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BLU Officially Announces the PURE XR With 5.5-Inch HD Display, 16MP Camera

BLU Officially Announces the PURE XR With 5.5-Inch HD Display, 16MP Camera

Earlier this month, BLU teased the arrival of the PURE XR, the company’s newest flagship smartphone. And now it’s officially official.

Corning Gorilla Glass 5 Launches in New Devices This Year

Corning Gorilla Glass 5 Launches in New Devices This Year

Corning officially announced Gorilla Glass 4 back in 2014, and now the company’s back with an even more impressive toughened display.

The company has officially announced Gorilla Glass 5, and states that the latest generation of its strengthened panels survives up to four times better than competing glass designs. In its testings, Gorilla Glass 5 survived up to 80 percent of the time when it was dropped face down on rough surfaces, from distances up to 5.25 feet.

Corning states that the new Gorilla Glass is available right now commercially, and that “leading global brands” will launch devices with the new display on built in later this year.

It’s likely that we’ll see quite a few Android devices launched in the coming months featuring Gorilla Glass 5, so it’s good to hear that the drop survivability has gone up quite a bit.

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New HummingBad Malware Found on 85 Million Android Devices

New HummingBad Malware Found on 85 Million Android Devices

HummingBad, the latest malware to attack Android, has infected 85 million devices to date, netting its creators a whopping $1 million every quarter. The malicious software was discovered back in February by security firm Check Point.

$4 Freedom 251 Starts Shipping in India from June 30th

$4 Freedom 251 Starts Shipping in India from June 30th

Freedom 251, the cheapest smartphone on the market at INR 251 (as the name suggests) or approximately $4, begins shipping out 200,000 pieces on 30th June to customers in India.

Super Secure Sirin Solarin Smartphone Will Cost You $14,800

Super Secure Sirin Solarin Smartphone Will Cost You $14,800

Who said Android couldn’t be super secure? Sirin Labs believes it has created not only the most secure Android ever made, but also the most secure smartphone you can buy today. But for that peace of mind, it’s going to cost you just under $15,000.

CREO Mark 1 Launched in India with Helio X10 Chipset, 21MP Camera, and FuelOS

CREO Mark 1 Launched in India with Helio X10 Chipset, 21MP Camera, and FuelOS

CREO, a new smartphone brand, today launched its first smartphone in India: the Mark 1. The impressive handset packs in plenty of punch under its hood and its unique FuelOS that brings some novel new features to the table.

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge – first impressions

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge – first impressions

Everything you’ve heard about the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge really is true. For once the marketing speak and other reviews are all borne out. Oh, and don’t bother with the regular S7 unless you really, really need the slightly smaller form factor and unless the edge sensitivity (see below) really throws you. Samsung has done a fantastic job with the rounded screen and back – this 5.5”-screened phablet feels natural and secure in the hand, much smaller than its specs and nominal size would suggest.

The Freedom 251 is the world’s cheapest Android smartphone at $3.7

The Freedom 251 is the world’s cheapest Android smartphone at $3.7

Smartphone prices have been dwindling with every passing month, but a company — Ringing Bells — has taken things to a completely different level with its Freedom 251 smartphone that was unveiled in India today. The handset costs a mere Rs. 251 ($3.7$ roughly) and runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop, making it the cheapest Android phone to be ever launched.

Android’s latest distribution numbers show KitKat is still dominating

Android’s latest distribution numbers show KitKat is still dominating

Every month, Google typically releases its Android distribution numbers to show where the platform and its various versions stand.

LeEco unveils the Le 1S and Le Max in India

LeEco unveils the Le 1S and Le Max in India

Chinese company LeTV has made quite a name for itself in China with its ‘Superphone’ series of smartphone. The company manages to offer some high-end premium Android smartphones with top-notch hardware at absolutely killer price.