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    Not one, but two separate reports are claiming that Samsung will ditch Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810 processor for the upcoming Galaxy S6, because of alleged overhearing issues of the processor that occurred during testing phases. Depending on the report, we would either see no Snapdragon-powered Galaxy S6 this year, or we will see most of the flagships powered by the Exynos chip, and, later, when Qualcomm solves the problem, some Snapdragon-equipped models. However, this year, we've already seen a phone powered by the 810 chip, and it comes from LG, namely the new G Flex 2. According to the ...

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    The HTC One M9 (if the company sticks to the naming convention), or the Hima (if the Hima is indeed the codename for the 2015 flagship), is obviously what we're all looking forward to seeing at HTC's pre-MWC special event on March 1, but, just in case HTC sticks to the 2014 plan (and decides to launch the One M9 at a special event, away from MWC), we should prepare to see some Desire phones, like last year. One of these new Desire phones which stand a great chance at becoming unveiled at Mobile World Congress is the HTC Desire 626 leaked today, and pictured above and below, codenamed A32, ...

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    OPPO's Find 7 (still a powerhouse) and Find 7a were announced in March 2014, which means that it's time for a follow-up soon. MWC could very well be the venue for the OPPO Find 9, but the company has preferred to host its own special events in the past. The OPPO Find 9 leaked today proves that the Chinese phone-maker is working in a follow-up, and, since they like odd numbers, there will be no Find 8, but, instead the Find 9 is up next (with no implications or ties to the screen size). While there is no way in knowing that the picture above really depicts the OPPO Find 9, we'll just play ...

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    If you're running out of battery while in the middle of an important WhatsApp conversation because of all that screen-on time (or simply because you type faster on your computer than on your smartphone), you can take your chats to your computer, with the new WhatsApp Web functionality officially announced today. While all your messages "still live on your phone", as the official blog post states, WhatsApp Web basically mirrors your chats on your computer's browser. However, only Chrome is supported at the moment (with the promise of more browsers to be added soon), but the set-up process ...

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    There was a lot going on in Windows Phone-land (as of January 21, just Windows-land) with Microsoft introducing Windows 10 as a unified platform across different devices with different form factors. However, one of the applications that were missing from the Windows Phone store (which, together with others, made up the so-called "app gap") was Dropbox. Said "app gap" just got smaller as Dropbox for Windows Phone has been officially introduced by the company (those rocking Windows tablets will also be able to grab it). It is a full fledged application on par with its Android and iOS ...

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    After LG wow-ed everyone with the G Flex 2 at CES this month, all eyes turn to MWC 2015, and the natural evolution of LG's G-series, currently at its third iteration. The world is waiting for the LG G4 to be unveiled at the Mobile World Congress -- and there are already a lot of reports and rumors about the G4 -- but it will not happen, apparently, if a report citing a company executive is true, and there will indeed be no LG G4 at MWC 2015. "We rolled out the G3 in May last year so we do not plan to unveil the G4 at this year's Mobile World Congress and spend more time perfecting the new ...

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    When it rains, it pours... and today looks to be a day where Samsung is making most of the headlines (well, until Microsoft's event happens soon). All of this happening today, we found out that the S6 might not include a Snapdragon processor, could have 4GB of RAM, and would not be waterproof (and neither would its S6 Edge sibling). Usually, when rumors become so many, a launch is around the corner (not that we expected less from Samsung, since the S5 saw the light of day at MWC 2014). According to a recent report, Samsung is planning to announce the Galaxy S6 at a special, pre-MWC event, ...

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    The Samsung Galaxy S6 will not be waterproof. That's what this report from Italy claims, and neither will be the the Galaxy S6 Edge. Let's stop right there, as this report seems to talk about two different models. First, apparently, the 2015 flagship Galaxy S6 will not be waterproof like its 2014 Galaxy S5 predecessor. This might mean that the rumors we've heard about Samsung going metal and/or glass might be true (though Sony is doing a great job at waterproofing its Xperia Z phones made from those exact materials). Second, there have been rumors of a curved screen on a Galaxy S6, but, ...

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    OPPO seems to be on a roll. While the Chinese phone-maker closed 2014 off with the OPPO R5 and N3, just last week, the company announced the OPPO R1C (with its sapphire variant). Today, we're seeing another OPPO phone become official, one that was rumored to bring optical zoom, among other goodies (sadly, the optical zoom part remains just a rumor). The phone is large, measuring 156.8 x 81 x 8mm, and most of the front is being taken up by the 5.9-inch screen, with a Full HD 1080p resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. Behind the screen there's a 64-bit octa-core Mediatek MT6752 processor ...

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    Last week we've seen a DigiTimes report on how Samsung would ditch Qualcomm for its 2015 flagship, the Galaxy S 6, because of overheating issues. Apparently, as they say, where there's smoke there must be fire (pun intended), as a more recent Bloomberg report seems to talk about how we'll see no Snapdragon Galaxy S6 this year, despite just a few moments ago hearing the opposite (with regards to a 4GB Snapdragon Galaxy S 6 variant). Just like DigiTimes', Bloomberg's sources are anonymous as well, falling into the category of "people with direct knowledge of the matter". However, the story ...

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    If you are an Apple developer you'd better make sure that starting February 1, your apps submitted to the Apple App Store include 64-bit support and that they're built with the iOS 8 SDK. Apple has released yet another warning (probably the last one) on its Developer page, reminding all app builders that the deadline, February 1, is just around the corner. Should you not obey this requirement, your app will probably be rejected from the App Store. If you're a user, you should know that 64-bit iPhone apps (and iPad apps as well) should land to bring you an improved experience while using ...

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    We expect HTC to show off something at the upcoming Mobile World Congress, but, opposed to the Taiwanese phone maker -- who announced its One M8 flagship post-MWC -- Samsung, its biggest competitor, has announced its Galaxy S5 flagship at the Barcelona show. Because of that, and despite not hearing anything pointing to an MWC event, we're expecting the Galaxy S6 to make an official debut in a little more than a month. Samsung Galaxy S6 specs and features were mentioned with the occasion of countless rumors we've seen in the past (from curved display to glass body, from new fingerprint ...

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    We can not verify the veracity of these images, above and below, so please treat everything you see and read here accordingly. How that we've got that out of the way, the stills you're seeing are claimed to represent and HTC One M9 prototype, referred to as the Hima. There's still no way of knowing for sure whether the Hima will be the One M9 or not, but this report claims so. Accompanying the images is a statement from the author of the report claiming to trust the source of these images; very well, but that doesn't mean we have to do so too. Looking at the front (above), there's really ...

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    While more and more Samsung Galaxy S 5 owners are using Android 5.0 Lollipop on their phones, most of those rocking the 2013 Galaxy S 4 are still waiting for an official update to Google's latest and greatest. Sure, we've seen a leaked Samsung Galaxy S 4 Lollipop update shown on video last year, and the Google Play Edition phone already has it, but as far as the majority is concerned, it's still a waiting game. An Android 5.0.1-based Samsung Galaxy S 4 Lollipop update has been leaked, and it looks to be the real deal. It comes with TouchWiz and everything you love (or loathe) about ...

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    Despite showing off the Desire 826 at the 2015 CES, the announcement wasn't by far what everyone expected from the Taiwanese phone maker. The HTC One M8 from 2014 was an improvement over the 2013 HTC One M7, and now we're all expecting the HTC One M9 to shake the market, and HTC's competitors. A so-called "Hima" phone has been long rumored (complete with leaked specs), but it is not yet known whether the Hima will indeed be the HTC One M9, or a completely different animal. On March 1, HTC is set to unveil something, at a pre-MWC special event. Bloomberg's unnamed sources claim that it ...

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    Whether you call it Windows Phone 10, or Windows 10 for phones, it is indeed the next generation Microsoft mobile platform to grace phones (how many of the current phones is yet unknown), and is expected to be unveiled next week at a certain January 21 special event. Until then, we can look at these images from China, which allegedly show off some of the details of the upcoming OS. The Windows Phone 10 leak above allegedly shows off the Start screen with a background image -- though questions arise concerning tile transparency, or lack of it -- and tile group titles which, in this ...

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    Earlier this week we heard that, if re-elected in the UK, Prime Minister David Cameron could ban encrypted chat apps like WhatsApp, iMessage, Snapchat, and alike, if the authorities couldn't find a way to decrypt (read) this type of communication with a proper warrant. After meeting with Cameron, US President Barack Obama acknowledged that said encrypted chat apps can become a problem in the US too. “If we find evidence of a terrorist plot… and despite having a phone number, despite having a social media address or email address, we can’t penetrate that, that’s a problem,” said ...

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    It didn't happen at CES 2015 -- and we refer to the 2015 flagship, but we saw the HTC Desire 826 -- but we pretty much expected it not to happen. In 2014, HTC's flagship, the One M8 was announced on March 25, missing the Mobile World Congress, but rumor has it that a certain "Hima" phone, believed to be the One M9 (or at least the 2015 flagship) should make an appearance at the Barcelona show this year. ...or it might not, and we will see something else, like a new Desire line-up. In any case, HTC MWC 2015 press invites for a special March 1 (4pm CET) event have been sent out, and the ...

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    Ever since the iPhone 5, all iPhones (iPhone 5, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus) made by Apple feature 1GB of RAM. This means absolutely nothing to Android users (except for maybe bragging rights and an old joke), but Apple users will agree that the iPhone performs buttery smooth even with the single gig of memory it is equipped with. The secret, we all know, lies within the iOS platform, optimizations, and the way it handles memory, tasks, and so on, as well as the strict requirements for app developers. The situation was kind of identical with the iPad too, but, starting with the iPad ...

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    We've been waiting for smartphone news from China to happen this week, and phone-maker Xiaomi has just introduced its latest flagship. The Xiaomi Mi Note announced today is, according to the company, "the most epic flagship device of the year", which might very well be true, as the year is in its infancy (and if you disregard the LG G Flex 2 introduced at the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show). At 6.95mm thin, the Mi Note weighs 161 grams and is 155.1 mm tall, and 77.6 mm wide. The screen is one of 5.7 inches, so we can definitely call this one a phablet, if that wasn't clear from its ...

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    Samsung's tablets have evolved a lot, with the manufacturer continuously improving its offering (not at the pace of its smartphones, though); however, the South Korean manufacturer didn't release anything new for quite some time, but that doesn't mean that the manufacturer isn't hard at work on its 2015 Samsung tablet line-up. According to a recent report, the 2015 Samsung tablet line-up will contain at least four new slates, which will be part of the Galaxy Tab and Galaxy Note family of products. The report also mentions some model numbers, with their respective monikers: Galaxy Tab ...

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    Samsung is reportedly interested in a BlackBerry acquisition -- the details of the alleged offer, as well as BlackBerry's press release which refutes the rumor, leaving however, a tiny door open just in case ca be found here -- and now the South Korean phone-maker is, again, in the headlines, this time, with regards to its next flagship, the Galaxy S 6. Samsung might ditch Qualcomm for the 2015 Galaxy S -- the sixth in the company's history -- according to a recent report. According to "rumors from the industry", Samsung might opt to equip the Galaxy S 6 with its own Exynos chips, dumping ...

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    Sony's present doesn't represent the best times in the company's history and Sony Corp's CEO, Kazuo Hirai, has to take important, and, at the same time, rather difficult decisions. As a reminder, Sony has sold its VAIO computer brand, and the new owners have been rumored to enter the smartphone market. Now, a Reuters report citing "company officials familiar with the leadership's thinking" claims that a decision to sell off (or enter a joint-venture) the Xperia mobile division could be on the table, as part of the CEO's business revival plan. The Sony mobile division sale reported has not ...

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    The HTC Hima has been in the headlines for quite some time now, and we thought that the phone could turn out to officially become the HTC One M9, successor to the 2014 flagship. While that might still be the case, today's rumor talks about another device, the HTC Hima Ace Plus. We'll look at the report in a bit, but before that, we need to not overlook the "Ace" and "Plus" monickers, which could indicate that the Hima could be the HTC Ace, or the HTC M9 Ace, while the HTC Hima Ace Plus could turn out to be the M9 Max. However, all of this is speculation on unverified reports, so keep ...

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    After recently announcing the OPPO R5 and N3, the Chinese phone manufacturer just made official another device, the OPPO R1C (a successor to the R1S). Yet another phone is being rumored to be in the works, the OPPO U3, with a slim form factor and 4x optical zoom, but this particular phone is, for the moment, just a report. The OPPO R1C however, as rumored, will have a sapphire edition -- GizmoChina notes that you can see your reflection on the back of the phone from every angle -- as well as a non-sapphire, white version. It packs a five-inch 720p display and is powered by the 64-bit ...

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