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Lenovo announces LePhone K860 quad-core Android smartphone

Lenovo announces LePhone K860 quad-core Android smartphone

19 August, 2012 | comments (61)

We reported back in June about the Lenovo LePhone K860 when it was spotted for the first time on a Japanese mobile blog. The phone has now been made official by Lenovo, although there is no pricing or availability info to go with it. On...


Sony Xperia SL goes official with a 1.7GHz dual-core CPU

Sony Xperia SL goes official with a 1.7GHz dual-core CPU

18 August, 2012 | comments (131)

We just got the first official sighting of the Sony Xperia SL – the refreshed version of the company’s current smartphone flagship. It appears that someone over at Sony jumped the gun and published the official page of the smartphone two weeks...


Sony Xperia S will get vanilla Android as a Google experiment

Sony Xperia S will get vanilla Android as a Google experiment

18 August, 2012 | comments (121)

All the fans of Sony Xperia S have a darn good reason to smile today. Google has launched an experiment to bring plain vanilla Android to Sony's top shelf smartphone. Jean-Baptiste Queru (JBQ), Google's Technical Lead of the Android Open Source...


Motorola files a lawsuit against Apple in the ITC

Motorola files a lawsuit against Apple in the ITC

18 August, 2012 | comments (145)

Motorola has filed a lawsuit against Apple in the International Trade Commission (ITC), claiming Apple are infringing upon seven of Motorola's patents in their products. The patents in question are related to features like reminders, email...


Motorola and Verizon hold NYC press event September 5

Motorola and Verizon hold NYC press event September 5

17 August, 2012 | comments (39)

Motorola sent out invitations for an event in New York City on September 5th. Scheduled only a few hours after Nokia's own upcoming (and seriously hyped) announcement in the Big Apple, Motorola claims that its showcase will be "the day's main...


Sony Xperia P Ice Cream Sandwich update rolling out now

Sony Xperia P Ice Cream Sandwich update rolling out now

17 August, 2012 | comments (93)

The long awaited ICS update for the Xperia P has finally arrived. Besides the improved functionality brought by the latest Android build, Sony has added several of its own optimizations, including new media apps for your music and movies. Some...


Black Samsung Galaxy S III 64GB coming to the UK in October

Black Samsung Galaxy S III 64GB coming to the UK in October

17 August, 2012 | comments (46)

Not only did the rumors that Samsung cancelled the 64GB version of the Samsung Galaxy S III turn out to be false, but now we actually have a rough launch target. Clove UK blogged that the upcoming black version of the phone will be packing 64GB of...


Huawei Ascend D Quad and D Quad XL to launch in late August

Huawei Ascend D Quad and D Quad XL to launch in late August

17 August, 2012 | comments (36)

After suffering numerous delays, Huawei's mightiest droids, the Ascend D Quad and D Quad XL are finally going to get their official launch later this month. The Huawei Ascend D Quad and D Quad XL are both powered by the company's very own 1.5GHz...


Samsung Galaxy S Blaze Q will go official as Relay 4G

Samsung Galaxy S Blaze Q will go official as Relay 4G

17 August, 2012 | comments (10)

We just got a leaked T-Mobile internal doc, confirming the existence and nearing launch of the Samsung Galaxy S Blaze Q. The good news is that the smartphone gets rid of that awkward naming scheme, but the bad news is it's going to be called the...


Samsung Galaxy R receives Android 4.0 update

Samsung Galaxy R receives Android 4.0 update

17 August, 2012 | comments (78)

Back in May, Samsung India had confirmed on its Facebook page that the Galaxy R will be getting the Android 4.0 update "very soon". Well, it's been three months since but it seems now that the update is finally ready to roll out. One lucky...


Samsung Galaxy S II to get Jelly Bean in a month or two

Samsung Galaxy S II to get Jelly Bean in a month or two

16 August, 2012 | comments (133)

While Samsung Galaxy S III users are enjoying their leaked official Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean ROM, Galaxy S II owners got some good news too. Insiders tipped SamMobile that the former flagship is getting JB soon too. Currently, the update is...


New Xiaomi Mi-Two handset is first ever with quad-core Krait

New Xiaomi Mi-Two handset is first ever with quad-core Krait

16 August, 2012 | comments (119)

Hold on to your hats folks, Xiaomi just announced the Xiaomi Mi-Two - the first ever handset to use the Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ8064 S4 Pro chipset, which blew current mobile chipsets out of the water in early benchmarks. It's nothing like the early...


Google evidently working on Play Store gift cards and wishlist

Google evidently working on Play Store gift cards and wishlist

16 August, 2012 | comments (15)

Google recently started seeding the latest v3.8.15 update to the Play Store app to Android devices. While on the surface the app seems to bring just minor UI changes, the file size was too great for such a minor change. The super sleuths at...


Official Jelly Bean ROM for Samsung Galaxy S III I9300 leaks

Official Jelly Bean ROM for Samsung Galaxy S III I9300 leaks

15 August, 2012 | comments (73)

Another proof that Samsung is hard at work on the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for its Galaxy S III flagship has emerged. An official Samsung Jelly Bean 4.1.1 ROM for the I9300 has surfaced in a ten-minute long video, thus showing us what the...


Galaxy Note 10.1 is now official in the US, hits stores tomorrow

Galaxy Note 10.1 is now official in the US, hits stores tomorrow

15 August, 2012 | comments (48)

Following its Europe and Asia releases, Samsung just launched the Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet in the United States. The announcement came at a dedicated event in New York. Sporting a 10.1-inch display with a 1280x800 resolution, the tablet has some...


Verizon DROID RAZR HD to feature an 8 MP camera

Verizon DROID RAZR HD to feature an 8 MP camera

15 August, 2012 | comments (33)

Despite earlier reports, the upcoming DROID RAZR HD will not feature the extended battery capacity of its RAZR MAXX counterpart. This is disappointing, as there was talk that the undisputed king of our battery life test may finally have met its...


HTC, Samsung and Sony smartphones grab EISA awards

HTC, Samsung and Sony smartphones grab EISA awards

15 August, 2012 | comments (67)

HTC, Samsung and Sony have a reason to celebrate today - their smartphones picked several EISA (European Imaging and Sound Association) awards in different categories. And if you're wondering what EISA is, it's an industry body representing 50...


Did the Samsung Galaxy Note II screen glass leak too?

Did the Samsung Galaxy Note II screen glass leak too?

15 August, 2012 | comments (41)

Today seems to be a day for display glass leaks. This one is allegedly of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note II, which will be announced on August 29. The screen size is 5.5", which is in line with the rumored specs, but is quite angular - it looks...


Black Galaxy S III spotted on T-Mobile's website

Black Galaxy S III spotted on T-Mobile's website

15 August, 2012 | comments (33)

The mythical black Galaxy S III has been spotted couple of times in the past, the first time in Samsung's own Facebook pictures and the second time on a UK retailer's website. Now the phone has been discovered spinning on T-Mobile's website...


Adobe Flash Player to drop out of the Google Play Store today

Adobe Flash Player to drop out of the Google Play Store today

15 August, 2012 | comments (84)

Adobe announced last year in November that it is going to stop developing the mobile version of the Flash Player for Android but the app will continue to be provided through the (then) Android Market. A couple of months ago, Adobe saw the...