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HTC Sense 5 coming to One X, One X+, One S and Butterfly

HTC Sense 5 coming to One X, One X+, One S and Butterfly

28 February, 2013 | comments (88)

Wondering if your HTC One X, One X+, One S or the Butterfly will be getting the new Sense 5 from the HTC One? Well, you don't have to anymore, as HTC has revealed that it does plan to do so. Replaying to query on Facebook, HTC clarified that...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


Samsung Galaxy S IV said to come with different CPUs

Samsung Galaxy S IV said to come with different CPUs

27 February, 2013 | comments (104)

In a manner similar to last year's dual arrangement, Samsung might offer its upcoming Galaxy S IV flagship with different CPU types. They reportedly include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 in the US or Exynos 5 Octa for areas where LTE networks are not...


Samsung GT-I9500 captures the Browsermark 2.0 top spot

Samsung GT-I9500 captures the Browsermark 2.0 top spot

27 February, 2013 | comments (103)

Samsung GT-I9500 made an appearance in Rightware's Browsermark 2.0 database by recording the most impressive score to date. The device is likely the soon to be unveiled Samsung Galaxy S IV. The result you see above is the best we've...


The UMI X2 is a quad-core, 5-inch 1080p smartphone for $260

The UMI X2 is a quad-core, 5-inch 1080p smartphone for $260

27 February, 2013 | comments (156)

Recently, the Micromax Canvas HD has been making some serious noise in our specs page, as being a very competitively priced device with an impressive specs sheet to boot. Now, Chinese company UMI is giving them some competition, as they're slated to...

Tags: Android, Touch UI


Alcatel One Touch Snap and One Touch Snap LTE debut

Alcatel One Touch Snap and One Touch Snap LTE debut

27 February, 2013 | comments (8)

Alcatel is continuing its march here at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona adding two more devices to the ones that it already announced a few days ago. Meet the One Touch Snap and its 4G-enhanced twin brother, the Snap LTE. Rocking a yet...


LG Optimus L3 II to go on sale in Brazil this week

LG Optimus L3 II to go on sale in Brazil this week

27 February, 2013 | comments (14)

LG announced the Optimus L3 II earlier this week at MWC, along with couple of other new L-series devices. However, other than for the L7 II, no information was provided regarding the launch of the other devices. Now LG has confirmed that the...


Galaxy S III wins best smartphone by GSMA, Nexus 7 - best tablet

Galaxy S III wins best smartphone by GSMA, Nexus 7 - best tablet

26 February, 2013 | comments (340)

This year's annual awards for the tops in the mobile industry were unveiled at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona today. The awards are given to the best devices, apps, and technologies as selected by the GSM Association. While the full list...


Here are the first camera samples from the ASUS Padfone Infinity

Here are the first camera samples from the ASUS Padfone Infinity

26 February, 2013 | comments (15)

Asus launched its next generation Padfone yesterday, which steps up the specs of the previous edition. The latest Asus Padfone Infinity is equipped with a 13-megapixel F/2.0 rear camera along with a 2-megapixel F/2.0 front facer. The Asus Padfone...

Tags: ASUS, Android


Sony has Firefox OS device in the works

Sony has Firefox OS device in the works

25 February, 2013 | comments (111)

Sony has revealed plans to launch a Firefox-powered device in 2014. Bob Ishida - the company's deputy CEO confirmed that Sony engineers are currently working with Firefox OS Mobile and HTML 5 evolving technologies, which show great potential....


ZTE unveils the Grand Memo phablet and the ZTE Open

ZTE unveils the Grand Memo phablet and the ZTE Open

25 February, 2013 | comments (35)

ZTE brought two interesting phones to the MWC that are as different as can be. The ZTE Grand Memo is a 5.7” Android super-phone and is the first to use the Snapdragon 800 chipset. The ZTE Open, on the other hand is an entry-level Firefox OS...


Asus Padfone Infinity and Fonepad announced

Asus Padfone Infinity and Fonepad announced

25 February, 2013 | comments (39)

Remember the Asus Padfone 2? Forget it, it’s old news – the Asus Padfone Infinity was just announced and it steps up the specs. Asus also switched things around and announced the Fonepad – a 7” tablet with full phone functionality. Asus Padfone...


Intel announces dual-core 'Clovertrail+' Atom processors

Intel announces dual-core 'Clovertrail+' Atom processors

25 February, 2013 | comments (29)

Intel has announced a new generation of their Atom processors for smartphones and tablets. Better known by the Clovertrail+ codename, the new range of SoCs promise a notable improvement over the previous generation Medfield and Clovertrail...


LG unveil Optimus G Pro, F5 and F7, second-gen L-series

LG unveil Optimus G Pro, F5 and F7, second-gen L-series

25 February, 2013 | comments (41)

LG had plenty to show, though there was little suspense about what the whole thing was going to be about. All of the six devices were already well familiar: the LG Optimus G Pro, the fresh LTE-enabled midrangers Optimus F5 and F7, and the second...

Tags: LG, Android, MWC 2013


Samsung to announce Galaxy S IV on March 14

Samsung to announce Galaxy S IV on March 14

25 February, 2013 | comments (214)

Samsung has announced that they will be unveiling the next generation Galaxy S smartphone, colloquially called the Galaxy S IV, on March 14 at their Unpacked event, confirming some of the rumors we have been hearing right. The Unpacked event...


Asus MWC event is over, Padfone Infinity and Fonepad announced

Asus MWC event is over, Padfone Infinity and Fonepad announced

25 February, 2013 | comments (11)

It's a busy Monday, but we're continuing to follow the events at the MWC as they happen. We just left the Asus press conference, where we saw the announcement of the Asus Padfone Infinity and the Asus Fonepad. The event was available here...


LG's MWC 2013 event is under way, we're on site

LG's MWC 2013 event is under way, we're on site

25 February, 2013 | comments (6)

We're hard at work at the LG event at the MWC with several new phones getting announced. Stay tuned for our coverage. Unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be a live stream from the event so check back soon. We have plenty of hands-on's with...


Android once again on top of iOS in the US

Android once again on top of iOS in the US

25 February, 2013 | comments (24)

According to Kantar Worldpanel, for the three-month period ending in January of this year, Google's OS has climbed back to the top of smartphone sales in the United States with a 49.4% market share. Apple had the No 1 spot until recently thanks to...

Tags: iOS, Android, Touch UI


Alcatel unveils One Touch Idol X, 5-inch, 1080p, Jelly Bean

Alcatel unveils One Touch Idol X, 5-inch, 1080p, Jelly Bean

24 February, 2013 | comments (34)

Alcatel has been trailing behind Android A-listers as of late but today ventured boldly into the high-end with the One Touch Idol X. It's rocking a 5" 1080p screen with minimalist bezel - not unlike many of the current top-shelf Android...


LG working on 8-core chip called Odin, Optimus G II bound

LG working on 8-core chip called Odin, Optimus G II bound

24 February, 2013 | comments (33)

The LG Optimus G II is still some time ahead with an expected launch next fall, but the rumor mill is already in motion regarding its chipset, as the KoreaTimes reports. LG is probably heading down the route of a home-brewed chipset much like...

Tags: LG, Android, Rumors


Huawei Ascend P2 finally announced

Huawei Ascend P2 finally announced

24 February, 2013 | comments (32)

The Huawei Ascend P2 uses a 1.5GHz quad-core processor similar to that of the already announced Ascend D2. It has 1GB RAM and 16GB of storage, which unfortunately is non-expandable for the lack of a microSD card slot. The 8.4mm thin Ascend P2...