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Qualcomm MSM8228 chip targets mid-range devices, emerging markets

November 4, 2013 | | One Comment

US-based Qualcomm has recognized the market’s need for a powerful yet low-cost mobile chipset. With an integrated modem and support for dual SIM and LTE, the upcoming Qualcomm MSM8228 is an entry-level processor that supports 1080p displays and 13MP shooters.

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Install Android 4.4 KitKat Launcher on your Jelly Bean smartphone

November 3, 2013 | | 10 Comments

The launcher in Android 4.4 KitKat has underwent a major overhaul and introduces an unlimited number of home screens, new and bigger icons, and more visual changes. If you want to give it a try, the APK is already available online and can be installed on devices running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean or later.

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Android 4.4 KitKat New Features

November 2, 2013 | | 10 Comments

The unveiling and availability of the much-awaited Nexus 5 also heralds the arrival of the new version of Android, version 4.4, a.k.a. KitKat. Read More

Google Nexus 5: Android 4.4 Kitkat, 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 CPU, Full HD Display!

November 2, 2013 | | 5 Comments

We saw a glimpse of the device at the Play Store but were still bereft of an official announcement at the time. Now, the Google Nexus 5 is finally unveiled. It’s the smartphone “made to capture the moments that matter.”

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Android 4.4 Kitkat update coming soon to Nexus and Google Edition devices

November 1, 2013 | | 3 Comments

It’s Halloween and Google announced a huge treat for Android users. Android 4.4 Kitkat, the next big update after Jelly Bean, has been officially unveiled. The update will be available in the coming weeks. Check out the list of devices that’s scheduled to receive the new Android version. Read More

Nexus 5 VS Nexus 4 Specs Comparison

November 1, 2013 |

As expected, Nexus 5 has been officially announced by Google earlier today. Let’s take a look and compare its specifications with its predecessor, the Nexus 4. Read More

ZTE Blade Q Mini, Blade Q, and Blade Q Maxi announced

October 31, 2013 |

ZTE unveiled three new entry level handset today namely ZTE Blade Q, Mini, and Maxi. As the name suggests, they are very similar to each other and they all have almost the same set of specifications too. Read More

Cherry Mobile Burst 2.0 Review

October 30, 2013 | | 11 Comments

A little over a month ago, Cherry Mobile made the Burst 2.0 available to the public. At PHP 4,699, the specs aren’t too bad. In fact, it’s arguably one of the best in its price of less than Php5k. But how good is it? Check it out on our full review. Read More

Mediatek MT6592 and MT6588 Specifications Unveiled

October 28, 2013 | | 12 Comments

These have been teased before and scheduled to be officially announced this coming November. Luckily, we’re getting an early look at the next generation of Mediatek processors. MT6592 and MT6588′s complete specifications are now available online.

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LG G Flex with curved-screen now official

October 28, 2013 | | 9 Comments

After numerous leaks, the curved-screen smartphone from LG is finally official. LG G Flex is the company’s answer to Samsung’s Galaxy Round which also sport a curved display. This handset uses a flexible OLED screen which allows curves in between 7.9mm and 8.7mm. Read More

Cover for Android to feature contextual lockscreen, smart previews, quick app switching

October 27, 2013 | | 2 Comments

Whereas most custom skins for the lockscreen are all about looking pretty, Cover for Android begs to differ by leaning towards functionality. It observes the time of day and your whereabouts to predict your current activity and provide the appropriate apps.

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The Micromax Canvas Turbo is What the Canvas 4 Should Have Been

October 26, 2013 | | 6 Comments

Back when the Micromax Canvas 4 was still being teased, the Indian brand’s fans had high expectations, such as a Full HD screen and faster processor. However, Micromax decided to focus on improving the software rather than the hardware, releasing a Canvas 4 that had the same screen and processor as the Micromax A116 HD. Read More

Hands-on Review: O+ 8.37

October 26, 2013 | | 18 Comments

We’ve previously previewed three of the newest handsets from O+ USA, the O+ 8.31z, O+ 8.36z, and O+ 8.37. We were able to get two of these for review, the O+ 8.31z, and O+ 8.37. Of the three budget phones, the O+ 8.37 is the most expensive, retailing for PHP 4,995. However, it does provide (expectedly, I might add) the best specs of the three, though not by much. Read More

Google Nexus 10 2013 Rumor Roundup

October 25, 2013 |

We’ve had so many rumors about the Nexus 5, sightings and hands-on videos included, that we largely forgot about the biggest Nexus of them all. But, an image has been recently flying around online and is apparently the purported Google Nexus 10 2013.

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Kia, Hyundai to feature UVO 2.0 — an Android-based navigation system

October 25, 2013 |

The Android operating system isn’t bound to just smartphones, tablets, and smartwatches. According to media reports, Hyundai and Kia will soon churn out automobiles that use the mobile platform, making them the first automakers to use Android for in-car navigation systems.

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