Huawei officially unveils the Kirin 950 processor


At a press briefing in Beijing today, Huawei officially unveiled their next high-end chipset, the Kirin 950. Huawei has gone with a big.LITTLE architecture using four ARM Cortex-A72 chips and four ARM Cortex A53 chips, along with a Mali-T880 gpu, to step up the performance of the processor compared to previous generation chips resulting in a processor speed of 2.53 GHz, which is better than previous reports had suggested. Although Huawei did not provide specifics as to which device may be the first to get the new Kirin 950, many believe the Huawei Mate 8 is in line for the distinction. Read more

HTC gives Apple the boot in new One A9 commercial


HTC today released a new “Be Brilliant” full-length commercial for the One A9. It’s without a doubt a strange commercial, but subtly urges society to stop walking around with the same smartphones and “be different”. I think we all know what group of users HTC is referring to there. Instead, you could also “be free” by purchasing a One A9. The jabs at Apple doesn’t stop there, though.

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Samsung begins rolling out Android 5.1.1 Lollipop to Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 (WiFi)


Samsung tablets are often left out in the cold when it comes to firmware updates, it isn’t unknown for one of its flagship tablets to be 2 or even 3 versions of Android behind Google’s latest release. I’m sure that owners of the Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition will understand where I’m coming from seeing as that device has languished on Android 4.4.2 KitKat since its launch (unless you had the T-Mobile variant). There is cause to rejoice for some, though, because the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update is finally available to download for the SM-P600 (WiFi) variant. Read more

LG seems to be working on two basic smartwatches for Verizon


Looking for a smartwatch this holiday season? Chances are you’ll be considering devices that run Android Wear, Pebble OS, or Tizen. Verizon customers, though, might have an extra option running proprietary software unseen anywhere else. Evan Blass posted an image of two unannounced LG-made smartwatches — allegedly called the GizmoPal 2 and GizmoGadget — that are said to be heading to Verizon. Additional information beyond the image was not provided.

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