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Acer V360 Jelly Bean droid leaks again, this time with more photos

Acer V360 Jelly Bean droid leaks again, this time with more photos

19 December, 2012 | comments (13)

The Acer V360 leaked a few days ago, but now it's back with even more photos. The V360 will come with Jelly Bean out of the box. It has a slightly bigger screen than the S500, though it's a step down in terms of specs. Most of the specs of the...


iSuppli: Samsung tops Nokia as the cellphone top dog in 2012

iSuppli: Samsung tops Nokia as the cellphone top dog in 2012

19 December, 2012 | comments (125)

IHS iSuppli has released a preliminary forecast report for the total shipments of cellphone companies in 2012 and has unsurprisingly it shows that that Samsung is in the lead. This is the first time in 14 years that a company other than Nokia has...


Lenovo unveils K860i Android smartphone with beefier chipset

Lenovo unveils K860i Android smartphone with beefier chipset

19 December, 2012 | comments (38)

Lenovo is looking to update its K860 smartphone with the upcoming K860i, but the changes aren't what you'd call groundbreaking. The K860i features double the RAM and internal storage of the original, at 2 GB and 16 GB, respectively. The quad-core...


Huawei Ascend D2 press shot pops up, to join the W1 at CES 2013

Huawei Ascend D2 press shot pops up, to join the W1 at CES 2013

18 December, 2012 | comments (37)

Huawei quietly introduced the Ascend D2 in China a few weeks ago, and now the first press image of the device leaked. It not only showcases the 5" 1080p display rocking Ascend D2, but also gives a glimpse of the new skin Huawei is going to start...


HTC M7 upcoming flagship leaks, said to boast a 468ppi screen

HTC M7 upcoming flagship leaks, said to boast a 468ppi screen

18 December, 2012 | comments (130)

After outing the HTC Butterfly/DNA last month, HTC is once again looking to make waves with a ultra high-res screen, except with a more compact size. The latest bit of online gossip has it that the company's upcoming M7 flagship is set to...


Sony gives an update on the Jelly Bean release schedule

Sony gives an update on the Jelly Bean release schedule

18 December, 2012 | comments (211)

As promised Sony gave more details on the Jelly Bean released schedule plus which phones won’t be getting the update and why. The first phones to get the Jelly Bean update are Xperia T, TX and V. The roll out will start in February and should be...


Galaxy S II and Note to get 4.1.2 Jelly Bean in January

Galaxy S II and Note to get 4.1.2 Jelly Bean in January

18 December, 2012 | comments (117)

Here is some good news for the Galaxy S II and Galaxy Note loyal users. The Jelly Bean update is coming as soon as early January. As indicated by the leaked test ROM, both devices will skip the initial Jelly Bean 4.1.1 release and move straight...


Sony C660X Xperia Yuga reviewed, given the thumbs up

Sony C660X Xperia Yuga reviewed, given the thumbs up

18 December, 2012 | comments (114)

There was a lot of guesses and rumors about the specs of the Sony C660X Xperia Yuga, but Eldar Murtazin did a full review on it, settling the matter once and for all. So, how does Sony's 2013 flagship with a 5" 1080p screen hold up? For starters,...


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...