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Several websites offering HTC One M9

One of the most frustrating things after an OEM has announced a brand new flagship or product is the lack of information as to its pricing and when it will be available. That's why we have to "rely" on rumors and leaks to at least give us an estimate of what we should be saving up for and how much time we have to gather our resources. HTC's new flagship, the One M9 has received rave reviews, and now some websites are showing listings of the smartphone, with pricing and availability listed.

Xiaomi proves that tested ‘Mi 4’ was fake, Bluebox agrees

Bluebox Labs, a research outfit that tests security on mobile devices, recently put out some information pertaining to a specific Xiaomi Mi 4 smartphone that they tested and found out that it was riddled with malware, was using a version of Android that was vulnerable to hacking, and basically failed at all the security tests they made. Xiaomi, in their defense, has been very prompt and open about verifying the information. In the end, they all agreed that the tested unit was a counterfeit.

UA Profile tips AT&T Galaxy S6 Active

Samsung has been peddling smartphones that are very popular with users around the world for years. One of the things that Samsung has done over the last few years is toss out versions of the Galaxy S devices dubbed Active editions. These smartphones are most known for having a ruggedized design and water resistance.

Sony not upgrading non-Xperia Z phones to Lollipop

Bad news for non-Xperia Z smartphone owners: you won't be getting a taste of Android Lollipop. Sony has not fully rolled out the new Android 5.0 version to Xperia Z series owners yet but we know it's coming. Those who own other and older non-Xperia phones like the T2 Ultra, T3, M2 Aqua, M2, E1, E3, and C3 will not get the much-awaited software update. Sony Mobile announced on its official Twitter channel that the sweet Lollipop is only exclusive to Xperia Z. This means nothing for 2014 non-Xperia Z series owners.

Xiaomi Mi 4 hit with ‘questionable security’ accusation again

Bluebox, a software security company that tests mobile devices for security and malware threat, got their hands on a Xiaomi Mi 4 for testing. The results were not good. Bluebox claims that there were malicious software installed on the device, with some of those even mimicking Google applications. Xiaomi has since replied to the accusation, but it still leaves questions on the security of the phone and the integrity of the brand itself.

Microsoft sues Kyocera for patent infringement

Lawsuits within the tech industry is not an uncommon thing, and the past few years we've seen legal battles among and between such big companies like Google, Apple, Samsung, etc. The latest one to join the circus is Microsoft, no stranger to this lawsuit issue of course, and this time, they're going after Japanese OEM Kyocera. They claim that the smartphone maker has infringed on some of their patents and is seeking financial damages but at the same time, hoping to find an amicable solution to the issue.

The Samsung Galaxy S6’s battery is removable, sort of

Android makers – especially Samsung – have hyped the “removable battery” feature of Android-based smartphones over the years, basically throwing potshots at Apple’s iPhones for not having this feature at all. That has mellowed down recently, as more and more Android manufacturers have discovered the beauty of the unibody design. When the MWC 2015 rolled in, fans of the Samsung Galaxy S6 were in for a rude surprise – the battery of the new flagship was non-removable, or was it?

Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 edge pre-orders reach 20 million

Samsung Electronics has more reasons to celebrate as its latest flagship Android devices received a total of 20 million pre-orders. That's a record high for the South Korean tech giant who is hoping that the two new models will exceed the past smartphones particularly the Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S5. The first country to receive pre-orders of the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge was the Netherlands.

HTC ONE E9 specs leaked

HTC may have launched the One M9 already (yes, without the parentheses) but it's not done launching new phones. Not that we're certain about the HTC One E9 but information from @upleaks are usually accurate. And honestly, most leaks and rumors about upcoming HTC mobile devices turn out to be true so....