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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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BlackBerry posts profit last quarter, shipped 1 million Z10s

BlackBerry posts profit last quarter, shipped 1 million Z10s

28 March, 2013 | comments (32)

This is the first financial report from BlackBerry – before the company used to be known as RIM and the BlackBerry OS 10 devices were still “coming soon”. So, how did the revamped company do? The previous quarter saw BlackBerry returning to...


HTC One hits multiple UK stores and carriers

HTC One hits multiple UK stores and carriers

28 March, 2013 | comments (30)

The HTC One Android flagship is finally available in UK stores after its launch got delayed. It’s available from multiple retailers and e-tailers and on several carriers. Carphone Warehouse offers perhaps the biggest choice of carriers – EE,...

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Sony rolls out the Jelly Bean update for the Xperia TX

Sony rolls out the Jelly Bean update for the Xperia TX

28 March, 2013 | comments (77)

Sony announced its Jelly Bean upgrade schedule last December and everything so far has arrived on time. The Xperia T and Xperia V already got their Jelly Bean treatment in February and as promised, now is the Xperia TX turn. We wonder what took...

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Octa-core Galaxy S4 benchmarks surface, live up to expectations

Octa-core Galaxy S4 benchmarks surface, live up to expectations

28 March, 2013 | comments (188)

So far, we've only got to evaluate the performance of the I9505 Galaxy S4, which is powered by the Snapdragon 600 chipset. SamMobile on the other hand were lucky enough to fiddle with the Exynos 5 Octa variant of the Galaxy S4 and make it sweat in...

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Google Nexus 4 goes on sale in Brazil for R$ 1,699

Google Nexus 4 goes on sale in Brazil for R$ 1,699

28 March, 2013 | comments (41)

Google has launched the Nexus 4 smartphone in Brazil. The phone will be sold through Fast Shop and Ponto Frio, unlocked. Unfortunately, there is no option to purchase the phone through the Google Play Store in Brazil. What's worse is that the...


Analysts predict Samsung will see record sales in Q1 this year

Analysts predict Samsung will see record sales in Q1 this year

27 March, 2013 | comments (80)

Samsung had a great final quarter in 2012 and the new year will be even better, according to the analysts from Counterpoint Research. They estimate that Samsung managed to sell about 25 million phones each month this year, putting them on track for...

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HTC One scores

HTC One scores "several hundred thousand" preorders in the US

27 March, 2013 | comments (109)

HTC One is getting a very warm reception in the US, as it has already scored several hundred thousand preorders from customers eager to get their hands on it. The milestone was confirmed by Jason Mackenzie, HTC's president of global sales and...

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HTC Desire P and Desire Q official images surface, specs in tow

HTC Desire P and Desire Q official images surface, specs in tow

26 March, 2013 | comments (38)

HTC has let a couple of official photos of its latest smartphone offerings the Desire P and Desire Q make it to the web, garnished with some specs. Both devices are running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and are what appears to be replacements for the...

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HTC One software update improves camera performance

HTC One software update improves camera performance

26 March, 2013 | comments (120)

Back when we reviewed the HTC One, we were quite pleased with the low-light performance of the camera. However, the daylight performance wasn't quite as good, thanks to the excessive noise in the images. The issue, of course, was not with the...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


Huawei is working on a quad-core Cortex-A15 1080p flagship?

Huawei is working on a quad-core Cortex-A15 1080p flagship?

25 March, 2013 | comments (73)

Today some interesting rumors originating from China have surfaced. The local manufacturer Huawei is reportedly working on a direct Galaxy S4 competitor with a 4.9-inch 1080p display and a quad-core 1.8GHz ARM Cortex-A15 processor. The rest of...


Motorola X Phone render surfaces, some more specs added

Motorola X Phone render surfaces, some more specs added

25 March, 2013 | comments (223)

We were just sent a render of an yet unannounced Motorola Android smartphone. What you see pictured below is supposedly the Motorola X Phone, which might break cover at Google I/O starting on May 15. Along with the render came a short...


Xperia ZL up for pre-order in US, contract free from $720

Xperia ZL up for pre-order in US, contract free from $720

25 March, 2013 | comments (67)

The Sony Xperia ZL is up for pre-order in the US from Sony's own retail store. The device comes in two unlocked options - an HSPA version that's up for $720 contract-free and a 4G-enabled $760 one. The latter works on LTE bands 2, 4, 5 and 17, so it...

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Snapdragon 600 to power 70% of the first Galaxy S4 batch

Snapdragon 600 to power 70% of the first Galaxy S4 batch

25 March, 2013 | comments (58)

Latest reports suggest Samsung will use Snapdragon 600 chips in 70% of the first Galaxy S4 batch. This was already confirmed by the leaked list showing the availability of the two Galaxy S4 versions around the globe. In case you need a refresh,...


Samsung Galaxy Note III rumored to launch in US with 5.9

Samsung Galaxy Note III rumored to launch in US with 5.9" display

25 March, 2013 | comments (191)

Samsung Galaxy Note III, the potential successor of the popular Galaxy Note II phablet was said to come out with a whopping 5.9" display. Now, an executive from one of the main parts suppliers for the company has confirmed the screen...


Exynos 5210 chipset in the works, to power the Galaxy S4 mini

Exynos 5210 chipset in the works, to power the Galaxy S4 mini

25 March, 2013 | comments (41)

Samsung has unveiled only two Exynos 5 chipsets so far – the 5250 Dual in the Nexus 10 and the 5410 Octa in some variants of the Galaxy S4 – but there seems to be a third one in development, the Exynos 5210. To spice things up, there’s a rumor going...


ASUS offering replacement for bricked PadFone 2

ASUS offering replacement for bricked PadFone 2

25 March, 2013 | comments (26)

It seems a small group of ASUS PadFone 2 users are experiencing issues with their device, where the phone shuts down and refuses to switch on anymore. This issue is mostly being observed by those who purchased their PadFone 2 from Taiwan,...


Galaxy S4 mini appears on official website, LTE version confimed

Galaxy S4 mini appears on official website, LTE version confimed

24 March, 2013 | comments (62)

The Samsung Galaxy S4 mini will have four different versions, according to info spotted by Twitter user st7761. He found the I9190 model number on Samsung’s support page, along with three other I919X devices. One is the I9192, the dual-SIM...