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There may be a water resistant Samsung Galaxy S4 on the way

There may be a water resistant Samsung Galaxy S4 on the way

24 April, 2013 | comments (130)

One of the things the Sony Xperia Z lords over the Samsung Galaxy S4 is its IP57 certification, which grants it dust and water resistance. That advantage might not last long though, as a rugged version of the Samsung flagship might be unveiled in...


Sony releases AOSP Android 4.2 Jelly Bean for the Xperia Z

Sony releases AOSP Android 4.2 Jelly Bean for the Xperia Z

23 April, 2013 | comments (58)

Just it did for the Xperia S a while ago, Sony has now officially released AOSP version of Android 4.2 for its Xperia Z flagship. Currently, the majority of the features on the Xperia Z are working in the pure Android environment. There's SD...

Tags: Sony, Android


Dual-core Intel-powered Lenovo K900 launches on May 6

Dual-core Intel-powered Lenovo K900 launches on May 6

23 April, 2013 | comments (40)

Lenovo announced its K900 flagship back in January at CES in Las Vegas. Powered by the Intel Clover Trail platform, the Android-running beast impresses with a 5.5" IPS 1080p screen and a 6.9mm stainless steel and polycarbonate body. Well, the...

Tags: Lenovo, Android


Samsung Galaxy S4 arriving in AT&T stores on April 27

Samsung Galaxy S4 arriving in AT&T stores on April 27

23 April, 2013 | comments (29)

We have already reported on AT&T's plan on shipping the Samsung Galaxy S4 to customers on April 23 if ordered from their website. If, however, you prefer walking down to your local AT&T and picking it up yourself, then you'll be glad to know that...


Huawei A199 goes official in China, has dual-SIM GSM/CDMA

Huawei A199 goes official in China, has dual-SIM GSM/CDMA

22 April, 2013 | comments (26)

Huawei has just announced its new A199 model with 5.0-inch 720p IPS display and powered by Huawei's own K3V2 chipset featuring a quad-core 1.5GHz processor. Huawei A199 is a China Telecom exclusive and comes with dual-SIM support and is capable...


Oppo Find 5 will be available in Russia from April 25

Oppo Find 5 will be available in Russia from April 25

22 April, 2013 | comments (20)

Oppo Find 5, one of the best looking 1080p flagship smartphones will be launched globally on April 24. According to a report from Hi-Tech Mail.Ru, Oppo Find 5 will be available in Russia starting from April 25, a day after its global...


Samsung Galaxy S4 to launch in India on April 26

Samsung Galaxy S4 to launch in India on April 26

22 April, 2013 | comments (106)

Samsung had announced that the Galaxy S4 smartphone will start shipping worldwide by the end of this month. The Korean giant is sticking to its word and today we have news coming in from India that the flagship smartphone will be launching on...


HTC One 32GB unlocked model priced at $575 in the US

HTC One 32GB unlocked model priced at $575 in the US

22 April, 2013 | comments (53)

We have already talked about the developer edition of the HTC One being sold in the US. The phone is similar to the one sold through carriers but is network unlocked and has an unlocked bootloader as well, facilitating things such as installing...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


Google rumored to launch an updated Nexus 4 with LTE radio 

Google rumored to launch an updated Nexus 4 with LTE radio 

21 April, 2013 | comments (61)

Google in collaboration with LG launched its fourth generation Nexus smartphone and the powerful specifications and features of the device, created a buzz among the tech enthusiasts. However, the Google Nexus 4 was criticized, as it lacked an LTE...

Tags: Google, Android


Sony reveals Xperia Jelly Bean update now in very final stage

Sony reveals Xperia Jelly Bean update now in very final stage

20 April, 2013 | comments (170)

Sony had promised earlier that they will be releasing the Jelly Bean update for all the Xperia devices that were released in 2012. Now, in a tweet from the official account, Sony has confirmed that the update is in very final stages and that more...


Help us make a change, sign our smartphone petition now

Help us make a change, sign our smartphone petition now

19 April, 2013 | comments (379)

This week we took on a somewhat unusual endeavor. We asked for your help to make a difference in the high-end smartphone market. The currents trends mean you cannot get a top-of-the-line smartphone with a pocketable size. The trend suits OEMs just...

Tags: Android, Misc


Mid-range HTC Desire L goes official in Taiwan

Mid-range HTC Desire L goes official in Taiwan

19 April, 2013 | comments (32)

HTC has officially announced the Desire L in Taiwan. The mid-ranger runs an undisclosed version of Android Jelly Bean (we suspect 4.1.2) with Sense UI coating and features Beats Audio enhancements. It's powered by a 1GHz dual-core CPU paired...

Tags: HTC, Android


Google Q1 revenue and profits up, Motorola still posts a loss

Google Q1 revenue and profits up, Motorola still posts a loss

19 April, 2013 | comments (21)

Google is starting a new fiscal year and CEO Larry Page is pleased, "We had a very strong start to 2013, with $14.0 billion in revenue, up 31% year-on-year." He also had things to share about Android, mobile search and Motorola. Let’s look at the...

Tags: Google, Android


Galaxy S4 expected to ship 10 million units in first month

Galaxy S4 expected to ship 10 million units in first month

19 April, 2013 | comments (74)

The Samsung Galaxy S4 is close to hitting retail and we are already seeing some big predictions regarding the demand for Samsung's newest flagship smartphone. According to DigiTimes, supply chain is predicting shipments of around 10 million units...


Verizon to start offering the Samsung Galaxy S4 in May

Verizon to start offering the Samsung Galaxy S4 in May

19 April, 2013 | comments (18)

Verizon has announced that it's going to be offering the Samsung Galaxy S4 to its customers in May. Sadly, a specific date when the device will be available wasn't disclosed. Out of the short tweet that the carrier posted came the official...


Verizon: 4M iPhones activated in Q1, half of those were iPhone 5

Verizon: 4M iPhones activated in Q1, half of those were iPhone 5

18 April, 2013 | comments (31)

Verizon just finished its quarterly earnings conference call and part of the company’s report was how many smartphones it activated in total - 7.2 million smartphones during the quarter. The iPhones made up over half of them, 4 million. The...

Tags: Verizon, iOS, Android


Dual-SIM Micromax Canvas A111 leaks online, pricing unknown

Dual-SIM Micromax Canvas A111 leaks online, pricing unknown

18 April, 2013 | comments (24)

Micromax, the Indian brand best known for its cheap, but powerful A116 Canvas HD smartphone, has just had its latest mid-range Canvas A111 handset leaked. In a series of tweets, Twitter user MMXNewscaster has showcased the Canvas A111 from the...


ZTE N988 is a 5.7

ZTE N988 is a 5.7" Jelly Bean droid possibly powered by Tegra 4

18 April, 2013 | comments (9)

ZTE is looking to expand its portfolio with a new huge device, according to a leaked image from China. Codenamed N988 the smartphone is said to be running on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, has a mammoth-sized 5.7" display of 1280 x 720 pixel resolution,...

Tags: ZTE, Android, Rumors


Pantech Vega Iron goes official with 5-inch 720p display

Pantech Vega Iron goes official with 5-inch 720p display

18 April, 2013 | comments (41)

Pantech has officially announced its Vega Iron smartphone with 5" 720p display in South Korea. The latest addition to the 5" club will be available from KT, LG U+ and SK Telecom in the upcoming days and unfortunately, there is no official...

Tags: Pantech, Android


Samsung Galaxy S4 mini user agent profile confirms qHD screen

Samsung Galaxy S4 mini user agent profile confirms qHD screen

18 April, 2013 | comments (35)

The Samsung Galaxy S4 mini has been tentatively confirmed by two official sources – Samsung SVP Lee Keon Hyok and Samsung’s support page. We can add one more to the list, the User Agent profile. The profile confirms the qHD (540 x 960 pixels)...