Samsung Galaxy S5 now available at MetroPCS
Apr18

Samsung Galaxy S5 now available at MetroPCS

Exactly one week ago, Samsung released the Galaxy S5 in over 120 countries and territories across the globe. However, that doesn’t mean that all the carriers in those countries started selling the Korean company’s “next big thing” on that day. The rollout is still happening as you read this, and the latest carrier to offer the Galaxy S5 is MetroPCS. If you wanted to buy a Galaxy S5 from MetroPCS, you did have...

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Verizon now offers the Motorola Droid Maxx in two new colors
Apr18

Verizon now offers the Motorola Droid Maxx in two new colors

The Motorola Droid Maxx may not be the newest smartphone around, nor the highest-end, but nevertheless Verizon has decided to refresh it somewhat. You can now buy the Droid Maxx in two new colors. One of them is called High Gloss Red, and the other is Black with Chrome Accents. Once you’ve seen them, you’ll undoubtedly understand why those names were chosen. Under the hood, the specs are the same the black Droid Maxx...

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Android 4.4 KitKat update for Verizon’s LG G2 now available
Apr18

Android 4.4 KitKat update for Verizon’s LG G2 now available

Following in the footsteps of the models sold by T-Mobile and Sprint, the LG G2 for Verizon now has the update to Android 4.4 KitKat available. There’s a catch, however. It doesn’t look like the update has been pushed through to the over-the-air system, at least not yet. That means you shouldn’t expect your phone to notify you that the update is out – it simply won’t know. The only way to get your hands...

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Next Google Nexus smartphone may be powered by MediaTek
Apr18

Next Google Nexus smartphone may be powered by MediaTek

File this one under “crazier things have happened in the mobile world”, will you? The latest rumor originating in China says Google will choose MediaTek as the chipset supplier for the next Nexus smartphone. Now that may seem unlikely given how much everyone uses Qualcomm chips these days, but remember that Google did turn to TI for the processor in the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. MediaTek is the up-and-coming mobile chipset...

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LG L65 already official in Russia
Apr18

LG L65 already official in Russia

Yesterday a couple of renders leaked out claiming to depict an upcoming LG smartphone, the L65. However, it turns out that the LG L65 is already official in Russia. And has been on sale over there since the beginning of this month. Interestingly, though, it looks a bit different than what those leaked renders showed us mere hours ago. It’s unclear why LG decided to keep the L65′s launch limited to the Russian market (at...

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HTC Desire 610 pre-orders start in the UK for £235, due early May
Apr18

HTC Desire 610 pre-orders start in the UK for £235, due early May

HTC announced the Desire 610 alongside the Desire 816 back in February at MWC. Since then, we’ve seen the former go up for pre-order in Germany. And now you can pre-order a Desire 610 in the UK as well. The first batches of stock are expected in early May, which fits with what HTC itself said about the release time frame of this smartphone during its unveiling. You can get an HTC Desire 610 if you agree to part with £235 of your...

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LG L65 shown in leaked renders
Apr17

LG L65 shown in leaked renders

A couple of months ago LG took the wraps off of the L Series III smartphones, namely the L40, L70, and L90. These three are to further LG’s aim of taking decent specs and nice design to lower and lower price points. However, it now looks like there’s going to be an addition to the line soon, a fourth L Series III device. It’s called LG L65, and it’s shown in all its glory in the leaked renders you can see...

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AT&T’s LG G Flex now receiving its dose of KitKat
Apr17

AT&T’s LG G Flex now receiving its dose of KitKat

Yesterday, AT&T started sending out the Android 4.4 KitKat update to the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active. Today it’s time for the LG G Flex sold by AT&T to receive the exact same treat. Yes, if you’ve bought LG’s first smartphone with a flexible display you should have a software update waiting for you. If not today, then soon – these over-the-air rollouts are usually staggered so not everyone gets them at the...

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LG Lucid 3 now available at Verizon
Apr17

LG Lucid 3 now available at Verizon

Today Verizon has launched the third smartphone to bear the Lucid brand. Like its two predecessors, it’s also made by LG, and it’s also a midranger. The LG Lucid 3 can now be yours for free with a new two-year contract, for $12.49 per month using Verizon’s Edge payment scheme, or for $299.99 if you don’t want any commitment at all. The Lucid 3 comes with a 4.7-inch 540×960 touchscreen, a 5 MP rear camera...

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Sony Xperia Z, ZL, ZR, and Tablet Z will get Android 4.4 KitKat updates in May
Apr17

Sony Xperia Z, ZL, ZR, and Tablet Z will get Android 4.4 KitKat updates in May

About a month ago, Sony released Android 4.4 KitKat updates for the Xperia Z1, Xperia Z Ultra, and Xperia Z1 Compact, while at the same time promising more updates to come in the second quarter of this year. That particular quarter started this month and ends in June, and the devices in question were the Xperia Z, ZL, ZR, and Tablet Z. All of these were slated to get their updates in mid-Q2, which should mean May. And indeed it looks...

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