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Sony Xperia VL is Xperia V for Japanese carrier KDDI

Sony Xperia VL is Xperia V for Japanese carrier KDDI

17 October, 2012 | comments (21)

The Sony Xperia AX was announced at the beginning of this month as a version of the Xperia V for Japan. Now there's the Xperia VL, also for Japan. The difference here is that the AX is going to NTT DoCoMo and the VL is for KDDI. Other than that,...


Samsung Galaxy Y receives a minor software update

Samsung Galaxy Y receives a minor software update

17 October, 2012 | comments (135)

The compact but highly popular member of the Samsung Android lineup, Galaxy Y has received a minor software update. Available over-the-air, the update doesn't bring many substantial changes to the device, but rather improves the system...


HTC J butterfly announced in Japan with 5-inch, 1080p display

HTC J butterfly announced in Japan with 5-inch, 1080p display

17 October, 2012 | comments (278)

We have been hearing rumors of an HTC phone with a large 1080p display for a while now and it has finally come true. HTC has unveiled the HTC J butterfly in Japan and it is the first production smartphone to have a 1080p display. The display...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


HTC One S Special Edition pops up in Taiwan dressed in white

HTC One S Special Edition pops up in Taiwan dressed in white

16 October, 2012 | comments (20)

An HTC One S Special Edition has appeared on the company's Taiwanese website. Dressed in an eye-catching white color scheme with red accents, the smartphone packs a cool 64GB of built-in memory. The rest of its specifications are no different than...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


Pricing and availability of the ASUS Padfone 2 detailed

Pricing and availability of the ASUS Padfone 2 detailed

15 October, 2012 | comments (75)

Now that the ASUS Padfone 2 is finally official, it's time to get a detailed idea of the device's pricing and availability. As we already told you, the smartphone is initially going to be available in 32GB and 64GB variations, with a 16GB coming out...


ASUS Padfone 2 event is over, watch the replay if you missed it

ASUS Padfone 2 event is over, watch the replay if you missed it

15 October, 2012 | comments (30)

Just as planned, ASUS is holding its special event in Milan Italy, where the company is lifting the curtains off its second-generation Padfone device. The ASUS Padfone was already announced earlier today in Tawian, but the official international...


ASUS unviels the Padfone 2 in Taiwan ahead of official launch

ASUS unviels the Padfone 2 in Taiwan ahead of official launch

16 October, 2012 | comments (31)

Although the official launch of the Padfone 2 will take place later today in Milan, ASUS has already gone ahead and showcased the device(s) in Taiwan. The new Padfone 2 has a 4.7-inch, 720p Super IPS+ display, Qualcomm APQ8064 quad-core...


LG Optimus G coming to Sprint on November 11 for $199

LG Optimus G coming to Sprint on November 11 for $199

16 October, 2012 | comments (23)

Just a while ago we reported that AT&T will be selling the Optimus G starting November 2 for $199. Now, according to Android Police, Sprint also plans on releasing the phone in the US for the same $199 price on a two-year contract. The phone will...


Android 4.1.2 update now seeding to Nexus S and Galaxy Nexus

Android 4.1.2 update now seeding to Nexus S and Galaxy Nexus

15 October, 2012 | comments (134)

Following the footsteps of the Google Nexus 7, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and Nexus S got their own treatment of Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. The 15.1MB update is currently seeding to GSM/HSPA versions of both smartphones over the air. The update...

Tags: Android, Touch UI


LG Optimus G will land on AT&T's shelves on November 2

LG Optimus G will land on AT&T's shelves on November 2

15 October, 2012 | comments (14)

AT&T Wireless announced pricing and exact availability of the LG Optimus G. The LTE smartphone will be available on November 2 for $199.99 with a two-year commitment to the carrier. The quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro packing...

Tags: LG, Android, Touch UI


Photos of Sony Nexus X leak [Update: They are fake]

Photos of Sony Nexus X leak [Update: They are fake]

15 October, 2012 | comments (81)

Update: Turns out the images were an elaborate hoax by someone intent on fooling the media. You can read all about how the fake images below were created over here. Original Post: The LG-made Nexus phone is a given but in the end, there might...


LG Nexus 4 moniker all but confirmed via EXIF info

LG Nexus 4 moniker all but confirmed via EXIF info

14 October, 2012 | comments (20)

Everyone and their grandmother is probably familiar with the LG-made next-gen Nexus device by now with all the information like pictures, camera samples, more pictures and even preliminary reviews popping up for days on end. One of the last...


LG announces Jelly Bean update schedule for Korea

LG announces Jelly Bean update schedule for Korea

14 October, 2012 | comments (87)

LG is not exactly known for releasing timely Android updates for its smartphones, but as it seems, its Korea-only phones will get Jelly Bean treatment on time. The first handset go get Android 4.1 is the Optimus LTE II in November. Next is...

Tags: LG, Android, Touch UI


Sony C660X 'Yuga' 1080p display leaks in a benchmark score

Sony C660X 'Yuga' 1080p display leaks in a benchmark score

14 October, 2012 | comments (68)

Shortly after we caught a glimpse of the quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset tucked in Sony's upcoming C660X 'Yuga' Android powerhouse in Antutu benchmark results, the handset's screen resolution emerged as well. NenaMark2 scores revealed...


Sony C660X 'Yuga' leaks, might pack a quad-core Krait CPU

Sony C660X 'Yuga' leaks, might pack a quad-core Krait CPU

14 October, 2012 | comments (67)

About a week ago a Sony C650X ‘Odin’ leaked through its User-Agent profile with speculations that it will be the next Xperia flagship. Not much info was available on it, but a new Sony smartphone has leaked now, and this one has a higher model...


ASUS PadFone 2 emerges in press shots and video footage

ASUS PadFone 2 emerges in press shots and video footage

13 October, 2012 | comments (46)

With its official announcement scheduled for October 16, the ASUS Padfone 2 leaked out in a number of press shots, thus leaving nothing about its design to our imagination. The upcoming Android device with dual personality also emerged in video...


LG Nexus 4 gets a full blown review

LG Nexus 4 gets a full blown review

13 October, 2012 | comments (85)

After teasing us with a few images every other day, Belarusian website Onliner.by has now uploaded a full review of what has come to be known as the LG Nexus 4. We can see from the images just how similar the Nexus 4 is to the Galaxy Nexus....

Tags: LG, Android, Touch UI


Huawei Y300 unveiled, is a dual-core JB droid for $250

Huawei Y300 unveiled, is a dual-core JB droid for $250

12 October, 2012 | comments (41)

The Huawei Y300 was showcased at a tech fair in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, a couple of days ago. We were able to come across a couple of images and some specs of the upcoming smartphone. The Huawei Y300 will be running Android Jelly Bean 4.1.1 out...


Motorola RAZR i comes to UK both on and off contract

Motorola RAZR i comes to UK both on and off contract

12 October, 2012 | comments (27)

The Motorola RAZR i is now available in the UK for free on a contract courtesy of T-Mobile and Orange, while retailers such as Clove, Unlocked Mobiles and at Amazon offer it SIM free for around £340. Orange is willing to give you the RAZR i...


UK carriers start taking Galaxy S III mini pre-orders

UK carriers start taking Galaxy S III mini pre-orders

12 October, 2012 | comments (43)

The Galaxy S III mini was announced just yesterday, but it’s already available for pre-order from three of Britain's major carriers. This means that you can get the Samsung smartphone for free as long as you are willing to sign a two-year...