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Smartphone startup OnePlus is gearing up to reveal its Android ROM, but the date for the unveiling is a matter of debate. The phone maker teased the ROM and announced its name – OxygenOS – and said “Stay tuned; more information is coming February... Read more...
In an attempt to stand out from one another, smartphone makers often add their own customizations to Android. These can range from complete overhauls to the user interface, to the addition of certain features not immediately available on stock... Read more...
Not only is the market for Android handsets far from being saturated, its growth each year seems to suggest that a shipment ceiling doesn't exist. We know that's not correct, but wherever that... Read more...
More than a quarter of LG Electronics' total revenue came from selling smartphone devices, the company announced today. Top dogs like Samsung and Apple would be wise to keep an eye on LG, which increased its smartphone shipments in North America by... Read more...
Back on October of last year, Sony said it planned to eliminate 1,000 jobs in its mobile division. Now three months later, Sony crunched the numbers and is reportedly going to hand out an additional 1,000 pink slips, the latest of which will mostly... Read more...
Chocolates, roses, and diamonds are the go-to gift items for Valentine's Day, but if you're looking to shake things up, Motorola's making it easy to gift your significant other a smartphone next month. Or give to yourself -- either way, the deal is... Read more...
It came out last week that Samsung ran into an overheating issue when testing Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810 chip in its forthcoming flagship phone. In turn, Samsung reportedly made the decision not to... Read more...
With all due respect to the late Steve Jobs and all that he accomplished in his lifetime, he was flat out wrong about the size of smartphones. Tim Cook knew it, and after Jobs passed away, Cook began inflating the screen size of the iPhone... Read more...
Kudos are in order for LG Electronics. Why? LG last month began doling out Android 5.0 Lollipop updates to G3 handset owners in Europe, and starting soon, the South Korean electronics company will extend the same courtesy to G3 owners in the U.S. That will put G3 owners in select company -- less than 0.1 percent... Read more...
You never know what gems lay hidden in odd corners of the web. To wit, in a fairly boring article by Korea's Economic Times concerning itself with Samsung's component business operations, and in particular its "Samsung Electro-Mechanics" (SEM)... Read more...
Losing is tough enough as it is, but to lose on your home turf? That adds some extra salt to the wound. Samsung is going to know what that feels like if it doesn't turn things around, and fast. That's because Apple is gaining significant ground... Read more...
MetroPCS, the flagship prepaid brand owned by T-Mobile, is offering its customers a chance to upgrade to an unlimited 4G LTE data plan for just $50 per month. It's a limited time offer that's available until April 5, 2015, and if you sign up by the... Read more...
If the trick in life is to never take yourself too seriously, then Lyft should do fine in the long run, despite being an underdog to Uber. That's because the ride sharing service put itself on the map with furry pink mustaches attached to the front... Read more...
Samsung is reportedly pulling a switcheroo with the processor that powers its flagship devices. Or more specifically, Samsung has decided to use its own System-on-Chip (SoC) design on its next top tier Galaxy handset instead of sticking with... Read more...
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