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Samsung sells 3 million Galaxy Note II units in just over a month

Samsung sells 3 million Galaxy Note II units in just over a month

02 November, 2012 | comments (132)

Samsung have once again outdone themselves, this time with the Galaxy Note II. The 5.5-inch phablet is now ticking in 3 million pockets worldwide, just 37 days after the September launch. "The rapid Galaxy Note 2 sales have a meaning of not...


 Android in Oct 2012: Marginal Jelly Bean and ICS growth

Android in Oct 2012: Marginal Jelly Bean and ICS growth

02 November, 2012 | comments (45)

Android distribution numbers for October are in and Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean are still short of the reach Google might have hoped for. At merely 2.7%, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean usage has jumped just 0.9% compared to September, 2012. The...


HTC launches dual-SIM, dual-core Desire SV in India

HTC launches dual-SIM, dual-core Desire SV in India

02 November, 2012 | comments (60)

Following the launch of the HTC Desire V, the company's first dual-SIM Android smartphone, the company announced today a country-specific version of the model dubbed Desire SV in a special event in Singapore. The Desire SV packs a 4.3-inch...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


Official render of Xperia Odin surfaces, looks like previous leak

Official render of Xperia Odin surfaces, looks like previous leak

01 November, 2012 | comments (104)

Sony's alleged next flagship droid has leaked anew this time with an official photo. The Sony Xperia C650X Odin official photo is a render, which looks pretty close to the Sony Ericsson Xperia X2 and slightly resembles a Motorola RAZR with its...


Samsung Galaxy S III mini hits the UK on November 8

Samsung Galaxy S III mini hits the UK on November 8

01 November, 2012 | comments (40)

Samsung announced today that the Galaxy S III mini is heading to the UK as early as November 8, which aligns with earlier expectations. As usual, the mini version of the company's Android flagship will be available both on contract and...


iOS on the rise in the US, Android continues European conquest

iOS on the rise in the US, Android continues European conquest

31 October, 2012 | comments (100)

No one doubted that the iPhone 5 launch will be big, but it turned out so big that it slowed the growth of Android in the US and the UK, according to Kantar World Panel. The rest of the EU5 (France, Germany, Italy and Spain) saw just the opposite...


Samsung announces the I9260 Galaxy Premier

Samsung announces the I9260 Galaxy Premier

31 October, 2012 | comments (83)

Samsung has announced the new I9260 Galaxy Premier. This phone is essentially the Galaxy Nexus with slightly updated hardware and running Samsung's proprietary TouchWiz interface on top of Android 4.1. The Galaxy Premier has a 4.65-inch, 1280...


Huawei debuts 5-inch quad-core Ascend D2 [UPDATED]

Huawei debuts 5-inch quad-core Ascend D2 [UPDATED]

30 October, 2012 | comments (43)

Huawei is the latest manufacturer to join in the phablet race and it sets its sights on the Galaxy Note II, Oppo Find 5, Optimus Vu and the Pantech Vega R3. The company just unveiled the Ascend D2 and it's been showcased in China and promised to...


Rumor suggests the Galaxy S IV will use Exynos 5450 chipset

Rumor suggests the Galaxy S IV will use Exynos 5450 chipset

30 October, 2012 | comments (184)

The new Samsung-made Nexus 10 uses the next-generation Exynos chipset - an Exynos 5 with two Cortex-A15 cores at 1.7GHz and Mali-604 GPU (the same chipset as the new Chromebook). So, rumors that the next Samsung Galaxy S IV will use an Exynos 5...


Huawei announces Honor 2 with a quad-core CPU and 2GB RAM

Huawei announces Honor 2 with a quad-core CPU and 2GB RAM

30 October, 2012 | comments (44)

Huawei has announced the Android-based Honor 2, which comes with some major hardware improvements over its predecessor. The Honor 2 has a 4.5-inch, 1280 x 720 resolution display with a pixel density of 326ppi. Inside, there is Huawei's K3V2...


Hurricanes be damned, the LG Nexus 4 goes official

Hurricanes be damned, the LG Nexus 4 goes official

29 October, 2012 | comments (185)

Hurricane Sandy may have forced Google to cancel the New York event, but even the storm can't stop LG from announcing the Nexus 4. The phone leaked extensively, so there's little about it that's unknown (it's based on the LG Optimus G), but let's go...

Tags: LG, Android, Touch UI


Android 4.2 officially out, Jelly Bean name here to stay

Android 4.2 officially out, Jelly Bean name here to stay

29 October, 2012 | comments (106)

Android 4.2 Jelly Bean is now official, following Google's announcement of the Nexus 4 and Nexus 10. There are a lot of new things to cover, so let's not waste any time. Multiple user accounts Android 4.2 Jelly Bean for tablets adds multiple...


Google officially unveils the Samsung Nexus 10 tablet

Google officially unveils the Samsung Nexus 10 tablet

29 October, 2012 | comments (37)

The cat's out of the bag and the Google Nexus 10 manufactured by Samsung is now official. Undoubtedly, the most prominent feature of the slate is its 10.1" display with a resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels. This makes for a pixel density of...


Google unveils HSPA+ Nexus 7 version, 32GB version in tow

Google unveils HSPA+ Nexus 7 version, 32GB version in tow

29 October, 2012 | comments (18)

Alongside the brand new Nexus 4 smartphone and Nexus 10 tablet, Google also announced an HSPA+ enabled Nexus 7 slate. The 3G radio sporting device will be compatible with over 200 GSM carriers worldwide, including AT&T in the United States. ...


Jelly Bean update for HTC One X boosts performance

Jelly Bean update for HTC One X boosts performance

29 October, 2012 | comments (262)

The Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for the HTC One X recently started rolling out and it brings a good performance boost with it. One of our readers (thanks, Safal) sent in screenshots of some benchmarks he ran on a JB-running One...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


Google Nexus 10 shown on video, new lockscreen demoed

Google Nexus 10 shown on video, new lockscreen demoed

28 October, 2012 | comments (36)

The Samsung-made Google Nexus 10 tablet managed to get itself caught on camera yet again, after its video appeared the other day. The video is very short but does, briefly, show the new lockscreen layout and takes a quick look at the...


Google cancels October 29 event due to hurricane

Google cancels October 29 event due to hurricane

27 October, 2012 | comments (68)

Google's October 29 event has reportedly been cancelled after a state of emergency has been issued in the US due to the imminent arrival of Hurricane Sandy, which will be passing through New York City, Google's venue for the event. Although...


LG E960 Nexus 4 manual leaks, leaves nothing to imagination

LG E960 Nexus 4 manual leaks, leaves nothing to imagination

27 October, 2012 | comments (27)

The upcoming LG E960 Nexus 4 has shaped up to be one of the worst kept secrets in the industry. After being fully reviewed and lost in a bar, it was time for the handset's user manual to make the rounds. The manual which has subsequently...

Tags: LG, Android, Touch UI


The LG Nexus 4 was lost in a bar a month ago

The LG Nexus 4 was lost in a bar a month ago

27 October, 2012 | comments (52)

Well, we had to look at a calendar to make sure it’s not April 1. The upcoming LG Nexus 4 was lost in a bar, just like the Apple iPhone 4 was. And this wasn’t a recent event (now that the Nexus successor was reviewed and put on pre-order), no this...

Tags: LG, Android, Misc


Google Nexus 10 previewed before announcement, loved

Google Nexus 10 previewed before announcement, loved

26 October, 2012 | comments (143)

Google's upcoming Nexus 10 slate has leaked out in live photos, confirming previous rumors for the Samsung made tablet. Set to be officially unveiled on Monday, the device packs impressive specifications, headed by a stunning 10.1" display with a...