We have good news and bad news for DROID Turbo owners. Earlier today, a Verizon employee confirmed a mid-June release date for the Lollipop update on the device. However, not long after that post on Google+, it was deleted and is no longer accessible. Read more
The LG G4 is officially available to purchase (although not in the US just yet) so of course you can expect to see unboxing videos, hands on clips, and the typical teardown and repair processes.
A roughly translated dismantling process for LG’s 2015 flagship device has been released, showing off the device’s internals and how tough it’ll be to fix it in case you break something. Fortunately, the G4 isn’t following the same trend as other newer phones and is pretty easy to take apart and repair. Read more
Over the next few months, Cyanogen should have a stronger force in penetrating emerging markets. The software developer has plans to hire talent for an office that would open this summer in either Bangalore or Dehli. The new office in India would be home to as many as fifty employees, all helping Cyanogen bring its software to the billions of people located in that part of the world.
Expect to see Cyanogen acquire startups, too, as a way to expand its portfolio.
Via: Fone Arena
Samsung has developed two new headquarters on both coasts of the United States within the last twelve months. Last summer, the company opened an office in New York City to house its brand marketing team. Now, as this summer approaches, Samsung will open an office in Silicon Valley. Here, Samsung will plant semiconductor research and development as well as sales and marketing teams.
The building designed by NBBJ costs $300 million and offers a 10-story complex across 1.1 million square feet. Samsung has yet to say how many employees will be heading to the Silicon Valley headquarters.
Source: The Wall Street Journal
According to a report just out, Samsung has internally renamed the upscaled variant of the Galaxy S6 Edge from codename Project Zen to Project Zero 2. The handset will carry model number SM-G928 when it’s unveiled at IFA in September.
Back in March we got a pretty good idea that Samsung was looking to expand the Galaxy A series when trademarks for the A6, A8, and A9 were divulged. Then in April, specs were leaked for the Galaxy A8. At that time, it was confirmed for China, but now we are hearing that it will be launched in certain markets in both Asia and Europe.
Also new to report is that the A8 will sport a fingerprint sensor, which isn’t surprising given the fact that the fingerprint sensor works so well on the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge.
Well, the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge handsets have been available to order for over a month now, that must mean that we are ready for the level of rumours, speculation and denials to rise beyond all belief. As it does every year in the time intervening the Galaxy S ‘flagship’ release and the next model of the Galaxy Note range.
We’ve heard rumours for a while now that LG is developing a second flagship smartphone to be released in the second half of 2015, with the new series of handsets possibly being called ‘G Note‘. At the Taiwanese launch of its G4 smartphone, LG Electronics has re-confirmed its dual-flagship plans as it attempts to boost sales in both Taiwan and the rest of the world.
The Indian smartphone market is fiercely contested, with new handsets released almost daily. Today sees ZTE launch its Nubia Z9 Mini smartphone exclusively via Amazon India for Rs. 16,999 (+-$266). Let’s have a look at what the Nubia Z9 Mini offers in return.
Customers that pre-ordered the Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 will soon begin to see the handset arrive on their doorsteps. The company notified us this evening that orders placed through the Alcatel OneTouch site and Amazon will ship on May 21. The Idol 3 was announced in April with an impressive price of $249 that should capture the attention of people looking to unlock themselves from carrier restrictions.
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