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From tardy updates and Micromax crapware, to cutting-edge flagships, wireless keyloggers, Steamtastrophes, and another Xbox price cut, we look back at highlights from this week's top tech news.
The successor to the OnePlus One could be an absolute beast, with specs said to include a 5.5-inch edge-to-edge display with 2K resolution, Snapdragon 810 chipset, 4GB of RAM, and 3300mAh battery.
Microsoft has confirmed that some of its Lumia handsets will not get new firmware with the Denim update that's rolling out now, and which includes the latest version of the Windows Phone OS.
HTC is holding a press conference in Barcelona on March 1, the day before the Mobile World Congress begins, at which it is expected to announce its new flagship, which may be called the One M9.
Activists from the youth wing of Sweden's Pirate Party provided free Wi-Fi at a major security conference, and viewed the web usage of top government and industry figures via the unencrypted hotspot.
An 18-year-old man has been arrested in the UK, and computing equipment confiscated, as part of a joint investigation with the FBI into recent attacks against Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network.
Microsoft is expanding the global rollout of its delayed Lumia Denim update, and you can find out now if the update is available for your device, on your carrier, in your part of the world.
Developers found that Micromax replaced the Google OTA updater with its own 'Software Update' app, which autonomously installs apps, pushes ads onto users' devices, and uses up their 3G data to do so.
Xiaomi's new flagship 5.7-inch handset is available in two high-end configurations - with up to 2K display resolution, 4GB RAM, dual-SIM support, 13MP camera, 64GB storage, and more - for $530.
HTC has begun rolling out Android 5.0 to the One M8, with the M7 to follow soon - but what about its other handsets? A leak has reportedly revealed HTC's Lollipop update plans for much of its range.
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HTC has begun rolling out the Lollipop update to Developer and Unlocked versions of its One M8 flagship, but says that the update is still "going through the certification process" for the One M7.
Microsoft is pushing the low-end even lower with its latest handsets, which come with Windows Phone 8.1 and Lumia Denim, and will go on sale next month from just €69 off-contract.
Rockstar had scheduled the PC release of GTA V for January 27, but it has now delayed that launch by two months. The company also announced minimum and recommended specs for PCs to run the game.
Samsung has started rolling out Lollipop to its Galaxy S5 in the UK, but it appears that the firmware is based on the original Android 5.0 release - not the newer 5.0.x builds released since.
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Originally launched with Windows Mobile 6.5 in 2009, the HTC HD2 has seen ports of Windows RT, Firefox OS and more - and now an unofficial Android 5.0 Lollipop ROM is also in development.
With the Lumia Denim rollout behind schedule, and a Windows 10 Mobile preview expected soon, it seems there may be no further Windows Phone updates until the new OS launches at the end of the year.
From mini-PCs and ultra-wide displays, to Office on Android, the wait for Lollipop, and the world's thinnest everything, we look back at highlights from the week's top tech news on Neowin.
Nokia opened pre-orders for its new Android tablet yesterday - but it has already sold out, with all 20,000 available units being snapped up in 4 minutes, and a waiting list of over 560,000 customers.
Celkon's first Windows Phone - which includes a 4-inch display, front and rear cameras, microSD slot, dual-SIM support, FM radio and more - is now available for just Rs.3,999 (roughly $64).
HTC has previously confirmed that it would deliver the Android 5.0 update for its One M8 flagship and its M7 predecessor by February 2 - and it seems that the update may begin rolling out even sooner.
Nokia has opened pre-orders in China for its new Android 5.0-based tablet, priced at 1599 CNY (just under $260 USD), and the device is expected to launch in some European markets later this year.
OnePlus says it isn't working on a tablet, but promises that its new smartphone "will surprise people", although OnePlus Two buyers will still have to deal with the company's 'invite system'.
EE has slashed prices on two of its 4G Windows Phones, including Microsoft's Lumia 735 'selfie phone', which is now available for £129.99 off-contract - but you'll have to buy a £20 PAYG top-up too.
Almost three months after being announced by Google, the Android 5.0 update has still only reached 0.1% of devices - but the number of devices running Android 4.4 KitKat has increased considerably.
Dell has confirmed that its new 34-inch U3415W UltraSharp curved monitor, which features WQHD resolution and ultra-wide 21:9 aspect ratio, will go on sale this week, priced at $1,199.99.
Sources claim that Apple will begin training its Store staff on the new Watch on February 9, before the device - which the company has said will cost from $349 - goes on sale in March.
Sony has announced eleven new Bravia 4K TVs running Android TV, including the stunning X9000C series, which are just 4.9mm thick at their thinnest point, and available in sizes up to 75-inches.
Apple has started selling unlocked SIM-free versions of its larger iPhones in the US, with prices starting at $649 for the 16GB iPhone 6, rising to $949 for the range-topping 128GB iPhone 6 Plus.
The new Transformer Book Chi Series tablets feature aluminium unibody construction and come with dockable keyboards, with screen sizes from 8.9-inches, up to the 12.5-inch model with WQHD resolution.
Once Samsung's Windows Phone flagship, the ATIV S has since been replaced by a newer model - but at just $109.99, the device may well present an interesting alternative to newer entry-level handsets.
After saying that its Lollipop rollout would start in early 2015, Sony has now confirmed that it will begin pushing Android 5.0 to its range-topping Xperia Z3 devices sometime next month.
Dell's striking Venue 8 7840 tablet is now on sale for $399, and includes an 8.4-inch Quad HD OLED, a 6.1mm-thick body, 8MP camera, 2.3GHz Intel Atom processor, 2GB RAM... oh, and Android 4.4 KitKat.
Microsoft has unveiled the Nokia 215, its "most affordable internet-ready entry-level phone yet", at just $29, and the company says its 1100mAh battery offers standby time of up to 29 days.
From Windows 10 and modular smartphones, to HTC's new flagship, what's next from OnePlus, premium wearables, epic games and more, we look at some of the cool stuff that's on the way in the year ahead.
OnePlus has released a public 'alpha' preview version of its new Android 5.0 Lollipop ROM, which is available to download and install now - and it looks very similar to the standard Lollipop release.
A couple of weeks after it was first spotted, iBall has now formally announced the Andi 4L Pulse, and it looks like it may well be India's most affordable Windows Phone ever, at just Rs.4,999.
HTC has recently been launching some very impressive devices, but the company says that the best is still to come, with a compelling 2015 product line-up, and "huge surprises that will blow you away."
HP's new business-focused Windows tablet includes stylus and 3G support, 8MP rear camera with autofocus and LED flash, 2GB RAM, up to 64GB storage, and the option to pre-install Windows 8.1 Pro.
A Samsung employee has revealed details of its Android 5.0 rollout in the US, including which devices will get the update first, and hints that Samsung is pressuring carriers to speed up its release.
Android 5.0 rolled out to the Galaxy S5 earlier this month - but only in Poland and South Korea. That's all about to change, as another market is now receiving the update, with more being added soon.
A new Windows 8.1 tablet has gone on sale in the UK for just £49 - including a free Office 365 subscription (and unlimited OneDrive storage) that's actually worth more than the device itself.
Game of Thrones was the most pirated TV show of the year, but a list of the 20 most pirated movies of 2014 was topped by The Wolf of Wall Street - just ahead of Frozen, Robocop and Gravity.
It won't actually be available until autumn 2015, but you can order Halo 5: Guardians now, including the option of a $249.99 Limited Collector's Edition, which includes a poster and a numbered statue.
After becoming BitTorrent's most downloaded TV program in 2012, and retaining the title in 2013, Game of Thrones has again won the battle to defeat all other challengers, as 2014's most pirated show.
Samsung has announced a new version of the Galaxy Note 4, and it's the world's first handset to support LTE-Advanced tri-band carrier aggregation, offering download speeds of up to 300Mbps.
From Android 5.0 and Windows 10, to the Apple Watch, Microsoft Band, OnePlus One, Google antitrust allegations and the console wars, we look back at highlights from the year's top tech news on Neowin.
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