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    The camera on the Samsung Galaxy S5 -- which is one of 16MP -- is already a step-up from the one on the Galaxy S4, at 13MP, but it will be likely outdone by the imaging system on the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S6. The phone which is expected to be unveiled on March 1 at Mobile World Congress will likely have a 20MP shooter, much like the rumored camera specifications for its main competitor, the HTC One M9. No, Samsung has not officially unveiled this information; it comes our way as a report from SamMobile quoting an unnamed source that claims to have access to a Galaxy S6 prototype. ...

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    On February 9, Monday, T-Mobile told users to expect the Android 5.0 Lollipop update for their HTC One M8 devices, but, as that didn't happen, the carrier circled back and gave out a new date: February 10, one day later (yesterday). It finally looks like users are able to get the refresh over-the-air as several HTC One M8 owners on T-Mobile have reported its existence and delivery. You can go ahead and manually check for the Lollipop update, or wait for the OTA notification to hit your phone. It should arrive any time now. Another device, another part of the world: in India, the Samsung ...

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    While we're talking about Windows 10 phone, and eagerly waiting for the Technical Preview to become available so that we can take a look under the hood, the situation isn't so rosy when it comes to Windows Phone 8.1, and some T-Mobile devices. While the Lumia 635 and the HTC One M8 for Windows, from T-Mobile's offer, come pre-installed with Windows Phone 8.1, the carrier is not planning on delivering a Windows Phone 8.1 update to any other phone, except the Lumia 521 and the Lumia 925. This means that if you're currently rocking an HTC 8X, or a Lumia 810, your chances of getting the ...

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    We're not sure what to believe anymore regarding the Sony Xperia Z4: while some rumors suggest that it will not make an MWC 2015 appearance, others claim the contrary. And if that by itself wouldn't be enough to confuse everybody, a phone which is believed to be the Xperia Z4 (but could really be another phone) has just been benchmarked on GeekBench. This particular device doesn't have a model number eloquent enough to recognise the Z4, but its specifications sure seem flagship worthy. While running the latest version of Android 5.0.2 Lollipop, said device is being powered by an octa-core ...

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    As we're hearing more and more HTC One M9 details, more and more of the upcoming phone's different aspects get leaked, rumored, or predicted. If all the things we're hearing are true, then there will be little HTC can announce to surprise us. Luckily, if the past is of any indication, rumors for major devices are a hit or miss (there are exceptions to the rule though). The latest set of HTC One M9 details comes our way from LlabTooFeR (a ROM developer) on Twitter, and contains two separate bits of information, which, if both true, will make the M8 successor faster in terms of Wi-Fi ...

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    The South Korean smartphone manufacturer, who is currently in the top position and enjoying the majority of the Android (and smartphone, in general) market could soon become irrelevant, claims a high ranking Motorola executive. Samsung could go away, pretty much like its predecessors who were enjoying the same, comfortable, leading position. Of course, this is a prediction coming from a COO of a company, about other (competing) companies. "Every seven years, the person who’s been on top of the market has gone away", said Rick Osterloh, president and chief operating officer of Motorola. ...

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    Despite missing the February 1 deadline (that 90-day window in which HTC committed to deliver the Android Lollipop update to its devices) and publishing a mea culpa, HTC is continuing to do a great job (as long as the delays are kept to a minimum) with the latest bits of Google's mobile operating system. The European One M8 (and its owners) is already enjoying Android 5.0, and some North American units too, and now its time for those who own a T-Mobile unit to get some Lollipop love as well. The T-Mobile HTC One M8 Lollipop update should arrive today, Monday, as an over-the-air update, ...

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    If you live in India and you'd like to have a OnePlus One, Amazon is the only way to go, as the phone is only available in the country as an Amazon exclusive. The popular smartphone enjoys great reception on the Indian market, and, Amazon is thanking all customers for "10 great weeks" of OnePlus One business. As such, starting February 10, at 10a local time, you'll be able to grab the OnePlus One without invite. Due to limited stock though, you'd better be among the first ones to secure you own unit. As far as pricing is concerned, you can have the Sandstone Black 64GB option for Rs. ...

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    We're not entirely sure what we're looking at in this picture above. Whether it is the Samsung Galaxy S6 leaked (and an S Edge variant), or some Photoshop fun is anyone's guess at the moment. However, if we play along, we can see two phone models, which would play nicely with previous rumors of a Galaxy S6, and a sister-device with a double-curved display towards both sides, the S Edge. The phone on the left is believed, and looks like, the naked Galaxy S6, with what appears to be a protruding camera (most probably, like in the iPhone 6's case, because of a thin form factor and a thicker ...

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    About a month ago, the Xbox One February update was launched in preview for certain users, and now it is ready for the masses. Chances are that your Xbox One has already downloaded the update (should your power settings be on Instant On), and you're already noticing some changes. If not, don't worry, as it might take some time for the new bits to reach your console. The refresh brings a lot of cool features to the table, like Controller improvements, Game hubs, Party Chat updates, Custom backgrounds and tile transparency (our favorite), as well as TV updates. Check them out below, as ...

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    If you're among those who hasn't already found a way to run Android 5.0 on your 2013 HTC flagship, you should be happy to find out the the official HTC One M7 Lollipop update is rolling out to some users, specifically those rocking the unlocked version, or Developer Edition variant. After yesterday's update roll-out to the Sprint HTC One M7, this announcement, made by Mo Versi on Twitter, reassures users that the company hasn't forgotten about the device, and its promise to deliver Google's latest and greatest (even if it didn't happen within 90 days). The One M8 Lollipop update procedure ...

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    We'll be honest with you, we don't know @Ricciolo1, but apparently those who do claim that this specific Italian Twitter user has been right in the past when predicting/leaking smartphones/features. Don't blame us for not taking their words, so, until we hear something official, we'll advise you to be skeptical about this upcoming Motorola flagship as well. The tweet itself doesn't reveal anything, and we wouldn't even know it's about Motorola, if there wasn't a Moto picture attached to tweet. Two bits of information are revealed: one, about an upcoming Motorola flagship, which will be ...

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    It's been a while since we've last seen an LG Windows Phone, but according to recent reports, that's about to change, as the South Korean manufacturer is reportedly working on a smartphone powered by Microsoft's mobile operating system. While the smart thing to do would be to for this upcoming device to ship with Windows 10 phone, the documents unveiled by MyLGPhones don't reveal information about the platform version. What they do unveil though, is the model number, which is VW820; from this we can draw the conclusion that it's going to be a Verizon Wireless device (VW). To further ...

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    A golden HTC One M9 has been leaked recently thanks to some stills showing off the device, and those images were consistent with what we've seen before. Today's set of HTC One M9 spy shots, while focusing on the new Dot View case, seems to further confirm the general aspect of the device, at least as far as the camera on the back is concerned. Maybe the story is not the Dot View case leaked in the stills, which looks pretty much like the current Dot View case (and probably offers the same functionality), but the fact that the device which it wraps around looks to be the exact same device ...

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    Windows 10 Technical Preview for phones is what has been allegedly used to grab these Windows 10 phone screenshots. The official date on which this piece of software will be available to the public is still unknown. What we're looking at in the pictures above an below, however, is allegedly the Preview installation acknowledgement, the Action Center, as well as the System Settings. While the pictures themselves aren't very telling, aside from having a look at what might be in store, we can, however, see that the Action Center will now have not one, but three rows of icons (both toggles and ...

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    With manufacturers producing smartphones with larger and larger screens (in times where a five-inch device is considered standard), the tablet market has started to suffer. More and more potential customers are turning their backs on slates, as their smartphones (or phablets) fill in the usability gap which existed back in the days where four inch smartphones were common. A further tablet market decline is expected, with shipments plummeting 30% this quarter. A recent DigiTimes research claims that global tablet shipments will fall to 52.15 million units in the first quarter of 2015. ...

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    While most users don't really care (or too little) about smartphone camera quality, others are very picky about their stills. Sadly, the device you currently own doesn't always offer the best smartphone camera experience, which was mainly the reason behind Sony's introduction of the QX line-up (with the QX10 and QX100 models, in addition to the QX1 kit) at the 2013 IFA in Berlin. Olympus doesn't want to let Sony take the entire clip-on smartphone camera market, and has introduced the Olympus Air A01, with interchangeable lens. It will be available starting March 6 in Japan, and will go ...

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    For those of you not familiar with this product, Sunrise Calendar is a a free calendar app that is compatible with multiple Calendar services, including Google Calendar, iCloud and Exchange. With Microsoft Outlook, and Outlook becoming available on Android and iOS, why would the Redmond-based company pay more than $100 million (according to reports) in order to purchase it? While Microsoft declined to officially comment on the story, the reason behind the purchase could be the fact that Microsoft might include some of the functionalities of Sunrise Calendar in its own offering (or help ...

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    This new set of HTC One M9 spy shots, on one hand, complements the leaks we've already seen, and also confirms some of them at the same time. What we're looking at here is allegedly the same HTC One M9 leaked before, but this time, showing off a different, golden, color option. Historically, HTC has usually unveiled a black and white option for its flagships, with more flavors added throughout the year; this time around though, we might see the Taiwanese company unveil either three (or more) colors, or switch out either the black or the white (silver) one. There's always the eternal ...

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    On March 1, everything will become official and we can take a break from all these rumors and leaks; on said day, we'll see the Galaxy S6, which will either have a curved display, or will be accompanied by a Note Edge-like companion, tentatively named Galaxy S Edge. However, the set of leaked images we're currently looking at seems to indicate that the curved display will probably be featured on another device. Resembling the leaked schematics we've recently seen, the images allegedly depict the Samsung Galaxy S6 chassis, which is expected to be made from metal, as seen in the attachments. ...

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    We've been hearing rumors that the Sony Xperia Z4 might be missing from MWC, rumors which, if true, will testify to the fact that Sony will be breaking the highly criticised business model of releasing a flagship device every six months. The 2014 MWC brought us the Xperia Z2, followed up by the Xperia Z3 at the 2014 IFA in Berlin. Other rumors, including this report we're looking at today, claim that there will indeed be an Xperia Z4 in Barcelona, and, specifically, at the March 2 special event. MWC or no MWC, a picture of what is claimed to be the front panel of the Sony Xperia Z4 has ...

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    For the Microsoft Surface 2, it all started with a price drop back in August of 2014, followed, more recently (last week), by a mentions of a Microsoft decision to no longer manufacture the Surface 2. As far as Windows RT is concerned, pretty much all OEMs except for Microsoft have given up on the platform, and, judging by the looks of it, it is now Microsoft's turn to put the final nail in the Windows RT coffin. "We are no longer manufacturing Nokia Lumia 2520; however, those still eager to buy Nokia Lumia 2520 should visit Microsoft Retail Stores, MicrosoftStore.com, third-party ...

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    The Chinese smartphone market is one of the largest in the world. As a matter of fact, in 2012, the Chinese smartphone market was the number one market in the world, followed by the US, and, according to trends and additional data, that ranking doesn't seem to change any time soon. It shouldn't come as a surprise, then, that according to a recent DigiTimes research, smartphone shipments in China grew 10.8% in the last quarter of the 2014 compared to the previous one, and 13.2% compared to 2013. Translating that into numbers, more than 100 million units were shipped on the Chinese ...

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    An HTC One M9 for Windows should be happening this year, according to a recent @upleaks leak, which claims that the "Hima", believed to be the 2015 Android flagship from Taiwan, will have a Windows twin. This would be something similar to what HTC did last year, with the HTC One M8, and the HTC One M8 for Windows. While the consensus is that the 2015 Android flagship will make an MWC appearance at the March 1 HTC event, the leak claims that the Windows counterpart will not show up in Barcelona. That is also something we can believe, as the One M8 for Windows was announced in August of ...

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    We're still waiting for the Windows 10 Phone preview to land -- and there are some fresh details which you shouldn't have missed if you're interested in the preview -- but until then we take whatever we can get. Vesku Paananen, a Microsoft employee, might have accidentally leaked a feature we haven't seen so far, one that will probably grace our Windows Phones: we're talking about Windows 10 phone portrait tiles. According to BestMobileBlog, who spotted the image, in preparation for a Business Summit where he'd show off Windows 10 for different devices, Paananen has tweeted the picture ...

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