TechnologyTell

Rumor: Google Nexus X to launch later this year without an announcement

We’ve been hearing countless rumors in the past few weeks about the upcoming Nexus device. Previously, we heard it would carry the Nexus 6 moniker, but it seems Google may avoid using it due to trademark issues, as per a new report. Instead, Google will launch it as Nexus X without any official announcement.

Oppo Neo 5 officially announced in Malaysia, set to go on sale next week

Oppo has announced its budget-friendly LTE device for the Malaysian market, dubbed the Oppo Neo 5. It’s set to launch in the region next week for RM598 (almost $189).

Samsung Galaxy Mega 2 will reportedly launch with Exynos 4415 SoC

While most of the tech community is waiting for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 phablet, Samsung is also expected to launch the Samsung Galaxy Mega 2.

All USB cables are hideous compared to crafted LifeStar

To most people, myself included, a USB cable is little more than a mandatory accessory used to power and sync our gadgets. It’s there when you need it, but gets pushed or tucked away once it’s done the job. Few people like having desk clutter, especially when the objects are so mundane.

Samsung Galaxy S5 with Snapdragon 805 and 4G+ to launch in Singapore on August 23rd

Samsung has already launched the LTE-A version of the Samsung Galaxy S5 in South Korea, but it seems the Korean OEM is going to launch another variant of the flagship device for Singapore. Not too long ago, SingTel is prepping up to launch the world’s first commercial 300mbps LTE Advanced network, along with the availability of the Samsung Galaxy S5 4G+. The smartphone will utilize the fast connection speeds, and will go on sale on August 23rd, the same day when the 4G+ network will be available.

LG unveils ‘smartly-priced’ L Fino, L Bello KitKat smartphones

This is a little less “game-changing” than what we expected LG to announce in the buildup to next month’s IFA, but it’s still early days. And all in all, the L Fino and L Bello aren’t that bad… for “smartly-priced” smart handhelds.

Swing Copters for Android and iOS has been released and it’s more difficult than Flappy Bird

The new game from Flappy Bird creator, Dong Nguyen has just been released in both Google Play and App Store and it’s called Swing Copters. Think of this game as a vertical-scrolling version of the phenomenal hit, Flappy Bird. This time however, you’ll be controlling a little guy with a propeller hat instead of the flying bird.

HTC confirms IFA 2014 presence, 64-bit Desire phone incoming?

The already crowded list of IFA protagonists is about to overflow, as HTC has just joined Samsung, Sony, Huawei, LG, Acer and Asus in a collective effort to tease the hell out of Berlin’s prestigious consumer electronics trade show.

ZTE Nubia 5S Mini LTE available stateside for $280 with 13 MP/5 MP cameras

A household name in the Chinese mobile phone industry for years now, ZTE is slowly but steadily coming out of its fail-proof shell, taking a leap of faith on a US market that’s still reticent to OEMs hailing from that particular part of the world.

HTC One M8 for Windows available with Verizon pacts at $100, coming soon to AT&T

The convolutedly but appropriately named HTC One M8 for Windows has gone official at last, after a lengthy buzz buildup, and as expected, its loyalty lies exclusively with Verizon. For a limited time only though, as AT&T will be adding the Windows Phone to its rich smartphone portfolio before long.

HTC One M7 getting Android 4.4.3 KitKat update in Europe

HTC has done a commendable job this year when it comes to Android updates. As promised, the manufacturer released the KitKat update for its HTC One M7 and other devices within a few months after receiving the update, even the Sense 6 update. After rolling out the Android 4.4.3 update for its flagship device, reports suggest the same update is now rolling out for the HTC One M7 in parts of Europe.

Get ready for onslaught of Lenovo phones: Vibe X2, Apollo Yoga and more

Now that Lenovo is officially a more relevant player of the smartphone game than the suffering PC landscape, it makes perfect sense for the creators of the breathtaking Vibe Z2 Pro to focus on beefing up their mobile army. With or without Motorola’s support and expertise.