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Nokia Lumia 630 spotted online with 5MP camera, running Windows Phone 8.1

The Nokia Lumia 630 leaked in February as the first Windows Phone with buttons on screen. Now it’s appeared online again, this time with its camera being tested and the much-anticipated Windows Phone 8.1 on board, ahead of a possible appearance at Microsoft’s Build 2014 developers conference. Continue reading Nokia Lumia 630 spotted online with 5MP camera, running Windows Phone 8.1

Eight Android phones to buy instead of the 8GB iPhone 5c

Apple’s new cut-price iPhone model is still more expensive than many high-end Android phones
Apple has this morning launched an 8GB versionof the iPhone 5c— a new budget offering for those willing to trade cut-down internal storage for a slightly reduced price tag. In the UK, a SIM-free 8GB iPhone 5c will set you back £429 directly from Apple’s online store — a saving of only £40 compared to the 16GB 5c, but a saving all the same.
Nevertheless, the 8GB device’s relatively high price tag highlights the many high-end Android phones around this price point, all of which boast 16GB or more of storage — and in some cases, many other advantages too. Continue reading Eight Android phones to buy instead of the 8GB iPhone 5c

Samsung Galaxy S5 Zoom Specs Leaked: 19 MP Camera and 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED Screen

The first rumors about the Samsung Galaxy S5 Zoom emerged a couple of months ago, when it was reported that the handset will receive model number SM-C115. Now, the technical specifications of Samsung’s camera phone leaked online, after the handset was spotted in GFXBench logs. Continue reading Samsung Galaxy S5 Zoom Specs Leaked: 19 MP Camera and 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED Screen

Android 4.4.2 KitKat arrives on Samsung Galaxy S4 and Note 3 unlocked handsets in the UK

Samsung has started rolling out its over-the-air updates of Android 4.4.2 KitKat to Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3 handsets in the UK. It will begin with unlocked phones first, which have updates available now.

The update, at 300-400MB in size, brings users right up to speed with the latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat meaning some subtle visual changes like the white notification bar icons.

Other extras Samsung owners can enjoy are immersive mode that allows an app to go full screen, a transparent notification bar, native cloud printing support and lock screen album art.

If you don’t see the update as available right now keep checking as it’s rolling out and may arrive on your device later in the day. If you’re having trouble with the over-the-air update you could try usingSamsungKies software from your computer.

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Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini Spotted on Indian Import Site

Last month, the folks at Samsung introduced their 2014 flagship, the much-awaited Galaxy S5, during the Unpacked 5 event along with three new wearable devices, but Samsung’s previous product launches taught us that the Korean phone maker aims to transform the Galaxy S series into a whole family of devices.
Last year, a couple of months after the Galaxy S4 was officially introduced, Samsung announced three new S4 relatives: the Galaxy S4 Mini (which was a more compact device orientated to the mid-range segment), the Galaxy S4 Zoom (which brings an impressive 16 MP camera with OIS), and the Galaxy S4 Active (which is a ruggedized S5 variant).

If the latest reports are to be believed, the freshly-announced Galaxy S5 will have the same faith, as an alleged Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini has just made an appearance on Indian import site Zauba. Usually, the said website holds information about new devices that had entered India with the purpose of being tested by developers.

Zauba’s data base reveals that, on March 4th, eight Samsung smartphones code named SM-G870a (purported Galaxy S5 Mini) were shipped from South Korea for research and development purchases.

Even though the document doesn’t reveal anything about the handset’s specs or software, it shows that the price of a unit is INR 22,253, which might be the price point of the S5 Mini once it hits the market. What lead us into believing this is that the price ratio to the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the SM-G870a is the same as the one between the Galaxy S4 and the Galaxy S4 mini.

Rumorh has it that the Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini will sport a Super AMOLED display and that it will run Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box, also borrowing some of the S5′s software features. Even though no one knows exactly when the smartphone will be officially launched, we are expecting to see the shrunken Galaxy S5 sometime in the June – July time frame.

Google Play celebrates its second birthday with deals and freebie section for UK

Google Play Store second birthday deals are now live in the UK and US

People around the world started getting emails last week about Google giving away games, apps, music, and more to celebrate the Google Play Store’s second birthday. The Google Play Store in Australia, for instance, which is ahead of the rest of the world in time zones, launched birthday sales a few days ago. TNG assumed deals for the UK and US would soon follow, and it looks like we were right. Continue reading Google Play celebrates its second birthday with deals and freebie section for UK

Microsoft OneDrive app lands for BlackBerry 10 devices

Microsoft’s cloud storage service has finally made its way to BlackBerry in the form of an app called Connect to Microsoft OneDrive.

Microsoft announced earlier this year it is renaming Sky Drive, its cloud storage service, to OneDrive, following a lawsuit in the UK from media company BSkyB. Now that the rebranding changes have finally arrived, along with some exciting new features, Microsoft has given BlackBerry10 access.

Continue reading Microsoft OneDrive app lands for BlackBerry 10 devices