Lenovo’s K3 Note with 5.5-inch Full HD display launches in India for Rs. 9,999

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India is a veritable hotbed for smartphones, with a huge variety of devices being released seemingly every day. Today, we have the Lenovo K3 Note smartphone that has just been launched in India, and will be available in a series of those flash sales we love to hate, the first of which is on July 8th. We have the specifications and pricing after the break.

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How to achieve stock Android on any smartphone or tablet [2015]

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There are all sorts of user interfaces out there — TouchWiz, ZenUI, Sense, and Optimus UI are just some of them. These different UI’s tend to come packaged with all sorts of bloatware such as theme stores, digital assistants, and popop tips. In addition to that, there’s usually a bevy of carrier apps packaged into your phone, as well. Unfortunately, there isn’t much of a way to get rid of all of that junk aside from disabling them, but there is at least a way we can make any smartphone take on the look of pure Android.

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HTC reported to ship 43% fewer One M9 handsets than previous M8

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Looking back, HTC might well regret announcing the One M9 handset on the same day that Samsung unveiled its metal and glass Galaxy S6 and S6 edge devices at MWC. Samsung’s devices stole the show, and HTC is struggling to recover. Despite the HTC One M9 being more refined than its predecessors, moving to a more traditional camera setup and using the latest Qualcomm silicon, the handset is not selling well.

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Mobile news app Circa fails to find a buyer, goes on indefinite break

circa newsCirca was a niche news app that took a mobile-first approach to information curation. It was a cool app with a decent number of downloads and an impressive average rating on Google’s Play Store, but apparently that just wasn’t enough to help sustain the company.

The co-founder of Circa, Matt Galligan, released a statement today announcing that the app/service will be taking an indefinite hiatus after failing to be purchased by a bigger company. Circa developers looked at multiple monetization options, but none of them really fit what was considered the focus of the company, which lead to this situation where Circa would either be acquired by another more profitable company, or it would be doomed. Looks like the latter happened. Read more

Shiver Entertainment, Nexon M reveal ‘Beasts vs Bots’

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John Schappert’s name may not sound familiar but anyone who has ever played a video game will know the companies he has worked for. The twenty-year video game industry veteran held positions with Electronic Arts, Microsoft, and Zynga before launching an entirely new studio. Shiver Entertainment was formed in 2013 and this year the studio, with the help of Nexon M, will launch Beasts vs Bots.

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