Mobile

Unreturned Samsung Galaxy Note7 units in New Zealand will soon be disconnected from mobile networks

If you are a Samsung Galaxy Note7 owner in New Zealand who is yet to exchange/return their unit, you are strongly advised to do so withing the next couple of weeks. Reason being, starting November 18, your unit will not be able to access any cellular network in the country. “As part of our commitment to ongoing safety, Samsung would ... Read More »

Analyst: No iPhone SE refresh coming in March 2017

Apple won’t be releasing an update to the iPhone SE in March 2017, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has stated in a note to investors that AppleInsider got their hands on. Unlike any other major smartphone, the iPhone SE’s life will be extended past the usual one year period. As reasoning behind such a decision on Apple’s part the analyst (whose predictions ... Read More »

Latest beta update for BlackBerry Priv brings November security patch

BlackBerry has started pushing out a new beta update to its Priv smartphone. The update, which is hitting all Priv units except those on Verizon’s network, brings along Android security patch for the month of November. It weighs in at around 98MB and bumps the firmware version to AAH505. Here’s the complete statement from the Canadian company: Today’s update brings ... Read More »

Samsung finally makes the W2017 Android flip phone official

Almost exactly one year after unveiling the W2016 high-end Android-powered flip phone in China, Samsung is back again with another such device. The successor for the W2016 is unsurprisingly called W2017, and it’s been leaking in one form or another since June. And today it’s been announced for the Chinese market. Like the W2016, the new W2017 comes with top ... Read More »

Alcatel Idol 4s with Windows 10 will not be sold in Europe

After many rumors and leaks, the Alcatel Idol 4s running Windows 10 Mobile was finally made official a couple of days ago. The smartphone pairs most of the specs of the Android-running Idol 4s with Microsoft’s latest mobile operating system, resulting in an intriguing high-end package for fans of Windows 10 Mobile. It will be out in the US at ... Read More »

New security update starts hitting Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016)

Samsung has started pushing out a new update to its Galaxy A5 (2016) smartphone. Currently rolling out in Europe and weighing in at over 20MB, the update brings along Android security patch for the month of October. In addition, the change-log for the update reveals that fix for a critical security flaw is also included, although details aren’t mentioned. As ... Read More »

vivo Y67 gets certified by TENAA with 4GB of RAM, 16 MP selfie camera

While at this point Chinese smartphone maker vivo is clearly working on the X9, which will apparently be unveiled before the end of this month, it’s also developing another, lower-end device. This has been revealed today by TENAA, the authority in charge of certifying handsets for sale in China. The new vivo phone is currently known just by its model ... Read More »

New Samsung Galaxy Note Edge update brings security patches, other changes

Samsung has started pushing out a new update to its Galaxy Note Edge smartphone. Weighing in at over 350MB, and carrying a firmware version of XXU1DPJ1, the update brings along Android security patches for the month of October. In addition, the update – which is currently hitting unlocked units in Europe – also includes battery optimizations, performance and stability-related improvements, ... Read More »

Android’s global smartphone market share now stands at around 88%

According to latest numbers released by market research firm Strategy Analytics, Android’s global smartphone market share in Q3 2016 stood at around 88%, up from the 84.1% figure reported in the same period last year.. Apple’s iOS, meanwhile, lost some of its market share – it’s now 12.1%, down from the 13.6% share it claimed in Q3 last year. Talking ... Read More »

LeEco Le X850 with Snapdragon 821 SoC, QHD display, and 16MP front camera clears TENAA

A new LeEco phone has been certified by Chinese telecommunication authority TENAA. Listed as LeEco X850, the device is powered by Snapdragon 821 chipset and sports a 5.7-inch, QHD display. RAM is 4GB, while internal memory is 64GB. In terms of camera, the phone features a dual rear-camera setup of 13MP and a 16MP front shooter. A large 3,900mAh battery ... Read More »