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Huawei Nexus 6P Suffering Microphone Problems
By Josh Dasey on Monday November 23, 2015

The Huawei made Nexus 6P is a beast of a smartphone and has been winning rave reviews for its potent performance and of course Google's stock Android Marshmallow software. However, it is not faultless and it seems to have some microphone issues when users are trying to make calls, a problem that has been reported by numerous Nexus 6P users.

Samsung Gear S2 gets Update
By Josh Dasey on Monday November 23, 2015

Samsung's Gear S2 is its first round faced wearable and Samsung is attempting to boost its prospects through the holiday season with a sweeping and extensive update. The smartwatch will be competing against the likes of the Apple Watch, Moto 360, and Huawei Watch this Christmas, and with Apple likely to lead the pack Samsung is competing for best of the rest.

Did the BlackBerry Venice get Benchmarked?
By Josh Dasey on Monday November 23, 2015

BlackBerry and Samsung held several meetings together last year, leading to rumors suggesting Samsung would buyout ailing BlackBerry. However, the Canadian company said it was meeting with Samsung to discuss other, secretive, matters. It is easy to think now that BlackBerry talked to the South Korean market leader about building devices on the Android platform in view of launching the PRIV flagship.

Samsung Galaxy A9 Benchmarked
By Josh Dasey on Monday November 23, 2015

It seems that Samsung is prepping a new variant of its Galaxy A series smartphones, with the Galaxy A9 passing through the GeekBench software. This is a brand new version in the range, although it is unclear whether this is a replacement for the Galaxy A8 or if it is merely going to become a stable mate for that handset.

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.

Amazon Announces Black Friday Deals
By Josh Dasey on Wednesday November 18, 2015

Amazon doesn't really need Black Friday to run a deal, the online retail giant is always having offers, especially for mobile apps (really, every Android users should get Amazon's Store for this reason alone). However, when Black Friday does come around Amazon goes suitably deal crazy, and 2015 will be no different judging by these announced offers.

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?