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Sony sold off its shares in VAIO last year, which meant that the company would function independently. The Japanese manufacturer recently launched a couple of ultra-slim notebooks and it seems like the company is all set to make its entry into the smartphone business as well. A new report suggests that the PC maker will announce a new smartphone on the 12th of March, which is in about two weeks from now. The company was initially believed to be launching a smartphone at the CES 2015 event last month. It is interesting to note that even...

This morning, OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei tweeted out that the OnePlus will get its CyanogenMod 12S update, bringing the phone up to Lollipop. @rajarshi_10 We released an L alpha a while ago, but a more stable build (OxygenOS & CM12S) will need to wait until March. Sorry for delay! — Carl Pei (@getpeid) February 23, 2015 While some people have installed the nightly builds of CyanogenMod 12S on their devices, the reason that the OnePlus hasn’t been updated is due to “proprietary drivers, code, QA, [and] certifications.”...

Only a couple of days ago, we saw Lenovo unveiling the Vibe Shot handset with a 16-megapixel camera and OIS technology built in. It seems like that’s not all that Lenovo had to show off at the MWC in Barcelona. The company’s Vibe Max smartphone has started making its way to the news cycle, hinting that it will join the likes of the Vibe Shot, Vibe S1, Vibe X3, Vibe P1 and the Vibe P1 Pro. Lenovo’s AnyPen stylus will be reportedly available with the smartphone, which might be handy since the device is expected to...

While most companies are waiting until Mobile World Congress to announce new products, it seems that Pebble is looking to be ahead of that curve. Pebble, for those unfamiliar, is a small startup from California and it can be argued that they invented the idea of a smart watch and made it popular before Android Wear and other company’s efforts. The last time Pebble had a new product was the “FreshHotFly” colors last August, so this will probably be a major announcement. With just less than 5 days remaining on the timer,...

Apple’s Senior Vice President of Design Jonathan Ive was profiled recently by The New Yorker and during the interview, it seems that he was emphasizing on why certain manufacturers offer more choice than others. “In one of our conversations, Ive was scathing about a rival’s product, after asking me not to name it: “Their value proposition was ‘Make it whatever you want. You can choose whatever color you want.’ And I believe that’s abdicating your responsibility as a designer.” Cook told me, “Jony has better...

A couple of weeks ago, we came across a smartphone which was supposedly known as the Lenovo Vibe Z3 Pro. The smartphone has now gone official, but under the Vibe Shot moniker. As the name and the accompanying images suggest, the smartphone is focused on the camera with its 16-megapixel OIS sensor with triple LED flash and a dedicated camera shutter key below the power button and the volume rocker. The smartphone is housing a 5 inch 1080p display, a 64-bit Snapdragon 615 chipset, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage with a microSD card...

When we talk about smartphones, manufacturers like BenQ barely strike our minds. But that might be changing soon with the company’s F52 smartphone being announced ahead of the MWC event in Barcelona. Unlike most smartphones from little known mobile OEMs, this device will be packing top of the line hardware, with the highlight being the Snapdragon 810 chipset which is only seen on the LG G Flex 2 and the Xiaomi Mi Note Pro at this point. The BenQ F52 also features a 5.2 inch 1080p display, 3GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, a...

One of Google’s latest projects is the Android One program. The goal is to bring more affordable Android handsets to countries where people might not be able to afford a smartphone. Google has already launched a few handsets in specific Asian markets, and now new ones are coming to the Philippines. The Philippines is the sixth nation to join the program, joining these other countries: Bangladesh India Indonesia Nepal Sri Lanka Local retailers Cherry Mobile and MyPhone are the first stores to begin carrying Android One devices...