HTC Desire 820s is now official


For whatever reason HTC decided to offer a new variant of the Desire 820, dubbed the Desire 820s. From what we can tell, the only difference is the processor. It’s still 64-bit and octa-core, but instead of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 615, you get a MediaTek MT6752. Both use Cortex-A53 cores, but the MediaTek clocks all the cores at 1.7 GHz, while the Snapdragon clocks half of the cores at 1.5 GHz and the other half at 1 GHz.

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Nexus 6 now listed on Flipkart, marks its entrance in India

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The Nexus 6 has been posted as a product page on Flipkart, an India-based online retailer, but is not yet for sale, as the device is still listed as “coming soon.”

When the phone was unveiled by Google, it was announced that it would be available in 28 counties, India being one of them — the device still isn’t available in India, but this could mark its entrance into the country.

It hasn’t been listen on Google Play in India, but we would expect it to show up soon.

Source: FoneArena

Let the countdown begin for Lollipop on the HTC One (M8) and (M7)


Last summer when HTC announced the new HTC One (M8) smartphone, part of their big news was a commitment to rolling out updates to Android on the device in a more timely fashion. This was obviously in response to criticism from the market that HTC lagged, if they even got around it, at updating their devices. Thus the HTC Advantage program was born to not only get updates out more quickly, but to keep devices current for at least a couple years. Read more

Verizon launches its own Motorola DROID Turbo Employee Edition


Another version of the DROID Turbo has arrived. The problem is that you cannot have it. Unless, of course, you are a Verizon employee. The carrier launched an Employee Edition of the device. The only change to the Motorola device is that there is a a red trim on the black exterior. And below the DROID logo is the Employee Edition label.

The DROID Turbo Employee Edition is available in-store only for $99 with a contract or $499 without. Employees can also choose the Edge program to pay $20.83 per month. The only storage option is 64GB. Considering that, pricing is impressive.

Source: Verizon

A phone and tablet in one? It’s not far off, with foldable displays

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The concept of a universal is pretty cool, mostly because you can control many of your home’s devices, lights, heating, etc. with the push of a single button on one controller.

But the common theme here is the combination of multiple functions into one device — so what if you could have one device, with the functionality of both your tablet and smartphone?

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Amazon Fire TV software update ports tablet games


The selection of games on the Fire TV just got way better. A software update is available for the set-top box from Amazon that includes tablet-style games that are compatible with the Fire Game Controller. The controls are modified to work with the controller, ensuring a quality gaming experience. Now, the Fire TV can be much more useful for gaming due to less limitation. Also, the update allows a guest to mirror their device’s display to the Fire TV. The guest does not need the same Amazon account and this works with Amazon devices and Android devices running Android 4.2 and above. Amazon threw in United Kingdom support for travelers bringing along the Fire TV.

Source: Amazon

HTC publishes companion app for its RE Camera


The RE Camera is coming as soon as November 15, and there is still some software preparation to be done. To control the RE Camera with your device, HTC has released a companion app. The RE app pairs devices to sync it with photos and videos without the need for a wired connection. It also allows users to view live what the RE Camera sees. The app works with Android 4.3 and above.

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‘Project Zero’ is allegedly the codename for Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S6


Now that Samsung has unveiled and released all its flagship smartphones for 2014, reports are starting to emerge claiming that the Galaxy S6 is now in the early stages of development.

Although exact specifications are currently unclear, the handset has officially been dubbed ‘Project Zero’, which is a strong indication that Samsung is trying to achieve something unique and different with the Galaxy S6.

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AT&T offers the Moto 360 for $199 with the purchase of a Moto X (2014)


If you’re in the market for a Moto 360 and you also need a new phone, AT&T might have a deal for you. AT&T will start carrying the Moto 360 on November 7 for the normal retail price of $249. However, if you buy a Moto X 2014, you can grab the Moto 360 for $199, a $50 discount.

AT&T says the deal is for a “limited time,” but didn’t specify an end date. So don’t fall asleep at the wheel on this one.

You can also check out our reviews of both the Moto 360 and Moto X.