Mobile

HTC Windows Phone 8X won’t receive Windows 10 Mobile update

Here’s some bad, if expected, news for owners of the HTC Windows Phone 8X from 2012. The handset will not be updated to Windows 10 Mobile, the latest version of Microsoft’s OS. This has been officially confirmed by HTC’s UK arm, so at this point you really should give up all hope on the matter. Not that there was a ... Read More »

Gionee W909 surfaces in benchmark with 4GB of RAM, Helio P10 SoC

Gionee is currently busy working on a new upper-midrange device, it would seem. The information comes from a benchmark database, where a still unannounced Gionee smartphone has been caught. Someone put a Gionee W909 prototype through the paces of Geekbench, and this has resulted in the public outing of two of its most important specs. The phone will sport MediaTek’s ... Read More »

Android 6.0.1 for the Galaxy S6 series limits scrolling speed, makes it smoother

Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update is already in development for the Galaxy S6, S6 edge, andS6 edge+. The update is already reaching to beta testers out there and we can shed some new information on the upcoming firmware. Apparently Samsung will be limiting the speed of scrolling inside apps and menus for smoother performance. This has been used by Apple for ... Read More »

ZTE Nubia Z11 and Nubia X8 renders leak

When last we heard of ZTE’s future plans, the Chinese OEM (well, actually its Nubia sub-brand) was working on a successor to the high-end Nubia Z9, dubbed the Nubia Z11. The handset was said to build upon the success of its predecessor with an even more impressive specs sheet and what initial renders led us to believe would be a ... Read More »

Research says Apple Watch claimed over 50% of smartwatch market last year

The Apple Watch – which launched in April 2015 – constituted more than 50% of the smartwatch shipments last year, according to new data from Juniper Research. On the other hand, sales of Tizen-powered Samsung Gear S2, which was launched in the month of November, weren’t strong despite the smartwatch being largely well received. It was also revealed that the ... Read More »

Microsoft Lumia 950 now £410 at Amazon UK, 950 XL is £450

The Microsoft Lumia 950 price in the UK slipped a little lower, now resting at £410 (the previous cheapest price point was £420). The big Lumia 950 XL actually went up a bit to £450(up from £440). That’s on Amazon UK and it is way lower than the official price listed on the Microsoft Store – there prices start at ... Read More »

Pink Sony Xperia Z5 is now official

The rumored pink color variant of the Sony Xperia Z5 has been made official by the company. Sony was already teasing a pink Xperia device for the last few days, and we were expecting it to be the Z5. “The new variant uses the same frosted glass finish as the existing phones and combines this with a light dusky pink ... Read More »

Motorola begins allowing bootloader unlocks on Verizon Moto X (2014)

If you own a Motorola Moto X (2014) on Verizon, here is some good news: the carrier has started allowing bootloader unlocks on the smartphone. The news came courtesy of Motorola Forums Manager. “Hey, everyone. Just wanted to let you know that we did get the green light to unlock the bootloader on Verizon 2014 Moto X (2nd Gen) devices,” ... Read More »

LG K10 goes on sale this week

LG has announced that its K10 smartphone, which was unveiled at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) along with the K7, will go on sale this week. The device will be available for purchase in South Korea starting January 14. Specs-wise, the model that goes on sale in the company’s home country is powered by a quad-core 1.2 GHz CPU, ... Read More »

All 2016 Moto devices will have fingerprint scanners, Lenovo exec says

Despite basically pioneering the concept of a smartphone with a built-in fingerprint scanner with the Atrix 4G back in 2011, Motorola hasn’t been quick to jump back on this train last year, when such sensors have been featured in pretty much every high-end Android device. That will change in 2016, however. Chen Xudong, SVP of Lenovo and president for Lenovo ... Read More »