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Sony declares ‘end-of-life’ for a number of Xperia devices

With all the new devices coming out of the recently concluded IFA 2014, it seems an inevitable counterpoint that some old devices that are part of these manufacturer’s catalogs will get the proverbial axe. In Sony’s case, it recently declared “end-of-life” status to four devices – the Xperia L, M, SP and C. What this technically means is that there will no longer be firmware updates for these devices.

Android 4.4.4 rolling out to Xperia Z devices

Almost 3 months after it rolled out to Sony Xperia Z1, Z1 Compact and Z Ultra, Anrdoid KitKat 4.4.4 is finally coming to the other Xperia devices. The Japanese OEM has confirmed through their official Twitter account @SonyMobileNews that they have started updating their older devices including Xperia Z, ZL, ZR and Tablet Z to the latest version of the platform.

T-Mobile promises more for smartphone trade-ins

T-Mobile has announced that it will be guaranteeing that people who bring their old devices to its network for trade-in will get more money than any other carrier offers. T-Mobile is promising to beat the money that other major carriers like AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon offer.

Survey says iPhone 6 won’t cause Android users to jump ship

Surveys are just that, a representation of the massive totality based on the opinion of a representative few – albeit with scientific research foundations. How much stock we put on their reliability changes from person to person, but the results usually stand proud regardless of your doubts or approval. This specific one leans it favor towards the Android ecosystem – that only 5% or less of Android users will jump over to iOS with the upcoming iPhone 6 launch.

Samsung to come out with ‘all metal’ mid-range phone?

If people have one complaint about Samsung’s phones, it’s that they’re too “plasticky” to be considered as real premium gadgets. And then they go ahead and buy them anyways. Well, Samsung may be saying “Enough of the plastic complaint already!” – if the recent launch of the Galaxy Alpha (with the metal side binding) was to be any indication. The next phone in the Alpha series is rumored to be an all-metal affair, with the name code SM-A500.
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