Alcatel OneTouch Hero 2+ is a $299 phablet with Cyanogen OS

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Alcatel OneTouch is the latest company to partner with Cyanogen Inc to load that company’s custom version of Android onto a smartphone. The Alcatel OneTouch Hero 2+ is a 6 inch smartphone with a full HD display, an octa-core processor, and Cyanogen OS software. It’ll be available in North America in the second quarter of […]

Lenovo VIBE Shot is a “camera smartphone”

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Remember when cellphones with cameras were still new and novel and people used to talk about “camera phones?” These days most smartphones include a camera or two… but some of those phones have better cameras than others. Lenovo’s new phone has a 16MP camera with some pretty fancy features… so the company is positioning the […]

Cyanogen OS to come on (some) Qualcomm Reference Design hardware

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Cyanogen OS is a smartphone operating system that’s based on open source Google Android software, but which includes extra features and services including options that let users customize the look and feel of their devices. A handful of smartphones including the OnePlus One and handsets from Indian device maker Micromax currently ship with Cyanogen OS. […]

Intel outlines plans for next-gen Atom chips (Cherry Trail, SoFIA)

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Intel’s Atom processors are low-power chips aimed at smartphones, tablets, and entry-level notebook and desktop computers. The Atom line has been around for over half a decade, but this year Intel is shaking things up by splitting the line into three segments. The Intel Atom x3 line of chips are aimed at entry-level devices which […]

Google plans to launch a limited wireless network in the US

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Google will launch a US wireless network within the next few months. Rumors of a Google network have been making the rounds for a while, and Google’s Sundar Pichai confirmed (some of) those reports in remarks made following his keynote speech at Mobile World Congress. Does this mean we should expect Google to offer super-fast […]

Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet is a thin, waterproof, high-res Android tablet

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Sony’s next Android tablet features a slim design, long battery life, and a speedy processor. The Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet features a 10 inch, 2560 x 1600 pixel display, up to 17 hours of battery life, and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 octa-core processor. The tablet is expected to hit the streets in June. Sony’s tablet features 3GB […]

Qualcomm introduces Sense ID ultrasonic fingerprint scanning tech

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A growing number of smartphones include fingerprint scanners that let you unlock your device or login to apps by placing your fingertip on the scanner. Chip maker Qualcomm has just introduced a new solution for detecting fingerprints which detects your fingerprint using sound rather than touch. Qualcomm says this allows its Sense ID technology to […]

Microsoft Lumia 640 and 640 XL do Windows Phone on a budget

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Microsoft has launched two new smartphones that offer decent specs and design at even more decent prices. The Lumia 640 is a 5 inch phone with a 720p display, a quad-core processor, and a starting price of about $160 without a contract. The larger Lumia 640XL has a 5.7 inch, 720p screen and a starting […]

SanDisk launches the first 200GB microSD card

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Need a little extra storage space for your smartphone or tablet? SanDisk has just launched a microSDXC card that can hold up to 200GB of data. The new SanDisk Ultra UHS-I Premium Edition card offers 56 percent more storage than the 128GB cards that seemed so big up until now. The cards support data transfer speeds up […]

Lenovo Miix 300 Windows tablet launches this summer for $149

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Lenovo’s latest Windows tablet is the company’s cheapest to date. The Lenovo Miix 300 is a tablet with an 8 inch display, an Intel Atom processor, and Windows 8.1 software. It will sell for $149 and up when it hits stores in July, 2015. It won’t be the first Windows tablet to hit that price […]

Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge coming April 10th

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Samsung’s next flagship phones will hit stores starting April 10th. The Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge feature 64-bit, octa-core Samsung Exynos processors, 3GB of RAM, up to 128GB of storage, and Android 5.0 software. The Galaxy S6 has a 5.1 inch, 2560 x 1440 pixel Super AMOLED display with Gorilla Glass 4. Like last […]

Lenovo Tab 2 Android tablets coming soon for $129 and up

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Lenovo is updating its line of Android tablets with new 8 inch models that will sell for $129 and up when they launch in June and new 10 inch tablets that will run $199 and up when they hit the streets in April. Lenovo Tab 2 A8 The smaller tablet features an 8 inch, 720p display, Android 5.0 […]

ZTE launches the Grand S3 smartphone with a eye scanner

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ZTE’s latest flagship phone features a 16MP camera on the back, an 8MP camera on the front, 3GB of RAM, and a 5.5 inch display. The ZTE Grand S3 is launching initially in China, where it sells for under $500. The phone should be available in other markets later this year. Some of the specs […]