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HTC announces the Desire 510 – A budget mid-range LTE enabled smartphone

HTC announces the Desire 510 – A budget mid-range LTE enabled smartphone

HTC have added a new smartphone to its Desire family of mobile phones, announcing the Desire 510 – a mid-range 4G/LTE enabled budget device that comes with Android 4.4 and Sense 6 on board. The Desire 510 does offer pretty decent specs for a mid range budget device. With that in mind, HTC CEO Peter Chou is aware that budget devices should offer a great experience for consumers purchasing lower end phones, saying Owning the latest and greatest technology shouldn’t be reserved for those with the highest budgets. People today should expect their smartphones to double as mobile entertainment hubs.[Read More...]

by 6:06 PM on August 27, 2014 1 comment Manufacturer, Phones
Moto G2 gets a new leak ahead of September 4th announcement

Moto G2 gets a new leak ahead of September 4th announcement

The sequel to the most successful Android phone ever released by Motorola – the Moto G – is expected to come at the event announced for September 4th in Chicago, but the phone just doesn’t want to stay under wraps showing up today in a series of leaks which show off the phone and new coloured rear shells. It’s a series of 8 photos on the Hellomotohk Facebook page, the Moto G2 is shown off with an upsized screen which HellomotoHK claim has been updated to 5¨, confirming our information about the phone. Also shown off is the dual-SIM card[Read More...]

by 3:18 AM on August 27, 2014 0 comments Manufacturer, Phones
LG announces the LG G3 Stylus coming at IFA

LG announces the LG G3 Stylus coming at IFA

IFA is going to be massive this year, with launches from almost all the large Android OEMs, LG has already announced they will be bringing their L Fino and L Bello phones, but they’ve just announced the stylus toting LG G3 Stylus – which leaked earlier this month – will also be coming along for the ride. The phone is a lower-end version of the LG G3, with the same visual stylings as its better specced older brother, but comes with the stylus which some users of the Samsung Galaxy Note products have raved about. The G3 Stylus is quite[Read More...]

by 6:16 PM on August 26, 2014 0 comments Manufacturer, Phones
The Galaxy Note 4 is coming…

The Galaxy Note 4 is coming…

More teasers are appearing from Samsung that continue to ask “Are you ready to Note?” This time the minute long advert looks at the S Pen and it’s function in the Galaxy Note environment; from communication, to games, to creativity and general interaction with your Galaxy Note device. Finally closing off with the notable date of September 3rd and the phrase “ready to note” which is the date Samsung are delivering their annual presentation. We know it’s the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, through various leaks it’s unlikely there will be much by way of surprises but the Galaxy Note range[Read More...]

by 6:22 AM on August 26, 2014 0 comments Manufacturer, News, Phones
Samsung “wall hugger” adverts hit Australia

Samsung “wall hugger” adverts hit Australia

The none-too subtle advertising; Labelling iPhone users as “wall huggers” that hit some USA airports a couple of weeks ago, has now hit Australian shores in video format. The advert that runs for a full minute has 3 good jabs and a right cross at the users of ageing iPhones, showing scores of users “tethered to walls” and complaining about the battery life of their phones. Until the lightbulb moment for one user who sees a Samsung user changing batteries. The timing is right for Samsung to strike now before the launch of the new iPhone which is expected shortly[Read More...]

by 6:21 AM on August 26, 2014 1 comment Manufacturer, News, Phones
Nexus 5 Black back in stock on Google Play

Nexus 5 Black back in stock on Google Play

Earlier this month, the Black coloured Nexus 5 went out of stock on Google Play in both 16GB and 32GB versions. The good news is, that Google has replenished supplies of the Nexus 5 and you can now purchase the phone again through Google Play, with an estimated shipping date of the 29th of August. The 16GB White Nexus 5 also briefly dropped to ‘Out of Stock’ status soon after the Black versions sold out, but it too is showing stock due to ship on the 29th of August. Pricing for the Nexus 5 remains at $399 for the 16GB[Read More...]

by 12:15 PM on August 25, 2014 6 comments Google Play, Manufacturer, Phones
Rumour: Next Nexus phone to be called Nexus X

Rumour: Next Nexus phone to be called Nexus X

Nexus release time means you have to carry a large grain of salt at all times, so with that in mind, here we go. Leaker @TKTechNews, famous for initially leaking the Samsung Galaxy S5 Active, is reporting this morning that the upcoming Motorola Nexus phone will be called the Nexus X – model # XT1100. TK has provided the above screenshot from the website Fnac, an international entertainment retailer, which he’s using for proof of this assertion. A search of the Fnac website, brings up no results for Nexus X or XT1100 – meaning that the page was either pulled,[Read More...]

by 9:38 AM on August 25, 2014 13 comments Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
Android 4.4.3 rolling out to Telstra HTC One (M7) owners

Android 4.4.3 rolling out to Telstra HTC One (M7) owners

HTC has begun seeding their Android 4.4.3 update to HTC One (M7) handsets within Australia and the first carrier off the rank is Telstra. The firmware version being seeded is 6.11.841.7 at a total size of 551.45MB, so probably best downloading the update via WiFi. The firmware update, which is Android 4.4.3 brings along a few updates including: Android 4.4.3 Firmware OpenSSL Security improvements Application updates for the Camera, Gallery & Sync Manager If you haven’t received a notification advising you of this new update, you can go to Settings > About Device > Software update > Check for updates.[Read More...]

by 2:26 PM on August 24, 2014 4 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, OS Update, Phones
Sony announce the Xperia M2 Aqua – a midrange waterproof phone

Sony announce the Xperia M2 Aqua – a midrange waterproof phone

Sony has been a market leader in bringing ‘life-proof’ phones to the world. They were among the first companies to bring waterproof phones to market with their higher-end devices and now they’re bringing that ability to the mid-range market, announcing the Sony Xperia M2 Aqua. The Xperia M2 Aqua will be available in two colour choices – Black and White – and comes with some respectable, if not mind blowing hardware. With a 4.8″ qHD (960×540) display, 1.2 GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 400 processor, 8MP Exmor RS sensor Camera and 2300mAh battery, the phone isn’t high end, but with LTE included[Read More...]

by 7:22 AM on August 23, 2014 0 comments Manufacturer, Phones
Samsung keeps teasing the Galaxy Note 4 pushing the importance of handwriting

Samsung keeps teasing the Galaxy Note 4 pushing the importance of handwriting

Samsung has two really lines of Galaxy devices to release every year, the first is of course the Galaxy S series in the first half and the second being the Galaxy Note series, which Samsung has teased will be announced on the 3rd of September. Today they’ve released a video which focuses on the handwriting aspect of the Galaxy Note series. We already know the benefits of the larger screen, battery life etc. but Samsung wants the handwriting side of the Galaxy Note series and how well the device handles it. The clip shows a large number of people writing[Read More...]

by 6:57 AM on August 23, 2014 1 comment Manufacturer, Phones
Moto G2 and Moto X+1 show up on Brazilian retailer again

Moto G2 and Moto X+1 show up on Brazilian retailer again

Brazilian site Livraria Logos are at it again. They leaked the Moto E press renders early, they also have had a go leaking the specs for the Moto X+1 previously and today, they’ve done it again, adding some details on a new custom rear shell material: Leather. Droid-life have found the listings – again removed quickly – which previously appeared, but with a smaller spec listing and the new materials listed. The Leather or back-plate ‘couro’ as it’s listed on the site in Portugese, will join Wood, well Bamboo according to the ‘bambu’ description, as well as – we assume[Read More...]

by 6:45 AM on August 23, 2014 0 comments Manufacturer, Phones
Samsung talks about the construction of the metal framed Galaxy Alpha

Samsung talks about the construction of the metal framed Galaxy Alpha

Samsung recently announced their first metal framed Galaxy phone – the Galaxy Alpha – which was described as ‘the evolution of Galaxy Design’. Overnight, Samsung has spoken about the construction of the phone and how the chasis is milled using computerised numerical control (CNC) machines, from metal to form the frame, while leaving room for the battery and other components. Once ‘Carved’, the frame on the Galaxy Alpha is anodised in the Galaxy Alpha colour scheme of blue, gold, black, silver or white. This anodised process allows the phone to retain the ‘natural shine’ of the metal frame. Then the[Read More...]

by 6:27 AM on August 23, 2014 1 comment Manufacturer, Phones
Sony Xperia Z3 specs revealed and shown off in new pics while being certified

Sony Xperia Z3 specs revealed and shown off in new pics while being certified

The Sony Xperia Z3 is expected to be launched in the next couple of weeks in Berlin at the IFA trade show in September. So, it’s no surprise that Sony is busily running the phone through various regulators making sure it’s certified for use in the markets it will release in. The telecommunications equipment certification center in China, more commonly known as Tenaa, currently has a Z3 and has listed the device with photos, as well as the specs, which mirror earlier leaks. The phone will come with a Snapdragon 801 processor, come with 3GB of RAM, 16GB of storage[Read More...]

by 11:35 AM on August 22, 2014 4 comments Manufacturer, Phones