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Motorola announces RAZR V XT889 for China

Motorola announces RAZR V XT889 for China

15 June, 2012 | comments (20)

Motorola has announced a new version of the RAZR exclusively for the Chinese market. This version is called the RAZR V XT998 and has a completely new design compared to the current RAZR. The front side gets new thin, long grilles on the top...


Samsung responds to Galaxy S II / Note eMMC bug problem

Samsung responds to Galaxy S II / Note eMMC bug problem

15 June, 2012 | comments (91)

If you own a Samsung Galaxy S II or the Galaxy Note and are a regular member of the xda-developers forum, you may already be aware of a bug with some of these devices where erasing the eMMC could hard brick your phone. This problem would surface...


Sony Xperia ion to finally hit AT&T on June 24

Sony Xperia ion to finally hit AT&T on June 24

14 June, 2012 | comments (34)

The Xperia ion was announced way back at CES with expected release date somewhere in Q2 this year (April-June). Well, as it usually happens with Sony, the phone will hit the shelves days before Q2 ends. AT&T will start offering the LTE-capable...


Sony Xperia tipo and tipo dual are entry-level ICS droids

Sony Xperia tipo and tipo dual are entry-level ICS droids

13 June, 2012 | comments (126)

Sony surprised everyone when they announced the Xperia miro and the surprises keep coming - the company also announced the entry-level ICS droids called Sony Xperia tipo and tipo dual. What's unique about the Xperia tipo dual is that it's the...


Sony Xperia miro gets officially unveiled on Facebook

Sony Xperia miro gets officially unveiled on Facebook

13 June, 2012 | comments (79)

Apparently, Sony's Facebook counter, which we told you about a couple of days ago has reached its magic number, so here is the object of all the anticipation. Meet the Sony Xperia miro - the company's latest mid-range Android smartphone with a solid...


Samsung Galaxy S III receives its first OTA update

Samsung Galaxy S III receives its first OTA update

12 June, 2012 | comments (115)

The Galaxy S III went on sale just a few weeks ago and it's already started receiving its first over-the-air update. We got it on our unit, too and were eager to see what was changed. As it turns out, not that much. Samsung has only listed...


T-Mobile US releases ICS update for the Galaxy S II

T-Mobile US releases ICS update for the Galaxy S II

12 June, 2012 | comments (21)

US users who have been waiting patiently for a (legitimate) way to upgrade their Samsung Galaxy S II devices to Android 4.0 will finally have their day in the sun, as T-Mobile finally released the official Ice Cream Sandwich update for the former...


LG Optimus 4X HD now available in Germany, to hit UK in mid-July

LG Optimus 4X HD now available in Germany, to hit UK in mid-July

11 June, 2012 | comments (43)

After leaving the factories yesterday the LG Optimus 4X HD is already available for purchase in Europe. Germany is the only country to have received it so far, though. The white version of the quad-core LG Optimus 4X HD is currently ...

Tags: LG, Android, Touch UI


Intel: Android makes poor use of those multi-core processors

Intel: Android makes poor use of those multi-core processors

11 June, 2012 | comments (168)

Nokia's CEO, Stephen Elop, has previously stated that dual and quad-core processors on mobile phones waste battery more than anything else. Now, Intel's GM of Intel's Mobile and Communications Group, Mike Bell, chimes in saying that Android just...

Tags: Android, Misc


Android activations now over 900,000 per day, Rubin confirms

Android activations now over 900,000 per day, Rubin confirms

11 June, 2012 | comments (36)

An interesting rumor was doing the rounds on the web yesterday, saying that Andy Rubin might be leaving Google and focusing on a startup company. The man himself quickly stepped up to refute it, bringing an update on the Android daily activations...

Tags: Android, Touch UI


Unlocked and expensive Asus Padfone goes on sale in the US

Unlocked and expensive Asus Padfone goes on sale in the US

10 June, 2012 | comments (38)

The Asus Padfone has made its way to the United States in an unlocked state, ready to entice prospective buyers with a knack for something other than the run of the mill smartphone/tablet combo. The curiously talented handset however comes far from...


LG launches the Optimus 4X HD in Europe, Germany gets it first

LG launches the Optimus 4X HD in Europe, Germany gets it first

10 June, 2012 | comments (65)

LG announced today that they will be launching their Optimus 4X HD this month in several European countries, including Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, the UK, and Italy, right on plan, actually. The LG Optimus 4X HD was announced back at...

Tags: LG, Android, Touch UI


Xperia mini pro and Live with Walkman receiving Android 4.0

Xperia mini pro and Live with Walkman receiving Android 4.0

09 June, 2012 | comments (285)

Sony is continuing its commitment to product support by bringing the latest and greatest in Android to these mid-range phones. A few days ago we already let you know that the Xperia mini pro is getting Android 4.0 worldwide. The same seems to apply...


Motorola Droid RAZR HD for Verizon leaks out in blurry shots

Motorola Droid RAZR HD for Verizon leaks out in blurry shots

08 June, 2012 | comments (79)

It looks like the Motorola "Dinara" which we told you about a few hours ago won't be the only star in Motorola's lineup this summer. The LTE flavored Motorola Droid RAZR HD for Verizon Wireless has emerged in a couple of shots. When it hits the...


Alleged image of the AT&T branded Motorola

Alleged image of the AT&T branded Motorola "Dinara" leaks

08 June, 2012 | comments (25)

Right when we began to wonder why is Motorola being so quiet on the US front these days, a juicy rumor regarding an upcoming smartphone from Google's newly acquired property sprung up. An AT&T branded Motorola, codenamed "Dinara" has leaked out in...


The LTE enabled Huawei Activa 4G goes official for MetroPCS

The LTE enabled Huawei Activa 4G goes official for MetroPCS

08 June, 2012 | comments (18)

Huawei has chosen a low key approach for its first LTE phone in the United States with the introduction of the Activa 4G for MetroPCS. The smartphone offers entry level specs, paired with zippy network connectivity and low commitment free price tag....


A quad-core LTE-enabled Galaxy S III with 2GB RAM to hit Korea

A quad-core LTE-enabled Galaxy S III with 2GB RAM to hit Korea

08 June, 2012 | comments (104)

After the Galaxy S III was announced, a lot of people were displeased that it fails to provide a RAM upgrade over the S II. You see 1GB of RAM is more than enough for just about every use case, but more is always better when talking memory. Later...


Lamborghini to launch luxury phones and tablet in Russia

Lamborghini to launch luxury phones and tablet in Russia

08 June, 2012 | comments (126)

Lamborghini has announced their new range of luxury phones and tablet for the Russian market. The first of the bunch (above) is a simple feature phone called the TL688 Spyder that has a 2-inch QVGA display, 3 megapixel camera with video...


Motorola unveils dual-core XT760 for China

Motorola unveils dual-core XT760 for China

08 June, 2012 | comments (16)

Motorola introduced yet another Android smartphone for the Chinese market. Called Motorola XT760, the new droid is built around a 4" qHD screen and a 1GHz dual-core CPU of unknown architecture. The mid-range Motorola XT760 comes with quad-band...


Samsung outs a dual-touchscreen Android flip phone for China

Samsung outs a dual-touchscreen Android flip phone for China

07 June, 2012 | comments (44)

Samsung has announced yet another dual-touchscreen Android flip phone, this time exclusively for China's second largest carrier China Unicom. Carrying the GT-B9120 moniker, the peculiar Android flip phone is practically the same as the...