Motorola shipped 6.5 million devices globally in Q1

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Motorola announced that they have shipped a total of 6.5 million of their devices globally during Q1. Is that a lot you ask? Well, in comparison Samsung sold about 10 million Galaxy Note 3′s in 2 months and 10 million Galaxy S4′s in just one month. I know, it’s not fair to compare it to the world’s number 1 cell phone manufacturer, but it’s still interesting to see what Motorola has been able to achieve.

With their mild success of the Moto X, hopefully the successor will push Motorola’s sales a bit more forward later in this year.

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Samsung cleared initial stock of 250,000 Gear Fit devices in 10 days

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According to an early report, Samsung shipped out roughly 250,000 Gear Fit wearables, and within 10 days, they were all sold. It’s obviously not as impressive as selling millions of smartphones, but it does show that there’s plenty of interest in the Gear Fit, despite the relatively high price tag and getting panned in early reviews.

Samsung reportedly only sold 25,000 of the devices in its home country, South Korea, sending the rest out to meet global demand. Hopefully Samsung will be able to ramp up the supply to meet the demand for the Fit in the coming months.

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Google will pay some of Samsung’s costs from Apple lawsuit in addition to joining defense

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It is safe to assume that Google’s best interest is to assist partners when they head into court, especially against Apple. That is exactly what the company is going to do with Apple going after Samsung. Not only will Google be defending Samsung and taking some blame, but Google is going to cover some of Samsung’s costs in the event Apple wins. » Read the rest

Two variants of Meizu MX4 rumored to be released in August

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News from Chinese sources indicate Meizu is working on accelerating the release of the successor to the Meizu MX3 to August of this year. The Meizu MX4 will reportedly be produced in two different configurations with one of them possibly selling for as little as 2,000 yuan ($320 USD). Even at that price point, it appears Meizu still plans to produce a high-end smartphone running a 5.5-inch screen at 1920 x 1080 resolution. The other variant of the MX4, tentatively dubbed the “Pro” version, will supposedly come with an even better 2560 x 1536 resolution 5.5-inch screen producing 543ppi. » Read the rest

HTC One (M8) mini said to be landing on Verizon

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Verizon has generally been a carrier that is very selective when it comes to carrying certain devices. This has changed over time, though. Last fall, Verizon had many flagships and even carried spinoffs like the HTC One Max. And it looks like Big Red will be continuing to widen its horizons in 2014.

Courtesy of @evleaks, we can expect the HTC One (M8) mini to make its way to Verizon at some point this year. Simply put, @evleaks said on Twitter that the “HTC One M8 mini going to Verizon.” People wanting something a little smaller than HTC’s 5-inch stud will be happy to hear the One (M8) mini is expected to still pack some punch, even with a downgraded processor. This little guy is slated for a May release. » Read the rest

Sony rolls out updates to SmartWatch 2 platform

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Last month we learned Sony was working on rolling out an update that would include improvements first seen at MWC 2014. Sony has announced that they have started to roll out the update. The Sony SmartWatch 2 device which is currently supported by about 400 apps is also being updated with a couple new editions for buyers to choose. Sony has partnered to get the SmartWatch 2 to be the official accessory of the 2014 FIFA World Cup and in recognition of that has released a special “Brazil” edition of the smartwatch. Sony has also launched a “Business” edition.  » Read the rest

New details about Amazon’s smartphone customizations revealed

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With so many smartphones on the market, it is becoming increasingly difficult for a company to distinguish their device from others just based on a leap forward with hardware specs. More companies are turning to customizations of the operating system to enhance how users interact with a device. We already saw Motorola do this with some of the unique features they incorporated into the Moto X last year. Amazon appears to have figured out this same strategy as their forthcoming entry into the smartphone market uses a combination of sensors and customizations to Android to produce some unique interface improvements. » Read the rest

Samsung SM-G906K appears in Indian shipping database, presumably belongs to Project KQ

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Earlier today, a Samsung device under the codename Project KQ surfaced. It features specifications that would align itself with the long-rumored premium Galaxy S smartphone. Now, on the Zauba shipping database in India, a corresponding Samsung model number has appeared.

The Project KQ model number is believed to be SM-G900. The model number on Zauba is SM-G906K. The original model number is probably the basis for different variants of the device; therefore, the SM-G906K may have slightly altered specifications for some regions or different radios for certain carriers. With jaw-dropping specifications, Samsung may have another grand slam on its hands.

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LG G3 specs tweaked in updated Sprint UA profile

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Specs of the LG G3 continue to trickle in, but the problem is there are so many prototypes, that it is hard to predict what direction LG is headed in.

The G3 already appeared in Sprint’s UA profile and a benchmark. It was believed to pack a 2460 x 1440 display, 3GB of RAM, 13MP rear camera, 2.1MP front-facing camera, and 32GB of storage. I won’t even mention the processor because there are so many that have been reported.

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Samsung showcases Galaxy S 5 water and dust resistant features in new commercial

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Everyone wishes their smartphone could be just a little bit more durable. So Samsung is targeting those people with its latest Galaxy S 5 commercial. The commercial, which comes in at just under one minute, takes the Galaxy S 5 through a few situations involving children and the device’s water and dust resistant features. Everything from a water gun fight to some flour smothering the phone to a baby pouring his drink onto the display is included. In all, it proves just how durable the Galaxy S 5 is.

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