MWC 2014 recap: Android hits, misses, surprises and snubs

The Mobile World Congress, along with the association that organizes what’s generally regarded as the world’s largest exhibition for the mobile industry, dubbed GSMA, are weird. This year’s trade fair was barely wrapped up, and the GSMA announced the winners of the 19th Annual Global Mobile awards, among which you had a one-year-old Android smartphone,

Qualcomm And Samsung Demo LTE Category 6 At MWC 2014

So you think the LTE connection that you have is fast? Right now mobile devices with LTE are using LTE Category 4 connectivity which can provide download speeds of up to 150 Mbps. Qualcomm and Samsung however aims to push this further by demonstrating the LTE Category 6 connection at the MWC 2014. During the

LG To Bring Knock Code Feature To Low, Mid Range Devices

LG aims to recapture its 3rd place ranking in worldwide sales of mobile devices by bringing its Knock Code feature to its lower end devices.  Knock Code is an improvement over the company’s KnockOn feature which was revealed last fall on the LG G2. KnockOn allowed a user to double tap on the display of

Samsung Galaxy S5: the good, the bad and the ugly

No one, or rather no sane person with the tiniest shred of common sense, expected Samsung’s Galaxy S5 to revolutionize the mobile landscape as we know it. There simply was no way, unless it packed fingerprint recognition, eye scanning features and the ability to cook dinner from scratch. Ultimately, it came with just one of

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Motorola claims the Moto X successor is coming this Summer

Earlier today, we spoke of Motorola working on the Quark X device which seemed like the company’s upcoming flagship smartphone, maybe even the Moto X successor. Motorola has now mentioned that we can expect the Moto X successor to hit the markets by this summer, which is a tad earlier than the rumored arrival date. This comes

Hisense Maxe X1 6.8-inch Smartphone Unveiled At MWC 2014

Chinese smartphone company Hisense is present at the MWC 2014 and has officially released its 6.8-inch 4G smartphone which was first shown at CES 2014. Back then the company called it simply as the X1 but it is now called as the Maxe X1. This is a smartphone that can also be uses as a

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LG unveils the F90 and F70 midrange handsets

LG unveiled two new midrange offerings earlier today amidst a flurry of announcements from several companies. The Korean manufacturer has launched the F70 and F90 handsets which will join the company’s recently launched G2 mini handset in the midrange setup. The LG F70 sports a 4.5 inch 480 x 800 resolution display, a 1.2 GHz quad core

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Samsung launches the fitness oriented Gear Fit smartwatch

Samsung has just taken the wraps off the Galaxy S5 smartphone just a while ago in Barcelona following weeks of hype and speculation. However, Samsung also announced a new fitness accessory along with the Gear 2 smartwatch, called the Gear 2 Fit. As the name rightly suggests, the Gear 2 Fit is a fitness oriented

HTC Announces Desire 816 And Desire 610 Mid-Range Smartphones

HTC introduced in a press event held at the MWC 2014 two mid-range smartphones called the Desire 816 and the Desire 610. The HTC Desire 816 has several of the premium features of the HTC One which is why it is sometimes called as a “flagship mid-range” smartphone. The HTC Desire 610 on the other

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Sony launches midrange Xperia M2 at the MWC

While we were focused on Sony’s flagship announcements from earlier in the day, the manufacturer also announced the Xperia M2 smartphone as a midrange offering targeted towards developing markets around the world. The smartphone features a design similar to the flagship Xperia handsets, but with a substantially downgraded hardware specs sheet. The Xperia M2 features

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Sony unveils the Xperia Z2 and the Xperia Z2 Tablet at the MWC

Sony has just unveiled the Xperia Z2 and the Xperia Z2 Tablet, which were part of the rumor mill over the weeks leading up to the event. The two devices aren’t too dissimilar from its predecessors in terms of design, but internally, a whole lot has changed. Starting with the Xperia Z2, the smartphone now features

Lenovo Launches S860, S850, and S660 Budget Android Smartphones

The mobile Word Congress in Barcelona just kicked off and already, the Android smartphone market seems poised for some great unveils and releases and Lenovo has become among the first.  Lenovo made a big announcement unveiling three new budget android smartphone targeted at different consumers.  The phones, S660, S850 and the S860 feature different designs

Huawei Ascend G6 With 4G LTE Gets Officially Announced

Huawei is one of the many companies that are joining the Mobile World Congress (MWC 2014) in Barcelona, Spain. The company is bringing with it several of its new products that will be officially shown to the public for the first time. One of these devices is the Huawei Ascend G6, a 4.5-inch Android smartphone

MediaTek MT6732 64-bit Chipset Gets Officially Announced

MediaTek unveiled its latest chip at the Mobile World Congress (MWC 2014) in Barcelona, Spain today. The MT6732 is a 64-bit ARM Cortex-A53 processor with a clock speed of 1.5GHz that also has a next generation Mali-T670 GPU. It has a category 4 (150Mb/s download) LTE connectivity and supports Open GL ES 3.0 and Open