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Skype Update for Android
By Pablo Jimenez on Friday November 20, 2015

Microsoft is currently rolling out Version 6.11 of Skype for Android, an update that brings plenty of new features to the popular app. The upgrade means you can now access the toolbar to delete a conversation or mark it as read. You will also be able to disable notifications from the toolbar, while the search function has been improved to allow specific searches within a conversation.

Samsung Launches Galaxy J3(6)
By Josh Dasey on Friday November 20, 2015

Samsung has launched a new smartphone in China today, the modest Galaxy J3(6), which has recently passed through the FCC in the U.S. and TENAA in China. The handset is unlikely to appeal to the those seeking cutting edge specs, but it may just hit a sweet spot for those looking for an affordable option from a major brand that also looks decent.

Pepsi, yes Pepsi, Debuts P1s Smartphone
By Josh Dasey on Thursday November 19, 2015

Proving that any company can make a smartphone is the Pepsi Phone P1s, a new Android device that has been launched today. Yes, that is Pepsi the soft drink and snack company that has probably accompanied you through many a movie marathon on the couch. Now Pepsi wants to take advantage of the smartphone boom, where it seems anybody can make a device.

Rose Gold Huawei Watch comes to U.S.
By Josh Dasey on Thursday November 19, 2015

We like the Huawei Watch, the company's first smartwatch, mainly because of its slick looks (in terms of features, it is basically the same as other Android Wear products). The Huawei Watch is good-looking in all guises, but it is the Rose Gold variant that catches the most attention, which sports a 22k gold timepiece and a choice of straps, including high end leather.

Sony Launches Xperia Z3+ in United States
By Josh Dasey on Wednesday November 18, 2015

One of the reasons why Sony struggles to compete with rivals in terms of sales is because the company generally treats the U.S. market as an afterthought. We can make compelling cases to say Sony devices are just as good as Samsung's for example, but a lack of coverage in the U.S. hurts the Japanese giant. Take the Xperia Z3+, a smartphone that launched in the early summer and is only now making its debut in the United States.

Xiaomi Co-founder Posts Image of Redmi Note 2 Pro
By Micah Bartos on Wednesday November 18, 2015

We know that the Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 Pro is close to being launched, with next Tuesday the most likely to be the day in which the device is unveiled. The handset has already passed through TENAA as well as having its specs leaked numerous times over the last few weeks. Now Xiaomi's co-founder has put the launch of the Redmi Note 2 Pro beyond any reasonable doubt.

Motorola Launches Moto X Pure Collection with Unique Designs
By Luke Jones on Wednesday November 18, 2015

Motorola has announced a special edition collaboration with New York based designer Jonathan Adler, and the result is the new Moto X Pure Collection. These three phones have been designed by Adler and brings a unique touch to Motorola's current flagship with three new designs that will not be available through the normal Moto Maker process.

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.

UMi Promises ROME Smartphone at just $89.99
By Josh Dasey on Wednesday November 18, 2015

Chinese manufacturers have made their presence felt in recent years by offering a mix of premium design and solid specs, while also throwing a splash of affordability into the mix too. There is another side to the Chinese market though, the one that sees manufacturers basically rip off rival brands. So, what about the UMi made ROME phone?

ASUS Confirms Android 6.0 Marshmallow Roadmap
By Josh Dasey on Tuesday November 17, 2015

ASUS has today confirmed its device roadmap for Android 6.0 Marshmallow, with ZenFone 2 range the focus of the company's update schedule. The smartphones receiving the upgrade to Marshmallow are he Asus ZenFone 2, the Asus Zenfone 2 Deluxe / Special Edition, the ZenFone 2 Laser, the ZenFone Selfie and the Asus Padfone S.