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CyanogenMod 11 M4 now available

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CyanogenMod 11.0 M4 version has been released on all supported devices. It brings various improvements and bug fixes and is already available for download.

In case you are relying on the CyanogenMod 11 Mx ROM, then you should be eager to flash the newer version. Here is the official change log: Read more »

Night Tokyo shines in these Sony Xperia Z2 low-light samples

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Sony Xperia Z2 with improved 20.7MP camera sensor was unveiled a few days ago over the MWC in Barcelona. We are very eager to test the new bigger sensor performance, especially its low-light behavior.

And while we are waiting our review unit to arrive, someone already got lucky and took an Xperia Z2 for a spin in night Tokyo. Read more »

LG G Pro 2 battery life test

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With the full review of the LG G Pro 2 now complete, it’s time to turn your attention to our battery test and see how LG’s latest phablet fares. One of its main competitors is going to be none other than the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, so it’s going to have to do well to stand a chance.

And chances are it will, when you consider that both phones pack equally large 3,200mAh batteries, have the same chipset and have 1080p displays close in size Read more »

Meet Samsung’s new exclusive music service: Milk

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Samsung has decided to throw their hat into the online music service game with their own internet radio called: Milk Music.

The nomenclature may sound a bit odd, but apparently it was inspired by Samsung’s “fresh” take on delivering internet radio service to its user base. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 battery life test

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Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 is running on the rather low-consumption Snapdragon 400 chipset with four 1.2GHz low-powered Cortex-A7 processor. Even though the SoC may save you some power juice, the big 5.25″ screen estate that has to be lit up won’t be generous with the 2,600 mAh battery.

Now that our review is live on our homepage, we are also ready to share the full breakdown of our dedicated battery endurance test. Read more »

Pebble appstore now available on Android

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Pebble has announced that their mobile appstore is now finally available on Android. Users who wish to access it will have to download the Pebble Android app from Google Play Store.

The Pebble appstore is part of the new Pebble 2.0 app that also has a new design. You will be able to access the entire store from the app, download the app and then push it to your Pebble watch. The Pebble appstore previously made an appearance on the iOS version but it took Pebble some time to get it working on Android. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy S5 gets its own app store for kids

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So you have a little rug-rat or two of your own that is constantly grabbing at your phone. You let them play with it, but want to make sure they’re downloading apps that are appropriate for them.

Well it looks like Samsung has got your back with the Samsung kids app store. Read more »

Nokia X unboxed, stars in extensive photo shoot

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The Nokia X is already available in some places but the odd phone – an Android-powered Nokia – is still a bit of a novelty. The team at Zing.vn got their hands on one unit days before the phones launch in Vietnam and posted an extensive photo session.

Despite forgoing the Play Store for a Nokia-centric app store (plus third party stores), the Nokia X has a great app package out of the gate. Read more »

Google working on KitKat battery drain fix for Nexus 5

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A faulty camera process on the Nexus 5 has resulting in a significant number of people reporting of excessive battery drain during standby on the device.

Google has confirmed that a maintenance release that will hopefully fix the bug is on the way. Other Qualcomm SoC-powered smartphones running Android KitKat 4.4.2 that may also be suffering from the bug will have to wait for a fix directly from the respective manufacturer. Read more »

Google celebrates two years of Play Store with discounted games

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The Play Store is celebrating its second birthday and daddy Google is giving away some discounts on select games. If you open the Play Store, you will find the special anniversary menu right in front of you.

The discounts so far are only on games and are actually quite terrible. Instead of going with popular paid games Google has chosen games that most people haven’t heard of (except a few) and are already free. The discounts then are not on the actual game but on in-app purchases. In some cases, you also get additional in-game items for use. Read more »

QuizUp is now on Android

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Popular iOS trivia game QuizUp is now available on Android. A private beta of the game was released a few weeks back but now the stable version has been released on the Play Store.

QuizUp lets you play one-on-one online multiplayer quiz matches against your friends or other QuizUp players. You can choose from hundreds of topics, with new ones constantly being added. When you start a quiz, you have to answer and depending upon how quickly and how many you answer correctly you are given points. The one with the higher points at the end of the game wins. Read more »

Nokia X disassembled

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Images of Nokia’s first Android phone, the Nokia X, have surfaced, and they show the handset in all of its taken apart glory.

The images get pretty detailed, check them out after the jump. Read more »

LG G Flex stars in a bizarre commercial, check it out

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LG released a rather bizarre ad for its curved G Flex phablet. The head-scratching video clip aims to accentuate the natural curve of the device, as well as its self-healing capability.

The ad goes to great lengths to convince the viewer that the device is “the most human phone”. Read more »

Huawei’s octa-core Kirin 920 processor outdoes Snapdragon 801

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A couple of benchmark results which have surfaced from Huawei’s new home-made octa-core Kirin 920 processor, showing some serious horsepower under the hood.

The upcoming processor from the Chinese smartphone company that features four Cortex-A7 cores and four Cortex-A15 cores, beats out Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 801 in the AnTuTu benchmark. Read more »

Motorola’s Touchless Control can now read your notifications aloud

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Motorola has updated its cool Touchless Control app by teaching it to respond to a new question: “What’s up?” Upon asking it, the phone will answer you with your current notifications. “Read Notifications” works too.

The new feature is integrated with Google Now as well. “Ok, Google Now, what’s up” will returns you the current time as well as pending notifications. Read more »