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AT&T HTC One M8 and M9 Marshmallow Updates Delayed
By Ang Torres on Monday May 02, 2016

AT&T has delayed its planned update of the HTC One M8 and M9 older flagships to Android 6.0 Marshmallow, according to the company. The news was dropped by HTC's Mo Versi, the go to guy for all things HTC updates in the United States, while he said the company is working hard to get the update approved in the next couple of weeks.

LG Infographic Shows G5 and Friends
By Ang Torres on Monday February 22, 2016

LG's G5 flagship landed at MWC with a pretty sizeable thud, bringing with it a modular design that lets users swap out the bottom of the handset to replace the battery, add microSD storage, or place an accessory on the G5.

Moto X Force Coming to India
By Ang Torres on Monday February 01, 2016

The beefy Moto X Force, with all its shatterproof screen rugged goodness, is making its debut in India, three months after its launch in other global regions. The Motorola device is the latest push from parent company Lenovo to get more market share in India, Lenovo is currently the fifth largest manufacturer in the country.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Passes Benchmarks Again
By Ang Torres on Sunday January 31, 2016

The Samsung Galaxy S7 is gearing up for its big launch, likely to happen at the company's pre-MWC press event in Barcelona at the end of February. Of course, leaks have been plentiful regarding the upcoming flagship, but now the benchmarks are trickling in and revealing the specs of the Galaxy S7. As expected, it?s a cutting edge handset.

Samsung Launches Galaxy J1 (2016)
By Ang Torres on Thursday January 14, 2016

Samsung has gone official with the 2016 model Galaxy J1, the modest entry level device not getting a big event but instead being released quietly. The handset was unveiled in Dubai, but it is hard to see this humble handset being targeted for the jet set rich who have made Dubai home.

Sprint to win 50,000 Customers from T-Mobile in Q4
By Ang Torres on Tuesday December 08, 2015

T-Mobile's turnaround and growth in the last four years has been unprecedented, and while the carrier has bloodied the nose of all its rivals, it delivered more blows to Sprint. Indeed, the Magenta Network replaced Sprint as the third largest carrier in the United States. However, the Now Network is now striking back and 2015 has been its best performance in years, with the fourth quarter set to continue the solid streak.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Receiving Android 6.0 in Hungary
By Ang Torres on Monday December 07, 2015

Reports today suggest that Samsung has begun its Android 6.0 Marshmallow update program, with the Hungary version of the Galaxy Note 4 getting the bump.

Samsung Galaxy A7 Passes through FCC
By Ang Torres on Friday November 27, 2015

A couple of days after doing the rounds at TENAA, the 2015 Samsung Galaxy A7 has been passed by the FCC, meaning it is clear to launch in the United States. With the handset passing the two regulatory bodies it is all but certain that Samsung is going to unveil the device soon. Indeed, a December 1st launch date has already been rumored and we would not be surprised.

Sony to make own Processors?
By Ang Torres on Wednesday November 18, 2015

Sony is apparently exploring the idea of producing its own in-house processors, according to Digititmes out of Taiwan. If true, the Japanese company would join the likes of Apple, Samsung, Huawei, and LG as brads that make processors, although only Apple from those companies uses its own silicon exclusively.

OnePlus X, OnePlus One, and OnePlus 2 all getting Android 6.0 Marshmallow
By Ang Torres on Tuesday November 17, 2015

Chinese company OnePlus has revealed that every handset in its current portfolio will be updated to Android 6.0 Marshmallow, the latest full build of Google's platform. Sure, that's only three smartphones, the OnePlus One, OnePlus 2, and OnePlus X, but it is still good to see the company getting behind Marshmallow entirely.