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LG wants you to compare G4 to iPhone 6, 6Plus

The LG G4 just launched a few days back, and as expected, people are relatively pleased with it. Among Android flagship phones, it will be competing with the very strong performing Samsung Galaxy S6, its edgy brother the Galaxy S6 Edge, the HTC One M9, and the upcoming Sony Xperia Z4. But in its detail web pages, it seems like LG really wants Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users to compare their screens with the G4, as if the latest iPhones are the real competition.

Lenovo A3900 budget phone now official

There is very little room at the low niches of the smartphone market, a lot of brands are fighting for visibility in a market that is saturated by cheap phones made with cheap materials and poor specs. What stands out, it seems, are the ones who offer significantly more than others in this tier. The Lenovo A3900 is a phone that has recently been made official by the Taiwan-based outfit, and is looking to find buyers in the budget-friendly area.

Watch Samsung master the impossible with the Galaxy S6 edge

The Samsung Galaxy S6 edge is a thing of beauty. It's the first smartphone in the world with a dual curved display screen, taking after last year's Galaxy Note Edge. Samsung has gained a lot of praises for the newest flagship phones and the South Korean company is even having a hard time keeping up with the demands that it opened up its new factory earlier than planned. All these are happening while Samsung is going on full force marketing the premium phones.

Android Community Weekly Digest: May 2, 2015

April might be over, but the month definitely went out with a bang. And although a lot of things did happen in those 30 long days, we cannot deny the commanding presence of the LG G4, which was finally officially revealed after half a dozen teasers, which actually didn't leave much to be surprised about. What was slightly surprising, however, was Microsoft's revelation that it would let Android apps be built for Windows 10 phones, to some extent. These and more in your latest edition of Android Community's Weekly Digest, covering the period from April 27 to May 2, 2015.

LG G4 highlights stand-out features in first TV commercials

LG is wasting no time in promoting their freshly released new flagship, the LG G4. They have released four TV commercials, with 15 and 30 second versions for each, putting the spotlight on three of the major selling points of the new smartphone: the leather backing, the Quantum IPS display, and the 16MP f/1.8 camera. They've also launched the tag for their marketing campaign for their new baby, which is "See the great, fell the great". Okay, it's not exactly groundbreaking, but sounds pleasant enough right?

Vivo X5Pro teased with retina scanner, expect enhanced phone security

Fingerprint scanners are still not a standard in smartphones but some premium flagship phones and tablets already have them. The likes of the Samsung Galaxy S5, Galaxy S6/S6 edge, Note 4, Meizu MX4 Pro, Samsung Galaxy Tab S, Pantech Vega Secret Up, and the HTC One Max have fingerprint scanners used for several security and authentication purposes. While the technology is still in its early stage, there is potential for biometrics to be bigger.

ASUS ZenFone 2 to be unveiled in the US this May 18

The ASUS ZenFone 2 has yet to arrive in the United States but we're no longer clueless as phone is set to arrive in the country this coming May 18. AT&T will be offering the latest ASUS flagship smartphone still bearing an Intel chipset. The ZenFone 2 will continue to impress with a 5.5-inch display screen, 13 megapixel camera, 2GB of RAM, and a 3000 mAh battery.

Guest Mode coming to Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 edge with Android 5.1 update

One of the newest things that the Android 5.0 Lollipop brought to devices on this platform is the guest mode feature, which essentially allows each Android smartphone or tablet to have multiple users on just one gadget. However, Samsung chose not to have this function on their devices, for some reason. But now, it looks like their newest flagships, the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge will be getting this feature once they have been upgraded to Android 5.1.1 which should be coming really soon.

Huawei outs G Play Mini in Italy, same specs as the Honor 4C

After introducing the latest Honor devices in China, Huawei has announced a new smartphone that will be out in Italy. The device is officially called as the G Play Mini which is quite affordable at $254 (€229) without any contract or agreement with a carrier. We can consider this as mid-range because of the price and it's quite interesting because it has the same specs as the recently unveiled Honor 4C.

Samsung working on Project Noble, Project Zen

Samsung's numbers may be going up and down the past few months and years but the company will not stop producing smartphones. Samsung's mobile business is still doing great and it still is Apple's closest rival when it comes to selling premium phones. The latest Galaxy S6 and S6 edge models have proven to be successful despite the company ditching Qualcomm and not being able to keep up with the demand. Both flagship phones have gained positive reviews and have even earned the two spots in the Top 10 Performance Smartphones for Q1 OF 2015.