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Xiaomi cracking down on fakes, losing millions of sales

Fake phones are nothing new especially in China where everything can be manufactured. From gadgets to designer bags to toys and even eggs, you can find them in the country. While that proves how smart and ingenious the Chinese people are, it's not exactly good for big tech business like Xiaomi. Fans of the Chinese phone maker were reportedly being duped of counterfeit phones. This was discovered when Bluebox Labs unknowingly tested a fake Xiaomi a couple of months ago.

Cyanogen OS 12 gets a taste of the sweet Android lollipop

Finally, the OnePlus One is getting a taste of the sweet Android Lollipop. This one is more special as it integrates the new Cyanogen OS 12. All OnePlus One units should be receiving the update notification any day of the week or beyond. Rollout only started yesterday but if you don't have it yet, don't worry, this particular software update is coming your way very soon. With the new Android Lollipop for Cyanogen OS 12, you'll notice some sweet enhancements also brought about by the new Material Design language.

Sony (finally) rolls out Lollipop to several Xperia Z devices

Late last week Sony told us that they will finally be bringing the Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update to several Xperia Z devices, although they did not give a specific date (probably to avoid complaints if it didn't pan out). But today, they are much more confident as they announced that the rollout for the update to the Xperia Z3 Dual, Xperia Z1, Xperia Z1 Compact, and Xperia Z Ultra will start today and will reach worldwide markets eventually.

Earthquake could possibly be detected by smartphones

Smartphones will only get smarter and smarter. The smartphone era may never come to an end and every new smartphone that is revealed each day will only outsmart the previous models. There’s actually no limit to what people can do with every phone model. In the near future, it could even replace computers as a full workhorse in schools, businesses, or the offices because of its portability, usability, and convenience.

Pictures of almost bezel-less Nubia Z9 leaked

It looks like a lot of smartphones now, specifically those from Chinese brands, are aiming to go as bezel-less as possible. While those devices may not be the sturdiest, they do look the shiniest and the prettiest. A new smartphone from ZTE called the Nubia Z9 is laying claim to the least bezel-y phone in the market and based on the device's leaked images ahead of its launch, it does seem to look that way.

Mobile carriers deleting some pre-installed apps from Galaxy S6

We have no idea exactly why mobile carriers in the United States are deleting several preloaded apps on the Galaxy S6 even when Samsung proudly announced at launch these mobile apps especially those from Microsoft. Some Galaxy S6 owners have reported that their units don't have some of the apps they were expecting to see. Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile are believed to have removed the apps before shipping them to consumers.

OPPO R7 Weibo leak shows edge-to-edge goodness

When you think of what a big deal the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge and the Galaxy S6 Edge is in terms of display technology, you begin to wonder what limits there are to what sort of screens we will be getting in the near future for mobile devices. The first answer to that question seems to be with the still unreleased OPPO R7. Leaks of the new flagship phone have been touting a bezel-less screen, and new leaks from Weibo confirm that.
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