China Fining Qualcomm $1 Billion After 14-Month Investigation

Following a long investigation by the Chinese government, Qualcomm is now required to pay a striking $1 billion fine, according to Reuters. This is a huge strike for the company and is not the first issue that it’s encountered so far in 2015, after various reports showing overheating issues with their latest Snapdragon 810 chipset. […]

Worldwide Android News 02/06/15 – Nexus 6 Turbo Charger, Oppo N3, R5 and More!

  Lenovo’s A3800-D Costs Just 400 Yuan and Offers Quad-Core Performance There are a lot of low-end devices available these days, but Lenovo is a name that certainly carries a little more weight than others in the segment. The A3800-D is a quad-core device powered by MediaTek’s MT6582 at 1.3 Ghz and and 512MB of […]

Prynt Module Combines A Case And Camera For Instant Printing On The Go

Smartphones have revolutionized how we take and share pictures. I still remember my Dad carefully constructing a photograph, manually adjusting the focus and once it was taken, manually winding the film on. Once that roll was finished, we would send the film away for processing and after a couple of weeks, it would return and […]

MediaTek’s Processors Snapping At Qualcomm And Nvidia’s Heels

There is much to admire about MediaTek. They’ve grown from a provider of low cost reference designs for feature ‘phones to providing chipsets for an increasing number of devices, with and without a baseband (modem) and encompassing smartphones and tablets. However, until recently, MediaTek’s efforts have largely been dismissed as copycat or barking up the […]

Worldwide Android News 16/01/15 – Xiaomi Note and Note Pro, Kakao Taxi and More!

  Google Flight Search Finally Available in India While the absence of Flight Search from Google in India has no doubt fueled local alternatives to become better, and more readily available, it’s still nice to see Google’s option land in the country at long last. After quite a wait, Google’s Flight Search is now available […]

HP TouchPad Receives Tasty Lollipop 5.0.2 Via Unofficial CyanogenMod 12 Nightlies

There are two devices that refuse to toe the line when it comes to unofficial software updates; two devices that were released running software other than Android but have had Google’s operating system ported to them and still receive regular updates from a cache of loyal, hardworking software engineers. One is the HTC HD2, originally […]

Lenovo To Release The 4G LTE A6000 Handset Later This Month In India

2015 is the year when several Indian carriers launch 4G LTE coverage across the country and because of this, many manufacturers are scrambling to launch LTE-enabled devices into the region. Lenovo is the latest manufacturer to release a 4G LTE smartphone for Indian customers, the A6000. The new device is based around a 5.0-inch, 720p resolution […]

Android Platform Distribution Numbers Revealed: Kit Kat Up, Jelly Bean Down

This morning, Google updated the Android version distribution information and I’m a little disappointed to write that Android 5.0 Lollipop still isn’t showing in the list. We’re not sure why Google isn’t yet disclosing the data; either it doesn’t want to distort the other data (for an unknown and presumably bizarre reason) or because it […]

Taiwanese Regulators Clear Twelve Smartphone Manufacturers From Breaking Data Protection Policies

The Taiwanese regulators have cleared twelve smartphone manufacturers from breaking local (Taiwan) data protection laws. These manufacturers included Apple, Samsung, LG, Sony, HTC, Asus, Huawei, Xiaomi and ZTE. The last three, the largest Chinese smartphone manufacturers, are no strangers to being accused of data security breaches. However as part of the investigation, the National Communications […]

Worldwide Android News 12/26/14 – Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G, LINE and More!

  Motorola’s Turbo Charger Doesn’t Ship with The Nexus 6 in Australia, Yet   It’s hard to miss out on the fact that the Nexus 6 is a massive phone, and that 3,200 mAh battery is pretty large as well. That means that the Nexus 6 requires some serious charging, which is why in the […]