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Huawei relents, Ascend Mate2 will get Lollipop next year

Smartphone users who invested in Huawei's first big product in the US can now breath a sigh of relief. After receiving no small amount of flak from their users, the Chinese OEM has "reassessed" their update strategy and have now announced that the gigantic Ascend Mate2 will indeed be updated to Android 5.0 after all. The only minor catch is that the update won't take place until sometime within the first half of 2015.

Meizu MX4 tops Antutu’s best performing smartphones for Q3

In a list for top performing smartphones for 2014, which would you expect to top the list? We're pretty sure very few of you expected that the Meizu MX4 would do so, or that it even existed. Yes, the Chinese smartphone was on top of a list published by Antutu for the 10 best performing devices for the 3rd quarter of the year. This signals the rise of smartphone manufacturers from China, a trend that has seen Xiaomi, Oppo, and the aforementioned Meizu make their mark in the industry. The list also welcomes back an OEM that has not made an appearance for quite some time.

Huawei Ascend Mate2 will not get Android KitKat

In our excitement over Android 5.0, we might have been guilty of forgetting that there are those who still live in a Jelly Bean world. As if to douse cold water over enthusiasm, Huawei's US outfit has just announced that its previous flagship, the Ascend Mate2, will not even be getting Android 4.4 KitKat. That practically puts an end to the software life of a smartphone that was practically just launched in January this year.

Huawei Ascend G7 and Ascend P7 Sapphire Edition unveiled

Huawei has rolled out a couple interesting smartphones with the Ascend G7 being unveiled in Germany this week and the Ascend P7 Sapphire Edition being unveiled in China. The Ascend G7 features a 5.5-inch screen with HD resolution and enhanced 4G LTE Cat4 connectivity. The G7 also gets a 13MP rear camera.

IFA 2014 expectation roundup: smartwatches galore

While IFA 2014 itself formally starts in a few days, many companies have scheduled their press events ahead to leave IFA open to actual device demos and showcases. But what do we expect from manufacturer's this time of year? As it turns out, quite a lot. Unsurprisingly, a lot of those also revolve around the tech industry's latest babies: smartwatches. Of course, it isn't just all about smartwatches, as we're expecting to see a few smartwatches and some tablets these coming days as well.
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