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Sony Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact rumor roundup and preview: more of the same?

Normally, we’d not even dare tackle potentially game-changing Android devices such as Sony’s Xperia Z2 and Z1 Compact sequels collectively, in just one preview post, sending the message they’re not really important as standalone products. No matter how little we know (as in truly know) about them, and how distant their releases may seem. After

ASUS PadFone 2 gets Android 4.4 KitKat update

We don’t often see devices get a jump to a software version four times higher than what they were launched with, but with the PadFone 2, we might be seeing a welcome exception. ASUS has started rolling out an update to Android 4.4 for its second-generation PadFone, bumping its software from Android 4.1 to the

Galaxy Core II

Samsung launches multiple budget smartphones with Android 4.4

Samsung has expanded its budget smartphone lineup with the addition of four new handsets running Android 4.4 out of the box. All four smartphones are upgraded versions of an existing product lineup which includes the Galaxy Core II, the Galaxy Ace 4, Galaxy Young 2 and the Galaxy Star 2. So let’s run you through the

Samsung Galaxy Note II on AT&T getting the Android 4.4 update

The Android 4.4 update for the AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note II was temporarily halted due to unknown reasons. However, it seems like the update rollout has finally resumed as customers are reportedly getting OTA notifications. There’s no clarification as to what this update will bring, but coming from Android 4.3, there are going to be


Sprint Galaxy S4 Mini getting Android 4.4 update

The Sprint version of the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini is now getting the Android 4.4 update. This comes only a day after the Samsung Galaxy S III on AT&T received the update. It seems like Samsung wants to speed up the update process before its new lineup of devices arrive. With the Galaxy Note II,

Benchmark exposes first 64-bit Samsung smartphone: entry-level SM-G510F

More than “true” octa-core power, 3D effects, fingerprint recognition and even Quad HD screen resolution, 64-bit processors are the next must-have feature of high-end smartphones. Make that low-end too, as it appears one of Samsung’s first devices to support the evolved architecture, maybe the absolute first, will be a fairly lackluster SM-G510F. The model number

Android 4.4 KitKat rolls out to European LG Optimus G, this time for real

After one too many false alarms, misunderstandings and unsubstantiated rumors, it appears LG Optimus G users are at last closing in on KitKat resolution. Joyful resolution, that is, as they definitely won’t be left behind. Instead, they’ll get with the times this month, according to claims from SFR France. Granted, the Western European operator isn’t

Sprint Galaxy Note 2 now getting the Android 4.4 update

Customers of the Galaxy Note 2 on Sprint will be pleased to know that the carrier is now rolling out the Android 4.4 update for the handset. The update was made official a few weeks ago and has arrived right on time. The update changes the software version to L900VPUBNE2 and while the changelog isn’t particularly

LG G3 vs LG G2 – Specs comparison (Worth the upgrade?)

Now that the LG G3 is finally here (as in officially unveiled, because actual shipments only begin in June), it’s time we put a stop to the hypothetical debates and got down to business. No more ifs, no more what ifs, no more speculating, no more assuming. Questions, meet answers. Did LG dish out a

Asus flaunts international PadFone S hybrid ahead of Computex

With precisely a week left until the debut of Computex 2014, Asus is beginning to find it hard to keep its cards close to the chest. The June 3-7 technology fair in Taipei will no doubt see a host of new Asus-made gizmos come to light, including several LTE-enabled Zenfones. Also, a fresh entry into

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active getting KitKat update internationally

The huge amount of leaks and rumors have indicated that the Galaxy S5 Active could make its way to markets very soon, but owners of the Galaxy S4 Active now have one less reason to upgrade to the rugged Galaxy S4’s successor. Samsung has begun rolling out the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update to the international