Monthly Archives: February 2016

Verizon outs Android 5.1.1 update for the Sony Xperia Z3v and the Z2 Tablet

Z3vVerizon has started pushing out over-the-air updates to Android 5.1.1 Lollipop for both the Xperia Z3v smartphone and the Z2 Tablet. This rollout might of course be considered a bit late since the next version of the OS, Marshmallow, has already been out for months. Then again, perhaps the ‘better late than never’ mantra applies here.

For both devices, the new software version is 23.4.B.0.319. Aside from everything that Google included in the 5.1.1 release of Android (including security patches), Sony’s update also brings with it HD Voice support for the Xperia Z3v.

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First official HTC One M10 teaser image shows chamfered edges

HTC One M10The many rumors which claimed HTC wouldn’t unveil the One M10 flagship smartphone at MWC, instead opting for a different special event later on, have been true it turns out. The grand announcement may or may not happen on April 11, as previously rumored. In the meantime, the Taiwanese company has released the first teaser image of the M10.

As you can see, we’re treated to a view of the upcoming smartphone’s edges, which look like they’re made out of one metallic piece, with plenty of chamfering going on. (more…)

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Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update starts rolling out to Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+

Dual SIM Galaxy S6 edge+The Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ has also started getting the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update following the Galaxy S6, S6 edge, and Note5. The update is currently rolling out in the company’s home country of South Korea. (more…)

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ZOPO Speed 8 is now official, the first with Helio X20

ZOPO Speed 8Today at the Barcelona venue we made sure to make some time for a quick visit to ZOPO’s booth. We had a very good reason for doing so too, and it is called the Speed 8. Now, we won’t go into praising nor dismissing the not particularly famous Chinese manufacturer, but an ambitious slogan, such as “the first deca-core smartphone in the world” definitely deserves some attention. (more…)

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Xiaomi Mi 5 prices start at $300, will be available on March 1

Xiaomi Mi 5 pricesXiaomi just revealed its flagship Mi 5 smartphone and amazed everyone at the Mobile World Congress with its affordability. There are three versions of the phone, which is geared towards the Chinese market, and will start at just $306 (CNY 2000).

For that price, you get Snapdragon 820 chipset, 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. If you want 64GB of internal storage, the price goes up to $352 (CNY 2300). Finally, the Xiaomi Mi 5 Pro with ceramic back will have 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage for the price of $413 (CNY 2700). (more…)

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