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HTC O2 Has Massive Specs
By Luke Jones on Wednesday August 19, 2015

HTC's next smartphone flagship is starting to show up all the time in leaks and reports, and the latest details the monster specs of the device. Interestingly this will be a standalone high end smartphone and not a part of the Taiwanese company's M flagship brand. That means this new handset will not be called the One M10 but will instead be known as the HTC O2.

Verizon will not Support Samsung Pay
By Luke Jones on Wednesday August 19, 2015

Samsung's newly launched Samsung Pay has suffered an early blow in one of the biggest economic markets as Verizon has revealed it will not offer support for the mobile payment system. Samsung Pay is coming to the United States on September 28th and out of the four major carriers in the country T-Mobile, Sprint, and AT&T will be offering the service.

Samsung Galaxy O, a Oculus Rift Collaboration?
By Luke Jones on Wednesday August 19, 2015

Earlier in the week we told you about a new Samsung series that was due for launch later in the year, the Galaxy O range. There has been speculation as to where the new handsets would fit into Samsung's portfolio, after-all the company has a lot of smartphones at various different price points. A new report now suggests that the Galaxy O will be a virtual reality oriented smartphone created in conjunction with Oculus Rift... So, Galaxy Oculus then?

LG Trademarks G Edge Smartphone Name
By Luke Jones on Wednesday August 19, 2015

LG has gained ground in the smartphone market over the last few years, but 2015 has been tough for the company and South Korean rival Samsung has pulled ahead again. LG has never been shy about copying its larger compatriot and it seems as though history may repeat itself as the company has taken out a trademark for G Edge.

Petition Launched to make Samsung Release Galaxy Note 5 in Europe
By Luke Jones on Wednesday August 19, 2015

We revealed last week that Samsung will not be launching the Galaxy Note 5 in Europe, saying the old continent will be focused on the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus instead. However, the Edge Plus is not the Note 5, it lacks the rich features, performance, and S Pen, and needless to say plenty in Europe (and even non-Europeans like us) are miffed about it.

Android One Lands in Africa with Infinix HOT 2
By Luke Jones on Tuesday August 18, 2015

Google is certainly spreading the wings of Android One, with a new handset that will bring the platform to Africa for the first time. After going quiet for nearly a year, the project is now back in full swing and following the solidly spec'd Lava Pixel V1 last month comes the Infinix HOT 2. Yeah, silly name for sure, but the device lives up to the Android One ethos and delivers a nice looking package for the price too.

Xiaomi Redmi 2 Priced for Global Market
By Luke Jones on Tuesday August 18, 2015

Xiaomi launched its impressive Redmi Note 2 last week, with a price tag of just $125 in China it is a genuine bargain. However, we expected that affordability would change when the well spec'd handset made its way to other global regions. And so it is, as Xiaomi has revealed the Redmi Note 2 is going global (sort of) and will actually be more expensive. Don't worry though as the device is still something of a bargain.

LeTV Teases Snapdragon 820 Smartphone
By Luke Jones on Tuesday August 18, 2015

LeTV has made a splash recently. The newly formed company (that has backing from mega brand Lenovo) became the fastest to ever sell one million smartphones, its devices becoming an instant success in China. Now LeTV is potentially aiming for another first as it teased a smartphone that will be running the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820.

Android 6.0 Marshmallow is Official
By Luke Jones on Tuesday August 18, 2015

Google officially announced that Android M, announced by the company earlier in the year, will be called Android Marshmallow when it launches. The company rolled out a statue of the Android robot carrying a large marshmallow to announce the name, while Google also revealed that the next full build will otherwise be known as Android 6.0.

Samsung Preparing Galaxy O Range of Smartphones
By Luke Jones on Monday August 17, 2015

Galaxy S, Galaxy Note, Galaxy A, Galaxy J, and myriad other models. Samsung already has a pretty significant handset portfolio, and in fact the company has trimmed and streamlined its output. That will not stop the South Korean launching more smartphones, with a new series of handsets apparently being prepped for launch.