New performance update comes to Verizon’s LG G3


When the Android 5.0 Lollipop update came to Verizon’s variant of the LG G3 in late March it brought an enhanced experience with a plethora of new features and Material Design. Along with that came a lot of problems such as bugs, frequent battery drain and a loss in performance. Ever since then, Verizon’s G3 owners have been posting away in the carrier’s forums pleading for an update to fix these bugs. Now it’s July, and Verizon has finally pushed out an update to help resolve these issues and add some new useful tools.

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Geeksphone quits making smartphones, leaves its Multi-OS platform in the hands of the community


Remember Geeksphone, Spain’s first smartphone manufacturer that developed a MultiOS platform allowing you to choose when you want to use Google’s Android, Mozilla’s Boot2Gecko or another community developed operating system on its handsets? Well, today Geeksphone has announced it will quit making smartphones and leave further development of its MultiOS software in the hands of its community.

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Xolo BLACK with 5.5-Inch Full-HD display and dual rear cameras launches for Rs. 12,999


There are a lot of options when it coming to buying a smartphone in India, its a fiercely contested market with both local and foreign manufacturers duking it out for sales. Here we have the Xolo launching its first device under its BLACK sub-brand, which will be available exclusively via the Indian retailer, Flipkart for Rs. 12.999 ($205).

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Rumour: BlackBerry is developing multiple Android handsets with Taiwanese ODMs


By working with Google to make Android more business-friendly and allegedly developing an Android handset with the codename Veniceit would seem that BlackBerry is ramping up its foray into the wonderful world of Android. Today we have news that the Canadian company is reportedly planning on releasing multiple handsets using the Android operating system.

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WSJ: Samsung won’t launch the Galaxy Note 5 at IFA


According to a report published by The Wall Street Journal earlier today, Samsung will not be taking the wraps off its upcoming flagship phablet, the Galaxy Note 5, at Berlin’s IFA trade show in September this year. It will, instead, move its announcement forward a few weeks in order to avoid competing for attention with the unveiling of the latest iPhone, which usually takes place just after IFA.

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HTC’s share price falls again – hits ten year low


We’ve run a variety of stories about HTC in 2015. A few of them have been about the Taiwanese handset maker’s new devices, but it seems that we’ve mostly been covering stories about the company’s share price sliding into oblivion, and having to cut orders for components. Sadly, that trend is continuing today, with the news that HTC’s share price dropped yet again, this time to NT$68.50 ($2.21) at the close, another new record low.

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OnePlus 2 will be using a 3300 mAh battery, not ditching the invite system

OnePlus_One_Official_01While we wait for the official announcement of the OnePlus 2, the company is slowly trickling out information about the device all over the internet. The OnePlus team took to Reddit for an AMA of their upcoming device, answering a few questions and raising others.

Some of the biggest takeaways from the AMA are about the battery and the camera. The OnePlus 2 will be using a 3,300 mAh battery, which is pretty decently sized. It’s roughly on par with what Samsung stuffs in their Note lineup, which typically get pretty great battery life. Hopefully that translates into great battery on the OnePlus 2 despite the overwhelming specs. Read more