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Android 4.0 ICS update for LG Optimus 2X now available

Android 4.0 ICS update for LG Optimus 2X now available

07 December, 2012 | comments (247)

LG Optimus 2X owners in Europe can finally breath a sigh of relief! After nearly half a year of it-will-get-it-it-won't-get-it drama, the former LG flagship finally started receiving its ICS update. The firmware version of the update ROM is V30a....

Tags: LG, Android, Touch UI


HTC Butterfly announced for the international market

HTC Butterfly announced for the international market

07 December, 2012 | comments (129)

HTC has officially unveiled the Butterfly, which is the GSM variant of the J Butterfly released in Japan two months ago. The smartphone previously leaked as Deluxe DLX is going to become the new HTC flagship. For those who are not aware, the...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


Samsung Galaxy S IV to come in April with unbreakable screen?

Samsung Galaxy S IV to come in April with unbreakable screen?

06 December, 2012 | comments (328)

Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S IV is making the headlines again with new rumors hinting at a possible April 2013 announcement date. In addition, Reuters is reporting some gossip about an unbreakable display that the flagship will be featuring....


Galaxy S III gets Android 4.1.2 update, lots of Note II features

Galaxy S III gets Android 4.1.2 update, lots of Note II features

05 December, 2012 | comments (280)

Samsung is now seeding the Android 4.1.2 update for the Galaxy S III. The update brings the new Multi-View multitasking interface, system apps, controls, settings and more. Samsung has just started seeding the Android 4.1.2 update for the Galaxy...


Oppo Find 5 full spec sheet and price revealed

Oppo Find 5 full spec sheet and price revealed

05 December, 2012 | comments (59)

The Oppo Find 5 has been making waves recently with rumors of a 5-inch 1080p display powered by a 1.5 GHz quad-core Qualcomm APQ8064 processor. Those rumors have since been confirmed by Oppo, as well as the contract-free price of $499.00. The...

Tags: Android, Touch UI


Sony announces the Xperia E and Xperia E dual, coming Q1 2013

Sony announces the Xperia E and Xperia E dual, coming Q1 2013

05 December, 2012 | comments (54)

Leaked a while ago, the Sony Xperia E and Sony Xperia E dual just got their official announcement. The Sony Xperia E duo consists of two affordable smartphones with a 3.5-inch displays of HVGA resolution and packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon...


IDC: Android and iOS to stay on top by 2016, WP to progress slowly

IDC: Android and iOS to stay on top by 2016, WP to progress slowly

05 December, 2012 | comments (65)

The marketing intelligence and analysis company IDC has revisited its smartphone market predictions for the following four years. It's become quite a tradition for IDC to post different numbers in each report, which serves to show just how...


Android 4.1 headed to DROID RAZR HD, RAZR MAXX HD

Android 4.1 headed to DROID RAZR HD, RAZR MAXX HD

04 December, 2012 | comments (24)

After the junior member of the new DROID lineup, the DROID RAZR M, received the Jelly Bean update almost a full month ago, it was with ever-growing anxiety that we all waited for similar updates to come to its elder brothers, the DROID RAZR HD and...

Tags: Motorola, Android


Jelly Bean update now available on AT&T Galaxy S III

Jelly Bean update now available on AT&T Galaxy S III

04 December, 2012 | comments (27)

AT&T owners of the Galaxy S III, rejoice! The wait is finally over - the Jelly Bean update for your favorite droid is now available. Unfortunately, there is no over-the-air option for now, and you will have to use Kies to get the update. Just...


 Android in Nov 2012: Jelly Bean and ICS continue their growth

Android in Nov 2012: Jelly Bean and ICS continue their growth

04 December, 2012 | comments (40)

The Android distribution statistics for November just arrived, showing an over two-fold increase in the Jelly Bean market share. Version 4.1 Jelly Bean is now on 5.9% of the Android devices from 2.7% last month, while the recently released...


9 out of 10 smartphones sold in China are powered by Android

9 out of 10 smartphones sold in China are powered by Android

03 December, 2012 | comments (57)

China is a very important market for smartphone makers and mobile software developers with its vast cellphone user base. China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology reported that there are nearly 1.1 billion cellphone subscribers as of...


Sony to announce Jelly Bean update schedule in mid-December

Sony to announce Jelly Bean update schedule in mid-December

03 December, 2012 | comments (101)

Sony has used its official Twitter account about to shed some light on the upcoming Jelly Bean updates for its smartphone lineup. The company revealed that it will be announcing the detailed schedule in...


Samsung Galaxy Pocket Plus headed towards Europe soon

Samsung Galaxy Pocket Plus headed towards Europe soon

03 December, 2012 | comments (31)

A leaked ROM has revealed that Samsung is preparing to announce a Plus version of the Galaxy Pocket. The Samsung Galaxy Pocket will soon be replaced with a Plus edition Carrying the model number GT-S5301, there isn't much yet known about...


Huawei T8830 unveiled - dual-core ICS droid which costs just $104

Huawei T8830 unveiled - dual-core ICS droid which costs just $104

30 November, 2012 | comments (35)

There seems to be no shortage of decent Android phones at impressively low prices in China made by local companies. Today, Huawei announced the T8830, a dual-core ICS droid for $104. As you can imagine, the specs are nothing earth-shattering,...


Oracle appeals ruling in Google case, drops patent infringement

Oracle appeals ruling in Google case, drops patent infringement

30 November, 2012 | comments (6)

Following the ruling in its case against Google's infringement of the Java API in Android, Oracle has decided to drop its patent case, and focus solely on copyright infringement. This is most likely due to the fact that the infringed patents in...

Tags: Google, Android


Samsung Galaxy S Advance to get Jelly Bean in January

Samsung Galaxy S Advance to get Jelly Bean in January

29 November, 2012 | comments (266)

Samsung Germany used its Facebook page, to share some valuable info, regarding the Galaxy S Advance Jelly Bean update. The device will receive Android 4.1.2 in January. The update will be supplied both through the Kies software and over the...


Samsung found to violate Apple patents in Holland

Samsung found to violate Apple patents in Holland

28 November, 2012 | comments (264)

The Supreme Court in The Hague found Samsung guilty of infringing another of Apple's patents today. The patent in question involves a bounce-back effect when the end of a scrollable list is reached. Samsung had replaced the bounce-back...


Samsung Galaxy Note II for Verizon goes on sale tomorrow

Samsung Galaxy Note II for Verizon goes on sale tomorrow

28 November, 2012 | comments (25)

Verizon raised a few eyebrows when it put its logo on the Home button of the Samsung Galaxy Note II, but if you can live with that, you should know that the phablet goes on sale tomorrow, November 29. The price is the same as it was during...


Samsung Galaxy Axiom released on US Cellular

Samsung Galaxy Axiom released on US Cellular

28 November, 2012 | comments (26)

Samsung has released a budget Android LTE smartphone on the US Cellular network called the Galaxy Axiom. The phone will be available on a two year contract for $79.99 and for $399.99 outright. The Samsung Galaxy Axiom is a CDMA/LTE handset...


Google Nexus 4 to go back in stock in the US today

Google Nexus 4 to go back in stock in the US today

27 November, 2012 | comments (104)

Today Google sent notifications to those who registered their interest of buying the smartphone. The offer applies only for the United States and starts at 12:00 PST time. Last time around, the available stock was depleted in less than an...