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Xiaomi Mi 4i to go on open sale over the next two days

Xiaomi Mi 4i to go on open sale over the next two days

24 May, 2015 | comments (0)

The Chinese startup Xiaomi launched the Mi 4i as an affordable iteration of the Mi 4, a month ago in India. Following that the phone went on the usual flash sales at Flipkart for INR 12,999 ($205). To purchase the Mi 4i, you had to register...

Tags: Xiaomi , Android


Counterclockwise: strange phones from around the world

Counterclockwise: strange phones from around the world

24 May, 2015 | comments (4)

Counterclockwise is a weekly edition that recounts great moments in mobile tech history, but this week we decided to twist things a bit. We dug up the strange ones, devices that you may not remember but will make great exhibits in a museum of...

Tags: Misc


ZTE Q519T sports a 4,000mAh battery and sub-$100 price tag

ZTE Q519T sports a 4,000mAh battery and sub-$100 price tag

23 May, 2015 | comments (9)

Hot on the heels of launching the sleek Nubia Z9, ZTE took the wraps off a sub-$100 smartphone in China. ZTE Q519T will be available in blue, white or gold and will cost ¥599 (about $97). ZTE Q519T packs a massive 4,000mAh battery. The...

Tags: ZTE, Android


Alleged live photos of Sony Lavender front panel leak out

Alleged live photos of Sony Lavender front panel leak out

23 May, 2015 | comments (17)

Alleged live photos showcasing the front panel of the upcoming Sony Lavender mid-range smartphone made the rounds online. The handset is expected to make its official debut at some point next month. The latest images fall in line with a...

Tags: Sony, Android, Rumors


Android 5.1.1 is rolling out to Nexus 6 on T-Mobile

Android 5.1.1 is rolling out to Nexus 6 on T-Mobile

23 May, 2015 | comments (1)

Android 5.1.1 has been around for some time now and a few days ago factory images were even made available for the Nexus 4 and Nexus 5. Yet, Google seems to be neglecting its latest handset, the Motorola Nexus 6. #twitter-widget-0 {width: 590px...


Samsung Z1 tops charts in Bangladesh in Q1

Samsung Z1 tops charts in Bangladesh in Q1

23 May, 2015 | comments (22)

Samsung's only Tizen-based smartphone, the Z1, was the top smartphone in Bangladesh in the first quarter of the ongoing year, according to a latest report from market research firm Counterpoint. The South Korean company captured the second...

Tags: Samsung, Tizen


Panasonic Eluga L 4G launched in India for $205

Panasonic Eluga L 4G launched in India for $205

23 May, 2015 | comments (16)

Panasonic isn't really big in the mobile world, especially in recent years. But among the sea of TVs and home appliances, the company still fits in a couple of handsets. One such, slightly odd smartphone is the Eluga L 4G, which was launched...


OnePlus offering $32 Amazon gift card with the One in India

OnePlus offering $32 Amazon gift card with the One in India

23 May, 2015 | comments (10)

The OnePlus One was launched in India back in December last year, so come this June, it will be the sixth month anniversary of the device in the country. To celebrate the event, the company is offering a free Amazon gift card worth INR 2,000 ($32)...

Tags: OnePlus, Android


Researchers say Android's factory reset feature flawed

Researchers say Android's factory reset feature flawed

23 May, 2015 | comments (69)

Next time when you sell, recycle, or, retire your Android smartphone after performing a factory reset, keep in mind that the device may still contain some you thought you destroyed. That's because researchers at Cambridge University have found that...

Tags: Android


Xiaomi Mi 4i update aims to fixing overheating problems

Xiaomi Mi 4i update aims to fixing overheating problems

23 May, 2015 | comments (26)

The Xiaomi Mi 4i, which was made official last month, has received an update aimed at fixing overheating issues. Sized at 804MB, the update (V6.5.4.0 LXIMICD) optimizes thermal control algorithms to fix the problem, the company...

Tags: Xiaomi, Android


Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo Plus quietly listed at $157 for India

Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo Plus quietly listed at $157 for India

22 May, 2015 | comments (29)

Samsung carries several iterations of an entry-level to mid-range handsets in India. Its latest addition is the new Galaxy Grand Neo Plus GT-I9060, which quietly debuted in the country. The Grand Neo Plus is now listed at the official Samsung...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Gionee Elife E8's rear camera tipped to have lossless zoom

Gionee Elife E8's rear camera tipped to have lossless zoom

23 May, 2015 | comments (17)

Two new Gionee Elife E8 teaser images have been released, focusing on the features of its camera. One image of the device is showing the gold finish on its back along with the alleged 23MP camera with dual-tone LED flash. Below it sits a fingerprint...


Mozilla backtracks on its $25 smartphone plan

Mozilla backtracks on its $25 smartphone plan

23 May, 2015 | comments (9)

Over a year after announcing it, Mozilla has given up on its plan to develop a $25 Firefox OS smartphone. The revelation was made by CEO Chris Beard in an email to employees. "We have not seen sufficient traction for a $25 phone," he said,...


A dedicated Apple iOS 9 version will focus on older hardware

A dedicated Apple iOS 9 version will focus on older hardware

22 May, 2015 | comments (55)

According to a report in 9to5Mac, the upcoming iOS 9 will offer a dedicated version for older Apple hardware. The Cupertino giant is expected to reveal the next major iteration of its mobile OS during WWDC early next month. The “core...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Rumors


Sony Xperia M4 Aqua is now up for grabs in the UK

Sony Xperia M4 Aqua is now up for grabs in the UK

22 May, 2015 | comments (14)

Sony made the Xperia M4 Aqua official back in March, but only today has it finally arrived in the UK. If you're over there and are interested in this water-resistant midranger, know that you can turn to Carphone Warehouse to buy one. The well...

Tags: Sony, Android


Sprint starts LG G4 pre-orders, shipping on June 5

Sprint starts LG G4 pre-orders, shipping on June 5

22 May, 2015 | comments (6)

After quite a wait, it's now time to find out when the the LG G4 will be in stock at Sprint. This carrier is the first among the 'big four' in the US to announce availability information for the high-end handset. Hopefully the rest will follow...

Tags: LG, Android, Sprint


Innos D6000 has two batteries for a total of 6,000mAh

Innos D6000 has two batteries for a total of 6,000mAh

22 May, 2015 | comments (33)

Here's one numbers race we can get behind – huge batteries. And we do mean huge! The Innos D6000 has two batteries totaling 6,000mAh capacity. This lets you hot-swap either battery since the other battery is there to keep things running. The...

Tags: Misc, Dual SIM


Iron Man-themed Galaxy S6 Edge launching next week

Iron Man-themed Galaxy S6 Edge launching next week

22 May, 2015 | comments (18)

Samsung has announced that the Iron Man-themed version of the Galaxy S6 Edge will be launched next week. The announcement was made by the South Korean company in a Facebook post that included a photo offering a glimpse of the handset (see...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Microsoft and Xiaomi eyeing Blackberry acquisition, report says

Microsoft and Xiaomi eyeing Blackberry acquisition, report says

22 May, 2015 | comments (49)

Nearly a couple of months after Blackberry surprised the market with a small profit for the fiscal fourth quarter, there are new reports that it is being eyed as an acquisition target. According to a report from DigiTimes, several companies...


Google reportedly working on new Android for Internet of Things

Google reportedly working on new Android for Internet of Things

22 May, 2015 | comments (26)

Google is currently working on a version of Android specifically aimed at the Internet of Things (IoT), according to a report from The Information. Dubbed Brillo, the OS will be capable of running on devices with is little as 32MB of RAM, for...

Tags: Google, Android