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Samsung announces Galaxy Grand with 5-inch WVGA display

Samsung announces Galaxy Grand with 5-inch WVGA display

18 December, 2012 | comments (150)

Samsung has announced a new Android based smartphone, called the Galaxy Grand. The main feature here is the 5-inch, 800 x 480 resolution LCD, making it smaller only to the Note series in Samsung's smartphone lineup. Other features on this...


Amazon discounts Sprint Galaxy Note II to $99.99

Amazon discounts Sprint Galaxy Note II to $99.99

17 December, 2012 | comments (35)

The Samsung Galaxy Note II can normally be bought from Sprint in the US for a penny under $300 on a two-year contract, but Amazon is currently offering a nice discount on it. The Galaxy Note II can be yours for $99.99 on the same Sprint deal. The...


Sony C503X 1.7 GHz CPU confirmed via benchmarks

Sony C503X 1.7 GHz CPU confirmed via benchmarks

17 December, 2012 | comments (61)

The upcoming Sony C503X series of devices, codenamed HuaShan, has made another unofficial appearance, this time taking a trip to the AnTuTu benchmark database. Not much info is revealed in terms of specifications, but we know that the...


Full HD Sharp Aquos Phone SH930W goes on sale in Russia

Full HD Sharp Aquos Phone SH930W goes on sale in Russia

17 December, 2012 | comments (39)

The Sharp SH930W was announced back in November and it was supposed to hit the shelves in Russia a few days later. Well, as it appears things didn't go as planned, but the smartphone still made it to the shelves in time for Chrismas. Sharp has...


New photos of Sony Xperia Yuga appear, some specs confirmed

New photos of Sony Xperia Yuga appear, some specs confirmed

17 December, 2012 | comments (80)

The next-generation flagship from Sony, the C660X Xperia Yuga, has already made a few unofficial appearances and now it has fallen into the hands of Eldar Murtazin. He posted two new photos and confirmed a couple of features, which the rumor mill...


Verizon Galaxy S III Jelly Bean update starts rolling out

Verizon Galaxy S III Jelly Bean update starts rolling out

17 December, 2012 | comments (11)

The Verizon Galaxy S III in the US is being treated to some Jelly Bean. Verizon has started pushing out the update to devices and you should see a notification on your phone soon. If not, you can try checking manually if the update is available for...


Security issue discovered on Exynos-based devices

Security issue discovered on Exynos-based devices

17 December, 2012 | comments (58)

A security issue has been identified on Android devices running Samsung's Exynos processors, which includes phones such as the Galaxy S II, Galaxy S III, Note and the Note II (international models). The issue was identified by an xda-developers...


Verizon DROIDs go up for cheap for the holidays

Verizon DROIDs go up for cheap for the holidays

15 December, 2012 | comments (6)

Motorola unveiled their new RAZR series a few months back at their On Display event in New York, where US residents were pleasantly surprised by the low on-contract prices for the DROID RAZR HD, RAZR MAXX HD, and RAZR M. Verizon has slashed...


LG Nexus 4 hits Three UK, costs 29 with a 35/month contract

LG Nexus 4 hits Three UK, costs 29 with a 35/month contract

14 December, 2012 | comments (22)

The Google Nexus 4 is now available for purchase over at Three UK. It will set you back 29 upfront if you agree to sign a two-year contract on "The One Plan" with a 35 monthly fee. For the duration of the contract you'll get 2,000 national...


Acer V360 leaks, is the company's first Jelly Bean droid

Acer V360 leaks, is the company's first Jelly Bean droid

14 December, 2012 | comments (14)

A photo and some specifications of Acer's first Jelly Bean smartphone have leaked. Sadly, the Acer V360, as it's called, runs Android 4.1, rather than the newer 4.2 release, but that might not be too big an issue, considering its mid-range...


Sony C530X HuaShan surfaces, likely to be mid-range droid

Sony C530X HuaShan surfaces, likely to be mid-range droid

14 December, 2012 | comments (24)

An image uploaded to Picasa has unveiled an upcoming Sony device carrying the C503X model number with the codename HuaShan. The info comes from the EXIF data of the photo. The data further reveals that the model number is likely to have some...


Sony Xperia V goes on sale in Russia, steeply priced

Sony Xperia V goes on sale in Russia, steeply priced

13 December, 2012 | comments (68)

The Sony Xperia V, a water-proof version of the international Sony Xperia T flagship has gone on sale in Russia today. The smartphone's initial pricing is pretty steep, though. It will set you back 24999 Russian rubles (around $815/623/505) off...


Eric Schmidt: Android is winning the war with iOS pretty clearly

Eric Schmidt: Android is winning the war with iOS pretty clearly

13 December, 2012 | comments (369)

In an interview with Bloomberg yesterday, Google's CEO Eri Schmidt said Android is quite clearly winning its war against iOS. Schmidt compared the rivalry between Android and iOS in the mobile OS space to the Microsoft versus Apple debacle 20 years...

Tags: Android, iOS, Misc


Xperia Yuga to have Exynos 5 Quad chipset, 5

Xperia Yuga to have Exynos 5 Quad chipset, 5" OLED display?

13 December, 2012 | comments (161)

This probably comes from the "if only" sections of the rumor mill, but a rumor about Sony's upcoming flagship, the C660X Yuga, promises that the Japanese company will deliver on its promise to release a phone to compete with the iPhone 5 and Galaxy...


Budget-oriented Samsung I8262D with Jelly Bean leaks

Budget-oriented Samsung I8262D with Jelly Bean leaks

13 December, 2012 | comments (36)

Yet another Samsung leak from China, this time in the form of the dual-SIM GT-I8262D. Specs-wise there's nothing really groundbreaking, the smartphone offering a single-core 1 GHz CPU and WVGA screen. Alongside the 4.3 inch display, you'll...


Oppo Find 5 camera samples and video ad emerge

Oppo Find 5 camera samples and video ad emerge

12 December, 2012 | comments (48)

The Oppo Find 5 was officially unveiled yesterday and is the most impressive phone to come out of China yet. It packs a 5" screen with full HD resolution and the quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro chip, in addition to the sleek design. The camera...


Photos of Samsung Galaxy S II Plus and Grand Duos surface

Photos of Samsung Galaxy S II Plus and Grand Duos surface

12 December, 2012 | comments (44)

Two rumored Galaxy smartphones have taken a step closer to reality, as both got pictured and have had their specs leaked. Both will run Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out of box, and both take after previous Galaxy designs. The Samsung Galaxy S II...


Butterfly sells very well, HTC has to increase shipments

Butterfly sells very well, HTC has to increase shipments

12 December, 2012 | comments (68)

HTC became the first manufacturer to out a 5 inch FullHD-display wielding smartphone, and it seemed to have caught everyone by surprise, including themselves. While other companies are busy announcing 5" 1080p devices of their own, HTC is already...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


YotaPhone to bring E-Ink and LCD in one smartphone

YotaPhone to bring E-Ink and LCD in one smartphone

12 December, 2012 | comments (41)

The upcoming YotaPhone smartphone will feature a rear-facing E-Ink display to compliment the LCD display on the front of the device. With E-Ink's ability to display notifications and such at very little energy cost, the YotaPhone claims to...

Tags: Touch UI, Android


Oppo Find 5 with 5

Oppo Find 5 with 5" 1080p screen and S4 Pro SoC unveiled

12 December, 2012 | comments (109)

Oppo has just made its latest Android smartphone official and it's one hot-looking device. The Oppo Find 5 is built around a 5" 1080p IPS display, which matches the 441 ppi density of the HTC DROID DNA, and is powered by the Qualcomm S4 Pro monster...