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Nexus 4 Maybe Getting Android L!

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gsmarena_001 (3)Google is on the verge of making the Android L version public next month. Back in the day when the Developer preview was announced, Google just announced support for Nexus 5 and 7, leaving Nexus 4 users in uncertainty.

Although this must not be taken as a confirmation, a couple of Google employees were spotted running a build of Android L on the Nexus 4. Again, this does not really confirm that the phone will get the final version, seeing how some people based their assumption that it won’t get simply on the unavailability of the developer preview, it does show that the phone is capable of running the OS.

Frankly, it should, with the $100 Android One devices also nominating for the L flavor, the Nexus 4 should definitely.

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September 22nd, 2014 at 5:47 pm

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24ct Gold iPhone 6 Available!

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gsmarena_001 (2)When it comes to our smartphones, we all love to have choices, choices in customization, memory,etc. So when you are in the market for buying a high end product.

Golgenie has to offer non-noble metals : First up is the Luxury Gold Elite option, which coats the iPhone with 24K Gold, Rose Gold or Platinum. The iPhone itself can be White or Black, the front is unmodified and visible. The second option adds Swarovski crystals that completely coat the Apple logo.

One has to pay  £2,500+ starting with 16GB of any color. More information here.

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September 22nd, 2014 at 5:39 pm

Galaxy S5 May Get Android L By Early December!

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Android L is undoubtedly going to be released by Google before the end of this year, and as more time passes you might be inclined to ask yourself when or if your particular device will get updated.

This might be purely out of realizing how competition and their audience feels about updates, last year Samsung turned out to be lagging the most while bringing the Kitkat update. This time around after Motorola announced that they would be bringing the L flavour within 90 days, OEMs are definitely headed in the right direction.

Samsung  may be working towards having updates ready sooner than usual. December it is for you folks, we’ll keep you updated!

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September 19th, 2014 at 6:48 pm

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New Nexus 9 Coming Mid-October!

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new-nexus-7-review-6The Nexus line of tablets have an update long overdue. The Nexus 7, even after getting a refresh in 2013 still at the end of the day was a Nexus 7.

It’s safe to say that after 2 long years we still have the same Nexus hardware and form factors when it comes to tablets. There is a HTC manufactured Nexus 9 lurking behind the scenes which Google may release Mid-October. The upcoming Nexus 9 is expected to feature a 9-inch high-resolution display, and that size alone is novel for Google, but the real highlight might come in the form of the Nvidia Tegra K1 system chip that is said to power the device. Nvidia pulled out a clever campaign, marketing the Tegra K1 as a ‘192-core’ chip.

And but of course, the new Nexus may come with Android L.

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September 18th, 2014 at 6:05 pm

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Galaxy Note 4 Hitting US Shores On October 14!

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gsmarena_001 (1)Just like the pre-order process Samsung carried out in the UK, the Galaxy Note 4 will undergo the same treatment prior the U.S.A. launch as well.

Unlike AT&T, which opens pre-orders of the phone starting tomorrow, T-Mobile will do so on September 24 at 9AM PDT. The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will hit store shelves on October 14 at AT&T and October 17 anywhere else in the US.

Talking about prices, T-Mobile will offer the Note 4 for $31.24/month with a 2-year contract. Interestingly, AT&T has revealed its no contract pricing of the Galaxy Note 4. The SIM-free version would cost you $825.99.

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September 18th, 2014 at 5:33 pm

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Sprint Bringing Desire 510 For $199!

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desire-510-htcSprint recently announced that it is indeed bringing the HTC Desire 510 to the States. Friday, September 19 is when they plan to launch the device.

The Desire 510 was unveiled by HTC back in August, and it sports Qualcomm’s first 64-bit chipset to make it to an actual handset. It’s still decidedly a mid-range affair though. The Desire 510 hits Sprint this Friday for the quite affordable sticker price of just under $200. For that, you get a phone with the aforementioned Snapdragon 410, a 4.7-inch FWVGA display and support for Sprint’s Spark LTE.

It uses the Qualcomms first 64-bit computing chip – the Snapdragon 410. The Desire 510 will also be running on Android KitKat 4.4.2.

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September 16th, 2014 at 5:29 pm

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New Moto X Gets $50 Discount!

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New_Motorola_Moto_X_2014_4Pre-orders for the new Moto X go live tomorrow. The unlocked version which is known as the “Pure” edition goes on retail for $449 but students with an active .edu email get an additional $50 discount.

This will cut the price of the 5.2″ 1080p smartphone with a Snapdragon 801 chipset and 13MP camera to $449, which is a very good deal. Motorola has also started selling its devices directly to the UK. Folks living in the UK can grab a Moto G 2nd Gen for  £149 ($242).

The Moto X should also be available in the UK soon enough.

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September 15th, 2014 at 4:30 pm

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Oppo N3 Leak Shows Design Breakthroughs!

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gsmarena_001 (1)The last few weeks were full of new hardware to please the eyes of the consumer. If the likes of the Sharp Aquos Crystal and iPhone 6 were not enough for design goodness, then the Oppo N3 is coming to blow your minds.

Images of the N3 were featured on GSMArena which they claim are from an anonymous tipster that they have reasons to trust. Oppo retains its trademark feature – the rotating camera. Apart from that what we are looking at is a slab of metal from which the phone is crafted.

The Oppo N3 is also virtually bezel-less on the sides. There shall also be a dual-LED flash to help you take better night photos- even selfies. There is no mention of any other specification known.

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September 15th, 2014 at 4:20 pm

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Unlocked Moto X To Be Dubbed As “Pure Edition”

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DSC03002So apparently Motorola is planning to call the unbranded , unlocked version of the new Moto X as the Pure Edition.

Motorola has recently gained an awesome track records of keeping Android much minimalist and stock in nature with the modifications coming in as pre-installed Moto apps only. Motorola here is differentiating their Moto X and their approach and for them “Pure” is something that best defines what they do.

Motorola’s website is stuck on “coming soon” for the handset, though the company has previously said it would be out before the end of September.
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September 14th, 2014 at 6:08 pm

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Make Your Android Wear Device Look Like Apple Watch!

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pear-710x412The Apple Watch has been the buzzword this week. In case you thought your cool Android Wear watch wasn’t good enough and yu wanted it to look like Apple Watch’s Universe layout then here is something for you.

The guys from UhrArt have posted a couple watchfaces that will give any Android Wear device the soon-to-go-popular look of the Apple Watch, with the dark background, small icons and all. These watchfaces have been made to be energy efficient as well. The same can be downloaded from the developer’s website.

Customization has always been Android’s USP and this takes all that to the next level.

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September 13th, 2014 at 6:11 pm

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