LG L80 Dual and L90 Dual Reportedly Receive Price Cuts in India

LG appears set to slash prices of two of its mid-range smartphones in India, the L80 Dual and L90 Dual. The lowered prices were posted by an established Mumbai-based retailer, Mahesh Telecom, but have not been confirmed by the South Korean company.
The retailer posted the new prices on Twitter, claiming that the LG L80 Dual will now be available at Rs. 11,999, while the L90 Dual will now retail at Rs. 13,499. The retailer further claimed that the new prices for both the LG smartphones will be effective from November 15.

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It’s worth noting that the new prices may not be effective on the company’s official India site; though some e-commerce websites are offering the LG L80 Dual and L90 Dual at around the new prices. On Flipkart, the LG L80 Dual is available at Rs. 11,899 and the L90 Dual at Rs. 13,489.

Notably, LG’s India site is still showing the old prices for both L-series phones, and it is unclear how many unofficial price drops the two smartphones have undergone in the period since launch.

LG had back in May launched the L80 Dual smartphone in India at Rs. 17,500. Meanwhile, the LG L90 Dual was launched in India in March at Rs. 19,000.

In September, various LG smartphones received significant price cuts in India. LG’s flagship smartphone for 2014, the LG G3, was said to have received a price cut of Rs. 5,000.

Other LG smartphones that were reported to receive price cuts included the LG L60 Dual, which was said to sport a new price of Rs. 7,300 (earlier price of Rs. 9,000); the LG L70 Dual was said to sport a new price of Rs. 10,499 (launched at Rs. 15,000), and the LG F70 a new price of Rs. 13,499 (launched at Rs. 18,499).


Nokia N1 Tablet With Android 5.0 Lollipop Intel Atom SoC Launched

Finland’s Nokia on Tuesday announced the N1, what the company is calling the “first Nokia-branded Android tablet.” The tablet will be launched in China in Q1 2015 with a brand-licensing agreement extending to an OEM partner (Foxconn) that will manufacture, distribute, and sell it.

The Nokia N1 will cost $249 (roughly Rs. 15,400) before taxes, and will be made available in other markets globally.

With the launch of the Nokia N1 tablet, the company neatly bypasses the restrictions imposed by the Microsoft deal – for those unaware, after the acquisition of Nokia’s devices and services division by Microsoft in April, the Finnish company can no longer use the Nokia brand on smartphones till Q4 2016, and on feature phones for 10 years.

After the Microsoft sale Nokia was left with its core network equipment and services business plus its smaller Here mapping and navigation unit and Nokia Technologies, which manages the licensing of its portfolio of patents and develops new products such as the N1 and the Z Launcher.

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The Finnish telecommunications giant says the Nokia N1 tablet features the “predictive Nokia Z Launcher” interface on top of Android 5.0 Lollipop, apart from a “carefully-crafted industrial design”. Nokia says the N1 tablet features a “unique one-piece aluminium design with a soft finish”, and will be available in Lava Grey and Natural Aluminium colours.

The Nokia N1 features a 7.9-inch (2048×1536 pixel) IPS LED-backlit display protected by Gorilla Glass 3, and is powered by a 64-bit 2.3GHz Intel Atom Z3580 processor (4 cores, 4 threads) coupled with a PowerVR G6430 GPU and 2GB of LPDDR3 (800MHz) RAM. It sports 32GB of inbuilt storage (non-expandable).

Nokia Technologies’ N1 tablet features an 8-megapixel rear autofocus camera with 1080p video recording, and a 5-megapixel fixed focus camera. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/n/ac with MIMO, Bluetooth 4.0, Micro-USB with reversible Type-C connector, and a 3.5mm audio jack.

The N1 tablet from Nokia weighs in at 318 grams, and measures 200.7×138.6×6.9mm. Also onboard are 0.5W stereo speakers, and a 5300mAh battery. For sensors, it sports a 6-axis gyroscope and an accelerometer.

Sebastian Nystrom, Head of Products at Nokia Technologies, who announced the N1 at the Slush technology conference in Helsinki, said, “We are pleased to bring the Nokia brand back into consumers’ hands with the N1 Android tablet, and to help make sophisticated technologies simple. The N1 has a delightfully intuitive interface and an industrial design to match it. This is a great product for Nokia fans and everyone who has not found the right Android tablet yet.”

As for the “predictive Nokia Z Launcher”, Nokia says it helps users to “scribble a letter or two to find their content quickly. Over time the Z Launcher learns what applications are in use, and predicts and highlights the applications consumers are expected to want based on time of day and location.”

Lumia 535 Launched Microsoft’s First Windows Phone Sans Nokia

Lumia 535 Launched Microsoft’s First Windows Phone Sans Nokia

Microsoft, as expected, on Tuesday finally launched the first Lumia smartphone with its own branding, called the Microsoft Lumia 535.
The new Lumia smartphone from Microsoft will be available in two variants – single SIM (with the same name) and dual-SIM, called the Lumia 535 Dual SIM. The handset will be available starting November at an estimated recommended retail price of EUR 110 (roughly Rs. 8,400) before taxes and subsidies. The Microsoft Lumia 535 will first be available in countries such as China, Hong Kong and Bangladesh, with other countries to follow.

Announcing the news via the Lumia Conversations blog, Microsoft said, “Today sees the launch of the new Microsoft Lumia 535, our “5x5x5″ smartphone package bringing a 5-inch screen, 5-megapixel front- and rear-facing camera, and free integrated Microsoft experiences (such as Skype and OneNote) to more people at an affordable price.”

Both the Microsoft Lumia 535 and Lumia 535 Dual SIM come with identical specifications; except the latter features dual-SIM support. The smartphone runs Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Denim update and features a 5-inch IPS LCD display with a qHD (540×960 pixels) resolution and a pixel density of 220ppi. It also sports Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection.

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The Lumia 535 is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor clocked at 1.2GHz alongside 1GB of RAM. There is 8GB of built-in storage that is further expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB). Much like other Lumia handsets, the Lumia 535 and Lumia 535 Dual SIM also get 15GB of free OneDrive cloud storage.

One of the highlight features of the Lumia 535 is the 5-megapixel front-facing camera, which is reminiscent of the Lumia 730 and Lumia 735. The company touts, “The Lumia 535 not only provides you with crystal-clear imagery and the Lumia selfie app, but you’ll also be able to get more in shot during those Skype calls.” It also sports a 5-megapixel rear camera with an LED flash.

Microsoft has announced that the Lumia 535, much like other Lumia handsets, will be available in Cyan, Bright Green, Bright Orange, White, Dark Grey, and Black colours.

The smartphone also supports Bluetooth LE and can connect to accessories such as the Portable Wireless Speaker and Coloud Bang among others.

Microsoft last month had announced that it would drop the Nokia name from its Lumia smartphones, continuing the rebranding following the acquisition of the Finnish company’s handset division.

Chinese Programmer Sticks Windows 95 On An iPhone 6 Plus

Today in “putting stuff onto things on which they don’t belong,” we present a user, xyq058775, and his exciting admission that he installed Windows 95 on a brand new iPhone. He used a tool called iDos, an open source DOSBox-like app to install the OS. He found that most of it worked fine but he was unable to upgrade to Windows XP. And we can assume he was also able to play Doom.

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There’s is very little new about this whole process – people have been putting emulators on things since the original VAX machines – but it’s cool to see resurrected software run so readily on new hardware. While I can’t imagine a real world use case for this (maybe you really need to run a copy of Mavis Beacon?) it’s a great theoretical exercise. Who knows, maybe someone can run POSDT next.

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There are full instructions on his post if you can read Chinese. If not, I leave the installation as an exercise for the reader.

HTC One M9 Specs Include 5.2 Inch Quad HD Display 3GB RAM

HTC’s current flagship smartphone, the One M8, is even more popular than the previous model, but the Taiwanese handset maker is already developing its next top-tier handset.
Rumor has it that the next flagship smartphone to be launched by HTC won’t be called One M9, which means the company may drop this naming scheme for the rest of its high-end lineup.

However, we do know for sure that the smartphone will be announced next year at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015 trade fair. What we don’t know is how HTC will tackle the Galaxy S6 and Xperia Z4 announcements, which are supposed to be issued around the same timeframe.

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Although we’re still several months away of the alleged unveiling of the next HTC flagship smartphone, the first rumors on the phone’s specs have already emerged online.

IBTimes claims that sources in the industry say HTC is going to challenge Apple’s iPhone 6. The HTC One M9, or whatever the name, will be around 7 mm thin and will feature the same full metal design.

HTC is also said to use some sort of composite material to give the M9 an even more premium look, which would make it more appealing to customers.
The smartphone will have a better camera with more megapixels, larger lens
Hardware-wise, the smartphone is said to be equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 chipset, as well as 3GB of RAM. Moreover, the One M9 will come with either 64GB or 128GB of internal memory, but there’s no mention of microSD card slot.

As expected, the high-end device will be powered by Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system out of the box, but it will also run the latest version of HTC Sense UI.

Rumors further claim the HTC One M9 will pack a much better camera than previous models, with larger lens and a higher amount of megapixel, which basically means the Taiwanese company is likely to drop the UltraPixel camera from its flagship handsets, at least for a while.

The device will be powered by a larger battery than the one included in the HTC One M8 and it will be water resistant. But the major change would be the addition of a stunning 5.2-inch Quad HD (1440 x 2560 pixels) resolution display with 563ppi (pixel per inch).

Given the fact that none of these specs has been confirmed yet, we recommend our readers to take the information with a grain of salt, especially that we’re so far ahead of the One M9 official unveiling. Stay tuned for more updates on the matter.

Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet Specs Leak 10.1 Inch QHD Screen

Sony has just revealed its Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact back at IFA 2014 in Berlin. The new slate breaks the pattern of Sony’s recent tablet products, by being a tablet with a smaller form factor, that of 8-inch.
Well, even if just a few months passed since the tablet saw the light of day, information already surfaced about Sony’s upcoming slate, the Xperia Z4 Tablet.

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The folks over at Android Origin managed to get a hold of the unannounced tablet’s specifications. It appears that the Xperia Z4 Tablet is going to mark a comeback to Sony’s usual tablet form factor, the 10.1-inch one.

The tablet is going to bump up the resolution offered on the Xperia Z2 Tablet, which offered 1920 x 1200 resolution and deliver a QHD resolution instead (2560 x 1440 pixels). This way the tablet is going to be comparable with similar products like the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5.

The Japanese device maker is also rumored to be testing a 3840 x 2160 panel for the tablet, but the final version is most likely to be made available with a QHD resolution, rather than 4K.

Sony is said to maintain their design language, although the Xperia Z4 will enjoy much thinner bezels than previous tablets from the company’s portfolio.

Borrowing from the Z3 Tablet Compact, the next-gen Sony tablet could end up sporting stereo speakers.

Judging by what Sony has launched in the past tablet-wise, we can expect the Xperia Z4 Tablet to be one of the slimmest and lightest 10-inch Android tablets around.

In all possibility, the unannounced Sony tablet will arrive with Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box.

Remember that back when it launched the Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet was the skinniest tablet on the market, coming in at 6.4 mm / 0.25 inches, but got dethroned after Apple launched its iPad Air 2 and Dell its Venue 8 7000 Series.
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When it comes to internal specifications, the Xperia Z4 Tablet should arrive with a Snapdragon 810 Octa-Core chipset fitted with 4GB of RAM and backed up by 32GB of internal storage.

In the photography department, the tablet should boast a 13MP camera with a higher resolution sensor, while in the front there will be an 8MP shooter.

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Recently, the rumor mill also said that Sony was working on a 12-inch tablet to be unveiled in the early months of 2015. But the Xperia Z4 Tablet is not it. So we should expect Sony’s professional business tablet to bear the Z5 moniker. Most likely.

Nokia Lumia 735 Review – Just Another Mid-Ranger

The Lumia 735 and Lumia 830 are perhaps Microsoft’s last handsets to carry the Nokia brand, which is a major change for the future of Windows Phone. The Redmond-based company has already confirmed that all smartphones to be launched from now on will be simply called Microsoft Lumia.
But that’s not the only reason these smartphones may stand out from other Windows Phone devices. Nokia Lumia 735 and Lumia 830 are the first to ship with the Lumia Denim firmware onboard.

Lumia Denim is Microsoft’s latest firmware for Lumia devices and is meant to further differentiate them from other Windows Phone handsets on the market.

Other than that, the Lumia 735 is a budget-friendly handset that offers more than decent specs, especially for a Windows Phone device that doesn’t need top-of-the-line hardware to run smoothly.

It’s also worth mentioning that Microsoft has been advertising the Lumia 735 as a “selfie phone” rather than an affordable Windows Phone handset, which is a smart move considering that handsets with similar specs to Lumia 735’s have been launched on the market before.

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The Lumia 735 packs a 5-megapixel camera in the front, which makes it unique. No other Windows Phone handset comes with such a front-facing camera, so Microsoft was right to advertise it as the “selfie phone.”

Unveiled back in September at IFA 2014 trade fair, Nokia Lumia 735 is now available for purchase in some countries for around $330 (€255) outright.
Design
If you, by any chance, owned the older Nokia Lumia 920, you’ll have a surprise when unboxing the Lumia 735. They look pretty much the same but they have different sizes and weights (thank God). The latter was a real issue for the Lumia 920, which weighs almost 200g (well, just 185g), while the Lumia 735 weighs only 134g (battery included), although it’s slightly bigger than the former.

That should give you an idea of how fast technology advances and how hard Nokia, and now Microsoft, is trying to innovate in order to bring the best products possible in the hands of customers as quickly as possible.

Nokia Lumia 735 features the same rectangular form factor with rounded edges, but despite what you may think at first glance, it does not have a unibody chassis.

Although the battery cover is made of plastic, it doesn’t feel too cheap. Unfortunately, even though I find the idea of a removable battery great, Lumia 735’s back cover is very hard to pull out. In fact, had the smartphone not had a sticker on its back showing you how to pull it out, you wouldn’t have known that it’s even possible to do that.

Thumbs up for Microsoft for making it so less obvious that you can remove the back of the smartphone, but I wish they would have made it slightly easier.
Aside from that, the Lumia 735 doesn’t stand out from other Nokia smartphones, which is not necessarily a bad thing. The bezels on the front side from below and above the display are still quite large in comparison with other handsets powered by different mobile platforms.

The left side of the device has been kept clean, so there aren’t any buttons on ports here, while the right edge has the lock/unlock button and the volume key. The bottom side features the microSUB 2.0 port, while the 3.5mm audio jack has been placed on top.

The 6.7-megapixel camera on the back features a small LED flash to its left and there’s also a loudspeaker grill to the bottom right corner of the battery cover.

In order to insert your nanoSIM card, you will have to pull out both the back cover and the battery, and the same goes for the microSD memory card.

Overall, Nokia Lumia 735 looks and feel like a mid-range smartphone. While it won’t impress anyone, it surely won’t disappoint those who go for it for its affordable price.

Microsoft’s designers did quite a decent job with the Lumia 735, as the back cover is made from a special plastic that slightly improves your grip on the phone. Also, it’s a lot lighter than the Lumia 920, which is great.
Display and Camera
Although it’s been priced in the mid-range tier, Microsoft is trying to offer premium features to those who decide to upgrade to Lumia 735 or switch to this smartphone from another operating system.

This is why the Lumia 735 comes with a top-notch 4.7-inch AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display that supports HD (720p) resolution. The screen also features Corning Gorilla Glass 3 coating for better protection against scratches and ClearBlack technology.

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I did not have any issues reading the display even in strong sunlight, which proves once again that ClearBlack technology does a great job when it comes to improving visual image quality and reducing reflections on the screen while outdoors.

Keep in mind that Nokia Lumia 735 does not have the Glance feature, but you can double-tap on the screen to wake it up instead of using the lock/unlock button on the right side.

Moving on to camera, it’s worth mentioning that this is Microsoft’s first “selfie phone.” The Lumia 735 packs a 5-megapixel camera in the front, which, besides the fact that it takes great selfies, can also capture full HD (1080p) video.

The 6.7-megapixel camera on the back features Carl Zeiss optics, which is unusual for a mid-range smartphone, but quite normal for a Microsoft/Nokia handset in this price range. Unfortunately, Lumia 735’s camera doesn’t do a great job and can’t be compared with anything Nokia/Microsoft included in its high-end smartphones.

However, for a mid-range device, Lumia 735 takes decent pictures. They’re far from great, but they are decent enough. I’ve taken some pics with the camera, and from what I can tell the color accuracy is a bit off and the noise level is slightly higher than normal.

Nokia Lumia 735 does not feature a dedicated camera button, so you will have to use the touch key on the display. The camera focuses pretty fast and I haven’t noticed any lags while saving pictures.

The smartphone comes with Lumia Camera application installed, but you can install additional Lenses for more variation. The camera UI is intuitive and easy to use with as few options as possible. You can shoot pictures in either 16:9 or 4:3 ratio, but you can also take panorama images.

You can also capture full HD (1080p) video at 30fps if movies are your thing. The Lumia 735 isn’t too great when it comes to shooting video, but for a mid-range handset, it is quite worthy.
Menu and Software
Just like some of the smartphones launched by Microsoft this year, Nokia Lumia 735 comes with the Windows Phone 8.1 operating system onboard. However, the handset does provide users with something new that hasn’t been yet included on any other Windows Phone device: Lumia Denim.

Lumia Denim is the latest firmware exclusively available on Microsoft Lumia smartphones. It brings lots of new camera-related features as well as the passive-listening Cortana.

As mentioned earlier, Nokia Lumia 735’s camera is quite fast when taking and saving pictures and that’s the result of Lumia Denim being included in the phone’s firmware.

Lumia Denim also brings 4K video recording, but this feature is not available for Lumia 735’s camera. In addition, pictures shot in low-light conditions should look better with this particular firmware installed.

Nokia Lumia 730, 735, and 830 are the only smartphones that come with Lumia Denim out of the box, but Microsoft confirmed that at least two devices, Lumia 930 and 1520, would get the update as well by the end of this year.

Aside from that, Nokia Lumia 735 doesn’t come with anything else in terms of software. It’s the same Metro UI and Windows Phone apps and services that are part of Microsoft’s mobile ecosystem.
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It has become standard even for mid-range handsets to offer LTE support, the fastest mobile data technology. Nokia Lumia 735 does offer LTE Cat.4 (150Mbps download, 50Mbps upload), along with HSPA+, Wi-Fi, GPS with A-GPS, and Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP.

Although the smartphone includes microUSB 2.0 port, don’t expect it to support USB on-the-go. However, this feature may be added next year via software update.

Software-wise, Lumia 735 comes with the HERE and Bing suite of apps and services, all of them free to use. With Internet Explorer 11 Microsoft made a huge step into the right direction, but there still are things that need to be fixed.

I did not encounter any issues with the signal reception, but Lumia 735 seems to have the same problem that affects most of the other Windows Phone handsets. I’m talking about the fact that you can’t switch from 4G to 3G connectivity.

I mean you can do that from the SIM settings menu, but the phone keeps connecting to the 4G network. Switching to EDGE does work flawlessly though.

Processor and Memory

Nokia Lumia 735 is equipped with a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, an Adreno 305 graphics processing unit, and 1GB of RAM. This is the standard hardware configuration for affordable smartphones, but unlike Android devices, Windows Phone handsets work smooth even with these specs.

You won’t have any issues whatsoever like lag, freezes, or crashes. Nokia Lumia 735 behaves just like a high-end Windows Phone handset in day-to-day use. The only way to differentiate it from other Windows Phone smartphones in terms of performance is through mobile gaming.

The device packs 8GB of internal memory, but you only get around 3GB of storage to install apps, which is why you might need a microSD memory card. Speaking of which, Lumia 735 features microSD card slot for memory expansion up to 128GB.
Multimedia
This is probably one of the weaker points of the Lumia 735, as the smartphone does not come with any earphones in the retail package and the Xbox Music app isn’t quite good. However, you can attach your own headphones and choose your favorite equalizer setting in the Audio menu.

Nokia Lumia 735 lacks a solid music application developed by Microsoft, but other than that it is doing a decent job when it comes to audio quality.

The addition of an FM Radio function means there are more options for those who are into listening to music. And if you are lucky enough to have the Mix Radio service available in your country, then you made a good deal getting the Lumia 735.

Just like every other Windows Phone handset, Lumia 735 does not support .mkv files or those using the ac3 audio codec, but aside from that you can run just about any video file.
Battery
As I mentioned before, I’m quite fond of removable batteries and Nokia Lumia 735 does pack one. According to Nokia, the 2200 mAh Li-Ion battery should provide up to 600 hours of standby time or up to 22 hours of talk time (17 hours in 3G mode).

Obviously, you will never get that usage time in real life or anything near that. In truth, you will get around 2 days of average use, but depending on what apps you’re using you might not get more than a day of use. WhatsApp, for example, is a huge battery drainer.

The Lumia 735’s battery doesn’t stand out from others, so don’t expect to get more usage time than on other Windows Phone handsets.

It’s also worth mentioning that Nokia Lumia 735 supports wireless charging, but you will have to purchase a wireless plate separately.

 

Samsung Galaxy S5 to feature iris scanner

Will Samsung take biometrics to the next level with the Galaxy S5?

Rumors surrounding Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S5 have been rife as of late. We’ve heard in recent weeks that the device could (finally) feature a premium, metal chassis and that it is likely to be the first Android-based device to launch with a 64-bit chipset, to rival Apple’s iPhone 5s. If today’s little slice of gossip is to be believed, Samsung apparently has decided to add an iris scanner to the device’s spec sheet, along with some other bleeding-edge tech! This would make the manufacturer’s next flagship device leapfrog Apple’s as the technological gadget du jour.

Ordinarily, with rumors that sound a little far-fetched, we’d be rather blasé, but the source of this particular rumbling is none other than ZDNet Korea, a site that has been spot-on with some of its predictions in the past.

The site’s source is claiming that Samsung’s next big thing will launch in February 2014, at Mobile World Congress, and that the device’s proposed hardware could be leagues ahead of what we’re already seeing in the current smartphone market.

The device is said to feature a qHD display, which will run at 2560 x 1440, a 64-bit, octa-core Exynos chipset and an iris scanner for security purposes. That will require users to pop the device up to their peeper to unlock it. While the process may sound a little inconvenient the security applications are potentially groundbreaking, as the process is considered far more secure than more “simple” biometric measures such as fingerprint recognition.

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According to sources, Samsung has perfected technology to do the job of scanning users’ irises and the company is now looking into viable methods of mass producing the modules that will do the job.

The decision to bypass a potentially more mature technology in fingerprint recognition may not necessarily be a game-winning move, though. Iris reading tech is still considered to be in its infancy, despite it being utilized by certain countries around the globe. Security experts have mused that even now, commercially available iris scanners can sometimes be fooled by high-resolution images of a subject’s eye, so it will be interesting to see how Samsung has gotten around this potentially huge issue if indeed the company has decided to make use of the technology for security purposes.

Other rumors regarding the upcoming device suggest that it will come in different flavors to suit different tastes. Users who prize build quality will be able to pick up a metallic version, for example, and perhaps a more surprising suggestion is that Samsung may move away from Android for the release of the Galaxy S5, preferring instead to use its own Tizen OS.

MWC is mere weeks away now though, so we shouldn’t have long to wait before we find out whether these rumors are startling fact or mere science fiction. So stay tuned folks, 2014 looks like it’s going to kick off in style!

iPhone 6 concept shows A7 processor larger display camera

A new iPhone 6 concept has been revealed, exposing a bigger retina display, A7 processor and a new, larger camera

An iPhone 6 concept has been revealed to show off a bigger camera lens, A7 processor tech and larger Retina display.

The concept, by Giorgi Tedoradze looks exactly like the iPhone 5, but new features make it look a little more advanced.

The 4.5-inch retina screen looks to be larger, but the front plate is the same size, making the display more edge-to-edge than previous iterations of Apple’s smartphone.

A note on the concept says this display features “much more pixels,” suggesting Apple has managed to make a bigger retina display than the iPhone 5’s 4-inch number.

Around the back of the device sits a larger camera. The concept description says this is a 12-megapixel iSight camera and coupled with Apple’s new iOS 7 camera features, it will probably be a pretty impressive offering.

iOS 7 was announced Monday and of course the iPhone 6 will launch with the newest OS.

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Features for this update include:
Notifications menu on the lockscreen
Control center for switching connections and features on and off
Parallax effect making the iPhone’s screen almost look 3D
Improved Siri
iTunes Radio for creating and listening to streamed music
The iPhone 6 in Tedoradze’s concept shows the device with an Apple A7 processor — which hasn’t even been announced yet. The A7 is due to launch next year, so maybe the iPhone 6 could be the debut outing for this particular processor.

According to Tedoradze’s design, the iPhone 6 will apparently measure 130mm x 60mm x 7mm and weigh 110g.

The iPhone 6 is rumored to launch in Q1 2014, following the launch of the less-revamped iPhone 5S

HTC Weather App Now Available for Download on Google Play

HTC on Wednesday has released its stock ‘HTC Weather’ app on Google Play for HTC devices running Android 4.4 KitKat or higher.
According to various online reports, the HTC Weather app is not yet compatible with all HTC devices running Android 4.4 devices. Android Central noted that the app has only been updated on the HTC One (M8) and HTC Desire Eye.

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The listing of the app on Google Play is part of the HTC’s new system app update model for its smartphones, making it easier for the company to provide more frequent updates to individual apps rather than rolling it out with full firmware updates that may require additional testing, and may see lower user adoption.

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Notably, in the past also, HTC had moved quite a few system apps to Google Play, like BlinkFeed, HTC SenseTV, HTC Service Pack apps, HTC Gallery and more.

Meanwhile, HTC is also planning Android 5.0 Lollipop update for four of its smartphones – the HTC One (M7), the HTC One (M8); the HTC One mini, and the HTC One mini 2. The company last month said it would roll out the update within 90 days of Google releasing the final Android 5.0 Lollipop source code, and once again confirmed its intentions after Google rolled it out on Monday, adding that it has news for HTC device owners in store.

According to an earlier report, HTC’s unannounced list of devices due for an Android 5.0 Lollipop update includes the recently launched HTC Desire Eye, HTC One (M8) Dual SIM, HTC One (M7) Dual SIM, HTC One (E8), HTC One (E8) Dual SIM, and HTC Butterfly 2.