Author Archive : Dimitris Skiannis

Xiaomi bumps RAM & internal storage in Redmi 2

by Dimitris Skiannis When Xiaomi unveiled the new Redmi 2 smartphone earlier this month, several consumers were disappointed with the marginal increase in the specifications. To address the consumer concerns, Xiaomi has decided to upgrade the two key components of the phone. As per Xiaomi co-founder Lei Jun, the Redmi 2 smartphone will now come with 2GB of RAM, instead […] 1 February 2015 at 11:50 am

Android 5.0.2 Lollipop factory images arrive for Nexus 7 cellular variants

by Dimitris Skiannis Weeks after the Wi-Fi variants of the Nexus 7 (2013, 2012) tablets got Lollipop OTA as well as factory images, Google has finally released the Lollipop factory images for the cellular variants of these tablets. The factory images are based on Android 5.0.2, so at least the tablets will directly jump to the latest Android […] 31 January 2015 at 11:49 pm

Samsung Galaxy XCover 3 breaks cover, expected to arrive soon

by Dimitris Skiannis Samsung seems to be getting ready to introduce the third smartphone in its Galaxy XCover line of rugged Android smartphones. Likely to be dubbed as Samsung Galaxy XCover 3, the smartphone has been leaked online with both alleged images and specifications out in the wild. According to a report in GSM Arena, the phone will […] 29 January 2015 at 11:46 pm

Huawei to unveil Android Wear smartwatch at MWC, Ascend P8 coming in April

by Dimitris Skiannis Huawei has revealed that the company plans to launch its first Android Wear-powered smartwatch at the upcoming Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona. The company hasn’t shared any details about the device, but noted that the smartwatch will be accompanied by a couple of fitness bands, which will most likely succeed the company’s Talkband B1. […] 29 January 2015 at 11:46 pm

Android becomes first-ever smartphone OS to reach 1 billion shipments in one year

by Dimitris Skiannis The latest smartphone shipments numbers are in from Strategy Analytics’ Wireless Smartphone Strategies and they reveal a big milestone for Google. As per the report, Google’s Android OS was present on the over 1 billion of the total smartphone shipments in 2014. There were a total of 1.3 billion smartphone shipments last year and 81 […] 27 January 2015 at 11:44 pm

HTC’s next flagship announcement scheduled for March 1

by Dimitris Skiannis HTC has starting sending invites to the tech press around the world for its next flagship smartphone announcement. As per invite, the event will be happening on March 1 in Barcelona, just a day before the official opening of the Mobile World Congress 2015. The HTC invite doesn’t reveal anything about the product and is […] 18 January 2015 at 01:47 am

Google shuts down Explorer program to focus on next-gen Google Glass

by Dimitris Skiannis Google has announced that it is shutting down the Glass Explorer program and the device has graduated from being a Google X labs product. Google Glass will now have its own team, which will be overseen by Nest’s Tony Fadell. Existing Glass head Ivy Ross will still be the in-charge, but will now report to […] 16 January 2015 at 12:45 pm

Xiaomi introduces Mi Box mini & Mi Headphones

by Dimitris Skiannis In addition to the new Mi Note and Mi Note Pro smartphones, Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi on Thursday also took the wraps of a new set-top box and over-the-ear headphones in China. Dubbed as Mi Box mini and Mi Headphones, the new devices join the company’s growing product portfolio in the Chinese market. Talking about the […] 13 January 2015 at 01:42 am

Sony to release Android 5.0 update for Xperia Z3 devices next month

by Dimitris Skiannis Sony revealed during its CES 2015 press meet that it will begin the Android 5.0 Lollipop roll-out for Xperia Z3-series devices next month i.e. February.  The company’s Xperia Z3 line-up includes devices like Sony Xperia Z3, Sony Xperia Z3 Dual, Sony Xperia Z3 Compact, and Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact. The company has not shared […] 11 January 2015 at 04:56 pm

Sony announces new home audio products with Google Cast support

by Dimitris Skiannis Sony has unveiled its new line-up of audio products at the ongoing CES 2015 trade fair. Set to go on sale in spring this year in US, Sony’s sound bars, wireless speakers and A/V receivers come with support for High-Res audio as well as DSEE HX technology, which upscales the online streaming sources to provide […] 11 January 2015 at 04:54 pm