LG G3 Beat officially announced, set to launch in South Korea with global markets to follow

LG G3 Beat aka G3 Mini has been making rounds in the rumor mill, but it seems the Korean OEM decided to finally put an end to all these rumors. Recently, the company announced the LG G3 Beat, a miniature version of the LG G3, with trimmed down specifications and a lower price tag.

The purported Sony Xperia Z3 passes through the FCC

Over the weekend, some images of the alleged Sony Xperia Z3 made their way to the internet showing us what the upcoming flagship from Sony will come with. And now, an alleged device with a model number D6603 passed through the FCC, believed to be the upcoming Sony Xperia Z3.

HTC Desire 610 launches on AT&T, will be available from July 25th

Earlier today, AT&T announced that it will start selling the Windows Phone 8.1 powered Lumia 635 on the GoPhone prepaid service. Well, it’s not the only device that will make its way to the carrier: the HTC Desire 610 will also launch on the network’s prepaid.

Microsoft set to lay off 18,000 employees in the next year

Microsoft completed its $7.2 billion acquisition of the Nokia Devices and Services Division, taking in almost 25,000 employees across the globe. As with every other merger, there’s a high chance of layoffs since the companies don’t want redundant positions. There have been rumors circulating all over the internet that Microsoft may axe over 10,000 employees in the coming week. Well, it turns out its way more than that. Recently, Satya Nadella sent out an email to the employees, notifying there will be over 18,000 job cuts in the next year.

LG G3S user manual pops up, believed to be the LG G3 Mini

Manufacturers have been releasing the mini versions of their flagship devices from sometime now. Samsung recently released the Galaxy S5 Mini, and so does HTC. It’s not just these two, LG is also expected to launch the mini version of their flagship LG G3 in the coming weeks. We’ve heard a plethora of rumors about its existence, and today, a user manual for the alleged device with a name LG G3S, believed to be the LG G3 Mini, has popped up.

Nokia Lumia 635 coming to AT&T on July 25

Microsoft unveiled the 4G-enabled Nokia Lumia 635 at the Build 2014 conference back in April. Not too long ago, the device made its debut on T-Mobile, but it’s not the only carrier, AT&T has also announced the availability of the handset on its GoPhone prepaid service starting July 25th. Customers will be able to get the AT&T branded version of the device at a launch price of $99.99.

Android 4.4.4 KitKat rolling out for Motorola Droid Maxx, Ultra and Mini

Not too long ago, Motorola started the soak tests for the latest Android 4.4.4 Kitkat update for the Motorola Droid Maxx, Mini and Ultra. Motorola announced that the Verizon Droid family will get the taste of the latest Android 4.4.4 KitKat update starting today. Along with the goodies that come with the Android 4.4.4 Kitkat update, it comes with a few new features and enhancements for the devices as well.

LG G Vista reportedly heading to Verizon on July 18th

Not too long ago, LG released the LG G3 on its network, which is set to hit retail on the carrier this week. It seems its not the only handset to launch on the Big Red, LG is also rumored to introduce LG G Vista in the US soon.

Here are some concept renders of the purported Google Nexus 8

The Google Nexus 8 tablet is said to be in the pipeline, with the task reportedly given to HTC. We’ve seen reports hinting that HTC is manufacturing the upcoming Nexus tablet, with a codename HTC Volantis. Not too long ago, the well-connected @evleaks dropped some information about the specifications of the alleged tablet.

HTC One E8 and Desire 616 launched in India

Not too long ago, HTC unveiled the HTC One E8, which offers a similar set of specifications as the HTC One M8 except the Duo cameras. If you’re based in India waiting for the handset to go official, there’s a piece of good news for you. The Taiwanese OEM has announced the HTC One E8 for Rs 34,900 ($580), and will hit retail by the end of July. It’s not the only handset, HTC also unveiled the Desire 616 in the country at Rs. 16,900, with sales commencing this week.

Samsung suspends business with a Chinese supplier over child labor accusations

Recently, Samsung announced they have suspended business Dongguan Shinyang Electronics Co. Ltd. Last week, some allegations were made by China Labor Watch about child labor at the supplier, and after investigating itself, Samsung found evidence of child labor at the worksite, thereby, suspending its business ties with the supplier.

Xiaomi Mi4 To Launch in China on July 22nd?

Xiaomi, a Chinese OEM who is also called the “Apple of China”, may launch its latest flagship device this month. Xiaomi’s executive posted a teaser on Weibo about the company’s annual product launch event for this year where the company is expected to unveil the rumored Mi4 handset. The event will take place on July 22nd, and the teaser image shows a giant “4″ along with a tagline that says, “The journey of a piece of steel metal.”