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Android 4.1 Jelly Bean for Asus PadFone 2 now available

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean for Asus PadFone 2 now available

10 December, 2012 | comments (13)

Asus has just released the Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean update for the PadFone 2. The device was announced back in October and is available in limited countries around the world, with most major markets still on the waiting list. The build date is...


Sony Xperia E and E Dual will be priced around 160 euro

Sony Xperia E and E Dual will be priced around 160 euro

10 December, 2012 | comments (35)

Sony announced the Xperia E and Xperia E dual entry-level Androids last week but said nothing about their price. It turns out, though, that the press releases that Sony Mobile Germany sent out sheds some light on it. The single-SIM Xperia E will...


LG announces 10 million L-Series Android smartphones sold

LG announces 10 million L-Series Android smartphones sold

09 December, 2012 | comments (53)

LG announced that it has sold 10 million of its L-Series smartphones to date. The number includes the entire range from the entry-level LG Optimus L3, through the Optimus L5 and Optimus L7, all the way to the imposing looking Optimus...

Tags: LG, Android, Touch UI


Motorola updates Jelly Bean upgrade schedule

Motorola updates Jelly Bean upgrade schedule

08 December, 2012 | comments (54)

Motorola has updated the software update schedule for its Android devices, clarifying approximately when some of these eligible devices will be getting the coveted Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update. Starting with the US market, the RAZR M update...


Huawei VP confirms Galaxy Note II competitor is in the works

Huawei VP confirms Galaxy Note II competitor is in the works

07 December, 2012 | comments (162)

Huawei's Senior Vice President Yu Chengdong confirmed the manufacturer is indeed working on a galaxy Note II competitor. He went even further telling us to wait for Huawei's device, because it will be much better and cheaper than the phablet top...


Upcoming ZTE flagship with 5-inch 1080p display pictured

Upcoming ZTE flagship with 5-inch 1080p display pictured

07 December, 2012 | comments (56)

ZTE is trying to force itself back into the conversation of impressively-spec'd smartphones from relatively unknown manufacturers with the new Nubia Z5 flagship. Eerily similar to the likes of the Oppo Find 5, the ZTE Nubia Z5 is set to...

Tags: ZTE, Android, Touch UI


HTC Windows Phone 8S arrives in the UK with a modest price tag

HTC Windows Phone 8S arrives in the UK with a modest price tag

07 December, 2012 | comments (44)

The HTC Windows Phone 8S has arrived at the UK scene and is already available in several stores (both real and online). The phone aims to provide affordable entry into the tile-filled world of Windows Phone 8. The best deal at the moment is...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


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...