There isn't anything interesting going with Microsoft's own mobile lineup aside from the fact that most of its phones will be able to run on Windows 10. In addition, there will be a number of handsets that will run on the latest multi-platform operating system from the get-go.
One of these smartphones will be the Lumia 940 XL, which is slated as a successor to the Nokia Lumia 930 which was announced last year before the Nokia-Microsoft merger.
In a new report by GSM Arena, the Microsoft Lumia 940 XL allegedly appeared, showing its specs in a benchmarking app. In the report, a German website got a hold of the new device's features, showing that it would be a powerful device that can go up against the top-tier smartphones in the market. more >>
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 is among the rumored devices that are expected to hit the Chinese market any time soon. However, even before the official announcement, some Android fans are already given an early treat with a rumored leak.
According to a report by GSM Arena, the purported frame of the unannounced handset has appeared in a leaked image online. While there is nothing to confirm or deny the rumor, the fact that the device is in its development stages could be the only proof that it is the Redmi Note 2.
The upcoming Xiaomi phone, which would be dubbed as the Hongmi Note when it becomes available in China, is rumored to be a midrange phablet that would cater to the market group that prefers bigger displays, but are not willing to shell out large sums of cash. more >>
Xiaomi became a major threat in the mobile market last year after it officially dethroned Samsung as the top mobile maker in China. However, the Chinese manufacturer's success is still continuing, with new high-end devices announced and released earlier this year.
Unfortunately, for Android fans in the U.S. who are waiting for Xiaomi to directly make its smartphones available in the market, they may have to wait longer.
According to a report by GSM Arena, Xiaomi Vice President Hugo Barra, who was once a member of the Android department in Google, talked with tech website Recode in a conference and shared some details about the company's future plans. more >>
The OnePlus 2 is one of the most awaited handsets for Android fans mainly because they are wondering whether the Chinese manufacturer will be able to do it the right way this time around.
Last year, in spite of the launch of an impressive marketing campaign and ads for its first ever smartphone, the OnePlus One, its shipping and sales department failed miserably, leaving thousands of interested buyers disappointed.
While the device hit the 1 million sold units mark before 2014 ended, the performance was way below expectations. more >>
The two top South Korean mobile companies, Samsung and LG, are joining forces to lead research and development efforts in developing 5G technology for mobile telecommunications, according to reports. Samsung made the announcement through an official blog post, saying that they will work with LG's mobile operating unit, LG U+, to push for 5G technology.
This is said to be a strategic move for both companies as it solidifies their position in the global telecommunications market and also builds up their reputation as pioneers in a very competitive market. 5G is considered to be the logical next step after the development of 4G technology, which at this point is not as widespread, a report in Tech Times stated.
Samsung Electronics executive vice president of R&D in Network Business Dong Soo Park said in a statement, "This partnership will help us drive R&D, which in turn will power innovation in the global telecommunications industry." He also said that 5G networks will likely "require the combination of several new technologies, which will be brought together by Samsung and LG in the partnership." more >>
Developer Electronic Arts-DICE is not taking any chances before they release the new "Star Wars Battlefront" this coming November. The developer recently announced that they are conducting a closed alpha "to perform a number of technical tests" that will help them in their continuing development of the game. EA-DICE is not a stranger to problematic launches because what they experienced in launching their "Battlefield" series.
According to a report in Polygon, the Closed Alpha will only be available for PC users via EA's Origin service and will have limited slots. Applications to join the closed alpha are now accepted via the "Star Wars Battlefront" website. Email invitations were also said to have been sent out for the alpha, detailing the minimum system requirements for those who are interested in joining:CPU: Quad Core CPU e.g. Intel Core i5-2300 @ 2.8 GHz or AMD Phenom II x4 955 @ 3.2 GHz or AMD FX-8350 @ 4.0 GHz RAM: 6 GB OS: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8/8.1 (64-bit operating system required) Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 or AMD Radeon HD 7970 with 2 GB of Video Memory
Applications will be accepted from now until 7:59 Eastern Time, Monday, June 29 or 1:59 European Summer Time, June 30. Those who will be given slots will be informed about the next steps via email once the sign-up deadline is up. more >>