Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact named in user manual

It looks like Sony has an unexpected compact surprise coming soon. While we have been mostly distracted by rumors of the Xperia Z3 and its Xperia Z3 Compact incarnation expected to arrive this IFA 2014, we certainly didn't see an Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact coming. But this won't be an ordinary Xperia tablet as it is clearly marked to be a smaller than usual one.

Asus to reportedly launch unusual-sized tablets

With the tablet market growing and getting too crowded as OEMs launch new ones almost every quarter, it takes something a bit unusual to get people to pay attention to it. Based on listings that were reportedly seen on the GFXBench database, Taiwanese brand Asus may just be launching two new tablets that are not the usual size that we’ve gotten used to with a lot of those in the market.

Amazon Fire Phone has improved battery life in new update

While Amazon’s first smartphone, the Fire Phone, may have underwhelmed those who were expecting something at par with its competitors in the market, it is considered a work in progress and may yet find its stride in later versions. An update the software of the current phone promises better battery life (a must for all devices now) as well as a slew of other new features that should please the early adaptors who already have gotten themselves the Fire Phone.

Cabinet Beta, Sliding Explorer give a foretaste of Android L

Android has a lot of file managers, many of them offering more power to what is already a power tool. But they say beauty is in the eye of the beholder and those file managers do not always meet the aesthetic taste buds of some users. Those users might want to give these two updated file managers a whirl, as they offer some superpower but look nice to boot, thanks to a dash of Material Design.

Flippr lets you use your widgets from any app

Widgets on our smartphones have definitely made our lives easier by offering us certain shortcuts to the apps that we love to use. However, one limitation is that we can mostly access them through our home screen only, and in this age when we want things faster and easier, it is a few added steps towards playing music, reading emails or checking your schedule for the week. One developer had the brilliant idea to create an app that will make using widgets even quicker and easier.

Meizu’s next flagship phone launch imminent

It’s not just the low-end, entry level Android phone market that’s getting saturated, outfits from China – like Meizu – are becoming bolder in their quest to battle the big boys with flagship level devices that are priced relatively cheaper than those of Samsung, LG, Sony, or Apple. Meizu, according to social media updates, may be coming out with its own flagship sooner than expected.