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Cheaper Galaxy Note III with LCD and 8MP cam is in the works

Cheaper Galaxy Note III with LCD and 8MP cam is in the works

30 August, 2013 | comments (104)

The latest rumors coming from Korea suggest Samsung is trying to lower the cost of the Galaxy Note III phablet for the emerging markets by replacing some internals with cheaper components. To achieve a price cut, the Galaxy Note III will lose the...


Updated ASUS PadFone Infinity A86 leaks, expected in September

Updated ASUS PadFone Infinity A86 leaks, expected in September

30 August, 2013 | comments (15)

The current ASUS PadFone Infinity has just been out in the market for a few months but ASUS is already working on its successor. The new PadFone Infinity A86 (the current one is A80) won't be a radically new from the current one but have just a...


Spigen posts a Samsung Galaxy Note III render on its website

Spigen posts a Samsung Galaxy Note III render on its website

29 August, 2013 | comments (122)

A Samsung Galaxy Note III teaser with a rendered image of the device has been posted on Spigen's website. Spigen, in case you haven't heard the name, is a company that manufactures cases for a huge variety of smartphones. So, out of the blue...


Samsung may ditch plastic panels next year in favor of metal ones

Samsung may ditch plastic panels next year in favor of metal ones

29 August, 2013 | comments (184)

The Samsung Galaxy lineup has taken the smartphone world by storm, but for the past two years the Koreans have been subjected to heavy criticism over their preference of plastic panels. If latest rumors are to be believed, though, this might change...


Sony Xperia Z1 leaks in high-res live photos

Sony Xperia Z1 leaks in high-res live photos

29 August, 2013 | comments (142)

Sony Xperia Z1, previously rumored as Honami, is one of the regulars in our news section lately. We already know so many things about the gadget that we wonder if Sony will have any surprises left for us at the official announcement next...

Tags: Sony, Android, Rumors


IDC: Micromax close to overtaking Samsung in India

IDC: Micromax close to overtaking Samsung in India

29 August, 2013 | comments (92)

IDC released a report on the smartphone market in India and claims the country will become the world's second biggest smartphone market, displacing the US (which lost the lead to China in 2011). Despite a sluggish overall phone market (21% growth...

Tags: Android, Dual SIM


Unknown HTC leaks, 4-inch WVGA display and slim profile in tow

Unknown HTC leaks, 4-inch WVGA display and slim profile in tow

29 August, 2013 | comments (15)

An unknown HTC smartphone has leaked today via two photos. The device looks nothing we've seen so far from HTC and is very slim. As the rumor has it the phone will pack a 4" or so WVGA display, 1GB RAM, 8GB storage, a 5MP rear and a 1.3MP...

Tags: HTC, Android, Rumors


Galaxy Note III to go on pre-order on Sep 16, sales start Sep 27

Galaxy Note III to go on pre-order on Sep 16, sales start Sep 27

29 August, 2013 | comments (122)

The Samsung Galaxy Note III will be unveiled at IFA on September 4 (that's next Wednesday) and according to ePrice it will go on preorder in Taiwan not long after that September 16. Less than two weeks later, the Note III will go on sale ...


Verizon now offers Moto X through its website, $200 for 16GB

Verizon now offers Moto X through its website, $200 for 16GB

29 August, 2013 | comments (3)

Just as previously promised Verizon is now offering the Motorola Moto X through its website. In-store availability is said to come in the coming weeks. The device costs $199.99 on a two-year contract but only comes with 16 GB of storage and in...


HTC One Max spotted again with dual SIM slot and removable back

HTC One Max spotted again with dual SIM slot and removable back

29 August, 2013 | comments (21)

The HTC One Max has surfaced yet again, this time in China, sporting a dual SIM slot and a fingerprint scanner. The SIM slots are placed underneath a back cover, which unlike on the One and One Mini, can be removed. The fingerprint scanner...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


Android VP Hugo Barra leaves Google for Xiaomi

Android VP Hugo Barra leaves Google for Xiaomi

29 August, 2013 | comments (37)

In a surprising twist of events, Vice President of Android - Hugo Barra - has decided to move on from Google and join Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi. The news was first broken by AllThingsD and was later confirmed by Barra in a post...


Verizon, Kyocera and Bear Grylls unveil Hydro Elite

Verizon, Kyocera and Bear Grylls unveil Hydro Elite

28 August, 2013 | comments (19)

Bear Grylls might currently be off-air, but he came back to brings some awesomeness to Verizon's latest tough smartphone - the Kyocera Hydro Elite. Hydro Elite, as the name suggests, is an IPX7-certified water resistant droid. It can last for up...


Acer Liquid S2 pops up on GFX Bench, runs on Snapdragon 800

Acer Liquid S2 pops up on GFX Bench, runs on Snapdragon 800

28 August, 2013 | comments (19)

Acer Liquid S2 seems to be the company's next flagship device that will supposedly hit the shelves very soon. According to a leaked roadmap Acer Liquid S2 will run on a quad-core 2.3GHz processor and pack a 5.98" 1080p IPS display. The rest of...

Tags: Acer, Android, Rumors


Sony Xperia Z1 network license unveils new photos, more info

Sony Xperia Z1 network license unveils new photos, more info

28 August, 2013 | comments (55)

The Telecommunication Equipment Certification Center in China has given the Sony Xperia Z1 a network license allowing it to operate on the country's mobile networks. However, the Certification Center has also leaked four snapshots of the smartphone...

Tags: Sony, Android, Rumors


Samsung Galaxy Note III front pictured next to Note II panel

Samsung Galaxy Note III front pictured next to Note II panel

28 August, 2013 | comments (209)

We got to see plenty of leaked photos of the front panel of the Samsung Galaxy Note III yesterday, but a new photo from today includes the front panel of the Galaxy Note II and puts things in perspective. After many different values for the...


Google gives the Nexus 4 a $100 price cut in the United States

Google gives the Nexus 4 a $100 price cut in the United States

27 August, 2013 | comments (79)

In a truly surprising fashion, Google gave the LG-made Nexus 4 smartphone a massive discount. The device is currently priced in the Google Play Store at a sweet $199 for the 8GB version, and $249 for a handset with 16GB of on-board memory. ...

Tags: LG, Android


Sony seeds new update for Xperia Z Ultra, brings X-Reality engine

Sony seeds new update for Xperia Z Ultra, brings X-Reality engine

27 August, 2013 | comments (68)

Sony is definitely doing great with the firmware updates lately. The latest one is already heading to the Xperia Z Ultra phablet users around the globe and brings some key improvements. Here is the unofficial changelog that early adopters...

Tags: Sony, Android


New HTC One Max details arrive, 2.1MP front cam confirmed

New HTC One Max details arrive, 2.1MP front cam confirmed

27 August, 2013 | comments (43)

HTC One Max announcement should happen in September at IFA, around the same time Samsung is going to unveil the Galaxy Note III. It seems, though, that HTC is having some trouble keeping the device under wraps as yet another bit of info about it...

Tags: HTC, Android, Rumors


Alleged front panel of upcoming Galaxy Note 3 surfaces

Alleged front panel of upcoming Galaxy Note 3 surfaces

27 August, 2013 | comments (118)

The latest leaked images of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 show off what is allegedly the front panel of the devices. While no measurements were provided alongside the images, according to previous leaks the device is set to feature a 5.7-inch diagonal -...


Sony Xperia Z1 teaser video goes live, mockup confirms name

Sony Xperia Z1 teaser video goes live, mockup confirms name

27 August, 2013 | comments (87)

The first teaser video of Sony Xperia Z1 also known as Honami has just been published by the Japanese maker. Unfortunately the video is a combination of all teaser pictures we've seen so far and gives us no new details. Sony has already...

Tags: Sony, Android