S6 and S6 edge get Marshmallow update in South Korea

Samsung has started rolling out the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update for the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 edge in South Korea. The final version comes out after a brief beta test where users had to sign up to receive the beta build. Looking at screenshots by SamMobile, the update brings some minor UI changes, such as the updated notification ... Read More »

The Bluboo Xfire 2 comes with a metal body and fingerprint reader for $60

As with any other great tech advancement in history, smartphones have developed rapidly from luxury to a necessity and as such are constantly becoming more and more affordable. OEMs, especially those operation out of China are always pushing the envelope on what is possible on a shoestring budget and it is an undeniable fact that you can now get a ... Read More »

Huawei officially announces January 31 launch for Honor 5X in US

Earlier this month, Huawei announced that the Honor 5X will be launched in the US at the end of this month. So, we were already expecting it to go on sale around January 31. Now, the company has officially announced the launch date. Yes, the device will be available for purchase in the US starting January 31. You’ll be able ... Read More »

MediaTek confirms bug that affects Android devices running its chipsets

MediaTek has officially confirmed the existence of a software bug that has put several Android devices running the company’s chipsets at risk. The chip-maker says the issue in question only affects Android 4.4 KitKat devices. First reported by security researcher Justin Case earlier this month, the bug could potentially allow an attacker to enable root access on a vulnerable device. ... Read More »

Microsoft adds Cortana music sensing, Edge improvements to Windows 10 Mobile Insiders

With a new Insider beta build of Windows 10 Mobile that was released on Friday, Microsoft’s recent phones have now caught up to Windows 10 desktop PCs. Build 14267 for the Fast ring of the Windows 10 Mobile Insider program is the same buildMicrosoft released to its desktop Insider program on Thursday, and the two share many of the same ... Read More »

Five to Try: Everalbum is a photographer’s best friend, and Circa Infinity is a dizzying delight

amsung and LG will debut their new phones by the end of the weekend, but if you need some fresh apps and games for your current Android device, look no further. Our latest Five to Try entry is led by Everalbum, a popular cloud-based tool for storing and presenting your digital photos and videos, and it’s joined by MyShake, which ... Read More »

Another IoT group? OCF may really be the one to make it all work

Major companies in the Internet of Things set aside their differences on Friday to work together toward a single standard for all IoT gear. The group they formed, the Open Connectivity Foundation, could have the critical mass to make all embedded devices in homes and enterprises talk to each other. It includes vendors that have belonged to different, and in ... Read More »

After updating its “A” line for 2016, Samsung appears to be moving on to its budget “J” family. The Galaxy J1 (2016) is already here, well, at least in Dubai, while the J5 (2016) and J7 (2016) are expected shortly. The latter’s existence now looks to be proven even further by some kernel sources, unearthed by one of our readers. ... Read More »

Microsoft sold only 4.5 million Lumia phones last quarter

Only 4.5 million Lumia phones were sold by Microsoft in the last quarter of 2015, according to the company’s just released Q2 fiscal 2016 earnings report. That’s down from the 10.5 million figure reported in the same quarter the year prior. This translates into a drop of around 50% compared to the last quarter of 2014. Considering the latest IDC ... Read More »

Huawei sends out MWC 2016 invites

Huawei has sent out invites for its Mobile World Congress press conference. The event will be held at Barcelona’s Montjuïc Exhibition Centre on February 21, which is a day before this year’s MWC formally begins. “We invite you to join Richard Yu, Chief Executive Officer, Huawei Consumer Business Group, and other Huawei executives, for the global unveiling of Huawei’s newest ... Read More »