LG’s Nuclun 2 chipset to power the V10’s successor and not the G5

You may not know this, but LG has been trying its hand at mobile chipset design for a while now. Following its initial Nuclun SoC, the Korean company is at the moment developing its next solution, called Nuclun 2. We first heard about it back in August, and up until now there have been no releases of devices powered by ... Read More »

New renders show up portraying the upcoming Microsoft Lumia 650

Microsoft’s next mid-range Windows 10 smartphone, following the already launched Lumia 550, will be the Lumia 650. We’ve first seen an image depicting the upcoming model last week, and today a few new renders have showed up. These aren’t leaked renders, do keep that in mind – rather, they are said to be based “on internal Microsoft slides for the ... Read More »

Fairphone 2 modular smartphone has started shipping

Unveiled back in June this year, the Fairphone 2 – which features a modular design, with most components sourced from conflict-free mines – has started shipping to customers across Europe. This was announced by Fairphone, the company behind the device, in a blog post today. “It’s been almost two years in the making, and some of the earliest buyers have ... Read More »

A bunch of new handsets show on the Windows 10 mobile horizon

AdDuplex released its monthly report showing Windows Mobile distribution and a snapshot of the data from December 15 shows Windows 10 mobile is slowly but surely making progress. The sales of Microsoft Lumia 950, Lumia 950XL and Lumia 550 last month have bumped the Windows 10 mobile usage by 1.8 percentage points bringing the overall share to 8.8%. Windows Phone ... Read More »

Samsung announces special Winter Edition Note5 with 128GB of storage

We are still unsure if and when Samsung will bring the Note5 to Europe worldwide and in the meantime, all we can do is keep tabs on its progress on the home South Korean turf. Today brings the latest piece of news about the handset – Samsung has announced a special Winter Edition for the holiday season. Its distinctive feature ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ in pink now available in China

Samsung has a habit of launching exclusive paintjobs of its flagships in some markets. It did it already with the Note 3, which got some exclusive makeovers varying by markets, the Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S5’s market-limited pink versions, even the S6 series and the exclusive Green Emerald and Blue Topaz flavors. Now, Samsung is doing once of those regional-exclusivity ... Read More »

Xiaomi smartphone sales could hit 73 million mark this year, fall short of initial forecast

Correction: An earlier version of the article said that the new figure was announced by Xiaomi Chairman Lei Jun, which is not the case as the prediction is made by a Chinese analyst. The text has been corrected to reflect the change. Back in March this year, Xiaomi Chairman Lei Jun said that the company is aiming to sell somewhere ... Read More »

Sprint starts rolling out LG G4 Marshmallow update

Sprint has started rolling out the Marshmallow update to LG G4 devices on its network. The update, which bumps the software version to LS991ZV9, also includes the carrier’s Global Roaming feature. With the update, Sprint LG G4 owners will be able to access all the usual Android 6.0 features, including Doze, which promises improved battery life with lower standby power ... Read More »

Apple outs iOS 9.2.1 Public Beta 1

iOS 9.2 only started rolling out to supported devices less than ten days ago, and today Apple’s already pushing out a new software version. This time however we’re not talking about a final release, rather a new public beta. iOS 9.2.1 Public Beta 1 is now available for those who’ve signed up for Apple’s beta testing program. If you’re in ... Read More »

Huawei has shipped over 100 million smartphones this year

Huawei has announced that it has shipped more than 100 million smartphones this year. The announcement was made by the Chinese company through its official Weibo account today. With this, Huawei has joined companies like Samsung and Apple in the 100 million club. This comes nearly five months after the company, which is the third largest smartphone manufacturer in the ... Read More »