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Samsung Galaxy S5 Zoom model will be known as Galaxy K and will be announced on April 29th

We’ve been telling you that Samsung is working on the next phone in the Galaxy S Zoom series, and we’re glad to say this unit will launch on April 29th. However, it won’t be called Galaxy S5 Zoom but Galaxy K. The Korean company has started sending out invites for an event taking place on April 29th at the Red Dot Design Museum in Singapore. The image reads “Kapture the moment” with big “K” letter having a phone inside it. From what we’ve heard before, this device will pack a Read more

Moto X+1 to have 25 different backplate options

The earlier rumored Moto X+1 has yet again popped up on the Internet and we get to learn that just like its predecessor, it will come with a number of customization options. According to EVleaks, folks will be able to choose between no less than 25 different backplate options. There will be wood-made backplates (Teak, Bamboo, Rosewood, Ebony), those made from leather (Black, Red, Grey, Blue), and of course an array of plastic options which will be separated by colors – warm (Red, Orange, Lemon Lime, Violet, Crimson, Raspberry, Cabernet), Read more

Nokia Lumia 635 to be offered by T-Mobile as Nokia Monarch

We’ve already told you that the newly announced Nokia Lumia 635 is heading to T-Mobile; now we know (compliments to EVleaks) how the Magenta un-carrier will call it — this mid-range Windows Phone will be known as Nokia Monarch. Specs wise, the Lumia 635 / Monarch comes with a 4.5-inch 480×854 pixels screen, Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 quad-core chip clocked at 1.2GHz, LTE connectivity support, 5-megapixel rear camera with auto-focus, only 512MB of RAM, and 8GB of expandable storage. Windows Phone 8.1 is running the show. In addition to T-Mobile, this Read more

Meizu MX3 and MX2 getting Android 4.4 KitKat updates on April 28th

Most Meizu users don’t even realize which version of Android their phones are running. The reason is simple – they don’t have to. The Chinese firm is preloading its own Flyme OS on top of Android that brings along a number of features to deliver the unique “Meizu experience.” And the same goes for Xiaomi and its MIUI. But… we are always glad to see Meizu (and Xiaomi for that matter) adopting the latest version of Android; and that will happen by the end of this month. In fact, the Read more

Samsung Galaxy S5 Zoom caught at the FCC

The latest toy folks working for the FCC got to play with is the still unannounced Samsung Galaxy S5 Zoom. The device marked as SM-C115 gotta be Sammy’s upcoming camera-phone, boasting a 4.8-inch Super AMOLED 720p HD screen, Samsung’s own Exynos 5 Hexa chip, 2GB of RAM and LTE connectivity support. Alas the version getting the regulatory approval doesn’t seem to support the right LTE bands – the filing only mentions LTE band 2 and band 5, both of which aren’t widely used in the U.S. So this could be Read more

4G LTE ZTE Redbull phone launches in China with a low price tag of $135

Just the other day we’ve told you that ZTE is looking to launch a youth-oriented Redbull phone, and voila – it has been officially announced in China where it will compete with any number of devices made by the likes of Xiaomi, Lenovo and others. The price is set at 799 Yuan ($135) and that money gets you a decent mid-ranger called Redbull Youth with a 5-inch 720p HD screen, 13-megapixel rear camera with Sony CMOS lens with F2.2 aperture and 5-part sapphire glass lens, 5-megapixel front-facing camera with 88 Read more

Lenovo Golden Warrior S8 launching in China with solid specs, $130 price tag

Lenovo is about to seriously go against Xiaomi and other emerging phone makers. The company will soon launch the Golden Warrior S8, a fancy lookin’ smartphone with rock-solid specs (for a mid-range device). It will come with a large 5.3-inch 720p HD screen, MediaTek’s octa-core chip clocked at 1.4GHz, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, and a 2,000 mAh battery. In addition, there’s a 13-megapixel camera on the back and a 5-megapixel shooter on the front. Unfortunately though, Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean rather than KitKat is running the show, Read more

Xiaomi’s MIUI software now works on almost 200 devices

Xiaomi’s MIUI is quickly emerging as one of the most popular custom Android ROMs. It’s still trailing the likes of Cyanogenmod but it’s getting there at its own pace. Aside from the company’s “official” efforts to bring MIUI to as many devices as possible, there are also unofficial ways to cram Xiaomi’s software to your phone. These efforts are maintained by the large community of developers from all around the world, and now this list counts some 198 devices. As that’s usually the case, you can’t expect any form of Read more

Samsung Galaxy S5 Active to come with no less than 277 preloaded APKs

The upcoming Samsung Galaxy S5 Active will come preloaded with no less than 277 APKs, EVleaks is saying. That’s a massive amount of bloatware, though we must add than many of these APKs — not all of which are apps — are used for connecting to various Google services. Still, we’re sure most users would be able to get through the day with half of that. The “regular” Galaxy S5 comes with IP67 certification, allowing users to submerge it in 1 meter (3.2 feet) of water for up to 30 Read more

Samsung Galaxy S5 selling like cupcakes, breaks Galaxy S4′s record!

Some think the brand-new Samsung Galaxy S5 is a disappointment, but many love it. In fact, the sales of the company’s latest flagship have managed to set a new record, beating the achievement of its predecessor by over 30%! Moreover, in some European markets the Galaxy S5 sales have surpassed those of the Galaxy S4 more than twice; and the number would be even higher had the new smartphone stock not depleted in many places. Samsung launched its latest flagship on Friday in 125 countries, making it the largest-scale launch Read more

Google adding regular malware scans to the Android platform

As part of its pledge to make Android more secure and thus more enterprise-friendly, Google is adding regular malware scans to the mix. With the new update rolling out as we speak, Android will be continually checking its host device for harmful apps, while enhancing the platform’s “Verify Apps” service. This in turn will make sure that apps installed both inside and outside of Google Play are “behaving in a safe manner.” That’s a major change compared to the current practice that saw Android scanning apps only during their installation. Read more