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Star N9500 Chinese smartphone ships with pre-loaded spyware

Star N9500 Chinese smartphone ships with pre-loaded spyware

Allegations that the Chinese government is using smartphones to spy on other nations have been around for a while - back in October 2012, for example, US lawmakers expressed concern over potential espionage. Despite the White House having found no evidence to support the concern, many have still proceeded carefully with the use of Chinese handsets, and now one has been spotted with pre-loaded spyware.

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Huawei Ascend Mate2 4G Review

Huawei Ascend Mate2 4G Review

This week we’re having a peek at the newest piece of hardware offered up by Huawei to the North American market: the Huawei Ascend Mate 2 (aka the Ascend Mate2 4G). This device is made to delivery a little bit of everything, including a large display, nearly the newest version of Android, and a unique delivery. If you want a phone that none of your friends have, this might be the phone for you.

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HTC One (E8) official (again)

HTC One (E8) official (again)

This week the folks at HTC have made official their HTC One (E8) in full, complete with full specifications and details. Last week there was a note in China’s HTC front about this device, but now that the press release is out, we can have a more complete look at the ins and outs of this slightly more budget-friendly smartphone in the HTC One family.

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Xiaomi Millet TV 2 brings 4K Android to lower-end

Xiaomi Millet TV 2 brings 4K Android to lower-end

Just as quick as the term "4K" was introduced to the world, it would appear that the Chinese company Xiaomi has made the resolution affordable. With the Millet TV 2, the company employs Smart TV features with Android as well as a separate set of audio components. This TV is being delivered for 3999 yuan (approximately $640 USD) this season with a TV, sound bar, and subwoofer to boot).

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HTC teases next “One”, could be low-cost M8

HTC teases next “One”, could be low-cost M8

There’s little doubt now that the HTC One line of smartphones will continue after the HTC One (M8). HTC’s micro-blogging personality at Sina Weibo - HTC Life - has released a trip of images that, paired with comments - suggest they’re off to the races again. This next device will be ever-so-slightly more blunt than its predecessor, and won’t be entirely unlike the most recent "Desire."

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