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Strategy Analytics: Android had 80% market share in Q2

Strategy Analytics: Android had 80% market share in Q2

02 August, 2013 | comments (115)

It’s safe to say that the Android OS has extended its dominance without any real competition from any other mobile operating systems out there. According to Strategy Analytics, Android has recorded a whopping 80% global market share during Q2,...


Moto X not coming to Europe, a cheaper version might

Moto X not coming to Europe, a cheaper version might

02 August, 2013 | comments (52)

Motorola won't be bringing its freshly-unveiled Moto X to Europe. The reasons for this are unclear but insufficient supply or due to the different structure of the market seem like hot prospects. The information comes courtesy of a Motorola...

Tags: Motorola, Android


16GB Motorola Moto X to cost $575 SIM-free

16GB Motorola Moto X to cost $575 SIM-free

02 August, 2013 | comments (93)

Motorola Moto X was unveiled yesterday and the smartphone will soon be available from the top 5 carriers in the USA. The 16 GB variant of the Moto X is priced at $200 and the 32 GB unit costs you $250 with a two-year contract. At the...

Tags: Motorola, Android


Sony Xperia Z Ultra gets its first update, minor improvements

Sony Xperia Z Ultra gets its first update, minor improvements

02 August, 2013 | comments (71)

Sony recently announced its Xperia Z Ultra phablet and the 6.4-inch beast with its Snapdragon 800 chipset is by far the most powerful device in the current market. Sony is yet to launch its monstrous phablet outside of Asia, but the company has...

Tags: Sony, Android


Android in July 2013: 4.1 JB now more popular than 2.3 Gingerbread

Android in July 2013: 4.1 JB now more popular than 2.3 Gingerbread

02 August, 2013 | comments (26)

The Android masses are getting younger – the OS versions we mean. In the month of July, v4.1 Jelly Bean has at long last dethroned Gingerbread as the single most popular Android OS release. In June Jelly Bean beat Gingerbread, but that was only if...


Google to start selling the Moto X on the Play Store, too

Google to start selling the Moto X on the Play Store, too

02 August, 2013 | comments (43)

Yesterday, Motorola finally announced the Moto X, which will soon go on sale in the US on all the major carriers on a contract. However, Google has now announced that you will also be able to purchase the Moto X from the Play Store as...


Motorola Moto X goes live with X8 chipset, 4.7

Motorola Moto X goes live with X8 chipset, 4.7" AMOLED screen

01 August, 2013 | comments (124)

Motorola has officially taken the wraps off the Moto X - the first phone that has been entirely developed under the supervision of Google. It's also the company's first phone in a while to be fully assembled in the USA. The Motorola Moto X is...


Official Android 4.2.2 ROM for Samsung Galaxy S II Plus leaks

Official Android 4.2.2 ROM for Samsung Galaxy S II Plus leaks

01 August, 2013 | comments (56)

We already know that Android 4.2 Jelly Bean upgrade will be the last major update for the Samsung Galaxy S II and Galaxy S II smartphones. But the good news is the wait is almost over and Samsung might soon start seeding the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Play Store beats Apple App Store by downloads for the first time

Play Store beats Apple App Store by downloads for the first time

01 August, 2013 | comments (76)

For the first time ever, the Google Play Store served more app downloads in a quarter than the Apple App Store, about 10% more according to App Annie. However, the iOS store still brings in 2.3x more revenue than the Google...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Google, Android


More Sony Xperia Honami live photos appear

More Sony Xperia Honami live photos appear

01 August, 2013 | comments (87)

A new set of Sony Xperia i1 Honami images have popped up online and they go nicely with previous leaks we've seen. The smartphone's Omni Balance design is a certainty at this point with the front and back covered in glass. This time we get a...

Tags: Sony, Android, Rumors


Sony sells 9.6M smartphones, turns small profit in June quarter

Sony sells 9.6M smartphones, turns small profit in June quarter

01 August, 2013 | comments (62)

Sony ended its fiscal 2012 year on a good note and it's starting off 2013 in the black too. The fiscal Q1 (April-June) saw an increase in sales and operating revenue by 13% year on year and a net profit of $35 million (it doesn’t sound like much,...

Tags: Sony, Android


Sony Xperia ZR Android 4.2.2 update now seeding

Sony Xperia ZR Android 4.2.2 update now seeding

31 July, 2013 | comments (32)

Following the updates it launched for the Xperia Z and Xperia ZL yesterday, Sony has started seeding Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean for the Xperia ZR as well. More specifically, the Sony Xperia ZR software update was released yesterday at 4:20pm and is...

Tags: Sony, Android


Sony updates Xperia Z and Xperia ZL, improves performance

Sony updates Xperia Z and Xperia ZL, improves performance

31 July, 2013 | comments (197)

New firmware updates are now available for the Sony Xperia Z and Xperia ZL. Both new ROMs bring similar improvements over the system, signal and touch sensitivity, bug fixes and are still based on the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. There is no...

Tags: Sony, Android


Samsung outs dual-mode LTE  Galaxy S4 and S4 Mini versions

Samsung outs dual-mode LTE Galaxy S4 and S4 Mini versions

31 July, 2013 | comments (23)

Samsung has made big claims regarding its readiness to support developing LTE markets, and its most recent announcement of two new Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S4 Mini variants supporting both FDD and TDD LTE networks confirms that sentiment. As global...

Tags: Samsung, Android


HTC One mini goes on pre-order in the UK for £370

HTC One mini goes on pre-order in the UK for £370

31 July, 2013 | comments (21)

HTC One mini is now available on pre-order through various UK retailers. The lowest price for the SIM-free device we were able to find is £370 and it's offered by Expansys. The rest of the retailers we've checked so far - Clove, Phones4U,...

Tags: HTC, Android


Microsoft releases Office Mobile for Office 365 Android app

Microsoft releases Office Mobile for Office 365 Android app

31 July, 2013 | comments (38)

Last month Microsoft unveiled the Office Mobile for Office 365 for iOS and now the Redmond company is following up with an Android version. It allows you to edit docs on your phone and sync them with SkyDrive. The user interface looks lifted...


Xiaomi unveils  quad-core Red Rice droid as Hongmi

Xiaomi unveils quad-core Red Rice droid as Hongmi

31 July, 2013 | comments (38)

Xiaomi has announced the long rumored Red Rice smartphone. Its official name is Hongmi which is Chinese for... well, red rice. Xiaomi Hongmi packs a 4.7-inch 720p IPS display with 312ppi density, protected by a Gorilla Glass 2. The Hongmi is...

Tags: Xiaomi, Android


Spy shots reveal Moto X will be very compact, use nanoSIM

Spy shots reveal Moto X will be very compact, use nanoSIM

31 July, 2013 | comments (65)

The Moto X phone will be announced at tomorrow's event but the specs won't be a huge surprise as we've seen so many leaks already and today brought a new batch. First off, the phone will use a nanoSIM card, instead of the more popular microSIM as...


Moto X camera specs leak, 10MP stills and 1080p@ 60 fps video

Moto X camera specs leak, 10MP stills and 1080p@ 60 fps video

30 July, 2013 | comments (43)

Motorola Moto X is going to be announced just two days from now, but the leaks torrent is speeding up. We already know its alleged specs, looks and protection details, but today we got some additional information on the camera. According to...


Motorola Moto X in Neon Green appears in leaked images

Motorola Moto X in Neon Green appears in leaked images

30 July, 2013 | comments (33)

The upcoming smartphone from the Google-owned Motorola is one of the worst kept secrets in the tech world. The device has been leaked numerous times ahead of its announcement. We have also seen the official press renders of the Moto X and let's...