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LG Optimus G Pro sales in Korea reach half a million in 40 days

LG Optimus G Pro sales in Korea reach half a million in 40 days

02 April, 2013 | comments (24)

The recently launched LG Optimus G Pro has been enjoying quite warm reception in its home country. According to LG, its latest phablet has already managed to achieve half a million sales in just 40 days after its launch in Korea. LG Optimus G...

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Samsung start Android 4.1 Jelly Bean updates for Galaxy Ace 2

Samsung start Android 4.1 Jelly Bean updates for Galaxy Ace 2

02 April, 2013 | comments (117)

If was a known fact that Samsung was testing out the Jelly Bean firmware for its Galaxy Ace 2 smartphone and the leaked firmware had confirmed that the official rollout was just around the corner. Now, Samsung has officially announced that the first...

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Here are the launch dates for Galaxy S4 in Eastern Europe

Here are the launch dates for Galaxy S4 in Eastern Europe

02 April, 2013 | comments (28)

A global launch of a smartphone is no easy task – there are long lists of which country gets what and when. The latest list (courtesy of SamMobile) about the Samsung Galaxy S4 is about the Eastern European launch of the flagship droid (including...

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Samsung Galaxy Mega handsets with 5.8

Samsung Galaxy Mega handsets with 5.8" and 6.3" screens coming

02 April, 2013 | comments (125)

Samsung is preparing to introduce a new series of Galaxy devices carrying the Mega moniker, a report by SamMobile suggests. The information comes from an inside source, who confirmed that two Galaxy Mega smartphones are in the works. The...


HTC One pre-orders on AT&T get tipped for an April 5 kick-off

HTC One pre-orders on AT&T get tipped for an April 5 kick-off

01 April, 2013 | comments (18)

AT&T's pre-order plans for the metal-clad HTC One made their way online slightly ahead of schedule. The smartphone's order books will reportedly be opened this coming Friday, on April 5. Users who want to enjoy the aluminum unibody of the...

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HTC DROID DNA back on Verizon's website without a word

HTC DROID DNA back on Verizon's website without a word

01 April, 2013 | comments (14)

Verizon seems to have changed its mind about the DROID DNA. A couple of days ago it was taken off the carrier’s site with sales reps saying it’s been retired in favor of an upcoming project (presumably the HTC One). And now it’s back. And not...

Tags: HTC, Verizon, Android


Shares of Android, Samsung and Sprint rise in early 2013

Shares of Android, Samsung and Sprint rise in early 2013

01 April, 2013 | comments (44)

The market share of Android has continued to climb and the shares of Sprint and the current global market leader Samsung have also seen an increase in the US, according to a report from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech. The data suggests that the...


Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini could go official this week

Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini could go official this week

01 April, 2013 | comments (57)

Just a couple of weeks after the company made its new Galaxy S4 flagship a reality, there's word that Samsung is getting ready to announce the new Galaxy S4 Mini, which could come as early as this week. Rumors say that the device is slated...


HTC Desire P goes official, exclusive for Taiwan's Chunghwa

HTC Desire P goes official, exclusive for Taiwan's Chunghwa

01 April, 2013 | comments (11)

HTC Desire P and Desire Q leaked a few days ago with official pictures and specifications. We already knew those two mid-rangers will be either Chinese or Taiwanese exclusive. Today HTC Desire P appeared at the HTC's official website for Taiwan....

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HTC One with 64GB will be an AT&T exclusive in the US

HTC One with 64GB will be an AT&T exclusive in the US

30 March, 2013 | comments (129)

It looks like prospective HTC One buyers in the United States might not be able to choose a carrier if they want to enjoy the smartphone with 64GB of built-in memory. The aforementioned version will be sold exclusively by AT&T Wireless....

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Did HTC DROID DNA get quietly retired by Verizon Wireless?

Did HTC DROID DNA get quietly retired by Verizon Wireless?

30 March, 2013 | comments (44)

It appears that Verizon Wireless has quietly ceased offering the HTC DROID DNA - the wireless provider's current Android top dog. The smartphone is no longer available for purchase from the carrier's online store and has been dubbed as retired by...

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JB ROM in testing for Xperia P, flash at your own risk

JB ROM in testing for Xperia P, flash at your own risk

30 March, 2013 | comments (43)

If you own an Xperia P and are eager to flash it to Jelly Bean, now is the time. An Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean ROM with Firmware 6.2.A.0.399 has leaked. It's meant for internal testing on developer Xperia P units but has been found to work on...

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US Cellular and Verizon to also offer the Samsung Galaxy S4

US Cellular and Verizon to also offer the Samsung Galaxy S4

30 March, 2013 | comments (27)

US Cellular and Verizon will be the joining AT&T in carrying the upcoming Galaxy S4. The former has even put up a preorder page for the smartphone, so that those who are interested can sign-up for instant updates on its...


Galaxy S4 mini confirmed by Samsung SVP

Galaxy S4 mini confirmed by Samsung SVP

29 March, 2013 | comments (58)

The Samsung Galaxy S4 has leaked a few times before but this slip comes from Lee Keon Hyok, Senior Vice President at Samsung Electronics who talked to BusinessWeek. Apparently, “the Galaxy S 4 doesn’t come out until late April. It’s fast, has a...


Sony working on 5-inch midrange device with qua-core MT chip

Sony working on 5-inch midrange device with qua-core MT chip

29 March, 2013 | comments (68)

According to industry sources Sony is looking to expand its portfolio by bringing an affordable quad-core 5-incher to market. Details on specs are scarce but the device may be powered by the MediaTek MT6589 SoC, which offers four Cortex-A7...

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Mystery Snapdragon 800 LG device tops GLBenchmark charts

Mystery Snapdragon 800 LG device tops GLBenchmark charts

29 March, 2013 | comments (137)

An as yet unidentified device from LG has on the popular GLBenchmark GPU benchmarking site. This is hardly important on its own, but the results posted by its Snapdragon 800 beat out the competition by a significant margin. The device is set...

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Updated Nexus 4 design adds nubs around the rear edge

Updated Nexus 4 design adds nubs around the rear edge

29 March, 2013 | comments (38)

Google has quietly released an updated version of the Nexus 4 smartphone that feature some physically small but practically significant additions. The updated Nexus 4 now features tiny nubs around the back edge of the device, which gently...


Facebook will hold an Android related event on April 4

Facebook will hold an Android related event on April 4

28 March, 2013 | comments (19)

Facebook sent out invitations for an announcement next week, on April 4. Carrying the slogan "Come see our new home on Android", the press invite gives more than a subtle hint that Google's mobile OS will play a leading role. A likely...

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ASUS Padfone Infinity pre-order books are now open in Taiwan

ASUS Padfone Infinity pre-order books are now open in Taiwan

28 March, 2013 | comments (12)

Asus began taking pre-orders for its Padfone Infinity Android smartphone and tablet docking device combo in Taiwan. The devices will hit the shelves in April in two different color schemes - gray and pink. The ASUS Padfone Infinity is priced...

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Samsung Galaxy S4 UK pre-orders start, US to follow on April 16

Samsung Galaxy S4 UK pre-orders start, US to follow on April 16

28 March, 2013 | comments (41)

The Samsung Galaxy S4 (both the I9505 and I9500) can be pre-ordered in the UK starting today, with shipments expected to begin on Friday, April 26. You can get the Galaxy S4 with pretty much every carrier in the UK as well as contract-free from...

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