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 Android in June 2012: Android 4.0 user base rises to 10.9 percent

Android in June 2012: Android 4.0 user base rises to 10.9 percent

03 July, 2012 | comments (91)

As a bi-monthly tradition, Google has updated the Android user base pie chart on its developer website. Now there is some good news and some bad news. The good news is that the Android 4.0 adoption is at an all time high. You may remember...


Samsung B5330 QWERTY candybar with ICS leaks

Samsung B5330 QWERTY candybar with ICS leaks

02 July, 2012 | comments (55)

QWERTY Android smartphones are rare to come by, but it appears they are not ready to go extinct just yet. The just leaked Samsung B5330 proves that at least one manufacturer still has some faith in this form factor. Leaked from some Chinese...


You can now pre-order the Sony Xperia go in the UK

You can now pre-order the Sony Xperia go in the UK

02 July, 2012 | comments (17)

The Sony Xperia go, a tough little dual-core droid, has swam to British shores and has began taking pre-orders. Right now, it's only offered SIM-free from multiple online retailers. Clove UK is asking £225 for the IP67 certified phone. Right now...


Galaxy Nexus banned in the US, infringes on four Apple patents

Galaxy Nexus banned in the US, infringes on four Apple patents

29 June, 2012 | comments (423)

Apple has just been granted a temporary injunction against Galaxy Nexus sales in the United States. US Court ruled against Samsung in the patent case, which was initiated in February, but gets its first ruling just now. Judge Lucy Koh decided...


Xperia Mini ICS update rolls out, check your Sales Item number

Xperia Mini ICS update rolls out, check your Sales Item number

29 June, 2012 | comments (66)

Sony have started rolling out the Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Xperia Mini. It'll be released in batches and currently only phones with a certain "Sales Item" number can get it. To check if the ICS update is available for your device, you...


Flash Player downloads from Play Store to cease starting August 15

Flash Player downloads from Play Store to cease starting August 15

29 June, 2012 | comments (234)

Last year, Adobe announced that it is going to stop the development of mobile Flash Player for Android. Adding further nails in that coffin, Adobe has now announced that Flash Player won't be supported in Android 4.1. A prime example of this is the...


Leaked Lenovo LePhone K860 to feature quad-core Exynos, ICS

Leaked Lenovo LePhone K860 to feature quad-core Exynos, ICS

28 June, 2012 | comments (22)

The LePhone K860 leaked on a Japanese mobile blog earlier today, and is set to be only the third device confirmed to run on the quad-core Exynos chipset, after the GSM version of the Samsung Galaxy S III, and the as-yet unreleased Meizu MX...


EXCLUSIVE: Galaxy Note 2 5.5

EXCLUSIVE: Galaxy Note 2 5.5" screen, narrower body confirmed

28 June, 2012 | comments (179)

We already knew that a successor to the wildly successful Galaxy Note is already in the works and that it might feature a 5.5" AMOLED. Now, an insider source, whom we have good reasons to trust has send us a tip, saying the screen size is now...


Android 4.1 Jelly Bean ROM leaked for the Galaxy Nexus

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean ROM leaked for the Galaxy Nexus

28 June, 2012 | comments (46)

It's just been over twelve hours since Google announced Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and a signed copy of the OS has already been leaked online for the Galaxy Nexus. The leaked ROM is for 'takju', that is, the GSM Galaxy Nexus variant that has...


Unlocked Samsung Galaxy Nexus gets a healthy price reduction

Unlocked Samsung Galaxy Nexus gets a healthy price reduction

27 June, 2012 | comments (57)

We already know that the Google Nexus 7 is arguably the sweetest way to get into the Android tablet realm. As powerful as it might be however, the slate cannot make phone calls. In on order to make sure you get that base covered in an appropriate...


Google announces Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

Google announces Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

27 June, 2012 | comments (163)

The next major version of Android is here. Carrying the name Jelly Bean, Android 4.1 puts plenty of new features and performance updates to the table. Project Butter Firstly, Jelly Bean focuses on performance. More specifically,...


Google Nexus 7 is now official, comes in July for $199

Google Nexus 7 is now official, comes in July for $199

27 June, 2012 | comments (107)

Google officially unveiled the Nexus 7 tablet at the Google I/O Developer Conference in San Francisco. Manufactured by ASUS, this is Google's first take on a tablet of their own brand. As the name suggests, the Google Nexus 7 features a 7"...


Google I/O keynote speech is underway, watch it live here

Google I/O keynote speech is underway, watch it live here

27 June, 2012 | comments (16)

After Apple unveiled iOS 6 at its WWDC 2012 conference and Microsoft previewed WP8 at the Windows Phone Summit, it's now Google's turn to announce the latest release of its Android platform. The Google I/O event has just started and you can follow...


Huawei Ascend D quad delayed again, the CPU to blame

Huawei Ascend D quad delayed again, the CPU to blame

27 June, 2012 | comments (19)

This year's MWC saw some really exciting phones from Huawei - the icing of the cake undoubtedly being the Huawei Ascend D quad. The company's new flagship will use a homebrewed quad-core processor instead of an NVIDIA, TI or Qualcomm sourced...


CyanogenMod 9.0 RC1 released for 50 devices

CyanogenMod 9.0 RC1 released for 50 devices

27 June, 2012 | comments (80)

The CyanogenMod 9.0 has been in the works for quite a long time now but it seems it is only a matter of time now before the final version gets released. But before we get there, the CyanogenMod team has decided to release the first Release Candidate...

Tags: Android, Touch UI


Meizu flagship renamed to MX 4-core, available June 30

Meizu flagship renamed to MX 4-core, available June 30

25 June, 2012 | comments (30)

The Meizu MX quad-core has received another official presentation, this time focusing on its renaming to the Meizu MX 4-core during an event in Hong Kong. The device was presented in collaboration with carrier PCCW and will go on sale in its stores...


Samsung expects to sell 10 million Galaxy S III units by July

Samsung expects to sell 10 million Galaxy S III units by July

25 June, 2012 | comments (152)

JK Shin – Samsung’s head of communications – has announced the Galaxy S III sales will reach the 10 million milestone by the end of July. According to earlier reports there were 9 million Galaxy S III pre-orders before the official launch of the...


Korean Galaxy S III to be the first quad-core LTE phone

Korean Galaxy S III to be the first quad-core LTE phone

24 June, 2012 | comments (27)

Until now, if you wanted LTE support to go with your Galaxy S III, you'd have to sacrifice some processing power, namely the quad-core Exynos chipset, which does not support LTE. Evidence of this can be found in both the US and Japanese versions of...


T-Mobile to allegedly get the Samsung Galaxy Note in the US

T-Mobile to allegedly get the Samsung Galaxy Note in the US

24 June, 2012 | comments (21)

Looks like AT&T won't be the only carrier to have the Samsung Galaxy Note in the US for long. It seems T-Mobile too has plans to launch their very own version, according to Cell Phone Signal. The phone in question is said to launch on July...


LG announces dual-SIM version of Optimus L3 for some regions

LG announces dual-SIM version of Optimus L3 for some regions

24 June, 2012 | comments (26)

LG has come up with a dual-SIM version of their entry-level L-Style droid, the Optimus L3. It's model number is E405 (the single SIM one is E400). The Optimus L3 E405 features a new set of keys below the screen. The hardware button is gone -...