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T-Mobile Announced Uncarrier X for November 10
By Josh Dasey on Tuesday October 27, 2015

T-Mobile's Uncarrier movement caused ripples in the wireless provider market at first, but soon the project sent huge tsunami's sweeping over the likes of Verizon, AT&T, and especially Sprint. Now the Magenta Network is coming back with Uncarrier 10, which has been scheduled for launch at a media event on November 10.

Xiaomi Redmi 2 Pro Passes FCC, Hints at U.S. Release
By Josh Dasey on Tuesday October 27, 2015

Xiaomi Redmi 2 Pro is an unannounced smartphone from the Chinese giant, but we now know the handset is imminent as it has just passed through the FCC.

Samsung Dominates AnTuTu List of Fastest Smartphones
By Josh Dasey on Monday October 26, 2015

AnTuTu is just one of the benchmarking software used to put smartphones through their paces, and while real world application is another thing entirely, it is always good to see a list of which devices are fastest. AnTuTu has released a list of the fastest Android smartphones through the third quarter of this year.

Samsung Galaxy A3 and Galaxy A7 Sequel Specs
By Josh Dasey on Monday October 26, 2015

While there has been no official confirmation, Samsung is probably working on sequels to its Galaxy A3 and Galaxy A7 smartphones, a pair of devices nearing a year old. The specs for the two handsets have been leaked as they passed through benchmarking software GFXBench, and as we expected the sequels will be merely incremental in what new stuff they bring to the table.

Sony Denies Again that it is not Leaving Smartphone Market
By Josh Dasey on Friday October 23, 2015

Sony has been rumored to be exiting the smartphone business for the last two years, but the company keeps knocking those reports down. We can't decide whether there is no smoke without fire or whether the reports are unfounded and Sony is really not even considering ditching its Xperia brand. Either way, the Japanese giant has come out and denied once again the latest rumor that said 2016 will be the company's last in the smartphone industry if sales do not pick up.

Motorola Leaked Email Confirms DROID MAXX 2
By Josh Dasey on Friday October 16, 2015

We smell something in the air. We have noticed that just before Motorola is tipped to announce a new smartphone there is a sizeable leak that confirms the handset in no doubt. That has happened again with the rumored DROID MAXX 2 as an email from inside Motorola seems to confirm the device, unless the company is trolling us.

Microsoft Recalls Lumia 950 XL Demo Units
By Josh Dasey on Friday October 16, 2015

Microsoft has suffered an early setback in the launch of its new Lumia 950 XL phablet flagship as the company has been forced to pull its test units from Microsoft Stores across the United States. Those are the prototype demo units that you could have tested in the company's retail spaces around the country before the handset is launched for sale this month.

Blu Reveals Studio Energy with 4 Day Battery Life
By Josh Dasey on Thursday October 15, 2015

Florida based company Blu is one of those smartphone manufacturers that sort of bubbles under the surface, the company makes good handsets, but has not really been able to crack onto good sales. With an array of Windows and Android devices already out there Blu is looking to expand its efforts with two new smartphones. The selling point? Well, this pair of devices come with larger than normal batteries, so should in theory provide more juice.

ASUS Opens Bootloader for ZenFone 2
By Josh Dasey on Wednesday October 14, 2015

ASUS has already done a lot of good things with its ZenFone 2 range, not least offering us the chance to have well built, good looking smartphones with interesting specs and an affordable price tag. The company is now looking to get on the good side of Android enthusiasts by issuing a new tool that lets them unlock the bootloader on their ZenFone 2.

AT&T Rolling Out Extensive LG G4 Update
By Josh Dasey on Friday October 09, 2015

AT&T is rolling out an over the air update for the LG G4 flagship, but this is not Android Marshmallow or anything to do with Google's platform. That does not mean this upgrade should be ignored as it brings plenty of goodies to the party, albeit under the surface. The second largest carrier in the United States says that the update is available OTA now.