Tag Archive: Phones


LG begins global rollout of L Series phones

LG is beginning the global rollout of their L-Series phones, the L Fino and L Bello. Both phones are aimed at teenagers and first-time smartphone buyers in emerging 3G markets.

Netflix adds Post-Play support to Chromecast from phones and tablets

Netflix has just announced that it has added its Post-Play feature to Google’s Chromecast HDMI dongle for users who are streaming videos from Netflix’s Android and iOS smartphone and tablet apps.

Moto X available for pre-order in exclusive bamboo at Phones 4u

Motorola announced the Moto X at IFA 2014 in Berlin, but Phones 4u in the UK has confirmed that pre-orders are now available through the online portal. What’s more is the retailer has confirmed it will hold exclusivity on the bamboo version of the new smartphone. Pricing starts from £34.50 a month and Phones 4u expects to start shipping on October 6.

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Google creates new free replacement program for damaged Nexus 5 phones

If you accidentally damaged your Nexus 5 smartphone, you can get it replaced for free thanks to Google’s new Nexus 5 replacement program, which is similar to what rivals HTC and Motorola are offering. The program went live without any announcement or much fanfare, though devoted Nexus 5 owners have confirmed on a Google+ posting in the Nexus 5 community page.

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New phones means new forums — and we’ve added a bunch!

We’ve dropped a whole world of new smartphone knowledge on you today. From the new Notes from Samsung to Xperias in Berlin. There’s so much to explore. But we’re just part of that conversation. It’s time for you fine folks to get involved — and that’s where our Android forums come in!

To go along with these new phones, we’ve got a load of new forums ready for discussion. Here’s the list!

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Motorola holding September 4 event, Moto 360 + new phones inbound

We’ve been waiting patiently for new toys from Motorola for several months, not least the Moto 360 smartwatch and rumored Moto X successor. Today Moto is sending out media invites for an event in Chicago on Sept. 4, where we should see what’s next from the fan-favorite manufacturer. The teaser animation for the event shows an X phone, a G phone, a watch and some kind of earpiece, so it looks like there’ll be plenty to  [Read More…]

255 million Android phones shipped in Q2 2014, according to IDC

Android shipments for the past quarter surpassed 255 million, making up nearly 85 percent of all smartphones shipped in the three-month period. According to a quarterly report out of IDC, Android set a new record for shipments in the quarter, growing 33 percent over Q2 of 2013. The big growth came in the lower-end device market, with 58.6 percent of Android phones shipped in the quarter retailing for less than $ 200 off-contract.

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Android Device Manager adds message and call-back number options for lost phones

Android Device Manager, the service that helps you locate and lock lost devices, is picking up an update on the web and for Android that gives you better options when locking a device. Now from both the web and the updated Android app, when you go to forcibly lock a phone you own, you can add both a message and a phone number for the person with the phone to call you with.

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Android “L” release to include multi-user support for phones

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Multi-user profile support has been available on tablets for some time but is yet to appear on Android phones. However, a recent post on the Android issue tracker may suggest that it’ll appear in the Android L release. A post was created complaining about the lack of support for multiple users on phones and was… Read more »

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T-Mobile convinces 50,000 BlackBerry customers to upgrade their phones, though maybe not to a new BlackBerry

After T-Mobile had attempted to woo long-time BlackBerry subscribers away in an effort to convince them to upgrade to newer devices running on competing operating systems and a subsequent reworking of the upgrade incentive to appease BlackBerry, it looks like the un-carrier network has managed to convince 50,000 BlackBerry customers to upgrade, likely to a Samsung Galaxy phone.

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