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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)...


Huawei Ascend Mate to hit Oz on April 20 for AU$429

Huawei Ascend Mate to hit Oz on April 20 for AU$429

17 April, 2013 | comments (11)

Huawei announced its Ascend Mate phablet at this year's Consumer Electronic Show, but the device is only now starting to make its way to stores around the globe. The device will go on sale in Australia, starting from April 20. Huawei Ascend...

Tags: Huawei, Android


Samsung allegedly working on a 10-inch tablet with 299ppi display

Samsung allegedly working on a 10-inch tablet with 299ppi display

17 April, 2013 | comments (40)

Samsung is allegedly working on a 10" tablet, which has been codenamed Roma. If latest rumors are to be trusted, the Samsung Roma will essentially be a TouchWiz version of the Nexus 10. The slate is said to come out with microSD card slot for memory...


Samsung details Galaxy S4 US availability: 14 retailers to get it

Samsung details Galaxy S4 US availability: 14 retailers to get it

17 April, 2013 | comments (33)

Samsung has announced 14 stateside-based partners which will get the Galaxy S4 in the next couple of weeks. The list includes seven carriers and seven retailers. The seven carriers to offer Samsung's latest and greatest smartphone are AT&T,...


A leaked Samsung prototype does not hint at a new design language

A leaked Samsung prototype does not hint at a new design language

17 April, 2013 | comments (70)

The leak of the day comes courtesy of popular Twitter channel evleaks, which has gained a serious reputation for its reliable photo leaks in the past. This time, however, even the author behind the account is not sure about what the image means...


Sony Xperia SP and Xperia L go on pre-order across Europe

Sony Xperia SP and Xperia L go on pre-order across Europe

17 April, 2013 | comments (30)

Sony’s mid-ranger with aluminum charm is up for pre-order in several countries from a variety of stores. The other recently announced model, the Sony Xperia L has made its way to some stores too. Here are the ones we managed to curate: Sony...

Tags: Sony, Android


LG press invites hint at a new device unveil on May 1

LG press invites hint at a new device unveil on May 1

17 April, 2013 | comments (57)

LG has put out a press invite for an upcoming product unveiling in New York City on May 1. The event features the heading "share the genius," and as is usually the case with announcement events from major manufacturers, cryptically urges us...

Tags: LG, Android, Rumors


HTC 606w with UltraPixel camera gets certification in China

HTC 606w with UltraPixel camera gets certification in China

17 April, 2013 | comments (28)

The rumor mill has been expecting an UltraPixel-packing mid-ranger, dubbed HTC M4, and an approval from the Telecommunication Equipment Certification Centre in China confirms its existence. It looks similar to the HTC One with two speakers on the...

Tags: HTC, Android


Android activations reach 1.5 million per day

Android activations reach 1.5 million per day

17 April, 2013 | comments (35)

Android activation figures are some of Google's favorite numbers and something they never forgets to mention at any event. Last time we heard about it, the company was doing 1.4 million activations, which was just last month. Now, Eric...

Tags: Google, Android


Jelly Bean updates for Xperia S and Galaxy Note coming in May

Jelly Bean updates for Xperia S and Galaxy Note coming in May

16 April, 2013 | comments (143)

Sony didn't keep its promise to deliver the Xperia S Jelly Bean update by the end of March and understandably angered quite a few users. According to a leaked update roadmap for the French carrier SFR, the Xperia S update will finally launch in...

Tags: Sony, Samsung, Android