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Facebook testing dialer & caller ID app for Android

by Dimitris Skiannis After attempting to drive Android users to use its Messenger as their default texting application, Facebook is now planning to release an app called ‘Phone’ for the caller ID and dialer needs of the smartphone users. The existence of this app was revealed after some Android users accidentally received a notification to install the app […] 21 March 2015 at 11:39 pm
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Xiaomi to announce new Mi TV on March 24

by Dimitris Skiannis Chinese smart device maker Xiaomi is getting ready to introduce its new Smart TV on March 24. The upcoming device will succeed the company’s Mi TV 2, which was unveiled in May 2014. Given the last-gen Smart TV still looks quite great for the price-tag, we are not sure what exactly is Xiaomi planning to upgrade […] 18 March 2015 at 11:36 pm
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Microsoft working with Xiaomi to offer a Windows 10 ROM for Mi 4

by Dimitris Skiannis Microsoft has revealed that it is working with Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi to develop a firmware based on Windows 10 for the Mi 4 smartphone. This Windows 10 ROM will be offered to a select group Mi 4 power users in China. “As part of the Windows Insider Program, Microsoft will partner with Xiaomi to […] 17 March 2015 at 11:35 pm
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No Lollipop update for Sony Xperia E, M, C & T-series smartphones

by Dimitris Skiannis When Japanese smartphone maker Sony originally announced its Lollipop update plans, the company’s Android smartphones except the Z-series were conspicuously absent from the list. Now, we know the reason why Sony failed to mention other devices. Turns out, the company has no plans to release Android 5.0 update for any of its Xperia E, C, T […] 8 March 2015 at 02:11 pm
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Acer expands Chromebox CXI line-up with Intel Core-i3 models

by Dimitris Skiannis Taiwanese manufacturer Acer has announced that it is expanding its Chromebox CXI line-up with two new models. The new Chromebox models are powered by latest-generation Intel Core-i3 4030U dual-core processors, instead of the Celeron, which is usually present in the Chrome OS devices. The company has also increased the available RAM options to 8GB. “We’ve […] 7 March 2015 at 02:10 pm
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Google rolling out updated Play Store with tweaked UI and more

by Dimitris Skiannis Google has started rolling out a new version of the Play Store client of the Android devices, which brings a new number of minor changes. Carrying version number 5.3.5, the updated Play Store includes slightly tweaked user-interface of the content listings in landscape mode. You can see an example of the UI change in above […] 5 March 2015 at 02:08 pm
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Huawei showcases Y360 and Y635 smartphones at MWC 2015

by Dimitris Skiannis Huawei is showing two new budget Android smartphones – Y360 and Y635 – at the ongoing Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona. The phones haven’t been officially announced, so we dont know about the pricing or availability details at this point, but we hope to hear something from the company soon. Talking about the smartphones, […] 3 March 2015 at 02:05 pm
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Sony to launch 5.2-inch Sony E23xx smartphone with Android 5.0

by Dimitris Skiannis Sony might be mulling an exit-strategy for the smartphone market, but that hasn’t stopped the company from working on new products. An upcoming smartphone from the company has appeared in the database of benchmarking app Compubench. Carrying model number E2333, the smartphone will feature Android 5.0 Lollipop, 5.2-inch 720p HD display, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of […] 19 February 2015 at 06:14 pm
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Google adds new carousel feature in mobile search

by Dimitris Skiannis Google has announced that it has upgraded the mobile search interface on Android to include a new carousel feature, which will showcase freshest, most relevant content from within a single website. “When you search for a topic or news source, just scroll down to see a “carousel” of recent articles, videos or more on that […] 18 February 2015 at 06:12 pm
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Google Play Store to get white search bar in upcoming update

by Dimitris Skiannis Google is planning to add the white search bar, which you normally see in Google Now, to its Play Store app. In an upcoming Play Store update, Google will replace the existing tiny search icon with full search bar, allowing the users to tap anywhere on the bar to open the search function. It is […] 17 February 2015 at 06:11 pm