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OnePlus ‘Two’ details, launch date leaked, sort of

There were a lot of surprising moves in the smartphone industry in 2014, with Motorola as exhibit A – launching not one, not two, but three flagship level phones. There was also that thing where Apple reneged on Steve Jobs’ promise to never ever build a big phone. And then the OnePlus One happened – a flagship level phone that cost only USD$350 without contract subsidy. Today we’re hearing some whispers about what to expect from the next phone OnePlus will be putting out.

LG rolling out Android Lollipop for G3 in South Korea

This is good news for owners of the LG G3, as LG is ready to roll out updates to Android 5.0 for the flagship phone this week, albeit limited to the South Korean market for now. This is not new for LG, as it usually prioritizes its home market for updates like this.

Insiders say Samsung Galaxy S5 sales 40% lower than expected

It was quite clear that Samsung was visibly upbeat about the potential of the Samsung Galaxy S5, with the South Korean gadget giant increasing production of the current flagship more than compared to past units. It even went through the hassle of launching the device simultaneously in multiple countries back in April, but sources from inside the business say that Samsung is selling Galaxy S5s at least 40% lower than the management expected.

Mophie introduces portable battery for smartphones, tablets

One major priority of all gadget owners these days is to extend the battery life of their devices as much as they can, particularly if they are frequently mobile. Mophie has been one of the brands that constantly bring out battery solution products to help us to avoid hugging walls with power sockets or constantly look for restaurants and coffee shops that have charging stations or power outlets. Their latest product line called Powerstation plus will enable your smartphone and tablet to have longer mobile life.

T-Mobile hypes virtually pristine version of the Nexus 6

With all the problems AT&T is facing right now with its Nexus 6 phones, it seems timely that T-Mobile is taking time to talk in social media platforms about just how different it is treating its stock of Nexus 6 from other carriers. No branding on the boxes, no branding on the unit itself – a couple of things that T-Mobile did to show just how willing they were for users to have an almost pristine version of the Nexus 6.

Verizon adds LG Transpyre to prepaid catalog

For people who don’t want to be burdened with contracts, prepaid is usually the way to. But the US consumer market has become so used to contracts that mobile providers rarely put quality phones for their prepaid service. Verizon has recently tried to improve its lineup of phones by adding the new LG Transpyre smartphone to its prepaid mix.

AT&T outs rugged Sonim smartphone

Sonim Technologies may not be a known brand in the mobile industry (at least, not yet) but it's determined to bring its XP6 LTE Android phone in the US. The handset which is said to be ultra-rugged will be released by AT&T in the country.

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.
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