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LG bringing L Fino and L Bello to IFA, targeted at teens and emerging markets

LG has announced that it's bringing the L Fino and L Bello Android smartphones to the IFA conference in Berlin. These "powerful alternatives to …

Mobile Technology

Motorola is possibly releasing eight new devices before Christmas

It’s no secret that Motorola are refreshing their flagship Moto X and mid-range Moto G models by the end of the year. We’ve also been led to believe …

LG to unveil L Fino and L Bello at IFA in Berlin, designed for growing 3G markets

LG has announced that they will be bringing two new L series phones to IFA in Berlin in September. The phones, the L Fino and L Bello, are being called “powerful alternatives to higher-priced smartphones” and are geared toward emerging markets.<p>The phones are 3G capable and will begin shipping in …

In three weeks, Blackphone hopes to satisfy privacy concerns

After having been available for preorder since the beginning of the year, the privacy-centric Blackphone will be shipping in three weeks for $629. …

Privacy

Gesture-packed Samsung round smartwatch could be on the way, reveals patent application

The Moto 360 will likely have many competitors following its release, and it looks like one of those devices will be manufactured by Samsung. When …

Android Wear on LG G Watch stars in video demo

Of the two officially confirmed Android Wear smartwatches, the Moto 360 may be the more compelling wearable, with that impossible-to-ignore round …

The Galaxy S5 Active is the rugged smartphone you’ve been waiting for

With the water-resistance of the Galaxy S5, many were wondering if a Galaxy S5 Active would happen this year. Of course, those doubts were silenced …

Oppo N1 Mini gets announced, and yes, it’s big

Oppo has done a good job in keeping itself on our radar lately with the rumors of a mini variant of the N1. The N1 might not be as popular as many …

Android’s back button is still a ball of confusion and inconsistency

Buttons on Android-powered devices have long been a source of confusion and frustration. Sometimes they’re there, sometimes they’re not. Sometimes …

Samsung launches its first Tizen-running smartphone

We knew this day was coming. Samsung’s been working on Tizen for years now, taking its time to help flesh-out the platform into something that would …

Google talks Android Wear app design, shares new Moto 360, G Watch pics

We’re still waiting for word on when the first Android Wear smartwatches will go up for sale, but in the meantime we’ve been kept plenty busy by all …

How much is fifty dollars worth?

If you listened to the Weekly last week, you heard that I was on, so therefore it was awesome. Actually, it’s awesome all the time but it bubbles …

Security flaw lets iOS 7 users bypass lock screen

One thing that’s been fairly common throughout the many years iOS has been around is the promise of lock screen vulnerabilities — many versions of …

Samsung Unveils the New Galaxy K Zoom: A Camera Phone Worthy of the Name

The Galaxy S4 Zoom camera/smartphone officially has a newer, sleeker younger sibling. Announced late last night, Samsung has taken a bit of the focus …

Samsung debuts new mobile audio gear, Samsung Level app

Smartphone users are raising their expectations when it comes to audio performance, prompting companies like HTC to really make sound output a major …

First Tizen smartphone to arrive earlier than anticipated

Tizen is here. It’s powering cameras, and it powers the latest Samsung Gear smartwatches, but we’re still waiting on it to debut on the form factor …

Samsung Galaxy K zoom official, 20.7MP sensor, 10x optical zoom

We knew to expect a Samsung Galaxy S5 Zoom, and here it is, just that it’s called Galaxy K zoom, as the previous rumors and leaks implied. It is a …

Samsung to announce Galaxy S5 Zoom at Singapore event on April 29th

Samsung is set to announce the second in its Galaxy S5 line, if an invitation to an event in Singapore is to be believed.<p>The company invited a select …

LG reveals final design of G Watch, with no buttons and an interchangeable strap

After previously posting a photo of the watch following earlier spec leaks, LG has now shown the final design of its G Watch Android Wear smartwatch to <i>PocketLint</i>. The watch has no buttons at all, everything controlled via the touchscreen, and has an interchangeable strap.<p>Although the watch has a …

Korean Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo gets Android 4.4 KitKat

At the time of the Galaxy Note 3 Neo launch, the device did not come with Android 4.4 KitKat, which was a little disappointing for some users. Not …

LG gives us our best look yet at the G Watch

A wave of Android Wear-powered smartwatches is coming later this year, and one of the first will be the LG G Watch. Details are still sketchy, but LG has now revealed more features of the smartwatch, along with a trove of images showing the device from every angle.<p>The G Watch will feature an …

LG G Watch to come in champagne gold version, too

We got our first peek at the Android Wear-powered LG G Watch back in mid-March, and since then the Life’s Good crew have given us a couple more peeks …

Sony Smartwatch 2 update brings custom watch faces, wallpapers and more

One of the biggest gripes with the Sony Smartwatch 2 was that there was no way to customize watch faces at all. Today a new update has arrived that …

Batteries

HTC One M9

HTC at Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona, Spain, announced the all-new HTC One M9. While it might look a good bit like its predecessor (why …

HTC One

Motorola reportedly getting ready to launch XT1021 series, could be cheaper than Moto G

The first details about Motorola’s next-gen Moto X have already been leaking out recently, but what else can we expect from the company? While so much about Motorola’s future is up in the air as the Lenovo deal marches towards finalization, it appears that the Moto X+1 isn’t the only new handset in …

Mobile Technology

HTC snatches up former Samsung marketing guru who helped launch Galaxy brand

HTC is aiming high with its latest signing. According to reports, the company has hired Paul Golden who was previously at Samsung. It marks a rather …

Mobile

10 hidden Galaxy S5 features, according to Samsung

The Galaxy S5 has been on the market for a week now, and with dozens of reviews and hands-on posts hitting the web, fans of the device probably already know about its main features.<p>But Samsung reckons there are some hidden features on the Galaxy S5 that you might not be aware of, and helpfully …

Apps

HTC hires the guy who created the Galaxy brand

Paul Golden introducing the Galaxy S-based Samsung Continuum on stage in November 2010. Courtesy of Engadget<p>Back in 2011, Samsung’s <i>The Next Big Thing</i> campaign was making Apple’s marketing boss Phil Schiller jealous. Now the man in charge with Samsung’s marketing at the time has joined HTC.<p>Paul …

HTC looks to former Samsung US marketing chief for 'next big thing'

Regardless of what you think of HTC’s more recent ad campaigns featuring Gary Oldman and Robert Downey, Jr. they still haven’t managed to obtain the …

FCC to limit Verizon and AT&T participation in upcoming low-band spectrum auction

AT&T threatens to not participate in the auction if rumored restrictions are put in place<p>An upcoming spectrum auction that will offer up airwaves …