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LG G Pad 2 10.1 coming at IFA
By Luke Jones on Monday August 24, 2015

LG is launching a new phablet flagship later in the year, but the so-called G4 Pro is unlikely to be unveiled at the IFA trade show in Berlin next month. Instead the Korean company will keeps itself busy by launching a new tablet, the G Pad 2 10.1, a larger version of the 8-inch G Pad 2 that the company launched in South Korea last month.

Microsoft Launches Full Beta of Cortana on Google Play
By Luke Jones on Monday August 24, 2015

Microsoft today launched a public beta of Cortana on Google Play, bringing its virtual assistant to the Android mobile platform. However, if you are outside the United States you will not be able to see Cortana as Microsoft is only launching the app in its home nation for the time being. We are sure that the virtual assistant will move to other markets in due course.

LG G Watch R gets Wi-Fi Update
By Luke Jones on Monday August 24, 2015

LG's G Watch R is almost a year old, but it is still one of the better Android Wear devices out there and arguably the only one to look like a bona fide timepiece. To keep the wearable up to date LG conformed back in May that the G Watch R will be getting Wi-Fi connectivity at some point. It has taken four months but LG is now finally sending out that update.

Sony Xperia Z5 Compact Poses in Image
By Luke Jones on Friday August 21, 2015

Sony is expected to announce its new flagship line up during the IFA event Berlin during the first week of September, with the Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Compact the handsets in question. Not much is known about those devices other than they will be Sony's new high end smartphones and will bring market leading specs to the flagship series.

Android Wear getting Interactive Watch Faces
By Luke Jones on Friday August 21, 2015

Google has sent out a small but useful update for its Android Wear platform that is found on myriad smartwatches on the platform. The company says that the update will be rolling out to every Android Wear device in the coming weeks and the meat of the update will be the inclusion of interactive watch faces. This will bring more ways to use the device when it is just in its watch face mode.

OnePlus 2 Recieves OxygenOS 2.0.1
By Luke Jones on Friday August 21, 2015

The OnePlus 2 has been with us nearly a month and has won plenty of praise since launch, the Flagship Killer's high end specs and low price appealing to well over one million interested consumers. The Chinese company has now released an updated version of its own software for the OnePlus 2, with OxygenOS 2.0.1 arriving on the handset over the air right now.

Apple's iPhone 6s Up for Pre-Orders September 11th
By Luke Jones on Friday August 21, 2015

Apple unveiled the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus during September in 2014 and the company has been widely tipped to do the same with the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus this year. That potential September announcement has now become much more likely as a French carrier as reportedly leaked that pre-orders will start on September 11th and the device will start shipping on the 18th.

Huawei Honor 7i Official with Flipping Single Camera
By Luke Jones on Thursday August 20, 2015

Huawei has raised the curtain on its newest smartphone, the Honor 7i, a mid-range smartphone that has been leaked plenty of times in recent weeks. You may remember that this is the quirky device with the sliding front facing camera, and those rumors were indeed true. However, while it was predicted to be a sliding camera, it is actually a flipping system that delivers the weirdest camera idea since Oppo's N3.

Gartner Says Android Still Dominates, although iOS Grows
By Luke Jones on Thursday August 20, 2015

Gartner has released its latest market figures that reveal which operating systems are in front in terms of coverage, and the results are hardly surprising. Indeed, the state of the smartphone market remained the same as it has for the last few years, with Android in front, Apple just behind, and Windows Phone way back in third... the rest barely registering.

Microsoft's New Smartphones Landing in October
By Luke Jones on Thursday August 20, 2015

September and IFA comes around too soon for Microsoft and its upcoming Windows 10 Mobile platform. The company may still have a presence at the event, but do not expect any major announcements on its software or any upcoming smartphones. However, October is much more likely and reports today suggest that Microsoft will hold an event in October to detail Windows 10 Mobile and to showcase some new Lumia smartphones.