Once Samsung, HTC, Sony and LG threw down their proverbial gauntlets earlier this year, everybody assumed the coast would be clear for the four to duke it out amongst themselves for the Android crown through the summer at the very least. But boy, were we wrong. Up-and-coming Oppo was the first to try to crack the elite, which they may well succeed if distribution isn’t a problem, and absolute rookie OnePlus is on the verge of remodeling conventional tech business models with a unique blend of affordability, cutting-edge performance...

It’s no secret Motorola means business in spite of an impending Lenovo acquisition with still hard to guess ramifications, as an eclectic blend of ultra-affordable Moto devices and high-enders have been tipped of late for 2014 introductions. The leathery X+1, LTE-enabled G and dirt-cheap E are among these forthcoming potential box-office hits, with Droid Ultra, Maxx and Mini follow-ups also implied. And let’s not forget the 360, Motorola’s first foray into the booming wearable market sector and one of the first smartwatches...

Early this month @evleaks announced on Twitter that the Kyocera Brigadier would be arriving on Verizon. No further details were given about the device and it was not known then if this would be a featurephone or a smartphone. What’s known is that this will be another rugged phone just like the other offerings of the company which will be able to withstand water and dust. A fresh Twitter post of @evleaks now shows the front and back photo of the Kyocera Brigadier which we can now say is an Android device. It looks pretty tough and has...

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi announced that it will be expanding to 10 new countries this year. The company is best known for offering high quality products at affordable prices and is even outselling Apple in China. It’s been quite successful so far that when the company releases a product in the market it gets sold out in a matter of minutes. With former Google executive Hugo Barra in charge of expansion the company now plans to increase its production capacity and expand to new markets. Unfortunately for those living in the US...

A recent report of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) says that there are a lot of people around the world who don’t read. The reason for this is that they do not have access to books. Reading requires books and without this people will not be able to practice their reading skills. This may not be a major problem in the Western world but in developing countries where the income of individuals is low, getting books is not a priority. One solution that UNESCO discovered is that technology can...

With the LG G Watch all set to storm the markets in the coming months, we’re already coming across a possible follow up for the smartwatch. The Korean manufacturer has filed a trademark for the W Watch, indicating that another smartwatch is in the making. Now there’s no telling as to what the alphabet ‘W’ actually means here, but we’re guessing it’s just a random name LG has picked up for the device. It’s quite interesting that LG already has a smartwatch up its sleeve while its first full fledged...

If you think that the current resolution of high end tablets are already amazing then you haven’t seen what Japan Display (JDI) has in store for the market. This Japanese company which is a global leader in manufacturing small and medium sized displays has just shipped samples of its 10.1-inch liquid crystal display (LCD) module that has a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. The top tablets in the market today don’t even have this high of a resolution yet. The 9.7-inch Apple iPad only has a resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels while the...

After AT&T closed its acquisition of Leap Wireless last month, the carrier announced that Cricket Wireless will still remain alive despite the closing of its parent company. AT&T even mentioned plans to merge Aio Wireless with Cricket in the coming days. And speaking at AT&T’s quarterly earnings call, the CFO John Stephens mentioned that the carrier will relaunch the Cricket brand in 2014 more aggressively with plenty of attractive smartphones on offer. The CFO also mentioned that the company plans to give Cricket...