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BlackBerry working on an Android Device, buys related domains

Stories of BlackBerry working on an Android device have been spreading around for some time now. We can consider them as rumors but here's one proof that could tell us what the Canadian smartphone pioneer is up to. The company reportedly bought the domains AndroidSecured.net and AndroidSecured.com only last July 7. These two were sighted as registered to BlackBerry Limited.

Enabling ‘My Xperia Theft Protection’ may brick your Sony Xperia device

“My Xperia Theft Protection” (MXTP) is one of the new features found in the more recent devices of the Sony Xperia line – namely the Xperia Z4/Z3+, the Xperia Z4 Tablet, and the Xperia C4 and Xperia M4 Aqua. MXTP is unique in such a way that it offers bootloader level security to your device – in layman’s terms, this will not allow a thief to just wipe your device clean or flash a new ROM without knowing your Google login.

New rumored details emerge for Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge Plus

With the IFA just 2 months away, and a lot of new smartphones and tablets expected to be unveiled that time, more details about new products have been "leaking", spurring on the excitement of tech lovers everywhere. For those eagerly awaiting what Samsung has next, details about the upcoming Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge Plus have been trickling in, with SAM Mobile saying they have "exlusive information" regarding these new devices.

Samsung outs KitKat-powered Galaxy V Plus budget phone in Malaysia

South Korean tech giant Samsung has just rolled out a new budget Android smartphone in Malaysia. Meet the Galaxy V Plus. This phone is more of a low-end unit so don't expect this to be anything like the Galaxy S5 or any other mid-range offering from Samsung. This one is initially available in the Asian country and we're guessing will also be available in other developing countries.

Samsung launches SM-G9198 Android clamshell phone in China

Others think that flip phones or clamshell phones are a thing of the past but I know a lot of women who like them. There's something nice and classy about bringing out your phone from your bag or pocket and then flipping it open to use and make a call. Okay, so you may not agree about that kind of vain reasoning but this new Samsung SM-G9198 clamshell smartphone might change your mind.

Up close and personal with the new Samsung Galaxy A8

Samsung is bent on keeping its “premium feel” line – also known as the Galaxy A Series – alive with this latest device, the Samsung Galaxy A8, which apart from the metallic design that is the signature of this series, aims to be one of, if not THE slimmest Samsung smartphone to date. We are treated here to some hands-on images that show us this gorgeous device that will sit squarely in the upper mid-range market, in pricing if not totally in specs.

LG G4 flies around LA aboard a drone, watch Full HD footage here

The LG G4 is a masterpiece. We believe the smartphone is powerful especially its groundbreaking 16MP rear sensor camera equipped with f/1.8 low-light lens, Laser Autofocus, and Optical Image Stabilization. Phone is also tough having been able to survive being submerged in water for hours and that breath-holding drop test. We're not quite convinced though that the new flagship phone from the South Korean tech giant is better than the Galaxy S6 or the iPhone 6  s we reported yesterday but let's focus on the G4's camera because it's really impressive.

Republic Wireless announces new refund plans, active subscribers not happy

No more unlimited data from Republic Wireless as the mobile carrier recently announced that it's no longer offering such data plan but will instead offer refunds for unused data. It's a new refund-based data plan that lets users to just buy data they need. Should they need more and actually use in excess, they only need to pay more. Not everyone may use up all data so limit  not used will be given a refund at the end of every month.

OnePlus 2 to pack 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM, July 27 unveiling

OnePlus has just given us one last peek into the internal specs of the upcoming OnePlus 2, announcing that its newest flagship will be packing 4GB (yes!) of the latest and greatest LPDDR4 RAM. That puts them at par with all the new devices coming out of China that leverages on 4GB RAM, and we have yet to see a major flagship (other than the ASUS ZenFone 2) take this step.