Meizu’s MX4 Mini leaks, shows dual SIM slots and heavily tweaked interface

meizu mx4 miniMeizu is already planning to launch the MX4 Pro by the end of October, but it looks like they’ve got a “mini” version of the device planned out, too. The MX4 Mini, shown above, sports dual SIM slots and a pretty heavily tweaked version of Android.

It looks like the phone will ship with YunOS, which is a forked version of Android developed by the Chinese company Alibaba. It’s similar to Amazon’s Fire OS in that it’s completely lacking any Google services and instead uses Alibaba’s own services. Meizu has invested in Alibaba, so it makes sense that they would want to support the company by using their software, but it’s really tough to compete against Google’s built-in services and the Play Store’s offerings.
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Best Buy discounts the Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 down to $249

Samsung_Galaxy_TabPRO_8.4_Main_TASamsung’s Galaxy Tab Pro may be slightly outdated next to the Galaxy Tab S line, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t still solid tablets. Best Buy has marked down the 8.4-inch variant of the Tab Pro by $80 today, so you can snag one in white or black for just $249. That puts the device at the same price range that Samsung asks for the significantly weaker Galaxy Tab 4 line, so if you were planning on picking up a Samsung tablet soon, this deal might be worth looking at.

The Tab Pro packs a 2k display, a Snapdragon 800 CPU clocked at 2.3 GHz, and 16 GB of internal storage plus a slot for a microSD card. Hit the link below to check out the deal.

source: Best Buy

Watch the unboxing of Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4

galaxy note 4 unboxingSamsung announced they were speeding up the launch of their Galaxy Note 4 in South Korea to stay competitive with Apple’s iPhone launch. Unfortunately, that doesn’t mean we get to buy the device any earlier in the US, but it does mean that we get to see some unboxing videos ahead of time.

Samsung Tomorrow got their hands on a device on launch day and went through the proper unboxing treatment, showing off the device and all of the included accessories. You get all of the typical Samsung flagship accessories, including user manuals, USB cables, headphones, etc. plus the Galaxy Note’s S Pen tips and replacement tool.
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More blurry images of Nexus X leak

Nexus X shamuAfter yesterday’s mock-ups of the purported Nexus X, we’re seeing a blurry look at the front of the device with the screen on. These photos show a massive device with an “About Phone” section that suggests it is a device code named Shamu running Android L. Aside from that, there’s unfortunately not a whole lot to glean from the pictures.

The device is clearly pretty large when you notice how small the navigation buttons are relative to the rest of the screen, but it’s tough to pin down the exact size of the device. At this point, we’re still assuming the 5.92-inch display that was leaked yesterday, but until Google or Motorola makes something official, that’s the best we can do.
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Sony will host an Xperia event in the US on October 9th

sony xperia z3 inviteSony has sent out invites for an upcoming event to be held in New York on October 9th. The tagline for the event is #DemandGreat, so we’ll probably see something related to the Xperia Z3 availability on US carriers. T-Mobile is a guaranteed carrier, but there’s always a chance that some other carriers will pick it up. There were rumors not too long ago about Verizon carrying an Xperia phone, so maybe that deal will finally happen.

Regardless, we’re just a few weeks away from knowing for sure. What are you hoping for from this event?

Chromebook sales rise during 2014 back-to-school period while Windows PC sales dip

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Android is arguably Google’s bread and butter, but that doesn’t mean the company doesn’t want their other products to succeed. We’ve seen a big push from Chromebooks recently, especially in the low end market, and during the back-to-school shopping months it looks like that push paid off for Google.

Chromebooks made up 4.5% of all PC sales during the back-to-school period, which is up from 3.3% in 2013. It still holds a small chunk of the sales compared to Apple’s nearly 27% and Microsoft’s 68%, but the future for Chromebooks looks bright when you notice that Windows laptop sales were down from 72% and have been falling for a couple of years now. 
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White Moto X front plates are back ordered due to unexpected demand

motorola_moto_x_2014_verizonWant a new Moto X with a white front plate? Bad news. According to the Moto Maker website, any phone with a white front can expect about a 4 week delay. The back order is bad enough that it’s affecting device orders that have already been processed, too.

With the original Moto X, the black model was significantly more popular. This time around, Motorola shifted their focus to the black models to try to keep up with what customers would want, but apparently they guessed wrong and some people are just going to have to wait for their device. Fortunately it looks like the black front devices should ship without any issue, so if you don’t mind what color the front of your new Moto X is, you should grab the black just to speed things up.
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Star Wars: Galactic Defense coming to Android later this year

star wars galactic defenseStar Wars: Galactic Defense will be coming to Android later this year, combining the Star Wars prequels with classic tower defense gameplay. The game looks entertaining enough, although it’s probably not going to be a revolutionary genre-bending game. The developer has opened early registration for gameplay information and will be giving away some free in-game items for signing up. All you need is an email address to do, and you’ll be among the first to know when the app hits the Play Store.

If Star Wars and tower defense games are two of your hobbies, you can check out some screenshots and footage of the game below.

source: Star Wars Galactic Defense

Nexus X image leaks with 5.92-inch screen and Moto X inspired design

nexus x shamuWe’ve heard tons of rumors and stories about Google’s next Nexus phone, including the possibility of it being called the Nexus X as opposed to the Nexus 6. The latest leak of the device actually shows us what the phone will look like, so we’re finally getting a close inspection of what Google and Motorola have been working on.

The Nexus X looks extremely similar to the Moto X 2014, especially from the backside. However, this device is packing a 5.92-inch screen, which is considerably larger than the new Moto X and what we were originally expecting from the Nexus X. To compensate for the larger screen size, the volume rocker on the side of the device has been moved below the power buttom, so hopefully using this massive device won’t be too difficult. The rest of the phone’s design, like the SIM card tray, headphone jack, etc. are all just like the new Moto X.
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ThinkGeek is selling a miniature Flux Capacitor for charging your devices

think geek flux capacitorIf you need a new car charger for your devices, ThinkGeek is selling a great miniature Flux Capacitor that fits the bill. The product originally started as an April Fools joke, but now you can actually buy one for a relatively affordable $25. It plugs into a car’s cigarette lighter and offers two 2.1 amp charging ports for your devices. It even lights up!

It’s a pretty cool little gadget, especially for Back to the Future fans. Hit the link below if you want to put an order in.
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