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Cyanogen to still release Lollipop firmware for OnePlus One

Something like this from Cyanogen should be good news for OnePlus One users, but the recent rift between Cyanogen and OnePlus has thrown everything into confusion. If we read Cyanogen's recent tweet, it shows that the company is currently finalizing the Android 5.0 Lollipop update for the OnePlus One smartphone and is expected to be out sooner than later. But there are more questions than answers from this.

Research says mobile use may affect kids’ problem-solving skills

It is already an accepted fact that the best way to distract kids or to keep them from getting bored is to plop a mobile device in front of them. In fact, you probably will not be able to separate them from the smartphone or tablet when you actually need them to pay attention. Much has been said about the effect of heavy mobile device use on the young ones, but there are still no hard facts to support our theories and speculations.

HTC tests users’ patience, Lollipop rollout for One M7, M8 delayed

Now that you’ve read the headline above, take a few deep breaths first -- breathe in, breathe deeply, then breathe out. If you're an HTC One M7 or One M8 user, this news will be sure to cause some irritation at the very least, so make sure you’re feeling somewhat relaxed before proceeding. We know that HTC One users have been looking forward to getting their hands on the Android 5.0 Lollipop updates to their devices. This latest update means more bad news for you guys.

Samsung Galaxy S6 visits India, rumors on a robust form factor

As the rumored launch date of Samsung’s upcoming flagship phone – the Samsung Galaxy S6 – draws ever nearer, we are flooded by a lot of rumors and news items regarding the elusive smartphone. An actual model has not been seen in the wild, and would most likely remain hidden until it is unveiled at MWC 2015 in Barcelona a month from now.

One Billion Android smartphones shipped globally in 2014

2014 was a big year for Android devices according to research firm Strategy Analytics. The company tracks smartphone shipments around the world and its data shows that a billion Android smartphones shipped globally in 2014. According to the metrics, global smartphone shipments grew 30% during the year reaching a total of 1.3 billion units.

Samsung rumored to make bloatware optional, downloadable

Englightenment or desperation? Whichever your take on Samsung's motives, the Korean OEM is now reported to be slimming down its phone's experience even further. In addition to making the TouchWiz aesthetic fall in line with the new Material Design, it will also be moving much of its less frequently used but pre-installed apps out of the default installation and into Google Play Store, or perhaps its own GALAXY Apps Store, paving the way for a more Nexus-like experience of Samsung devices.

Samsung intros Galaxy J1

The world may be anticipating for the coming of the Samsung Galaxy S6 but the South Korean giant still has other phones to offer. The latest of which is the Samsung Galaxy J1, a budget smartphone that looks attractive with its slim profile and modern design, offering seamless performance at warp speed.

HTC One M8 (Europe), Galaxy Note 3 (Russia) now get Anrdoid 5.0 Lollipop

For some smartphone users, the wait has been long and arduous, and challenging, but is now almost finally over. We're talking about the (very) gradual roll-out of the much awaited Android 5.0 Lollipop. Google and the various OEMs have been trying to perfect the update probably, and so it's taking them some time. For owners of the HTC One M8 in Europe, and for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, the good news has finally arrived and their devices will be Lollipop-ized in the next few days (if not already).

Meizu unveils Meilan m1, new m1 Note variant, LifeKit platform

Meizu made quite a splash yesterday when it unveiled not one but three new products. Well, two and a half to be precise, as one is just a different variant. That variant is the new Meilan m1 Note for China Telecom, this time bearing a Snapdragon 615 instead of a MediaTek. Completely new, however, is its smaller sibling, the Meilan m1, with a 5-inch screen instead of the larger 5.5. And last but not the least, Meizu is expanding into your homes with a new LifeKit platform for smart appliances.

Print your photos through Prynt mobile phone case

A lot of people have been accused of over-sharing their pictures on various social networks. But some of them just really want to share moments, food, even selfies, with their friends. What if there was a way of sharing photos with your friends without having to post it on the Internet? Oh wait, right, that's what we did decades ago when we printed pictures and gave it to our friends. A new Kickstarter project joins the growing number of instant photo printing products in the market, but this time it is an actual phone case.