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HTC One M8 For Windows Goes Official

HTC has lifted the curtains off of the One M8 for Windows and it is finally official. However, the phone is exclusive to Verizon and we can’t say whether the exclusivity is timed or not. The phone will be going on sale tomorrow and if you are planning on buying it from the website, it is available readily.

So what is changed on this iteration of the HTC One M8? Apart from the operating system, nothing. HTC One M8 For Windows run on Windows Phone 8.1 instead of Android 4.4.2 Kitkat. Apart from this, there is no other feature. This means the dual camera set up is still there along with all that powerful hardware. Continue Reading →

Sony Xperia M2 Aqua Goes Official

Sony just went official with a new phone in the Xperia line up. The Xperia M2 Aqua. Yes, it is a reiteration of the already released Xperia M2 but with a bit of a twist. The name pretty much gives everything away, the Xperia M2 Aqua is company’s first phone that comes with the highest level of certification, the phone is IP68 certified (as a matter of fact, that is the highest level of dust and water resistance we have seen on a smart phone) For those who don’t know, the IP68 certification means that the Xperia M2 Aqua is completely dust tight, as for the water resistance, it can survive water over 1m depth and that too indefinitely. By indefinite, it means the phone can easily survive up to 3m of depth. However, in a recent case, an Xperia Z2 survived about a month in salty water, the best part? The phone was 10 meters deep. Now that is something but we wouldn’t suggest you doing that with your Xperia Z2 or with any phone for that matters. Continue Reading →

Apple’s iPhone 6 Will Be Having 1 Gig of RAM?

All the Apple loyalists are still waiting for Apple to announce the upcoming iPhone 6. Despite not having any official word from the company itself, things haven’t been so quite. We already know that Apple is planning on launching two iPhone variants with different screen sizes and a possible difference in specifications. The latest report we have is coming straight from a Chinese social networking website that goes by the name ‘Weibo‘ and according to the report, it seems like iPhone 6 will be having 1 gig of RAM. Just like its predecessors. It may not be entirely true considering today’s flagship standards but we can’t say much for now.

The leak we have comes in the shape of a document that is detailing the RAM chip. For those who are wondering 1 gig of RAM might not be enough for the next iPhone. The iPhone 5s also came with 1 gig of RAM and easily managed to best several Android devices that had more RAM. The thing is, the multitasking on iOS is pretty good. However, if you are looking from the eyes of a tech giant who just loves to have everything in large quantities, you might have some issues with the Apple iPhone 6. But then again, since it’s not officail, and the phone is yet to be released, we can’t say much at the moment.  Continue Reading →

Android 4.4.4 Rolling Out For OnePlus One

OnePlus One, the flagship killer from a start up company based in China was launched roughly 2 months ago, and despite the early troubles of shipping the phone to the people who have been waiting for it and then later facing issues such as the infamous yellow tint (the below part of the screen of some units had yellow tint on it) the company is finally stablising itself. The fact that company has been working hard to provide the best experience is no surprise as OnePlus is finally rolling out the Android 4.4.4 Kitkat on the One. This is an amazing thing considering how other flagships are still running the older OS versions. Sony Xperia Z2 is currently on Android 4.4.2, same goes for Samsung Galaxy S5, LG G3. As for HTC One M8, Android 4.4.3 is now rolling out to some regions.

As compared to the change log of Vanilla Android, the one that accompanies this update is rather big and filled with several bug fixes and minor additions to the phone. You can view the whole change log below. Continue Reading →

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Specs Appear

So we are nearing the official revealing of Samsung’s next beast, the Galaxy Note 4 and we are being piled up with rumours and reports. Previously, we were graced by some leaked photos of the Galaxy Note 4 and now we have some more information about the upcoming phablet, and this time, we don’t have more leaked photos, instead a leaked screen shot from the benchmarking app AnTuTu. The leaked screen shot is showing some key specifications of the phone. The specs that are displayed in the AnTuTu benchmark are already the specs we’ve been hearing for quite some time, it just proves a bit more solid proof regarding the technical details.

If the screen shot is taken into consideration, and is actually legit, then the Galaxy Note 4 will be featuring an octa core Exynos 5433 processor (There will be a Snapdragon 805 version considering Samsung decides to keep the tradition alive) , 3 gigs of RAM, 16 gigs of internal storage (here’s to hoping that Samsung releases a 32 gigs variant as well, just like the previous Note) there will be Android 4.4.4 Kitkat out of the box. Moving on, the screen size isn’t mentioned but the previous reports suggest that the Note 4 will have the same screen size as the predecessor (5.7 inches) However, the resolution is bumped up and now, the Note 4 will be having QHD resolution instead of FHD on its younger sibling. Continue Reading →

Windows Phone Gets Snapchat (Sort of)

Since Windows Phone is still waiting to get its hands on the official SnapChat. However, if you are one of the few people who are anxious to get their hands on SnapChat on Windows Phone, there is a way. But sadly, it isn’t actually SnapChat. There is an app released on Windows Phone that works exactly like SnapChat (users can send messages and even pictures that will self-destruct after few seconds) the app is called WindUp and is available to download from the Windows Phone store for free.

Despite the fact that the name has nothing to do with SnapChat it works quite similar to the photo sharing app and it does the work very well. That being said, Microsoft doesn’t have any intentions of making it a direct rival of SnapChat and WindUp is currently deemed as a research project. Lastly, there are no plans on releasing this app on other platforms and it will strictly stay an exclusive. Continue Reading →

Motorola Moto X+1 Specs Leaked

This just in, the successor to Motorola’s Moto X has been spotted on GFXBench and we now have some idea about the specifications of the phone. Remember how the Moto X was criticised for having substandard specs? Well this time, things are a bit different. As compared to its little brother, the Moto X+1 comes with flagship standard specifications. As for the release date, we still have no idea but it can be said that Motorola will officially reveal the phone on 4th September, later this year alongside Moto 360 and Moto G2.

So, let’s talk about the specifications?  There is a 5.2 inches of screen with full HD resolution. The Motorola X+1 will be coming with a quad core Snapdragon 801 clocked at 2.45 gigahertz (there’s a slight mistake in the GFXBench as it is reporting a Snapdragon 800 instead of 801. It’s clearly the latter because of the higher clock speed), 2 gigs of RAM, Adreno 330 GPU, 16 gigs of internal storage (GFXBench is displaying 10 gigs which is basically what you will be getting from 16) there’s a 12 mega pixel camera on the back that is capable of taking videos at 4k resolution, a 2 mega pixel on the front capable of FHD videos. Continue Reading →

HTC Zoe Now Available For All Devices

Only recently, HTC announced that it will be releasing all the HTC exclusive apps to other phones that are not HTC, and now we have our hands on HTC Zoe. Earlier, the app was available on the Play Store, however, only those who owned an HTC device could download it. Now, the app, as a beta version is available to download on all non-HTC devices. The availability however is in stages so it might take some time before the app appears on your Google Play Store.

So what exactly is Zoe? It’s basically a social networking app that allows you to share photos and videos with your friends. That’s not all, one of the uniquest feature of this app is the fact that it lets your friends contribute and edit the photos or videos you have shared with them. Pretty amazing, no? Ever since Zoe was first introduced, it didn’t get the much needed attention it deserved. For some odd reason, the app was deemed nothing more than a gimmick that HTC released. Zoe made its debut with the HTC One (M7) and has been lingering ever since. Continue Reading →