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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...


Xiaomi MI-3 with Tegra 4, LTE, 4.5

Xiaomi MI-3 with Tegra 4, LTE, 4.5" screen coming in mid 2013?

11 December, 2012 | comments (47)

Now this is as unofficial as it gets folks, so get those saltshakers ready. According to the latest bit of online gossip the next Xiaomi smartphone, presumably named MI-3, will sport the next-gen NVIDIA Tegra 4 chipset, LTE radio and an improved...


HTC One SV comes to Europe, UK and Germany first

HTC One SV comes to Europe, UK and Germany first

11 December, 2012 | comments (28)

HTC announced the Android 4.0-running One SV last month and now we learn the smartphone will be making its way to Europe. The first countries to get the device are the UK and Germany and it will even have 4G LTE on select carriers like EE in...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI, LTE


Samsung Galaxy Note II gets Android 4.1.2 update

Samsung Galaxy Note II gets Android 4.1.2 update

11 December, 2012 | comments (129)

The Note II has been selling very well for the Korean tech giant, so it's understandable that Samsung has been hard at work at getting all of the kinks out of the 4.1 Jelly Bean release. This latest update is being pushed out now to both the...


Pantech Vega IM-A860 gets leaked via Wi-Fi cert

Pantech Vega IM-A860 gets leaked via Wi-Fi cert

10 December, 2012 | comments (13)

It seems someone is making 1080p mobile displays and quad-core S4 Pro processors like they're going out of style, as Pantech is now rumored to be working on a FullHD smartphone of its own. Everyone is keen to catch-up to HTC's DNA smartphone,...


HTC One XL, ONE X+, EVO 4G LTE get PlayStation certification

HTC One XL, ONE X+, EVO 4G LTE get PlayStation certification

10 December, 2012 | comments (39)

Just after its two-month anniversary, the PlayStation Mobile store got support for a few new HTC devices: the HTC One XL, the EVO 4G LTE and the One X+. They are joining the already supported One X, One S and One V bringing the number of...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


Leaked Jelly Bean update list gives hope tor HTC owners

Leaked Jelly Bean update list gives hope tor HTC owners

10 December, 2012 | comments (97)

A leaked list of HTC smartphones to receive the Jelly Bean update includes several variants of the One S and One X, as well as the Droid Incredible 4G and EVO 4G. HTC has been a little late to the party in regards to letting everyone know if and...


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