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Android One finally arrives in the Philippines

Android One, Google's simpler version of the Android OS, is still not as popular but the mobile platform is slowly arriving in most emerging markets and developing countries. India was set to receive the first Android One phone last year and it sure did just before 2014 ended. Unfortunately, sales in India were low because Google decided to release it online ahead of retailers. Apparently, the retailers refused to stock up on Android One devices because of the search giant's decision earlier.

Source says LG to release G4 flagship in April, no MWC unveiling

There is a high possibility that Korean manufacturer LG might skip the unveiling at this year’s Mobile World Congress for its upcoming flagship phone the LG G4. An inside source reveals that a number of marketing considerations have pushed LG to a possible April unveiling, mainly to generate better publicity and to avoid coinciding with Samsung’s launch of its own flagship, the Galaxy S6.

LG G Flex 2, imported, tested, and benchmarked by Youtube users

Probably the only device available to date sporting the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor and chipset is the wonderfully sexy and technically robust LG G Flex 2. The obvious curiosity bait for this is the curve – and we want us some curvy goodness fo’ sho. But the sad thing is that the G Flex 2 is still just out to market in South Korea and in Singapore. Apparently, that is no problem for these Youtube users, who have imported, tested, and benchmarked the new device from LG.

OxygenOS for OnePlus will be closed-source, CyanogenMod reacts

The final line of the story of the ugly breakup between OnePlus and Cyanogen is yet to be written – it’s a very public spat that is now fodder for tech blogs and industry pundits alike. OnePlus is now pushing for what has now been revealed as a closed-source software in OxygenOS as replacement for CyanogenMod (CM), which was the software of choice at the beginning when the OnePlus One smartphone began to ship.

More Samsung Galaxy S6 leaks: Microsoft Apps, design, dates

Things are definitely heating up for MWC 2015 and this week alone we're getting a load of information about the upcoming Galaxy S6. Of course, all of these are unofficial, though coming from "reliable sources" or "insiders", so take them with a grain of salt. But if even half of them came true, it would still make Samsung's flagship a very interesting and formidable contender in the smartphone market. Since we've pretty much heard all that we can about the hardware, now we're going to focus on the software and the overall design of the device.

LG G Flex 2 officially launched in Singapore

Curved is the new sexy. Well, at least, that's what LG would like you to think as they officially launched the LG G Flex 2 in Singapore. And just in time for Valentine's Day, the latest iteration of the OEM's flexible smartphone comes in eye-catching red, although it will definitely not make it to your hands by February 14, even if you live in Asia. Pre-orders will start later this month, but no word yet on whether it will be available elsewhere by that time as well.

Xiaomi’s big US debut won’t include smartphones, tablets

Chinese OEM star Xiaomi is indeed making its way to the US, but before you get your hopes up, we will let VP for International Business Hugo Barra dash them. In a press event at San Francisco, the former Google exec revealed some details about his new overlords' plans to conquer the country. And he made it pretty damn clear: smartphones and tablets are currently not in Xiaomi's US plans. Which perhaps leaves things of lesser interest in the Chinese OEM's product catalog.

Xiaomi Chinese New Year promo includes Redmi 2 Enhanced Edition

Just in time for the Chinese New Year, top Chinese phone manufacturer Xiaomi is offering great deals of its smartphones and other media devices. This is also part of the Spring Festival promo so we can expect more orders will be placed this February and March especially in China. Xiaomi is all set to offer its products from the Mi Note flagship phone to the Xiaomi Mi4, Xiaomi Box, and yes, even the recently announced Xiaomi Redmi 2 Enhanced Edition  much to the delight of Xiaomi fans.