Oppo N1 Mini Launching In India Within The Week

OPPO N1 Mini

Oppo has day announced via its official Facebook page that their Oppo N1 Mini smartphone will be launching in India within the next week and will be available in a range of colours, including white, yellow and pale blue.

The Oppo N1 Mini officially launched back in May of this year and comes equipped with a 5-inch display offering users a 1280 x 720 resolution and 294ppi pixel density.

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AT&T Moto X Owners Receiving Soak Test Invites For Android 4.4.4 Update

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AT&T Moto X owners have this week been receiving emails with invites from Motorola to take part in their latest soak test, enabling Moto X owners to update their smartphone devices to either Android 4.4.3 and or Android 4.4.4.

It’s probably more likely that Motorola will roll out Google’s latest Android operating system in the form of Android 4.4.4 for Moto X owners to test, inline with Verizon’s variant of the Moto X smartphone that already sports Android 4.4.4 thanks to an update rolled out on July 31st.

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Windows Phone 8.1 GDR1 Update Released To Developers

Windows Phone 8.1

Microsoft has today announced via a Twitter notification that it’s released their Windows Phone 8.1 Update GDR1 via its developers program, to be tested and developed on.

New features contained within the latest Windows Phone 8.1 GDR1 include Bluetooth improvements to Cortana, text messaging, mobile IE, enterprise app settings, and a unique approach to folders.

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Netronix 6.8 Inch Android eReader With Wacom Pen Unveiled (video)

Android eReader

A working prototype of a 6.8 inch Android eReader has been unveiled this week by Netronix which comes supplied with a Wacom stylus offering users a screen resolution of 1440 x 1080 pixels and the ability to sketch and take notes.

The Netronix Android eReader is powered by a Freescale i.MX6 Solo Lite ARM Cortex-A9 processor and runs an operating system based on Google’s Android 4.1 Jelly Bean software.

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GameStop Now Fingerprinting Customers That Trade In Games In Philadelphia

GameStop

In a bizarre turn of events GameStop has now started fingerprinting any customers that would like to trade in second-hand games within their stores situated in Philadelphia in the US.

The new fingerprinting service has been implemented by GameStop due to a requested by the local authorities, to try and reduce crime and stop thieves using GameStop as a pawnbroker by trading in stolen games.

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VolksPC Linux PC Capable Of Running Both Debian And Android Launches On Indiegogo (video)

Linux PC

VolksPC has taken to Indiegogo this week to launch to launch a crowd funding campaign to help take its low cost solid state Linux PC into production.

For just $119 you can back the project can be one of the first to own a VolksPC Linux PC computer that is capable of running both Debian and Android applications. Watch the video after the jump to learn more about the VolksPC Linux PC project and see it in action.

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VorpX VR Software Now Supports Oculus Rift DK2 (video)

Oculus-Rift

Those of you lucky enough to already have received an Oculus Rift DK2 virtual reality headset might be interested to know that VorpX developer Ralf Ostertag. Has this week announced the release of a major new update for the VorpX software, bringing with it support for the new Oculus Rift DK2.

The VorpX software has been designed to enable Oculus Rift owners to be able to enjoy, explore and play non-VR games using the innovative VR headset, recently purchased by Facebook.

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Apple gets Preliminary Approval for eBook Settlement

iBooks

Last summer Apple was found guilty of price fixing in the eBook market in conjunction with five major book publishers. Apple and the publishers conspired to fix the prices of digital books to combat competition from Amazon according to the court. Apple has proposed a settlement in the case that has won preliminary approval.

The settlement will see Apple pay $450 million with $50 million of that amount in attorney fees. The remainder would be paid out to states and consumers. Apple is currently appealing the original decision and if it wins the appeal, it will pay nothing under the settlement. Apple also has an alternate settlement in the works if the case is kicked back on appeal for a retrial.

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Surface Pro 3 Core i3 Tablets Now Shipping From $799 Core i7 From $1549

Surface Pro 3

Microsoft has this week started shipping new hardware versions of its latest Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Windows tablet, offering more processor options offering to consumers, with the choice between the already available Core i5 and now both Core i3 and i7 processors, depending on your requirements and budget.

The Core i5 Surface Pro 3 Windows tablet started shipping in June from $999 and now a new Core i3 version is available priced starting at $799, with a more powerful Core i7 powered Windows Surface Pro 3 tablet priced from $1549.

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XBMC Media Centre Renamed Kodi With Release Of Version 14

XBMC

Over the years we have featured the popular XBMC media centre software, (which was originally named the Xbox Media Center back in 2002 when it first launched), plenty of times here on Geeky Gadgets.

With the release of the latest version in the form of version 14, the creators of the awesome XBMC media centre have decided its time for a name change and have dropped the XBMC name and opted for Kodi.

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Leaked iPad Air 2 Case Photos Reveal Redesigned Layout

iPad Air 2

Supposedly leaked images of Apple’s next-generation iPad Air 2 iOS tablet have been published on the Weibo this weekend, which if legitimate, provide an insight into the redesign of the new Apple tablet’s layout and controls.

The new iPad Air 2 case design looks very similar to that of the existing generation of iPad Air tablets however the leaked photographs reveal that Apple may have redesigned the location of the tablets speaker as well as recessing the volume controls.

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