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ASUS ZenFone 2 starts selling in India

The ASUS ZenFone 2 – designed to compete, out-perform, and out-price most mid-tier phones out in the market today – has just started selling in one of the fastest growing markets for smartphones today, which is India. Three variants of the smartphone were released, showing a gradual increase in pricing as the specs go up but still, on the whole, a very affordable proposition.

PLEX version 4.2 comes out with fixes and interface updates

We’ve talked about the PLEX app a couple of times here before, and if you haven’t heard of this great media player suite before, we promise you – you could do worse. PLEX is one of the more solid server-caster-player apps out there, whether you just like to keep your media library in a nice order, or if you’re looking for an easy way to cast your content to either mobile or TV. The developers just came out with a new update, promising fixes and interface tweaks.

Qualcomm to build its next-gen chips on Samsung foundries

Make no mistake about it, this is a big deal for everyone following tech news. Qualcomm, makers of the Snapdragon chipsets that are so famous in the mobile industry, are set to move away from tradition and have come to an agreement that their next-gen chips – the Snapdragon 820, in all possibilities – will be made using Samsung’s foundries.

EA Sports UFC mobile game launches today, pricey IAPs

We were wondering when a developer would actually pick up on the boom of the popularity of UFC and mixed martial arts in general. That question is answered today, as EA Sports launches the “EA SPORTS UFC” game on Android (and iOS). The game has been a relative success during its soft-launch period, so let’s see if that would translate to the global market.

Rooting will disable Samsung Pay on Galaxy S6

Ok, we understand that some people just don’t like Samsung’s TouchWiz. It’s gotten tremendously better in the new Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, but there are some people who just don’t care for it. So the next thing they do is gain root access to get rid of the bloatware – which is standard procedure, we guess. Only, this might make you think twice. Rooting your Galaxy S6 will make your device ineligible for Samsung Pay.

ZenFone 2 ZE551ML with 4GB RAM tested for multitasking

ASUS has been leveraging on its partnership with chipmaker Intel for making its ZenFone line perform way better than any phone at that price point should. Last year ASUS surprised everybody with the ZenFone 5, competing against Motorola’s Moto G for affordability, but showing some definite class with a better camera and performance. Now we have the ASUS ZenFone 2, one of the first consumer smartphones to offer 4GB of RAM, being tested for what should be a smooth multitasking performance.

Stunning pics taken with LG G4 used in new teaser video

As the unveiling of LG’s new flagship crawls ever nearer (that’s on April 28 for you LG fans out there), we are seeing new information on what we might expect from the new LG G4. A new teaser video has come out and it highlight’s the new devices camera – specifically the manual options available.
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