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August 29 event confirmed to be a Galaxy Note 2 launch event

August 29 event confirmed to be a Galaxy Note 2 launch event

03 August, 2012 | comments (49)

It was just a while ago that we reported that Samsung has been sending out invites for their Samsung Mobile Unpacked 2012 event in Berlin. What was unknown in this mystery invite, however, was which product will be announced at this event,...


EXCLUSIVE: Xperia SL poses for the camera, confirms known specs

EXCLUSIVE: Xperia SL poses for the camera, confirms known specs

02 August, 2012 | comments (106)

We've seen the Xperia SL in leaked press shots showing its various colors, but now an anonymous tipster hooked us with the first live photos of the device. Posing in its silver uniform, the Xperia SL (LT26ii) is known to be a slightly bumped...


Samsung holding an Unpacked event on August 29 at IFA

Samsung holding an Unpacked event on August 29 at IFA

02 August, 2012 | comments (41)

Samsung just announced its second Unpacked event for the month of August. For a traditional holiday month, August is shaping up as a rather busy months for us in the industry. The newly announced event is due for the evening August 29, right...


Samsung Epic 4G Touch receives Ice Cream Sandwich

Samsung Epic 4G Touch receives Ice Cream Sandwich

02 August, 2012 | comments (6)

Users of the Samsung Galaxy S II for Sprint, also known as the Samsung Epic 4G Touch, are reporting that they are receiving an update to Android ICS. There have been reports of the IMM761.FF18 build being pushed to users for a few days now, and...


Canalys analysts claim Android rules the smartphone world

Canalys analysts claim Android rules the smartphone world

02 August, 2012 | comments (62)

Analysts have crunched the numbers and revealed the state of the mobile world in Q2 of 2012. Canalys released a report that mostly talks about China - and with good reason too, as the country broke the record for smartphone shipments for a second...


Motorola announces Electrify 2 and Defy XT for U.S. Cellular

Motorola announces Electrify 2 and Defy XT for U.S. Cellular

02 August, 2012 | comments (20)

Motorola has announce two new Android smartphones - the Electrify 2 and the Defy XT - for the U.S. Cellular in the, well, US. The Electrify is the successor to last year's Electrify, also known as the Photon 4G, but it is closer to the...


 Android in July 2012: Android 4.0 adoption more than doubles

Android in July 2012: Android 4.0 adoption more than doubles

02 August, 2012 | comments (42)

Google has once again published the Android distribution figures and things are looking good for Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich. Of course, some of you might say that it is no longer the latest version of Android and we should be concentrating...


Sony adds black, silver and white to the Xperia SL color palette

Sony adds black, silver and white to the Xperia SL color palette

01 August, 2012 | comments (16)

The Xperia SL already showed us its fun personality posing in blue and pink. Now, thanks to some press shots ePrice has managed to acquire, Sony shows the Xperia SL means business, too. The pieces of the Xperia SL puzzle are slowly falling...


HTC EVO 3D and EVO Design 4G for Sprint treated to an ICS update

HTC EVO 3D and EVO Design 4G for Sprint treated to an ICS update

31 July, 2012 | comments (15)

HTC's ageing EVO 3D for Sprint Wireless just got treated to the long-awaited update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The major OS upgrade is available as an over-the-air download. Unsurprisingly, the ICS update for the EVO 3D for Sprint...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


Sony is yet to decide which 2011 Xperia phones will get Jelly Bean

Sony is yet to decide which 2011 Xperia phones will get Jelly Bean

31 July, 2012 | comments (168)

When a Sony spokesman let it slip that the company wouldn't update its 2011 Xperia Android smartphones to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, users got upset. Big time! But now it's time to turn that frown upside down, for Sony has released an official...


Sony Xperia LT29i Hayabusa previewed before launch

Sony Xperia LT29i Hayabusa previewed before launch

31 July, 2012 | comments (99)

The Sony Xperia LT29i Hayabusa (the international version of the Xperia GX) has teased the rumor mill with a few spy shots of the device and a couple of camera samples, but now someone at ePrice got their hands on an engineering sample and did an...


T-Mobile Galaxy Note update gets detailed before launch

T-Mobile Galaxy Note update gets detailed before launch

31 July, 2012 | comments (7)

You may already know that T-Mobile will be getting the Galaxy Note on August 8. But even before the device hits the shelves, T-Mobile has readied a software update that you will be able to install as soon as you start the phone. The list of...


Samsung Galaxy Beam is officially available in the UK

Samsung Galaxy Beam is officially available in the UK

30 July, 2012 | comments (13)

The Samsung Galaxy Beam is now officially available throughout the UK. Reportedly, some stores have already been selling it for a week or so, but it is today that Samsung deems the official launch of the smartphone/projector. If you've...


Samsung Galaxy Note will hit T-Mobile USA on August 8

Samsung Galaxy Note will hit T-Mobile USA on August 8

30 July, 2012 | comments (20)

T-Mobile and Samsung announced the retail availability of the Galaxy Note. Starting on August 8, the Big Magenta's customers will be able to pick up the phoneblet from the carrier for $249.99 with a two-year contract, after a $50...


Samsung Galaxy Nexus for Verizon is now free on contract

Samsung Galaxy Nexus for Verizon is now free on contract

30 July, 2012 | comments (17)

A Samsung Galaxy Nexus for $350 off-contract is quite a deal, but Verizon users who don't mind signing a new 2-year contract can get it for free. Don't go to Verizon's web site though, as it still lists the phone at $99 with contract. Instead,...


ZTE Flash headed to Sprint, has dual-core Krait and 12MP camera

ZTE Flash headed to Sprint, has dual-core Krait and 12MP camera

30 July, 2012 | comments (15)

According to a leaked promo, Sprint is about to offer an impressive new droid called ZTE Flash. Its an LTE-enabled smartphone running on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The ZTE Flash is supposed to be powered by the Snapdragon S4 platform a...


Entry level Sony Xperia J leaks again ahead of announcement

Entry level Sony Xperia J leaks again ahead of announcement

29 July, 2012 | comments (65)

The Xperia J leaked a few times before and we already know everything there is to know about it. This time though, the photos are a lot clearer and show three different flavors of the phone. Sony Xperia J The Xperia J is rumored to be an...


Here's why the HTC Desire HD won't get Android ICS

Here's why the HTC Desire HD won't get Android ICS

28 July, 2012 | comments (119)

With last week's announcement that the highly revered HTC Desire HD won't receive an official update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich causing quite a stir, the Taiwanese company has posted the reasons for the decision in its blog. The biggest issue...

Tags: HTC, Android


LG Nitro HD for AT&T will get Android 4.0 on July 31

LG Nitro HD for AT&T will get Android 4.0 on July 31

27 July, 2012 | comments (17)

LG Nitro HD owners have a good reason to smile these days, as the handset's Android Ice Cream Sandwich update is finally coming their way. Starting this coming Tuesday, July 31st, AT&T will begin seeding the long awaited release of the Google...

Tags: LG, Android


Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III local search is back

Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III local search is back

27 July, 2012 | comments (27)

A few days ago Samsung removed the local search functionality from the smartphone's search widget with an update. An Apple patent violation was supposedly the reason behind the downgrade. Yesterday though Samsung said the local search removal in...