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Mobile Nations Weekly: Launching, relaunching, unlaunching

Last minute releases, last minute pull backs.

As the holiday season kicks into full gear, things are getting hectic as last minute launches flow out the door. Microsoft’s long-awaited new Windows Mobile flagship finally arrived in the form of the Lumia 950, a 5.2-inch Quad HD hexa-core 20MP beast of a phone. And it’s even beastlier brother, the 5.7-inch Lumia 950 XL is due a week later.

While Microsoft had a successful launch, things have been  [Read More…]

HTC is launching the One A9 in India on November 25

HTC has sent out media invites for a November 25 event in New Delhi, where the company is likely to debut the HTC One A9 in India.

The HTC One A9 is a mid-tier premium smartphone with a design that is strikingly similar to iPhone 6. In the US, the One A9 was launched at an introductory price of $ 399.99, and is retailing for $ 499.99 now.

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Google Play Store reportedly launching in China in early 2016

Google is preparing to launch its Play Store in China at the start of 2016, according to Reuters’ sources. It would mark a major step for Alphabet by launching infrastructure to power the localized version of the Google Play Store after pulling out of the region years ago due to refusing to self-censor search results.

Redmi Note 2 Pro’s fingerprint sensor teased, launching on November 24

Xiaomi’s all set to introduce a new handset on November 24, and it is increasingly looking likely that the device is the Redmi Note 2 Pro. The Chinese vendor has started teasing the phone on social media, giving us a look at the rear-mounted fingerprint scanner.

Sprint announces faster LTE Plus network, launching today in 77 markets

Sprint has announced the rollout of its LTE Plus network, available now in 77 of the carrier’s markets. Built using LTE Advanced technologies like carrier aggregation and beamforming, Sprint’s LTE Plus is meant to deliver faster speeds and more consistent service.

OnePlus X launching in Oct. and will sport Snapdragon 801

OnePlus set the stage for growth last year with its first device, the OnePlus One. The CEO, Carl Pei, hinted at two models for 2015 and rumors point to a mid-range device called the OnePlus X. I guess we went from simple arithmetic with the flagship phones(OnePlus One and OnePlus Two)to algebra with naming of the mid-range class.

According to gizmochina.com and their sources, the OnePlus X will arrive with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 which should help keep its price point  [Read More…]

Fossil teases upcoming Android Wear smartwatch, launching this holiday season

Fossil has teased a new smartwatch powering Android Wear. The company, best known for its rather luxurious products, showed off three upcoming products that will be released as part of the Fossil Q family. The new wearables will include a connected bracelet, connected watch (with no display), as well as the Android Wear smartwatch.

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Android Pay may be launching on Aug. 26th

If you’ve been itching to put Google Wallet to rest and move on to newer days with Android Pay, the debut may be only a couple days away.  Supporting restaurants and retailers need to prep for the new system, and we may have just got a tip from one of their largest, McDonalds.

Allegedly, employees at a McDonalds location received a notice saying payments with Android Pay will begun on August 26th.

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Moto X Play WILL be launching in the US after all, known as the DROID Maxx 2

There was widespread dismay when Motorola announced that the cheaper Moto X Play wouldn’t be making its way to the US, and that meant missing out on that bigger 3650mAh battery too. Little did we know that Motorola had a trick up its sleeve for the US.

With the Moto X Play now available pretty much everywhere in the world except the US, it turns out Motorola will be launching the DROID Maxx 2 for Verizon Wireless in the US,  [Read More…]

Xiaomi Mi 4i Limited Edition with new color options launching in India on August 25

At the global launch of MIUI 7, Xiaomi announced that it will launch a limited edition Mi 4i in several colors, including blue, pink and yellow. With the white and black options already available, the phone will be available in a total of five color combinations.