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HTC One mini 2/One M8 mini preview and rumor roundup

Don’t look now but HTC may finally be on its way to turn around the financial misfortunes we all thought were going to get the Taiwanese in the end. Sure, presumably selling 500,000 One M8 units in a little over a month is nothing compared to the 10 million milestone Samsung’s Galaxy S5 is no

LG G3 preview and rumor roundup

Danger comes from where you least expect it, or so it seems to be the case for today’s mobile world tycoons. Samsung’s domination over the Android landscape is possibly not as threatened as we anticipated by the likes of Sony or HTC as it is by up-and-coming Oppo and OnePlus. Yet one historical Sammy rival

Nexus future previewed: who should make the next ‘pure Google’ tablet(s)?

One cold, bleak morning a few months back, a controversial yet often dependable Russian blogger broke the ominous “news”. Apparently, Google was and likely is planning to discard our beloved stock Android-running Nexus devices in favor of an augmented GPE product portfolio. Which is perfectly fine software-wise, as Google Play gadgets are just as “untainted”

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 wishlist and things to expect

The first-gen was an experiment, the second-gen an instant classic, the third-gen a refinement of an instant classic and all-around force of nature, so obviously Samsung has a lot riding on the success of the forthcoming Galaxy Note 4. Will the pressure get the better of the latest entry in a franchise that practically invented

Google Nexus 6 wishlist and things to expect

The Android landscape has been taken over by the spring fever, as Samsung’s Galaxy S5, HTC’s One (M8) and Sony’s Xperia Z2 lock horns with each other disputing the high-end mobile crown. But a feeling of slight unease and anticipation for something yet to come makes many a power user reluctant to settle. Settle, yeah,

Top five reasons why Samsung’s Galaxy S5 can’t please us all

It’s almost here. Yet there’s still so much about it we don’t know. Or rather, we’re unsure of. At least two primary Samsung Galaxy S5 versions (not counting sub-varieties like the Zoom or Mini) will presumably roll out at some point, but no one’s certain if both the “Standard” and “Prime” are due for announcements

MWC 2014 preview and rumor roundup: Samsung’s one-man show?

Though inaugurated in 1987, so lacking the great history and tradition of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Barcelona’s Mobile World Congress (previously held in Cannes) has relatively quickly established itself as the go-to global event for leading mobile players and their glitziest product announcements. Universally considered the world’s largest exhibition for the mobile

Samsung Galaxy S5 Rumor Roundup: What to Believe, What Not To

It’s become a year-opening tradition, nay ritual to sift through countless rumors, reports and hearsay on whatever “next big thing” Samsung has in store for its ever-growing Galaxy smartphone family. But I think we can all agree “insiders” and “tipsters” have gone a little overboard this time around, with the Galaxy S5 rumor bonanza. Not

CES 2014 Preview and Rumor Roundup (Revisited and Updated)

In a way, the scheduling of the year’s first major electronics and technology event just as everyone is struggling to sober up recuperate after Christmas and New Year celebrations is legitimately unfortunate. More so as it’s become a tradition for many key CES players to jump the gun and lay all their cards on the