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  • Rumours: LeEco next flagship to feature dual-camera module

    Rumours: LeEco next flagship to feature dual-camera module

    We have the upcoming Apple iPhone 7, the current Huawei P9 and LG G5 that feature dual camera module on them. Now, LeEco is set to follow their footsteps as they prep their upcoming flagship for the world.

  • Rumours: Samsung TouchWiz UI Beta for Note 7 leaked, complete with video

    Rumours: Samsung TouchWiz UI Beta for Note 7 leaked, complete with video

    While the launch event is still a month away, we are getting more and more information of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 7 by the drove, and the latest report we received involves the possible UI for the Note 7.

  • Rumours: Samsung may redesign their fingerprint scanner

    Rumours: Samsung may redesign their fingerprint scanner

    The Samsung fingerprint scanner cum home button has been in place since the Samsung Galaxy S5 was introduced, and the shape and design has been maintained ever since. However a new patent spotted online may change everything as the company may change the shape into a circle, ala Apple iPhones.

     

  • Rumours: A non-Nexus Google phone to appear by year-end

    Rumours: A non-Nexus Google phone to appear by year-end

    The Nexus program is Google’s take on setting benchmarks for Android-powered smartphones. Even so, it seems Google is not satisfied with the output of the program, and may be producing their own Google-designed phones by the end of the year.

  • Rumours: Samsung considering prioritizing Tizen over Android soon

    Rumours: Samsung considering prioritizing Tizen over Android soon

    One of the biggest smartphone makers in the world may soon find themselves considering to wean off the dependence on Google's OS and instead turn to their own home brand. Samsung's Tizen is not new – with their Samsung Z model available in select market, and their smartwatches running on their own OS. The fact that they may just turn away from Android could be a game changer. 

  • No current Android flagship will have Daydream VR support

    No current Android flagship will have Daydream VR support

    Even as we get more advanced flagship smartphones - some with crazy amount of memory, others with great camera and processing power – the new VR platform from Google may just be too much for them.

  • Windows users able to reply to their Android notification on their desktop

    Windows users able to reply to their Android notification on their desktop

    A feature that can be replicated by either web services or downloaded apps, Android notifications will soon able to be addressed by Windows users straight from their desktop. Just download the Cortana app, and your notifications will be popping up on your desktop in no time.

  • Google Play now tells you if the app you are downloading has ads

    Google Play now tells you if the app you are downloading has ads

    If you do not like the presence of ads in the Android apps you download from the Google Play store, the next time you want to download an app, look out in the descriptions. Google recently activated a feature that tells if the app you are downloading comes with ads or not.

  • Superbook will transform your Android smartphone into a laptop for $99 (RM387)

    Superbook will transform your Android smartphone into a laptop for $99 (RM387)

    Have you ever wished you could turn your smartphone into a laptop? Well, apparently you can do that with Superbook, a laptop shell that transforms your Android smartphone into a working laptop. Just attach your smartphone to the Superbook via an MHL cable that can utilize either the USB Type-C or microUSB port. Superbook itself includes an 11.6-inch LCD screen running at 1366x768 resolution, a battery that can last up to 8 hours, a multi-touch trackpad and a full-size keyboard. 

  • Karbonn Windows Phone and Android dual-OS smartphone coming in June 2014

    Karbonn Windows Phone and Android dual-OS smartphone coming in June 2014

    As we predicted back when the Geeksphone Revolution was first announced, it was only a matter of time before someone else would come up with another dual-OS smartphone that would probably use a mix of Windows Phone and Android. This has proven to come true as Karbonn has just announced that it will be coming out with smartphone that will use the two aforementioned mobile operating systems. The Indian company says that the dual-OS Karbonn device will target office users and techies but there was no mention of other tech specs or features. The device is expected in June 2014 but there is still no specific Malaysia release date or pricing just yet. Stay tuned and we'll keep you posted as to any new developments.