Google’s Upcoming MediaTek Nexus Device May Come with 64-Bit Processor (Rumor)

Google is rumored to be working on an affordable Nexus device with MediaTek processor inside, targeting the sub-$100 price range. This doesn’t mean we’ll not see a high-end device, but it seems the search engine giant plans to target emerging markets with entry-level smartphones as well.

According to a new rumors, Google’s upcoming affordable Nexus device might come with the 64-bit MediaTek processor on board. This will, however, not effect the fact that the Nexus device will come with a $100 price tag.

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Alleged LG G3 Cases Surface, Are Available for Sale

In the past few days, we’ve heard quite a lot about the LG G3. Recently, some leaked images of the UI running on the purported handset surfaced, showing us the new interface LG G3 is expected to launch with.

Now, some images of the cases of the purported LG G3 have surfaced online, which are available for sale online. The leaked cases, if real, also gives us a look at some of the physical features of the device.

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Error Kills Free Google Drive Storage for AT&T HTC One M8, Should Arrive in Mid-May

HTC One M8 is an amazing device, which has received its fair share of reviews. The device comes with HTC Advantage program which offer users with one-time screen replacement in the first six months, as well as guaranteed updates and free 50GB Google Drive storage.

If you’re rocking an AT&T HTC One m8, there’s a bad news for you. An error has killed the free 50GB Google Drive storage on the AT&T HTC One M8, but the good thing is that company is aware of the issue, and said it will come back in mid-May.

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Samsung Galaxy Beam 2 Gets Official in China

Last month, a rumor suggested Samsung is working on the successor of its project-based Galaxy Beam. The handset was spotted at Chinese certification website TENAA as well.

Now, it seems they were correct as Samsung has launched the Galaxy Beam 2 in China, available from China Mobile. There’s no word if the handset will launch in other global markets, but at the moment, it will only work with China Mobile.

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SIM-Free Moto X Drops to $349.99

Recently, Motorola tweeted that the company has shipped almost 6.5 million devices alone in the first quarter of the year, which no less than impressive considering the history of the company.

If you’re still on the fence, thinking about whether you should get a Moto X or not, you should know that Motorola has reduced the price of the SIM-free Moto X to $349.99 off-contract.

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Sony Xperia Z2 Available for Pre-orders From Bell Canada

Sony Xperia Z2 has seen its delays, but now, it seems everything is in order, and the orders in Europe are expected to ship in May.

If you’re residing in North America, specifically Canada, and want to get your handset on the latest flagship device from Sony, you’re in luck. Bell has started taking pre-orders of the Sony Xperia Z2 for C$179.99 tied to a two-year contract with the carrier. The handset is expected to go on sale on May 5th.

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HTC One M8 in US and Canada Getting An Update, Introduces Extreme Power Saving Mode

HTC introduced a handy new feature in the HTC One M8 known as the Extreme Power Saving mode which can extend the battery life of the smartphone to a great extent.

Unfortunately, the feature was not available for US and Canadian variant of the HTC One M8 as it required approval from FCC for the update, and required additional testing. However, it seems the update is rolling out for those in US and Canada, which brings the Extreme Power Saving Mode, as well as camera and gallery enhancements.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Coming to US on May 1st

Earlier this month, Samsung introduced their new low-end Galaxy Tab 4 series, consisting of a 7.0′, 8.0′ and 10.1′ screen sizes. At that time, the company didn’t give an exact availability date for the US, and all we knew was that it will hit in Q2 of 2014.

Now, Samsung has announced the tablets will hit the US shores on May 1st, starting from $199.99. The tablets will be available in black and white colors.

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Huawei Ascend P7 Spotted On AnTuTu Benchmarks

Huawei is reportedly working on a new Huawei Ascend P7, the upcoming flagship device from the Chinese OEM. We’ve seen the device getting leaked in all its glory, and it was even spotted on Tenaa, a Chinese certification website.

Now, the alleged handset was also spotted on the popular AnTuTu benchmarks, confirming the existence of the handset. Based on the results, the purported device managed to score just 24,883 points on the AnTuTu benchmarks, which are just satisfactory.

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Verizon Droid DNA to Get Android 4.4.2 KitKat Starting Thursday

If you’re rocking the good old Droid DNA from Verizon Wireless, there’s a good news for you. The handset will get the much awaited Android 4.4.2 KitKat update with Sense 5.5 UI starting tomorrow, that is, April 24th.

The news came from HTC’s Mo Versi from Twitter that the company received technical approval, and the update should commence from Thursday.

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Motorola Shipped 6.5 Million Devices in Q1

Motorola had a very decent last year. The company launched two amazing smartphones, named Moto X and Moto G, who received their fair share of success in the regions they launched. Moto G was launched in more countries as a budget offering, and came with pretty decent specifications, and came with an affordable price tag.

If you’re wondering about the number of handset sold/shipped, Motorola announced via Twitter that company has shipped 6.5 million devices in the first quarter.

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