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Nielsen sums up Q4: iOS leaps forward, but Android still leads

Nielsen sums up Q4: iOS leaps forward, but Android still leads

18 January, 2012 | comments (117)

The analysts from Nielsen just published their report on the US smartphone market in the last quarter of 2011 and the numbers that it contains are hardly shocking. The iPhone 4S launch helped iOS gain a lot of ground and close the gap on Android....


Samsung Galaxy S II HD getting a UK release?

Samsung Galaxy S II HD getting a UK release?

18 January, 2012 | comments (54)

An ad spotted on UK retailer Mobicity’s website lists an upcoming release of what is most likely a Galaxy S II HD LTE, except without the LTE designation. For those of you unfamiliar with the HD version of the Galaxy S II, the main...


LTE-enabled HTC Velocity 4G droid coming to Telstra Australia

LTE-enabled HTC Velocity 4G droid coming to Telstra Australia

18 January, 2012 | comments (22)

HTC rather quietly unveiled the HTC Velocity 4G for Australia's carrier Telstra who recently launched their LTE network. The phone is a version of the Raider 4G and AT&T's Vivid. It has a 4.5" S-LCD screen with qHD resolution (540 x 960), a...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


Unannounced Sony smartphone prices and launch dates leak

Unannounced Sony smartphone prices and launch dates leak

18 January, 2012 | comments (61)

We have with us the prices and approximate release dates of upcoming and yet to be announced Sony handsets. This information was allegedly leaked through Sony's sales report in India. The prices and dates, as such, are for the Indian market but...


Samsung's Galaxy Note rumored to appear on Verizon in the US

Samsung's Galaxy Note rumored to appear on Verizon in the US

17 January, 2012 | comments (36)

The Samsung Galaxy Note broke cover ahead of CES this year amidst word that AT&T were bringing it aboard as one of their new LTE devices, which was confirmed once the show kicked off. Now, Los Angeles Industry Analyst, Paul Mueller, has confirmed...


Did Samsung just show the Galaxy S III?

Did Samsung just show the Galaxy S III?

17 January, 2012 | comments (148)

CES may be over but it might still hold an interesting reveal - the Samsung Galaxy S III. In an official Samsung video used in their press conference at the event, a Galaxy S II-like phone makes a brief appearance, but it carries visible changes...


Samsung announces Galaxy S II WiMAX for Japan

Samsung announces Galaxy S II WiMAX for Japan

17 January, 2012 | comments (34)

Adding to the litany of Galaxy S II models comes another one. This one is exclusive to Japan and has WiMAX onboard and will be sold through au by KDDI. The Galaxy S II ISW11SC has a 4.7-inch Super AMOLED HD display with a resolution of 1280...


Two new Sony Xperia leak, should be Nypon and Kumquat

Two new Sony Xperia leak, should be Nypon and Kumquat

16 January, 2012 | comments (64)

The MWC is coming in a few weeks and Sony is definitely up for some announcements there. The Xperia S has already stolen the spotlight, but it is yet to see what's coming. Today we get a glimpse of that. Two unknown Xperia smartphones popped...


Check out the first Sony Xperia S 12MP camera samples

Check out the first Sony Xperia S 12MP camera samples

16 January, 2012 | comments (106)

Surely lots of people wonder about the quality of the 12MP ExmorR sensor on the Sony's Xperia S. Sony Xperia S camera samples Unfortunately, photo quality is not stellar at this early stage. The way we see it, the resolved detail is...


White Galaxy Nexus breaks loose, poses for some live pics

White Galaxy Nexus breaks loose, poses for some live pics

16 January, 2012 | comments (36)

A week ago we got the first confirmation from a retailer about the upcoming availability of a white Galaxy Nexus. The very next day we got the first official picture of the white gadget. Samsung Galaxy Nexus in white Today we finally got...


LG Marquee comes to Boost with no contract

LG Marquee comes to Boost with no contract

13 January, 2012 | comments (5)

Looks like dad's letting the kids get more toys this year, as Sprint’s prepaid brand, Boost Mobile, is getting the LG Marquee in the coming weeks. The LG Optimus Black clone, which was already available from Sprint on a two-year contract, is...

Tags: LG, Android, Touch UI


Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Tab 7.0 Plus show up in all white

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Tab 7.0 Plus show up in all white

13 January, 2012 | comments (29)

White versions of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus emerged in Vietnam. Okay, there have been white versions around for a while, but these new ones are all white. The currently available Black and White versions differ only...


Google releases Android Design Guidelines for app developers

Google releases Android Design Guidelines for app developers

13 January, 2012 | comments (38)

It seems Google was tired of seeing all the ugly Android apps on their brand new Ice Cream Sandwich OS. And they ought to; Ice Cream Sandwich is a beautiful product on its own but when you launch a third-part app that does not follow the same design...


LG signs patent licensing deal with Microsoft

LG signs patent licensing deal with Microsoft

12 January, 2012 | comments (66)

LG is the latest major Android manufacturer to sign a licensing agreement with Microsoft, agreeing to pay royalties to the software giant. That leaves Motorola as the only one of the Google OS big players that hasn't got a similar deal. The deal...


Samsung unveils Galaxy Tab 7.0N Plus

Samsung unveils Galaxy Tab 7.0N Plus

12 January, 2012 | comments (47)

Samsung has redesigned their Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus to sidestep the European courts' ban on its shipment in Germany. Earlier the court ordered that the Galaxy Tab lineup design is too close to that of the Apple iPad and banned their sales, so...


16 MP Polaroid Android HD smartphone does optical zoom

16 MP Polaroid Android HD smartphone does optical zoom

11 January, 2012 | comments (80)

Hey, look - it's Big Foot! No, it's just the Altek Leo, a creature that appears occasionally, the local newspaper writes about it and then disappears for another year. This time there's a big name attached to it at least, so maybe this time it will...


T-Mobile and Samsung introduce Galaxy S Blaze 4G

T-Mobile and Samsung introduce Galaxy S Blaze 4G

11 January, 2012 | comments (21)

T-Mobile and Samsung just unveiled the Galaxy S Blaze 4G with a dual-core Snapdragon S3 processor, clocked at 1.5 GHz, Super AMOLED first generation display and HSPA+ 42 Mbps downlink speeds. Known specs are pretty scarce at the moment but it...


Intel's Medfield series processor debuts on the Lenovo K800

Intel's Medfield series processor debuts on the Lenovo K800

11 January, 2012 | comments (50)

Intel has been trying to get into the smartphone segment for a long time now but they have finally managed to do it with the Lenovo K800, which will be the first smartphone to hit the market running on Intel's 32nm Medfield platform. The...


Sony Xperia s coming to Three, O2 and Phones4U in the UK

Sony Xperia s coming to Three, O2 and Phones4U in the UK

10 January, 2012 | comments (20)

The Sony Xperia s is arriving in the UK in March and so far we know that Three UK and O2 will be the ones to carry the device. The white version of the Xperia s is said to be a Phones4U exclusive on the isles. It seems the war for first dibs is...


Sony reveals the Xperia NX and Xperia acro HD for Japan

Sony reveals the Xperia NX and Xperia acro HD for Japan

10 January, 2012 | comments (66)

Along with the global Xperia S and the AT&T-bound Xperia ion, Sony revealed two more Android smartphones tailored for the Japanese market. The phones in question are Sony Xperia NX SO-02D and Xperia acro HD SO-03D. The Xperia NX and the acro...