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Prior to its launch, the Xiaomi Mi 4 had its fair share of internet hype. Starting from renders of the device, to its specifications being leaked, almost the entire device was covered beforehand. This was topped up by the company’s top management itself adding fuel to the fire by making clarifications regarding its build. Well the wait is finally over. The Xiaomi Mi 4 is finally here after being launched today at the company’s launch event in Beijing. In addition to the launch of the flagship smartphone, the company also posted posted official renders and hands on pictures of the device for the press. These cover the device in its entirety and every angle of it.

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Nvidia is all set to launch the Shield tablet this month. With the Shield tablet, the company seems ready to take a full swing at the portable gaming market. The Shield tablet due to be launched this month is very different from it’s predecessor. The Shield tablet will have an 8 inch screen and will be powered by Nvidia’s Tegra K1, known to have some impressive benchmarks itself. In the Shield tablet, Nvidia has separated the controllers from the main screen of the device. this was not the case in the previous Shield handheld gaming console. The previous Shield provided an opportunity to play your favorite games on-the-go. But in the Shield tablet, not only have the controllers been separated from the device but they will also be sold separately.

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Nvidia Shield Tablet To Cost $299 For The Wi-Fi Version – To Be Available In US From July 29 And Worldwide Later This Year

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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is expected to be officially released at IFA in September which makes us only a couple months away from the launch event. While there have been largely a lack of leaks around the upcoming version of the crazily-popular phablet device, seems like we are getting to a point where we are mostly able to get a complete picture of the upcoming devices. Korean site, ET News, has published reports indicating that the next gen Note will have a premium metallic design and a flexible screen along with a Galaxy S5-like 16 megapixel camera with optical image stabilization module.samsung galaxy note 4

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 latest:

Previous few months have largely focused on Samsung’s entry into better (read: metal) designing for its devices starting with a new and premium smartphone tagged Samsung Galaxy F aka Alpha. While this device is under the

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With the LG G3 being launched only recently, word has popped up relating to the LG G3 ‘Prime’ as well. The news comes from Korea, which is also the operating base of manufacturer LG. Rumors related to the LG G3 Prime had started popping up with gaps, but this is the first time we’ve been able to know about the launch date of the smartphone. The LG G3 Prime has apparently been scheduled for a release on the 25th of this month. This makes the launch date of the phone a mere four days away. As expected, the phone is to be launched first in Korea, and then hopefully throughout the world.

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LG G3 ‘Prime’ To Be Launched On 25th Of July – To Boast LTE-A

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Well, not even a day has passed and we have more news for you about Xiaomi’s soon to come Mi4 flagship smartphone. Just 17 hours ago we received several fresh updates about the Xiaomi Mi4. These include first alleged pictures of the device and official word from the company’s VP. According to Mr. Li Wanqiang, the Xiaomi Mi4 will not have a metal back like several flagships out there. Instead, the back of the phone will be made of plastic. He however assures us that the Xiaomi Mi4 will not disappoint as the smartphone is being launched on the fourth anniversary of Xiaomi. Well, there are more updates about the Xiaomi Mi4 and these come courtesy of an online retailer who has listed the smartphone for pre-order just a day or two prior to its launch.

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Xiaomi Mi4 Listed By Oppomart – To Cost $499 And Come With Snapdragon 805

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We’ve said quite a lot about smartphone theft here at wccftech. Smartphone theft is one of the unfortunate drawbacks of the advent of this technology. As your phones are able to do more, they also cost more. This leads to the misguided looking to make a couple of quick bucks a golden opportunity to cash in. When you loose your smartphone, not only do you incur financial losses but also put yourself at risk. Your phone undoubtedly contains sensitive data that anyone with malicious intent can use against you. Well, a safeguard for that is available. Well, its been available since last year and is called the Android Device Manager. With Android Device Manager, you can now easily protect your data with a few simple steps. Learn how to do that right here.

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Xiaomi’s Mi4 seems to be the current ‘in’ smartphone. With only a day left in its launch, new pictures and details have started to emerge about the device. Just two days ago we covered a leak about the alleged renders of the Xiaomi Mi4. These renders showed the device in both black and white. Well, this time pictures of the device have surfaced and spotted courtesy of mobilissimo.ro. These pictures in fact look remarkably similar to the renders leaked before. So that makes for two leaks covering the device just one day before its launch. But the Xiaomi Mi4 controversy does not end here. New speculation has started on the fact that whether the back of the device is made up of plastic, as thought before, or of metal.

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Smartwatches seem to be the next thing in gadgets these days. They seem to be offering a variety of features which will facilitate everyday and smartphone use. With three smarwatches being officially announced at Google’s I/O by makers Samsung, LG and Motorola the wheels had started to set in motion. They were to come with Google’s Android Wear which was to complement several features on its Android OS. These include the ability to receive notifications and such from the phone directly. Well, it seems Samsung has decided to a U-Turn when it comes to its devices using Android Wear. The Information is reporting that Samsung has ditched Android Wear in favor of Tizen software rather than Android Wear.

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Samsung Is Investing In Devices Such As Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo Rather Than Gear Live – Larry Page Expresses Displeasure

According to The Information’s report, last week Google’s Larry Page and Samsung CEO Jay Y held private meetings last week. The atmosphere in the meetings was tense according to those to whom familiar with it. Page was frustrated with Samsung regarding its strategy concerning smartwatches. He reportedly seemed to be displeased about the fact that Samsung was investing more in devices such as Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit. These devices are to be based on the Tizen software rather than Google’s Android Wear. The Samsung Gear Live is the only smartwatch based on Android Wear. While Samsung seems to be switching to Tizen to lesses its reliance on Google and Android, Page want greater Android Wear support for its compatibility with Android and its devices.

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We have more news for you today from the Chinese world. It seems like smartphone manufacturers in the country on a roll. Just minutes ago we told about the world’s first holographic smartphone, courtesy of Chinese manufacturer Takee. Well, we have more news for you today from that side of the world. It seems like first renders of Xiaomi Mi4 have popped up on the internet. Courtesy of playfuldroid.com, these show a much sleeker and thinner device than the previous models launched by the company. The Xiaomi Mi4 is expected to be announced officially in four days. This makes for a launch date for 22nd July, for those of you unwilling to do the math.

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There’s been a lot of hype related to smartwatches lately. With Android Wear being made available by Google, the platform was open for manufacturers to design and develop their devices around the OS. Three manufacturers entered the fray. These were LG, Motorola and Samsung, and all of them demoed their devices at Google’s annual I/O event held this year. The three watches announced were LG’s G Watch, Motorola’s Moto 360 and Samsung’s Gear Live. We did a detailed comparison of their features for you. If you want to take a look at that, click here. Well, it seems like HTC has decided to enter the fray as well. And seriously at that. HTC was rumored previously to have had interest in the smartwatch arena, with the device being called HTC’s One Wear. At that time, the device was rumored to be similar to Motorola’s Moto 360, which by far is the most popular smartwatch currently. Well, today @evleaks puts these rumors to rest; with another rumor of course. The tipster has posted an image which is the first render of the HTC One Wear, according to him.

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Samsung has released latest official firmware update XXUFNF4 Android 4.4.2 KitKat for Galaxy Note 3. While the update is only available in the Malaysian region, you can choose to manually flash XXUFNF4 Android 4.4.2 on your Galaxy Note 3 or wait for it to become available as OTA update in your region. Once you have updated it, here is how to root XXUFNF4 Android 4.4.2 on Note 3 LTE N9005. root XXUFNF4 Android 4.4.2 on Note 3

Follow this detailed guide to update XXUFNF4 Android 4.4.2 on Samsung Galaxy Note 3 LTE N9005.

Prerequisites to root XXUFNF4 Android 4.4.2 on Note 3:

Please check these prerequisites before going forward to the update guide.

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Samsung has released latest official firmware update XXUFNF4 Android 4.4.2 KitKat for Galaxy Note 3. While the update is only available in the Malaysian region, you can choose to manually flash XXUFNF4 Android 4.4.2 on your Galaxy Note 3 or wait for it to become available as OTA update in your region. If you choose the former, here are the steps to help you update your Note 3 LTE on this latest official KitKat update.XXUFNF4 Android 4.4.2 Install Leaked AUCUCMLG Android 4.4.2 on Galaxy Note 3

XXUFNF4 Android 4.4.2 KitKat details:

Model: SM-N9005
Model name: GALAXY Note 3 LTE
Country: Malaysia
Version: Android 4.4.2
Changelist: 1955971
Build date: Wed, 25 Jun 2014 12:15:26 +0000
Product Code: XME
PDA: N9005XXUFNF4
CSC: N9005OLBFNG1
MODEM: N9005XXUFNF

Important: After updating, you can use this guide to root XXUFNF4 on Note 3.

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With the dawn of the smartphone era, the way we look at and interact with our phones has been changed forever. Phones nowadays aren’t restricted only to making calls and sending text messages. Thanks to advances in functionality, you can now do countless tasks on your phone, ranging from taking pictures, making videos, browsing the internet and playing games. However, the one area that smartphones currently lack is a long lasting battery life. Battery timings on most of the devices out there is far from impressive. So today we have good news for all the Samsung Galaxy S5 users out there. We’ve made a list of things that will make the battery on your Samsung Galaxy S5 last longer. So lets start!

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You can now update Galaxy S4 Mini to Android 4.4.4 KitKat using the highly popular CM11 custom ROM. Based on Android 4.4.4 KitKat, CM11 M8 custom firmware is based on open source project and brings increased performance and reliability to Android powered smartphones and tablets. Here is how to update Galaxy S4 Mini to Android 4.4.4 CM11 M8 KitKat.Update Galaxy S3 i9300 to Android 4.4.4

Prerequisites to update Galaxy S4 Mini to Android 4.4.4 CM11 M8:

  • Create a backup of all important data in your Galaxy device.
  • Download and install USB drivers for Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini in your computer.
  • Enable USB debugging option by pressing Menu > Settings > Applications. Navigate and tap on Developer Options to ensure that USB Debugging is enabled.
  • Make sure that recovery tool like ClockworkMod recovery is installed.
  • Ensure that your Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini LTE carries more than 80% of charge. 
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While we await the release or an official tease of the Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime, now known as Galaxy Alpha (previously known as Samsung Galaxy F - yep! I am equally annoyed), one smartphone that is confirmed this fall is a new Note. Leading the phablet war for quite a few years now, Samsung may just sense the battle getting fierce with Apple making an entry in the market with its 5.5-inch Apple iPhone Air phablet. The recent rumor, with an official tweet, indicates that in an attempt to up the game in a preemptive move, Samsung might introduce Galaxy Note 4 Retina scanning capabilities later this year.galaxy note 4 retina iris scanner

It should be noted here though that recent leaks and analysis suggest that Samsung is planning Galaxy Alpha launch with 4.7-inch display and metal design to compete against the rumored, primary 4.7-inch iPhone 6 by Apple. In what would be an amazing winter this year, we are going to see some new technologies coming our way – that is, if leaks and rumors are even a tiny bit close to what actually is happening at Cupertino and Korea.

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Samsung’s official Exynos Twitter account tweeted about a new Exynos 5433 chip last week. This was followed by



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