Mobile

Another SD820-powered Windows Phone device spotted on GFXBench

Last month, when a Snapdragon 820-powered Windows Phone device – dubbed HP Falcon – was spotted on GFXBench, we first treated the news with skepticism as there had been no news (or even rumors) whatsoever on that front, but subsequent reports confirmed the existence of such an HP device. Now, exactly a month later, another SD820-powered WP device has been ... Read More »

75% of Apple’s mobile devices are now running iOS 9

Apple has released its latest iOS adoption numbers, revealing that the version 9 of its mobile operating system now powers 75% of compatible devices. This means that three out of every four mobile devices from the company are currently running iOS 9. The number stood at 70% last month, and 66% the month prior. So as you can see, the ... Read More »

LG G4 on US Cellular is now getting Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Following its release in South Korea, Europe, and for units having been sold by Sprint in the US, the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for the LG G4 has now reached US Cellular. Specifically, G4 devices bought from this carrier. The update is rolling out in stages, as you’d expect, so it may be a few days before you see that ... Read More »

LG “Play” teaser hits at new product for the MWC

LG slipped us a cryptic invitation – “Play begins, Barcelona February 21.” What is it? We don’t know officially, but we’ll give it a few guesses. Obviously, we’d most want a new smartphone – a music oriented one, given the music box in the background. LG has had a few stereo speakers on its phones, but it’s pretty rare, the ... Read More »

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 »