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Android Lollipop (Preview) now available for Huwaei Ascend Mate 2

If you're a proud owner of the Huawei Ascend Mate 2 and you've been waiting like forever to update your smartphone to the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop, well then you'd have to wait a little longer. But the good news is that the Lollipop preview is now available for your device, so at least that's something. The bad news is that it will take a little more effort on your part to enjoy at least some semblance of the major update, as you would have to flash it out yourself.

Dubai Emirates lounges now offering Qi charging stations

"Battery anxiety" is a real affliction that most people have nowadays, and while OEMs still haven't found the solution, we have to resort to battery packs and constant charging of our devices as often as we can. This is particularly for those people who travel often and rely on their mobile gadgets to stay in touch with work or to run businesses remotely. The First Class and Business Class lounges at Emirates in Dubai is probably a charing hub for their customers, and now Qi wireless charging stations will be placed there.

More Moto phones now ready to receive Android 5.1 Lollipop

Motorola's very own Senior Director for Software Product Management, David Schuster, shared on his Google+ page some news about the much awaited Android 5.1 Lollipop upgrade on their smartphones. Just the other day, the Moto X 2nd-gen Pure Edition was prepped for the said version and now these phones have quickly followed: 2nd-gen Moto E with 4G LTE, 1st-gen Moto G with 4G LTE, 2nd-gen Moto X, and the Verizon DROID Turbo.

Xiaomi launches in Brazil, brings entry-level Redmi 2 Android phone

We haven't heard much recently from Xiaomi the past months but we know the latest model, the Redmi 2, is arriving in other countries other than China but not in the US (not yet). According to Hugo Barra, they are still testing the market first if Mi accessories will sell or not. That's understandable because it can be a challenge for a new Chinese startup to just enter a big market like the United States.

Samsung Galaxy A8 hands-on video leaked, maybe from TENAA

We've heard a lot about the upcoming mid-range Samsung Galaxy A8, including certification details from China's TENAA. But a new leaked video is probably the closest we're getting to actually seeing and touching the (hopefully) soon to be launched phablet. And surprisingly enough, it might also have come from TENAA, giving a bit of "credibility" to the product show on the video. It may have just confirmed some of the things we've known about the Galaxy A8 and given us a glimpse of what to actually expect.

Huawei launches Honor 7 smartphone, unibody metal design

More and more China-based manufacturers are getting on the budget flagship niche, also known as the upper mid-range market. Truth be told, Chinese manufacturers seem well-placed to provide these kinds of devices – with robust specs at a very aggressive price point. Huawei’s recent announcement of the Honor 7 smartphone is evidence of this, a premium-looking phone for a lower price.

Metal-clad Meizu MX5 unveiled, packs Helio X10 proc

Meizu is currently not a household name when it comes to smartphones and Android gadgets the way Samsung, HTC, LG, and Sony are. But one thing the China-based manufacturer can do, along with many of these upstart Chinese outfits, is to put pressure on the big boys with aggressive pricing and faster factory-to-market delivery in emerging markets. Meizu’s newest flagship, the Meizu MX 5, arrives just after the company unveiled the M2 Note smartphone earlier this month, and looks to be a contender in the budget flagship niche.

Cyanogen-powered ZUK Z1 hints on a 4XXX mAh battery

The ZUK Z1 is a new entry to the mobile arena yet it’s highly anticipated because its manufacturer has been boasting about its large battery. We only had few details until this week when some details have been presented in a special event. As you all know by now, ZUK is a new phone brand backed by Lenovo. The company's first flagship smartphone will run CyanogenOS and its screen will feature a U-Touch fingerprint scanner-gesture control system that allows a new way to swipe and unlock the screen.

LG Tribute 2 and Volt 2 now available on Boost Mobile

New and updated versions of some of LG's smartphone lines are now available, bringing faster processors, hopefully faster LTE speeds, and improved features. Both the LG Tribute 2 and Volt 2, the second generation device of their respective lines, are now available on Boost Mobile, a prepaid carrier available in the US. Both devices will be carrying enhanced LTE which means faster web-browsing and streaming of your favorite video and music services.
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