Images of Samsung’s upcoming Tizen-based smartphone, allegedly called Z1, have been leaked by a retailer, who already has the device in stock ahead of its January 18 reveal in India. Read more…

In a recent comment made by the president of HTC North Asia, the company intends to put considerable emphasis on marketing its up & coming entry-level smartphones due in 2015. Read more…

Xiaomi, the top smartphone brand in China, has taken their smartphone business to India. They now claim to have sold more than 1 million phones, in a short span of five months. Read more…

In an ongoing dispute with Micromax and Cyanogen, OnePlus has had the ban on its OnePlus One smartphone lifted after the Delhi High Court orders a new trial, viewing Cyanogen as the villain of it all. Read more…

A flaw discovered in the Android version of Skype makes it easy to eavesdrop on anyone as long as you have two devices with Skype and your target is running the Android version of the app. Read more…

Nokia unveiled its new Android tablet last month with a $250 price tag, promising that it will go on sale in Q1 2015 – and it seems that it could launch in its first market, China, in just two weeks. Read more…

ASUS has prepared a 10-second teaser video for the new Zenfone it is launching at the CES 2015 in a fortnight’s time. Smartphone fans seem confused at what the exciting new camera feature will be. Read more…

If you want to judge a gadget on its true strengths, stick several in a room full of Engadget editors and see which one they swarm around. For that alone, Acer’s Iconia W3 was a winner as soon as the eight-inch full-Windows tablet arrived in the office. When Dana Wollman was able to wrestle it away for a review, she found that there was much to love, including the reasonable price, free copy of Office and the long battery life. The only demerits were due to a slightly cheap build quality and imperfect keyboard – but you have to expect a few compromises when a product costs $380. What we want to know, dear friends, is what did you like, what did you hate, and what, if anything, would you change? Filed under: Tablets, Microsoft, Acer Source: Engadget Product Forums

Despite less than 1% of Android devices having the 5.0 Lollipop update, a report claims that Android 5.1 is on the way, and includes a changelog of improvements that it says the update will bring. Read more…

From late Microsoft arrivals and early Steam deals, to more Sony leaks, Lollipop on LG, Denim on Verizon, and a phone the size of your head, we look back at highlights from the week’s top tech news. Read more…

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