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Sprint issues Android 4.4.4 for the Moto X
By Luke Jones on Tuesday August 26, 2014

Sprint has confirmed that the Moto X variant that it carries will now be getting the update to Android 4.4.4, bringing the latest released version of Google's mobile platform to Motorola's 2013 flagship. It is a timely bump as the new Moto X+1 is expected to land on September 4th and that will probably be running Android 4.4.4 from launch.

Samsung to launch Galaxy Alpha series
By Luke Jones on Tuesday August 26, 2014

Samsung has recently launched the Galaxy Alpha, the company's first smartphone made from premium materials. Of course, when we say premium we mean metal, but either way the Alpha stands as a one of a kind in Samsung's range. Not for long though as some device codenames point to a new series being built around the Alpha.

Nexus 6 specs show up on benchmark
By Luke Jones on Tuesday August 26, 2014

A new leak of the Motorola built Nexus 6 has revealed that the device will be the most powerful ever to have Google's branding, while it is also the most powerful Motorola has ever built. However, some reports today suggest the handset may get a different moniker, a one we are familiar with already.

Huawei to launch Ascend P7 with sapphire glass
By Luke Jones on Tuesday August 26, 2014

Corning, the company behind the Gorilla Glass that is found on just about every decent smartphone would have you believe that sapphire glass is not a threat. The company even created a video showing how Gorilla Glass is better than sapphire, that's how not worried Corning is. However, it seems more companies are willing to use sapphire and Chinese company Huawei is the latest.

Daily Burn: Sony going under, Motorola going gimmicky, and Firefox going spicy
By admin on Monday August 25, 2014

With IFA just around the corner, the smartphone and tablet arena is heating up as rumours, leaks, official information and more stream out. With a week until the Berlin based trade show, expect the Daily Burn to be on fire with all the latest news and gossip from this world of mobile.

Moto X+1 to get 3D screen
By Luke Jones on Monday August 25, 2014

You thought you knew all there is to know about the upcoming Moto X+1? Well, think again because yet another bit of information has emerged about the handset, although this one can be filed in the rumour pile for the time being. A press quality render of the handset, leaked specs by a retailer, and even material options for the rear case have all ensured that the Moto X+1 is far from a rumour anymore, but the device still has a few secrets it seems.

Desire 820 is HTC's 64-bit smartphone
By Luke Jones on Monday August 25, 2014

We brought you news a couple of weeks ago that HTC is readying itself to launch its first 64-bit smartphone, but it would be a budget handset. Not much was revealed about the device known then as the A11, but it now seems that it will be called the Desire 820 and it will launched early in September, possibly even at HTC's IFA event next week.

$38 Firefox FX 1 arrives in India
By Luke Jones on Monday August 25, 2014

The Firefox OS has not exploded into a new sensation in the market, but it has arguably fulfilled its remit, to deliver low cost entry level devices to those who may otherwise not even get the chance to own a smartphone. It is hard to argue against Firefox hardware, even in the face of other entry level devices like the Motorola Moto E and the Nokia Lumia 520. The latest mega affordable addition to the Firefox toting market has arrived today in the form of the Spice Fire One Mi ? FX 1.

Most people do not download apps
By Luke Jones on Monday August 25, 2014

ComScore has been picking over the finer details of the mobile industry again and this time turned the spotlight on apps to find some interesting conclusions. The company totted the number of app downloads per month and found that a large percentage of mobile users actually didn?t download any apps... not one... nothing.

Sony to give more handsets the power to swim
By Luke Jones on Monday August 25, 2014

Sony was the first company to really embrace waterproofing its smartphones when it launched the Xperia Z flagship at the start of last year. Since then other companies have waterproofed their handsets, but Sony has been improving its water protected flagships since the Z right up to the current Xperia Z2.