTE has announced three new devices, Blade Q Mini, Blade Q and Blade Q Maxi in the Blade series for European market. The Blade Q Mini has a 4-inch capacitive touch screen display with a 480…

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Galaxy Gear To Receive Full Content Notifications With AllTheNotifications Manager App

The Galaxy Gear is fairly limited to text and e-mail popping up with the full message, given the “smartwatch” title it bears and the multitude of tasks we thought of performing right on our wrist. However,…

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Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 Update Fixes Battery Drain and Jerkiness Issues

An over-the-air software update for the Exynos-based variant of the Galaxy S4 (GT-I9500) has been released by Samsung, which addresses two glaring bugs that came to light after last week’s big update that gave it Android 4.3,…